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18 years old Eagle Scout Senior in High School Enjoy writing, video games, the like


When Celestia leaves for the Griffin Kingdoms on a diplomatic mission, Princess Luna is left in charge. However, when Celestia is captured and held by the Kingdoms' ruler King Aeris and Equestria is invaded, Luna must lead the resistance from the depths of the Everfree Forest in her first real trial since coming home.

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Well, this has got my attention. Very good.

Before I read any further, though, I must point something out. OCs that are jet-black for no particular reason are frowned upon. That's a massive cliche, and unless it has an explanation in the story, it should be avoided. The red eyes don't exactly help a whole lot.


Okay. This has been tracked. I will even award you with a 5-star rating, despite only being on the second chapter.

This is a pretty badass warfic, I'm not going to lie. Keep it up.

If I have one objection, it's that it appears to be moving a little too fast. The battle scenes seem to go by so quickly that they don't really have a chance to build suspense. But I digress.

I'm really surprised this story hasn't got more coverage. It deserves a hell of a lot more than the paltry 50 views it's gotten so far.

Gotta say I'm enjoying this. The story is very interesting and I'm finding myself curious about these gryphon characters you've created. Only a couple typos here and there but an otherwise really good read. Keep up the good work and can't wait for the next chapter. :twilightsmile:

Soooooo. I hate to be 'that guy' but I'm wondering if this is still being worked on or if it has gone on hiatus. Really want to know what happens next. I do hope this will continue.

367729 Your prayer is answered! :D

389502 WOOHOO! I'll read this first thing tomorrow! :pinkiehappy:

oooh, well this was a nice surprise. Do I smell guerrilla counterattacks? :pinkiehappy:

The fall of Canterlot. Kind of a chilling thought

Woah. These guys are pros.

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry about how long this took for such a little thing! :fluttercry: I promise guys, the next update won't take nearly as long! And it'll be longer!

Hooray your back!:pinkiehappy:
So we have Luna on one side forming a resistance, and Shining Armor on the other doing the same. I'm thinking a two pronged attack to retake Canterlot is in order...ya know...eventually :rainbowwild:
I look forward to the next update.

dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Soarin_dayum.png Whoa, that was some battle.
You did as well as you could have Viscount.th04.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2011/245/7/f/rainbow_dash___saluting_by_lixr-d48ekba.png

How long have the griffin's been preparing for this? So many soldiers going to so many places at once, you'd think somepony would have noticed something, but maybe not. After all who looks for an enemy when surrounded by friends.dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Rainbow_Dash.png

Edit: Ho jeez, 7.5k words, I just realized how long this chapter was! No wonder it felt so satisfying to read.dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Lyra.png
Edit2: Have you considered adding a story image to this? A good picture can help draw in some more readers, which this story rightly deserves. Without one, the lone title can be easy to miss in the quickly changing list of updated stories.

1189113 Yeah, I do have a picture in mind for it. I just haven't gotten around to adding it yet.

Cool, also minor thing about the character tags. The site made some new ones including a 'mane 6' and 'cmc' tag which is used to say that all 6 mane characters and/or all 3 cutie-mark crusaders are in the story with 1 tag so that there aren't so many and it doesn't look so clustered. I'm actually surprised it wasn't automatically done when that change went out.:twilightsheepish:

Edit: Oh perfect.

1189966 Yeah, when I edited it to put the picture up it wouldn't let me continue unless I took some characters out. So annoying -_-

The site doesn't like excessive character tagging.dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Rainbow_Dash.png
Also a picture from Equestria-Prevales. Nice touch.

dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Soarin_dayum.png ...That's just great. Here I thought it couldn't get any more hopeless....:ajbemused:
So. Awesome!:rainbowkiss:

Though why do I get a feeling that upon seeing how depleted the Griffon kingdom is of soldiers, the Drakon are going to do a 180 on them...?

P.S. 2 updates within a week of each other?! Sweeeeet.

1216073 Yeah, I've got quite the bit of backlog, so I should be able to keep churning them out for a while longer ^^

Also no, the drakons won't be turning on the griffins. Let them go to war and pay them well enough and on time and they'll march on Hell if you ask them to :3

Unyeilding Drakon army=awesome! But reeeeally bad for the ponies...I'm wondering how they're going to survive! let alone turn this around...You mentioned a forest clan of deer, that's actually really cool. Trying to think of other species that could form armies to fight for Equestria...hmmm...oooooh will the drakes and dragons be making an appearance? What better way to take out dragon-like warriors than with actual dragons!

By order of Shining Star, Ruler of the Kingdom of Prance, Duke of Lorrein, Lord of the Crownlands, yadda yadda and all the rest of it.” Please tell me he actually wrote "yadda yadda and all the rest", That'd be funny.
Also you set up the king to be so caring, loved, and happy with his wife...he/she/they is/are so dead isn't he/she/they?:ajbemused: Well I'm hoping they're not.

Normane, is that "nor main" or "nor man ee"(like normandy)?

eeyup faved and following, will gilda be making an appearance at any time during this story... also I have the feeling that Luna might be A great tacticion which may make Celestia feel more at ease with the situation

1231754 Yeah, it's supposed to be a pony version of Normandy. I just thought "Normanedy" sounded stupid, so I shortened it. :3

But no, it's pronounced "Normain".

well once spike is able to tap into his dragon instincts, like when he went crazy with greed and then learn to control them, he will be a force to be recond with

Calling it now, the point is to get them to work together.
Woot the Wonderbolts survived! Or at least some of them did. Little did the griffins realize that all they needed to do was use an apple pie as bait.
"Apple pie! Where?!"dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Soarin_dayum.png
"It's a trap!"dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Spitfire_dayum.png

oh how nieve he is he thinks equestria is his but that is when things turn for the worst

1292527 Calling it now Spike gives a speech about how if they can't work together to move a bolder then how can they fight together, that leads to them all moving the bolder.

Because it fits:

You just made my day. It really does fit.
Gloat while you can Blackwing. You're spread pretty far now, a coordinated force could pose a challenge if you don't recieve...any...reinfor...oh...right...the Drakon...
I wonder what the Changelings have to say about all of this. A Griffin Regime can't be good for their food source.:rainbowderp:

Bit of an update for everyone: Though I do have a backlog that's steadily being edited and put up, I've currently put The Griffin War on hold while I work on another story that I'm currently in the middle of writing. Look for The High King, coming either to EQD, or FIMFiction if they won't post it. Maybe even both! :pinkiehappy:

Yay update!:pinkiehappy:
Those Drakons are...efficient...brutally efficient. It just seems to get more and more hopeless for the ponies.:twilightoops:
I don't see how they can win without something or someone helping them.

As for The High King I'd ask for both, I'm not a fan of EQD so if you posted it only there I'd never know about it.:twilightsheepish:

so how long before we start seeing luna kicking some flank

Just want to let everyone know that I've put The High King up on FIMFiction while waiting for it to go through EQD.

Woot! Leave it to Soarin to lead the recruits! (Dunno if you intended for this from the beginning or not but I'll just thank you for having my favorite non-mane 6 pony in here:rainbowwild:)

...And now they have guns...Seems like every chapter the Griffins get yet another advantage. I'm really feeling bad for the Ponies...They just don't have anything to compete.:ajsleepy:

You’ll also receive cannon to fortify Ponyville with.

I Love this story. I really do, I am curios as to why this story gets no love though. Its been around a long time and its still going strong. Keep up the good work man. I'm keeping an eye on this and you as well.

a bit itnersting this story............
though i do not see how their idea would work out with making them figure heads............ i mean they are alicorns. the grypohons have nothing with the aiblityt to fight an alicorn. theycould easily retake theri kingdom and kill even the king of the ghryphons if tyhey need to. simply charge through and destroy what threatesn theri kingdom.

I better see some badass spike, especially based upon the picture, and not just that he has a brief apperance.

Buena historia

Really nice story, I love it :twilightsmile:

Tora! Tora! Tora!

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