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Curious Chaos by MrBarthalamul Curious Chaos by MrBarthalamul
I started this this last morning and would have been done sooner but there were a lot of distractions today. :p

I have future plans for this, so look forward to them......

Also, either I've gotten MUCH better at vectoring or Discord is just easy to vector... (and I don't think it's the latter ;) )

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Episode: The Return of Harmony Part 1 - The Balloon Garden

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Zerada Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Big head Discord... :D
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
"Recognize this stone, Mr Discord? This is your run-of-the-mill arcanium crystal, a thaumatic-energy superconductor capable of absorbing and holding a sizable quantity of arcane energies for hundreds, if not thousands of years, synthesized by the diverse silicon-based microorganisms which grows these crystals in forms of gems, diamonds, rubies and suchto capture the ambient background magic for their own metabolic needs.

"The crystal itself is nothing special, but you could probably detect the magical energies inside. The signature itself is something out of the ordinary. Go ahead, snap your fingers and see if you can affect the crystal, or me, at the slightest."

[Discord snaps fingers, once. To his shock, nothing, and it remains so even as he snaps his fingers repeatedly]

"Surprised? In case you're wondering, the magic contained within this crystal is tuned to the magical signatures expressed by a Tatzlwurm" [Discord's expression turns to horror] "That's right, the same worm that had made YOU, the Spirit of Chaos, sick."

"After the news had spread of your encounter with it, and your friend Ms Fluttershy personally nursing it back to health, the proper authorities had decided to relocate the worm, and the flower that it once inhabit beneath, to a research facility near Appleloosa where it could be properly studied."

"When we performed thaumatic analysis on the samples of live worm tissues, the results surprised us - the magical signature were discovered, upon repeated testing, to be able to negate certain forms of magic, and in particular, it had shown to be able to negate CHAOS magic."

"We theorized that, considering you never seen the worm before (and neither have we), these Tatzlwurms had in the distant past lived right at the very edge of your zone of chaotic influence during your first reign over Equestria - which means, while they are exposed to some of the magic and are massively inconveniented by it, they were not fully affected or harmed by the alterations your magic would had caused.

"The chaos magic bleeding into their habitat, resulting in a dangerous, unpredictable environment served as a massive selection pressure to the species, and a mutagenic agent that accelerated their evolution like radiation, and over the generations, the natural selection process favored worms that developed magic resistance to your chaos magic." 

"It doesn't fully stops chaos and entropy from occurring - that would be a gross violation of many physics, like the second law of thermodynamics - but it interferes and reduces the effects to negligible levels. Like all magical energies, it could exist long after the creature dies, and be imparted onto the environment and various things, such as the mucus that it sneezed you with, lowering your natural resistance and making even YOU, susceptible to a cold."

"Of course, we have yet able to find a way to replicate the magic beyond amplifying the magic expressed by the tissue samples and storing the siphoned energies with these crystals. Deciphering process on its Harmonic and Sub-Harmonic frequencies is still ongoing. But, once we can replicate it, refine it, it could be casted as a proper spell, imprinted as proper enchantment, The implications are staggering: for the first time in history, a proper means to negate your chaos magic!"

"... Oh don't look at me like that, sir. With the Elements of Harmony returned to the tree, the only thing preventing you from taking over again was your promise to Ms Fluttershy..." [Discord looked as if to do something rash, but a glare from Fluttershy makes him reconsider] "... and frankly, we still couldn't trust you to keep your word. It was necessary for us to find another means to stop you and contain you should you ever go rogue."

"Your prank with Princess Twilight and Cadence, it seems, had unwittingly provided us with the solution."

"And before you do anything, like staging an accident that would destroy all our research and make our resident worm go missing, we've already produced enough crystals to crudely enchant the whole facility against your magic, so don't get any ideas."

[Discord groans in frustration] 

--- Head researcher of Royal Equestrian Ministry of Research and Development Facility 09, during a field test of the anti-chaos properties of T-wurm magic, with Discord, Spirit of Chaos, and Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as invited guests.
Trooper924 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
"Oh don't look at me like that," said Discord to the head researcher. "You were pratically asking for this."

The head researcher stared forward blankly as Discord burned his research notes.

"I mean, what did you think would happen? You called me down here and said 'Hey Discord! We made this stuff that makes all your stupid powers worthless, what do you think of that, you wimp?' Did you really think I'd just let you all roll over me like that?"

Discord placed the tatzlworm crystal onto the table and then--summoning a large, iron hammer to his hand--he smashed into a fine powder.

"I know what you're thinking--or what you would be thinking if you could think--you're thinking 'But Discord, aren't you supposed to be good guy now?' Well, sure, but you see, I'm just doing what anyone else would do in my position."

Discord swept the crystal powder into a bucket with the ashes of the notes before turning to the head researcher. "Now, if Princess Celestia asks about your little project, you say--?"

"I'm sorry, your highness, but our initial reports were wrong," said the head researcher, sounding completely natural. "Discord has developed an immunity the tatzlworm energies. The crystals no longer have any effect on him."

Satisfied, Discord smiled. "Excellent! And just to be on the safe side..." Discord snapped his fingers and produced a (fake) tatzlworm crystal and a new set of notes (with new, inaccurate notes) out of thin air and place onto the table. 

"Just in case somepony wants to double-check your work. Anyways, as I was saying, there are alot of ponies out there who don't approve of my past misdeeds, some of them would even like to see me suffer for them. What if one of them got ahold of your little discovery? Could you imagine how Fluttershy would react if something like that happened to me? If you ask me, this is self-defense, pure and simple."

Discord turned and walked towards the center of the room, manuevering around research assistants and scientists, all frozen like statues. "Well, I think I've taken up enough of your time. I've edited your underlings' memories so that match up with your new ones. So, if you don't mind, I best be off. There are some loose ends in Appleloosa I need to tie up. Good night , Doctor--err--actually I never got your name. Oh well."

And with that Discord vanished in a flash of light. 

And then a second later, he appeared again.

"You know, I kind of feel bad about this now," said Discord to the head researcher. "Go get a drink. You deserve it." Then Discord disappeared again.

The ponies around the lab started moving, all unaware of what had just happened, and went right back to their work.

The head researcher regretfully placed his failed project long his notes into the bottom drawer of his desk.

Ah well, back to the drawing board, he thought to himself. I need a drink. I deserve it.
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
(That could have been avoided if the researcher hadn't gloated about it...)
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
(Well, that happened)
Trooper924 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Discord: "Actually, it didn't."

*Erases your memory*
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
MrBarthalamul Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap! Mini fanfic! Great job explaining something I was wondering about!
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks. Figuring out how fictional settings functions in a logical manner, and its implications to the setting and story, is one of my favorite hobbies.
MrBarthalamul Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I did that too with my now unupdated Ask Trixie blog. Trixie would explain various stuff in Equestria. You can still visit it if you like ( ask-thewonderfullywisewizard.t… ) but like I said, I don't really plan on updating it. (too much work, too little reward =p )
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