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Plowpony's Day- a day of peaceful rest and relaxation. Or it was, until Twilight Sparkle badly mangled a teleportation spell. It has left her with a bad case of Horn Rot, a disease that if untreated could prove fatal. What's more, the malady is advancing faster than the slow-brewing potion that cures it!

There is one swifter cure: the Beneviolet, a star-shaped flower that grows in the distant Archback Mountains, far beyond the western borders of Equestria. Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity choose to undertake the long journey for the sake of their friend. Their path will wind through floes of ice, across gold-tinted plains, into distant forests glimmering with magic. They will learn much about the world beyond their homeland- and much about themselves, as well.

Yes, it's "Dangerous Business," here on FIMFiction. A huge debt is owed to all those who have supported me over the years. I've edited the story some to remove extraneous bolding and italics, but other than that, it remains unchanged. I hope new readers enjoy it as much as old ones did.

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Oh look what got posted. This sat in moderation for awhile.

I have fond memories of this story.

So what is it about? Other than Applejack dressing up as Kaine from FF2.

This was one of the first big fics in this fandom wasn't it? Hard to believe its been so long since it was written. It has a few problems with the world-building if I recall but overall its a pretty solid fic.

Is this...?

Is this truly it?

~Skeeter The Lurker

Oh hey, I remember this one. It makes me want to go marathon season one.

Oh hey, one of the epics of yore. It aged well. Still awesome.

Favorite for the title alone. Will read momentarily.

Description should describe the story. What's currently there is much more of an Author's note kind of thing (no one would complain if you put it at the top of the first chapter). Not everyone knows what your story is about!

It...its here! ITS HERE! ITS HERE!!

The fic that got me back into fanfiction. The fic that got me my writing mojo back and made me love reading fanfics again. You wonderful piece of fiction you! Welcome to the site you wonderful piece of writing!

Oh the things I want to say about this, the reasons why I love it and why it is a fantastic piece of brony fics! This is the stuff I look for in good writing.

I owe so much to this fic, that I can't put it into words.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I remember this. I LOVED this. I need to read it again. (Although I do agree that maybe you should put an actual description at the top of your description, so that people who haven't been reading ponyfic forever will know what this is about.)


...Gonna be reading the SHIT out of this.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Oh hey, look, the fic everyone says is good.
Time to go on an adventure! :pinkiegasp:

Oh, My gosh!:rainbowkiss:

I read this fic so long ago, it was one of the first MLP fics I ever read, and now I can put it in my favorite lists with Fallout: Equestria and the Moonstone Cup! Thank you oh so much! I love you forever!:rainbowkiss:


What he said. This brings back fond memories of the early fic scene in the fandom. For real, this was the first epic-length fic I ever read, and it's still one of the best. Also the first fic I ever marathoned, that is I read it all in the span of two days. At work. Instead of doing my job.

So glad you finally moved it here. :ajsmug:


4240224 Actually, yeah, what he said. Your description isn't really adequate in this state. Would you mind sticking in a short blurb so people know what happens in this story if they haven't read it before?

This was the fic that really got me into ponies. and now it's here :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Hey there! Welcome to FIMFic. Saw your prior to moving to FIMFic, good to see you here.

Anyhow, best of luck!

Yeah, gotta agree with this dude, only the short description really gives a clue to the reader what the actual story is about. :twilightoops:

Um ,what is this and why is everyone making such a big deal about it?
(Joined the fandom in late 2012)

4240269 Twilight is injured in a magical accident and Rarity, Applejack and Rainbow Dash have to go find a cure for her. Worldbuilding ensues
Basically, this is ponies as written by Tolkien

Oh my gosh! It's finally here! I plan on rereading this soon enough and properly commenting. Just want to say, I loved this story when I first read it! It is truly one of the best MLP fanfictions ever written. :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Oh I remember reading this way back, good old classic =)

Read this fic back in the day, was one of the first fics I ever read, and it was friggin' epic. Loved the shit out of it, even if it hit its high point rather early on.

Instant Like and Fav. Welcome to fimfiction, Jetfire.



It was one of the best fan fics of 2011, when season one was pretty much over if I remember right. Basically, it's Lord of the Rings meets Friendship is Magic.

You have to understand the context of the fandom when this was written. This was one of the first major full-length fanfics for Pony at the time. Prior to this, most everything was one-shots posted on 4chan and capped by Seth or the like. There was the occasional multi-chapter fic, but nothing of this length or quality.

I joined in late 2012 and I've heard of this story. Read it back when it was on Equestria Daily. This is an MLP fanfiction classic. Probably one of the best MLP fanfictions ever written.

Congratulations on hitting the front page... :)

4240269 There was a time when this story was just as popular as Fallout: Equestria.
You get the vibe of Lord of the Rings from its worldbuilding and action.

The general plot is a group of three finding a purple flower that can cure an illness that happens to be guarded by a giant worm
Actually, that sounds like Three's a Crowd.


Its like


Said, this one of the first epic fics that came out around the time when Season 1 ended. In the midst of things like Fallout Equestria and Past Sins, this one came out in the midst of those two legends. This fic was one of those that was just accessable enough to new readers that it could draw us in. It was one of those that just appeared hen we weren't sure we could have things like FOE and Past Sins, a Fimfiction, or anything we have now. Also, it was the first to be completed and most like the show to keep the people entertained.

4240269 As far as I know, this story pretty much invented a bunch of concepts, too. It was the first story I ever saw with earth pony magic, for example. And I definitely blame this for the deer=elves thing that is super-common in pony fantasy stories. This was hugely influential.

*cough* Forgot the ribbon.*cough*

So happy to see this fic here at last! I've been waiting to be able to put this on my user page favorites for 2 years, and now I can :pinkiecrazy:


Whatever. Read the fic.

~Skeeter The Lurker


At work. Instead of doing my job.

So what you are saying is that nothing has changed. :trollestia:

Cheers, guys. I thought Fimfiction was the only place that pony fanfics were ever published, so pardon my ignorance.
On that note, looks like I have a new project to begin...
Edit: Top of the feature box. Well, that was quick.

Instant like, instant favorite, instant feature.

Sounds about right for what's probably one of the top(est) shelf fics in the fandom.

Going by the fact that the title is a direct quote from The Fellowship of the Ring, this had best be some sort of LotR crossover, or at least an adventure like that...

Son, I read this fic before we even knew Twilight had a brother :moustache::trollestia:

Now I feel old...

Holy crap, it's here.

If I hadn't read this story in those halcyon days of 2011, I would never have started writing fanfiction. Not just fanfiction about ponies -- fanfiction at ALL. Horrendously opposed to it before, actually.

For what my gratitude is worth, thanks for posting this here. Looking forward to reliving my earlier participation in the fandom by reading this soon. :D

Oh man, now this takes me back. To like, this time in 2011, but still.

Seriously, this is like Tolkien for the fandom in some ways. Deer!Elves, Earth Pony Magic, Horns generalized as magical implements regardless of species, huge influence on the early thinking about the geography of Equestria. Good stuff.

You trying to tell me this wasn't here before? That's crazy! I remember reading this while waiting for Season 2, had the fantastic luck to discover the series in the break between the first two seasons really shortly after the first one ended, and I got super hooked to it. So in a desperate attempt to get more pony, I turned to fanfics.

Boy, was I glad I did when I found this one.

And I'm freaking reading it again to commemorate, aw yeah!


I was meaning to read this about two years ago. Then I forgot. Crap.

But now it's here, so I can have my favorites tracker constantly nag me about it. Hooray!


>before we even knew Twilight had a brother

So, what, late S2? This was written just after S1.

I think I read it on the post season 1 hiatus, actually. Feels like forever ago.


Thank God I'm not the only one who saw that! :derpytongue2:

No issue, brah. The story isn't perfect, as it suffers from a giant, glaring plothole the size of Phoenix... but I will guarantee you will not even notice it until after you read it. It has flaws, but it doesn't detract from the story.

Pretty much. It was a gateway story. All downhill from there...

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Oh good, I wasn't happy with the first chapter of my audiobook for this, so now I have a good reason to start over. Welcome to Fimfic! :D

This was - and is - still just about my favourite pony story, and I still have yet to see one it's equal. There have been others that were good in different ways, but so far, only Under the Northern Lights and Tears of Gaia have come close to hitting the same tone. (The fact that Lord of the Rings is my favourite book has, of course... actually probably quite a lot of bearing on it!)

And... you say what you "will write next..." Is... that a suggestion you intend to write a sequel...? Because... I have no words...

Haha! Yes. So glad this is here. Welcome to FIMFiction Jetfire. Will we be seeing A Day for Spike and Twlight on here as well?

Well, time to re-read.

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