A/N: remember when Marcus/Fidelias was all loopy from exhaustion and wondered what it would be like if horses could kill and eat their riders if pissed off? Well, that has nothing to do with how this came about. Anyone who knows me knows it was only matter of time…

Hey, it could be worse. I could have sent them to the Brandon Sanderson-verse! Then they'll be dealing with Steel Inquisitors, Evil Librarians, religious fanatics, and whatever zany magic hijinx the Shards of Adonalsium are causing. Though the idea of Mistborn!Rarity is pretty intriguing…

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The Codex Equestria: Pony's Fury

by Shadow Crystal Mage

Chapter 1: Kitai Always Wanted A Horse…

Disclaimer: Hasbro owns MLP, Grand Supreme Overlord of All Coolness, Awesome, Epic and Zombie Dinosaurs Jim Butcher owns the Codex Alera. I'm just playing around. KNEEL BEFORE LAUREN FAUST!

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In the annals of Equestrian ponystory, no one knows what in Luna's name happened to Ponyville. One day, it was a small, lively town, with a large apple orchard, many notable and important ponies, and a dragon, the next there was an enormous patch of bare, scoured earth next to the Ever-Free Forest and one confused zebra wondering what the hell had happened to her favorite bakery.

The princesses left no stone unturned in their search for answers, but nothing was ever found. And so it became a strange and disturbing footnote in Equestrian ponystory, right up there with that strange two-legged creature who called himself Keeper suddenly appearing, making a spectacle of himself in Canterlot, and vanishing in black mist.

Oh, and prince Blueblood ended up engaged to the Great and Powerful Trixie, who them proceeded to make each other miserable for the whole of their married lives.

— from the writings of Shadow Crystal, Mage Unicorn of Equestria

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The sky was wrong that morning. The clouds were too high, the sun somehow too small and hot. The air smelled strange, and a tad too warm.

Fluttershy noticed it first. As the pony who lived farthest from town, except for Zecora, she was right at the edge. She woke up to feed her chickens, and found, twenty feet away from her fence, the ground completely coated in wax.

The wax seemed to have been covered over by dirt in a neat line, and even as Fluttershy watched, strange, spider-like things, with long legs and too many eyes and about half her size scuttled into view, and seemingly began tending the wax.

She watched, fascinated as the spiders began kneeling and spreading the wax. Hesitantly, she crept closer, careful of where she lay her hooves. "Um, hello," she said softly. "I'm Fluttershy. What's your name?"

It was about that time they tried to eat her face off.

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"MY HOUSE! WHERE'S MY HOUSE?-! Of all the worst things that could happen, this is THE! WORST! POSSIBLE! THING!"

A beat.

"I'm channeling Rarity. That can't be a good thing…" Rainbow Dash mused.

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"Hey! Whaddayou think you're doin to my apples, ya varmints!"

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Pinkie woke up with her Pinkie Sense telling her something was up.

"Hmm…" she mused. "Libido raging… sexuality bisecting… fourth wall breaking… urge to ask for little pink boxes…" She brightened. "OOH! New SCM fic! And not just a bunch of snippets and filly-on-filly gags this time! Yay! We might get plot and more than 3 consecutive chapters! Hi readers!" she cried, waving. "I've gotta go get my Deadpie outfit! Be right back! And… SCENE BREAK!"

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"I can't send my letter to Princess Celestia!" Twilight cried frantically. "If I can't send my letter, I'll be… TARDY!"

"Didn't we do this already?" Spike muttered.

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As with many things, what would later be regarded as diplomacy started by complete and total accident that nearly set off a war.

To be more specific, Derpy Hooves hit a Knight Aeris on his way to burn croach.

It… could have gone better.

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Fluttershy looked at the pile of twitching, upside-down wax spiders and sweatdropped. "Oh dear," she said apologetically. "I guess The Stare was too much for them…"

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In the annals of Aleran, Canean, Marat and Iceman history, no one knows what in the Great Furies/The One/honor/Celestia's name was up with Ponyville. One day, it was a bare patch of croach-covered ground near the Tiber River west of Ceres, the next there was a small, lively town, with a large apple orchard, a population of ponies (a third of whom could fly and walk on clouds) and a bunch of wax spiders trying to figure out what was going on. And then it got weirder.

Though to be fair, Pinkie Pie was involved, so that was a foregone conclusion…

I'm still trying to figure out who this Harry Dresden she says we usually crossover with is, whatever that is…

— from the writings of Equestrius Crepuscula Exsplendesca, High Lady of New Equestria

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And in distant Chicago, one Harry Dresden found himself, for once, not being the Jim Butcher property being crossed over with ponies…

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- To be continued...

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A/N: before you ask, no. They are NEVER returning home. What goes to Carna, stays in Carna.

Forever…!

In time to come: First contact, Pinkie gets her very own Pokemon, Spike needs to diet, and Luna shows up.

Actually, only three of those are true…

Please review, C&C welcome.

Until next time, this is Shadow, signing off.