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Visiden Visidane

Is that a terrorist?!?


(Part of Upheaval) Something happened on Mount Moaning Top a long, long time ago, when the Division was in full swing. When the dust of the incident settled, the complete fading of Princess Luna's followers in the Barrier Lands had become inevitable.

Here are the tales behind the official record of the notorious Moaning Top Incident.

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"Snake Eyes and Fork Tongue have returned from their scouting,"

Rolled my eyes when I saw those names, but it's so perfect for the slaves. Bet one is a ninja.

So is it always a knife, and do they all look the same, or are their variants?

Cloud Breeze had no chill tho.

So is it something about Lust Dragons or something about the magical nature of Cobrahns and Unicorns that lets them breed? Can Unicorns and Cobrahns all breed? I would imagine Coatls also could breed with Lust Dragons, though none would willingly and I imagine it would take a particularly bad day for a coatl to be weak enough to be overpowered by a Lust Dragon.

Ok, killing them all would not be the worst thing right now tbh

Absolutely amazing! This is what passes for Slice of Life in the barrier lands. Ophidus is really the most formidable foe, and you can't help but root for them a bit, or anyone named Snake Eyes really. This is what happens when you don't have friendship in your society, everypony is at each other's throats.

Ice Carver is Sablesteel's grandfather?

There's more than just 'duty' in the name of having kids.

I think it's fairly safe to say that settling down in a stable relationship is better for an individual in the long term than the tempoary thrill of drugs and promiscuity offered by the Moonlight Rondo.

Closer inspection would reveal that each sword was actually two blades close and parallel to each other. A cut from these weapons would leave torn, parallel wounds that no surgeon in Equestria, or anywhere else, could hope to suture.

I wasn't under the opinion that ursas had skilled surgeons that sturtured wounds to begin with and one deeper cut will bleed more than two cuts of half the depth.

Should there be any indication that Emperor Sesyth will involve himself in a battle, make plans for immediate withdrawal.

This combined with references from Applejack's story indicate Sesyth doesn't keep the treaty?

I'm surprised Cinder isn't interpreting Sassy as a Coatl. A large winged, magical ophidite seems the logical conclusion if she's never seen a real Coatl before.

I feel like there could have been just a tiny bit more development about Cloud's hatred for the legion other than being party poopers or flogging a friend when caught stealing. Some people don't need a reason to hate but something like 'the legion failed to protect my loved one' or 'loved one was drafted then died' or 'my dad was a veteran with PTSD causing him to drink and hit me which is why I ran away' would make Cloud make a little more sense. It depends on if she's meant to be even slightly likable or not.

Still loving this.

Do not muddle this principle by involving yourself with a slave in an improper and unnatural manner, even if the slave is a fellow ophidite.

Scarlet Rabbits old master still maintained "two concubines" after he had fallen on hard times. Is a concubine not a slave or was he a minor deviant?

Nefszen pointed at Safaszan’s blood-smeared hoof and intoned his next spell.


Great fight scene

Killing us all is just as important to them as killing ophidites! The were unleashing poison gas all over the place!”


He galloped off, towards the Legion with baton in hand.


This note from Historian Dare Vaunt actually makes sense in explaining why the legion didn't adapt Blackmoon Blade training and weapons which I've been wondering about since Terrato's first description of them. THANK YOU!

Didn't see the ending coming either.

And this is where we get the Roman word decimate.

The one thing in all of this that I don't understand.

If cobrahns need their daggers in order to cast spells then what are they graduating when they first receive their daggers? It can't be a magic school since it would seem very hard to practice magic without them. Also, why are they called ceremonial daggers when they're clearly needed for practical function. Mostly: where and how did Sassy get her dagger/ sword. We're told that she was never formally trained in magic so did the manage to make it herself or did she kidnap a smith and force him to do it or did someone else just happen to have a giant wavy sword that she was able to steal and attune to?

Overall this story deserved several likes and I'm embarrassed it's taken me until yesterday to find it existed. Kudos on being able to pack a dense cast of varied and developed characters into a relatively short novel. A lot of individual choices that were completely stupid but still believable in the heat of the moment combining together to create several disasters. This probably describes a whole lot of real massacres as well. I also quite liked how you tied in the 'The Last Shadows' with Sablesteel's grandfather.

I know asking for a finishing date of the series is impossible, but do you have a pretty good idea of how much Upheaval there is to go? Ex: are you two thirds of the way through? Half? Three Quarters? etc :rainbowderp:

Cobrahns use daggers provided by their school prior to graduation.

They are called ceremonial daggers because they are used for ceremonies. That they are used for other things is not factored into the name.

Sassy forged her own sword using her own blood mixed with the blood of cobrahns and unicorns, and regular iron.

It is not that uncommon for coatl nobles to bend rules as they see fit.

Cinder did not see Sassy as a coatl because even she knows that coatls have feathery, rainbow-coloured wings, not scaly ones. The hood is also a very prominent cobrahn feature.

You’re forgetting that Cinder’s legionnaire father will never, ever, approve of her relationship with Cloud. This is the Legion’s stance on the matter and it can be assumed that this relationship is not the first one such a stance has affected.

This is the first edition, written before the pact. Sesyth does keep the pact. Later editions have kept the line just in case.

The ursans have highly skilled smiths. They also have decent surgeons, necessary as they frequently tear each other up.


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