The Strange Music of OctaviaWhen I enrolled in the Canterlot Academy, I knew I was going to learn all sorts of strange things. I had talent, oh yes, but not nearly enough for Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. So, it was the standard Canterlot academy for me.
But as well as learning in detail how to conjure and banish, manipulate and illuminate, I learned outside of the school, one single, indisputable fact:
Equestria is a weird, weird, weird, weird place. I've seen monsters of the darkest myths, alive and walking about. I've seen feats of Unicorn magic beyond anypony's wildest dreams. I've seen whole city streets just up and vanish within a night.
What, may you ask, do I mean by that? Well, it's the truth. No matter how many times I've tried, no matter how many maps I've pored over, paying attention the tiniest details imaginable, I have never again been able to find the Rue d'Lune.
Not just the modern maps of Canterlot that are updated annually, but I've even examined antique and ancient maps of the royal c
Statement of Twilight SparkleThe statement of Twilight Sparkle- By Michael "Fimoman" "Redback" Welsh
"I told you: I don't know what happened to Rainbow Dash!"
The relative peace of Ponyville's library was broken by the raised voice of Twilight Sparkle. The young unicorn sat at a table, together with Applejack and Fluttershy. Both ponies wore an expression of concern, as they gazed at their unicorn friend.
Twilight was far from her usual go-getting attitude. She had been remarkably quiet the last few days, not leaving her library, not letting anyone in to see her. Her usual good looks had suffered for it too. Her usually straight mane hung knotted and lank from her head and neck, and her eyes wore the telltale signs of one who had not slept for many a night.
She rested her chin on the surface of the table in front of her, as Applejack reached out a hoof to pet her gently on the head.
"It's alright, sugarcube. Ah understand You've had a rough time, huh?"
Twilight nodded slightly. The last few days had b