Author has written 6 stories for Spyro the Dragon, Pokémon, Elder Scroll series, Inheritance Cycle, Jurassic Park, Halo, and How to Train Your Dragon.
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Name: Spartan D-289/Drake
height: 7 feet 5 inches
Preferred weapons: Covenant gravity hammer & energy sword, human assault & 50 caliber sniper rifles, 45 caliber pistol.
Service record: Classified
Personal history: Classified
Personality: keeps to himself yet treats fellow soldiers like the family he has only just started to remember. Loyal in the extreme to any & all he considers friends & family. (UNSC is obvious which is why it's not in the previous sentence.)
Bio: Spartan D-289, often referred to as Drake for his dragon-like ferocity with melee weapons. After the war with the covenant was sent with a small team of soldiers on a peace mission to the Sangheili home world of Sanghelios. During his briefing he was told that should the politicians do their job right he & his team might be stationed there for a short period of time in the future but as of this moment too many things were stressed on both sides & it would be unproductive to leave soldiers at this moment, however they were being sent as security detail for the diplomat earth was sending to the peace talks between the two species. After arrival on the planet the diplomat ordered D-289 to walk the city & gather what Intel he could, during his tour of the city the spartan was struck by what the sangheili thought was a bolt of lightning but upon it's disappearance the 'demon' had disappeared with it, knowing this would cause friction between the two races the young Sangheili that witnessed the anomaly reported to the Arbiter what had happened in full detail.
All story chapters are in progress. I know I take an ungodly amount of time to update but I try to make sure everything in the chapter is correct before posting it.
FACTS & QUOTES FROM CELESTIAL SEASONINGS TEA BOXES & COLLECTIBLE TINS.
CHAI TEA, INDIA SPICE.
Fact: In India, chai is often sold in single-use clay cups called puruas or kullahrs. Once empty, the cup is "returned to the earth" by being tossed to the ground & crushed.
Quote: "We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm & adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." Jawaharlal Nehru
SUGAR COOKIE SLEIGH RIDE.
Fact: A group of 18th century German immigrants who settled near Nazareth, Pennsylvania are credited with introducing the sugar cookie to North America.
Quote "Cookies are made of butter & love." Norwegian Proverb
Quote: Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories & love of kindred, & we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at christmas-time." Laura Ingalls Wilder.
SUGAR PLUM SPICE.
Fact: The unique celestial sounds that make the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker so memorable come from a piano-like instrument called a celesta.
Quote: "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." Hamilton Wright Mabie.
Quote: "The dreams of childhood- it's airy fables, it's graceful, beautiful, humane, impossible adornments of the world beyond; so good to believe in once, so good to be remembered when outgrown..." Charles Dickens
Fact: Like catnip, Valerian makes cats frisky - exactly the opposite of its effect on humans.
Fact: We've used Chamomile from the same family of Egyptian farmers for 30 years. The whole village helps harvest, dry and sift the crop by hand.
Quote: "Travel, in the younger sort, is part of education; in the elder, a part of experience." Francis Bacon
Quote: "We have two ears and one mouth, so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." Epictetus
Quote: "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." Thomas Paine.
Quote: "When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." Mark Twain.
WILD CHERRY BLACKBERRY.
Quote: "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle.
Quote: "Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." Philo.
Quote: "The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious." Eleanor H. Porter.
Fact: More than half the world's supply of Vanilla is produced on the African island of Madagascar.
Quote: "The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences." Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Quote: "People don't notice whether it's winter or sumer when they're happy." Anton Chekhov.
Quote: "If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." Maria Edgeworth.
Fact: Cinnamon has been literally treasured for centuries- in fact, it was worth more than gold in ancient Egypt.
Quote: "That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet." Emily Dickinson.
Quote: "Thought is the blossom, language the bud, and action the fruit behind it." Ralph Waldo Emerson
JASMINE(?) GREEN TEA.
Fact: According to legend, Cleopatra perfumed the sails of her ships with fragrant jasmine oil before her voyages so her admirers would know when she was near.
Quote: "A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Fact: Archaeological evidence suggests that green tea has been used as a healthy, delicious beverage for more than 5,000 years.
Fact(?): Embodying the transformative power and ever-renewing spirit of life itself, the dragon reminds us of the infinite possibilities promised by new beginnings.
Quote: I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one." Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Quote: "Without even going out of the door, one can know the whole world." Lao Tzu.
Fact: Peppermint has been used medicinally for thousands of years- in fact, dried peppermint leaves dating back todating back to 1,000 B.C. have been found in the pyramids of Egypt.
Fact: Eleuthero root has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to revitalize and reinforce the Qi- the body's life sustaining energy.
CHAI TEA, HONEY VANILLA.
Interesting/GROSS, Fact: Because of the complex process through which it is made by bees, honey never spoils. In fact, the traces of honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs are still edible.