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Fire and Ice by AtomicWarpin Fire and Ice by AtomicWarpin
Finally it is done, possibly my greatest picture to date. I always said I would continue my work on pre-Equestra history and here it is!. All painted with the standard soft round brush. The armor was the highlight of the picture for me, it both represents the nations culture that they were forged in and the personalities of the wearers themselves.

The story goes that a few thousand years before the modern Equestria was discovered by the traveling ponies. there were two races of pony, one of fire and one of ice. For many years these two powerful and advanced races fought a war against each other. The ice ponies possessed ancient magic and control over the formation of ice and the fire ponies, with no natural magic were masters of technology and forging. The war lasted hundreds of years in that time the young prince Night shadow rose to power after the death of his father he was young, idealistic and had dreams of ending the war in his reign and to see peace across the land. Meanwhile back in the land of fire, after the assassination of the emperor by one of his own advisers it was time for the princess Ember to take the throne the land of fire was known for its ruthless military and weapons of war. Backstabbing and political power struggles were widespread, each ambitious young pony looking to replace the one above.

Although young the princess had an eye for tactics she still represented her people over herself, she was possibly the closest the land of fire would come to a leader wishing peace. Eventually through the battles the two met, at first in battle but before long they would become curious about the other. It was then the first time in a few hundred years that the offer of talks were given. As they talked now and again the two grew close.

Unfortunately for the two as feelings began to grow between them and mutual respect paved way for romance, the fire advisers had other plans. with the latest peace talks the word on everyone's mind. The military adviser used the opportunity to instead capture the new king and imprison him on the wall for all his troops to see. Suspecting he was betrayed by the only pony he trusted when she came to him to explain what happened he yelled at her and told her "I will never love you, you are a monster!"
This shattered the young princesses heart as he told her he never wanted to look upon her again. She ran to the palace and remained there for three days shut away from the world. As the war escalated around her.


Thats all for now, wouldn't want to ruin the rest of the story. :]

comments and questions most welcomed and if you like my work feel free to subscribe to my page you awesome ponies :D
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BUllyKiller113 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I particularly like Fire's design. And I'm looking foward to how your story pans out.
bubdub762 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
random thought, i hate cold... i mean think about it... heat, gives us light, gives us warmth, gives us life. yes it can kill us but if treated with respect it is our closest ally. but cold... i live in maine, usa. and here the winter still drags on as i type this and i hate it, its like the cold is alive it slinks in to my home on its belly, hungre for the only thing it lacks... heat, warmth, life. it gives us nothing, it only takes, greedily and can do only one thing, the cold kills. verbal examples "a warm, welcoming home" "a cold blooded killer" THANKS FOR LISTENING!!!
icewindow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is some serious awesomeness you got there!
Nice work :D
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this. Good contrast between the "elements" which are conveniently warm and cool. And your strokes are more confident, no longer looks like a huge clusterfuck ^^ Huge improvement.

Lighting still needs work. Unfortunately the only advice I can give you is to practice D:
AtomicWarpin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey ^_^ thanks for checking back, didn't expect you to lol and thanks im glad you like it :) and yes the lighting could be better, but im working on it lol
lordkalem Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very epic.
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Duel of the Fates...
FigusTheBold Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
great work love the way you did it
AtomicWarpin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :]
MateriaAlchemist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Hope the rest of the story and another picture will be posted soon!
AtomicWarpin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, stay tuned there's more to come :]
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