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Well, this a fan of MLP who has just started to watch the show. And I like what I see!


This story is a sequel to A Diplomatic Visit

 Second in the Diplomacy-verse, and a part of the greater "Powers-That-Be" multiverse. As Twilight Sparkle begins her travels around the world and seeks to mend the divides between the nations, friends old and new have their own adventures back home.

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Yay Thorax transformed and was that some LunaxPharynx I saw.

Sweet, we have the sequel here to enjoy right away & what a way to start things off! :pinkiehappy:

The transformation for Thorax, Pharynx & the rest of the changelings was a blast to see, especially so early into this story. Not to mention a small tease for Luna/Pharynx mayhaps? :raritywink:

Now I can't wait to see what else you have in store, maybe Mt. Aries & the hippogriffs or a romp though the Dragonlands for Twilight & Spike? The possibilities are endless!:twilightsheepish:

A nice first entry into this sequel, looking forward to more! :twilightsmile:




a small tease for Luna/Pharynx mayhaps?


Honestly, it would be interesting to see Twilight and Spike visit the Dragonlands earlier and perhaps meet Dragonlord Torch and Ember and for Spike to befriend Ember earlier.

“You’re forgetting the real surprising part which was somehow convincing me and others to turn on her.” He said with Thorax squirming slightly.

A very impressive feat when you stop and think about it :moustache:

“Is it any wonder she was liked the least of any of us?” Queen Scolopidia muttered. “I’d almost swear the only members of her hive still following her are only doing it because they’re too scared or conditioned to think otherwise.”

Probably :ajsleepy:

“Hey, don’t blame yourself,” Pharynx said with a snort. “Chry-she was one of the best infiltrators ever

Unless it was part of the plan, she did a pretty horrible job of imitating Cadance :trixieshiftright:

“That’s fine with me, your highness,” he said with his usual smirk, missing the grins on all of the changeling Queens’ and Cadance’s faces with Celestia’s eyebrow raising high.


“Those antlers… they make you look like a moose!”

He's not wrong :moustache:

Oh boy, quite a few wide-eye moments in this chapter alone! From the royals confirming that Luna & Pharynx do have feelings for each other, to Queen Scolopidia meeting Vinyl & Octavia and finally have a good cry for her departed mother & Twilight getting rid of that stupid century debt for the griffons, gotta admit you sure have turn things around in just 2 chapters of this story. I can just imagine a full-on driven Twilight just going though every loophole those ponies at Byzantion had, sweating buckets all the time while Twilight was in there! :rainbowlaugh:
At least now we know what the *at Large* at the title stands for! :twilightblush:

So the next stop for our intrepid duo is Mount Aries eh? I can wait to see what that brings to the table! :rainbowdetermined2:

PS : Twilight has already done more here than just wave/smile & unfurl a banner for some dignitaries like in canon, I approve!!! :rainbowdetermined2:

Keep up the great work! :twilightsmile:

So Luna and Pharynx like each other and Thorax can't wait to tease him. As for Twilight, she got banned from a city due to her kicking out everypony. Looks like Twilight may learn about the Storm King earlier.

Well just found out you had sequal and loving it. My only main gripe about it so far is having the changelings turn into what thorax and others are. Personally I think thorax hive should been unique or mutation making them their own new species, with the queens of rest of changelings just no longer having holes in them. But this is your fic and will respect your decision it it, I still very much enjoying this story thus far and I do look forward to more chapters. (Ps I do imagine changelings in your fic going through change, but keeping the classic changeling but looking slightly different. ^^)

“Her mother… her mother had gone into the mountains near the border of Yakyakistan, and had a run-in with a Gmork that left her badly injured.

The heck is a Gmork? :trixieshiftright:

“Does that mean any changeling could have become a Queen?” Shining Armor asked, causing all to turn to the sole normal member at the table who was dwarfed by nearly everyone present.

He has the love and affection of the Lady of Love herself, he is not normal, I might even go as far as to say is is the most abnormal person in the room :trollestia:

“ No , ” the Queens and Cadance chorused.

What they said :moustache:

Celestia dipped her head. “I… I can’t,” she admitted. “I tried once. It didn’t work out.”

Seriously Celly, you only tried it once :trixieshiftright:

Cadance leaned over and whispered in his ear for a minute, causing his face to redden. “Oh.”

Wait, why is his face going red? :trixieshiftright:

“So when are you going to tell Velvet and Night Light that she is gone?” Cadance asked with Celestia jolting in surprise.

“About that…”

What did you do Celly :ajbemused:

“Though apparently, our dear daughter decided to go invade the place!” the mare said with a snarl.

Ahhh, they grow up so fast, next thing you know she'll conquer a nation or two :trollestia:

“Only you Twilight,” he chuckled with Twilight smiling and nodding her head. “So onto… where now?”

“Mount Aris.” Twilight looked grim.

So she'll try her hoof at liberation first and then get to the conquering :twilightsmile:

Turning his head back to the setting sun, he could not wait to see where this adventure led them next.

Neither can I... okay I can wait if i have to :moustache:

The heck is a Gmork? :trixieshiftright:

It's that yeti-like thing Pinkie met in "Party Pooped". The show doesn't seem to have given it a formal name, but someone called it a Gmork in the episode gallery on the MLP wiki, so I went with that.

Wait, why is his face going red? :trixieshiftright:

He just found out that Moondancer - a mare - has feelings for his sister, and that Twilight doesn't know about it.

So she'll try her hoof at liberation first and then get to the conquering :twilightsmile:

This particular meeting should go a lot more peacefully, I think.

Until next time...
Anon e Mouse Jr.

Another sweet chapter, awesome!!! :raritystarry:

On the pony's side watching Slice's Apple family show up at the farm was unexpected, not to mention the tension between Johnny & Wise concerning his actions against her own daughter, thankfully cooler heads prevailed for all involved! :yay:
Also the meeting between Rainbow's parents & Scoots aunts was fun to see, while also giving us a reason for Scoots aunts to move into Ponyville earlier than canon!:scootangel:

And finally on Twilight's side we get to meet the hippogriffs early while sadly learning about Queen Skydancer's fate. The meeting between Twilight & Novo was very informative, including the mention of an attempt at stealing the pearl by who I assume must've been Tempest. :twilightangry2::fluttercry:
I fully enjoyed the dinner with the rest of Novo's family, including Silverstream & Terramar who I was hoping we get to see early (thank you for that by the way :yay:), seeing Twilight & Spike interacting with them was a blast! :twilightsmile::moustache:

Can't wait to see what else Twilight & Spike come across during their stay there, looking forward to it! :pinkiesmile:

Well looks like Celestia and Luna are going to get an early warning about the Storm King and his ambitions. As for Rainbow Dash, she just got super embarrassed by her parents. The real question is where will Twilight visit next. I hope its the Dragonlands so we can meet Ember since Ember is awesome. It has nothing to do with the fact that I ship Spike and Ember, no sir whatsoever. Though as the element of Magic and Princess of Friendship I wonder what's Twilight partner is like how Novo is connected to Luna.

Her Opposite, at least, has been discussed in "The Mare From the Moon", another story in this multiverse - it's the Lord or Lady of Technology. The individual who holds that Power may not be the same in this universe though.

Until next time...
Anon e Mouse Jr.

“Is it another shell?” the regal-looking seapony asked. “Because I am telling you if it is another shell, I am-” Then she noticed Twilight, and her eyes flicked from Twilight’s horn to her wings. “Well, well, well,” she said slowly. “What have we here?”

An alicorn and a dragon, bet that's something you didn't expect to see when you woke up this morning :trollestia:

“They call him the Storm King,” Princess Skystar said nervously. “He’s got this huge army, and he’s trying to take over the world.”


Well they sure got together quickly (Luna/Pharynx that is! :rainbowlaugh:) , such an adorable couple! :heart:
It was good to see another one the Young Six early (Ocellus) after Silverstream last chapter, here's hoping my fave of them cough*Smolder* makes an appearance in this story soon. She & Spike's sibling dynamic in the show was very enjoyable to watch. :pinkiehappy:

Chrissy sure didn't help her case any when she finally arrived to face punishment for her actions, so glad she lost her arrogant attitude alongside the power Discord pulled out of her, wonder who will wield that power later down the road though? :applejackunsure:

Finally that last part makes me more exited for the next chapter, can't wait!!!!!! :rainbowdetermined2:

*clears throat*

*Scottis accent*
hi ho hi ho its of to war we go with axe in had we make our stand hi ho hi ho hi ho

Well looks like Celestia and Luna finally learned about the Storm King. As Luna, well Celestia must be having a good time teasing her. Can’t wait to see where Twilight and Spike visit next

That got everyone chuckling and Thorax to let out a sigh of relief but he knew tomorrow would be one of the most challenging moments of his life; facing down his old Queen.

It's gonna be an interesting day :moustache:

“Well not to the laws that any of these pitiful nations follow, Lady of Day ,” she cooed acidly. “But last I checked, being the Lady of Self-Centeredness outranks the Day and you imprisoned me inside of a volcano! ”

Wait wait wait wait... Self-Centeredness is a Power? :twilightoops:

She let out a gasp, looking and feeling terrified for the first time anyone could remember. “You can’t!

Of course he can, after all, Self-Centeredness is his Sub-Power after all :trixieshiftleft:

“I don’t believe you will have much issue in performing the Seal,” she said to the Queens who were slowly stepping towards the shackled Queen who made no reaction to her words. “Hopefully, this is all the excitement we will see tod-”

Celly please, you're thousands of years old, you know better than to tempt fate like that :trixieshiftleft:

Wow, just.................wow! Love how in just one fell swoop those top nobles & PVE supporters fell into the trap prepared by the Royal Sisters, with Twilight's help of course, well played! :trixieshiftright:

And so a declaration of war has gone out against the Storm King, at least our cast are been more proactive here than in the movie. Still a bit worried about where he has hidden himself & what his next target is. It doesn't help that my new favorite couple are worried about each other falling in battle against him, hope that doesn't come to pass! :fluttercry:

Finally Twilight & Spike next stop may provide some answers, although it may get them in the crosshairs of a certain broken-horn unicorn, can't wait!:rainbowdetermined2:


The trap wasn't prepared by the sisters, it was Twilight's plan from the start. They just helped her out with it

Oh, even better!!!!:twilightsmile:

Thanks for clearing that up!

Wow, that was a smart trap by Twilight. As for war, at least they will be better prepared than in the movie where they were completely caught off guard. Also, early redemption for Tempest perhaps. Also, that was adorable moments between Luna and Pharynx.

“And what would you have us do?” Luna thundered. “Wait until their armies are dropping on our very heads?

Yes, I suspect they would :moustache:

“Nothing like that Lus, just random rambling,” he said with a tease in his voice. “Besides, I couldn’t do that without a ring or your niece would peel my chitin off for doing it wrong .”

That she would, that she would :trollestia:

So Luna is still the Lady of Nightmares... isn't she also the Lady of Dreams?

And if so, dosen't that make Luna her own opposite, how does that work? :trixieshiftright:


She is in charge of giving good dreams and bad dreams, though she prefers the former

So does that mean Nightmares was a Sub-Power if Dreams? :trixieshiftright:


No, Nightmares are their own their power. They bring in bad dreams in as a means to scare people away from evil and back onto the good path.

Ok good to know, it's pretty interesting that a Power can be their own opposite without any negative effects... unless there are negative effects and we just don't know that yet :unsuresweetie:

Depends on how the two work together. The first story of the Harvest-verse, for instance, mentions Celestia and Luna's father as holding both Night and Day, and he doesn't have any problems. For now, both in this universe and the Doa-verse, Luna holds both Dreams and Nightmares, protecting the innocent from bad dreams and giving bad dreams to those who need to be scared straight and not fall to evil; they're working together well now (as she noted, it was Umbrea's soul also being there that turned her evil until she was expelled). But there are some Opposites that, while they can work together, would not be good for the same person to hold at once - for example, having both Harmony and Disharmony in one body would probably be a supremely bad idea. (Heck, in the show, being too orderly in his home turf almost made Discord cease to exist until Fluttershy set things back to being more chaotic.)

Until next time...
Anon e Mouse Jr.

Luna was not kidding with all of those war preparations, glad to see she's not leaving anything to chance. That reunion with the Mane 5 & Discord answered a few questions while posing new ones though, the mystery continues! :twilightoops:

And to top it off that chiffhanger at the end there, sure hope Twilight knows what she's doing! :pinkiegasp:

Well looks like Twilight may defeat the Storm King before anyone else has to. Man Twilight sure loves to shake up the geopolitical situation of her world. Also, Luna gave Spitfire the motivation she needs to better herself.

Rainbow Dash was still not sure if she should ask if she could see her dress, Celestia knew that Rarity had already made it, and ones for their other friends too.

Probably :moustache:

“Right.” Rainbow Dash decided not to think too much about it.

Smart, she is Pinkie's sister after all :moustache:

“He’s been very busy with helping Princess Luna,” Fluttershy said. “He says he’s doing as much as he can, without going against his Role and Purpose, but he also says it’s worth it.”

Yeah, can't have disharmony and chaos if people are dead :pinkiesad2:

“Not since the last time,” Discord said. “But our little Twi-Twi is quite the charmer. I do believe she is well on the way to solving one end of this problem all on her own.”

Because of course she is :trollestia:

“She is a complete and utter sociopath, and I refuse to let someone like that become associated with me.” Discord looked disgusted. “Untruths are one thing, but her behavior is beyond the pale.”

Huh, the first person that came to my mind was Starlight Glimmer... but after thinking for a bit I remembered Cozy Glow and that she would fit much better than than season 5 Starlight :trixieshiftleft:

“Well, in their own way, the current Lies is perfect for the Role,” Discord said. “They don’t mean what they say, they don’t mean what they do and they don’t mean what they are." He suddenly looked at his blank wrist.

Hmm, I suppose a changeling is the first thing that comes to mind, but it could just as easy be an actor :moustache:

“Come on, this is Twilight we’re talkin’ about here,” Dash said. “I mean, she managed to topple PVE without even being here.

Which was hilarious by the way :trollestia:

“For a moment… I felt the edges of something more,” Pinkie said softly. “Girls, I think another Power just visited me. We had the same message for us all.”

Hm interesting, could be Harmony, could be someone else like Hope... that's a Power right? :applejackunsure:

She still didn’t think too highly of that Well-To-Do though. Of all the minotaurs she’d met, he was the only one of them she didn’t care for - there was something about him that just rubbed her the wrong way.

He might be one of Discord's Sub-Powers :moustache:

Hoofsteps sounded, and then the door opened, revealing a tall, dark orchid mare with a broken horn. And Commander Tempest Shadow looked down at her, before saying just one word.


Bet she didn't expect see an alicorn on her doorstep :trollestia:


Huh, the first person that came to my mind was Starlight Glimmer... but after thinking for a bit I remembered Cozy Glow and that she would fit much better than than season 5 Starlight :trixieshiftleft:

You read my mind. :pinkiegasp:

He might be one of Discord's Sub-Powers :moustache:

Or just a jerk, like he was in the comics.

Bet she didn't expect see an alicorn on her doorstep :trollestia:

No. No, she did not. :pinkiehappy:

Until next time...
Anon e Mouse Jr.

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