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Fanfic / Equestria Divided

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Equestria Divided is an Alternate Universe Fic of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Fifteen years ago Celestia and Luna vanished without a trace causing a civil war to engulf Equestria. Today five great houses (and one cult), led by characters you may know are fighting to conquer the kingdom. So, Basically My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic meets Game of Thrones or A Game of Ponies if you will. Can be found here and a gallery here


This fanfic provides examples of:

  • The Juggernaut: House Earthborn has the Equestrian and Buffalo Juggernaut units, both are equipped with thick, spiky Space Marine-like armor and use it to trample and gore opponents.
  • The Magocracy: House Moon and Star is ruled by unicorns, who look down on non-unicorn for their lack of magic. Their home base of Canterlot has a permanent magical shield surrounding it that only unicorns can pass through.
  • Mega-Corp: House Whitegold is kind of like the East India Trading Company or the Iron Bank of Braavos.
  • Our Gryphons Are Different: in addition to regular gryphons House Stormwing uses Keythongs
  • Prehensile Tail: Applebloom replaced her tail with a robotic claw arm.
  • Private Military Contractor: most of House Whitegold's army is actually made of mercenaries for hire.
  • Punny Name: Nhorse Warriors and Harl-equines.
  • Red Right Hand: Each of the faction leaders has one that shows how they have fallen from their canon grace as heroes.
  • Role-Playing Game Verse: in many respects, such as each faction having a distinct combat style and units that also have highly differentiated combat roles and special effects, the AU resembles a computer or tabletop strategy game.
  • Slave Mooks: Some units of various factions count in one for or another. That said, House Moon and Star explicitly uses them.
    • The Everfree Wraiths are supposed to be completely loyal to Fluttershy, but some like Screwloose and Big Mac were botched.
  • Start of Darkness: Princess Celestia's and Luna's sudden disappearance caused this for Twilight, and her actions trying to either find them or replace them caused the Mane Six to succumb to this.
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy: Rarity convinces Twilight to stop looking for Celestia and Luna with this logic — if they come back, the Great Houses and all they created will be destroyed, and the Mane Six will probably end up in prison.
  • The Theocracy: House Moon and Star dictates its rule with worship of Princesses Celestia and Luna.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Snips and Snails still work for Trixie.