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Reflections on the Nature of Time by Equestria-Prevails Reflections on the Nature of Time by Equestria-Prevails
Star Swirl the Bearded, born Astera Nocturna I, was a powerful Wizard and is widely considered to be one of the most influential conjurers of the pre-classical era. Conceived out of an illegitimate liaison between a low-ranking Princess and a commoner Guard, his Earth-pony status and bastardry in the strict class-dominated society of his time should have destined him to a life of soldiery and obscurity. Nevertheless, his mother defied the scorn and ridicule of her peers and so ensured him an education in the magical arts.

Star Swirl is credited with the invention of more than 200 spells and excelled in conjuration and chronomancy. Although vindicated by his rise to prominence and respected by many, he continued to be obsessed by his low-born status throughout his life, often using spells to change his appearance (he was especially fond of making himself look old and bearded) in order to adopt the wizardly image that many expected.

Star Swirl served within the Crystal Queen's inner circle during the centuries of her reign of the Empire and as an advisor for the successive councils that followed. Having grown close to the Princess sisters Celestia and Selena, he accompanied them to Equestria after the fall of the Empire. He devoted the last years of his known life to pursuing an elusive spell that he believed could transform him into an alicorn.

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Robe and necklace designs are from the cover of an upcoming comic issue by :iconandypriceart:, coat and mane colours adapted from the posters and banners seen in the latest ep
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MagicaITrevor Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dear Recipient: 
     We regret to inform you that you are hereby banned from this evening's Unbirthday party at the Unbirthday Manor in Whitetail Woods. As you are aware, our members are promised that no non-unbirthday persons shall be allowed on the premises, and, regretfully, we must uphold our promises and traditions. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
     However, we look forward to admitting you back on the premises for the morrow's party, so please, don't do anything drastic in your depression, such as, but not limited to the following: suicide, over-dosing, self-injury, or other such activities which would incapacitate yourself. We do, however, highly encourage you to surround yourself with the others who won't be joining us for the evening, so that you will not fall to despair. 
     Thank you, and good day.
Sincerely, 
     Magical Trevor, President of The Unbirthday Society 
:rarity: by Zoiby
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Apple-Tank Mar 19, 2014  Student Artist
That's...kind of a wimpy beard.
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:iconclarice:
You've created a very interesting backstory, and your art is absolutely wonderful!
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:iconmoppypuppy:
Celebrate the new IDW comic featuring Starswirl! 
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bcollins39302 Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice! Twilight looks so much like him
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:iconavengerxd1:
I made this with this image along with some others. I truly believe he should be the voice of this character. Tell me what you think.



Star Swirl The Bearded Voiced by Corey Burton
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Here-for-the-ponies Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love how you manage to say so much with such few words. It makes reading about the pieces as enjoyable as looking at them.
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EUNE7 Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The knowledge of the accents
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:iconanime527:
I just realized you forgot the horn
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