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Character Titles and Nicknames
Some characters are also known by titles, nicknames, and insults, and some of them went by different names in their past lives. Some of them also piloted their own ships in pursuit of Dr. Letra Relse during the Doctor Arc.
Here are a few examples:

Dragon
Roy G. Biv (Past Life) (The G stands for Green)
Jade God
Jade God of Fire
Ruby God of Wrath
Warden
Jade Dragoon (Ship)

Lydia VanVoder
Violent VV
Violent VanVoder
Brave Spark (Ship)

Lyle VanVoder
Virtuous VV
Virtuous VanVoder

Lars VanVoder
Violin VV
Violin VanVoder

Lloyd VanVoder
Grandfather
Knight Lloyd VanVoder
Lord VanVoder
Sir Lloyd of the House of VanVoder
Abusive Bastard

Casino Grayleaf
Lucky Star
Hero of Prophecy
Chosen One
Blight (Alternate Timeline)
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Revelations and Reflections

Dear Journal,
After what felt like a lifetime, Lumstigethers has been banished back to the realm from whence he came. Though peace has been restored, the nightmare still lingers. I know he will return some day, and we may not be able to defeat him a second time. Not only this, but the things I saw in the nightmare, the things I learned, they continue to haunt me.
When I was younger, I was so very naive. When I became a hero, the experiences of my childhood raged inside of me. My sadness turned to anger, and I sought to right all of the wrongs in the world. In the name of justice and good, I sought to purge everything bad from this world. I did not believe in forgiveness or redemption, and I wanted the villains of the world to only know suffering for the rest of their days.
The path of the divine hero had been forced on me since my earliest days. Nobody protected our village, the gods ignored us, and the people of the village pressured me to be
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Skunk Starlight
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Hello. My name is Skunk, and I like to make all sorts of things.

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I'm trying to get down from 160 lbs (73 kg) to 130 lbs (59 kg)

Height: 5'10" (177 cm) - Start Date: February 5th 2019

Languages
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Tools of the Trade
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:love: We live together and we hug a lot! :love:

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Skunk and the Sanctuary has been updated to version 19.3.21.

There are now two more scenes, making for 14 scenes in total. The scene selection menu has also been updated, allowing you to start at any scene, including the newest ones.

For those who are unfamiliar, this project is a non-interactive story much like my previous work, "A Deal with the Devil", which was a 5-10 minute short that served as a prequel to this current project.

Skunk and the Sanctuary is primarily focused around Skunk's time in the Divine Sanctuary, wherein she gave up her villainous ways and turned to good, but also focuses a bit on the stories of those around her.

At the moment, there is about 20-60 minutes of content, depending on your reading speed. If you'd like to check out what I've done so far, you can play it at skunk.itch.io

Take care. Heart

SkunkBattle by SkunkStarlight
Goddess Skunk
"There there, little one. You are safe here with me in the forest."

The character of Skunk is based on an imaginary guardian that I had as a child. She first appeared in a dream of mine where I had been wandering through the forest. I soon crossed paths with Skunk, a goddess who looked like how I imagined an adult version of myself to look, and unfortunately for me, she didn't want to be disturbed. Annoyed by my presence, she placed a curse on me, one that could not be cured and would never go away. After this, she became a recurring character in future dreams.

In subsequent dreams, I would plead for mercy and forgiveness, only for her to ignore me. One day, she had decided that I had suffered enough, and chose to forgive me and remove the curse. She also saw how much pain I was in, how miserable the real world had made me, and she chose to become my friend and guardian. The real world was unkind to me, but in my dreams and my daydreams, Skunk, imaginary as she was, provided the comfort, warmth, understanding, love, kindness, and friendship that did not exist for me in the real world. In times when life was at its absolute bleakest, when abuse was eating away at my sanity, and I had nothing but the world inside my mind, she helped me to cope with the horrors of life.

Skunk was the person I wanted to be when I grew up. As an adult, I changed my name to Skunk in tribute.


In the world of Shining Silver Starlight, Skunk has been altered into a character with more depth, rather than existing simply as my imaginary guardian. Instead of meeting Skunk, the real world me has a dream where I am wandering through the forest and encounter a strange imp named Lumstigethers, an elder god resembling a scarecrow, that lives in the dream world. I tell him that I want to die, but he offers me a new life, one that I would enjoy, as a goddess in another world.

When I accept this offer, he reveals his true intentions, that he has used me in order to create a link that would allow him to escape from the dream world and wreak havoc on reality one day. I quickly forget this, however, as I am whisked away to another world, the world of Galmiun, where I awaken as an adult goddess named Skunk with no memory of this past life, save for a few vague images and voices that I don't recognize. It is at this point that Skunk diverges from the real world me and finds herself on a very different path, leading to her becoming a rather different person from myself.
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Some characters are also known by titles, nicknames, and insults, and some of them went by different names in their past lives. Some of them also piloted their own ships in pursuit of Dr. Letra Relse during the Doctor Arc.

Here are a few examples:


DragonBattle by SkunkStarlight

Dragon

Roy G. Biv (Past Life) (The G stands for Green)
Jade God
Jade God of Fire
Ruby God of Wrath
Warden
Jade Dragoon (Ship)

LydiaBattle by SkunkStarlight

Lydia VanVoder

Violent VV
Violent VanVoder
Brave Spark (Ship)

LyleBattle by SkunkStarlight

Lyle VanVoder

Virtuous VV
Virtuous VanVoder

LarsBattle by SkunkStarlight

Lars VanVoder

Violin VV
Violin VanVoder

LloydBattle by SkunkStarlight

Lloyd VanVoder

Grandfather
Knight Lloyd VanVoder
Lord VanVoder
Sir Lloyd of the House of VanVoder
Abusive Bastard

CasinoBattle by SkunkStarlight

Casino Grayleaf

Lucky Star
Hero of Prophecy
Chosen One
Blight (Alternate Timeline)
Destroyer (Alternate Timeline)
Lucky Star (Ship)

RatBattle by SkunkStarlight

Rat

Lord of the Underworld
God of Information

DominoBattle by SkunkStarlight

Domino

Ancient Berserker

RabbitBattle by SkunkStarlight

Rabbit

Lucky Goddess
Lucky Rabbit

GoatBattle by SkunkStarlight

Goat

The Librarian
The Divine Librarian
Old One
Old Man
Old Goat
Stubborn Fool
Stubborn Old Fool
Stubborn Old Goat
Sage
Mountain Sage
Old Mountain Sage
Sage of the Mountains
Mountain Hermit
Divine Hermit

OxBattle by SkunkStarlight

Ox

Divine Blacksmith
Blacksmith of the Gods

SkunkBattle by SkunkStarlight

Skunk

"Kid" (Past Life)
Maya Frost (Alternate Reality)
Jack (Melanie Spade Gang)
Engineer Scott (A persona temporarily adopted as a disguise to infiltrate a ship)
Curse Flower
Curse Flower Rafflesia
Wicked Rafflesia
Wintry Rafflesia
Noxious Puffball
Troublesome Toadstool
Mischievous Miasma
Toxic Troublemaker
Moonlight Menace
Rafflesia Princess
Princess Rafflesia
Stinking Trickster
Trickster
Stinker
Midnight Star (Ship)

VultureBattle by SkunkStarlight

Vulture

Wandering Healer
Morbid Healer

DogBattle by SkunkStarlight

Dog

Gentle Guard
Gentle Guardian
Guardian Goddess
Peaceful Protector
Sanctuary Sweetheart
Kind-Hearted Keeper
Caring Captor

TurtleBattle by SkunkStarlight

Turtle

Teacher
Professor
Computer Geek
Shy Little Nerd
President of the official Jenna's Pizza Galaxy fanclub.

PenguinBattle by SkunkStarlight

Penguin

Tux
Ice Queen
Cold Bitch

SquirrelBattle by SkunkStarlight

Squirrel

Absent-Minded Archer
Scatterbrained Squirrel

DuckBattle by SkunkStarlight

Duck

Doctor
Doc
Ducktor
Quack
Nutjob
Clown

SnakeBattle by SkunkStarlight

Snake

Nina VonAdder (Past Life)
Unseen Assassin
Poison Python

CockBattle by SkunkStarlight

Cock

Bumbling Fool
Hero of Legend
Jerk
Dumbass
Idiot
Fool
Moron
Bastard
Thief

LynxBattle by SkunkStarlight

Lynx

Princess Lily Muguet (Past Life)
Lily of the Valley
Princess

HedgehogBattle by SkunkStarlight

Hedgehog

The Woodsman

MooseBattle by SkunkStarlight

Moose

Prince Mustafa "Moose" of Mira (Past Life)
Desert Flower Phacelia
Desert Heliotrope Phacelia
Desert Scimitar
Shining Scimitar
Crescent Warrior
Radiant Crescent (Ship)

LydiaArkenBattle by SkunkStarlight

Dr. Lydia Arken

The Doctor
Liberator
Savior
Scientific Savior
Savior Scientist
Lydia the Great

LetraBattle by SkunkStarlight

Dr. Letra Relse

The Doctor
Twisted Bastard
Father (Nautilus)

NautilusBattle by SkunkStarlight

Nautilus

Fool (Dr. Letra Relse)
Worthless Puppet (Dr. Letra Relse)
Rust Fortress (Ship)

LocustBattle by SkunkStarlight

Locust

Emerald Locust
Emerald Symphony (Ship)

CockroachBattle by SkunkStarlight

Cockroach

Slob
Nasty Old Man

PlatypusBattle by SkunkStarlight

Platypus

Bill Attibus (Alias)
The Professor
The Betrayer
Chaos Scholar
Entropic Oubliette (Ship)

SolarBattle by SkunkStarlight

Solar

Squirt
Sunshine
Pipsqueak
Shades
Arctic Daylight (Ship)

PolarBattle by SkunkStarlight

Polar

Ice Giant
Frost Giant
Snowflake
Arctic Daylight (Ship)

SilverBattle by SkunkStarlight

Silver

Goddess of Creation
Elder Goddess of Creation
Silver Star Elder Goddess of Creation

LumstigethersBattle by SkunkStarlight

Lumstigethers

God of Nightmares
Elder God of Nightmares
Gold Star Elder God of Nightmares
Lord Lumstigethers
Nightmare Imp
Dream Demon
Little Bastard
Creepy Little Scarecrow
Psychotic Little Scarecrow

YatsalkinBattle by SkunkStarlight

Yatsalkin

God of Chaos
Elder God of Chaos
Charoite Star Elder God of Chaos

Oh my goodness! I just received my first ever gift of core! :love:

Thank you so very much, DogmaticKerr! That was incredibly kind of you! :cries:

SkunkCheer by SkunkStarlight
Metroidvania Concept
Some ideas I've had for abilities in a metroidvania-style game.
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Okay, I'm gonna stop pestering you guys with these. I never thought I'd win a single game of Tetris 99. I guess I'm not completely hopeless at Tetris after all. Sweating a little...
Sympathy from the Devil by SkunkStarlight
Gold and Silver! Skunk vs. the God of Nightmares! by SkunkStarlight
Better Part of Valor by SkunkStarlightDivine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 1) by SkunkStarlight

I had once wronged you,
but you have forgiven me.
I will protect you.


Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 4)
Several folks have met up at the Divine Sanctuary to hang out together and have a great time. Here are some fun photos that Lars VanVoderSkunkPolarVultureDragonCasino Grayleaf, and Lydia VanVoder took together.

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Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 1)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 2)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 3)

Made with an editor I stumbled upon on Reddit. You can find it here.
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Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 3)
Several folks have met up at the Divine Sanctuary to have fun and enjoy each other's company. Here are some fun photos that DogTigerDragonLyle VanVoderOwlPlatypusTurtle, and Skunk took together.

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Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 1)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 2)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 4)

Made with an editor I stumbled upon on Reddit. You can find it here.
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Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 2)
Several folks have met up at the Divine Sanctuary for a reunion. Here are some fun photos that TurtleDogSolarPolarSkunkLydia VanVoder, and Casino Grayleaf took together.

Previous | Next

Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 1)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 3)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 4)

Made with an editor I stumbled upon on Reddit. You can find it here.
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Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 1)
Skunk and Vulture are best of friends. Here they are taking some fun photos together at the Divine Sanctuary.

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Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 2)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 3)
Divine Sanctuary Reunion (Part 4)

Made with an editor I stumbled upon on Reddit. You can find it here.
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Gold and Silver! Skunk vs. the God of Nightmares! by SkunkStarlight

Dear Journal,

After what felt like a lifetime, Lumstigethers has been banished back to the realm from whence he came. Though peace has been restored, the nightmare still lingers. I know he will return some day, and we may not be able to defeat him a second time. Not only this, but the things I saw in the nightmare, the things I learned, they continue to haunt me.

When I was younger, I was so very naive. When I became a hero, the experiences of my childhood raged inside of me. My sadness turned to anger, and I sought to right all of the wrongs in the world. In the name of justice and good, I sought to purge everything bad from this world. I did not believe in forgiveness or redemption, and I wanted the villains of the world to only know suffering for the rest of their days.

The path of the divine hero had been forced on me since my earliest days. Nobody protected our village, the gods ignored us, and the people of the village pressured me to become a divine hero, telling me it was my destiny as a Grayleaf, and I was bitter that I was expected to become our guardian, that I didn't get to have a childhood, because none of the gods could be bothered. And it angered me even more to see that some who had been blessed with eternal life chose not to protect, but used their gift to bring misery instead. I thought they were all worthless, that immortality had rendered them mentally inferior, that I was the only good divine being, that I was better and more human than all of them, and the prejudice in my heart grew and grew.

One day, I discovered a book written by my great-grandfather, Reno Grayleaf. It seemed rather mundane at first, but I had sensed a seal hidden on it. I managed to break the seal and was able to decipher the true contents of the tome. He had created a terrible school of magic known as genocide magic. Monsters frequently attacked the village, and Reno was decried by the village as a weakling and a coward, and would have his work interrupted by both monsters and the other villagers. My great-grandfather came to obsessively loathe monsters, and harnessed his hatred to create a spell, "Reno Genocide", designed to take the rage and energy of a person and turn it into a devastating beam that painfully tears apart and completely eradicates monsters.

After practicing his spell, I found it quite difficult to cast, as I did not share his extreme prejudice toward monsters. However, I understood the spell well enough to retool it into one of my own design, "Grayleaf Genocide", an even more horrible spell designed to target other divine beings. It was made to inflict unbearable harm. On people. People like me, my own kind, divine. And I hated them all more than monsters.

It hurts to look back on the person I once was. But it hurts even more to know the person I could have become. Thanks to Lumstigethers, I have intimate knowledge of the dark path that I avoided. And I only narrowly avoided it. I think of the villains I defeated, how cruel and unforgiving I was to them, but they were nowhere near as horrible as the villain I could have become.

In the village I was raised in, I was one in a long line of people of the Grayleaf bloodline. After so many generations, I was the one for whom the village's legends spoke of, the one destined to become the hero of prophecy. When I came of age, I was to make a wish upon a wish star and become that hero. I betrayed the village and used my wish to become the hero that I wanted to be, and not the hero that the villagers expected me to become. They all turned on me, tried to kill me, and forced me to leave the place I once called home behind.

But I have now learned the truth, the truth that the family of the village elder had kept secret all that time. The hero of prophecy was never supposed to be a hero. A great evil lurked in my bloodline, a bloodline that has ended with me and my sister as the final descendants. The Grayleaf bloodline held not only great potential, but also a history of deep-seated prejudice. I was able to break away from my destiny. I successfully avoided becoming the so-called hero of prophecy, a monstrous destroyer who would have brought genocide to all living things, and I thought I had become a paragon of good.

Ironically, it was my fellow divine, including Skunk, who had once been my most hated enemy, who guided me away from a path of prejudice, to understand the importance of empathy, compassion, and forgiveness. I once wanted Skunk to live a life of unending misery as punishment for her misdeeds. When I saw her living comfortably in the sanctuary instead of being physically and psychologically broken and treated with cruelty, it infuriated me, and I took out my anger on her. She was defenseless and remorseful, she wanted to turn away from the life she had led and wanted to be my friend, and I attacked her. Dog saw what I had done and punished me. I myself became a prisoner, my magic stripped away, unable to leave the sanctuary and the room I had been placed in, and I became even angrier at Skunk and the gods as a whole.

I was only kept there for a short time, but it gave me time to reflect on things. Even in such a luxurious setting, it's hard to cope with your freedom being taken away. Being rendered helpless and at the mercy of others taught me a harsh lesson in humility. When Dog came to my room, I was angry, depressed, and anxious all at once. I got up and started trying to shove and hit her without thinking, my attacks doing little more than annoying her.

She grabbed me by the shoulders and I froze with fear. I looked at her face and saw her anger. She looked at me and saw the tears running down my face, she felt me shaking, and she heard me begging for mercy. Her expression calmed, and instead of punishing me, she sat down with me and we talked. She helped me calm down, gave me a hug, and I found myself regretting what I did, both in the moment and for my previous actions in the sanctuary, and I apologized. She smiled and forgave me, treated me like a friend, and took my hand as we left my room and went on a walk around the sanctuary.

I felt safe and welcome, I forgot that I was a prisoner, and my thoughts of anger subsided, replaced with a desire to be kind and friendly. I now understood forgiveness and mercy. It would be quite some time until I could learn to forgive Skunk, but I was able to give her a sincere apology, and I no longer begrudged her and the other prisoners for enjoying treatment that was rehabilitative instead of punitive.

It was a long road, but I have grown a lot since those days. The old me would have never believed that Skunk and I would be good friends one day. She certainly wouldn't have believed that I could have easily been far more evil and dangerous than her. And I could have never foreseen the things I learned about her in the nightmare, that in a past life she had a bleak childhood just as I did, or that she would care about me and so many others so much that it would give her the strength to defeat a fiend like Lumstigethers.

I've learned to keep an open mind. There are some in the sanctuary who have failed to reform for as long as I have existed. Perhaps one day they will, or maybe they won't. Even if they are fated to forever be unable to coexist with the outside world, I still want them to be able to live comfortable and productive lives within the sanctuary, and find as much meaning and happiness as they can.

Lumstigethers made us all suffer greatly, but he himself was tormented by his desire to have what we all take for granted. He could have stayed here with us, if only he chose to live here in peace. I don't know if he has learned his lesson or if his anger continues to grow, but I would be no better than him if I wished for him to suffer. Perhaps I'm still a fool even after all this time, but I believe in forgiveness and mercy. I want him to feel how I felt at the sanctuary, so that maybe he too, like myself and so many others, can find redemption.

CasinoBattle by SkunkStarlight -Casino Grayleaf
Revelations and Reflections
A journal entry written by Casino Grayleaf after the events of the nightmare arc.
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I've been a member of DeviantArt for a year now.

Thank you so much to all of you for your support. It has been so wonderful being able to share my world with you, and I look forward to bringing you even more.

Lydia Story has been on the backburner as I've been trying to better my understanding of RPG Maker MV by working on side projects, as well as trying to cope with depression, taking more time for myself to enjoy things and not push myself so hard, and working at practicing and learning to draw better.

When I started DeviantArt, I got back into clay work for a while, but I ended up having to stop. I've gotten old, and working with clay just seems to hurt my hands too much. I'll have to find softer clays if I want to continue in the future, but for now I've been trying to push myself towards drawing again. It's much harder for me to express myself on paper than it is with clay, and I've always struggled to learn to draw, but it's something I've wanted to do since early childhood.

It's hard to motivate myself to chase my old dreams when it's hard to care about anything at all. Movies, video games, reading, recreational stuff I'm supposed to enjoy, most of the time I feel nothing at all, like my soul is gone and I'm just empty inside, and I don't get enjoyment out of anything. It's gotten worse and worse over the years, and at this point in my life, I'm not sure the dark cloud over me is ever going to go away. I keep trying, as there's nothing else to really do. I don't know how dark the future will be, and so I focus on trying to create so that I can leave a piece of myself behind for the world to enjoy when I'm gone, so that everything I've been through won't have been for naught, so that my ideas and my world don't die with me, that they may even bring others joy.


On a more positive note, I'd like to take the time to shine a spotlight on the wonderful fanart some of you have drawn for me since my six month anniversary.




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RMVX - Skunk Starlight Sprite 1 by Leon-Murayami      RMVX - Skunk Starlight Sprite 2 by Leon-Murayami
Here is a lovely set of RPG Maker VX Ace sprites of Skunk. I was inexperienced with the character creator when I was making my own RPG Maker VX Ace sprites, but Leon has quite a bit of experience! Nod 


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Fan Art Pile #11 by SketchyAnon
A rare drawing of one of my other characters, it features the elder goddess Silver on the right, alongside the characters of TerraTerraCotta and xX-Classy-Hedgie-Xx. Creating a whole universe can take a lot out of an elder goddess. Sweating a little... 


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Happy Skunk by TraceMem
A cute and playful drawing of Skunk. She's wearing a cute smile and has her arms extended outward. Fun! :happybounce: 


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Shy and Cute Skunk by SketchyAnon
A rather amusing depiction of Skunk. It's certainly rather suggestive, isn't it? As in, I'd suggest you not sneak up behind her unless you want to find out why people call her "Skunk". Giggle


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Lumstigethers (AT) by BigBee17
Another rare drawing of one of my other characters, this fantastic depiction of the elder god Lumstigethers is complete with tattered clothes, long hair, dangerous farming implement, and a menacing look that all just screams "nightmare scarecrow", which is exactly the sort of vibe he's meant to have! small heart - rainbow


:iconleodazodiac:LeoDaZodiac
[R] Skunk by LeoDaZodiac
A stunning drawing of Skunk, complete with some shining silver stars in the background. Love


:iconannoyingwolf:AnnoyingWolf
Prize - Skunk by AnnoyingWolf
A beautiful drawing of Skunk, she's got quite the playful and mischievous look about her. "You aren't bored, are you? Don't worry, I think I know just the curse to add some excitement to your life." Wink/Razz


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Early Gift #3 by SketchyAnon
A cute depiction of Skunk, complete with a bushy tail and plenty of stink. There's no better way to secure yourself some alone time than to render a room uninhabitable to others, is there? Giggle


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Happy Birthday Skunk Starlight by Bcfoster20
A depiction of Skunk, she seems to be waving. Hello to you, too! Hi!


:iconbigbee17:BigBee17
Chibi Skunk by BigBee17
A fantastic, cool, and very cute chibi drawing of Skunk. She's just bursting with energy! Yeah! La la la la


:iconmarshmellowcookies:marshmellowcookies
Skunk by marshmellowcookies
A simple but cute drawing of Skunk. I'm quite fond of this artist's signature use of soft colors, a perfect fit for a name as soft, cute, and sweet as marshmellowcookies.




Thank you so very much for all of these lovely pieces. I'm grateful for all your hard work, and appreciate you all taking the time to make these. It touches my heart and makes my day so much brighter each time you make art with my characters. I very much hope you will continue to bless me with even more wonderful works like these in the future. :heart:

I hope I can return the favor some day as I work to improve my art skills, as well as continuing to share more and more of the world of Shining Silver Starlight with you all. Your kind gestures and encouragement have helped me fight my self-doubt and have strengthened my determination. I want to work hard and give back to the world, to share the virtues of kindness and mercy, and do my part to make this world of ours a sweeter, gentler, friendlier, more understanding, accepting, and forgiving place, as well as to entertain and bring joy, excitement, wonder, positivity, and hope to as many people as I can.

SkunkBattle by SkunkStarlight -Skunk Starlight
Walter Guest
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A famous warrior who lived in ancient times, he was once considered to be the most powerful mortal in all of Galmiun. Later in his career, he ordered the construction of a tower, Guest Tower, and used it to challenge the greatest fighters in the land, with the promise of challenging Walter Guest himself should they reach the top. As time went on, Walter grew old and could no longer fight as often as he used to. Thus, the challenges became more and more trying, until Walter had little choice but to retire.

Other warriors would take his place at the top, some of them claiming to be descendants of Walter Guest, or even claiming to be Walter Guest himself. Eventually, this tradition died out, the legacy of Walter Guest was largely forgotten, and the tower was abandoned.

The Guest bloodline continued for a time, though there were few warriors or individuals of note. One of his descendants was a man named Jasper Guest, a good-for-nothing ne'er-do-well who joined the Melanie Spade Gang as "Joker" for a time before leaving the group and eventually changing his ways.


As for Guest Tower, Rat noticed the abandoned tower and chose to make use of it in order to test potential recruits. He had his followers spread rumor that anybody who can make their way through the tower will "find what they need". One of the fighters who challenged the re-opened Guest Tower was Lydia VanVoder, a warrior of the modern era who's power not only far exceeded Walter Guest, but possibly even Dragon himself.

Lydia sought information on the whereabouts of her missing brother, Lars VanVoder. Foolhardy and prideful, Lydia was careless and allowed the Greater Cockatrice to inflict damage upon her, thus unknowingly inflicting her with the stone curse. Rat chose not to inform her of this fact, and instead of informing Lydia of her brother's location in the Great Tower, he told her that she will find what she needs at the camp of a recent acquaintance who lives in the forest.

In the forest lived Skunk, who had been working for Rat in the tower and had recently challenged Lydia. When Lydia arrived at Skunk's camp, it quickly became obvious why Rat had sent Lydia to her, as Lydia was already showing symptoms of the stone curse and would soon become bedridden.

Lydia VanVoder, a hardened and prideful knight who had never known the luxury of relying on the help and kindness of others, who had never dreamed of trusting anybody but herself, was defenseless and at the mercy of the notorious trickster goddess Skunk, who held Lydia's life in her hands. As with so many others in the world of Galmiun, it was now Lydia's time to learn the value of trust, kindness, and friendship, and to be given another chance.
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The Melanie Spade Gang
Better known as "The Spades", they were a short-lived but notorious gang of ruffians who enjoyed thievery and making people miserable.

The gang consisted of their hot-headed leader, Melanie Spade, her second in command, the serious Nathan King, an odd but useful fellow by the name of Quinn Chara, the infamous trickster goddess and jack of all trades, Skunk, and the excitement-loving descendant of the famous warrior Walter Guest, Jasper Guest. Their nicknames, "Ace", "King", "Queen", "Jack", and "Joker", respectively, represented their standing in the group.

This alliance was tenuous at best, as disagreements were a common occurrence. Nathan was purely business and did not approve of needless risks and activities, Quinn disliked the structured and restrictive use of plans, Skunk adamantly opposed and stood in the way of acts of excessive cruelty and harm, and Jasper was increasingly annoyed with Melanie's ego.

In time, they all went their separate ways. Ultimately, each of them were caught and punished. Nathan, Skunk, and Jasper all learned the error of their ways and turned to good, while Melanie and Quinn did not.
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Leon-Murayami Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly for faving!
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SkunkStarlight Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, my friend! :star:
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Leon-Murayami Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
^^
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SkunkStarlight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome. Thank you for sharing that wonderful drawing. I hope Pumori enjoys her new "friend". Devilish
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Phytias Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SkunkStarlight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. Keep up the good work!
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mrakcuson Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :3
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SkunkStarlight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! :happybounce:
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama! Have a llama!
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