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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?

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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.

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.

"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.

Oct
16th
2014

I finished reorganizing my chapters.  Don't worry -- nothing's actually been lost, but some of the parts of the original overly-long Chapter 13 "Waiting for the Princesses" have been moved up beyond my publication horizon.  I think you'll find that the character development of the Mane Five Minus Twilight Plus Spike don't clog the story as badly now.

The tentative new chapter structure of this section will be as follows -- published chapters in blue and unpublished in red.  I'm leaving "Pinkie, Dancing" back in unpublished status until I write the intervening three chapters, but I haven't dropped it from the story -- it's structurally essential!

Chapter 13. "Rainbow's Boast and Fluttershy's Plan

Chapter 14. "A Bad Little Filly"

Chapter 15. "Applejack's Regret"

Chapter 16. "A Trip To The Library

Chapter 17. "Rarity's Reverie"

Chapter 18. "The Sun Mare and the Twister"

Chapter 19. "Pinkie, Dancing"

Chapter 20. "Sweet Years of Maidenhood"

Chapter 21. "Discord, Deciding"

Chapter 22. "Luna's Betrayal"

Chapter 22 isn't the end, but is the last chapter before the climax and denouement, so it will be most of the way to the end.

I also need to move the Notes around so that they pertain to the right chapters.  If you spot misplaced Notes, don't be shy to comment or message me on it.

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#1475249 · 17h, 16m ago · · ·

>>1475247

Interesting notion -- which leads into the question of just how wide an area Discord covered on the Day of Discord.  Is he doing some sort of limited time travel to be omnipresent and give Ponies his individual attentions?  I generally assumed that he hit primarily the Palace and Ponyville, because this seems like a huge expenditure of effort on his part, without much reason (if he thought he was going to reign for another thousand or so years).  OTOH, Discord must have had a lot of pent-up energy after over a millennium in stone ...

#1475247 · 17h, 25m ago · · ·

Even though I'm the one who wrote it, that what happened to Featherweight traumatized him to where THAT is the reason he's mute, it honestly disturbs  ME!


What do you think of the fanon that Discord turn Suri into a grinning sycophant, and Coco into a PHYSICALLY abusive boss?

#1473762 · 1d, 13h ago · · ·

>>1471892 Either that or the writers have lost the ability to make that distinction. :applejackunsure:

Actually, that does make a lot of sense, and it's something I'll have to take into account if I ever continue Temptation Waits. And indeed, she's not heartless as some portray her as, despite her... off-putting attitude.

I'll be sure to check it out!

#1472937 · 2d, 6h ago · · ·

some fanfics you might like

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/219770/1/boulder-was-hungry/rainbow-rocks-emphasis-on-rocks

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/223668/1/scootaloo-and-the-danger-death-box-4000/scootabox

#1471947 · 2d, 12h ago · · ·

>>1471924

Fluttershy's technique has limits.  She's purely passive-active; what she does is to set her own attitude in such a fashion as to impel others to do what she wants by offering them praise and reward if they do, and causing them to inflict guilt and shame on themselves if they don't.  This is also exactly how positive reinforcement conditioning works on animals -- my wife is a master of this technique where both humans and animals are concerned.

However, this technique does not work on individuals who either don't care or don't understand that they are inflicting emotional pain on Fluttershy.  Thus, it failed to work on "Nosey," because he doesn't care if he hurts mares; and it (usually) fails to work on the Cutie Mark Crusaders because they are innocently-oblivious to the harm they cause.  This was also true in "Stare Master."

Of course, Fluttershy has a far more powerful means of mind control, but she views that as a weapon and won't use it lightly.

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