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  In a world where the stars shine through both day and night, a savage attack upon the Phoenix Tower of Canterlot Castle leaves the city in chaos, a princess abducted and the stars fading from the sky.
  Now, Princess Sunset Shimmer dons the legendary Solstice Raiment and the Flareblades of the Sunmother in a desperate quest to save the glittering heavens and the love of her life.
  Because if the stars die... her world will soon follow.


Entry for FanOfMostEverything’s Imposing Sovereigns Contest
Prompt: Princess Sunset Shimmer - Warrior

Featured on Equestria Daily on April 9, 2017!
Featured on FimFiction on March 19-20, 2017! :yay:


Historian's Note: Set in the distant reaches of the multiverse, this tale is loosely connected with the events of SunLight Sliders, yet requires no knowledge of that story.

Cast: Princess Sunset Shimmer & Princess Twilight Sparkle with Philomena & introducing Faerana


Cover & Section Break Design by Novel Idea
Princess Sunset Shimmer & Princess Twilight Sparkle designs by Overlord Neon
Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark By Millennial Dan

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Tchernobog - AppleDash Fanatic, Special Guest Beta Reader
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Painted Heart - Wife of the Author :yay:

Special Thanks
Fahrenheit - For his invaluable assistance in creating an epic Elevator Pitch and Synopsis to fit the scope of this story!

Word Count: 15,000
Version: 5.2

Chapters (6)
Comments ( 106 )

I feel obligated to post this before anyone else. :derpytongue2:

Seriously though, I'll definitely get around to this. It sounds good.

8034643 Oooh... even if the name came from a Babylon 5 episode... that works really well too! :twilightsmile:

Absolutely fantastic! I could feel the love Sunset had for Twilight and the pain of separation so tangibly. Your work continues to entrance me! :twilightsmile:

Whoever it was that took Twilight is going to regret it.

An assault upon the Phoenix Tower? A battle waged in the sky, and the the failure of nearly every arcane device within the city?”

There is just one too many 'the's' there.

8034986 ...how is it that a double word got missed through at least 6-7 edits?

Ya know, this story was a novel idea. I like it.

Epic stuff all around. Thrilling fights, dire stakes, and a heartwarming ending. Thank you for this, and best of luck in the judging. :twilightsmile:

Huh, that was certainly different. Good, but different. I adore Sunlight, but honestly sometimes it was hard to see the show Sunset and Twilight in these characters. I know, AU and apparently a long time past show canon (so lots of changes), and its not really a complaint, just an observation.

I'm a bit curious about the Emergence- that must be scary, having regular interdimensional invasions from who knows where. Good thing Sunset is ready to go to Tartarus and back for Twilight (and Equestria, but Twilight first).

Gotta love that darn fiery chicken.:ajsmug:

8035352 Philomena is in a class all of her own for :trollestia:

Hello there. Excellent job on this semi-short story throughout. The action and emotional content were both well done in all the right places (especially with, as was mentioned by other reviewers, the heart-warming wrap-up). Admittedly, I'm not much into same gender pairings (unless they're specifically in the characters' character), but I also have enough respect for very good writing to not let that stop me from enjoying the story.

I'll very definitely be looking forward to more of your work, but I also respect the fact that real-life concerns have to come first.

8035155 ...considering that you're one of the judges, I'm going to take that as a point in my favor. :pinkiehappy:

8035244 That was actually one of my greatest challenges of trying to keep Sunny and Twi in these immortal alicorn princesses. It was a struggle to keep that going. So I definitely understand where you're coming from. Hopefully I kept enough in there, even if Sunny constantly had to revert to "ancient Equestrian" to do it... :scootangel:

...I had no idea where the Emergence came from. Seriously. So much of this was done as Discovery Writing. But it's a crazy idea, huh?

And hell yeah. Sunny would storm the gates of Heaven and Hell alone for Twi. :rainbowderp:

8035376 Then I'm quite happy indeed if the romance wasn't your cup of tea yet the story itself was strong enough to keep you going! Thank you! :twilightsmile:

This sounds really good. I hope Sunset saves Twilight.

My oh my, this is certainly a different tone than what I'm used to. But I liked it. Obviously it being a SunLight story was worth a lot of points on its own in that regard, and Sunny and Twily being alicorn wives in the far future is a subset that I'm specifically interested in. And as always, your writing in superb. An excellent display of Sunlight kicking butt.

8034643 damn you. I hate Chu cause I came here and was about to post the exact same thing but my internet shut off 1 hour before you. Monster

8036055 The tone of this was something I really wanted to capture. I wanted this unique fusion of high-fantasy with Clarke's-Third-Law Technology. This is the first time I've ever intentionally gone purple for the entire story. Heck, there were a couple places where my editors tried to push me into the ultraviolet range! It was a challenge, but I think it was worth it.

But the important part is that you liked it! Especially Sunny kicking flank and not even bothering with the names. :twilightsmile:

8036248 Well I think you definitely succeeded in that respect lol.

I saw this on the front page and came instantly. I'm so excited to read it! :raritystarry:

There is a significant possibility that I am missing some background information going into this story; nevertheless, I shall endeavour to persevere. Any missing details will surely be filled by context, and venturing further into the tale can hardly hurt; I'm sure there can't be too much required reading.




Also, what is happening aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Well, this is as good a time as ever for me to go and read Raven, I suppose... I've been putting it off for quite some time. :applejackunsure:

But first, let's find out about Bacon Princess rescuing her waifu, Purple Smart.

Ascendunt? My Latin is rusty, but I'm not entirely sure that's the right tense. -o, -s, -t, -mus, -tis, -nt, I think? So unless Sunset is talking about herself in the third person plural like Trixie... :trixieshiftright:

8036692 Nope! Not missing a thing! I'm making this up as I go along. Just like... more than I really want to admit. :twilightoops:

8036710 Read it. It's awesome (But waifus are quite important too, mind you).

8036726 You caught me. I don't have the slightest clue about Latin and with the time crunch, I didn't have time to research the term exactly... but hopefully it gives the right idea anyway. :rainbowderp:

B-but phoenixes can't really die, right? They're okay, right? :fluttershysad:

That was a great story. A happy ending in the end.

And here we are at the end. This one isn't a funny story, like the others. But I genuinely think it deserves to win, or at least be recognized, in the Imposing Sovereigns contest. I might not know anything about this "SunLight Sliders" business, but I know a good story when I read it. Also, best portrayal of Princess Sunset Shimmer I've read yet.

Now if you'll pardon my early departure, I've got a whole new set of stories to read. And also Raven.

8036757 If Philomena were to go out... you know that's exactly how she would do it. Something noble, something awesome and something snarky. :duck:

8036770 Yeah, there's a few bits of comedy here and there (like any scene with that darn firebird), but today's tale is about Action! and Adventure! While it would be nice to win, there are some legends taking the field for this competition, so it's going to be a tough sell. But as I've said before, I never dream small. In the end, it was more important to me that I give the readers a good ride than anything else. Though I'm curious what other kinds of Princess Sunset you've come across!

And maybe stretch myself as an author just a little. :raritywink:

As for SunLight Sliders, you'll be able to read it yourself all too soon! The full story will be wrapping up shortly and then we'll go into a light format edit, get an awesome new cover piece and be released for the world to enjoy right here! So stay tuned for that!

(Psst... read Raven first...)

8036834
The story that comes to mind is "Sunset Shimmer is MAD about EVERYTHING" , Justice3442's equal parts hilarious and serious story about how the Season 6 opener would have gone better (well, okay, differently) with newly-minted alicorn Princess Sunset as an attendee. It's good, too, but a lot of the action concerning Sunset is predicated on her not acting like the Princess she just recently became. So I guess this story is great because it takes a look at a fully matured conception of immortal Princess Sunset after a few centuries of rule.

Terribly written. Thumb down.

I have not read anything of yours before. So this was rather blind in style and approach. Shimmer isn't a favorite of mine, but this story does very well. You have a quiet fire, stoked into a raging inferno. A bonfire in the dark that seeks to banish all doubt into a singular certainty of light and purpose.

I think you do this. Rather well, the chapter and pacing felt very consistent. The action you could follow clearly, even hectic and chaotic. The characters felt lifelike and believable. There was no real downside to things I can't wave away as more a stylistic choice on things. And the suspension of disbelief never once got pinged.

Very well done.

Very good story, I loved it!
I'll go see what else you have now:

8036226 Muhahahaha! :pinkiecrazy:

Also, congrats on getting featured... now, back to evil laughter.

8037986 :rainbowlaugh: Thank you kindly! And your cackle amuses me greatly. :moustache:

8038007 And this is a bad thing... why? :pinkiecrazy:

8038027 Never said it was a bad thing. :raritywink: I was just saying... :pinkiecrazy:

8036710 As Novel says, it's awesome. Though it always makes me cry, too. But it's awesome.

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