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RuneTide - Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
A solitary figure slowly trudged down one of the few lamp-lit thoroughfares of the dead industrial sector. Glo-lamps illuminated small patches of the dingy concrete ground every 15 meters or so, if they even worked at all. It was hard to tell that anyone was even there. Wrapped in a black trench coat with hands shoved deep into its pockets, the figure almost dissolved into the black. The only give-away was the constant rustle and crunch of building debris underfoot.
The shadow trudged onwards in to the heart of the crumbling cityscape, leavening the well lit security of the residential suburbs to lag behind in the distance. Not may people would be caught wandering around the old industrial sector, especially at night, but if personal safety isn't an issue and solitude is, then the dead city is the perfect place to be.
The figure passed under one of the few function street lights and was quick to get out of its radiance, leaving little proof of his passage other than the glim
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RuneTide - Prologue
Wyvern Falls is a rather unremarkable place on the eastern seaboard of Csyelus. Once a thriving industrious center, producing goods and acting as an open market for the neighboring realms, little was left to hint at the once prosperous city. Abandoned after the markets failed and better trade routes were found, the city was left to ruin. Decaying husks of buildings line most of the streets, some scared by fire while others stand only partially constructed. Further inland from the waterfront remain the looming concrete edifices of what used to be a powerful military research base. But with the fall of the markets and the mass exodus to more desirable living areas, the base fell to the same fate as the surrounding city and is now no more than a haunted shell, left to slowly decay in the sands of time.
The only still active area is the residential complex spanning the shore line. People lived there for one reason - they wanted to get away from everything else. With the city nest
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NSJ 2005 Fireworks by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2005 Fireworks :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 NSJ 2005 Lightning by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2005 Lightning :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 NSJ 2005 Night Chess by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2005 Night Chess :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 NSJ 2005 Wolves by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2005 Wolves :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 NSJ 2005 Dark Tower by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2005 Dark Tower :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 1 4 NSJ 2005 Bus Ride by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2005 Bus Ride :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 NSJ 2001 Washington Monument by SparkyBluefang NSJ 2001 Washington Monument :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 Guarding the sea of fuzz by SparkyBluefang Guarding the sea of fuzz :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 Washed Out by SparkyBluefang Washed Out :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 Hall of Lecture by SparkyBluefang Hall of Lecture :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 Dungeon by SparkyBluefang Dungeon :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 0 0 Troy Dusk by SparkyBluefang Troy Dusk :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 1 1 Campus Nightlife by SparkyBluefang Campus Nightlife :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 1 3 SoBe FTW by SparkyBluefang SoBe FTW :iconsparkybluefang:SparkyBluefang 7 1


Hidden freshness by McTranceFox Hidden freshness :iconmctrancefox:McTranceFox 1,806 269 .: Angry Bird :. by rhase .: Angry Bird :. :iconrhase:rhase 36 5 Zootopia: Purple Tulips (2/2) by TheWyvernsWeaver Zootopia: Purple Tulips (2/2) :iconthewyvernsweaver:TheWyvernsWeaver 918 128 Zootopia: Purple Tulips (1/2) by TheWyvernsWeaver Zootopia: Purple Tulips (1/2) :iconthewyvernsweaver:TheWyvernsWeaver 724 62 Way Down We Go by TheWyvernsWeaver Way Down We Go :iconthewyvernsweaver:TheWyvernsWeaver 565 47 [GIFT] On the Pool by McTranceFox [GIFT] On the Pool :iconmctrancefox:McTranceFox 1,376 80 So Gosh Darn Badaradicool by Noben So Gosh Darn Badaradicool :iconnoben:Noben 50 22 Get Over Here, Gunny! by bayzee Get Over Here, Gunny! :iconbayzee:bayzee 523 139 Come hither Celestia by Noben Come hither Celestia :iconnoben:Noben 839 46 Empire-asteroid belt chase by Noben Empire-asteroid belt chase :iconnoben:Noben 49 8 Golden by Jeniak Golden :iconjeniak:Jeniak 5,235 557 Hey guys! Check out this world I made.. by Noben Hey guys! Check out this world I made.. :iconnoben:Noben 310 29 Korra the Riveter by morganagod Korra the Riveter :iconmorganagod:morganagod 1,117 101 Happy 4th of July! by StangWolf Happy 4th of July! :iconstangwolf:StangWolf 43 12 ACEO for Kamakru by Dragarta ACEO for Kamakru :icondragarta:Dragarta 156 11 Dragon Bucking by Noben Dragon Bucking :iconnoben:Noben 3,075 200


Matt 'Sparky' Turnbull
United States
Current Residence: Vermont
Favourite photographer: blue-fuzzy, A. Franchino
Favourite style of art: Digital Water Paint
Operating System: Win7 (desktop), Gentoo Linux (laptop)
MP3 player of choice: mplayer
Skin of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes
Personal Quote: huh?
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Drinking: Water
Updates may be few and far between, but when they come, boy do they come!

I've been storing up stuff for about a year, and now it is time for some of it to be seen by the public ^_^
I've got more I could post, but I'm getting a bit tired of tweaking photos for posting. Maybe I'll upload some more tomorrow.

College has been a interesting experience for me. I definitely like living away from home, but there is still something that makes me want to live back at home. There is just something about the care and smothering of a maternal figure that can't be beat (especially when you aren't feeling well, which I am not).

Classes have been hit or miss for me. First semester was quite manageable, and somewhat enjoyable. However, second semester on the other hand can't end soon enough. Every one of my classes is in some way related to math, and I hate math. Even my CS courses are mathematical based algorithm analysis. Guh... Every single time I walk in to any lecture hall I get unbelievably sleepy, which makes it rather hard to pay attention. Not that I really care, but it makes taking the exams rather hard.

Food has been a trial for me. I got sick and tired of the campus food after about the first 2 months. I can now walk in to any of the dining halls and suddenly become not hungry! It's magical!

I;m looking forwards to next year. Me and 4 other friends got an off-campus apartment, which is the second 2 floors of a building. Then another 2 people I'm friends with got the first floor apartment. Seven people I know, all currently from my dorm room hall, all staying in the same apartment building. So freaking cool. Because we all live on the 3rd floor of Carry Hall, we've dubbed out building 'Carry 3 Tower'



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Xeno-Sapian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Thank you for the watch. :D I see below that the talented Sol recommended me to you. I'm so chuffed. :happybounce: Would like to return the favour but you're already watching Sol. Hope to read more of Sol's work soon. Reading 
Sol-Vikar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! What brings you by?
SparkyBluefang Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
I stumbled across Get Over Here, Gunny! and was intrigued enough to start reading ME:S. I quickly found that I couldn't put it down - much to the chagrin of my need for sleep. I'm definitely looking forward to whenever you are able to continue it.
Sol-Vikar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Im hoping to start up again when my home situation has stabilized. Thank you so much! Xeno-Sapian writes about turians as well and the characters are all OC's as well.
Rachel1987 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!!
Tkalmonster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Thanks for the fave XD
Raregolddragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
you are welcome see you around on AIM.
Dragarta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch and fav! :w00t:
SparkyBluefang Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
You're very welcome ^_^
whiteoutkills Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Yo, son.
What up.
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