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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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sweetnsourtune25 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
owlwiscous on the bush
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.
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.
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?
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.
gambitx18 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Fair enough. I still love it!
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Great job. And touching. I'll definitely be checking out the others.
LunarSnowflake4 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This was so sweet!
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.
LunarSnowflake4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I will!
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