Dear [ Rarity ],
It is my sad duty to inform you that your services as Defender of Equestria are no longer required. Your employment was terminated as of three hours before you received this notice. Do not bother to collect your belongings.
In consideration of your years of service to the former management, I have decided, out of the goodness of my heart, to grant you a most generous retirement package: an all-expense paid, permanent vacation for you and you alone to [ a flea-bitten circus on the planet Earth, at the height of the Disco Era ].
Sincerely yours, D. President and CEO of Equestria Discorporated
The [AU] tag is there because, as the above quote indicates, this story includes a pre-reformed Discord, circa late Season Two.
This story is a sequel to The Audience
The contest is over, and Equestria has a new Draconequus. Arthur Arcturus had, Twilight thought, told her and her friends everything they needed to know about humans.
But she's about to discover that there are more wonders in the multiverse than either of them knew...
Yu-Gi-Oh monsters are appearing Equestria, some friendly, others not so much. Nopony knows where they came from or how they got here, only that their wold has changed. Three of these monsters are running from death and makes unexpected allies/friends with the residents of Ponyville. Will they be found and be eradicated or will they survive and start a new life? It's all in the heart of the cards now. Rating may change through out the story.
On a cold winter night, right on the eve of Ponyville's Winter Wrap-Up, Spike finds Princess Twilight Sparkle asleep in her study room, intent on studying even as her first Wrap-Up as a princess arrives in the morning. is she simply trying to study into the night, as is her habit, or is something else eating at her tonight?
100 years into the future. Equestria's old regime has been toppled, Celestia is dead, Luna is missing, and the elements have been defeated. in their place, a cruel, malicious king now rules over the kingdom, crushing all opposition, and forcing a majority of the population into lives of bitter poverty.
but in a far corner of the kingdom, a young stallion will rise to the challenge, along with friends from the past and present, they will rise up to fight the new regime, and risk everything, to save their kingdom.
(takes place after season 4)
Many years after settling their differences, and forming Equestria, the ancient pony tribes lived in a great harmony, in a bond of which was thought to be inseparable.
One fateful day would have it; this very harmony would cease to exist, the day of which began the devastating rule of the one who is only known as Discord.
It was not, as some had predicted, the end. Pony kind pushed on, and the legendary duo Luna and Celestia were born. As foretold in legend, it would be these mares who would weald a power so great, it would take more than a millennia to even begin to understand it.
However, their conquest over Discord was not on their own, and was not without consequence. As a small colt would soon learn: some things are not what they seem.
Based on Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper."
Twilight Sparkle is stressed with her new role as a princess and wishes she could go back to being a regular old unicorn.
Dawn Cracker, a unicorn living with her indebted father, wishes she had the life of a princess.
When the two meet, they discover they look a great deal alike and (of course) decide to switch places. What chaos will become of this?