You seem to have javascript disabled, or your browser is failing to execute it properly. Much of Fimfiction's functionality requires javascript so we suggest you turn it on! If this message goes away after a few seconds, ignore it, javascript support sometimes takes a few seconds to detect.

Latest Stories

  • T Ruminations in Stone

    Wind Whistler, trapped within Discord in the form of a stone statue in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Canterlot, muses on many things.  · Jordan179
    2,293 words · 150 views  ·  18  ·  0 · sex
  • T The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime

    Theoretical-Infiltrator Compound, pressed into service in her Hive's last desperate need, muses on how it all went wrong as she awaits her end.  · Jordan179
    18,028 words · 173 views  ·  16  ·  4 · gore
  • T A World of Illusions

    Three girls encounter some unusual events at Canterlot High School.  · Jordan179
    4,174 words · 354 views  ·  27  ·  3 · sex
  • T His Mark On History

    Across the Stormy Seas to the east of Equestria, on the continent of Taura, the ponies of the Running Water are oppressed by their Griffon overlords. Can young First Strong Messenger strike a blow for independence and change history?  · Jordan179
    4,405 words · 94 views  ·  12  ·  2 · gore
  • E Royal Business

    When Spike is called away to Canterlot on Royal Business, he expects to have to do something for Princess Celestia. Instead, he winds up being interviewed by Princess Luna and fed a lot of gems. Life can be tough for a young Dragon!  · Jordan179
    7,355 words · 731 views  ·  40  ·  1
  • T Substitute Mentor

    Wise Dreamer was the mentor of the Pony magician Trixie Lulamoon, but he can't be everywhere at once. When the Humanoid Trixie is fated to fall into Nightmare, Wise Dreamer, busy in another dimension, must find her a substitute mentor.  · Jordan179
    6,164 words · 202 views  ·  23  ·  8 · sex · gore
  • T Divine Jealousy and The Voice of Reason

    Late Season 4: When Discord discovers that Fluttershy has another love interest, will he attempt a traditional solution? Or can a Voice of Reason stay his hand?  · Jordan179
    65,322 words · 934 views  ·  67  ·  13 · sex
  • T Dragonshyness

    Fluttershy endures one of the most frightening experiences of her life. (It is a testament to the utter terror that can be Fluttershy's life that confronting a full-grown Dragon counts as only "one" of the most terrifying days of her  · Jordan179
    38,857 words · 688 views  ·  46  ·  3
  • T Pinkie Sense and Sensibility

    When a young mare happens to be both her own pony and the Pink Daughter of Paradise, love and life can get complex and strange  · Jordan179
    15,879 words · 624 views  ·  29  ·  3
  • T Collateral Damage

    Ageing ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch takes a dangerous escort mission to prove he still has the right stuff. Will he succeed, or meet his end?  · Jordan179
    32,227 words · 219 views  ·  30  ·  2 · sex · gore
  • T A Robust Solution

    Fluttershy comes to terms with a mistake from her past, and learns how to handle herself in the future, with the help of her good friend Rarity.  · Jordan179
    11,859 words · 571 views  ·  57  ·  4 · sex
  • T The Romance of the Open Road

    Fleeing Manehattan after saving the city, the Great and Powerful Trixie experiences the joys of life alone on the open road!  · Jordan179
    6,895 words · 228 views  ·  22  ·  2
  • T An Epistolary Legal Consultation Between Princesses

    Princess Twilight Sparkle faces a knotty legal question and writes to her former teacher for advice.  · Jordan179
    20,726 words · 712 views  ·  82  ·  27 · sex
  • T Love Amongst Monsters

    Can Ill Wind conquer his fears of personal inadequacy and succeed on his vital engineering project -- and perhaps find a love he never dreamed of winning?  · Jordan179
    12,450 words · 156 views  ·  14  ·  2 · sex · gore
  • T Twelfth Equestriad Interview

    Two and a half decades after the final victory over the Shadows, Princess Luna records an interview for the Summer Sun Celebration  · Jordan179
    5,094 words · 592 views  ·  44  ·  8
  • E Least Noticeable and Little Flappy

    Granny Pie's Least Noticeable Grand-Daughter befriends a lost flappy creature.  · Jordan179
    4,739 words · 277 views  ·  24  ·  2
  • T A Long Night at the Hippodrome

    Piercing Gaze, a Baltimare theatre owner, has his own problems during the Longest Night in Equestrian history.  · Jordan179
    5,534 words · 224 views  ·  21  ·  5
  • T Corruption at Nightfall

    1050 years ago, Prince Crimson Quartz seeks a new power to restore the decadent Crystal Empire. Will what he finds be his salvation, or damnation?  · Jordan179
    6,332 words · 538 views  ·  25  ·  3

Top Favourites

  • My Little Balladeer The Elements of Harmony find themselves facing an evil beyond their knowledge, armed with an alien magic. In desperation they use their Elements to summon aid and get - a hillbilly with a silver-strung guitar? by Ardashir 151,377 words · 1,957 views · 89 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Lost Cities North of Canterlot, in the far marches of the Equestrian lands near the border with the Griffon tribes, there is a mountain that flies. by Cold in Gardez 9,913 words · 4,745 views · 701 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Without a Hive A young changeling is separated from his hive, and must blend in and survive among the ponies of Equestria. by Phoenix_Dragon 189,652 words · 10,241 views · 1,119 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Traitor The story of "Twilight's Kingdom" from Discord's point of view. by alarajrogers 29,255 words · 1,279 views · 134 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Pony POV Series Season Four: Generation Transitions & Origins Why is Pinkie Pie 'weird'? Why is Celestia? Why is Discord? A connection between G1,MLPT, G3, and by Alex Warlorn 79,042 words · 2,557 views · 141 likes · 6 dislikes

The "Shadow Wars"

The machinations of the Cosmic Concepts have shaped the history of the Ponies for ten thousand years.  But now their mistakes have cracked the Cosmos, and the Shadows seep through to claim our own Universe for their dark and predatory purposes.  If they can gain a bridgehead on Equestria's Earth, this will be but the first step in a war of extermination against our continuum, a war which will end in the destruction of all life in our own Universe.

Can Celestia lead the defense of the Earth and save, not only her little Ponies, but all Earthlife, from utter annihilation?  Can Luna be redeemed from the Shadows and return to her former greatness?  Will Discord prove a powerful ally, or betray them all to damnation?  Can a new generation of powerful beings aid them enough to bring victory?  Or will the Earth die, drained of its vitality by the sinister Shadows?

List of stories in the Shadow Wars universe further down the page.

Now with its own master TV Tropes Page!

Featured Completed Stories

  • Collateral Damage Ageing ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch takes a dangerous escort mission to prove he still has the right stuff. Will he succeed, or meet his end? by Jordan179 32,227 words · 219 views · 30 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Nightmares Are Tragic Nightmare Moon spends a thousand years banished to the Moon, then returns to seek her revenge. From HER point of view. by Jordan179 32,977 words · 2,963 views · 253 likes · 11 dislikes
  • An Extended Performance The Great and Powerful Trixie gives the performance of her life during the Longest Night in Eqeustrian history. Start of Season 1. by Jordan179 26,641 words · 1,090 views · 60 likes · 2 dislikes

The Flutterarc

  • Dragonshyness Fluttershy endures one of the most frightening experiences of her life. (It is a testament to the utter terror that can be Fluttershy's life that confronting a full-grown Dragon counts as only "one" of the most terrifying days of her by Jordan179 38,857 words · 688 views · 46 likes · 3 dislikes
  • A Robust Solution Fluttershy comes to terms with a mistake from her past, and learns how to handle herself in the future, with the help of her good friend Rarity. by Jordan179 11,859 words · 571 views · 57 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Fluttershy Is Free Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy go to see a butterfly migration. Mid-Season 1, immediately after "Call of the Cutie." by Jordan179 10,460 words · 985 views · 85 likes · 1 dislikes

List of Stories in the Shadow Wars Series

Here are the stories of the Shadow Wars, roughly in order, including major incomplete and projected works:

Corruption at Nightfall (incomplete):  Takes place over a thousand years ago.  The tale of Prince Crimson Quartz and Lady Tourmaline of the Crystal Empire, and Princess Luna of Equestria; and how the Empire fell into darkness.

All the Way Gone (projected):  The story of how Princess Luna of Equestria fell into the Nightmare.

Collateral Damage (complete, 32,231 words):  In YOH 1481, some 19 years before the start of Season 1, ex-Guardspony tries to deliver a vital package from Appleloosa to Canterlot -- but unknown to him, an elite Changeling Infiltrator is on his trail!  Characters include Falcon Punch, Princess Ceymi, and a 9-year-old Cheerilee.  Dark tragedy, with gore and (very limited but horrifying) sexual content.

Pinkie Sense and Sensibility (incomplete):  The birth and early life of Pinkie Pie and her sisters.

"Ruminations in Stone" (complete, 2,292 words):  Spring, YOH 1500, a couple months before Luna's Return.  Wind Whistler, trapped within the stone statue of Discord, muses about her past and future.

Nightmares Are Tragic (complete, 32,976 words):  S1E1-2, June 21-22 YOH 1500, The Elements of Harmony, from Luna's perspective.  The core story of the Shadow Wars continuity, introducing its interpretation of the Mane Six and especially of Princess Luna and the true nature of the Shadows.

An Extended Performance: (complete, 26,639 words) S1, June YOH 1500: Side-story to Nightmares Are Tragic, detailing how Trixie defended her show against the Shadow Coven in Manehattan on the Longest Night, and what Celestia was doing while all this was going on.

A Long Night at the Hippodrome (incomplete) S1, June YOH 1500:  Side-story to An Extended Performance, detailing how Trixie's old friend Piercing Gaze dealt with the Longest Night at his theater in Baltimare.

His Mark On History (incomplete, S1, June YOH 1500:  Can First Strong Messenger make his mark on history by striking a blow for the freedom of the South Speaker Ponies of Taura?

The Romance of the Open Road (incomplete) S1,  YOH 1500:  The Great and Powerful Trixie leaves Manehattan and takes to the road to win her fortune -- a road that will lead her to Ponyville.

All the Way Back (incomplete) S1, YOH 1500:  How Princess Luna, purged of the NIghtmare, recovered her power and sanity, making a place for herself in the strange new world of modern Equestria.

Least Noticeable and Little Flappy (incomplete):  S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E5 "Griffon the Brush-Off"  How "Least Noticeable" Claire Pie, Pinkie's gigantic invisible twin sister, saved a little flappy creature and made a new friend.

Dragonshyness (complete, 38,854 words): S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E7: "Dragonshy."  The most terrifying day of Fluttershy's life, as she must finally face the creature she most dreads -- a full-grown Dragon.

Royal Business (incomplete): S1, September YOH 1500, a bit after E7 "Dragonshy."  Spike is called away on royal business to meet with Celestia, but he winds up spending a while as Luna's guest.

A Robust Solution (complete, 11, 859 words):  S1, YOH 1500, just before E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy reveals a shameful secret from her past to Rarity, who helps her friend understand and surmount its emotional legacy.

Fluttershy Is Free (complete, 10,464 words):  S1, YOH 1500, after E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash go to see a butterfly migration, and Fluttershy reveals a dark secret of her origin.

"A Meeting by Moonlight" (complete, 2,932 words): S3, YOH 1503.  Princess Luna visits Twilight Sparkle one night and tells her a tale of the Age of Wonders, revealing more than she means to in the process.

"Feeling Adrift"  (complete, 4,938 words):   S3, YOH 1503,  right after "A Meeting by Moonlight."  Princess Celestia tries to help her sister deal with her feelings of alienation and loneliness.

Divine Jealousy and the Voice of Reason (incomplete):  S4, November YOH 1504, right after "Equestria Games" and before Twilight's Kingdom.  When Discord discovers he has a rival for Fluttershy's love, he consults his inner Voice of Reason for advice.

Substitute Mentor (incomplete):  Pony Earth segment is between S4 and S5, January YOH 1505, while the Nightmare Delusion Humanoid Earth segment is AD 2016 and the Angel of Illusion Humanoid Earth segments are AD 2010 to 2016.  Can the Humanoid Trixies be saved from madness and their worlds from devastation by the Humanoid Piercing Gaze?

Love Amongst Monsters (incomplete):  Starting YOH 1508, concluding YOH 1512.  Ill Wind, a brilliant Pegasus scientist, works to complete a vital engineering project for High Commander Windvane, and may find romantic as well as professional success.

The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime (incomplete):  April, YOH 1515.  Compound and her friends struggle to survive within the last of Queen Hunger's hives as it falls at the end of the Great Changeling War (1513-1515).

"Twelfth Equestriad Interview" (incomplete):  June YOH 1548, 48 years after Luna's Return and 24 years after the final victory in the Shadow Wars, Luna and Twilight are interviewed on TV on the night of the Summer Sun Celebration.

Dec
19th
2014

There's a sweet little exchange near the start of the Reflections IDW comic arc, in FIM # 17.

Princess Luna has just informed the Mane Six (plus Spike) of Princess Celestia's absence, and they're searching the old tunnels under Canterlot for Star Swirl's Library.  And Luna has this little conversational exchange with Twilight:

LUNA:   If anypony can understand and navigate these corridors, it's you, Twilight Sparkle.   Celestia speaks highly of your intellect.  She often compares you to Star Swirl himself ... perhaps you can channel that parallel on this quest.

TWILIGHT (gasps in shock, starts blushing):  Princess Celestia compares me to ... Star Swirl?  That's ... that's unbelievable.

LUNA:   Personally, I think you're more like Celestia when she was younger.   Star Swirl was more like that one (points to Pinkie, who is trying to pick her own ear with her hoof with a totally goofy look on her face).

Now, what just happened there is that Luna just told Twilight that Celestia's (Twilight's beloved teacher and secondary mother-figure) sees Twilight as being almost on an intellectual par with Star Swirl (Twilight's historical hero, to the point that Twilight dresses up as Star Swirl for Nightmare Night, and goes to Star Swirl conventions with Cadance).  And then when Twilight asks about this, Luna (the super-equine being Twilight saved from the Nightmare) tells her that she herself thinks that Twilight is more like Celestia -- Luna's beloved sister and the founder of Equestria itself.

In other words, Twilight has just found out that both the Royal Pony Sisters have immense respect for her.

While I chose to ship Twilight and Luna in my fanfics, I of course think that there is no such romantic attraction in canon.  I do think that canon shows a growing friendship and mutual respect between them, though.  And this is an example of what I mean.

It's beautiful.

Jordan179 · 67 views · Report
  • Viewing 367 - 371 of 371
#371 · 20h, 8m ago · · ·

>>1567095

You are welcome, too!  :pinkiesmile:

#370 · 20h, 14m ago · · ·

Thanks for the watch!

#369 · 1d, 13h ago · · ·

>>1566089

You're very welcome :twilightsmile:

#368 · 1d, 13h ago · · ·

Hey thanks for the watch!

#367 · 2d, 4h ago · · ·

>>1564908

Celestia IMHO has built a system where it's MORE profitable for the kingdoms to stay at peace, than to wage a war.

Oh, very much so.  She is very good at positive-sum gaming, which is why she used to bear Generosity.  And she is still generous, which is to say practices first-cooperate enlightened selfishness.

If she wasn't, Equestria would be internally-as-well a much darker society, since she is essentially an autocrat.

  • Viewing 367 - 371 of 371
Login or register to comment

Top Favourites