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Cover art: Murky Number Seven by Promilie Cover art: Murky Number Seven by Promilie
"To become a slave is bad. To be born a slave is forever damaging.

For young Murky, the life of the labourer and servant is all he has ever known, raised without knowledge of freedom or the concept of choice. But when the brutality of his newest masters in Fillydelphia becomes all too much and the heroic escape of a certain little mare takes place before his eyes, Murky finally discovers a life worth fighting for. His own.

Broken from the indoctrination, Murky sets out to reclaim the freedom that has been denied to him throughout his entire life. Against abusive slavers, a fatal illness wracking his body and the attentions of ponies that often cannot be trusted, Murky sets out to achieve the impossible.

To escape Fillydelphia.

But when your cutie mark is a set of shackles...are you really supposed to be free at all?"

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This is the cover art that was commissioned for Fuzzyveevee's Fallout Equestria side fic 'Murky Number Seven'. It is very good, and I highly recommend it!

Credit for the logo goes to :iconcalistomaniac:

The story can be read here: [link]
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:iconzjackel17:
Zjackel17 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just started reading this, and now have 1 major question; MN7 or PH?
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:iconnobbleykyle:
Nobbleykyle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
What do you mean? Like which is better or which should you read?
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:iconzjackel17:
Zjackel17 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is better. Probably shoulda added that...
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:iconnobbleykyle:
Nobbleykyle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Hard to decide. Im gonna have to say that I personally like project horizons better but MN7 is still amazing.
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sychotech Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I agree PH is better, at least for the first 60 or so chapters. Somber seams to sorta loos focas in the middle of ch 68 and just rushed threw 69.
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pupshackle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how Lil Pip and Zenith are at the top, the whole inspiration of the story.
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Advent3546 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, Red Eyes looks intimidating.
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VanRipper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
hah, I love how manly your redeye is. :thumbsup:
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lmbednark Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is just EPIC! Absolutely amazing!

I kinda feel ashamed, I've been a brony for two years now, and I'm just now starting to read Fallout: Equestria. In addition, I started reading Murky Number Seven a few days ago, so I'm reading too really long (REALLY good) fanfictions at the same time. I feel so overwhelmed.
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honest-optimist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
amazing cover for an amazing story
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FangedRevival Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Let's see: A crybaby coward with an inferiority complex that tends to pull of stunts that require incredible amounts of bravery when given enough motivation? Reminds me of Jaccuzzi Splot from Baccano.
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Ye gods I remember watching that. I was SO confused for most of it. Great show, though.
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lol1759 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, what brush did you use for the green swirls at the top?
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Promilie Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use the default brush for nearly everything.
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:iconlol1759:
lol1759 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same xD.
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MiddaySolace Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist
What are Lilpip and Zenith doing in the SPP hub?
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MiddaySolace Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm going to read this if only to find out.
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MiddaySolace Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Found out. Not SPP. My bad.
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MiddaySolace Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Completely forgot about LP and Zenith's cage match.
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:iconpantzar:
Pantzar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wants to fav this more then once! I strongly recommend this story!
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richfiles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just finished FO:E and Pinkeyes.
I'll have to hit up FO:PH and this soon.
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:iconlol1759:
lol1759 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
PH will rock your world man. Read it as soon as you can.
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killjoy12100 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I cannot wait to read this, you sir have grasped my attention! I SHALL READ THIS FIC TO THE END
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RealSegaman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic
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:iconcg-sphinx:
CG-Sphinx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Whoa. Flabbergasted here. Awesome.
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ArcticFox501 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo epic i will read it when im home :D
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ScottWolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
....dayum...
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:iconrangergxi:
RangerGxi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Dang, should tell the writer of this fanfic about Fimfiction
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thanks for the comment that you'll try it out!

I do actually know of FiMFiction, however while my intention is to get the story noticed (what writer doesn't?) I felt that uploading to GDocs, FO:E Resource, EQD Side Story page AND FiMFiction would spread things out in terms of readerbase far too much.

That said, this is only a theory. There's nothing to say I can't pop it on to FiMFiction at some point if I feel it will help improve matters, but I'm just taking things in a "test by process" manner. Most other side stories tend to use FiMFiction too, so I guess that's something for the worthwhile nature.

But...as they say. You only find out by doing. I'm not against trying it should it indeed be the better way in the end, humility is often important in deciding what's best for something you love working on. :)
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inverse9 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I don't think it would "spread your readers out" at all. Posting your story on FiMFiction would definitely get you more readers and comments. It's the same story everywhere, but on FiMFiction the story would get it's own comment section, whereas now the only comments I can find on the story are right here. If anything, FiMFiction would focus most of your readerbase in one place. Some writers even link their GDocs and FiMFic chapters together!

I'd say more to try and convince you, but it's late and I'm emotionally drained from that super-intense first chapter. That was as emotionally powerful as Project Horizons is. (And wordcount, 22,571 words for PH's first chapter to 22,559 for MN7's first chapter.) I look forward to reading more from you.
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thank you for the kind comments. You make a valid point about FiMFiction. I'll probably take a look and reconsider it at this point. As you say, a dedicated comments section would be handy.

That said, EQD comments tend to get a little more "spotlight" to help expand people seeing the story. However I am definitely leaning more on the FiMFic side of the fence than before. Thank you for the insight.

Word length at first wasn't much of a concern to me next to writing what I felt I had to. I just hope the length of some chapters doesn't wear people out. The prereaders seemed fine with it though.

Now I'll go back to hoping Felixattchar isn't a little put out that I used here to communicate briefly. Oh dear, sorry man! :p
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:iconrangergxi:
RangerGxi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
This story... it seems so depressing...

Well let's get reading and hope Murky doesn't get killed. :D
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Grog18 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WHY DO I PICTURE THUNDERDOME WHEN SEEING THIS :iconimhighplz: this is epic
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Paradox-Enabler Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I'm reading this solely based upon the assumed badguy in the left most position of the 'middle' row. That guy has the best motherbuckin' evil grin I've seen on a pony to this date.
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fuzzyveevee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Although he doesn't appear in Chapter 1, I knew I wanted him on that cover so when Felix offered to add him...well...who was I to turn him down?

The grin he drew him (of course, not even names revealed till he turns up :p) is absolutely stonking perfect, yeah.
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:iconpantzar:
Pantzar Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayumn...
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I know what I'm going to be reading when I get home.
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chinman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Wow

I know your not supposed to judge a book by it's cover but dayumn, now you got me interested!
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Wow... Holy shit.
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Calistomaniac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
It was a joy to create a logo that worked with this picture. You did the characters justice, and the composition is just lovely. It was nice working with you (through Fuzzy :P).
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JetWave Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Book cover looks awesome = Reading the book



This was beyond awesome! :O
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Crystal-Eclair Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that looks really awesome
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ScreenedPlum Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Little Pip and Xenith in the top?
That implies there's something to do with the Fight Pits from the original FO:E
I'm now rather interested. Might give this fic a shot when my "To read" pile is slightly less daunting
No Gryphons I note? I thought they were made up the majority of Red Eyes guards in Fillydelpia
I am assuming that is in fact Red Eye in the center. Strange, I always imagined him as being very calm/cool/collected in all situations. Meh, maybe that's just me.
Finally, do I detect a hint of MjolnirPony in the one to the left of Red Eye? No bad thing mind

TL;DR Sweet artwork, never heard of this story, will give it a go when I can, and Brian Blessed is Best Pony:iconbrianblessedplz:
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Promilie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The griffons are not shown simply because they are not major characters.
That is indeed Red Eye, and the pony to the left was drawn long before I drew Mjolnir, pony of Thunder. This cover art was actually finished in late January.
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GlowyPie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Still only on the 4th chapter of the original :s
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Holy crap that is AWESOME.
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Sw1tchbl4de Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
and now all the covers i had made and am still makin for FoE side stories have become obsolete....
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Clone999 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks like you've been 1up'd :icontrollestiaplz:
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SirLeadhead Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
This is utterly fantastic. I love your portrayal of Red Eye! And fuzzy ponies with Strength 10.

:slowclapplz:
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SirLeadhead Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I already added a comment, fav notification thingy! AHHHHH.

But it's worth two. This cover is awesome.
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