It's every parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a foal. When Nyx suddenly vanishes from Ponyville, Twilight sets out to uncover the truth behind her daughter's disappearance and bring her home. Not every pony has forgiven Nyx for her past sins, however, and Twilight's friends begin to fear the worst for the filly when revealed evidence bears dark implications.
During the night, the Elements of Harmony also mysteriously vanish, and the Crown enlists the aid of their bearers to find them. But when Twilight bucks Celestia's mandate and goes in search of Nyx instead, she discovers a web of conspiracy surrounding Nyx's disappearance that reaches back a thousand years into Equestrian history. Will Twilight be prepared to face the things she learns along her journey's path: about Nyx, about Equestria, about Celestia, about the Elements...
... about herself?
Rated "Teen" for mention of death, mild violence, and (ponified) profanity.
Cover art by CosmicUnicorn.
"Alternate Universe" tag added, because story breaks from canon after Season 2, and Twilight is not an alicorn.
Note: Currently being rewritten. Chapters currently posted are obsolete.
3rd Feb 2012
23rd May 2012