I printed off a banner of this pic to cover a sun-facing window here, and I've just fallen in love with seeing it. At night, she's backlit by the streetlights outside, and just makes my day. Do you have paypal or something? I'd love to give a donation. twitter.com/Tursilion/status/4…
"Even after the restoration of Princess Luna to the Equestrian throne, Nightmare Moon cults continues to persisted, - many of the most fanatic of cultists believed that the Elements of Harmony had somehow sealed away Nightmare Moon once more, and that Luna was an impostor whom the Elements had put in the Nightmare's place, and thus had since then referred Princess Luna as either the 'The Usurper' or the 'False Princess'.
It comes to no surprise that in the years to follow these cults actually prospered, now that their legend had been proven to be real, though still hidden either in the dark corners of the realm far from prying eyes, or among the public under heavy disguises.
Many of those attracted to their dark lure are ponies and other kinds who either seek power through fel-magic, or had became disillusioned with the rule of the princesses and the squalor of their lives, and genuinely believed the rebirth of their dark deity would allow the coming of a better world, unaware of the vile evil and madness that lay at the heart of the Nightmare and her cults.
To this day, the Royal Equestrian Inquisition continues their vigilance and crusade to stamp out all and any Nightmare Cults that continues to operate from the shadows, seeking to prevent their evil from spreading, harming innocents and threatening the benevolent rule of the Alicorn Princesses..."
"To ensure that our land will not be consumed by eternal darkness, to ensure that there isn't even the SLIGHTEST chance of Nightmare Moon's evil from returning, we must never relax, we must never relent.
Because the moment we miss a single shred of the Nightmare's influence... it's the moment hundreds, if not thousands will be killed or corrupted by its sinister touch.
I had seen it happen before, and it will happen again.
We have no choice... to defend harmony, we have to kill them all. We WILL kill them all."
--- Grandmaster Brimstone, a high-ranking pony Inquisitor.
"Spark Chaser, you had been discovered attempting to perform an illegal black magic ritual, involving filly-sacrifice, in the name of Nightmare Moon in an attempt to bring back your dead father to life, with your sibling Thunder Chaser acting as your accomplice. You are hereby charged with fillynapping, attempted murder, illegal Nightmare Moon worship, attempted use of Black Magic, possession of illegal substances for, and 27 other crimes so profane it would not be listed in this court. What is your plea?"
"Guilty! Do you think you had won?! Our deaths are only the beginning. Nightmare Moon will be returned! And when she does she will resurrect the faithful and bring to this wretched world eternal night! All who praise her shall have eternal paradise! All who oppose her shall suffer eternal damnation!"
"... The sentence is death by immolation chamber. Take her away."
--- Inquisitorial records of court case for the defendents the Chaser family, two pegasi, Fillydelphia.