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This story is a sequel to Because Love Conquers All

Equestria has found peace, and Luna and her husband have been able to relax in what they fondly call the Looking Glass World. Everything they have hoped for seems to be coming true: they have friends, family, and Luna is soon to bear a child. But soon enough, the peace is broken as the two are given a mission that will take them to other layers of reality, and they will find themselves hunted by the machines of their worst nemesis as evil once more comes to their world.

Divided into two phases, the first phase tells the story of the strange and layered universe Luna and Scrivener are fighting to protect, while working to raise a child and take care of friends and family. The second phase tells of war on their world, and how nothing comes without a cost. Eventually, all questions are answered, all loose ends tied together, all riddles solved: simply read and allow the story to keep track of itself.

Phase I, Day: Honor, Duty and Family (Chapter 1 - Chapter 38): In which a child is born, explanations are given, friends are recovered... and enemies begin to make themselves known.

Phase II, Night: Ashes, Metal and Corruption (Chapter 39 - Chapter 75): In which Clockwork World begins its campaign in earnest, an impossible story comes to life, old enemies rise... and the Fates themselves conspire against Luna and her love.

A story that mixes together elements of sci-fi, romance, and fantasy. Action and adventure intertwine with darkness and hope that shines through even the deepest despair, in a world where everything seems complex and impossible... but all the answers are clear cut and simple.

The sixth and final story of the Nátta Edda, and the final story of the Iðavöll Trilogy.

Chapters (80)
Comments ( 280 )

749, 207 words and two views. Fav'd by the way. My wish to you is, make this to one million words. It will make history!

Wait, nevermind, it's already finished!:rainbowlaugh:


Well, this is part of a series, so the total word count of the whole series is around 2 million.
Added to that, 2 more are in the works, and they may be even longer than this - each of BlackRoseRaven's works seems to be longer than his last.

>> Yeah, I noticed that. Thanks for informing me!

Congratulations, this is now the longest story on this site. How long did it take you to write this?


Thanks very much. This took me about two months: I always record the start and end date for my longer stories. May 2nd to July 7th to be precise.

1338968 So you wrote about 11500 words per day? Impressive.

Finally decided to actually be on the site. Makes keeping track of all the stories I try and read a LOT easier. Anyways, not much to say about this story other then what I said on ff.net but there was one thing I remembered I wanted to comment on.

After Luna and Scrivy used their own form of the Black Verses to stop the three Tyrant Worms (I'll just call them the White Verses), I kept expecting it to pop up sometime later, maybe as a way reverse corruption or something. Didn't happen, but I'll live with that.

Keep up the writing and enjoy it!


I did kind of want to use it again, but it ended up not really working itself in. But then again, things do tend to pop up from story to story, so the opportunity for them to reappear might yet present itself. My hands write funny ways sometimes.
Thanks very much though, for the faves and watch too, and I'll certainly continue to write. Probably until I'm turned to stone or something, but there's plenty on the way, either way.


I just uh. Get carried away sometimes, really, that's all.

1338968 Wait how is this possible? You are making me question my reality


I pretty much never sleep and cleverly have no social life to distract me. But my hands do most of the work for me. I just kind of sit and... poof.

Okay ... this will take a while to read ... especially as I just finished the first story of the series :ajsmug::unsuresweetie::yay::twilightsmile:


I hope you find it enjoyable to work through the stories, then, 'cause uh. Yes. It is just a little bit to read.

1465912 I'm sure I will enjoy the reading :yay::twilightsmile:


Thanks kindly. I know it's quite a bit to take in, yes. People have said some pretty nice things about it, though, and I figure most people won't sit back and read something this long if it's utterly horrible, so. I have that going for me, at least. I think. I hope.

700,000 words? Remarkable feat. The longest ones that I could find out there can barely top 300k.

The first few chapters pulled me in alright. Now just gimme a few days to finish it off. :twilightsmile:


Thanks very much. This was supposed to be a much shorter story, really, but uh... things just kept going. I hope you find it an enjoyable read. And thanks kindly for the watch, too.

1517036 You're very welcome. You do deserve it, after all.

1640583 That "You can do it" is awesome! I found it also works great as music lyrics for Eurobeat Brony - Discord (The Living Tombstone's Remix) - YouTube.

How have you got such small views good sir?

Have you never tried to enter for EqD, as for me
you are a literary classic amongst Brony writers!


I appreciate it. Thanks very much for the fave, too.

Welcome. you deserve it with your skills and talent.


And the funny thing is it's not even the weirdest couple I write about in the stories. But they are definitely one of the most entertaining, I think.

1836670 True but they are my favorite. wonder what they'er kid would be like?:derpyderp1:


Then you'll be pleased to know that question will actually be answered near the end of the story. Apps is a delightful little terror.

1841695 Your my fricking favorite writer ever :pinkiehappy::yay::rainbowdetermined2::heart::moustache::trollestia:

Loved the twist at the end. Though had an idea that it was the anchor that was drawing his fun a couple of chapters back :pinkiecrazy:

This is an odd question and it's only just come to me... How do you think up the names you use? And also how would YOU pronounce them?:trixieshiftright:


Names are tricky. I really, really hate names, to be honest, and it takes me forever to figure out appropriate ones. Most of my names end up culled from mythology, or end up following a specific theme. All the Architects are named after ancient cities/civilizations, my pony characters are almost always named for their talents or a defining feature, Valthrudnir has a blurb about him in Norseolgy. And the dictionary actually helps a lot too. At worst, I can always twist something Norse or Latin into something moderately-cool sounding if necessary, as well. That's my fallback.
As to pronouncing, I shortform pretty much everything. Iggy, Ten, Val. It's a lot easier than trying to sound out names that have like, five vowels in a row.

Wow my nose hurts, potato chips do not work up the nose :applejackconfused:

(P.s. don't judge me :3 )


It is. I'm not very good, but I write for my own enjoyment (At times, it's been a few years since I wrote last) and I know for me personally that when I get into it, the words just come to me and it.. Just easy. I don't know how to explain it. But still an average of over ten thousand words a day is really something. It's not easy to write that much. Still takes discipline even if you are on a creativity binge.

Comment posted by R4INB0W TR4NC3 deleted Feb 27th, 2013

So many feels. So many laughs and choked-up moments. It's taken me far too long to get through this story, but it's been worth every moment.

Well done.


Thanks very much. I'm glad to hear it proved a worthy read.
Thanks for favin' LDT, too, and I hope you continue to enjoy the stories as they come.

I finished reading this book yesterday. 2390 pages took me freaking 2 months to read, but it was worth.
I cried at the end... And I'm not the type of guy to usually cry, but I went school-girl mode once I finished it... The letter touched me hard as well, and I can relate to much of the stuff said in this book on an emotional level.
The writing is that of college level. I saw no memorable spelling mistakes and very little grammar mistakes (but i mean this book is huge, so what can you ask for?). The way you formed Scrivener Blooms and Luna Brynhild alongside Twilight Sparkle was also extremely well thought out and very well done. Every character received a perfect amount of attention and a good story, and Scarlet Sage's story also gave me the feels.
If I could, I would nominate you for every award possible related to literature. And for some reason, I feel like you poured a bit of yourself into Scrivener Blooms and dropped life lessons here and there. I don't know if you are actually like him, but nevertheless I felt that he was kind of.. closer, i guess, to what I would imagine you would be like.

10/10 Would buy in stores
Now to read Antares's story!


Thank you very much. I'm glad to hear you found it such a good read, and it got through to you so much.
It also is always really reassuring to hear when people say I did well with Scrivy, Luna, and Twilight. It's always been extremely important for me to try and cover that properly, try and make it... understandable.
And well, that's not the first time I've heard that. I really don't know much myself. There is a... kind of avatar character... well, it's complicated. You'll see him in Absolution. I think at the end of the day I've decided to call him an Emissary, because he doesn't really snap into true avatar territory. But. Yes.
Thank you again though, and the fave is much appreciated as well. I hope you continue to enjoy the stories, since. There is much insanity with Absolution, and I'm in the process of working on another big story to top things off. I. Hope it does, anyway.

Loved a bit more depth given over to the demons :)

How many allusions does Bob make per chapter?
OVER 9000!!!


My greatest fear is that someone will one day ask me to name all the references he makes.

"All shall love me and despair?"
So now Scrivener is stealing quotes from other dimensions as well? Bob is a bad influence.

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