Story: Mines of Dragon Mountain (Update Complete!)

[Crossover] More Doctor Whooves!

Author: Hephestus

Description: After being dropped off by The Doctor Twilight and her fellow TARDIS travelers are made an offer they can’t refuse by rich and powerful CEO Zeitgeist Stardust. With benefits for everypony they set off for Dragon Mountain Resort for a weekend of rest and relaxation. But all is not well in Dragon Valley, as Zeitgeist’s mines are rumored to be plagued with disasters and mysterious deaths. Talk of strange noises at night and rumors of sightings of strange creatures circulates the resort. As always The Doctor appears in the thick of things and before long he and his pony companions find themselves in a race against time, with not only the lives of tens of thousands hanging in the balance, but the future of Equestria as well!

Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 1
Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 2
Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 3
Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 4
Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 5
Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 6
Mines of Dragon Mountain Chapter 7
Mines of Dragon Mountain Epilogue (New!) 

Mines of Dragon Mountain Complete! (New!) 

Additional Tags: Doctor Whoof!

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62 Responses to Story: Mines of Dragon Mountain (Update Complete!)

  1. BB says:

    oh my goodness yaaaaay~I am so glad you are doing another one, I know you said you were but I wasn't sure, this is the best and you are my favorite Doctor Who/Pony writer!

  2. BB says:

    also I'm sure your last story qualifies for 6 stars by now, how many 5 stars does it need again?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hephestus doing another Dr.Whoof fanfiction at last?This day is perfect.

  4. Hephestus says:

    What's this '6-star' thing I keep hearing about?Anyway, expect a change in title cards for both this and Time Lords and Terror at some point in the near future

  5. BB says:

    oh it's a tag change for only the coolest of stories, once it gets so many good votes it gets categorized as suchI think it's like 60?I don't know

  6. BB says:

    by the way you should ask to get your last story your author tag on ithttp://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-timelords-and-terror.html

  7. Hephestus says:

    @BBReally? Awesome! I'm flattered! Well, I'll be sure to try my best to earn such a score!

  8. Anonymous says:

    @BBIt's 50 votes with a 4.9 average or higher.Which Timelords and Terror has, so yeah, it should be a six star story now.

  9. BB says:

    >50 voteshaha awesomeget on Seth's ass about that Hephestus!your last story has a straight 5.0

  10. Anonymous says:

    Instantly added to my "To read" list upon seeing the author.

  11. Holy Jesus Christ monkey balls its the sequel. I'm going to read the crap out of this.

  12. kriss1989 says:

    You ACTUALLY made that sequel? I thought you just put that in for fun. This is going to be good.

  13. Kyle says:

    @HephestusHephestus, I'm so happy to see this story up. Timelords and Terror was the first FiM fic I read, and to this date it's still in my holy trinity of FiM Fanfiction awesomeness, right up there with Fallout: Equestria and Better Living Through Science and Ponies.I'm really looking forward to this story, and I admit it'll be interesting to see if the gang will have to face some of the chaos of this trip before the Doctor shows up.

  14. BB says:

    haha Hephestus you do not disappointthat was spectaculargod-berry~can't wait for the rest

  15. God says:

    Correct Doctor Who pacing and nearly perfect characterisation. I don't think that Rarity would say "Hey Doctor", but I'm nit picking. Great work.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Wow! There's already a TVTropes page for this one! It's a little bear, but hey it's only the first chapter out

  17. Hephestus failing to disappoint. Like Timelords and Terror, this story shines in the characterizations. Not just in their personalities and thought processes either but you managed to perfectly adapt them to the mindset of Doctor companions (Once you're in the Tardis, life is never the same). Especially digging The Doctor himself, being in a new universe means he's a little less all knowing.Extra kudos to expanding the workings of Equestria beyond Ponyville. I'm starting to get a bit of an "Oddworld" kind of vibe from it.Timelords and Terror was one of only 5 Fanfictions I have ever archived in my life. It would appear I'll be making room for a number 6 in the near future.

  18. Antiguo says:

    Genius, my brony, genius. One of the best works of crossover I have read. Magnificent both in plot, in characterization and in humor/horror. I hope you update pronto, Have a nice day.

  19. Treble says:

    I just wanted to say I love the way the relationship between Rainbow Dash and the Doctor is turning out. She really isn't the type of person, er, pony that would would normally impress him, is she? I'm actually feeling her frustration and hoping she gets a chance to prove herself to him soon. That right there, that's good writing.

  20. Hephestus says:

    @TrebleDon't worry, she will. But not in the way she thinks she will ;)Sorry for the late update guys, it's just that summer suddenly happened after a *lot* of rain and I just had to go camping. The need to camp was so strong it was nearly involuntary! But it's good to be back and writing again!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Oh *crap*.I know Tirac.No good will come of this.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Oh *crap*.I know Tirac.No good will come of this.

  23. Treble says:

    @HephestusAh, now that is cryptic. Love it.

  24. Treble says:

    @HephestusAh, now that is cryptic. Love it.

  25. The Doctor says:

    Part 1 was brilliant, I'm very excited to read Part 2 *yawn* right after I get some sleep…

  26. The Doctor says:

    Part 1 was brilliant, I'm very excited to read Part 2 *yawn* right after I get some sleep…

  27. Marshal says:

    This is INCREDIBLE! This is better written than the official Doctor Who novels, the author has done research into what he's writing about (at least with the airships, because I'm like Apple Bloom there), AND THERES PONIES!

  28. Marshal says:

    This is INCREDIBLE! This is better written than the official Doctor Who novels, the author has done research into what he's writing about (at least with the airships, because I'm like Apple Bloom there), AND THERES PONIES!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Scootaloo looked back and forth between them. “It was the green mushrooms right? I’ve always wanted to try those!” *snarf*

  30. Anonymous says:

    Scootaloo looked back and forth between them. “It was the green mushrooms right? I’ve always wanted to try those!” *snarf*

  31. Anonymous says:

    >the centauri republic>my face when>the doctor accidentally setting up a centauri invasion of equestriaIf Luna starts asking everybody "What do you want?" I'm not sure what I'll do. Also in before the lawyer pony turns out to have been on loan from a certain blond-maned stallion with an hourglass cutie mark.

  32. Anonymous says:

    >the centauri republic>my face when>the doctor accidentally setting up a centauri invasion of equestriaIf Luna starts asking everybody "What do you want?" I'm not sure what I'll do. Also in before the lawyer pony turns out to have been on loan from a certain blond-maned stallion with an hourglass cutie mark.

  33. >The Doctor smiled broadly. “Ponies…you have it so easy! No fuss, no muss, just one day ‘boom’ and you have a little tattoo on your arse telling you what you like. Built to be happy, you lot! Brilliant design by the way, all I got is a boring old hourglass!”HAHAHAHAHA

  34. >The Doctor smiled broadly. “Ponies…you have it so easy! No fuss, no muss, just one day ‘boom’ and you have a little tattoo on your arse telling you what you like. Built to be happy, you lot! Brilliant design by the way, all I got is a boring old hourglass!”HAHAHAHAHA

  35. B. says:

    Babylon 5 references yesssssssss

  36. B. says:

    Babylon 5 references yesssssssss

  37. Anonymous says:

    I am kinda new here, how long does it usually take Hephaestus to update?Not saying he should rush or anything…Just wondering.

  38. Hephestus says:

    @AnonymousSorry it's taking so long everyone! I've got a summer course that will be eating up my time and concentration for the next week. But don't worry, chapter 3 will be out by wednesday-ish. I hope you'll find it worth the wait!

  39. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm.. B5 + Doctor Who + ponies = AWESOME!!!!!Is it just me or are the Grendal Ponyvers versions of the Silurians?

  40. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm.. B5 + Doctor Who + ponies = AWESOME!!!!!Is it just me or are the Grendal Ponyvers versions of the Silurians?

  41. treble says:

    Even more Bowie references! Nice. Things are really starting to heat up now. What to do until the next chapter? Maybe it's time to reread everything.The first meeting of Ziggy and The Doctor was great, by the way. I've never though I'd find a conversation about office decor so compelling.

  42. treble says:

    Even more Bowie references! Nice. Things are really starting to heat up now. What to do until the next chapter? Maybe it's time to reread everything.The first meeting of Ziggy and The Doctor was great, by the way. I've never though I'd find a conversation about office decor so compelling.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I caught the Eau de Méchant loup…Or, as we say in English… Water of the Bad Wolf……Oh my >:) I like where this is going…

  44. Anonymous says:

    I caught the Eau de Méchant loup…Or, as we say in English… Water of the Bad Wolf……Oh my >:) I like where this is going…

  45. Anonymous says:

    I really like how you're reintroducing some of the G1 villains, and Ziggy especially is a much better character than I thought he would be. My favorite bit is that it seems like so far he's taking the threat of Tirac entirely seriously, with what little slivers of information he's been given.Wouldn't that be a bite if all the Thinkers had to do was tell the Duke what he was doing.

  46. Anonymous says:

    I really like how you're reintroducing some of the G1 villains, and Ziggy especially is a much better character than I thought he would be. My favorite bit is that it seems like so far he's taking the threat of Tirac entirely seriously, with what little slivers of information he's been given.Wouldn't that be a bite if all the Thinkers had to do was tell the Duke what he was doing.

  47. 2% says:

    This may be out of place, but as an aspiring writer, I have to ask: where does one go to Do the Research? Specifically, what resources did you use to make all that firework "geekspeak"? Wikipedia? Lots of Google? A friend who happens to be a professional pyrotechnician? Was any of it pure conjecture/made-up? What method would you recommend another writer use to do this kind of research on other topics?Sorry for the crapload of questions, but the urge to ask suddenly jumped me as I was re-reading the second chapter. In fact, the question of how to do research in general has been plaguing me for a while.

  48. 2% says:

    This may be out of place, but as an aspiring writer, I have to ask: where does one go to Do the Research? Specifically, what resources did you use to make all that firework "geekspeak"? Wikipedia? Lots of Google? A friend who happens to be a professional pyrotechnician? Was any of it pure conjecture/made-up? What method would you recommend another writer use to do this kind of research on other topics?Sorry for the crapload of questions, but the urge to ask suddenly jumped me as I was re-reading the second chapter. In fact, the question of how to do research in general has been plaguing me for a while.

  49. Hephestus says:

    @ 2%Wikipedia has pretty much all you need (in a none academic sense). Google also helps, but my advice regarding that is use Wikipedia first to refine your search. Sometimes Wikipedia doesn't have the info you're looking for or doesn't have it in the detail you're looking for, but what it usually does have is the scientific names and more specific stuff that makes using it in a Google search all the easier. It that makes any kind of sense.For instance, all that fireworks mumbo jumbo came from wiki-ing pyrotechnics, flash powers, and other such stuff. The illegal stuff Fire Dazzler was using is typically used in military-grade decoy flares used to redirect heat seeking missiles. I figured that something that burns that hot and that bright would probably make for an interesting (if absurdly dangerous) light show. I hope that helps.

  50. Hephestus says:

    @ 2%Wikipedia has pretty much all you need (in a none academic sense). Google also helps, but my advice regarding that is use Wikipedia first to refine your search. Sometimes Wikipedia doesn't have the info you're looking for or doesn't have it in the detail you're looking for, but what it usually does have is the scientific names and more specific stuff that makes using it in a Google search all the easier. It that makes any kind of sense.For instance, all that fireworks mumbo jumbo came from wiki-ing pyrotechnics, flash powers, and other such stuff. The illegal stuff Fire Dazzler was using is typically used in military-grade decoy flares used to redirect heat seeking missiles. I figured that something that burns that hot and that bright would probably make for an interesting (if absurdly dangerous) light show. I hope that helps.

  51. zhi says:

    @Hephestus,I really enjoyed your fanfic. You managed to get Dr. Who (and the other sci-fi elements) to merge nicely into the MLP verse. Keep it up, and am looking forward to the next chapter!

  52. zhi says:

    @Hephestus,I really enjoyed your fanfic. You managed to get Dr. Who (and the other sci-fi elements) to merge nicely into the MLP verse. Keep it up, and am looking forward to the next chapter!

  53. Eric says:

    Hephestus, Wow!Your work is incredible!! You have perfectly (PERFECTLY!) captured the 10th Doctor and all his subtleties! I can just imagine Tennant saying every single line you wrote. It all fits perfectly!Keep churning out good work! Can't wait for part 4!

  54. Roxor says:

    I think this story is capturing the spirit of the multi-part Doctor Who serials quite nicely.

  55. @HephestusOuch, here's to a speedy recovery. Also, there's the Dash/Doctor moment I was waiting for. Huzzah!

  56. Geekmuffin says:

    Man I hate reading really good stories that aren't finished yet. I know trying to restrain myself until you finish the whole thing would be a lost cause though.Anyways, here's the stuff I caught in this chapter. It seems like either most of the errors are compacted into the final third of the story or I just don't watch as closely during the first part…'Rarity telekinetically tripped on and leapt onto his back''on' should be 'one''Y’know, if I didn’t know any better I’d say that the Duke has taken and interest in…er…‘equestrianism’.''and' should be 'an'“Right then! There’ll time for mouth to mouth later-”unless he's just talking lazily it sounds like there should be a 'be' between 'There'll' and 'time''The Grundel who spared me, Slag, came into my cell and told me some other ponies were here and if I would like to see them.'I avoid correcting grammar in dialogue, but you should probably put an 'asked' between the 'and' and 'if', or something like that so it makes more sense‘Aah! Please! Don’t hurt me! It’s not my fault!”you used different quotation marks on either side of this dialogue

  57. Anonymous says:

    Hrm. I gotta say this chapter ends a little abruptly.

  58. Hephestus says:

    @AnonymousYeah, couldn't be helped. I had an upcoming surgery, and I really wanted to get it done and uploaded ASAP. I'll add to it later, or streamline it.

  59. Hephestus says:

    FYII added a bit onto the end of chapter five that should make it seem more like a concluded story and not an abrupt stop. Enjoy!

  60. Geekmuffin says:

    No new errors, and a much better ending. You are absolutely brilliant my friend, you should really look into professional writing.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Hephestus,I must say that you've done a remarkable job at capturing the feel of Doctor Who, and of characterizing the Tenth Doctor, complete with his personality quirks. Both this and "Time Lords and Terror" flow like the episodes of the serial, with very similar pacing, suspense, and humor. Although I'm not really a fan of MLP (heretical thing to say here, I know), this has been a thoroughly enjoyable pair of stories to read through. I'm looking forward to seeing how this one shakes out.A little out of place here, but: in TL&T, the Doctor's triple "What?!" in Part 1 brought to my mind his reaction to the Titanic smashing through the TARDIS at the conclusion of "Last of the Time Lords". I could see him giving exactly the same kind of reaction there.With the way things went down in Part 5, Tirac seems awfully familiar. Given his behavior and especially his comments, I'm starting to think that we may have seen him previously in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit. If that is true, then his unpleasant encounter with the black hole at the end of those episodes must have landed him in ancient Equestria, and that kind of visitor I wouldn't wish even on my enemies. I'm curious to see how the Doctor is going to manage to get through this one, given that he doesn't seem to have another black hole handy (though on the other hand, that might result in some other poor soul down the line having Tirac land on their doorstep).All in all, you, sir, are Brilliant!-Eric

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