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If you really love something you have to let it go... but not without a fight first!


Herds. In a world inhabited by magical ponies, that's really not too surprising of a thing... unless that herd consists of four living, breathing goddesses and yourself.

My name is Glorious Radiance and I'm the King of Queens.

A/N: This story takes place several years after episode 1 of season 4, with the story line assuming that the rest of season 4 never took place.

This story is about a herd between an OC and the princesses. It takes a long time to get to the romance though because I'm not a fan of fast paced romances. The shipping will happen, but it's going to take a while so just keep calm and read on.

Chapters (12)
Comments ( 182 )

I got to admit that Cadence's introduction to Radiance was quite unexpected. Given what happens in this chapter I'm surprised that they hook up in the future. Additionally, that dream adds complexity to Radiance's characterization. I cant wait for the next chapter.

The argument Cadence and Radiance had in this chapter was just too funny

Yes. I do like this, I am, personally supprised by how well he took the news that he broke his horn and question that slightly, but, whatever, sure,
Also, that might have been the greatest insults I have ever heard towards Cadence.

I like it. It's got a ring to it.

*snicker* Candy Butt *snicker*

I like this story so far

Daw, candy butt

Like it a lot so far. Keep it up man.

Awesome chapter. Quite a way of becoming a consort.

Love it so far. Looking forward to more.

I really like it when Candy and Rade cause mischief and the confrontation with Twilight was dramatic and funny. I cant wait for the next chapter.

I keep forgetting what willow looks like :ajbemused: can you put a pic somewhere or another description? I hate reading a chapter more than a hundred times

4458771 I have a picture for her right here, though I'd like to remind you that Willow is based off of a completely different Willow from the story Undead Equestria by Sorren and originally belongs to him, as I stated in one of my authors notes.
Willow is the white one with the red hair. However my Willow is an earth pony and shines like the rest of the crystal ponies.

What happened to the introduction/ prologue chapter of your story. :derpyderp2:

4459910 At the request of many I decided to take it down for several reasons. See you gotta understand, I expected this to get MAYBE a 150 views and ten likes or something. :twilightsheepish: I was never going to take this story seriously and expected to update once in a blue moon. But the moment I posted it I got a bunch of people loving it however most don't like the first chapter :applejackunsure:, so either I'll edit it maybe make it longer and repost it or I'll just keep it down. Only time will tell! :pinkiehappy:

I really admire the system of checks and balances you crafted along with Twilight's conflict with Rade. I want to see the next chapter soon to see how Rade deals with Twilight. BTW, how did Shining died and how long has it been since Twilight ascended?

4462546 For your first question about Shining, I'm afraid I can't answer that. You know...
Seriously, his death is a very important detail so I can't mention it.

As for Twilight Ascending this story more or less starts off about a year after Twilight and her friends gave up the elements, during which her brother died, Cadence came to be a widow, and something, I'm not saying what, but something incredible happened to Celestia. Good or bad though you'll have to wait and see.

multiple pony-sona disorder, accompanied by, reincarnation displacement. I Likey

Bring me more... It pleases me

This is actually starting to grow on me. :twilightsheepish: After the first chapter my enthusiasm started to wane since the fic was starting to go towards major cliche territory but with this last chapter it has certainly perked my interest again.:pinkiehappy: Rade seems to be coming into his own as a character and I'm pleased to see some of his backstory come to light.

I'm guessing he's someone important from the past who may or may not know Celestia and Luna from when they were young who somehow got sent to the future. That or he's the reincarnation of a famous figure in pony history who played an important part in setting up Equestia. Just my general thoughts on this subject which are probably waaayyy off. Anyway good fic so far. Hope to see more soon. :pinkiehappy:

......*Jaw drop to the ground* what?:applejackconfused:

This is the first fic that I've found that has ALL FOUR of the princesses in a harem. The little Princess Platinum side stories are cool as well. Also, the fact that this is like 50-80 years in the future gives it a nice twist.

Good job so far! :pinkiehappy:

Question is Rade a younger Sombra?
Here is my reasoning
1) Horn broken off; Sombra's horn got cut off
2) Rade summoned black crystals; Sombra used black crystals

What my question is supposed to say is
Is Rade a reformed Sombra

4517263 Actually the black crystals were actually ice formed by King Winter. I figured black windigo, black ice. Seemed kinda cool. Sorry if that was unclear. :applejackunsure: And no, Rade isn't a reformed Sombra, though your guess is much closer than anyone else so far. :pinkiehappy:

The spirit of Shining Armor has arrived I see. Remnant of the crystal hearth?

4517298 well, I shall slide my guess over.

So, not the son of sombra, apprentice to starswirl, helper to princess whatever. You never stated his caste, and his (family?) Was killed with fire. Possible murder, possible horrible accident.
I'm going to say that the previous king of the crystal empire was killed by sombra, and his son, Rade, escaped. Possible homecoming back story where he defeats sombra and was horribly injured/thrown through time. Bonus points if its in a way that makes it seem like he was vaporized.

I have more ideas, but that seems most likely.

Now that I think about it, its suspicious that all major events must occur exactly one thousand years ago. You never see "oh no! The pale king returned from his exile! The princesses banished him 41 years ago!" And then cue fight between grandpappy pale, and twilight sparkle. When sparkle enevitably puts the smack down on the old man, she is congratulated and given a large anonymous bonus to her government stipend for heroing.

4517864 You should carefully re-read the dream sequences. If you do you'll realize they, sadly, disprove your theory. Nice one though! :pinkiehappy:

4517914 As I said to another, carefully re-read the dream sequences. For you specifically, re-read the short one in "Return to Light". If you can't figure out his relation to Sombra, then a worry I had will probably be confirmed and I'll have to rewrite that part, not that that's a big deal. :pinkiesmile:

Well, don't go and scream it to the world or anything, that's not obvious at all. /sarcasm

Now I feel bad that I missed that.


My current working theory is that the Crystal heart won't be able to repair itself until Twily and Cadance get over Shining Armor.

Huh, wonder what more twist will appear?

Big bomb: Cadence is actually lightish-red.

I guess when all thing done and considered, Shiny will fade away, like go to eternal resting place for spirit or some sort of crap like that.

I... im stealing your GIF.

you saw nothing

The only reference I noticed was the large list of strange supplies, the ponies wondering what he is thinking, (If he even is) and the Fez, which I'm pretty sure comes from Doctor Who.

I see what you did with the fez. I like the fez part

Yeah Doctor Who! Man this story is great! All the twist and turns, the funny moments, the WTF is going on moments, It's all perfect! Brav-freaking-O!

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