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Shadow Quill

A Thestral mare who enjoys reading amazing stories almost as much as she enjoys writing them. Come on over to Luna's night and see just what you've all been missing in your sun-lit days.


Inspired by the song Bismarck by the amazing band Sabaton!

When the Allies sunk the great battleship Bismarck, they thought it would be gone for good, left at the bottom of the Atlantic to rust as the Second World War raged on. What they didn't know was that the ship never made it to the ocean floor. Instead, the hulking battle machine was transported to someplace entirely unknown to mankind, with its sole survivor taken along for the ride.

The Gryphon Empire had been expanding its borders for centuries, gaining power and influence over the majority of the planet while at the same time stretching themselves ever thinner. Now, with food shortages threatening to tear the Empire apart, they look towards the only hope of salvation they have, Equestria.

Yet the pride of a predatory race would never allow for them to stoop to begging or trading for what they need. In their very blood there is a cry for war that cannot be denied if they are to save all that they have built. However, only a fool would dare go against the magical might of the pony nations, even taking into account the abysmal state of their military. Yet all of that changes when the hulk of a massive war vessel appears on the shores of their homeland, with a very strange pony the only being aboard.

Will Equestria fall under the power of one of mankind's most infamous warships? How will our lone human-turned-pony react to being in both a new body and world? You'll just have to take a look inside and see for yourself.

Thank you to my new Editors Grau and Helping Hoof for their help in making this an even better book for all of you to enjoy.

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Like and fave because of Sabaton and Bismarck!! 🤘🏻

P.S: I have have an original part of Bismarck‘s sistership Tirpitz!! 👍🏻

That is so cool that you have the part. Hope the story is proving to your liking so far.

See you next time,
Shadow Quill, Messenger of the Moon.

To lead the war machine
To rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine
The terror of the seas
The Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine

Nice! I Never thought to see something like that and i Love the song.

Eager to how it goes

Very good, it’ll be interesting to see how the Lt. reacts to this

I've been craving for a good story about battleships and this one looks promising.

Great work keep it up

i am likeing this and will track this so i can get all of it. :D

Really liking this. Thank you for this.

Two thousand men,
And fifty thousand tonnes of steel,
Set a course for the Atlantic,
With the Allies on their heels

Firepower, firefight
Battle Stations, keep the targets steady in sight
Into formation, the hunt has begun
Death and damnation, the fleet is coming

Does this count as a crossover with World of Warships? 🤔

He was made to rule the waves across the seven seas!
To lead the war machine!
The rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine!
The terror of the seas
The Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine!

Of the ship's compliment of 2,065 men, only 110 survivors were pulled from the water. Do you have any plans for the other ~1955 crew?

So far I like the story. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of it and hopefully soon.

This award is already won by the Yamato , the Bismarck is pretty high up the list tho and since this story is about it , I can understand.

Well , you got me interested with this story , my good sir ! The fact that it will be the Griffon Empire at the center of the story is even better , it changes from the classics ! Tho I would like to see where you are going to take this because it could end both in a very great way or fail miserably .
And you respected the Sabaton Rule* so it's bonus points to you !

* The sabaton rule is that in every story talking about the military , especially from WW1/2 , there should be at least a reference to Sabaton .

Slightly disappointed that everyone is making stories about WW2 Germany and USA while other nations like Britain , Japan , Italy and especially France (my home country , guess why I want a fic about it) are left behind and forgotten when totally epic stories could be made with em , and not only for the world wars ! Also for modern , etc ! But I will wait , because hopefully , one day someone will do it and finish it ...

So this is about a survivor of a Nazi battleship in Equestria?

the great battleship Bismarck

LIES AND FALSEHOODS!! The greatest battleship ever is the Yamamoto!



Also it's in space. Which makes it the ultimatest battleship of ever! :pinkiecrazy:




Slightly disappointed that everyone is making stories about WW2 Germany and USA while other nations like Britain , Japan , Italy and especially France (my home country , guess why I want a fic about it) are left behind and forgotten when totally epic stories could be made with em , and not only for the world wars ! Also for modern , etc ! But I will wait , because hopefully , one day someone will do it and finish it ...

The collapse of the French military after the penetration of the Maginot Line limits France's contributions to the war until the invasion of Normandy in 1944, where the French Resistance helped facilitate the allied advance and the liberation of Nazi occupied France. With the United States and Britain providing the lion's share of men and material there, it's hard to find much to write about regarding France in World War 2; the biggest players in Europe, beyond any shadow of a doubt, were Russia, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States - but not in that order.

You mean the Battleship Yamato. Yamamoto was the surname of Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander in Chief of the combined fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, before his death in 1943.

The Bismarck the king of the ocean sabaton or whatever it's called the music video please make more of this

Honestly someone needs to do a story in this same way but with French ships. People seem to forget how fucking powerful the French navy was. It was incredibly modern for its time, and the reason the French lost was because the Germans didn't come by sea. instead, they decided to say "hahaha, we have tanks AND amphetamines!"

No it's about a german navy battleship in Equestria. Most germans where not natzis anymore than all soviet soldiers where communist and the natzi party did not have a navy, or an army outside the ss for that matter. While you are ofcourse free not to read the story there is no reason to flame bait. :ajbemused:

Then HMS Ark Royal gets to Equestria after she's sunk and Swordfish jam the Bismarck's rudder again. HMS Rodney and HMS King George V were never sunk, so I guess HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse will stand in for them in shelling the damn thing into oblivion. Either that or Uchuu SeinkenYAAAA-MAAAAA-TOOOOOO!

Congratz, you got featured. 9/23/2019

9847988 Why not Bismarck's sister ship that hid in the north? Tirpitz? It was a fleet in being.

Hmmm reminds me of my own story H44
Germania. Except you chose Bismarck.

History class called, they said you skipped class. All the classes.

Well this sounds like an interesting yarn. so the kriegsmarine is full of bats eh? 'tis certainly an interesting departure from the usual earth/unicorn/Pegasus pony convention, and he's in Griffonia to boot! I'll definitely track this.

And since no one's seen fit to post the song, I guess I'll nick that honor.

I'm just trying to follow the tune of history.

Honestly an Iowa would be a good counter; they had/have bigger (and more) guns, radar fire control, and benefitted from the lessons of Jutland. Also faster.

A quick google has told me the Bismark was made by the nazis for the nazis during WWII so, yes, very much so.

So i take it that by the same logic in your eyes the Iowa was the was not an american battleship but the democrats ship since it was launched by them for them during world war 2?

"By and for the Nazis" happens because their government and war machine was forcefully destroyed by the victors of World War 2, and are thus differentiated from the successor state.

Not even close, as WW2 Germany was a dictatorship, whereas America was, both at the time and for the last 229 or so years, a republic with multiple-party system. The short of it is that despite the Iowa being launched under Democrat leadership, the fact that the Democrats are just a faction of the over-arching group that is the government of the USA means that it was launched as an American ship, not a Democrat ship. WW2 Germany only had the Nazi party, there weren't others making decisions along with them, so it's only logical to say that any governmental action Germany's government took at the time the Nazis were in power was an act of the Nazi party.

Of course , but starting from the "X thing teleported to Equestria" it wouldn't be hard to make something similar to , I don't know , a pre-surrender French battalion being transported to Equestria .

But that's just an idea in many , it wouldn't be hard to do a story about any major (or minor for some) nations involved in WW2 !

Now this is interesting, and well written too. I suppose I'll keep tabs on this one to see where it goes.

Small nit pick but that's clearly an American Battleship in the thumbnail.


I was going to say, when I saw the story description...

The greatest battleship of all time was sunk by an Allied task group, left to rust beneath the waves. Or so they thought. Join the sole survivor of the Bismarck's sinking as he rebuilds his nation's flagship in order to fight for his new home.

...that the author had a funny way of spelling "Yamato."


And now, just to be a goober, I'm hoping that this sole survivor is Unsinkable Sam. Because that would be unbelievably silly.

He's not wrong though. While the men in the Kriegsmarine were generally not Nazis (though doubtless there were party members among them just like every other branch of the military), the Nazis did Nazi-fy the institution's image - before 1935 it was the Reichsmarine, but Hitler decided to change its name and add big ol' swastikas to its flags and iconography. Many of its surface ships were also intended to be symbols of a resurgent Germany under the Nazis, especially the large (illegally large at the time they were laid down) battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz - and it's worth noting that Hitler personally swore in these ships with a speech when they were launched. The Nazis went to some lengths to directly associate themselves with all the shiny new military hardware in order to paint themselves as the ones responsible for turning around Germany's fortunes, shiny new military hardware that would not have existed had the ruling Nazi party not ordered it built.

Those griffons are going to be awfully confused when derelict HMS Cossack and HMS Ark Royale join the Bismarck by popping up and bobbing in the water like corks :derpytongue2:


Unsinkable Sam, channelling Gabriel Iglasias: "It's a flotilla!"

This is already on my radar on things to read and track.

i was wary of reading this at first,but,now that i have i'm glad i did :eeyup::yay:

HMS Hood was not cursed by Unsinkable Sam's deadly touch. 😹

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