My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 16
To the southeast of the Rambling Rock Ridge, lies the Hayseed Forest. This place is home to many creatures big and small, mean and kind. Not much is known about this place, nor the swamps that reside further inward, because very few ponies ever come here.
Not long after the six little ponies divided into groups and went their separate ways, both Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie arrive at the edge of the woods. The cyan pegasus with the rainbow-colored mane is flying above the trees, trying to scout ahead. Unfortunately, the darkness of the night makes it difficult. The pink pony with the puffy mane is just below the other, skipping merrily through the forest.
Realizing it is hopeless, the tomboyish Pegasus flies down to rejoin her friend, "It's so dark I can hardly see anything in front of me!" she complains.
"Oh come on, Rainbow Dash. It's not that bad. I mean I agree it is darker than usual, but that wont break ou
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 18My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 183 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Some ways away from the Zebra village, the two little ponies are being escorted to a different part of the swamps; Their guides are not saying a word on where they are going, only to follow in silence.
Rainbow Dash feels like a prisoner and is getting the urge to fly away and escape, before the opportunity slips away. But she knows it will not do anypony any good, especially that she'd only be letting her friends down. Pinkie Pie, on the other hand, hops happily without a worry in her mind. The zebras do not mind her bouncing, but watch her carefully nonetheless. The little pink pony with the poofy mane has taking a liking to the zebras, and they to her...a little.
After awhile, the group reaches their destination: a wide open lake of the swamps, filled with stones, branches, and other creatures such as frogs and bugs. Both ponies look around and wonder what all this is about.
"Uh...would somepony mind tel
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 15My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A small fire burns brightly out in the distance, which seems to indicate a camp of sort. It is the only light within miles from Appleloosa, and the three little ponies and one rattlesnake are making their way towards it. "Dats gotta be it!" Braeburn declares excitingly to his cousin.
"Well boy howdy…we made it, and its all thanks to our new friend," Applejack said to their new friend with gratitude.
"Oh yes. Thank you so much, Mister Snake," Fluttershy thanks the rattlesnake, who gives her cheek a small lick to return the kindness she offered him along with his family and friends.
"Well, lets get ova' there already…times a wastin'!" Braeburn calls out as he gallops on ahead.
Fluttershy leans down to allow Mister Snake to slither up on her back so she can carry him the rest of the way. Applejack has already run on ahead to catch up with her cousin, while Fluttershy is left to
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 28My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 283 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Every pony and creature within Appleloosa were at a loss for words to what they saw before their own eyes: The black jeweled amulet that Tirek the Supreme wore around his neck was glowing brightly, but not of any dark power; it was the Light itself, the source of all that was Good and Pure.
Whatever was happening made the Overlord of Evil very angry as well as fearful. He grabbed the amulet by the chains that held it and ripped it off. As he averted his eyes from the Light that glowed from the jewel, he bellowed: “HOW CAN THIS BE!?! IT’S NOT POSSIBLE!!!”
“…Twilight…” came the voice from within the amulet, which could be heard by all who were watching and listening, including the one pony who recognized it completely.
Twilight Sparkle gasped as she stared at the Light that did not harm the eyes of her or the others as it did Tirek and his minions. Lost in tho
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 35My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 353 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The two dragon escorts finally arrived at the front gate of Midnight castle with Garble and his gang riding on their backs. After pushing back the Shadowbolts, they were able to rejoin the group of ponies, along with the wisest of their clan. Unfortunately when they landed, they saw the Elder lying down with a bump on her head. Garble rushed over to his grandmother, hoping she was alright.
“What happened to her?” the worried, red teenage dragon asked.
Twilight Sparkle and the girls explained how she came to be like this, as well as their encounter with a Rock Ogre. The Dragons had no trouble believing them, since they have had encounters with such creatures outside of Equestria, and the rocks around them were evidence enough to prove the presence of one.
“But will she be alright?” Garble asked.
“Yes. She is just sleeping now, but we should let her rest. She
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 14My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The hour has reached seven in the morning, yet the sun does not rise; The everlasting storm continues on high above as the night presses on. All this seems endless and many fear they will never see the daylight again.
Applejack is already up and about, anxious to get an early start on the road towards the buffalo territory. She fills her saddlebag with a canteen of water and a couple of apples; There is no telling how long they may be out there.
After packing the necessary essentials, Applejack heads back upstairs to Fluttershy's room. She knocks on the door and calls out, "Fluttershy? Time ta' get up and hit da trail." There is no answer. "Sugarcube…?" The orange earth pony whispers as she opens the door, only to find the innocent little pegasus still sound asleep. Applejack is relived to see her friend sleeping peacefully, and without any nightmares this time. As much as she hates to wake her, they have to get going.
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.26My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.263 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight Sparkle snuggled close to the brown alicorn that sat right next to her; Her head rested underneath his chin, while the side of her face brushed against his soft coat. She could hear his heartbeat with her ear; such rhythm and strength made her own beat just the same.
Although she only knew Courageous Heart for a short time, Twilight could not ignore what she was feeling towards him. This young stallion had given her so much: this incredible place within her own dreams…one that many would seek but never find. He had even bestowed the power of the Light to her which helped free her dear little dragon, Spike.
There were so many things Twilight wanted to say to him, but the moment was just too perfect and special. She refused to do anything that would end all this. She remained close to him, while listening to the sounds of the birds and crickets all around them.
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.23My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.233 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The green and purple dragon was flying at great speed as the Badlands were within sight. The two unicorns upon his back held on tight as they were nearing their destination at long last.
“It’s been a long time since we were here,” Twilight Sparkle stated.
“Not long enough. I really don’t want to be here,” Spike fretted.
“I know those awful dragons were cruel to you before, Spikey-Wikey, but we must ask for their help, whether we like it or not,” Rarity reasoned with him as she hugged the large dragon.
“Rarity has a point, Spike. But I do agree with you too: dragons have never been kind to ponies, but we have to give it a chance,” Twilight added, “Lets not forget, they are your kind and-”
“I am NOT one of them!” Spike interjected, “I am better then they are. I am more of a pony then a d
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 20My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 203 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the southern part of Equestria is a long road covered in dirt and small pebbles. Following the trail are two little unicorns, who’s destination lie further south in a place called the Badlands.
The lavender pony with the purple and pink streak mane is using her magic to light the way as they walk down the road in the dark night. She keeps herself ever vigilant in case of dangers, though there is hardly anything to be seen or heard from their current position.
“Are we there yet, Twilight?” Complains the white pony with the stylish purple mane.
Annoyed with her friend asking that same question over and over for the past hour, Twilight Sparkle answers politely for the final time, “For the last time, Rarity…no, we are not there yet, and I doubt we will be for a long while.”
The prissy pony moans and continues complaining as they walk, irritating the other un
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.1My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Our story begins in Canterlot, which is home to the most elite ponies in all of Equestria. This is also where its rulers, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, live and watch over all those that live in this grand paradise...as well as maintain the day and night together. Canterlot is also the home of Princess Celestia’s star student, Twilight Sparkle...until she moved to the town of Ponyville in order to be close to all the new friends she made during her visit so long ago.
Today, Twilight has come back to Canterlot to retrieve some new reading material from the Royal Library. She has plans to study extra hard this week, and learn more than she has before; Perhaps it will be more then she can handle, but the bright and brilliant little unicorn never backs down when it comes to studying and learning all she can.
“Are you in need of any assistance, deary?" The Royal Bookkeeper asks the young student of their most beloved ruler of
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 39My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 393 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the Light radiating from the six mares came to an end, they found themselves freed from the dark barriers that had kept them imprisoned. The girls would have never believed it would be possible, despite the odds being against them, but because they did believe, the true power of the Elements of Harmony was unlocked and came to their aid.
Twilight Sparkle felt so proud of herself and her friends. Suddenly, she saw Courageous Heart back on his hooves with his powers and strength returned. She galloped over to him and hugged him tight.
“Courageous!!” The lavender unicorn held him close and pressed the side of her face into his coat, “I’m so thankful you are alright.”
The young stallion hugged her back and smiled, “As am I, Twilight. It is all thanks to you and your friends.”
Twilight blushed a little and look up at him, “Really?”
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 21My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Twilight!” Called out the voice of a worried unicorn, “Twilight, wake up!!”
The little lavender pony awoke upon hearing the screams of her friend. She rose up and started panting, while looking around in all direction, searching for something that was obviously not there. “Courageous?!” Twilight screamed, “Courageous!!!”
Rarity was confused and tried to calm her friend, “Twilight, what in the name of Celestia are you screaming about?!”
Twilight quickly realized she was no longer dreaming, and the stallion she was embracing had vanished. The sad little pony sat down on the grass and hung her head low. All she could do from that point was try to accept where she was now.
“Twilight…are you sure you are alright?” Rarity asked.
Twilight Sparkle was not sure if she was; after the dream she had, th
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 19My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 193 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
An enormous fire burns brightly within the Hayseed Swamp village, and many zebras have gathered to take part in a celebration to welcome their honored guests: Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.
The two little ponies have been commended for facing one of the tribe’s most challenging trials, all while learning the true meaning of what it was all about. For this, they have earned the right to be welcomed and treated as one of the tribe. As apart of tradition, the zebras are to throw a party for the two honored mares.
Pinkie and Rainbow are escorted to the center of the village and right before their eyes is a sight they never expected: every zebra is there to give them the big welcome. There are bowls of the finest food prepared for them, and the sounds of drums and flutes begin to play and all get up and dance to the music that echoes throughout the night.
“Oh My Gosh! A PARTY!!!” Yells Pinkie, who qu
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 40My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 403 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The mighty Rainbow of Light continued to unleash its purity across the land and remove any remaining Darkness that had corrupted Equestria and the rest of the world. Once all traces of evil recently spread by the Dark One had vanished, the Rainbow faded away.
Courageous and the Mane Six were returned to the ground where they rejoined the various creatures that were at a loss for words after what they had just witnessed.
Equestria was once again the beautiful paradise that existed for over a thousand years. The eyes of the many gazed all around…simply astonished by the warmth of the sun that shined down on this land they call home. Silence was upon all the ponies, dragons, buffalo, and zebras; no pony knew what to say or how to react to finally seeing the Darkness disappear and the Light returning once more.
The silence was soon broken when one pony within the crowd scre
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.10My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Deep beneath the surface of the Everfree Forest, Twilight Sparkle and her friends Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash continue moving through the underground passage that began from Zecora's hut and ends where they do not know. Despite the dark and dirt all around, everypony treks on until they find the end... with the two unicorns in the group lighting up the way with their horns to allow sight to see where they were going.
“I still find it hard to believe Zecora had an escape route right under her hut all this time. Strange, huh?” Rainbow Dash mentions to her friends...even though everypony is too busy walking through the tunnels to answer, they do agree with the cyan mare.
Twilight tries to see on ahead while observing the details of the passage walls, “Perhaps this was here long before Zecora settled in the Everfree Forest.” Another theory that comes to the little unicorn
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 34My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 343 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Finally, at long last, the group had arrived at the Castle gates, and we ready for the next obstacle that might be lying in wait for them. The Front Gates of Midnight Castle stood tall to the eyes of the small group of ponies and dragons that were before it. A dark energy covered the entire area of the entrance, which was without a doubt a barrier preventing any from entering.
Courageous Heart stepped forward to examine the door closer, “Just as I thought: this barrier is of Darkness…one that only the Light can break down.”
“Well then, lets get it down so we can get in,” Rainbow Dash encouraged, “Although I don’t understand why we can’t just find another way in.”
“I…have to agree with Rainbow Dash. Wouldn’t it be easier to find a safer way in?” Fluttershy asked nervously, to which Courageous turned to look at both her and the cya
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 29My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 293 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Stop pushing me!” yelled an earth pony to the buffalo next to him.
“I was not “pushing” you…I was only trying to get through, and I happened to bump into you by accident,” the buffalo defended.
“Hmph! From your size, I doubt that is not all you bump into!”
The buffalo snorted and glared at the now angry pony. A few zebras nearby were getting very annoyed with their arguing, and came over to separate them both. “Will you two be quiet! We are trying to listen to the conversation the ponies inside are having.” A female zebra ordered.
Although the two wanted to snap back at the zebra, she was right; shortly after the Champion of the Light returned, he was brought into the Salt Block Saloon to rest. Many ponies and the leaders of the other creatures gathered inside, while the rest had to remain outside since there was not enou
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 17My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 173 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After traveling all night and into the same night, the two little ponies can finally see the Hayseed Swamps before them. Their journey is at its end, and the search for the zebras within the swamps has begun.
"Well, there it is, Pinkie. Looks like you did know where you were going after all."
The pink pony turns to her friend and smiles, "Oh silly, I never said I knew where I was going."
Rainbow Dash's eyes widened, "What?!"
"Well, duuuuuhhh...when did I ever mention that I knew the way? I was just going southeast, since that's where the swamp is...and here we are!" Pinkie explained as she hopped on ahead.
"But...you...I mean!..." Rainbow feels so much confusion from all this, but sighs heavily, rolls her eyes, and drops it. She then takes flight to catch up with her annoying, but funniest best friend.
Upon leaving the forest area, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.4My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the ponies attending the Grand Galloping Gala continue to enjoy the fine food, music, and company, Our little lavender unicorn excuses herself as she passes by every honored guest and Royal guard...in order to get to the one colt that she has cared for all her life: Her Big Brother Best Friend Forever, Shining Armor.
Once she reaches him, Twilight Sparkle throws her front legs around his neck and hugs him close, "Shining! It's been so long! I've missed you so much!"
“Twili. It’s so good to see you too.” The white stallion with the blue streak mane greets his precious little sister and returns her loving hug with one of his own.
“I missed you too.” The beautiful pink princess of the Crystal Empire mentions as she walks up to the little unicorn she is proud to call her sister. She gives Twilight a warm smile as she releases her brother and does the famous little dance they shared when Cadence foalsitted her
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.5My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everypony inside the Wedding Hall cowers in fear at the sight of this giant, evil creature that now stands before them; He stands on four hooves as any pony would, but has the upper body of a minotaur. The look in their eyes only makes him laugh in amusement, which is soon followed by the sounds of thunder and lightning roaring from the outside; Whoever or whatever this creature is and why he has come here...is beyond what anypony can imagine
“How dare you enter my Kingdom, and frighten my subjects! What do you want?!” Princess Celestia demands answers from this monstrous creature as she raises her voice.
Tirek glares at the great, white alicorn...and can only laugh at the very words she speaks, “WHAT DO I WANT?! YOU MEAN YOU DON’T KNOW? HOW AMUSING! AFTER FOUR-THOUSAND YEARS, YOU PONIES HAVE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING!” The gaze of this great red and black centaur now fa
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.6My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Princess Cadance gazes in disbelief to what she is seeing: Her beloved, Shining Armor, kneeling before the monstrous centaur known as Tirek. Every member of the Royal Guard follow suit and do the very same; They are no longer loyal to the Princess, nor to their own kind...and have become servants of this dark demon.
“Shining Armor! Please don’t do this. I love you!” Cadance pleads to her husband as tears run down her eyes. Her sorrow turns to anger as she turns her attention to Tirek and screams at him, “What did you do to my Shining Armor?!!!”
“HE BELONGS TO ME NOW…AS DO THE REST OF YOUR PONY GUARDS!! BUT SOON...ALL OF YOU WILL BOW DOWN TO ME” Tirek swears to the pink alicorn princess who dares to speak out against him.
Princess Cadance will not allow her husband to remain under the centuar’s power for a moment longer. Calling forth her power of Love that can bri
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.9My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lurking among the trees and shadows are where the many creatures make their homes within the Everfree Forest. Some are of a kind and gentle sort, while others are more of both mean and scary.
Originally, these creatures would pose little trouble to any who journey into their territory. But now, they begin gathering around the hut of the zebra herbalist, Zecora. Surrounding the entire tree that the hut is base in so that none may escape, the now wicked creatures move in closer...with their faces becoming visible for a certain pony to see as she watches from the window inside.
“Those eyes…” Princess Luna mutters to her friends to that which she discovers from her observation from the window the alicorn princess, carefully hidden, “…they are the same from Canterlot...”
“You mean they’re…?” Rainbow Dash asks, fearing the very answer that every other
MLP: History of the Hero Part 1MLP: History of the Hero Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun rose over the horizon on this simply amazing day here in Equestria. A little over a week had passed since the Light triumphed over the Darkness and brought Equestria, as well as the rest of the world, into a new era of Friendship and Harmony.
Already the various denizens of this beautiful land were busy working hard to maintain their friendly ties with the other:
The Zebras were allowed to set up trade in the many cities and towns throughout Equestria. They sold potions and medicines to those who were in need of them. Their language and unique skills were also exchanged with the other to help improve understandings.
The Buffalo continued to roam the desert plains, but now their running grounds were expanded so that they may run all over Equestria. Trade was also established with these kind creatures; the selling of their bead necklaces and other fine items quickly became popular to those in search of ne
MLP: The Mare in the Mask Ch. 1MLP: The Mare in the Mask Ch. 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In a prosperous land far from the glorious pony nation of Equestria, lies a great world that holds many opportunity and traditional ceremony: A Kingdom of lush grassland and deserts, topped with beautiful mares, handsome stallions, and music that would make the soul sing and dance with all it's heart: El Caballo.
This kingdom is known for many wondrous things, places, and people; A once uninhabited land that rose up to one of the most beautiful kingdoms outside of Equestria less than a thousand years ago by those who wished to live independently; A group of ponies did not fully agree with the laws of the Pony Kingdom, so they left to form their own. While not as large as Equestria, El Caballo became a place with many wonders to behold...both in nature and the ponies living within.
But peace and friendship was not pure within this independent kingdom of ponies. The forces of evil have been known to work their way into the hea
MLP: The Miracle of Friendship Part 3MLP: The Miracle of Friendship Part 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A perfect wedding day, destroyed in only twenty minutes by a dark army of goats…led by the demon ram, Grogar. Not only has he destroyed the wedding, but he has kidnapped the bride: Twilight Sparkle.
Sadness and anger fill the hearts of everypony there, friend and family alike. Courageous can sense the hurt they are all feeling…but none more than himself. He has always been able to fight and counter evil at every turn, but this time, he feels he has not only failed Twilight and everypony else…but himself.
No pony could have predicted this to happen, and it was already too late. They came in, tore the place up, and took the one pony that has brought hope and happiness to all in Equestria. This truly is a dark day for the world itself.
But all is not lost, for something good did come out of the recent battle: Zecora and Subira were able to fight and defeat one of Grogar’s commanders: Zeb, the bongo playing zebra that can summon spirits of mischief.