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Jin Shu

I do what I can.


THIS ITERATION OF THE PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Para bellum will be reworked and relaunched after the completion of Equestrian Horizon as part of a larger project. Stand by for further updates in my writer's blog. The text of this story will remain online for archival purposes.

Espousing the virtues of friendship and cooperation, Equestria quickly extends its influence beyond its own borders. Guided by the philosophy of Harmony, the Equestrian hegemony spans from the homeland of Greater Equestria to protectorates and allies across the seas. All members of the trade pacts flourish in the exchange of goods and ideas. The world is at peace under Pax Equestria.

But all is not as it seems. A change in leadership in neighboring Aquellia, land of the griffons, sets the two nations on a collision course that can only result in war. In the midst of the political maelstrom, Princess Luna struggles to hold together a nation reeling from a stricken Celestia, an unexpected war, and the possibility of traitors in their midst. In the face of great tragedy, the remaining ruler of Equestria must stand strong, no matter the cost to herself.

Meanwhile, Shining Armor takes the reins of Task Force Tacitus, a crack team of Royal Equestrian Army commandos assembled to wage unconventional war against an implacable foe. Shining Armor must gain the trust of Fletcher, a bitter ex-operator with a checkered past, but the talents and experience Armor needs to win this fight. As Tacitus races to unravel the threads that led to war and stop a sinister plot against Equestria, Luna prepares to do battle with that which lurks in the darkness.

Princess. Commander. Each have their roles to play in a bid to bring peace back to their country, their people, and their world. But all in Equestria will soon learn that if they desire peace, they must prepare for war.

Chapters (8)
Comments ( 7 )

So far, this is an interesting ride. The imagery is really well done, in doing it's best to evoke the feels of a WWI Equestria. The players all seem to have their roles now, and I'm very interested in finding out if the gryphons were the only ones with blood on their hooves.:ajsmug: Chapter 3 was particularly dialogue heavy, but the task force is an interesting enough group that I care enough to follow them. I'm also glad to see a better characterized Shining Armor. He's not about a wisecrack or two, and kind of reminds me a bit of Steve Rogers. Or rather, Chris Evans AS Steve Rogers. I'll be looking forward to catching snippets of Cadence's radio segment. And I also have to wonder how axed did the Mane Six get from the plot. Obviously they aren't trained for war, but it'd be nice to catch them in more than just seeing Twilight running to hug SA after the conflict ends. All the same, great setup, and great story so far. :pinkiesmile:

Finally got into this, and I have to say it's a pretty good read so far. You have an interesting cast of REA ponies here, all of which come across as distinct and engaging personalities who I'll be eager to see developed through the course of the story. The setup is equally intriguing; you do a good job of portraying this wartime setting and making it suitably tense as well as big in scope. The scope of it all makes me almost want to give writing an actually ambitious Pony fic another try myself. :twilightsmile:

So yeah, I think you've done a good job setting things up and introducing the main characters, which makes me all the more eager to see how things develop from here. I look forward to seeing more of this. :raritywink:

...The Latin is right. Wow. I- wow. I've never seen that happen before. That's... amazing. I have to read this now.

Well, not now. Damn finals.

Next week.

Speaking of which, Latin final. SHould study for that. Why am I here? :rainbowlaugh:

I'll read it eventually. I promise.

I'll save this for a later read, it sounds interesting

It's an interesting concept with a lot of thought gone into making a story that's exciting and filled with tension. Gonna look forward to how it all turns out.

For War... This has caught my attention.
I think I shall take a break from writing, and read this story.

Haha, I see the Achievement Hunter reference "Big McLargeHuge"

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