MLP: The Quest for the Rainbow of Light Chapter 1Chapter 1: The Spectral Compass
Lord Merv grinned as he gazed into the glass display case and the treasure inside. The round, gold stand had beautiful artwork along the side of ponies. The most prominent artwork was of two alicorns flying around a tarnished silver button. It was a piece of art, but that was not what made it so valuable to him.
Merv’s face reflected faintly on the glass. His white, feather-covered head lacked the crest of most griffons so it looked round and bald. A monocle balanced in his eye socket. The reflection of Garth came into the glass. Garth was massive, head and shoulders taller than Merv when standing on all fours and bulky with large muscles clearly defined under the gold fur of his lion-like body. He was the quintessential enforcer.
“Lord Merv,” Garth said, “our envoys have returned from the nearby pony baronies. They will all send representatives to the auction.”
Merv’s grin widened to one side.
MLP: The Quest for the Rainbow of Light ProloguePrologue: Disturbing the Web
Something about gems drove a primal force in diamond dogs to dig deep underground to find them. No dog knew why. You could not eat them. They were not comfortable to sleep on. They did make very handsome decorations with their vibrant colors and brilliant luster. It was those colors and luster that tantalized the senses even as puppies. Young dogs could not wait to dig into the soil to find their first gem.
Spot had been a small time mining foreman. He was so called because the blotchy nature of his coat though he was often the color of the local dust by the end of the day like his fellow canine miners. He and his small crew that never numbered more than twenty typically cleaned out the scraps larger mining troops had left behind.
However, this time he had found the mother lode after following up on an old tale of old mines. These caverns were practically incrusted with beautiful gems in every color and shape. They stuck out of the walls, c
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