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Story of a Storm

A Dark and Stormy Plight!

The Cutie Mark Crusaders discover the terrifying and tragic truth behind Ponyville's newest Stranger!

The Story of a Storm Limited-Time Story is the second Limited-Time Story released and also the second event in the 4 Movie tie-in events. It was first released on September 7th, 2017 and ran for 17 days. It was later revived on January 24th, 2018, but was only available to players that did not finish any quests when it was first release with a shorter time limit of 14 days.

Solo quests

Story of a Storm Time limit
17 days
Quest #1 Quest #2 Major Quest #1 Quest #3 Major Quest #2 Quest #4 Quest #5 Major Quest #3 Community Checkpoint #1 Quest #6 Quest #7 Quest #8 Major Quest #4 Quest #9 Quest #10 Boss #1 Boss #2 Boss #3 Community Checkpoint #2
Who's That Pony? Hitting the Books Back to School A Mentor's Memory On the Record Right Up Her Valley Tell Me More! Watch It! "Hello, Random Stranger!" Stop That Unicorn!!! The Hunt Begins! Shadowing the Shadow Ssssssshhhhhhhhh! With Catlike Trot... Unbearable

Who's That Pony?

Apple Bloom: Hear ye, hear ye! This emergency meetin' of the Cutie Mark Crusaders is now in session!

Sweetie Belle: Is this about that unicorn with the broken horn that Spike thought he saw?

Scootaloo: Yeah! I saw her too! Well -- she was wearing a cloak, so I THINK I did... But if it WAS her, she's been sneaking around near the edge of Ponyville for a while now!

Apple Bloom: Yep -- that's who I wanted to talk to you about! Whoever that pony is, she looks awful gloomy... Like she's thinkin' about something real serious!

Apple Bloom: ... And if there's one thing the Cutie Mark Crusaders are good at, it's helpin' other ponies with their problems!

Apple Bloom: First, we need to figure out what problem that pony HAS... I'm... uh... kinda scared to just go up and ask her, though. Maybe if we just watched her from far away for a while, she'd give me some kinda clue!

Who's That Pony?
"First, we need to figure out what problem that pony HAS... I'm... Uh... kinda scared to just go up and ask her, though. Maybe if we just watched her from far away for a while, she'd give me some kinda clue!" Task/Skip Task requirement Rewards
Find the Mystery Pony

Skip: 3 Gem

Tap on the cloaked pony appearing in Ponyville 100 Star
Quest giver: Apple Bloom 5 Gem
25 Airship Parts
Closing text
"HA! See? I KNEW I saw a unicorn with a broken horn ... and there she is! I... um... don't think I should talk to her either, though. She looks... busy."
  • See the "As an NPC" section on Fizzlepop Berrytwist's page for more information.
  • Pro tip: tapping the "GO" button next to the task takes you straight to where the NPC spawns.

Hitting the Books

Scootaloo: So? What'd you find out?

Apple Bloom: *Sigh* ... Only that I couldn't find out anythin'! She didn't much look like she wanted to talk, and she wasn't doin' much besides just trottin' around...

Apple Bloom: I couldn't even see her Cutie Mark 'cause of that cloak she's got on! How are we supposed to help her with her Cutie Mark problem if we don't even know who she is?!

Sweetie Belle: Uh... Maybe by trying to FIND OUT who she is?

Apple Bloom: Oh! ... Yeah, I kinda walked into that one.

Apple Bloom: Let's split up, ask around, and see if anypony's heard about a purple unicorn with a broken horn -- then meet up back here 'n' compare notes! Somepony's GOT to know who she is...

Sweetie Belle: I'll see what I can find in the bookstore! Broken-horned unicorns are pretty rare... Maybe someone wrote an article about her, or a biography! I should ask Twilight to help out...

Hitting the Books
I'll see what I can find in the bookstore! Broken-horned unicorns are pretty rare... Maybe someone wrote an article about her, or a biography! I should ask Twilight to help out... Task/Skip Task requirement Rewards
Send Sweetie Belle to look through the Bookstore

Skip: 3 Gem

1 time, requires BookstoreTask time: 45 minutes 250 Star
3,000 Bit
Quest giver: Sweetie Belle Send Twilight to search through her personal library

Skip: 3 Gem

1 time

Task time: 1 hour

25 Airship Parts
Closing text
"Twilight's always happy to help the Crusaders -- especially when it involves research! Uh... it doesn't involve research too often, though."

Back to School

Back to School
"Hmm... Maybe that unicorn went to school here in Ponyville! I should talk to Cheerilee and see if she remembers teaching any pony with a broken horn..." Task/Skip Task requirement Rewards
Send Scootaloo to research at the schoolhouse

Skip: 5 Gem

1 time, requires SchoolhouseTask time: 1 hour 30 minutes Zecora/10 Gem
Quest giver:

Scootaloo

Send Cheerilee to look through old yearbooks

Skip: 5 Gem

1 time

Task time: 3 hours

Closing text
"Cheerilee sure is nice... She even gave me this great hat for my birthday a while ago! ... Actually, that was kind of a weird day."

A Mentor's Memory

Quest Giver: Apple Bloom
"Zecora's one of the wisest ponies I know -- and she's lived around here forever! Maybe she could tell me about the pony we're looking for. Ooh -- and we should get her a thank-you gift, too!" Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Apple Bloom to chat with Zecora
5 Gem
1 Times
Build a Potion Workshop
10 Gem
1 Times
Rewards: 500 Star5,000 Bit50 Airship Parts
Closing Text
"Wow... Did you guys seriously build that whole workshop just for Zecora? I didn't think Apple Bloom was that good at carpentry..."

On the Record

Quest Giver: Featherweight
"The Crusaders asked me and the rest of us at the Foal Free Press to interview everypony we can about the unicorn with the broken horn! As their friend -- AND as a newspaperpony -- I won't let them down!" Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Bring: Interviews
15 Times
Cost: Free
Rewards: Glitter Drops
Closing Text
"Hey... uh... Does anypony want to interview ME about that unicorn? ... Anypony? Me, the guy who saw her first...? *sigh* ... Never mind."
  • Sweetie Belle: Ask Mrs. Cup Cake if she knows about the mystery pony
  • Featherweight: Press Bon Bon for classified information
  • Bittersweet: ?

Right Up Her Alley

Apple Bloom: All right, Crusaders! What've we figured out so far?

Scootaloo: Cherilee didn't remember teaching anypony like that unicorn either... but look at this yearbook we found! that filly there looks KINDA like the right shade of purple...

Sweetie Belle: You're right! But... Aww, here name's smudged out! And her horn isn't broken, either... Are your sure this is the right pony, Scootaloo?

Apple Bloom: Wait... I think it is! Zecora told me that, years ago, she remembers two foals coming to see her... Spring Rain and Glitter Drops.

Apple Bloom: They said that thier friend had broken her horn, and they wanted to see if Zecroa could make a potion to fix it.. but even Zecora didn't know how.

Scootaloo: Wait.. Glitter Drops... Spring rain... I know those names! look ~~ there are pictures of them in this yearbook, too!They were even in the Mystery Unicorn's class...

Apple Bloom: The three of them must have been Friends when they were fillies ~~ back before the mystery pony broke her horn!

Scootaloo: And guys... I think Featherweight even dug up Glitter Drops's Address! Wow... I'm surprised we didn't get our Cutie Marks in detective work.

Sweetie Belle: ... Especially becuase I think I might know where to find Spring Rain! I wonder if Rarity has any Femme Mystique Chic gowns in my size...

Quest Giver: Sweetie Belle
"When I was looking through the bookstore, I came across this old copy of the Official Ponyville Bowling League Record Book... and Spring Rain was one of the team captains! Which means..." Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Sweetie Belle to the Bowling Alley
5 Gem
1 Times
Welcome Spring Rain
1 Times
Rewards: 300 Star3 Gem3,000 Bit20 Airship Parts
Closing Text
"Found her! I wonder if bowling unicorns like Spring Rain use their magic to put more spin on the ball... Or is that against League rules?"

Tell Me More!

Quest Giver: Scootaloo
"We've found Glitter Drops AND Spring Rain... Now all we gotta do is talk to 'em! They look a whole lot more... uh... welcoming than their friend does..." Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Scootaloo to talk with Glitter Drops
Skip: 10 Gem
1 Times
Send Apple Bloom to talk with Spring Rain
Skip: 10 Gem
1 Times
Rewards: 250 Star2 Gem4,000 Bit30 Airship Parts
Closing Text
"Well? Did you hear anything interesting? ... N-not that I was eavesdropping or anything!"

Watch It!

Scootaloo: Well THAT was a little weird...

Apple Bloom: I'll say! Spring Rain DID say that she and Glitter Drops were friends with that unicorn back when they were fillies... But she seemed real nervous! Like she was hidin' somethin'...

Scootaloo: The same thing happened to me! it's like that unicorn broke her horn one day, and just... DISAPPEARED a few moons later! That CAN'T be the whole st--

Sweetie Belle: OH MY GOODNESS, DID YOU FIND OUT HER NAME OR NOT?!

Sweetie Belle: ... Um... I'm sorry. I'm just REALLY curious!

Apple Bloom: We were, too, Sweetie Belle -- but we DID find it out! It's Tempest -- Tempest Shadow!

Apple Bloom: But... Glitter Drops AND Spring rain both said she was... "dangerous." They didn't even explain how, either...

Scootaloo: One thing's for sure -- we have to find out why she's back in town! But if she IS dangerous... we should probably keep our distance. I think I know somepony who can help us, though...

Quest Giver: Bon Bon
"Okay -- just to be clear? I am NOT a secret agent. I just... own a huge collection of surveillance equipment for NORMAL reasons. If there's somepony you want to spy on, though, we'll need ALL of it..." Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Bring: Surveillance Gear
18 Times
Rewards: Safari Pony
Closing Text
"Wow... I didn't know you needed THAT much gear to be a good secret agent! ... Or, uh, to do whatever totally normal job Bon Bon has."
  • Snips: Hunt for cool secret agent stuff at Bon Bon's House
  • Bon Bon: Review her PERFECTLY NORMAL surveillance gear stash at home
  • Night Watch: ?

"Hello, Random Stranger!"

Bon Bon: All right -- we SHOULD have all the gear we need. Are you fillies ready for Action?

Scootaloo: We sure are! We'll hide out here and listen in from a distance, while you use your super secret agent skills to --

Bon Bon: YOU MEAN my completely unremarkable talking-to-ponies-I-don't-know skills? THOSE skills?

Scootaloo: ... Right. While you use THOSE skills to talk to Tempest and see what her whole deal is!

Bon Bon: Got it. IT'S GO TIME.

Bon Bon: All right -- we SHOULD have all the gear we need. Are you fillies ready for Action?

Quest Giver: Apple Bloom
"All right, Crusaders -- keep your heads down and your eyes peeled. Bon Bon's walkin' up to Tempest right now..." Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Bon Bon to covertly interview the "Mystery Pony"
No
1 Times
Rewards: 250 Star2,500 Bit30 Star Map
Closing Text
"This is it! They're TALKING! I'm so excited! And kinda scared, too, but... Wait. What's going ON over there?!"

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Stop That Unicorn!!! === Bon Bon: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! The grasshopper has left the terrarium! THE GRASSHOPPER HAS LEFT THE TERRARIUM!

Scootaloo: Uh... What?

Bon Bon: My cover's blown! Tempest knows we're on to her -- she's in the wind! Escaped! RUN AWAY!

Quest Giver: Scootaloo
"What?! No!!! We've gotta chase her down! Scooter, don't fail me now!" Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Scootaloo to chase Tempest!
12 Gem
1 Times
Rewards: 150 Star1,500 Bit3 Gem30 Star Map
Closing Text
"Did she catch her? DID SHE?! This is SO SUSPENSEFUL!!! ... Today's really an emotional rollercoaster for me."

The Hunt Begins!

Scootaloo: *huff... huff...* She's gone... This could've been our ONE CHANCE -- I can't believe we blew it!

Sweetie Belle: Don't worry Scootaloo... This isn't over yet! I think I have an idea...

Quest Giver: Sweetie Belle
"Before she went after Tempest, Bon Bon was talking to this adventurous-looking pony... I think she wanted advice on how to find Tempest if she ran off. Maybe THAT pony could help us!" Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Safari Pony to search for Tempest
Skip: 25 Gem
1 Times
Rewards: 100 Star2,000 Bit2 Gem40 Star Map
Closing Text
"I don't know what it is about pith helmets, but they make ANYPONY look awesome. I mean... I'm sure that pony is great at her job, but it helps!"

Shadowing the Shadow

Quest Giver: Safari Pony
"I picked up the start of Tempest's trail, but she's a wily one... I'll need everypony in the area to join me in a search party -- to find out where she's going, we need evidence of where she's been!" Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Bring: Tempest Clues
21 Times
Rewards: Spooky Cave
Closing Text
"THAT'S where Tempest is hiding? That cave, there? The REALLY SPOOKY one?! ... Gulp."
  • Safari Pony: Interview Glitter Drops
  • Detective Pony: Interview Spring Rain
  • Messy Stallion: ?

Ssssssshhhhhhhhhh!

Apple Bloom: Good trackin', everypony! Looks like Tempest's hoofprints keep comin' back to this spooky cave... Maybe it's her secret hideout!

Sweetie Belle: But... none of her tracks actually lead inside! It's like she's coming this way a lot of differnt times, but hasn't gone in yet...

Apple Bloom: Hmm... This IS a mystery! But if anypony can solve it, its the CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS!

Quest Giver: Apple Bloom
"This calls for a stakeout! Everypony, find some bushes to hide behind, and try to be as sneaky as y'all can -- once Tempest comes back here, we'll find out what she's REALLY up to!" Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Scootaloo to practice being stealthy
15 Gem
1 Times
Send Sweetie Belle to discuss stakeout techniques with Apple Bloom
12 Gem
1 Times
Rewards: 400 Star8,000 Bit4 Gem50 Star Map
Closing Text
"*yawn* ... Do stakeouts make anypony else sleepy, or is it just me? I shoulda brought snacks..."

With Catlike Trot...

Apple Bloom: OK, OK: I spy, with my little eye, something that begins with --

Scootaloo: TEMPEST!!!

Apple Bloom: Ha -- wrong! I was thinkin' about those bushes over th--

Apple Bloom: Wait -- TEMPEST'S HERE?!

Quest Giver: Apple Bloom
"She IS here! And she just went into that cave! Stay behind me Crusaders -- I'm goin' in after her! ... Very, very quietly..." Required Quest Level Requirement
Task Requirement
Send Apple Bloom to follow Tempest into the Spooky Cave
Skip: 5 Gem
1 Times
Build the Spooky Cave
1 Times
Rewards: 100 Star2,000 Bit1 Gem100 Star Map
Closing Text
"*gulp* ... So... do I have to go in there too, or...?"

Boss stages: Unbearable

Stage #1

Sweetie Belle: O-okay... If Apple Bloom can go into that cave, then so can we!

Scootaloo: Yeah!!! This is it, Sweetie Belle! It's time for us to-

Apple Bloom: RUN AWAY FROM THE CAVE!!!

Scootaloo: ... Huh?

Apple Bloom: It's Tempest! She's chased some kinda bear-monster outta that cave, and now she's tryin' to fight it! This is too dangerous... We'd best steer clear and hope she wins, so we can question her later!

Boss stage #1
Guaranteed Reward (Battle image)
Shady Bushes

Tempest Shadow

Ursa Minor (25 HP)
Limited-Time Reward Bon Bon Power Time/Skip
20 Gem
Time limit Power: +3 12 2 hours
12 hours 0 Gem
  • It's free to pass this stage.

Stage #2

Tempest: I've waited my whole life for this, you monster... all those years, STOLEN!

Tempest: If you hadn't been there when I was out playing with Glitter Drops and Spring Rain... If they hadn't lost that ball in your cave... If I hadn't gone in and FACED you...

Tempest: ... THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!

Boss stage #2
Guaranteed Reward (Battle image)
Snide Bully Tempest Shadow Ursa Minor (150 HP)
Limited-Time Reward Wind Rider (on sale for 250 Gem) Nightmare Moon (1,000 Gem/$20) Power Time/Skip
Hoops
Time limit Power: +8 Power: +20 12 2 hours
1 day 12 hours (36 hours) 75 Gem
  • Collections needed:
    • Without helpers: 13 (24 hours to completion, 5 collections can be missed)
    • With Wind Rider: 8 (14 hours to completion, 10 collections can be missed)
    • With Nightmare Moon: 5 (8 hours to completion, 13 collections can be missed)
    • With both Wind Rider and Nightmare Moon: 4 (6 hours to completion, 14 collections can be missed)

Stage #3

Tempest: YOU attacked me! YOU broke my horn! YOU ruined my magic!!! I was GOING to go to Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns... With THEM...But...

Tempest: YOU.. you took that away from me! You took THEM away from me!!! They got into school, and they LEFT, and I... I...

Tempest: ...No. I don't need them anymore. I don't need ANYPONY anymore. It's too late for that...

Tempest: The only think I need right now... is to TAKE YOU DOWN!!!

Boss stage #3
Guaranteed Reward (Battle image)
Smug Bully Tempest Shadow Ursa Minor (400 HP)
Limited-Time Reward Discord (on sale for 420 Gem) Daybreaker (1,000 Gem/$20) Power Time/Skip
Tempest Shadow
Time limit Power: +12 Power: +46 12 2 hours
3 days (72 hours) 75 Gem
Closing text
"Wow... she did it! She finally beat it... Is... is it over?"
  • Collections needed:
    • Without helpers: 34 (66 hours to completion, only 2 collections can be missed)
    • With Discord: 17 (32 hours to completion, 19 collections can be missed)
    • With Daybreaker: 8 (14 hours to completion, 28 collections can be missed)
    • With both Discord and Daybreaker: 6 (10 hours to completion, 30 collections can be missed)

Sweetie Belle: Wow... I can't believe Tempest went through all that! All that pain and sadness... for all that time... It must have been awful for her.

Apple Bloom: Yeah... If anyone needs the Cutie Mark Crusaders' help, it's that pony over there!

Scootaloo: HEEEEEY! TEMPEST! WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU WORK OUT YOUR--!

Scootaloo: ... Wait. Where did she go...?

Tempest: It's done... I fought it... I won... and I escaped. And now... Nothing will stand in the way of our INVASION OF EQUESTRIA!

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