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Starwind Dood


Fan-fiction that will show you the harmony found in our hearts!

The fate of Equestria will be decided not by the madness of battle, but by the harmony between each other...

Twilight, a student from Canterlot, and her dragon companion, Spike, find themselves caught in an mission to find the elements of harmony to stop the the crazed mare, Nightmare Moon. Equestria is not a land of love and tolerance, but a land that has been ravaged by racial conflict, sudden earthquakes, dangerous chimeras, and the shadows within a pony's heart. Only with friends can Twilight find the strength to stop Nightmare Moon.

To save Equestria, Twilight will have to prevail against power-hungry ponies and those who would wish to stop the gathering of the elements of harmony. Honesty, Laughter, Kindness, Generosity, Loyalty, and Magic. Are these strong enough to fight the wicked?

Take strength from friendship.
Take pride in love. Take
Everything that you believe in-
and turn it all to power.

Chapters (12)
Comments ( 200 )

Love the Tales of... series.

Love this.

Excellent story.

Although the skits might put-off people who aren't already fans of the series.

Absolutely incredible!! So detailed and wonderfully mixes My Little Pony with fantasy!!

The characters are as a great as ever--I burst out laughing when Apple Bloom realized inn keeping was for chumps and the calling out of attacks was hilarious! I loved it!

... What game? I MUST BUY IT.
Aaanyways, if all the chapters are like this one, i will love it!

This has a lot of potential only played a few tales games but i liked them so keep up the good work

42971 You, you like Phoenix Wright don't you?

Im curious about how the racial situation is. probably with unicorns at the top of the ladder and earth ponies on the bottom


Actually, pegasi are top of the food chain. This will be explained in a little more detail in the next chapter.

Niiiiiiice. Tales of Symphonia has been my official favorite game for years now, so this is really awesome for me! :rainbowkiss:

Keep it up! I'll be following this, man!

Is it bad I want to play a Tales game now but can't choose?
I have it down to Destiny 2, Innocence and Tempest :P

I made an account to track this, and I've been reading stories on this site for months now. I have to say that you did a spectacular job for the first chapter, and the music was an amazing touch. I felt like I was playing a Tales game the entire time.

Liked it very much, I'll keep an eye on this one. :raritystarry:

I really loved this chapter I can't wait for more! It kinda makes me want to start a new game on Tales of Symphonia :pinkiehappy:

Chapter 2 released. Admittedly I'm not too happy with some of the musical selections, but I have to leave for class in less than 10 minutes and wanted to have this out before I run off. Hope you all enjoy.

55682 Hahaha! Don't worry about that, school comes first. :raritywink:

"We're going to find the elements of harmony!" Yup. Sounds real simple, Twilight. :twilightsheepish: Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. :rainbowlaugh:

Lyra's fight scene was bad-flank, by the way. A giant lyre weapon thing. Does want :trollestia:.

As always, looking forward to the next chapter! :twilightsmile:

So I'm just trying to think about the characters inspirations...clearly Spike is Raven and my guess is that Fluttershy is Regal (Sweet Celestia I hope so, Regal is awesome). But the other escape me Pinkie could be a few people and I'm not sure about Twilight.

Granted I've only played Symphonia 1&2 and Vesperia.

That's an awful lot of music... :rainbowhuh:


I dunno yet, though you could tune it down a little. It's a bit much.

Though I'm still on the fence about it.

55905 I don't think they are going for certain characters also, Spike feels more like Chester from Tales of Phantasia


The bow that converts into twin daggers is 100% Raven. But yeah, I don't know about anypony else, just wishful thinking, I was just thinking Regal because of the sound of chains(manacles) and hidden badassery.


As for the music there is a lot and some of it I kinda ignored but Pinkie's scene was 20% more hilarious listening to it.

56800 won't argue with the bow to daggers, but since Spike won't be using magic, I think its more Chester
and Twilight = Rita... that sounds about right

Spike's fighting style is a combination of Chester (phantasia), Chelsea (destiny remake), and Ange (innocence). How obscure can I get with these references? You have no idea!


Oh snap...shot down in my prime

So...does this mean that they're going back to the Everfree?

Either way, can't wait to see more. I made an account just to track this.

I gotta wonder how Spike is gonna feel being not only the only non-EoH party member but also the only non-pony member.

After reading this, I can't help but think of ponies when I see the English trailer for Tales of Graces F.

Confound these ponies.

Stunning crossover and keep up the excellent work!

This has got to be one of my favorite compliments.

I just watched the English trailer now. FRIENDSHIP EVERYWHERE! Also hella hyped! Finally a release date!

"You could buy these at cheap knock-off stores. We actually have one in town, too."


Great chapter, lots of stuff happened, need more.

Woah! That was bad-flank! :pinkiegasp:

I loved the music selection this time around. Did I ever mention how great it is that you put music links in the text? It's great that you put music links in the text, I love it. :pinkiehappy:

You're doing a really great job with this fic, man :twilightsmile:. It feels just like a Tales game, yet it's definitely My Little Pony at the same time.
Spitfire doing Tempest was just a bad-flank mental image for me, you have no idea. I can't wait for Rainbow Dash to make an appearance. SHE BETTER BE BUCKING AWESOME! :rainbowdetermined2:

Amazing. This fanfic has got to be one the best I have read to date right now.
Keep up the good work! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Dude this totally made my day:pinkiehappy:
I love yow you set up the chapters with the music and image and skit tie its, it's almost like actually playing the game itself...WITH PONIES!:flutterrage:
keep it up, can't wait for the next chapter

I'm incredibly impressed with the story so far. The way you're able to write everything and have it feel organic as both a Friendship is Magic story and a Tales story is a phenomenal feat and I love how you designed everyone with their own skills and abilities, particularly Fluttershy with her cool chain sickles. That's really nifty.

Also, props for inserting music links also. I really enjoy that.

Amazing fic so far
Spike cooking reminds me of Genis :moustache:
Does that means Twilight's cooking is like Raine's? :twilightoops:

waiting impatiently for MOAR

Hello I'm a casual MLP FIM fan but at the samte time i'm huge Tales fan and i love your story, while the story feels like a MLP story, at the same time have a tales feel. :pinkiehappy:

I guess your have heard about Tales of Innocence R in which Ange gets new artes Maybe you can pull out something for later. :moustache:. null


Spike isn't nearly leveled enough to use Houryuu Zankouken... yet!

86575 of course he needs like 30 or 40 levels in order to manage learn Houryuuu Zankoujin. Also maybe i'm wrong but Applejack get similar artes to Senel and Pinkie some Presea ones. And not entirely sure but Twilight is like Jade with magic with some lance.


You are quite correct about Pinkie, I'm developing her fighting style from Presea's own (and giving her some special Pinkie exclusive artes that will pop up more and more). Applejack is actually derived from Farah from Tales of Eternia and Twilight comes from Judith from Tales of Vesperia (only with magic).

Ohhh i thought about Senel for Landslide and Twilight i kinda got the Judith vibe in chapter 3 but i guess i ignored it :facehoof:

Pinkie's the character that learns Item Thief, right?

Also, given that all the characters so far have their styles based on characters from different games, I'm proposing that Rainbow's fighting style is like Cress Albane's. Primarily because of the Midgards aerial event, and Lightning Tiger Blade.

That would, incidentally, make this about the second Tales thing ever in which the main character's artes aren't based off of Cress's. (This one has Twilight using primarily spears; the only other one is Tales of Innocence, in which the main character's attacks are much slower than the norm, though he is still at least a swordsman.)

Looking forward to the look on Applejack's face when she realizes that Ponyville is the name of that town she keeps never referring to by name.

Pinkie would be the character that learns item thief.
Rainbow Dash's fighting style will be revealed in the next chapter.
Veigue from Tales of Rebirth has nothing but original artes compared to previous tales heroes (although he can gain some with talismans)
Apple Acres is a completely different town from Ponyville in this fic.
Glad you're enjoying it! New chapter tomorrow!

Tales of Harmony! Now 20% cooler. Also 20% more Japanese, and 10% more German!

Oh god i love this chapter with the random references, japanese naming for Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie & Spike narrations. Also maybe because thi involve friendship(of course) :derpyderp2: i guess this could have sone unison attack/Link Artes. Keep the good work.

Ohoho wow! AWESOME!!!

I've been waiting for Rainbow Dash to appear and man you did not disappoint!!!

Am waiting with baited breath for the next chapter!

:pinkiehappy: this made my day!
20% Cooler indeed :rainbowdetermined2:

Chronological order of my thoughts:
Wait. . . They're all unconscious :rainbowhuh:?. what happened at the end of the last chapter again? Oh yeah, they fell or something.


Soarin' is Zelos? I approve of this. Who's his partner supposed to be though? Spitfire? If she was there with him that'd just be unfair for the other competitors. . . But still, I hope he'll make further appearances, Zelos was one of my favorite characters in Tales of Symphonia. :twilightsmile:

Team Dash finished in ten seconds flat. 10 seconds flat/20% is best reference! :yay:

Pinkie can now use her party cannon as a weapon? I suppose it was inevitable. I approve! Many things must now be destroyed by the power of streamers and confetti! :pinkiecrazy:

I don't get the attack naming for Dash and Gilda. I got the japanese and german naming after seeing the comments, but I don't get what it means (well, yeah ok no shit lol). I could Google these things but. . . meh, too lazy. :ajsmug:

WUT. How OP can Dash be?!?!?! I got that the Pegasi are basically the magic swordsman class, like Zelos or Kratos, but outside of the games (where it's calculated damage and not actual injury) that's really, really OP. I was really scared for Team Sparkle when I saw how owned they got. It was like, "Air Thrust!" Oh, OK, so Dash can cast some spells when she feels like it, hopefully Team Sparkle is still fine, Twilight can do some magic stuff to make it better :twilightsmile:. "Jagd Schatten!" Oh no this doesn't look very g- :twilightoops: "Spark Wave!" ....................... :rainbowderp: I think that went a bit far, that sounds. . . . really painful :twilightsheepish:............. ARE OUR HERO'S OK!?!?!?! WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED!?!?!?!?! NOOOOOO!!!! THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO WIN!!!!!! :raritycry:
So by the way, it got mentioned that her armor glowed when she used the magic. Is that supposed to imply that she's not actually magically talented, it's just the armor or something? Or am I just making things up and yes, she CAN use magic? :rainbow huh:

Crap, gotta reread. . . i don't remember why Lyra would be angry with Spitfire. . . I know there was interaction between them, but I don't recall the conflict. :trixieshiftleft:

Nightmare Moon makes her move! DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUNNN!! :fluttershbad:

Wow, nobody will read this comment, huh? I just mused a lot, it must be boring to everyone but me. Here's something you might actually find good to read though:
Really great job on this, bro. You definitely keep with the feel of a Tales game. It's hard to explain how, but you really do. This feels like a pretty legit world and storyline that a game could be made out of.
I'm just worried because I don't see where it's going right now. One element of harmony and no leads means no obvious course of action to take. Maybe you're planning on us just stalling until the Summer Sun Celebration and Nightmare Moon's return before things kick into gear? I don't know, just keep writing and we'll see in time! :twilight smile:

By the way, congratulations on your ambitious writing schedule for this month. You've done a helluva lot better than I would have thought, even if you didn't finish everything you had hoped to. Pinkie smiles for you! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:


Wow, thanks for the feedback. I'll try and clear somethings up. Rainbow Dash is technically a higher level then Twilight and Applejack since she is a trained soldier (and Soarin' is even stronger being a commander in the Cloud army. Soarin' cheated and signed up a fake pony because if he and Spitfire both signed up they would have easily mopped the floor with everyone, no contest). Lyra is just sour at Spitfire in general since Spitfire showed her up in chapter 2 and then basically called her weak.

Fun Japanese lesson time: In japan, demon fang is called majinken (translating to demon god blade literally). Rainbow Dash uses Tenbaken (translating to flying horse blade literally) and would probably be localized as Pegasus Fang. The rest of her attacks are straight up rips from various sword wielding tales protagonists.

As for the plot, well believe me when I say it's going to pick up next chapter.

To everyone who has been supportive about this fic, thank you! Your positive encouragement keeps me going!

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