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Joe Toon

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Desperate and out of options to stop the crisis of their declining population, Equestria created a portal to the human world to convert the population to supplement their own; only that this was not the world they had planned.

Thera, a world that barely survived the Great War that lasted a hundred years and numerous Xeno incursions, now find themselves connected to a magical fantasy world of mythical creatures via a dimensional portal. A surprise to be sure and pleasant one at that, considering the numerous others that appeared to their world with ill intent. Little did they know how wrong they were before they discovered the truth.

As tensions rose, armies mobilise and civil unrest escalate; war is now inevitable.

Inspired from a conversation with Rated Ponystar and set from my fictional world of Thera based off of the Paradox game Stellaris, TCB: Thera dives into various perspectives within the conflict through exchanges of letters, correspondents from both sides, recorded meetings and propaganda.

See the conflict progress through the eyes of an observer as Equestria challenges the world who declared to the galaxy that all who threaten them will know that they came to the wrong neighborhood and knocked on the wrong door.

Chapters (15)
Comments ( 160 )

Celestia, you f******* moron!!!!!!! :facehoof:

I know that this story will take a long time to finish.

But, one to these days. I want to see her stupid-dumb look when her own weak army, and possibly her species be curb stomped!

Steak dinner anyone? Well done and fresh off the pony. :rainbowderp::twilightoops::applejackunsure:

Because that is all that, hopefully, will be left of Equastria this time.

If the description is anything to go by, this will be one hell of a story.

I hope not to disappoint.

This got my interest, waiting for more.

Celestia you came to the wrong universe if I know stellaris you were screwed the moment you came there. You have no hope of winning and just to make sure.
Command control
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Hope you have a fleet strength that is above 9 million. :pinkiecrazy:

Kill them all......the ponies I mean.

Humanity if Tera better not give mercy. 5 invasions is enough. Slavery of the ponies is what's called for.

So she's pregnant?

Definitely, pregnant with a human/pony child

As much as I've enjoyed this so far, I must protest inter-species romance. I don't think it was meant for members of two different species to have romantic relationships together. Especially given the implied pregnancy (and thus implied sexual relations) between this Carlos and Rainbow.

Understandable. It was uncomfortable for me to make the decision to be honest. However, I thought it necessary for the relevant plot that will be revealed later. Also for Stellaris players, just think of it when someone decides to be a masochist and turn on the Xeno-Compatibility feature. (RIP FPM)

Well, I'm glad I've gotten round to this.

I am ashamed, Celestia – ashamed! Here I thought that, out of humans and ponies, the ponies would be the sane ones. Such barbaric ethnonationalism shan't be tolerated.

Good day to you ma'am.
Ave Imperator.

The League of Nations, being a governing body, should be referred to as an "it".

"from your side is to be a demilitarised zone."

Should be "The equestrian side".

"Return said citizen to us safely and unharmed."

"citizen" should be pluralised; furthermore, convention is to specify that these are Theran or League nationals/citizens.

"Hell out of our planet."

This is up to you, but either "out" to "off", or "planet" to "plane".

Thanks for pointing that out. (I wondered how that got past the grammar corrector.)

Loving the detail of Iran still being called Persia, as it was during WWI, fun little side fact there.

Genuinely an excellent little story so far :3

And, for our gracious crusaders, though their barbaric xeno religion is shameful, we of the great league are proud to have such zealous defenders.

Deus Lo Vult.
Ave Imperator

I'm going to ignore the xeno child and pretend they've adopted. Or that Carlos/Dash have undergone some specific treatments for it to be possible.

I'm a fan of the whole "Anything goes so long as it passes the Harkness test" perspective on things just... Not the actual creation of children.

Otherwise, YEY INTERSPECIES ROMANCE, always nice to see kinship between flyers.

Ave Imperator.

Your support is much appreciated, citizen.

I want pony deaths and defeat. So far I'm not seeing anything else than humans losing. Seems like Celestia still chose the right place.

Don't worry, these things take time. You have to set up the board before you tip the dominoes.

I'm impatient when it comes to a story that catches my attention, even though I'm not familiar with Tera lore.

Trust me, what's coming for Equestria and the Princesses will make it worth it. If you know Stellaris, there is always a crisis just at the next bend.

... well, Twilight isn't going to live through this.

Ok guys it is time to prepare the guillotine

If that baby dies then somepony’s gonna be a wishing they were never born!

Oh this one goes beyond the old head-chopper.
Nope, its time Ms. Mengle Jr is earmarked to receive a taste of what it feels like on the other end.

You see, she's the perfect candidate for teaching practical dissection skills through hands-on practice. No need for expensive anesthesia, no worries about finding a new subject each time. Nope the kids can cut her open and feel around her guts over, and over, and over as long as they don't do too much damage to the really vital stuff.

Huh, neat.

Looking forward to more actual story!

Mother Earth loves her children.


Although, respectfully, I suggest you fix some of the erroneous quotation marks, as may are either missing or not where they should be.

All spoken paragraphs should have quotation marks at heir beginning. However, only the last paragraph of a speech should have closing quotation marks:

"Do you know what they did, to this man who saved their city, maggots? To this hero who did slay great beasts, and free them from cannibal tyrrany?

"They left him to die on an island, starved to death and exiled by the state he did save."

Note how it only closes on the last line, despite being two separate blocks of text.

Sorry if that was patronising, while excellently written, my pedant heart was irked by that tiniest of errors.

Noted, thank you for pointing them out. (About time someone nitpicks my grammatical errors.)

Sounds like the DI has more common sense and a better grasp of the situation in one hoof than all the spoiled brat princesses have in their bodies. And of course his idiot recruits still don't get it. Its not that the DI is afraid of humans - any decent soldier soldier respects his enemies capabilities.

No, what has him terrified is that he KNOWS that this war is not going to end with a pony victory. Because the bulk of humanity"s forces aren't on Thera and even throwing everything Ponyland can scrape together they only grabbed a few cities. When those human forces regroup and come home looking for vengeance they will wipe away the equine stain from their home world in orbital fire and uncounted millions of soldiers. And that isn't the worst.

That will come when said humans find a way to Equestria. Then the ponies will see the true face of terror. Manhattan fortified? Heavy artillery says don't bother - nothing left to take after a month of constant bombardment. Trench warfare? Say hello to the weaponized form of the periodic table - do you want to be die by asphyxiation, internal 3rd degree burns, or having the flesh dissolved from your bones today?

Yeah, Sargeant Stormwalker understands exactly how a every career officer who tallied up the odds and found his side badly wanting felt when the idiots on top launched a war anyway believing they would win. In the words of one of those career soldiers: "I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."

I could not have put it better myself. I originally planned the chapter to take place in the Equestrian council of nobles where Blueblood and Fancypants demand to know why they declared war. Bluey being absolutely terrified of humanity and Fancy who had several trade deals with Thera before it al went to hell.

He battered a race of clones that are genetically superior to any other species in his galaxy.

Hey that’s my stellaris empire. And the only reason the humans managed to beat back my empire because I had not gotten the Phanon Tech. Which I will soon get once I get dark matter tech.

Oh, so it was you? Drat, pity about the planet cracker on your breeding planet.

I'm glad this fic is active once more

I'm glad you liked it.

The Eschatron Come :D

Ah yes, the cowards way out when he realizes he screwed up beyond hope of recovery.

Should have made your death worth something Shining Spoon. Maybe have killed Twilight, Luna, or Celestia. You certainly could have gotten close enough. Then at least you could hold your head up knowing you tried to atone.

Keep it going.

... Not the reaction I expected but who am I to complain.

Well it is.

I'm assuming Shining knew enough to know that there was no justification for this war. No attempt by ponies to ask for help. No rational effort at diplomacy. Just absolute "we are ponies and we are right". So its not as if he was deceived into this war and suddenly found out it the reasons were lies.

The only thing that changed was Shining got his muzzle shoved in undeniable proof that he was on the wrong side of the angels. Then he gave up instead of facing what he did and trying to make amends.

That pretty much sums up the soul of a coward. Made all the worse by his claiming to be a soldier and being considered a hero of Equestria.

So should I bet Twilight will become a catatonic gibbering mess after she finds out about this?

Not to be that guy, but you'll lose that bet.


Why not? Her brother is dead! Because of her, and her mentor's sinful mistakes!

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