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In the magical land of Equestria there is a place for everypony. Even if that somepony was not a pony to begin with.

Given a second chance in a land that was so different yet familiar and sometimes frighteningly similar to his own was something he was not going to moan about, even if the young man-turned-pony sometimes sure does feel the urge to do so. However this time - under the new name of Midnight Blackmane - he promised himself to strive for greatness...

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The idea of a BiE ends-up in an orphanage is new and interest me greatly. I was wandering why did he hid his identity to the guard? is it because he think this was a unique chance for him to learn magic? how come you skip his interrogation in the guard station in resolving his identity? he couldn't have razed him left in their mind and it would be hard to make up a story on the spot like that under such pressure from them. Anyway, I hope you will be able to explain all that at the next chapter that I am looking forward to read

Aw crap... I think I have accidentaly unpublished and republished the first chapter while browsing FimFiction on my Galaxy S3... If you got an update notice I am so sorry. :applecry:

Interesting start, hope you wont keep us waiting another month&1/2, anyway, Thanks for Writing!

6284871 I agree. It always feels off when they show up as an adult as it tends to rush certain things or break major continuity points. Personally I always felt of a human was sent to Equestra somehow it would be best for them to start as a youngling and not an adult.

Well, this is actually an interesting perspective. So, this is before the show, and it could be decades, which would actually be pretty cool and original. Depends on what is intended for the plot though. So far things seem in order, Celestia looks in-character, always a plus and the True Name thing is a neat way to explain Luna's disappearance from the general populace's minds.

Also, I'm curious to see if Silent Flight will develop a big brother/father bond with Midnight, which might be weird considering our protagonist's age.

6286079 And the possibilities for adventures are far more interesting :pinkiecrazy:

6286126 Well thanks :ajsmug:

6284871 Heh yeeeah... I'll try, but trying to add depth to the show's world without going bananas is a bit challenging :twilightblush:

Woot new chapter right off! Liked your intro to the orphans, can't wait to see alittle bit of magic. Looks like Trixie's made a new friend :p and we now have some timeline.

Just wanted to say "imma hold this one close" :coolphoto:

I see this, and wonder what Celestia will do to keep an eye on him. he already blurted out something he shouldn't have known.

Some timeline, but this guys going to have some problems overall though...no sign of actual magic use yet.

6392012 All in due time. Right now I'm out of town and away from my PC until the end of september, relaxing on my late vacation. One thing I can say right now is that the next chapter will have magic in it... quite possibly a lot of it.


Not JUST because hes in Canterlot I bet

Not sure how this fell off my reading list. General review: I love what you've done so far. I've been struggling with how to manage an unattached foal arrival for a few weeks now, but you've handled it nicely. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Midnight's journey's have been interesting so far. The bit of world building you've been sneaking in here and there are neat as well. As are the hints as to what an alicorn (Or at least Celestia and Lu- her sister are) as well.

As for this chapter? Poor kid got played big time. And it was hilarious. And six hour meditation? Nice. Best I ever pulled off was 15 minutes :rainbowlaugh:

Yay more Midnight/Trixie time how adorable :p, and double yay magic happy to see a new chapter.

Nice piece of work there, and now hes making some forward progress, but he has a ways to go.

Very good so far. I can't wait to see where you go with this.

Still, without trying to sound like I'm complaining (I'm not), but meeting Celestia like that would've rated a "D'oh-holy shiiiit!" at minimum--especially it being a Brony :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

If it were me:
Midnight: "Soooo, Celi...we be prior to S01E01...only question is how far back? Sunset Shimmer still here? Has Twilight showed up ye--?"
Midnight: "Oh, I see Rainbow Dash just popped her cherry and woke up the rest of the bearers!"
Celestia: "Uhh--I gotta go!" *bamf!*
Midnight: "Riiight! Say hello to Mister and Missus Cactus, for me."

Definitely off to a good start.

The years waiting for the show "to start" will weigh on his memory of the show, and the potential prophesy of it will be something he does that sets Trixie down her dark path.

Hello, and good chapter. It was very interesting, are changelings going to show up at some point in the future?

can't wait for more. Glad this story's not dead.

Great to see this story continue, & I like the hints that Midnight's abilities are sufficiently out of the ordinary to have attracted attention.

Where will that go I wonder?

:rainbowhuh:hmmm....magical warship....? Toting several cannons, powered by fire-based arcane unicorns....? and maybe...? just maybe....? a possible future for a single COLD cannon, to blast through any fire-repelling shields they might need to take down? Surprise!:pinkiehappy:


“I’m doomed…”

The fact he thought that with the young ones and not with Celestia is amusing.

6779508 It will go places I'll tell you that :trollestia:

6781756 Why thank you, although be advised that my update schedule is full of "Soon (TM)" :twilightblush:

So Trixie is there, this will be interesting. :trixieshiftright:

the human turned pony found himself staring at five other colts and two fillies

And he managed to find the one place in Equestria where there are more males than females! :pinkiegasp:
Nice work.

“However at that point it wouldn't matter. If for whatever reason Princess Celestia was to loosen her hold on her power, ponykind would have to find a new capital…”

Yeah I always favored this side of the argument, that Chrysalis only took out Celestia because if she unleashed her full power there would be nopony to save. :pinkiecrazy:

Very good story so far, here take a thumbs up and a follower. :pinkiecrazy:

“I’m so sorry my little pony, but names do have power in this world and true names of beings such as me and my sister especially so. Do not use her true name lightly, one can't be sure when she’s listening.”

There is a TV Trope here! This is a well know rule of Magic http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IKnowYourTrueName
If you search for Functional Magic on Tv tropes you will find it there, along with every aspect of magic there is.

Im liking this so far. Can't wait to see where it goes.

7000660 Well I'm about half way done with the next chapter. Real life and a distraction in the form od Elder Scrols Online stole a lot of my time the past two months. However I got passing grades on my semifinals of this year at my Uni so that's one major pain in the a** out of my way :pinkiecrazy:

Awesome chapter! I wonder if Midnight we'll meet Sunset or Twilight?

This was a good chapter, I wander why Celestia seem to be so unhappy of Midnight Blackmane magic potential to the point of destroying the power crystal out of frustration, and yet she seemed so nice to him the first time she met him not even pushing to know the truth about him or the fact the he knew about Nightmare Moon.

great chapter! I'm really looking forward to the next update but don't feel like you have to rush.

Liked the new chapter, Thanks for Writing!

It’s possible that one’s special talent can be related to Dark Magic… because why not?

So his magical talent is ice and black magic? :derpytongue2:

“Names do have power after all…” She whispered in thought.
The golden magic crushed the marble to a fine dust that glittered like stars as it fell. Celestia turned around and headed towards her ornate desk. She had letters to write and plans to adjust.

Nice chapter, good work.

Great chapter, but you might want to just run it through some form of spell checker. You seem to have missed off the ends of several words, such as the E on Orange

Someponys not going to be very happy very soon

7025507 Finally got around to fixing those, thanks for spotting them :twilightsheepish:

YES! Another chapter. But my hunger is yet not satisfied!

it's good to see an other chapter of this good story. It is interesting to see that Midnight has now caught the attention of Nightmare Moon I wander what she will do to him will she try to turn her into her agent or something more...

Always nice to see an update.

Great to see an update. I figured that Trixie would get her cape and hat from Midnight, but not until she was older. But, seeing as she's still a foal at this point, it's safe to assume she'll need to replace them later. And in the meantime, we can all imagine a young Trixie lightly petting her outfit late at night, when no one is looking.

When he finally stood before the mirror in the bathroom with the only light coming from the hallway, he studied his reflection for a bit before coming to a decision. What was the worst that could happen?


Nice seeing you updating again. :twilightsmile:

I'm on a phone, otherwise I'd link that 'now you fucked up!' Video.

“Well, happy birthday Trixie!” Dandelion said with a large smile as he gave her a small package wrapped in brown paper. The filly didn’t waste any time and tore it open to reveal a filly sized, blue, magician cape dotted with gold and silver stars. “Do you like it?”
“It’s very nice! Thank you!” She said putting it on and somewhat awkwardly hugging the earth pony colt.
“And that’s from me Trixie, happy birthday!” Midnight said with a smile as he levitated a similar package to Dandelions towards Trixie, when the blue filly looked at him. As she opened it a matching blue, pointy hat was revealed.

When she put it on, Trixie rushed Midnight and hugged him without the earlier awkwardness and then took a step back.
“What do you think? Doesn’t Trixie look great in it?” She paraded in her new costume before everypony who smiled or even chuckled in the case of the adults.
“That really fits you Trixie.” Mrs. Rose said with fondness in her voice.
“You look like a true, great magician.” Midnight said on an impulse.
“Oh! Like… Great and Powerful Trixie!” The blue filly said trying to do a striking pose.
Everypony chuckled warmly at that… except for Midnight who just smiled.


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