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Anzel


"The purpose of the first draft is not to get it right but to get it written." -John Dufresne. Please send corrections via PMs. The Blade of Quill & Blade

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Everypony has a story. Some tell of heroic feats and grand adventure. Others tell of villainy against the forces of Harmony. The story of an average guard, however, is one of obscurity. They live in the background, unnoticed but ever-present.

Silent Knight assumed his tale would be like that of his father's: join the Royal Guard and serve Equestria. He would be just another helmet and spear, part of the rank and file. And that was all he ever wanted.

However, when Captain Shining Armor asked for volunteers to form a House Guard for the recently returned Princess Luna, it was Silent's hooves that stepped forwards to set his new life in motion.

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This story, seems like it will be a good one. Also I like your writing style. Your grammar was great. Now due to these qualities, I will put a bit of faith in you and mark this story as a favorite. I want to know what happens next. I do hope you update regular. Best of luck.

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Thank you for the kind words! I hope I won't betray your trust. I've had a lot of fun working on this so far and haven't really felt like letting up. Updates should come regularly for a while.

I'm glad to hear about the updates and about your excitement for writing. Good luck and I will be waiting to read about your newest adventures.

Nice introduction into the story! I like your writing style and Silent Knight seems like an interesting character with a good personality. His name fits well for a guard, especially one who will be a part of Luna's guard. The ending of the chapter was nice too, I love "lunar guard" armor. Can't wait to see more! Like and fave from me.

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Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the introduction. I can certainly promise more on the Lunar Guard department.

This was nice. I do like how Silent and the Princess talk. Great job with this chapter. I do love how Luna knows she has Silent's support.

I don't like a lot of stories. I like this one. No super-hero. No over the top abilities or stuff. Just...normal ponies, in normal life. Kudos. I'm looking forward to more.

5285771 Thank you! I was pretty pleased with the dialog here. It is tough sometimes to write a character that doesn't like to speak much.

5286837 I'm very pleased that you like it! You hit on what I was going for. Silent Knight is just a regular pegasus that is good at his job.

Nice chapter. I hope Luna tells us about that story. I don't like being left off hanging like that. Thanks for the update.

ooh things are starting to heat up. But regardless fan f**king-tastic story they plot is good, same for grammar i found this easy to read and understand. word of wisdom; chapter length the chapters could be a bit longer but it is up to you so enjoy the fave, like, and track.

Silent is an idiot. Even I could read the signs. Man. I do hope Cadence can set him into lovey dubby mode. That would be funny. He is permanently on duty mode, I am dying to see what mode Discord can set him and, as well has Princess Cadence. Great job with this chapter.

5294535 Thank you so much! That is very kind of you. You're right about the chapters. Initially I started writing little snippets and as I've worked on further I've started to go longer for each one. I imagine most will be like the 4th chapter now.

5294583 Haha yes he is ;) He wouldn't catch a signal if it set him on fire. At least not yet anyway!

I'm glad that I decided to give this a chance. A lot of romance stories come off stilted or forced, but this feels like a very natural progression. The characterizations are excellent, and there is very close attention paid to setting and to mechanics.

If you won't mind, there are a few groups I would like to add this story to, so it can be shared with a wider audience.

5294606 Thank you for the kind words. You bring up a good point! I am still somewhat learning the site so I am wondering a bit if "romance" is throwing folks off. The story does indeed have it but as I go on I'm also really going for comedy.

I would be thrilled if you added the story to groups. I truly appreciate that!

Great use of humor. I like your way of writing first person, without making it a bland "I go here, I do this" sort of thing. I was already formulating a question about why you said 'talked at' in the first paragraph, when you went on and answered it in the second like a pro.

5295340 I'm happy to hear the comedy is working. It is kind of a deadpan thing but that is what I'll be going for. It is hard to know if textual jokes will go over!

Good introduction. Silent Knight seems almost too good but we're pretty early in his character development so for now I can let that slide.

5298103 In one sense, yes. The trade off is that many of the other fundamental experiences in life were sacrificed for that level of skill. Thank you for reading and commenting!

This seems like your first pony story, but it's clearly not the first thing you've written; you've got experience, and it shows.

5300170 Thank you kindly. Very much my first pony story!

I agree with Phyco on this. Excellent work, yet again. Looking forward to seeing how a pony who's special skill is 'being quiet' does giving a lecture.

That was funny. I wonder what happens next to Silent. I do think he made the right choice following Luna.

This story is brilliant! A masterpiece!
I'm looking forward to the next chapter with utmost glee!

5307683 Oh my! Thank you so much ^_^ that is extremely high praise. I can promise a new chapter coming this afternoon!

Great idea for this chapter. I wonder what will happen next to silent. Good thanks for the update.

5308541 Glad you liked it. I thought it would be fun to go with a bit of a comedy slant for these two.

nice jab at mickey mouse though it is true

Another Glorious chapter!

5309137 It is sad that it is! I figured a little fun with that isn't too much trouble ;D

5309593 Thank you kindly =)

This guy couldn't take a hint if it hit him with a brick. He really should have got it when she asked for a love potion and motioned toward him.

I have been trying to think of something as dense as Silent Knight. The best idea I have had so far is a nice lump of neutron star material.

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Yeah, he is a clueless pony for sure. Too much time spent training and such. Maybe he'll come around!

5312892 I'm assuming that's where the romance tag will come in?

Good gravy, somebody get me a clue-by-four....

5312932 Maybe... spoiler below if you're interested.

You're tracking right. He doesn't remain clueless forever.

5313009 I think you hold the mouse cursor over it and the text will appear. Obviously it will spoil a little.

5313023 figured it out. I copy and pasted it into a gdoc app and got it.

Great chapter. I guess it's official. Silent is a Grade A idiot. Great chapter. This was a blast to read.

5313074 Ah tricky tablets! I'm glad it worked =D

5313077 If there is one thing he doesn't know it is mares ;D

You have no idea how happy it makes me, reading this. :)

5313416 Well, I'm proud to be able to bring happiness!

happy holidays and the fun has been doubled

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