I was originally going to make this picture a bit earlier, but ever since my brother's death, I've had trouble getting myself to draw anything. It's been almost 2 weeks or so and things have improved, and finally - I remembered THIS idea.
Now, there is that whole "holiday episode" of MLP: FiM that came out a long time ago, and I really enjoyed how they actually gave the ponies a bit more backstory, despite the absences of Princess Celestia and Luna. This got me thinking - we've got Starswirl the Bearded, who's pretty much the ponies' version of Merlin, a year long ice age (the windigoes reign and so forth), and Canterlot. Plus, there was the whole "Pinkie goes 'Cupcakes'" episode where Pinkie referred one of her imaginary friends as 'Sir Lancelot', giving him the whole "Canterlot accent" as well.
Then I thought - FUNGUS, why not? - and made two pony OCs for you effin' fans. The good news is, they're merely treated as an urban myth, rather than actual characters who interact with the mane six.
My idea is that around the time before the founding of Equestria, Friendship was treated like a religion and often researched by philosophers and so forth, but not many ponies followed its laws after the dispute between these two motha-effin' bros. Like most legends, there is always a hint of truth behind them, and according to legend, their dispute is what leads to the destruction of one of the most powerful organizations in the land, thus summoning the windigoes to snow the ponies in and what not.
Basically, I just tied the original King Arthur legend with that of the MLP canon. Hopefully I don't get much flame for this. ;_;
Anyways, meet the knights of Canterlot: Sir Prancelot the Valiant, and Sir Haywain the Brave. Prancelot is basically the ladies' man, who is most affiliated with Canterlot speech and society rules, but like Fancypants, is not a complete douchebag. Haywain is basically a rough tough warrior who is very loyal to his friends and the king... until later on, that is. Originally, these two were very close since they were but little fillies, but as time went on, something got between their friendship. Apparently Prance fell in love with another pony, which Haywain accepted at first - however, it was a forbidden love which eventually led to the deaths of Haywain's brothers. Such a dishonorable feat broke the two apart, as well as several of the other knights that followed them.