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After discovering a long-lost artifact, Daring Do is suddenly thrust into a world of deadly danger and intrigue in the most hazardous jungle of all:  Manehattan.  However, she soon finds an ally in a pony clad in purple and going by the moniker Mysterious Mare-Do-Well.  Together, the two mares endeavor to uncover the truth behind the artifact and the ponies that want to silence them...forever...

First Published
18th Mar 2012
Last Modified
13th Sep 2012
#1 · 135w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I had an idea to write out the daring do novels but seems you beat me to it. This one is definitely on my to read list.

#2 · 134w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

To be totally honest, I can't find much faults here.  It's well written, the pacing is pretty spot on.  Just enough happening to keep you interested, but not make it feel rushed.  I did feel that Chapter 2 ended a little bit abruptly, but its not a major flaw at all.  More of a minor thing really.

Also really like the interpretation of Daring as more of the traditional Indiana Jones style character.  Feels a lot more natural then some interpretations I've read of the character.

All in all, definitely tracking, and you should know who this is by now :duck:, so if you need a pre-reader for grammar/spelling stuff just let me know or whatnot.

:raritywink:

#3 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Another good chapter, this is getting interesting.

Found one slight mistake.

"Daring grinned under her mask as she realized how simple it would be to hide in this vast expanse of shipped merchandise.  The large bay door used for loading and unloading was built into the wall on her right, while ahead of her – past the sea of pallets – was a small front office, out of which the two security ponies had likely emerged.  Daring began to pick her way through the stacks towards the office."

I think you meant to say "Mare-Do-Well" instead of "Daring" in these sentences.

#4 · 134w, 21h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>368946 I had the feeling that I might have made that mistake somewhere in there.  Names...how do those work?  Thanks for the catch, edited appropriately. :yay:

#5 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

The idea is amazing and the story is well-written. Your choice of vocabulary fits each situation the character is in. Not much else to say. Keep writing and I look forward to future updates!

#7 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

She works out with a LEATHER bag? Did she skin the cow herself?:twilightoops: Regardless, this chapter and the ones before are all fantastic works of descriptive flowing story. Commendable story.

#8 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Congrats on getting on EQD!  I haven't gotten a chance to read your latest, hopefully soon here. :raritywink::raritywink:

#9 · 133w, 19h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Oh man, this is Getting interesting!:yay:

#10 · 133w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Very cool update.  Can't wait to see what's next!

#11 · 132w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

great chapter can't wait for more :twilightsmile: and I already have some ideas about who the collector is but they are probably wrong by the way does it have to be a guy or is the collector a girl because that gives me two ideas. :moustache:

#12 · 131w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Nice intermediate chapter to get things rolling along.  Well done.  :twilightsmile:

#13 · 129w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 9 ·

Damm

#14 · 129w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 9 ·

Well.... that certainly introduced some unforeseen complications....

#15 · 129w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Hmm, maybe that wall being sealed was supposed to be part of the trap after taking the figurine.  :rainbowhuh:  Though it's weird that the wall sealed itself when it did if it was part of the trap.  Oh well, onto the next chapter!  :rainbowkiss:

#16 · 126w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 10 ·

I have to apologize for the lateness of this update; I have no real excuses other than a busy schedule and time spent on some other projects (as well as copious amounts of Diablo 3).  I hope you all enjoy chapter 10, and expect more regular additions in the future.

#17 · 126w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 11 ·

T-two in one day?!  So much for sleep!  Onward, to Adventure!  

#18 · 126w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 11 ·

but where's the unicorn? Oh, yeah...in Tintin.:derpyderp1:

#19 · 126w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 11 ·

“So, Miss Do, we meet again.”

I would use that line, too.

Things are getting intense.

#20 · 126w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 11 ·

>>618570 I lol'd, but yeah, there must be an unicorn somewhere, maybe there is also an alicorn (or that might be the collectors objective, maybe he wants to ascend or something like that... Who knows? He could be King Zebra for all we know:derpytongue2: ), what I'm almost sure is that we are missing a unicorn in the good guys group (and I predict that Daring Do fangirl will fit the role sooner or later)... I'm not sure why, I just see fitting to have one of each species. *ponyshrug*

Anyway, after almost 10 chapters worth of introductions and flashbacks we are finally getting into the action! I can't wait to see where this goes...

#21 · 126w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 11 ·

>>620176

Likewise, time for the real action to start!  And I also agree with the sentiment about there being a Unicorn figurine out there somewhere.  I can only imagine that they'll need a Unicorn with them eventually since to find the Pegasus figurine, Daring and Annals needed an Earth Pony to unlock the doorway that eventually lead to the figurine.

#22 · 126w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 10 ·

no No NO!!!. Youre not supposed to post a comment!!! You only write those things in the story itself to give other people the right to have first post!!! I was going to make it, but you took it away... Just like that *sniffle*... how could you?...:fluttercry:

#23 · 126w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 10 ·

Lol jk. Great chapter by the way. And HOLY SHIT CHAPTER 11 IS ALREADY HERE!!!!!

#24 · 126w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 11 ·

Daayum maaaan. SHITS ABOUT TO GET INTENSE:pinkiehappy:

#25 · 124w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

The plot, she thickens.

#26 · 124w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

>>665221 Any thicker and she'll explode!

But in all seriousness, this was another epic update.  It seems the Doc has a lot of explaining to do!

#27 · 124w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

Doctor Brier you trator! How dare you try to steal the magnificent sculpture! Another update another mouth...gasm? Or is that toungegasm? No matter. It's amazing. WHY BRIER WHY??!!. hope he has a good explanation for this...

#28 · 124w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

Why? the answer is control. Control the figure, control the pony. That is my guess on this chapter, and considering my previous guess of the possibility of a unicorn statue being mentioned here, I am trying to get two for two.

#29 · 124w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

I really enjoy how you've written Mare-do-well in this chapter.

#30 · 124w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

I just wanted to take a moment and thank everybody who's commented, favorited, tracked, read, or even just glanced at this story so far.  Your support and feedback help out immensely; you all are the reason I write, and I'm glad to know that my work is eliciting such positive responses.  I also enjoy your speculations about what will happen to our intrepid heroines in future chapters.  Perhaps your theories are right, but then again, perhaps they aren't...only time will tell!

Thank you again, everyone!  :yay:

#31 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

Regarding Brier being the thief:

I so called that one as soon as I saw the scene with the earth pony figurine photo. :rainbowdetermined2:

#32 · 122w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

DD and MDW's universes don't exactly mesh, but the concept is pretty exciting. The best way to think of this is as a team-up between Indiana Jones and The Shadow. A little odd, but definitely worth checking out. I like it so far.

#33 · 120w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Zebrabwe. You win. And I haven't even read past that word yet.

#34 · 120w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Man, Mare-Do-Well is a pretty low-budget superhero, isn't she? Lamont Cranston, Marc Specter, and Bruce Wayne all had serious dough, but this mare's only a few steps above Kick-Ass. Still, pretty exciting chapter. I hope the rest of the story continues to build interest.

#35 · 118w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

>>755357 Well, I haven't read this yet:twilightoops: but it could work that Daring Do spends most of her time in the jungle, and there is nothing in her debut episode that says that its not in modern day Equestria

#36 · 117w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

THERE MUST BE MOAR!!!!!

#37 · 117w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

I must know more about Mare-Do-Well's origins:trixieshiftright:...can't wait for the next update!:pinkiehappy:

#38 · 116w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 12 ·

And then everyone went out for some apple pie and pomegranate smoothies and kicked ass together. :pinkiegasp:

Seriously though, this is an awesome story. And you should feel awesome. :rainbowkiss:

#39 · 112w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

Well this has been worth the wait!

#40 · 112w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

Mare-Do-Well falling to her death?

Sounds like it's time for somepony to pull off a...

daring rescue. :trollestia:

#42 · 112w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

Well then!  An update!!!  *is happy to see this*

Will download to the Nook and check it out good sir.  :raritywink:

#45 · 112w, 21h ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

DEAR CELESTIA THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

#46 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

I don't understand why this story isn't more popular. It's quite well written.

#47 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

>>1175458  I don't really do a lot of self-promotion, which is probably why.  If you'd like to spread the word, feel free to tell your friends!  And thanks!

#48 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 13 ·

So great to see this update again!  I was worried about what happened!  Now then with that out of the way....  MIND MAGIC?! Huhzabawhat?!  Loved the whole changing eye color bit, real nice touch.

#49 · 110w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 14 ·

Don't underestimate the dangers of breakfast. There could be... Instant haymeal! You'll need all your wits to survive.

#50 · 110w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 14 ·

Awesome update.  I'm liking where this is going!

Oh and the pun was funny, Daring.  Sheesh.

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