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Radiant Dawn

Write what you know; write what you feel. Give life to that which lacks it, and mend the heart of they who need it most. Love, laugh, and cry. Never be afraid to be yourself. This is me.


Captain Diedrick Thompson was a Solar Fleet captain -- the youngest in recorded history. Upon getting caught in a strange magnetic storm while doing a routine patrol within his race's cosmic backyard, he finds himself forcibly relocated in space, with no idea where he is or even when he is. As isolation sets in, he finds that he will need help to figure out just what happened, and if he can find his way back home. Unfortunately, the peace-loving princesses of Equestria won't take kindly to such an imposing person making planetfall.

This story is rated T for teen.

Contains incidences of consumption of alcohol, violence and minor gore, adult language, crude humor and implied sex.

Note: This story ignores everything after the end of Season 3, including Equestria Girls; this means that Twilight never went to the alternate dimension, but is still an alicorn. All ponies and other beings present are anthropomorphic, meaning they are humanoid in shape but still have hooves, wings, fur, etc. Pony technology is comparable to our modern human technology, with a few differences.

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 96 )

Seems like a promising story.

I absolutely love this story even if it only has two chapters. I like how he chooses *SPOILERS* instead of *SPOILERS*,
too many stories where the griffins don't get credit.
Anyways keep up the good work, my good friend!:pinkiehappy:

P.S. I like to pay attention sometimes to fore-shadowing...
I wonder if the italicized "when" is going to come into play perhaps...Time Travel.

Very good. I found this to be very enjoyable. I think I'll keep my eye on this one for a good while.

this story is awesome I can't wait for the next chapter. :twilightsmile:

Is there any reason Diedrick went in alone? There are more than one guy in this entire battleship, right?


Diedrick turned to the grizzled gryphon soldier and shrugged. “I’m stranded, and I’m trying to find out where I am so I can go home.” He then turned his eyes back to the pony princess. “So as you can see, there isn’t anyone else; I’m it.

Think ya missed this bit :twilightsmile:

So one guy crewed an entire destroyer?

There is a lot of potential here. I'm enjoying it greatly. Keep up the good work!

He said that with the A.I in place it can be piloted by an entire crew (hence the size of the ship) or by a single pilot with the A.I doing most of the work.

This is an awesome story so far. Keep up the good work. :twilightsmile:

This is really interesting so far, keep it up.

I'm surprised Celestia would become so hostile and uncooperative towards a new species encounter when he's done nothing:applejackunsure:

4065715 Yes. Makes you wonder how she got that way, right?

Captain Diedrick Thompson was a Solar Fleet captain -- the youngest in recorded history.

And everything seemed so well, too.

4074543 Celestia forbid the man be unique, eh?

Mmmm, not sure about this yet, but worth watching.

Comment posted by PickleSurprise deleted May 27th, 2014

Yet another great story by Radiant Dawn, its pretty much gotten to the point where I read everything you publish lols. Fantastic as always keep up the great work.

This story is starting to get interesting now that he's living with Gilda.

4107593 How do you like her characterization so far?

Yes a good chapter, Me like it!
Cant wait for more this is going to be good. I can tell

4107632 very good Deidrick doesnt take attitude from Celestia yet he is willing to interact peacefully with the Gryphons and he seems to be in the process of becoming an honorary family member in Gilda's family as well as a potential love interest given his thoughts about possibly settling down and his attraction to the female gryphon body. Overall, the characterization is excellent and I hope that the next chapter comes soon.

Gilda has a good personality I like how you wrote her and her family, pretty nice and different from other Gilda personalitys I've read.
And the commander's personality is prob. my favorite already in the story

I love where this story is going. :pinkiehappy: Keep up the good work!!!

Looking foward to the next chapter.

That was pretty awesome! Excellent job!

Awesome. Keep up the good work!

I'm loving this story so far. It's got a lot of promise to it. You better believe that I'm going to be with you 'til the end.

you stared down the physical embodiment of the sun, and she blinked first.

Wow this guy is awesome

4124943 I haven't really done an OP human story yet, so I figured I'd pump it out. It'll be fun.


Well, someone's a fan of Blake's 7.^_^

and somehow, you out-bluffed her.” She chuckled softly

Right.. bluff. That's what that was...

4130268 Thank the stars someone got that reference. You dear sir/madam deserve a cookie, but since I just ate the only one I had, you can have a hug instead.


4133408 Gilda wants to believe that he wouldn't have really done it.

I get the impression that Gilda feels that she's been wronged by the ponies. I'm scratching my head at that because I remember how the episode played out. She doesn't want to make amends? Never did like her.

4151999 We're only two chapters in; don't make the mistake of assuming you have her personality or motivations pegged.

4133715 YOU ARE NOT 20% COOLER YOU MUST DIE!!! *kills nightgazer*:pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy: *creepy voice* my hug.......he he

Dam you dark ages and stagnant of the human race making us slow to build tech(tho rhe last one hundred years have seen massive advancements), dam you to the deepest part of hell.

whens the new chapter comin?

I can't wait to see his reaction when/if he meets the Six. Perhaps this is also his chance to meet Luna, though I'm not sure how you'll have him react to her invading his dreams

whens the next one coming up

If your shipping him with Gilda, please do so! I would love to see a humanXGilds fiction. And update soon!

Comment posted by jackass deleted May 21st, 2014
Comment posted by jackass deleted May 21st, 2014


That's pretty much exactly what I had envisioned, except with a nano-glass visor instead of a metal one.

Whatever anime/manga/game/film you guys got that picture from though, I haven't seen it and it's not where I got the idea from.

I just found the picture while browsing and felt it reminded me of your character minus the glass face so it's not from any manga or whatever. Just one of those random things you find

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