• Fanfiction: The Amulet of Shades (Update Part 5!)

    [Adventure][Alternate Universe]

    Author: Sparkle Cola
    Long ago, soon after the unification of the pony tribes, two uniquely dedicated individuals rose to alicorn status. These two, Celestia Solaire and Luna Nocturnis, became a unifying force as they took power, and the tribes rallied behind their strength and the wisdom of their rule.
    Working tirelessly to strengthen the nascent bonds of the radically different cultures that made up the unicorn, pegasus, and earth pony tribes—they slowly brought their subjects together in increasing harmony over the years. It was during that same time period, in the first 300 years of their reign, that they also fell in love with various mortal ponies to explore the roles of marriage and parenthood with various counterparts, several times raising offspring in the process. The ponies they gave birth to were never born to alicorn status; but, they did possess rather strong magic and physical gifts due to their unique heritage.
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    Unfortunately, as it is often seen with those born into power and privilege, some of their offspring abused their station and authority. While others served as dependable assets for the kingdom, too many ruled in their jurisdictions with attitudes ranging from apathetic, to hedonistic, to despotic tyranny.
    Among the damages caused, one outcome was to impair the unifying efforts of the Ruling Sisters as conflict and contention are easy ways for a leader to gain more power over his or her subjects. Eventually, Celestia had to directly intervene when her son, Prince Morning Gleam, caused enough strife to instigate a civil war between the pegasi and the unicorns of the growing township of Silverton.
    The battle had only just begun when the Solar Princess swooped down from the sky and placed walls of fire between the opposing sides. Nopony heard from Prince Gleam again, but it was this incident that led to Celestia and Luna’s oath: that they would take lovers, but never again bear children.
    Thus begins the epic telling of the tale regarding Luna's last daughter, unexpectedly born 200 years after the princess' oath. Follow the story as Luna's daughter tries to free her mom from the moon, is exiled for her troubles, and somehow manages to return a thousand years later...

    The Amulet of Shades (New Part 5!)

    Additional Tags: Drama, adventure, intrigue, mystery, redemption

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