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Just a hobbyist writer with aspirations of making a career in it.



This story is a sequel to Of the Hive

Having fully embraced her new changeling heritage, Twilight Sparkle turns to the past to learn more about her people. A difficult task, given that every other queen cares next to nothing about it.

What she finds will shed unwanted light on a secret better left forgotten.

Editor in Chief: ABitterPill

Coverart: Tulip

Chapters (24)
Comments ( 2952 )


Thoughts before reading:
No OC tag? And Ratchet? Don't tell me that he's not going to be here :fluttershysad:


Here's my two cents on why changelings have fangs: they contain a venom cocktail that paralyzes a pony, but keeps them alive and awake. The venom also contains a mixture of neurotransmitters and hallucinogens that cause the victim to relive pleasant memories while amplifying the positive emotions caused by the memories. When a pony is cocooned, they are injected beforehand to make handling them easier and to aid in forced love extraction.

Looking at the story title, I can't tell if a Zerg or Horde joke would be more fitting.

Fantastic. I forsee much conflict in the not so distant future.

What she finds, will shed unwanted light on a secret better left forgotten.

Wow. Such comma. Very punctuation. So grammar.:trollestia:

Sorry, I had to. I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain that the comma shouldn't be there. If I'm wrong then just ignore me and I will go sit in the corner of shame. Again.

3707377 it's supposed to be there.


Not unless you're using some strange version of English that's neither American English nor any of the variants of Commonwealth English around the world.

Commas are used for indicating certain details about the meaning of the sentence, none of which apply there. Some of them make you pause as a side-effect, but you can't just cause a random pause using a comma. If a pause is intended where nothing about the sentence structure requires it, it has to be indicated by an ellipsis (…) instead.

Crap. Corner of shame it is! If anyone needs me, I will be wallowing in self pity for the foreseeable future.


We replied at the same time. You're right and he's wrong.

Something may have been intended to be there, but definitely not a comma. I went into more detail in the comment I already posted.

3707418 Nevermind, you're right. I was looking at something else.

Thanks. I'm a bit surprised that I was actually right, usually I mess everything up.

Close, but not quite. In actuality, changelings have fangs for the same reason they have holes in their legs: because it makes the sex kinkier.

Ratchet already made his first appearance. Twilight was busy sucking his face at the beginning of the party, remember?

READ AND I AM NOW LIKE, DAAAAYYYUUUUUUUM~ can't wait for the next chapter :pinkiehappy::heart:

Nice! I wasn't expecting an update so soon.

Even right now, I'm expecting any evidence Twilight might bring back destroyed or ignored by her opponents. I'm also intrigued by the idea of a guard consisting of what's basically a dozen(?) clones of Twilight, amazing intelligence and magical potential both.

If I were Celestia, I would probably take Twilight's offer. Even one smaller hive in her kingdom would probably add to their resources in no small manner.

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Comment posted by ABitterPill deleted Apr 17th, 2018

*thank you!* for posting the notification in the previous story, this marks the first time that i favorite, follow and thumbs up a story before reading it

Oh hells yea can't wait to get into this shit :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Here's a few hive locations in Equestria for Twilight to really mess with the other queens and the nobles of equestria it can be in the mountain under canterlot, in ponyville or in the old castle in the everfree

“Good. n the meantime, I have a pot to stir.”

Twilight managed to evade a couple other queens trying to find her. I really don’t want to talk if I can help it. room after room, and a half dozen flight shafts later, Twilight’s entourage was within spitting distance of the docks when her least favorite individual of all time was waiting for her, Chrysalis.

DAMN... Featured in first place with 250 views.

Sequel's looking strong. Religious Changeling Zealots, Chryssy being her sneaky self, references to the ongoing life of the ex-Bearers.

Lookin' good, L.A.P. Have a like and a favorite.

putting this in read later like all shorter incomplete fanfics... though you can count on me picking it up fairly soon as a couple'ah few more chapters become available. I'm positive this is every bit as good as all the other stuff you wrote so you can count on it leaving the read later list not very long from now.


But on the other hand, this gives other writers the possibility to make side fics

You or anyone else is more than welcome to write any spin offs.


The featured box is a mystery to all.




Many nations and empires fail to take notice of young upstarts, even with advisors and other evidence staring them in the face.

Comment posted by ABitterPill deleted Apr 17th, 2018

Cadista's changelings are dependent on gathering scarce external love, but for Twilight's hive this limiting factor does not exist. They're capable of producing their own love, meaning they only require food. She can reproduce on a massive scale. My guess is that this is a pretty well-guarded secret: Within a few more years she'll have the largest hive around, giving her political power over the other hives.

Comment posted by ABitterPill deleted Apr 17th, 2018

What song? I didn't see a link.

Yeah, well, I was more talking about the status of SG until the rebirth of Twilight (at which point they numbered 4,000). No doubt they have grown since then.

I meant specifically the love-producing is well-guarded. Their numbers likely aren't, but the other Queens don't know exactly where all the love for those two hives comes from. They probably assume it's from their close relationship with Equestria.

At least Cadista's hive is still partially (largely?) dependent upon gathering love.


I put it in the A/N for all those that missed it in the chapter. Its in the first paragraph right after the party.

Four year time skip? -but... I wanted to see what happens with Open Source and Velvet! Please tell me that's at least gon'na happen with a flashback? ... Please?

Considering the amount of power Twilight is wielding, I almost want to see her declared rouge just so she can starve out the other hives and stomp them under hoof.
"You aren't even a real changeling."
"No. I'm the future of changelings."

3707318 easy, infested orcs.

“Good. n the meantime, I have a pot to stir.”


“I just remembered a question Fluttershy wanted me to ask you, but’ve been so wrapped up in this lovely flying castle of yours and I got distracted.”

but I've
How much past the first fic is this? And if they get something like the EoH back from the box, will that come up here later on?

I demand more!:flutterrage: if that's alright with you....:fluttershysad:

Well, now I'm realy glad to have found this story when I did. Looking forward to more.
Keep up the good work. Deus tecum.

If people start writing sidefics to this (What would you call it? The HiveVerse?), someone needs to write about Rainbow's zany antics during her time in Stripped Gear. Don't look at me, I have the attention span of a mayfly

Comment posted by ABitterPill deleted Apr 17th, 2018


It was stated to be 4 years since the first summit. As for the magic lockbox, I probably will not bring it up, or have the M6 give that power up too, shortly before the events of this chapter.

Seeing as i won't know what's in the box until the season finale, it'll likely just be ignored.

Twilight glowered as the ebony queen sank into the floor. “Now that, children, is the textbook example of a bitch.”
“Hear, hear,” they replied in unison.


On a sidenote: what's with most time elapses in stories being 4 years? Is is a special number or something?

:twilightsmile:I am loving this concept and both stories emencly and i personally cant wait for the next chapter. But i have a sneaking suspicion about Cryissy, can you say "PLOT TWIST!".


Well it was either that or a thousand years.

I can't tell if I like this changeling explanation or A Novel Tale's better. They're just both so good :rainbowkiss:

WOW! This story is the most popular! CONGRATZ!:ajsmug::pinkiehappy::rainbowdetermined2::scootangel::twilightsmile::yay::moustache:


I was actually a little uncertain of that :facehoof:. Sorry. and that'll be cool. Great first chapter btw. Although if it's cool enough and it would fit in the fic (if it's not done by then) would you have them stumble upon it? Since I can see them not focusing on it and events of S4 for a long time in this AU since Twilight isn't part of Equestria.

But I can see Tia and Lulu giving Twilight the Everfree. Since both Twilight and the Castle hold emotional importance to them. And it's close to the Ponyville with Lings that Twilight would be close to and famillar with as well as friends in Ponyville that would be a good source of love and friendship.

Also it give a little option that if someday you'd like to incorporate later season's events into this AU you can do so at your leisure whenever you'd like. Since anything that would've happened may or may not happen years down the line. Or put on the back burner since it's not as important as raising a Hive / Kingdom.

Best of Luck to you on this fic. It's going to be as fun watching it progress just as it was watching the last one.

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