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The Forbidden City of Daojiang - MLP Expanded by Lionel23 The Forbidden City of Daojiang - MLP Expanded by Lionel23
Illustration done by :iconjcbarquet: =jcbarquet. I've currently commissioned him to give some rough environmental sketches of the different far off regions in my 'Expanded' universe for My Little Pony/Equestria.

One of the three 'principal' Imperial Commanderies in the 'Three Kingdoms', Daojiang is also known as the 'Middle Kingdom', as it lies south of the Imperial City of Luo'shan (to the north) and the Ancestral City of Am-ling (to the south).

Daojiang serves as the central seat of power for Celestia's Chosen, the Jade Empress Dao You. The massive sprawling city is home to a race of deer-folk known as the Dao. The Dao are masters of either the natural elements of Earth or Fire (with the exception being the Empress, as she herself can control and manipulate both). The city center is occupied by a grand complex known as the Forbidden Palace; and it is here that the Dao Empress generally resides and lives, though it has been known that on rare occasions she is allowed to leave its grounds to serve diplomatic functions such as head-of-state.
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ragnad Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
"...on rare occasions she is allowed to leave its grounds."   


MenothsWrath Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Hey Juan, you by chance interested in doing art for a MLP Indie/Fan Game?
MLPquang20-c Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I would kill to have this land in the MLP universe. It just has a mysterious chinese flair to it and I think it could go well in Equestria.
Pix3M Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
A Chinese-inpsired setting? There ought to be a place called 'Neigh Ho' (literally means 'how are you? / hello' in the dialect spoken in Hong Kong)
xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Stunning piece!
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Incredible. It would be even better though if you add in some of its deers residents.
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This looks amazing. You've indeed chosen a great artist. :)
Raydhen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ponified Forbidden City? AWE-SOME... hmm, China in old times never cease to amaze me
QuirkyWallace Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice atmosphere. I myself been drawing some oriental scenes for WTWE. The Huanglong Dynasties await.
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