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The reason I write is because I want to read a story written for myself. One day, I want to read one of my own stories and say to myself "That is the best story I have ever read."


This story is a sequel to Equestria’s Changeling Queen and the Abyssal Empress

Story requires reading Equestria's Changeling Queen and the Abyssal Empress first.

This is the life, times, and fall of Empress Samudra, predecessor to the Kelpie Empress Tethys, covering the decisions she makes from her perspective.

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Comments ( 187 )

Hmm. Intriguing. Looking forward to more. :twilightsmile:

Well, this is interesting. I will keep my eye on this.

This will be an interesting experience

Good. Very good. I expect more, and I do mean moar!

And so the story of the former queen Samudra begins...

Ponies are so unhappy with their leader that they rebell. Wich of course means they need to die. But yes, totally a benevolent ruler.

8197105 No, Panthalass is a pretty good ruler. That was Vren derping out on word choice. Give the chapter a second read, a little more of that all-important context has been added.

8197802 8197105 One of the very common vren55 story derps that Zerv will complain about for ages... writing's hard man , which is why I need zerv :P

8197807 Yeah, now it sounds justified.

Also, voices in her head? Is that Tethys with her Old God powers? Or an Old God itself?

8198799 no comment. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

with the new fimfiction formatter I cannot for the life of me get the paragraphs to indent. and yes i've tried the indent paragraph button.

That's now a user choice available on the "Formatting" button (Indented first line, double spaced or both, with double spaced as default).

Also, should be "choose" not "chose" in the last line there.

Thank you, kind sir

Well this is going to get interesting, I can tell she isn't going to be a likable pony.

Well this is progressing along nicely.

Is Samudra related to Sombra?

8332743 Uhhh..... no. Not at all.

She kinda predates him by several thousand years.

Totally not an outside influence. Nuh-uh.

Well, this is starting to get interesting.

I don't think i will be able to read this story; Having never really been a fan of the combat of your current stories (too frequent, too long too large scale) but having already invested myself into the series you've written already I was compelled to stick through this till now.

I was originally reading to see world building/character interaction rather than the violent conflict you seem to want to write. I remember making a couple comments about how the first story was a bit misleading since it's rated E, but features some pretty violent themes that screamed rating T to me.

What I'm trying to say is that I'm burnt out on reading about your listings of casualties of war and death. Having seen this story just now (I can't remember it showing up in the featured, if it even did) I guess I'm just jaded enough to write this comment.

Don't take this as deep criticism, these are just my feelings as someone who wants to forget almost everything about the last story you wrote, only to see the next book is even further than the original in what drew me to the story in the first place.

8395228 eh, I get it. Don't feel bad. People want to read stuff they want to read.

Thanks for understanding.
By the way good luck with your original book you're writing! Just seen the blog post about that.

Comment posted by Theta52775 deleted Sep 5th, 2017

Well I wonder, how long she will be able to stand these voices before she cracks?

Awesome supplementary story right here :twilightsmile: and im pretty sure it's an Elder god, or if not, something alike to the Nightmare.

Well it sounds like she's starting to break.

Maybe someone or something is testing her endurance?

I'm not sure. I have a few ideas but try to remember, a boot print is not a boot.:moustache:

Once you eliminate the impossible, whaterer remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.


Well, I think Samudra's at least partly crazy at this point.

Beware the wizards with beards


Well it's nice that Samudra's got a friend for the time being

As a reward for his aid, I’ve given him a magic book connected to another book (obviously waterproofed) that I own. He can use it to contact me and… chat. Part of this is because I’ve learned quite a bit about arcane spells from him, though his “magic of friendship, or harmony magic” theory still escapes me, and I want to stay in contact with him. The other? Well, Starswirl is a friend. One I will have to say goodbye to eventually, but one who will be perhaps more memorable than the others.

I thoght Starswirl don't understand in friendship as Twilight do.

8552248 Theory... granted, i haven't actually watched season 7 finale at this point :P

That what Celestia said to Twilight in season three final. Just before she ascented and became alicorn.

8552288 well then, just because he didn’t understand it completely doesn’t mean he didn’t know anything about it :P

True.:twilightsmile: By the way love your side stories to Celestia changeling Queen. So much lore added to your universe.

Agree with vren here, about that he might have known SOMETHING about friendship. Just because he didn't ascend, doesn't mean he didn't come close. =) He might have fallen just before "finish line" or something.

I haven't read yet the entirety of the Abyssal Empress. I imagine that this threat is what made the island dissappear?

Interesting. This reminds me of World of Warcraft and how the Titans could defeat the Old Gods completely. Both here and there I see the clear influence of lovecraftian mythos and his work.

Echinoi and Platonicus being among them, hosting half a million tails.

Echinoi? Is this a reference to the Greek word αχινοί? Nvm I found it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinoida for a moment I thought it was a reference to Echidna the mother of monsters.

Also... OH FUCK!

She? He? The old Gods have genders?

Fun fact. You cannot affect the volume with which your inner voice "speaks". You can make it scream, whisper, talk normally... but in your mind it is perceived all the same. Try it.

She purged herself from magic yet she still hears things? Weird. Maybe it's not as powerful of a purge?


It's as if the old gods breathe every ten years and an opportunity rises for them to awake so they try to influence great beings into releasing them.

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