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Pennington Inkwell


This story is a sequel to Happy Adventuring, Twilight!

Two months after bringing the changelings to Canterlot, Princess Luna calls Pennington Inkwell and his assistant back to Equestria. A new threat has come to Equestria: a deranged dragon with the ability to control the weather. Taking the opportunity to atone for his past actions, Penn and Moonstone leap into action, setting out to find the attacker and stop them. Little do they know that they'll be delving into secrets far more dangerous than wandering unprotected through dragon country.

Meanwhile, Twilight Sparkle and Calalily Curl meet a strange pony who seems to know more than he ought to about Pennington's past. On his word, the three set out to save Pennington from an unknown traitor waiting to spring a trap on him. But is Delta Raider to be trusted?

A Sequel to "Happy Adventuring, Twilight!" and Part 2 of the Happy Adventuring Saga.

Chapters (43)
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Another story! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy: And an awesome one, great job, I love it already! :pinkiehappy::heart:

I do hope he gets all his magic back. I really like to see those magic swords of his again.


3479027 P.S. There are a few mistakes...

Celestia was quiet for a moment,then let out a resigned sigh.

No space after comma.

it was actually being used to brutally murder Quill the scribe..."

Scribe is a name, right?

"Maybe if there weren't going going to be hail,

Extra going.

she had unable to do anything to help him

She had been unable?

He figure's eyes scrunched up in what could easily be imagined as a twisted, despicable smile.

Should be the.

the Windego Gauntlet."

Windigo maybe?

"Pennington Inkwell may have sworn of 'adventuring,'

I think it should be off.

Regardless, awesome job with this story, it's great! :pinkiehappy::heart::twilightsmile:

Quite interesting. I can't wait to see how Pennington will do on this adventure with such weak magic. Good luck on what I'm sure will be another great work of literature and adventure.

Man, you don't waste time do you? Nice plot setup and some character development. Good stuff.

That said, I can tell you rushed getting this out, so expect some style tips and comma-cleansing once I have time to organize my thoughts.

Great content, just needs a little polishing.

And so begins the tale of Penn and Stone...
I can't wait to see how this adventure plays out! :rainbowdetermined2:

That. Was.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait for the next chapter!!!!!!


I just noticed that in the story's description it says

will push them father

instead of further.

Pennington Inkwell may have sworn of 'adventuring,'...
Probably should be off.
...Pennington levitated him scimitar into the air with one swift motion..
Probably should be his. :ajsmug:

I like your writing, it's an aquired taste but well worth the effort. This is going to be an interesting story. Looking forward to the rest of it.

That. Was.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait for the next chapter!!!!!!


Cadence and Shining Armor are right, it's all Chrysalis' fault! :twilightangry2:

I miss Pennington going on adventures, but this will certainly be interesting!

Anyways, awesome chapter, and I think Pennington looks good with his natural mane-color. Wait... :pinkiegasp: his manestyle's changed! (I liked the older one better, but that's just my opinion. :twilightsheepish:)

3512043 As much as I would have loved to leave it as it was, the style had to be shorter. Since the blue was a permanent dye, he had to cut most of it off. You'll probably notice that his tail is a bit shorter, as well! :twilightsheepish: :raritywink:

^ My reaction to seeing this story had been updated. :moustache:

And you most definitely did not disappoint! Great chapter, Penn! I had almost forgotten about Pennington's "friend" that follows him around! Something tells me this isn't the last time we'll be seeing that mask! :pinkiecrazy:

Also, I love Pennington's natural colors. He looks great! I actually think I might like his shorter manecut better. Not that he looked bad before (quite the contrary), but the trimmed mane makes him look like he's taking better care of himself and becoming more confident! :rainbowdetermined2: Twi's barely going to recognize him when he gets back, but I get the feeling this is one change she's going to like! :rainbowwild:

Looking around the room, Celestia noticed that a new object had appeared that hadn't been there before: A white mask in one of the shadowed corners of the room. With a thought, she levitated it up to eye level. The face was like a skull, with deep, sunken eyes and a pointed muzzle lined with teeth sculpted to look as if they were razor sharp. The teeth were pulled into a disgusting, sadistic grin, unevenly painted red along the center to look as if they were bloodstained.
"Don't put it on." Luna spoke softly.
"Then this is the mask he talked about in his letters? It's really still following him?"
Luna nodded, even as the mask disintegrated away in Celestia's grasp, disappearing first into smoke, then nothing at all.

Wait............. did I miss something...............:facehoof: Commencing re-read in 5...4...3..........

3516533 It's relatively obscure. :twilightsheepish: Go back to "Happy Adventuring, Twilight!" and look at "Welcome to the Vault" or the following chapter. That's where the mask was introduced. :trollestia::pinkiecrazy:

Great chapter. Can't wait for more.

hmm. Penn, a bit brutal much? well, at least you didn't use a falcon punch for the fatality.

3578993 This is definitely a much different Penn than we started with at the beginning of "Happy Adventuring." He puts a lot more thought into his actions and the possible repercussions. He's had two months to seriously think over what he's been doing right and wrong in his life, including how he deals with threats to himself and those he cares about.

I seriously contemplated him simply going for a killing blow, but he hasn't pushed himself that far from his original values... yet.


So, in a way, he's part changeling? that's interesting. I like this so far, I'd thumbs up again if I could.

3579033 So far so good i'm enjoying the story so far i'm glad you decided to keep it going i can't wait till the next chapter your friend Star Shooter :rainbowdetermined2:

Very nice. Keep up the good work.

will penn be seeing Twilight later in the story for some extra romance?

3598631 Penn is going to be seeing Twilight early in the story, and their paths will eventually cross again before the end of the story. :twilightblush: But this story definitely has considerably less "Twilight romance" than "Happy Adventuring, Twilight!" did. :twilightoops:

The point of this story is really for some character development for Pennington on his own. Since H.A.T. was told from Twilight's perspective 90% of the time, we didn't get to see much of Pennington on his own. He was always acting around or with Twilight. This is meant to show a bit more of who he is when he's alone. :scootangel:

Of course, Moonstone will be there because the number one rule about traveling while emotionally unstable is:


But I am seriously considering finding some way to keep the romance element... Somehow. So, not nearly as much Twilight Sparkle in this one, but she WILL be there.


Wait. Moonstone, in this story's picture, has turquoise eyes, while in the one from 'Happy Adventuring, Twilight!', she has lavender eyes. :rainbowhuh:


.... Gina is NOT going to be happy when she finds out about this.

Because she's the one who makes sure all of her illustrations are in line with my canon.



Another chapter, yay! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

So, Penn's study has a new password, ostentatious paradigm shift, which does seem very complicated and hard to guess. I think the one from "Pennington's Trix" is better, though. Plethora petrichor parasol sounds better, at least to me.

Twilight fights a lightning storm using those wings and the electrolyte parasite. What could go wrong?

I wonder if they're going to destroy that mask once and for all, because it gives me the creeps.

Conclusion: awesome new chapter!

By the way:

praising her for defeating Nightmare Moon and Chrysalis

Should be Discord.

"Ostentatious paradigm shift..," She whispered.

Should be without comma and the she should be lower case.

I logged on to do something.
Then I saw that you had posted, and thought, "Well, there go my plans."

I really enjoyed this chapter. Good job.

Wow, that mask is like a knat. No matter how many times you swat it away, it keeps coming back to annoy you.

Awesome chapter. Glad I finally got around to reading it.


New chapter, yay! :yay:

"Moon Moon! What about the Sapphire Stone?"

"Are you joking?" Moonstone spun around, eyes wide with surprise. "The last thing we need is two of him!"

Pennington, who was holding the artifact in question, a blue statue of two jackals standing back-to-back, glanced at it, then back at Moonstone, a silly smile overtaking his serious expression.

"Or you, Penn!"

Two Pennington's? :twilightoops: I think that would be something similar to this:

So what if Eris tried to kill Pennington by pulling a second him from the past and into the present, but the paradox didn't destroy him? This is one of those ideas that I doubt I'll get to use... but still has hilarious potential.

"Well, here we go again!"
"It's just like that one temple-"
"Oh, yes! I remember that one!"
"Lots of fun, that temple was!"
"So, anyway, what's the plan?"
"Don't die, pretty much, so that I still have a past-"
"And my future is worth looking forward to! Got it!"
"Well, I guess it's TIME we got cracking!"
"Oh, puns! My favorite passTIME!"

:rainbowlaugh: Now that I wish to see!

Ms. Yearling is here, too,

Wat? :rainbowderp:

3919388 Gina and I had a nice, long chat about A. K. Yearling and how we could work her believably into the canon of my story without too badly changing the original canon. Basically, without giving away too much, A. K. Yearling was born a few years earlier in these stories, and was Pennington's teacher, alongside Quick Strike's combat training.

Where did you think Penn found out about all those legends he went and explored? :raritywink:



3919455 That's cool, and it makes sense too!


Wouldn't be the first time multiple authors have used a common nom de plume.

How come part of it's in italics and part of it isn't?
Great chapter though!


New chapter! :pinkiehappy:

Pennington Honeycrisp Inkwell

So that's his middle name!

I liked this chapter very much. But... Why is half the chapter in italics?


WHAT?? :rainbowhuh::rainbowhuh::rainbowhuh:

Somehow, an extra "[ i ]" got slipped into some of RD's dialogue. Thanks for letting me know!

3931319 Only one pony outside of Pennington's family knows his middle name, and that pony is the only one allowed to use it. That pony is Callalily Ixia Curl. When he hears his middle name, Penn knows he is in BIG trouble.


Nice to see Twilight and Penny have a bit of a reunion.

Ahh, interesting to see Ms. Yearling pulled into this. And as a follow-up on my comment on last chapter, it's nice to see Twilight and Penny have a bit more of a reunion. :twilightblush:

Gotta love Big Mac.

3931572 So Dash was to blame for half the chapter being in italics? Figures.

That was nicely done. Nice cliffhanger.


"And you're the pegasus who once lit Penn's hair on fire to give him the idea for his pen name, right?"


lit Penn's hair on fire

Peculiar way to get an idea for a pen name.

Anyway, great chapter! I can't wait for the next, 'cause it's time for some action! :rainbowdetermined2:


This chapter... wow. Just wow. This chapter shows just how much Pennington has changed from meeting Twilight for the first time to now. He's so enraged at the changelings, killing three dozen of them, some of them looking like Lily, Sure Shot, Luna, Twilight and even his parents, without even flinching. And when he talked to Chrysalis, one moment he's calm, the next he's sadistic, taunting Chrysalis and laughing like he's mad, then he's very happy, giddy even, and the next moment he's filled to the brim with rage, then he's almost insane again, then a second later he's calm again, spilling his ramen in front of Chrysalis, taunting her yet again. And at the end, he's so ashamed of himself, there's barely any hope in his heart, and he just... cries.

This chapter made me feel so many things. Honestly, I hate... :flutterrage: No, I loathe the changelings, especially Chrysalis, for what they did to Pennington, but seeing (or rather reading) them get what they deserve filled me with some kind of sadistic happiness. And then seeing Pennington stand up to Chrysalis and even taunt her, I felt... happy. But when Pennington cried, and when Moonstone saw just that little flickering light of hope in his heart, it made me feel sad, and I could feel tears welling up in my eyes. :fluttercry:

This chapter... It's truly a masterpiece. It's AMAZING! A work of art! Even though I feel kinda sad for Pennington, this is definitely my favorite chapter in the 'Happy Adventuring Saga' so far, and one of my favorite, if not the favorite, chapter of any story I've ever read! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
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Buuut... I have noticed a few mistakes, and if those are taken care of, this chapter should win a Nobel Prize, because it's SO AMAZING and SO AMAZINGLY WRITTEN! :pinkiehappy:

the fact that the entire hive changelings were attacking them...

Could be without changelings.

Turning towards the open door however,

Should be a ',' before 'however.'

when they figured out when exactly they figured out

Extra when they figured out.

on the front deck

Double space between 'front' and 'deck.'

though both his coat and his mane were both several shades darker

Extra both.

for even going out there

Not sure, but I think it should be ever.

tomorrow In Canterlot

In should be in.

nonono no no NO!

Double space between 'no' and 'NO.'

Chrysalis's pride seemed indestructible

Chrysalis's eyes narrowed.

I think these should be Chrysalis'.

A final shudder ran through Pennington stood up again

This could make sense if there was an 'and he' between 'Pennington' and 'stood.'

The Prisoner and their Jailer

Not sure, but I think their should be Their.

As I already said, this chapter is... amazing. Beyond amazing. There are no words to describe this chapter's greatness. Just... wow. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Emoticons/misc_Bonbon_OMG_LOVE.png :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

In other words, my mind is utterly and completely BLOWN.

Comment posted by PC deleted Apr 18th, 2014

3970573 calm yourself with the pictures!!!


3982428 I can't help it, that chapter deserves at least that many double thumbs (or hooves) up! :pinkiehappy:


I'm happy to see that, no matter what, Lily's always there for Penn. She always seems to know when he needs her help and how she can help him. (Looks like she has a Penn's-in-Trouble Sense :ajsmug:.)

But, if Penn's been through so much already, it frightens me a little that this is only the beggining... :twilightoops::fluttershysad: Now I wanna give him a hug. :pinkiesad2:

Anyway, the hiatus is still not over? That's completely okay, take as much time as you need. I hope you get better soon. :scootangel:

~Your Very Faithful Fan, PC

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