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Note: I cannot qualify to win the event contest... this entry is simply to add to the story!

A Watery Revelation by knux33<--- Previous page /// Next Page --->Stone of Strife - Page 5 by Nestly

With the flare wisp still in hiding and recuperating, Grog and Dryft managed to make it safely to town. The town guard was
patrolling the streets, encouraging the townsfolk to stay indoors... but the two battle-singed travelers seemed to manage to
avoid them as they made their way to the library.

Inside, Djehuti was bumbling about. He'd gone through a growth spurt and not quite yet adjusted to the new way of getting
around on two legs, and frequently bumped into book stacks and shelves. He hardly seemed to notice, however, as he could barely
contain his excitement. Classes would be opening soon, and he had to get ready. Nobody seemed to be willing to tell him what
subjects would be covered first, so he'd thrown a pile of books filled with everything he could find about beginning magic into
a large pile on one table. He was flipping through a large tome using a twig to turn the pages, when his friend Grog peered in.

Looking up, his pale yellow eyes gleamed with mischief a moment before he suddenly put on a mock scowl and jumped up, shouting
"HEY!", and pointing the twig at one of Grog's feet.

Grog paused uncertainly, door held ajar.

"What's brown and sticky?" Djehuti asked sternly, keeping the twig pointed at Grog's foot.

Even if Grog hadn't had the rune stone clamped in his mouth, he would have had trouble replying... baffled by his friend's odd
behavior. "Um...?" *he mumbled, pausing to look at the foot Djehuti'd been pointing at to see if he'd stepped in something.

Djehuti's expression quickly switched to mirth. "A STICK!" *he cried, waving the twig he'd been holding in the air. Meanwhile
Dryft who had just been entering, paused at the door, a completely unamused look on his face. Judging by the joke, he estimated
that this encounter was going to exceed his tolerance for annoyance. "I'm going to wait outside," he told Grog, and backed out
into the street.

The fluffy red Wyngro's expression fell when he noted that Grog seemed to be nonplussed by his humor. He was mercifully spared
the awkwardness of trying to explain the joke, though, when Grog removed the rune from his mouth and spoke up. "Okay. Uh,
Djehuti? I came to show you this..." he held forth the stone in one paw toward Djehuti. "Do you have any idea what it is? I
found it in the melon patch. When I picked it up, a blue fiery ghost-thing attacked me! Dryft and I managed to chase it off,
though."

The young aspiring academic peered at the proffered rune, then took it up for a closer look. In his excitement to prepare for
classes, he'd all but missed the proclamation about the breaching of the sanctuary and the strange creatures that roamed the
countryside afterward. But as he held the runestone, the things he overheard began to trickle back to him.

"Oh! This is one of those stones the officials have been talking about! It must be." Djehuti said, his voice filling with
wonder. "How could I have missed it!! An underground stronghold full of lost magic! It must be amazing! We have GOT to learn
more about this." He practically hopped excitedly as he spoke, and sprinted over to one of the taller shelves, climbing up on a
stool to reach the area he thought might contain texts on the stronghold. "I'm glad you escaped safely! Those flare wisps are
supposed to be dangerous!"

His mind racing with excitement over the discovery, Djehuti could hardly fathom the dangers that night would present...

To be continued!

9 coins. Exactly 600 words, weird...

Grog (c) knux33
Dryft (c) Nestly
Djehuti (c) Me

Wyngrew (c) :iconnestly:


Wyngrew are here:    :iconwyngro:
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Nestly Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should add this to a NEXT button on your description! :]

Stone of Strife - Page 5 by Nestly
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I forgot... thanks!
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Nestly Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problamo!
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ticticai Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh boy, the plot thickens! Someone who actually knows what they're talking about is on the case!
I like Djehuti's sense of humor, haha.
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yep, just call him for exposition. Heh!
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I love reading these-- both the comic AND the story! <3 Just can't get enough!
If my mood improves today I will definitely get going on my idea. Wasn't a good day for drawing yesterday unfortunately.

But this is really making me like Djehuti and definitely connecting more with his character!! haha.
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that's exactly what I was hoping events would do.... inspire character exposition and development!

I understand a day not being good for drawing, I had a hard time getting anything done yesterday but for different reasons... I do hope your mood improves though!
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSS!! :D

Thanks much appreciated.
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knux33 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfffff, so puntastic x'D Even 'simplified' compaired to your usual style I love how much detail you've put into this! So much stuff in the bookcase oh my gosh xD Djehuti is such an excitable scholar it's adorable >w<

Mmm, now to wait and see if Nestly wants to add another page or hop onto the 'breakoff' bit for Grog >w< 
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Nestly IS going to draw another page, heh...
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it! I have one more silly part I want to draw with Grog in it, but the end has him leaving anyways, haha.
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knux33 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Then you can draw it if you want if the end result is what I want anyway! x'D I don't have many ideas for him leaving besides leaving, hehe~ Plus I wanna finish my entry with Ali first before begining Grog's, so you've got plenty of time to have fun with it C:
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha okay. Hopefully I'll have time to draw it today. I warn you, it's really silly. x'D

And awesome I look forward to learning more about Ali!
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knux33 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Luckily, I like silliness >D 

It's fun writing her so far, though since I'm probably going to try doing the entry as illustrated literate (basically mostly lit with a few drawings here-and-there~) it's going to take a while to complete xD
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwhaha, well I can't wait to see it either way!
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