Pertinacity - Chapter 1: EscalationMore Like This
The Everfree Forest was no stranger to peculiarities, and its scent certainly fit the bill. Anypony crazy or mentally unstable enough to tread within its boundaries wouldn't catch a single change in aroma. Only someone who risked every moment of their life living there could recognize just how pungent it was.
Brilliant moonlight squeezed through bizarre vegetation. Sticky fog formed a sphere around any viewpoint, and even though creatures were up and about, no markings of any kind could be seen.
In a small clearing, a cloaked stallion made himself comfortable on an purple pillow, taking in the community around him. The misshaped trees, the dank air, and the treacherous monsters truly tickled his fancy. Sitting there for hours on end sniffing the place would've been a field day. After a particularly deep whiff, he took out some of the roasted cockatrice from the bags sitting by him and bit off a mouthful. He had found the remains of this terror before, but he would only sav