ROARRRRRR!!! The sound seemed to echo all around me. It was deafening. I looked up, startled, to see a massive rex standing right in front of me. It started to run right for me. I tried to swing my tail at it but had to stop half way, dodging to the side, when it bit at me with its massive jaws. My heart pounded in my chest as I swung at it again. My tail hit the rex’s leg. But it seemed to hardly leave a dent. The Rex bit at me again, it grabbed my tail in its jaws and bit down hard. I cried out in pain. It was the first time anything had managed to damage my only weapon. Several days ago I would have stayed and fought to the death. Just because this creature had dared attack me. But the past couple of days had showed me that I couldn’t handle everything and sometimes it was better to retreat when it was too much for you to handle. Gritting my teeth in pain I squirmed my tail out of the rex’s mouth and took off running. I tried to run to the forest but the Rex blocked my way. I turned and ran strait for the ocean. I plunged into the cold water and kicked frantically with my legs. Trying to escape. I didn’t dare look behind me. I just kept swimming leaving the rex far behind.
It seemed like hours, I just swam and swam and swam. Soon exhaustion began to take over. I looked, but there was no land to be found. I kept swimming till I could go no further, my eyes slowly shut. I just needed a moment of sleep.
I woke up on a sandy beach. A parasaur stood over me, watching curiously. I stood up shakily. “Careful” the parasaur said “you look like you’ve been through a lot.”
“Where am I?” I asked.
“Your at herbivore island” the parasaur replied happily.
I had made it to herbivore island. I later learned that it was a safe, paradise like place. After all that I had been through. I had made it through things that many of my kind wouldn’t have. And now, finally, I was safe.
My name is Steve the all powerful! Ok maybe it’s just Steve, but even though, shhhhh be quiet and listen to my story, through my eyes. I was very young when two low lv players tamed me. I was their best friend and only protector for a long time. As I leveled up, I saw my tribe grow from two to three to four and so on. I remember the great pride I felt every time one of the survivors hopped onto my back. I helped them to progress and as dangerous predictors and other survivors fell before me I began to feel invincible. And even though “stronger” dinos were tamed by my tribe and they took them into caves and on raids, they never forgot about me. I was always there. Ready to help gather berries, offer comfort, even take a few bullets from turrets on raids.
Now as I look up at the tall towers, listen to the buzz of activity, and roars of various dinos, I can’t help but feel pride for what I helped to build. I thought that nothing could ever take us down. That I was invincible. But maybe... maybe neither my tribe or me where ever as powerful as I thought.
It was a perfect day. I was out with my best friend Riley, a rex, showing her how to be more fierce. That was a problem of hers, she was one of the biggest carnivores on the island and yet she was so nervous all the time. I was just beginning to get somewhere with her when I heard commotion coming from the far side of our base. I began to head over there to investigate. Suddenly it was like I was plunged into another world. Chaos broke out everywhere. Flying dinos swooped down from the air. Impossibly huge dinos broke through our walls, bullets swept the area, ripping anything or anyone in the way. I ran trying to avoid the bullets. Other tames and even tribe mates screamed in agony as the huge dinos raged through our defenseless base. A sudden wave of rage hit me. I charged at an attacking survivor on a slightly smaller mount. WACK! My tail smashed through the dinos legs. It cried out in pain and rage. I roared back and brought my tail around for another swing, but I never got the chance. Something huge rammed into me and sent me sailing through the air. I landed with a painful thud. I tried to move but I was trapped in between a cliff and one of our walls. I roared in frustration as I listened to my tribe being slaughtered and my base torn down to rubble. I don’t know how long I was behind there, but eventually I managed to nock down the weakened wall. I blinked my eyes, trying to clear the dust and rubble from the fallen wall. When my vision cleared, I was horrified by the sight. Everything was gone. Bodies littered the rubble of our once magnificent buildings. I was all that was left. What would I do now?
The next few days were horrible. I had never felt so alone and helpless in my life. I didn’t like the feeling of helplessness, it was unsettling. I couldn’t bare another moment at my destroyed home. I had to move on. I traveled for awhile unhindered, but then I came to a swamp. I sniffed at the murky water. It stank like something dead. Hesitantly I began to a sludge through the water, my belly just above the muddy water. Bugs swarmed every where and I could here something swimming near by. I felt a tremor of fear go through my body, but then I pushed it down angrily. It was just a bit of grows water. Then out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of movement. I turned just in time to see a blur of movement leap towards me. I dodged to the side as quickly as possible. As the creature sailed just past me I felt something warm run down my side. I looked and saw the bright red of blood. I didn’t have much time to react before the attacker was whirling around to come at me again. It was a creature I had never seen before. Some sort of alligator. It came at me again and I confidently swung my tail to intercept it. I could handle this. But it was fast! It ran under my tail with lighting speed and bit into one of my front legs with its massive jaws. It’s sharp fangs bit deep into the flesh of my leg and I began to hear bone crack. Crying out in pain I began to whirl around in circles trying to get loose. I swung my tail at it but it was two close to my body to get a good hit in. Again I felt sudden fear. Finally I ran up to a tree and slammed the creature into the trunk. It came off of my leg with an angry roar. It readied to leap at me again but then another even bigger creature came up out of the water. This thing I recognized, it was a sarco. With the first attackers full attention on me it never saw the sarco coming. The sarco snapped it up into its massive jaws, almost biting it in half. The sarco dragged the creature down into the murky water. I stood there in horror as I watched the water slowly still. Then I ran, or more accurately limped, as fast as I could away from there.
Finally I made it out of the swamp and continued to travel. I soon began to feel a cool salty breeze blowing by. Not long after I came to the edge of a beach. The vast blue ocean lay ahead of me. It seemed to stretch for miles. I turned away from the ocean and began to walk down the beach. I kept alert. I hate to admit it but my confidence had been shaken by that encounter in the swamp. I heard a hiss, I whirled around to see a dilo standing not far off. I waved my tail at it menacingly, I had defeated plenty of these things before. But it just turned and walked off. I watched it, puzzled. I had clearly threatened it, why hadn’t it reacted? I know I would have. I watched as it began to hunt down a dodo. It ran after the dodo, biting and hissing. Suddenly an unsuspecting trike walked right in front of the dilo just as the dilo was spitting some venom at the dodo. The venom hit the trike and the trike roared in anger, turning on the small dilo. The trike shook its head angrily and rammed its head into the dilo. I knew that the dilo was done for. But then it did something that I would have never done. It looked calmly at the trike, then ran off. The trike followed the dilo but the dilo quickly lost the trike in some near by trees. After I lost site of the dilo I continued to walk on. But my mind stayed with the dilo. While I would have become angry and fought the trike, the dilo remained calm and simply retreated and because the dilo retreated, it survived. It was something that I couldn’t seem to stop thinking about. I was so distracted thinking about it that I didn’t see the danger right in front of me before it was almost to late.
I have a Stegosaurus. A fully mutated one, too. Her name is Juliette. Half of her is red, while the other is blue. Before the TLC, she was already a beast. She dealt 930 damage with just one swing of her tail. Now, with the TLC, she is even better. She not only looks better, but she does even more damage with the impaling ability; almost 1800 per tick. Her regular tail swing still does 930, though. I have yet to mutated a Mammoth, pre TLC or post TLC. I will update on the Mammoth when I do get it. Currently, I am on an ARK hiatus, letting myself take a break until I get interested again. Until I do get a fully mutated Mammoth, see you around.