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Solitude

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There is a legend...from the time when Equestria was founded.
Back then, there were some ponies who refused to migrate to the new land. "This is were I was born, and this is where I'll die", they'd say. And they stayed in the old country where they had always been, while the others moved to Equestria.
Hard they worked and little they gained, but they endured.
But the land changed them. As the windigos had turned it to ice, nourished by hate and envy, so now it turned their hearts to ice. The emptiness and solitude ate away at their souls, and no longer could they feel the warmth of compassion. Instead they turned to deceiving one another, to survive.
One day one of them said: "I wonder how our relatives in the new country are doing. Surely they cannot be worse off than us." And they decided to go to Equestria.
But the Equestrians expulsed them, horrified at their appearance. Empty were their eyes, and corroded were their bodies, as were their hearts and souls.
The intruders decided to linger. In their former brethren's hearts they could feel the warmth and compassion that they themselves were lacking. So they started tunneling the land, hiding in caves and snatching away ponies in the dark of night, replacing them with their own, so that they might feed upon that compassion. They had gotten good at being deceiving.

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Credit goes to :iconspyling: for the original idea of this (super cool) creation myth.
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Lunar-MarchHobbyist Digital Artist
The creation myth is frankly amazing, and the art really does show exactly that sort of dispassionate, temperature-less(?? how do I express this) despair that really drives the feeling home. Amazing work!
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SiansaarProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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BluSkiddlesHobbyist Digital Artist
This is like Creepypasta and Changelings mixed....

I like it.
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sheis pretty similar  to nito from dark souls
The-Shipping-Killer's avatar
Is this myth referring to the Nekropolis Hive specifically? Or the Changelings in general?
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SiansaarProfessional Digital Artist
Changelings in general.
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MLPegasis4898Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah... :omfg: :omfg: :omfg:
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kevinvdveldenHobbyist General Artist
is this caliphora?
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SiansaarProfessional Digital Artist
Yes
tdoepki's avatar
I like the little detail, like the puff of air from her snout
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I-am-knotProfessional Digital Artist
Ohh, very nice atmosphere to this piece! Well done!
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Lara60Student Digital Artist
A very beautiful piece of work with a chilling atmosphere!
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SiansaarProfessional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Why does the Changelings suddenly sound more like Organization XIII?
JamesAlpha's avatar
HEADCANON LOCKED AND LOADED
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CastoroChiaroHobbyist General Artist
Damn. This is probably my new favorite changeling origin myth. 
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Damn it, i just wanna tell her that's shes pretty,
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If this is solitude, where's Bierand? I need to sell off some junk.
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Ok about calliphora sorry if i butchered her name is she just as old as queen lacer?
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SiansaarProfessional Digital Artist
no, i just wanted to use her for this picture cause she fit the atmosphere best. (if you're thinking that lacera is one of those first changelings, she isn't either.)
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