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RoyalBardofCanterlot


I'm Celestia and Luna's personal bard. Nature is my God, Art is my Religion, Love is the Law.

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It's Starlight's first time alone in the castle. As the darkness closes in and old demons return to torment her, Starlight cries out in hopes that someone will hear. Can Twilight rescue her student from the darkness before it takes her for good this time?

(Takes place between seasons five and six.)

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Comments ( 16 )

Beautiful story, I really enjoyed reading it. Though that could be my bias talking, I love a good motherly Twilight fic, not enough of those if you ask me.

On a side note, it's really cool to see that someone made a story that involved Twilight hearing prayers. Judging by the show, I think it's pretty safe to say that alicorns are, at least in some aspects, gods, yet no one seems to take full advantage of that, let alone incorporate it into their story.

So.... You can pray to Twilight?

Yesssssssssssss

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Some stories have done that, I don't think you're looking for them hard enough. Though the prayer thing is underutilized, the using the immortal god thing to it's fullest isn't new.

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Some stories have done that, I don't think you're looking for them hard enough.

Exactly 'some', I wrote that there are not enough of them. I wasn't implying that they don't exist and that I'm not looking for them, wording mate.

Though the prayer thing is underutilized, the using the immortal god thing to it's fullest isn't new.

Yeah, I know their not, I just wrote that? As for the immortality, I don't know why you brought it up I never even mentioned it. Unless you mean to imply that someone being immortal instantly means full on god? I don't see it that way personally.

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I was agreeing with you on the use of prayer thing actually having an effect.

At some point a person who becomes 'functionally' immortal, can go even further to become a 'truly' immortal.

Twilight was born mortal, and for a time period she could be killed permanently or reincarnate. Then became a 'functionally' immortal alicorn, should she technically count as a full on goddess when she wasn't one before? Celestia, Luna and Flurry were born alicorns or at least Luna and Celestia were implied to be born that way, Cadence and Twilight positions were earned.

True immortality is a lot harder to achieve, Celestia has it because she's survived a thousand years worth of politics by herself on the throne.

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Twilight was born mortal, in a time period where she could be killed. Then became an 'functionally' immortal alicorn, should she technically count as a full on goddess when she wasn't one before?

I would say yes, I mean I've read a few books and even some legends that describe a mortal ascending (not related to ponies) so why wouldn't Twilight be able too?

On a side note, are suggesting that a true immortal can't die? Just wondering because I could have sworn immortal meant you can't die of natural causes such as decay. If you're immortal and get your head chopped off you're still going to die from what I recall.

Celestia, Luna and Flurry were born alicorns, Cadence and Twilight positions were earned.

Well, if you're going off the comics, then yeah, Celestia and Luna were born alicorns, but not in the TV show which I consider to be the true cannon. I see the books as sort of filler for unexplained events, other references the show might use, and general background information.

Of course, no matter what we say we will both be spewing BS due to the obvious fact that gods and immortality don't exist. At least, not in they way we're describing it as.

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So very true.

What I'm saying about twilight is, how does she gain the ability to hear prayers exactly? When does that ability come into existence and does someone need to be a god to have that ability? Think about someone who isn't a god and yet gets the ability to hear all those prayers, it wouldn't end well for the person in question.

Also true immortals can die... but it wouldn't stick depending on what form of true immortality they have.

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What I'm saying about twilight is, how does she gain the ability to hear prayers exactly? When does that ability come into existence and does someone need to be a god to have that ability? Think about someone who isn't a god and yet gets the ability to hear all those prayers, it wouldn't end well for the person in question.

Honestly, I have no idea. I would like to say that the person in question would gain the ability the moment they ascended, however, I think it would also depend on whether or not that person recognized the fact they were a god. Would they even hear them in the first place if they didn't think they existed, or would they go completely mad like any other mortal after hearing words circle around in their head? I'd be interested to hear what you think. Though I think you should do it through a PM. I don't think the author would appreciate having us spam his/her comment section with our garble.

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Depends on the number of devotees. Celestia, Luna and Cadence could handle the prayers of their respective nation, Twilight only a small circle who rely on her (currently composed of Sunset, Tempest and Starlight) and the High Gods are infinite. They receive the ability when someone has need of them and they've accrued enough power to answer.
(To me Alicorns are more like Catholic saints or Buddhists Bodhisattvas than classical Gods.)

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(To me Alicorns are more like Catholic saints or Buddhists Bodhisattvas than classical Gods.)

Never in my life would I have thought of them in that way. But considering how you portray them in your story I'm definitely more inclined to see them as Bodhisattvas, makes more sense to me.

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Not only that, she'll grant you spells.

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Where is the sign up sheet for this new religion?

Faust knows I need some magic in my life

Although we did get ample amounts of these two on screen, it's always nice to see stories that delve into their relationship dynamic a bit more deeply than episodes do. It's fun seeing the smiliarities of S7-9 Twilight and S1-2 Celestia when it comes to interacting with their beloved students. :twilightsmile:

Lovely, and very well done. It moved me, which is a sign of good writing. Keep it up!

Definitely a good story. I love how well Twilight dealt with Starlight's problems, and how realistic her traumas were.

Daww, a nice bit of heartwarming mixed with satisfying mythology.

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