*Darkeyes wanders through Ponyville*
Oof! What is it? What’s happening?
Idk im piss drunk anyways
Very classy indeed. *flys down from clouds in the sky* I don’t expect anything less.
*sits lazly on couch when*
*walks up* This seat taken?
And so things went dark, Jack and Veronica stayed in Equestria while the other Grimhoove’s tried to stay in favor of the Lions. But a new pony was rising in the ranks of street racing, gaining fame at an alarming rate, Shadow. He wore only a white and black jump suit and dark goggles to hide his eyes.
He captured the attention of the populace, making the national team in two years since being discovered. He was elected to be part of the six racers to compete in the Grand Mirix, the first time since the accident took place, four years after. In fact multiple nations pulled their racers after the accident was proven to be explosives including the Equestrian team, the Wonder Bolts. Shadow won the race with near record time; he became the figure head of Lystron racing. But soon afterwards the mob came after him for money he supposedly took and in less than one year he was gone, no trace, no body, and no money, just gone.
And no one really knows what happened in the 5 years he was completely off the map; he travelled to multiple nations and gathered quite a wanted list. But after five years he made a poor choice when in Equestria, robbing AJ for food. After the run in at ponyville he crashed horrible and was hospitalized, lived in ponyville since.
What happened to him? Well he is still around, planning, racing, and lying low. And let me tell you a secret, he’s in the room in front of you all, and told you a story!
The main nation of our focus is to the south-east, Lystron. A nation dominated by Lions, controlling the main offices of the monarchy. But Lions are not the only species, infact they are a minority, Griffins, Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasuses, Gazelles, several other animals are the majority. And the Grimhooves Family, a noble Pegasus family, was at a very high position for non-lions. George Grimhooves sr. was the head of the board on sky safety and one of his two sons, James Grimhooves, became a 5-star air battalion commander. But his other son, Jack Grimhooves, was a celebrity, a composer and an actor.
He stepped away from politics and soon settled down with Veronica Jefferson. They soon had one child, a Pegasus, who was named after his energetic attitude from birth. His name was Flash Grimhoove, a dark brown filly with a black mane and a golden strip down the center. From when he learned to fly he was obsessed with becoming the best in Lystron. After ten years he enlisted in his first race, and shattered the track record. That was when he got his cutie mark, a golden bolt over a checkered racing flag. Latter that same day he found racing goggles with his name on them. From that day on he raced every race he could with those goggles, making them his signature look.
But when the government attempted to out non-lions from government positions Jack and Veronica fled to Eqestria, they pleaded for their now-adult son to come with them, but Flash refused in order to race in the Grand Mirix, the largest international race in the world. Flash had been nominated to be the Lystron representative along with three other Pegasuses and two griffins.
Tragically during the segment of the track through the caves of Marsoon, an avalanche occurred resulting in the deaths of 14 contestants, Flash included. No bodies were ever recovered but later blast powder was found and it was classified as murder. One year after his murder, his parents received an unmarked package holding his signature goggles and the traveler’s cloak that had been handed down the family. Many rumors sprung up with the package, most saying that Flash somehow survived, and he did. I-er… He lived in the shadows promting his second name, Shadow.
We all know about the fabled six, about how friendship overpowered evil, but there were other stories that went unnoticed. One story in particular is blotted out from history. It is the story of Shadow. Flash “Shadow” Grimhooves to be exact. Well, at least that is one of his many names.
But before I start on his odyssey, first you need to learn about the nations out side of Equestrian boards, out side of our peaceful temple…