• Member Since 19th Jan, 2015
  • offline last seen 41 minutes ago

TheDriderPony


"Only the most subtle of references." -No fanfiction writer ever

E

Though most view them as simply immortal powerful rulers, some ponies worship the Princesses as actual Goddesses. Some families with deep Earth Pony roots worship the old Nature Spirits of their ancestors.
But some ponies turn to darker forces. They worship monsters and demons, praying for plagues and misfortunes upon those they despise.

One day, Discord finds out that in his "extended absence", a cult formed with him as the Central Deity. Unfortunately, it's not exactly what he would want. These ponies will soon find out it's a bad idea to anger your god.




Edit 5/18/18: New cover art courtesy of the illustrious Mix-up. Check out the original here.

Chapters (5)
Join our Patreon to remove these adverts!
Comments ( 207 )

I like this! Funny too, and I think you've got Discord down pretty good. Awaiting more!

Your Discord is perfect! Gotta love all that chaotic randomness!:heart:
To be honest, I'm just absolutely in love with your writing.

Also, Pinkie Pie. :D

The shenanigans will be strong in this one, I feel it in the force

Really great Discord, I could hear the voice! Also, Chaos Whenever-ly was brilliant :rainbowlaugh:

7578736
Nope, fresh off the presses. However, it is loosely inspired by one particular short scene from a comedy-supernatural police procedural. But it's grown quite a lot since the initial inspiration.

Worst comes to worst Discord can just follow the example of God in Monty Python and the Holy Grail...

7579501
Um... wow, yes that is the exact youtube clip I stumbled across and was inspired by. Well, spoilers for the ending then. Or more like the middle really.

I did not expect anyone would figure it out that quickly. But I do have an interesting twist in mind for what sets Discord off, since he's fine with a bit of drama and showmanship. What would he particularly hate being associated with?

7579515 Oh, sorry for spoilry stuff. I can delete that comment if you want.
And the only reason I figured it out was I remembered seeing this scene when watching the episode. I found it hilarious, heck when I saw the story name in the popular stories section I thought to myself, "This sounds like that one scene." :rainbowlaugh:
And I'm going to guess Joker levels of Chaos? Like violence.

7579548 Maybe just put a spoiler tag around the link. Just so people don't see it scrolling by.

And regarding your guess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgWm5TNeBA

For some reason I'm picturing this is how Discord will react to his followers:

Lol :derpytongue2:

Roadtrip to Las Pegas hm? Well, here´s to hope they won´t have to travel through Thestral country.

Of course he wont. That would be expected. He going through baseball or brick bat country :pinkiehappy:

Chaos cults either go bizarre but silly/pointless or really evil doing some messed/disturbing up crap that tries to end all reality; there doesn't seem to be an inbetween for them for what I have seen.

Gotta say i wasn't actually expecting much from this but I a glad to be wrong. I love it so far and am hopeful for more.

At the ending...well famous last words Twilight

"Spike, Twilight, are you two pondering what I'm pondering?"
"I think so," Spike replied, a thoughtful claw to his chin, "but would increased toy sales really be worth the effort of trying to justify it?"

I was reminded of the scene from Drive Angry where the devil's bounty hunter told some satanism so that the devil didn't want human, especially baby human sacrifices.

Loving this so far. I really enjoy how you write Spike!

a3x

"On the count of four then... 1...2... square root of a potted petunia... 4!"
Thought of Hitchhikers guide? I like that mindset;
very good so far, can't wait for the next part!

He oozed out of the pages in liquid form, only to unmelt back to his full height from a puddle. "Spike, Twilight, are you two pondering what I'm pondering?"
"I think so," Spike replied, a thoughtful claw to his chin, "but would increased toy sales really be worth the effort of trying to justify it?"

:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: Awesome! :pinkiecrazy:

"Wonderful!" Discord cheered, streamers, balloons, and avocados exploding from behind him. "A road trip to Las Pegasus to stop a potentially dangerous cult with the Princess of Friendship and the re-formed Lord of Chaos. What could possibly go wrong?"

I would say he is tempting murphy, but knowing Discord he is fully aware of that and it's his intention to do so. :pinkiecrazy:

First word of the story description.

Thought most view them as simply immortal powerful rulers,

The last time I read a story like this, the cult sacrificed their god's mortal sister in an attempt to summon him. Needless to say, they did not survive the night.

But this... I really, really want to see how this plays out. Please post more at your earliest convenience.


WHAT FUN IS THERE IN MAKING SENSE?!

I love how you write Discord, very realistic. Wait... Wouldn't your realistic portrayal of him cause him to be OOC? I'm overthinking this. Anywho, looking forwards to more of this! :raritywink:

7581687
What story are you referring to?

7580927 This is what I though of when Spike said that, pinkie is just so completely clueless (and not like discord, as I don't think he would play "Clue").

Well I am definitely looking forward to seeing how this goes!

7582102
Now that's a clip I feel I should work in a reference to.

7582157
Is he? Huh, I just googled "Discord pope" and it was one of the first results.

7582166 Yeah, it's practically the same as Q's 'outfit' for when he first summoned Picard

7581873

The story itself is called 'Dipper's Fan Club Goes Too Far'. The whole premise is that Dipper Pines from Gravity Falls ends up transforming into a demon due to an accident and now has to content with people summoning him at the worst of times.

The AU world is known as 'The Transcendance'. Look it up, it's actually pretty cool!

7582201 Fits, sonce they're pretty much the same person. Same VA, same personality. I wouldn't be surprises if Discord was a future version of Q, or vice-versa.

7582717 or the same universe at the same time and he just swaps out who he's messing with.

Picard: *lands in Equestria* ...Q?

Discord/Q: Oh, hi, Picard.

Celestia: Q?

Discord/Q: Yes.

Celestia: I thought your name was Discord.

Picard: Discord? It fits.

7582771 I believe there are quite a few stories with variations on this idea available already. One's where Discord meets Q, or Q becomes Discord, or they're brothers, and that's just a few I can think of off the top of my head. Just search for "Q" and you'll see several.

Starlight and I had a lovely time together foiling the invasion of the one-eyed, one-horned flying purple pony-eaters in Fillydelphia.

Why Twilight made all those cyclopean cannibalistic clones of herself, I'll never know.

Why not use a picture of Q instead, or maybe Q with discord's face

7584414 Because Q isn't involved with this. It's just a coincidence that (I assume those are papal robes) loosely resemble Q's judge outfit.

7584442 John DeLancie voice acts for both characters, therefore causing Q and discord to basically be the same entity, but in different realities

7584523 While true, just because they're voiced by the same legend doesn't really justify shoehorning him in the picture. Otherwise I might as well add Princess Clara or Timmy Turner as well.

Login or register to comment
Join our Patreon to remove these adverts!