My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.27
Within the desert town of Appleloosa, every pony, zebra, buffalo, and dragon that were not taken by the Darkness had gathered to discuss plans on fleeing Equestria. It was a hard decision for most to make, but there was no other choice. According to the oldest and wisest of the dragons, without the aid of the Light, specifically from one who wields it as the champion, Courageous Heart, did long ago, there was no hope of summoning the one power capable of defeating the Master of Darkness: the Rainbow of Light.
Even with the numbers that remained, plus the Elements of Harmony, it would not be enough and would only lead to a quick defeat. The Elements had the power to vanquish any lesser evils as they did before, but without the Light, they were now rendered useless.
As all the creatures discussed away, the five mares found a spot away from the group so they could talk more privately. Most of them had Twilight on their minds an
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 18My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 182 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.24My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.242 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Within the skies above, flying just below the storm clouds, were a total of four dragons and two little ponies. The mid-sized green and purple dragon was carrying his two dear friends, Twilight Sparkle and Rarity, upon his back. He flew alongside three other dragons that agreed to come with them to Appleloosa.
Two of the bigger dragons were escorts for their guests as well as the much larger one leading them: The Dragon Elder known as the Wise One. She was ancient, nearly eight-hundred years old but still had plenty of strength to fly and give assistance to the others. “By the dragons of old, I never thought flying this far would take so long, and be so tiring,” the large, faded red dragon complained.
“But, we have only been flying for fifteen minutes, “ Spike stated carefully and politely.
“Have we?” She asked out loud, “Been that long already? Usually I coul
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 13My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 132 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Appleloosa: a town way out in the middle of the desert. Built within a year, the pioneer ponies worked long and hard to plant a large crop of apple trees. Unfortunately, some time ago a nearby herd of buffalo were upset with the ponies for planting their apple trees upon their Stampeding Trail. This led to many problems that seemed impossible to solve.
The Buffalo were soon driven to stampeding over the town of Appleloosa, and the citizens had no choice but to fight back by throwing apple pies at them. But before the town suffered any major damage, the chief of the buffalo got a taste of their pies, and after reaching an agreement with the sheriff of Appleloosa, a solution was found.
The apple trees that were planted on the path of the Stampeding Grounds were removed while the rest remained around it. The ponies shared their delicious apple pies with the buffalo and since then, they have both remained good neighbors.
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.23My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.232 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. 29My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 292 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.6My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.62 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. 28My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 282 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. 14My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 142 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.5My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.52 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. 16My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 162 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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.7My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everypony in Ponyville and Cloudsdale that were asleep even during the hours of the Grand Galloping Gala in Canterlot awaken to the loud, ear-shattering sounds of thunder. Such loud cracking of unfriendly weather dares the bravest of ponies to look through their windows to view what is occurring on the outside...only to see the entire night sky being covered by massive, dark storm clouds.
Already, nearly everypony ponies can tell something is wrong; This is a storm unlike anypony has ever seen before...nor is it something conjured by the weather ponies or by any spells known by the most talented unicorns. All that these frightened ponies can do is stay indoors and take shelter until it all blows over.
The storm continues on for almost an hour and shows no signs of ending anytime soon. Everypony within Ponyville grow restless and more uneasy to this sudden turn of events. But then all of a sudden, the sound of the storm begin to f
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.1My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.12 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. 15My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 152 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.12My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The starless night continues on; The skies above are covered in storm clouds that flash with lightning, followed by the roar of the thunder. There is not a sign of sunlight anywhere; As long as the Master of Darkness continues to reign, the world will never see the light of day again.
Far out in the middle of the cold desert are two little ponies, following the railroad tracks west towards their destination: Appleloosa. The orange earth pony gallopes fast hoping it will not be much further, while the yellow pegasus is flying right behind her.
"What is it, sugarcube?!" she asks as she continues galloping, not caring how tired she is starting to become.
"Can we please…well…take a break?" Fluttershy nervously begs.
"Why in tarnation would we need ta' take a break? We're makin' good timin' at dis here speed!"
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.8My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Mane Six gather around the table as Zecora places one of the oldest books in her collection upon it. Carefully opening to the first few pages within, the wise zebra mare begins to scroll through the pages one by one...searching for the very section that holds the answers the little ponies seek.
“So, what exactly are we looking for, Zecroa?” The curious Rarity asks.
“Somewhere within these pages unturned, may lie the answer to how the Darkness has returned,” Zecora answers as she continues searching for the right page.
Twilight notices the pages are old and a bit worn…which reminds her of the book she found in the Royal Library. Unfortunately, she left it behind at the Gala. Whatever befell that little book that might have had some connection to all this, Twilight only hopes, however unlikely, the book is still in once piece...or somewhat.
The six wait as Zec
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.22My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.222 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The restored dragon rose onto his four claws and stretched out his wings. After all that he had been through, Spike was thankful to be himself again; freed from the Darkness that bound him for some time. Rarity and Twilight wiped the tears from their eyes and smiled upon their dear friend. The very dragon they both cherished was with them again.
“Twilight. Rarity. I’m…I’m sorry-”
Rarity rushed up to him and places her hoof on his lips, “Don’t you dare apologize, Spikey-Wikey. You have nothing to be sorry for.”
Twilight smiled, “She’s right, Spike. It was Tirek that made you do those thing. You did nothing wrong.”
Spike nodded as Rarity removed her hoof, “I know, but…” He sighed lightly, “…I tired to fight it, but the Darkness was too strong. I could see everything that was happening, but could not
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.25My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.252 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight Sparkle continues to cry with her head buried within her arms as she lies upon the ground. No matter how much she wants to stop, she can not...not after everything that had just happened to her. No pony can understand what this little lavender unicorn is feeling right now. Every creature and pony that they gathered to battle the Darkness...refuses to fight, all because some old dragon says it is hopeless.
But this is not the main reason why Twilight is crying. Her own friends, the ones she cares for and loves so much, have betrayed her; They refuse to believe what she has seen in her dreams...and would rather flee than stay and fight for their home.Twilight knows what she has seen is real, but now she is all alone...with nothing but her heart broken, and the magic of friendship gone. She is all alone; she has lost her home, her family, and now her best friends to the Darkness...or the fear of the Darkness.
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.3My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ponies from all over Equestria are arriving at the glorious capital of Canterlot to attend the greatest social event hosted by Princess Celestia herself: The Grand Galloping Gala. There are many who have come from as far as Baltimare, Manehattan, and even the Crystal Empire. Wearing their finest suits and dresses, many are looking forward to this wondrous night that is sure to be the best night they can ever dream of.
The carriages start to arrive one by one. Once they pull up to the entrance, the ponies within exit, make their way across the walkway, and into the city. After so many come and move on, the Apple Carriage pulled by the four mice-horses has at last been granted their turn as they come to a complete stop at the front.
The little well dressed dragon releases the reigns and steps off the carriage. Coming to the side of the door, Spike opens it and takes a bow, “We have arrived.”
The six little ponies i
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.4My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.42 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. 17My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 172 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.26My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.262 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.9My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.92 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
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 21My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch. 212 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.10My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Ch.102 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