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Challenge #04183-K165: Out of Frame

They call me a Hero, but all I did was use my magic to create water channels and canals, along with spells of purification so the water is always completely clean and created special sewer systems so waste water will flow away from this town, through marshes with powerful purifying spells and tons of plans to clean away and waste so that the water is cleaned before it goes to the river.

I'm not a hero. Please stop calling me one. -- Anon Guest

All I did was fix the local leyflow. Nothing big. A thousand little things that built up to... well. I should explain.

First, the fountain on the mountainside. If I hadn't moved the rocks from the last landslide, it could have created a hazardous eruption and flood downstream. The blocking stones were arranged for stability and would soon become shelter and habitat for several local animals.

Of course, the downstream riverbeds had clogged with debris, so clearing them to reduce damage was my next work. The stagnant pools cleared, and the fish would return in due course. Best to let the system heal on its own. Forcing it would only cause more stress. There would be insects and frogs before the fish returned to balance them, and birds would proliferate, too.

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Challenge #04181-K163: One Bad Meet Cute

Dragon 1: "Why do you have a pest on your back?"

Dragon 2: "That's not a pest or vermin, that's my sibling."

Dragon 1: "Another adopted?"

Dragon 2: "Think what you like, I'll never abandon kids who want a family, no matter their species!." -- Anon Guest

[AN: This prompt has been edited for Markdown compatibility and trimmed for brevity. Prompters, remember to check the pinned notice at the top of the prompt forum. Thank you.]

It took Glisterill ten years to

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Challenge #04176-K158: Safe in a Dangerous Place

Lothaire helped the young former captive adjust to a life of freedom. For a being of darkness, they helped bring light back to hir heart.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-04031-k013-the-most-unlikely-rescue -- Anon Guest

It was a peculiarity that persisted in my head, every time I woke and grew accustomed to this place. I was safe in the lair of a literal monster. Safer than I had ever been in the hands of my master. Four days after my first waking, I

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Challenge #04166-K148: Unfair Competition

A discord-made prompted from Tergon

A wizard whose long, thin staff has a silvery, ephemeral thread wound around it. In the pockets of his robe are moths, butterflies, glowbugs, collected from across the land. He tells all who will listen that he is the greatest caster alive.

He is in fact a terrible wizard, he's just really into fishing. -- DaniAndShali

[AN: My Discord link is in the menu section of my hub site if you're interested in joining the shenanigans]

Words

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Challenge #04165-K147: Faerie Goodmother

"This spell will make you human."

I refuse.

"But as a Hellkin you're mistreated."

I don't care.

"I don't understand."

You never did. I am who I am.

"But......"

Come, meet my TRUE family. -- Anon Guest

Once upon a time, a Hellkin did a Faerie a favour. He had no knowledge of the act, nor expected a reward. He had simply wandered unknowing into Nanogh, helped a living creature in need, and wandered back out again.

The Faekindred do not forget

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Challenge #04162-K144: Help to All in Need

The human had helped nurse the very, very sick dragon back to health. The dragon'd had trouble laying her eggs and it'd taken a toll on her. They stayed to help the dragon, as did their family, and when the eggs hatched, the human and hir family helped the dragon raise their brood, so that all children, human and dragon, knew the love and warmth of a big family. -- Anon Guest

If you believe that all life is precious, truly and

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Challenge #04157-K139: Gifts of Justice

I'm not afraid of getting hurt, but I admit, I'm also well aware I'm not strong. Nevertheless, I refuse to stand here and do nothing. -- DaniAndShali

Bravery is not the lack of fear. It is being afraid and acting anyway. It is facing down injustice knowing that it could hurt to stand up for the downtrodden.

She was an outcast, eking out an existence on the sketchier side of the village. He was meant to be fetching medicine for his auntie.

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Challenge #04155-K137: A Double-edged Blade

Some believe that swords have souls and lives of their own, and thus deserve their own names. Those who love their blades will be acknowledged by them in turn. But those who see their swords as friends or even lovers should be warned that this relationship is built on death and bloodshed. The passions of those who dance with their blade amid crimson showers must surely be cooled someday by fickle steel. -- Anon Guest

There are legends about that kind of

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Challenge #04150-K132: Blame the Bully

A kind individual helps a younger individual learn that the bullying and mistreatment they've suffered is NOT their fault, they didn't do anything wrong. The ones who were in the wrong were their bullies. -- Anon Guest

"Devilborn! Devil-bred! Go and cry and wet your bed!"

There were worse things the children of the town could be doing to him than their daily chant. They could throw anything, including punches and hard objects. Or soft objects.

If he was fast enough. Wily

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Challenge #04149-K131: Judge Not - or Else!

The new young Watch member gets a sharp lesson in judging others. An apology is to be made first, and then they must learn to observe others, and get to know them, before making judgement calls. It's a rather... interesting piece of disciplinary action.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-04003-j351-many-moving-parts -- Anon Guest

Officer Pembroke was learning, almost against his will. He had already learned that short-haired Elves aren't necessarily criminals. He'd very recently learned that the Halfbred Harukh walking around with

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Challenge #04147-K129: Eldritch Intimacy

A: Hey bard have you seen my Necronomicon?

B: right here. It’s was an interesting read.

A: You read it? The Necronomicon?

B: Yes, I found some wonderful inspiration inside. Shall I ordain you a tune? -- Anon Guest

[AN: Link to the video includes rude language, sexual language, and the generic horny bard. Dead dove, do not eat]

Certain tomes should not exist. Some should never have been penned. Some are loaded weapons, waiting to kill again. In these cases,

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Challenge #04139-K121: Honesty Aggression

A wizard, fed up with people lying just so they can get other people humiliated, hurt, or worse, begins cursing those that habitual liars so that they lose the ability to lie, not in spoken or written word. -- Anon Guest

Wraithvine got the blame, as ze does for most magnificent acts of magic. Nobody else could have the time or motivation to do what had been done to Ymamoraal. So they said.

Never underestimate the power and devotion of a pissed-off

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Challenge #04138-K120: Truth to Power

"You say this is what you want, but is it really? Or is it what others tell you that you want? You say you need this, but is it what you really need? Or what others expect of you? Look into your heart, look into this mirror, for it will read your heart, and if your heart equals the desires you say you have, then I will help you with what you wish. If it does not? Then I will help you

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Challenge #04131-K113: Useless Witness

The dragon looked upon the tired adventurer who stood there quietly after patching up their injuries.

Dragon - "I offered you gold and gems, you stand by a huge pile of treasure yet you do not reach for a single coin, you are not like most who make it this far."

Adventurer- "That's not real treasure, that's just gold."

Dragon - "Then what is it you seek?"

Adventurer - "You're over a millennia old, all I want is to learn the truth

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Challenge #04128-K110: Unwelcome in More Places

Several humans from a larger nearby polity, learning of the city of Middenden, try to go and subjugate it. It's filled with "filthy monsters" after all and "devils". Their heavily armed soldiers, and their leaders, quickly learn these beings are not weak, and are tired of being treated like this, they deserve respect too, damnit!

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03642-i354-unwelcomed-experiences -- Lessons

The real problem with People of Import is that they have a great influence on everyone who knows them.

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