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  • T Hitting Rock Bottom

    Cheerilee, at college in Canterlot, wakes up in a very bad situation and realizes that her life is going wrong.  · Jordan179
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  • T I Guess It Doesn't Matter Any More

    Hitch-hiking can be dangerous. Picking up hitch-hikers can be even more dangerous. Even if all they really do want is a ride.  · Jordan179
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  • E No Trouble At All

    How much trouble can 10-year-old Apple Bloom get into, playing alone in the Everfree?  · Jordan179
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  • T An Incident on Sentry Duty

    YOH 1409: Cadet Guidestar Flight is on sentry duty at the West Hoof Arsenal when he encounters an intruder!  · Jordan179
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  • T Malign Spirits

    YOH 1269: An angry riverboat captain and a filly who is older than she seems team up to fight bandits!  · Jordan179
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  • T Mismatched Hearts

    February 1503: Strains threaten to tear apart Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. They have loved each other since they were fillies -- but might they be incompatible? And what of Fluttershy's own dark secret, the one she's never been able to reveal?  · Jordan179
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  • T Advance Warning

    Oct, YOH 1503 (Season 3): Celestia tells Luna about her new and possibly dangerous plan.  · Jordan179
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  • T At the Gorge

    Great losses can spring from such small causes. Applejack finds this out at age 12, when her life changes, forever.  · Jordan179
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  • T The Tinker Mare

    Pot Mender is a tinker mare, an itinerant tradesmare who ekes out her living on the fringes of Equestrian rural society. But even an outcast may have a chance to do some deed of worth, and win acceptance before the end.  · Jordan179
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  • T Wraith-Kissed

    Chiller Tale was hideously disfigured when he made the mistake of letting a Wraith kiss him -- and he won fame and fortune. Now his wife is dead, and he is about to give up on his life. What will happen when he returns to where it all began?  · Jordan179
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  • E Before Nightfall: Barely Rescued

    YOH 1493: Can Big Mac save the three-year-old Apple Bloom from mortal peril? And what will he do about the longer-term threat posed by the bear?  · Jordan179
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  • T Teacher Zero

    YOH 1501: In the aftermath of Twilight's mental breakdown, Princess Celestia considers her own mistakes.  · Jordan179
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  • T Kindness Is Magic

    S1E01 of Kindness Is Magic -- the Quest of the Elements from Fluttershy's point of view.  · Jordan179
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  • T Post-Traumatic

    April, YOH 1505: Twilight Sparkle and her Companions have returned to Ponyville from Our Town. Now they must deal with the emotional price of their incomplete victory.  · Jordan179
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  • T Her Special Gift

    Early in the morning after marrying Cheese Sandwich, Pinkie Pie gives him a very special present. In his sleep.  · Jordan179
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  • T Getting Stuck

    You made a few bad decisions and trusted someone you shouldn't have and now you're trapped in a world of talking little ponies!  · Jordan179
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  • T Dancing Alone

    YOH 1505: Moon Dancer has resumed her friendships. But can she overcome the damage of her alienation?  · Jordan179
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  • T Audience Reaction

    YOH 1548: Rarity is not pleased with High Concept's Succession ad on the Twelfth Equestriad Interview show.  · Jordan179
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  • My Little Balladeer The Elements of Harmony find themselves facing an evil beyond their knowledge, armed with an alien magic. In desperation they use their Elements to summon aid and get - a hillbilly with a silver-strung guitar? by Ardashir 151,377 words · 3,226 views · 130 likes · 5 dislikes
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The "Shadow Wars"

The machinations of the Cosmic Concepts have shaped the history of the Ponies for ten thousand years.  But now their mistakes have cracked the Cosmos, and the Shadows seep through to claim our own Universe for their dark and predatory purposes.  If they can gain a bridgehead on Equestria's Earth, this will be but the first step in a war of extermination against our continuum, a war which will end in the destruction of all life in our own Universe.

Can Celestia lead the defense of the Earth and save, not only her little Ponies, but all Earthlife, from utter annihilation?  Can Luna be redeemed from the Shadows and return to her former greatness?  Will Discord prove a powerful ally, or betray them all to damnation?  Can a new generation of powerful beings aid them enough to bring victory?  Or will the Earth die, drained of its vitality by the sinister Shadows?

List of stories in the Shadow Wars universe further down the page.

Now with its own master TV Tropes Page!

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  • Nightmares Are Tragic Nightmare Moon spends a thousand years banished to the Moon, then returns to seek her revenge. From HER point of view. by Jordan179 32,977 words · 5,690 views · 414 likes · 20 dislikes
  • An Extended Performance The Great and Powerful Trixie gives the performance of her life during the Longest Night in Eqeustrian history. Start of Season 1. by Jordan179 26,641 words · 1,674 views · 78 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Teacher Zero YOH 1501: In the aftermath of Twilight's mental breakdown, Princess Celestia considers her own mistakes. by Jordan179 7,473 words · 4,900 views · 362 likes · 34 dislikes
  • Post-Traumatic April, YOH 1505: Twilight Sparkle and her Companions have returned to Ponyville from Our Town. Now they must deal with the emotional price of their incomplete victory. by Jordan179 65,404 words · 2,076 views · 132 likes · 16 dislikes
  • Twelfth Equestriad Interview Two and a half decades after the final victory over the Shadows, Princess Luna records an interview for the Summer Sun Celebration by Jordan179 15,740 words · 1,387 views · 72 likes · 12 dislikes

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  • Dragonshyness Fluttershy endures one of the most frightening experiences of her life. (It is a testament to the utter terror that can be Fluttershy's life that confronting a full-grown Dragon counts as only "one" of the most terrifying days of her by Jordan179 38,857 words · 1,401 views · 87 likes · 8 dislikes
  • A Robust Solution Fluttershy comes to terms with a mistake from her past, and learns how to handle herself in the future, with the help of her good friend Rarity. by Jordan179 11,859 words · 1,098 views · 96 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Fluttershy Is Free Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy go to see a butterfly migration. Mid-Season 1, immediately after "Call of the Cutie." by Jordan179 10,460 words · 1,924 views · 128 likes · 6 dislikes

List of Stories in the Shadow Wars Series

Here are the stories of the Shadow Wars, roughly in order, including major incomplete and projected works:


Undying Love (incomplete):  Takes place from around 2500 to 1500 years ago.  Discord and Celestia; how he loved and lost her, in a love that is undying, much as they might wish they could forget.

Corruption at Nightfall (incomplete):  Takes place over a thousand years ago.  The tale of Prince Crimson Quartz and Lady Tourmaline of the Crystal Empire, and Princess Luna of Equestria; and how the Empire fell into darkness.

All the Way Gone (projected):  The story of how Princess Luna of Equestria fell into the Nightmare.

"His Recipe For Love" (complete, 11,334 words):  YOH 1252, or 248 years before the Season One opener.  Aventurine Miter is very much in love with his wife Harmonia Pie.  Join them on the Hunt for the Ingredient of the Cupcakes of Life!  M-rated, NSFW, both sex and gore.

Malign Spirits (incomplete):  YOH 1269, or 231 years  before Luna's Return. Keen Trader was all set to make a tidy profit and secure his family fortunes when vicious bandits wrecked his venture.  Now he wants revenge.  And, with the aid of, he's going to get it!

An Incident On Senry Duty (incomplete):  In YOH 1409, some 91 years before the start of Season 1, Cadet Guidestar Flight stops an intruder at the Arsenal of the West Hoof Military Academy, and he finds himself protecting a younger female cadet who is caught up in intrigue between two of the Pegasus High Clans.

Collateral Damage (complete, 32,231 words):  In YOH 1481, some 19 years before the start of Season 1, ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch tries to deliver a vital package from Appleloosa to Canterlot -- but unknown to him, an elite Changeling Infiltrator is on his trail!  Characters include Falcon Punch, Princess Ceymi, and a 9-year-old Cheerilee.  Dark tragedy, with gore and (very limited but horrifying) sexual content.

Pinkie Sense and Sensibility (incomplete):  The birth and early life of Pinkie Pie and her sisters.

"Ruminations in Stone" (complete, 2,292 words):  Spring, YOH 1500, a couple months before Luna's Return and the start of Season One.  Wind Whistler, trapped within the stone statue of Discord, muses about her past and future.

Nightmares Are Tragic (complete, 32,976 words):  S1E1-2, June 21-22 YOH 1500, The Elements of Harmony (Season One opener), from Luna's perspective.  The core story of the Shadow Wars continuity, introducing its interpretation of the Mane Six and especially of Princess Luna and the true nature of the Shadows.

An Extended Performance: (complete, 26,639 words) S1, June YOH 1500 (same time as the Season One opener): Side-story to Nightmares Are Tragic, detailing how Trixie defended her show against the Shadow Coven in Manehattan on the Longest Night, and what Celestia was doing while all this was going on.

A Long Night at the Hippodrome (incomplete) S1, June YOH 1500 (same time as the Season One opener):  Side-story to An Extended Performance, detailing how Trixie's old friend Piercing Gaze dealt with the Longest Night at his theater in Baltimare.

His Mark On History (incomplete, S1, June YOH 1500 (early S1, from The Elements of Harmony to "The Ticket Master. but set on another continent):  Can First Strong Messenger make his mark on history by striking a blow for the freedom of the South Speaker Ponies of Taura?

No Trouble at All (incomplete, early S1, July YOH 1500, one month after Luna's Return):  The 10-year-old Apple Bloom, bored, decides to run out and play in the Everfree.

The Romance of the Open Road (incomplete) early S1,  YOH 1500:  The Great and Powerful Trixie leaves Manehattan and takes to the road to win her fortune -- a road that will lead her to Ponyville.

All the Way Back (incomplete) early S1, YOH 1500:  How Princess Luna, purged of the NIghtmare, recovered her power and sanity, making a place for herself in the strange new world of modern Equestria.

Least Noticeable and Little Flappy (incomplete):  Early S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E5 "Griffon the Brush-Off"  How "Least Noticeable" Claire Pie, Pinkie's gigantic invisible twin sister, saved a little flappy creature and made a new friend.

Dragonshyness (complete, 38,854 words): early mid S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E7: "Dragonshy."  The most terrifying day of Fluttershy's life, as she must finally face the creature she most dreads -- a full-grown Dragon.

Royal Business (incomplete): Early mid S1, September YOH 1500, a bit after E7 "Dragonshy."  Spike is called away on royal business to meet with Celestia, but he winds up spending a while as Luna's guest.

A Robust Solution (complete, 11, 859 words):  mid S1, YOH 1500, just before E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy reveals a shameful secret from her past to Rarity, who helps her friend understand and surmount its emotional legacy.

Fluttershy Is Free (complete, 10,464 words):  S1, YOH 1500, after E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash go to see a butterfly migration, and Fluttershy reveals a dark secret of her origin.

"Teacher Zero" (complete, 7,440 words):  S2, YOH 1501, right after E03 "Lesson Zero."  Celestia and Luna react to the madness that has nearly claimed Twilight Sparkle.

"Advance Warning" (complete, 6,001 words): S3, YOH 1503.  Princess Celestia tells Princess Luna of her plan to redeem their old mutual friend, Discord.

"A Meeting by Moonlight" (complete, 2,932 words): S3, YOH 1503.  Princess Luna visits Twilight Sparkle one night and tells her a tale of the Age of Wonders, revealing more than she means to in the process.

"Feeling Adrift"  (complete, 4,938 words):   S3, YOH 1503,  right after "A Meeting by Moonlight."  Princess Celestia tries to help her sister deal with her feelings of alienation and loneliness.

Divine Jealousy and the Voice of Reason (incomplete):  S4, November YOH 1504, right after "Equestria Games" and before Twilight's Kingdom.  When Discord discovers he has a rival for Fluttershy's love, he consults his inner Voice of Reason for advice.

Substitute Mentor (incomplete):  Pony Earth segment is between S4 and S5, January YOH 1505, while the Nightmare Delusion Humanoid Earth segment is AD 2016 and the Angel of Illusion Humanoid Earth segments are AD 2010 to 2016.  Can the Humanoid Trixies be saved from madness and their worlds from devastation by the Humanoid Piercing Gaze?

Post-Traumatic (complete, 65,404 words):  April YOH 1505.  Starlight Glimmer has been defeated and Our Town liberated.  Now the returning Mane Six must deal with the damage the Sameness did to their minds.  Sometimes, mere victory is not enough.

Fools and Drunks (incomplete):  April YOH 1505.  Snips and Snails decide to celebrate Snails' 16th birthday by gping into the Everfree doing something a bit more unwise than usual.  Will Snails finally tell Snips about Glittershell?  Will the two teenage colts even survive?

"Her Special Gift" (complete, 2,673 words):  May 4th, YOH 1507.  The morning after her wedding night, Pinkie Pie gives her new husband Cheese Sandwich a very special gift.

Love Amongst Monsters (incomplete):  Starting YOH 1508, concluding YOH 1512.  Ill Wind, a brilliant Pegasus scientist, works to complete a vital engineering project for High Commander Windvane, and may find romantic as well as professional success.

Love Starved (incomplete):  February-March, YOH 1515.  Compound is reassigned to the Provisional Hive Defense Swarm, which she knows is a near-suicide post.  But in what she assumes to be the last days of her life, she makes two very good friends.

The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime (incomplete):  April, YOH 1515.  Compound and her friends struggle to survive within the last of Queen Hunger's hives as it falls at the end of the Great Changeling War (1513-1515).

Twelfth Equestriad Interview (complete, 15,741 words):  June YOH 1548, 48 years after Luna's Return and 24 years after the final victory in the Shadow Wars, Luna and Twilight are interviewed on TV on the night of the Summer Sun Celebration.

"Audience Reaction" (complete, 2,867 words):  June YOH 1548, side-story to Twelfth Equestriad Interview.  During the historic interview TV broadcast, Rarity and Spike deal with an attempt to sabotage Rarity Enterprises' perfume campaign.


I Guess It Doesn't Matter Any More (complete, 16,169 words):  Between Equestria Girls and Rainbow Rocks.  Trucker Long Haul picks up a whole lot of trouble when he gives a ride to a hitch-hiking ghost girl on the outskirts of the Everfree National Forest.



There are two major chronological problems in the long flashback story "Where the Apple Lies," one of which has been mentioned (and at least one absurd explanation proposed) and one of which has been entirely ignored.  The mentioned problem is easily solved; the second one is more difficult.

I.  Where Is Apple Bloom?

It is obvious that the flashback takes place after the one in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles," because Applejack has her Cutie Mark.

Here is Applejack (and Big Mac and Granny Smith) at the start of AJ's flashback in "The Cutie Mark Chronicles"

And here are AJ and Mackie in "Where the Apple Lies"

Now, it's obvious that AJ and Mackie are at least a year or two older in the second picture than they are in the first.  Big Mac is larger and his muzzle more squared; Applejack's face looks adolescent rather than fillyish.

It's also obvious that the Apple parents are already dead in both flashbacks.  If not, why aren't they seeing Applejack off in the first flashback?  And why aren't they the ones likely to take over the farm after Granny retires in the second one?

Also absent in both pictures is Apple Bloom.  But if Apple Bloom is the full sibling of both Big Mac and AJ, she must already have been born at the time of the first flashback, and thus also at the time of the second.

So, where is she?

This is easily answered.  If the flashback in TCMC takes place right after the death of the Apple Parents, then Apple Bloom is an infant, probably spending most of her time in a crib, playpen, or otherwise being watched (by whom?  Any of a number of kin, or for that matter neighbors could be babysitting her).  There's no reason for her to be there when Applejack is leaving Sweet Apple Acres.

However, if WtAL takes place 2-3 years later, then Apple Bloom is now a toddler (and in any case Ponies are more physically precocious than Humans).  So where is she now?  Why doesn't she show up at any point?

Again, somepony else could be babysitting her.  Her non-appearance on screen doesn't mean her non-existence -- after all (unlike the Apple parents) a toddler has neither full freedom to wander about, nor any pressing responsibilites to be involved in Applejack's future life plans or the farm's business dealings with Filthy Rich.

This makes far more sense than the notion that Apple Bloom is the daughter of Applejack (by whom?  At what age?), or adopted, or any number of stranger possibilities.

But there's a more difficult question.

II.  Where's Diamond Tiara?

We know that Diamond Tiara is roughly as old as Apple Bloom.  We also know that Filthy Rich is Diamond Tiara's father.  Presumably, Spoiled Milk-Rich is Diamond Tiara's mother.

Yet we meet Filthy Rich and Diamond Tiara in WtAL, and they are merely betrothed.  Possibilities:

(A)  Diamond Tiara is actually only the child of one, or neither of them -  Maybe.  They both look pretty young (late adolescent or early twenties) but it's possible one of them had a failed earlier marriage (or other sexual relationship) leading to the production of Diamond Tiara.  Or, she might be adopted.  Neither would be that strange.

(B)  Diamond Tiara was born out of wedlock to Filthy Rich by Spoiled Milk -  Which would make her name a crueller pun than it already is.  Certainly possible, though odd behavior between two rich families by Human standards.  Filthy Rich is consistently honorable; this may be one reason why he married her, with both of them deeming it important that Filthy complete school first.

(C)  Diamond Tiara is younger than she seems -  Possible, but then it's odd that she has been consistently in a leadership position at her school.  Yes, it's her Talent to lead, but a few years of age difference means a lot when you're pre-adolescent to early-adolescent.  It seems unlikely that she could be more than a year or two younger than Apple Bloom, if younger at all.

Conclusion:  I hold Apple Bloom to be the full sibling (rather than child) of Applejack, because there's no hint otherwise, and Applejack doesn't seem likely to have been sexually active in her early teens.  I think Diamond Tiara must be about the same age, and consequently that she was born before Filthy Rich and Spoiled Milk's marriage -- though possibly the child of only one of them.  It's notable though that Filthy Rich tends to be honorable toward mares and kindly toward fillies, so it's possible that they jumped the gun and Filthy still honored his responsibility toward his intended.

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#955 · 4d, 16h ago · · ·

Well, the season finale has aired, and with it the screaming deaths of a million jossed fanfics. How has the SWSV fared?

#954 · 1w, 2d ago · · ·

Thanks for the Watch.:twilightsmile:

May I ask what it is for?

#952 · 2w, 5d ago · · ·

Have you seen the finale if your avoiding the finale till its us premiere date that fine but DAMN what a good finale.

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