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Imperium by Equestria-Prevails Imperium by Equestria-Prevails
tl;dr Megan is a goddamn WIZARD

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There are few alive today who are privy to the mysteries of the Crystal Empire, its histories and secrets relegated to dusty tomes and elusive archives. Stories of the Empire's founding muddle with myths and legends, and no single figure is more mysterious than the first and only Crystal Queen.

While there are no definitive consensus on her origins, most agree that the Crystal Queen was a very powerful wizard who went by the name of Meaghan the Bright before ascending to the throne. She ruled as Queen for nearly 500 years from circa 800 y.b.b. to circa 320 y.b.b., and at the height of its power the Crystal Empire stretched across every continent of the world, its Imperial Capital a shining beacon of power. She entrusted the governing of the Empire's colonies to her loyal Justiciars: female officers of her inner council and close friends with whom she shared her vast knowledge of magic.

The Crystal Queen disappeared from records as mysteriously as she had appeared. In circa 320 y.b.b. Meaghan vanished suddenly, leaving the Empire without a Queen. Her Justiciars shared the duties of ruling the Empire amongst themselves, and took up the title of Princesses.

The next 310 years (circa 320 y.b.b. - 10 y.b.b.) saw the Empire's colonies flourish into powerful dominions in their own right. Their prosperity was sadly in stark contrast to that of the Imperial Capital, which had become increasingly weak amidst internal power struggles and decay, finding itself unable to exert any meaningful influence on its colonies.

From circa 10 y.b.b., the weak and fractured Capital was rocked by turbulent uprisings and invasions, culminating in the unicorn Sombra enslaving its populace and prompting a siege on the Capital by the combined colonial armies in retaliation. Sensing defeat, he cast a curse on the city, snuffing out its once proud light. With that, the age of the Crystal Empire finally came to an end.
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:iconnightgazer-starlight:
Gives me an idea for a fic.

*In one universe Firefly went to get help and they got a 12 year old ranch girl named Megan. In the universe next door, my fic idea, they got a 157 year old vampire sorceress named Megan. Things are going to be different in this universe.*

Mind if I use your pic on the story when I get it put up at fimfiction.net?
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Indigo-Steel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I LOVE how the art is accompanied by a background story! It's like reading a book in the Elder Scrolls, or a story from the Silmarillion! Excellent in both art and writing!
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Princess-Flama Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Writer
muy interesante
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Katiethelegendary Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just too epic to comprehend BOOM *head implodes*
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Katiethelegendary Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OhmYGOD THIS IS AMAZING
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting.
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AdamTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Could someone clarify what Y.B.B.?
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:iconrocketai:
Rocketai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Years Before Banishment, I presume. That is, banishment of Luna.
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DragonGod10 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Megan might work better as a Equestria Girl.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Very interesting idea for who the Crystal Queen was. In many legends, there are often characters or events that simply cannot be explained by anything else in the canon. Just look at Tom Bombadil, for starters.
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MrAnonymous1982 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Ah Megan how I miss you! Long live  the original Human in Equestria. :-)
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TheTimeTraveler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
This is an interesting concept. :)

Very interesting. A :+fave:

And if I were you I look up this fanfic on Fanfiction.net or Fimfiction.net called "The elements of harmony and savior of worlds" You may find it interesting.
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Do you mind me using this for project of mine?
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Pimsleur Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
In Persian the meaning of the name Megan is: Child of light.
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:iconadamthehedgehog:
AdamTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
So is Megan the Scarlet Empress of MLP?
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:iconwatchermatt:
watchermatt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The world just became so much more matriarchal
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Aishavin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Love this! Sorry for asking but what does YBB stand for "years before ..."? Bronys? Bread? Balcony's? I seem to have missed the reference.
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meaghan? The same Meaghan from the first generation of MLP?
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cuteface10 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Eeyup.
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
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cuteface10 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Yes-indeed-ily. And in case you're wondering, I am capable of speaking apart from My Little Pony quotes ;-)
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconcuteface10:
cuteface10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Well I might have been giving off that vibe, and I wanted to clarify.
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:icontori-the-eevee1234:
Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry about it ^^
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cuteface10 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Okay. Yay.
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
The concept and the illustration are amazing!
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needthistool Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
If you only read the TL;DR provided you should be ashamed of yourself, btw.
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E-squeezey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lyra rejoice theres a human
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Yeah... From like 8,000 years in the past, though.
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needthistool Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You are such an excellent world-builder, EP.

...

Headcanon accepted.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Her leaving reminds me of the old Narnia books where the children reigned as kings and queens of Narnia for many many years until they went home and were children again.

Side note: I always thought of Sombra as more of a Kirin. (In a broad sense, that it is a unicorn).
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
THIS would totally work on the show. I wonder if Meaghan will ever resurface on MLP:FiM?
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I sort of hope so. I think her character could work here, too.
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AnnLies Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Zee Headcanon hath been doubled!

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Void-Wolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
"And 1000 years later, the Crystal Empire along with Sombra returned. thanks to Spike the Dragon along with the Elements of Harmony, Princess Cadance and her husband, Prince Shining Armor, were able to vanuish Sombra for good with thhe Crystal Heart and restore the Empire."

This was interesting. Though I wonder why the Crystal Heart wasn't mentioned
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ValorlordV5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Writer
You genius. That she be show-cannon.
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Jonas-Lion Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Artist
Who?
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watcher25 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
oh dayum... that's one hell of a striking back story there, dude, wow...
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Evowizard25 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So, in a nutshell, Megan was a daughter of the God Emperor. That would explain a lot. (And her disappearance. She had to help her father take down Horus. That must have been one heck of a family reunion.)
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krazykidfannumber1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
must have been
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
It'd be interesting if MLP:FiM brought Megan back in some form. Who knows - since the ponies will be visiting the human world, maybe the reverse will happen someday...

Needless to say, great artwork!
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krazykidfannumber1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
the ponies going to EARTH!?!?!?!?!?
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:iconannlies:
AnnLies Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Where have you been that you haven't heard of Equestria Girls?

ANn lies.
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clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
so awesome
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orionpaxg1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Meh
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pip-pip-rah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
needs more smooze mirite
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:iconluxjii:
Luxjii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMC.....
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
YES!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome scenery
I miss Megan
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Cool story.
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