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Mort, also known as the Pale Pony (of Death), has been tasked to take time off from his rigorous duties of reaping souls. Seeking guidance, he is directed towards the town of Ponyville, to learn about the magic of friendship from Twilight Sparkle and her friends. All he needs to do is keep his true nature a secret. That shouldn't be too difficult...right?

Special thanks to Specter-Von-Baren and Pyrite Foolsgold for their help in proofreading and editing this story, as I really needed it. Additional thanks to Pilate, Chuckle5, Unimpressive Vagaries and Admiral Biscuit as well! Couldn't have done it without all their help!

Credit for the title card goes to Siansaar, AKA Carnifex.

For another excellent take on Mort, check out Sip's version!

Chapters (14)
Comments ( 1710 )

OH SHIT SON :pinkiegasp:

Oh my, I remember reading this back in....

Before I picked up a pen, actually.

Can't remember if and how it ended.


Looked around, if only to confirm the author's name at if this was the real fic.
Might as well post the EqD link... I guess.

I just about "squee"ed when I saw this here.
I can't wait to see where this is going! :yay:

I read this a looooooooooooong time ago. But I sorta gave up on it after reading it over and over while waiting for an update.
...it's still good:rainbowkiss:

Oh wait, its the remake.:facehoof:


Go on.....

Is his mark a skull and cross bones, a tomb stone? Guess ill have to read this.

I think i saw this on deviant art. Well if your coming here that means updates are coming soon right?

My mind is ready! :pinkiehappy:

Ya know, it's fun to imagine the grim reaper as a total bro like this.

Oh man, I remember this back from when I was just getting into the show. Hope there's some new stuff coming.

Edit: Well this is quite different indeed

A fantastic story that is truly a delight to my mind and brain to read. I will continue watching for more chapters and I can't wait til he meets Twilight and the others.
I was close to tears when Red Shrimp said goodbye to his friends. :fluttercry:

Oh my god yes, it's here! :raritystarry: It may be different now from the story that got me into fanfics so long ago, but the rewrite is just as good as what was there before, if not better.

I can't wait for the next chapter!:rainbowkiss:

I'm :raritystarry: happy to see this fic here...but :raritycry: sad to see that it's the remake.

Today is going to be an awesome day. I know this because this has made it to fimfiction


Time to wait for more. Lookin good for now:ajsmug:

This was awesome on so many levels :rainbowkiss:

Saw this on FAnfiction.net Now it's here! SQUEEEEEEE

It's this fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic!

Thumbed up and tracking...

I love this fic...

Loved the new story, can wait for the next update :pinkiehappy:

Instafaved for an old favorite.

You decided to mix Terry Pratchett and MLP!?!?!?! NO FRIKKEN WAY!!! The awesome is over 9000!! Love it, bro!! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

I liked the original, and up to now this remake is looking even better. Keeping watch for more. :twilightsmile:


Go sell your junk elsewhere, please? This is nor the place, nor the time. Really, this isn't even the target audiance for that refuse!


EDIT: I admit, I'm liking the changes so far. Drawing out the interaction between Red and Mort made Mort's dilemma all the more sympathetic...

704559 silly human, ponys don't were clothes :derpytongue2:

Yeah, I loved this fic and then you ABANDONED ME :flutterrage:
but seriously, nice to see this coming back, hope to get more frequent updates, but that's always the case

HYES! It is Back!!

I bet no one else caught the Galaxy Girls reference you snuck in there.

This is amazingly well-written. Really sounds like Pratchett, too. I checked Google and several of his ebooks just to see if some of the more striking Pratchettisms ("if ponykind simply stopped picking up for its slack, Equestria might rise up and move its own celestial objects, change its own seasons, make its own weather, and if they're lucky, do the dishes.", "they seemed to operate on a principle that equated more ponies to being more “fun.”", "Anatomy was clearly not the band's strong suit.", "thin enough to comfortably fit between atoms") were in them, but didn't find them.

ducked as a guitar soar from off stage
I know this hard to accept
the practically organic environment - an environment is organic, by definition

The whole time i read this, i had this song playing and it was perfect

Rewrite, not a new chapter, but screw it; I'll take what I can get. An update is an update either way.

Wow I need more.... NAOW :trollestia:
but you write at your own pace i wont rush you :yay: :moustache:

Glad to see this fic again. I'm enjoying the changes I've seen so far and am looking forward to where it goes, and what will be different and what will be the same.



The long wait is finally over!:pinkiehappy:

Omg it's back, it's finally back!:pinkiegasp:

Hope the updates appear on EqD too. I really liked this one.

Mother of god! It's here! I've been waiting for it forever!

And I also had a weird idea for Mort being a LoL champion but that's beside the point! Actually it isn't! I'm so excited!

Oh wow... this is a blast from the past.

Hopefully it's going to get updates again.


Oh... Luna was at that concert Mort "attended."

Such a long great read:pinkiehappy:

Blarg. That means more in your language. Please?

A new update! :pinkiegasp:
Just kidding! Love the story and can't wait for more! Defiantly worth the way! (Even through it would be ever better without it)

This just got awesome in 10 seconds flat!!!:rainbowdetermined2:

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