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This story is a sequel to Storm on the Horizon

Story 4 of the Savage Skies series.

It is well-known that the brighter the light, the deeper the shadow. Princess Celestia is unquestionably Equestria's brightest guiding light. Unfortunately, two ponies must deal with the very deep, very dark shadows that she casts.

Dawn Lightwing has overcome many trials since moving to Ponyville. However, his past and the ponies that haunted it are not as far behind him as he would like to think. Whether he likes it or not, his enemies, who draw their hatred from their irrational reverence for Princess Celestia, have found him again and he must struggle with the fact that his mere presence could a threat to his friends and his new family.

Twilight Sparkle must deal with a different shadow as she travels to Canterlot in order to learn more about the mysterious Eyes of Nightmare, as she must contend with the Noble Court, who live in the shadow of the Royal Palace itself, its members planning to use Twilight and her friends to advance their own ambitions, stopping at nothing to have her under their influence.

Thankfully, neither of them will have to deal with these obstacles alone.

However, something even more dangerous is stirring. Dark matters are afoot.

The series begins with Foal of the Forest.
Now with a TV Tropes page.

Chapters (20)
Comments ( 964 )




YEAH! that was a very informative first chapter sir. Very good, just continue on your way and everything will be alright ;D

I'm so happy that this is up:pinkiehappy:

Liked and favorited before I even began to read the description, let alone the chapter. Nice to have ya back! :rainbowdetermined2:


Yo dawg, I heard you like fanfics. So we put "Shadow of the Sun" beside "Shadow of the Sun" on your list, so you can read it later while you read it later.

Damn, fantastic chapter. Scootaloo's growth as a martial artist and her growing relationship with Dawn is awesome. The elements being set up here for the future of this story, what with a corrupt and most definitely corrugated nobility, is amazing. I also found a few cool things in this chapter.

But the one I have is with Arkenstone. What did he do to Twilight? It reminds me of something from an anime or something, called Killing Intent. Anyway, I await the next chapter!


It was only a matter of time before this series got a dark tag. Good to know that the series has resumed.

yup, wait was worth it

Yay Scootaloo! :yay: I can imagion she and dawn working together and having a fight scene against the enemy.

BY ALL THAT IS HOLY, ITS BACK!!!!!:yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::moustache::moustache::moustache:

YES, it's finally here!!! :yay: =3

Well that was good timing.

This was executed fantastically. I only found 2 errors, but I can't put them here because of technological and memorial constraints.

Shall fave and save for later.:pinkiehappy:

School is fubar.:ajbemused:

It makes us neglect our pony.:trixieshiftleft:

But we have weekends.:pinkiehappy::rainbowdetermined2::ajsmug:

I shall save this for later good sir, nice to see this in Book 4 of Savage Skies.:twilightsmile:

Comment posted by SpyketheRAWRCat deleted Nov 22nd, 2013

Awesome music for the new chapter, Christmas in a month, and just pure awesomeness!:yay:
It also enhances the feeling of foreboding[ish]

Haven't even read it yet and I've likes and Fav.

IT BEGINS!!! I can't put into words how excited I am right now. I can, however, say with complete candor that this is and will continue to be an all-time favorite series. Please never stop writing! I've fallen in love with your characters and I can't wait to see what happens next.

Best regards,

Wow, this story came out way faster than I thought and it's still as fantastic as ever.
Thanks for sharing!

In roughly a year on this site, this is the first time I have Faved and upvoted a story without reading a single word.

I was not disappointed.

Well I'm not sleeping tonight. I'm off to work on my own fic. Inspiration always comes to me when I read something absolutely fantastic.

*does about fifty-million backflips* oh man, i am SOexcited! been waiting for this since the last one ended! :pinkiehappy:

and needless to say, i have not yet been disappointed, and i expect i never will be, if the previous installments are any indication

Oh man. I thought this weekend would be amazing with the xboxone/catching fire/season 4/dr who 50th anniversary but you just made it better!

Aww yeah, let's get to it!!!



:pinkiehappy: Hooray, more words about Dawn!

I don't know why, but one of the first things I thought of was
I can't wait for Twilight to learn the Still Way and have Trixie come back for another duel, then, while she is boasting about herself, Twi does something to throw her off without using "magic".

Interesting the Still Way is :moustache:

I.... can't.... WAIT!!!!!:flutterrage:

How often will you be posting? Are you done with the story completely or are you finishing it now?

Just wondering... :twilightsheepish:

And so, Twilight has to stand her ground before probably the greatest foe she had to face ... POLITICS!:pinkiegasp:

I really can't wait to see, what schemes those nobles thought out for our unicorn bookworm. If there is even a hint of some made-up marriege contract that was 'supposedly' be created generations before Twi's birth, I called that in the previous story!:trixieshiftright:

Hisss Politics are EVIL

he has returned! after a milenia away from us all, he is back!
(classic jack of blade quote!)

I get the sneaky feeling that a Still Way user is going to come to either Dawn or Twilight and fight him/her...
In other words, the main battle will be against the Still Way Master

Yesh!!!!! Perfect always keeping me ready for the next chapter I love it :rainbowkiss:

I'm curious, will this fic have updates once a day like the others, or a waiting period?
Also, calling it now, Scoot and Dawn are gonna have a partnership in the way where they combine themselves for devastating damage like Spitfire and Ouranos.


Adding on to my outburst, this was great now that I've actually read the chapter! I look foward to updates and thanks for the reminder about tomorrow being the season premier as it had sadly slipped my mind :facehoof:

Season 4 comes out in a few hours...

Welp time to batten down the hatches lads

And so... It begins... Letting it all continue... In such a vibrant way... Well done

All story looks as Senen Manga. Characters master forms of martial arts? Whether they should shout "Bankai!", to use the second "form"? :rainbowlaugh:

3531201 You're probably thinking of Shounen manga. More importantly, a form in martial arts is a series of movements that are done over and over to learn the techniques and get used to executing them. The raiment idea introduced in the previous story, on the other hand, might as well be a bankai.

3541398 u excited for fable: tlc anniversary?

3542433 their bringing out a gd remake of the first fable on Xbox but its a full 'the lost chapters' remake.

3543043 both presumably, possibly PC aswell, and yeah but it's still in progress.

Ok so all I could think of when you were talking about the Still Way was King Bumi from Avater the Last Airbender and how he would do nothing. So great starting chapter I really liked how you incorporated all the main characters. I hope this updates like the prequels and thanks for the awesome story.

About time this was posted!

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