Everypony who is anypony knows what happened at the near-disaster of the Royal Canterlot Wedding. The Changeling Queen Chrysalis captured the bride and impersonated her, invading the capital of Equestria with her swarm at her back, intent on feeding on the love of the loyal captain of the guard and capturing a swarm of ponies to feed her and her hive, wounding Celestia and nearly winning, before being ejected and tossed to her inevitable doom by an immense burst of love-fueled magic. The story is simple, it's straightforward, and it's obvious.
And, of course, incorrect in so many ways.
When you're dealing with Changelings, it is wise to not take anything at face value...
Two interwoven tales of the consequences of the Royal Canterlot Wedding.
Days after the wedding, Chrysalis is brought to trial by the Changelings for her actions, and sentenced to personality death without ever being permitted to defend herself, as the hive prepares for the inevitable war to come.
Months later, Spring Bounty is a mare on the run, fleeing from Changeling capture after being rescued by a pegasus named Papillon, determined to make an escape and seek protection and safety - if any such safety still exists.More Less
Equestria is a land of rainbows and pastel-coloured ponies, where friendship is a tangible force and villians are redeemed as often as they are defeated.
It is truly a land of magic, but even more than that, it is a land of stories, from the mundane anecdote between friends to the world-spanning epic. And every story has a happy ending.
But a happy ending doesn't always mean a happy beginning, and it certainly doesn't mean a happy middle. Celestia has manipulated Equestria for over a thousand years to ensure that the dark times are as short and as painless as possible - though doing so may mean breaking every one of the tenets of harmony she preaches.
When faced with a choice between seeing Equestria fall to darkness with the promise of salvation, or fighting to stop the catastrophe by sacrificing the guarantee of a happy ending, Celestia holds the fate of her little ponies in her hooves as never before.
A behind-the-scenes look at Celestia and Luna's actions throughout Season Three.More Less
Ever since she was a filly, whenever she has been at her wits' end and didn't know what to do, Crystal Chime has had something strange happen - her reflection gains a life of its own and helps her overcome her problems with good advice and emotional support.
As she grows up, however, she begins to notice more and more that the one she talks to has a personality and knowledge that is no reflection of her own, and begins to wonder who exactly has been giving her this advice, and why. However, as it only happens when she is in the middle of an emotional crisis, she is hardly in a state to start questioning the apparition as it appears.
Who is the Mare in the Mirror, and what is her interest in this up-and-coming singer?More Less
After working on a major project for the betterment of Equestria, Twilight Sparkle brings her work to her mentor and princess for approval and funding, and her proposal is rejected outright without explanation or sympathy.
Devastated by Celestia's refusal, Twilight tries to determine whether she has failed her work or her teacher - and wonders what her special status and talent is worth.More Less