Previously on Of Mare and Moon… “Why don’t ya’ll show your magic right now?” suggested Applejack to Trixie. “Guys, we don’t have time for this. Let’s just move on and get back to figuring out how to take down Nightmare Moon,” said Twilight. “I think I have just the thing to help you take down that Nightmare Moon creature you keep talking about. How about this one?” stated Spike.*Twilight looks at the title* “This is a book on cooking recipes,” said Twilight puzzled. *Spike laughs* “Silly me, I forgot to take that one out of the pile. Try this one,” explained Spike. *He hands Twilight another book* “How can a book this strange possibly help us? Nightmare Moon could arrive at any time and I’d hate to find out that this book is not helpful,” thought Twilight. “You’ll find the tale of Nightmare Moon inside and how the last defeat occurred as well as suggestions for her future appearances,” explained Spike. “In order to defeat Nightmare Moon, it’s recommended that you do not fight her alone. Find out ahead of time what her plans are and take action as soon as possible,” read Twilight. “We did that already,” protested Applejack. “Well we’ve already done all that so that brings nothing new to help us out,” remarked Twilight. “I figured you might have so I brought this book too,” stated Spike. “Mare in the Moon: A Reference Guide,” read Twilight. “Well that sounds like the book we’ve been searchin’ for,” said Applejack. *Twilight opens the book and reads the opening pages* “Well this so far has nothing new either but it does state of Celestia being sisters with Princess Luna, something I didn’t know before defeating Nightmare Moon and while I now know that, it’s at least here for reference. Wait a sec, what’s this? Be warned, each time Nightmare Moon is defeated she comes back stronger than ever before so her powers remain unpredictable. A new mare tale says that Nightmare Moon has begun plotting her revenge against a group of ponies that harnessed the Elements of Harmony by joining forces with a group of ponies from the new town of Pon-Evil,” continued Twilight. “Somepony must’ve been asleep at the Ponyville Spelling Bee last year because that ain’t how you spell Ponyville,” remarked Applejack. *Bright Eyes looks at the word* “It looks to be a pun or play on words. Look how it’s spelled. There’s even a pronunciation at the bottom that says it’s pronounced the same way we say Ponyville, ” analyzed Bright Eyes. “So then is it a joke or real?” asked Patch. “If it’s in a book like this, it’s probably real,” said Twilight. “Where is Pon-Evil?” asked Bon Bon. “Must be relatively new because I’ve never heard of it,” replied Starlight. “Me neither,” added Melody. “It sounds scary,” moaned Clover. “Sounds like something I’d want to go visit,” said Patch excitedly. “We’ll need to see if there’s a map that includes this new location,” proclaimed Bright Eyes. “Why look for a map when you know this place? You live here or is this not the case?” questioned Zecora. “Zecora, this is a new town we’ve never heard of and it just happens that the name is pronounced the same way Ponyville is,” explained Applejack. “A new place I’ve never heard of? Is there a map that shows this place from above?” asked Zecora. “That’s what we’re trying to find,” replied Twilight. “We’ve got a map,” said Apple Bloom. “Is this new town on it?” asked Applejack. “What new town?” asked (Sweetie-Belle). “The town Nightmare Moon is said to have joined forces with to plot her revenge, according to this book,” explained Twilight. “I don’t see that town on here, Apple Bloom,” said (Scootaloo). “Well that does it, we gotta find somepony that knows about that new town or we can’t even lay one hoof on Nightmare Moon!” ranted Applejack. [In Pon-Evil…] “You little foals! I have the only copy of the map to this town!” laughed Nightmare Moon.