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The 24th Pegasus

Joined September 2012
191 followers

Author of the Commander Hurricane trilogy (A Song of Storms), co-founder of the Price of Loyalty universe, and featured thrice on Equestria Daily.

Sequels

  • A Song of Storms: Snow and Shadows
    With the onset of the windigo curse, Commander Hurricane and the other tribal leaders leave in search of new lands. They aren't the only ones to face challenges, as the tribes inch closer and closer to ripping each other apart with each day.

    230,464 words · 1,588 views · 198 likes · 4 dislikes

Stories (5)

  • A Song of Storms: Of Skies Long Forgotten
    The pegasi that founded Equestria have a dark past, a past Commander Hurricane played a key role in.

    106,447 words · 3,784 views · 260 likes · 6 dislikes
  • A Song of Storms: Snow and Shadows
    With the onset of the windigo curse, Commander Hurricane and the other tribal leaders leave in search of new lands. They aren't the only ones to face challenges, as the tribes inch closer and closer to ripping each other apart with each day.
    230,464 words · 1,588 views · 198 likes · 4 dislikes
  • A Song of Storms: Summer Lands
    The problems between the three tribes didn't end with the founding of Equestria. As the nation faces race riots, assassinations, and the threat of a civil war, it will take everything Commander Hurricane has just to see it survive the years.
    101,325 words · 598 views · 103 likes · 2 dislikes
  • A Rainbow of a Different Color
    When Rainbow Dash wakes up in a strange land with no memory of who she is or how she got there, it's up to her and some new friends to try and uncover her past, and find out just what exactly she was running from.
    59,755 words · 1,194 views · 123 likes · 4 dislikes
  • The Life I Chose
    4,536 words · 226 views · 21 likes · 0 dislikes
Source

How far will you go to save your family? Your friends? Your empire? Twenty years before the events of the Hearth's Warming Eve story, long before the pegasi had even met the other two races, Commander Hurricane was a simple farmer in the great Cirran Empire. When the neighboring griffon nation declares war on Cirra and everything it stands for, the young Hurricane finds himself thrown into the middle of a conflict with the fate of his very race put into question. Will he rise to be the pegasus Cirra needs him to be, or will the mighty empire fall to the claws of the griffons?

Officially part of "The Price of Loyalty" storyverse, in collaboration with LoyalLiar.

Now with a side story! Come check out my friend Ruirik's Wind and Stone and follow along with the journey of another legionnaire who struggled through the Red Cloud War at the same time as Hurricane. (*contains references to events in the sequel to OSLF, Snow and Shadows, so be wary*)

Cover art by Subliminal Lamping

Formatted PDF Version Available here, courtesy of RBDash47

First Published
6th Oct 2012
Last Modified
12th Jul 2014

Comments ( 250 )

#1 · Chapter 2 · 94w, 5d ago · 2 · 4 ·

Sup man, I see that this is your first story, so I'll just be the first comment.

First:

Little is known about Commander Hurricane and his group of pegasi warriors that helped found Equestria. Where did they come from? Why were they so militant? The history of the pegasus race is a dark affair, filled with the tragedy and horror of war, a war Commander Hurricane played a pivotal role in.

>Possible: Little is known about Commander Hurricane and his group of Pegasi warriors that helped found Equestria. But, where did they come from? Why were they so militant? The history of the Pegasus race is a dark affair, filled with the tragedy and horror of war.

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The sun was slowly reclaiming more and more of the sky from the darkness of night. It started with a faint glow to the east and, minute by minute, a tiny sliver of the golden orb pierced the horizon, growing and expanding in luminosity and brightness, until the radiant disk revealed itself in its entirety, its yellow rays spreading forth across the land and bringing light and warmth to the denizens of the continent.

  >Might want to use some periods there.

Other than that, didn't see any more Grammar mistakes, anyway, this story is Blitz Approved! (Actually I did liked this story)

Keep on writin'

#2 · Chapter 2 · 94w, 5d ago · · ·

Reign Of Fire - Armored Saint

#3 · Chapter 2 · 94w, 5d ago · · ·

Pretty good start. I'll track for now and see where this leads. :twilightsmile:

#4 · Chapter 2 · 94w, 5d ago · · ·

Very nice. From the looks of things, this is going to be more than just the average fanfic. I'll be sure to keep track of this. :yay:

#5 · Chapter 2 · 94w, 5d ago · · ·

Not bad.

#6 · Chapter 3 · 94w, 23h ago · · ·

That chapter won my favorite. Seriously, how is this story not a hit already? I love it :rainbowkiss:

#8 · Chapter 4 · 93w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

This is building up quite nicely. :moustache:

#9 · Chapter 4 · 93w, 1d ago · · ·

Damn fine show, author.

#10 · Chapter 5 · 92w, 3d ago · · ·

Hnnnnng

#11 · Chapter 5 · 92w, 2d ago · · ·

:rainbowlaugh: Snap, Fire got owned!

It really does surprise me how this doesn't have more views than it does now. Seriously, this is building up nicely. :twilightsmile:

#12 · Chapter 5 · 92w, 2d ago · · ·

Shorter than expected. Decent transition chapter. Read more for enjoyment than review, so only one thing stuck out at the end-

>lightly-colored // NO.

#13 · Chapter 5 · 92w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1489331

Adjusted, thanks for pointing that out

#16 · Chapter 6 · 90w, 6d ago · · ·

Read the entire thing (thus far) in one setting.

Me-likey

#17 · Chapter 6 · 90w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1549108

Same here. Can't wait for more.

Love pegasi war stories. But, may I ask, what time period is this in? Pre-Celestial/Pre-Windigo? Is it modern, but in an isolated pegasi-only nation similar to Unicornia or the Crystal empire?

#18 · Chapter 6 · 90w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1554452

The other races are mentioned, but in a way that implies contact is extremely limited at this point. I think because of that, it is definitely pre-windigoe

#19 · Chapter 7 · 90w, 4d ago · · ·

Commander Hurricane, the one we see from Hearthswarming Eve, is the main character.

This is pre-windigo, for all those wondering.

#20 · Chapter 7 · 90w, 4d ago · · ·

Can't wait to see their first encounter with unicorns and Earth ponies.  If this fic goes into that.

#21 · Chapter 7 · 90w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1562133

There might be some mentioning of that at the end. Like, the end end. If I go into a sequel taking another look at the Hearth's Warming Eve story (which I plan to anyways) then there'll be a lot more of that, but for now I'm focused on Hurricane's story and the story of the Cirran Empire.

#22 · Chapter 7 · 90w, 3d ago · · ·

Fire Star got fucked up! :eeyup:

#23 · Chapter 7 · 90w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1561570

*facepalm* how did I not catch that? I'm gonna need to marathon the episodes again.

Dash really went overboard with the bravado according to this characterization though.

#24 · Chapter 7 · 90w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1566886

The premise behind the story I'm going with is how history "changes" with the passage of time. Over a thousand years after the events of Commander Hurricane, he's seen as an arrogant tribal leader, but at the time he may really have been a more level-headed individual who was forced to make tough decisions for Cirra (which has also been forgotten) so that it would survive. The war with Gryphus is also one of the most definitive moments in pegasus history but has been utterly forgotten in the thousands of years since.

#25 · Chapter 8 · 90w, 1h ago · · ·

No I am not talented enough to generate a whole series of song lyrics on my own. I took them from here, one of my favorite games of all time. I thought the music was fitting for the tone of the chapter.

Anyways, keep on reading. I'm interested to know what you guys think :twilightsmile:

#26 · Chapter 8 · 90w, 55m ago · · ·

Lawl, Ace Combat 5 reference.

Good chapter by the way, this is good stuff, feature worthy imho.

#27 · Chapter 8 · 89w, 6d ago · · ·

Somewhere off in the distance as the Cirran senator Cato the Elder's speech draws to an end, he closes with this statement.

"Furthermore, it is my opinion that Gryphus must be destroyed."

#28 · Chapter 8 · 89w, 6d ago · · ·

Carthage anypony?:rainbowlaugh: Love it.

#29 · Chapter 8 · 89w, 6d ago · · ·

Moar, moar I say!

#30 · Chapter 9 · 89w, 23h ago · 2 · ·

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PS.  Great chapter btw, keep it up.

#31 · Chapter 9 · 89w, 22h ago · · ·
#32 · Chapter 10 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

Great storytelling

also, baby Griffons :fluttercry:

#33 · Chapter 10 · 88w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

They killed younglings!

:fluttershysad:

#34 · Chapter 10 · 88w, 2d ago · 1 · ·
#35 · Chapter 10 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

Major Henry Hitchcock on William Tecumseh Sherman and his March to the Sea [His practice of Total War]: "it is a terrible thing to consume and destroy the sustenance of thousands of people, but if the scorched earth strategy serves to paralyze their husbands and fathers who are fighting ... it is mercy in the end."

           William Sherman himself: "War is Hell, and it is well that it should be so lest we grow too fond of it."

#36 · Chapter 11 · 87w, 1d ago · · ·

:fluttercry: Damn you for being so good! You kept me guessing on who was gonna die.

I severly, severly hope Red Tail gets the death he's got coming.

#37 · Chapter 11 · 87w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1696851 But you gotta give it to the legate, He is an extraordinary commander. He held off thousands of griffins with militia and scattered legionaries, an impressive feat for any commander of the era. (circa late Iron Age I am guessing due to steel armor) Now considering the griffons upgrading to steel, that jump in technology was extensive because it really did make it harder to kill somebody encased in steel. It is lighter, so the griffons can move better, it is stronger, they now fear Cirran blades much less.

Officers are always places between a rock and a hard place because, even though they don't normally fight or watch their friends die around them, their job is to command.

Very well written sir, I take my hat off to you. :moustache:

#38 · Chapter 12 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

And so falls Nimbus.  Despite the efforts of the griffins, a small fragment of the city escaped destruction and remained in the skies for a millennium.  A silent monument to a darker time.

#39 · Chapter 12 · 86w, 5d ago · · ·

:rainbowderp: Whoa, just... whoa.

#40 · Chapter 13 · 86w, 3h ago · 1 · ·

This chapter...

This chapter was a fun one to write, to say the least. Close to 13,000 words? Massive feel-storms? Plot twists and conspiracies? I feel like I kind of got carried away on it, but I think it fits the narrative nicely. I definitely consider it my masterpiece so far.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy it! Took a little longer to get out than I intended, but I think it was worth it. Don't abandon your feelbunkers yet, you'll need them for the final four chapters (and epilogue?) to come. As always, let me know what you think. :twilightsmile:

#41 · Chapter 13 · 85w, 6d ago · · ·

*checks epic meter, finds it broken*

Damn that was good. :yay:

#42 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 6d ago · · ·

Anyways is not a word.

#43 · Chapter 13 · 85w, 6d ago · 3 · ·
#44 · Chapter 13 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

And so we finally see COMMANDER HURRICANE! :D

If only he didn't have to ascend in such a way...the feels man, the feels.

Now run along, write me some MOAR! :ajsmug:

#45 · Chapter 14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Holly shit, underrated

This deserves a lot more press. You've put a lot of work into it, that much is obvious, and the product is solid B quality.

#46 · Chapter 14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1778637

Thanks, I have been working hard on it. It's consumed nearly all my free time for the past two months, but it's featured on EQD and has a pretty solid following, so I feel it's been a success.

If you like it, feel free to spread the news. The feature box is dominated with the Big Names' works and it's oft overlooked on EQD's story updates, so it doesn't get much exposure. And I'm loathe to advertise myself, because self-promotion tends to generate negative responses in people.

Anyways thanks for the fave and watch! I always feel warm and fuzzy inside whenever i get a new reader :raritywink:

#47 · Chapter 14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1779455

As do I. They're so precious to me.

On EqD, you say? You have my admiration, then. If you have enough patience with that ridiculous set of grammar requirements, than you are quite a patient person indeed. I'm that one guy who's always correcting everyone else's grammar, yet they always find ten to twenty errors I didn't know about. Ugh.

Also, self-advertisement is underrated. You just have to be sneaky about it. Personally, I add my fics to every applicable group on the face of FIMFiction. That, lurking, and proofreading other people's stuff to get my name out there.

But yeah, I've never hung out on EqD. There are things that irk me about both places, but FIMFiction has a lot more of a social element, while EqD doesn't.

#48 · Chapter 14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1778637 That's what I've been thinking since I started reading this.

This has a very big "calm before the storm (no pun intended)" feel to it. Can't wait for the final battle.

#49 · Chapter 14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1780347

Just about. The chapter titles have been building up to it, and we've only got 3 chapters left. Look for the real calm before the storm in Chapter 15.

#50 · Chapter 14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Well, that was a nice change.

Lovin' the Shakespearean writing style. I'm content. Now maybe I can finally sleep.

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