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The Trial by PedroHander The Trial by PedroHander
I had this scene in my head for years, and now I finally managed to transfer my thoughts into reality.

There is a whole story behind this picture - at least I think so - but I prefer to leave the artwork open to individual interpretations.
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RoseMP3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really cool!
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks!!
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penguin04 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This looks so cool
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks! 
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penguin04 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:)
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Epic-Prose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
"Order! Can we have order in the court, please?" Celestia's voice pieces the low din of conversation within the cramped courthouse hall, the tapping of her guided shoe against the wood of the bench she is sitting behind adding an extra weight to the request. As the conversation dies down, she nods to a pony standing in back center of the room. "You may state the case, councilor."

"Thank you, your majesty," the white unicorn answers, projecting their voice so all can hear. "Mares and Gentle-stallions! We have all been called here today to hear of crimes more dire, most dark! Such are these crimes that I have been forced to request all the Princesses be present," the unicorn nods to the four alicorns seated at the head of the room. "So pressing is the need, that I have called you all here with hardly any warning. But I assure you, all of you, that the need shall justify the haste."

Making a sweeping gesture that takes in all present, Princess, nobles, and common pony alike, the unicorn continues. "Not but a fortnight ago, in this very city, a murder was committed!" the entire room erupts into a loud chorus of voices, nobles yelling their fury, commoners their worry. Above it all, a voice once more pierces the chaos as it rattles the windows and causes all present to tremble.

"OUR SISTER COMMANDED YOU TO SILENCE!" Luna's voice echoes, her wings flared a look of disappointment clear on her face. Beside her, Celestia does her best to hide a smirk behind a golden-clad hoof.

Shaking their head and clearing their throat, the unicorn continues. "Thank you, your majesty." Turning to their left, the unicorn gestures to a young mare, her head held high despite the glares and sneers she gets from the nobles around her. She is a Pegasus, her garb tattered and worn form age, but she wears them as if they are the finest garments in the entire world. "Miss Sea Breeze here witnessed the murder happen, and brought it forth to the authorities." The unicorn turns and gestures to another pony, this one a unicorn stallion wearing a finely tailored suit. "She claims that Lord Diamond murdered her brother, who until recently worked in Lord Diamond's household as a butler."

Lord Diamond is flanked by more than a few of his fellow upper-class, a sneer twisting his features as he glares over at Sea Breeze.

"Tis dark tidings indeed," Luna agrees, turning to look to her sister, and then to Twilight who is on her right. "Why say you, Celestia? Twilight? Cadence?"

"I agreed we should hear the case when it was brought to us, I stand by that now," Twilight states calmly, her features neutral.

"And I agree with Twilight," Cadence chimes in, her hooves folded before her. "Lord Diamond has always been quick to anger."

"Then let us hear it," Celestia declares. "Miss Sea Breeze, please step forth and tell your story to us. Please leave nothing out, no matter how gruesome it may become," She then pauses and sighs. "However, if any any time you feel as if you cannot continue, we understand."

"No, your majesty," Sea Breeze says, her voice shaking slightly despite the resolute look on her face. "This story must be told, and justice be done."

"Then by all means, my little pony," Celestia says as she smiles softly, "let the trial begin."

(So, yeah. On an unrelated note I am writing a chapter a story I am currently writing titled "The Trial" in like two chapters, so this picture made me smile a bit! So, have a short story to go with it! As I didn't know the gender of the unicorn, because I am a derp, I just went with 'they' instead. I hope you all enjoy it, though!)
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Fantastic! 

Personally, I loved it. I many times tried to write down the story behind this picture (the story itself precedes the picture) but failed tremendously. The unicorn in the picture is called Gray Compass, he was supposed to be a powerful unicorn in the past, who unfortunately delved into the depths of dark magic to stay alive for so long. 
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Epic-Prose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Interesting, and awesome!

And thank you, I tend to comment little stories on pictures I love that don't have descriptions, because if a picture is worth a thousand words, then it should have at least a few to help bring it to life ;3

Anyway, keep up the awesome work, your art is amazing!
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks, really!
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Epic-Prose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
You are most welcome!
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MetalAmethyst Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't imagine the shock of the hall if he demanded trial by combat.
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
That would be really interesting... 

How long do you think he would last? 
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MetalAmethyst Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, he doesn't get to fight. He chooses a combatant to fight for him.
(plus, it's a Game of Thrones reference)
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axlgx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
"Sentenced to the chopping block!"

pedrohander.deviantart.com/art…

o3o
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Axl, you sick bastard. 
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axlgx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
<3
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Celefin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Oohh... there's a fanfic in here. Nice work, very atmospheric!
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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jardape Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Seeing only heads wouldn't be very representative. Princesses play for effect. They would show whole body and not only heads.
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Yep, but maybe the barrier is there for security reasons.
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Nope-Engineer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic!

Although, it does seem just a little too dark on where your OC is. It could be brightened or revealed a little more to ensure that the full effect or character is seen. Seeing as they are the main focus, it would help just a little more. :D
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes indeed, it was in fact brighter there before I added the final layer of effects. It ended up a little bit too dense.
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Nope-Engineer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, I understand. ;)

I actually think that it was fine density and content wise. :D
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Nope-Engineer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Princess Cadence (Angry) Plz "Order in the food court!"

Princess Luna (Cereal as well) Plz "So, you, the defendant, have committed severe crimes against our Nation. Larceny by taking a little one's action figure, loitering, and stepping on the grass. You will be tried in a court of law. You are guilty until proven guilty!"

MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Envy Covet Spite "Luna, it's innocent until proven guilty. And it's 'Order in the court' not 'order in the food court', Cadence."


Princess Celestia Icon Profile "I would like to order a large helping of justice please, seeing after this is a food court after all."

MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Frustrated Upset Slam 

MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Envy Covet Spite "Can we just get onto the trial? I have to beat up 5 more potentially narcissistic monologuing villains that have zero relation to the overall plot of our show later this evening."

Princess Luna (Cereal as well) Plz "Right. Right. Right.....YOU, the defendant are currently being charged with two thousand counts of loitering in both the Everfree forest and in several community gardens as well as the grass right by the international highway. What do you have to say for this heinous crime?"

:iconpedrohander: "But I'm a gardener! I am supposed to take care of my plants and water the-"

Princess Luna (Cereal as well) Plz "Haha! You just admitted to your crime! Or at least, you alluded to it! I hearby sentence you to be inprisioned as a statue in the Royal Gardens!"

MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Frustrated Upset Slam "This is not how it-"

Princess Luna (Cereal as well) Plz "Sentence her too. She is definitely rebelling today."

Trollestia "This is amusing to me."
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'd love to see that happening.
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Nope-Engineer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be gold. XD
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Calenita Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Woooooooooooow!
I'm pretty sure this is one of the most INTENSE artworks you've ever made!!! Scootaloo Intensifies  
And lightning effects are simply divine! Rarity encantada 
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student General Artist
*INTENSITY INTENSIFIES*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Valeu Calena! 
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heathfiedler Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Really like the details in this, you can feel the thickness of the air in the room. Makes me think about my Oc if he were being judged he would be hurt more then anything being he was doing everything they asked him to use to be be taken to court and tried as a criminal.


" You dare Judge Me?! I did everything asked of me and this is the thanks I get?! Damn You Hippocrates!"
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PedroHander Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student General Artist
I have these ambiguous thoughts about the intentions of the unicorn being judged. I'd say he may be as ambiguous as my thoughts. The kind of character that makes you wonder if he is the villain, or the others. 
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heathfiedler Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
lol yup n.n
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