• Published 19th Sep 2015
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Ancient Warriors: Stag Beetles of Light and Darkness! - ShogunWriter106



After being imprisoned in the Canterlot Castle Dungeons for 1500 years, Kuuga and N-Daguva-Zeba were finally set free during Discord's escape. Now it is time to show the powers of the Light and Dark Stag Beetles!

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Reviving Ancients!

In the library of Canterlot Castle, Sunset Shimmer continued to write on an archive scroll as she walked past a shelf of books in her jeans and white shirt and black jacket. It has been two years since she tried to leave Equestria through the magical mirror if Princess Celestia hadn't caught her in time to stop her.

At first, Sunset disliked her new position of being Canterlot's new archivist, but as time went on, she has grown to respect it and started to regret her actions and eventually apologized to Princess Celestia, which the princess gracefully forgave her in return as she hugged her in her arms.

Sunset Shimmer also befriended Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia's new student, through their mutual love for books when they literally bumped into each other one day; she also grew fond of Twilight Sparkle as the little sister she never had.

When Princess Luna was restored from her Nightmare influence, she came to treat her as an aunt as she treated Princess Celestia like a mother. The moon princess eventually decided to take Sunset Shimmer as her student much to the unicorn's and Celestia's surprise.

Sunset sighed in happiness as she strolled down another aisle of books, but then a shimmer of light coming from one of the books caught her attention.

"Hm?" Confused, she used her magic to bring the book to her. The book was black with gold corners and it has a strange symbol that resembles a stag beetle on the cover, "I've never seen this one before..."

Putting down her scroll and quill on a nearby table, she brought the book to her hands and opened it to see what's inside it.

"Let's see what we got here," Sunset Shimmer mumbled as she sat down on a chair. She turned the page to find many ancient symbols inside the book. As she continued to flip through the pages, she started to notice a set of Neighponese characters under the symbols while some were faded from time, but there were two words that are completely written in Equestrian on the end of every page: Kuuga and N-Daguva-Zeba.

"'Kuuga and N-Daguva-Zeba?' Who are they?" Sunset wondered as she closed the book and stared at the cover.

Suddenly a book flew from its shelf, and started to bark at her like an angry dog. Sunset shrieked as she grabbed the book she was holding while many other books came to life and started flapping around the library like a flock of angry vultures!

"What the hay is going on?!" Sunset exclaimed as she dodged a sumo-performing chair from tackling her and managed to escape out of the library and slammed the doors behind her as she panted in fear. There is one being in Equestria who could create such havoc and mischief, and she gulped in fear at the realization.

"I have to find Princess Celestia and Luna!" She stated as she immediately rushed off to the castle.


The doors slammed open as Sunset Shimmer made her way to Princess Celestia's throne. As she walked towards the throne, she saw her teacher talking to Twilight and her friends.

"Princess Celestia! We have a problem! The books at the Canterlot Library are literally flying off the shelves and a chair tried to perform jujitsu on me!" Sunset Shimmer spoke in a panicked tone.

"Sunset, please calm down! I'm well aware of the chaos that is happening outside," Celestia placated as she took out a box from behind a sealed door, "but don't worry, with these Elements of Harmony, Twilight and her friends will stop Discord!"

However, as she opened the box, there was nothing inside! Everyone in the room was extremely shocked at this!

"The Elements! They're gone!" Twilight exclaimed.

"It doesn't make sense! That room is protected by a spell only I can break!" Celestia said as she paced in her royal white dress.

"Oh, Celestia!" A voice spoke up from out of nowhere, "Since when does 'sense' have any fun at all?"

"Discord!" Sunset spoke in fear.

"Now, normally I would gloat in front of your cute little faces, but right now I'm currently busy with something! So, I will tell you where the Elements are in my own way." Discord's voice spoke as it echoed in the throne room which was immediately followed by the sound of an anvil dropping, "Argh! Still won't open! Lousy coffins! Ahem! Continuing where I left off: To retrieve your missing Elements, just make sense of this change of events. Twist and turns are my master plan. Then find the Elements back where you began."

"Wow! The author must be really lazy and tired to write that up!" Pinkie Pie muttered quietly to herself as she fiddled with her pink hoodie while drinking a cup of chocolate milk rain with a swirly straw.


Meanwhile in another dimension, The Author suddenly sneezed in front of his computer. He glanced around a bit before he shrugged and continued typing.


"Well, I gave you the hint! All that is left for you is find out where the Elements are!" Discord mocked as another noise was heard in the background that sounds like dynamites exploding, "Grrgh! Come on!

Discord then immediately laughed as his voice faded away from the room, making the Mane Six, Sunset Shimmer, and Princess Celestia tensed from it.

"'Twists and turns...' 'Twist and turns...' 'Twist and Turns!'" Twilight exclaimed as she brought her fist into her palm in realization. "Princess Celestia! Discord must have hidden the elements inside the labyrinth!"

"Be careful Twilight," Celestia said as she watched Twilight and her friends leave the throne room. As soon as they were gone, she turned to Sunset Shimmer who was still holding the black book, "Sunset, what is that you are holding?"

"This?" Sunset asked as she gestured to the item, "I found this book in the Canterlot Library. It's filled with symbols and some Neighponese characters, but I don't understand what they mean. The only words that were written in Equestrian are 'Kuuga' and 'N-Daguva-Zeba.'"

"Kuuga and N-Daguva-Zeba!?" Celestia exclaimed in fear, "But they were sealed away many years ago when they helped the Sirens escaped from Star Swirl the Bearded!"

"How were they sealed away?" Sunset asked in growing dread.

"They were thrown into two coffins and were placed in the dungeons of the Castle of... the... Two Sisters..." Celestia's voice trailed off as her eyes begin to widen in terrible realization, "No! No! NO! He wouldn't! Sunset! You must get to the castle in the Everfree Forest! Quickly, before it is too late! Stop Discord from releasing the ancient warriors!"

Sunset Shimmer, a little stunned, quickly complied as she teleported away from the throne room in a flash of cyan magic.

Princess Celestia strolled slowly to her throne and slumped into it as she placed her hand on her head in fear, hoping that it won't be too late to stop Discord from doing something stupid.


"Come... on!" Discord grunted as he used a crowbar to try to pry the stone coffins open, only for it to bend from the strain, "Oh fiddlesticks! Looks like that old stallion made sure the locks would be secure and could only be unlocked by the words of the Gurongi Tome! Twilight and her friends are bound to arrive at my meeting spot any minute now!"

Discord pulled out a wristwatch with a likeness of his lion paw and eagle claw acting as hands pointing in random directions all at once, "Where am I going to find that book at this time of chaos?!"

Right after he said that, a flash of cyan magic appeared in front of him as Sunset Shimmer stood in front of him with a glare on her face.

"Discord! I am ordered by Princess Celestia to stop you from releasing the sealed warriors!" Sunset Shimmer growled as her horn glowed with magic while she held the black book under her arm.

Discord's eyes briefly turned into light bulbs when he saw that book and quickly formulated a plan.

"Who me? Releasing the warriors? What kind of idiotic lunatic do you take me for?" Discord faked as his head opened up to reveal a wooden cuckoo bird popping out.

"The kind of dumbbell who doesn't know what they are doing!" Sunset retorted as she snorted steam.

Discord chuckled in a knowing tone, "Oh dear Sunset Shimmer, it is you who is the dumbbell for bringing that book to me!"

"Wha-?" Sunset's statement was never finished as two cymbals clashed against her head, making her vibrate a bit before fainting to the floor leaving the book floating in midair until Discord caught it in his eagle claw.

Discord opened the book while he used his tail to prop the dazed Sunset Shimmer on a pillow against the stone wall, "While I may be a Master of Chaos, that doesn't mean she has to lay on the dirty floor with nothing soft against her back!"

He then begins to skim the Gurongi Tome at a rapid pace, "Lets see here... Where is that- AHA! Here we go!" He cleared his throat and begins to recite the incantation, "Ancient warriors of darkness and light! Awaken from your slumber so you may fight!

The coffins shone with bright light as the lids started to slowly open to reveal the sleeping figures inside.

Discord chuckled as he placed the book beside the unconscious Sunset Shimmer, "At last! The Stag Beetles have awaken at last! Hahaha! Oh this is going to be such a chaotic day for me and Equestria! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"

As he continued to laugh, the two figures walked out of the coffins revealing to be a figure in red stag beetle armor and a white figure with armor around his chest as he placed black rings around his wrists and ankles. The eyes of the duo glowed as their fists tightened in eager anticipation.