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Have you guys ever heard of the S.S America? If not, don’t worry. To summarize, it was a cruise ship from long ago that had a rather long history. It went under many names, was owned by multiple companies, and was even used (To my knowledge) in one of the world wars to carry soldiers overseas to combat. However, it eventually fell into decay. A buyer/admirer of the ship did purchase it with plans to turn it into a hotel to preserve it’s legacy. But tragically, en route to the port, an accident forced the crew who were towing the ship to cut their cables, allowing it to drift endlessly on the open ocean. It eventually washed ashore on an island before slowly decaying away into nothing. The idea of a huge empty ship being set adrift with nary a soul inhabiting it is terrifying as it is tragic. Now why do I bring up the story of this great vessel? Well it inspired this theory/speculation that I have about Cloudsdale as well as the drawing itself.
Since magic had disappeared from Equestria, the pegasi who were inhabiting the city were forced to leave as they could no longer fly or walk on clouds. Because of this, Cloudsdale was set adrift in the sky. And with none of it’s inhabitants to maintain it, it slowly fell into decay, eventually becoming lost with time. Today in the modern days of Equestria, the city has become nothing more than a thing of legend. That is until a certain pair of pegasus sisters just so happen to discover it while trying to escape the tempest of a deadly thunderstorm.
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My assumption is when Cloudsdale fell it fell onto Canterlot. That would have placed the pegasi inhabitants there, caused more riff between the two, and moved the unicorns from their high point because their glorious city is destroyed.
Eragor14
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Sunny Starscout fan
@Background Pony #5C24
Yeah, me too. To tell you the truth, that makes more sense than Cloudsdale being made entirely out of clouds, at least in my opinion.
Yes, the city was built on clouds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the building materials were also clouds. If they were enchanted, then normal materials could very well sit on a surface of clouds. At the same time, said city would instantly fall to the ground the moment that the enchantment wore off, or the moment that magic disappeared.
Honestly, I hope we get to see more of this in the series. I would love to know what actually happened to the various G4 cities, including Ponyville, Canterlot, and, yes, Cloudsdale.
Background Pony #5C24
@Eragor14
I believe that cloudsdale fell on ponyville, or near enough that the shockwave from the impact destroyed it
Eragor14
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Sunny Starscout fan
@Background Pony #50E2
Okay, let’s say that they are clouds that were shaped into a city…
In that case, wouldn’t the clouds simply disperse without the magic keeping them together? I mean, in real life clouds are naturally made out of water vapor, and therefore separate really easily (hence why storm clouds rarely stay together for more than a day at most). Now, chances are the clouds of Cloudsdale wouldn’t disperse as quickly as real life clouds would. But we aren’t talking about mere years passing, or even decades. We are talking about centuries passing here! Surely the clouds that made up Cloudsdale would have dissipated long ago, especially with magic having vanished.
Background Pony #50E2
@Eragor14
It’s not said that cloudsdale itself was magical, as it was just clouds shaped into a city.
Otherwise it would have been noticed by ponies when Cozy Glow (a pegasus herself) tried to remove all magic from Equestria.
And even if it was, maybe some ontological inertia applies.
And indeed, a beautiful drawing.
Eragor14
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Sunny Starscout fan
This is interesting, but my question is this: without magic, how would Cloudsdale remain airborne? I have always assumed that the only reason that Cloudsdale was able to levitate in the air like that was due to the same magic that allowed the Pegasi to fly and stand on the clouds. As such, without that magic, chances are Cloudsdale would have collapsed onto the ground, leaving nothing but rubble behind in its wake. So, considering the events of G5, I think it would be more likely for Sunny and Izzy to come upon the remnants of Cloudsdale lying in a mountain valley, as opposed to Pipp and Zipp finding it high in the sky. After all, even with magic having been restored that doesn’t mean that the remnants of Cloudsdale would have started floating again. With that said, this does make for a beautiful drawing.