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Here lies the wistful delusions of the sleep addled mind. Actually wait, no, just me.



This story is a sequel to Carapace of Lavender

With Chrysalis in her endless sleep, Twilight is left to carry the burden of the Hive. Something she does magnificently.
First and foremost is making sure her hive can survive. Then, it's reestablishing peace with Equestria. And lastly, reversing the curse even those satiated with love in their degenerated state.
Nobody said it was going to be easy.
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Chapters (26)
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:pinkiegasp:yes its here :pinkiehappy:

cant wait for more, you good writer

I've been addicted to LAP's hive series lately so this took a while to get out, but here's the prologue so I don't forget about it.

I see you took my advice and read what was wrought because of your fic.

~Crystalline Electrostatic~

Oh, whew, she's not dead.

Wow, they are there for two weeks.

Welp, time for Twilight to put on the leader pants.

7997974 Yeah, you weren't the first to mention it but you reminded me of it. I checked it out and was like ok fuck the fact that it's full ponies I don't care this is too awesome. I'm like halfway through culling.

7998743 Yeah. I've lost count of how many times I've re-read LAP's fics. He is a damned good writer, and you're not too shabby yourself...

~Crystalline Electrostatic~

Wraiths...hum... i am guessing they are really steathy or can phase through solid objects or are extremely fast going by just the name

7998951 or they may just be her honor guard, the name taken from my organization in a way of the wicked DnD game : D

Ah, progress. And another hive, one that's clearly much more cruel and tyrannical than Chryssie's hive ever was. I Hope Nik will be alright.

That Chryssie seems to be peaceful in her sleep is a nice touch. Even if she's in a coma, for the first time in centuries there's no strain of having to deal with the hive mind.

Keine isn't capitalised one of twice.

'small try of four' - tray

ok now i wonder what happen with twilight parents

wait hold up, hold the fucking phone.

1 celestia eats meet .... oh right human nevermind

2 a canterlot council that isn't completely full of itself

7999867 That's what happens when the people get to pick rather than the nobility. At least that's what I was thinking. Although you seem like the last person to dis a council, councilman. : D

8000067 i have nothing against a good counsil aslong as it serves its purpose but if it is filled with self-serving bastards then they must go

It's not boring at all, and actually, longer chapters are generally better than shorter ones anyways.

~Crystalline Electrostatic~

8000115 (was making a jab at your profile pic XD)

8000208 I love long chapters, I've just had trouble doing them in the past without droning on. As far as the boring part I meant the politicking and general filler that this chapter is like 90% of. I feel like it was good filler though, filled in some of the spaces the time skip left at least.

8000304 It was good filler. It wasn't too drab, and it didn't feel forced.

~Crystalline Electrostatic~

D'awwww ~ young lings are the best.

Ah, yes, nobles being asshats as usual. At least the council itself is very reasonable.

Whatever form Twilight takes, some things remain the same.

Equestria is mostly vegetarian

Those poor souls

D'awwww~ A cute chapter. Good to see that Twilight's parents are understanding. And Nilan is just cute.

Huh, interesting that Cadance absorbs love.

Iiiiiiinteresting. I imagine each and every give us a bit different, having been evolving separately.

I wonder if Twilight manages to make the Queens work together instead of always being at odds.

Poor feral Queens.

'not even you knows quite' - know

Nah, seems fine to me. Small bits of world building are always enjoyable.

Hmm, heavy battle armour and a method for modifying their bodies after birth. Nice.

'for life experimentation' - live

'immediately reprimanding' - reprimanded

'Once flew directly over them' - one

good chapter, keep up the good work

Score one for the Element of Magic!

So... Twilight can now make the Matrix universe feasible.

they done goofed, they all done goofed, this will not end well for them

Nice, more lore and headcanon.

You done goofed, Chrysarium. And let's not forget that Equestria is most likely bound by treaties with other countries, like the griffons, so that's even more allies for Twilight.

'pitched and shieled with' - shielded

'interweaved into' - interwoven with

'marks the begin of' - beginning

'chiton' - chitin

'connection.The' - connection. The

'least,Twilight' - least, Twilight

'amounts of live infused in them' - love

'directly two Twilight' - to

'jordas' - Jordas

All I can do is laugh at the foolishness and arrogance shown. Laugh!

8004541 I agree; perhaps we will find out what/who Cadence is later? :derpyderp2:

“Liar! With the curse, such a high population would cause your degeneration to accelerate!” Chrysalis growled

Isn't she in a coma?

No, I don't think it's getting dry to read! It's still fabulous! :raritystarry:

Love this! You're doing really well with the updates too, sugarcube! :pinkiehappy:

Twilight Sparkle: magical cellphone charger. :pinkiehappy:

Sweet, but intriguing. Like apricot icecream. :derpytongue2:

Inb4 changeling t-1000.

Didn't notice any errors this time .Nice chapter.

8015124 wow really? And here I thought I was getting worse lol

I have a question:
Whether(yes or not) this new living metal was inspired by Eldar wraithbone,because if it has similar properties then is a chance that golems made of this material can be controlled remotely with the help of Hive mind.

Ps.I have strange feeling that when fight will start, Twilight will already have combat vehicles, sky battleship(or two) and perhaps even some type of power armor, all of it arcane powered,it looks even more probably now with that new metal(if he is similar to wraithbone),

The last was of great interest to Twilight, it was a glyph that could convert Changeling magical energy to Arcane and vice versa.

combined with

She Was about to continue but froze as she realized her energy was being replenished slowly before she absorbed what she channeled.
“Celestia… I… I think I just got turned into an arcane battery…” Twilight stuttered out,

well i still need more power:pinkiecrazy:
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because I really love overkill:moustache: (as long as it is reasonable)

8016479 The Biometal is of my own creation, I invented it like 7 years ago for an original story that was lost on my old computer. I've reused the concept loosely in things like Seeker, but this'll be the first time I've done it in full. And you overestimate the ability to research and produce what would be hundreds of years worth of technology in two months lol.
And yeah, I love a bit of overkill too.
it makes losing that much more powerful.

Me likey. It's nice to see one of the other Queens actually be reasonable. Her allying work Twilight should keep her hive safe from any other Queens.

Suffice to say, I like Mira.

If the Queens get their heads out of their asses and pool their resources together, changelings could become a vanguard of innovation, combining their experience and technology to create wonders.

Updated Cover Art

So... Where can I find the previous cover art?

Ooooooh, nice. Kind of works as a safety net - if an upgrade turns out to be harmful, other changelings don't change and they can work on fixing the affected Queen.

Also, d'awwww at the ending.

why is it i always get a zerg vibe from the way many author;s decribe changlings, i swear it's like Twilight has become Abathur is some senses

me think by time Chrysalis wake up her and her changeling are going to be close to god like or very op

8020381 I dunno man, all I know is when I started Carapace of Lavender I was the first one I knew of to actually get into the nitty gritty of what I thought changelings really were. I'd probably be getting a zerg vibe if I knew more about the starcraft universe other than heroes of the storm XD

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