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Hail King Sombra

We are all just stories in the end. Official scribe to his Royal Highness King Sombra of the Crystal Empire. His tales are as varied as they are poignant, sad and bittersweet. Remember them well.

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This story is a sequel to The Last of the Dark Ponies

Beware the Queen of Rage and Wrath.
For deadly are her many ploys.
And little pity is in her heart.
As her rage consumes and wrath destroys.

So sung the ancient Saddle Arabian bards of their nations most dangerous enemy. Queen Rabia of the Dark Pony Empire. Ever did she match wits and force with their old kings until her surprising demise, leaving her daughter Ira on the throne. Then the ancient Saddle Arabians finally invaded, destroyed their ancient enemies and executed the Last Queen. But Rabia had another child, the mysterious Lost Son who disappeared from her court before these events.

King Sombra, former tyrant of the Crystal Empire, the Shadow King. Lost Son of Queen Rabia. Exiled in his first defeat, killed in the second, fled into hiding in the third and finally captured the fourth time and sent to Tartarus. He would probably be rotting there along with Lord Tirek if there wasn't just one problem.

In his fourth defeat, his mother Queen Rabia unexpectedly returned. Promising the destruction of modern Saddle Arabia for what their ancestors did. The Saddle Arabians call the destruction of the Dark Pony Empire and the execution of the Last Queen their Great Shame, but the Queen of Rage and Wrath does not care.

For the destruction of her empire, they will face the Rage of a Queen.

For the execution of her daughter, they will face the Wrath of a Mother.

Saddle Arabia's hope may lie in the absolute unlikeliest source. The Tyrant of Fear and Hate. Who doesn't particularly like them much either.

Special disclaimer This story features mild bisexuality topics. If those kinds of things makes you uncomfortable, this is not a story for you.

This story is part of The Equestria Tales series

The third story in the "Return of the Dark Ponies" story arc.

Edited by Hail King Sombra

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Starlight and Sunburst are roommates. Shenanigans ensue. Shenanigans with a body count.

Thanks to Tired Old Man, Nova Quill/Firimil, and
Steel Resolve for there edits and suggestions. Especially Nova who may have accidently prompted me when she compared a certain purple unicorn to a certain hat wearing Llama.

Finally, thanks to BobTheDalek for his great work on this piece and just in general.

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King Sombra is on the verge of enslaving the Crystal Empire; the guards are under his control, the royal baby is in his grasp, and the royal couple are at his mercy! So why is a baby laughing at him?

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This story is a companion to From Darkness to Light and is meant to be read after. Will contain spoilers.
From Darkness to Light

Spike makes a promise that he’ll look after Fluttershy’s animals while she and the rest of the girls journey to the Crystal Empire. It’s just another errand, right?

But when things turn dangerous and Twilight is needed to stay in the Empire, can Spike handle her absence? Or the fact the pony he once defeated at the Crystal Empire is BACK?

Spike suddenly has a lot to think about.

But, together with his assistant Ditzy Doo, they’ll do their best. To help. To understand. To wait.

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This story is a sequel to The Brushie chase.

Foxy Stripes is on the outside a sunny mare, who likes bringing sunshine to those who are down, lift their spirit and chase those gloomy clouds away. She's a caring mother and a supportive friend who will go out of her way to help.

Yet she carries a burden not many get to see, a pain she carefully hides, preconception that constantly torments her.

In the end, sometimes the sunny ones need help chasing those dark clouds away.

Written in memory of my sister who passed away in summer 2013, who served as the inspiration for my pegasi sisters, Dew Doe and Foxy Stripes.

This story is part of The Equestria Tales series

Marked as a sequel to the Brushie Chase as it happens roughly during the same time period and touches on Dew Doe's little (yet big) sister Foxy Stripes.

Cover made by Tambelon

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King Sombra has returned, and he seeks to pick up where he left off and conquer the Crystal Empire once and for all! He's already managed to gain control of many of the guards there, and is marching right on into the palace, ready to overthrow Cadance and her family. He's even entered the chamber of her beloved daughter, Flurry Heart, and is confident that he cannot be stopped.

Unfortunately, he's failed to take into consideration just how much trouble an upset super-powered alicorn toddler can be.

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Shining Armor and Sombra have become close friends, and have even come to enjoy engaging in the act of cuddling together.

But when Twilight Sparkle finds the pair in a snug state, Shining just might make a rather silly mistake.

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Cadance asks Luna what Flurry Heart dreams about.

Luna tells Cadance what she wants to hear.

Gold medalist in the December 2018 Write-Off, for the prompt "And at the End, You Shall Remain Alone"

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This story is a sequel to Possession in the Crystal Empire

King Sombra. The lost son of Queen Rabia. The former tyrant of the Crystal Empire. He thought he was the last of his kind. He's been defeated twice, first banished for a thousand years, then shattered by the magic of the Crystal Heart, but he was still not down. He was brought back to life due to previous careful planning and through that process has learned that there is hope for his race.

After laying low to recover his former strength, King Sombra has decided that he will rebuild the empire his mother and late sister ruled. But to do that, he needs ponies, certain ponies. Ponies that can trace their ancestry back to his race.

He needs Private Iceland and Barricade and preferably their family too.

Special disclaimer (Should have been in place from the start, author apologizes: This story features somewhat heavy discussion in parts on bisexuality and features implicated M/M sexual interaction. If those kind of things make you uncomfortable, this is not a story for you.

This story is part of The Equestria Tales series

Second story in the "Return of the Dark Ponies" story arc.

Third story in "Barricade's redemption" story arc.

Cover made by Evehly. Originally given as a gift to Hail King Sombra, used with permission.

Edited by Hail King Sombra

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Twilight seeks out Sombra's horn after his defeat to study it but quickly finds herself studying with him once she finds the horn. Despite Sombra safely residing inside his own horn, Twilight learns that he is slowly dying.

How will Twilight behave once she learned of Sombra's fate?

The original cover art was done by a friend of mine, Ablaze Emblemier.

The redone cover art was drawn and colored by, Elu.

Thank you both Ablaze and Elu.

This story is a submission to the Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord writing contest.

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