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:) Gathering of My OC Star Bolt, His Story, and a few of his Officers, plus some comics. and a few requests. enjoy :)

Random from My OC's fanart commitioned work and inspired

Commitions, requests, art trades, and even some inspired art from verious diffrent artist from all corners of DA. Thanks to all!


Artist Needed For Scenes from my story

Though I am a good writer in the since that I had no training what so ever... I'm a lousy artist and I would like any and all readers who interested to help me better portray my OC's and their lives through art. I'm not asking for anything free, since I know its rude to merely assume any one would do something like this for a complete stranger. but if they feel like they can truly grasp the scene I'm placing through my writing then feel free to let me know and if you would rather do it through commitions then send me examples of your art and or prices and we can strike up a deal. but if the writing is enough to inspire free art (unlikely) then feel free to tackle it and let me know. any art that is free I wont turn away, but I'm afraid I may turn down commitions if the style isn't to my liking or if the prices seem too high.

Special thanks to those who have helped so far.
Chapter Scenes:

Tears of a Fallen Star

:iconbunnimation: Commission for Priceless911 by bunnimation Chapter 3
:icondileak:Animated Commission: Gem Stone Archery by DILeak Chapter 6
:iconenvidia14: Commission: Duel by envidia14 Chapter 9
:iconcryptid-creations:Commission - Star Bolt by Cryptid-Creations Chapter 10
:iconfrozenflights:I will Protect you.. by FrozenFlights Chapter 10
:iconhuussii: Under Burning Skies by HuussiiChapter 15
:iconleximoon: CM: Misunderstandings by LexiMoon Chapter 21
:iconfruitbloodmilkshake: The Wandering Star by Priceless911 Chapter 22
:iconbunnimation: Priceless Comission by bunnimation Chapter 22

The Kings War

:iconfruitbloodmilkshake: An Awkward Moment by Priceless911 Chapter 5
:icondead-kittens3: Commission: Blade Gala Dress by dead-kittens3 Chapter 5

The Difference

:icontomat-in-cup: Comm. 28 by Tomat-in-Cup Chapter 4
:iconquila-quila: commission 25 by Quila-Quila Chapter 10

The Wondering Star

:iconmisteraibo: Black and White by MisterAibo All Chapters
:iconaureola101: High Speed Chase by aureola101 When Bolts Cross

The Price of Harmony

:iconraikoh-illust: Canterlot has fallen by Raikoh-illust Prologue
:iconbunnimation: Star Bolt Lectures the CMC by bunnimation Chapter 2
:iconenvidia14: Commission: The Dark by envidia14 Chapter 3
:iconvioletdreamzz: Priceless911! by Violetdreamzz Chapter 14
:iconunderpable: Unworthy Alicorn by Underpable Chapter 17
:iconrainbowjune: Commission for Priceless911 by RainbowJune Chapter 19
:icondevinian: 'Commission' The Thunder Ground by Devinian Chapter 26

Limitless Skies

:iconvioletdreamzz: Priceless911's  commission by Violetdreamzz Later Chapters
:iconarcadianphoenix: Commission 027: Awwwwwkwaaaaaard... end scene by ArcadianPhoenix Chapter 1

My OC's

Commander (Star) Bolt by Priceless911Captain (Gem) Stone by Priceless911Commander (Chrome) Mist by Priceless911Captain (Frances) Snow III by Priceless911Lieutenant (Ardent) Viscous by Priceless911Capain (Callous) Drib by Priceless911Commander (Alfarinn) Orem by Priceless911General Roza (Neghvelskie) by Priceless911Chief (Jumb) Rafi by Priceless911Captain (Iron) Storm by Priceless911The Reaper by Priceless911Blade by Priceless911Traipse by Priceless911


Chapter 13
Sons and Daughters

                As the three travelers reached a hilltop that overlooked Ponyville Allen smiled, “No place like home, right Derpy?”
Derpy smiled, “Yep, um I gotta check on a few things. I'll come visit you later Allen.”
As Derpy started to fly away Silvia asked, “Is everything alright Derpy?”
Derpy smiled, “everything is fine. I just gotta see if anything’s changed at home.”
Allen nodded his head, “Well alright; I'll be at my house if you need me.”
Derpy nodded her head as she flew away into the distance. As Allen and Silvia continued into town by hoof, Silvia asked, “Speaking of which, where does Derpy live?”
Allen replied, “Her parents own a home not too far into town. She stays with them.”

                Silvia thought to herself as she asked, “hmm, I don’t think Derpy ever mentioned her parents… what are they like?”
Allen replied, “Well, they are like any other parents I’ve ever met. They take care of her and they seemed thrilled when I started spending time with here while growing up. Although I started to worry for her when her father told me that I don’t need to pity her like I do.”
Silvia was surprised, “Pity her? You mean they thought you were only being nice to her out of pity?”
Allen nodded his head, “yea… after that day I felt uncomfortable around them. So much in fact that I stopped going over to her house unless she invited me herself. But as time went by she stopped. I guess she knew how uncomfortable it made me feel.”

                Silvia sighed, “I know our parent mean well, but why does it seem that we three have terrible parents?”
Allen shrugged his shoulders, “I don’t know… maybe it’s just another reason why we are the same.”
As the two continued traveling into the town, they finally reached Allen’s house as he opened the door and entered, “Dad? I’m home.”
Allen’s father sat in a chair in the living room as he lowered the newspaper and spoke, “oh Allen, welcome back… Did you find what you were searching for?”
Allen shook his head, “No… but it was an interesting experience none the less.”

                Allen’s dad looked a Silvia and smiled, “I’m Allen’s father, are you’re the bat pony that escorted Allen to Canterlot aren’t you? Thanks, I think it’s good that he had the chance to get out of Ponyville and find that the world holds better goals then all this flying nonsense.”
Trying to ignore the hidden insult toward Allen, Silvia smiled as she replied, “Not a problem, although as an expert flyer for the royal guard, I would hardly refer to Allen’s studies as nonsense. To be honest I have no doubt he will be flying above us very soon.”
Realizing he was talking with somepony who disagreed with him, Allen’s dad shrugged his shoulders, “We’ll see… So, Allen, how was the trip for Derpy? Did she enjoy it too?”

                Allen smiled sarcastically, “Well aside from being poisoned, I'd say she had a good time.”
Allen’s dad was surprised, “Poisoned?... what did you do?”
Allen sighed, “Why is it that whenever something bad happens, I’m immediately responsible?”
Silvia laughed, “Because you usually are. Actually, Mr. Key, Her poison situation was an accident. Luckily we saved her before she suffered any permanent issues. Quite the courageous act from her new colt friend no less.”
The shocked Pegasus looked at his son, “Colt friend?”
Allen blushed, “well, you led the way to the Equestrian Caverns. It was more or less your action that saved her.”
Silvia replied, “I wouldn’t have gone if you hadn’t been so persistent.”
Allen’s dad continued looking at his son as he continued, “So… you and Derpy are together now?”
Allen rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment as he replied, “well, yea… you could say that.”

                The old stallion smiled as he replied, “you know this means that you have a new responsibility to uphold don’t you?”
Allen gave him a funny look, “response-what? Dad is a simple relationship; we aren’t getting married or anything like that.”
Allen’s dad shrugged his shoulder, “now now, I’m not saying it will happen today or even tomorrow, but now you need to start planning for the future, and what timing!”
Allen gave his father a skeptic look, “Timing… what are you talking about?... Dad?... what did you do?...”
Allen’s father smiled proudly as he replied, “Yesterday I was talking with your boss Paladin and we came to a conclusion. It’s time you stop working that slow paced job and devote your life to something more meaningful.”

                Feeling nervous about the answer, Allen asked, “Like… what?...”
“Starting tomorrow, you will be working full time at Paladin’s shop.”
Allen was shocked, “What!?! But… if I do that, I won’t have time for my experiments.”
Allen’s father nodded his head, “Well look at it this way, you will make more money and in time afford your own home. Sure it will be more work, but that’s the cost of responsibility.”
Allen shook his head, “that’s not what I want… I still have a goal to finish.”
Allen’s father chuckled, “really… Allen I think it’s time you face facts. Earth ponies aren’t meant to fly. That’s why they have no wings. I know it seems cruel, but just because you can’t fly doesn’t mean you’re useless. Everypony knows that you’re the smartest pony in town. And I for one think it’s time you used that brain of yours and start focusing on what’s more important.”

                Allen replied with irritation in his voice, “I know what’s more important. And when I finish then I'll be happy to do what you want me to do, but till then I have to keep going. I’m almost there, I know what’s needed, I have an engine design to use, and all I need to do is bu…”
Allen’s father shook his head as he interrupted, “What you need to do is quit all this flying stuff and get on with your life. Geez, you’re twenty years old and yet you continue to act like you’re five. You need to start acting your age and live your life before you let it slide by.”
Feeling enraged, Allen turned to his father and spoke, “Act my age?... how this! the past few weeks I’ve fallen from a cliff, raced to save Derpy when she was poisoned, beaten down by a bat pony three times my size, been blown up by one of my own inventions, tossed through a wall, threatened by Royal guards, raced into the Everfree forest alone at night, been accused of murder… twice, thrown in a dungeon, and banished from Canterlot! Have I left anything out!...”

                Silvia cleared her throat, “You failed to mention falling in love and making enemies of every commander in Equestria.”
Allen looked at Silvia and spoke using the same irritation as before, “Thank you!!!”
Allen’s father was shocked to hear all that they faced in their journey but he remained determined to prove his point, “granted that’s a good start… but this isn’t about what you’ve faced. It’s about what lies in your future. If you’re going to make Derpy happy your go…”
“This isn’t about her is it!?! It’s about you! It’s about what you want from me… ISN’T IT!!!”
Allen’s father sighed in irritation, “Allen, I’ve stood by and let you do this since your mother wanted you to be happy, but n…”
“Stood by?... STOOD BY!!! You’ve don’t nothing but shot me down ever since mom died! Every time I attempted to fly, you would give me a look as if I was some little foal with no hope! Even mom tried to support me from time to time But you… you didn’t even try…”

                Allen’s dad sighed, “I let you do those experiments because I supported you. If I had my way I wouldn’t have even given you the time to do those foolish things.”
Allen sighed in disappointment as he replied, “then I'll make it easier for you.”
With that said Allen turned around and trotted past Silvia as he spoke, “let’s go… I don’t know why I even came back here in the first place.”
Allen’s dad gave him a confused look, “Allen? What are you doing?”
Allen replied, “What’s it look like? I’m leaving. If you can’t support me when I’m this close to my dream… then I'd rather go somewhere else. See ya dad… thanks for nothing.”
Allen’s father tried to reason with him, “Allen, don’t. You don’t have to do this.”
Allen shook his head, “Actually I do, you wanted me to grow up… so here I am growing up… by leaving my home. See ya… Dad…”
Allen’s father watched as Allen opened the front door and closed it behind him before Silvia could even follow him out. Then the old stallion looked at Silvia and spoke, “you’re his friend right? Say something to him.”
Silvia shrugged her shoulders, “Why?... I agree, a father who won’t support his son’s goals isn’t worth the time. And trust me; I know the feeling of living in my father’s disappointment. After a while, leaving home seems to be the best choice you could make.”

                With those cold words, Silvia turned away from the shocked stallion as she opened the front door, exited, and closed it behind her. When she was outside, Silvia saw Allen sitting at the end of the walkway as she approached him, “You okay?”
Allen smiled, “it’s funny… I often dreaded the day I would leave home for good, thinking that I would miss it… but actually… I couldn’t feel more free.”
Silvia nodded her head, “But?...”
Allen sighed, “Why doesn’t he care about what I’m trying to accomplish… he’s a pegasus, he knows the joy of flight, but all my life, he has tried to say that I wasn’t meant to feel that joy.”
Silvia shrugged her shoulders, “maybe it’s nature’s way of saying, you should have left a long time ago.”
Allen turned to Silvia as he spoke, “He isn’t a bad father you know… he just doesn’t see how much I want to do this… and he refuses to support me in it too. I don’t know… do you think I did the right thing?”
Silvia put her hoof on his shoulder, “well, that’s something only you can decide for yourself, but for now, we should probably find an inn or something to stay at.”
Allen shook his head, “no… I’ve got one better.”

                With that said, Silvia gave Allen a curious look as he started to lead her down the road. As they continued, Allen spoke, “a while back, Derpy’s parents used to house weary travelers on their way through town. They would only provide shelter for one night but if I remember right, they should still have that spare room.”
Silvia nodded her head as the two continued into Ponyville. As they continued trotting by everypony who lived in the small town, both Silvia and Allen could hear the ponies talk as they trotted by, “Hey look, it’s the earth pony who thinks he can fly”
“I though he killed himself a few weeks ago. Jumped off a cliff didn’t he?”
“no he just left to prove to the rest of Equestria just how crazy he is.”
“When will he realize that earth ponies aren’t meant to fly.”
“Who knows, maybe that ditsy pony he is friends with is rubbing off on him.”
Hearing the surrounding ponies talk about him behind this back, Silvia mumbled to Allen, “is it always like this?...”
Allen nodded his head with no expression, “yep… ever since I could remember. In fact, I went to school with those ponies. But I just ignore it now. I have nothing to prove to them so I have no reason to retaliate.”

                As the two passed the gossiping ponies, Silvia took one last look at them and replied, “Well I guess you’re right. You must have a lot of tolerance to deal with this all the time.”
Allen nodded his head, “As long as Derpy didn’t talk about me like that, it didn’t matter. We two where the only support we had against them, so if not for her, I probably would have lost my mind.”
Silvia nodded her head, “I guess me, Serene, and Octavia have that in common too.”
As the group continued, they turned the corner on the last road as Allen spoke, “well it should just be up ahe…what?...”
As the two looked ahead, they could see a small house at the end of the street that had grass around it that overshadowed the little white picked fence surrounding the property. As Allen approached the house, he spoke, “this is odd… Derpy’s father usually keeps the lawn well kept… I wonder what happened.”
Silvia replied, “I don’t know… but maybe we should knock and find out.”
Allen nodded his head as he lead salvias to the front door of the house and knocked.

                After a few seconds of waiting, Derpy answered the door as she looked at the two with surprise, “Allen… Silvia… what are you doing here?”
Allen replied, “We ran into a little problem at home… can I come in? I want to speak with your parents.”
Derpy stepped to the side and let her friend into her home as Silvia commented, “you know your grass out there needs a little control.”
Derpy replied, “Yea… dad hasn’t mowed in a while.”
As they entered, Derpy closed the door and spoke, “I’m sorry Allen, but mom and dad aren’t home right now.”
Allen nodded his head, “that’s alright, do you know when they will be back?”
Derpy shook her head, “no… sorry.”
“Well do you know where they were they went?”
Derpy slowly shook her head, “n-no…”
Both Allen and Silvia became skeptic as Silvia asked, “do you even know how long they have been gone?...”
Derpy hesitated as she replied, “yea… um… about three months?...”

                When they heard the time, both Allen and Silvia stared at Derpy in shock as Allen tried to be gentle with the subject, “so… th-they were gone… before we left. Right?”
Derpy looked at the ground in shame as she replied, “y-yea…”
Silvia spoke, “um… Derpy… did… did they?”
Tears started to roll down Derpy’s face as she spoke, “was… was I abandoned?...”
Allen replied, “I… I don’t know… did they say anything before they left?”
Derpy replied, “just that they were going away on a vacation for a while… but… would they really be gone this long?”
Allen looked at Silvia who could only look at him with concern as Allen looked back at Derpy and spoke, “Derpy… I can’t say that they really didn’t abandon you, but… ya know what?... who needs them. We can do just fine without either of our parents.”
Derpy gave Allen a confused look, “Either?... what about your dad?”

                Silva sighed, “Mr. Genius here just got into it with his old stallion too. Now he is out on the streets and looking for a place to stay. That’s why we are here.”
Derpy though to herself, “Well… since mom and dad aren’t here I guess you can stay here… in fact you should both stay. We have plenty of room here… oh… but we just ran out of food. I was living on my garden for a while, but it died while we were in Canterlot.”
Allen smiled, “no problem, I have a little bit of cash left over from our work in Canterlot. All I need is some cooking lessons, sadly I can’t cook but if it’s anything like mixing metals, it shouldn’t be too hard.”
Silvia smiled, “I know a thing, or to about cooking if you will give me a shot at it.”
Both Derpy and Allen gave Silvia a confused look as she replied, “what?... just because I was a royal guard, doesn’t mean I can’t cook.”
Derpy looked at her friends as she spoke, “you… you two would do that… for me?”
Allen put his hoof on her shoulder as he spoke, “Derpy… we’ve been friends since we were foals, and though we are together now… that won’t change how I’m always willing to help a friend in need… besides you haven’t lived till you tried my recipe for Blueberry muffins.”

                Hearing his kind words Derpy leaned into his chest as she replied, “Thank you Allen. If not for your help through our journey, then for staying by my side through everything.”
Allen put his hoof around her as he replied, “I'll always be here for you Derpy… I promise.”
Seeing the tender moment, Silvia cleared her throat as she spoke up, “um… guys? Can you two do this some other time… like when I leave the room perhaps?”
Realizing she was still there, both Derpy and Allen stepped away from each other and blushed as Allen tried to start a new subject, “so… um… what should we do now?”
Silvia spoke, “well we can start by doing a little shopping for groceries… and in the meantime, you could talk to Paladin about your job, and your pay. He seemed like a reasonable pony, so chances are you can talk him into staying with a part time job rather than full time like your dad wanted.”
Allen nodded his head as he replied, “that’s a good idea.”
Derpy spoke up, “What should I do Allen? I wanna help too.”
Allen thought to himself as he replied, “do your parents still have that old shed in the back?”
Derpy nodded her head, “yea… why?”

                Allen looked out the back window as he replied, “Is there anything in it? I would like to use it as a new workshop for my plane. I think I know what I need now. So I can start my work on it.”
Derpy nodded her head, “alright I'll start cleaning it out and when it’s ready I'll let you know.”
Allen smiled, “thanks. You read my mind.”
Silvia nodded her head, so then it’s decided, “I'll go get some groceries, and supplies to fix this place up. Allen will take care of his work issue, and Derpy will do what she can here. Agreed?”
The other two nodded their heads, “agreed.”
Silvia replied, “alright then, Allen will you write down what we will need for groceries… and maybe what you will need for that muffin recipe of yours, I don’t know about you, but muffins sound pretty good right now.”
Derpy tilted her head in curiosity, “Muffins?... are they good?”
Allen smiled as he replied, “you’ll see I guarantee you’re gonna love it.”


                At the gates of the Equestrian caverns, just as the sun was setting, Equinox trotted into the town as one of the cities guards flew out to meet him, “Captain Nox it’s good to see you’re back safe and sound. We feared the worst when you didn’t return.”
Equinox smiled, “I just had an errand or two to take care of, no biggi…”
Hearing the commanding voice, Equinox looked past the guard to see Commander Soul trotting towards him with anger in his eyes. As the intimidating pony approached his son, Equinox stood at attention as he replied, “Dad… I mean Commander… Sir! I wasn’t expe…”
Commander Soul interrupted, “Where have you been!?!”

                 Equinox quickly though up a lie, “I um… I was meeting with a friend from one of the far away clans. He was an old buddy from the Hallow Shades colony before it broke up.”
Commander Soul looked at Nox with no concern, then he gave the nervous guard that was standing next to them a suspicious look as he replied, “really…”
the commander shook his head and disregarded his suspicions as he continued, “The next time you want to leave the Caverns you better notify me first. The past few days have been nothing but chaos in Canterlot and I need to know that our clan is in good hooves back here… Understood!”
Equinox nodded his head as he replied, “Sorry dad… I won’t let it happen again.”
Commander Soul turned around as he replied, “Don’t tell me that, just follow your orders!”

                 With nothing more to say, Commander Soul turned around and began trotting away as Equinox spoke quietly to himself, “Oh dad, it’s good to see you too… I’m fine by the way, I was just gone for a few week… no biggie… well nice chatting with you dad… I love you too... I'll catch ya later…”
smiling at Equinoxes sarcastic one sided conversation, the guard spoke, “Well it could have been worse.”
Nox shook his head, “yea sure it could. So, anything happen while I was gone?”
The guard replied, “There were no trespassers, seven moon weed poisonings, and one death from them.”
Equinox sighed, “We gotta get out of this dump and away from these darn moon weeds. Luckily we could be moving out sooner than I thought.”
The guard gave him a confused expression, “sir?...”

                 Equinox smiled, sinisterly, “What about the recruits?
The Guard thought to himself, “Well we had three recruits finish their training for the guard, but one drop out.”
Equinox shook his head, “No, No, No… I mean the other recruits?”
The guard looked around to see if the coast was clear as he replied, “we convinced three more. All siblings of the one poisoned by the moon weed.”
Equinox smiled, “that brings us to a total of Eighty… right?”
The guard nodded his head, “yep, and we have the fewest recruits of all the other clans.”

                 Equinox smiled as he replied, “Good… gather the fastest flyers of our recruits and send them to all the clans. It’s time to gather them.”
The guard was confused, “What… now? But why so soon?”
Equinox smiled, “tell them the gathering point… is Canterlot.”
The guard realized it, “You… you found the Haven?”
Equinox smiled, “I found the Haven. Just be sure to tell them to travel smart. Supply caravans, traveling carnivals, even nomadic tribes. We need to make the escalation of ponies seem like a coincidence. Then we will hit them hard with everything we got. How long do you think it will take?”
The guard replied, “Given the time it will take to get there, the numbers we will have and the coincidental arrival of all clans at once… about two to three weeks.”
Equinox smiled, “then get it done fast. But don’t let anypony who is against it know. I want it to be a surprise when I show up at mom’s doorstep and take what’s rightfully mine. The Reaper’s Scythe will be in my hooves when Nightmare Moon returns… to that… I promise.”

Limitless Skies Ch 13

I know this one is really short compared to the others, but thats becouse the next one will streach on for a while. but it will also be exactly what everybody has been waiting for.

Proofread byt :icondaraniel1000:

Last chapter: Chapter 12


Chapter 12
The Cutters’ Haven

                With the darkness of the setting sun falling onto the city, Four ponies made their way through an alley as The Reaper stopped, turned to her group and spoke, “This should be the place, for the time being I will let another member of The Cutters escort you from here. I have other matters to attend to.”
As The Reaper started to trot towards the shadows,
Silvia stopped her, “wait… you’re just going to leave us here?... Like this?”
The Reaper turned completely around as she continued backing into the shadows, “don’t worry Silvia… your escort will be here momentarily.”
As the shadow of the alley started to cover The Reaper’s cloak, she started to vanish into the darkness of the night as even Silvia lost sight of her.

                Trying to see into the darkness of the shadows, Silvia spoke up, “Wait! Reaper? REAPER!...”
when she realized that they were all alone, Derpy looked around in worry as she spoke, “What do we do now?... this place is kinda scary.”
Allen put his hoof on her shoulder as he replied, “Don’t worry Derpy, we’ll think of something. I don’t think we were left as high and dry as it se…”
“Ah so you are here… the boss was right, she never misses a rendezvous time?”
Surprised by the unexpected comment, Silvia Derpy and Allen turned towards the end of the Alley as a cloaked stallion stepped out from behind one of the dumpsters and continued, “A pleasure to make your acquaintance Silvia, if it won’t be too much of a bother, I will be the one escorting you from here my dear. Oh, and I can’t possibly forget Mr. Key and his mare friend Ms. Doo. A pleasure good sir and madam.”

                Looking at the polite stallion in complete confusion, Allen replied, “Um… thanks… um… sir.”
The stallion bowed in courteousness as he replied, “You’re quite welcome.”
Trying not to seem rude to their guest, Allen leaned towards Silvia and whispered, “Is… he somepony you know?”
Silvia replied, “I know of him, but we have never been introduced. That’s Fancy Pants. One of the top five richest ponies in Canterlot, and by far the most popular amongst the noble herd.”
Fancy Pants smiled as he replied to the comment that was supposed to be outside his hearing range, “My apologies for not formally introducing myself directly, but there is a little rule about speaking of our true selves when dressed for The Cutters. Call it… a precaution of sorts. Nevertheless, I believe it is time we take our leave and meet with the boss. If I recall, she has an important message for you, which must be discussed in the safety of the Haven. This way, if you please.”

                Leaving the rest of the group still slightly confused, Fancy Pants with his face covered by the hood of his cloak, made his way through the alley as they continued into an older part of Canterlot where they had spent a majority of their trip to the city. Not long after entering the area, Fancy Pants lead them out of an alley and approached a building as he spoke, “I believe we have arrived.”
The three confused ponies looked at the front of the building as Silvia spoke, “The Check Inn? This is the Haven you were talking about?”
Fancy Pants replied, “Yes… it most certainly is.”
With no expression on his face, the noble stallion led the group in and approached the bar as Phi Phi spoke, “Sir, Silvia, the boss is waiting for you below.”
Fancy Pants nodded his head as he trotted past the bare and replied, “thank you Phi Phi. Please keep the back clear.”
Phi Phi nodded her head as she replied, “understood stood sir.”

                Back behind the stage in one of the dressing rooms, Octavia sat in a chair wearing her cloak and looking into the mirror as she sharpened a dagger in her hooves. Finally, as the door to the room behind her opened, she quickly sheathed the dagger, and turned around as she smiled, “Hey… glad you could make it.”
Silvia kinda expected this when she saw how friendly Phi Phi and Fancy Pants acted towards one another, but that still didn’t prevent her amassed expression when she saw Octavia wearing a Cutter’s cloak, “Octi? You’re a member of The Cutters too?”
Octavia nodded her head, “surprise… I know this seems bad… but I will explain later. Sir? Do you want to enter the Haven?”
Fancy Pants smiled as he nodded his head, “The boss believes her to be ready. So if I may ask, would you mind opening the door Ms. Melody?”
Octavia turned to her dress closet as she replied, “This way Silvia.”

                With all eyes on her, Octavia trotted to the back of her dress closet and moved all the outfits to the side revealing a small hole on the wall. With the hole completely visible, Octavia turned to Fancy Pants and spoke, “Your key please.”
Fancy Pants smiled as he pulled a small spike from his side and gave it to Octavia as she inserted it into the hole and turned it like a doorknob. With the needle turned, Octavia gently pushed against the wall as the wall opened up to reveal a staircase going underground. Surprised the see the sight, the three outsiders looked into the dark stairway as Octavia, pulled the needle from the wall, and gave it back to Fancy Pants who smiled and spoke, “thank you my dear. If you like, you may join us in meeting with the boss. Since you and Silvia have history, I’m certain The Boss won’t mind.”
As Fancy Pants sheathed the needle, Octavia nodded her head as she replied, “thank you sir, it would be best that a friends could answer any questions she may have.”
Getting fed up with all the secrets, Silvia asked, “Alright, what’s going on here Tavi? Exactly how long were you going to wait until you told me about this? Or about the fact that you’re part of The Cutters?”
Octavia felt guilty as she replied, “the boss will be able to answer that better than I. Just go down and we can ask her together.”

                With nothing more to say on the subject, Fancy Pants and Octavia started trotting down the stairs, as Derpy got closer to Allen, “Allen… I don’t like this… I’m… I’m scared.”
Allen looked back at Derpy as he replied, “it’s alright Derpy, just stay close to me and we will be fine. Right Silvia?”
Silvia sighed as she started following their escorts, “I hope so…”
Feeling uneasy about her reply, Allen and Derpy began following their friend into the darkness of the stairway as they proceeded to travel further and further underground. As they continued, the door behind them closed as their path began getting darker and darker, although if not for the occasional torch that was on the wall lighting the path, they would have been overwhelmed by the darkness around them. Continuing with both worry and curiosity, The three outsiders followed the two members of The Cutters as Derpy whispered to Allen, “where are we going?... to the center of the planet?”
Although he wasn’t supposed to hear that comment, Fancy Pants chuckled at the question, as he replied, “Now don’t fret Ms. Doo. We will arrive at the Haven far before we reach the center of the earth. It is only a little further. I would ask you to please be patient.”

                As the group continued going further and further into the seemingly endless set of downward stares, Silvia noticed that the walls seemed to get more and more worn until they resembled the kind of walls you would expect to see in a deep cave. Finally, the group arrived at a point to where the stairs leveled out into a flat hall that lead to a door at the end. As the group stopped at the door, both Octavia and Fancy Pants turned to the other three as Octavia spoke, “Before we enter I must remind you. What you’re about to see cannot be spoken of to anypony. Not your family, not your friends… not even to your lovers.”
As Octavia said that last part, she looked at Silvia who could only look away as Fancy Pants cleared his throat to break the tension, “Anyways, what Ms. Melody is trying to say is that nopony ever enters here without first becoming a member of The Cutters. However, with your group, we must make an exception. So without further ado… Welcome, to The Cutters’ Haven.”
With a smile on his face, the noble stallion opened the door and revealed a massive underground chamber that stretched as far as one mile from the place they were standing. As the group of visitors entered the massive chamber Allen spoke in awe, “This… this is incredible. It’s like an underground city.”
Silvia added, “It’s amazing, almost as big as the Equestrian Caverns.”
Derpy spoke next, “and to think that all of this was just sitting here under our hooves.”

                Octavia smiled at the shock on her friends faces as she spoke next, “not just that, the tunnels and crevices down here stretch to all corners of Canterlot. There is even a chamber right under Princess Celestia’s Castle, although we’ve blocked that portion off. It used to be a dungeon for us, but it seemed like we never needed it.”
“It’s because we’ve never had any prisoners down here. In fact we’ve never taken any prisoners in the past millennium that The Cutters have been around.”
Allen, Derpy, and Silvia turned around in surprise as The Reaper trotted past them and continued, “Though it sounds terrible I know, the fact of the matter is that no matter what challenge has come across Equestria, The Cutters have eliminated it without concern, and without mercy. Those who threaten Equestria’s peace will die a traitor’s death. As is our law.”
Octavia smiled as she spoke, “welcome back Boss, did your surveillance find anypony?”
Silvia was confused, “surveillance?”
The boss replied, “No. it would appear that you weren’t followed here… this time.”
Allen tilted his head as he spoke next, “this time? You mean somepony has been following you?”
Octavia shook her head, “Not me Allen… you.”
Allen was even more confused now, “Me?... B-but why?”

                The Reaper turned to the young stallion as she explained, “Last night as your group returned from the Everfree forest, Octavia noticed that you were being followed.”
Silvia was amazed, “really? Why didn’t you say anything?”
Octavia replied, “Because I didn’t want to show that I knew he was there, I wanted to keep the element of surprise since I thought he was going to attack us. All I know was that he followed us through the forest in the shadows at first, but once we were out of the forest, he hid in the clouds above and kept his surveillance from high altitude.”
Derpy spoke, “so… he was a pegasus?”
Octavia replied, “I don’t know, to keep my cover, I had to act as if I didn’t notice him and since he kept himself hidden, all I could tell was that he was a stallion and he could fly. Other than that, I couldn’t tell.”
Silvia thought to herself, “But why would anypony want to follow Allen around?... it doesn’t make sense.”
Fancy Pants replied, “Perhaps they were looking to frame you for the Murder. Somepony must be holding a grudge of some kind against you.”
Allen thought to himself, “but… I don’t have any enemies; I don’t even know anypony who would hold a grudge, except for the night commander. But he said that he was trying to defend me back at the castle.”
Silvia though to herself, “you think he lied about that? Dad could be trying to get you back after you survived the challenge against him.”
The Reaper shook her head, “no, he wasn’t at the scene of the murder last night so it couldn’t be him.”

                Confused, Silvia looked at The Reaper and spoke, “He wasn’t? How do you know?”
The Reaper replied as casually as she could, “I just know.”
The suspicious bat pony gave the experienced assassin a suspicious look as Fancy Pants changed the subject, “well I’m sure you and your company have had a rather rough day and I’m willing to wager that you all are tired. Therefore, Ms. Melody, would you kindly show our guests to the mess hall. Then after that make sure they are settled into their own private quarters. Though technically they are prisoners here, I would much rather see them as our guests, since we will not be holding them against their will.”
Allen asked, “So, you really are going to let me go?”
The Reaper nodded her head, “yes, I know for a fact that you aren’t the pony who murdered both Mr. Drib and Mr. Rich, however, since you have been banished from Canterlot, you may only go within the boundaries of the Haven which is the upstairs pub and anywhere within the tunnels. But if you wish to return to Ponyville then Octavia will escort you to the city gates where you will depart on your own.”
Fancy Pants continued, “Although if you make that choice, I would highly suggest you wait till morning before your departure. We wouldn’t want a repeat of last night’s predicament now would we?”
Octavia gave Allen and Derpy a suggestive look as she replied, “or do we?”
Allen and Derpy looked at each other and blushed as they rubbed the back of their heads in embarrassment.

                The Reaper turned from the group to leave as she spoke, “When you get settled, please come to the plaza. Tonight we will be holding a little get together for The Cutters in celebration for a recent victory. You should come as our honored guests.”
Derpy smiled, “That’s sounds fun, can we Allen?”
Allen smiled, “I don’t see why not, it’s the least we can do for the help The Cutters have given us so far.”
Silvia spoke next, “so what victory are The Cutters celebrating?”
The Reaper replied as she trotted away, “That is classified, although by the end of the night, you might find out on you own. I will leave them in your capable hooves Octavia; see to it that they are settled comfortably.”
Octavia nodded her head in respect as she replied, “Understood boss, I'll make sure they are well taken care of.”
The Reaper replied, “I know you will, as you always have. Fancy Pants could you come with me… I want to discuss something with you.”
Fancy Pants nodded his head as he and The Reaper trotted away and vanished into the crowd of cloaked ponies who were going about with their usual routine tasks. Octavia turned to the group as she spoke, “so… shall we?”

                As The Reaper and Fancy Pants trotted away from the new arrivals, The Reaper spoke, “spread the word, I want to hold a special welcome party in the plaza tonight. See to it that everything is prepared, but make it seem as if we have vanquished some terrible foe or something. I would prefer the real reason for the party to be kept from the guests of honor.”
Fancy Pants smiled, “why keep it secret? Why not let the three know the true reason for the party?”
The Reaper looked away as she replied, “I'd rather not say…”
Fancy Pants nodded his head, “in other words you know that if Silvia knew the party was for her, she would probably avoid it.”
The Reaper mumbled in irritation, “Just do as I ask.”
Fancy Pants stopped in his tracks leaving The Reaper to continue on her path as he turned to do as he was told, “Understood… Lady Mist.”
The Reaper ignored the comment as she continued through the crowed of cloaked ponies.

                Later that night as the herd of cloaked ponies gathered in the plaza of the underground cavern, Silvia, Derpy and Allen were trotting through the crowds as Octavia approached them, “glad you could make it. So what do you think, not bad for a bunch of nobles.”
The three looked around in awe as Derpy smiled, “this looks fun, hey Allen, we should go over there, I think they are going to put together a small performance.”
Derpy grabbed Allen by his hoof and dragged him away as he tried his best to keep his balance, “okay, okay slow down… I can’t fly remember.”
When the two were too far away to hear, Octavia smiled as she watched them, “I can’t just get over how cute they are together.”
Silvia tried to hide her concerns as she replied, “yea… cute…”
Octavia could tell that something was wrong so she asked, “Silvy? What’s the matter?... or… do you have something to ask me?”
Silvia sighed, “Why didn’t you tell me? Why did you keep this… ALL of this secret… from me?”
Octavia sighed as she replied, “nothing personal… but I can’t say anything about this life to anypony. Not even the pony I love. The only way I could have told you was if I… or you, proposed. That is the law of The Cutters. Even the boss had to keep this secret from her husband till they were married. Although their situation was a li…”

                As Octavia spoke, she all of a sudden went silent as she saw The Reaper approach the two with an expression that told her to stop talking. As Octavia silenced herself Silvia looked at The Reaper as the feared leader spoke, “Silvia… can you please come with me? There is something I want to ask you.”
Silvia looked at Octavia in confusion then back at The Reaper as she nodded her head, “sure…”
As Silvia started following The Reaper away from both Octavia and the herd of celebrating ponies, The Reaper spoke, “I’m sure you have a few questions for me too… but I want to ask you something first. What is your opinion on what Octavia said?... about The Cutters restriction on telling loved ones about themselves?”
Silvia lowered her head as she replied, “I don’t know… I still feel a little betrayed about her keeping it secret for this long… but I also see the point in her actions, especially since she and I didn’t work out in the end.”
The Reaper nodded her head, “she did love you by the way… I can’t recall how many times she pleaded me for permission to tell you. However, like all the others before you… I had to deny it. In fact, I even gave her an order to stop seeing you since I felt she was getting too involved… an order that she not only disobeyed… but an order I regret giving. Because she disobeyed it, I was able to open my eyes to who both she… and you truly were. It showed me that love is strong… even if it’s between two mares.”

                Silvia felt a little confused, “what do you mean by who she and I truly were. Exactly why was I any concern to this subject?”
The Reaper replied, “It’s just because you’re special Silvia. Even more then you yourself could understand.”
As the two reached the top of a small platform that overlooked the small carnival type celebration below Silvia asked, “Special? What are you talking about?”
The Reaper dodged the question, “exactly what did your father tell you about your last name?”
Silvia felt confused as she ignored the sudden change in the subject, “um… just that my last name was my mothers. But he wouldn’t tell me what it was.”
The Reaper nodded her head, “and with good reason. Just the mere mention of her last name could have very well placed you in immediate danger. But luckily he did as I asked and kept it from you… at least till you were ready.”
Silvia was surprised, “wait… you knew my mother?”
The Reaper smiled, “a skilled flyer… one who could outfly every bat pony in the Equestrian Caverns… though she wasn’t a bat pony herself.”
“She… She wasn’t? Then what was she?”

                The Reaper Smiled as she looked into the plaza and replied, “She was a pegasus, and a good one at that. She wanted nothing more than to live a life of peace, but when your grandmother died… she had to make a choice. The protection of her family… or the protection of Everypony in the kingdom. So, she had to leave.”
Silvia became even more surprised, “Leave? But dad says she died.”
The Reaper chuckled at the comment as she replied, “just like your father to try to make it easier on you like this. Underneath all that cold navy blue armor is the heart of a truly caring pony… that’s why I married him.”
Silvia was not only shocked, but she was also incredibly confused, “M-married? You’re not married to dad, dad has only had one wife and that wa…”
all of a sudden Silvia discovered the truth as she stopped talking and stepped back in shock, “Wait… you mean to tell me… that… that you’r?...”
The Reaper smiled as she turned to her daughter and spoke, “My name… is Jasmin Mist. I am the Wife of Nathanial Soul, and the mother of Equinox… and Silvia Mist.”
Silvia stared in shock at her mother as she tried to reply, “you’re… but you’re…”
The Reaper smiled contently as she replied, “yes… you’re my daughter Silvia, and heir to the Mist family fortune… as well as The Reaper’s Scythe.”

                Silvia sat down and put her hoof on her head as she tried to process the information, “My mother… is The Reaper… and… but… but how?... I thought that only bat ponies were allowed in the Equestrian Caverns.”
The Reaper replied, “Years ago back when my mother was The Reaper, I was just a pampered little noble with no real interest in being a part of The Cutters even though I knew that one day I would have to take over as all first born daughters of the Mist family must. Well, it was during the Grand Galloping Gala that I met your father. Sure, he was just a rookie cadet at the time, but he was charming so I couldn’t stop myself from falling for him. But since my mother was the very pony who stopped the bat pony rebellion seventy years ago, she held a deep hatred for your race, so both my parents tried to keep me from seeing him. However, as they say, true love knows no bound. So, first chance we got, I fled my home and eloped with him. From there with the Elder’s blessing, we moved into the Caverns together and lived peacefully for a number of years. That is, until the year you were born which also happened to be the year my mother died. When that happened, I had to make a choice, to become the new Reaper and take the place of my mother… or to let The Cutters disband and risk the safety of the kingdom. Naturally, I chose to protect the kingdom… but that meant abandoning your father, your brother, and you. From what I understand, your brother took it rather hard, but you were too young to remember.”

                Silvia continued thinking things over as The Reaper noticed her silence and spoke, “I can understand if you’re angry with me… you have every right to be.”
Silvia nodded her head then replied, “I do… don’t I?... but for some reason. I’m not.”
The Reaper gave her daughter a confused look as she replied, “you’re not?... but, I left you without any explanation. Then I missed everything… your first step, first word, even the day you first took flight. How can you not be furious with me?”
Silvia stepped past her mother and looked into the plaza, “I… I don’t know… maybe it’s because I didn’t know what I was missing. I don’t remember you at all, and dad never kept any photos of you around so it was as if you never existed. And every time I asked Equinox he would just brush me away with answers like, Why… it’s not like she’s coming back.”
The Reaper sighed, “That’s horrible… I know he is angry, but that’s no reason to take it out on his little sister.”
Silvia smiled, “it’s alright… I was so used to him bullying me that I set out to beat him at everything, and now I have. Fighting, sprinting, even flyi…”
Silvia went quiet as she looked away in disappointment, knowing that her wing was a touchy subject to talk about, The Reaper put her hoof on her shoulder and changed the subject, “Silvia… do you remember that question I asked you the other day?”

                Trying to forget her troubles Silvia nodded her head, “you mean the one about the pony races living in harmony?”
The Reaper nodded her head, “yes… the reason I asked you that question is because I wanted to see your opinion before I decide. And not only did you pass my little test, but I feel confident more now than I did before about choosing you.”
Silvia tilted her head a little, as she asked, “choosing me… for what?”
The Reaper held her head high as she replied in a somewhat official way, “Silvia Mist, as the only daughter of the Mist family, you are the heir to the Mist family fortune, as well, as the position of The Reaper. Upon my death, or sooner if you like, I will bestow upon you The Reapers Scythe and with it the responsibility of maintaining peace throughout all of Equestria.”
Silvia couldn’t believe her ears, “wait… you want me? But… Equinox is the oldest; wouldn’t it naturally be passed to him?”
The Reaper shook her head, “no According to The Cutters, the position of The Reaper belongs only to the daughter or the previous reaper. The only time it would go to a stallion is if either the daughter denied the position, or if no daughter was born to The Reaper.”

                Silvia tried to think of other reasons to deny it, “but… I don’t know anything about The Cutters.”
The Reaper replied, “Fancy Pants is my most trusted adviser, he will teach you everything there is to know, including how to hide in the faintest of shadows.”
“But… I can’t fly…”
The Reaper continued, “Do you think that there wasn’t an earth pony as The Reaper before? Everypony type excluding Alicorn and Bat pony has taken this scythe in their hooves and struck down all who seek to disrupt the peace of this kingdom. You will be the first bat pony to do so, and hopefully you will be the pony who unites the kingdom and stops this petty segregation of the bat and surface ponies.”
Silvia put her hoof on her head as she replied, “this… this is a lot to take in, can… can I wait till later to give you an answer?”
The Reaper smiled, “take the time you need. At the very least, relax because even though you don’t know it, this celebration was all for you.”
Adding that to the list of things going through her mind, Silvia turned to the path that led back the he plaza as she replied, “um… thanks… mom…”
with a hastened step, Silvia trotted away as The Reaper looked back into the plaza, “it almost hurts… the way she called me that.”
“Would you rather she refer to you as Boss?”

                Knowing the voice, The Reaper turned to the shadows as Fancy Pants trotted out, “Actually I'd prefer it I referred to her as Boss. At least it would let me know that The Cutters are in good hooves.”
Fancy Pants replied, “I say, she took both your identity and her future question much better than I expected, though I expect no less from your daughter after all. It’s only natural that she tends to roll with the punches.”
The Reaper sighed, “but she is still young… she shouldn’t see the world as it is at least till she gets my age. Nevertheless, I worry about her answer… she didn’t seemed too thrilled about the idea of taking over The Cutters.”
Fancy Pants smiled, ‘give her time boss, as you said, she is still young.”
The Reaper nodded her head as she gave him a serious look, “So… do you have a report?”

                Fancy Pants nodded his head as he replied, “it is as you said… somepony has been asking around about information on where to find both Mr. Key, and Silvia.”
“Really?... Who?”
Fancy Pants replied, “I don’t know, but from what I’ve discovered they are a pair of Bat ponies.”
The Reaper though to herself, “bat ponies… who are they and why are they searching for Allen and Silvia?”
“I’d say that that answer remains a mystery.”
The Reaper nodded her head, “so it would seem. Either way this proves that whoever these murderers are, they have some kind of quarrel with Allen or Silvia. Keep your eyes peeled for any more suspicious activity and report any and all such activity to me directly.”
The Noble unicorn nodded his head as he replied, “an excellent idea, but what will you do boss? I highly doubt you will place this before your daughter since she has so much on her mind for the time being.”
The Reaper nodded her head as she turned back and looked into the plaza, “you’r right… if I bring this up now it could only strengthen or weaken her final decision. I'd rather she choose in her own. Although, there is a certain stallion amongst them who must have an idea of who our assailants are. Maybe I should have a little chat with him.”

                With that said The Reaper dove off the platform and flew into the plaza as she searched for Allen. Inside the active plaza, Allen and Derpy sat and marveled at a few of the members of The Cutters as they demonstrated both dagger throwing and sword juggling for their entertained guests. As they continued, one of The Cutters took Derpy’s hoof and gave her a few balls to try to teach her these tricks. As Derpy tried and failed at her attempts, Allen could only sit on the side and laugh at the determined little pegasus as The Reaper landed next to him and spoke, “Having fun?”
Allen turned to The Reaper and smiled, “Yes, who know that a league of skilled fighters could throw such a fun party.”
The Reaper smiled as she looked at Derpy and continued, “we may be invisible to the world… but we do exist and we know the appropriate way to have fun.”
Allen smiled as he watch Derpy as she succeeding juggling two of the balls but only for a mere second. After she did, she called out, “Allen! Did you see? I did it!”
Allen called back, “Great job Derpy! Maybe your cutiemark should be juggling balls instead of bubbles.”
Derpy rubbed the back of her head in embarrassment as she replied, “well, I don’t know about that…”

                As Derpy went back to her juggling attempts, The Reaper smiled, “If I didn’t know any better, I'd say you two were brother and sister. Funny that you two would end up together like this.”
Allen nodded his head, “I'll admit, I never thought the connection we shared went further than just friends. Now… I have no worries for the future. Whether I fly or not doesn’t matter to me anymore, as long as I’m with her. However, since she wants to see me fly so badly, and since I did promise that I would fly beside her someday, I want to continue. If anything, I’m a stallion of my word.”
The Reaper smiled, “and with determination like that, I’m sure you will fly someday.”
Allen nodded his head then he sighed, “Thank you…”
The Reaper smiled, “not a problem, you truly ha…”
“No… I mean… Thank you for coming to my rescue. Both at the castle and in the Equestrian Caverns. It means a lot that you stuck your neck out to save a complete stranger… twice.”
The Reaper sighed, “Please don’t take offence to this… but I didn’t do it for you. The fact of the matter is, I did it for payment.”
Allen looked at the reaper in confusion, “payment? For what?”
The reaper replied, “For her debt.”

                Completely lost in the conversation Allen thought to himself, “Payment for her debt… um… I’m sorry, who are we talking about?”
The Reaper replied, “Well… Silvia of course.”
Allen thought to himself some more, “Silvia… I didn’t realize she owed me any… OH! Wait you’re talking about her life debt aren’t you?”
This time The Reaper was lost, “Wh… yea… that’s what I was talking about. Wait a second… you mean you forgot. Isn’t she accompanying you solely to complete this life debt?”
Allen smiled, “Well, that’s the reason she says she is, but to be honest I think she is only with me now because she wants to be.”
The Reaper was confused, “What? You mean you aren’t forcing her?”
Allen felt a little offended as he replied, “Forcing her? No,… the only reason I agreed to this was because I could tell that there was no convincing her otherwise. She said she wanted to escort me to Canterlot, and I could tell that no wasn’t an answer she would accept. I’m not forcing her to do anything; in fact, if she wanted to, she could leave at any time. To tell you the truth, I think she just wants to find reasons not to.”

                The Reaper mumbled to herself, “is she is acting on her own accord, then why is she so determined to keep traveling with him.”
Allen asked, “What was that?”
Oh… nothing.”
Allen then asked, “So… why do you want to pay her um… debt for her anyway?”
The Reaper replied, “For many reasons… first off, well… I’m her mother.”
Allen was shocked, “Really? D-does she know that?”
The Reaper nodded her head, “well… now she does but that’s not the point, the point is that whoever was responsible for Mr. Drib’s Murder, could very well be the one responsible for Serene’s murder too.”
Now Allen was beyond shocked as he replied, “S-Serene? You mean Silvia’s Ex-marefriend?”
The Reaper replied, “Yes… but you mustn’t tell her yet. Right now it’s only a theory, but if it’s true, then somepony may be out to kill her.”

                Allen sat down as he put his hoof on his head, “but… I thought it was an accident. Wasn’t it manticore that ki…”
“Manticore don’t attack unless they are starving or angry. Even then, the area that she and her team were attacked in wasn’t a normal hunting ground for them. So they were either chasing something there or they were searching for something.”
Allen thought to himself, “searching for something?… like what?”
The Reaper replied, “Who knows, but whatever it was, Silvia and her team were just unlucky enough to be the ones found.”
Still trying to figure it out on his own, Allen mumbled to himself, “yea… and to think that Mr. Drib and Mr. Rich got dragged into this too… I could only imagine how hard she is taking this information right now.”

                The Reaper shook her head as she looked towards Derpy who was still trying to juggle, “She doesn’t know… in fact only a hoof full of The Cutters know the connection between that incident and Mr. Rich’s Murder. What I told you must stay between the two of us. I can tell that you’re a pony who doesn’t want to trouble his friends, so I wanted you to know this so that when the time comes, you can be there to comfort her.”
Allen felt confused, “what?... but why would you pass a task like that… to me?”
The Reaper turned around to leave him as she replied, “Silvia trusts you quite a bit. I can’t say why, but something about you and Derpy’s friendship has captivated her. At first, I thought you were simply using her life debt as a means of leverage against her… but hearing your side of the story, and seeing the kindness you show both Derpy and her has only disproven my theory. When the day comes… and it will, I want you help her through the pain and anger she feels when she discovers this truth. I worry she will act without thinking which could mean an unnecessary death.”
Allen turned towards The Reaper as she started trotting away, “You mean she will kill somepony?”
The Reaper replied, “That… or she herself will be killed.”
Leaving no time for him to reply to The Reaper’s cold words, the cloaked mare trotted away leaving Allen speechless as his attention slowly went back to Derpy who was trying her hardest to learn something new.

                Upstairs in the deserted Check Inn, the troubled bat pony sat at the bar as she tried to decide what she should do. As Silvia sighed in hopelessness, a glass was placed in front of her as the bartender started pouring Moon Drop into it, “Here… it looks like you need something to cool your troubled mind. And don’t worry about paying for it; this one is on the house.”
Silvia took the drink and smiled, “thanks Phi, I appreciate it… say, did you know about Octavia’s little secret room back there?”
Phi Phi’s face turned red as she averted her eyes, “W-well… I stumbled upon it by accident. But since I have no control over what she does on her… private time and since it is none of my business, I decided to let it be. Just cuz I don’t get into that sort of thing doesn’t give me the right t…”
Knowing that she didn’t understand what she meant Silvia interrupted, “What?... no!... I’m talking about the tunnel to the Cutter’s haven!”
Completely embarrassed, Phi Phi cleared her throat as she replied, “Oh! Oh oh oh. Yea! Yea I knew about that room for years now.”
Silvia asked, “What were you talking about?”
Phi Phi’s face turned red as she replied, “oh… um… never mind… forget I said anything. So… um… I guess you saw The Cutters’ Haven after all?”

                Ignoring the unusual change in topic, Silvia replied as she took a drink from her glass, “Yea, I did. So… you’re a member too?”
Phi Phi shook her head, “Not really… I report anything I find out through gossip to the boss, and I also assist in spreading false rumors, but all in all, I don’t kill anypony, nor will I ever. I just tend to the bar here and play as sort of a gate guard for the Cutter’s Haven.”
Silvia nodded her head, “oh…”
After her reply, Silvia looked deeply into her drink as she sighed. Seeing her unhappiness, Phi Phi spoke up, “Judging by your expression, you found out about your mother… didn’t you?”
Silvia replied, “Yea…”
Phi Phi nodded her head, “wow… quite the day for you isn’t it?”
Silvia nodded her head, “it’s been a lot… yea.”

                Phi Phi sat down in a stool on her side of the bar as she spoke up, “so… have you decided yet?”
Silvia shook her head, “no…”
Phi Phi nodded her head, “well I hope you think it through thoroughly. You’re talking about a life changing experience.”
Silvia looked at Phi Phi and asked, “Are the Cutters really that important?”
Another voice replied, “That is a very difficult answer to give.”
Both Silvia and Phi Phi turned to Octavia who as entering the room from behind the stage, “since we haven’t seen a time without The Cutters in our generation, we can’t really say. Nevertheless, there is one thing I can say, we, as ponies are a flawed race. When one seeks power and wants it enough, he will find a way to try to take it. But from all the wars we’ve seen break out in the Hooviet Union or The Griffin Kingdoms, we have yet to see a single war in Equestria in almost a thousand years. If that isn’t the work of The Cutter’s then I don’t know what is.”

                Silvia shook her head as she looked back at her drink, “but… why me?... why now?”
Octavia smiled, “well for one, you are the daughter of The Reaper, so it’s your birthright.”
Silvia sighed in irritation, “is that why we met?... were you ordered to guard me?”
Octavia shook her head, “At the start… yes, but when I found out you were stronger than me, I decided to back off… by then we kinda fell for each other.”
Silvia took a drink of her drink then replied, “are you sure you weren’t just acting?”
Octavia gave her a disappointed look, “Silvia, don’t be preposterous. You know that I’m not that good an actress. Not to mention, it was you who made the first move.”
Silvia tilted her head in an admitting agreement as she replied, “well… you’re right about that.”
Octavia smiled, “Of course I am. We may not have been the most honest with each other… but we are still friends.”
Phi Phi smiled, “that’s right, and friends have to look out for each other, no matter what.”

                Silvia thought to herself, “friends… well I can’t argue with that logic, and I know a certain earth pony who said the same thing to me a few times… ya know what? I made up my mind. Tomorrow morning I'll give her my answer. But for now… I think I’m going to start searching for something.”
Octavia gave her a curious look, “searching? For what exactly?”
Silvia smiled sinisterly, “Phi Phi mentioned something about a… Secret room?... I’m gonna find it.”
Octavia gave her a confused look, “secret room? What are you ta… wait…”
Octavia gave Phi Phi a look of worry as she spoke, “you didn’t…”
Phi Phi bowed her head as she replied, “um… it just sorta slipped out…”
Octavia’s eyes widened, “SILVIA!!! DON’T!!! STOP!!!”
“I’ma-gonna-find it…”
As the two mares chased each other into the back room, Phi Phi could only laughed as she watched the two friends play around with each other

                The Next morning as Everypony in the large cavern awoke from their night of celebration, Silvia sat on the place where she discovered her heritage as The Reaper approached her, “You up early, did you even sleep late night?”
Silvia nodded her head, “a little, but I’m still getting used to this sleep all night and up all day. Honesty I don’t know how you surface ponies do it? But then again, I did have a lot to think over last night.”
The Reaper nodded her head as she started to turn and trot away, “try not to think too hard… I don’t need an answer right away. Just feel free to tell me when you’ve decided.”
Silvia stopped her mother as she replied, “I did!... Decide I mean. I’ve thought long and hard about what you said last night… and, I know what I must do.”
The Reaper turned to her daughter as she replied, “oh… and what have you decided?”
Silvia sighed to brace herself, “you know, since I was little I’ve heard storied from the elder about a secret organization that kept Equestria safe from war. And even today, it’s impossible for me to say whether or not such an organization actually exists. but my own eyes can’t lie, The Cutters do exists and thanks to The Reaper, Everypony who resides in Equestria can sleep peacefully at night never knowing the dangers that they were saved from by the shadows… but I’m not that shadow. I can’t fly anymore, I’m not sure if I can even still fight… but I can do everything in my power to protect those I care about. And at this time… there are only two members of The Cutters that I care about. And…. Neither of them is you.”

                The Reaper was slightly offended and shocked to hear her daughter talk like that, but she kept her silence as Silvia continued, “thanks for the offer… but I don’t want to protect a kingdom from the shadows, when I can protect my friends in the light. Even if I can’t see very well in the sun. If you want to pass your title down, I'd rather you pass it onto Octavia.”
The Reaper kept her composure as she replied with disappointment, “is this… really what you want?...”
Silvis nodded her head, “yea… it is…”
The Reaper nodded her head, “very well… since it is your choice, I'll happily accept it… but, please remember that the offer is always open.”
Silvia nodded her head as she replied, “Thanks… I’m sorry I couldn’t be what you wanted me to be.
The Reaper nodded her head, “it’s fine… I know you don’t owe anything to me anyway so it was foolish for me to ask.”
Silva shook her head, “no… it was a good idea, to be honest, I couldn’t tell if I was the right pony for this job or not, but since I finally found friends who will support me, I think its best that I finish my journey with them first. But who knows… maybe after it’s all said and done. I could come back, and we can redo this conversation… that is, if you will let me.”

                The Reaper smiled as Allen, Derpy, and Octavia approached them with The Reaper’s reply, “As my daughter, you are now, and will forever be welcome here. Just, don’t let this earth pony friend of yours get accused for killing another civilian. I wouldn’t want to go breaking him out of jail every time he gets in a bind.”
Allen sighed, “really?...”
Derpy giggled at the joke as Allen looked at Silvia and spoke, “you ready to go?”
Silvia turned to him and nodded her head as The Reaper asked, “Go? You’re leaving already?”
Silvia replied, “Yea… Allen has to finish his dream, and the only way he can do that is if he and Derpy return to Ponyville. As for me, I’ve decided to help him till he is finished, I’m more confident now then before that he will soar above us someday.”
The Reaper smiled as she spoke, “well then, The Cutters also wish you luck Allen. And do you remember what we talked about last night?... I’m still counting on you.”
Allen nodded his head as he replied, “I will… and thanks for everything.”

                The Reaper looked at Derpy and continued, “Ms. Doo, I hope you keep that bubbly personality of yours. I think it’s rubbing off on Silvia and I would like my daughter to smile more.”
Derpy nodded her head, “okay I wi… wait… What!?! Your daughter!?!”
Leaving Derpy with a stunned look on her face, The Reaper turned back to Silvia and spoke, “Silvia… I wish you the best of luck in the future. I know I wasn’t there for you in the past. But I'll always be here for you now.”
Silvia smiled, “Thanks mom… I'll keep that in mind.”
The Reaper turned to Octavia, “Octavia? Lead them as far as the city gates. From there they shouldn’t have any problems with the royal guards. And if any try to stop you before you get there… tell them, it is unwise to cheat Death. They’ll know what it means.”
Octavia smiled as she nodded her head, “understood boss.”
With that, the group was led out of the Haven and into the upstairs pub as they exited the building.

                As the group left the Check Inn, Shade and Equinox watched closely from the rooftop across the street as Shade whispered, “There… as they said. They entered that pub yesterday and are just now leaving. That has to be the place.”
Equinox nodded his head, “yea… but why is Silvia leaving too… surely mom told her already about her place.”
Shade asked, “Should we follow them?”
Equinox smiled, “Why? Now that we know where The Cutters Haven is, we can move on with our plan. Watch over this area and find out as much as you can about The Cutters. As for me, I’m going back to the Equestrian Caverns to meet with our Guard… I think it’s time we ask our neighbors for help.”
Shade gave Nox a confused look, “Really? this soon? I thought we were going to wait till the beginning of the year that Nightmare moon would return?”
Nox shook his head, “Why wait? It would be better if we started this party with the drinks still cold. Just be sure that The Cutters don’t find anything out. If word gets out, then they will spoil all the fun.”

Limitless Skies Ch 12

Next up and its a long one.

its a littl odd sending this from my deployed location since its almost midnight here and most of my readers ar having lunch right now, but its up either way.

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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 5, 2014, 10:52 AM

Hey all!!

As most of you know im not shy to commition talented artist for Scense, covers or just interestlingly artistic images/animation of My OC's and their stories. but every once nd a while I ase an awesome artist to creat an image that sets the perfect mood for the scene. and now, thanks to the awesomely talented :iconunderpable: there is yet aouther addition to my many connitioned images that are truly inspiring to my stories.


The Price of Harmony 
Chapter 17 "The Fall of Canterlot"

here is 

Unworthy Alicorn

Unworthy Alicorn by Underpable

 " Then Osiris smiled as he looked back a Princess Twilight and spoke with the anger that he was still feeling from Star Bolt’s attack, “You… you’re nothing but a mockery… A cheap reproduction of what should only be pure. Why do you bear those wings, Unicorn? Was it some kind of spell? Some kind of false identity to con your way into a higher society of true alicorns?”
Twilight was terrified from the sound of the anger that was in his voice as she replied, “I… I’m an alicorn because I was told that it’s my desti…”
With anger in his eyes, Osiris created a sand vine that he wrapped around her neck and raised her in the air as he interrupted her, “Shut up!... what do you know of destiny? You think it was destiny that brought you into this world? Destiny that raised the mountains, brought day and night, and paved way for species like you to thrive? Do you think it was destiny that created the very elements that you so willfully disrespect by parading about like you were something special?... No… it was the Alicorn that brought the day, night, and mountains. It was the alicorn that brought forth life and created The Elements of Harmony. But you… you are not one of us. So… I think that I should do as nature intended. And bring you back to your birthright. I rather you live a unicorn… then die an alicorn.”
              With her body being helplessly held in the air by the vine, Twilight struggled as a small amount of sand started running from the vine to her wings s it covered them completely. Twilight tried to fling the sand off by flapping her wings as much as she could, but after a few seconds, her wings stopped moving as she started screaming in agony. Hearing her cries of pain, the surrounding ponies struggled to pick themselves up from the ground but none had the strength to come to her aid, as Osiris smiled while watching her wings melt away into the sand leaving only two massive wounds in place of the missing appendages. As Princess Twilight continued hanging in the air by the vine, she cried as she tried to bear her pain as much as possible, but even the tears of the poor wounded pony didn’t faze Osiris as he dropped her to the ground and turned away from her with no sympathy for the wounded princess."

Thans again to
:iconunderpable: for his awesome art

My OC's fanart commitioned work and inspired
68 deviations
well it took me a while but I managed to get internet here in the middle east (Cant say where for Security reasons)

anyway OMG!!!!
my new job here is AWESOME!!! im now running an armory and indoor firing range For Joint military Special Forces!!! its so cool! there are barley any army here but there are a number of navy, airforce and marine all over the place so this is by far the coolest job I have ever been assigned since I joined the army. anyways now I have to settl in with shitty internet and minimal luxuries (like decent food) for the next six months. (Christmas is gonna suck) but all in all at least my job will be cool.

Update on the stories.

Limitless Skies:
Still writing and just finished the next chapter last night, so once I do my pre proofread then ill send it to my proofreader and have it for you guys.

Next Story!!!!

Never Meant to Be.
Well the title is now set for my next Zecora set story that is set right after season 2. this one is sure to be a tear jerker as well as a heart felt story that will place our rhyming mistress into a relationship. ad quite possibly... danger. I don't want to plac


Shawn Price
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The name is Shawn, I'm a soldier in the US army who specializes in military weaponry operations and repair, you could call me an armorer if you want but I'm on a completely different level than your run-of the-mill armorer. On my free time I write about my OC Ponies life or I make images using Photoshop and whatever else I can get my hands on. (Yes I'm a brony and I'm proud of it.)
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When I'm not writing or photo shopping images I study military history, firearm history, I'll go to the shooting range, play paintball, watch anime, or play videogames. (yes I'm a nerd but I like to think of myself as an alternative nerd, because not many nerds like, own, and shoot high powered weaponry or play paintball just for the thrill.)
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I AM an artist, but I'm not the kind or artist that can draw or paint... I write, I'm not the best writer but I can think up any type of story you can Imagine , Action, romance, comedy, even emotional (which happens to be my strong suit). I also love music the perfect song can make any image a master piece.

I just added myself to…
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If it’s not here, it won’t be there, I prefer deviant art to this so any posts I do will be placed here first!!!

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I also play Pokémon tough I prefer he second gen era, but here is my team in order from fave to least fave:
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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 5, 2014, 10:52 AM

Hey all!!

As most of you know im not shy to commition talented artist for Scense, covers or just interestlingly artistic images/animation of My OC's and their stories. but every once nd a while I ase an awesome artist to creat an image that sets the perfect mood for the scene. and now, thanks to the awesomely talented :iconunderpable: there is yet aouther addition to my many connitioned images that are truly inspiring to my stories.


The Price of Harmony 
Chapter 17 "The Fall of Canterlot"

here is 

Unworthy Alicorn

Unworthy Alicorn by Underpable

 " Then Osiris smiled as he looked back a Princess Twilight and spoke with the anger that he was still feeling from Star Bolt’s attack, “You… you’re nothing but a mockery… A cheap reproduction of what should only be pure. Why do you bear those wings, Unicorn? Was it some kind of spell? Some kind of false identity to con your way into a higher society of true alicorns?”
Twilight was terrified from the sound of the anger that was in his voice as she replied, “I… I’m an alicorn because I was told that it’s my desti…”
With anger in his eyes, Osiris created a sand vine that he wrapped around her neck and raised her in the air as he interrupted her, “Shut up!... what do you know of destiny? You think it was destiny that brought you into this world? Destiny that raised the mountains, brought day and night, and paved way for species like you to thrive? Do you think it was destiny that created the very elements that you so willfully disrespect by parading about like you were something special?... No… it was the Alicorn that brought the day, night, and mountains. It was the alicorn that brought forth life and created The Elements of Harmony. But you… you are not one of us. So… I think that I should do as nature intended. And bring you back to your birthright. I rather you live a unicorn… then die an alicorn.”
              With her body being helplessly held in the air by the vine, Twilight struggled as a small amount of sand started running from the vine to her wings s it covered them completely. Twilight tried to fling the sand off by flapping her wings as much as she could, but after a few seconds, her wings stopped moving as she started screaming in agony. Hearing her cries of pain, the surrounding ponies struggled to pick themselves up from the ground but none had the strength to come to her aid, as Osiris smiled while watching her wings melt away into the sand leaving only two massive wounds in place of the missing appendages. As Princess Twilight continued hanging in the air by the vine, she cried as she tried to bear her pain as much as possible, but even the tears of the poor wounded pony didn’t faze Osiris as he dropped her to the ground and turned away from her with no sympathy for the wounded princess."

Thans again to
:iconunderpable: for his awesome art

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My Stories

Tears of a Fallen Star

Chapter 1: The Unknown Colt
Chapter 2: The Exam
Chapter 3:Commander Bolt’s Decision
Chapter 4: The Friendly Foe and the Eclipsed Nightmare
Chapter 5: Two Orphans, Celestia, And New Recruits
Chapter 6: Celestia's Stand, and Forgotten Foes
Chapter 7: Peace in Death, Love in War, And Good in Evil
Chapter 8: Confrontations between Nations
Chapter 9: The Bolt That Cleared the Mist
Chapter 10: The Fatal Funnel
Chapter 11: Wounded Spiritually, Physically, and Emotionally
Chapter 12: A Murder In Cloudsdale’s Shadow
Chapter 13: Past Wounds in Present Skies
Chapter 14: Who I Am
Chapter 15: My Home Front
Chapter 16: The Emotions of War
Chapter 17: True Pain
Chapter 18: Letter From a Mare in Love
Chapter 19: A Meeting to End the War
Chapter 20: By the Light of the Stars
Chapter 21: The Fallen Star
Chapter 22: A New Dawn

The Kings War

Chapter 1 A Message From the King
Chapter 2 Crossing the Border
Chapter 3 "Someday Soon"
Chapter 4 Capital City Gryphus
Chapter 5 The Mare in Red
Chapter 6 "Check"
Chapter 7 The Second Encounter
Chapter 8 The First Taste of Battle
Chapter 9 Familiarized Eyes
Chapter 10 "Talk"
Chapter 11 Discovering the Truth
Chapter 12 The City that has Never Fallen
Chapter 13 The Final Defense
Chapter 14 The Last of Us
Chapter 15 Enemies and Allies
Chapter 16 At War's End

The Cutters

Part 1 Traitor to the Crystal Empire
Part 2 A Disturbed Serenity
Part 3 Noble Blood
Part 4 When Legends Clash
Part 5 The Tome of Eden
Part 6 Eden's Secret (Part 1)
Part 7 Eden's Secret (Part 2)
Part 8 The Life We Live
Part 9 Motherhood
Part 10 The Sinner and the Star
Part 11 Together in Tartarus

A Charred Stone

Chapter 1: The Lonely Shade of White
Chapter 2: My Friends...
Chapter 3: The Commander
Chapter 4: Cadet Stone
Chapter 5: Hidden Talents
Chapter 6: Fear, Joy, then Nothing

The Wandering Star

An Ancestors Promise
Diary of a Rose of Luck
Memories of a Princess in Pain
Legacy of the Rich
When Bolts Cross
Under Your Muzzle
My Hero's Hero

The Price of Harmony

Chapter 1: The Cloaked Stallion
Chapter 2: The Ponies of Ponyville
Chapter 3: The Keepers of the Elements
Chapter 4: Old Friends, and New Storms
Chapter 5: Truth and Lies
Chapter 6: Letter From a Princess
Chapter 7: Gathering Resources
Chapter 8: Closure
Chapter 9: Judges, Jury, Executioners
Chapter 10: Commander and the Prince
Chapter 11: Gathering Help
Chapter 12: The Last City of the Alicorn Race
Chapter 13: Tis Time...
Chapter 14: Reconciliation
Chapter 15: Discord...
Chapter 16: Canterlot's Genocide
Chapter 17: The Fall of Canterlot
Chapter 18: Aftermath
Chapter 19: The Ruins of Gryphus
Chapter 20: The Battle of Eden
Chapter 21: Director?... Wingmare?... Captain?...
Chapter 22: Teacher?... Prince?... Dreams!
Chapter 23: Eden's End
Chapter 24: Osiris's Sacrifice
Chapter 25: The Queen of Eden
Chapter 26: The Price of Harmony

Limitless Skies

Chapter 1: Test Flight
Chapter 2: The Life Debt
Chapter 3: Detour
Chapter 4: The Clan, the Commander, and the Cu…
Chapter 5: A Sibling’s Cruelty
Chapter 6: “I love you… Good Bye…”
Chapter 7: Melody of an Ex
Chapter 8: Propulsion
Chapter 9: Conversing with Death Herself
Chapter 10: Derpy’s Tears


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Moonlight7starshine Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Hey man love your fanfic also you into roleplaying?
Priceless911 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thx im glad you liked my fic. ^.^
sorry but I don't doo too much RP. I usually am too busy with both my job and my story too keep the characters personalities straight.
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Moonlight7starshine Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Ah understandable would love to roleplay with you someday
Wings-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
Priceless911 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Np ^-^
WishyTheStar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama badge!
I hope you have a fantastic day~! :heart:
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Priceless911 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
sorry I don't do requests anymore, it got a little out of hand.
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