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Star Swirl has found a way to keep touch with the Princesses even as the centuries go by. Its only cost was his life.

Written for FanofMostEverything's Imposing Sovereigns Contest. Prompt was Usurper Celestia.

First Published
20th Mar 2017
Last Modified
20th Mar 2017

An excellent story, and one that I enjoyed reading.  I wish we could see something that happens after starswirl kicks Twilight out.  But at the same time this ending is done rather well, with his introspective last line.

>>8037164

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

Quite a few fascinating ideas here, from the details of Starswirl's sanctum to the source of the thousand-year prophecy. Don't think I 've ever seen that take on it before. The ending is bittersweet, but more the latter than the former. In all, a lovely historical clip show. Thank you for it, and best of luck in the judging.

>>8037750

Thank you! And good luck with judging; you've certainly got a fair bit of work cut out for you.

Curiouser and curiouser, but in a good way

Oh, poor Celly, how you will regret that idea

I knew this would have to be one of them, and it still hurt

Maybe I'm biased but to me it seems like this is almost a really dark ending unless Starswirl has some way out, eventually. Otherwise, well, he's literally consigned himself to an eternity imprisoned alone. Eventually...yea.

Otherwise, I quite liked this.

>>8039715

Thanks for the comments!

Hm... it was definitely supposed to be a bit depressing but not outright dark. I might tone it done a bit with an edit, but for now I don't think it'd be fair to change anything until the contest is over. Appreciate the feedback, though!

>>8039715

That was my first reaction as well.  But I'd hope that the pocketspace would only have drifted too far based on what Starswirl initially calculated when he first created the stone.  Twelve millennia of research made it an easy matter for the alicorns to find the space again, and then to craft a new artifact that would both allow for visitation as well as allow Starswirl occasional glimpses and messaging with the outside world.

>>8043403 That sounds awesome and I am headcanoning it as my new ending

:pinkiesad2: You will be missed starswirl. Enjoy your pocket space... Forever :raritycry::fluttershbad:

I reviewed this story as part of Read It Now Reviews #108.

My review can be found here.

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Author Interviewer

My heart has beat in my chest for four hundred years and twenty more

Obviously, the solution is for her to spend the next year blazing it.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

I'm not crying you're crying

>>8102406

Ha! Wow, I actually laughed out loud. I have no earthly clue how I didn't see that (actually, I do, and it's called sleep deprivation), but that's just how the math worked out in my head. I kinda want to edit it away, but I also kinda don't. :P

>>8102410

no, u.

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