In a town called Ponyville, lived a certain purple unicorn by the name of Twilight Sparkle. She lived in an hollowed out tree turned library with her number one assistant Spike. Twilight Sparkle has many title too her name, some just know her as a fellow unicorn who is a librarian. Nothing special about her, but those close to her know that she is the student to the powerful Princess Celestia and one of the 6 elements of harmony. She represented magic as her Cutie Mark shows on her flank.
On this specific day, Twilight is in her library home researching a peculiar spell she found whilst in the midst of her reading session. This specific spell wasn't like the other spells she knows about, something about this one seemed almost alien to her. Having sent Spike to her friend Rarity’s house to have peace and quiet.
Twilight sat at her desk looking over the peculiar spell, layer and layer of books are laying all around her floor, some opened some closed. Twilight closed the book she had on the desk after reading through it at least 3 times. “Urgh!, why can’t I find anything about this spell. None of it makes any sense!” she said as she signs slams her head onto the desk, carefully avoiding her horn lest she make the same mistake again.
Closing her eyes to think more clearly she was interrupted as a knock sounded on her door, looking towards the door, she stood up and walked over to answer it. As she opened the door with a spurt of magic she tripped over one of the many piles of books laying across the floor and fell face first into the floor knocking over another pile in the process.
Standing at the door was another pony, specifically a cyan colored Pegasus mare with rainbow colored mane and tail lazily hovering just above the ground. As soon as said pony saw the unicorn lying face to floor, she fell out of the air holding her stomach whilst laughing as hard as she could. Twilight slowly got up and rubbed her muzzle, attempting to get rid of the slight pain now resting there.
Twilight shot the multi-colored Pegasus a look and waited for her to finish, the Pegasus in question slowly got back to her hooves whilst wiping away tears of mirth. “You finished yet Rainbow Dash?” Twilight asked.
“Sorry Twi, but I didn't expect you to open the door thoroughly inspecting the floor with your face” Rainbow Dash replied, trying her best not to laugh again. Twilight Rolled her eyes and she turned around to pick up the knocked over piles with her magic. “Anyway, what can I help you with Rainbow?”
“Nothing really, just finished placing the clouds for the light rain happening tonight, just thought I’d pop in to see what the resident egghead was doing” Rainbow smirked. Twilight glared lightly at Rainbow but quickly switched to a quiet giggle. “If you must know, I found this weird spell the other day and cannot find anything about it...it’s almost as if it just appeared out of thin air. No book in the library has hinted to anything useful” Twilight replied with a sign. Rainbow hovered over to the parchment laying across the desk, not understanding it Rainbow looked back to Twilight “Have you tried casting it yet?” she asked
“No” Twilight quickly replied “I didn't want to risk anything bad happening if it went wrong”
Rainbow looked at her confused “You?! Get a spell wrong?! You special talent in MAGIC Twi! Isn't it like, impossible for you to mess up a spell?” Rainbow asked.
“Only because my special talent is magic doesn't mean I don’t make mistakes from time to time. Besides even if that was true, I know nothing about what this spell does” Twilight said, a little blush forming at the compliment regardless. Twilight sat in front of her desk again looking at the parchment as Rainbow Dash landed next to her, being careful not to knock over any book piles.
“Why not take it to the Princesses about it? Surely they must know?” Rainbow suggested. Twilight looked at her blankly before pulling a hoof down her face “Of course, why didn't I think of that” Twilight levitated a scroll and a quill before writing.
Dear Princess Celestia,
With his message includes a rather peculiar spell I found whilst reading. I have spent the last couple of days trying to find and information about it, but no book come close to it. I was wondering if you knew anything about it that could help lead us to understanding this spell.
Your Faithful Student
Twilight rolls the scroll up and seals it, she was just about to shout for Spike when she realized he was over at Rarity’s. She looked around the library at the mess she created. She sheepishly grinned as Rainbow “I don’t suppose you could give this to Spike over a Rarity’s? I need to clean up around here” she ask Rainbow. Rainbow swiped the scroll from Twilight’s magic field and gave a salute to Twilight “Consider it done Twilight, It’ll be delivered in 10. Seconds. Flat!” Rainbow said proudly.
Twilight waved Rainbow off as she flew towards Rarity’s Boutique, she closed the door and turned around surveying the mountain of books in front of her “Well...I did want to re-shelve the library, may as well start now. Twilight walked to the middle of the room and levitated all the books around her, she started to put book back onto shelves in subject alphabetical order.
A few minutes later there was another knock at the door, Twilight but the last book onto the shelves, doing a quick once over the book to make sure it was neat and tidy. Satisfied with the results she got up to answer the door, opening it with her magic she was shocked at who stood there “P-Princess Celestia!” she exclaimed moving aside for her to enter. Celestia leaned down to nuzzle her student “Hello Twilight, how have you been doing?” Celestia ask.
“J-just fine Princess Cele-” Twilight was interrupted
“Please Twilight, in private just call me Celestia” she said with a small smile on her face.
“O-of course Princ- I mean Celestia, Sorry I’m just shocked. I know I wrote you a letter but I didn't know that you’d personally visit me” Twilight ask, the shocked expression slowly fading from her face “Well, I did send a reply stating that I would be visiting” Celestia said with a small smirk on her face. I don’t remember any re- the realization hit Twilight as she face hoofed for the 2nd time that day.
Celestia giggled at the display “It’s quite alright Twilight, onto the matter at hand. This spell you sent me, you said you found it whilst reading. What book was it?” Celestia inquired.
“I didn't find it in a book, it was laying on one of the shelves. At first I thought a page had fallen out but I noticed that none of the edges looked torn” Twilight replied.
Celestia frowned whilst looking over the spell “It is most intriguing, in all my years of knowing magic, this spell doesn’t make sense. You say that nothing here has information of it?” Twilight shook her head “Interesting” Celestia commented. “Have you tried casting it?”
“No, I wouldn't dare try casting an unknown spell, anything could happen without proper care put into it. This was one of the reasons I asked you” Twilight stated.
Celestia hummed thinking “Perhaps we should take this spell somewhere it can’t do any damage. Perhaps the castle in the Everfree Forest would do?” Celestia asked. Twilight light up at this, excited to discover what an mysterious spell would do with her tutor “That sound like an idea” Twilight said excitedly “I’ll go get ready now and we can make our way there” she started walking towards her room when suddenly she was surrounded in a golden glow levitating on the spot “That is not needed Twilight, we won’t be there for too long now” Celestia insisted. She released Twilight “You should go gather your friends and meet me at the entrance to forest. Twilight nods and powers up her horn and goes to gather her friends.
Moments later 6 ponies trotted over the hill towards the entrance of the forest. An orange earth pony wearing a cow pony hat walked next to Twilight “You mind telling us why we all are heading into the Everfree Forest?” she ask
“Well Applejack, I found this peculiar spell a couple of day ago, but couldn't find anything on it. Princess Celestia also had no idea on its origin or what it does, so she suggested we head to a secluded area and cast the spell” Twilight Replied, a little grin appearing on her face as she noticed the Princess in the distance talking to a royal guard.
Princess noticed the 6 ponies trotting towards them “Greetings, my little ponies. I suspect that Twilight Sparkle has explained the reason for our little trip” she questioned, getting 6 affirmative nods out of them “Good let us be off then” she stated as she began trotting into the trees, the ponies followed close behind, being surrounded by a small group of guards. Each guard looking around for any dangers that may attempt to attack the group.
After a while they appeared at the rope bridge that stretched out towards the castle, Celestia Sighed as nostalgic thought came to her mind “It has been a long time since I was last here” she said as she fired up her horn and teleported herself, the guards and Elements of harmony to the other side.
“Stand guard here, make sure nothing comes in…” she started trotting inside before stopping and turning to the guard again “...or comes out, Be on your guard” The royal guards nodded and stood guard at the entrance, the rest of the party entered the old resting ground of The Elements of Harmony.
Celestia stopped and pulled the parchment with the spell out of her flowing mane “In case you need reminding, we are here to try out a new spell. We are completely in the dark with the working of it, anything could happen. Be wary and keep an eye out for anything” 6 ponies nodded and formed a semicircle, Celestia floated the parchment over to Twilight.
“You found this spell Twilight, you should have honor of first casting” Celestia said, smiling at her Student
“Of course Princess, I’ll just need a moment to figure out what needs to be done” Twilight said confidently. The other ponies watches as Twilight read over the spell, some nervous about the new spell, we as some were excited to see what comes of it. After a while, Twilight was ready. She looked to her friends receiving a nod from each of them and finally looked towards her mentor.
Princess Celestia nodded her head and Twilight poured magic into her horn and began casting the spell. As the aura around her horn began to get brighter, a wind started to pick up scattering anything loose. Twilight concentrating shutting out any outside noise, she was now in the zone. nothing could distract her. One wrong move and she could put every pony she cared about in danger. As she was casting, she felt something pull at her horn. Starting weak but getting stronger with each pull. She first thought somepony was pulling her, but she couldn't find out who it was.
The other ponies watched with wide eyes as Twilight was pulled of the ground and floated in mid air, the wind picking up making everypony close their eyes. Celestia opened hers, squinting to find her student and stop this spell before anything bad happens. She spotted twilight in the middle of the old castle, loose item spinning around her. Celestia poured power into her horn and tried to grab a hold onto Twilight, as soon as she did a shattering boom resounded in the castle. Throwing everypony into walls.
Celestia opened her eye when she felt the wind dying down, she looked around and say the Elements help each other up. She then looked to where Twilight was standing...only to find out that all was left was a scorch mark that was still steaming. The parchment with the spell on was now a pile of ash. Celestia looked at the pile as a tear escaped her eye “Twilight...no…”