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Story: Researcher Twilight
[Sad] [Adventure] [Dark]
Description: Twilight Sparkle has been a student, personal protege, and friend of Princess Celestia for many years. However, when the Princess appoints her to be the new Grand Magus of the Equestrian Royal Court everything changes. Celestia becomes reluctant and unwilling to teach Twilight anything more advanced than what is absolutely necessary to perform her new duties.Researcher Twilight
What is Celestia hiding? What is the Princess protecting?
Celestia's attempt to withhold knowledge from Twilight tragically backfires, pushing the student to learn everything she can about magic and the workings of the world. No matter the cost, no matter how forbidden these areas of study are, Twilight is determined to learn the truth.
Twilight is taking the first steps of a journey that once started cannot be taken back.
Story: Background Pony (Update Chapter 17!)
[Sad] [Slice of Life] [Mystery]
Author: short skirts and explosions
Description: “My name is Lyra Heartstrings, and you will not remember me. You won't even remember this conversation. Just like with everypony else I've ever met, everything I do or say will be forgotten. Every letter I've written will appear blank; every piece of evidence I've left behind will end up missing. I'm stuck here in Ponyville because of the same curse that has made me so forgettable. Still, that doesn't stop me from doing the one thing that I love: making music. If my melodies find their way into your heart, then there is still hope for me. If I can't prove that I exist, I can at least prove that my love for each and every one of you exists. Please, listen to my story, my symphony, for it is me.”Background Pony
Story: Stories of a Warden (Update Part 12!)
Description: The Warden of the Everfree forest was a pegasus who lived isolated and alone in the woods, studying the magic of nature until the day a letter from Princess Celestia arrived, assigning him to aid a cartological expedition in the heart of the tropics. Accompanied by a cocky unicorn and a surly ex-royal guard, he now embarks on a journey at sea to map the unknown. What he finds there, on an island brimming with natural magic, may change him, and the world of magic, for years to come.Stories of a Warden
Story: Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Lone Ranger (Update Part 2!)
Author: Admiral Tigerclaw
Description: The star system Omega Centauri was just another oddity on a map to scentists in the not too distant future. However when they found the star was orbiting an earth-sized, earth-like planet instead of a black hole as its motion had suggested, a mission was scrambled to investigate this most unusual of celestial behaviors.Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Lone Ranger
Hamstrung by politics, and nearly crippled before it began, the 'Lone Ranger' mission was reduced to just one crew member and left to his own devices.
These are the logs of Arrow 18 and its lone commander. This information is classified TOP SECRET by the Global Space Agency.
Do NOT tell the princess.
Story: Ordo ab Chao (Update Part 2!)
Author: Integral Archer
Description: One hundred eighty years before the first Nightmare Moon incident, the United Republic of Equestria is ruled by two prevailing parties and simply switches hooves between them every few years, as the citizens get more impatient and indecisive.Ordo ab Chao
In the midst of the worst depression in Equestrian history, an egregious scandal befalls the United Party when the president of the country is found guilty at her trial following her impeachment—obliterating her and her party, and cementing any future victories of the Royal Party and their leader Princess Celestia.
Out of apathy, the United Party chooses Disce Cordis as their new leader—a strange draconequus with a piercing stare, an odd accent, and who can't even pronounce his opponent's name properly. He appears innocuous and ineffectual enough; but as his campaign goes on and he starts to gain more popularity, his strange speech and manner makes the citizens of Equestria suspect that, perhaps, the welfare of the Union isn't what is first and foremost in his mind.