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A brony living in the states that really likes Fallout.


This story is a sequel to Midnight's Radiance

'By Shadow's Flare, dreams swallowed in Nightmare.'

Eternal night, unwaking slumber.
When everypony in Equestria is trapped within their own nightmares, it's up to one pony to save them.
Okay, one pony, and a changeling queen ... and maybe a former enemy. And also a baby dragon, as well as a shy filly?
No, wait-
There's only one pony to save them! A pony who will dive into her friends worst nightmares without even batting an eye! A pony that'll uncover ancient secrets in order to end this eternal night!
Who is this pony, you may ask? Why, none other then The Great and Powerful Trixie~!
Rest assured, Equestria is in good hooves.

Thanks to Cloureed for the cover, as always~!
Set in the Trio-verse, an AU where Celestia was banished, and Luna took up Sunset, Trixie and Twilight as her students. Recommend reading Luna's Protégé and Midnight's Radiance first.

Chapters (6)
Comments ( 85 )

A great( and powerful!:trixieshiftright:) start. Well done.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

So the crystal empire has risen... So I'm just curious if Shadow Flare and King Sombra will be connected in this story arc? :twilightsmile:

I want a scene where Doughnut Joe's nightmare is just bagel-related.

a good start now lets see where it ends up also cadance is one of the elements thats awesome realy can't wait to read Obsidian Heart when it comes out looking so much to look forward to with this verse

Awesome as always, and now another story that I'm happy to be waiting for the next chapter to. :twilightsmile:

Man Luna never took them dream walking? Seriosly what did Luna teach them? when I heard the premis of the story I thought the girls were going to dream walk and save the day. Did Luna give them any so specail skills. I under stand never them raing of the moon or even teach them to do stuff with the stars, but dream walking really? It seems like she could have done more stuff with that because the way Trixie was speaking it seems like this is a new or expereince with her being in the dream world. Whether in her own or in others for a prolonged time.

Oh wow, so Cadance as one of the Bearers. Didn't even occur to me to consider her as a candidate, though in hindsight is seems fairly obvious that she could be one (it was probably the age difference that was throwing me off). That opens up a few other possibilities, like Shining for an obvious example.

Not to ignore Trixie in Trixie's own story. I had been guessing that Trixie would take on Sombra, but Trixie clearly has bigger fish to fry. With the Nightmare as Trixie's opponent, here's hoping that Trixie will be able to do something to rescue Flare. (Trixie, Trixie, Trixie.)

“Hah, like Trixie would trouble a friend by riding her!”


“I really don't deserve your gratitude.” Chrysalis mumbled, making Trixie adopt a confused look before everything grew dark.

Hmn, that's a little suspicious.

Assuming that Trixie's cloak continues to turn more and more white after each rescued pony, that'll be a neat look by the end.

“Waking Trixie up? You suppose?” Trixie asked, barely recalling what Chrysalis said concerning everypony being asleep. “Wait. So, everypony in Equestria is asleep?”
“That's what I've been saying! Everypony but you.”

I love this 'verse of yours, but man, is the order of the stories ever confusing... Reading things out of order tends to mess with my head :fluttershbad:

I like how you have Chrysalis in this story. I have to ask. When did Cadence become an Element of Harmony? I'm interested to see what else this story involves other than nightmares and Trixie dealing with them. There has to be more, if this will be longer than 'Midnight's Radiance'.


I have to ask. When did Cadence become an Element of Harmony?

Happened in the yet-to-be-written Obsidian Heart, which is about Equestria being invaded by an army of crystal ponies, and Luna, Celestia, Sunset, and Cadance head north to bring the fight to Sombra. Cadance would be the main character, and among other things, would become one of the bearers from the events that occur.

Obsidian Heart takes place immediately prior to this story, and I'm intending to write it after adding a few more chapters to the FCC. So after Shadow's Flare it'll be the next whole story added to the 'verse.

Sorry if my anachronistic writing bothers you. :twilightoops::twilightblush: I like doing it that way, though I don't really know why.

Another enjoyable chapter. Good job.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

Well done. Keep it up!!!

Although it has the same flaws as Sunset Shimmer story namely being to much focussed on one character. I'm still enjoying the story so far. :twilightsmile:

I'm done mopping!

I think you meant to have Chrysalis say she was done moping, not cleaning the floor with a mop........

Sorry, I'll just leave that one edit here, because it bugged me. This was an interesting chapter, for sure, but stories happening all out of order is sure confusing...

Ooooo, so we do get some more Shadow Flare. Just what I was hoping for!

You're going someplace Nightmare can't follow.” Flare responded nonchalantly as she tossed Trixie towards the portrait of Cadance, which was now resting on the floor.
Trixie braced for a landing that didn't come, for as she reached the portrait, it seemed to grow into the size of a corridor. Tell Tale's dream home, as well as Shadow Flare, disappeared as Trixie was sent falling through the hall, which was lined with Cadance's colors.

Inter-dream transportation, how does it work? Apparently by means of metaphors. Well, assuming that it isn't just always pictures, but that seems like it wouldn't always work since you would need a picture on-hand for it.

Makes sense that Cadance's real issue is not really being a part of the group. Growing up with the trio but not actually being one of them definitely feels like something that could lead to a crisis of confidence.

I like how the cloak color change is proving to be very important. Luna working from the inside of the Nightmare, perhaps?

I love that ending of this chapter! You should just stick to just writing Trixie all the time, you really get how to write her!

You fool, Trixie! Equestria is awash in nightmares, not daydreams!

Another enjoyable chapter. Well done.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

Good chapter. I love Trixie's cry at the end.

That last line... ouch. That's how you can seriously tick off Trixie. :twilightsmile:

It's always sunny in canterlot...
The gang learns about dream stalking.

Flopping sunsets and eagle's dive.

Or, in other words, what a touching notion. The notion of the reversed portraits. It makes one wonder who would appear upon them...

Calm down Trixie, maybe earth ponies' dreams take place underground?

Now that just makes perfect sense. :derpytongue2:

Pinkie ended her own Nightmare and left out candy for visitors? Figures.

Shadow Flare definitely gets some extra points for addressing this crisis from multiple angles simultaneously, though minus a half point for implementing one of them by means of a filly and a baby dragon. I suppose you work with what you have.

Thanks, Sombra!

'Praise be to The Great and Glorious Princess Shimmer!'
“T-The Great and Glorious!?” Trixie let out as she looked to the castle, before taking in a deep breath. “Suuunsseet!!!!”


So? Trixie's cape becomes brighter as she releases her friends from Nightmare's grip? Interesting. I wonder what element Trixie will awaken? What element did Cadence awaken?

Another enjoyable chapter. Great job.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

I liked this chapter keep on the good work sir. :moustache:

Splendid! Sunset's nightmare was a good one. Such a reality would be an unfathomable hell, so I'm glad you didn't make it as crushing and dark as you could have. You have my applause.

If I'm reading into this right, Sunset's nightmare is becoming a princess with Trixie's personality? Trixie is going to be pissed.

Now that Trixie's cape is gone, how is she going to protect herself?

6220668 Oh great, I knew I was overlooking something!
Whelp, oh well; guess Trixie's a sitting duck now... :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright:
Then again, maybe she can put it back together?
Or, maybe not.:derpyderp2:
On an unrelated note, I wonder how Sunset's going to take this whole 'Equestria is asleep thing'.
Hmm, I really don't see her as one to take it lying down. But, if she did, maybe she'd help fix Trixie's cape in the process.
Then again, who knows! I suppose we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.:twilightblush:

Wait, what? No Element of Magic?

6230418 To elaborate, in Flare's thought bubble:

There is no bearer of magic

Doesn't mean there's no Element of Magic. :twilightsmile:

6230596 Well, Shadow Flare was interrupted before she could reason out why there would be no bearer of magic.
If you really wanna know, I can send you a PM. :twilightsmile:

Nah, it's alright. This just means Twilight is Generosity, and I can't really picture that.


This just means Twilight is Generosity, and I can't really picture that.

That's a failure on my part then. For that, I apologize. :fluttercry:

Another enjoyable chapter. Great job.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

6231355 Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it, even though good and bad things happened. :twilightoops:

Then, everything seemed to freeze.

How long can you move within the stopped time, Trixie?

6275273 Surely long enough to conjure a bulldozer. :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright:

On another note: I'd like to just see a fic of ponies where stands are a thing. That's it. No crossover with jojo characters, just the concept of stands and weird wacky funtimes.

Looking forward to the next chapter.:twilightsmile:

Some reason you wanna know, Trixie? Hmmmmm? :ajsmug:

Another enjoyable chapter. Good job.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

Hmm, questions are raised by this chapter...

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