"ooOoOOooOoooh i'm shivering with excitement now."
>head towards Starswirls' location
Celestia looks upon Radiant.
"At last I've found a worthy successor to the rest of my powers."
Parts of her are fading off into the wind, like dust being blown off a surface
"Already decades ago I found suitable bearers to take on the responsibility of the Elements of Harmony. However, it was still my burden to raise and set the sun. But now, thanks to you, Radiant, my millennium-long service can at long last end. Finally, I can know peace."
More and more of Celestia is slowly crumbling away.
"This day it is you, Radiant Isabella Goldentail Dawn, who succeeds me as the Avatar of the Sun, the ruler of Equestria and the one who watcher over and commands the day. As I was once chosen by the Virtuous Sun to serve as it's champion, today that duty is passed on to you."
Her entire tail is gone by now, as are large chunks of her legs and back
"Even if this is to be the last day for Equestria, I hope you make it as beautiful as you can. May you shine upon all as kindly as I did."
"What? No! Please no! I need you!"
I start to cry my eyes out.
"I have lived all my life to serve you! If you are gone, so is my purpose to live! I can't go on without you!"
Starswirls and the other Starswirls are in their own wing, along with an important looking female mage.
"My name is Otso. I am the last of the Lorebearers, an order of bears who guard the memories of the past. One such relic is the ability to speak to ponies.
These are my compatriots and bodyguards, Bear Force One.
We came to Canterlot to fulfill an ancient promise to Celestia, what of you?"
"You will no longer need to serve me, as you, from now on, will replace me. Your services and devotion to the sun for over two hundred years have at last been truly rewarded. I think it is only fitting that you are the one picked. I remember that over a thousand years ago I saw one remarkably similar among the masses when I first became Princess. Her attire paid a large part in how I came to represent myself. And now you get to take on that mantle."
She has almost crumbled to nothing by now.
"I don't care about the Sun, I care about YOU! For me it wasn't you who represented the Sun, it was the Sun that represented YOU! I don't want to replace you! I CAN'T replace you! No one can! I love you, Celestia!"
"Yeah, you're probably right. That lucky mare, bet she'll get to wear a wicked crown now."
"Oh, I was just dragged through time and space after killing a draconequus to save the future or something."
"I loved you too, Radiant"
She hugs you, and then crumbles to a pile of dust.
You alone are now the Sun.
You find Radiant and a pile of dust on the observation deck.
>"Go get the others while you're at it. Time is wasting."
"An incredible tale. I believe one called Swirling Stars spoke of such things."
"My apologies. Starswirls, not Swirling Stars. Perhaps you've heard of him?"
You can feel the sun itself grow dim and cold as you do so. It now reacts to your heart. Best keep that in mind.
"Yes, I'm gonna cave his skull in if he doesn't send me back to my own time after this."
I stand up and hug Dawn as hard as I can, and try to be strong.
Maybe the warmth of her love will help.
I try to speak between sobs
"Celestia… she died…"
Im sorry, I know how much you love her…
Maybe we should put her ashes in a bottle Or something? Better than the cold floor.
"Hah. I like you. You have the bear's spirit in you. Would you like to join us on our way back to the castle?"
"Could you… try and find… an Urn please?"
I stand up and look to the Sun.
I remember how Celestia smiled at me, and how that warmed my heart…
I try to give that warmness back to everypony in Equestria…
"Then hop on.
GRRH! RARGH RAAAR!"
Bear Force One storms out of the tavern and heads to the library.
Meanwhile, Zebro has already found his way to the main study.
Starswirls, Starswirls and the third mage are still waiting for the rest.
The sun grows warm once more. It is a beautiful day to die.
You notice the bears headed for the library and follow them there.
You remember Starswirls said she was about to go to sleep.
"I guess I should try and find her…But I'm not leaving until we put Her ashes in an Urn. Saddlebags won't do."
There is a nice little urn right there on the observation deck. It looks like Celestia knew this was coming.
I gently put her Ashes in the urn.
"Dawn, I think I need to talk to Princess Luna now… Please, don't tell this to the others yet. I'll have to do that myself."
I try to find Luna.
"I have to speak with Princess Luna about Pri- about something very important. Let me pass this instant."
"I DON'T NEED TO ANSWER TO A SIMPLE MINDED GUARD LIKE YOU RIGHT NOW! STAND ASIDE!"
She is not hard to find, the chamber is not big or lavish, just dark.
"So, she actually went through with it then I guess?"
"I… How stupid I am. Of course she would tell it to you…
I'm sorry, I never wanted any of this…"
"Rest assured, she did. She has been looking for release since before I returned from my exile. Her duties were great for one pony to bear for so long."
"I have no idea what to do now… In all my life I lived to follow her, and now she is just gone… I don't know the first thing about controlling the Sun… I'm confused and lost…?"
"Just follow your heart is all I can say to you. Now hurry to the library. Starswirls is getting restless, and I am tired and so is the DM"
You want it? It's yours my friend. I doubt Radiant minds. She owns the entire armoury now anyway.
"I've been fighting near you for quite some time, I've healed too many of your scars in battle. Watched as you ran headfirst into an ever increasing chasm of death. And I wondered why one would continue this despite taking all the pain it causes. Why take so much before death?"
>Cheapshot Radiant with a large collection of time-crystals
"Thanks for giving me your attention!"
"I swore an Oath to follow Celestia as long as I live. I served her, and protected Her realm, brought Her Light everywhere I went… and now… Even now, I still follow her. I now follow her hoofsteps."
I sight as a shiver runs through me.
"What are you doing?!"
Radiant is rendered helpless and the shattering time crystals slow down time in the immediate area.
The sun stops moving.
"What am I doing? Attacking you at your full strength. Neither of us will be any better than we are right now, so lets make the most of it!"
>Charge Radiant with my shield
"why? WHY!? WE'RE STUCK HERE WITH THE MELTING POT OF EVERY SECOND THAT COULD EVER EXIST! THE BIRTH, LIFE, AND DEATH OF EVERY THING AT OUR VERY GRASP! EVEN YOUR PRECIOUS 'PRINCESS' ISN'T IMMUNE. and the spoon-stirrer leading us through all of this no longer has ANY notion of what's about to come or any HUMANITY to let us die the way we choose!"
>wait for Radiant's moveRolled 2 = 2
You manage to get out of the way even when it seemed like you shouldn't have.
Perhaps being the sun has some perks to it.
"Don't you dare speak about Her now!"
"And I don't want to kill you! Don't make me! We can still save Equestria! We can still save Time and Life! Nothing is lost!"
Charge the Sun Pendant, so I can form a shield if he attacks me.
I don't counter attack yet.Rolled 6 = 6
>WILL AENOI AND RADIANT SETTLE THINGS BEFORE RADIANT CAUSES THE SUN TO CRASH INTO EQUESTRIA?
>WILL THE PARTY EVER GET TO THE LIBRARY?
>WILL DAWN EVER TRULY BE PRETTY AGAIN?
>WILL I EVER REMEMBER WHO THE PARTY MEMBERS ARE?
All this and more, friday.