• Published 7th Sep 2013
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Courage - scion



Evil has come to the Everfree and Ponyville. The Elements must stand against it... but they will not be alone. The mysterious blue-eyed wolf will aid-or hamper- their efforts to bring harmony back to Equestria.

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Intermission: Questions

What is your name?

Where did you come from?
A small village. I’m sorry Twilight, I can’t understand the name he’s trying to tell me. He did say it was in the woods, but not the Everfree or Whitetail.

Why are you here?
He had to come here to retrieve something to help him on his mission.

Are there any others like you? Are there any more wolves where you come from?
There are other wolves, yes, but he says there are no others like him.

What is your relationship with Epona?
She is my horse. I take care of her. I use her around my home to do things I cannot. I have had her for several years now.

If you were involved in the Shadow Event, do you know why it happened?
There was an invasion. A bad pony? I can't make out the name he keeps telling me. And he insists that 'pony' is wrong too, but he can't tell me what is right and I don't understand his description. Tall, metal head, black clothes, two legs...? I'm sorry, I don't know what he's describing.

Anyways, the bad pony invaded the castle where the Princess lived.

I asked him about this, and he insists that it wasn't Celestia and Luna or Canterlot castle, and I can't understand his names for the Princess or the castle, but he insists that the Princess was the ruler of the land, and that she abdicated to the bad pony to save her subjects.

The bad pony did something. He did something to the ghosts? I'm sorry, he says ghost isn't the right word, but I can't understand what he wants to say. Anyways, the land under their protection was turned to shadow.

He says the same thing happened here, to Ponyville. I asked if he was the one who went through Rarity's shop and Applejack's farm and your library, and he said yes, it was him.

If you were involved in the Shadow Event, were you the one who ran around and got rid of those huge black insects? We think it was you. If so, how did you get rid of them? If not, do you know who did?
He was the one who killed the insects, and he says he is the only one who can harm them. Every other creature was turned to ghosts? He was the only one who who was not turned into a ghost? so he was the only one who could harm them.

What is the significance of the stone piece you took from the Diamond Dog pack leader after you defeated? It seems as though it was a magical artifact of some sort powerful enough to possess somepony. What can you tell us about it?
It is one of five pieces of some sort of powerful crown. He doesn't know what exactly it can do, but he claims he's gathering them so that he can fight the bad pony. He said the one he got from the diamond dog was the fourth. He also said that the other pieces he retrieved were in similar situations, having possessed some creature or rock pony? I don't know what he means by rock pony but he insists that is the closest words to what he means and I can't understand the name.

Do you know of anything that may happen next? Something we need to be preparing for?
He says he doesn't know, but that we should be prepared. He also says he'd try to help if anything else happened.

What did you do to disrupt my telekinetic grip? It felt like you took my thuamatic signature then projected an identical signature of an opposite polarity and amplified it until my the thaumatic waveform was completely negated. Is this right?
I'm sorry, Twilight, neither one of us understands what you said. Link did say he doesn't know exactly how it works, only how he can use it.

Where's my sword?
Spike, he says he's sorry but he needs to use it for a while.

Author's Note:

To be honest, I never actually thought I would write something like this. I intended pretty much for the mane six to be in the dark the entire time, with answers never really coming to light, and in the end they just accepted Link, Epona, and all the events as more Everfree weirdness. But, that didn't work out now, did it?

BTW, this is all the questions I could think of. If I see questions in the comments that Twilight might legitimately ask, I may add them in here and give them an answer, with credits to the people who asked them.

Also, got my 5th downvote on April 29th, setting my like/dislike ratio at 261:5, or ~52:1. Still goin' strong, must STILL be doing something right.

EDIT:
Wow. 300:5 ratio as of May 6. I really must have made the feature box or popular box or something, the views for this last chapter were nearly double what they normally were!