• Published 26th Aug 2012
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Ponycraft Saga - Book 1: This Land - Onyx Glitch

All that explains the disappearance of Twilight and her friends is a journal (Minecraft)(1st)

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// Prologue

“Get this door opened!” commanded a calm yet at the same time worried voice.

There were several bangs on the door before it finally gave in. Several ponies dawning golden armor entered the room, followed by two taller ponies. The younger of the two's eyes widened as she bolted past the armoured ponies back outside.

“Princess Luna!” one of the guards yelled as he followed.

The older of the two looked around the shack in horror.

The shack was dark, barely lit by a single poorly made torch. The entire shack was covered in cobwebs and the smell of rotten flesh hung strongly in the air. The only window in the small building was heavily boarded up.

Princess Luna wearily stepped back into the shack. “Tia… sister?” She question softly.

The elder looked to the darkest side of the shack. Slowly, she walked casting a soft illumination from her horn. Almost immediately, she fell back into Luna.

In the corner sat a single journal, beside it laid a lavender horn caked in dried blood.

Luna casted her own illumination making the room even brighter, allowing her to see what had frightened her sister, but her glow revealed more.

On the wall written in dried blood “CELESTIA HELP ME I'M SCAR__”

Luna lifted the journal and looked to her sister who was now in tears, she returned to the journal. What in Equestria happened here?


__ Days earlier





“House sitter?”

“… Check”

“Spike, why did you hesitate?”

“Well… are you sure it’s a good idea to let Rainbow Dash watch the place after last time?”

Memories of her previous trip away from the library flashed through her mind. Returning back and being welcomed home by a wall of water as she opened the door.

“Sooo… uncheck?” Spike asked.

“Oh no no no! This is horrible! Where are we going to find a house sitter on such short notice? We’re supposed to be leaving in an hour!” Twilight started to panic.

“I could watch the library.” Spike suggested.

“Don’t be silly, Spike. You’re coming with us, how else will I send letters to the Princess while we’re on vacation?”

“Uh, Twilight. That’s just it… It’s a vacation, I don’t think the Princess would want you sending letters while you're on, you know, vacation.”

Twilight tapped her hoof a couple of times. “Are you sure?"

“Yeah sure, just give my ticket to Rainbow Dash I guess.” He replied with a shrug.

“Alright fine, but if you're not coming then I want to send Princess Celestia a letter,” Twilight pouted.

“… Now?”

“Now Spike!” Twilight ordered the little dragon.

“Ugh! Geez, okay.” Spike grabbed a fresh piece of parchment and quill, “Okay go.”

“Dear Princess Celestia, I’d like to thank you for sending me tickets for a cruise with my friends. I really wish you would have said where it was to, but I guess we’ll find out when we get to the ship right? Anyways, Spike offered to watch the library while we’re gone, so unfortunately I won’t be able to send you any letters for a week. Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle.”Twilight finished. “Did you get all of that?”

“Yup got it,” Spike assured her as he rolled up the letter.

“Okay, I’ve gotta go. No parties, keep the library clean… and please… please don’t flood it. Oh and don’t forget to send that letter.” Twilight levitated her bags out the door and closed it behind her.

Spike opened the window and inhaled, but stopped. "The princess doesn't need to know right now... does she? Eh, I’ll send it later.”

kindly edititated by skehmatics