All Hail the Queen!

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All Hail the Queen!

Postby David » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:52 am

I'm working on Queen Iliana's biography. She's an important figure for most of ponykind history, so she deserves some space to herself, methinks.

The Queen of the Empire, Queen Iliana is one of the longest living ponies in documented history. She was born in the grasslands as a healthy earth-bound pony. She had a knack for magic from an early age and began to intuitively explore it. In the wild times before the empire, there were ample opportunities for its practice in the defense and support of her family. She was well liked, but not considered special, until her twelfth birthday, when she made a trip with her parents to a mountain tribe on a trading expedition. She told her parents that she could hear the mountain speaking to her as they traversed its long winding trails towards the mountain tribe of pegasi.
Her parents took it for the playings of youth, and told her to listen, if it was speaking. When she went quiet and resumed walking, they were pleased, until she began to talk back. They could not make out her words, but the magic involved was unmistakable. Wreathed in light, she sprouted feathery wings just as they came into sight of the pegasus village. The pegasi flew out to investigate the flash to find a strange pegasi filly with the robust build of an earth-bound, being escorted by two worried looking earth-bounds.
Her transformation inspired others. Her words inspired more. She spoke that she was a bridge between tribes, and that all tribes were one people, the ponykind, and should put aside petty differences for a bigger, better, future. Not all would listen to her words, especially at first, but many of those in her original herd, and some from the pegasus village rallied to her side. Sun Burst set down her name, and took on the name of Iliana, which she claims she heard in a dream many times.

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Steel_Prism » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:30 am

That sounds lovely can't wait to hear how she gets her horn and the sad part were she meets her end.

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Dragonflame » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Cool! :) I can't beileve I didn't see this thread eariler... lol. Anyway, looking forward to learning more about her and the Empire. Iliana is a pretty name too. Out of curiousity, does that name have a meaning? Like the names of the rulers from "the show"?

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby David » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Only my subconscious knows. It's the name that first came to me, rang true, and so here it is.

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Rough_Draft » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:15 pm

For the record, David posts these well before I see them most of the time, so it is always possible that by the time I'm done with it there will be significant, if not downright bloody, changes. :crazy: :halo:
Good luck.
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse :)

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Selerik » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:27 pm

Ditto.

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Dragonflame » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:18 pm

Not sure I follow you... O_o

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Rough_Draft » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:10 pm

I copy edit, proofread, and re-polarize david's work. David likes to post things here before I get to them. Mostly, what changes you see in the finished product will be cosmetic, but, depending on meaning, direction, and mechanics, some things might even be exactly the opposite of what david presents on the forum.
Good luck.
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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby Dragonflame » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:24 am

Rough_Draft wrote:I copy edit, proofread, and re-polarize david's work. David likes to post things here before I get to them. Mostly, what changes you see in the finished product will be cosmetic, but, depending on meaning, direction, and mechanics, some things might even be exactly the opposite of what david presents on the forum.


Oh ok. :) Cool. By the way, do you guys have a name for "unified" ponies (winged and horned)? And can any pony become this? Not just one of the three main breeds? And will the list of traits they can choose from to gain at levels 3 and 13 be expanded to include the other breeds of ponies in the setting book?

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Re: All Hail the Queen!

Postby David » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:38 am

Good call there, I'll do another sweep over that now that we're basically done adding new pony variants.


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