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Steem Monsters Fantasy Story- Sabre Shark : "I Am Vengeance"

in steemmonsters •  last month


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I am Vigilance, Vengeance, the quiet ripple under the surface, the violent thrashing in the depths. I am Long Ago and Here and Now. The End and the Begin Again.



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It is believed I am the last of my kind.

They call me The Ancestor, a title that enrages me. Shames me. Those that bear a resemblance are but a shadow of my true brethren, mindless predators driven by the basest of needs.

Once we hungered, not to fill our bellies, but our minds, our souls. We were keepers of the balance in the great waters of the deep. Flesh was fuel and justice, we did not feed indiscriminately, upon the righteous or the innocent.

Until the day they came with their haunting, hypnotic song.

We thought them angels.

The cost of our mistake is reflected in the dead eyes of my so-called progeny, a mockery of what we once were. All but me, I am the cursed, the one who was left as we were to face the ages alone.

Until now.

A war is coming. Battles are already waging, alliances being formed. What was lost to foolishness, arrogance, greed and deception can be restored.

The fate of my kind is left to me.

I must not fail.



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I decided to enter this contest in two parts-- though I included a brief back story, the summary for the front of the card (the first three sentences) is my main entry and can be considered separate if you feel the back story is too short, too vague, or doesn't fit. Also, if you wanted to take this back story and expound on it, or let me know how I could do that- by all means. (I kept it vague to minimize the chance I might stray too far to fit the overall story )


I'm new to steemmonsters, but very excited about the future of it! To everyone involved in the idea, the designs, and past story entries-AMAZING JOB!!



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That was fantastic, rice krisp-SIS! It gave off such an imposing air. To think, the Sabre Shark is just a common card haha! I was surprised about its rarity, given the intimidating art that it has. This was such a great setup for it! Perhaps there should be a The Ancestor card that boosts every other Sabre Shark in the field!

Ooh, I love it @dreemit!
I need to write up a story for my favorite card...except I haven't picked a favorite card yet. LOL

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Sweet! It was definitely fun to do! I haven't figured out my favorite yet either, but I'm likely to try out a few stories :)

Look forward to yours @merej99!

So that is why you are obsessed with monster cards?

Geek :)

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Is that your collection? Who is @yati? Guess I'll have to bounce over and see ;)

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Yeah, this makes more sense. You are definitely not yati...I hope haha!

You should really grab some though, they're cheap enough to be worth the minimal riskage ;)

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What is why? Writing stories about them you mean? LOL, well, that adds to the fun- but my real obsession is MONEY, come on cards, buy me that lambo!!

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Here is your one:

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I just opened a two dollar pack and got a gold card that I could turn around and sell for 38 bucks right now- you sure you don't want in on this nerdy game? ;)

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GEEK

Hehe, very good man! A nice departure too!!

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Why thank you darlin'! I've been thinking that I should try for that fiction feel when I blog too, maybe I wouldn't struggle so much haha! Though I did like the style of my kickass waterfall hike ;)

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Stoner style! Lol.

Nonsense, I refuse to believe you ever struggle to write a word!

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Yes, exactly!

And I know that your posts just ooze right out of your brilliant comedic mind through your fingertips effortlessly- as effortlessly as your perfect attendance!

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Wahahahaha, oh yes, like wet velvet they just slibber out!!! :0D

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What a perfect visual, wet velvet does slibber!!

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Hehe, in a slightly squirmy way!

Awesome! I haven't seen much about the monster's stories yet, like how they came to be and all, I'll have to go see their page again. Oh, I got a gold dragon in a pack the other day, finally caught my dragon!

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Thanks! Yeah, they're choosing weekly winners, and their stories will be the back stories- they have it so you can either do a front of the card summary or a website back story actually, I gave them both options- if I win ;)

Nice! I bought three of the dragons, two of them today because they went way down in price for the moment. The thing is, what makes it much lower risk especially now, is you can put your cards back on the market if you want. Not that I will, no sir, hodling cards :)

Definitely check out their page, for the contests, also they've begun practice gameplay I think- they have the preliminaries of how it all works. It seems like, based on listening to a radio show and reading the conversation in the forum, that when the game play officially starts- well let's just say we got in just in time! Eventually they'll run out of the first editions and start on the second. I've never had first edition cards of anything!

I like your set up. Engaging.

Personally, I say expand upon what you have. Where is the call to action? Where is the tension and resolve? Please, take me into this coming war or something.

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Hello @dreemit, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!