It was in the heat of battle when these two met. In the fields of Equestria’s finest hills, now a battleground for Her finest warriors as they battle it out, to finally see who is the better! The warriors of old and new gather to witness such a historical event!
As the world’s greatest hero’s take their final stand, as they march, then gallop toward their respective rivals to meet in a deadly duel of ferocious combat! A stallion of golden armor of equestrian’s finest and a stallion of Honor took up his great sword and swung his mighty blade to connect with his enemy! His rival, doned with his own armor of bleached bone, parried the attack with his own mighty sword drenched in crimson experience!
Thus the duel begins in earnest! With the winds howling from the whiplash of every strike the two greatest warriors made, with each manticoran blow the earth shook and the spectators flinched. With great war cries fit for a Dragon, these two warriors roar their hearts to one another, and meet again to exchange blows.
“...This battle will be mine! For I have been blessed by Discord himself!”
“Discord’s blessing is no match for the blessing of Royalty! I have the faith of every princesses to strengthen my will!”
Another exchange of blows.
“We Shall See!”
As heavy metal meets heavy metal, thunder, it roared from the connected blows as the storm of battle rages on till the sun begins to set. A champion has yet to emerge victorious, as they remain at a stalemate.
“... hey…”, The bone warrior relaxes his guard for the moment.
“...yeah?..”, The warrior clad in gold relaxes as well.
“Shouldn’t we be going home right now? it starting to get dark.”
“ What’s the matter? scared of the dark?” The gold warrior taunts.
“Nooo, I just don’t want to get in trouble, dad won’t let me out to play anymore if i’m not home before it gets dark.”
“Yeah, i guess you’re right”
“Bye Cloud Streak!”
Both colts run back home to their respective homes. Cloud streak was a white pegasus with soft blue eyes and a blonde mane, and Hero was a unicorn with a golen coat, a black mane and socks with striking blue eyes.As Hero arrives on the doorstep to his home, the door opens to a very angry looking father.
“And where have you been, mister?” the unknown pony asks, “ I thought we agreed that you are to be home before it gets dark!”
“Sorry! I was having fun and I lost track of time.” Hero hastily replied.
“Oh? Well, okay then.”, says Hero’s father as he steps away from the door,”Dinner is ready, I’ve been waiting for you so it’s a little cold.” The father walk into the kitchen of their house. “Do you think you can fix that? I’d be very grateful.”
“Sure thing Dad.” Hero moves to the kitchen and uses a simple heating spell he learned through his studies. Mom left a lot of books for him to study concerning what he might need to know.
“So Dad, where’s mom?” Hero await a response from his dad as he also waits at the table for his food.
“She had to go to Canterlot, my boy, she said it was important that she’d be there. Also she left a letter for you on your bed.” Dad says this whilst bringing two bowls of vegetable soup to the table on top of his wings.
Dad is a pegasus with a blue mane and blue hardened eyes that spoke of experience. A sudden banging on the door accompanied by a “HEY! Anyone Home?!” This is Rainbow Dash, the mare hovering over the door rather impatiently, “Hey, Flash Sentry, I Know You’re-” the door suddenly opens, “What!”
“Woah, chill out. Where’s Twilight?” Rainbow Dash asks while peeking around Flash Sentry to see if Twilight was inside.
“She’s not here, she went to canterlot on royal business.” Flash said rather snappy.
“Ugh! fine, i’ll just wait for her here then-”
“No! You’re not. Twilight won’t be here till the weekend, and besides don’t you have to be at the Wonderbolt Academy to train the new cadets?” Flash sentry threw that inquiry at her like a weapon.
“pfft, please. the cadets and the instructors are on vacation.” Said Rainbow dash.
“What? By whom?” Flash sentry had his eye brows raised upon hearing that,
“By me, of course.” Rainbow dash answered nonchalantly. Flash Sentry lowered his eyebrows and his face morphed into a look that said “Are you kidding me?”
“What? I thought they deserved it after training with me for about three months.” Rainbow said that defensively.
“Rainbow, are you serious? I- You- ugh, nevermind,” Flash Sentry backed up and started closing the door, “Good night Rainbow Dash.”
“Goodnight dude!” Rainbow Dash replied in kinds as she flew back to her own personal cloud mansion. If it wasn’t noticeable before, it is now.
Flash Sentry walked back to the diner table to rejoin his son and finish his supper. When he noticed two things.. His son wasn’t there and his soup was tolerably hot. “hehe, sweet kid. Thank you Son!”
A few seconds past, “No Problem Dad!” Flash Sentry chuckled again and sat down to finish his meal, while pondering what to do tomorrow. Meanwhile upstairs Hero sat on his bed with a letter in his golden magical grasp.
He slowly peels away his mother’s seal, and pull out the letter from the envelope. As he opens the letter, he begins to read using the light from his magic aura and the setting sun. The letter read:
“ My Dear Son, If you are reading this past your bedtime you’re grounded! Haha, now let me begin with how much I love you and how much i’m going to miss you for the week. Also I want you to start reading “The Magi: Schools of Old and New”. It is a great way for you to start learning the basics for which school you will want to focus on. I recommend starting with the Arcane, its a great way to start learning magic and builds a steady framework for your magic. I left other books as well, but they are a little advance. You can go ahead and take a look at them if you want, but be warned, Do NOT attempt any of the spells in any tomes until I am there to supervise you. I MEAN IT! These spell, the tomes, are very complicated and will require my instruction, but you can take a peek if you want. Sorry if this letter seems a bit short to you but I have to go. I love you, be good and take care, and watch your father for me. Love, Mom
He closed the letter back up and opened his nightstand drawer and slid the letter inside for safe keeping. Closing the drawer and lookings towards a small stack of four rather large tomes and spell books that were sitting on top of his desk.
After a few moments looking for the book his mother wanted him to start with he paused and thought aloud, “Where is that book mom was talking about?” Hero took another moment to look through the stack, then just gave up on hefting a rather hefty sigh of defeat. Then his ears suddenly perked up and his eyes shot wide open as he looked at the stack of books.
There were four of them, four! The possibilities of what could be inside of them were endless!! They could be about anything! Maybe something inside will make him become a real hero!!! With that thought in mind, Hero jumped up and took the first book off the stack. Hero read the title of the book aloud to himself “Kemosiri’s Elemental Guide.”
After reading that he kept repeating the name so as to pronounce it properly. After he gave a shrug, Hero opened the book, and jumped straight into the first page that had a picture on it. On the picture was a colorful display of a ten pointed star and three circles with little runes scribbled onto them. Then there were several symbols on there, ten to be exact, painted with ten different colors. And underneath the picture a caption read, “Elements clockwise from top: Light, Ice, Water, Wood, Air, Darkness, Earth, Metal, Fire, Thunder”
“hmm, elements huh? Cool, where do i start?” Hero sat there pondering which element he wanted to lead off with. “Light would be useful at night, Ice would be great for hot summer days, water… what would you be able to do with water? swim better? breath underwater? .... Talk with fish? ….hmm lame, lets see wood. I didn’t realise wood had its own element… so what I’d grow trees?huh, thats great..” Hero said that last bit with heavy sarcasm, “ Air… would that let me fly? or do i get to hold my breath longer? maybe light as a feather” He started to chuckle at his own rather lame joke.
He then looked over to the next element, “ Darkness, must make me invisible or something… or would give me the ability to disguise myself? ...Nah. Earth, wouldn’t that get rid of my horn? Like what powers would earth give me? Super equine strength? throw rocks, make spikes, move mountains, shake the ground, and why am I rapping now? Hero said that last tidbit with a bit of rhythm.
“Moving on, Metal… hmm, I use that and i’m going to make ponies start calling me Colt Iron, or Iron Colt… Fire… It is going to be winter soon, and fire is awesome. Thunder, ohh snap crackle and pop, for shizzle my nizzle, thunder and fire… eenie meenie miney mo, catch a tiger by the toe, eenie meenie miney mo.” Hero pointed at the red symbol on the picture, “Well, Fire it is then.”
Hero began to flip to the pages that would describe how he would come to wield and spawn fire with his magic. In an excited tone he began to read aloud the secrets of Fire Magic. “ Fire, A phenomenon the comes from substance that combine chemically with oxygen from the air providing light, heat and/our smoke. warning, fire burns and in some cases will combust or explode.” Hero rolled his eyes at that last sentence that made him think, “duh”.
Hero spent the rest of his evening reading about the fire magic and studying it’s various applications. At some point he had grabbed another book to jot down his notes and interpretation of the Kemosiri’s Tome. After he that he started to read some more until he hear a knock on his bedroom door. “Come in!” Flash Sentry open the door and walked towards his son.
“Whacha doin’ son? I haven’t seen you in like 3 hours! What’s this?” He queried and after seeing what it was his son was reading.
“Just some homework mom left me.” Hero answered his father
Flash Sentry looked at the tomes with wide eyes and a raised eyebrow, “This is homework?”
“Wow, you’re definitely your Twilight’s son” Said Flash Sentry as looked over Hero’s notes "Flamma, Ignis, Incendia, Incendium, These are the four different levels of Fire Magic. Flamma being the lowest, therefore the easiest, and Incendium being the highest and the hardest. The average unicorn can gain mastery of Flamma and Ignis, but a skilled Fire Mage can master Incendia spells. However, it takes a true Pyromancer to master the Incendium. The last known Pyromancer that has mastered the Incendium was last seen leaving Fillydelphia, never to be heard or seen from again.” Flash Sentry looked up from Hero’s notes to ask “Fire?”
“Yup, That’s the element i choose as my affinity!” Hero said this with so much excitement, he failed to notice his father’s slight frown.
“Yeah?” Hero looked up with a smile
“You do realize we live in a tree right?” having that ‘ I can’t believe you didn’t think this one threw’ look
Hero looked around his room taking note of all the wood, “oh yeah… so? I’ll just practice outside?”
Flash Sentry flashed him a smile, “Please and be careful when you do. I may not be a unicorn but i’ve been with your mother long enough to realize that this is some really advanced stuff, more so for a colt your age.
“It’ll be fine dad, I’m not even going to practice till mom gets back anyways.”
Flash Sentry knelt down to give his son a hug and a kiss on the forehead. “Alright, its time for bed, I’m going to get some sleep, so good night son.
“Good night dad, love you” Hero said, while moving towards his own bed
“Love you too”
Flash Sentry turned off the light and closed the door behind him as he left for his own room. As he enters his room, there was a flash of light and a package appeared on his bedside. On this was a sealed letter from Twilight. Opening the package quickly he unraveled a book titled, “The Magi: Schools of Old and New”
Flash Sentry had a look of confusion on his face before remembering that there was letter that came with the package. opening the letter he began to read, “Dear Flash Sentry, I accidently took this book with me where I had meant to leave it with my son for his studies. Please make sure he gets it, thank you. i’m sorry love but i need to make this quick. Forever yours, Twilight Sparkle. P.s. I love you and miss you already, these nobles are driving me Crazy!!”
Flash Sentry read that last line and chuckled, “oh Twilight, I wish i could be there with you.” Leaving the letter and book on the desk, he moved to over to his bed, got under the covers closed and closed his eyes to sleep, “... *sigh*, I have to pee”
To be Continued