Twilight, Spike, and Applejack were all sitting together at a makeshift house, and they were talking to an old stallion who's mane was in a horrible mess. Whenever he talked (or laughed) one could see that he was missing many teeth but also had a golden tooth. They were having a conversation about a possible lead on their quest for the grail. All the old stallion was doing was laughing like a complete maniac. Twilight asked, "So this enchanter you speak of, he knows where the grail is?"
"Hehehehehahahahahehehehaha!" He noded.
"Where does he live, old stallion?"
"He knows of a cave, of which no pony has entered!"
"And the grail is there?"
"Very much danger! Beyond the cave lies the Gorge of Eternal Chaos, of which no man has entered!"
"But the Grail? Where is it?"
"You seek the bridge of death!"
"The bridge of death, which leads to the Grail?"
"Hhehehehehehahehahaehaheaheaheahahaehaehaheahehehaehaheha!" He nodded again.
Twilight, Spike, and Applejack continued their trot towards the enchanter. To get there, they had to go through a section of the Everfree forest. Though most places in the Everfree forest are considered deadly, this section was considered haunted, for the dreaded Knights who say Neigh. No pony has ever heard the word 'neigh' and able to tell the tale, but the word 'neigh' was somehow known by others anyway. I could explain how this becomes a paradox, but we have a scene to get to.
So, as we were saying, Twilight, Spike, and Applejack continued on their quest. The trees of the forest created a lot darkness, even in the light of day. On their way, Twilight swore she could see different figures hiding throughout the trees, watching their every move. She began to speed her trot. The others followed. She sped her trot to a gallop, which was about to turn onto the next stage of pony speed when they ran into a tall pony, sporting a helmet with horns on it. He had a black coat and his mane was covered up from all of his armor. The three stopped in front of him and he said,
The knights cringed back from this verbal attack. They all backed up slowly, when more and more ponies, with the same armor but not as tall, popped out of the forest saying, "Neigh! Neigh!"
Twilight spoke up while trying to cover her ears, "Stop! In the name of Celestia, please stop!"
The group of ponies stopped in their onslaught of the one-syllabicated word. The larger one said, "We are the knights who say..." He took a dramatic pause for dramatic effect (go figure) and then said, "Neigh!"
Twilight flinched, along with her companions. Applejack whispered to Twilight, "Who are they?"
The head knight, who could care less at who the question was asked to, replied, "We are the keepers of the sacred words; neigh, pencil, and yeas-naw!"
Twilight panicked, "Those who hear those words seldom tell the tale."
"We, the knights who say... NEIGH, demand a sacrifice!"
Twilight said, "But we are just simple travelers!"
"Then we will say... NEIGH!" The others followed suit, and the two ponies covered their ears as best as they could. Spike took a sigh of relief when he covered his ears with his claws.
The knights who say the secret word had stopped their ranting, and the three travelers uncovered their ears. The head knight said, "We shall say 'neigh' again if you don't appease us."
Twilight said, "Okay, we will do as you wish. What do you wish?"
We want, a shrubbery!"
At that moment, somewhere in Equestria, a certain pink pony had a twitch, and the fourth wall was broken, causing a dramatic trumpet sound.
The three replied in unison, "A what?"
They started their neigh rant again, with similar results from the travelers.
Twilight quickly replied, "Okay, we will get a shrubbery!"
The knights all quieted down, and the lead one nodded. "Okay. And it must look nice."
The three nodded.
"And not too expensive."
The three nodded.
"Now, go!" The two Knights of the Round Stable (and the dragon servant) made one of their most hasty retreats.
I did it...
A CHAPTER IS MADE!