Right, here's the immediate future of Consequences of Unoriginality:
The Date, Emeris' overly forgiving nature finally gets him in some trouble, the second to last "Emeris focused" chapter;
8.5 out of 12 scenes completed, currently 8,700 words
Chapter After Next:
The Doom Party, Pinkie's party for Emeris finally happens, last "Emeris focused" chapter for a solid while
Still sketching out the scenes
The Crystal Empire. Things be fucked up yo. Due to things Emeris' did as Gary, this isn't the canon Crystal Empire craziness. It's much worse. Celestia and Luna actually send a guard along with the Elements of Harmony (not just the Mane Six, but Elements included) to the Crystal Empire. It's gonna be crazy.
I consider this the point where the ball is finally rolling for the story proper, we're finally away from Emeris fixing the immediate consequences of his curse and now with him as part of a group dealing with the more far reaching ones and the trials/tribulations of other ponies.
The Request / Challenge
And this brings us to the request/challenge:
I've got some vague outlines for the guard that accompanies the Mane Six to the Crystal Empire, but I need some help. I suck at names amongst other things. Feel free to suggest additions or alterations to the following ponies!
Cutie Mark: Skeletal hoof lit by emerald flames
Appearance: Small unicorn, one of his sides is a patchwork of stitches hiding a nasty secret, his front left hoof is a skeletal, necromantically powered prosthetic
Rank: Broken Horn Coven Arch Warlock
Specialties: Black (Emotionally Fueled) Magic [Eighth Degree Master], Necromancy [Ninth Degree Master]
Personality: Arrogant. He believes he's above all other ponies. Supremely loyal to Celestia even though Luna is technically his boss. Devoted to his job.
Species: Earth Pony
Cutie Mark: A flag waving in the wind with his house crest on it
Appearance: Absolutely enormous earth pony, over half the size of Celestia, bigger than even Big Mac
Rank: Lieutenant General of the Equestrian Army
Specialties: Command, being terrifyingly fast and strong and skilled, social connections, money
Personality: Pleasant, calm, focused on his family, a relatively small noble house, everything is focused on his honor, status, and to help them
Relaxation: Maintaining his family lands
Species: Lunar Pegasus (Batpony)
Cutie Mark: Silloughette of an earth pony with the shadow of a Lunar Pegasus
Color: Very dark blue-gray
Appearance: Large lunar pegasus
Specialties: Shadow manipulation, shadow-diving, stealth
Personality: Loyalty focused, wants to finish her term to the best of her ability before getting back to her herd
Relaxation: Flying at night, playing with foals
Cutie Mark: ???
Rank: Zenith Guard Captain
Personality: Pleasant and happy, good natured, crush on one of the Mane Six (Tis a secret who!)
Relaxation: Elements of Harmony fan
Cutie Mark: ???
Color: Black and White
Mane/Tail: Black and White, style?
Appearance: Decent sized
Rank: Battle Shaman ; Zenith Guard Lieutenant
Specialties: Battle potions, hoof-to-hoof combat
Personality: Seeking strength, pleasant otherwise, wants to be the strongest, focused on survival of the fittest