Six years ago, an unimaginable horror known as Tirek came to Equestria. His power was nigh impossible, requiring the Elements, the Lovers and the Alicorns all to pour their very souls into holding him. In their absence, Prince Blueblood took the crown. But, Blueblood's reign is simply a mask for the Guard's dictatorship, while rebels cling to the idea of a free republic and strange cults tout the value of freedom from any governance. With all this, why would anypony spare a thought for the comet that filled the night sky for weeks before falling?
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Sand Storm, the "Shadow Lightning" Teenager Male Pegasus Rebel Stealth Assassin
His Cutie Mark symbolizes his talent of moving fast and silently, his abilities in sneaking.
Being sneaky, anyone who understands him and/or joins him in his battles.
Traditionalists (Making exception to those he likes for one reason or another), the current bearer of the crown.
Avenging the death of his biological parents and freeing Equestria
Failing to fulfil his dreams.
Possesses a black cloth stealth suit that covers his entire body except head and tail (Only used when he is sneaking, knowledge in applying body painting and has a single dagger that is something he held to since the beginning of his training in the art of assassination.
Second son of two rebels, Sand Storm was immediately put into training to become an assassin like his mother, where his talent was quickly recognized and grew fast with him. Unfortunately, Fate was against him, and soon his jealous elder brother, Sky Breaker, has betrayed the family by reporting them to the Guards. He and his youg sister, Blue Leaf, left home before the guards arrived and arrested their parents, both of which were tortured and sentenced to death.
Leading Blue Leaf to a Rebel Camp was tough, and almost cost his life due to the malnutrition he has been in, for he decided that his sister was more important than him in living, which led him to leave all the supplies for her. Crossing lands without drawing attention, specially because the betrayal of his brother resulted in information leak to the guards and putting a price on Blue Leaf and him.
Once at the camp, he informed his situation to the local rebel leader and silently swore revenge against Sky Breaker, who at the moment was enjoying the riches he had been rewarded with for giving away information on several Rebels all across the land. The months that would follow, he spent training with several other assassings within said camp, where he eventually earned the title of Shadow Lightning, and his sister earned her cutie mark in making medicines, a talent that was welcome within the camp for many had risked their life in battle at that moment.
The son of the Cloud Saber and Arrow Hearts has left the Rebel Camp upon gaining enough confidence and training to carry on with his revenge, entrusting them to care of Blue Leaf as he would march alone to his destiny. Words reached him that Sky Breaker has been promoted several times within the castle, becoming their favorite spy when the subject was Rebels within lands in their reach, and that they deemed him and Blue Leaf as "dead" after those many months had passed.
What fate awaits him in his lone mission to avenge the death of his parents? Who will cross his path? That's something that is yet to happen...
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Former Guard, Rebel, Deceased. A saber-wielding pegasus that abandoned the guard claiming to "pursue a wanted criminal", but it was just an excuse to go after Arrow Hearts, a skilled crossbow sniper unicorn that worked for herself alone. The two had three children in this exact order: Sky Breaker, Sand Storm and Blue Leaf.
During Sky Breaker's betrayal, he and his loved one told Sand Storm to take Blue Leaf to a Rebel Camp, while they would hold off the guards to buy them time to escape. Unfortunately, theit fight was impossible and they were eventually captured, tortured and killed, but he never told a thing about said Rebel Camp while being tortured, instead only swearing Sky Breaker will face his death soon.
The Pegasus Cloud Saber had a white coat, but black mane and tail and sky blue eyes, one of which was blinded in his days as a guard, an icicle blade for cutie mark, and his saber was named Cold Death, for the blade was so cold it could freeze a small area around the point it pierces or cut. Said blade, however, has been treasured now by Sky Breaker as a trophy.
Sniper Assassin, Rebel, Deceased. A crossbow-wielding unicorn whose life was only focused on earning for the kills. She had no alliance as a mercenary and was frequently "hunted" by Cloud Saber, who secretely loved her. When he finally abandoned the guard and pursued her, Arrow Hearts thought this was a good chance to dispose of the guard and steal his weapon, the Cold Death. However their battle was cut short, for she noticed he was not even trying to attack her, and thus she learned of his true feelings for her. She would later be mother for the very first time. Her children named Sky Breaker, Sand Storm and Blue Leaf.
She was the one to promptly put their children into assassination training, where she learned that only one their children had any potential to follow her steps. This sparked jealousy from the elder brother, who later came to betray his own blood and sell his family to the guards. Arrow Hearts fought bravely, but it was all lost when Sky Breaker came by. In a moment of weakeness, she argued with him, but he broke her crossbow when hitting her head with it.
In the dungeons, during torture sessions, her horn was broken off and Sky Breaker swore to her, secretely, that he would not want her dead and that he would forge her escape in the day after. However, before Arrow Hearts would be allowed to escape, the guards felt like torturing her a little more before the break of dawn, and accidentally killed her. Her horn was made into a pendant for Sky Breaker.
Arrow Hearts, as her name implies, had a cutie mark of four hearts pierced together by a single arrow, and ironically she gained it from scoring 4 kills at the exact same shot. her coat was golden and her mane was white, eyes being pale yellow. Her weapon of choice, the crossbow Beehive was nothing unusual, but was the first weapon she made and treasured it, planning to pass it on to Sky Breaker... But that never happened.
Spy Captain, Guard, Alive. This unicorn is the traitorous brother of Sand Storm and Blue Leaf, son to both Cloud Saber and Arrow Hearts. He always wanted to be like his mother, an expert in the art of assassination, but always had poor accuracy and was no way stealthy enough. This made his father reject this possibility for him and instead train him for direct combat. However, he later saw his younger brother being trained for assassination and this made him very jealous, which later led him to secretely selling his parents and sibling to the guards, also providing information on several rebel camps.
His brief battle with his own parents, assisted by the guards, was rather cut short because his presence weakened Arrow Hearts and Cloud Saber, the former failing to persuade him. Once at the castle, he personally led the torture sessions for them, wanting more information from his father and whispering promise of escape to his mother after the former had died in the process. However, in the morning he would fulfil his promise to his mother, Sky Breaker found it was too late: Guards had tortured her to death overnight, without his permission. Consumed with rage, he wanted those involved in her death to be put behind the bars, and put an end to their lives when everybody was asleep. As for his mother, he gave her a proper burial on his own, and had a pendant made out of her horn.
Even now, Sky Breaker continues to serve the Royal Family as a spy captain, but has lost all his heart after the incident involving Arrow Hearts, and hardly taking his father's threat seriously. He doubted his own brother, Sand Storm, would be strong enough to fight him and win, so... He will just wait for it.
This spy captain, Sky Breaker, is actually very slender and persuasive, due to his charms. Mane as golden as the sun of a new dawn, coat as white as the clouds, and piercing blue eyes. He lacks a weapon of choice, even though he keeps Cold Death on the wall of his room, but he keeps his mother's horn close to his heart. Even now, he has no cutie mark.
Medicine Student, Neutral among Rebels, Alive. The scalpel-wielding unicorn of the family, Blue Leaf, has choosen the path of life rather than the path of death. Being the weakest of the family, she could never learn to fight, so instead Arrow Hearts and Cloud Saber decided to give her a book on anatomy, without knowing they made a wise choice. Since her childhood, she kept reading books on the subject of medicine and poisons, but it all in order to learn how to effectively cure.
However, one day, she had been led away by Sand Storm, without knowing what happened until they arrived at the Rebel Camp. On the way, her brother kept her well-fed, risking his own health for her, and making her extremely worried about him. Once at the camp, she stood by the doctors, learning how to treat such severe malnutrition that Sand Storm had suffered, and was later told by him about their elder brother, Sky Breaker, betrayal.
Blue Leaf could not believe this, but decided to not hate on him, believing their elder brother was up for someting else. And, when her brother Sand Storm left the camp, she decided that it would be better not to pursue him, knowing that nothing she will do or say will change his mind. She still follows these ever moving rebels wherever they will go.
Overall, Blue Leaf can be considered a runt. Slender body, seemingly frail. However, this never stopped her from doing what she liked. Her coat itself is gray, mane is white and eyes are deep green for some odd reason. The cutie mark for her is a red cross with a thornless rose in the middle, representing her fragile body, pure nature and desire to cure.