Yeah, reading can drive anypony cuckoo sometimes.
Sure, Spike. Wearing an apron looks very manly these days.
Well, that's the end of that feather duster.
"What's wrong, Twilight?"
So many books! Not one answer!
Twilight doing what she does best.
Twilight Sparkle can fly and do magic at the same time.
It's still spooky, though.
I'd turn back if I were you.
Twilight Sparkle's happy.
Soaring to see the books!
So many lovely, lovely books!
He really doesn't like scary places!
Can't blink. Statues will eat me. Can't blink. Statues will eat me.
She just finds it all so predictable!
Bees find toothless 'gators to be hollow.
Looks like that mail carrier Parcel Post
has another job.
They're trying for "most daring", you see.
"I'm gonna need my bees back."
"...move the decimal...carry the two…"
Is this the face of a mare you would trust to figure the odds?
"How do you know it's a dead heat?"
Like all before them, Rainbow and AJ have been defeated by Pinkie-ness.
Well, that was a waste of a morning that could have been spent napping!
A glamorous lady is trotting through the forest like she owns it.
It must be Take Your Pet Psychopath To Work Day
Sneaky ponies being sneaky.
Oh, than I'm glad to help!
The old castle in the Everfree Forest.
is at the start of crossing the bridge.
I just need to find the right one.
Besides, what's so important that you need my help with?
It's not stealing if you return it, right?
Though, it is going to be hard finding some ancient pieces to fix.
Who knows that it's star-spider season? It's creepy.
Ah, and all this mud is simply too dirty.
Angel runs into the castle.
Rarity, like a lady takes her time into the castle.
There's a shadow touching the steps.
Rarity and Fluttershy inside the castle.
Fluttershy is always concerned of her Angel.
Twilight must've known this was airing during Chanuka. ;)
Applejack telling Rainbow her past.
"When I was just a filly, Granny Smith told me an ancient legend. When Nightmare Moon was banished..."
"...not every last bit of dark magic went with her. According to Granny, myth says that whenever night falls on the castle..."
"...that dark magic takes form of..."
"...the Pony of Shadows!"
Just a little anxious Rainbow Dash
Because the castle is deserted, tapestries get a little torn.
It needs a little fixing.
We don't have much time for this.
Shadow on Applejack and Dashie.
She's there, the Pony of Shadows!
Like I said before, so much for not being afraid of anything, Rainbow Dash!
Flutters pop out from behind tapestry.
What do you know, Angel Bunny actually does have a soul.
Fluttershy, this is just Celestia and Luna's old castle and its from when we saved Luna from her curse and met her.
Besides, you don't believe ghosts do you?
I thought so, now come on i need to find a tapestry that needs to be fixed.
Angel standing on a pressure plate.
Twilight has noticed that all the places she visits tend to have this atmosphere.
"Same. Nothin' here but—"
"—ANGEL! What are YOU doing here?"
That's a very nice closeup you've got, Angel.
Obligatory secret door behind a bookcase.
Looks immaculate, but the curtain's a little torn.
Finds Princess Celestia's secret diary...
…immediately starts reading every word.
Sombra must have hired the same interior designer for his dark spiral staircase.
The Dark Hallway of Disembodied Pony Legs.
Dashie being awesomely adorable.
Will the owner of a white mare please turn their eyes off?
Unicorns are handy to have with you in dark places.
You don't need to put your hoof around me.
Wait...if you're over there, then who's...
I felt something... ALIVE!!
Well at least they're out
Flutters and Rarity in the Hall of Disembodied Pony Legs.
Angel's in hog heaven right now.
This journal has pictures that have been drawn.
There is a torch with a holding hoof, a unicorn's armor set...
The Pony of Shadows is there inside my mind...
Dashie barrel rolls over Applejack.
Dashie hugging Applejack.
Flutters catches up with Rarity.
Look at these thrones. It looks like no one's sat in them in years.
Just look at that old tapestry! Is it beautiful or what?
Hey, buddy what's the big deal?
This organ has way too many black keys.
Rarity levitating tapestry.
Free refills, eh? How convenient!
Applejack leaning against a wall.
"Now you look here, castle!"
"…Prepare to be restored!"
"Hello, is anyone there? Rarity?"
(cue loud pipe organ music)
AJ doing her best duckface...and later doing her best Donald Duck impression when shaking her head.
"Of all the castles in Equestria…"
"…This is by far the most ungrateful!"
All together now, one, two, three….."AYIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"
"I was only trying to restore ancient a-ha-ha-hart!"
Applejack hitting some pillars.
Ding, dong, the witch is dead!
Nobody likes sarcasm Spike
"What's gotten into them?"
This is what happens when I leave you guys alone.
Why does this castle hate me?
Where are you, Angel?!?!?!?!?!
Twilight casts 'Mass Hold Pony'. Because she's high-level like that.
"Fluttershy? What are you doing here?"
"Have you all spent the whole night running around scaring each other?"
"That depends…on whether or not you're the Pony of Shadows!"
"What's the…Pony of Shadows?"
"Oh, Spike, that's just an old pony's tale."
You can shudder in fright behind me.
Don't worry, everypony. Everything is gonna be OK.
The mysterious pipe organist.
Now Twilight, don't you go believing on us!
It's the Pony of Shadows.
Hey guys! Turns out I can totally play the organ! I knew using SAN as a dump stat would pay off!
How did you even get in here!?
"See? What did I tell ya?"
But I thought you had to ring the school bell all week.
Ever tried to ring a large bell with your head?
Pinkie Bell. (Well, we always knew she was a little ding-y.)
Double Eye Roll: for when a Double Facehoof is just too much effort.
Can you play "Vampire Killer"?
Well, your organ playing really scared us.
'Cause I'm free…free-fallin'...
I'll have this tapestry fixed in no time.
"I always let my imagination run away from me…"
"…Then it comes back, with cake!"
"You certainly did that."
"Why weren't you scared?"
"Why don't we keep a journal, just like the royal pony sisters?"
"That way we can learn from each other! And maybe some day, other ponies will read it and learn something, too!"
"You're still tied for Most Daring Pony!"
What's that? Luna? Is that you?