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Machi - [Nameless] [origin legend]

Feb 27th, 2018
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  1. >"What's that Anon?"
  2. >"You wanted to know more about us moths?"
  3. >"Well big guy, what do you wanna know?"
  4. >"Well... my mom used to tell me this story about how us moths were created. Something like that?"
  5. >"Great! It goes like this...
  6.  
  7. >Way back then, before the age of... well before any age at all
  8. >There was a race of ponies who were said to have made the first of the set of the equid civilizations
  9. >Tall, even as tall as the Princess Celestia is said to be, they were, and had gangly, but strong grasshopper limbs
  10. >We don't really know them, but most if not all archeological evidence say that they all had crystaline, bug eyes
  11. >Just like what Squeak and Ember have. Anyone who doesn't has some Equestrian pony admixture in their ancestry
  12. >Anyway, these big, tall insect ponies were spread far and wide, all across the world, but there werent many of them
  13. >Even then they managed to make some incredible structures, like the Spears of Saturniidae, an ancient set of towers and walls set before a big chasm and the foundations of a wide and just as ancient, stone bridge which sadly collapsed a few years before you came by
  14. >Anyway, I had to give you a short intro so you don't ask as much questions about stuff while I'm talking
  15.  
  16. >So there were these three brothers right?
  17. >The eldest of the three is Kabia, the middle brother is Disikabia and the youngest of them is Kakabia.
  18. >One day, the three stumbled into a vast treasure trove, richer than they could imagine
  19.  
  20. >Kabia in his greed, took as much as he could and dug some into holes for later retrieval
  21. >Disikabia took some as well, but not as much as his brother who horded the diamonds and gold and gems and all
  22. >the youngest one took none at all, but only watched in horror as the two retrieved what is not theirs, for the place was well kept and regularly visited, due to the freshly disturbed sheets and recently harvested food on the side
  23. >using his shares of the treasure, Kabia bought much land and made many merchants and caravans his mercantile thrall. Growing greedier and greedier as his wealth and holdings grew
  24. >Disikabia made himself a large mansion, for the three brothers lived only modest lives, and used his wealth to grow slowly and steadily than the rapid and aggressive pace his elder brother did
  25. >Kakabia lived modestly and worked for his status, making himself a small, but well managed and well kept estate
  26.  
  27. >but one day, decades in the future, the three brothers met together
  28. >"Look at me brothers!" boasted Kabia
  29. >"Of our entire family's history, none of our ancestor's fortunes – even put together – will not even match what I have amassed in but my lifetime!"
  30.  
  31. >"By the way Anon, a little fyi, these ponies live long lives. The longest known is calculated to have lived for five centuries."
  32.  
  33. >"My sons and daughters are numerous, and their own spawn are beyond counting. How about you my brothers?"
  34. >Disikabia said, "With mine, I've come to live comfortably enough. My wealth is still great and my own family is large. But what of you little brother? I don't remember you taking any treasure for yourself."
  35. >"I may not have what you two have, but I am not starving, I am not in debt, I am not desperate, nor am I in want of money. I am content with what I have and what I have worked for," said Kakabia.
  36.  
  37. >Kabia then barked in laughter, "Hahahaha! Foolish sibling! Do you not want riches or vast tracts of land?"
  38. >"Unlike you, avarice does not run strong in this one."
  39. >the voice came from nowhere and had commanded great authority and respect
  40. >then the skies darkened and the earth under them shook with great force
  41. >a figure then appeared before them, and they knew who it was the instant he revealed himself
  42.  
  43. >the three prostated themselves before him and greeted the great Saturniidae
  44. >Saturniidae produced a a light and it shone over them
  45. >"YOU. YOU TWO, WHO HAVE DARED TAKE WHAT IS NOT YOURS. COME RECEIVE YOUR JUDGEMENT FOR TAKING FROM MY OWN TREASURY."
  46. >They wept in fear, bar Kakabia, who knew his heart was pure of this sin and was certain he would not receive judgement
  47. >"KABIA THE ELDER, FOR YOUR THEFT AND DEPLORABLE GREED, I SENTENCE YOU AND ALL YOUR DESCENDANTS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AN EMPTY LIFE, FOREVER SEARCHING AND FOREVER UNFULFILLED. ALL THE LANDS YOU'VE COVETED SHALL BECOME AS BARREN AND DRY AS YOUR LIFE WILL BE."
  48. >Kabia screamed and had begun to shrink.
  49.  
  50. >The carapace enveloping his back began to turn black and his legs and body grew holes.
  51. >Tt the height of his screams of pain, the sharp point growing from his forehead shot up.
  52. >Thus the first changeling was born.
  53. >"BEGONE."
  54. >With tears in his eyes and a wobble in his step, Kabia ran off to what is now the Badlands after being dropped from the air.
  55. >Saturniidae turned to the middle brother and in a less harsh tone told unto him,
  56. >"YOU HAVE STOLEN. BUT YOU HAVE NOT LET YOUR GREED COMPLETELY TAKE YOU OVER. YOU HAVE RETURNED WHAT WAS STOLEN. BUT NOT IN FULL, AND ONLY UPON THE URGING OF YOUR YOUNGEST BROTHER. FOR DOING THINGS IN PORTIONS, YOU YOURSELF SHALL BE TURNED INTO PORTIONS, AS WILL THE REST OF YOUR DESCENDANTS."
  57.  
  58. >Disikaiba closed his eyes and opened them, seeing things from a hundred different eyes.
  59. >Thus the Breezies were born and Saturniidae shooed him away with a small gust of wind.
  60. >Kabia then turned away to return to his own home when he felt a force stopping him.
  61. >Saturniidae told him in a gentle, but stern tone, "You did not take, but you only watched as they did. You respected what you felt was holy ground and even urged your brothers to return what was taken. If they heeded – and to what degree – is not in your power. For your actions, your descendants will be the most numerous of the three of you. But your descendants will be half your size, ans not live as long as you have. Now go."
  62.  
  63. >Thus moth ponies were born, with Changelings to the north-west and Breezies all around us.
  64. "Saturniidae sounds like a dick."
  65.  
  66. >you are Anon
  67. >and you're lying on the ground with a concussion
  68. >you just might be bleeding
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