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Coyote de La Mancha

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This tale is a sequel to If You Would Friend a Tiger. However, it also leans on the lore of its timeline more than most of my stories. I therefore recommend that readers at least be familiar with Cadence of the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle Was Shot, and When All Your Wishes are Granted. The story also refers to A Canterlot Wedding from the television series.

Years ago, she was defeated at a royal wedding by the ponies of Equestria.

Before that, she was both destroyed and brought into being by a young pegasus named Cadence.

And centuries before her birth, the Two Sisters and their precious Elements...


Princesses. Bearers of Elements. Nobility, all. And all of them so secure in their pathetic, sadistic victories over her.

Over. And over. And over again.

But this time, things will be different.

This time, behold her greatest plan. Her final ambition. Her most magnificent failure. Victory is irrelevant; her enemies’ deaths are all she requires, broken and in agony.

With her madness fully unleashed, Queen Chrysalis begins The Last Changeling War.

Cover art by Zig-Word on DeviantArt.

And, of course, the seminal story that starts it all begins here.

Part of the Sunset Rising Continuity.

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 11 )

Chrysalis actually being an effective impersonator! This really is fanfiction :derpytongue2:

Apparently there's a heck of a virus going around Sunset's world...

Interesting way to tie in current events.

Fantastic opening. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here, especially with none of the expected misfits in the rescue operation to be found in the character tags.

Well, with Starlight not being Twilight's apprentice in this timeline (and someday I'm going to write the story explaining that, I promise), neither she nor Trixie are exactly friends with the Princess of Friendship.

The Thorax of this timeline... kind of has his own thing going. I'm not certain whether it will be explained in this story or a different, shorter one yet. But it will be explained. In fact, he's been referred to once already in a different story.

And Discord... well, his power has been steadily waning with the ascension of Order in his world, but he is still a force to be reckoned with. And he does have friends among the ponies, especially Fluttershy. So, we'll see.

A good hunter had no need to be cruel. No need for haste. A hunter whose prey suffered even the slightest was a poor hunter indeed.

And there are few hunters so poor as a parasite who thinks it clever to kill her host, to say nothing planning for her own destruction.

Still, Chrysalis was admirably patient. For her, anyway. But now that she’s laid out her plan, it’s time to see what happens when it makes contact with the enemy.

With two flames were the changelings forged, and with two flames can they be fought. There is never a single solution to any problem, nor a coin with only one side.

As for the castle, I'm pretty sure it can still regrow that. It's just not going to appreciate having to do so.

Chrysalis in any universe just can’t escape these wildcard unicorns who pop up out of nowhere (as far as she’s concerned) to ruin her plans.

Interesting take on Celestia's visions. I wonder if Luna can do something similar by reading the dream realm. Not individual dreams because that would be a violation of privacy. But a collective reading of all dreams looking for patterns that ponies may have subconsciously noticed but aren't aware of while awake. Not sure if I'm communicating my idea well.

I think that's a fascinating idea. If I'm understanding you properly, it would be conceptually akin to Ozymandius from Watchmen viewing hundreds of television screens simultaneously to ascertain upcoming trends and actions of mass consent / social direction. Please tell me if I'm missing your point.

In any case, I think that would be well worth exploring. Thank you! :twilightsmile:

That is one possible example, yeah.

Ah. Should've known this would've been a lot more complicated than just a quick in-and-out after the inexplicable abduction of every alicorn on the planet. Looking forward to the conflict to come.

Also, should I assume that Sunrise has the same sun mark as her counterpart, or are you delaying a reveal of something a bit different? (Of course, it's entirely possible that you can't answer that question one way or the other...)

"They kidnapped them offscreen."

"Yeah but how?"

"By doing it offscreen."

Yes, while this war will be a bit shorter than most human wars for reasons that will be soon revealed, it will still be a war. And while the princesses will do all they can to minimize the cost, there is a limit as to what can be done in such times.

As for the fair lady's cutie mark, I don't blame you in the slightest for forgetting during the interim; it's been a long, long time betwixt chapters...


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