Remnants of VvardenfellRemnants of Vvardenfell2 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Relmyna! Relmyna, you need to get up!"
A familiar voice breaks the thick veneer of sleep in my mind. I open my eyes slightly to address the voice. My mother hovers over me, a wild, terrified look laying deep in her red eyes. Her hands soon yank back my blanket and grab my from my groggy stupor. Father approaches and puts a hand on the doorjamb, his hair and beard covered with slag. I squint, confusion being washed away by pure dread.
A mighty rumbles bursts from the bowels of Nirn, and tosses my footing awry, slamming me into the wall. My shoulder screams at the impact and my head rebounds off of the wall. My vision is obfuscated, and I reach up to wipe my eyes, to dispel some left-over sleep. Father is on the floor when I completely come to, blood trickling over his face, leaving a crusted wake on the soft wrinkles in his grey skin.
Mother runs a hand across his hair, loosening some soot from it, her fingers sticky with blood. She looks at me, eyes wide, bleary with tears. "Relmyna,"
For the New Lunar Republic Ch2For the New Lunar Republic Ch23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Fire in the hole!" Moxi could barely hear the voice over the rain as she saw the heavy looking black cylinder fly through the room's open window. The alicorn was momentarily distracted and Moxi seized her opportunity to rush the larger pony, sinking Dreamcatcher's knife deep into his leg just in time to be blinded and deafened by an explosion from behind her. Her vision was blurred by the flash of white, but the alicorn got the worst of it.
The alicorn swung the sword wildly, blinded by the flashbang and reeling from the pain of the knife, he was distracted enough to let Moxi slip beneath the sword, its blade passing close enough that she saw a number of dark violet hairs drop to the floor. She bolted back to Dreamcatcher, hoping to use the momentary confusion to slip him out of the building, only to find a number of other ponies beating her to the punch. Several pegasus ponies were already grabbing the unconscious Dreamcatcher and hoisting him out the window, each one bearing a patch
For the New Lunar Republic C18For the New Lunar Republic C183 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The carts bearing the returning soldiers flew aimlessly over the Everfree forest for two hours before a pegasus pony scout returned to the cart bearing Captain Ironhide. The two spoke shortly before Ironhide made a gesture with one hoof causing all of the carts to begin a descent directly into the forest.
"We're going back into the forest?" Moxi asked of Dreamcatcher.
"So it would seem," Dreamcatcher replied, eying the dark canopy of trees beneath them, "would Luna be so reckless as to set up the new camp so close to Canterlot?"
Within an hour, Dreamcatcher had the answer to his question, as the convoy took them deep into the heart of the forest where they discovered the crumbling remains of a once-great castle. The structure was clearly under reconstruction, unicorns working magic to rebuild the crumbling structure. The castle was bordered by a deep crevice, its walls sheer cliff faces. Beside a rickety rope bridge, there now stood a serviceable stone bridge, capable of supporting the
For the New Lunar Republic Ch5For the New Lunar Republic Ch53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Three Weeks Later
The barracks had been quiet these past three weeks, and without her partner, Moxi had effectively been grounded. Luna had been too busy to so much as speak with her, apparently the Empire's forces were making a renewed push to take back Fillydelphia and General Warhorse needed her full attention to make sure their troops were properly managed, not that Luna had been going out of her way to be friendly to Moxi lately. The princess had been more reclusive than usual since she'd learned of Dreamcatcher's injuries. The medics had kept him under sedation for most of the time he'd been back at base, their reasoning being that the stubborn earth pony would likely insist on being put back on active duty before he was ready for combat. Recent word had it that Catcher's wounds were nearly healed, and he would be ready for active duty within the next few days, but for the moment, other matters weighed heavier on the minds of every pony in the 32nd.
Word had spread through
For the New Lunar Republic Ch22Six Months LaterFor the New Lunar Republic Ch223 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Six months of open rebellion. Ever since the message had gone out, Equestria had been split in two. Ponies outraged by what they had heard had turned against Celestia, they burned effigies in the streets, tore down posters and rioted in the streets, calling for the Empress' abdication of the throne, but as many as their number stood by Her Majesty's side, such was the case for nearly all the ponies in Barfrost's hometown of Bridleburg.
Barfrost found himself standing guard on the town's borders every night now, defending the populace in case the New Lunar Republican army should come across them in their rampage across the nation. More than once the patrols had come across ponies out in the wilderness, malnourished and in poor shape from running from those who'd ousted them from their homes for their loyalty to the Empress.
"You'd think after more than a millennium of good grace," came a voice from farther down the wall where other Imperial soldiers sat at
For the New Lunar Republic ch10For the New Lunar Republic ch103 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The streets were getting darker. Moxi eyed their surroundings as Chaser led them deeper and deeper into the city's twisting maze of alleyways and she noticed that while it was happening slowly, their surroundings were getting darker, as if the sun was setting.
"Ya noticin' sumfin," came the twisted voice of the black unicorn from beside her ear, moments before her head reappeared, hovering along as they walked, "ain'tcha, girlie?"
Moxi eyed the unicorn warily, her eyes held a visible gleam of madness, at least when they were visible. The dark unicorn disappeared into nothingness too frequently for Moxi to be properly comfortable around her. "It looks like the sun is setting," Moxi spoke, defiantly keeping her voice firm and strong, "but-"
"But we all know that can't be the case," Chaser spoke, without turning to face them, "don't we, love?"
"Too right," the unicorn spoke up, her face once more fading into invisibility, "I don't fink Luna's evah gonna waste her precious time comin' to t
Pony Prom - Chapter 2Pony Prom - Chapter 22 years ago in Humor More Like This
The train pulled in to Canterlot station just as the sun crested over the horizon, leaving the city to bathe in the orange glow of twilight as the moon crawled to the center of the sky. The cobblestone street outside the station was lined with carriages pulled by ponies dressed in the shining gold armor of the Royal Guard.
Voltage, Moxi, Snowdrift and Dreamcatcher all made for the nearest carriage, all the mares climbing aboard as Dreamcatcher hung back to peer into the crowd behind them. Something caught the earth pony's eye and he whistled loudly. "Hey Blue," he called out, waving a hoof at somepony just out of view from within the carriage, "I didn't know you were coming!"
The azure unicorn pony who stepped up to the carriage dressed in a formal Neighponese hakama of gold and blue with a slit to display his cutie mark had a remarkably stoic, but easily recognizable face. He gave Dreamcatcher and the others a small nod before gesturing to a puff of pink mane which was all that was vi
Pony Prom - Chapter 3Pony Prom - Chapter 32 years ago in Humor More Like This
Clair watched Moxi through narrowed eyes until she'd passed through the palace doors and out of his line of sight. "So what do we want to do," Middy said, cutting the tense atmosphere, "should we head inside or wait out here to see if anyone else from Luneria is coming?"
"I have work to do," Clair muttered, bowing to the ponies before him, "so here is where I take my leave of you all. I'm sure I shall see you later in the evening." With that, the stallion trotted off leaving everypony else behind.
"Well," said Willow after a moment's pause, "I suppose it's just as likely they've beaten us inside as it is we should find them out here, let's get inside and just keep an eye open for familiar faces, eh?"
Everypony nodded their agreement and trotted through the flurry of illusory confetti to the magnificently adorned doors of Canterlot Palace's banquet hall.
"When you said food," Moxi said, watching Voltage scarf down an entire plate of chocolate-chip cookies, "I can't say this is what I ha
FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 8Mort's reasoning for avoiding crowds was two-fold. For starters, he didn't feel comfortable in crowds, or rather, he didn't feel comfortable being visible in crowds. Plagues or fires were one thing, as there was a clear goal in what he had to do, and the recently departed almost always asked the same questions every time. They had become, more or less, a predictable affair.FiM: Mort Takes a Holiday 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Living crowds, on the other hoof, he had no idea on where to even begin. There was no clear cut purpose, no specific goal. Some ponies stood to the sidelines, enjoying the beverages and treats, some sought out particular ponies, some jumped in conversations in progress, and some just moved through the crowds, hoping somepony else would speak with them. It was terribly disorganized, and for someone who had lived according to a strict schedule for his whole existence, he had a hard time seeing how one could enjoy it.
Parties, concerts, celebrations, festivals, carnivals...it was one thing to watch them.
For the New Lunar Republic Ch9For the New Lunar Republic Ch93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Luna hadn't been kidding about Salt Lick City. The place was a filthy slum. The constant sunshine only served to accentuate this, revealing every filth ridden corner, every graffiti spattered wall, every disgusting detail standing out sharply in the constant midday sun. The filth that seemed to cover every inch of the city was alien to Moxi's idea of what a city was supposed to be, but not the main difference gnawing at her, there was something far more off about this town than the simple dark nature of its sunlit streets.
"Where is everypony?" Moxi spoke up as she and Dreamcatcher walked down a main street which was nearly completely deserted of ponies. A stark contrast to the constant bustling nature of Manehattan.
"With the sun and moon in the state they're in, it's been getting harder to tell night from day anymore," Dreamcatcher replied, his eyes darting about warily, taking in every street corner, every alley, and particularly the ponies in dark coats who seemed to be loitering o
Behind the set of FtNLR"No," Moxi said, putting up a hoof to silence the director's objections, "no no no nooooo. You know who I am? I'm the star of this b*tch, if I say I get a love scene with Melody, I damn well get a love scene with Melody! You will write that into the script!"Behind the set of FtNLR3 years ago in Humor More Like This
The director, Moxy, sat in his chair, holding his head in his hooves as he tried again to explain in vain, "Moxi, I can't authorize that! Melody's character is on loan from Dreamcatcher, you're gonna have to take it up with him if you wanna f*** her."
Moxi roared her frustration and stormed off the set. "Somepony find Dreamcatcher!" she shouted as she left the stage, "I'll be in my trailer!"
"Oh dear," Moxy heard Sol say from behind him, "I can see this escalating rather badly " Moxy sighed, "Don't I know it, Sol. It's just so out of character, I don't know why she can't just try to seduce Melody off stage "
"She's always been an obstinate one," Sol said, turning to leave, "once she's got her mind
Hearth's Warming in FillydelphiaAn uneasy peace fell over Fillydelphia as the city was blanketed with a thick covering of snow. Flurries fell from the sky in a streaming downpour, covering abandoned carts and crumbling buildings alike in a layer of ice.Hearth's Warming in Fillydelphia3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Colonel Firebrand of the 12th Battalion of the New Lunar Republican Army sat, pondering, in his map room. Once the office of a school principal and located within an unassuming, crumbling wreck of a building, the room was sparsely occupied. The colonel's furnishings were limited to a cot and small camp stove set for preparing his meals, with the exception of the map of the city he'd laid out over the worn desk. He observed the map, prodding small flags of violet and orange from place to place in an attempt to keep it as up to date with his current data as possible. He considered how he might regain the upper hand, as the city had fallen into a stalemate, with the Holy Solar Empire set up on one side of the city and the Republic in control of the other.
The mantle of l
Yellow Kirby Chapter 0: PreludeYellow Kirby Chapter 0: Prelude2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The intercom on the Halberd buzzed in the middle of the night. "INTRUDER ALERT! THIS IN NOT A DRILL! PREPARE TO DEFEND!" Meta Night jumped up from his slumber. "Hmph, what nerve would inspire anyone to challenge me!?" Before Meta Knight could process this, the Great Galacta Knight busted through Meta Knight's chamber door, and slashed at him faster then Meta Knight could defend. Meta Knights Masked Cracked into two and his true identity was revealed.
"HALBERD IN CRITICAL CONDITION! ABORT SHIP IMMEDIATELY!" The two knights flew to the deck of the ship to confront each other. "I thought I was rid of you!" Meta Knight blared over the roaring engine of the Halberd. "You Should of double checked, fore now I will not just take revenge on you, but this whole solar system!" A click and a voice came from under Galacta Knight's Cloak. "SCAN COMPLETE." "and your DNA was all I needed!" Gal