Finest Hour - Card Number 75: Defy Darkness
From small cracks in the swamp around them, something was bursting forth from below, wreathed in dark flames from the magic worked by their possessed friend. Seeing what they exactly were was impossible from the darkness, and the more there were the denser the dark around them seemed. The light that Starswirls spell shed upon the swamp grew dimmer with an alarming haste.
“I don’t know, Twilight, but it takes really dark magic to make darkness this impenetrable.”
Taking out her hammer, Applejack prepared for the worst: Whatever was rising from the swamp before them. But she still had time to talk. With a hammer between her teeth.
“Who could have known that? Fancy thinking aside, we have bigger problems right now!”
As Starswirls spell failed completely, the darkness engulfed them, preventeing them from seeing anything. Then Rarity said what they were all thinking.
“What are those things? And am I the only one hearing them coming closer?”
As Starswirl tried to reignite the light he had created, barely managing to make enough light for it to illuminate the group, a cry was heard from the swamp. Then another one, and then many more, a choir of rasping scream of something that should never had been. They immediately clumped together even further.
“This is bad… how has she become this powerful? My spell is useless!”
The Twilights responded in unison, surprised over the old unicorn’s words.
“What? YOU, among all of us here…?”
“I… I am not perfect. Where she has had the last thousand years to improve and learn, I haven’t. I didn’t even get a proper breakfast this morning.”
“Well, then its time for the younger ones to take over. I, well, we think we have the general idea of your “Personal Sun” spell, that is, we have read about it, but seeing it in action helped a lot. Ready, twin?”
“We might only understand the half of the spell, but with two of us, that should make a complete spell!”
“And if the last years in Ponyville have taught us anything, it is to remain hopeful, no matter the circumstances. Once we have light, we can find a way out of this!”
“EEK! Something cold and wet just touched me… can you hurry up the speech, Twilight?”
The two unicorns unleashed a burst of magic, shaping it into the form of a glowing orb above them, acting as a makeshift sun. As the soft, golden light repelled the magical darkness, they finally had a chance to look at their adversaries. Rarity immediately smacked the one that had touched her, sending it crawling away, hissing at her.
“Is THAT what they look like?… I preferred the darkness!”
“Not now, Rarity, have you seen how many there are?”
“If by “how many”, Applejack, you mean too many, then yes.”Next piece of the story
Finest Hour is the second part of a 3 part MTG expansion set, intended to tell an overall storyline through ponified Magic the Gathering cards, exploring the plane of Equestria and its struggle against a darker force invading it.
A prologue set named Unseen Invasion begins here
Read it if you want the back-story of the main set. Or just want to see more cards. Each piece will have a link to the next part.
This set, named Finest Hour begins with a quick recap of the prologue here
If you want to read the story of this set, simply hit the above recap link, and follow the “Next piece of the story” links.
Original artwork done by Adailey, find it Here