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Nameless Narrator


Grab a book and don't mind me. I just mop the floors here, and put boards over the plot holes.

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This story is a sequel to An Exercise In Management


- Huh, featured on 27.11. by chapter THREE. I smell black magics!

The little drone who made his way into becoming the loved and respected boss of his tiny hive has been through a lot, good or bad. He found friends, purified the hive mind of furious and toxic echoes of the ancient changeling rulers, and even earned respect of Chrysalis herself (well, the echo of her imprinted inside the hive mind).

He was so close to building peace in the big city of Las Pegasus as a scary and somewhat sexy tourist attraction (love and lust go hoof in hoof, of course), but in the end Celestia's paladins found him and his friends, deeming them a threat to Equestria which had to be purged with no mercy. Unable to help protect his hive due to undergoing physical metamorphosis into a proper king, he was left in the care of Eight, and carried off who knows where along with his cocoon while the paladins rampaged through their hideout.

Now his hibernation is over, and it is time for the boss to either find anyone who might have survived, or enact his revenge on the paladin leading the hunt for him - Star Trail.

(Suggestions or any comments are always welcome.)

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Comments ( 614 )

I am sooooooooooooooooo happy that there is a sequel!!

* taps hooves together* thish ish sho exshieting! ubscure movie references ftw:raritywink:

Ethier the author and i think on simular wavelengths or....:pinkiegasp::pinkiecrazy:impossiberuuu! Zis simply cannot be!

the vengful part of me votes for the prolonged torture and subsiquint death of star trail. Posibly employing a goddess amber amulet so he comes back to life and the fun can continue... but the logical side of me knows that that kind of fun is not allowed...

Also... *snert* you put the song in! :rainbowlaugh: i take full responsibility for puting that idea there. Though your version is both funnier and fits your changelings more then mine did

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I'm so excited that there's a sequel, and so soon too! I favourited it before I even read it, and then after I unfav'd it so I could do it again. This is on my list if top series on the site, so I'm oh so eagerly awaiting more!

THANK YOU
I want to see three more

A solid start for the sequel. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

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Calm down, calm down. I haven't gotten anywhere in the planning department yet.
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Don't celebrate too soon. :moustache:
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a) every comment that goes past good/bad/wohoo influences me to a degree, because I never have a story finished before I start uploadning, and I make things up as I go along.
b) I got the changeling Flawless song for EiM, and I intend to the finish changeling version of diggy diggy at the right time, with the right drone.
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"Nurse, bring the tranquilizers!"
Anyway, I'm just messing around. Not much of a story structure or plannin yet. But hey, EiM started like that and it didn't turn out half bad. Just don't expect weekly updates for some time yet.
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Is fake dream Three enough? Do I look like a writer who would keep bringing a character from the dead over and over and over despite horrible things happening to him until he goes crazy? :scootangel:
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Thank you, and that's gonna take a while. I said it before, the sequel wasn't planned, but I had few random ideas because my main storyline is proving too difficult to write atm.

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Do I look like a writer who would keep bringing a character from the dead over and over and over despite horrible things happening to him until he goes crazy?

.... well that is one of the things i visit the library for... so... maybe i like reading a fic or a line of fics where Murphy keeps hitting the main character with a baseball bat until he cries for mercy or grabs the bat and kicks Murphy's ass

Don't celebrate too soon

awww... but i already got the beer pong set up... the "beer" is actually 180 proof mixed Barry moonshine, but... ya know... same difference:pinkiecrazy:

this is an Irish household and ye will drink yer fruity whisky!

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beer pong

Pfff… drinking games.
Here we have only one drinking game, and that's called DRINKING! :pinkiehappy:

maybe i like reading a fic or a line of fics where Murphy keeps hitting the main character with a baseball bat until he cries for mercy or grabs the bat and kicks Murphy's ass

There is no written proof of that ever happening to any bronze unicorn/changeling/alicorn/Corrupted/void creature. :twilightoops:

If Three is stuck in the hive mind, can’t he come back? Isn’t that somewhat like what One is doing?🤔

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Three doesn't have a working body anymore, and even if he did, the amount of power, skill, and knowledge One has in comparison to him that allows her to work the hive mind with a thought is all the difference. Besides, it was totally only a dream caused by Boss' regret of not having a chance to say a proper goodbye.

Three will allways be, and have been, my favorite.

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Now he's giving you thumbs up in the cover art. Don't ask me how.

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Fine BUT i dare you to give a pov of three and put him in human world for a day
"I thought Canterlot was the city of love Not pareses? Paaaris parre Food city with metal thing."

how does he even know what a tictac is

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What? You don't believe me? Now I'm NOT gonna give him a giant mech that shoots friendship lasers out of its eyes.
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"AAAAAAH IT'S A TALKING HORSEBUG!!!!" "Hallo, shouty two-legs!"
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Don't think too hard about that.

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For all I know, you could do that and then make Three an Alicorn. Alicorn of Glowing Spearheads? Innocence? Cuteness?

Now I can only imagine Three in said mech, shooting lasers while screaming, "Beware my cuteness!"

The first chapter... the first damn chapter got me tearing up already, but smiling like the damn Joker at the end. I can already tell I'm going to love this as much as the first. :pinkiehappy:

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It can't be all fun. I have to ram the plot somewhere into it like before.
So... how do I kill ghost Three this time?
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He ded.
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Derpibooru taught me that even normal Pinkie has holes, no matter what the show is trying to tell us.

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So... how do I kill ghost Three this time?

Meany, toying with our emotions like this...

Welp... son... you dun fakt up. Never insult a dwarves muda. This can only end well. So... is king taller the eight now?

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A tiny bit. He's as tall as One was. I think the quick comparison is in the Management comments comewhere.
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You mean antics like trying to kill every living Equestrian citizen in front of Celestia as revenge for imprisoning Void? :scootangel:

my current running theory is that the dwarves stole the bosses chrysalis thinking it was a massive gemstone from wherever eight hid it while she was out gathering love and intelligence (likely on the status of ten and four) king cant sense her so this means she is ether dead(unlikely but possible.) i imagine that three is just sitting there in the hive mind wondering what to do next (i think he should hop into the bosses head, make him feel better.) this pile of ponies in chrysalises makes me think that this was eights stash but the state of disuse makes me think that she hasn't been there in a very long time.

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Some of those suspicions are true, and some aren't. I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say which is which.

So one's not dead and three is.... kind dead-ish and the story itself restarted with a nice bang.
Now that, is how you make a sequel. :moustache:

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So... much... expectation…

Can't handle... the pressure…

Will… inevitably… fail…

:pinkiecrazy:

Halls of the Changeling King


um...


In the Hall of the Changeling King


:facehoof:

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Yes, it is a pun on both dwarves and the song by Apocalyptica (and the opera or whatever before).

Or did I get the facepalming Twilight completely wrong and am being a dumbass?

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No, it's just the name. It surely looks like In the Hall of the Mountain King at first glance, and I thought it's a pony version of Peer Gynt.

By the way, if you haven't listened to this piece before, I suggest you give it a try. Perhaps you will decide to use it as morning ringtone.

My head exploded at the "reward butt" scene. I laughed so hard snot came out of my eye from me trying to hold it in. Featured by chapter three. Good show man, good show! I literaly drafted and scraped a comment about us readers conspiring to get this to the top of the featured list and the popular list but scraped it because i didnt like the way it sounded.

Just checked, yep still there and has been there 3 hours at the posting of this comment

so I try something I haven’t done in this new body yet - transfer love.

*screams internaly* did he just accidentaly a three? Er mah gerd! Mamma dwarf and her babyling. I realy hope thats an accidental three. But it ok if its not. Still aborable

Try our new utility goo! It melts! It explodes! It holds it in better then skin! And so mutch more! And dont forget to pick up our book "1001 uses for changling goo" availible while suplies last.

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Does have its moments, but otherwise too peaceful.
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Wow, I actually thought that comment was completely out of place and trite. On the other hole, Scream is Scream. When she's not a psychotic mass-murderer, she's pretty cool. Although, considering we don't know WHEN this is happening, she can still be either, and this can all be happening before Blaze sorted her out properly.
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Come on, give me a little more credit regarding the overuse of old characters. As for Three... well, Scream does Scream things. (totally not an Imbalanced reference and an omen of what's to come)
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Note to self, make one of the new changelings a writer. Why? BECAUSE I CAN!

Buzz Buzz technique is best hiding technique though!

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Boss' adorableness stat isn't enough to use the bzz bzz skill properly.

I was excited to find there's a sequel.
Let's see where this goes.

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I'm like two chapters ahead right now, so it'll be a surprise for both of us.

Jasne zamkove svijany kulmbacher pils

my brother used to live in kulmbach.
Nice city has one of the hightest density of breweries in germany.
Using variuos kinds of beer is an interesting take at a dwarfen language^^

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Note to self, make one of the new changelings a writer. Why? BECAUSE I CAN!

I kinda have the idea that the new changelings use creative products to as an export good to profit of their manipulative abilities in an less evil manner.^^

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Using variuos kinds of beer is an interesting take at a dwarfen language^^

Yaaay, someone noticed!

I kinda have the idea that the new changelings use creative products to as an export good to profit of their manipulative abilities in an less evil manner.^^

That indeed is an interesting take on the situation. I will give it some thought.

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the writer sits down in his chair and places his hands upon the keyboard. to his muse he turns and asks "so. where are we off to today?"
the muse places their hands upon his shoulders and leans in to whisper with a manic grin
"its a surprise!"

:pinkiegasp: yo changed the thumbnail!!!:rainbowkiss: cute widdle bughorse! must give hug

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I will keep updating the cover as the story goes on with relevant characters, either when they're about to appear in the next update, or when I write them first…

...or when I just get bored, don't want to write, and just mess around in pixelartmaker. :twilightblush:

PS: Be careful with the hugs. Two is sharp as nails… or wants to be… pretends to be… something something.

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then i will have to wear my kevlar

Two: adorable, inteligent, and a subtle as a hammer.

This chapter... i like it! another!!

Damn... doing pushups right after childbirth... dat dwarf is badass moma!

The four of us?....*interest intensifies*

how long until their eaten by carps

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Next week, next week,
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I'm pretty sure fish aren't involved in this one. Tentacles maybe, but no fish.

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