➳ Quill chose this name themself after discovering their identity as agender. They often consider changing the "feather" part, but can't think of anything else they like.
➳ They loved their cutie mark so much they named themself after it. It has no significant meaning.
Nickname / Title(s): Angel, Quillzilla
➳ Angel was the nickname given to them by Cowbell as they searched for a new name; Quillzilla was a nickname given to them by Discord, who was teasing them for their temper.
Gender: Afab agender
➳ Quill is biologically female and identifies as agender.
➳ Under no circumstances is anypony allowed to use she/her. Quill will even correct royalty if they misgender them.
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
➳ Gender does not play a role in Quill's attraction to other ponies or creatures.
➳ Quill is a young adult, in their prime, and will not age thanks to Discord's magic.
Date Of Birth: February 5th
➳ Quill likes to joke that the cold winds on the day of their birth is why some of their hair is blue.
Place of Birth: Canterlot
➳ Quill hated living in Canterlot and left as soon as they could. Quiet Ponyville was the perfect choice for their new home.
➳ Quill is a popular author who writes all kinds of books, mostly fiction, though they have published an autobiography.
『 P H Y S I C A L F E A T U R E S 』
➳ Though they would love to become an alicorn, Discord refuses to change who they are.
Fur Color: Flax
➳ Approximate hex code is #ecd290.
Eye Color: Aqua
➳ Approximate hex code is #00f1ff.
Cutie Mark: An aqua feather quill tracing a rainbow line.
➳ The quill represents Quill's skill and passion for writing, while the rainbow trail represents their colorful imagination.
Age They Appear: Average adult pony
➳ Quill will not age any further because Discord keeps them that way with his magic.
Hairstyle and Color: Short; brown and blue
➳ Quill's mane is cut very short, just above their shoulder, and is usually styled so that it covers their left eye. It is primarily cologne earth brown (#643925) with broad aqua (#00f1ff) streaks. Their tail is long, unstyled, and has the same color and pattern as their mane.
Eye Color and Size: Aqua
➳ Quill's eyes are aqua (#00f1ff) and have the average female pony eye shape.
Glasses/Other Aids?: --
➳ Quill needs reading glasses, but almost always forgets to wear them.
➳ Quill has no piercings.
➳ Quill has no tattoos.
➳ Quill has no scars.
Other Noticeable Feature(s): Feathered hooves
➳ Unlike most mares, Quill's hooves have feathering, a trait they got from their earth pony father. Their hooves are shadow in color, approximate hex code being #8b7d65.
『 P E R S O N A L I T Y 』
✓ Creative writing
✓ Baked apple treats
✓ The annual Running Of The Leaves
✓ Discord's chaos magic
✗ Loud noises
✗ Their own weak magic
✗ Porcelain Doll
✗ Hot weather
✗ Being presumed female
『 R E L A T I O N S 』
➳ Steelhoof is a gray earth pony with a black mane and tail, both very short, and brown eyes. His cutie mark is a large rusty horseshoe. He works as a construction worker in Ponyville.
Mother: Porcelain Doll
➳ Porcelain Doll is a pale silver, almost white, unicorn with a long, glossy very pale pink mane and tail and dark blue eyes. Her cutie mark is a pile of makeup. She works as makeup artist in Manehatten.
➳ Quill has no sisters.
➳ Salty is a pale gray earth pony with a dark gray mane and tail, both long and scruffy, with orange edges and green eyes. His cutie mark is a game controller.
Other Relatives: Cowbell
➳ Cowbell is Quill's grandmother; she's Steelhoof's mother.
➳ Quill has pet mice that they received from Fluttershy. There are five mice total: Cookie (solid brown, black eyes), Sugar (solid white, red eyes), Mocha (cream and white, black eyes), Hazelnut (cream, red eyes), and Bandit (black and white, black eyes). Quill has a large enclosure for them.
Enemies(s): Flare Flicker, Solar Eclipse, Porcelain Doll
Rival(s): A. K. Yearling
Relationship Status: Taken by Discord
➳ Though their heart belongs to Discord, Quill also has a small crush on Roseluck.
『 B A C K G R O U N D 』
➳ Quill was born in Manehatten to Steelhoof, a kind earth pony construction worker, and Porcelain Doll, a successful but controlling unicorn cosmetologist. They were assigned female at birth and named Hay Meadow, a name they would grow to resent because "it sounds dumb". Their mother, Porcelain Doll, insisted on trying to enroll Hay Meadow into Celestia's school, even though the foal's magic was weak even for her age, as she was barely able to perform basic levitation spells. Naturally, she failed the initiation exam, which frustrated Porcelain Doll, who then began to force Hay Meadow into the path of a cosmetologist. Struggling with both magic and the much-hated field of pony makeup, Hay Meadow grew into an angry young pony, especially when their cutie mark never came in. Porcelain Doll grew increasingly frustrated with Hay Meadow, pressuring her constantly and even resorting to physical violence. After the birth of her brother, an earth pony stallion named Salty, the pressure increased, and after noticing that Salty was treated with far more leniency, Hay Meadow snapped. She asked Steelhoof to take her away to Ponyville to live with her grandmother, Cowbell, a retired schoolteacher.
Living in Ponyville was much, much better. Being allowed to actually find herself led to an important discovery: she wasn't a she at all, but rather a they; they adopted the agender label, and soon after, the pansexual one. The only problem was their name; Cowbell frequently called them "my angel" instead of Hay Meadow, which eventually turned to Angel. While Angel didn't really enjoy the name, they accepted it out of love for Cowbell. Fortunately, they wouldn't have to use the name long; Cowbell encouraged Angel to write short stories as exercise for their weak magic and gave them an old quill to write with. Though it was a struggle, they gave it a try. And the more they did it, the more they enjoyed it, and the more they enjoyed it, the easier picking up and moving the quill worked. They completed their first story a few months later, and, rather suddenly, finally gained their cutie mark: a bright blue quill drawing a swirling rainbow. Delighted in a way they'd never felt, they decided to name themself after their cutie mark; from that day forward, they were no longer Hay Meadow or Angel -- they were Feather Quill.
By this point, Quill had made two friends: a pair of pegasus twins named Flare Flicker and Solar Eclipse. The two were mischievous, perfect for Quill, who found rebellion delightful after a childhood of being controlled; the trio were constantly in trouble, starting with practical jokes but eventually, at the urging of Flare Flicker, they began to steal and vandalize things. One day, Flare Flicker suggested an actual, dangerous heist: they would break into Zecora's hut and steal the Alicorn Amulet (Quill discovered its location during a conversation with Pinkie Pie, who let it slip without realizing it); his idea was to make himself an alicorn so he could become royalty, promising the same for the other two. Solar Eclipse accepted immediately, while Quill argued that there was no way the plan would work. But when Flare Flicker promised he would give Quill powerful magic beyond any unicorn, they became too excited by the idea and finally caved. So the trio headed over the Everfree Forest (the twins flying and carrying Quill between them) and waited for Zecora to leave her hut; when she did, they broke in and, after completely destroying the place, discovered the wooden box holding the Amulet. Quill, desperate for a taste of "real" magic, turned on their friends and ran off with the Amulet. Disappearing into the forest, they put on the Amulet. At first, they just used it to perform tricks and basic spells they would never ordinarily be able to do, but the Amulet corrupted them, darkening their heart and their magic. They headed back to Canterlot to get revenge on Porcelain Doll, planning to transform her into a donkey; by this point, Zecora had figured out what happened, and alerted Twilight Sparkle. With the help of her friends, Twilight Sparkle track the use of the Amulet by following Quill's trail of destruction, as they had been destroying random objects and buildings to let out excess magic they could not handle. By the time Quill had reached Canterlot (but before they could confront Porcelain Doll), Twilight Sparkle and her friends had found them and got there in time to intervene. Quill, too corrupted by the Alicorn Amulet to be reasoned with, started a battle with Twilight Sparkle and banished the other five back to Ponyville. The battle was only stopped by Steelhoof, Salty, and Cowbell, who had heard of the situation and went there to find Quill blasting alicorn-level magic at a princess. Cowbell begged them to stop, telling them how disappointed she was with them for going against their lessons of kindness and patience. Steelhoof lamented about the house he built being damaged. Ashamed, Quill stopped their assault, took off the amulet, and ran away. After days of isolation, Quill reluctantly returned first to Canterlot to apologize to Steelhoof, where they learned with delight that he had divorced Porcelain Doll, then to Ponyville to apologize to Cowbell and the main six. Much to their surprise, they were forgiven, and after offering to help repair the damage they'd done, they were allowed to stay in Ponyville again. Twilight Sparkle even began giving them special magic exercises, and Quill was soon able to write with little difficulty. They once again lived in peace, though they avoided Flare Flicker and Solar Eclipse at every opportunity. Quill also made many friends, the first being Fluttershy, and began writing their first novel, a standalone book about a pegasus named Starbeam.
During a visit to Canterlot to see Steelhoof and Salty, Quill was attacked by a strange creature that began draining their magic. While the creature mocked Quill for their "pathetic excuse for magic", an even stranger creature came to their rescue, knocking Quill's assailant away before it could finish its attack. Frightened, and feeling weak, Quill watched with dismay as their rescuer, identified by their attacker as "Discord" changed sides and disappeared with the creature dubbed "Tirek". Quill then managed to make it home, where they stayed until Tirek was defeated and Quill's magic, what little there was, was returned. After returning to Ponyville, Quill met up with Fluttershy to ask about Discord. To their surprise, Fluttershy was Friends with Discord, and offered to introduce them. Wanting to thank the creature that had saved them from Tirek, Quill agreed. They weren't quite sure to expect, so they were quite shocked to discover two things: Discord was capable of unbelievable feats of magic, and he was intelligent. Quill quickly became enamored by Discord's charm and, with Fluttershy's urging, decided to befriend him. After a few months of friendship with the draconeqquus, they developed a crush on him. The only pony they told this to is Fluttershy, who secretly arranged a date for them by giving Discord two tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala and convincing him to take ask Quill to go. Quill and Discord had a great time together, and Quill (thanks to the influence of some hard apple cider) decided to confess their feelings. They expected rejection, but found themself spending the rest of the night practically glued to his side. The relationship had started. The two were happy together, despite Steelhoof's initial disapproval and Discord's habit of whisking Quill away with no warning to be at his side whenever he misses them.
With their social life thriving and their personal life bright and happy, Quill decided it was time to work on their second novel. However, an untimely and unexpected event halted all progress -- Quill was pregnant. Though they were unbelievably anxious at the idea, especially because their offspring would be half-draconeqquus and after witnessing Discord's excitement, they decided to go through with it. The offspring was named Nepenthe by Discord. Quill now lives with Discord in Chaosville, where they are writing their second novel and co-parenting Nepenthe. Unable to bear the thought of losing either one, Discord placed a spell on both Quill and Nepenthe that would keep them alive for as long as he would live.
Hey again, everypony! We hope you've all enjoyed warming up after winter, and are ready to spring into summer! We've been busy ourselves, and are happy to announce that our next major update, v2022.02.01, is now available for download!
First things first, our amazing community continues to submit some great menu designs, and two more are being featured, with an all-new soundtrack to one! Remember, if you'd like to see your own artwork featured as a main menu theme, you can read all the details on how to submit it here.
Another thing you'll likely notice quickly is that some NPCs now have subtitles! This should help to give you a little more information about what an NPC does - whether they're a merchant, a member of the Guard, or one of you friends from foalhood - and make navigation a little easier!
We're also experimenting with more advanced mob behaviour. Now, attacking certain enemies may trigger a 'swarm' effect, where other nearby mobs will also rush in to defend them! Make sure you take extra caution when engaging in combat, because who knows how many enemies you might make!
We've added a couple of new and rather dashing cosmetic items, too. Just in time for a certain in-game, player-organised, formal event, we hope! If you'd like to attend the community-made Gala event, make sure you put on your best outfit, and check out the details on the #community-events channel of our Discord serverhttps://discordapp.com/invite/uPvn8Xr!
That's the highlights, but there's plenty more packed into this update; a new construction site in the Frontier, quest fixes, skill upgrade adjustments, lighting changes, a new animation for the Mining Talent, variable bank space rewards from quests, and more! If you'd like to read all the details, as always, you can find them in our changelog post.
If you're playing on Windows using our Launcher, the game should update automatically; other platforms will need to visit our downloads page to grab the latest copy of the game files. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to visit your app store to prompt the update to start!
That's all from us for now! Hopefully you enjoy what we've worked on so far, and are looking forward to what we have planned next! Until then, we'll see you in Equestria!
I want to give some suggestions and report some errors, but, as other users have pointed out, phabricator is unsecured. I'd rather not share my real name, especially across an unsecured connection.
My suggestions mainly surround navigation: 1. Quest markers are too close to the mini map border so they get hidden behind it. 2. I wish there was a setting to make the arrow point the direction the camera is facing, which would make it easier to navigate as a teleporting unicorn. 2b. Alternatively, have an option to turn the pony to face the same way as the camera, like a certain other MMO has. 3. It would be nice to have a larger square map element, like a certain other MMO has.
I had a lot of trouble navigating which made it really difficult for me to understand where to go and what to do. I got confused and accidentally skipped part of the game, I think. I was going to suggest that it be made more obvious, but I think fixing the markers and adding a square map would make it obvious enough.
I have some more suggestions, but they're not as important/realistic as my others: 4. An option for teleportation to color the parts of the screen where you can and can't teleport. Not sure how easy this would be to implement. 5. Show number of players online in Americas and Europonia. 6. A button to switch region server without logging out. 7. Visually different quest markers for different quests. 8. Perhaps some direct overview of the characters progression in the game and a preview of the adult stage in the character creator. Acquiring talent marks seems like an important thing the teacher should tell you about instead of needing to ask about it.
Generally I was, and still am a bit, confused about what to do, but I'm also not very good at video games.
I apologize for posting suggestions here, but I saw others do it and get responses, so I thought maybe it's not so strict.