Twilight discovers the true purpose for the Canterlot Royal gardens, much to Princess Celestia's annoyance. Knowing her student will seek answers with or without her permission, the Princess gives Twilight a new subject to study, the story of five of the garden's occupants, their connection to Nightmare Moon, and the dark days of the War of Night.
Warning: Comments are encouraged, but spoilers are present in the comments.
Fic is currently undergoing a very slow revision. Revised chapters will have a (R) in the title.
I've also added chapter numbers for a bit more ease of navigation. Mostly on my part.
Tags: Action, Historical, Sad, Humor, Roller Coaster, Violence, Singing, Some Romance
Part 2 is here.