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-Polaris-


Your friendly Canadian retail worker, now back from the grave!

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For ages, ponies have looked to the stars and wondered of what they may find there.
Now, the story of one stallion will be remembered for millennia as the day they found out.
The Ferryman waits among the stars...

When young Strahlen 'Stray' Penumbra volunteered to take part in Equestria's first deep-space flight, this was not what he had been expecting.


Author's Note:
Inspired by the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and Interstellar, this marks my first attempt at science-fiction.


Credits:
EIC: Mercury Hawk
CWA: Rose Darkwind
CWA: Emerald Wind


Chapters (3)
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Story Description:
Reality is not something that can be defined easily, nor is it as rigid as most seem to think. Reality is like a cassette tape; it can be rewound, sped up, or paused. Pieces of the tape can be cut out or replaced, but too much tampering has the risk of permanently breaking it. This tape we call 'reality' is governed by the Council of Gods, who keep the balance between all things in all realities. And when the Gods make war, nothing is left unaffected. They rally their unwitting pawns, and choose one reality as their battleground. They are omnipotent and omnipresent, yet even they couldn't account for everything. Nothing could account for this one simple mistake— This one simple human....


Author's Note:
Welcome to the complete re-imagining of my first foray into the world of fanfiction!
Anyone here from the original, take note: This is a much darker story than that one. You've been warned.
Most characters are the same, but only the most important plot points from the original will remain.
Anyone new, there are a few points to preemptively address before people start asking.
1. On the topic of ponification: This can't really be answered without spoilers, so only pay attention here if this topic is relevant to your interests. When humans go to Equestria, they become ponies. When ponies go to Earth, they become humans. Yes, there is a point where some stuff goes down on Earth, That's what the spoiler tag is for.
2. The original story was a self-insert, as are most author's first stories. This one is not. The character that was 'me' in the original still has the same name and appearance — like all the characters — but my personality is different enough now that I can no longer consider the character to be myself.
3. This story completely disregards all seasons of the show. Events from certain episodes may be referenced, but not every episode in the show has taken place in this continuity.


Current Approval Rating:
89%


Credits:
Cover Art: Me
EIC: Mercury Hawk
CWA: Rose Darkwind

Chapters (3)
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Celestia was an alicorn Princess of Equestria. Every day, she woke up, raised the sun, ate breakfast, opened day court, listened to nobles whine, closed day court, ate supper, did paperwork, then went to bed. This is what Celestia did every day of every month of every year. One day she woke up and did something different. And then Everyone Didn't Exist.


Author's Notes:
In case you hadn't already guessed, this story is heavily influenced by The Stanley Parable, so feel free to read it in the voice of Kevan Brighting.


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Story Description:
Chaos.

Chaos exists everywhere, in all things. Despite most cultures' best efforts to prevent it, chaos always finds a way. This is the universe's way of maintaining balance; no order without chaos, no chaos without order.

Balance.

Unfortunately for the universe, things don't always end up working how they're supposed to. Sometimes the balance is thrown off, and a third party is required to intervene.

When dealing with this kind of thing on a universal scale, the intervention frequently consists of ripping something from one universe, and dumping it in another. When the intended result is to create chaos, that thing is usually a human. Little explanation is required as to why this is.

Chaos Mages. That's what these human enforcers of chaos have come to be called over the years. In a land where order is complete, and the mere presence of a human is not enough, these Chaos Mages will be granted certain abilities. These abilities can range anywhere from enough telekinesis to move a stone, to the ability to move an entire continent; it all depends on how off balance things are.

On a lovely world called Equus, lies the Kingdom of Equestria. Not long ago, this kingdom somehow found itself the target of a mad God. The duty of this God, known to the inhabitants of Equus as 'Discord', was once to ensure that the world didn't fall into a monotonous order. He went a bit overboard.

With Discord encased in stone, unable to influence the balance of the universe in which he had resided, things quickly calmed down. There were a few instances of the order being disturbed; the invasion of the capital of Equestria by a Changeling Swarm being prominent amongst them. After that, and a couple other outbursts of chaos, life quickly became disgustingly orderly for the citizens of Equus.

An intervention was deemed necessary. From across the dimensional void, a single human was plucked from his life, and dropped into the middle of Equestria. Of course, no one bothered to tell him what was going on.


Updates:
Yes, the human is turned into a pony in Chapter Three. I realize that this dissuades some people, so it should be noted that he's human again by the end of Chapter Five.
Keep up to date on writing progress with the 'Story Progress' module on my user page. It gets updated multiple times daily.
No, This isn't a self-insert... -_-
Please like if you're going to favorite. It's really hard to properly judge myself when people don't.
Yep, he's a pony again in seven. This is once again temporary. In fact, this will always be temporary, so stop asking.


Current Approval Rating:
93%


Credits:
Cover Art Background: Jonathan Kirtz
EIC: Mercury Hawk
RM: Rose Darkwind
CWA: Emerald Wind

OC 'Light Gear' By Deadinlight


Other Stories:
Moonlit Skies: The airship Australis and her captain, a pegasus scientist named Verdant Aurora, take off on a quest across Equestria. Along the way, they pick up a bat-pony mare, and fight their way through pirates and bounty hunters.
Song Of The Sunsparrow: When the Gods make war, nothing is unaffected. They rally their unwitting pawns, and choose one reality as their battleground. They are omnipotent and omnipresent, yet even they couldn't account for everything. Nothing could account for this.
[DEADLINE PARADOX] (Side-Story to Song Of The Sunsparrow): Not all wars present you with a clear opposition. Sometimes, there are no heroes and no villains. Sometimes, we are all just soldiers. The same is true of the Gods themselves, and when they go to war, things are not always black and white...
Redemption of the Sun: Celestia must find her place in a scarred world, a world she nearly ended twenty-one years prior. Meanwhile, dark forces gather in the southern wasteland, and there are no Elements of Harmony to fight them.


Future Books Of This Series:
Book Two - Emberblade (Cover Art)
Book Three - Emberfall (Cover Art)


Author's Note:
I'm starting another big project. Is this a bad idea? Probably. Will it reduce the time I have for other things? Most definitely. Do I look like I care? Nope! :pinkiehappy:

Writing started near the end of Season 3.

Chapters (14)
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Story Description:
Not all wars present you with a clear opposition. Sometimes, there are no heroes and no villains. Sometimes, we are all just soldiers. The same is true of the Gods themselves, and when they go to war, things are not always black and white. Two sides are drawn, and neither is right or wrong. Sometimes, the villain of one story can be the hero of another. Let's take a look at one of them, and what the Gods have planned for him.


Planned Chapters:
01 - [NEOTERIC AURORA]
02 - [ARCANE CONTENTION]
03 - [AUBADE PROGENITOR]
04 - [STYGIAN PYRE]
05 - [EVENTIDE ASCENSION]
06 - [CONFLICT PROVIDENCE]
07 - [PRINCIPLE AUTHORITY]


Other Stories:
Song Of The Sunsparrow: N/A
Emberdawn: When dealing with balance on a universal scale, third party intervention frequently consists of ripping something from one universe, and dumping it in another. When the intended result is to create chaos, that thing is usually a human.


Author's Note:
Side-story to Song Of The Sunsparrow. It follows the course of the story from the other side's perspective, and diverges onto the timeline that begins the prologue of the main story.

Will follow the new chapter layout (~1000 words on prologue and epilogue, ~4000 on regular chapters, and ~10000 on final chapter).

Chapters (1)
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Story Description:
One day, Celestia snapped. She destroyed all who would not love her, and in battle with her sister, covered the world in fire. In one final stand, Celestia faced off against the Elements of Harmony. When Luna was defeated, and the Elements were all that stood against her, they failed. The Elements were never made to be used against a former bearer, and they backfired; their undirected power causing the deaths of their bearers. Now, twenty-one years later, an emotionally unstable and magically drained Celestia walks the countyside in solitude, in self-imposed exile for her crimes. Perhaps one day, she will return to her ponies. Perhaps that day is coming sooner than she thinks.


Credits:
Cover Art: Me. Note about the art is included in here.


Other Stories:
Moonlit Skies: The airship Australis and her captain, a pegasus scientist named Verdant Aurora, take off on a quest across Equestria. Along the way, they pick up a bat-pony mare, and fight their way through pirates and bounty hunters.
Darkest Days, Brightest Nights: Celestia's degrading sanity causes a civil war to break out, and a human-turned-unicorn is a primary cause. Celestia seems to recognize this human, but no one knows where from. His story spans a period of over 80 years, in Equestria and beyond.
[DEADLINE PARADOX]: Not all wars present you with a clear opposition. Sometimes, there are no heroes and no villains. Sometimes, we are all just soldiers. The same is true of the Gods themselves, and when they go to war, things are not always black and white...
Emberdawn: When dealing with balance on a universal scale, third party intervention frequently consists of ripping something from one universe, and dumping it in another. When the intended result is to create chaos, that thing is usually a human.


Author's Note:
This was originally just a quick little thing to judge reception of the storyline. Reception was good, so I'm continuing.

Chapters (7)
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Story Description:
Verdant Aurora, a pegasus scientist and inventor from Canterlot, is sent to the far south to investigate reports of strange atmospheric disturbances. Aboard his airship, the Australis, he fights his way through the nomadic pirates who call the skies of southern Equestria their home, only to end up picking up a passenger. Literally falling from the sky in the middle of a battle between Verdant and a small pirate vessel, the frisky and mildly bipolar mare finds herself far away from her home on the moon, and they both quickly find themselves involved in something much bigger than skypirates...


Credits:
Editor-in-Chief: TAB
Cover Art: Me... As usual.


Other Stories:
Darkest Days, Brightest Nights: Celestia's degrading sanity causes a civil war to break out, and a human-turned-unicorn is a primary cause. Celestia seems to recognize this human, but no one knows where from. His story spans a period of over 80 years, in Equestria and beyond.
Redemption of the Sun: Celestia must find her place in a scarred world, a world she nearly ended twenty-one years prior. Meanwhile, dark forces gather in the southern wasteland, and there are no Elements of Harmony to fight them.
Emberdawn: When dealing with balance on a universal scale, third party intervention frequently consists of ripping something from one universe, and dumping it in another. When the intended result is to create chaos, that thing is usually a human.
[DEADLINE PARADOX]: Not all wars present you with a clear opposition. Sometimes, there are no heroes and no villains. Sometimes, we are all just soldiers. The same is true of the Gods themselves, and when they go to war, things are not always black and white...


Author's Note:
This literally popped into my head two days ago... I'm totally gonna go for it.

Chapters (4)
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