Keep in mind this is only one scene out of the whole series, it is an alternate scenario of when Nyra and the rogue smith of silverveil face off

Rewrite: Thora Plonk vs Nyra

A little backstory, Thora Plonk was a snowy owl who resided in silverveil. She was thought to have quit making armor and weapons, but she was actually working on a secret project. One that not even the best slip gizzles knew about. Slip gizzle was the owl word for spy. She had started taking a look into higher magnetics and higher electronics (a subject that was very well researched by the others), and she came upon some records of an other named Nikolai Tesla. She had been on many trips to beyond the beyond where the others had resided, she came upon a place called goodfield Illinois where she had scoured for more information about a curious device she had learned about called a tesla coil. She soon stumbled upon a most curious device, a device that could display any picture, even moving pictures. She researched further about these strange devices, she found a page relating to some weird thing called animation, and video. After some fiddling with the odd device, she had discovered that the others had operated these devices with two interfaces that the others had called mice, and keyboards. It was obvious to see what the strange scrolling device was called a mouse, it was in a shape almost mouse like. So, after some fiddling with the device, she had discovered a whole list of these strange things called videos, apparently they had belonged to an other named drake anthony as that was the name in logon screen of the strange device. On there she had discovered just what she was looking for, a schematic to these odd "tesla coils" they were called. It could rip up an electrical arc hot enough to process the metals she had been planning on working with, a substance called tungsten carbide, it was rumored to have such a high melting point that it could withstand the fire from even the hottest most "bonk" coals as they were called, it was even rumored to be able to withstand the heat of the ember of 'hoole itself. She figured this would make exceptionally fine armor for ga'hoole's collier squadron. She needed to find one more thing to make this armor, an insulation made of ceramic fibers called kaowool by the others. This armor would protect a collier from the hottest fires, they would be able to dive straight in without getting so much as a feather singed. So, she forwarded the video for the schematic of the driver to what would be her arc furnace, taking careful heed of the part where he had said "if you try any of this at home, you'd probably die, so please don't try any of this at home". So she took note of the components that she would need, and it looked like this Drake Anthony was a packrat, because she was able to find every component she needed with ease. She put them in her coal bucket and flew all the way back to silverveil to get to work. When she got back to her forge, she was encountered by Soren, he was stunned when he saw what she was carrying. Soren asked "why do need all this stuff Thora?". To which she replied "I'm working on a way to melt down metals with some of the highest melting points: silver, gold, steel, and even tungsten". "whoa sweet" Soren said with awe. Soren was good friends with the rogue smith and had just come to chat with her. "Say soren, do you think you could help me build this thing?" She had asked. Without hesitation, Soren was in, "Oh would I" he said with excitement. "This is gonna be really cool, I'd love to help." he said excitedly. So they started, winding copper coils, assembling electronic components, constructing a generator to power the monstrosity. They had spent the better part of a night constructing this thing. By first light, they finally had the driver of the furnace complete. They called it a day and fell asleep in Thora's cave. They woke right at first black ready to start work on the furnace once more, they needed a box to contain the heat of the arc. To do this constructed a steel box with a kaowool lining, Thora had already had the kaowool she had found plenty of on one of her previous expeditions to beyond the beyond. "Time to fire it up" she asked Soren rhetorically. "yes it is" Soren replied enthusiastically. She plugged it in to a massive generator she had designed to run off the forge's heat, she would boil water and pressurize the turbine chamber with that hot steam. Out came a ripping hot electrical arc and she threw her tungsten carbide in the furnace and hoped for the best. About twenty minutes laser she had pulled out the crucible to find glowing red molten tungsten carbide. She had done it, she had been the first smith ever to work with this extremely hard and high melting point alloy. Soren said "well I guess my work is done here, I must be off". To which Smith Plonk replied "Okay bye, thanks for all your help". The two shared a brief hug and then Soren was off, but right before that he said "A word of warning, Nyra is afoot, no one is safe, be on your highest alert because she is a merciless and ruthless killer". "I will, thank you for your concern" Thora replied. Thora melted down more of the tungsten carbide, she started molding it into think sheets. The final piece she molded was a helmet. She then proceeded to rivet a thin line of kaowool to every piece, she did not leave one piece uninsulated, because this armor was designed for an owl to be able to withstand being literally engulfed in flames. She was fitting the first suit of armor on herself and performed a series of tests with it on, the first set was too bulky, she couldn't fly or maneuver in it in the least. She decided to try again, this time making the plates much thinner, her second set was so thin if fell apart. She proceeded to make yet a third set. Time for test number three, she lofted herself into the air, success, she was flying, and the armor was holding. She tried a few shadow sparring maneuvers, which she was able to execute flawlessly, and the armor was holding up perfectly. But time for the ultimate test, could she survive fire with it, she fired up her traditional forge, she was about to perform the test, when an owl had snuck up on her, she wheeled around, ready to fight, the owl who had snuck up on her was a barn owl, she had an almost pure white face, the only thing was the scar that otulissa had given her in the battle of the siege all those moons ago. "Nyra, why am I not surprised" Thora said smugly. Nyra charged at the snowy and made slash after slash which Thora had effortlessly dodged, and then Thora swooped down and gashed Nyra's face, she screeched in incredible pain, she was enraged now, just charging at Plonk with blinding speed, she tore at the tungsten carbide to no avail, her battle claws just shattered, and Plonk's armor was completely unscathed. "Wha, WHAT IS THAT STUFF MADE OF" Nyra shrieked at the top of her lungs. "YOU WILL PAY FOR THAT, THOSE BATTLE CLAWS WERE MY HUSBANDS YOU VILE LITTLE WORM!" Nyra kept getting more and more enraged, she swung around, blinded by rage, she trust Thora into her own forge. "haha...HAHAHAHAHAHA", that should finish y...," She was shrieking right before she thrust Thora toward the forge. She was cut short however when she saw that Thora wasn't shrieking in pain, not even a little bit. In a quick shuffle, Thora grabbed Nyra by the leg and dragged Nyra into the forge with her, and her dying words were, "HOW, HOW AREN'T YOU BURNING, CUUUURSE YOOOOOOUUUUU!", she said through excruciating shrieks of pain. Thora held Nyra down until she stopped shrieking, and the smell of burning feathers filled the air, and after a few minutes there was little more than a pile of smoldering bones left of her. Nyra was dead while Plonk casually walked out of the forge without so much as a feather out of place. "Well, I had no idea my first test of this armor's fireproof capabilities would be so bloody" she said, still trying to shake off the horror of the situation. She flew for the great tree that night to report her horrid encounter. She was greeted by Soren, who asked what had happened, and said that Thora had looked shaken to the core. She started explaining "Nyra attacked me, she tried to burn me alive, she got one over on me and shoved me down into my own forge.". "WHAT, H...HOW DID YOU SURVIVE!?" Soren shrieked. Thora explained how she was testing out her armor at the time, but not how she dragged Nyra down into the flames with her, it was too much to talk about. She took off the helmet she was wearing and said "here take a look". Soren grabbed the helmet, he inspected the surface closely, "such a strange luster" Soren said, he then asked "What's it made of?". Thora replied "tungsten carbide, this alloy has the highest melting point of any metal alloy on earth, pretty cool right" Soren stared at the snowy in disbelief, his beak may as well have fallen off he was draping it so low. "That's not all" she said, "It is also lined with this fabric made of ceramic fibers, kaowool the others called it if I'm not mistaken. This armor set will allow a collier to withstand fires from the hottest most bonk coals, even the ember of 'hoole" she said. Soren was so astonished he thought he might just go yeap. Right about then, Gylfie came out to hang out with Soren, then digger too. "Hey Soren, what's up" Gylfie asked idly. "Gylfie, you have to check this armor out for yourself" Soren replied giddily. "Yes, please do" Thora insisted. "Thora, how are you?!" Gylfie said gleefully. The two friends engaged in a friendly hug, "now what's this about armor?" Gylfie inquired. Soren handed Gylfie the helmet. "Wow, it's rather thin and light" Gylfie said. She inspected the helmet, "tungsten carbide, cool" Glyfie remarked. "This thing could probably withstand the hottest fires", she looked inside the helmet with amazement. "Is that, ceramic fiber" Gylfie inquired, "yes, pretty sweet right?" Ms. Plonk said. Her mind was much more at ease now. Then gylfie asked "have you tested this stuff yet, I mean, with that ceramic fiber insulation, you shouldn't even feel the heat of a hot fire in theory?" Thora's gizzard lurched in horror, she got real nervous, when gylfie looked up to give the helmet back, she saw that Thora was quivering uncontrollably, to which she asked in unease "Thora, are you okay". Thora replied "no, no I'm not okay" Gylfie asked sympathetically "what's wrong Thora, come on you can tell me". "I just had an encounter with Nyra" said Plonk. Gylfie gasped with horror, "What happened?", she then asked. "I was in my workshop, getting ready to test the armor's fireproof capabilities, when I was attacked, I dodged blow after blow, and Nyra charged me as hard as she could, luckily, the armor was so hard that she shattered her battle claws trying to slash me through it. She was then so enraged that she charged me again, this time she shoved me right into my own forge and tried to burn me to death, luckily my new armor has such a high melting point and is insulated so well that I didn't even feel the heat from the fire. I dragged nyra down and she burned right up. "Nyra is... d...d...dead.". Thora burst out bawling uncontrollably, she was so scared and traumatized. Soren and Gylfie took her down to light down on a perch at the great tree. Gylfie said "Soren, go report to Boron and Barran that Nyra is dead, I will stay here with Thora, try to comfort her". "Alright" Soren said. dun dun dun...