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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:


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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BrokenDreamsx23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
this got me...... it got to me Q A Q
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.
xXEmotionEmbodiedXx Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PrincessLunaMoon15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be sure to check the followup comic: Gathering the Elements.
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

And meep. :D
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's Owlowiscious doing there, I wonder? REALLY CUTE STORY!!!!
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.)
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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