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This insanity has been going on since 2010


What began as a studious endeavor into the origins of tribal magic quickly becomes rife with bedraggled exhaustion as a strange message invades Twilight's dreams, forcing her research to take a drastic new course that leads her on an adventure all across Equestria. For every answer she finds, yet more mysteries arise. What is the source of the daunting dreams which plague her at every moment's rest? Will she see with eyes unclouded... or lose sight of what's truly important?

Written by PsychicKid
Edited by Ember Heartshine
Cover art by Prince-Lionel (http://Prince-Lionel.deviantart.com)
Cover text, insert music, & special thanks: Cadenza Heartsong (https://www.youtube.com/c/Heartsong)
Pre-reader chapter 31: Floral Spring

Links to my story's music can be found below. They are intended to be paired with certain chapters/sections of the story, and emphasize a specific location, so give them a listen for extra ambience! Their paired chapters are indicated by the link URL. All songs produced by Cadenza Heartsong.

Amethyst Hollow - Chapters 7-9

Peacegrove Village - Chapters 12-19

Cloudsbane - Chapters 25-27

Takes place after S7/The Movie, but before S8. Story was drafted when S8 was brand new, so it does not take anything from S8 and later into account.

Chapters (33)
Comments ( 234 )

“We can't find these dreams of yours in the Dreamscape at all.”

Well that is a disturbing thing to hear from Luna... Its certainly living up to the mystery tag and its only the first chapter.

there is Trash-trash , then there is This garbage .

>creates account the day before this story is published
>posts nothing but shit

Get fucked, troll

I like it so far. Keep it up!

Thrilling! I really want to see this adventure unfold. Keep it up, PK!

Excellent! That's exactly what I wanted to hear! I've always been really proud of that ending line, and it makes me glad that it's resonating with readers. Thank you!

Thank you so much, Phoenix. I'm definitely super motivated and will be hard at work putting the last few touches onto chapter 2 for next week! <3

Thanks Luc! It's always a pleasure to hear from you, and I think Denzy would agree! I'm glad you are enjoying it! <3

I'm as excited as Twilight to get into the restricted section. May research begin! Loved this chapter.

So happy to finally see these being published. The ending of the first chapter still gives me chills every time I read it, and I just love how you natural your character dialogue feels. Even though I know most of the story to come, watching it unfold piece by piece will be a lot of fun. I really need to get working on that music...

More bits of mystery to be uncovered! And I can't get enough of the sisters' interactions. Great chapter!

This was a wonderful chapter PK! I can't wait for the next one, you really know how to drip feed plot points and bits of lore. That magic circle is going to bug the crap out of me lol.

So she can see magic's trail and it's inticuseas. I guess that was kind of obvious with the title of the story, but what adventure does this take her on and what she discovers makes me curious. This is also clearly the burgeoning power described in the stories description, but with it being burgeoning this magic sight is just the start. If we think logically about this the ability to see magic in this form will lead to a greater understanding of magic for Twilight, and with a better understanding can lead to better control of magic, could this power be the ability to control, see, and understand magic perfectly. The three words learn, seek, know, makes me think that whatever this power is it requires great knowledge to understand it and possibly wield it. Or maybe knowledge itself is the power? Either way, this is really getting interesting and I want to see more.

Hmm, so she saw the magic of the two sisters at work. Well, i'm afraid of what might happen if she sees Discord in the state she's in.

A pretty good start so far, with some nice mystery buildup.

I loved this chapter PK! So Twilight can see magical energy now? That's really freaking cool, and I really hope that alludes to something related to her title as the "Princess of Magic" as this story progresses. I can't wait for the next chapter!

Magisight, huh?
I see what you did there. Heheh
This gets more interesting every chapter. Good job, PK!

eh...? okay? though the silence in the library Joke died after its second use.

I'm not certain what reference you're referring to, but if there is indeed a reference to Silence in the Library, I believe it was unintentional. I don't quite understand what you mean, myself.

I believe what they meant (correct me if I’m wrong) the three times Twilight was shush’d in the library for being too noisy.

That? That's just typical library comedy. Maybe slightly overused as a trope in general, but certainly not a direct reference.

Hey PK, I see that you chose to describe spell casting as an inner body working rather than the common outward casting. Good job in the spell details. Makes me mesmerized.
Plot wise, I supposed it is still too early too make any comment about it, so far everything is consistent and as I know you like to make it as close to the show as possible, your descriptions fits perfectly with the canon pre-S9.
One small note, I think Celestia would remind Twilight not to call her Princess at least once. Other than that, no OOC character in my opinion.

I've finally caught up to this chapter!
Very good read indeed.
Keep up the good work PK and team!

The original comment simply mentioned the general idea that there should be silence in a library, saying that the joke based on that got repetitive. You're the one who interpreted it as being about the DW episode.

So... Twilight merged with the magic flow?

You'll just have to see next week~ <3

Oh shit! Twilight became magic! Lol, nah idk. This chapter was really interesting to read! The inside out auditorium kind of reminded me of planetariums, or how IMAX dome theaters are a thing. Also because of the whole "speaking and learning of truths unknown to most" thing, just substitute magic for astronomy. I'm really interested as to what this means for the next chapter. Maybe Twilight accidentally entered another dimension, like the celestial plane from when she ascended? Or something else just as magical? However it turns out, I'm excited as heck

I have to admit I find it a bit odd that the restricted archive of ancient knowledge has dripping stalactites in it. Moisture is death to old books. :rainbowlaugh:

Now see, if this was how Twilight had earned her wings, no one would have questioned it. She's gaining some profound insights here, and even more important, rediscovering her emotional connection to her magic.

I could tell you, but luckily you won't have long to wait! Just one more week! You might find the answer to be very familiar indeed...

Haha, yeah. I based the design off of the Equestria Girls special, Forgotten Friendship, so I figure one or two drops of moisture wouldn't be too unrealistic. Hopefully they kept the books stashed away safely!

Wow, I am floored by this comment. I am truly, truly grateful for such kind words of praise. I really had that type of idea in the back of my head as I was writing, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.


No, thank you! For someone whose talent is supposedly magic, Twilight often displays a distressing disconnect with her vocation. She so often treats her studies like a checklist to work through, rather than art to be relished. So getting to see her rediscover the wonder of her own Talent has been simply marvelous.

I wonder how Everfree Forest would look like to Twilight now that she has sort of mastered the vision

this is beautiful, keep up the great work.

There are always more layers, deeper epiphanies to comprehend. Just be sure you don't lose yourself, eh Twilight?

I simply adore that Starlight has a little Trixie plush. That was such a cute and lovely detail! Fantastic work as always~

I spy, with my little eye... A little Trixie plush :trixieshiftright:

Gaint tree in the forest sends like the earth pony magic center like amythist hollow

Oh, ho? Earth ponies next? Sweet.

“So,” Spike interrupted. “You’re just gonna zap over to this big tree, fix the problem in say, half an hour, and then zap back, right?”

Half an hour eh...? :moustache:

Ah, she's found the, heh, root of earth pony magic. listening.

Be careful there, Twi!

Can't wait to see what tomorrow (or tonight!) brings for them. :twilightsmile:


Thank you! Hehe, fun fact, I actually made a mistake in chapter 12 on when the festival is supposed to begin. All instances said "tonight" when it was actually supposed to say "tomorrow night," so hopefully there's no confusion about it! I corrected chapter 12 to reflect this.

Sorry if there was any confusion about it!

Thanks for the clarification! I didn't catch this even though there was this nagging sense of an odd timeline...

Oh ho? Secret passageways you say? Excellent!

Where did the word Thaumaturgical come from? It doesn't even show up on my spellcheck.

Thaumaturgy is from Greek θαῦμα thaûma, meaning "miracle" or "marvel", and ἔργον érgon, meaning "work" (courtesy of Wikipedia). Thaumaturgical would be the adjective form, "of or pertaining to thaumaturgy". :twilightsmile:

I've just the thing for this, especially the last part.

Thanks for the update

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