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Twilight Sparkle has taken a sabbatical to Canterlot to study the ley lines that make up the borders of the known world. As far as any books she knows of, there is very little information on them. While researching them, she discovers a book in the Royal Canterlot Library that will change her life, and the life of every pony forever; a book on the magic of Alchemy.

After an alchemy spell goes horribly wrong, Twilight finds herself on the run from the Equestrian government, journeying towards the ley lines to get away, and to study them herself. While hiding in Zebra lands, Twilight meets a new friend, Layna, and the two start an adventure together that will take them to the edge of the world --- and beyond.

Join Twilight as she attempts to unravel the mysteries of alchemy with a new friend, all while running from the Equestrian military as a fugitive.

Edited by Mr Madden and Key_Blitz

Author's Note:

The alchemy in this story is sort of similar to Full Metal Alchemist, but the workings of it are probably different. I honestly haven't watched enough of the show to tell you. But, in case the similarities ares striking, save for a few details, now you know why! Essentially, this is NOT a Full Metal Alchemist crossover.

I will try to get updates out weekly, if possible!

The Romance tag is up in the air right now. I have pretty much the whole story planned out, but I couldn't make a decision on that! Hopefully I will long before it becomes an issue~ Also, the sad and tragedy tags are sort of up for debate?

I'm not sure who did the cover art, but it wasn't me. If this is your picture, let me know and I'll gladly link to your DeviantArt or something. Maybe I'll get some original cover art at some point; who knows?

I've been planning this story for quite a while now, so I hope ya'll enjoy it, because I've enjoyed writing it!

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Comments ( 12 )

This seems interesting. I think I shall keep a close eye on this fic...

I'm glad you think it's interesting :twilightsmile:

Alchemy: the science of understanding, deconstructing, and reconstructing matter. However, it is not an all-powerful art; it is impossible to create something out of nothing. If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be given. This is the Law of Equivalent Exchange, the basis of all alchemy. In accordance with this law, there is a taboo among alchemists: human transmutation is strictly forbidden - for what could equal the value of a human soul...?


Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth.

I'm sorry, I've been watching too much FMA.

Sorry for this late reply. I had a reply typed up like, several days ago, but I forgot to click post I guess. Hurp.

Anyways, my own story has got me wanting to watch Full Metal Alchemist all the way through really bad. But, I can't let myself do it, because I fear that I'll wind up stealing waaay too many things from it. I probably already am subconsciously; I've seen many episodes before, though most out of context.

If you do start watching Fullmetal Alchemist, watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It is much better, in my opnion. Probably because I read the manga first, and the Fullmetal Alchemist anime didn't go along with the manga.
Once you finish the story, I do recommend watching it. It's a really good anime. Anywho, keep up the good work.!

There are no limits with alchemy;

While this is, in most part true, there are two limits. I say two, because I'm not spoiling FMA:B.
Turning biotic matter into abiotic (although it might just take massive amounts of alchemical power, which would probably result in a rebound.
And human transmutation.
Y'know, tampering with human souls. Most common form is resurrection of the dead, and/or the creation of human beings. As said in my comment with the two quotes on alchemy, nothing equals a human soul, not even another soul.

We'll get into abiotoc to biotic in this story and all that constroversial stuff. I've got lots of cool stuff planned :twilightsmile:

I felt Celestia was kind of out of character

And the journey really begins.

(completely unrelated to the story but I couldn't pass it up.)

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