A few days after her first meeting with Mysti, Twilight Sparkle went back to visit him. This time he was happy to answer the door and smiled, Zecora was there with him this time, they were sharing some tea.
"Twilight, come in, I was just about to tell Zecora the story of why I'm no longer royalty, something you had interest in last time you were here. Please, join us for tea and stories. Now, I do apologize as this is a rather long story, but I'll give you the shorter version, which is still going to be quite long. Please, keep your questions for after the end of the story." Mysti says, and then beings to tell why they are no longer royalty.
"The story begins with my mother, a grey coated pegasus named Gisha Inferno her cutie mark was a winged halo silver halo. She was an angel. I know what you're probably thinking, 'An angel, really?' But, we live in a land filled with powerful magics and strange creatures with amazing powers. Is it so hard to believe in angels? She came from the world above ours, metaphysically anyway. It's not quite heaven, but it's close. She was assigned to come down to out world to help in the battle against evil.
The part of the world she was sent to was a small volcanic island kingdom held afloat by powerful magics, named Fire Valley. It was about the size of Canterlot and Ponyville combined. It wasn't very large for a kingdom. Gisha soon met a very nice unicorn, who unbeknownst to her was the prince of Fire Valley, named Excellency. He had a white coat and royal purple mane and tail and his cutie mark was golden scepter. She played with him almost everyday, and slowly the two became closer and closer. Eventually, they got married, Excellency became king of Fire Valley, and Gisha his queen.
It wasn't long, though, before evil finally descended to the Kingdom. It was in the form of a unicorn named Crystal Ice. He had great power over cold and ice, so much so that he could freeze over Fire Valley's iconic volcano. But Gisha, being an angel had great powers herself, and battled the evil ice unicorn. The fight was waged on for quite a while, about a week in fact. But eventually, Gisha came out victorious, soundly defeating Crystal Ice with a little help from her husband's magic. Even though he was a royal unicorn, Excellency wasn't very skilled in magic, and was actually quite afraid of doing something wrong with it, but overcame his fear to help the love of his life. However, even though defeated, Crystal Ice, refused to concede, he placed a curse on Gisha.
Gisha and Excellency went around to all the magical ponies they could to see what this curse was, but no one had any idea and it seemed to not have any ill effects. They soon forgot about the curse and started a family, first came my sister, Blade, a silver coated pegasus, much like her mother. This was the happiest day of my parents' life, the birth of their first child, Princess Blade. However, Gisha was still pregnant. Six days later, she gave birth to me, and as you can see, I'm almost nothing like either my mother or father. I have a black coat, my hair is rainbow, my wings and horn are white, the only part of me that resembles my parents. And so, Prince Mystic Night was born.
We all quickly learned that I was the source of the curse Crystal Ice put on my mother. She was only supposed to give birth to one pony, my sister, Blade. However, she loved me unconditionally, curse and all. I was so happy that even though I was a curse, she didn't think so, she saw me as a blessing. My father, at first wasn't so sure. I blamed him and was quite mad at him. That was, until my mother had to fight another evil.
This time, it was a shadow monster, and this time Excellency didn't waste any time helping Gisha. They told us to run and hide, but I was so scared of this monster, all I could do was stand and watch, Blade tried to get me to move. She was a good sister, she dragged me into a hiding place and we held each other while the fighting went on, but I needed to know what was happening to my mother and father. My sister tried her hardest to keep me away from it. To be honest, I should have let her keep me there. I got away only to see that my parents had indeed defeated the Shadow Monster, but my mother didn't survive the fight, she laid there, dying in my fathers hooves. They shared one final kiss and Gisha told Excellency to be good my sister and I. Seeing that scarred me for a good while.
My father finally came around to seeing me as he and his wife's child, same as Blade. My father, king Excellency, in honor of my mother, renamed the kingdom to Inferno Valley. It took about a year before I came to terms with my mother's demise. I talked to my father many times about mother and how wonderful she was, he was a very good father to both of us. I had a hard time still though, as I didn't feel like I was in the right body, I felt wrong, and it wasn't just the curse that made me, it was something more.
I wanted to desperately to be a princess instead of a prince. Blade actually helped me, letting me dress up in her royal dresses whenever I wanted. Though, my father, wasn't too happy about this. He wasn't exactly mad, but he told me it was wrong to do that. But, to me it didn't feel wrong. Both Blade and I tried many times to talk to him about this, eventually he came to say I could do this around the castle, but the subjects of the kingdom weren't allowed to see me, and He agreed to let me be called Princess Mysti.
This was the best time of my life, unfortunately it didn't last. Evil, for a third time befell our kingdom, and this time, there was no super powerful angel to stop it. My father and sister had both been training in secret incase this happened again. Since I was the youngest, they wanted to keep me from being harmed, and they didn't want me to fight. They tried their best, but eventually they realized they couldn't win.
Instead they evacuated the kingdom through a magic portal to a land far far away, since the island was in the middle of an ocean. Then deliberately shut off the magic that kept the island afloat, sinking it into the bottom of the see. The power of the kingdom no long able to be used by evil, they finally escaped themselves. I went through the portal first, But due to my cursed nature, it sent me a long long way away from where my father and sister went.
I've searched for all I could about what happened to Inferno Valley. All I've found is vague references in ancient texts about an island kingdom. So I'm pretty sure, while I'm in the same world as them, I'm several thousand years in the future. I've also looked to find a way to travel back into the past, but to no avail. All I've been able to do is find things that let me see into the past, but not actually travel there. Even those visuals can't show me something from so long ago.
I am no longer royalty, simply because my kingdom no longer exists. I've been around here for a bout a year, only finding this forest about a month ago. In age terms, I'm probably not much older than you, perhaps even bit younger. I miss my family, but at the same time, I do understand if there is no way to reunite with them. I'm trying though, I do hope my father and sister aren't too sad without me. There isn't much else to tell, I'm here now and making the best of it, which isn't exactly all that great, but at least I'm alive and healthy."
End Part 1.5