History Fanfic / UnderTheNorthernLights

20th May '18 3:52:03 AM valar55
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. The reindeer have very different views from ponies (and viewers/readers) on the main six. The reindeer believe the Main Six are Celestia's personal wetworks squad, a team of hand-picked elite troubleshooters led by "the most powerful and evil sorceress in the world", who make all major sources of unrest in Equestria "go away", and let Celestia be the benevolent ruler of a perfect little sugar bowl as far as everyone else is concerned.



* UncannyValley: Invoked within the story. Spike finds nidhoggs disgusting because they look very similar to dragons but clearly ''aren't'' dragons.
20th May '18 3:44:13 AM valar55
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Luna (as well as Celestia, but we se very little of her). Princess Ljufa, though her work is equally off-stage. Prince Vigg ''wants'' to be one, but his family thinks he should grow up and get an education first (he's only fifteen). The only titled person we see who doesn't work much is King Ukko, and that's because he is an alcoholic who spends his days either drunk or hungover. [[spoiler: He sharpens up later in the story, when his life and throne are directly threatened. ]]

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Luna (as well as Celestia, but we se see very little of her). Princess Ljufa, though her work is equally off-stage. Prince Vigg ''wants'' to be one, but his family thinks he should grow up and get an education first (he's only fifteen). The only titled person we see who doesn't work much is King Ukko, and that's because he is an alcoholic who spends his days either drunk or hungover. [[spoiler: He sharpens up later in the story, when his life and throne are directly threatened. ]]



* SmugSnake: Lord Eminence

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* SmugSnake: Lord EminenceEminence.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou" [[spoiler:Inverted with Wiglek, who insists that Luna, and ''no one else'', should be the one to take him out]].

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou" TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:Inverted with Wiglek, who insists that Luna, and ''no one else'', should be the one to take him out]].



* WrongGenreSavvy: Kol objects to [[spoiler:Vigg]] bringing an entourage on the quest to [[spoiler:find the Sampo]] on the grounds that it doesn't fig what happens in the heroic quests in sagas. Celestia is able to placate him by convincing him that the situation is more like a war epic.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Kol objects to [[spoiler:Vigg]] bringing an entourage on the quest to [[spoiler:find the Sampo]] on the grounds that it doesn't fig fit what happens in the heroic quests in sagas. Celestia is able to placate him by convincing him that the situation is more like a war epic.
20th May '18 2:29:08 AM valar55
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* EquivalentExchange: It is a central pillar of the reindeer world view that there is a downside to everything. They don't trust magic because they think there has to be a [[PowerAtAPrice price]] being paid by someone, even if it isn't the caster. They are wary of Equestria partly because it is such a nice place that whatever the downside is, it must be [[FalseUtopia horrible]].

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* EquivalentExchange: It is a central pillar of the reindeer world view worldview that there is a downside to everything. They don't trust magic because they think there has to be a [[PowerAtAPrice price]] being paid by someone, even if it isn't the caster. They are wary of Equestria partly because it is such a nice place that whatever the downside is, it must be [[FalseUtopia horrible]].



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Tarandroland is a mix of modern and medieval Scandinavia. The nomadic "Grazer" reindeer are obviously a counterpart to the Sami people, though with much more power and influence. Unlike modern Scandinavia, Tarandroland is pretty much a third world country, however. There are other examples: "camel sultanates" and ki-rin ruled by a "Mikado" are mentioned, and Equestria is treated as similar to [[{{Eagleland}} USA]].

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Tarandroland is a mix of modern and medieval Scandinavia. The nomadic "Grazer" reindeer are obviously a counterpart to the Sami people, though with much more power and influence. Unlike modern Scandinavia, Tarandroland is pretty much a third world country, however. There are other examples: "camel sultanates" and ki-rin ruled by a "Mikado" are mentioned, and Equestria is treated as similar to the [[{{Eagleland}} USA]].
7th May '18 10:33:49 AM Theriocephalus
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/877/Under-The-Northern-Lights Under The Northern Lights]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic written by sieurin (who calls himself Nattam on fanfiction.net). Princess Luna travels on a diplomatic journey to the cold reindeer kingdom Tarandroland, since reindeer pirates use it as a base to plunder northern Equestria. She brings with her Twilight Sparkle and Spike for help and companionship. The mission turn out to involve more action that politics, and, to quote the descriptive summary, Luna & Co have to deal with: "scheming unicorn courtiers, unfriendly surly reindeer, bloodthirsty pirates, ancient sorcery and dangerous monsters", not to mention old magic and beings born before Luna and Celestia. Every year, the reindeer have to ''fight'' Winter to make it go away - but this year it seems the battle is lost already in autumn... Is it possible that this time Winter might win for good?

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/877/Under-The-Northern-Lights Under The Northern Lights]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic written by sieurin (who calls himself Nattam on fanfiction.net). Princess Luna travels on a diplomatic journey to the cold reindeer kingdom Tarandroland, since reindeer pirates use it as a base to plunder northern Equestria. She brings with her Twilight Sparkle and Spike for help and companionship. The mission turn out to involve more action that politics, and, to quote the descriptive summary, Luna & Co have to deal with: "scheming unicorn courtiers, unfriendly surly reindeer, bloodthirsty pirates, ancient sorcery and dangerous monsters", not to mention old magic and beings born before Luna and Celestia. Every year, the reindeer have to ''fight'' Winter to make it go away - but this year it seems the battle is lost already in autumn... Is it possible that this time Winter might win for good?



* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Spike [[ItMakesSenseInContext has to get into a place and the management would certainly let him in if they only knew he was Spike the Dragon]]. Unfortunately, there has been several people dressed like him trying to get in already, and everybody says he must be a reindeer kid in a bad dragon costume.

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Spike [[ItMakesSenseInContext has to get into a place and the management would certainly let him in if they only knew he was Spike the Dragon]]. Unfortunately, there has been several people dressed like him trying to get in already, and everybody says he must be a reindeer kid in a bad dragon costume.costume.
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1st Jul '17 7:41:38 AM Theriocephalus
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[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/877/Under-The-Northern-Lights ''Under The Northern Lights'']] is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic written by sieurin (who calls himself Nattam on fanfiction.net). Princess Luna travels on a diplomatic journey to the cold reindeer kingdom Tarandroland, since reindeer pirates use it as a base to plunder northern Equestria. She brings with her Twilight Sparkle and Spike for help and companionship. The mission turn out to involve more action that politics, and, to quote the descriptive summary, Luna & Co have to deal with: "scheming unicorn courtiers, unfriendly surly reindeer, bloodthirsty pirates, ancient sorcery and dangerous monsters", not to mention old magic and beings born before Luna and Celestia. Every year, the reindeer have to ''fight'' Winter to make it go away - but this year it seems the battle is lost already in autumn... Is it possible that this time Winter might win for good?

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[[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/877/Under-The-Northern-Lights ''Under Under The Northern Lights'']] Lights]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic written by sieurin (who calls himself Nattam on fanfiction.net). Princess Luna travels on a diplomatic journey to the cold reindeer kingdom Tarandroland, since reindeer pirates use it as a base to plunder northern Equestria. She brings with her Twilight Sparkle and Spike for help and companionship. The mission turn out to involve more action that politics, and, to quote the descriptive summary, Luna & Co have to deal with: "scheming unicorn courtiers, unfriendly surly reindeer, bloodthirsty pirates, ancient sorcery and dangerous monsters", not to mention old magic and beings born before Luna and Celestia. Every year, the reindeer have to ''fight'' Winter to make it go away - but this year it seems the battle is lost already in autumn... Is it possible that this time Winter might win for good?
15th Oct '16 8:41:40 PM nombretomado
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* FantasticNuke: In a ShoutOut to FalloutEquestria, "balefire bombs" are mentioned. They are theoretical weapons that have never actually been employed in war.

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* FantasticNuke: In a ShoutOut to FalloutEquestria, Fanfic/FalloutEquestria, "balefire bombs" are mentioned. They are theoretical weapons that have never actually been employed in war.
30th Dec '15 8:43:58 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Sampo, from Finnish myth, occurs in Tarandroland myth as well in a similar form. The hero who used it became known as "Sampo", his actual name forgotten.


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* TheSampo: The Sampo, from Finnish myth, occurs in Tarandroland myth as well in a similar form. The hero who used it became known as "Sampo", his actual name forgotten.
22nd Dec '15 11:25:14 AM Deadpan29
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* BadPowersBadPeople: Magic that physically affects the world, as opposed to the inherent Sight of the reindeer, is seen as unnatural and creepy in Tarandroland. Therefore, sorcerers, be they reindeer who have learned magic or naturally skilled unicorns, are seen as sinister. The more powerful the sorcerer, the more evil they are assumed to be as a requirement for reaching that level of power and skill. The reindeer are practical enough to see this magic as sometimes useful and don't BurnTheWitch, but sorcerers are generally not trusted.



* MagicIsEvil: The inherent magic of deer is passive divination, telling them things about the world. Magic that physically acts upon the world seems creepy and unnatural to them. Hence, all "sorcerers", which includes practically all unicorns, are seen as sinister. Also the more powerful the magic of this sort, the more evil the sorcerer must be. Since Twilight is known as the most powerful unicorn sorceress of the age, she has a reputation among them as being Celestia's evil henchmare.

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* MagicIsEvil: The inherent magic of deer reindeer is The Sight, a form of passive divination, telling divination that tells them things about the world. Magic that physically acts upon the world seems creepy and unnatural to them. Hence, all "sorcerers", which includes practically all sorcery, whether it is learned by some reindeer or the kind that is inherent to unicorns, are is seen as sinister. Also However, the more powerful the magic of this sort, the more evil the sorcerer must be. Since Twilight is known reindeer are also practical enough to see it as the most powerful unicorn sorceress of the age, she has a reputation among them as being Celestia's evil henchmare.sometimes necessary.



* PsychoSidekick: The deer see Twilight Sparkle as this to Celestia. The evil sorceress who does the dirty deeds needed to support Equestria, but would sully Celestia's reputation if she did them herself.

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* PsychoSidekick: The deer see Twilight Sparkle as this to Celestia. The evil sorceress who does the dirty deeds that are needed to support Equestria, Equestria's power and prosperity, but would sully Celestia's holy and pure reputation if she did them herself.
22nd Dec '15 10:48:38 AM Deadpan29
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* MagicIsEvil: The inherent magic of deer is passive divination, telling them things about the world. Magic that physically acts upon the world seems creepy and unnatural to them. Hence, all "sorcerers", which includes practically all unicorns, are seen as sinister. Also the more powerful the magic of this sort, the more evil the sorcerer must be. Since Twilight is known as the most powerful unicorn sorceress of the age, she has a reputation among them as being Celestia's evil henchmare.


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* PsychoSidekick: The deer see Twilight Sparkle as this to Celestia. The evil sorceress who does the dirty deeds needed to support Equestria, but would sully Celestia's reputation if she did them herself.
18th Dec '15 4:39:05 PM Divra
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* EarNotch: Very tradtional and very hard reindeer notch their ears for both ceremonial and cosmetic reasons. Some comparison could be made to Maori tattoos. The practice is stated to have been more common in the past, but fallen out of fashion.



* EquivalentExchange: It is a central pillar of the reindeer world view that there is a downside to everything. They don't trust magic because they think there has to be a [[PowerataPrice price]] being paid by someone, even if it isn't the caster. They are wary of Equestria partly because it is such a nice place that whatever the downside is, it must be [[FalseUtopia horrible]].

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* EquivalentExchange: It is a central pillar of the reindeer world view that there is a downside to everything. They don't trust magic because they think there has to be a [[PowerataPrice [[PowerAtAPrice price]] being paid by someone, even if it isn't the caster. They are wary of Equestria partly because it is such a nice place that whatever the downside is, it must be [[FalseUtopia horrible]].
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