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08-09-2011, 01:32 PM
Bard of Time
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The town of Thega-me
Elements of Harmony
Let me iteriate a few things before we begin. No, I will absolutely not stop this madness. I'm doing this bro. I'm making this happen. I'm writing a god-dang My Little Pony fanfiction and you can't stop me.
I saw the show and took it as a challenge- I was dared to make it more awesomer (by a factor of around 20% I might add). And so I shall, here. First off, everyone's a more human than anything else- much easier to work with, I don't need any clunky horse puns, and I can make them use weapons. Secondly, because there was a severe lack of male protagonists, I was forced to make a few. By changing genders of several existing characters. Rainbow Dash is the only one you'll see for a while that I changed.
This will all happen from his point of view much of the time, and when it goes to a different point, it will be in the 3rd person, while his is in 1st. I took a lot of inspiration from the Bartimaeus Trilogy that way.
Lastly, as it happens, this is actually a crossover of two other bits- Fire Emblem, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, and Phantom Brave. I realize most of you have failed to play at least one of these, so here are links to the plot of them.
Fire Emblem #1
Fire Emblem #2
. But you don't really need to read them, I explain what you need to know in-story.
EDIT: There's a lot of characters here, so when you're all caught up, you can use
for easy reference. I wouldn't use it before you are, though, there may be spoilers.
Whew. So, with all that said, let's get started!
Year 498, Equestria Callander
Half the day has already passed. The festival is tonight, and I should probably be seeing if anyone else needs help with preparations, but... the sun is in just the right position in the sky, and to be fair, I’m half asleep anyway... Someone’s bound to wake me up when I’m needed. Yeah, they’ll be fine, with so many people on the job to begin with...
Hm? New voice, haven’t met this person yet...Oh, wait, it’s probably someone from the capital, coming to check on stuff. Maybe she’ll just ignore me... Nah, too much wishful thinking; with my luck she’s probably looking for me anyway. Maybe I can at least intimidate her, make her just check up on things and move on before I say something I’ll regret...
I could hear her footsteps approaching, and prepared my small plan of action. They stopped directly before me and she repeated herself. In one move, I grabbed the broadsword from beside me, spun to my feet, and landed with the blade an inch from her face. She started in surprise and nearly tripped.
Yes! That was so boss.
I thought, just as the sword was kicked out of my hand from my right, and a knife pointed at my own face. The weapon skidded across the street, coming to rest near a tree. I turned, seeing a, green-eyed man with violet hair in a single long braid and violet facial markings, holding the tiny blade. His clothes were average-enough looking, aside from a white bandana tied around the top of his head. He showed scarce emotion, except maybe slight annoyance.
“... Well played.” I stated simply, turning back to the girl. She, on the other hand, had much more fancy clothes and hair, and could only have come from the capital city. “You need something?” I asked with record calmness for speaking with a capital person.
“Wha- are... Are you really going to be so casual right after pointing a sword at my face?”
I held back a grin, realizing my original goal had been achieved anyway. “It was to try and unnerve you. This guy topped it.” I pointed to her companion with my thumb.
“Honestly, it’s a bit hard to be intimidated by the guy with rainbow hair.”
“Four things I’ve got to say to that.” I added immediately. “One, I was born with it. Two, girls love it. Three, no one expects the rainbow-hair guy to stab them in the face. And fourth, screw you. Did you need anything else?”
The girl seemed a heck of a lot less emotionally stable than the man, who hadn’t budged an inch yet. “Oh... I was told you were in charge of the weather for tonight? I wanted to make sure everything is in order.”
“Ah. Yeah, I got it under control, stuff’ll be ready by then.”
She looked skyward. “Still pretty cloudy.”
“It takes, like, a minute at max for me to clear a sky like this. I was going to make a little appetizer-type show out of it, to build up excitement for the main event, you know.”
She took a moment before responding. “You’re sure you can do it that quickly?”
“My personal best is twenty seconds, actually. A minute to make it flashy. Yeah, I got it. That all?”
I could tell she wanted to say more, but held her tongue, shook her head and began walking away. Her companion lowered his weapon, gave me an apologetic shrug, and followed. I watched them leave for the upper part of town, retrieved my own weapon, and returned to my nap.
I can only imagine the rest of the day passed by uneventfully. Hard to tell when you sleep through it. At any rate, I was awoken an hour before I was needed, and flew over to the makeshift, open-roofed building on the outskirts of town, built specifically for the festival. I perched myself atop the wall, to the side of the door, watching the proceedings. While many others wore dress clothes of some kind, I had just donned my trademark grey jacket, and other basic clothes. Slightly below me, the girl’s companion had struck up a conversation with Rarity’s companion, Opal, but for the most part I couldn’t make heads or tails of any of it.
Opal was a mystery to most- her ears were like those of a cat, tall and pointed, atop her head, and covered in white fur, the same as her hair- and catlike tail. I'd never seen her fight, but she always seemed ready to protect Rarity. She usually wasn't comfortable talking about her past, but for some reason seemed to have opened up to this newcomer.
“Really didn’t expect to find anyone else from back home all the way out here.” She said.
“I could say the same. My shipmates and I washed up here, oh, sixteen years ago now. There were fifteen of us to begin with, but a few died on the way, and one went missing after we crashed, and the remaining eleven of us got picked up by the Queen. There’s only nine of us left now. I got assigned to be the guardian of her new apprentice, Twilight, and that’s the main reason I’m at this festival today- with Twilight.”
“Kinda the same deal with me. I was pretty little at the time, and I had wanted to explore... I stowed aboard a ship headed out for an expedition, and it crashed... I was the only one to make it to shore, and a noble house from near this town brought me in. Rarity- she’s that one over there- She was pretty young at the time too. We basically grew up together, and I know I’ll stick with her ‘till the end. A lot different from back home, huh?
“Something’s been bugging me, though... Weren’t all the other continents supposed to have been flooded a long time ago? How is it that no-one else has ever found this place before?”
“I’d been thinking about that myself lately. The old Dragon King was alive during the Goddess War, and he always said the Goddess confirmed our old home was the only one left. That was only, what, eight hundred years or so ago? A continent couldn’t get here all by itself in that short a time...”
I separated myself from the nonsensical conversation to check around the rest of the crowd, making my own rounds to see that all was in order. Seeing that everything was good to go, I made my way up to the stage, and hovered above the floor for a moment. Soon everyone’s attention was upon me. Excellent.
I drew my sword and carefully pivoted to where I was on my back- in my normal fighting stance, but facing skyward. This was easily the hardest part of the technique to master. I dashed straight upward, generating a vortex of wind around me as I went. Clouds crashed into it and evaporated on impact.
Reaching the point where everyone would just be able to still see me, then raised my blade to the sky, creating a huge vortex of wind focused around the sword. All the clouds in sight, save for any directly above me, were drawn in and sliced to ribbons immediately. Lastly, I flew up and around the final cloud that had been above me, and dropped straight downwards with the blade pointed downward.
The cloud was destroyed, and I landed with the sword embedded firmly in the stage. Applause. I retrieved the weapon and fell back into the crowd, finding a place to stand near Apple Jack. The main event was about to begin.
“You gonna stick around this time?” She whispered to me.
“Mhm... I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine. I wouldn’t risk it when the queen herself is here, if I didn’t think I could make it. Yeah, I’ll be okay.”
“Huh... Well, you know that if you need to leave, I’ll cover for you.”
“Yeah, I know...” We dropped the conversation at that, waiting for something to happen up on stage. Time passed, and nothing did. “Uh... Shouldn’t something have happened by now...?”
She looked up at the sky, doing what I’m guessing was telling time. “Yeah... They sure are taking their time this year...” Others had also begun murmuring amongst themselves, hardly anyone paying attention to the stage. I glanced up, and had to squint to see exactly what was going on.
“Hey, that’s not supposed to be happening, is it?” I asked hesitantly.
Apple Jack glanced up at the stage, seeing what I was referring to. Thin, dark clouds were gathering around the stage, not drawing much attention. With perfect silence, they shot into the air, dashed back down, and from the space between them, a black-armored figure appeared.
“Uh, no.” She said simply. “Definitely not.”
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