>The boat landed at shore
>You, along with your two best friends, Rarity and Fluttershy, gazed at the large forest ahead
>You fixed your button
>Applicant number 456, Sunset Shimmer
>A woman with purple hair stood at the shore
>She looked rather nerdy and was not wearing a button
>"Welcome, one and all, to the 349th Hunter Exam. This will be stage one of three. The rules are simple: within the time frame of three days, you must reach from here to the other side of the forest. All 250 miles of it. Get too close to the boundaries and you will automatically be disqualified. Keep track of your button number. Should you lose it, you will be disqualified. The first ten people to cross the finish line will get a special concession of their choice that will aid them in stage two. You will begin on the count of three."
>The contestants, all 15,000 or so of them, lept from the various boats and began to run into the forest
>You were sure to keep close to Rarity and Fluttershy
>Immediately the three of you could tell something wasn't right
>In five minutes, the sounds of the massive crowd had vanshied
>It was quiet
>"W-why did it get so quiet?"
"I don't know. Just stay calm."
>That wasn't the only oddity however
>Despite it being 12 noon and sunny when they left the boat, the sky was dark and a cold chill seemed to grip the island
>The hunter exam was supposed to be treacherous, hundreds of people died each time
>But this seemed downright supernatural, like something out of a horror novel
"Rarity. What did you say this island was called?"
>"Fyke Isle. People around this supposedly claim it to be haunted after a huge massacre. Say ghosts wonder about the island at night."
"I wouldn't believe any of that Fluttershy. It's just superstition. Anyway, lets get out bearings."
>Sunset looked too the sky but it was no use
>And all in an instant
>Something was right about that at all