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1,000 years ago, the shadow demon Eclipse possessed Princess Luna in a bid to seize control of both the sun and the moon. Eclipse was banished when Princess Celestia wielded the Elements of Harmony, but Luna fell into an eternal coma.

Waking Night, the festival of dreams, is held in honor of Princess Luna and the anniversary of Eclipse's banishment. In the dark corners of Equestria, though, sinister forces conspire to make their move and free Eclipse from its prison.

When the forces of evil strike, six mares from vastly different walks of life find themselves thrown into a quest to retrieve the Elements of Harmony, the only magic strong enough to end the threat of Eclipse and its followers once and for all. In order to find the Elements, they will have to venture deep into the secret resting place of Princess Luna, but Eclipse also seeks the sleeping Princess of the Night.

Chronologically, this is the series premier of the Eclipse-verse series.

Cover art by My Little Sheepy

Chapters (16)
Comments ( 141 )


...Did My Little Sheepy mean to make the mane six look anthro? Because that's what they look like to me.

No, you might just be thrown off a little by how they're standing in front of each other, but they're on all fours. Look at the full-sized version, especially Rarity and Pinkamena.

Okay... so Waking Night is a Nightmare Night/ Halloween analog, and we're not just dealing with Eclipse. Interesting.

I especially like Trixie's appearance and ever heroic Scootaloo.

6686023 Yep, I'll go into more detail in the next few chapters, but it's essentially Nightmare Night in a world without Nightmare Moon, and more focused on dreams in general than just scary things.

We finally get to see the beginning of the Eclipseverse, and it does not disappoint.

P.S. Calling it now, Blue Rose is going to be the most horrifically disgusting character in the series. Her introduction was just plain freaky.

6690387 Well, that's subjective, but it's what I was going for, so thanks for saying so. :pinkiecrazy:

A wonderful start. I look forward to more.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

Another enjoyable chapter. Good job.

And you finally have ten upvotes. Congrats.:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache:

Ah, will the "wonders" of poor communication ever end? Check List is very lucky that Applejack has the strength of character not to fire his ass, because no one else would have shown as much restraint.

Thanks, Ranma. :twilightsmile:

Yeah, the Apple sisters both get a raw deal here. :applecry:

i'm so happy to see this story at last we finally get to see the start of the Eclipse-verse and how the mane six meet for the frist time the frist chapters are looking great and i can't wait to see more of this

6739654 Hey, thanks for saying so. I'd have had more progress done on this next chapter, but my laptop got a bad virus so I wasn't able to write much. :pinkiesick:

How did I miss this? Going to read right now because damn it I have been looking forward to the origin story. I love more Topsy turvy AUs and this one is a lovely doozy.

I would have fired his ass.

The only interesting thing to happen all that night was when an inebriated Trixie had accidentally melted half of a massive ice sculpture depicting Princess Celestia in the prime of her youth.

This sounds like it's worth a one-shot story all by itself.

Indeed it does! Are you volunteering? :raritywink:

6869987 Not really. I haven't exactly felt confident in the last time I tried writing one of the stories for you universe, even if you were okay with it. So I'm kind of doubtful in my ability to do another one.

I have to disagree, because I really respect your ability to run with so many different variations of the source material, and it's always a fun read when I see you've done something. Maybe I contributed to making you feel doubtful because I tend to 'offer' a lot of input bordering on micromanagement sometimes, but that says more about me than it does about your ability. And besides, silly little one-shots are the sort of thing my 'verse desperately needs, and I generally find myself unable to provide.

6870077 No. It had nothing to do with your advice (which did not seem like micro-managing to me). I just don't feel like I did as well as I could have. Although, we can discuss this in private at a later time so as not to clog the comments with the conversation.

Trixie, the egocentric student of Princess Celestia, meets an unknown mare in possession of a legendary dagger, made with the sole purpose of slaying the Sun Bearer....If I didn't know any better, I'd say that the student wishes to become the master.

Of course, I do know better, which is why I'm intrigued by the fact that a third of the Mare Do Well is meeting before such an auspicious occasion. Are we witnessing their origin story too, or is this merely another of their adventures?

P.S. I realize that I shouldn't care this much, but why in blue blazes does You-Know-Who have a Brooklyn accent!?

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

For your first question, this is sort of a proto-origin. Those two have known each other for some time, but I won't be going deep into the details because that's a story for another day.

And in reply to your second question, she is a mare of many secrets. :trollestia:

Thanks, Ranma!

:twilightblush:Well this isn't ominous at all. And look, Twilight is relaxing without worry, Iron Will is flying via buffalo wings,and Flim and Flam have donated all of their money to charity. Man just how hard did Trixie hit me in the head?

:moustache: Well considering you are discussing yourself in the third person as if you were somepony else, I'd say pretty damn hard.

Hey there. Thanks greatly for getting this next chapter up. I really appreciate you going to the effort. As usual, splendid job on the exchanges, emotional content, characterizations, action and future chapter set-up in all the right places. I'll definitely be looking forward to more of this as soon as time and inspiration will allow.

Thanks for reading, and I'm glad you've been enjoying it so far. :twilightsmile:

Applejack and Fluer? truly a most unusual but intriguing pairing.

Certainly helps that everything about Fluer as from her name and appearance are pretty unclear, so she could be given any numbr of personalities and quirks.

I spy with my little eye something begining with 'lunaverse reference'.

also, regarding the author's note, I can TOTALLY sympathise, I come up with that problem a LOT during my writing and it leads to me leaving stories unfinsished or un-updated for way too long.

also, OF COURSE the villains of a more-or-less psuedo halloween story are gonna be vampires or some other halloweeny monster archetype.


There's an awkward at the top that has a typo, search for awkward.

Otherwise, going good. I see Trixie has shown her true EVIL colors.

6684426 What is fisticuffs?
>>CrowMagnon Shouldn't this story have a Nightmare Moon tag?

6913641 No. The main villain in this is an OC named Eclipse; NOT Nightmare Moon.

Hey there. Thanks very much for getting this next chapter up. I really appreciate you going to the effort. As usual, excellent job on the exchanges, emotional content and future chapter set-up in all the right places. I'll definitely be looking forward to more of this as soon as time and inspiration will allow.

Leave it to Rainbow Dash to seek out prank related loopholes. :facehoof:

Who was, or will be, that cloaked figure, and why does it know those words?


But of course. :rainbowlaugh:

Sorry, man, but that's kind of a series-wide spoiler if I just told you. But it's same one Pinkamena talks to at the end of the rock opera story.

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

I am enjoying this a lot :3 sadly I don't have a lot to say other than that....

You mean "More, please." :raritywink:

It's coming, I promise!

Well... technically if Fluttershy told her husband, she still would not have said anything to anypony now would she?
Moonshine... she was in Luna Eclipse: The Rock Opera, wasn't she?

6967915 No, you might be thinking of Sungleam, but Moonshine did the foreword for Chapter 2.

Hello there. Thanks greatly for getting the next chapter up. I really appreciate you going to the effort. As usual, excellent job on the exchanges, emotional content and future chapter set-up in all the right places. I'll definitely be looking forward to more of this as soon as time and inspiration will allow.

6968495 Well, thank you for the continued comments, but you don't need to copy-paste the same basic message every time.

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

Secrets and lies are everywhere Twilight Sparkle, but don't lose faith. So long as you have determination, and make sure to properly investigate, you'll get to the bottom of this mystery. Indeed, if you continue to walk down this path, you'll likely find your Loyalty....

I'm almost certain that the person Shining Armor was arguing with is Celestia. I could be wrong, but one of the only people who would disregard the Sun Princess's safety so completely is the alicorn herself. I'm not expecting you to reveal any spoilers, but if you're willing to give a heads up, please do!

6869816 It's clearly based off a certain incident occurring in the Lunaverse, although in that case, it was an ice sculpture of Blueblood I think.

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