The Black Cowl

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((Hey guys, this is something myself and a few others are making as we go on. It's like a roleplay, but it's a fanfic instead. I do a chapter, they do a chapter. Please, have patience, I promise it will be worth it. The Black Cowl is an elite group of crime fighters who help the chief with his duties, but only at night. Returning yaks to their pens, warding off Berserker attacks, and such. I will be Nina Haddock in this fanfic, but I will not have it be connected to Big Challenges. Send me a PM if you'd like to join.))

"Hey, Hiccup. How was work?" I asked.

"Ugh! I've never had such a rough day in my life since the day I had to ground Snotlout, and suspend him from the Academy when he almost got Astrid killed because he wouldn't retreat!" my brother cried exasperated, picking up a block of ice in each hand and placing it to his head. I got a cool cloth and placed it behind his head, on the back of his neck. He leaned forward and allowed me to do this.

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There will be a link below of HTTYD 2 put to the song Centuries (Fall Out Boys). It's a condensed version of the whole movie and worth the watch.

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Check out my fan fics

-Big Challenges (Finished. Please Comment, and read the sequel as well!)

-A Hidden Life (Sequel to Big Challenges.)

-Last and First

-First Generation (Daughter of Hiccup and Astrid)

-Great Ocean Gems

-A World of Discoveries

-Being Me

-The Black Cowl (Also a roleplay. PM me if you wish to join.)

-Twice the Twins, Twice the Fun

-The Dragonsblood Curse (With special thanks to Scensoredearchers) 

-First Friends 

-Last Remnant

-A Different Angle (A Big Hero 6 fan fic)

-Living a Lie 

-Middle (A Big Hero 6 Fan Fic)

-Welcome to Our Family 

-April Heist (A Big Hero 6 Fan Fic. Graphic Description. Reader's Discretion Advised.)

-A Cyber Kitty Named Wisdom (A Big Hero 6 Fan Fic)

- Gobber's Daughter 

- Adventurous Appreciation

- Bond Between

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I also have a blog for my fan fic character. Link is at the bottom of my signature (Only available to those living in the United States and Canada. Sorry.)

My favorite reads:

Toothless' Kingdom (Dragonmic14), http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/toothlesss-kingdom

Hiccup and Astrid: A Family at Last! (NightFuryLover)

 

Also, if you'd like an uncensored version of my fanfictions, here's the link to Bond Between on Wattpad

 

Link I promised about the condensed version of HTTYD 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ8T2-p0W9s

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Spiker. (Whispering Death bouncie courtesy of Hattori!)

(Gronckle edits by Skypeoplephoenix.)

Here's a little side project I was almost finished. I just need to get the racing banners I recently lost due to a glitch back so I can complete it.

I recently created a blog for Nina, so if you're interested, here's the link: http://ninahaddocklife.blogspot.ca

Here are my adopted dragons.

Noche, from Smidvarg's Night Terrors. Thanks snowflake!

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I am Brynhildd the viking and

I am Brynhildd the viking and here is my dragon Turtle the night fury. I am 20 years old. I have brown hair, brown eyes. Today was just another normal day working at my saddle shop, although I had no customers. I rubbed Turtle's head as I drew a sketch of him. 

((Was that good?))

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Who are my dragons and I?

Find out below!

Don't want to see all of the boring bio stuff? Scroll down for pictures, GIFs, and more!

 

 

Viking name: Brynhildd

 

Level: 29

 

Clan: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Picture up to date as of 6/6/16)

 

Hi! I'm Brynhildd! So, how in the world did I get here, on Berk? Well, let me tell you.

I lived on an island far west of Berk. We didn't have a viking status of dragon trainers, nor beserkers. We were just a village who was out to survive. Although, the occassional killing of a dragon happened, it was never something the tribe focused on, since most attacks from them were aimed at Berk. We were more into the trading business; finiding treasures and all of that. It was one of my favorite things to do, at least. I'd always go out on my little canoe to a smaller, uninhabited island to search for rocks, gems, anything that looked cool that I could pick up. On those deserted islands, I'd find the occassional smaller dragon, like Terrible Terrors and even Smothering Smokesbreaths. Even though they'd steal my stuff sometimes, and even make me feel like I want to kill them, I don't. That's because I understood that they were just animals trying to live. I don't think my tribe really understood that.

I was a teenager now, and I was able to go farther places now. But, that led to recklessness and stupidity. It wasn't my fault that it's an occupational hazard to seek danger. I went out during a storm trying to find somewhere to go. But once I got out there, the fog thickened and a storm brewed. I was stuck, and even lost with no sense of direction. Luckily Toothless and Hiccup were there to save the day. They led me back to Berk for some food and water, and it was there that I met a whole lot more dragons than I've ever seen! They were working with the vikings, and it clicked into my head. I wanted to be like them. I wanted to be a dragon trainer. So, I enrolled in the School of Dragons, where I got and raised my very own dragon.

 

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Dragon Name: Evergreen

 

Species: Monstrous Nightmare

 

Level: 21

 

I enrolled in the School of Dragons, so I was going to need a dragon to begin my training. Like all of the other new students, I went to The Hatchery to recieve a dragon egg to hatch. Gobber had given me a personality test to determine what dragon would be best for me. I had gotten Monstrous Nightmare. At first, I was doubtful of that choice, thinking that didn't fit me at all. But, Gobber insisted that that was the one who fit me. He said I could chose another, but I didn't want to make the wrong decision. So, I got Evergreen. I went on the school missions offered for Evergreen and I while also learning to raise my dragon. I was still doubtful of Evergreen though. He was different though, very calm, not the firey personality like usual.

 

I raised Evergreen until he was an adult. With that, I learned the value of him and how he actually was one of my best friends. We raced, explored and even more and now we're to the point of becoming a Titan Wing. We're working hard now and learning even more. One big thing I learned though, it doesn't matter the dragon you get, anyone can be like you and your friend.

 

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Dragon Name: Turtle

 

Species: Sand Wraith

                             

Level: 20

 
Wow! How long had it been by now... let's see... probably 2-3 years I'd been at The School of Dragons by now? Evergreen was such a big dragon now and I gained friendships with some other dragons by now. Adventures galore still awaited though amongst all of the many, many others that had happened.
 
Tons of dragon species are being discovered, and the discovery of the Sand Wraith came! It was all the rage when eggs were being shipped to the school by Trader Johan. It seemed as though everyone wanted their hands on one, and so did I. I thought it would be cool. So, I got my lovely little guy and called him Turtle for the way his green spots could ressemble a turtle shell. Raising him went by pretty fast; faster than most of my other dragons.
 
Time went on but I noticed something throughout the school. Blotches of black paint surrounded the island and I saw Sand Wraiths all painted up in black. "Hey, look at my Night Fury!" they all seemed to chant. I looked at Turtle. I didn't paint him at all, yet I still felt compelled to call him a Night Fury. Oh that wretched Bandwagon I hopped on. For awhile I called him that until I started seeing the light and error; he's a Sand Wraith and proud! 
 
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Turtle the Night Fury - Sand Wraith Hybrid

Base: http://xbox-ds-gameboy.deviantart.com/art/HTTYD-Base-112-Nightfury-68-482480324

   Amazing Spore creation by BeaReptileLover!                                                       Amazing Art by mesaprncss!

 Amazing Art by The Ecliptic Eight!

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"don't let them get away as

"don't let them get away as mike and fangspike corned and pack of boars fang your up fang shot 5 spikes one for each boar as mike gethered up the boars he looked at fang" you know i glad your a whisper besides when i have to clean your teeth. so let see if anyone need food in the village or if hiccup could use it. "as mike headed to the village and knocked on the door"

 

((mike is the pic im using))

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"There are many forms of crazy, it lives in all of us; but it's how and where our craziness comes from that determines whether we shift from crazy to insane..." ~ Dragonlover48

 

Hey, I'm Emma the Artistic! Don't mind the paint stains and soot-covered face, they're normal...

 

(Special moments from me and my dragons)

"If being crazy means having a good idea in a room full of bad ones, then sure, call me crazy: I actually kind of like it!"~ Emma the Artistic

"I could light the world with my fire, but I'd rather watch you try and do it yourself. Less work for me, more learning opprotunities for you." ~ Peony

"Before you can learn courage, you have to learn about fear. Any other order, and courage just wouldn't make sense." ~ Spindleheart

"It takes strength to fly, dear cousin, but it takes grace to float!" ~ Crysanthemum

 

 

My character:

Name:

Emma Strongarmor

Titals: Emma the Artistic, Emma the Insane

Age: 15 (almost 16)

Gender: Female

Appearance:

Long golden brown hair, tied back into a tight ponytail, with large hazel eyes and long eyelashes. Her skin is tanned, and almost always stained with soot, paint, or gunpowder. Out in public, she wears a pink t-shirt with an armored fur skirt and brown fuzzy boots, and has a surplus of satchels and belt pouches, along with a battered black helmet with curled horns. When working, she wears a leather apron with her hair tied into a bun and a white tunic with leather breeches under it. Has a black tattoo shaped like a celtic knot on her left collar bone.

Personality:

One part genius, two parts mad scientist, and all artistic curiousity, Emma is nothing if not interesting. When she was little, she had a fascination with how dragons breathed fire, even when they were attacking the village. When her parents were killed in the Red Death attack, it only served to stoke the fires of her inventive mind, leading her to invent near impossible machines so to better defend her home and everyone she holds dear. Unfortunately, Emma is also a bit of a pyromaniac, and has a dangerous attraction to explosives. This causes her Fellow Berkians to give her a wide berth, and ultimately leads her to isolate herself entirely from the village. She wants to be accepted for who she is, and not ridiculed for creative impulsives she cannot always control.

Abilities: Swordsman, scientific genius and stratagist, dragon trainer, always keeps explosives on hand.

 

Try reading my fan fiction: Toothless' Kingdom!

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/toothlesss-kingdom

                                         Please comment, I'd really like to hear what you guys think!

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My dragons, Peony and Spindleheart!

Name: Peony

Breed: Monstrous Nightmare (Southern)

Age: Broadwing

Level: 20

Gender: Female

Appearance: Chocolate brown, with Hot-Pink details and a pale pink underbelly. Has a small scar at the end of her tail from Dagur the Deranged's axe.

History:

Was born on the Island of Crete, but escaped when Drago Bludvist took her flock. Eventually made her way to Berk, where she was captured and put in the Academy. Emma was the only one who could get through to her, after one of Hiccup's attempts at training her went wrong. Ever since, the two have been like sisters. She is hot tempered, stubborn, and ferocious, giving her a rotten reputation amoung the villagers, but she also hides a nuturing and over-protective maternal instinct when it comes to her rider and her adoptive "Nephew", Spindle. She and Nina Haddock's Deadly Nadder, Darrien, have a competitive friendship, but she distrusts any other dragon or rider, especialy Stormfly and Astrid. She also has a grudge against Hiccup, but she'll follow his orders when they make sense.

Abilities: Copy-Cat fighting, glowing pink patterns, the usual bursting into flames

Status: Warrior of her small flock

Hiccup attempting to train Peony in the Arena. Peony: "Not happening, Twig Arms..."

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Name: Spindleheart, though often just Spindle

Breed: Whispering Death

Age: Shortwing

Level: 12

Gender: Male

Appearance

Stormy gray scales, with turquoise spines and a sunset orange underbelly. Wears a set of headgear that resembles goggles.

History:

Was found underneath Berk as an egg, along with two other eggs. Hiccup, knowing Emma had little to no fear of Whispering Deaths, entrusted one of the eggs to her, after much reassurance that she'd take good care of it. Spindle's personality is shy, sweet, and adorably awkward, with little to no social skills. He often has trouble speaking to the other Whispers he was found with, and is deathly afraid of Hiccup's new Whisper, Shredder. Not knowing any other family, he maintains a stubborn belief that Emma is his mother and Peony his aunt (though he can't really say her name right, so he always calls her "Auntie PeeNee"), even as he discovers his past and lineage. Being slightly more sensitive to sunlight than most, Emma made him a pair of tinted goggles so he can fly during the day. He's an overachiever, and always gets depressed at his poor racing skills, but excells at target and shooting games, thank's to Peony's patient training.

Abilities: Spine-Shot, Tail-Whip, Drilling, very good swimmer

Status: Scout of his small flock

 

Name: (coming soon)

Asian dragon by Glacecia!

 

Hong Taiyang (紅太陽), or "Red Sun"

This dragon is very proud, strict, ordered, and often acts like a bit of a snob... okay, maybe a lot of a snob. But he's also very willing to learn, and knows how to read and understand several languages. He enjoys watching things be created, and loves the structure of the scientific process. He will sometimes give you a message written in a foreign language and watch intently while ou try to puzzle out the translation.

Oriental Serpentfang by NightmareRebuff!

 

Deathknight

Cold and emotionless, Deathknight is a sadistic maniac who makes Dagur look like Sigmund Freud. He doesn’t care about anyone or anything except inflicting suffering and sustaining his own existence. He’s become a bit of a boogeyman: a nightmarish creature that stalks the deep forests in winter, toying with it’s prey, then ripping it to shreds or dragging it back to it’s lair to kill slowly and painfully. It’s hard to believe such a vicious dragon could have a shred of honor, but he does. If someone manages to defeat him in battle, Deathknight actually won’t attack that person/dragon again if they venture into his territory, but don’t expect him not to destroy you if you try and take him on a second time…

Speed Stalker by NightmareRebuff & goldenfury360

 

All things not School of Dragons:

 

 

I'm a serious Bookworm

Series I love: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles, Warriors, the How to Train Your Dragon books, Wings of Fire, The Lunar Chronicles, the Temeraire books, the Inheritance Cycle, Harry Potter, The Beka Cooper Trilogy, Bliss, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, The Last American Vampire, The Dresden Files... bascily, any fantasy novel I can get my hands on XD.

 

Favorite shows:

Agents of Sheild

Gravity Falls

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Legend of Korra

Once Upon a Time

Transformers Prime

House of Anubis

Mythbusters

Daredevil

Blue Bloods

X-men: Evolution

 

Musicians I idolize (I sing a lot):

 

Imagine Dragons

One Republic

American Authors

The Script

Matt and Kim

Maroon 5

Flourence + The Machines

 

 

My biggest fandom of all time (to date) is:

 

 

 

(but I can't play it... DX)

 

 

 

 

To Be Continued...

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Nina and Darrien

((Everyone, from here on out, use first-person, past-tense, please. It flows better if we have it one format.))

The door opened and Valka stood in the doorway, outlined in stark contrast to when Hiccup first met her. She set her staff to the side and shrugged out of her coat.

"Well, that was a brisk flight. Cloudjumper and I were out scouting out the forest then we went to the sea stacks. Looked like the riders of the green Hideous Zippleback, oh what are there names again?" she said glaring at the floorboards then switching her gaze to the ceiling as if the gods could aid her in her quest for names.

"Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston?" I offered.

"Yes, them! It looked like they were causing a bit of trouble," she cried.

Hiccup sighed before standing up, pulling the rag from his neck and dropping the ice blocks on the table on his way out the door.

"He looked exhausted," I commented.

"Ah well, his father had a bit of a hard time too. He'll get the hang of it," Valka said dismissively. I tried not to let it bother me, but it did. I took a breath in through my nose and let it out through my mouth, in a calming, theraputic manner. "So what did you do today? Besides play around in the forest all day?"

"I brought down three deer, a boar chased me up a tree before I took it down too. I also took out five rabbits, and a fox with a snap-trap," I said. "Oh, and I found some wild garlic, and wild onions."

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Kay, here goes...

I am Emma the Artistic. Ferocious name, I know. Not as much as my dragon, Peony. I guess they fit. It throws off the enemy.

"Ah, I see you two have come out from the woods," Gobber said, sharpening a Nadder's teeth. "I swore you'd 've been eaten by the wolves by now." "Pa-leez, Peony would eat them first," I growled. I placed my stirrups on the counter. "Broke them during a steep dive," I explained. "Can you fix them?" Gobber picked them up and inspected them. "Should be able to weld the metal back together." He said finally. "You have any of those oak branches to trade?" I dug into Peony's saddle bag and pulled out a bundle of Axe handle wood. "Yer stirrups are as good as new, lassie," He said. I made my way to the bridge. Something caught my eye. Two somethings.

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I had finally finished my

I had finally finished my sketch. I dhowed it to Turtle and he purred in satisfaction. I smiled and put it in a shelf. It was almost closing time so I decided to tidy up the shop. Turtle also helped me and that made me smile.

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Nina and Darrien

When Hiccup had gone, I heard a knock on the door. Opening it I saw Mike standing on the doorstep with a basket of boar meat in one hand. I subconsciously patted my hair down, and gestured for Valka to come talk to him.

"Oh, hello, Mike. What brings you here today?" she asked non-chalantly.

I set to work adding a few more things to a pot with rabbit meat in it I'd put on at lunch. I added some loosely chopped carrots, wild garlic, onions, and a few sprigs of wild rosemary I'd found. I ground the herbs with a mortar and pestle before adding them as well. As an after thought I threw in some small bags of thyme, lemongrass, and a little pinch of cumin to make things interesting. I knew just what would make Hiccup feel better, more relaxed and overall great, as I'd perfected my recipes during the time I spent as a lonely orphan before Hiccup and Stoick adopted me. Technically Valka had as well, but we didn't have a mother-daughter relationship, we had a woman-woman, I-respect-you-because-you've-been-around-longer friendship. She respected me because of my hunting skills that Hiccup raved about on occasion, and I respected her because she was older than I was.

Some minor explosions were heard in the distance, and I looked up from my thoughts. Hiccup, I thought worriedly. Ruffnut and Tuffnut came cackling back to town with Hiccup and Toothless hot on their tails. The twins made the mistake of flying low over our house and spooked a bunch of Terrors that roosted in our rafters. The small dragons grabbed a spare net and flew out the door as a united front, stopping the Twins before they reached the town proper.

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I snickered a bit as Ruff and Tuff got tangled in the net. Peony roared something to Barf & Belch, who hissed. "When do you ever stop taunting dragons who are older and stronger than you?" I asked. She gave me a look. Older, but not stronger, I translated in my mind. I couldn't really understand dragons, not their language anyway. I just kinda understood Peony. I rolled my eyes. "Let's see what kind of trouble they got into this time."

I looked up at the struggling Twins. "Well, that is the last time you two blow up a barn at 8:00 at night." Hiccup growled at them. Nina, Mike, and Valka walked out of the house. "Well, your Terrors came in handy again," I said to Nina. "What are you doing in town?" She asked. "Eh, just getting some gear fixed." I said. Peony climbed up to the roof and poked the Twins with her wing claws. "PEONY! Get down from there! You are a cruel dragon." She crawled down, muttering some choice words that Nina could probably understand in more detail, unfortunatly.

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well here hiccup valka and

well here hiccup valka and nina i was attacked by tho 3 boar today. i save two for me and fang but i have alot of boar meat so i fought id share it with the village eat it store it whatever. i looked back at the twins you should give tho two a mace and put them in a cell it cut your headack in half atleast tho id feel sorry for the dragon anyways i have a few things to do i walked up to nina you look beautyful night nina and with that i ran into the night

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Today had been weird, it

Today had been weird, it seemed too normal. After the shop closed I decided to practice some flight manuevers with Turtle. So We flied to the beach and practiced.

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Nina and Darrien

I noticed Hiccup's eyelids drooping a bit before he blinked hard and opened his eyes wide. He looked exhausted. The dark circles under his eyes expressed the weariness he carried about him at the end of every day. I exchanged glances with Emma and we watched as Hiccup herded the troublesome trio back to their home.

"Hiccup looks tired," Emma said quietly to me.

"I know. He had a two block and a cool rag on his neck headache this evening. I wish there was something I could do for him," I replied sadly. An idea struck me, but I dismissed it quickly. Me? Fight crime? Pft! It would take ten people to fight the amount of chaos Ruff and Tuff cause... I thought. My eyes widened as the thought struck me again. So why not form a group? "Anyways, I've got supper cooking, it'll be done by this point. I'd best go get it off the heat so it doesn't burn. See you tomorrow, Emma!" I waved goodnight and ran back inside the house. I removed the rabbit stew from the fire and dished out three bowls, like I used to for Hiccup, Dad, and I. This time, however, I used three normal sized bowls, instead of two small bowls and one big bowl.

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Emma

I was a bit flabbergasted at Hiccup's appearence. I'd seen him everyday for almost 15 years. Now he was my cheif? And looking almost exactally like Stoick. I shook the thought out of my head. There'd be time to ponder over that later. I then managed to trip and tumble headfirst down the hill, being the wonderful gymnast that I am. "Ow," I said. Peony ran over and sniffed me over. "Heh, don't worry, I'm fine," I said, rubbing her brow. She still picked me up like a momma cat and carried me all the way home.

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Nina and Darrien

Hiccup sat down to supper with a heavy, tired sigh. I watched him out of the corner of my eye as he spooned the stew into his mouth.

"Mmmm... Rabbit stew," he said with full mouth. "With carrots, and seasoned with wild garlic, onions, thyme, cumin, I feel the heat of the cumin for sure, and pine needles?" He looked at me strangely.

"I agree with your opinion. But I didn't add pine needles, I added something called rosemary. It's like pine needles, but different because it actually is a herb that helps relax tension and also cures sleeplessness," I replied. I took a bite of the stew, savoring its rich flavor. I was well pleased with myself.

And so apparently was Valka. "This is delicious! Will you teach me?" she asked.

"Well, you wouldn't be the first to ask that. I'll tell you what, I'll teach you how to cook this stew, and a few other basic things besides, and you can create your own recipes from there, okay?" I suggested, eating another spoonful of food. "A lot of people have been asking me to teach them how to cook. I told them all I'd never teach anyone. The key is to always season to taste, and experiment in your free-time. Poor Darrien. When he and I lived alone, whatever I didn't or wouldn't eat, he choked it down, whether it was too peppery, too salty, or just too spicy, he'd eat it. I learned by trial and error a lot of the time."

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After hours of flying I landed Turtle and fed him a fish I had in my pack. I had began to walk back to Berk with Turtle alongside me. I slouched as I walked and Turtle tried to prop me back up. I had seemed down that day, nothing exciting happened. Turtle whimpered

"Oh it's just that over the past few days I've seemed depressed" Turtle whimpered again and rubbed himself against me.

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Dragons snore. That's all you need to know about my situation. Peony pretty much filled my room with her splayed out wings. I lit some candles and poured over my scetch pad again.

What Hiccup needs is more help, I thought. The other riders help sometimes, but he takes care of the village almost by himself. Especially when Ruffnut and Tuffnut go out on a whim! My pencil moved absentmindedly, pretty much drawing by itself. I looked down and dropped it. "What the-?" I said. Peony rolled over and knocked a jar of ink onto the paper. I picked it up quickly, but not before a moon-like shape was stained into the paper.

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I couldn't sleep that night. My mind was too busy with the words "So why not put together a group?" It was a crazy, hairbrained idea that was absolutely brilliant. I sat up, sparked up my candle again and flipped through my sketch book. I was revisiting some of my old drawings when I stopped on a page I'd drawn of a dream I'd had at the age of five. It showed a figure, dressed in black with a mask over the eyes and nose, that was all. I couldn't see where they were, but I'd known somehow they were on Berk. That's when my brilliant idea took off. I jumped up so suddenly Darrien started, tail bristling at my sudden movement.

"Sorry, Darrien," I said to him. He grumbled a few choice words before settling down and going back to sleep. I crept out the door, down the hall by Hiccup's room, down the stairs, and out into the brisk night. I shivered as my breath bloomed brightly in the bright moonlight. I ran swiftly on the frost-laden grass, making barely a whisper as I slipped through the forest to the trunk of the tree I used as my lab. I grabbed hold of the rope that dangled to its foot and ran a small, silvery bell with a few flicks of my finger. A sleepy grumbling was heard above my head and then the rope stiffened up and I shot up into the sky, passing a very heavy bucket on the way. I stepped off the knot I had wrapped my feet around and onto the wooden floorboards of my lab. Herby, my lead Terror, was rubbing his eyes and scowling. I went over to my workbench and swept everything off. I flipped open my book to where I'd bookmarked the drawing of the figure crouched on a rooftop with the mask. I knew what I had to do.

"I'll put together a group, alright. I'll make the best dang crime-fighting group, and only invite those who are at the top calibre. If they blab about it to anyone, I'll kick them out. We'll protect our identities in case anyone gets captured so they can honestly say they don't know who else is in the group," I commented quietly. Herby flew up to my shoulder and looked down at my drawing. I tore the page out of the book and pinned it with one of Darrien's baby spines to the board above it. Then I got out a fresh sheet of paper, closed my sketchbook and put it away, and drew my designs for the mask. After that, I grabbed a piece of black leather and began to work on making the prototype. Dawn was just breaking by the time I finished, but I wiped my brow, and scrubbed my face with a weary hand. I was finished. Before me lay a small strip of black leather that sat on the face and fit it perfectly, so it wasn't necessary for it to be tied. I set the mask in a display case and flopped into a hammock I'd made by stringing a piece of fabric between two posts so that it sagged slightly and would keep me off the ground.

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on the way home i gethered

on the way home i gethered anything i could find and soon i got home i began to skin and store the meat and herbs i had gether and went to bed as i lay there with fang wraped in a cycle around me i fought to myself that hiccup need help and even if its helping to store food id help him

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I had gotten barely any sleep that night, my mind racing as fast as Toothless could fly. Turtle sleeping just made me feel worse because he couldn't comfort me.

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A strange dream swirled through my mind, and then, even more oddly, a voice I didn't recognize began calling my name. "Nina...Nina....NINA! SIS, WAKE UP!" Hiccup yelled in my ear.

"Wah-ow!" I yelped as I fell out of the hammock. Hiccup cringed and leaned over the fabric to look at me. I stood up rubbing my butt and head simultaneously. "What did you yell at me for?" I asked sleepily. My voice sounded muffled and weird, even to my own ears.

"I've been trying to wake you up for an hour. Why did you come to your lab last night? Couldn't sleep?" he asked me when I came around the posts.

"Yeah. I've been worried about you. You looked like a pile of dragon dung, Hiccup. I worried about Dad the same way," I said. He sighed and wrapped me in a hug.

"You don't need to worry," he said, resting his chin on my head. "That's my job now, remember? I'm chief, it's my job to worry."

"Your job is to ensure the safety and happiness of the villagers. Solve other people's problems, not worrying," I stated. He laughed.

"Seems like all I do is worry," he muttered. I used my hands and tickled his sides. "Ayeee!" He shrieked as he jumped away and tried to avoid my dancing fingers. Toothless looked at us strangely before joining in on the hilarity by backing up and knocking over my helmet stand. A noisy clang that made us all jump three feet in the air resounded through the air. After nothing dangerous happened, we collapsed into gales of laughter.

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"The Black Cowls?" I asked. Nina had dragged me away from the Plaza into an alley way. Nina shushed me. "Yes, the Black Cowls." She whispered. "It's a secret society dedicated to helping the cheif with danger to Berk, from major invasions, to simple pranksters." I rubbed my chin. "Hiccup does look like he hasn't seen a decent sleep in weeks," I said. Peony rumbled something. "Hey, even though you aren't that fond of Hiccup, he's still the cheif," I scolded. "And if he hadn't tried to lock you up for good, we would never have met! So I think we owe him several favors!" She growled and started sharpening her claws on a rock. "So, are you up for it?" Nina asked. "As long as we get to break some heads?" I said, smirking. "Bring it on!" We looked up as Hiccup and Toothless passed overhead. "So, when do we get started?" I asked. "Tonight." Nina said. "I can get info from Hiccup if there's anything that needs doing- secretly, of course- and then we can meet up at..." She looked at me for help. "What about my house?" I asked. "It's far from the village, hardly anyone goes up there, and I have more secret exits than a Whispering Death's burrow! Trust me, I've checked." She gave me a frightened look, then nodded. "I'm going to go ask Mike," She said. "See you tonight. Oh and two things." She turned to Peony. "First of all, find some way to dim Peony's spots down. She's like a miniature Arvendal's Fire." One thing about Peony: she glows. Bright pink. Yeah, I know, we just keep getting weirder and weirder. "Second of all; tell no one. If you do, you're out, understand?" I nodded, then saluted.

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I knocked on Mike's door and waited. I fingered the mask in my pocket and tapped my toes impatiently. Oh, that's another oddity about me, I usually go without shoes, unless it's winter, then I wear big, fluffy boots. Half an hour of waiting seemed plenty of time so I went to find Brynhildd and Turtle. I found them soon enough and Darrien began talking to Brynhildd's dragon. I turned to her and prepared to run my idea by her. I glanced around quickly to ensure no one else was within earshot.

"I have an idea to create a secret group of crime-fighters. It'll lighten Hiccup's load, and help him sleep at night," I said in a low voice to prevent any keen ears from hearing. 

Snotlout came running up. "Hey," he said. I nodded in acknowledgement and straightened from my slightly hunched over position. Another brilliant idea struck me and I turned to the newcomer.

"How would you like to become a part of a secret group of elite crime-fighters?" I said quietly to him.

"What?!" he exclaimed. I shushed him looking around panicked.

"Will you be quieter? I'm trying to keep it a secret!" I hissed. "Nevermind, forget I said anything!"

"Hey everyone! I got invited to be a part of an elite group! How awesome is that?!" he yelled. I facepalmed hard enough Hiccup cringed across town.

"Note to self: Keep your mouth shut around Snotlout!" I growled to myself. Well there went the "secret" aspect of it...

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he's a loud mouth isn't he i

he's a loud mouth isn't he i said still half asleep come 'let's gether mushroom and herb' in the forest "as i moved nina forward the forest" "as i pulled nina down to gether mushrooms from a stump" so what this about nina?"

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((I'm getting kind of bored of this Roleplay. What can I do?))

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We gathered a few mushrooms before I straightened and looked around for prying eyes and keen ears.

"I'm starting a secret group of elite crime-fighters. We're going to help Hiccup with his chiefing duties. He and I did it for our Dad when he was chief, so I'm doing the same for my brother, and my chief," I said. "We're calling ourselves the Black Cowl. We'll be wearing these black masks to conceal our identities, and are going to need to work under the cover of darkness. If you think you can handle it, meet me tonight at Emma's house." I snuck back to the village. I ran into Astrid and drug her between two buildings. Stormfly squawked in alarm when I did this, but Darrien quieted her down.

"What in Thor's name?" she hissed.

"Sh! I need to ask you something," I said. She looked at me expectantly. "I'm starting an elite group of crime-fighters. Snotlout would have been invited too, but he's such a loud mouth he just removed himself from that list permanently. It's secret, so Hiccup can't know, and he doesn't know."

"Why are you doing this again?" she asked.

"Because Hiccup's in a terrible state right now, he's not getting much sleep if any, and I can't just sit idly by as my brother is worked to death," I answered. "Look, if you're not interested it's fine, just keep it a secret. But if you are interested, meet me at Emma Strongarmor's house tonight. We'll be having our first official meeting of the Black Cowl. No one can know, especially not Hiccup. During the day, there is no Black Cowl. But at night, the Black Cowl will be taking care of some of the chiefing duties that don't directly require a chief to be present. Things like fixing fences, bringing back lost sheep, repairing barns that the Twins blow up." She smiled at that comment. "Y'know, just some helping hand stuff."

"Count me in," she said. Stormfly leaned in and nudged her shoulder. "Both of us."

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i stored the mushrooms and waited for dark to meet at emma's house will caring for my field pulling weed watering then night fall came

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I was in my tree-lab working on four more masks when someone tapped my shoulder. I jumped and spun around with a shriek. It was Hiccup, and he looked ten times more exhausted than the day before. He hadn't slept at all, by the look of the bags under his eyes.

"Whoa, easy Sis! What's gotten you all tense?" he asked placing his hands on my shoulder. I put my hands behind my back and flipped my desk over quickly before he could look at it or register properly that there was something I was working on. My desk spun over, depositing all unsecured projects and objects into a soft-bin below.

"I'm not tense, I was just concentrating and didn't hear you come in," I said defensively. "I was trying to figure out a way to convince people to not fly so close to our house again, because the Terrors have been whining and complaining and carrying on about how they're losing sleep. I keep telling them my lab has a bed, but they say, 'We don't want to crowd you out of your territory,' and bat my offer away with a few quick words. Phew!" I paused hoping my rant would distract him long enough to get us away from my desk. It worked, and a shadow seemed to pass over my brother and he blinked heavily. "You okay?"

"Huh? Oh, yeah, just tired, I guess. I haven't been sleeping well lately," he said dismissively. "I don't know why, though. Nothing's changed except my workload, but that's to be expected when you're chief, right?"

"Y'know, sometimes Dad would talk about his issues, or write down a list of tasks he had to do the next day. He said it helped his mind slow down and relax, not having as much to remember," I said persuasively. It was almost sun-down and I felt my anticipation rise. Tonight was the first official meeting of The Black Cowl, and I was going to pass out the masks, and tasks, if I was lucky enough to weasle out a list from my brother before he fell asleep.

"Do you have paper and charcoal?" he asked at length. I retrieved the objects with a silent sigh; I was going to get the list! He scribbled a list about as long as a Zippleback's tail, and my eyes widened. This was going to be a long night. He finished writing and set the pencil down before stumbling over to a low bench I'd set up for guests. He was snoring within minutes of sitting down with his head in his hands. I glanced at Toothless and we half-carried, half-drug him across the floorboards to my hammock. I hefted him up with his dragon's help and tipped him into the fabric bed. I knew he'd get a good night's sleep, and the Night Fury beside me yawned massively.

"Aw, a bit sleepy?" I asked. He bobbed his head wearily. I tapped the floor and part of it flipped over and showed a slab of granite that he was all-too-happy to climb on after confirming it wouldn't flip back over. He breathed a stream of flames and settled down. The sun had set as we were moving Hiccup over so I extinguished the torches and left a single candle burning in my thinking nook, before grabbing the masks, and diving off the edge of my lab, Darrien following shortly thereafter. I climbed on his back as we fell and then we shot off for Emma's house. Time to act. I'd brought the list Hiccup had written and we landed a few moments later.

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"What is your dragon wearing?" Nina asked as soon as she landed. Peony whined. I'd managed to find some heavy black cloth, and made her something of a dragon sweater, along with wing covers, legwarmers, a neck sock, horn covers, and tail covers. She looked a bit like a fashion manniquen. "Spot control," I said plainly. "Now c'mon, the others are already here. I led her inside to the main room of my house, which loooked a bit more like a council of war.

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I shook my head to refocus on the task at hand, or more specifically, tasks at hand. Darrien and I went inside and found a group already gathered. Astrid and Stormfly looked at me and smiled as we sat down around Emma's kitchen table.

"Alright, everyone. I managed to get a list of tasks Hiccup has to do tomorrow and it's a doozy," I said bringing it out and spreading it on the table. "Oh, and before I forget, I made each of you masks. It sits on your face without needing to be tied on at all. Here, try them on. I can make adjustments as necessary. I didn't make them for your dragons, sorry." I passed the masks out, and Astrid's made her look just plain threatening, but completely different. Perfect. I put mine on and glanced at Emma, who was wearing hers upside down. I informed her of this fact and she switched it around. "I figure we can do the Svenson's fence tonight, return the Jorgenson's yaks, and start repairs on the barn the Twins blew up yesterday. Hiccup's out like a candle at my lab in my hammock. Toothless is sleeping there too. They were both so tired that my brother fell asleep sitting up, and Toothless fell asleep as soon as he curled up on the slab of granite I have for Darrien. So about the tasks, what say you all to dividing and conquering? If we divide the jobs, it'll make it easier and quicker. Be sure to come back here and cross off the task as you finish it. We'll leave the list with a note on the counter where Hiccup left it and where he'll be sure to find it. Remember, stealth is key here. I'll check in on you on occasion, between tasks. alright?"

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"Great!" I said, fixing my mask. Peony looked through the window and was pleased that she wasn't the only one wearing a costume. "Who does what?" I asked. "Well, Astrid and Stormfly can track the yaks to where ever they went, and then herd them back. Emma, you and Peony can help me with the fence. Mike, Brynnhild, you and your dragons can probably start on the barn. We'll meet up and help you when our tasks are finished." We all nodded and stepped outside. I banked a bit. "Is that a Night Fury?" I said. Brynnhild smiled and nodded. "His name's Turtle." She said. I blinked.

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well lets get this going we won't anyone standing here. "as i got on fang and rode off"

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Hiccup was still asleep when I returned at dawn. I wrote a note and slipped it under the rolled up list of tasks before crawling into my thinking nook. It had a spectacular view of the village by the pre-dawn glow, and granted absolutely stunning views of the sunsets. I curled up and stared out the window after removing my mask, rubbing my face and slipping it into my bag. I'd made sure everyone got home safely (and Mike left off with a peck on the cheek) before I went to drop a note off at home, then Darrien and I sluggishly whisked up to our tree-lab. I closed my eyes just as my vision flickered and went dark as I fell asleep. I woke up a few hours later to Hiccup calling my name and flitting about looking for me.

"What are you yelling about?!" I groaned poking my head out of my cubby-like den. He stopped where he was and looked up at me. I more-or-less fell out of the hidey-hole and landed heavily on my feet before tipping back and flopping back onto my rump with a solid, "Oof!"

Hiccup helped me up before wrapping me in a hug. "I couldn't find you and I panicked. Don't scare me like that again," he said after a while. I returned his embrace, fighting the exhaustion that swept through my limbs. "Oh and I found something really weird on your counter. It's a note that reads, 'Courtesy of The Black Cowl.' I don't know what to make of it," he handed me my note and sighed. "Well, may as well check that list and see wha-hey!" He unrolled the list and saw several tasks checked off. "Someone did my tasks!" He began to panic. I could see it in his eyes, and it was a look I was familiar with. I'd seen it many times in the eyes of prey that knew when a predator was around but didn't know where. It was the look of being trapped.

"Maybe you should go check the job he or she did," I suggested. "They might not have done the best job." I added this last part without thinking, and mentally kicked myself for it. I bit my tongue to keep myself from saying anything else or doing more damage. Thor knows I'd have blabbed about the secret crime-fighters I put together.

We'd almost finished the repairs on the barn Ruff and Tuff destroyed when someone poked their head out the window and spied us. They'd given a shout and we split faster than a bolt of lightning before they could catch us. I knew someone would be panicking and searching for Hiccup, so I disentangled myself from his brotherly hug and pushed him toward the door.

"You should probably go. I'm sure someone's looking for you, and you still have half the tasks left," I said, pointing at the list. He nodded, but I saw the guarded look in his eyes. He turned and left my tree-lab after Toothless woke up and stretched. I looked out over the village and saw my father's statue staring at me out of the corner of his eye. "I promised I'd look after him, Dad. I'm making good on that oath. Rest easy, Dad. I've got this," I whispered. I turned from the doorway, shuffled over to the hammock, and flopped into it, asleep in an instant.

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"Lassie, you need a good dunk in a cold sea," Gobber observed when I went to pick up my stirrups. "Ye look like Grump when I disturbe 'is naptime!" The Hotburple looked up at his name, then slumped back onto the workshop floor. "How very observant of you," I growled. "Thanks for fixing my gear." Peony and Squeaker were still tugging on a rope when I got home. "I see you still have energy," I said. She rolled her eyes and picked Squeaker up by the end of the rope, watching as his legs spun in the air. I slumped onto my bed and pretty much passsed out.

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Darrien woke me up around lunch time. Or rather, his stomach did, growling like a beast from Hel's icy palace. Or perhaps it was shrieking like Fenris and the impossible to break chain he shall forever wear around his neck. I sat up and passed a hand over my face. squeezing the hammock with my toes. I swung my legs out of bed and stood up, savoring my best night's sleep in days. I mused to myself about how Hiccup was doing.

"I have to say, the Black Cowl doing those repairs has really helped me finish my duties early today," a voice said behind me. I squealed and turned around. I tried to keep my face convincingly neutral, but I knew my eyes were betraying my built, accursed things. But to my surprise, if Hiccup noticed, he didn't let on. "The only thing they could have done better was not being spotted while repairing that barn the Twins destroyed!" He laughed a genuine laugh I hadn't heard in weeks. I smiled gratefully at his glee, knowing I had helped make it happen.

I thought to myself, Wasn't exactly our plan to be spotted. We split outta there like a Gronkle in a free fall. I thought them, but didn't say them. To say them, to admit that I'd gone behind his back and done some of his chiefing duties would have made him spiteful toward me because I did his job. "How did you sleep last night?" I asked. He stopped laughing, but the smile never left his face.

"Sorry for falling asleep on you. I was exhausted, and-" he said. I put a finger in the air, silencing him.

"You were tired, and had a good night's sleep, right?" I inquired. He nodded.

"It was the best night's sleep I've every had! I need a hammock instead of a bed. It actually felt like I was a kid again, sleeping in the boughs of a tree," he said dreamily. His eyes took on a faraway look.

"If you ever need a place to sleep undisturbed, come here and sleep. I have a thinking nook that had a phenomenal view of the village," I said. "I want to show it to you, because it's a great place to watch and not be seen." I climbed up the bookcase and offered him a hand when he followed me. He bashed his head on the branch that made up the small, half-wall and made it safe to stay up there for the night.

"Oh wow," breathed my brother. "You built this place?" I nodded smiling proudly. "This is incredible, it's awe-inspiring it's-oh no. I've gotta go, the Twins are surely up to no good." I too noticed the Zippleback with Ruff and Tuff flying in crazed circles, obviously tring to throw the trail of the Terrors on their tails. I snickered to myself before climbing down after Hiccup, who clunked his head with another muffled "ow!"

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i had returned to my farm to water the crops and went to sleep as i woke i deside to talk to gobber about a new cart and jars for herb so i headed to the village to talk to gobber about it and after while finally talked him into it he send me to gether the wood need to make it so i headed into the forest.as i gethered wood a thought crossed my mind on the tasks and what we would need to do them food wood metal tools ect

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"Peony, do you realize what this is?" I asked her. She shuffled at the pile of shredded cloth at her feet. "This used to be a scarecrow." I said. "A very happy scarecrow, in fact, until you came along and ripped it apart for the third time this week!" She lowered her head, guiltilly. If there was one thing that Peony loved, it was a scarecrow to chew on. I shook my head. "Why do you always give me the "Toothless in a cage" look when something like this happens?" Dispite the four-inch-long teeth sticking out of their mouths, Monstrous Nightmares could look unbeleivably adorable when they wanted to. My heart melted. "Okay, okay, just don't do it again, kay?" She licked my face. I looked up sharply at an explosion. "C'mon, let's see what that was."

I hovered above the village, utterly gobsmacked. The Plaza was in a state. Sevral explosions had happened, mostly around Gobber's shack. The disgruntled blacksmith in question was running around, shouting some very... interesting things about Ruff and Tuff. I saw a flash of green, and Peony dived for it as I struggled on my mask and a black hood I'd made. Peony was still wearing her sweaters.

"Hold it, you two!" I said, deepening my voice. They stopped short, then ducked for cover as I passed over and landed in front of them. "Who in Thor's name are you?" Ruffnut asked. "The one who's going to make sure you can't get away." I said. Peony growled. Barf and Belch hissed, but then were quickly incapacitated by a large handlful of dragon nip. They argued about it for a moment, tangling their heads together, creating another explosion, then collasped, exausted. The Twins stared at them. "Now, are you going to cooperate, or are we going to have to do this the hard way?" I asked, craking my knuckles.

A few minutes later, Peony sent a signal into the air. We scurried down an alleyway as Hiccup and Toothless landed. "What the-?" He said. The Twins were hanging upside-down, from a wooden beam, their spears on the ground below them, with a note pinned to Tuffnut's head. "The Black Cowls? Again?" Hiccup exclaimed. Barf and Belch woke up and struggled to free themselves of their tangled necks.

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Upon catching wind of Ruff and Tuff's "experience with a dragon riding demon" I searched out Emma and pounced on them, literally. I took out Emma, Darrien took out Peony.

"Who in Thor's name-? Nina?! What was that for?!" she spluttered enraged.

"I could ask you the same thing! The Black Cowl only works after dark, that's what we agreed!" I yelled back at her. I didn't care if I was screaming loud enough to be heard by Hiccup and Toothless, I was beyond furious, and clear to outraged by this point. Realizing I was giving away the secrecy of the group, I dropped my volume to a curt hiss. "Look, I just came to tell you to tread lightly. No need to scare the pants off Hiccup. We have to keep our group a secret for as long as possible. We're all going to be in big trouble otherwise. Tonight, we'll do a scouting mission and see if the Berserkers are up to trouble, unless Hiccup has another list that's as long as the Screaming Death. Deal?"

"Deal, it's just that I thought I could handle the Twins and I was right. They caused trouble, I fixed it," she muttered subdued somewhat.

"I know you were trying to help, but Hiccup and I got into a lot of trouble because we did something similar for Dad a few times," I said placatingly. I was cooling down now, and felt my anger deflate. "But I have to say, that person described me perfectly, being the masked being, with the cape flowing like I was some kind of hero of some long-forgotten lore." I chuckled at the memory of Hiccup talking to the panicked owner of the barn.

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"noticing nina is a rage i picked her up and carried her to the cart gobber had loaned me till mine was done and put her inside the cart and then i tied a rope around fangs jaws and pulled it out of town since out of town i asked" so if we contine our little project we'll need tools stone wood metal or ever food ect what are we going to do about that?

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Your fault. Peony wrote down on a piece of paper. I was starting to regret teaching her this. "Hey, you were the one who dived for them!" I growled. "So what if I thought tying them up was a good idea?" She snorted, then picked me up and hung me on a tree branch. "Why is this always my punishment?" I said, crossing my arms. I twisted around and landed roughly on my back. "Oof!" I groaned. "C'mon, Nina's expecting us!"

"You're late." Nina said plainly. "Sorry, a certain Nightmare was being stubborn." I growled. "Seen anything yet?" "Nope, not one Skrill emblem." Mike called from Fang. "Brynnhild went ahead for high-speed scouting, but she hasn't returned yet." Peony gave a heave with her wings and we lunged above the others. I yelped as I fell and Peony caught me in her claws. "Next time, warn me when you're about to do that!" I yelled, pushing my helmat out of my face. I saw something against the surf. "Hey, what is that?" I asked. Astrid swooped down and snatched it from the water. "It looks like some sort of net," She said, holding it up to the moonlight. "I've seen this on Berserker traps. Stormfly, track!" HEr Nadder sniffed at the net, then lunged forward with a screech.

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I sighed as we sped up to follow Astrid. We're doing this for Hiccup. We're doing this for Hiccup, I repeated to myself. It wasn't about dignity, it was about helping my weary-eyed brother. I knew with a bit of a sinking heart where Brynhildd likely was, but I didn't voice my fears. Instead I patted Darrien's neck gently and he sped up so I was matching Astrid's pace, making sure to keep a few feet in the lee of the wind, so Stormfly could get the best possible scent. I'd learned from experience where to sit when flying in formation to prevent confusion or anger. Astrid was very generous with dishing out insults if you rubbed her wrong.

"Where do you think she went?" I called to her.

"I don't know, but she couldn't have gone too willingly," Astrid replied. "That net has scorch marks, from a Night Fury."

"How can you be sure?" I asked, then immediately regret it.

"I've been around longer than you have," she said.

"Actually I'm a day older than you," I stated. She glared at me. "Well it's the truth, like it or not." Scowling and grumbling to myself Darrien and I fell back to second position, keeping my voice low to keep the others in the dark over the minor bickerment Astrid and I were engaged in. I shrugged off the disagreement immediately though, when I realized where we were going. "Astrid! We're heading to Berserk Island! We can't go in there! We'll be skewered before we can even say 'hi' to Dagur." I pulled level with her as we all realized where Brynhildd likely was taken.

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I climbed back onto Peony's saddle and took out my spyglass. "It looks like there's something going on in the Kill Ring, down near the fortress. There's a dragon chained up in there, but I can't tell whether it's Turtle or not." We suddenly saw a gigantic purple blast of light. "Yep, that's Turtle," Nina said. "Brynnhild's down there, too. Everyone got there masks on?" We nodded. "Good. The Black Cowls are coming to Berserk."

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"We have to land on the far side of the island! We can't go in there with our dragons so easy to identify. Astrid, you and I at least need to do something to diminish Stormfly and Darrien's beauty. They're too beatiful to mistake as Berkian dragons!" I exclaimed. She sighed and banked away from the village. We landed on a muddy riverbed and Darrien began immediately rolling in the cool, goopy substance. Stormfly balked at his actions until I explained to her it would help polish her scales. Hesitantly, she lay down in the mud and began slapping her wings against the mud, flinging it onto her wings and back. She ground her chin into the dirt and spat out a frog.

Two minutes later, Darrien was utterly unrecognizable, as was Astrid's Nadder. It was time The Black Cowl raided Berserk. I got on Darrien, careful not to smudge the muddy coating and Astrid mounted Stormfly. We took off and made a bee-line for the kill ring. I pulled out a hunting call, put it to my lips and blew a strong blast. Deepening my voice I bellowed, "Dagur the Deranged, Chief of the Berserker Tribe, you have one of our own in your grasp. We of the Black Cowl don't take kindly to one of our exclusive members being netted and captured. Release her and we will leave peacefully. Her dragon too, or we will demolish your village to splinters!"

Dagur looked up and squinted against the moonlight. I saw our shadows falling along the village like a group of clouds, so I put up my traveller's cloak, and stood up on Darrien's back. I was trying to replicate the sight the poor farmer saw when he looked out his window as we were repairing the barn.

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Peony let out a hair-raising screach as the four of us stood up on our dragons. The Berserker soldiers looked up and yelped. Dagur narrowed his eyes. "Whoever you "Black Cowls" are, I don't care. This Night Fury belongs to me!" Brynnhild struggled against her captors, clearly enraged. I gave Peony a hand signal and she spat a fireball into the arena. The Berserkers scattered.

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I swooped in and freed Brynhildd, who ran over to Turtle and freed him too. They took to the sky, and I left a trademark note from the Black Cowl.

"Enjoy your cowardice, Dagur," I sang to myself. I jumped in the air and Darrien lifted me onto his back. I grabbed the saddle and uttered a warcry of "Heeeeyahaiyaiyaiow!" We headed off into the night, using the clouds to block our escape. Astrid and I waited until we were out of sight of the island before we dipped our dragons in the ocean to wash them off. Once we were sufficiently washed off, we pulled level with the others and I called out, "Another successful mission. Well done, everyone! Brynhildd, did you learn anything about the Berserkers? What are they planning?"

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i had choice to stay behind

i had choice to stay behind to gether matirals for repairs weapions as well as fishing trap net hunting suppies ect i desided to start with wood and sent fang to borrow for metals will i choped trees down and stored them for future use but many tree were to big so i had to leave them in the open area of the tunnels making to harder to get form one room to another having done with wood for the night i desides to hunt for boars their skin would make a bag for each black cowl and be able to carry what each rider may need so i headed into the woods

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I stopped off at Mike's when we returned to Berk. We removed our masks and cloaks with cowls attached and stuffed them in our saddlebags. I knocked on his door and waited. He opened the door and smiled at me.

"Hey, Nina. What a pleasant surprise," he said. He stepped aside so I could enter.

"How are things coming along?" I asked.

"I have enough wood to build a whole new, bigger village. Complete with sturdy dragon perches," he replied. I could feel the warmth in his voice. "How did the snooping on Berserk go?"

"That's good. Brynhildd got captured and we had to do an emergency rescue mission. You know how Dagur is when it comes to Night Furies," I sighed. I was exhausted, more tired than I had been since I stayed up for a week. I had been trying to see how long I could stay up, and fell asleep after a full week. I'd slept for twelve hours without an issue. "Something she said that isn't really surprising, is that the Berserkers are planning an attack day after tomorrow. Unless something changes. I'll write a note for Hiccup signed from The Black Cowl. Here's hoping he listens." I yawned enormously. I put a hand to my mouth to stifle it. "Anyway, I should go. I still need to write the note, and get some shut-eye." We bid each other adieu, and Darrien and I flew to my tree-lab where Hiccup was sleeping fitfully in the hammock. I scratched the note and slipped it under the list, before climbing into my sleeping nook, blowing out the candle, and falling into a nice sleep as the moon set over Berk.

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i had caught 3 boars and

i had caught 3 boars and began to taning sewing and dying the boar skin bag black as i worked fang came in and spit a pile of rocks into a huge pile near the trees fang i want you to dig 2 more levels one with rooms and work shops bakery and forge and one that we can raise fish and wild animal on and i make a map so you can tunnel to each house that should help the others as i cooked fish , sawed the wood and moved it to the side of the room then i moved the rock into piles on the other side of room checked the fish trap watered my crops and packed each bag with fish water and a knife it was noon by the time i was done and finally i went to sleep

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I woke up as the sun was shining down through the window onto my face, heating it pleasantly. I didn't notice the intruder for a moment. But when I did, I was startled to see Hiccup wearing a mask. A small, black mask that only covered his eyes and nose.

"Where did you get that?!" I shrieked accidentally. He was leaning on an elbow casually watching me. I calmed myself because he didn't have a cowl on, so he couldn't know about the Black Cowl except what we let him see.

"I found it in one of your display cases," he said non-chalantly. I knew that tone, it was the persuasive tone he'd used on Dad to get information on surprises and such. I steeled my resolve and shooed him out of the nook. Toothless was looking up at us curiously. "I don't think it's just a coincidence that you happen to have a black mask on display when the members of the Black Cowl that were spotted repairing that barn had black masks on just like this one." He took it off and studied it.

"Of course it is! How could I sneak around behind your back doing your duties? You would have heard me sneaking around my back, besides, what did the dragons look like?" I asked, feeling my nervousness threatening to strangle me. I put on a false bravado that would have made Snotlout jealous. Hiccup's silence answered me. "Exactly, their dragons were clearly not Darrien, so how could it have been me?"

"You have a point. But I think I'm going to keep my list close to me, just in case," he said. He turned as if to go. "Oh, and Nina." He stopped and said over his shoulder. "Don't let me catch you sneaking around doing my duties, okay?"

"Yes, sir," I muttered. "C-can I have my mask back?" He tossed it at me and it landed on my face exactly as I'd designed it (convenient). "Thank you!"

He and Toothless flew off.

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just has hiccup lift i poked

just has hiccup lift i poked out of the floor boards will that was close how we going to get the list or we could just tied the twins to a ship and send it somewhere cuting the head of the snake if you will anyway we need that list or a copy atleast anyway ive made tunnels that lead to a underground room and meeting placeit not conneted the the storage so even if it found it won't give us away and if hiccup find it just tell him it lead to your sercet lovers house i thought for a moment a anger cheif and older brother im not looking forward to that but its one of two evils right so what the plan for tonight?