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Little Gryphy #03 - FCW Short Story by AssasinMonkey Little Gryphy #03 - FCW Short Story by AssasinMonkey
Gryphy...

Part of my 'First Contact War' - Short Stories.

Page #03 and final page (for now?) concluding this short story.
Some additional background info on the ponies shown. These are my Sirens of Albicant I've made in the past. Here's their backstory from that image:
Sirens of Albicant by AssasinMonkey
"Sirens of Albicant, conquerors of the wilds. Very secluded groups of equines, born and grown to unite the wild lifeforms under the Equine Banner. Those who resist or threaten the empire shall risk extermination, all must unite. This is the quest of a Siren, this is their life.

Although not all equines would approve of their approach, the lands the Sirens roam in is remote enough to not be an issue. In the far hostile territories they travel they find mythical creatures, but also more than just creatures. Almost becoming myths them self as they harness any method to aid them in their mission. For they take on any that oppose them.

Words spreading like any other myth. Talk about their brighter appearances. Glowing eyes in the shadows, used to subdue other lifeforms. Hidden under their hoods masking their changed appearances. Not many come into contact with them, further shrouding them in mystery. Yet many also do not realise the effect they've had on daily lives, which for many has been made possibly by these groups throughout the centuries. Ridding the lands of most creatures, or taken for the greater good."
I need to rewrite it in a better way sometime, but that kinda tells their side anyway.
They did make this page interesting having to translate their design into this style.
Talking about style, this might not be my most efficient style. Not sure if I'll keep it for any next comics/short stories or if I'll try something else.

Anywho, this finishes up Little Gryphy's story. 3 pages short, although I could've dragged it on for a lot longer, but the point of it was to show a "Reason of Conflict" a first contact (as there are many first contacts)
Now I've to think about what's next...

Edit:
To elaborate on the situation, this is a shortened down story of a first contact. Neither side knows of the full extent in which the other reaches. The Gryphons have no idea who the Sirens are and the Sirens have no knowledge of the scale and civilization that the Gryphons have.
On the Siren's side this means they treat Gryphons as wildlife. They deal with bigger targets on a regular basis such as Hydras ( fav.me/d77hcqe ) so encountering a new lifeform a gryphon gives them a new and seemingly harmless creature to assimilate into the Equine Empire as just another asset.
This is their ruthless policy towards all lifeforms, you either bow or you fall before the empire.

Every Saturday I'll work on First Contact War in my Picarto Streams.

Cover: fav.me/d7tgu6i
Page #01: fav.me/d7tgu35
Page #02: fav.me/d7uimev
Page #03: fav.me/d7vhdmd
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:iconharuka--chan:
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Little Griffy...
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:iconcaptainwinters:
CaptainWinters Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I'm gonna bet she returns but she will have been fully integrated in the Equine Empire by having her early memories wiped and or being raised by Equines for the majority of her life and there for naturally assimilating into their society and their religion, 

we'll see what happens,
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I have a sickening feeling that annexation for non-equine species is FAR less pleasant than, say; the typical Roman model: keeping a garrison nearby and making it clear who's boss, but leaving conquered peoples to their business and maybe allowing them to one day become full citizens.

No...I'm thinking second-class citizenship, if not outright slavery.
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:iconmirtar34:
mirtar34 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, what exactly is the story?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's basically about one of the 'Reasons of conflict' between the Gryphons and Equines in 'First Contact War'.

This mostly shows just the initial event that could lead to further possibilities. So it's not necessarily the reaction or how the Gryphons even found out about it.
The actions of few impacting the lives of many. Where even small occurrences like this can create a bad reputation towards an entire species, or contribute to it.
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:iconmirtar34:
mirtar34 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do we know what happened to the little gryphon? 
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For now it'll remain a mystery. She is an official addition of 'First Contact War', so as I continue to work on the universe I might end up revisiting some characters, or groups :)
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Well, so much for playful and innocent. It was nice for the two pages it lasted. :)
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:iconmlpmichael:
MLPmichael Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
omg poor gryphon D:

so cute ;_;
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Jesus...these Sirens don't play around at all.

I have a sickening feeling that annexation for non-equine species is FAR less pleasant than, say; the typical Roman model: keeping a garrison nearby and making it clear who's boss, but leaving conquered peoples to their business and maybe allowing them to one day become full citizens.

No...I'm thinking second-class citizenship, if not outright slavery.
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:iconimledge:
ImLedge Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist
teh burd died, the end.
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:iconp-a-t-a-r:
p-a-t-a-r Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:O
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:iconveco8:
veco8 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
oh Oh MY GOD HES DEAD!
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
I told you! Stranger Danger!
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:iconshadowthehejhog:
SHADOWtheHEJHOG Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
You ponies harm one feather or hair on the little gryphon and I will make sure you never walk properly again.
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:iconciinidoodle:
ciinidoodle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
how about breathe?
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:iconshadowthehejhog:
SHADOWtheHEJHOG Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
(Inhales)... (Exhales)
...
...
Nope, still going to kick some tail.
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:iconciinidoodle:
ciinidoodle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
yep ima join you
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:iconsecondsketch:
secondsketch Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
now add a *crunch* sound effect on the last panel
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:icongazbro:
GazBro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Little gryphon is dead... the ponies are evil.
The end.
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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Heartbreaking ending.  Poor little thing.
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:icondanthecoolest25:
Danthecoolest25 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
o-o
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Oh my poor Gryphon this will be bad and diplomacy will not work from this point forward not good.
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:iconmister-saugrenu:
Mister-Saugrenu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Aaaaaaaw, poor little birdie...
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:iconphoebechan:
phoebechan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Oh dear o.0
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:icongenesisamora:
GenesisAmora Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Will this continue?! I don't want the babeh to be gone!
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We might see her again in the future, in some way...
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:iconwarlord487:
warlord487 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
That's... really grim. Very well-drawn too, I must say.
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:iconseether00:
Seether00 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
NO no no no!
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:iconsweetymimy22:
sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
oh no will she alive
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:iconklarkkentthe3rd:
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
... and she was never seen again.
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Rude.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
One would think they would notice the Gryphon has a scarf...have they no contact with any other intelligent life forms at this point?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The Sirens are fairly hostile against non-equines in that regard. They probably have encountered other before but treated them in the same discriminating way. Their "manifest destiny" along with the powers they wield, making them very arrogant as well.
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:iconrdkinght:
RDkinght Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
all the hitmarkers
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:icondinoboy1998:
DinoBoy1998 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no the feels T^T
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:iconkabhes:
kabhes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
omg i want more
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:iconfist-of-doom:
Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that was ominous
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:icondreamcastpony:
dreamcastpony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
yay happy ending :)
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:icontannimfodder:
TannimFodder Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Looks like they're having chicken for dinner tonight!
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:iconunlikeablepony:
unlikeablePony Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I like the how the term "story concluded" could be construed XD
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And....roll credits!

(Jk) this is awesome!
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:iconkironstrife:
KironStrife Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nooooo!  Leave the cute little bird/kitty alone!
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:icondanshawgraphics:
DanshawGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! she's dead
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:iconjjamess10:
jjamess10 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh geez...
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SublimeNocturne Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Though the equines of this universe are mighty and capable, they seem overly fearful of losing their precious order. So much so that any and all of the unknown are either absolutely assimilated or entirely exterminated.  That or this can be considered actions of manifest destiny from the Equine Empire's perspective. Anyhow, how far are they willing to go in the absence of scruples?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There seems to be a fine line between being powerful, and fearful, or just fanatical.
I guess either way it can just take time before they meet their match. One that doesn't just survive but also fights back.

For the Sirens it's probably more along the lines of fanaticism, being often secluded and distant, almost cult-like, and secrecy. Although that doesn't  mean there was no fear in play.
As for all the other equines, there's no saying where each one of them might stand at. How widespread a believe of manifest destiny might be. :O
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aemeyer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
So he's not being killed, just being taken to be raised by ponies and acclimated to their culture. So, kind of like how we domesticated dogs from wolves, but with more kidnapping of a sapient species...
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:iconlyanawolf:
lyanawolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that poor little gryphin
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