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Quillian Inkheart


Words whispered into waiting, wanting ears, washing the world with winnowing and winsome wind. We watch with wet eyes while what we want waxes or wanes with every wasted whimper or winning wish.

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The great earth pony alchemist, Arcadês, sought to discover the secret to immortality during the reign of Discord. Little is known about the legendary alchemist today during the Age of Friendship, as all records were believed to have been destroyed amidst the chaos of the Mad-King's reign. Now, so many years later, while searching through the tomes in the Castle of the Two Sisters, Twilight finds a record written by Celestia and Luna that marks the last known location of Arcadês who, in that very book, is given the title "the Immortal."

Following the trail left by her mentor and friend, Twilight adventures to the location specified in the book with her friends in tow. Twilight had followed the book expecting to find journals or perhaps potions. Instead, she found a story.

What follows is the tale of a troubled pony, seeking for their place in the universe. What do you do when your mind is shaped by your world and your world is one of insanity and chaos? What do you believe when nothing is believable? And how far would you go to reach an impossible, improbable dream?


Pre-Readers: RobiPony and duckboy416
Cover Art made by Spirit Shift. He's a very quick artist who wastes no time in completing commissions!

Given the Death tag because of the central theme in the story and the Sex tag for implications and clinical discussions about sex.

Chapters (5)
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Comments ( 34 )

I like it! Can't wait to see where this goes. You've already done a better immortality story than I did. And say what you will about your Old Ponish dialogue, at least your words are reasonably consistent. :rainbowlaugh:

Also:

"So, this pony's still kickin', huh?" Applejack looked impressed, despite herself. "Maybe there's somethin' too all this immortality stuff."

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Well thank you!

Also: fixed! Thanks for that.

I like it how your put the 'we got this together~' from that song phrase, I got like half way through the page not done yet but I like it!

How do you pronounce Arcadês?

Yay! More fics from one of my favourite authors!

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Yay! Comments from my beloved readers! :rainbowkiss:

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It's one of my favorite songs the show has put out in a while. Not to mention, with how often they've been saying "we got this" in the show, it's obvious that someone on the writing team loves that song too.

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Are·kah·des

A good way to do it is go to Google Translate, put the name in, set the language to French -- the accent is a French accent -- and then hit "pronounce."

This was an excellent prologue to what I'm confident will be a thrilling story. Imma smash that fave button now.

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Woo hoo! Don't break it; I hope other people will want to use it too. :rainbowkiss:

_____Suppose I should read this out of courtesy.

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Hey there Malozi! :pinkiehappy: It's been ages.

Don't feel like you're obligated to read it. :applejackunsure: It's entirely up to you.

Twilight had no argument there; it was a fine point. She'd also learned to never question Pinkie Pie's ways. She motioned to the girls, giving them all a big smile. "Together then."

The cave opening was wide enough for the seven mares to walk shoulder to shoulder, stepping down into the darkness. All at once, three horns ignited with basic light spells, illuminating the way. "Together," the other six said in almost perfect unison, then laughed that they were all thinking in sync.

"Like the old man said... Together".

Seriously though, I really like what I see so far. Can't wait for more of this shit!

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Awesome! I've already started on the next chapter -- Tale 1: Discord and Harmony, so the wait shouldn't be too long.

Ok read all of it now and I did NOT expect the immortal Arcadês to be a SLIME. that really got me, very good man!

Any ancient language that isn't just Latin is worth a like!

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Well, Old Ponish in the show sounded like it was vaguely based off German with smatterings of Latin. I leaned more towards the German side of things, trying to make it sound very sharp.

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Glad you think so, friend. :pinkiehappy:

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Well, glad I caught you off guard. :twilightsmile:

This is about to be dope. Keep it up. Tracking.

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Will do. Chapter 1 is in editing and Chapter 2 is almost ready to be edited. :rainbowwild:

By the way, I'm loving the new cover art.:pinkiehappy:

Hum, interesting the solution to immortality for that earth pony was to be turned into a slug, I would love to see a clop of that. I do like you writing and writing so far, I will be looking forward to see what happen next.

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Well, slime ponies have no organs to degenerate and restore lost cells through simple nutrition. They are immune to diseases and common illnesses, since they have no bodily fluids to transfer bacteria, nor organs/cells for the bacteria to infect. As long as they aren't killed be external means, a slime can live forever.

Another great chapter! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Ooooh, Zebras! I wonder what they have in store for our hero.

Also, did I tell you I'm loving this fic? Because I'm loving this fic!

Interesting, I wouldn't breath Equestrian chronology too deeply, but it would be clear that the Pillars disappeared well before Discord appear so they couldn't have been created by Discord. Still this is a fun read keep it up.

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Hm? No, the Pillars weren't made by Discord. :rainbowlaugh: When the Pillars vanished, Discord took that chance to roll in. Until then, they were a threat to his 'reign' over Equestria.

What RD is referring to is the Legend of Flash Magnus and how it involved dragons. According to Arcadês, she saw the creation of the first dragons, meaning that the legend Rainbow heard was false. Magnus never fought dragons, because there were no dragons to fight before Discord's reign. They didn't exist, prior to Arcadês' encounter with the corrupted ponies in the last chapter.

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Sorry I mean the dragons, Discord only made his first appearance well after the Pillars disappeared, and Flash Magnus had confrontations with dragons when he had first appear.

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Ah; actually, Flash never mentioned Dragons after his return, from what I've found. In my research, I think the only knowledge we have that dragons existed prior to Discord was the Legend of Flash Magus, which could be false.

There's nothing wrong with this headcannon, and Discords rule is being treated very well.

I can't imagine him making ponies into something as destructive as dragons."

That is mildly racist.

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Fair point... I'm considering changing that now... :trixieshiftleft:

Interesting chapter! I'm loving Arcades tale so far, and I think it's one of the most creative ones out there. Am I right, people?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go and wait eagerly for the next chapter to come out.

And here it starts, I wonder what she was doing during the hole time she was a slime?

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Oh, it'll all be explained. :rainbowwild:

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Well, thank you very much. :yay:

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