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Hail King Sombra


We are all just stories in the end. Official scribe to his Royal Highness King Sombra of the Crystal Empire. His tales are as varied as they are poignant, sad and bittersweet. Remember them well.

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Dr. Whooves is worried. A time disturbance is radiating out from the Frozen North, it's origin a thousand years before his and Derpy's time. He knows from these facts alone it must have something to do with the tomb of the Crystal Empire and more notably, King Sombra. But how does one reach a place time-locked under a hundred million tons of ice? And why does Princess Celestia and Princess Luna insist Sombra's sentence is for eternity? The answers lie with a Marazon TimeWitch who claims she not only knew King Sombra, but was his consort. Can Whooves keep her from killing the Two Sisters long enough to convince her his way of fixing time is better than the alicorn blood she feels she must spill?

The beautiful cover art is done by the very talented writer & artist Pixel_Spark, another dirty Sombra plebe :pinkiehappy:

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Comments ( 42 )

This is so much awesome! :rainbowkiss: I loves it!

6939098 Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's because of you ponies that speak up in the comments I keep on writing!

All I'l say is nice twist at the end - *spoilers*. When is part two coming out?

Hihi! *waves* stuck in bed with a stomach bug, reading on iPad. Having this to read cheered me up~

Is, as ever, much awesome chapter! :twilightsmile:

6944933 You'll know when I read it to you (or read it to you since it's up already, lol! :derpyderp1:

6973459 Hey, you're not supposed to be sick, my Pixel-pal. Get better. I wanna talk to you about proofreading and other stuffs. *warm, fuzzy hugs!* and thanks for loving my stories - the feeling is more than mutual for your Sombys, too!

Bwahahaha, I always love the situation where people are talking about someone they either think isn't near or is unconscious or something and then turns out, woops they are totally there and heard it. Awkwaaaaaard. :rainbowlaugh:

Oops, silly Doctor put his hoof in it. :twilightoops: Always check fainted people, they might be being sneakyyy...

Very happy to see this! :rainbowkiss: is amazing as ever. Funny how stories start off as short ideas, then become HUGE! Isn't it~

I swear that's what happened with UAI, it wasn't supposed to be long chapters...whoops.

On a random note: How ya doing? :twilightsmile:

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Bwahahaha, I always love the situation where people are talking about someone they either think isn't near or is unconscious or something and then turns out, woops they are totally there and heard it. Awkwaaaaaard.

Very happy to see this! :rainbowkiss: is amazing as ever. Funny how stories start off as short ideas, then become HUGE! Isn't it~

Terrifying...or frustrating if I don't have the time to work on it. I sacrifice sleep to cram the time in to work on it - or worse, ignore work at home until I get the writing bug out of my system. Luckily, if I can write one scene, that usually satisfies it so I can go on and do other important things, like sleep!

I swear that's what happened with UAI, it wasn't supposed to be long chapters...whoops.

You write small chapters?!? HeheeeeeeHAHAHHAHA! I'd HATE it if you did! The more Somby, the better! :raritystarry:

On a random note: How ya doing? :twilightsmile:

Talking to you on Skype right now. Heh, it took long enough to hook back up, didn't it :rainbowlaugh:

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Oops, silly Doctor put his hoof in it. :twilightoops: Always check fainted people, they might be being sneakyyy...

Heh, he does tends to stick his hoof in his mouth, this Doctor. And he did check, but she was probably playing possum. It's the best way to find out what ponies really think about you :trixieshiftleft:

6939163 Wait, why did you call Sombra a she, when he's clearly a he since he's called King Sombra in the story?

7028383 Uh oh, whoops. Where exactly did I do that, lol? :pinkiegasp:

7028468 in the description, I think. Plus, no offense to you and the one who painted it, but Sombra actually looks like a girl.

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In the description, I think.

Hmm...I just went over both descriptions with a fine tooth comb and didn't see a mistake like that. If you find it again, Fallout, please let me know so I can correct it. Sombra is definitely a stallion, lol. Not doubt in the universe about that!

Plus, no offense to you and the one who painted it, but Sombra actually looks like a girl.

Lol! Personally I agree with you. Hey, there's no offense taken when it's the truth, right? I see so many different styles of drawing our King when I collect images, I don't even categorize them as this, that or the other anymore. They are all an interpretation of His Majesty in the eye of his artistic creator. Sorry, how's that for a way too deep explanation for you :rainbowlaugh:

And the artist, Pixel Spark, jokes that her Sombys (we call Sombra that as an affectionate term) always look effeminate because she drew anime for so long before she drew ponies. She'll probably see this post and agree with you!

Wow, this chapter had a few funny moments. I love the argument about the door.

And Idris, was that post to a reference to idrasil, or in viking, Yggdrasill which means "Odin's horse". I was curious because I tried to read what you put down and I kept saying idrasil, even though it wasn't spelled the same.

Or maybe i am just reading to much into it. Maybe you just chose the name at random. Or di you just pulled it from the word Tardis?

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Wow, this chapter had a few funny moments. I love the argument about the door.

I'm glad you liked it. It's nice to get some funny moments in once in a while, especially with how serious Dark Watch and Nyx are most of the time. Things will start to get darker and more desperate soon, starting with the new chapter tomorrow, "Hard to Believe". Even the Doctor will start to lose it and any sense of humor he has under the coming circumstances.

And Idris, was that post to a reference to idrasil, or in viking, Yggdrasill which means "Odin's horse". I was curious because I tried to read what you put down and I kept saying idrasil, even though it wasn't spelled the same.

Or maybe i am just reading to much into it. Maybe you just chose the name at random. Or di you just pulled it from the word Tardis?

Close. It's from the Doctor Who 11th Doctor episode Neil Gainman wrote called, "The Doctor's Wife". The essence of the Tardis is put into a humanoid female body. I don't believe they ever say her name in the episode, but the character's name was "Idris", which yes, is a play on words Gainman and Moffatt did on the word "Tardis".

And of course, I just can't help torturing Tight Planner. He's such a little prick and I believe in universal karma, baby. Askre, you are a BAD INFLUENCE on me with how you torture Private and I THANK YOU FOR IT!

I aim to please with my corruptive influences. :pinkiehappy:

Telling you again that I loved the chapter and, that crystal dust is still chilling. :rainbowderp:

well I have read all the chapters for this story, and well, at first few chapters were a bit boring for me as I was so looking forward to see what was your take on Sombras rule during his rein in the Crystal Empire, and just having the Doctor preparing to got see Sombra for the sake of Nix seemed pretty weak to me. But Now that I finally get to see the juicy part with Sombra, in all his roofless glory. I think it is nice to see that Sombra was selectively "nice" to some ponies is great because they get along well but I don't think that he would eve hesitate to sacrifice them for his own need, he is still a sociopath after all. So far I hope to learn more about the relationship between Sombra's lieutenants what are their backgrounds, how he met them how he convenience them be part of his forces. I would love to see what pacts that did with the dark forces to get his power or how he became such a proficient geomage during his youth, how he enslaved the crystal ponies how he keeps his hold on them, and is it linked to the mass memory wipes that they were subjected to.

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Hiya mix-up. So sorry to take so long to get back to your comment. I really enjoyed reading it and thinking about what you said. So, here's my thoughts on your thoughts *grin!*

just having the Doctor preparing to got see Sombra for the sake of Nix seemed pretty weak to me

And you're right, it would be, BUT the Doctor isn't doing this for her as much as to keep Nyx from killing the Two Royal Pony Sisters and fixing an aberrant timeline. That is his primary duty. He has no particular love for Nyx - in fact, he and she cannot stand each other and that is not likely to change soon - or at all at this point!

But Now that I finally get to see the juicy part with Sombra, in all his roofless glory.

And that was not exactly planned. but every story can benefit from a little ruthless King of Shadows now and then!

So far I hope to learn more about the relationship between Sombra's lieutenants what are their backgrounds, how he met them how he convenience them be part of his forces.

Ah, you've been reading The Mad Seeress of the North, haven't you? Talk about something unplanned that's blooming into something AWESOME. Once I realized what they were evolving into, I started planning a separate story around His Majesty's elite leaders of the Crystal Army and seasoned band of super-efficient killers, the Lieutenants. Alas it will not be in this story, but keep an eye on my blog and profile where I'll be writing that up hopefully soonish.

BTW, if you want evil, planning Sombra action, I HIGHLY recommend my friend and fellow King Sombra writer's two AMAZING stories, "Possession in the Crystal Empire" and "The tyrant of fear and hate".

I would love to see what pacts that did with the dark forces to get his power or how he became such a proficient geomage during his youth, how he enslaved the crystal ponies how he keeps his hold on them, and is it linked to the mass memory wipes that they were subjected to.

Much to ask for, my friend, and yet all will be revealed - to quote King Sombra from the video, "The Fall of the Crystal Empire", "In due time".

In the meantime, hang on, keep reading and remember to always,

Hail King Sombra!

This story was great I love King Sombra and Nyx is amazing this last chapter was fantastic lots of detail and King Sombra I love how you weaved him in this story over all just great I love how Sombra is " Kind or nice" but still is evil amazing

I like this it really does feel like a Doctor Episode and I love the concept of a time wicth.

I'm with Nyx on this one free King Sombra. I can't wait for the next chapter:pinkiehappy:

“This is massively confusing,” the guard said, shaking his head. “I am not following any of what you are saying!”

Proof that this guard is clearly never seen Doctor Who :rainbowlaugh:. I love in how this chapter turned out. I can't wait to see how the rest plays out.

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Proof that this guard is clearly never seen Doctor Who

Yep. They make the most trouble. And believe me, Dark Watch is going to be no end of that before this story concludes! :twilightsmile:

Good chapter, wish I had more to say. I like the way you write Sombra here.

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Good chapter, wish I had more to say. I like the way you write Sombra here.

Thanks Victus. Simple words of praise are as wonderful in their own way as detailed ones. They remind me there are ALWAYS peeps (or ponies) out there who are worth writing for :pinkiehappy:

Another good chapter. Hmm, crystal dust as weapon. That's sounds brilliant and deadly.

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Hmm, crystal dust as weapon. That's sounds brilliant and deadly.

Yes! Nothing anyone in their right mind would actually use - kind of like how the "A-Bomb" was a threat while I was growing up, save for the fact that no one else could possibly counter crystal dust nor repair the damage it would cause.

Sombra's terrifying here, just as any good villain should be.

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To be fair it's awesome writters like yourself that makes visiting this site so fun and great. So I hope you keep writting :)

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To be fair it's awesome writters like yourself that makes visiting this site so fun and great. So I hope you keep writting :)

BLUSH! Aww...you say the cutest things! And yes, yes I will keep writing as long as I am above ground!

Oh boy, so Sombra's got a full body again or at least control of one? Yikes, everybody run for the hills! (Except of course for if your name is the Doctor or Derpy, then which you face him head on!):rainbowdetermined2:

Also, I think this theme would be PERFECT for Sombra as it's just creepy enough to work.

Okay, now I'm curious, why doesn't Derps fear King Sombra as much as she should? Could it be, and I hate to even think of it, he's starting to affect her with some sort of passive mind control?:raritydespair::pinkiegasp:

Yay new chapter!! Really good by the way. :)

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Yay new chapter!! Really good by the way. :)

Aww...thank you, Victus. I really appreciate the supportive compliments roundstable.com/forums/images/smilies/excite.gif

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Okay, now I'm curious, why doesn't Derps fear King Sombra as much as she should? Could it be, and I hate to even think of it, he's starting to affect her with some sort of passive mind control?:raritydespair::pinkiegasp:

Mmmm...maaayyyybeee dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Emoticons/misc_Lyra_dealwithit.png

7758713 That Twilight face is soooo cute! And Your Welocme, I truly appreciate a good read and a good story, and can't thank you enough for writing one.

Finally catching up on stories I was reading again. :pinkiehappy:

A mountain chain was far off in the distance, looking small and unimportant, but two independent peaks were much closer - one large, one smaller than its neighbor. The taller peak was hooked at the top and had a series of jagged, tooth-like protrusions.

Some deeper part of Dark Watch recognized the peak, though he had never seen it in his life. “That’s - Sombra’s maw!” he breathed, at once comforted by its sight and confused as to how he knew this.

Gee that mountain sounds familiar. :rainbowlaugh:

And woops, never good lose sight of your Shadow King, you never know what he might be up to.

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Gee that mountain sounds familiar. :rainbowlaugh:

My nod to your universe, Askre, and acknowledgement and praise of its wonders sollace.github.io/emoticons/clap/nyx-d6y1o60.gif

And woops, never good lose sight of your Shadow King, you never know what he might be up to.

Damn straight!

It lives! Seriously great chapter, man. Well worth the wait.

Eh, I know the pain of life getting in the way, and the muse leaving you for a time, so I sympathize. But man, you came back strong.

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Eh, I know the pain of life getting in the way, and the muse leaving you for a time, so I sympathize. But man, you came back strong.

Thank you, Bricklayer. I hope to not be away so long again. I have quite a few hanging stories to catch up, though last night and today has tugged me in the direction of starting a new story. I didn't want to, but muses are notorious for not listening to the rational mind.

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