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"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


  • TTrials of a Royal Guard
    Duty, honor, and loyalty above all else. That was what Silent Knight had been told ever since he was a colt. They had guided him all his life and he was more than ready to follow in his father’s hoofsteps by dedicating himself to the Royal Guard.
    Anzel · 261k words  ·  1,055  27 · 9.5k views

This story is a sequel to Memoirs of a Royal Guard

From the outside looking in, life has never been better for Silent Knight. He is the first pony in a long line of Royal Guard ancestry to earn a commission, he has a loving mare by his side, and he bears the kingdom’s highest honor for bravely risking it all to protect Princess Luna. The future shines bright with potential, but the shadows of the past lurk at every twist and turn that lies ahead.

Guilt, anger, and regret are constantly at war in the depths of Silent Knight’s mind. Despite his best efforts to enjoy the life he has, he finds himself trapped in the past, reliving the moment when his unit was ambushed and his ponies were killed. He refuses to show any weakness, instead hiding everything behind a tough face to protect himself and those he loves. But his true feelings—and what he plans to do with them—shackle everything he holds dear with chains forged in secret.

Secrets of a Royal Guard is a comedy series with romantic, dramatic, and adventure elements. It features an original character cast and their interactions with the princesses they protect. It is recommended that readers be familiar with Memoirs of a Royal Guard.

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Comments ( 3288 )



wait wrong Silent Knight

The adventure continues. Muwhahahahha!

Oh lord, the teasing begins again!

Yes! It lives! I can't wait to see how this turns out.

I really love this series. It's really well written. Keep it up!

I've been checking for this all day :P

Keep up the amazing work, Anzel!

Hehehe, I can see the plot thickening already. :P

Wooooo!!! SO EXCITED! -ahem- Anyway A good start, and it was sweet with the first date. Im not surprised Luna may have partied to hard after the graduation ceremony.

Congrats Willowy Tempest. You've poked the bear. Now stop it before you find yourself destroyed.

I hungerly await for more. Also, Equestrian Special Forces, pleeeeaaaase?:applecry:

the epic adventure continues!

*New story*
*Instantly likes, favorites, and whateverelse*
So looking forward to this

Although, its got one downvote already
I mean
One chapter
just here
Do you have an obsessive person downvoting? xD

It continues. Great, now I'll never get any work done. So much for a promotion.

Awesome! Can't wait to see how Silent fits into his new role.

5965384 Yes indeed! He is back and ready to start being his new self (twice a week).

5965416 Just slightly off ;)

5965417 Indeed sir, indeed!

5965430 Teasing is a big part of what I do!

5965447 We've got a long road ahead! Roughly the same word count as the original story.

5965459 Thank you kindly! I intend to for sure! Twice a week just like always.

5965475 Thank you too! I'm glad I could keep the date for you. More on Wednesday.

5965477 There is a lot to be done.

5965485 Luna cuts loose every now and then for sure!

5965504 Hahaha yeah... those two probably won't get along.

5965507 We'll see how it goes!

5965510 Indeed!

5965515 It got that downvote within 10 minutes of being posted. /shrug Some people are just contrary. Others downvote anything with an OC. Who knows? Glad you're on board though!

5965520 =D

5965564 At least I'm only posting twice a week!

5965579 Me too! It has been different writing him as an officer for sure!

5965605 Thank you kindly!


I'm gonna enjoy this! XD

Now that I've favorited and upvoted, it's time to read it. :raritywink:

5965619 Here are some videos for inspiration.

Woohoo!! Silent Knight is back!! :D

5965619 I couldn't tell~

It got that downvote within 10 minutes of being posted. /shrug Some people are just contrary. Others downvote anything with an OC. Who knows? Glad you're on board though!

Oh, right, I'm supposed to do that thing with the thumbs. I always forget that part.

Look at you... bringing the heat.

Oh good, you're back. And you made it easy to catch the new story by updating the last one. Bravo!

I only just now saw that this awesome story got posted. Right when the page loaded i went ahead and clicked the 'favorite', 'like' and 'tracking' buttons. I can't wait to see where ole' SK is headed.

5965627 I truly hope so!

5965637 I really appreciate that you did the favorite and upvote though! Of course reading is important too ;)

5965662 I'll check those out when I get home =D

5965663 It is good to be posting again! Two weeks felt like forever to me >_<

5965707 Mostly certainly yes with the up thumb clicking thing ;D

5965712 That is certainly a first for me!

5965735 Glad to be back. Yeah that seemed like the best way to make certain everyone found the story. Not everyone follows me or sees the follow updates.

5965749 I appreciate it very much!

5965803 *clicks the thumbs down*

I'm sorry, what was that? :trollestia:

5965803 Holy bageebus... 71-1 :P

Softly I chuckled and replied, “There has never been a more tempting offer from a mare to a stallion in all recorded history.”

“Oh, I can think of more tempting ones,” she teased as I walked in.

I need a good "suggestive eyebrow wiggle" gif for this.

5965619 So another 150k word story? Yes please!

5965818 :raritycry:

5965835 Shhh, you're tempting fate!

5965856 This is true. Oh Crystal!

5965861 Likely so yes. I know where the story starts, all that I need to accomplish, and where it ends. I might end up adding some additional sub plots etc. We'll see. This one I'm treating more like a complete story with tentative plans for a third and final one. We'll see how that pans out though!

5965873 Also, no one can miss your updates, as they practically get featured immediately.

The waiting was killing me!

Oh yeah, nothing soothes that itch for quality fiction like a sequel (or sidestory) to a great story. Definitely looking forward to the chapters to come.

5965955 I'm glad to have you over on the new story! I'll be keeping the same schedule I had with Memoirs so we'll be covering a lot of ground quickly!

5965920 And now it ends! Glad to have you over here =)

5965894 Haha thank you ;)

5965882 Well, I hope that is a trend that continues. I was worried I might lose "popular update status" with doing a new story. You've all made Secrets "hot" though so that bodes well. Thank you!

So the next chapter begins .... Let the awesome writing continue good sir!

Yess, Silent Knight is back!

Arriving to location

5966034 Can do! More on Wednesday ;D

5966056 He is indeed! Every Monday and Wednesday for a while again =)

5966078 I wish I had that kind of fan faire when I came to work.

5966114 The state is most pleased with your writing!, and it will continue to support your work.

106-1 now that is how to start a story . :moustache:

I declare this story featured first day!

Or first hour. Anzel beats evryone with his proffesionalism and shoots them with his mathematical charts! YOU CAN'T TOUCH THIS PR0!

Favoriting this now because I know it's gonna be great.

:silentknight: I taught them to well, I have nothing to do

5966259 Secrets of a Royal Guard: Desk job! ;)

5966253 I very much appreciate that!

5966202 You folks are trying to jinx me! ;)

5966194 More fate tempting ;)

5966129 I intend to stay on the positive side of the state!

Thank God it's here. I was dying without it Anzel. :derpytongue2:

Anyway, great first chapter. Can't wait for more.

5966282 Yes. Yes, we do. We want to give the competition minimal chances.

5966202 It's his witchcraft lol

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