|Age of Equestria: The Return of Tambelon|
|Type/genre||Adventure / Drama / Comedy / Romance / Alternate Universe|
|Featuring||Midnight Shade, Blaze, Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle|
|Based on||My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic|
Age of Equestria: The Return of Tambelon is a MLP fan fiction created by fan artist, MelSpyRose111. It is a grand adventure story about a unicorn stallion named, Midnight Shade and his dragon friend, Blaze, who go on a quest to save Equestria from the evil Grogar. The creator is currently working on it and is planning to make it into an audio drama. It will be released next year in 2018.
When a great evil plans to dominate the world of Equestria, a hero will be chosen to save ponykind and his friends will be there for him to stop the evil one.
Original synopsis by MelSpyRose111
As the story begins, we get a backstory that explains how many years ago, Equestria was threatened because the evil demonic ram, Grogar, wanted to destroy all ponies and to dominate the world. Starswirl the Bearded tried to fight Grogar and his undead army, but his magic was no match for him. Unable to stop Grogar, Starswirl fled to the Everfree Forest where eventually, Celestia and Luna's parents, King Cosmos and Queen Galaxia where there to support the unicorn wizard by giving him the Elements of Harmony. Starswirl used the Elements of Harmony to defeat Grogar by imprisoning him inside a magic mirror before banishing him to the City of Tambelon and then after he was victorious, Starswirl the Bearded served Princess Celestia and Luna until he vanished and was never seen again. A prophecy was then foretold that if Grogar would ever return from being imprisoned, then he can only be defeated when the power of friendship rings the Bell of Freedom.
Centuries later, a traveling donkey named, Bray, discovers the lost city of Tambelon before he goes inside the fortress to investigate. At the top of the tower, he finds an old office filled with dark magic spell books and starts to read them before hearing a demonic voice. Bray feels the presence of an evil creature before he meets Grogar for the first time. He tells the frightened donkey that he had been trapped inside the magic mirror for thousands of years before he convinces Bray to set him free so that he will join him as his new henchman. Bray agrees before he uses a dark magic spell book to set Grogar free from imprisonment.
We then cut to Town Snowdrop, where we're introduced to the main characters, Midnight Shade and Blaze. Midnight is a gifted unicorn who dreams of one day becoming a hero while Blaze is a young female dragon who became Midnight's adopted sister after she was saved from the bitter cold outside. The two went to go buy some more gemstones at the Diamond Store, but after Blaze caused a lot of trouble due to her hunger and craving for gems, they get kicked out of the store before Midnight and Blaze decide to go visit their father, Steel Mustang, a unicorn who works as a blacksmith. He gives them a bucket of gems before Midnight starts to daydream about the adventures of Twilight Sparkle and her friends.
Meanwhile, at the Celestial Kingdom, King Cosmos and Queen Galaxia have found out that Grogar has been set free from his bondage and they hire one of their angels, Angelus, to go down to the mortal world so that he can send somepony to Canterlot and warn Princess Celestia and Luna about the Necromancer's plan for revenge. One night, Angelus meets Midnight Shade in his dreams and he tells him to go to Canterlot and warn Princess Celestia about Grogar's return before the unicorn wakes up from his dream. Midnight Shade explains to his parents what had happened in his dream, but Blaze doubted that he really did see in angel in his dreams. Steel Mustang and Frost Flight believed that it was a sign from the Celestial Kingdom before Midnight Shade asks if he and Blaze can go to the train station in order to make their way to Canterlot. The parents didn't wanna lose their son, but Midnight promises that he and Blaze will be safe on their journey and even says that he'll make them proud. The next day, Midnight Shade says goodbye to his parents before he and Blaze take their saddlebags and leave Town Snowdrop. As they travel to the train station, Midnight Shade and Blaze faced a blizzard until they found shelter inside a cave, but it turns out that a giant polar bear was sleeping in that cave. When Midnight Shade and Blaze accidentally woke the giant polar bear up, they ran for their lives through the blizzard before they managed to escape from the predator when Angelus came to the rescue and brought them safely to the train station. Our heroes take the train and they fall asleep during transportation until they arrived at Ponyville the next day.
Midnight Shade and Blaze have noticed that Angelus has disappeared before they decided to explore around Ponyville where they meet Princess Twilight Sparkle at a park with Spike. Midnight and Blaze introduce themselves before Twilight and Spike invite them to the Castle of Friendship where she introduces our main characters to her friends, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and her student, Starlight Glimmer. Twilight Sparkle and her friends get to know the newcomers before Midnight Shade remembers why he left Town Snowdrop to begin with. He asks Twilight Sparkle if she knows anything about an evil ram named, Grogar, and Twilight says that he's only a myth from an old legend. However, Twilight and her friends get more proof that Grogar really does exist when Angelus makes an appearance. Angelus tells our main heroes that he's been sent by the Alicorn King and Queen to warn Princess Celestia about the return of Grogar and then he tells them to go to Canterlot before Angelus uses his angelic powers to disappear. Midnight Shade explains to Twilight and her friends that he and Blaze are on a mission before Twilight decides to go look for a history book about Grogar. Suddenly, the Crystal Mirror magically opens up a portal before Sunset Shimmer makes an appearance. Twilight Sparkle was unable to find a history book about Grogar before she reunites with Sunset Shimmer, who came back from the human world so that she can go to Canterlot to make amends with Princess Celestia for her past sins.