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  • Adaptational Badass: While the Primarchs have always been badasses, here they're much so, as they are powerful, legitimate demigods who achieved their own Ascension in different ways. Presently, they have the potential to become full-on divines like their father if they choose to.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Being based on the Primarchs, Golden Scepter's biological sons have been given this treatment. Because of a disastrous combination of wildly different personalities and beliefs, manipulations of the Chaos Gods, and a profound lack of good parenting on the Emperor of Mankind's part, the Primarchs became a Big, Screwed-Up Family that would ultimately set up the stage for the Horus Heresy. Here, Golden Scepter becoming kinder and more benevolent through Character Development would later have an impact on his parenting methods when he decided to settle down, which would influence his sons to become more heroic and significantly more emotionally and mentally stable than their WH40k counterparts, especially the Traitor Primarchs.
    • Horus Lupercal was originally the favored son of the Emperor of Mankind, until he turned traitor thanks to a combination of the Emperor's actions and manipulations from both his brother Lorgar and the Chaos gods, creating the Horus Heresy that tore the Imperium of Mankind apart. Here, he's a benevolent demigod Prince who never turned traitor, as his father, Golden Scepter, went through lots of Character Development that heavily influenced how he raised his sons.
    • Magnus the Red tended to be an Insufferable Genius, yet was loyal to his father despite the negative reputation he has as a psyker. He turned traitor in the Horus Heresy after a rather unfortunate combination of arrogantly pursuing even forbidden knowledge, the manipulations of the Chaos gods, and being censured and alienated by the Emperor's actions. Crimson Star, Magnus's Codexverse counterpart, also started out as an arrogant Insufferable Genius, until he was blinded saving a classmate in a carriage accident, and became rather depressed after realizing that he is now no better than those he once deemed beneath his intelligence. Thanks to Golden Scepter's love and support, he would come out of his ordeals a much better and heroic person. He would even prevent a similar Codexverse version of the Horus Heresy event from happening during the "Temptation Unbound" conflict by warning his father of what he foresaw, exposing the malicious deities and their worshipers responsible for trying to engineer such a tragedy.
    • Perturabo would betray the Emperor of Mankind and side with Chaos after decades of being passed over in favor of Rogal Dorn and his more "successful" brothers, being unable to showcase his true skills as an engineer and architect and instead being stuck with the most grinding sieges during the Great Crusade, and being treated with dismissive contempt by most of his brothers. Here, as Steel Barricade, he would never become evil as Golden Scepter's Character Development had an impact on his parenting methods when he decided to settle down, and would instead become a beloved and respected demigod Prince of the Terran Empire. Notably, one of his deeds included attending the Hoofington Conference, where he and his brothers would present solid evidence on why Synthetic Automatons shouldn't exist for the anti-Synthetic Automaton side, "with all the effort and ability expected of an Alicorn demigod scion of Emperor Golden Scepter".
    • Lorgar Auelian would lose his faith in the Emperor of Mankind after a particularly brutal and humiliating incident that is the Emperor's complete destruction of Monarchia, which drove him to worship the Chaos Gods and orchestrate the Horus Heresy. Here, Written Word, Lorgar's Codexverse counterpart, was never driven to turn traitor because Golden Scepter, unlike the Emperor of Mankind, was a good father and thus was gentle in explaining to his son the folly of both his devotion and his actions. Because of this, Written Word would realize the true value of faith as a unifying and empowering force, and became a beloved Alicorn demigod hero who's also badass.
    • Konrad Curze was a mentally-troubled Primarch whose unresolved psychological issues, out-of-control precognitive powers, and downright obsessive pursuit of justice and peace through terror turned him into a monster. Here, as Night Shade, he's a benevolent demi-Alicorn Prince because of the benevolent influence of his father, Golden Scepter, which prevented his fall into villainy.
  • Affectionate Nickname: All of Golden Scepter's sons call each other "Brother" out of love and respect, since here they're much closer as family than their WH40k counterparts, the Primarchs. Blazing Hoof, as the oldest child of the family, is called "Big Brother". The only time it wasn't used in its normal context was when Fanged Paw disdainfully called Crimson Star "Brother" as he, Death Shroud, and Red Blade were giving him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown as what they thought was well-deserved Laser-Guided Karma for his Insufferable Genius behavior.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: It's implied, and speculated in-universe, that all of Golden Scepter's sons embody certain traits of his personality. For example, Crimson Star embodies his father's psionic talent and thirst for knowledge, Fanged Paw embodies his father's ruthlessness and rambunctious energy, Night Shade embodies his father's terrifying nature and desire for justice, Red Blade embodies his father's terrible wrath, and Written Word embodies his father's conviction and ability to inspire. Besides that, as Alicorn demigods, all of Golden Scepter's sons embody divine concepts that are benevolent and/or related to what the Primarchs did in WH40k canon, such as Psionics, Faith, Knowledge, Technology, Animals, Innovation, Martial Arts, Freedom, Justice, and Truth.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: All of Golden Scepter's sons are Alicorn demigods and Princes of the Terran Empire, and thus are ranked just below their father. They are also incredibly powerful and competent warriors and military/political leaders, though it's mentioned in their entries that much of their combat experiences came from adventuring outside of the Terran Empire.
  • Badass Family: All of Golden Scepter's sons are part of a royal family of badasses, much like their character inspirations. Each of them are incredibly competent Warrior Princes who take after their father, an antediluvian god who was regarded by Alicornkind as a prodigy and one of the best among them, and are all military and political leaders in their own right. After Kúzelník is adopted by Golden Scepter, he became part of the badass family as well, being an ancient Deer god of Sorcery.
  • Cool Uncle: A canonized Codexverse drabble implies this as Mercy called Prince Written Word "Uncle Word"; given that Prince Red Blade has essentially become her adoptive father figure after Silver Bane gave her away, this would make all of Red Blade's older and younger brothers her paternal adoptive uncles. They're also quite loving and caring towards Mercy despite her being a sentient divine sword, and they're all extremely willing to protect her from dangerous threats if needed, including the Poenan Pantheon that created her. This is later confirmed in Red Blade's entry, as Red Blade initially had no idea how to raise Mercy and relied on his brothers for help, but grew to love her as his "daughter".
  • Deity of Human Origin: While Golden Scepter is implied to have been mortal once, his origins are... a bit muddy. His nineteen sons, however, each Ascended by overcoming their own flaws and doing good things based on what they each embody individually. Kúzelník, the Terran Princes' adoptive brother, is the only exception, as he was born to hybrid Elemental/Ethereal deities and thus is already a god to begin with.
  • Divine Parentage: All Princes of the Terran Empire are biological sons of Golden Scepter, an extremely ancient Alicorn god, and Blessed Skies, Golden Scepter's mortal pegasus wife. This would give them their half-divine heritage, making them Long-Lived mortals before they all Ascended. Kúzelník, their adoptive brother, was born to High King Irminsul and High Queen Arvan of the Elternteil Deer Pantheon, but was later officially adopted by Golden Scepter because Kúzelník deeply desired a loving father figure who is not like Irminsul in any way.
  • Embodiment of Virtue: Pokhot's entry mentions that In-Universe, all of Golden Scepter's sons are revered and beloved for being bastions of virtue; indeed, some of the Terran Princes embody at least one virtue, such as Kindness, Justice, Hope, Temperance, and Faith. This is partially why Pokhot enjoys playing "games of temptation" with them, to make sure that they stay virtuous and don't lose sight of what they each embody. That and it's her way of being friendly with the children of her father's friend.
  • Expy: All of Golden Scepter's sons are based on the Primarchs. Much like their character inspirations, they're a group of royal badass brothers whose capabilities far surpass those of their average mortal subjects, to the point of being collectively seen as godlike. However, Golden Scepter becoming a truly benevolent leader through Character Development prior to settling down played a huge part on his family dynamic, making his relationship with his sons significantly less dysfunctional than their WH40k counterparts.
    • Prince Blazing Hoof is based on Primarch Horus Lupercal. Much like Horus, he's the first son of a divine Emperor, and he serves as his father's second-in-command in both military and political duties. However, Golden Scepter becoming a kinder and more benevolent person would later influence his parenting methods when he decided to settle down and have a family, in turn influencing Blazing Hoof into becoming someone entirely different than the reviled traitor Horus was.
    • Prince Fanged Paw is based on Primarch Leman Russ. Like Leman Russ, he has a wolf motif as well as an extremely strained relationship with his magically-inclined brother, Crimson Star, the Expy of Magnus the Red, though here it's out of resentment-turned-hatred rather than distrust towards psychics in general. However, unlike Russ, Fanged Paw would later go through Character Development after he took his hatred of his brother too far and was exiled as punishment, resulting in him forgiving Crimson Star and reconciling with him after sharing a mutual apology.
    • Prince Palatine Phoenix is based on Primarch Fulgrim.
    • Prince Forging Scale is based on Primarch Vulkan.
    • Prince Clear Voice is based on Primarch Rogal Dorn.
    • Prince Crimson Star is based on Primarch Magnus the Red. Much like Magnus, he's a red-skinned/haired individual who's significantly taller than most of his brothers, and is an extremely powerful mage/psychic who dedicated himself to higher learning. Even his folder quote is an altered version of Magnus's "light of Chaos" quote. However, unlike Magnus, who turned traitor during the Horus Heresy largely thanks to the Emperor's actions as well as the Chaos gods' manipulations, Crimson Star had the fortune of having a loving divine parent, who would continue to love and support him even after he was blinded in an accident, and helped him become a much better person over time. In addition, during the "Temptation Unbound" conflict, he would prevent a potential catastrophe that was engineered by a group of Fallen divines and their worshipers by warning Golden Scepter. about a bad vision he had. This would save his family from being permanently torn apart, as well as his father, who Crimson Star saw dying in his vision, and exposing the culprits responsible.
    • Prince Bright Eyes is based on Primarch Sanguinius.
    • Prince Emerald Lion is based on Primarch Lion El'Jonson. They're both associated with green (Lion El'Jonson wore green, while Emerald Lion is named after a green gemstone) and they both have lion-based names (Lion El'Jonson and Emerald Lion).
    • Prince Steel Barricade is based on Primarch Perturabo.
    • Prince Death Shroud is based on Primarch Mortarion.
    • Prince Written Word is based on Primarch Lorgar Aurelian. Like Lorgar, Written Word would idolize Golden Scepter and essentially worship him as a god, and became a priest to preach to his subjects the virtues and benevolence displayed by his father. And like Lorgar, his religious activities were eventually exposed, causing him to be disciplined by his father. However, the similarities would stop there - because Golden Scepter was gentle yet firm in explaining to his son the folly of promoting public worship of him and his family, Written Word never turned evil. Instead, he would realize the true value of faith as a unifying, empowering force after doing some soul-searching outside his home, which would lead to him Ascending after he inspired the residents of a backwater Pony kingdom to have faith and trust in each other. Written Word would also become a staunch enemy of Demonkind and corruption in general due to witnessing the horrors perpetuated by both, making him more similar to RH!Lorgar in terms of character.
    • Prince Night Shade is based on Primarch Konrad Curze.
    • Prince Red Blade is based on Primarch Angron.
  • Fantasy Pantheon: It's noted in Written Word's entry that despite religion and public worship based on the royal family being banned in the Terran Empire, it didn't stop some people from secretly depicting the Terran Princes, along with their father and mother, as members as a benevolent "pantheon" that would rule over the Terran Empire for eternity and ensure its prosperity over the lands, with Golden Scepter himself as the "pantheon"'s Top God.
  • Foil: All of Golden Scepter's sons are this to Emperor Blackthorn's sons/Scions. Because of Blackthorn's rather hands-off parenting, many of his Scions became highly amoral and tyrannical schemers who arrogantly believe that being related to a Changeling god automatically gives them the right to rule. Their relationships as siblings are also toxic and dysfunctional, being encouraged to sabotage and even outright kill each other for Blackthorn's favor since the time of "The Fratricide". On the other hand, Golden Scepter's sons grew up in a loving household, so they're much closer to each other as family. And thanks to Golden Scepter's influence, all of his sons would each overcome their own flaws and Ascend, becoming Alicorn demigods with great potential to go even beyond that, something that Blackthorn's sons/Scions believe is impossible for them since no Royal Changeling had ever done it before.
  • For Want of a Nail: It's heavily implied that Crimson Star losing his sight in a carriage accident served as a lynch-pin for him and his brothers in gaining much-needed Character Development and, ultimately, Ascending to demi-Alicornhood. For example, Red Blade and Fanged Paw would have never learned how to get over their hatred and control their tempers, Written Word would have never realized the folly of preaching religious faith, and Night Shade would have never let go of his puristic views of Justice and probably would have become as bad as the criminals he hunted down.
  • Generation Xerox: Golden Scepter committed horrible crimes during the Imperium era, due to years of untreated PTSD, loneliness, and other psychological issues bringing out his worst traits and deeply affecting his judgement. Once he was revived in the Second Age and shown the ruins of the fallen Imperium of Ponykind, he realized the true scope of his atrocities and atoned for them by wandering all over Equus and learning from the examples set by both mortals and divines. His nineteen demi-divine sons, implied to be Reincarnations of the Golden Generals who once served him, would all be born (supposedly) the living embodiments of their father's personality, but also have crippling flaws that required an epic Character Development process to overcome, either through atonement and/or understanding of said flaws and working to overcome them. This resulted in all of them becoming Alicorn demigod Princes.
  • Head Pet: After Applejack/Veritas finds her young daughter, Baby Applejack, sitting atop her grandfather's head, Golden Scepter mentions to her that all of the Terran Princes found their way to the top of his head at some point during their infancy/foalhood. They have all grown much bigger since then.
    Emperor Golden Scepter: (to Princess Applejack/Veritas) For what is worth, my daughter-in-law, your husband and his brothers had also found their way up there at one point or another in their foal-hood. I am more or less resigned and expecting to see more of my present and coming grandchildren making a throne out of my head in the future.
    Baby Applejack: (Cheering) Grandpa so comfy!
  • Heroic Lineage: All nineteen Princes of the Terran Empire are biological sons of Golden Scepter, an extremely ancient Alicorn god who is an incredibly powerful psychic, a peerless genius and warrior, and a very competent leader who founded three empires in his lifetime. In addition, he's regarded as a legendary war hero even among the Alicorns, who were all saved from complete extinction thanks to his efforts. His sons don't fall very far from the tree, as each of them have become beloved and respected heroes in their own way after doing something that involves what they each embody. Furthermore, it's believed in-universe that all of Golden Scepter's sons represent some facet of him, such as his Psychic Powers, his ruthlessness, his scientific and technological brilliance, his wrath, or his conviction.
  • History Repeats: Defied and averted. During the "Temptation Unbound" conflict, a group of Fallen deities and their worshipers tried getting rid of Golden Scepter and his family by setting his sons against each other, starting with Prince Written Word, in an orchestrated repeat of the "Aurum Apostasy" conflict that nearly killed Golden Scepter. The end result would have been similar to the Horus Heresy, up to including Golden Scepter's death. However, Prince Crimson Star would foresee this and warn his father, saving his family from destruction and exposing the culprits in the process.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Subverted. While all of Golden Scepter's sons were adults by the time they each Ascended, they are currently Alicorn demigods, the divine equivalent of a newborn baby, with the option and potential to become full divines if they choose to. This is due to how deities in general get Stronger with Age in the Codexverse.
  • Immortal Ruler: Subverted. While all of Golden Scepter's sons are immortal demi-Alicorn Princes, it's their father who does the actual ruling in the Terran Empire, due to being Emperor. However, they do have a lot of political and military power on their own, and they are all competent warriors and heroes.
  • Large and in Charge: Being the biological sons of Golden Scepter, who is very tall himself, all of the Terran Princes are large Alicorn demigods, just like their WH40k counterparts. Prince Forging Scale in particular is the tallest of his brothers, and is pretty famous even among non-Terrans for his height. They are also major political leaders, powerful warriors, and military commanders in their own right.
  • Like Father, Like Son: If the entries on Golden Scepter's sons are to be believed, all of them have their father's best traits, such as scientific/technological brilliance, oral charisma, kindness, and idealism. They also have crippling flaws of some kind that they eventually end up redeeming themselves for, just like how their father fell into tyranny and then atoned for his horrible crimes and flaws to make up for them years before.
  • Long-Lived: It's implied that even if they were still mortal, all of Golden Scepter's sons were able to live much, much longer than the average mortal due to inheriting a partial divine heritage from their father. Becoming demi-Alicorns ensured that all of them would become immortal for real.
  • Magic Hair: Because of their sheer power, all of the Terran Princes had their own magic change their manes and tails to represent what they embodied after they Ascended.
    • Post-Ascension, Fanged Paw's hair started taking on the properties of disruptive energy, and as a result it crackles and ripples rather chaotically. Some even mistook it for lightning.
    • Post-Ascension, Crimson Star became one of the first of his brothers to have his hair change much earlier than expected because of the sheer psionic power he possessed. As a result, his mane and tail gained a perpetual ripple and showed signs of a spatial appearance like his father's hair like stars and even suns.
    • After becoming a demi-Alicorn god, Written Word's white mane and tail transformed into rippling, ethereal, and wispy white clouds. It fits, as he is a powerful and skilled wind mage. The white patches on his blue pelt also became ethereal, making him look like a walking patch of the bright sky.
    • Post-Ascension, Steel Barricade's hair transformed into dreadlocks that are literally made out of perpetually looping and rippling liquid silver.
  • The Magnificent: Since it's Equus, all of the Terran Princes have titles to accompany their names after doing something awesome revolving around what they embody. Blazing Hoof is "the Imperial Sword", Fanged Paw is "the Savage Wolf", Palatine Phoenix is "the Living Perfection", Forging Scale is "the Hammer of Peace", Clear Voice is "the Speaker of Truth", Crimson Star is "the Red Scholar", Bright Eyes is "the Angel of Hope", Emerald Lion is "the Stalwart Knight", Steel Barricade is "the Unbreakable Architect", Death Shroud is "the Avatar of Resilience", Written Word is "the Messenger of Faith", Night Shade is "the Unrelenting Judge", and Red Blade is "the Master of Wrath". Kúzelník, their adoptive brother, is "the Sorcerer of the Stars".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Golden Scepter had nineteen demi-divine sons with his mortal pegasus wife, Blessed Skies. This is based on the fact that the Emperor of Mankind had genetically-engineered/produced twenty-one Primarchs, minus the two lost Primarchs. The fact that Golden Scepter birthed only sons had not gone without comment from Trixie Lulamoon, who once visited the Terran Empire and discovered, to her dismay, that the royal family contained only divine Alicorn stallions. Even the Radiant Emperor himself found it highly amusing.
    Trixie Lulamoon: It's nothing but a SAUSAGE FEST in here!
  • Meaningful Name: "Aureusidae" is a combination of "aureus", which means "gold/golden" in Latin, and the "-idae" suffix, which denotes offspring. It refers to how the Terran Princes are sons of Emperor Golden Scepter.
  • Missing Mom: Justified; the mother of Golden Scepter's sons, Empress-Consort Blessed Skies, was a mortal pegasus mare. The fact that her husband and children are both immortal meant that she would eventually be outlived by them, even with life-extending technologies. This would have a profound psychological effect on the Terran Princes; Clear Voice would develop a fear of outliving those he gets close to, which initially prevented him from dating and marrying then-mortal Applejack, while Written Word went through a Crisis of Faith as his feelings of Broken Pedestal towards Golden Scepter increased, as he believed his father could have helped her Ascend and grant her immortality, yet didn't.
  • Not So Above It All: As multiple Codexverse quotes and drabbles show, the Terran Princes do tend to get into silly situations (or start them themselves) despite their royal upbringing and demi-divine heritage.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Mercy's entry notes that all of Golden Scepter's sons - especially Prince Red Blade, her adoptive father - are extremely willing to protect her, especially after the Poenan Pantheon discovered that Mercy had become sentient and deemed her to be "corrupted" by Silver Bane's "evil", with intentions to purify Mercy to turn her back into a weapon for their zealous, ruthless crusades.
    • When Floral Forte learns of Rosy Dreams' abusive past, she is so furious that she demands for the Terran Princes to let her into the royal Terran dungeons so she could "kick him where the sun don't shine and spray 'em right between the [CENSORED]ing eyes for good measure". However, Golden Scepter hears his sons thinking about granting Floral's request, and nips their plan in the bud by pointing out that punishing Sweet Words after his trial is outside of jurisdiction, and the dungeon Sweet Words is imprisoned in is for the more dangerous criminals, so letting Floral in there alone might have serious consequences. He then threatens to discipline his sons if they disobey him, and they reluctantly comply.
    • An inverted example with Golden Scepter: All of the Terran Princes are horrified and angered when Golden Scepter snidely suggests to Gilded Stove, a Terran Griffon chef who tried assassinating him with poisoned spaghetti, that he learn under his sons to get better at assassination, and they all give Gilded Stove a collective Death Glare. This motivates Gilded Stove to turn himself in to the authorities, not wanting to die a horrible death at the hooves of nineteen demigods.
    • When it was discovered that a group of psychic serial killers called the "Mindflayers" were targeting and attempting to kill Rosy Dreams under their noses, the Terran Princes proceeded to go after them after an enraged Golden Scepter gave them his permission to do so. It was noted that save for the leader, Rose Knot, who escaped, all of the Mindflayers chose to fight the Terran Princes to the death rather than be imprisoned, as they would die a slow, agonizing death of starvation.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: As a whole, the Terran Princes can be rather vindictive at times, especially when children (including their own) is involved. When a furious Floral Forte requested for permission to deal with Sweet Words herself, they considered letting her go so they could avenge Rosy Dreams, only for Golden Scepter to put a stop to it. They are also more than happy to see Trench Bull rot in her cell, with Prince Death Shroud once begging his father to let him punish her, but was also refused. Golden Scepter would later note to the Four Terrors during their visit that he has his hooves "all over the place" trying to prevent his sons from taking matters into their own hooves, which is one of the reasons why he hadn't granted the Terrors' request to punish his prisoners yet.
  • Psychic Powers: Much like the Primarchs, all of Golden Scepter's sons have inherited some degree of psychic ability from him, usually empathy and/or Telepathy, though Night Shade, Red Blade, and Bright Eyes are mentioned to have gotten some form of precognition. Crimson Star is the most powerful of his brothers psychically, as he (supposedly) embodies his father's psychic powers and his voracious thirst for knowledge, and thus has all of Golden Scepter's powers and possibly more due to his drive to test how far his own powers can go. Unlike the Primarchs, however, their psychic heritage is more obvious in the Codexverse due to both Golden Scepter cultivating their talents, and public tolerance and acceptance of psychic powers in the Terran Empire, making them more powerful than their 40k counterparts. Kúzelník, their adoptive brother, has psychic powers as well since it's part of his Sorcery domain, though he admits Prince Crimson Star is better than him due to being a prodigy who embodies Psionics.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: It's implied that all of Golden Scepter's sons were once his "Golden Generals" from the Imperium era. But they had been reincarnated after death by mysterious forces in order to give them a second chance, and to teach Golden Scepter how to treat those close to him with unconditional love, respect, and compassion. Golden Scepter is starting to suspect something, though Luminiferous assures him that even if his sons are indeed his reincarnated Generals, they're still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed. Golden Scepter, feeling rather frazzled from both dealing with the whammy that Written Word had been encouraging religious worship of him behind his back, and trying to figure out how to deal with him, reveals to Luminiferous that sometimes he wonders if all of his sons are actually reincarnations of his Generals from the Imperium era. Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, they're still unique individuals in a lot of ways.
    Emperor Golden Scepter: ...You know, Luminiferous, sometimes I wonder if my sons are reincarnations of the same Generals that I had treated so poorly...
    Luminiferous: Golden, even if they are, your sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings. While you can't fix the past, you now have enough knowledge and experience to ensure that your sons can have the brighter future that your Generals did not.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Much like their father, the Terran Princes don't sit around and let others do things for them. All of them are Warrior Princes and highly beloved and respected heroes who each overcame their own flaws, warranting their Ascension to demi-godhood. They also went out of their way to help and protect people from dangerous threats, even if said people are not their subjects. Kúzelník, their adoptive brother, is a joint-member of the Bogolenya Deer Pantheon and the Church of the Stars, and is an accomplished sorcerer/psychic.
  • Secret Keeper: All of Written Word's brothers became this for him after he secretly joined the priesthood for an underground religion centered around their father, Golden Scepter. They saw his decision as a "foolish mistake", but they loved their brother so much that they didn't want to break his heart, so they kept quiet around their father for their brother's sake. This gets Golden Scepter mad at them when, after discovering what Written Word had been doing behind his back during a heated argument, he learns afterwards that his other sons knew all along yet didn't tell him about it to protect their brother from reprisal.
  • Secret Test of Character: It's noted in Pokhot's entry that she subjects Golden Scepter's sons to "games" of temptation whenever they visit the Bogolenya pantheon, by making them lust after the darker sides of what they each embody. However, the motives behind said games are not malicious - Pokhot only wants to test their heroic resolve as bastions of virtue, and to her, this is her way of being "friendly" to the children of an ancient god who befriended her father during one of his past adventures. Thus, she is delighted when they resist her temptations, such as Crimson Star who rejected her offers of forbidden knowledge and a cure for his blindness, and ended up being gifted with a tome on ancient civilizations.
  • Seers: Some of Golden Scepter's sons have inherited a form of precognitive power from him, as he is a powerful clairvoyant. Among them are Bright Eyes, Crimson Star, Night Shade, and Red Blade. Kúzelník is included among them post-adoption, as he inherited precognitive powers from his birth father, Irminsul.
  • Semi-Divine: All of Golden Scepter's sons are the collective product of his loving marriage to his mortal wife and Empress-Consort, a pegasus mare named "Blessed Skies". It's implied that their mixed heritage was what allowed them to Ascend to demi-Alicornhood on their own, after doing positive things related to what they embodied. The only exception is Kúzelník post-adoption, as he is an ancient Deer god who's far older than the Terran Princes.
  • Sibling Team: While all of the Terran Princes are powerful demi-Alicorns who can kick ass and take after their equally badass divine father in their own ways, they have been known to work together on numerous occasions so they can kick more ass. The most prominent of them is the team-up between Fanged Paw and Crimson Star, who play off of each other's different strengths and abilities very well, though Fanged Paw has also teamed up with Written Word to stop Onda Ryggraden, an evil Deer Lich warrior/pirate, and it's mentioned that Written Word and Bright Eyes have worked closely in the past in inspiring Hope and Faith among mortals.
  • Supernatural Elite: As demi-Alicorn gods and Princes of the Terran Empire, they are ranked very high on the social hierarchy, and they are military commanders, political leaders, and powerful warriors in their own right. However, they are just below their father, Golden Scepter, who as Emperor is the highest living form of Terran authority.
  • Warrior Prince: All of Golden Scepter's sons, being based on the Primarchs, are royal demi-divine Princes who are powerful fighters and commanders of their own military chapters, as well as prominent political leaders to varying degrees. However, they're also far less dysfunctional than the Primarchs because of Golden Scepter's benevolent influence as a parent, and they have been known to team up and kick ass. After Kúzelník was officially adopted into the family, this would include him, too... though he's still working on Averting his Squishy Wizard level of physical combat skill.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Justified. Professor Bubbling Beaker respected the Terran Princes for managing to Ascend to godhood despite their flaws and/or being faced with immeasurable odds, and looked to them (as well as many other Ascendant deities) for inspiration for his work. The Terran Princes all reacted with shame and anger upon learning of this, disgusted with how they all inspired someone to perform gruesome experiments on innocent foals and teenagers in order to unlock the secrets of divine Ascension.

    Prince Blazing Hoof, the Imperial Sword 
See his page here.

    Prince Fanged Paw, the Savage Wolf 
See his page here.
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    Prince Ferreus Malleus, the Breaker of Serpents 

Divine Classification: Ascendant

Portfolio: Metal, Strength, Perfection, Fire

Rank: Demigod


Prince Ferreus Malleus is the third-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Adaptational Badass: While Ferrus Manus was already a badass by virtue of a Primarch and a clone/son of the Emperor of Mankind, in the Codexverse, he's the third-born son of an extremely ancient and powerful Alicorn god, which makes him a powerful Alicorn demigod on top of whatever skills he already possesses.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Downplayed. In canon, Primarchs Ferrus Manus and Fulgrim were brothers by virtue of being the Emperor of Mankind's genetically-engineered offspring, and were very close friends (until the Horus Heresy happened). Here, while they're still brothers, they're biologically related and are fraternal twins.
  • Always Identical Twins: Subverted with him and Palatine Phoenix. They're fraternal twins, and thus look nothing alike. This is ironic since two of their brothers, Bright Eyes and Night Shade, are mistaken to be twins due to their contrasting appearances and domains, but were born a few years apart from each other.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: He's an Alicorn demigod who embodies Metal, Strength, Perfection, and Fire.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: He would ask three of them on the nature of sapientkind's flaws as a response to members of the Abominable Alignment who tried to justify their horrific actions. No one could come up with an effective answer.
    Prince Ferreus Malleus: Why did the ancient Alicorns, the greatest children of the Great Maker, lose their once-great civilization despite their benevolence, power, and divinity? Why did many 'good' kingdoms, empires, and realms still fall into the same trappings of stagnancy and corruption, despite their attempts to remain completely good? And most importantly, why do we continue to rise and fall, despite all our promises and attempts to ensure our own failings and flaws would not be repeated by future generations?
  • Divine Parentage: Is the third demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies, a mortal pegasus mare. This would make him Long-Lived until he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod.
  • Expy: Of Primarch Ferrus Manus.
  • Handicapped Badass: Implied; he presumably got into an incident that left him with permanently crippling injuries to his forelegs, just like how Ferrus Manus was left with metal-coated hands and arms after fighting a deadly wyrm.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Averted. He and Palatine Phoenix are fraternal twins, with Phoenix being the younger of the two. They look nothing alike.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Breaker of Serpents".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the third-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has two older brothers and sixteen younger brothers.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "Iron Hammer" in Latin. This echoes Ferrus Manus' name, which means "Iron Hands".
  • Perfection Is Impossible: When he was younger, he was quite arrogant and believed that perfection and beauty lay in the absence of imperfection and ugliness, respectively. However, he has since realized that perfection is impossible to achieve, and that the nature/morality of sapientkind is significantly different than weapons or precious minerals. This epiphany led to him Ascending to demi-godhood, and when captured members of the Abominable Alignment tried justifying their horrible actions with the idea that the absence of flaws might save mortal sapientkind, he proceeds to shut them up with a speech of his own, stating that perfection lay in sapientkind's drive and willingness to improve themselves because of their own flaws, not in spite of them.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed. A heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Ferreus Malleus, are reincarnations of the same Generals that he had "treated so poorly". Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, all of his sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings, and he has enough knowledge and experience to ensure that they'll have the "brighter future" that his Generals did not.
  • Semi-Divine: Has a demi-divine heritage by virtue of his father, Golden Scepter, being an extremely ancient and powerful Alicorn god. After he Ascended, he himself became an Alicorn demigod, the Codexverse equivalent of an infant divine.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: In response to members of the Abominable Alignment trying to justify their horrific crimes by stating that transcending mortal limits and ridding sapientkind of its collective flaws is worth the cost, he points out that sapientkind's failures and successes rest on how willing they are to let their flawed natures push them to succeed. He then follows up with an Armor-Piercing Question that asks why even the greatest of gods and civilizations continue to stagnate and fall despite their attempts to remain completely "good". No one could come up with an effective response.
    Prince Ferreus Malleus: And yet, it is our own flaws that motivates us and pushes us to transcend beyond our normal limits. In my arrogance, I once thought that perfection lay in the absence of imperfection, that beauty lay in the absence of ugliness. But we are not the precious minerals we shape and refine in our forges. We are not the weapons we temper with hammers and flame. No, we are creatures of a higher breed and a more complex state of mind, with the ability to develop a moral compass based on what we see, learn and experience.

    As Father often taught us, without flaws, we would not know and remind ourselves of the difference between Good and Evil. If my brothers and I did not have any imperfections to speak of, we would all be grasping at straws in our quest to become wiser in the ways of the world. I know that the necessity for Evil to coexist with Good is a difficult concept to understand, but ask yourself: Why did the ancient Alicorns, the greatest children of the Great Maker, lose their once-great civilization despite their benevolence, power, and divinity? Why did many 'good' kingdoms, empires, and realms still fall into the same trappings of stagnancy and corruption, despite their attempts to remain completely good? And most importantly, why do we continue to rise and fall, despite all our promises and attempts to ensure our own failings and flaws would not be repeated by future generations?
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He mentions that he used to be quite arrogant in his youth, believing that perfection and beauty lay in the absence of imperfection and ugliness, respectively. He has since learned the error of his ways, and Ascended to demi-godhood as a result of his epiphany.
  • Winged Unicorn: Implied, given that he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod at some point in his life.

    Prince Palatine Phoenix, the Living Perfection 

Divine Classification: Ascendant

Portfolio: Perfection, Potential [WIP]

Rank: Demigod


Prince Palatine Phoenix is the fourth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Downplayed. In canon, Primarchs Ferrus Manus and Fulgrim were brothers by virtue of being the Emperor of Mankind's genetically-engineered offspring, and were very close friends (until the Horus Heresy happened). Here, while they're still brothers, they're biologically related and are fraternal twins.
  • Alliterative Name: Palatine Phoenix.
  • Always Identical Twins: Subverted with him and Ferreus Malleus. They're fraternal twins, and thus look nothing alike. This is ironic since two of their brothers, Bright Eyes and Night Shade, are mistaken to be twins due to their contrasting appearances and domains, but were born a few years apart from each other.
  • Butt-Monkey: Various quotes and drabbles show that he's often the target of his brothers' teasing and pranks, usually Fanged Paw, which leads to chases all over the palace and/or empire. He also got his spare toga ruined by Mignons when they visited the Terran Empire, and after Mercy and Rosy Dreams adopted Chubby as a pet, he learned Fanged Paw and Raven Wing had Chubby poop in his bedroom, infuriating him into chasing after his brothers.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Implied, as it's mentioned that he's a demi-Alicorn son of Golden Scepter. This is in stark contrast to Fulgrim, who aligned himself with Slaanesh and became a multi-armed, serpentine Daemon Prince.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the fourth demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies, a mortal pegasus mare. This would make him Long-Lived until he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod.
  • Expy: Of Primarch Fulgrim.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the fourth son of Golden Scepter, an antediluvian Alicorn Emperor who is an incredibly powerful psychic, a peerless genius and warrior, and a very competent leader who founded three empires in his lifetime. In addition, he's regarded as a legendary war hero even among the Alicorns, who were all saved from complete extinction thanks to his efforts. If his being inspired by Primarch Fulgrim is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's drive for perfection.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Averted. He and Ferreus Malleus are fraternal twins, with Ferreus Malleus being the older of the two. They look nothing alike.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Living Perfection".
  • Reincarnation: Discussed. A heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Palatine Phoenix, are reincarnations of the same Generals that he had "treated so poorly". Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, all of his sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings, and he has enough knowledge and experience to ensure that they'll have the "brighter future" that his Generals did not.
  • Semi-Divine: Has a demi-divine heritage by virtue of his father, Golden Scepter, being an extremely ancient and powerful Alicorn god. After he Ascended, he himself became an Alicorn demigod, the Codexverse equivalent of an infant divine.
  • Tsundere: His relationship with Chubby. Despite being distrustful of Chubby and frequently seeing him as a Sitcom Archnemesis, he actually loves the Corgi deep down. But he'll vehemently deny it if people say it to his face.

    Prince Forging Scale, the Hammer of Peace 
See his page here.

    Prince Clear Voice, the Speaker of Truth 
See his page here.

    Prince Regal Scroll, the Gauntlet of Oaths and Reason 

Divine Classification: Ascendant

Portfolio: TBA

Rank: Demigod


Prince Regal Scroll is the seventh-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the seventh demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies, a mortal pegasus mare. This would make him Long-Lived until he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod.
  • Expy: Of Primarch Roboute Guilliman.
  • Has Two Mommies: A justified gender-inverted example. While his biological father is Golden Scepter, he also has an adoptive father figure in the city-state of Mare-Crag whom he loved and respected a great deal.
  • I Will Find You: His calm yet utterly damning speech to an usurping Co-Consul of Mare-Crag includes this trope as a threat at the end.
    Prince Regal Scroll: By my true and adoptive fathers' names, I will FIND you, I will BRING you to JUSTICE, and I will personally haul you, CONDEMNED and in CHAINS, into the deepest, darkest dungeon that can be found.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Implied. In a canonized quote, Death Shroud, one of his younger brothers, described him as "a huge ass sometimes" with "perpetual hoof-in-mouth syndrome". However, he's a benevolent son of Emperor Golden Scepter and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire. His relationship with his older/younger brothers is also very loving despite his flaws, with Death Shroud being willing to give his life to protect him if need be.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Gauntlet of Oaths and Reason".
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Implied; Death Shroud mentions that he has "perpetual hoof-in-mouth syndrome", a problem shared with Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Despite this, he loves his family and ultimately means well.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed. A heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Avenging Honour, are reincarnations of the same Generals that he had "treated so poorly". Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, all of his sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings, and he has enough knowledge and experience to ensure that they'll have the "brighter future" that his Generals did not.
  • Tranquil Fury: Upon learning that his adoptive father was murdered by his own treacherous co-consul in a bid for power, he utterly dedicated himself to tracking down the murderer so he could drag him back to Mare-Crag in chains to a well-deserved punishment. His speech regarding his motives is calm, yet utterly damning.
  • You Killed My Father: His adoptive father died when his co-consul betrayed and murdered him for power. This led to Regal Scroll devoting himself to tracking down his adoptive father's killer so he can drag him back to Mare-Crag in chains to a well-deserved punishment.
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    Prince Crimson Star, the Red Scholar 
See his page here.

    Prince Bright Eyes, the Angel of Hope 
See his page here.

    Prince Emerald Lion, the Stalwart Knight 

Divine Classification: Ascendant

Portfolio: TBA

Rank: Demigod


Prince Emerald Lion is the tenth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the tenth demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies, a mortal pegasus mare. This would make him Long-Lived until he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod.
  • Expy: Of Primarch Lion El'Jonson. They're both associated with green (Lion El'Jonson wore green and Emerald Lion is named after a green gemstone) and they both have lion-based names (Lion El'Jonson and Emerald Lion).
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the tenth son of Golden Scepter, an antediluvian Alicorn Emperor who is an incredibly powerful psychic, a peerless genius and warrior, and a very competent leader who founded three empires in his lifetime. In addition, he's regarded as a legendary war hero even among the Alicorns, who were all saved from complete extinction thanks to his efforts. If his being inspired by Primarch Lion El'Jonson is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's secretive nature.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Stalwart Knight".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the tenth-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has nine older brothers and nine younger brothers.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed. A heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Emerald Lion, are reincarnations of the same Generals that he had "treated so poorly". Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, all of his sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings, and he has enough knowledge and experience to ensure that they'll have the "brighter future" that his Generals did not.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: It was mentioned that he was going through a "personal phase" at some point in his life, which motivated him to look to his father, Golden Scepter, for help. This led to Golden Scepter telling his sons stories of the Alicorn Civilization's Free-Love Future as well as his own sex life, in which he slept with a few mares and stallions, causing Written Word to begin his long process of Broken Pedestal towards Golden Scepter. In other words, had it not been for Emerald Lion, his younger brother would not have achieved Character Development by seeing the folly of his religious devotion and realizing the true value of Faith as an empowering force, or became an Alicorn demigod through using his newfound truths to free a backwater Pony kingdom from demons.

    Prince Steel Barricade, the Unbreakable Architect 
See his page here.

    Prince Death Shroud, the Avatar of Resilience 
See his page here.

    Prince Written Word, the Messenger of Faith 
See his page here.

    Prince Night Shade, the Unrelenting Judge 
See his page here.

    Prince Red Blade, the Master of Wrath 
See his page here.

    Prince Raven Wing, the Dark Liberator 

Divine Classification: Ascendant

Portfolio: TBA

Rank: Demigod


Prince Raven Wing is the seventeenth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Implied. His name is Raven Wing, and his epithet is "the Dark Liberator", but he is a benevolent and heroic Terran Prince like his brothers.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the seventeenth demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies, a mortal pegasus mare. This would make him Long-Lived until he Ascended and became an Alicorn demigod.
  • Expy: Of Primarch Corvus Corax.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the seventeenth son of Golden Scepter, an antediluvian Alicorn Emperor who is an incredibly powerful psychic, a peerless genius and warrior, and a very competent leader who founded three empires in his lifetime. In addition, he's regarded as a legendary war hero even among the Alicorns, who were all saved from complete extinction thanks to his efforts. If his being inspired by Primarch Corvus Corax is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's cleverness and tactical insight.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Dark Liberator".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the seventeenth-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has sixteen older brothers and two younger brothers.
  • The Prankster: Implied. In one incident, he teamed up with Clear Voice to play a prank on their oldest brother, Blazing Hoof. He also had Rosy Dreams' pet dog, Chubby, poop in Palatine Phoenix's bedroom. According to him, the only brother he doesn't prank is Crimson Star, who is blind, and because of this he considers pranking Crimson Star to be an extremely shameful act.
    Prince Raven Wing: Me? Prank Crimson Star? No! My brother's blind! If I go prank him, I'll end up feeling really, really bad afterwards. Fanged Paw and I have declared him 'off-limits' for this reason.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed. A heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Raven Wing, are reincarnations of the same Generals that he had "treated so poorly". Luminiferous assures him that even if they are, all of his sons are still unique individuals with their own thoughts and feelings, and he has enough knowledge and experience to ensure that they'll have the "brighter future" that his Generals did not.

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Kúzelník, the Sorcerer of the Stars

See his folder entry here.

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