• Published 17th Oct 2013
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TerrariShy - Strawsy

While staying in the palace in Canterlot, Fluttershy's curiosity gets the better of her and she ends up in everyone's favorite game of mining, building and crafting.

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Iron, Part II

Again, she walked with one hand gliding against the slimy, wet wall of the cavern, trying to keep herself oriented. She chided herself. Why? She had fallen into a bored daydream, a stupor while she was mining. She should have paid attention! Not just mindlessly mined! Fluttershy tried to focus. Focus! She squinted in the darkness, taking it one step at a time, and her fuzzy-ass boot knocked into something round-a terracotta pot. It made a hollow noise, and rolled around (would it fall?) once, twice, three times- and then it stood still. She figured she might be able to find something inside, so she raised the pickaxe above her head, holding on with both hands, and swung downward, shattering the pot.

A bright light flashed before her eyes. A lit torch-lit?- popped out, along with a few coins, one silver and a few copper. She scooped up the coins, putting them in her pockets, and held the torch aloft. Fluttershy was beginning to feel more confident. She held the torch aloft, her eyes adjusting to the light. A silver sparkle caught her eye, on the wall to the left. She dug up the ore quickly, wondering if it would ever be of use, and hurried down the tunnel once more. As she surveyed the cavern, she noticed a hole in the floor up ahead, and stopped. It was a very large gap, and the other side was higher up than hers. Still, the only option was forward. She took a deep breath, body crouched low like a sprinter, ran, and jumped. She glided across the chasm-and then hit the wall on the other side. The impact knocked away her breath, and she fell, screaming, into the darkness.

Kerploosh! Fluttershy hit the water feet first, her torch extinguished. She clambered out of the pool, soaking wet, and lay on the turf, panting for breath. The blue grass glowed faintly, and mushrooms were growing out of it. Mushrooms, some tiny, some towering, pervaded the landscape.
"Oh my Celestia..." she breathed. On the far side of the cavern stood what appeared to be a house. This adventure just gets weirder and weirder, our heroine thought, as she trudged through the carpet of 'shrooms to reach the door of the shack. She pulled the wooden door open, knocking some mushrooms free of the dirt, and stepped inside, closing it behind her. It was a simple shack, wooden, with planked walls, save for one thing. In the center of the room sat a small, golden chest, slightly ajar. She walked over, marveling in the beauty of the box itself. She pushed open the lid, and inside found a few items. Money, firstly- five silver coins. A small red ring, engraved with arcane symbols, rested on top of two glowing green potion bottles, shaped like stars. She slid the ring onto her slender middle finger, and instantly felt a difference. She felt connected with the world around her, as if she was a part of Terraria itself, from the tiniest pebble to the largest slime. She felt strong, confident- powerful. She stuck the potions in her bag, and under them discovered another piece of fine loot. A little blue mirror, silver around the edges, lay on the velvet lining the floor of the chest.

Fluttershy gazed into the mirror, examining her reflection. Her face was dirtied and bloody, but in her eyes power was written. But when she looked up, she was back in Dylan's cabin, standing next to the bed. She gasped, amazed at her luck. The mirror had taken her home! She made a mental note to bring that mirror next time she went exploring, then headed back out to into town to find Dylan, as the sun set on the horizon.