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For almost a thousand years, the immortal Nightmare Moon has reigned over Equestria as Empress. To the average pony, Nightmare Moon is an overarching enigma whose rule is absolute and whose wrath is terrible. But to Twilight Sparkle, who as an orphan has never known her parents, the Empress is something else entirely. When the young unicorn is brought under the royal wing as an apprentice, she learns a great deal more about the supposed tyrant than she ever knew. But as Twilight is introduced to life with her new mentor, she is thrust into a world of political intrigue, conspiracies and secrets. Secrets that were never meant to be revealed. As allies and enemies plot against the very peace of the nation, will Twilight fall prey to the perils of her new position? Or will she prosper and find in Nightmare Moon the mother she never had?

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My eternal gratitude to my editor, LordOfTheWrongs, without whom Night's Favoured Child would not be the story it is today.

Now with added TVtropes!

First Published
29th Dec 2011
Last Modified
21st Aug 2014
#1 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

i'm happy to see it here :pinkiehappy:

#2 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Hooray! It's my favorite story now on Fimfiction! You didn't have to get me anything christmas :pinkiehappy:

#3 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Woohoo!  I'm glad to see this story is here where I can easily track it.  Have some stars!  :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

YUS!

#5 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Yay for an awesome fic becoming more accessable. :twilightsmile:

#6 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Excellent!

More and more Fics are coming over. I will forever cherish and love (and tolerate) EqD, but FimFic just has a more robust system for tracking.

#7 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

awwww yeahhhh

#8 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Worth every single star.

#9 · 147w, 2d ago · 4 · · Tact and Wiles ·

The Griffon High King has a daughter in Cloudsdale?

...it can't be.

#10 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Night's Favorite Child on fimfiction? I can track it now too? Buck yeah! :pinkiehappy:

#11 · 147w, 2d ago · 4 · · Goodbyes and Hellos ·

A somewhat softer side to Nightmare Moon. Not many fics that do that, I don't think.

#12 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

I'm liking this one alot so far. Can't wait for more. :twilightsmile:

#13 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

I wonder how much hot water orth Star just got herself into with that little idea of hers?

#14 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

love this chapter and story as a whole. Looking forward to the next chapter. Filly Twilight is adorable :twilightsmile:

#15 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Oh thank Celestia! Now this story will be much easier to track :pinkiehappy:

Oops did I say Celestia? - I meant thank Nightmare Moon, of course! :scootangel:

#16 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

I lol'd at the ending.:rainbowlaugh: It's always funny when somepony throws up...

#17 · 147w, 2d ago · 1 · · Prologue ·

oh wow first coment uhm lt me think......I LOVE IT

#18 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Yay! I was excited by the premise of this story wayyyy back when it first showed up on EqD, but I forgot about it before it got past Chapter 1. And I see the part of the story that chapter covered got rewritten about ten times cooler, too. This is great stuff!

#19 · 147w, 2d ago · 1 · · Goodbyes and Hellos ·

True true, benevolent even.

#20 · 147w, 2d ago · 2 · · Goodbyes and Hellos ·

i agree whit xxsuperduperxx, we dont often see this side of NM but usually its done very well. this type of thing is one of the reasons Role Reversals are my favorite type of Fic

#21 · 147w, 2d ago · · · The Courtiers' Game ·

Well, if I didn't know any better, I would say she would be Princess Celestia herself.

Not really all that much different from the Caone reality.

#22 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Prologue ·

I will read this and enjoy every minute of it.

#23 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Woot! Been following this on EqD, glad to see it here. 5-starred, tracked and favorited :twilightsmile:

#24 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

It's here? OMYGOSHOMYGOSHOMYGOSHOMYGOSHOMYGOSH.

I can finally keep close track of this awesome story.

#25 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

I have now read what there is to read and enjoyed every minute of it.

#26 · 147w, 1d ago · · · The Courtiers' Game ·

I think I have this figured out.

Yes, I think I am right on this.

The Inquisitor is really The Master from Doctor Who, regenereated into a pony and now living on Equestria where he "advises" Nightmare Moon.

#27 · 147w, 1d ago · · 1 · Tact and Wiles ·

Great idea, but the only canon issue is that Twilight has parents. They were in the episode (what was the name?) where the CMC webt around asking the Mane 6 how they got their cutie marks.

#28 · 147w, 1d ago · 2 · · Tact and Wiles ·

>>96179 Exept this is an AU fic. Meaning, an alternate universe. One where NMM took over the world, instead of being defeated by Celestia. and the prolouge covered why she's an Orphan.. Seriously, Read something Fully and thouroughly before making a comment. It saves time for all of us

I love just how Approachable you've made NMM. Originally "STURM UND DRANG HARGABLARGABLARGA" but eventually mellowed out over the years. Why do I get the feeling the Inquisitor is probably the REAL reason that Equestria is still as Horrornighty as it is.

#29 · 147w, 1d ago · 1 · · Goodbyes and Hellos ·

I am really liking this, it's great how Nightmare isn't pure evil (like i see in some fics where she simply has no redeeming qualities at all) but a character that seems powerful and authoritive but also benevolent. I'll certainly be tracking this

#30 · 147w, 1d ago · 1 · 1 · Tact and Wiles ·

This is an interesting story so far!  I like this!

Though horses can't throw up; they can regurgitate before it's fully swallowed (Called choking) if they eat or drink too quickly, and even this is stressful on them. It is most common in Thoroughbreds and the more high-strung breeds of horse. *nerd mode out*

#31 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Goodbyes and Hellos ·

not many fics even do a in any way shape or form nice NMM, nice being an operative word as she could be worse. Much, much worse.

But i expect that the slack from her not being evil will be picked up by the inquisitor

Ice
#32 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Man this is amazing

#33 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Yay, it's on FIMfiction! :yay:

#34 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Prologue ·

yes

#35 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Prologue ·

Definitely on my tracking list :D and favorites :twilightsmile:

#37 · 147w, 1d ago · 2 · · The Orphanage ·

The characterization is amazing, its really refreshing to see twi shipped with a colt for once.

#38 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

This story is fantastic! I really love the premise - it's a fascinating investigation of how Equestria would have developed under Nightmare Moon's rule. I do like your characterisation of Nightmare Moon - a competent and personable ruler while still having the edge of malice that made her such a danger in canonical history. Her relationship with Twilight is interesting, and I look forward to seeing how that develops over the years.

#39 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Filly at the Festival ·

^  >>97271 I approve of this picture

#40 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Very good story.    I need more!:pinkiehappy:

#41 · 147w, 1d ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

Huzzah! Now it's 20% easier to follow and get updates in 10 seconds flat! 8D

~ Moonstone, Minstrel of Equestria

#42 · 147w, 1d ago · · · The Courtiers' Game ·

Not sure if typo or formatting glitch:

"She smiled back and said her thanks as he wheeled around and left in the direction they had just come from. The area Twilight now found herself in was not far from the entrance to the Royal Apartments, which veered off into another entirely separate wing of the These were the rooms of government officials and household members who had the privilege of living in the palace. The faint scent of baking bread drew a fresh round of complaints from the lavender unicorn’s empty stomach, and before long, she had followed her nose straight to the dining room, and then to the kitchens."

:facehoof:

#43 · 147w, 23h ago · · · Goodbyes and Hellos ·

I'm loving this story. And I love how there are so many mysteries to be found, I also have some fun theories about the Inquisitor :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright:

#44 · 147w, 23h ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

cool

#45 · 147w, 23h ago · · · The Courtiers' Game ·

I love playing detective with fanfic characters. Part of me want's to ask you about my theory, and part of me wants to wait for it. But I have sooo much subtle evidence that all adds up! another wonderful chapter :raritystarry:

#46 · 147w, 23h ago · · · The Courtiers' Game ·

I love playing detective with fanfic characters. Part of me want's to ask you about my theory, and part of me wants to wait for it. But I have sooo much subtle evidence that all adds up! another wonderful chapter :raritystarry:

#47 · 147w, 23h ago · · · The Courtiers' Game ·

I love playing detective with fanfic characters. Part of me want's to ask you about my theory, and part of me wants to wait for it. But I have sooo much subtle evidence that all adds up! another wonderful chapter :raritystarry:

#48 · 147w, 22h ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

can I 5 star this again? :pinkiehappy: each chapter deserves 5 stars haha

#49 · 147w, 22h ago · · · Prospects ·

Wow.

#50 · 147w, 20h ago · · · Tact and Wiles ·

It always pains me to finish the latest chapter. :raritydespair:

I await patiently (as best as I can) for the next chapter!

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