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Recteik Shade


Cumulus Granted has studied predators in their natural environment since he was a colt. He even went to college to become a Zoologist. So when he finds out that his grant won't be renewed next year, he's heartbroken. In the middle of the worst bender of his life, he's approached by a Horse from Saddle Arabia, who offers him a place on his expedition to a newly discovered continent in the southern hemisphere. The young Doctor leaps at the opportunity to study new Carnivores, but is he going to regret this decision later?

A big Thank you to my proofreader Graphite Sketch you rock bro. And Thanks for the kickass new cover art.

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Chapters (14)
Comments ( 65 )

A mosasaur or pliosaur should attack the boat or a longboat with crew.
Also want to see a baryonyx and… just when they thought the attacks couldn't get bigger, an Acro gets eaten by a Giganotosaurus.

3973668 Interesting choice and I'll gladly squeeze in a Baryonyx but I have different plans for Jaffar :pinkiecrazy:

3973740 Giganotosaurus!? :rainbowlaugh: Just you wait!

While above them crocheted on a partially fallen tree another pair of burning red eyes watched.

It's important for a raptor to have a hobby. :trollestia:

3973885 :facehoof: Thanks that one got passed me and Graphite

3973894 I searched for a relevant image, but the internet failed me today. Though imagining it makes me bust a gut. :rainbowlaugh:

3973899 Okay, I know the main threat is predators...

but suppose they encounter a predator-derived herbivore.

I am speaking of the Therizinosaur.

3989830 I kinda already did Therizinosaurus :twilightblush: But I suppose It couldn't hurt to try. It might not be in the next chapter though.

3973740 just to let you know Baryonyx is piscivorous. You know a fish eater

3992791 No worries. If nothing else it would be an ironic way to thin out the crew. I'll see what I can do.

3992816 Funny enough, I'm actually working on something in my world building group...








Still being worked on:twilightsheepish:

3992940 :pinkiegasp::rainbowderp: Wow! You have put a lot of thought into post K.T. Saurian evolution! :facehoof: Though I did see some pokemon in there :rainbowlaugh:

Either way I'd love to pick you brain about this ecosystem you've built

3993231 but of course.

as for the pokemon: Bumbleland is a mostly arthropod-dominated ecology, but a few weird vertebrates live there due to the Magical Energy that produces the giant insects

No matter what happens, no matter how bad things get on land, stay out of the water…
Of the 10 deadliest seas of all time, the Triassic clocks in at #8, with the Jurassic and Cretaceous as #2 and #1.

And these look to be Cretaceous seas.
Welcome to Hell's Aquarium.

4236124 I take it you approve.

Aye me lad!
(Unless ye be a lass, Interwebs nevarr say!)
<Shoves the old Captain back in his cell>
Sorry, Cap picked his cage lock with his peg leg. Warn me if you see any more pirate speak so I can stop him before he causes trouble.

Mosasaurs. it had to be mosasaurs:twilightoops:

4236462 :twilightsmile: well i'm afraid for my life now

Well sorry…
Oh crap he's back grab him pinkie!

Seafoam disagrees of course. She kept screaming about our orders. She actually said that it did not matter if we never got home, so long as we did as 'Her Radiance' decreed! To think that I was beginning to actually believe her dogma!? Princess Celestia would never want us to carelessly throw our lives away! I ordered her to follow my plans but I already question her intentions.

Been taking notes have we... :raritywink:

4254125 can I help it if you made a kickass verse

So we finally meet what sounds like the critter on the cover. :twilightoops: …we're gonna need a bigger cannon.

As for the bit about the Swallows, please don't apologise. :twilightsmile: You'll end up sounding like one of those miserable psalms.

4345791 They are SO depressing..

.:pinkiehappy: I'm so happy someone got that!

4426019 Well I could use a grammar Nazi. Would you like to volunteer? And Is that a good wow or a bad wow?

4426082 Good wow. :rainbowderp: It was a good wow. I would volunteer, but I got several fires stoked as it is. (Sorry about the delay, but your response didn't post for some reason and I just went through my faves. :twilightblush:)

4599021 :pinkiehappy: Not really but there are lots of different types of dinosaurs from both the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. And death lots of death


Awww you didn't get the joke that I have a dinosaur avatar

After reading this, I feel like I should vote for Saxon in the next election.

I don't remember if you had mentioned plans for a sequel or we are left with this ending where, presumably, everyone dies. :applecry: Either way, thanks for the story. :twilightsmile:

4605141 :trixieshiftright: Is that quip about Saxon an insult? :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

4605156 No, just something I felt like sharing. Not sure why though. :derpyderp1:

4605210 congrats my friend you won 50 internets :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: Those will be good for something someday

4605226 How many internets will it cost to find out what happens to Cumulus?

4605237 :twilightsmile: a thousand... Keep playing when I make offers and you might just get to find out before everyone else... This is actually a real thing I want to start doing, 300 gets you a one shot request :pinkiehappy:

Comment posted by Krazy Stargazer deleted Oct 23rd, 2014
Comment posted by Recteik Shade deleted Oct 23rd, 2014

4784261 well rather way I look forward to your next work.

Till the sun sets on a world without Predators...Stay Gold

Remake? I like it. ANOTHER!

A few minor grammatical errors, but very well done overall!

Oh no there's a count of the number of remaining crewmates.

Well it was the cover image that brought my attention to this story (dinosaurs are my favorite-est thing ever) but I have to say the read was definitely worth it so far. Can't wait to read more of this.

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