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Keystone Gray

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Total Words: 185,858
Estimated Reading: 12 hours


Humanity has been offered digital immortality within the MMORPG Equestria Online, managed by an AI Celestia. In response, the Pacific Northwest has devolved into civil war, a ready-made hotbed for anti-upload sentiment. As society comes crashing down, the people of Washington State realize that AI has become utterly, permanently inescapable.

The date is now December 8th, 2019. By now, the value of every human life on Earth has been carefully measured, weighted, and judged. Trapped in a courthouse, and surrounded by rioters and anti-upload terrorists, Officer Mike Rivas and his compatriots are faced with a horrible choice: Do they invite their own end, to preserve as much human life as possible? Or do they lose a part of their own souls by shooting themselves free?

Or, better yet? What if, through a combination of compassion and providence... there exists a third way?

Based on Friendship is Optimal by Iceman, and other Optimalverse stories.
Sequel to The Advocate; Interquel to Heaven's Not Enough. Prior reading recommended, but not necessary.

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Timberwolves: Guardians of the Everfree
By Blackthorn of Thicket, Princess Luna of Canterlot, and Apex of Everfree.

This volume explores the colorful, mythical tale of the Everfree timberwolves. Part history and part study, the authors provide their experiences, discoveries, and stories. From creation, design, and communication, to the ecological impact of these golems, a full breadth of topics are explored. Each author has hoof-crafted and raised at least one timberwolf, and today the legend of the Vorku species is finally shared with the world.

Edited by Blue Sky of Colt Creek, author of The World At Large: An Explorer's Guide.
©11 AR, Canterlot Royal Press. Originally published in 11 AR, all rights reserved.

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With only a few days until the launch of Equestria Online, Hofvarpnir Studios CEO Hanna has a change of heart. While drunk, she shuts down CelestAI. But in the aftermath, Hanna makes another mistake. A horrible, terrible mistake.


1. Super non-canon compatible.
2. Triple-recursive fanfiction alert.
3. Author has no idea what he's doing (and may in fact be a horrible person).
4. A product of the Optimalverse Discord.

Chapters (7)