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The Real Story - P4, The Rest by Nimaru The Real Story - P4, The Rest by Nimaru
Part 4 is done! You might want to take this chance to read it from the beginning.

BONUS: For HARDCORE mode, listen to this while you read the story: [link]

[Part 1]

[Part 2]

[Part 3]

NEXT: Read the side-story of the elements of harmony here:



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I started this comic to answer the following questions:
Why was the banishment for 1000 years? Why so long?

Why did Nightmare Moon SUDDENLY become Luna with no tranistion period at all?

How does it make sense that nopony spent any time in the dark at all (back when Luna supposedly turned evil)? That never seemed realistic to me.

What is Celestia's true nature with regards to not only Luna, but anypony else?

And now you know. Perhaps it wasn't exactly like this (especially with the parts where I included my idea of their parents), but based on all the available evidence, I believe the theories and concepts portrayed here are fairly accurate.

I hope you enjoyed this comic and, rest assured, I have more planned, but those will have to wait a while. Many life responsibilities are descending upon me at once and we'll see how soon I can get to drawing again. Thanks for your support of this wonderful show!

Thanks to :iconfyre-flye: and Hasbro for the world and characters (and some portions of the art that I traced)

EDIT: By request, the fate of Celestia and Luna's parents: I figure they're probably resting or have moved to their various duties outside of or on the fringes of Equestria. They still keep a watchful eye on things through their aspects (the sun and moon), but for now, after 1000 years, they've earned a rest :)
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:iconilovemyfavoritegames:
ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member
tehee owl in the tree in the 5th panel(from down to up)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! There's a meaning to that in a later comic.
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:iconthunessey:
Thunessey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I know most of this is fan-canon, but it does explain a lot. Very nice. I enjoyed reading it.
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RobertDaller Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
DIABEETUS
But anyway, really good, and convincing story.
I really liked it, and shall favorite them all.
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SailorSnowflack Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realized after reading this again, what happened to the parents after the 1000 years was up?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Resting basically. They inhabited the sun and moon and have been there since the two sisters came to rule.
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SailorSnowflack Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh, OK. ^ ^
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sweetnsourtune25 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
owlwiscous on the bush
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:icontabrislockhart:
TabrisLockhart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
This is an amazing story.  I really enjoyed reading it and admirign the artwork.
Thank you for this.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I put a lot into it. I also have many other great stories in my comics folder if you haven't seen them already.
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gambitx18 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
I like that bit "But in the blackest night, even the tiniest ember shines like a beacon." Did you come up with that, or is it a variation of something else?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a common theme so I'm sure it's not original to me, though the wording is mine in this case.
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:icongambitx18:
gambitx18 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Fair enough. I still love it!
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:iconecliptorcalrissian:
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Great job. And touching. I'll definitely be checking out the others.
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:iconlunarsnowflake4:
LunarSnowflake4 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
This was so sweet!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one of my proudest creations :)

But if you like this, you should definitely check out my "Gathering the Elements" comic.
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LunarSnowflake4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I will!
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:iconflashback21:
FlashBack21 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Most beautiful comic ever!!! The story is amazing, very detailed and the theory about the Miasma can be true.
Good Work!!!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :)
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:iconflashback21:
FlashBack21 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbrokendreamsx23:
BrokenDreamsx23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
this got me...... it got to me Q A Q
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:iconmarinus18:
marinus18 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I wonder how Dusty would be like.
I mean all ponies all have fun and special cutie marks but to have cutie mark in dusting things off? I can truly feel an some indignation.
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:iconecliptorcalrissian:
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I could see her turning sour over it over time. Five words: THE DUSTBUNNIES WILL LAST FOREVER!
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:iconmarinus18:
marinus18 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
ummm..
okay.
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:iconsheltie-x:
Sheltie-X Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconprincesslunamoon15:
PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be sure to check the followup comic: Gathering the Elements.
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:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aaaw!

And meep. :D
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's Owlowiscious doing there, I wonder? REALLY CUTE STORY!!!!
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ofrutsra Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I think this is the fifth time I've read this comic (absolutely love it, by the way), and I just noticed Owlisious chilling in their bedroom up there!  Nice touch. ;)  (I don't know how to spell his name.)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And if you've read my other comics (Luna's Studies), you know why he's there too :)
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:iconofrutsra:
ofrutsra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Guess I've got something new to do. :)
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:iconaisheyru-fox:
Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this a lot. I now dub this canon. 
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you're enjoying it :)
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Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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BenRG Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
That last panel is ultra-cute.
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:iconmlplover2020:
MLPLOVER2020 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Wait!!!!!! Shouldn't  Celestia sleep at night and Luna sleep at day?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not if they've both had a really long day :)
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Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
:iconfeelplz:

I... I'm speechless.
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:iconwildhawk441:
wildhawk441 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

anybody else spotted Owlicious in panel 13? That's "Where's Waldo" level detail, Nimaru! Awesome!

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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! And he's there for a reason which you see in my "Twilight's Studies" series :D
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Hiddenwithinthunder Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so cool. It explains why Celestia was defeated so easily by Nightmare Moon. And why she had to be gone for a thousand years. Awesome job. :)
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! It makes more sense than the story they've given us so far.
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GeneralEagleEye Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is really good ^_^ I love the way you write your comics, I pretty much consider them Cannon now xD
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wildhawk441 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I get the feels every time I watch this on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGLhLn… . what's this? it's liquid pride! Totally different thing!Clapping Pony Icon - Shining Armor 
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luna-paw1234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Artist
if you are going to make a number five im going to be so dazzled and cant wait! i really love these well dont
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually plan to make something of a prologue if I can ever find the time. I have a few really important work projects to finish before I can start that though.
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Alice-Ioana Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great story
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StrawberryMoon007 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
i think the creators should see this and make it canon
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