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Greetings, I am Merlos the Mad. I am a dabbler of both words and wizardry in my free time. I also invite you all to partake in my musings. Take care though, as they are the product of a madman.


The grinding gears of fate have been set into motion. One by one, the mane six have been plucked from their lives in Equestria and cast into the unknown. All except for Applejack and Rainbow Dash, that is. Now it's up to the only two remaining Elements of Harmony to uncover the dark machinations behind their friends' disappearances. Will they put aside their differences and work together?

Originally co-Written by Alex Nuage (now Ludicrous Lycan) and MerlosTheMad

This story runs parallel to the other stories in the "Madverse." Those stories are A Twilight Landing, My Little Marriage So Many Wonders, and Abhorsen by MerlosTheMad

Cover Art done by AeronJVL

Chapters (5)
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Comments ( 97 )

Hello there, children.

Aw, the fruits of mine er- I mean, our labor. :twilightblush:


Good fic. Interesting concept. Approved for Twilight's Library :moustache:

Upvoteupvoteupvote oh why doesn't this work!? Here we go.

Bumping for great potential

Dang. First chapter and featured already? You're on a roll man!

It'll be interesting to read these all alongside one another.


Already working on the next one. ^^

It's still a mystery how Caramel Apple always seems to have other things to do when there is work to be done on the farm.

This would have been a great chapter for the front page. :ajsmug:

Ouch. SAA gone. Living in Tornado Alley I've seen my share... :ajsleepy:

...And I guess that's where Twi departed.

I hunger for moar. :trollestia:

Great job! Keep it up. :moustache:

Green Leaf! Wow, I really need to post that story now. It should be up in the next few days, I swear!
Good job on this chapter! Lots of funny stuff up in hurr.

Welcome to Oz. Please present your passports to the nearest munchkin. Thank you.

Something weather related goes wrong. Proceed to immediately yell at Dash :rainbowderp: :rainbowlaugh:


Great Scott!
I loved the BTTF reference, I noticed it as soon as Twilight opened the door with the thing on her head.

2828141 good eye! Yeah, in the original draft, I modeled a lot of that scene after a couple of things from BTTF, but after strenuous editing, I had to take it out. There's another reference in here, can you figure out what it's to? :trollestia:

2827836 I think you may have stumbled onto something there. :trollestia:


Do you mean the clock over the sink for BTTF, the RD-drinking-potion thing from Double Rainboom, or the Tornado that had me singing "Somewhere over the Rainbow"?

2828185 well, the clock thing was a BTTF reference, I honestly forgot about the double rainboom thing (but you're spot on), and somewhere over the rainbow, you might find more than a reference. Oh, and there's still one more, and it's a little bit harder than the rest. :moustache:


Somewhere over the Rainbow, there might be a reference, but only if there's a copy of the movie along with it so I can actually watch it.

She put cyanide in the potion? Isn't that a deadly poison?

Both this chapter and the previous one have had a palpable sense of dread to them. I knew in my gut that something real bad was going to happen, but I didn't expect a full-blown tornado.

I assume that with Twilight gone and the opening chapter of Rarity's story not mentioning natural disasters, that This also takes place after Rarity's dissapearance?

And was the tornado supposed to plop AJ into another realm?

2859775 Well, let me first say thank you for identifying the tone of the story. I wasn't sure if the dark/ominous mood really got across. As far as the timeline goes, Rarity's disappearance did happen a little bit before the tornado. I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say that you're pretty close about the tornado sending Applejack somewhere over the rainbow. :trollestia:

Also, I'm not sure if it got across but there was a bunch of foreshadowing in the first chapter. Just wanted to put that out there.

I'm working on the next update, and soon, the adventure tag is gonna make a lot more sense, if you catch my drift.


Back To The Future

And everypony died.

Until they didn't.


yer gayly fantasticleh strutingly handsome you young yapscalien , you
luv u, alex
we bang l8r, k?

i aprove o' dat ass.
and captain morgan

2892823 My ass thanks you, and the people of Des Moine, Iowa thank you.

“...Your welcome.” Rainbow didn’t return the smile, instead, her face hardened further. “Applejack... We have to go now... it’s bad.”


She often found that its familiar euphoria was something of an addiction, but after narrowly escaping a grizzly fate twice in the length of two hours, she had become sick to death of it.


Dangit, this could be bad, then Her thoughts were too tired to figure things out right then.

Period is Mia.


2893473 okay, okay. Quit rustling your jimmies, I'll fix it. Thank you very much, though! :pinkiehappy:

Well this chapter was certainly lighthearted and witty.:ajbemused:

2894219 yeah sorry about that, please don't be scared away by the sudden seriousness of the situation. Honestly I don't like writing serious chapters, but I had to for the sake of a better overall story. Next chapter will be more humor than anything else, so stay tuned for that.

*looks at the note about outsourcing jobs to Equestrians*

WHAT?!!!! There's only one response for such an outrage!!



2896289 haha, I can't believe you guessed the name of the story! Now I have to come up with a new one! xD

2896391 I'm very good at connecting dots. If I've seen something, I rapidly recognize anything similar.

My direct recall memory sucks, however. :ajbemused:

Rarity and Pinkie Pie were absolutely soaked

Ooh, I see what you did there. :pinkiecrazy:


We enjoy our hidden sexual innuendo. :pinkiesmile:

Didja catch the ones in the other stories? :pinkiehappy:

Sweetie has been taking eating lessons from Kirby.

It's dangerous to go alone buddy. Here, take this.

Should have taken some advise from spike.

Looks like past Sweetie Belle made some descisons that future Sweetie Belle regrets.

And Capitol refers to the legislative building in the capital city, not the city itself. Common mistake for you Yankees.


What sinister force is behind this?!

The suspense is building a bridge over New York's East River which shiesters will try to sell to naive Irish immigrants!

*everypony is puzzled by the metaphor...* :twilightoops:

But maybe YOU can figure it out! :raritywink:

Twilight smiled calmly again, then made her way once again over to her messy workbench, where she slowly reorganized various papers and mixing tubes with her hooves. “This morning, I was hanging a clock over my kitchen sink when I slipped and hit my head. It was the strangest thing; for a moment, everything became clear to me. It was as if I had woken up for the first time in ages. And that’s when I figured it out!”

uh huh.:trixieshiftright:
I see what you did there, very clever, :trollestia:

Sigh, I'm glad to hear that Sweetie Bell is alright.
Sooo, this is what's been going down in Equestria (the current four chapters that are up.) while MLM, ATL, Abhorsen and So many wonders has been going on. Though in the other stories events of Equestria seem farther ahead than what's going on here.
I'm slightly confused though, in ATL, Twilight said that she was testing a teleportation potion but here (chapter 2) it was the Talent enhancer from Double Rainboom.
Which one is it really Merlos?

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