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The Ancients of Wind

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"As embodiments of air they controlled the elements of weather, dancing on the clouds with their steps light like a breeze, raising and dispersing storms in a blink of an eye..."

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So.. I've wanted to continue the idea of the "plant pony" piece I did earlier, thumbnailed below. Thinking about the story for that one spun me into thinking about all kinds of things about the past of Equestria, I wanted to build something of my own on that.

So with Tirek we learned that every type of pony has actual magic within and specific abilities brought by the magic, even earth and pegasi. That lead me to continue the idea of the last ancients piece with another form of magical elemental-ish ponies. So I ended up designing the ancestors of pegasi, the manifestation of magic they still have inside with the ability to control weather and elements of the sky.

The hardest thing about this whole idea was to choose whether I want the original Ancients to be either growth or magic, because both have contradicting design choices. But I have some other plans for the representation of magic...

Hopefully some already explained canon thing I haven't heard about wont clash with my ideas instantly. Although my whole idea is still very vague at this point.

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Allen-DAZE's avatar

How fantastic it is! I love this settingMLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Happy

Emanwe's avatar
These wonderful things look like ponified windspren.

... And now I'm wishing there was an MLP crossover with Way of Kings.
Was thinking the same thing. And there are! Two in fact (on a search for "Stormlight Archive" on FimFiction), but the only good one I see has privated all but the prologue chapter...

www.fimfiction.net/stories?sea…

Cool that it is a thing, I just wanna see more!
moppiwolf's avatar
Aww your colour and painting on this is awesome....best mlp work I've seen yet real soul :)
SpaazleDazzle's avatar
I think that would make a very interesting idea! If you'd like help gaining idea, I would be more than happy to help~
Lovely art btw!
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SaraMiddelhede's avatar
This is absolutely gorgeous!
wilnet1tractor's avatar
Oh wow, a ghostly feel.
PrinceLink's avatar
So essentially they're sylph ponies... which is to say air elemental ponies.
UltimateGuardian7777's avatar
Fluttershy still retains their beauty after all these generations…
Here-for-the-ponies's avatar
wow the way the hair and the wings degrade and break apart into wisps is awesome!
Nawnii's avatar
that beautiful!
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SonataBlaze's avatar
THEY ARE SUPER PREEEEEEETTTY!!!!!!!!!!!!
BillieH01's avatar
hummm an off shoot of the windigos perhaps
ijustloveit619's avatar
*reads description*

Very interesting theories :o
Conceptbro's avatar
Both this picture and linked counterpart are quite excellent.
SilverWing27's avatar
This is both beautiful and gorgeous. Like spirits, gentle spirits. Beautiful.
joyr100's avatar
Do You Do Commissions ? I Love To See My Oc In Your Art Style And This Art Is Beautiful I Love How They Run On The Wind With Not A Care In The World The Landscape Looks So Real Its Lovely :)
AdanRocks's avatar
JUST LOVE IT!!!
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