gold fleece

godaof221b  asked:

Dragon AU- You can't leave me with just that! Does Steve ever get a chance to apologize to Tony? How did he end up in Tony's clutches anyways? Will they become friends? Does Tony have any dragon friends? What sorts of things are in his horde (including that 12% of Pepper's?) (I hope you don't regret telling me I could throw questions at you.)

Tony was lonely, so Natasha does some scrying to find someone that could be his companion. She finds a displaced prince without a country and decides that he’s just as good a person as any (and also she has a soft spot for lonely people). She doesn’t see that the prince is waiting for a knight to bring horses for them. Bucky arrives just in time to see a hulking red figure flying away from where he left Steve, and something in the curl of the dragon’s tail was cursing up a blue streak. “Ah,” Bucky says, because that can be no one else but Steve.

Natasha thinks it’s funny how gullible Tony is so she tells him that Steve is a princess and Tony has no reason to doubt her. He thinks it’s very strange that this princess is using such uncouth language. He thought princesses were supposed to be prim and proper. So he asks. “What did you just call me,” Steve hisses, blood boiling after years of being small and sickly and bullies actually calling him ‘princess.’ Oh, Tony thinks. This human is hard of hearing. So he repeats himself, louder and slower. Steve kicks him under his wing, hard, and swears at him so violently that Tony scuttles out of the room in terror.

“He doesn’t like me,” Tony tells Natasha, voice small, and Natasha purses her lips, but she should have expected that. She forgets that she’s the outlier sometimes. She’d been alone so long that finding Tony in her castle had actually been… kinda nice. She hadn’t thought about how a normal person would react to Tony. “Give him time,” Natasha decides after some thought, because she can’t imagine anyone not growing to love Tony.

And then Bucky comes and Tony shivers with terror because knights still make him think of Howard roaring and trying to protect his mate and Maria trying to cover Tony with her body before a sword was plunged through her. But Bucky just warns Tony that he needs to let Steve go for his own safety. It’s not that Tony doesn’t believe him, it’s just–he believes Natasha more. And Natasha said to give him time. So he says “no” and “go find your own princess” and is very proud of himself when the knight retreats with nothing more than a “suit yourself” and a shrug. He must have been very intimidating.

Tony thinks that maybe this will sway Steve in his favor because he’s defended him against an evil knight. But Steve just yells louder and kicks him again and oh, that hurt! Tony shuffles backward, frightened, and realizes that Natasha made a mistake. Steve doesn’t like him. Steve is never going to like him. No noble’s ever going to like him. Rhodey is the only good knight and king. Everyone else is bad. He should have realized that when Rhodey was the first knight to help him.

Luckily the knight isn’t too far away. Tony drops Steve and goes home, and Natasha tries to heal the bruising as best she can, even though she’s angry and upset with herself for sending Tony to get someone who was just going to hurt him.

To his credit, Steve keeps trying to apologize even with Natasha flinging green fire at him. He just wants them to understand: kidnapping him, calling him a princess because someone thinks it’s hilarious, and holding him against his will was not a good way to start a friendship. Rhodey comes by because news of a ruckus going on at the “old haunted castle” got back to him and sighs loudly when Natasha and Steve both shout their sides of the story at him. “Natasha, you were wrong for having Tony kidnap Steve and having him call Steve a princess,” Rhodey tells her, and she scowls petulantly and crosses her arms. Steve doesn’t have time to bask in his smugness though, because Rhodey turns to him and adds, “But you shouldn’t have kicked Tony when you realized he was a gullible dummy. All he knows of humans are Natasha, me, and the knights that murdered his parents in front of him.” Steve makes a horrified noise and covers his mouth. “Nooooo.” “Steve,” Bucky says. “I am always amazed by how well you manage to stick your foot in it.”

Pepper just shows up one day, says, “The man they want me to marry is gross,” and Tony sort of shuffles his claws before asking her, “Are you a princess?” “Yes,” Pepper says viciously. “So you won’t swear at me?” “Of course not!” Tony thinks he likes princesses much better than princes. So he lets her into the castle. Natasha won’t mind probably. Pepper wrinkles her nose at how much ruin the castle is in. “You live here?” “Rhodey fixed it up so it’s not dangerous anymore,” Tony insists. Pepper figures that’s alright then. She offers Tony her favorite book that she’d brought with her when she ran away as payment for keeping her. Tony misunderstands and shows her to his hoard, which includes but is not limited to: books, gems, candlesticks, gold and copper coins, fleece, and she’s pretty sure she sees a few pillows. “I thought dragons only hoarded gems and gold.” Tony shuffles his claws awkwardly. Maybe that’s true. He wouldn’t know.

Pepper rolls up her sleeves and gets to work because she hates clutter. The shelves are cleared of the gems and coins and fleece to make room for the books. She asks Tony to find some empty crates and he does her one better and finds a couple empty trunks. She fills one with the candlesticks and the other with the fleece and pillows. She’s just trying to figure out whether she should separate the coins by type when Natasha bursts in and shouts, “Who the hell are you?!” “I’m Princess Virginia Potts,” Pepper tells her. “The man my parents want me to marry is gross so I ran here.” “Get out!” “No,” Pepper tells her firmly, and then decides she should at least separate the coins between gold and copper. Natasha hovers by the door awkwardly before turning to glare up at Tony. Tony shrugs, peering down at the book Pepper had given him. It’s got a sword in a stone on the cover. Maybe Natasha will read it to him. “Okay but twelve percent of this is mine now,” Pepper says when she’s finished, covered in dust and sweat. Natasha sputters, but Tony just shrugs again, turning the book this way and that. If Natasha won’t read it to him, Rhodey will when he comes to visit. Maybe Pepper will even read it to him!

Dragons outside of family groups are solitary so he doesn’t have any dragon friends. :C It’s part of why he’s such a strange dragon. He didn’t have anyone to teach him how.

Fantasy Life

~What you will find in each area 〜(^∇^〜)

*Things to take note*
- Under the items category, I may put things like Ore and Wood that doesn’t require to harvest, just collect from barrels and carts
- Monster drops are NOT under the Bounty category, they are under the items category as well

SOUTH CASTELE~

Items
Castele Apple
Castele Bloom
Cureweed
Carrot
Dandelion Puff
Grassland Honey
Greenbell
Healweed
Sheep Fleece
Springwater

Fish
Castele Carp
Castele Crucian

Insects
Common Grasshopper
White Butterfly

WEST CASTELE~

Items
Carrot
Castele Bloom
Chicken Eggs
Dandelion Puff
Healweed
Springwater

Fish
Castele Crucian

Ores
Castele Copper
Minty Ore

Wood
Oak Log

EAST CASTELE~

Items
Antidote Berries ( Tree )
Castele Copper ( Collect from the cart )
Cow’s Milk
Cureweed
Dandelion Puff
Forest Mushrooms
Healweed
Oak Log ( Collect from the barrel )

Wood
Elder Oak Log

Fish
Castele Carp

Ores
Castele Copper 
Minty Ore

EAST GRASSY PLAINS~

Items
Animal Hide ( Coyote )
Antidote Berries ( Tree and Carrotella )
Big Egg
Campfire Roast
Carrot ( Carroty )
Castele Apple
Chicken Eggs ( Road Runner )
Dandelion Puff
Grassland Honey
Healweed
Life Cure ( Treasure Box )
Little Tail ( Sandzard )
Mountain Springwater ( Bandit )
Mustard ( Dragon mustard )
Redbell
Rejuvenating Berries ( Carrotella )
Sack of Silver ( Bandit )
Sheep Fleece ( White Woolie )
Springwater ( Bandit )
Wake Up Berries ( Carrotella and Dragon mustard )

Wood
Oak Log
Elder Oak Log

Insects
Common Grasshopper
Royal Grasshopper
White Butterfly
Yellow Butterfly

Ore
Castele Copper
Minty Ore

Fish
Applefish
Castele Carp
Castele Crucian
Plains Sweetfish

Bounty
Carrotella 200 dosh ( Carrot )
Bandit Leader 300 dosh ( Sack of Silver )
Spooky 250 dosh ( Magic Powder )

HANIWA CAVE~

Items
Lifeweed
Sack of Copper ( Treasure Box )
Sleep Powder ( Cobalt Frog )    
SP Potion ( Treasure Box )

Fish
Castele Crucian
Catfish

Ore
Castele Copper
Minty Ore
Topaz
Yellow Stone

Bounty
Sparkling Topaz 300 dosh ( Topaz )

FARLEY’S PLANTATION~

Items
Cabbage
Carrot
Castele Apple
Chicken Eggs
Daikon Radish
Dandelion Puff
Energizing Flower
Greenbell
Lucky Flower
Rainbow Apple
Redbell
Running Flower
Onion

Fish
Plains Sweetfish

Wood
Pine Log

WEST GRASSY PLAINS~

Items
Bigbeak Egg
Beef ( Bull )
Campfire Roast
Cureweed
Daikon Radish ( Radishy )
Dandelion Puff
Earth Log ( Sacred Earth Tree )
Earth Mana + ( Sacred Earth Tree )
Greenbell
Healweed
HP Potion ( Treasure Box )
Little Shell
Mutton ( Black Woolie )
Poison Powder ( Field Frog )
Pine Nuts ( Tree )
Redbell
Rejuvenating Berries ( Radishella )
Sack Of Copper ( Treasure Box )
Sheep Fleece ( Black Woolie )
Snake Scales ( Grass Serpent )
SP Potion ( Treasure Box )
Turtle Shell ( Tortortoise ) 

Fish
Castele Carp
Castele Crucian
Plains Sweetfish

Insects
Iron Stag Beetle
Royal Grasshopper
White Butterfly

Wood
Pine Log

Bounty
Killer Bunny 700 dosh ( Animal Droppings )
Radishella 600 dosh ( Daikon Radish )
Sacred Earth Tree 1500 dosh ( Earth Log )
Taurus 750 dosh ( Beef )

PORT PUERTO BEACH DISTRICT~

Items
Bluebell
Durable Shell
Healweed
Little Shell
Lucky Flower
Palm Nuts ( Tree )
Port Puerto Bloom
Port Town Orange
Royal Egg
Sunny Puff

Insects
Scarab Beetle

Fish
Sardine
Pirate Carp

Ore
Minty Ore
Port Puerto SIlver

Wood
Elder Palm Log
Palm Log

TORTUGA ARCHIPELAGO~

Items
Big Tail ( Green Gator )
Blizzard Egg
Bluebell
Cureweed
Defence-Upgrade Stone ( Spirit Of Water )
Durable Shell
Healweed
Hi-HP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Hi-SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Life Cure ( Treasure Chest )
Little Shell ( Octoshell )
Moon Cluster ( Turtanic )
Palm Nuts ( Punching Palm )
Port-Town Orange
Pretty Coral ( Octoshell )
SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Sack Of Copper
Sack Of Silver ( Treasure Chest )
Saltless Seawater ( Zombie Pirate )
Sleep Antidote ( Treasure Chest )
Swordfish Fin ( Swordfish )
Thick Shell ( Turtotle )

Wood
Palm Log ( Palm Tree/Great Palm Tree )

Fish
Flying Fish
Giant Puffer Fish
Puerto Bream
Puffer Fish
Sardine
Tuna

Ore
Minty Ore
Port Puerto
Silver Quality
Minty Ore

Bounty
Angry Zombie 750 Dosh ( Saltless Seawater )
Great Palm Tree 200 Dosh ( Elder Palm Log )
Strifestone 200 Dosh ( Attack-Upgrade Stone/Tool-Upgrade Stone )
Swordfish 1000 Dosh ( Swordfish )
Turtanic 1800 Dosh ( Vivid Coral )

DEEPSEA CAVE~

Items
Blue Gel ( Jelly )
Cave Mushroom
Defense-Upgrade Stone ( Spirit Of Water )
Durable Shell
HP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
King Jell ( Jellking )
Little Shell
SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Sack Of Silver ( Treasure Chest )
Saltless Seawater
Silver Shield ( Treasure Chest )

Fish
Prawn
Squid

Wood
Elder Mangrove Log
Mangrove Log

Bounty
Great Mangrove 300 Dosh ( Elder Mangrove Log )
Great Serpent 1200 Dosh ( Snake Scales )
Jellking 1600 Dosh ( King Jell )

NAUTILUS CAVE~

Items
Bronze Pickaxe ( Pickaxed Golem )
Coral Necklace ( Treasure Chest )
Durable Shell
Glittering Coral ( Black Octoshell )
HP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Little Shell
Marine Thread ( Cave Catterpillo )
Palm Beam
Port-Puerto Silver ( Rocksalt Golem )
Rainbow Shell ( Black Octoshell )
SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Stun Antidote ( Treasure Chest )
Superior Campfire Fish
Suspicious Object

Ore
Marine Ore
Minty Ore
Purple Stone
Quality Minty Ore

Fish
Squid

Bounty
Blessed Rock 300 Dosh ( Defence-Updrade Stone + )
Crocturtle 750 Dosh ( Timeworn Shell )
Pickaxed Golem 1200 Dosh ( Bronze Pickaxe )
Rocksalt Golem 1100 Dosh ( Port Puerto Silver/Salt )
Water Elemental Rock 1000 Dosh ( Water Shard )

DESERT RAVINE~

Items
Beat Hide ( Jackal )
Golden Sheep Fleece ( Killer Horn )
Lifeweed

Bounty
Killer Horn 1200 dosh ( Golden Sheep Fleece/Black-Goat Fleece/Gold Claymore )

AL MAAJIK OUTSKIRTS~

Items
Al Maajik Bloom
Desert Pear
Magic Eggs
Sugar Nuts ( Tree )
Sunny Puff
Sweet Potato
Vitalweed
Yellowbell

Insect
Second-Beast Beetle
Scarab Beetle

Ore
Al Maajik Gold
Sandstone

Fish
Black Bass
Flying Fish
Giant Evil Carp
Sardine

Wood
Sugar Log

ARIDIAN DESERT~

Items
Big Egg ( Pterodactyl )
Fish Scales ( Spearhead Piranha )
Green Cactus ( Angry Cacto )
Healweed
Hi-HP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Hi-SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Lifecure ( Treasure Chest/Bones )
Lifeweed
Poison Bomb ( Treasure Chest )
Royal Eggs ( Sand Runner )
Sack Of Copper ( Outlaw/Bones )
Sharp Claws ( Pterodactyl )
Sugar Nuts ( Tree/Angry Cacto )
Sun Cluster ( Sand Golem )
Superior Campfire Roast
Thunder Egg
Yellowbell

Wood
Sugar Log

Fish
Desert Tune
Sandfish

Ore
Al Maajik Gold
Sandstone

Bounty
Great Sugar Tree 400 Dosh ( Elder Sugar Log )
Killer Bee 900 Dosh ( Hornet Needle )
Outlaw Leaders 800 Dosh ( Sack Of Silver )
Sand Golem 1500 Dosh ( Al Maajik Gold )

CAVE OF BONES~

Items
Coal-Black Feather ( Hootlum )
Dragon Leg Bone ( Ore )
Fossil Shard ( Skeleton )
Poison Bomb ( Treasure Chest )
Sack Of Gold ( Skeleton )
Savage Necklace ( Treasure Chest )
Sleep Bomb ( Treasure Chest )
SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )

Ore
Al Maajik Gold
Minty Ore
Sandstone

Bounty
Gold Stone 300 Dosh ( Magic-Upgrade Stone )

ANCIENT RUINS~

Items
Black-Rimmed Glasses ( Treasure Chest )
Criticaline ( Moth Queen )
Evil Wings ( Vampire Bat )
Gold Dagger ( Treasure Chest )
Gold Helm ( Treasure Chest )
Hi-HP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Sack Of Treasure ( Treasure Chest )
Star Cluster ( Treasure Chest )
Sun Cluster ( Gilded Golem )
Suspicious Object ( Wingmon )
Yellow Cactus ( Killer Cacto )
Yellow Jell ( Desert Jelly )

Ore
Black Onyx
Magic Ore
Sandstone 

Bounty
Ancient Darkness 1800 Dosh ( Black Onyx )
Big Spooky 2000 Dosh ( Spiritual Powder )
Gilded Golem 2100 Dosh ( Sack Of Gold )
King Cobra 1800 Dosh ( Snake Scales )
Moth Queen 1900 Dosh ( Magic Powder )

SUBTERRANEAN LAKE~

Items
Al Maajik Gold ( Ironstone Golem )
Antistun Berries ( Desert Tree )
Arch Alcheweed
Cave Mushroom
HP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Life Cure ( Treasure Chest )
Lifeweed
Pink-Silk Thread ( Arachne )
Purple Gel ( Toxic Jelly )
Savage Necklace ( Treasure Chest )
Sleep Antidote ( Treasure Chest )
SP Potion ( Treasure Chest )
Stun Antidote ( Treasure Chest )
Subterranean Scales ( Bluescale Lordfish )

Fish
Black Bass
Cave Catfish

Wood
Desert Log
Elder Desert Log

Ore
Quality Minty Ore

Bounty
Bluescale Lordfish 1800 Dosh ( Bluescale Lordfish )
Earth Elemental Rock 1500 Dosh ( Earth Shard )
Great Desert Tree 400 Dosh ( Elder Desert Log )
Ironston Golem 1800 Dosh ( Al Maajik Gold )

ELDERWOOD~

Items
Antidote Berries ( Tree )
Antistun Berries ( Gingery )
Castele Apples ( Applejack Ape )
Forest Lordfish Moss ( Forest Lordfish )
Giant Tree Nuts ( Tree )
Ginger ( Gingery )
Grassland Honey
Healweed
Pine Nuts ( Timber Tinder )
Tool Upgrade Stone ( Spirit Of Earth )
Vitalweed

Wood
Elder Oak Log
Oak Log

Fish
Elderwood trout
Forest Lordfish

Bounty
Forest Lordfish 600 dosh ( Forest Lordfish )
Great Elderwood Tree 1000 dosh ( Giant Tree Nuts )
Great Oak Tree 100 dosh ( Elder Oak Log )
Plains Bear

ELDERWOOD GROTTO AND VILLAGE~

Items
Blackbell
Cave Mushroom
Energizing Flower
Lucky Flower
Running Flower
Whitebell

MOUNT SNOWPEAK~

Items
Beef ( Buffalo and Chasmeer )
Chicken Eggs
Chicken Meat ( Razorbeak )
Goat Fleece ( Chasmeer )
HP Potion ( Treasure Box )
Lifeweed
Mountain Mushroom
Pine nuts ( Tree )
SP Potion ( Treasure Box )
Snake Scales ( Rock Serpent )

Fish
Elderwood trout
Plains Sweetfish

Wood
Pine Log 

Bounty
Fanged Ape 900 dosh ( Strong Fang )
Black Panter 450 dosh ( Thick Fang )
Great Pine 150 dosh ( Elder Pine Log )

LAVA CAVE~

Items
Cave Mushroom ( Mushflame )
HP Potion ( Treasure Box )
Lifecure ( Treasure Box )
Red Gel ( Lava Jelly )
SP potion ( Treasure Box )
Volcanic Fin ( Volcanic Tuna )

Fish
Magmafish
Redgill
Volcanic Tuna

Ore
Magma Ore
Minty Ore
Quality Minty Ore
Ruby

Bounty
Incandescent Gemstone 600 dosh ( Ruby )
Lava Golem 1000 dosh ( Magma Ore )
Vocanic Tuna 800 dosh ( Volcanic Tuna )

WATERFALL CAVE~

Items
Fish Scales ( Pitchfork Piranha )
Green Gel ( Mountain Jelly )
HP potion ( Treasure Box )
Lifecure ( Treasure Box )
Little Tail ( Licky Gecko )
Poison Antidote ( Treasure Box )
SP Potion ( Treasure Box )
Sack Of Copper ( Treasure Box )
Silk Thread ( Feely Catterpillo )
Stun Antidote ( Treasure Box )

Ore
Aquamarine
Blue Stone
Minty Ore
Plains Iron

Bounty
Iron Golem 800 dosh ( Plains Iron )
Toolstone 150 dosh ( Tool-Upgrade Stone )
Wind Elemental Rock 1500 dosh ( Wind Shard )

Ursa Major and the Golden Fleece

So we all know where this little nerd right here gets his nickname: 

Ignoring for now the fact that this is a crazy-ass birthmark that almost definitely has something to do with his fate in Gravity Falls (because c’mon, endgame guys), let’s talk about the constellation itself: the Big Dipper.

So, first off, the Big Dipper itself is actually part of a bigger, more complicated constellation known as The Great Bear (Ursa Major). Most of us can’t see the whole bear today though, because of pollution (boo humanity!). But back in the days of the ancient Greeks, you could see the whole thing, and they noticed something funny about it - it never sets below the horizon. Now because the ancient Greeks were awesome like that, they have a myth that explains why.  As with pretty much all Greek myths, it starts with Zeus’s inability to keep it in his pants. 

There are a lot of different versions of this one (some say Callisto was training to be one of Artemis’s hunters, some say she was just a random princess, some say her fate was due to her father’s wickedness, etc) but the gist of it is, this beautiful woman caught Zeus’s eye, and he decided to go down to Earth and pay her a little visit. In some versions he visited her many times, in others it was just once - but nonetheless, together they had a son, Arcas. This is where the big differences come in - one version of the myth tells it so that Zeus continued to visit Callisto for years after their son was born, and as was bound to happen Hera found out and was angry. In order to protect Callisto, Zeus turned her into a bear to hide her from Hera - Hera, being way too smart for that nonsense, decided this was an appropriate fate and tricked Zeus into leaving her that way. After the god and goddess were gone, Arcas happened upon the bear that was his mother and shot it while hunting - when she died, Callisto returned to her human form and Arcas realized what he’d done. In another version, Hera found out about the affair soon after Arcas was born, turned Callisto into a bear, and banished her to the forest for years. When Arcas was old enough to hunt, Hera convinced him to shoot Callisto - either way, the story ends with Callisto stuck as a bear and her poor son killing her unknowingly. Zeus felt pretty guilty about this, so he turned Callisto back into her bear form and placed her among the stars as The Great Bear (Big Dipper) - then, Arcas, who was watching his mother, was turned into a constellation as well, The Little Bear (Little Dipper) who was always turned in her direction. 

Sweet story, right? Only it doesn’t end there. “Hera, enraged at this honor to her rival, persuaded the God of the Sea [Poseidon, we can assume, although there are multiple sea gods] to forbid the Bears to descend into the ocean like the other stars. They alone of the constellations never set below the horizon.” (Mythology, Edith Hamilton)

I guess not being able to go into the sea like all the other stars was a pretty severe punishment, or something. Who knows what was going through Hera’s mind. But that’s why the Big Dipper never sets below the horizon, never sinks into the sea. 

In Gravity Falls, we’ve come to accept that the sea represents the potential young children see in the world - especially Stan and Ford. Though Ford let go of that dream to chase things on land, Stan held on. When he looked out to the ocean, he saw endlessness - beauty and possibility and adventure. But Ford would never sink into the sea.

There are some pretty obvious parallels between Ford and Dipper - and although it’s not as cut-and-dry as some people make it out to be, for the sake of remaining as uncomplicated as possible, let’s say Dipper is the “Ford” twin, and Mabel is the “Stan”. 

Mabel isn’t without her ties to outer space, either. Her symbol on the Cipher Wheel is the shooting star. Shooting stars streak across the sky in a brilliant and beautiful flash, and then they’re gone forever. Constellations are eternal - especially ones that can’t set below the ocean. I bring you now to another Greek myth - the tale of the Golden Fleece (any of you watch Between the Lions as a kid? They did this one once).

Before Jason came along and dicked it up, the story of the Golden Fleece starts with a brother and sister - Phrixus and Helle. They were the children of a king and his first wife - however, the king grew tired of their mother and sent her away, and remarried a woman named Ino. Ino was like, the original evil step mother. She knew that since Phrixus was the first born son, he was all set up to become the kingdom’s next ruler once her dear old husband kicked it. She wanted her own son to be king though, so she bribed a messenger to fake a prophecy stating that unless Phrixus was offered to the gods as a sacrifice, the corn in the kingdom would never grow again. 

Hermes caught wind of this and was like “nuh-uh”. Just as Phrixus was about to be sacrificed, a flying ram with a fleece of gold swooped down from the sky and lifted him and his sister to safety. Yay, happy ending! Nope, sit down. Story’s not over yet.

Hermes figured he’d better get the kids as far away from their step mother as possible, so he sent the ram to fly them over to Colchis. While flying over the straight that separated Europe and Asia, Helle slipped off the ram’s back and fell into the water, where she drowned. Phrixus made it safely to land. He did not slip off the ram. He did not sink into the sea. 

You’re probably all picking up what I’m putting down here. Dipper is cursed to hover above the horizon for all eternity, never following the other stars down into the sea. He’ll bring the golden ram to Colchis, where it will be sacrificed to the gods that saved him and turned into the Golden Fleece, which protects the land and blesses the soil. He’s the hero of our story. Mabel is a shooting star, destined to burn out brightly, to fall down into the water. To die helping her brother to safety. Just like Stan before her, she never makes it across the sea. 

- ally