18th Jun 2013
18th Jun 2013
When a nation is starving, it must expand to feed the populace.
Sometimes, this means war.
Sometimes, war is lost.
But a good leader will not accept defeat until Death himself commands them, and will fight for the survival of their people even amid a crushing defeat and abject humiliation. A good leader will not quit.
A good leader is willing to wait.
Chrysalis is one such leader.
Equestria is a nation on the edge of disaster after the devastation caused by the Lunar Rebellion. Beset on all sides by nefarious enemies, vicious foreign invaders, insane Lunar cultists, malicious fey, and diabolical conspirators all threaten Equestria’s borders and stability. Midnight Sparkle, daughter of Archmagus Sunbeam Sparkle and herself a newly minted Magus of Equestria, soon finds herself embroiled in the chaos surrounding her homeland. But what hope does a single unicorn have against so many overwhelming threats?
A chronological sequel to The Lunar Rebellion.
Pinkie Pie was coming over to Fluttershy's house to invite her to a party when she witnessed a shocking scene: Gilda trying to eat Fluttershy's tongue! She immediately knew she had to get her friends so they could stop that mean griffon before it was too late. After all, why else would Gilda have her beak in Fluttershy's mouth?
As comprehensively as the process of converting a person into a pony has been studied, certain factors still largely elude the scientific community. One such phenomenon is the 1.83% of people who claim to have conversations during their conversion dreams.
Jack Jepsen has decided to convert into a pony. He's taken his classes and passed all the tests, and is ready to take the plunge. It's Graduation Day One at the Manhattan Bureau for Jack. It's a tough decision, and sometimes all the nagging doubts are dealt with on the table, sometimes after. Will his peculiar visions be to his benefit, or the downfall of another?
Braeburn's visit to see his relatives in Ponyville doesn't go quite as he expected. After discovering that he doesn't have a Special Somepony, Applejack resolves to fix this problem - by having Braeburn try to date each of her friends, in hopes things will click between one of them and her cousin.
Unfortunately, the road to Tartarus is paved with good intentions, and the poor stallion finds himself being roped into one disaster after another. Bear attacks, wearing a fancy suit, and a near death experience are just a few of the challenges he soon finds himself facing. Will Braeburn succeed in finding a Special Somepony to call his own? Or will Applejack's attempts to help her cousin only make things worse for him? The answer may surprise everypony.
As her battle with cancer draws to a close, Ditzy Doo spends her final days with the ponies closest to her. There is so much for her to say to her friends and family--so much in so little time that she might forget to say one of the most important words may go unspoken.
Cover art graciously provided by Meadowshrine.
Oh Fortis, where are you?
Before there was the Gryphon Kingdom, there were the Griffin Tribes.
Before there was unity, there was strife.
Before peace, there was war.
Blessed Arnau is the Last Lady of the North, facing an enormous task. The griffins face a seemingly unstoppable enemy tide—The Cloven of the Sun. Marching endlessly northwards, they hunt for the remnants of the griffin Tribes making their last stand in the stronghold of Falhstein, a stronghold that has not tasted war in decades.
With promise of support from Fortis, a mere commoner of surprisingly sharp mind and will, she is tasked to lead a defense that will mean the survival or end of her race.
This is her story.
This is my first official World Building Alliance prompt entry for May 2013. Word Count: 5,480