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Tales of the Empyreal Sisters, the First

By JoeEngland
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The mythos of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has been embraced, explored, and even defined by its vast, loyal fanbase.  This remarkable audience behaves like water flowing into empty space, filling any holes with speculation and imagination.  And few things are as mysterious as the origins of Celestia and Luna, the nearly godlike rulers of Equestria!

Everyone has their theories regarding the lives of these immortals, what might have lead them to become who and what we see in the show (and I'm no longer ashamed to demonstrate how seriously I take it).  Now it's high time that I, as an artist, painted my own picture of this facet of Equestria's fabled history, beginning with their first steps into the recently colonized kingdom.  Principality.  Country.  Whatever.

Believe it or not, I've been trying to get this done for years now...  I scripted it ages ago, and I'm only just getting it set down.  But hopefully you'll find it worth the wait!  This will be the first of a series of brief vignettes exploring my vision of the early life and times of Celestia and Luna... Equestria's Empyreal Sisters.

Yes, that's spelled correctly.  Look it up.

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I don't know if it would be funnier whether Celestia was actually being vacuous, or trolling!  Watch out for lunar showers!
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Two moons would only mess with  the life on the surface of the planet.
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:iconlunachallengeplz::iconsaysplz:As I was saying, I shall steer the moon and these glowing lunar fragments I shall call stars.
:iconprincesslunahappyplz::iconsaysplz:Their scattered light will make the night sky more beautiful than even the day.
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Huh. I thought "empyrean" was the adjective. Shows you what I know.
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She totally meant to do that.  
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madkrayzyponyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Dick move Celestia, dick move.
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Twylite-SparkleHobbyist Writer
And thus the seeds of Nightmare Moon were planted...
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jhwood9 Traditional Artist
BTW I truly think that all the evidence indicates that Celestia is a psychopath.  She's extremely powerful, wields this power with no second thoughts, sends lackeys on errands which could very well kill them, and, she's a compulsive liar (as seen in Season 1 Episode 1).  Her behavior betrays a complete lack of empathy, regardless of her otherwise warm personna (which is, most likely, an artificial construct used to hide her true disdain for others).
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And now I hate Celestia... again.
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jotunnheimarHobbyist General Artist
Just for reading one fan comic? Pfffff
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ChaoticNoteHobbyist Writer
Well yes. Got anything better to do than laugh at people on the internet?
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jotunnheimarHobbyist General Artist
Watch videos, listen to music on the internet
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ChaoticNoteHobbyist Writer
Mmhm yeah. Go do those instead of wasting your time.
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MARoyHobbyist Digital Artist
oh come on that was so on purpose!!
Rixlan's avatar
Interestingly, some computer models of the impact that made the moon show two moons forming and later fusing into one.
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... Celestia, you are a cold bitch.
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DAAAAAAAMN, she's cold blooded
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And that is how the asteroid belt was made
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Lol, so that is how Equestria has only 1 moon and it used to have two, nicely done.
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Trollestia's birth.
DragonLW's avatar
So typical Celestia then, eh? 
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