Luna slept close to her father with Blizzard sleeping next
to her uncles trying to keep warm. When morning came, Luna was
surprised to see it had snowed over night. The ground had patches
of snow but it wasn't deep, she could still see the dirt and
Luna packed her blanket in her bag and hung it around her neck.
Stardust handed out the breakfast, cold sandwiches, fruit and
carrots. They all quickly ate not wanting to stay for to long
in the cold. The wind was colder than it was a few days ago.
The ground was to cold to sit on.
Luna stood up and began walking with Blizzard, Stardust and her
Morning flew by quickly as Luna continued to hug her body
against Stardust. She hid her face from the wind and tried not
to step on the snow.
Blizzard wore his hood over his head with his bag around his
neck trying to keep warm. Starfire hung his wings low using them
as shields, Skyview walked behind Stardust using him as a shield
from the wind.
The sky was covered with dark blue and gray clouds, it was hard
to tell what time of day it was. They hadn't seen the sun in
a few weeks.
After hours of walking Stardust saw a castle. It was small
but it still looked like a castle.
"There's a castle. A town has to be near by," Stardust
"That's got to be the last kingdoms on the map," Skyview
"Lets hurry and get to that town," Stardust exclaimed.
They walked faster as they thought about the town and forgetting
about the cold wind. They walked through what looked like a forest
but there was so little trees.
"Stardust, where should we hide and wait?" Starfire
asked, "Everything is open spaces."
"I think it'll be alright for you three to come to town.
As long as you two keep your cloaks on and Skyview leaves his
hood on, it should be alright," Stardust answered.
"Are you sure?" Skyview asked, "It won't take
much to take my hood off and see my horn."
"Then I'd suggested you do what ever it takes to keep your
hood on," Stardust answered, "Luna change, we're almost
Luna's horn began to glow. Blizzard watched with fascination
as her long white hair turned purple and her wings and horn disappeared.
They eventually reached a small town with several houses around
the castle. There were very few ponies in town walking the streets,
most of them were inside to keep warm. The buildings were all
make of stone.
Stardust looked around as ponies stared curiously at them. Then
two ponies rushed past them.
"Sorry, excuse me," a yellow pony exclaimed.
The two ponies were carrying a dull pink pony who's legs looked
Blizzard recognized the burns and knew it could only be Teriney
but the two ponies were in such a hurry Blizzard didn't even
get a chance to ask about it.
"Did you see his leg?" Starfire asked.
"Believe me, I didn't miss it," Stardust replied.
"Dad," Luna muttered, shivering from the cold wind
that was blowing harder.
"We can find out about that pony later. First I think it's
best to find something warm for all of us," Stardust said.
They followed Stardust to a few stores away. They hurried inside
and immediate felt the warmth rushing to their coats. Blizzard
noticed a stove nearby which is were the heat seems to be coming
from. A male pink pony and a female orange pony stood by the
stove keeping warm when they notice strangers entering their
"Welcome," the pink pony said, "You all must be
travelers. We don't get to many up this far north."
The dark orange pony approached them, "oh my. You all look
cold. Please warm yourselves by the stove."
"Thank you," Stardust replied.
Stardust, his brothers, Luna and Blizzard gathered around the
stove warming up. Luna's cold body was quickly warming up.
"I was wondering, do you guys have anything warmer for us
to wear?" Stardust asked.
"Oh certainly. One doesn't live up north without having
something warm to wear," the pink pony answered, "I'll
get it." He left the stove and went behind the counter.
A few minutes later he brought out five thick furry cloaks, "This
is what you'll need in this weather."
"Thank you," Stardust replied, "We'll be camping
out too. Do you have anything that can shelter us too?"
"Yes we sure do," the pink pony replied. He turned
and walked to a wall. He took a large yellow cloth that was folded,
"This is like a tent. You cover yourselves from the wind
with it. It's very large and should fit all of you in it."
"What do you mean, in it?" Starfire asked.
"It's got a zipper. You climb inside and should be fine
from the wind and snow when your sleeping," The pink pony
"Got any food?" Stardust asked.
"Yes, plenty. How much do you want?" The orange pony
"Just enough to fill my yellow bag," Stardust answered.
The dark orange pony gathered the food and sat them on the counter.
"That will do. Thanks," Stardust replied. He quickly
paid for the stuff. Then they all put on the furry cloaks over
their own cloaks. Stardust put the food and yellow cloth in his
Then they turned and left the shop. They continued walking
out of town as the wind blew even harder.
"Hay," A pony yelled from a building.
Stardust looked and saw the pony motioning him to come. Stardust,
his brothers, Luna and Blizzard walked across the street and
entered the building. Inside were soft seats along the wall with
a few ponies inside, including the two ponies they saw earlier.
"Are you guys crazy?" a red pony asked, "The wind
is picking up. You won't be able to stand outside for long."
"I'm sorry, we didn't know," Stardust replied.
A light blue pony approached them, "Please, wait inside
with us till the wind pass. The wind can get very cold this time
of year. It blows and freezes everything in the afternoon. Do
you mind of I ask where you're all heading to?"
"North," Stardust answered.
"Oh...the north. There's nothing out there but snow. Not
many ever comes back," the light blue pony replied.
"Why? what happens to them?" Stardust asked.
"They freeze or gets lost and starves to death or they simply
disappear," the red pony answered.
"Disappear?" Starfire asked curiously.
"Yes, It doesn't happen often but I hear some ponies have
disappeared out in the snow. They leave here and are never seen
again. Some like the one that was just brought in here are lucky
to return," the red pony explained.
"The one with the burns?" Blizzard asked.
"Yes, he claimed to have ran into a red pony that could
breath fire and had strange eyes. It all sounded like a made
up story which he loves to tell everyone from his travels in
the north," The light blue pony answered.
Just then a yellow pony approached them, the same one that almost
ran over them, "We found him not to far from town. If you
ask me he was burned from his camp fire. He can be a clumsy pony."
Just then a dull pink pony hopped in the room on crushes moaning
in pain till he sat down on the soft seats.
"It's true!" the dull pink pony exclaimed.
"Oh come off it. That's the most ridiculous story you made
up yet," the red pony cried.
"I didn't make it up. He breathed fire and burned my leg.
His eyes weren't normal either!" the dull pink pony exclaimed.
"Did he have a golden necklace around his neck?" Blizzard
The dull pink pony gasped, "You've seen him too?"
"Yes, I most certainly have. He is indeed real and can breath
fire. His name is Teriney," Blizzard answered.
"We are after Teriney. He is a very dangerous...pony. He's
taken something very important and we're here to get it back,"
Skyview turned from the door and looked at Stardust, "I
think the wind is gone."
Stardust opened the door and saw the wind had indeed stopped
"How did you know?" the light blue pony asked.
"I can hear the wind dying down," Skyview explained.
"Umm...get what back?" the red pony curiously asked.
Stardust didn't answered he just left the building and walked
out of town with his brothers, Luna and Blizzard.
"He's here," Blizzard muttered, "He's in the north
"We will find him eventually," Stardust replied.