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MLP AU: Duchess Cadence by Phoeberia MLP AU: Duchess Cadence by Phoeberia

The Perfect Princess: Cadence was raised to be perfect, beneath Celestias teaching she lives a life by the book. Each step dictating her entire future and life as an Alicorn. She must hold Grace and innocence, constant appeal from the public and be the image of what a princess should be. Unfortunately this almost alienates her from others, shes to high on a pedestal to interact with others and finds the burden of the crown heavy and tedious. Thankfully her time babysitting twilight was well spent. 

Marriage to Shinning armor: Their relationship is one of perfection aswell, he was chosen for her at an early age, she simply needed to win him over, though it wasnt a hard task being royalty and all. Though over time she found it less of another tedious step in her life, and more of a welcomed relief. She worried he would be crude and uncaring but found herself lucky. She opened up to Shinning, explaining her life and he whole heartedly accepted it, giving her the option to turn him down. Though their union was based on perfection, she truely found herself drawn and in love with him. She does have her moments where she breaks down from it all, especially running the Crystal empire, but shinning is always there to comfort her. Theyre quite open with one another in private and what love they express in public is not based in lies.

Crystal Empire: With her sudden roll as the Crystal empires Queen, she was quick to assert that the crystal empire was apart of Equestria and in turn Celestia was queen. In the end she was given the title Duchess by the Queen herself. With her distance from Celestias shadow, and with Shinning at her side, she opened up to her people, leaving in peace and always happy to make a public appearance and enjoy the company of her people. She no longer had to be an unreachable Perfection. Growing in her own self confidence with all those who truely supported and loved her, not just for her title and what she was, but as a person.

Extra notes:

  • I’ll make a page on Shinning Armor and Sombra once I get their designs down.
  • I’ll also be putting up information on Crystal ponies, who are entirely different from the ones from the show. Went back to early MLP generations and dug some stuff up.


This is currently a closed AU. Do be respectful and not ruin this for everyone by being selfish. I do plan to ‘open’ it at some point, i’ve even considered creating an ARPG of this. Though first off I hope to get this fleshed out more.

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zenitraMsj Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
A little vanity, still a very nice mare.
Solariea Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just look at that! This is awesomeee- btw are you going to do Flurry too? I'm really curious about what she looks like in your world! ^^
Phoeberia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
At some point yeah
Solariea Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answer, it's nice to know it!
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
So, I take it that Cadance was never a Pegasus in this AU?
Phoeberia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I think in this AU I'll have her still start as a pegasus. I just need to do abit more research on that lol
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November 3, 2016
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