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“I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.”


The Discordian Era is a dystopia ruled by the whims of its tyrant master. Caughlin Mare, resigned to a life of research in captivity underground, only wants to make life more bearable for the ponies above. When the sole surviving rebel group, the Order of Order, comes calling, an opportunity unlike any other is offered. Yet, there is more to the group than meets the eye, and she finds herself flung into an entirely new world: of advanced magic and technology, of adventure, of manipulation, of hope and betrayal - of what it means to love and hate.

An origins story featuring Derpy, Discord, and magitech, among other things. Accurate, or will strive to be, up until Season 3. Edited, fleshed out, and generally touched up to be cooler by one-fifth since its EqD feature.

Chapters (20)
Comments ( 87 )
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I caused things to happen. :D

Interesting start, I reckon. I'll have to read the rest later.

You know what - you did. I gotta admit it. It's taken ages but hey =) hope you like the edits, because I wasn't comfortable with posting without them.

Sure thing - plotwise, all of the rest is on FF.net, if you don't mind the poor, fledgling style. The chapters I move over here need the extra TLC :twilightsheepish:

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It just gives me a reason to reread the story! :V

Really liking this so far, it's always nice to see other interpretations of Discord :twilightsmile:

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...Which I have and I should say, I dunno what edits you've made (it's been a while), but watch for word agreements. :B I noticed a few problems with that.

I'll keep an eye out for it then. o_o I recall LunarShadow mentioning it a long time ago, but could never figure out what he meant...

Thank you for the comment and fave =)

Well, this is fascinating. Definitely looking forward to more, especially given the unicorn version of best pony as the titular protagonist.

Glad you like it - as I was fond of replying back then, the best is yet to come. =P

Have been reading, and re-reading, this one since the beginning on fanfiction.net.

It pleases me to find this on this site now:heart:

Woah, hey there - good to have you on board! You good people were the ones who kept it going for so long, so there's a special place in the credits for you. :twilightblush:

Uniting the tribes for science and great justice. I love it.

Also, I'm beginning to suspect that Gummy somehow created Pinkie Pie. That, or she's actually the daughter of Caughlin and Whooves. Don't ask me how that works, because I don't know.

In any case, looking forward to more. :derpytongue2:

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Ouch, that was embarrassing. >_> Thanks for pointing that out!

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dat So Many Wonders reference :/

dat Tirek reference :D

I admit to liking the Tirek reference, though I missed the So Many Wonders one

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Whooves quotes the "squirrels in the trees" lines. :B

Both the moment between Caughlin and Whooves and Luna being adorable. Just so much d'aww.

Also... wow. :derpyderp1: Thanks, Discord. Couldn't have done it without you. Literally.

Makes me wonder how the older sister will come about. I suspect timey-wimey shenanigans. I look forward to finding out.

I quite like this story. It has a very unique concept and its well written. It certainly deserves a lot more views. I'll be watching and eager for more!

Glad to hear it - you'll find out soon :yay:

Thank you kindly =) still quite a lot of the ride left to go!

Good catch :twilightsheepish: thanks for these; I swear, the way they slip past me, you'd think I have some kind of agreement blind spot or something.

Never underestimate the power of love, especially when dealing with the incarnation of internecine conflict. Definitely looking forward to more.

This might be a funny question but how do you pronounce Caughlin? Is it like call-in?

I pronounce it as "Caw-lin", though I wouldn't be too sure if there's only one way to say it. =P

Okay. I have a suspicion of where things will eventually go. And I have to apologise, it took me quite a while to get around to reading this properly, but once I started I couldn't stop until I was done.

Things that I approve of: Luna was born first (and she's adorable!); the memory hex; the way out of it. A lot of other things I can't quite remember at the moment, but which I liked...

The whole thing. Yeah, might as well just say it. You've got a good thing going here. I look forward to the rest of the story. :twilightsmile:


Okay. I have a suspicion of where things will eventually go. And I have to apologise, it took me quite a while to get around to reading this properly, but once I started I couldn't stop until I was done.

This is one of the best things I could have hoped for. *squee* Welcome on board, and I hope you enjoy the ride :twilightsmile:

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I've always said "cog-lin" myself. :B

and eve more

Found one.

This will quite likely be the only story wherein I wholeheartedly support a romance between a blonde grey mare with bubbles on her flank and a brown stallion named Dr. Whooves. :V

... and that's how she got the title of world's greatest mommy...

Hey, Cas. I just found this story, got sent by presentperfect, and damn. Great work so far! I think I read a version of this a long time ago? Bah, either way, hell of a good ride! Any clue how much longer it will go? I'm here for the log haul, I'm just curious. :ajsmug:

Woah, it's the Jake man. Thanks for dropping by! As to how long it gets, there's 9 more chapters written so far - two for this "arc", and the others for the next. That's Part I of the story, with a Part II planned out that could be anywhere from 7 to 12 chapters. So, quite a decent lot of buffer for me to get it down on paper. :rainbowwild:

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I think this has progressed beyond what I'd read initially. :D It remains exciting!


It remains exciting!

You don't know how relieving that is. Having had this idea in my head for as long as it has, plus a total of about 4 revisions (Fimfic move being most current), I can safely say I know it too well to be surprising... at least until I reach the parts I haven't written. I'm quite willing to see where my headcanon takes me, hopefully in directions even more intriguing than these. :yay:

So much d'aww, and then a tease of an oncoming shit storm...

Great chapter!

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Suddenly, six years later!

Okay, the Cupcakes (song) reference was bad. Harmony being made of elements was worse. THANKFULLY NOTHING ELSE WENT WRONG :V

I still have a suspicion of how you're going to end this. I'm going to stay quiet though, just in case I'm wrong. Again. :pinkiehappy:

Aww D= well, it was unimportant anyways. Rescinded.

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Urge to destroy fading... :V

Thank you kindly! Yah, just had a look at the next chapter to refresh my memory... things scale pre-tty quickly.

Whooves betraying Caughlin - I suspect foul play. Did Furhich finally get him? Or was him freeing Caughlin some kind of plan by Fuhrich? Or maybe Discord intervened? Answers will be seen in "Enter The Third"! Or maybe not.:derpytongue2:


That is all I'll say.

Ah, and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :twilightsmile:

Twist! Nice play, though I too wonder just what got into whooves... unless he already tried things caughlin's way...

Wow! What a cliffhanger!

She was fain to deal with rifts in opinions at a time like this; the scientists were decidedly stubborn and bad when it came to fundamental disagreements.

The overall meaning is jumbled in this statement. Perhaps loathe instead of fain? The way that it's set up indicates a negative instead of the positive "fain".

Really quite the interesting tale thus far! :twilightsmile:

Hmm, interesting point. I'll take your word on fain being positive and get that tweaked. Thanks for commenting, and hope to see you around more! :twilightsmile:

Very nice. I thought she was a goner to be honest.

And it looks like the seeds have been sown though for Luna's resentment to her sister. Caughlin can keep that at bay for now, but those feelings will undoubtedly linger, fester and grow for a long time...

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