"...Britannia looked down the tunnel with resolve as dust settled on her polished helmet and blackened her pristine white cape. She should really leave her uniform behind, it would only be a hindrance down here in this cramped dark place. In fact, why didn't she just call for the other guards rather than diving off into the unknown with no light and no idea who she was facing?
"No, she thought, on both counts. She was a Guardian Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Treasure Vaults. She had been entrusted with ensuring the security of the Princess's treasures. It was in the oath she'd taken when she'd grudgingly accepted the role and when she'd been given her uniform. No matter who or what had dared to steal these sacred artefacts, it would be up to her and her alone to bring them back..."
In this, the second volume in military journalist, Carbon Copy's Unauthorised Biography of the famous soldier and adventurer we uncover the truth behind the event that shook a city and catapulted the young officer Britannia into the searing glare of the public eye.
For years the Equestrian public has thrilled to tales of her journeys to far off lands, the ancient and powerful artefacts she's recovered and the perilous missions she's undertaken in the name of Princess and Country.
But what of the Mare behind the Myth? What of her hopes and fears? Her trials and triumphs? and her loves and losses?
Find out in this epic tale of one mare's quest for greatness..."
-Quotation taken from the 1st ed. of Britannia: the Unauthorised Biography, Book 2: Britannia and the Crystal Maze by Carbon Copy, military correspondent for the Canterlot Globe.
A fanfiction written in the style of an Equestrian biography of dubious credentials based on Britannia: the pony mascot for the Brony UK Convention. You may laugh, you may cry, you may be thrilled or, possibly, you may just be confused. It's probably because of all the British-ness. Just pour yourself a cup of tea, butter up some crumpets and enjoy.
Comments and critique are very much appreciated. I want to go somewhere with this.