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Fall of Equestria - Coltrane's Final Charge by Lionel23 Fall of Equestria - Coltrane's Final Charge by Lionel23
Commission drawing by :iconfruitbloodmilkashake:*FruitbloodMilkashake, the original posting can be found on his DA page here: [link]

A scene from my MLP Fanfic series, and a preview of my new 'villian/enemy' pony race. Known as the "Craven Swarmers", this race from beyond was a threat to Equestria back early in its founding. The Craven nearly wiped out all of Equestria during the dual-rulership of both Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, but they mysteriously turned around and headed back to wherever they had come from - just when they were on the cusp of victory! Princess Celestia surmised that they most likely returned to deal with a more pressing threat. Since then, Princess Celestia and Princess Luna both agreed that it was best not to pry any further into the matter, least they 'provoke' another onslaught by the Craven upon Equestria.

However, due to Twilight's actions from a certain episode in Season 2 (hint hint to what or who was stopping the Craven), the force that has kept the Craven in check are no longer powerful enough to keep them back... and the Craven have returned! Many of Twilight's friends have come to Canterlot to defend the last bastion left in Equestria that can stand against them, and as the defenders fall left and right... Warlord Coltrane realizes he must make a heroic sacrifice to buy the defenders time to regroup. In the scene above, Warlord Coltrane rushes out and charges the enemy, pulling them away from Canterlot (however briefly) to give Twilight and her friends time as his warponies fall around him and he and his warband are eventually overwhelmed by the Craven.

When asked by Roan of Arc why he must go (just prior to the charge), Warlord Coltrane merely turns to her and says: "This is what heroes are for."


Anyway, just a small sneak peek, to those who are still interested in what's to happen!
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:iconfirearmor:
FireArmor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
so... where I can find the story?
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revlp670svr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
the enemies looks like uroboros from RE5
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olivaceous Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking EPIC!!!!!!! :iconfacedeskforeverplz:
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Paladinofgoodwill Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Wait..so..is Coltrane dead?! I HAVENT READ THIS FAR!!!
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dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Wait, you mean this story is already out?  Where can I find it?
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cobeoe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
what episode in season 2
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
What episode was it? Discord got turned BACK to stone, it wasn't like he got banished or anything...
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Knighteclipse Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
IS THIS Still part of 'A Knight's Tale'?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Indeed! A Knight's Tale is merely the first part of the.. series? I think that's the best way to put it. I have several stories that cover the various adventures that Twilight does leading to the climax hinted in this scene ^^
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Knighteclipse Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I'm pretty confused with all of the factions you made. You have medieval knights, Sassanid cataphract, Roman Legionaries (Rome is my favorite ancient civilization. Ave imperator!:)), Greek Hoplites, and 19th century British Red Coats. How do they all come together? Top of all that the you have Chrysalis making a come back and the new villains the 'Cravan.'

I would love to get a better understanding of the universe you made.

I saw what you did there also naming the the warlord 'Coltrane'. That wouldn't happen to be named after the Beard'Cole Train'from Gears of War would it? XD
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Hehe, it wasn't easy, but I made it work, I'm still plodding along with writing, been dealing with... RL stuff lately, which has gotten be all stressed out, but the recent outpouring of interest has got me back at work on my story. ^^

Keep in mind too that my story is on the same level of the MLP TV show, no super violence or canon altering events (ie Celestia gets married, AJ dies, etc). I'm writing it as a 'plausible' episode format ^^

And on the Gears of Wars reference... you are one of the few people who caught that! Cole Train was one of my favorite characters, and I decided to ponify that name to something fitting ^^
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Knighteclipse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
So what is the overall plot so far? I'm trying to find my orientation in all this. Do all the events in the series happen on the same continent or do you have overseas locations?

You have 8 chapter so far. How long is your series going to be?


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That is good. No super violence? How is that going to work with your warlike factions and the infamous inquisition?

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I knew it! XD

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I'm thinking on an MLP fan fic of my own and it involves some historical elements of its own, like French Cuirassiers, Polish Winged Hussars, British Dragoons, Teutonic and Gothic Knights, and some characters named after historical figures like Michael Ney, Banister Tarleton, and James Brudenell.

When I ran into your fan fic and saw your art gallery I became concerned that our stories might conflict in that they may share similarities and I don't like the idea of being called "unoriginal" or having plagiarizer ideas from another author.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
EPIC! What's the name of the new villain?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I know it will be a 'guy', but I haven't had a chance to fully finalize him. Needless to say, a certain Changeling Queen is quite familiar with him, so I have to 'write him up' correctly XD
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templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
"guy" like a stallion?
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Jaffaarchfiend Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Loving the pictures... and once again... I must.. itterate... GIVE US THE DANG FICTION!! *shakes :iconlionel23: violently till he posts the fiction* :P
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Blood magic!! Blood magic everywhere!
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:iconjin-ghi-lives:
Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Holy crap, that's awesome.
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AdvanceFiction Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
So, is this a fanfic yet or what?
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DragonlordT Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
So I see you when with my suggestion for the name. Well part of it at least.
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Yeah I was going to use Forgotten Ones but then you made it think it was from WOW XD
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DragonlordT Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Well that is where I've heard it used before so >>
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This.Is.AWSOME!!! and creepy WOW I love it!!!!
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Heh thanks! Took me awhile to come up with these guys, and this is merely one of a series of art commissions that I'll collectively call 'The Fall of Equestria'. ^^
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This is so cool XD I would love to have a commisison done by you when i have the money. Your art looks like it can pop right out of the picture OwO
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Heh I get others to do the art, I'm merely a writer. BUT! Check the description of this piece, Fruitblood does great work for a very reasonable price!
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
well what is his or her price?? (dunno why i would always like the one i'm talkng too to be female cuss i don't know many guys XD)
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Check his DA page, he has his prices posted ^^
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Will do^^
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