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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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  • T Undying Love

    Celly and Dissy have fallen in love. But another is jealous of their happiness, and dark dreams threaten their happiness. Can Love conquer all?  · 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 · 3,134 views · 129 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.

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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 · 5,583 views · 408 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 · 1,609 views · 77 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 · 4,654 views · 356 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 · 1,907 views · 127 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 · 1,338 views · 71 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 · 1,362 views · 85 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 · 1,064 views · 95 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 · 1,849 views · 127 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.

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 Season One, 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?

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.

Aug
21st
2016

Three of the less famous inhabitants of Sunney Towne, in part because there was nothing evil in them, and in part because Ruby helped them Pass On before the end of the Century of Darkness.

Mouse Baker (lived 438-500, remained 500-541)

Kind:  Earth Pony.     Sex:  Male.   Born YOH 438.  Died: 500.  Rose: 500.  Passed: 541.

Coat:  Gray.                Mane:  Golden Brown, tied back in a queue.    Eyes:  Dark Brown.

Mark:  Black-outlined mouse in a light brown loaf of bread.     Talent:  Baking.

Appearance:  Small, sleek, mild-mannered and sometimes rather nervous seeming.

Personality:  Kind, caring, a bit soft-hearted and at times easily intimidated, but loyal to his friends.

Motivation:  Love for his wife and child, loyalty to friends, desire to make other Ponies happy by baking them tasty treats.

Relationships:  Wife Lily Melon, adoptive daughter Melon Pie, friends with pretty much all the Ponies of Sunney Towne, especially Grey Hoof, Mitta Gift and Ruby Gift.

History:  Born in Pie Towne; at age 13 in 451 earned his Cutie Mark in a baking accident that ruined a loaf of bread and ended the life of an unfortunate mouse.  At 18 in 456 he married the smart but sharp-tongued Hazel Locks, but their first child was stillborn in 462 and Hazel died in childbirth in 467, when Mouse was 29.

     In 476 he joined the settlement of Sunney Towne.  Diffident and now in his late thirties, Mouse was not the sort of Pony who set maidens' hearts aquiver.  But young Lily Melon (461-400), then but fifteen, adored the kindly baker.  She had loved the sweet rolls he would bake her when she was a small filly, and as she grew to marehood she felt another sort of sweetness for him.  She more or less seduced him, and in 478, when he was 40, he wed the 17-year-old mare.

     Whether by accident or design, the baker put no buns in Lily's oven, though it was said he plied his spatula most diligently within.  Lily did not seem to mind, but  loyally loved her middle-aged husband.  She continued to grow her sweet flowers and sweet produce, and gave the best of her sweetness to Mouse Baker.  And the baker and his wife lived lovingly together for the remaining 22 years of their lives.

     In 485, they took in Lily's orphaned fist cousin, Melon Pie (483-500, 500-541); and apprenticed her to both their trades, and made a happy family for the rest of their lives.  Then, in 491, he had his moment of heroism when he joined in the rescue of Mitta Gift and her daughter Ruby from brigands.

      Which unfortunately was not to be very long.  Things grew increasingly uncomfortable for the Marked Mouse Baker in the last few years of Sunney Towne, but he stuck to his bakehouse, back of the town with enough separation from the main houses so that no fire starting there could spread.  The village needed him and his oven.

     Come the Summer Sun Celebration of 500, Grey Hoof put his oven to a use the gentle baker had not contemplated in his worst nightmares.  Utterly broken by what happened, he watched numbly as the celebration continued, not daring to oppose Grey Hoof or tend the oven.

     It is not obvious if the sanity -- or health -- of Mouse Baker, now 62, would ever have recovered from the horrible use to which Grey Hoof had put his poor innocent oven.  He made no attempt to flee the village, and Lily and Melon stuck loyally by him, tending to the shattered baker as he sat by his bakehouse.

     They were, all three of them, still sitting there, when the grief-maddened Nightmare Moon annihilated them, the bakehouse, and the whole town in a few seconds of fantastic violence inconceivable to three rustic Ponies who had not even heard of the theoretical destructiveness of ionic bolts and gravity lances.  And their ghosts haunted Sunney Towne ...

      ... until Ruby figured out how to help all three of them to Pass On.

      Which is why you don't know them.  They never slew anypony, nor did a single truly evil thing in their lives.

      But you've all seen Mouse Baker's bakehouse or oven, if you're conversant with the Story of the Blanks.

     Because that's where the last life left an unconscious Ruby Gift.  And it's where, every night after her murder, she respawns.

     Apple Bloom has recurring nightmares about the place.

     Which is a bit sad, because in their lives, the trio made it a place of love and joy together.

Lily Melon (461-500, 500-541)

Kind:  Earth Pony.     Sex:  Female.     Born: YOH 461.  Died:  500.  Rose:  500.  Passed: 541.

Coat:  White.              Mane:  Long two-toned pink and red hair, worn in a ponytail.     Eyes:  Pink.

Mark:  Adult Blank-Flank.                               Talent:  Sweetness, extending to both growth and preparation.

Appearance:  A plump, pretty, sweet-faced mare in early middle age, almost always with a warm smile.  Under her excess flesh she is quite muscular -- Melon is a hard-working Pony.

Personality:  Sweet, kind, loving and warm.  Very much in love with Mouse Baker.  Protective of her adoptive daughter Melon Pie.

Motivation:  Loyalty to her husband and little family.  Kindness to other Ponies.  She likes to create sweetness.

Relationships:  Husband Mouse Baker, adoptive daughter Melon Pie, friends with everypony in the village.

History:  When still a small filly, she decided that Mouse Baker was one Pony she could always trust to be good to her.  When his wife Hazel died, she decided that she would be his wife one day.  She achieved this goal, giving herself to him in 477 and marrying him in 478, and since then has enjoyed a happy marriage with him.  It is in part because of her obvious love and loyalty toward Mouse that he is envied in Sunney Towne.

Melon Pie (483-500, 500-541)

Kind:  Earth Pony.     Sex:  Female.   Born: YOH 483.  Died: 500.  Rose:  500.  Passed: 541.

Coat:  Light Green.   Mane:  Red, naturally curly and puffy, generally worn tied back in a long tail.  Eyes:  Blue.

Mark:  Adult Blank-Flank.                              Talent:  Sweet Service, mostly through baking pies.

Appearance:  A plump, pretty and muscular teenaged filly, almost full-grown mare.  Wide-eyed and rather innocent-looking.

Personality:  Bubbly, friendly, maybe a bit air-headed and silly, but means well.

Motivation:  Loves her adoptive parents.  Wants to find the right stallion and get married, though she wouldn't mind having some fun on the way.  Sadly, she will never get married in this life.

Relationships:  Adoptive parents Mouse Baker and Lily Melon.

History:  Melon was orphaned at 2, too young to clearly remember her real parents.  She's grown up in the care of a very loving married couple and would like the same fate for herself.  Neither the best judge of character nor a model of self-restraint, she lost her maidenhood to a traveling minstrel in 499, but still hopes to make a decent marriage.

     Instead, she dies in 500, punished for a crime she at most witnessed in utter horror, just like the rest of her family.

Comments:  These three are in many ways typical of most of the population of Sunney Towne in the YOH 500.  Since then, some -- like this trio -- have passed on.

     Others still drift between the trees, awaiting their final releases.

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#933 · 3h, 46m ago · · ·

>>2281167

You're quite welcome.

(*hugs you back*)

#932 · 3h, 54m ago · · ·

:heart::pinkiesmile:Thx for the watch.

-hugs-

#931 · 4d, 22h ago · · ·

>>2277651

Interesting.  Far less stupid than I feared it would be.  Simplified, but the basic structure of it is good.

And I noticed they've left Chrysalis as a villain.  Which is also good, since my Chrysalis is evil enough to impress Nyarlathotep..

#930 · 5d, 6m ago · · ·

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU9WEzpZqQs

really learning about changeling culture here.

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