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Blue Scorpions

The scorpion species Centruroides gracilis is known in Cuba as "alacran azul," or "blue scorpion" in English. Elsewhere, the blue scorpion is also known as the slender brown scorpion, the Florida bark scorpion or the brown bark scorpion.

In North America they are found in the U.S. and Mexico, and in South America they are found in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. In Africa they exist in Cameroon and Gabon. The species hardly exists in Europe.

In the U.S., many blue scorpions were introduced as pets. In natural habitats, blue scorpions dwell under bark and stones in forests set with plenty of refuge, like dead or fallen timber. They can also survive in temperate to hot locations that have an average temperature of about 30 degrees Celsius -- so long as the area isn't too humid.

Pet owners often enjoy the fact that blue scorpions don't show signs of cannibalistic behavior. These scorpions can be kept together with other species of scorpions, so long as food and shelter are well provided.

Blue scorpions should not be mistaken for a species called the giant blue scorpion, another name for the Malaysian forest scorpion (Heterometrus spinifer). The latter is a relatively aggressive scorpion that can be often confused with the emperor scorpion.

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    Emperor scorpion

    Species of scorpion

    Emperor scorpions fluoresce under UV light.
    Determining the sex of an emperor scorpion.
    Stinger of wild Pandinus imperator in southern Ghana

    The emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator, is a species of scorpion native to rainforests and savannas in West Africa. It is one of the largest scorpions in the world and lives for 6–8 years. Its body is black, but like other scorpions it glows pastel green or blue under ultraviolet light. It is a popular species in the pet trade, and is protected by CITES to prevent over-collecting that might impact the species survival.

    Description[edit]

    An emperor scorpion on sand.

    The emperor scorpion (Pandinus imperator) is one of the largest species of scorpion in the world, with adults averaging about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length and a weight of 30 g.[2] However, some species of forest scorpions are fairly similar to the emperor scorpion in size, and one scorpion, Heterometrus swammerdami, holds the record for being the world's largest scorpion at 9 inches (23 cm) in length.[3] The large pincers are blackish-red and have a granular texture. The front part of the body, or prosoma, is made up of four sections, each with a pair of legs. Behind the fourth pair of legs are comb-like structures known as pectines, which tend to be longer in males than in females. The tail, known as the metasoma, is long and curves back over the body. It ends in the large receptacle containing the venom glands and is tipped with a sharp, curved stinger. Scorpion stings can be categorized as mild (similar to a bee sting) to severe to humans depending on the species. Most people are not severely affected by the emperor scorpion's sting, though some people may be allergic to scorpion stings in general.[4] Sensory hairs cover the pincers and tail, enabling the emperor scorpion to detect prey through vibrations in the air and ground.[5]

    When gravid (pregnant), the body of a female expands to expose the whitish membranes connecting the segments. The emperor scorpion fluoresces greenish-blue under ultra-violet light.[6][7]

    They are known for their docile behavior and almost harmless sting; they do not use their sting to defend themselves when they are adults, however, they may use it in their adolescent stages. They prefer to use their pincers to crush and dismember their prey, their exoskeleton is very sclerotic, causing them to have a metallic greenish black color.

    They are often confused with a similar genus (Heterometrus), and are one of the most famous scorpions.

    Different ion channel toxins have been isolated from the venom of the emperor scorpion, including Pi1,[8] Pi2,[9][10]Pi3,[9]Pi4[11] and Pi7.[12]

    Habitat and distribution[edit]

    The emperor scorpion is an African rainforest species,[13] but also present in savanna. It is found in a number of African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.[7]

    This species inhabits both tropical forest and open savannas. The emperor scorpion burrows beneath the soil and hides beneath rocks and debris,[5] and also often burrows in termite mounds.[14]

    Feeding habits[edit]

    In the wild, emperor scorpions primarily consume insects and other terrestrial invertebrates, although termites constitute a large portion of their diet. Larger vertebrates, such as rodents and lizards, are occasionally eaten. Emperor scorpions will burrow through termite mounds up to 6 feet deep in order to hunt prey. Their large claws help in tearing apart prey while their tail stinger injects venom at the same time for liquifying food. Juveniles rely on their venomous sting to paralyze prey while adults use their large claws to tear apart prey.

    Conservation and human impact[edit]

    • Young female emperor scorpion kept as a pet

    • P. imperator is very docile and tolerant of human contact.

    African emperor scorpion venom contains the toxins imperatoxin[15] and pandinotoxin.

    Due to its docile nature, large size, and hardiness, P. imperator is a popular scorpion in the pet trade, which has led to such over-collecting in the wild that it is now a CITES-listed animal.[1] They feed readily on crickets and worms available to keepers, and they can live up to 8 years in captivity.

    Comparison with the Asian forest Scorpion[edit]

    Emperor scorpions usually have rough, thicker claws that show more reddish coloration
    Emperor scorpions babies usually show visible redness in their pincers.
    Baby Asian forest scorpionshave yellow or very dark yellow pincers, but lack the redness that baby emperor scorpions exhibit.

    Emperor scorpions are often confused with Asian forest scorpions (Heterometrus sp.) And the 2 species are very similar in looks. Both are very popular as pets due to their impressive size, mild venom, and usually docile nature. However, and while this may vary, Asian forest scorpions tend to be more high strung and defensive than emperor scorpions, and there are noticeable differences between the two in the claws and stinger. Emperors have rough pincers, which also tend to be shorter but thicker than those of their Asian counterparts. Asian forest scorpions lack the red coloration that emperor scorpion pincers often exhibit, and their telson and aculeus are black, while emperor scorpions tend to have yellow to reddish yellow telson as juveniles that turn red as they mature. Even as babies there's a distinct visual difference, as emperor scorpion scorplings usually show quite visible red pigmentation in their pincers, which is completely absent in baby Asian forest scorpions.

    References[edit]

    This article incorporates text from the ARKive fact-file "Emperor scorpion" under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and the GFDL.

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    9. ^ abGómez-Lagunas, F.; Olamendi-Portugal, T.; Zamudio, F. Z.; Possani, L. D. (1996-07-01). "Two novel toxins from the venom of the scorpion Pandinus imperator show that the N-terminal amino acid sequence is important for their affinities towards Shaker B K+ channels". The Journal of Membrane Biology. 152 (1): 49–56. doi:10.1007/s002329900084. ISSN 0022-2631. PMID 8660410.
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    8 Top Scorpion Species Suitable as Pets

    Scorpions may not be cuddly, but they are quite interesting to keep as pets. They are quiet, clean, and fairly low-maintenance. The most common pet scorpions aren’t particularly dangerous, especially compared to other scorpion species. Their stings are likened to those of a bee, though serious anaphylactic reactions can occur in some people. If you’re interested in an unconventional animal experience, here are eight scorpion species that can be kept as pets.

    Tip

    Handling pet scorpions is not recommended. You might get stung or pinched, and your scorpion might injure itself by running away or falling. If you must move your scorpion, use a pair of long, foam-tipped forceps.

    What Are the Body Parts of a Scorpion

    1. Emperor Scorpion

      For beginners, the most universally recommended scorpion species to keep as a pet is the emperor scorpion. This scorpion is fairly docile, and the venom of its sting only causes a mild, localized reaction in most people. Some say this scorpion is more likely to try to pinch you with its claws than sting you, but it typically won't become aggressive unless it feels threatened.

      Species Overview

      Length: 6 to 8 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Large body; shiny black or dark blue in color; bumpy, broad pincers

    2. Tanzanian Red-Clawed Scorpion

      The Tanzanian red-clawed scorpion is from the same genus as the emperor scorpion, though it is smaller than its popular cousin. It also tends to be more aggressive and willing to sting than the emperor scorpion, so it is not recommended for beginners. But its venom is mild like a bee sting. Red claws can live for around eight years in captivity.

      Species Overview

      Length: 4 to 5 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Black body; rusty red coloring on claws

    3. Malaysian Black Scorpion

      The Malaysian black scorpion is a large, rainforest-dwelling species that is harder to find as a pet than the emperor scorpion. It also is more aggressive than the emperor scorpion and not ideal for beginners. It's prone to using its claws rather than stinging for protection. Its venom is mild, just causing localized pain and inflammation in most cases, which is why people still choose to keep it as a pet.

      Species Overview

      Length: 4 to 5 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Shiny, black body; large claws

    4. Javanese Jungle Scorpion 

      Native to rainforests of Indonesia, the Javanese jungle scorpion can live for five to eight years in captivity. But it is fairly aggressive and territorial. These scorpions are most likely to protect themselves with their strong claws, and they also feature a stinger with mild venom. Unlike many other scorpion species, they can be kept in groups, though some might end up fighting.

      Species Overview

      Length: 4 to 7 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Dark brown or black with a greenish tint; heavy build

    5. Desert Hairy Scorpion 

      Desert hairy scorpions are found in the southwestern United States. As pets, they tend to be skittish but will assume a defensive posture if provoked. Their venom is more potent than that of the emperor scorpion, making a sting quite painful, so they are not recommended for beginners. These scorpions require a desert setup to their housing that includes a layer of coarse sand, as well as a rare misting.

      Species Overview

      Length: 5 to 6 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Tan to olive green coloring; darker back; yellow claws, legs, and tail; brown hairs on tail

    6. Large-Clawed Scorpion

      Large-clawed scorpions prefer to use their powerful claws for defense, and they rarely sting. For most people, their venom is mildly painful but not dangerous. Native to Northern Africa and the Middle East, these scorpions are found in deep burrows in wild deserts. That environment is somewhat difficult to reproduce in captivity, as one must have the appropriate soil depth and moisture content. 

      Species Overview

      Length: 3 inches

      Weight: Less than 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Brown back; golden to reddish-brown claws

    7. Dictator Scorpion

      The dictator scorpion is closely related to the emperor scorpion. It has an impressively large body and powerful pincers. But it’s typically more timid than aggressive around people and will spend much of its time hiding in a burrow. Unlike many scorpions that must be housed individually, the dictator scorpion can coexist with other members of its species, except multiple males might fight.

      Species Overview

      Length: 8 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Dark brown or black body; stocky build; broad pinchers

    8. Asian Forest Scorpion

      The Asian forest scorpion looks very similar to the emperor scorpion, though it’s slightly smaller. It can be somewhat aggressive and territorial, and its sting is comparable to that of a hornet. But it’s more likely to defend itself with its claws. This species is fairly hardy and can live up to eight years in captivity.

      Species Overview

      Length: 4 to 6 inches

      Weight: 1 ounce

      Physical Characteristics: Dark brown to black body; stocky build

    Scorpions to Avoid

    Scorpions of the Androctonus genus—commonly known as fat-tailed scorpions—should not be kept as pets. Androctonus means “man killer,” and the stings of these scorpions contain potent neurotoxins that can kill a person. Moreover, scorpions of the Centruroides genus—commonly known as bark scorpions—also can be life threatening. And though they are less toxic, scorpions of the Vaejovis genus can have very painful stings.

    The Spruce Pets uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.

    1. Castillo, Austin, and Pradeep Attaluri. Acute Respiratory Failure Following Scorpion Stings: Anaphylaxis Or Severe Systemic Envenomation? The Southwest Respiratory And Critical Care Chronicles, vol 6, no. 22, 2018, pp. 47-50. The Southwest Respiratory And Critical Care Chronicles (SWRCCC), doi:10.12746/swrccc.v6i22.435

    2. Animal Fact Sheet: Bark Scorpion. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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    The Blue Scorpion King Sagas Prologue (Vignette)

    :September 12th, 2007. 30:25 a.m., out of 96 hours

    [BGM starts: ‘Behelit’, by Susumu Hirasawa {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLg_wp0IXoI}]

    In the early, brisk morning hours of this autumn day in Scotland, a lush country free from monarchy since the 1700’s, two bright green eyes tensely glance at the soft-shaded scarlet colored sky, some of the planet’s 24 planetoids visible as they orbit it. Even the four moons, hazed by the mere presence of the 2 Suns’ light, which are in a diamond like formation and being in their full, beyond gibbous phase.
    These eyes of a 12 year old boy, angular yet circular like a rounded cube, along with being sunken a bit, are hidden under his dark blue gaucho hat, its thin shadow covering one of the bags under his eyes, the right one, but not the other, which is similar to the two short wavy light blue strands of hair. It also partially covered his box-like, almost tiger-like nose partially, and the thick, sharp, curving eyebrow, where each brow has an almost sickle blade-like end point, giving this young lad a truly unusual soul-piercing gaze. To top it all off for this boy’s unusual look, his skin, to his face, his nose, his eyelids, the such, his skin looks like it is two times thicker than the average person, let alone an boy his age.

    Then, the limber boy lets out a quiet but heavy sigh as he moves them down from the calm sky that contrasts both his strained mood, even though he feels like he should not be, since he is going to a new school with his 2 best friends in the whole world, a world that is very limited to one town east of where he is at, and his mind which harbors brewing storm-like anxiety, onerous fear, & seemingly abyssal, ocean trench-like guilt.

    In spite of yet another somewhat stressful night’s sleep, Earl Zolubu, mortal Olympian son of Hades & Persephone, managed to reach the bus stop of a quaint Scottish village called Kyle of Lochalsh, within Ross-shire county, this morning, far from the town of Evanton, which he calls his home in the same county. This young mortal Olympian boy has unbridled, uncombed, winding, capacious, and long light blue hair, that covers two of the three words on his jacket, on the front of which is the motif from the Doom games, as well as a partially covered scorpion design in blue.

    Today marks a major change in his life and he’s not at all at ease about it.

    It is made up of a vast coral highland that consists of steep cliffs and dry coral, where they border the village and riddle the beaches. The coral appears white and pink in muted color, unlike the coral found in various red seas. This area also includes the spot where the Skye bridge reaches the island of the same name itself. A touch of coral in the air also tickles Earl’s nose and makes him slightly sniffle in the morning.

    It is a small part of earth’s geography that Earl has little experience with.

    As a result of his native land being picturesque, especially the mountains and nearly completely covered in forest, as well as appearing biochemical, surreal to extraterrestrials, and biomechanical, but one of these things being true underneath the front, which is being surreal in all layers. Even so, trees, plants, rocks, including mountains and fungi, and stones have been like this for 4 billion years, out of the planet’s 100 billion year lifespan, based on all of the archaeological evidence that has been dug up and examined, from ancient Mesopotamians, to the ancient Greeks, all the way to the late 19th century and still ongoing in the modern day.

    But, to get back on track-

    The first day of his new school is an extremely breezy one, but something in the air, and within the quietness, even with the sounds of loud, songful birds, tells him that something might go wrong today.

    Possibly on the academy’s campus, or in the bus or at this bus stop.

    Although Earl is *experienced* with things going horribly wrong that sting his soul, like the emotional version of a hornet’s sting, every time he thinks about the worst case scenarios, he remains mentally restrained to not assume the worst.

    Even with the fact that this type of appalling inner episode is always annoying to him to deal with.

    As he gazes downwards from the mild sky, he looks around at the Scottish village, peacefully empty at this block right now, along with the blocks next to it, due to it being a morning hours, with kids and teens having already set out out to school, with both their destinations, their primary and high schools, being at villages northeast of here like Plockton.
    Kyle of Lochalsh, coasted by its kind of narrow sea inlet, has its mixture of somewhat boorish modern buildings, like shops, so many shops, and the old, endured 19th to early 20th century Victorian era establishments, separated by road upon interconnected jaded and grey road, including the main road to Skye, A87, via the sign that Earl got a glimpse during his slow observation. The village also has a simple harbor and marina.
    All of those village parts truly reflects on the slow pace of life it embodies, like Earl’s home of Evanton, and is connected to its sister village of Kyleakin, on the east coast of Skye Isle, via the Skye Bridge, which is the freshest large piece of concrete, of the whole of Kyle, stretching from south of a village to east of an isle since 1995, being as old as Earl himself.
    And while looking at his somewhat familiar surroundings, and thinking of what he has seen when he got here via the van of the family of his 2 childhood friends, Earl feels the warm heat beaming down from the two stars, but getting touched by the cool morning autumn air as well.
    One sun is in the shape of a simple, pleasing heart, not resembling the real natural organ that is inside of a mortal being’s body. And the other spiky and yellow in color, bearing an almost uncanny, cartoonish face with white eyes on black sclera, a sharp pointed conical nose, and a vigorous grin, full of teeth-like formations, happy to be present.
    But, it will move down in a circle, as the day goes on before the four moons rise from the horizon, not having the suns shining on them, where they’re dimmed, and then circle around being above its larger ‘partner’ at dusk.
    It always has that face as long as recorded history was made in extremely ancient caves, and not considered resembling something that someone would see in their dreams or their nightmares. The solar celestial body duo which his cousin and uncle are associated with, shining on the coastal village while rising from the horizon, and the rest of the world facing them; Apollo and Helios.

    However, the boy feels the exact opposite of the smaller sun’s vigorous energy right now in comparison, even though he should feel happy and hopeful for his first day in a new school.

    “Well, this is a quiet day after having to see the same nightmare for the billionth time.” He bitterly thought to himself.

    Also, the four moons creep him out a little bit every time he catches even a little glance of them.
    The crater-riddled, dark gray & orange moon, with its deep red shaded four horned skull shaped front, being in its spot of the diamond-like formation to the left. The moon, Titan, with a front in the shape of a spider’s face, with a visage of a head and neck of a dark unicorn below it, with its light green and dye mixture, and its thick atmosphere that is thick enough for even mortal eyes to see it, being on top. There is a similar sounding moon of Saturn called Titus, like they are distant cousins in the reaches of space, separated by gravitational fields and distance among the stars, cosmic gas, and population extinction worthy rock. The third celestial rock, Io, sporting a coat of gold, silver, and copper in a trio of colors, its magma activity by its legion of 700 active volcanoes covered by only its thin, patchy atmosphere, bearing a front in the visage of two grim, gauntly skulls joined together by their only top jaws through ridges of mashed rock, in its place on the right. And the last moon is a crescent moon, facing ahead, that is somewhat deep yellow and has a sinister looking grinning face, riddled with craters, a triangular, protruding nose, two pale, pale red with black sclera, which is normally depicted in art in its crescent phase all over the world, down into ancient history and even some cave people paintings. Its ‘mouth’ is even uncanny looking, like its really grinning mouth having ‘lips’, barely visible ‘gums’, and even having 2 ‘nostrils’ as part of its nose. Truly, the creepiest moon out of all four of the night-time lunar object quattro.

    All four of these moons in the sky, close enough to make the formation, but not hitting each other, look back at any who gaze at them in the full moon phase of their day by day rotation, along with their other six phases, except when they have their backs turned. These four rocky celestial objects are frankly demented in their visage in Earl’s mind and in the minds of so many others in this world.

    He balled up his silvery cuffed gloved hands in quiet, heavy guilt, and fiery vengeance, after not protecting his murdered family earlier this year in his jacket pockets upon thinking on the tragic summer’s day in Spain, in his family’s vacation estate, which is to never be opened again, and never wanting to look at his hands without them, but for a different reason that he doesn’t even want to think about.
    Ever.
    As his fiery soul’s sorrow and anger gradually builds up like a lit bonfire, Zolubu looks to his sheathed basket hilt xiphos sword hanging by his left hip, covered by his black & white criss-cross kilt, then his black & blue brogue shoes, and moved them again to look at the worn, near rickety concrete bus lane road for a bit.

    Earl looks away from the dulled, empty road as he reaches into his right pocket and pulls out a folded letter to silently read again. The boy sits on the stiff bench behind him, not letting his back touch its backrest, as he reads the letter. It basically states that he and his two childhood friends will be attending an academy called St. Backwater, which begins today, and wouldn’t have to attend their primary school any more. However, no other information about the academy is written in the letter.

    From the back of his mind, the pains of continuously seeing spilling black blood on a clean marble floor, the brutalized bodies of his family members, and hearing the laughs of 6 out of the 7 people who ruined his life and the lives of his family suddenly came forth once again.
    All because the nice, delicate writing reminds him of his mother’s handwriting a bit, distressing his scarred psyche.

    He then looks down at his necklace, which is centered with a dime-sized star engraved with “Yours For Ever”. He grasps it in his hands and he narrows his eyes in brief comprehension, as if asking himself “Why are they gone?”, like he did so many times before since that day, before he puts it down.

    Although his ireful facial expression belied his efforts, Earl tried to keep the inner strife to himself; To never show it to anyone.

    His vision suddenly becomes blurry for a couple of seconds, before coming back into focus, with his three inch long canine teeth bare for a moment, still sheathed in their fitted holes in the boy’s gums, before letting out a slight rumbling growl, sounding exactly like a brassed adult tiger, not a cub, that would shock anyone who heard that, all because of the swirling dark thoughts causing more irritation.

    “Hey, Earl.”
    Miki Makimura, one of Earl’s two sylphlike childhood friends, wearing a subdued red & black Japanese schoolgirl-like attire, asks her friend while sitting next to him with a matching sylphlike pattern of voice. Since the two of them were two years old, her hair has been cut into a bob cut with black eyes, thin grass blade-like eyebrows, and a narrower face than Earl’s. Their blonde friend, Ferris Matthew, who also has black eyes, but thin, string-like eyebrows that are blonde, sits to Miki’s left, wearing a lambent pinkish headband with a yellow-and-white yin-yang button in the center, and wearing a , is simply kicking her legs while she patiently waits for the bus.

    When Earl sees Miki’s expression reveals the same emotion as him, he tightens up a bit and smiles back at her.

    “I-I am OK, Miki.” Earl responds to Miki’s question with a little shakiness in his very thick, baritone, & full-toned voice for a few seconds. Despite that, he sounds like a child even with that kind of voice.
    “But you don’t look OK and you have bags under your eyes!” The attempt of Earl assuring his friend backfired immediately.
    “Yeah, you look awful! Are you sure you really want to go to St. Backwater?” Ferris then chimes in, with a similar pattern of voice to Miki, but more chipper, as Earl leans away from the two girls.
    “Yeah-h, I do, you two. I am just reading the letter again that we got two days ago.” Earl answers Ferris’ question while trying to look at the letter in a nervous manner.
    “But, you were growling a bit a moment ago.” Miki retorts Earl’s attempt to assure them.
    “You can tell us what’s wrong, OK? We are your friends. Remember that we have told you that many times.”
    “Yes. Many. Many. *Times.* We don’t need to keep doing this, Earl”, Ferris says, empathizing with Miki’s point and sounding a bit peeved.

    Earl’s forced smile, to a small point, turns to a frown as he tries to suppress the canker of his inner battle, although he is happy around Miki and Ferris as well as Miki’s parents and brother back home, to whom he feels like a second family.
    It is followed by a releasing sigh and him somberly looking at the two girls in the eyes.

    “I had a nightmare about my family aga-”

    The long awaited 82 foot long, rectangular bus finally pulls up as Earl is about to start recounting his recurring nightmares about his family’s murders, scaring Earl badly as he lets out a short yell since it sounded like a big cat’s hiss.

    While it is understandable to be scared by something like that, Earl feels a shock that would be considered abnormal for a kid his age, which looks distressing even to those in the bus who can see him. Many people in the vehicle have a look of worry as they see the boy, especially those who noticed his look in his eyes, as anyone in the vehicle could know someone who has that same abnormal look of pure fear when something spooks them that bad, even the hat-wearing, barrelesque, but kind of small, 70ish looking, glasses wearing, white bearded elderly driver, with his dot-like eyes take in the sight and noise of his glass magnifiers like he has so many times before.

    “Oh no!” “Here we go again!” Miki and Ferris both alertly exclaim as they catch Earl when he is about to fall over after being startled like that. “We got you, lad! Let’s get inside, Earl.” Ferris said to him. “It’s OK, Earl.” Miki adds to Ferris’ assurance attempt.

    After looking at each other in the eyes and nodding, following experiences in the past, Miki put on her pink backpack, while lifting Earl’s black, kind of worn backpack with her right hand, where she struggled a bit, and Ferris took his right hand, being frightened herself of the sudden startle her friend got. But, she assured him as they stepped inside the bus alongside Makimura.
    Miki also folded the letter to put it back in its original place, trying to calm him down, while his eyes wide like a deer.

    As he walked through the aisles of the bus, he recalled an encounter with a Scottish cougar he had 2 years prior, a disturbing event that is one of the most sorrowful experiences of his life, but trying not to let the panic overwhelm him.

    As the trio walk down the aisle, the girls apologize to everyone for causing anxiety, and they smile at them to try and ease the half-palpable tension.
    The bus driver, once Miki has put Earl in the back and their backpacks are on the ground below their seats, slowly takes the card Miki shows him identifying passengers as those going to St. Backwater.
    “We are going to St. Backwater Academy, sir.” Miki tells the driver about her intent after getting Earl to the back of the bus where he was able to calm down next to a window.
    The driver checks the validity of the card and sees the official stamp of the academy’s symbol, which is a ferocious, nearly demonic, snarling black-maned lion with glowing orange eyes and silver teeth. It also has six heads coming out of its mane; A scorpion, a unicorn, a monkey, a bear, a woolly mammoth, a Togruta skull, and a wolf face on its forehead, who are all as livid as the black lion, making that a total of eight heads. Below the entire symbol is the name of the Academy, written in Gothic font.
    Afterwards, he hands it back to Miki with a content, but somewhat cold expression on his face.
    “Alright, lassie. Get getting. We are moving out.” The high pitched, but full-toned sounding driver subtly prompts Miki to go to her friends with his hand.
    “Thank you, sir!” Miki thanks him as she quickly moves down the aisle to sit down with her friends and be relieved that Earl has gotten somewhat peaceful now, exhaling a brief exclamation of heavy air.

    [BGM change: ‘Totenkopf’, by Sagisu Shiro {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1vZhTl9TIU}]

    Seeing a passageway between two shops, Earl could have swear to himself that he suddenly saw a preternatural knight riding a equally preternatural horse, wearing deathly white armor and a black cape, and the rider wearing an uncanny, spiked skull-shaped helmet with unearthly red eyes. It watched the bus leave the bench sporting bus stop of A87 road, only its head moving, until the building swiftly came into Zolubu’s view, replacing the sight. He was bewildered by what he saw as he wasn’t able to get a close look at what he saw before the bus had already pulled away from the bench. Both Ferris and Miki also look to their left at his face in confusion as well, but less than their friend.

    ‘Wha…? Him? That knight again? Do I have to struggle with monsters and spirits again, like what he told me before…? Why was the Skull Knight there…?’ Earl thinks to himself after some sweat forms on his brow and temples.

    It is here where the sagas of Earl Zolubu, the Blue Scorpion King, son of Hades & Persephone, start.
    He, Miki, and Ferris are on their way to the start of their journey to St. Backwater Militant Academy…

    ——————

    I don’t know if I could continue to actually write the sagas of my main OC. But, I am glad that I have finally managed to write this prologue out, throughout a week, even with some days of letting this prologue sit.

    So, I would like to know your thoughts about this prologue of the sagas of Earl Zolubu, mortal Olympian son of Hades & Persephone and the 40 years of his life that would happen from this moment onwards.
    And though he is not called the Blue Scorpion King, nor does the Blue Scorpion nickname/title has been said, he does have the latter, but be called king. But, not of a kingdom, just his home.
    *Yet.*
    :3 And do make sure to keep your criticisms constructive.

    **Deviantart version: https://www.deviantart.com/hades-hando/art/The-Blue-Scorpion-King-Sagas-Prologue-886745019

    ~The Bat~

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    She was good. I had to bury and go to the wilderness from Moscow, to some stray village near Yekaterinburg. We consulted and decided that I would go with her, but why. I passed the exams at the university, I switched to the fourth year, freedom until autumn. I had to go to Yekaterinburg, spend the night there with my mothers younger sister, and in the morning from there by.

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    Another blow struck the eagerly open doors of her shell, spraying liquid across the dirty floor. The girl did not dare to bring her legs together, receiving more and more blows into one gate, convulsively bending, pressing her back against Olta's legs and clutching her hand. As if in a life buoy. She whined without interruption, being distracted only by convulsive breaths.

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