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Shadow Quill


A Thestral mare who enjoys reading amazing stories almost as much as she enjoys writing them. Come on over to Luna's night and see just what you've all been missing in your sun-lit days.

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Inspired by the song Bismarck by the amazing band Sabaton!


When the Allies sunk the great battleship Bismarck, they thought it would be gone for good, left at the bottom of the Atlantic to rust as the Second World War raged on. What they didn't know was that the ship never made it to the ocean floor. Instead, the hulking battle machine was transported to someplace entirely unknown to mankind, with its sole survivor taken along for the ride.

The Gryphon Empire had been expanding its borders for centuries, gaining power and influence over the majority of the planet while at the same time stretching themselves ever thinner. Now, with food shortages threatening to tear the Empire apart, they look towards the only hope of salvation they have, Equestria.

Yet the pride of a predatory race would never allow for them to stoop to begging or trading for what they need. In their very blood there is a cry for war that cannot be denied if they are to save all that they have built. However, only a fool would dare go against the magical might of the pony nations, even taking into account the abysmal state of their military. Yet all of that changes when the hulk of a massive war vessel appears on the shores of their homeland, with a very strange pony the only being aboard.

Will Equestria fall under the power of one of mankind's most infamous warships? How will our lone human-turned-pony react to being in both a new body and world? You'll just have to take a look inside and see for yourself.

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Inspired by the heart-warming YouTube videos Sharing Vision, created by the highly talented Storm Runner and Snowdrop, the video made by SFS Animation that started it all.


Long before the Mare in the Moon, before Twilight Sparkle and her group of friends, there was a pony who has been forgotten in the pages of history, washed away in the sands of time. Her name was Snowdrop, but her story is far more than anypony could have ever imagined.

You see, Snowdrop was just a filly when she created the first snowflake, but it is the rest of her story that will amazing even the most well-versed of scholars, because through the years leading up to Luna's banishment, she was not the only one who struggled to find her place in the magical land she called home. There was another being, one whom she would come to know as a friend, and more, as they forged a home for each other.

His name was Thomas, better known as "Tommy" to those that knew him well, and it is his story that we tell today, long forgotten in the faded pages of history. Only now, after more than a thousand years, can we hear the tale of Equestria's first human.

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nychthemeron - (n) A period of one day and one night, a date: in the West, this is a period of 24 consecutive hours.

Twilight and company were not expecting a message for help when they were summoned to Canterlot Castle. They were expecting the message to come from a completely different world even less. Yet even so, a call for aid is something that cannot be ignored, and thus Twilight and company are transported to a completely alien realm, where the day and night are at war with one another and the ponies they encounter are far from what they expected.

Join our heroines as they try to bring peace back to a torn planet, all while trying to stay alive in a conflict that could very well spell the end of everything if something is not done to stop it. Tread carefully as you journey through this new land, and be warned, not everything that is evil hides in the dark.

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.........Um, hello, my name is Doctor Daniel Phillips, and I am the lead scientist overseeing the Gateway Project, one of the most cutting-edge technologies in existence today. With it, we can open wormholes to worlds far beyond the reach of conventional space travel, and even into other dimensions if we can work out the right frequency. As of late we have discovered over a dozen habitable worlds that have been slated for colonization, but as of yet no signs of intelligent life. Yet I hold out hope that one day we might find such a world, however remote, and put our best foot forward in opening relations with our new galactic neighbors. Yet not all of the planets we find are poppies and roses, so instead of sending in humans to explore them, we have these little babies.

Oh, right, you can't see me because this is an audio-only feed. My mistake. Well, I guess I'll just have to explain it to you. These cybernetic wolves, known in our group as the Mech Hounds, are outfitted with the most advanced computers in the world, along with some of the most cutting-edge robotics and weapons money can buy. Now right at the moment we only have a dozen of these little critters, but don't let that fool you. Each of these little babies carries enough firepower to level a small town, although it would take them a couple days to do so if they were working alone. They also have the programing to work out almost any situation in a matter of seconds, although they still have many of the logic problems that most computers face when confronted with something that does not fit within the established parameters of their programming. Yet, regardless of their possible shortcomings, they do the heavy lifting upon initial exploration where humans cannot, dealing with threats as they see fit in order to assess the habitability of a planet for human use. I could tell you more, but that would be breaking protocol.

So, without further ado, I'll turn you over to our logistics specialist, who will be happy to tell you all about how these little babies are going to change the world, or rather, worlds, that humanity has come to call home.................

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This is a story that delves into the boundary between life and machine, where AI is something that has only been dreamed of, even with the most advanced computers available. Then again, these machines have never encountered magic before, so who knows what might happen. I guess you'll just have to read the book to find out for yourself.

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The way of a Seeker is a long and mysterious one, marked by an unknown but equally certain path that only the few have traveled. For Prax Solaris, one of the first Wanderers to come from the newly reformed Jensaarai Order, his greatest wish is to receive his fated vision from the Force that will send him on his way as a Seeker. Yet when Prax receives his wish and is sent to a planet far beyond the Outer Rim, he discovers that his task may be more difficult than he could have possibly imagined.

His vision has led him to a planet called Equis, where the locals have no knowledge of the Force and have no contact with the galactic community at large. And yet, they seem to posses powers far beyond that of normal mortals, even though Prax can sense it isn't the Force they wield, well, almost all of them. Following his instincts, he finds that his vision has led him to a singular filly, who displays the tell-tale signs of a powerful Force sensitive. Now the only question is, what to do from here?

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Chief Engineer Applebloom wasn't expecting her fellow CMC friends to be the other members of the crew that would be testing the first Equestrian faster-than-light spacecraft. However, she was more than happy to see her old companions after many years apart, especially for such an exciting reason. Captain Scootaloo would be flying the experimental ship while the newly graduated Doctor Sweetie Bell would be acting as the crew's medic while out of system, while Applebloom would make sure the engines didn't instantaneously detonate upon ignition. All and all, a well-rounded crew of three off to explore exotic new worlds beyond their home system.

Join our intrepid heroines as they journey beyond the stars, and discover that the races of Equis aren't as alone in the universe as they expected. And what they find in the vast expanse of space, will shake the budding interstellar species to their cores. Only time will tell if their world will survive the challenges to come.

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Queen Chrysalis has a plan for the ponies who slighted her the last time she invaded. In order to take over Equestria and get revenge on those who foiled her, she sends her son, Prince Silver Jacket, to seduce and control one of the princesses. His target of choice, Princess Luna.
Disguised as a member of Luna's personal guard, Silver Jacket worms his way into the good graces of the royal family, with the aim of stealing a powerful artifact and turning it against the alicorns. With the power of all four princesses, Queen Chrysalis will be able to break free of her imprisonment and would be unstoppable in her quest to rule ponykind.
The only thing that could possibly stand in her way, and the plans she has for the ponies, is something that not even she could possibly foresee. Could Silver Jacket's feelings for Luna be more than an act, or was it all just a ploy to get under her fur? Only time will tell, and only fate knows the outcome of this battle for love and country.

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