|Ask King Sombra|
|Ask King Sombra tumblr|
|Blog type||Story-Based Ask blog|
|Main Character(s)||King Sombra|
|Supporting Character(s)||Coffee Talk, Sea Breeze, Drizzle, and Freckles|
Ask King Sombra is a Safe for Work Tumblr blog that recounts the exploits of King Sombra, a villain introduced in season 3 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The blog takes place just after the events of the season 3 two-episode premiere.
Because of the current unique and nebulous setting of the blog, interactions with ponies have been few and far between. Up when Sombra returned to the real world, more characters were introduced.
As opposed to the monosyllabic smoke monster depicted in the "The Crystal Empire," King Sombra is fully articulate and exceptionally sillier than his canon counterpart, yet retains the behavior and mindset of a classic villain. Pasttimes include eating crystal sandwiches, licking lollipops suggestively and sending ponies TO THE MINES, which are reported to be a terrible place.
When he was released into the real world, Sombra was without his cape, crown, and his armor. At first, his horn was cracked and his eyes are like a normal pony, but when the story goe's on, his power's are slowly returning with purple smoke coming out of his eyes, olive green eyes, and his horn healing.
This female earth pony was introduced early in the blog as the host of a talk show called "FAQuick," where Sombra would rapidly answer or evade batches of his most-received questions. When Sombra discovered that his slaves had gone missing, Coffee Talk's role in the story moved from cameo to supporting.
Sombra can never remember her name, and therefore calls her things like Hockey Puck or Toffee Socks. When she first reentered the waking world, she was unable to walk due to her legs being numb. However, she has now fully healed and is wandering through the tundra with Sea Breeze, Drizzle, and Freckles, being led towards the Crystal Empire by Kingsley. Or, at least that's where he has them thinking they're going. Shhhhhh.
The very darkness. He is the ponification of evil that reside's in King Sombra's black heart. It has corrupted him and took over and it even tries to corrupt Coffee Talk with lies that every pony has forgotten her and her body rots in the snow.
He was referred to as a "buttface" by King Sombra.
The younger sister of Princess Celestia and the princess of night in Equestria. She raised the moon to begin the night and she has magic to come into dreams, including Sombra's nebulous dream place in his horn. She appeared to tell Sombra that he needs to move on and she shows him and Coffee Talk that they was in his dream all along. She also told Coffee Talk that she will only have to hope for a chance of her to escape Sombra's subconscious.
Sombra also have a huge crush on the Lunar Princess, though it is unknown if Luna knows about it.
The son of the Alpha of the Crystal Wolf pack.
The ol' dear Freckles, Freckles isn't actually they real name. His real name is long, elaborated and practically impossible to pronounce in the pony tongue, so Freckles is fine with they new name. Why he'll even refer to himself in the third person as Freckles because he just like it so much.
A laid back, logical-minded pony, she used to be a lifeguard in her hometown, Horseshoe Bay. When she's not saving the lives of geriatric stallions who lost their balance or silly mares caught in riptides, the beach is just a short flight away and she's back in the water on the back of the surf board. Sea Breeze approaches life with dry humor and a talent for shrugging off situations. Like her sister, Drizzle, she'd rather sit back and a situation unfold unless otherwise spurred into action.
But when there's action to be had and she see's a need for involvement, Breeze will act swiftly. Her instincts have saved countless ponies from the drink.
Currently travelling towards the Crystal Empire along with Freckles, Drizzle, Coffee Talk, and Kingsley.
The youngest of the bunch, but possibly the wisest. A sassy filly, she's sitting, watching, and at times literally face-hoofing at the stupidity that surrounds her. She doesn't trust "Kingsley," largely due to his unusual, unfriendly appearance and suspicious behavior. No one seems to believe her that he's not a good pony, so poor Drizzle is struggling with the fact that she's pretty much the only one in the group with any sense.
She is the younger sister of Sea Breeze.
A rainbow juicer in the Rainbow Factory. Yes, there is a Rainbow Factory. But as far as anypony knows, their colors does not come from ground-up flight test failures. Instead it comes from relatively ordinary things, such as fruit. In order to get that splash of color, there are things that need to be juiced. Things that need to be smashed. Carribean Splash is one of the best workers in the factory. His enthusiasm for stepping on things repeatedly went hoof to hoof in the occupation. Flying long distances across barren tundra to collect ingredients... Well, it was in the job description, so he can't exactly say no.
He loves going new places, because he thinks it's fun. Or he did, at least. But a flock of geese, a broken wing, and a nose dive into some curious wolves was quick to change his opinion. He loves making new friends, and shortly after being thrown in the cave where Freckles' favorite ponies were kept, he made friends with a fellow prisoner, named Whistler. When King Sombra, known as Kingsley to the cave ponies, came along, he was at first wanted to be friends with the new stranger. But when Kingsley started a rebellion against the Crystal Wolves that resulted in the death of Splash's best friend (and maybe boyfriend), Whistler, he was devastated. You would be too, had the pony you were closest to died in your arms. Splash sent his friend off with the song, "Whistle a Happy Tune," from the King and I, that Whistler had asked Splash to sing for him, to cheer him up in his final moments.
After Whistler's tragic death, when Splash overheard Kingsley talking to the askers about how it didn't matter to him that "some crazy pony got himself killed," he became enraged and initiated a fight by punching Kingsley in the face, blaming him for Whistler's death and telling him that he had brought nothing but trouble. "We were blind, but we were happy."
However, before the fight took a turn for the worst, it was broken up by words of reason from Drizzle, and soon after, Splash was teleported to Canterlot with Alakaglam, Purly Whirl, Achy Breaky Heart, and Hope Feathers. Sea Breeze, Drizzle, Coffee Talk, and Freckles were kept back by Sombra's magic, and are currently wandering through the tundra.
This pony is very accomplished at exactly two things. The first is whistling, which is how he got his name. The second is running. He was an athlete in his hometown, Vanhoover. While his special talent and greatest past time is whistling, when it came time to find a job, there weren't many that involved a whole lot of that. He has always been good at running, though. Running away from scary things. Running away from mean ponies. Running away from the commitment. So he thinks that he can make a job out of running, since there wasn't a competitive market for a whistling. He ran into the Crystal Wolves long before the Crystal Empire had risen from the ice, and ever since he was brought to the caves, he decided it was finally time to stop running, and start whistling.
He seems to get along with one Crystal Wolf pretty well, Freckles. He loves the snowcones that Freckles always makes for him and he was Freckle's favorite. He also became a best friend to another pony of the group, Carribean Splash, both being extremely hyperactive and friendly. They get extremely excited whenever Freckles brings in the snowcones.
When a new pony came along, King Sombra, known as Kingsley to the cave ponies, he started a rebellion to fight off the Crystal Wolves so they can be free from them. Unbeknownst to the cave ponies, this was actually only to serve Sombra's own purposes of escaping the caves and getting back to the Crystal Empire to retake it. Sombra wandered off mid-battle to try and find Coffee Talk so he could separate her consciousness from his own, and after finding her, was sent into dreamland by Hope Feathers, to both retrieve CT's consciousness and battle Uber Sombra, but that's another story.
After finding Coffee Talk, Sombra, along with CT and Hope Feathers, returned to the battle scene only to find the battle had ended, leaving many ponies and wolves dead, and more injured. After a quick introduction of Coffee Talk to the cave ponies, they were interrupted by a wailing Freckles with an injured and dying Whistler in his arms.
In his final moments, Whistler refused the medical help of Achy Breaky Heart, knowing that he was too injured to be saved, and he didn't want his best friend, (possibly boyfriend) Splash, to blame her when she couldn't save him. Instead, as a last request, he asked Splash to cheer him up. Splash begins to sing "Whistle a Happy Tune," from the King and I, with Whistler weakly whistling along, fading away and closing his eyes for the last time just as the song was completed. He was very special to all of the ponies he made friends with, and soon was buried along with the other ponies who died in the fight.
The head nurse from Ponyville. As the only Ponyvillager in the herd, Achy Breaky comes well-equipped with plenty of stories about the bearers of the Elements of Harmony. She's kind, compassionate, and cares deeply about any pony that needs a helping hoof. Her very impressive talent in healing, doesn't hurt either.
Achy may seem frail, but she has aged rather gracefully- and this mare is no stranger to war. She loves to reminisce about her days as a youth in the Canterlot army, where she served as a field medic, caring for soldiers while dodging changeling blasts in the front lines, during the first great changeling war.
An entertainer from Las Pegasus. A household name in the entertainment district, Alakaglam constantly wowed crowds with his light shows, impressive slight-of-hoof and surprising skill at tap-dancing with a bit of manticore-training on the side. Whatever keeps the crowds coming back to the theater- and casino- again and again.
While heading to host an exclusive show in the Crystal Empire, he had a run-in with the Crystal Wolves. Turns out that fighting wild animals is much different than coaxing a lazy, doped-up manticore into doing cheap tricks. Long story short, Alakaglam was quickly overtaken by the wolves and brought to the caves.
Hope Feathers wouldn't call herself remarkable. She just sits quietly in the background and observes. Unlike the other ponies, Feathers wasn't brought to the mines by force. She merely wandered inside and found herself somewhere new. That's how most of her life has unfolded- she wanders from place to place, learning something from there and picking up something for that. An adventure.
However, this earthy little mare might just have more to her than one would suspect. With her surprisingly vast botanical knowledge, she's got a trick or two up her sleeve. Watch your back.
A bear wrestler from Manehatten. Distantly related from the Apple Family, she thought that sitting and knitting was fun- but not what she wanted to do as an occupation. More of a very beloved side-hobby...... Instead, she got into bear wrestling. Purly has a bear rug at her home. It isn't dead, just too afraid to move. Purly can drink water from an empty bottle. Purly does not sleep. She waits. Purly once infected a virus. Purly has counted to infinity. Twice. Purly's father is Buck Norris.
Or so she claims. She was able to hold her own in the fight against the crystal wolves somewhat, but her claims of strength, fame, and ability to deny the laws of physics are starting to sound more than a little far-fetched. More likely than not, Purly isn't as cool as she makes herself out to be.
In the end, (although it has not yet been shown on the blog itself, it has been confirmed on the Mod Blog) it turns out that Purly is indeed a complete sham. She's never fought a bear in her life, wild or trained, and instead sits around at home knitting sweaters for her cats.