Once upon a time, there was a great forest where all the animals from all across Orr used to gather. There, among the ancient trees, sat two little landsquid upon a big, fat rotten log. As they sat there, the pair looked down at all the tiny little creatures squirming about at the base of the log: termitores, jacker quakes and pillpoms. As they watched, the landsquid felt rather large by comparison.
“I do believe I am the biggest, best creature that ever was,” boasted the red landsquid. He reached out with one stubby tentacle and crushed a tiny pillpom with one swift flick.
“Is that so?” sighed the blue landsquid rolling his eyes. He was not impressed with the red landsquid, his boasting or his actions.
“Very much so!” the red one exclaimed. “I doubt there is a creature better or more powerful than I in this entire forest.”
Just then a hop flop came bouncing up to the log with his long ears and feet.
“Is that so?” asked the hop flop with a playful smile. “Because it just so happens that I am the biggest, best creature in all the forest. I am fast, I can jump very high and I can crush you with my foot if I wanted. All you can do is laze about all day and kill pillpoms.”
The red landsquid fixed himself up and readied his reply with a proud smile forming on his face, but then a sly little vex came strutting up to the log with a smirk and her long soft tail swishing about behind her.
“Is that so?” asked the vex as she took a seat beside the log. “Because it just so happens that I am the biggest, best creature in all the forest. I am swift, agile and I can eat the both of you if I wanted. All either of you can do is jump high and kill pillpoms.”
The red landsquid turned his attention to the confident vex this time. He fixed himself up and readied his reply, but as he started to take in a deep breath, a big fat warrenmaster came snorting up to the log.
“Is that so?” huffed the warrenmaster. Because it just so happens that I am the biggest, best creature in all the forest. I have powerful legs and tusks and I can gore the lot of you if I wanted. All any of you can do is be swift, jump and kill pillpoms.”
The red landsquid was getting a bit annoyed, but that didn’t stop him from turning to the warrenmaster, readying his reply. With that prideful grin returning, he began taking in another deep breath. However, before he could reply, the ground began to shake and the other animals shuddered with fright as a massive, ferocious balagore towered over them all with its hungry, jagged tooth-filled grin.
“Is that so?” grumbled the balagore with a fiendish snarl. “Because it just so happens that I am the greatest creature in all the forest. I have huge, powerful fangs. I am very strong and I have a ferocious temperament. I could easily devour you all with one snap of my jaw if I wanted and your tusks, nor your swiftness, nor your ability to jump or kill pillpoms will save you from being my dinner.”
The animals trembled in fear. None dared to speak against the mighty balagore.
By this point, the red landsquid was getting really annoyed. He puffed out his chest, again, took a deep breath, again, and this time shouted, “I am the biggest, best creature in all the forest!”
“Then I shall eat you first!” barked the very angry balagore.
“Oh yeah? Go ahead and try!” replied the little landsquid as the other animals quickly backed out of the balagore’s hungry gaze.
Nevertheless, when the balagore began to open his mighty mouth to devour the little landsquid, the landsquid spurt a powerful blast of ink right into the creature’s eyes, nose, and mouth.
The balagore howled out in pain, whimpering and crying as he ran off with his tail between his legs. The other animals sighed in great relief.
“You ARE the mightiest creature in the forest!” cheered the clumsy hop flop.
“You’re the strongest ever!” exclaimed the skinny vex.
“What a relief you’re here!” laughed the stumpy warrenmaster.
“You’re such a show-off,” sighed the blue landsquid.