Listening to: Piracy - Super Mario RPG Remix Album
Reading: Recently finished Alice In Wonderland
Watching: My lovely pirates
Playing: Super Mario RPG
Eating: Teriyaki noodles
Drinking: Blackberry/Grape water
Well...I suppose I could just wait till the actual anniversary, but............nah.
Well, as for Spark Storm, he was created to be the seventh Element Of Harmony, the Element of Forgiveness. However, his role goes much deeper than that. As the story goes, about five-six thousand years ago, Discord was running rampant, causing chaos, death and destruction wherever he went, and there as no one to stop him until Celestia and Luna came around wielding the Elements of Harmony.
Sensing his impending doom, he began to leave traces of himself around Equestria in the form of a God's Bargain. This Bargain, sealed by a mere pawshake, was consenting to give Discord whatever he asked for, and it usually meant that he would collect whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. Once the God's Bargain was complete, there was no reversing it, or taking back one's word.
Discord made the God's Bargain with many beings around the planet as he was chased by the Royal Pony sisters, and many of these Bargains were inconsequential. Most creatures sealing the Bargain couldn't give Discord anything he couldn't just take himself.
But one night, he was approached by Princess Papillon , Princess of the Bug Kindgom. She was beautiful and so were her ponies, who resided deep in the forests and wilderness, away from such silly things as law and order. But her people were in danger of dying out, they were being ruthlessly hunted and eaten by the nymphs and dryads of the forests. "Such is the rule of nature," as Almalthea, queen of the forest creatures would tell her.
And so when Princess Papillon approached Discord in the dead of night, pleading for an edge and to save her people, Discord found the perfect plan to raise havoc and buy himself some time. He indulged the Princess, who had been shunned by the Royal Sisters, who didn't have the time nor the inclination to help. "Rules of Nature", they said. So when Discord reached an agreement with Papillon, his only requirement of her would be that she and her people would serve him in any way he wished.
She agreed, and he granted her and her people the power to fight back against the nymphs. Papillon and her people's forms changed forever into the Changelings, creatures with the power to change their forms. They could have used this power to hide themselves, but instead, Papillon and her ponies became inflated with ego and power. They overran the nymphs, and in a mere one hundred years the tables had turned. The Changelings ruled the wilderness while the nymphs became nearly extinct. (permission from artist-apprentice587 was acquired to use this image and concept)
Meanwhile, Discord had been cornered by the sisters, and sealed in stone. One thousand years had passed, and Luna had grown irritated by the ponies that loved her sister's sun, but shunned her night. She despaired that nopony would ever appreciate the masterpieces that she wove just for them. It was around that time that Discord began to put his plans into action. Whenever he created a God's Bargain with any creature, a little bit of his power remained in the world apart from him. Using this spare power and the large portion of magic he'd given to the Changelings, he seduced Luna to give in to darkness. Finally, she accepted his help and partaking in a God's Bargain with Discord through her dreams, she became Nightmare Moon.
Celestia was no fool. She knew that Discord had been drawing plans against her, even from beyond his stone prison. Upon discovering what he had done to Luna, she went around the world and gathered his remaining power and stored it within herself, and to this day remains plagued by his taunting whenever the Elements grow weak, or if there is a chance that the elements could break.
Nine hundred and seventy nine years after Luna had been imprisoned, Celestia managed to form a new element, since she could no longer use the original six, having drained away her ability to use them by sealing her sister in the moon. This new element would be stronger than the ones that came before, but it needed to be kept secret, kept away from the others, as the original Elements had now emerged and implanted themselves in six new souls.
Celestia put nearly all of her energy into the new element, something that could destroy evil all on it's own, something that could absolve wrongs and correct evil mistakes. The process nearly killed her, and severely weakened the seal on Luna's imprisonment. In only a few short years, Luna would be able to escape.
After Celestia recovered from creating a new Element, she sent it on it's way to it's new owner, for she would never be able to bear any of the Elements again. She had spent too many years using them, her tired old frame simply too weak to wage war with the gods anymore.
The new Element implanted itself into the soul of an unborn pegasus. The inception caused some complications with the birthing process, which scewed the poor colt's wings. He would never fly thanks to this complication.
Through some cosmic joke, the lame wings developed the ability to generate electricity through friction, an ability the little pegasus wasn't destined to have had it not been for the birth defect.
This played a role in the young colt's life, and garnered Discord's attention. He knew that Celestia was planning to use the colt for the Draconequus' eventual return, so he drew his own plans.
As Luna lay dormant, alone and abandoned in the moon, he approached her once more, offering promises to give her a companion so that she would never be alone again. Adding that she would be free again soon only helped to cement the idea in her head. He showed her the pegasus one night under the full moon, and she immediately fell in love, though the colt was still too young to be of use to her, and argued that he would not love her back.
He promised her that he would, and drew a line from her heart to his, a powerful spell assuring that he would always be attracted to her the moment he set eyes on her in the future. This was a trick, however, as Discord had great plans for Nightmare Moon's power. While the red line connecting them -did- insure that the pegasus would love her, it also slowly drained the Goddess' power and transferred it to the pegasus. It would make dealing with Nightmare in the future much easier when he betrayed her.
And so, the story begins on the night of Nightmare Moon's escape. When the chosen pegasus rushes to help his friends face Nightmare Moon, the two meet for the first time. And while the pegasus was already in a loving relationship, he felt himself helplessly attracted to the Goddess of the Night. Plans were laid against him as Discord, Chrysalis and Nightmare Moon stood before him.
Please keep in mind that I wrote this almost 10 months ago. Hope you all enjoyed it. I am completely determined to make it this far, so stay tuned for more as Spark's story continues to evolve and change.