A Treatise on Death in PoniesForeward
There are some things that need not be known to all.
The Royal Canterlot Library is a vast collection of knowledge compiled throughout the course of Equestrian history. Any pony who wishes to peruse the volumes kept there is free to do so as they please. However, set apart from the Royal Library is a private selection accessible only to their Majesties Princesses Celestia and Luna. The content of these books is such that the Princesses have judged it in the interest of the country to keep them secret. Whether they are tomes on dangerous manipulative spells, manuals on the use of archaic tools of violence, or ancient constitutions long deemed vulgar and deceptive, public knowledge of these writings would only give rise to tension and strife. They are knowledge regardless, so they are preserved in safety in case they one day prove useful.
In this archive lies an inconspicuous pile of yellowed sheets, part of a single ancient document. Its contents are pertinent to those w