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Jordan179


I'm a long time science fiction and animation fan who stumbled into My Little Pony fandom and got caught -- I guess I'm a Brony Forever now.

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Y.O.H. 961: Four Hundred and Sixty-One Years After Luna's Banishment

Chiller ("Wraith-Kissed") Tale was just one of many aspiring bards when he made the mistake of letting a ghost kiss him deep in the Everfree Forest. In one moment he lost his handsome face and released his incredible talent for dark poetry and songs.

That was forty years ago. Now he is one of the favorites of Princess Celestia at her court in Canterlot. But his beloved wife, Sweetsong Snowmane, has died and he has given up on life.

Forty years ago he fled his death, death ponified as a beautiful undead horror. Now, he seeks the death he cheated four decades past.

What will happen when Chiller returns to where it all began?

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Comments ( 12 )

So this is the tale of Ruby of Sunnytown at a point in the distant past?

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Oh yes. I mean, Story hasn't given the Wraith's name yet, but I kind of make it obvious in my cover ilustration. :pinkiehappy:

Ew. Even in a world of sapient ponies, the Middle Age roads were still full of horsecrap. :pinkiesick:

There's some serious name confusion with Chill's wife. Was she Sweetmane, Sweetwing, Sweetvoice, or Sweetsong? I suppose some of those could be pet names, but it's a little hard to tell which one lies on Sweetnoun's headstone.

You've definitely intrigued me. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this. (Also, the mental image of pony Vincent Price, the Phantom of Equestria, is downright fantastic.)

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Sweetsong Snowmane. Thank you for catching that. I for some reason repeatedly wrote "Sweetvoice."

Well, it could be worse. He could have had his own voicebox so badly damaged that he could speak only with a mechanical device, and gone all Dr. Phibes on the attending medics. I only realized just now that I basically wrote a variant of Phibes' origin story here. :rainbowlaugh:

Sigh, I understand grief, but this guy just up and left his newborn foal and with the ways seem to be going may well be about to leave her a orphan. Still Ruby isn't bad but does 'live' in a very perilous place. Things might not end well.

Well you said it, it's here.he better not end up marrying her. She's still my waifu!

Anyway, looking forward to it.i have the same picture saved in my dA and on my personal electronics. Feel bad for his wife and foal.

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Ah, you noticed that grief has made Chiller Tale perhaps a wee bit ... irresponsible?

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Um, you do know Ruby's been dead ... well, undead ... for over four and a half centuries at the start of this tale? I don't think she's going to be enjoying wedding bells any time soon ... or probably ever. Sadly for her.

7031389 Yes she will. I would with her. Like I said, she's my waifu and I already have two stories of her making that clear. Well. ..one but they have kids!!

7029197 Well, it could be worse. He could have had his own voicebox so badly damaged that he could speak only with a mechanical device, and gone all Dr. Phibes on the attending medics. I only realized just now that I basically wrote a variant of Phibes' origin story here. :rainbowlaugh:

Hmm, I always figured that an alternate-universe Rarity might get injured in a fire and end up making new outfits out of 'pure pony leather', in a take-off of Price's Professor Jarrod from House of Wax.

And this is a wonderful story. I really do hope you do more work on it; I love you looks into Equestria's past; and I'm just plain fond of ghost and horror stories. And this promises to be both.

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