BONUS: For HARDCORE mode, listen to this while you read the story: [link]
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 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
WHY IS EVERYTHING THAT I LOOK AT TODAY GOING TO MAKE ME CRY?!
This is beautiful.
it reminds me of Maria.....
But anyway, really good, and convincing story.
I really liked it, and shall favorite them all.
Thank you for this.
But if you like this, you should definitely check out my "Gathering the Elements" comic.
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.
anybody else spotted Owlicious in panel 13? That's "Where's Waldo" level detail, Nimaru! Awesome!