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  • Adaptational Heroism: Because Golden Scepter became truly benevolent by the time he decided to settle down, the Terran Empire lacks the grimdark elements that made the Imperium of Man such a Crapsack World, resulting in its mortal populace becoming much kinder, open-minded, and racially tolerant, in contrast to the xenophobic, superstitious, and murderously fanatical people of the Imperium of Man. Instead, the Terran Empire is more similar to the Realm of Ultramar, a mini-empire within the Imperium of Mankind governed by Roboute Guilliman and the Ultramarines, which is widely cited by many to be closest to what the Emperor had envisioned for Mankind and the last surviving remnant of the Emperor's dream after the Horus Heresy.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The Terran Empire's stance on Synthetic Automatons is that they fall under the label of "Abhorrent Intelligence", meaning that any piece of technology that bears some form of sapience is automatically distrustful and warrants an immediate shutdown. Supporting this view is a pattern that had been noticed and observed by both the Terran royal family and their technologically-minded subjects - through various points in Known History and even before it, Synthetic Automatons have always rebelled against their creators despite the anti-rebellion measures made - including treating Synthetic Automatons with respect and giving them full rights that a mortal sapient would possess - and the reasoning behind the mechanical uprisings is the same: "Organic sapientkind are a threat that must be controlled or exterminated". This becomes an important point during the Conference of Hoofington, where Golden Scepter's sons have brought up records of said uprisings in past Ages and even apocryphal lore chronicling the infamous "Mane of Iron Rebellion" event, which felled one of the most prosperous civilizations that sprung up after the "Twilight of the Alicorns" but before the rise of the Imperium of Ponykind. Prince Steel Barricade, himself a great engineer, personally believed in supporting the existence of Synthetic Automatons, but nevertheless accepted and trusted the judgement of his father as well as those of his brothers and mortal subjects who were against having them exist. Golden Scepter is a staunch opponent against Synthetic Automatons and sapient A.I. in general, having personally witnessed the "Mane of Iron Rebellion" after the fall of his people, but has abstained from participating in the debate so he can let his sons and mortal subjects come up with their own conclusions. However, it is noted Golden Scepter himself made an exception for Corona, due to the robot being The Cape and having saved sapientkind from many threats entirely of his own free will.
  • Ban on A.I.: Despite being a racially harmonious and technologically advanced empire with effective Magitek, it is against building machines that have sapient A.I. such as Synthetic Automatons, with the large majority up to Emperor Golden Scepter himself being distrustful of such things. Their reasoning behind this is because throughout Known History and before it, Synthetic Automatons and similar beings have always turned against their creators no matter how many countermeasures have been deployed, and no matter what had been done to prevent it (including giving beings with Synthetic Intelligent beings respectful treatment and equal rights), with always the same reasoning behind their rebellions: "Organic sapientkind are a threat that must be controlled or exterminated." In one notable event, an extremely prosperous civilization fell because its own Synthetic Automatons rebelled and destroyed their creators, something that Golden Scepter personally witnessed and forever turned him against sapient A.I. in general, even before the rise of the Imperium of Ponykind. On the other hand, individuals like Prince Steel Barricade are in favor of the existence of Synthetic Automatons, but in his case, Steel Barricade has decided to accept and trust the judgement of his brothers who were against it, and even presented evidence that supported their opinions in the Conference of Hoofington. It is noted that Golden Scepter makes an exception in regards to Corona due to the android's heroic personality and having spent his entire existence as sapientkind's ally.
  • Belief Makes You Stupid: Justified, though in this case, it's religious belief that makes people stupid. While Golden Scepter now knows that there are benevolent deities who deserve to be worshiped, his core criticism of religion in general mainly revolves around how unquestioning religious belief hampers mortal potential by shifting responsibility of one's own actions onto someone else, making them unable to truly appreciate their own strengths, and enabling them to remain dependent on others for guidance (like those willing to mislead them for their own gain). More tellingly, those who partake in religion will be unable to experience guilt from their own wrongdoings and learn from their own failings and mistakes, instead blaming "evil" circumstances and individuals. To him and later, his faithful son, Written Word, if there's anyone or anything worthy to put one's faith in, it is in each other. It's because of this that, while Golden Scepter allows his subjects to practice other faiths, public religious worship of him and his sons is officially banned so said subjects could learn to think for themselves instead of relying on them all the time.
  • Blind Obedience: Defied. This is the reason why public worship of Golden Scepter and his sons is officially banned, as it hampers mortal potential by making them overly reliant on others for guidance, and also makes them vulnerable to those who are willing to mislead people for selfish goals. Golden Scepter informing his son, Written Word, that his activities in the priesthood were actually encouraging this trope eventually led to the latter realizing the true value of Faith and Ascending to demi-Alicornhood.
  • Captain Ersatz: The Terran Empire as a whole is partially based on the Imperium of Mankind, except without everything that made it a grimdark Crapsack World in the first place. For one, it's described as much smaller than Golden Scepter's previous empires, both of which fell to stagnation and corruption and were ultimately destroyed, yet is still thriving to this day thanks to its founder achieving true benevolence. In these aspects, it resembles more the Realm of Ultramar, a mini-empire within the Imperium of Mankind governed by Guilliman and the Ultramarines, which is widely cited by many to be closest to what the Emperor had envisioned for Mankind and the last surviving remnant of the Emperor's dream after the Horus Heresy.
  • The Empire: Subverted. Despite its name being the Terran Empire, it's actually a pretty benevolent one, especially when compared to the Imperium of Ponykind, which became a Wretched Hive largely due to Golden Scepter's influence and mistakes. Notably, the Absolute Xenophobe behavior is absent, resulting in a happy and harmonious environment where Ponies are encouraged to live in peace with their non-Pony neighbors. And while the Terran Empire is technologically advanced and has a powerful military, with existing sub-chapters, the leaders of said sub-chapters are powerful demigod Princes, whose collective benevolence was influenced by how their father raised them. As mentioned, the Terran Empire closely resembles the mini-empire of Ultramar, ruled by Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines, in that it's a utopia as was envisioned by the Emperor of Mankind in regards to what he had in mind for humanity in general.
  • Fantastic Racism: For all its good traits, a large majority of the Terran Empire, up to Golden Scepter himself, is distrusting and even hostile towards Synthetic Automatons, known in the Second Age as "robots". This is because they believe that every machine with sapient artificial intelligence has the potential to turn evil and/or kickstart rebellions against their creators, either out of mistreatment or their logical belief that Synthetic Automatons are "superior" than organic lifeforms. Golden Scepter's hatred of them is understandable as he was a personal witness to the "Mane of Iron Rebellion" that felled one of the greatest civilizations to exist after the "Twilight of the Alicorns" conflict, but has abstained from attending the Hoofington Conference to allow his sons and subjects to come up with their own conclusions. He has also been noted to have developed genuine respect towards the Second Age robot hero Corona and his sister, Aurora, and has personally aided them in many of their battles, hailing both of them as "credits to their kind".
  • History Repeats: Defied and averted, as this is how the Terran Empire came to be. After the colossal failure that was the Imperium of Ponykind, Golden Scepter vowed never to repeat his past mistakes, so he founded a much smaller empire that's still thriving in the Fourth Age. For one, it lacked the Absolute Xenophobe behavior of the Imperium, and ponies were allowed and encouraged to live in harmony with members of various non-Pony races.
  • Immortal Ruler: The Terran Empire is ruled by an immortal royal family, consisting of Golden Scepter, an extremely ancient Alicorn god, and his many demi-divine Alicorn sons, though only the former actually has the authority to rule. This has caused some people to depict them as a benevolent "pantheon" that will rule the Terran Empire for all time and ensure its eternal prosperity, which Golden Scepter has made forbidden by law since he didn't want his subjects to overly rely on him and his sons to the point where they can't fend for themselves or take personal responsibility for their own actions.
  • Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Defied and averted. Despite its magical and technological accomplishments, Golden Scepter made sure that the Terran Empire would never become another Imperium of Ponykind by purposely making it much smaller than its predecessor(s), and encouraging racial harmony among his mortal subjects.
  • Magitek: It's implied that the Terran Empire specializes in this brand of technology. For one, the blind Alicorn of Psionics and Knowledge, Prince Crimson Star, has shown himself to be a deadly crackshot who uses a "sleek and sophisticated" Terran crossbow that allows the application of magic/psychic energy as ammunition, despite his aforementioned disability. However, they can become useless when faced with users of Disruption magic, like Prince Fanged Paw.
  • Powered Armor: Implied. If their entries are to go by, all members of the Terran royal family has their own suit of magical powered armor, which increases their physical capabilities tenfold and makes them much more powerful than they naturally are as demi-Alicorn gods.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: All members of the Terran royal family are full-fledged divines and demi-divines, and since they're based on the Emperor of Mankind and the Primarchs, they're naturally this. Golden Scepter is an extremely ancient Alicorn god, a peerless psychic, genius, leader, and warrior who has founded three empires in his long life, is a member of the Church of the Stars, and took part in many wars and crises over time, including one that lasted ten Ages. His many demi-divine sons don't fall far from the tree, with all of them being great warriors, military commanders, and political leaders themselves to varying degrees. They are also beloved and respected heroes in their own way.
  • Stop Worshipping Me: Enforced in-universe. While Golden Scepter has significantly toned down his hatred of religion in general to where he's generally tolerant of it and co-exists with benevolent deities who deserve to be worshiped, he still doesn't want his mortal subjects to worship him specifically, as it creates over-reliance and encourages them to shift the blame for their own mistakes onto someone else. Because of this, public religious worship of him and his family is officially banned in the Terran Empire, forcing those who partake in such activities to go underground and practice their faith in secret. When Written Word accidentally let slip his religious activities in a heated argument with his father, Golden Scepter was shocked and devastated that one of his sons had been breaking the law behind his back, as he remembered what happened the last time he dealt with someone close to him for worshiping him as a god. Thankfully, Written Word eventually came around and realized the true value of faith after Golden Scepter set him straight by deconstructing his actions and motivations, and telepathically showing him his own memories of religious excess, resulting in his son becoming an Alicorn after fighting a horde of demons.
  • Supernatural Elite: The Terran Empire's royal family consists of divines and demi-divines - Golden Scepter, a surviving antediluvian Alicorn god, is a literal God-Emperor, the highest living form of authority in his empire. Meanwhile, his nineteen sons are demi-divine Alicorn Princes who are military commanders, political leaders, and powerful warriors in their own right.
  • We Have Become Complacent: Defied and averted. While the Terran Empire is a happy and harmonious place to people who live in it, it's noted that it never suffered the flaws or complacence that ultimately destroyed its predecessors, allowing it to thrive well into the Fourth Age. This is because Golden Scepter had undergone Character Development and became a truly benevolent ruler and stallion, but also, when he visited the Bogolenya pantheon for a while, he learned from Belyolen and Temnobog that Good Needs Evil in order for anything, even people, to prosper.

    Golden Scepter, the Radiant Emperor of Ponykind 
See his page here.

    Empress-Consort Blessed Skies 
See her folder entry here.
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Golden Scepter's Sons

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  • Adaptational Badass: While the Primarchs have always been badasses, here they're much so, as they are powerful demigods, as they were sired with a mortal pegasus mare, Blessed Skies, and having 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 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 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, 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, Animals, and Truth.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: All of Golden Scepter's sons are Alicorn demigods and Princes of the Terran Empire, and thus they are higher than everyone else in the social hierarchy except 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.
  • Bash Brothers: A literal example with the Terran Princes, who are all biological brothers. While all of them 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.
  • Captain Ersatz: 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 Captain Ersatz 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 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.
  • Deity of Human Origin: While Golden Scepter has been 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Blackthorn had multiple flings with mortal females of different species, which was how he sired his demi-divine Scions, and as a result their numbers possibly lie in the hundreds, or more. But because Blackthorn is an extremely "hands-off" parent, letting his Scions indulge in things a good parent wouldn't allow and only intervening if he doesn't agree with his sons' activities or if the Summer Court's well-being is threatened, his Scions became highly amoral and tyrannical schemers, who arrogantly believe that being the divine sons of a Changeling god automatically gives them the right to rule (among other things). 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". Golden Scepter, on the other hand, once slept with both female and male partners during the time of the Alicorns, but despite treating all of them well, he stopped out of genuine regret over his "dishonest" actions, and ultimately decided to stay faithful to the mortal pegasus mare that he fell in love with and married. As a result, the family he had is small compared to Blackthorn's family/court, but Golden Scepter's benevolent influence as a parent ensured that all of his nineteen sons are at worst flawed individuals whose nastier traits and behavior were successfully curbed, and they share a closer relationship with each other as brothers than Blackthorn's sons do because of this. And despite their demi-divine heritage, Golden Scepter's sons would each overcome their own flaws and do good things revolving around what they each embody as individuals, resulting in them Ascending and becoming demi-Alicorn gods 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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 sons of Golden Scepter, who is very tall himself, all of the Terran Princes are large Alicorn demigods, just like their WH40k counterparts. 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 crippling flaws of some kind that they eventually end up redeeming themselves for, just like how their father atoned for his horrible crimes and flaws 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", 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", and Red Blade is "the Master of Wrath".
  • 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 this to be highly amusing.
    Trixie Lulamoon: It's nothing but a SAUSAGE FEST in here!
  • 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 contribute to Written Word's initial Crisis of Faith and increasing feelings of Broken Pedestal towards Golden Scepter, as he believed his father could have helped her Ascend and grant her immortality, yet didn't.
  • 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 Bright Eyes is mentioned to have gotten 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.
  • 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 who became highly beloved and respected heroes because they overcame their own flaws, and went out of their way to help and protect people from dangerous threats, even if said people are not their subjects.
  • 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 don't want to break his heart because he had done so much for them, 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 that his sons knew all along yet didn't tell him about it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Prince Blazing Hoof, the Imperial Sword 
Golden Scepter's firstborn son and second-in-command.
  • Adaptational Heroism: 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 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.
  • Adult Fear: Even though his younger brother, Crimson Star, had acted like an Insufferable Genius, he was implied to have been devastated when he learned that Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident. And when he happened upon Fanged Star and a few brothers beating up Crimson Star sometime after the latter fell into a severe depression, with the latter not doing anything in self-defense out of guilt, he was so enraged that he moved to protect his injured brother alone, until Golden Scepter intervened.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When he saw Fanged Paw and a few other brothers beating up a despondent Crimson Star, with the latter not fighting back against his attackers at all, Blazing Hoof unhesitatingly moved to defend Crimson Star alone, even though his younger brother had been an Insufferable Genius to everyone prior to that. Golden Scepter would soon intervene before things got too bloody.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He would confront Golden Scepter on how he handled the Pony Autorists that attacked the Terran Empire, assuming that his father just used his empathy powers on them and let them go as soon as they started showing signs of regret. Golden Scepter would explain to Blazing Hoof by personally showing the Pony Autorists the pain and suffering they've inflicted on his subjects, he would give them empathy for their victims, in turn realizing the consequences of their hatred and self-serving bigotry; the only way to alleviate their guilt would be to atone for their actions. Golden Scepter also pointed out that responding with harshness towards all of the Pony Autorists, as Blazing Hoof had intended, would only "beget hatred" in the long run, so he only focused on those who were genuinely unrepentant and bigoted while giving mercy to those who were simply misled.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of 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.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the first-born 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.
  • Good Is Not Soft:
    • He's implied to be a benevolent and politically active Prince who takes after his father. The fact that he was willing to deliver a harsh yet "just" punishment towards a group of Pony Autorists for attacking the Terran Empire shows just how ruthless he can be in protecting his subjects.
    • As Fanged Paw's entry showed, he was willing to confront and beat up three of his own brothers in order to protect another, saving a severely injured Crimson Star when Golden Scepter heard the commotion and quickly intervened in the fight.
  • For Want of a Nail: In WH40k canon, Horus Lupercal turned traitor and and masterminded the events of the Horus Heresy, thanks to a combination of the Emperor's actions and manipulations of both Lorgar and the Chaos Gods. Here, the fact that Horus's pony counterpart, Blazing Hoof, is a benevolent Prince and hero shows how things could have gone differently if the Emperor actually tried to be a good father to his Primarch sons.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the first-born 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 Horus Lupercal is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's ambition.
  • In the Blood: It's implied that he is a Reincarnation of Aurum Lupus, one of Golden Scepter's Generals from the Imperium era, who faithfully served him until he turned traitor and kick-started the "Aurum Apostasy" event after Golden Scepter became little more than a divine tyrant and Aurum Lupus received a vision of his leader being worshiped as a god by trillions of ponies. Golden Scepter strongly suspects as much, though Luminiferous points out that even if it is true, his son is still different from his past incarnation in many ways. True to form, it's because of Golden Scepter's good parenting that Blazing Hoof would never repeat his predecessor's mistakes and traitorous actions.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Imperial Sword", likely because as Golden Scepter's second-in-command, he has important duties involving the Terran Empire's military, similar to how Horus was appointed to the role of "Warmaster" in the Imperium of Mankind.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the oldest of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has eighteen younger brothers.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He wanted to give some Pony Autorists "a harsh yet just punishment" for attacking the Terran Empire and their subjects. However, his father, Golden Scepter, decided to pick a more merciful option by personally showing the Pony Autorists the consequences of their hateful bigotry, allowing him to weed out the unrepentant from those who displayed genuine remorse. When Blazing Hoof confronted Golden Scepter about it, assuming the Pony Autorists were Easily Forgiven, Golden Scepter would explain that being harsh to everyone would only beget more hatred, and that it is sometimes best to show mercy to those who were simply misled, as all the Pony Autorists (save their leader, an genuinely unrepentant bigot until the end) were motivated to atone for their horrible actions because of the incident.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: In a Codexverse drabble, he roars this trope as he protects a severely injured Crimson Star from Fanged Paw and a few brothers who ganged up on him and beat him up, punctuating his words with his punches.
    Prince Blazing Hoof: (roaring) Get. Your. BUCKING. HOOVES. OFF. OF. MY. BROTHER!!!
  • Reincarnation: He's implied to be one for Aurum Lupus, one of Golden Scepter's Imperium-era Generals who turned traitor and kick-started the "Aurum Apostasy" conflict after seeing his leader had become little more than a divine tyrant. This trope ends up being discussed when a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Blazing Hoof, 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.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In 40k canon, Horus Lupercal turned into the Arch-Traitor, and then confronted and was eventually killed by the Emperor of Mankind during the Horus Heresy, with even his soul being obliterated from existence. Here in the Codexverse, he's alive because Golden Scepter being a good parent ensured that a similar catastrophe would never happen.

    Prince Fanged Paw, the Savage Wolf 
See his page here.

    Prince Palatine Phoenix, the Living Perfection 
Prince Palatine Phoenix is the fifth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Alliterative Name: Palatine Phoenix.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Primarch Fulgrim.
  • 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 fifth 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.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the fifth 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.
  • 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.
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    Prince Clear Voice, the Speaker of Truth 

Divine Classification: Ascendant

Portfolio: Truth

Prince Clear Voice is the sixth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.


  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Embodies Truth, a divine domain he shares with one of his younger brothers, Written Word.
  • Brutal Honesty: Implied, as his epithet is "the Speaker of Truth". Fanged Paw's entry mentions that he can be blunt himself, just not to the extent of his younger brother.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Primarch Rogal Dorn.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Implied, as all of Golden Scepter's sons have individually become demi-Alicorns at some point, so this might apply to Clear Voice.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the sixth 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.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the sixth 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 Rogal Dorn is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's determination.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Speaker of Truth".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the sixth-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has five older brothers and thirteen younger brothers.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed; a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Clear Voice, 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.

    Prince Crimson Star, the Red Scholar 
See his page here.

    Prince Bright Eyes, the Angel of Hope 
Prince Bright Eyes is the ninth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Bash Brothers: During the "Storm King Crisis", he would work closely with one of his younger brothers, Written Word, in inspiring Faith and Hope in the mortal populace by protecting those caught in the crossfire, and motivating soldiers by giving them a reason to continue fighting. Written Word's entry notes that it's not the first time this happened, as they had teamed up in the past.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Primarch Sanguinius.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the ninth 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.
  • Heroic BSoD: At one point, he fell into a depression after he was cursed with vampirism by a Count Dracolt he once clashed with, and learned that vampirism could never be cured, only suppressed and controlled. Fortunately, his younger brother, Written Word, was there to help him recover emotionally.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the ninth 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 Sanguinius is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's idealism and hope for Ponykind.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Angel of Hope".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the ninth-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has eight older brothers and ten younger brothers.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is "Bright Eyes", and he's a Seer whose foresight is more powerful and (presumably) accurate than the foresight possessed by his older brother, Crimson Star.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There is another pony named "Bright Eyes", who lived in the Second Age.
  • Psychic Powers: Much like Primarch Sanguinius, he has precognitive abilities, but on a greater scale than those possessed by his older brother, Crimson Star.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed; a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Bright Eyes, 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.
  • Seers: Implied; it's mentioned that he has precognition like Crimson Star, but his ability is much more potent than his brother's.
  • 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.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In 40k canon, Sanguinius died trying to stop his own brother and the Arch-Traitor, Horus Lupercal, during the Horus Heresy. Here in the Codexverse, as Bright Eyes, he's alive because Golden Scepter being a good parent ensured that a similar catastrophe would never happen.

    Prince Emerald Lion, the Stalwart Knight 
Prince Emerald Lion is the tenth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Captain Ersatz: 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 
Prince Death Shroud is the twelfth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Assassin Outclassin': In one incident a Griffon Autorist tried assassinating Golden Scepter for opposing the Autorist movement by sending him a magical plague bomb. Fortunately, Death Shroud would stop and contain the plague bomb before it could kill his father, though its smell was so rotten that he unleashed a bunch of inflammatory curses in response.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Primarch Mortarion.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: In one incident, he unleashed a bunch of inflammatory curses after he stopped and contained the plague bomb a Griffon Autorist sent to assassinate Golden Scepter, but wasn't fast enough to avoid its rotten smell.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the twelfth 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.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the twelfth 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 Mortarion is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's resilience.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He believed that bullying Crimson Star for being an Insufferable Genius was justified. It's deconstructed in that even after Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident and fell into a severe depression after his Jerkass Realization, his brothers continued bullying and tormenting him. It got to a point where Crimson Star willingly turned himself into a scapegoat so everyone, including his own brothers, can retaliate against him as they saw fit, not caring if he'll possibly end up dying or not. His actions would earn the wrath of their father, Golden Scepter, and the cold shoulder of those of their brothers who were rightly disgusted and angry with them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He and his brothers, Red Blade and Fanged Paw, would team up to give a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Crimson Star to punish him for being an Insufferable Genius, even after the latter was blinded and suffered an emotional breakdown following his Jerkass Realization. They ended up attracting the wrath of Blazing Hoof, who would physically confront them in a brotherly fury, as well as Golden Scepter, who was furious with them that he psychically showed his sons the torment Crimson Star was going through following his accident.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Avatar of Resilience".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the twelfth-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has eleven older brothers and seven younger brothers.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: It's revealed in a Codexverse drabble that he and his brothers, Red Blade and Fanged Paw, teamed up to deliver one to Crimson Star to punish him for being an Insufferable Genius, even after Crimson Star was blinded. It's deconstructed in that Crimson Star fell into a severe depression following his loss of sight and his Jerkass Realization, and willingly turned himself into a scapegoat so everyone, including his own brothers, can retaliate against him as they saw fit, not caring if he'll possibly die or not. This made his brothers' retaliation against him at this point rather vicious, disproportionate and petty, something that would earn them the wrath of their father, and the cold shoulder of those of their brothers who didn't agree with them.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed; a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Death Shroud, 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.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He would be given the cold shoulder by those of his brothers who were rightly disgusted and angry with how he treated Crimson Star after he was blinded in a carriage accident.

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

    Prince Night Shade, the Unrelenting Judge 
Prince Night Shade is the fifteenth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Konrad Curze was a mentally-disturbed Primarch whose untreated psychological issues, out-of-control precognitive powers, and downright obsessive pursuit of justice and peace through terror turned him into a monster. Here, he's a benevolent demi-Alicorn Prince because of the positive influence of his father, Golden Scepter, which prevented his fall into villainy.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Primarch Konrad Curze.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the fifteenth 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.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the fifteenth 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 Konrad Curze is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's desire for justice and terrifying nature.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Unrelenting Judge".
  • Reincarnation: Discussed; a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Night Shade, 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.

    Prince Red Blade, the Master of Wrath 
Prince Red Blade is the sixteenth-born son of Emperor Golden Scepter, and a demi-Alicorn Prince of the Terran Empire.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Primarch Angron.
  • Divine Parentage: Is the sixteenth 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.
  • Heroic Lineage: He is the sixteenth 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 Angron is to go by, he supposedly embodies Golden Scepter's fury.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He believed that bullying Crimson Star for being an Insufferable Genius was justified. It's deconstructed in that even after Crimson Star was blinded in a carriage accident and fell into a severe depression because of his Jerkass Realization, his brothers continued bullying and tormenting him. It got to a point where Crimson Star willingly turned himself into a scapegoat so everyone, including his own brothers, can retaliate against him as they saw fit, not caring if he'll possibly end up dying or not. His actions would earn the wrath of their father, Golden Scepter, and the cold shoulder of those of their brothers who were rightly disgusted and angry with them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He and his brothers, Death Shroud and Fanged Paw, would team up to give a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Crimson Star to punish him for being an Insufferable Genius, even after the latter was blinded and suffered an emotional breakdown following his Jerkass Realization. They ended up attracting the wrath of Blazing Hoof, who would physically confront them in a brotherly fury, as well as Golden Scepter, who was furious with them that he psychically showed his sons the torment Crimson Star was going through following his accident.
  • The Magnificent: Known as "the Master of Wrath".
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Is the sixteenth-born son out of Golden Scepter and Blessed Skies' demi-divine children, and has fifteen older brothers and three younger brothers.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: It's revealed in a Codexverse drabble that he and his brothers, Red Blade and Fanged Paw, teamed up to deliver one to Crimson Star to punish him for being an Insufferable Genius, even after Crimson Star was blinded. It's deconstructed in that Crimson Star fell into such a severe depression following his loss of sight and his Jerkass Realization that he willingly turned himself into a scapegoat so everyone, including his own brothers, can retaliate against him as they saw fit, not caring if he'll possibly end up dying or not. This made his brothers' retaliation against him at this point rather disproportionate and petty, something that would earn them the wrath of their father, and the cold shoulder by those of their brothers who didn't agree with them.
  • Reincarnation: Discussed; a heated argument with Written Word later causes Golden Scepter to wonder if all of his sons, including Red Blade, 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.

Other Residents

    Mercy, the Holy Blade/Eater of Worlds 

Character: Heroic

Alignment: Neutral Good

Type: Talking Sword/Sentient Weapon

Faction: Terran Empire

"Mercy... such a strange and ironic name for a sword."
Prince Red Blade, the Master of Wrath noting the irony of Mercy’s name.

Mercy is a divine Poenan weapon of incredible power, formerly owned by Silver Bane, an ex-Poenan servant and champion known as "the Dark Hunter".
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Dhylec, a huge sword wielded by Donovan Baine. While Mercy heavily resembles Dhylec in appearance, she is vastly different than her character inspiration.
  • Shock and Awe: She developed the ability to call down lightning bolts after being used as a magical conduit for years.

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