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...and they shall know no fear by PrincessSaros ...and they shall know no fear by PrincessSaros
The Empress, Celestia. Unmoving, immobile atop the golden throne. Her ever-present mind extended across the Milky Way Galaxy to guide all of pony-kind!

Took me a good few hours.

Used [link] as a reference.
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:iconkingofcopper16:
KingOfCopper16 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
NO YOU DON'T!
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Kuranue Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful yet terrifying.
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El-Jorro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
But a dark secret has been revealed...The technology that has sustained the Empress for so long is beginning to malfunction and fail and the Adeptus Neighchanicus who maintain it no longer have the knowledge to repair it. The sacrifices increase every day to maintain the Astroponimacon which grows dimmer and dimmer. The End Times are upon the Imperium and it feared the Celestia's mind and spirit will gutter out like a candle in the wind amidst the madness of the Warp, leaving ponykind all alone in the darkness even as the predators draw near...
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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
She is the carrion lady of the vast imperium of ponies to whom a thousand ponies are sacrificed each day so that she may never truly die. Yet even in her deathless state, the empress continues her eternal vigilance. Mighty battle fleets cross the luna infested miasma of the warp, the only route through to distant stars, their way lit by the Astroponimacon, the psychic manifestation of the empresses will. Great armies do battle in her name. Greatest among her soldiers are the Adeptus Equineus, The pony marines, bio engineered super-ponies. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Equestrian guard, and countless planetary defense horses, the ever vigilant Manequisition, and the tech priests of the Adeptus Neighchanicus to name a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever present threat to pony kind from heretics, aliens, mutants, and far, far worse..........To be a pony in such times is to be amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest, bloodiest regime imaginable.

Forget the power of science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned.

Forget the power of friendship and understanding,  for in the grim dark future, there is only war.

There is no peace among the stars, only an eternity of carnage, and slaughter, and the laughter of dark ponies..........
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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Grey Knight Emoticon 
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
what blasphemy have i commited to see this atrocity
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raziel1981 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
MUSH FOR THE MUSH GOD
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WootMannen Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Damn, imagine what Twilight would be like in this Warhammer'ish universe? (I presume she had a similar relationship with Celestia as in canon before the latter got Golden Throne'd)

Chaos traitors and hostile xenos? Yeah... Twily's Berserk button. It has been pressed. HARD.
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
All hail the God Empress Celestia!
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needthistool Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Yes. "Broken angel" trope saviors are best saviors.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
*pulls the plug out from the wall socket behind the throne. The Solar Empire is thrown into chaos!*

trololo!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
HERESY!!!
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:iconprincesssaros:
PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh noooes!
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
*twirls socket cord in his hoof* Well, you know the old saying, "The more they overstock the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."

*takes over the Universe with a Magic Marshmallow* See? Use smple things and no one can overthrow you!

*ants eat his marshmallow* Nooooo! My argument has been rendered void!

*the Ants take over, Kent Brockman hangs sign saying "Hail Ants"* (old Simpson's reference) ;D
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somenerd Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I like the piece, but what appears to be unaltered text on the scrolls(?) clashes a bit, particularly "Imperium of *Man*".
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, yes and yes. I didn't go through the troubles of editing my copypasta. Besides, Celestia says that man make great snacks. The Imperium of Man is a fast food place.
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Tarreth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is God of Ponykind - She is Wisdom, She is Light! We all listen to Her Will and all Her wishes we fullfil!

For the Empress!
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And for the sake of maintaining her and the Peganomicon, one thousand unicorns must be sacrificed each and every day...
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AutarchFinwe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
"And that's how Equestria was made"
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HEH... yup...
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AutarchFinwe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
glad yuo used the "preserved" god emperor and not the almost corpse...
also, is she able to rise the sun in that state?
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe that she would be able to, yes. Through the immaterium.
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AutarchFinwe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
soo no galactic lighthouse for the pony cruisers around the universe (that is if Pony 40k is in space and not grounded to one world).
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I really got into that much detail when I was creating this picture :3
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temporos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's... creepy as hell. :fear:
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:iconprincesssaros:
PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imagine how boring the world would be without hellish creepyness!
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Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Luna's nightmear.
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dsagent Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
OUR EMPRESS PROTECTS!

40K and MLP are my 2 favorites worlds.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rather opposite from each other. But that's what makes it so fun to put together I guess!
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Akkiv Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no interest in 40k but this is just too amazing not to comment. This is one of the best pieces of mlp fanart I have seen. Thank you for sharing this magnificent piece of art with us puny mortals!
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm humbled by your appreciation :3
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moonlightavenger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Dear Goddess-Empress...
Heresy has been found in Hasbro.


Joking aside, I really like this picture.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
NICE!
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DeftCrow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
If this is the embellished version of the holy God-Empress on her throne, I shudder to think what her real visage would look like.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed!
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NSBMPony Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Death to the false Empress
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
HERESY.

Suffer not the Heretic to live. For the Empress!
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:iconprincesssaros:
PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BURN THE HERETIC. KILL THE MUTANT. PURGE THE UNCLEAN.
I-if that's ok with you..
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JacobK12 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Sometimes things don't mix, and quite frankly everyone has been mixing ponies with everything. Being a former brony I can say as much. At the very least you seem to understand the significance behind the warhammer 40k lore you've put here, and its a lot of work. I just think the show hasn't been been good since the last two whole seasons with a few exceptions so the mix here feels a bit undeserved on the end of the ponies. Personally Warhammer 40k is too good to mix with ponies. And yes there are some things too good to mix with ponies.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that's just like, your opinion, man.
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Aryte Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
God-Empress of Ponykind. I love it!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I imagined that the God-Empress would be significantly more skeletal following ten millennium of entombment upon the Golden Throne of Holy Harmony.

(Harmony is my current fanon name for the world where Equestria resides)
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes, you are correct, sir. However. Due to the fact that I didn't see the reason to freak too many normal people out, I thought just a depleted looking Celestia would have sufficed. Sorry that it isn't too canon.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
*Shrug*

Either way... epic homage.
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Warhammer 40k and ponies: when the combination is done well, it's priceless. I think it's done well here. A good mix that blends and takes into account both sources. It's both grimdark and less so than it could be, in a good way. Just enough wiring on Celestia, for example, and the skulls are not too overdone. Meanwhile, the colours and the impression remain true to the reference image and work very well indeed. Great job, maker! Well done!
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its nice to see that my work appreciated in the way that I intend it to be. My initial design in my head had an extremely similar look to the reference picture in the sense that it had a lot more tubes/connections and a more grimdark feeling. But I thought to myself that the imperium is very grimdark already, in fact the concept is still grimdark. So I decided to rather go with a more depleted looking Celestia.

Thanks for the input!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, exactly the impression it manages to convey. Good choice. Also have to compliment the eyes and their lighting on her face, they both serve to outline the shape of her muzzle and show her nature and power, while the full expression works towards the feeling you mention.
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