This is meant as an alternate/speculative take on what Season 3 might be like, drawing heavy inspiration from the third season of ReBoot.
During Shining Armour and Cadance's wedding reception, Princess Luna speaks with Twilight in private, to warn her of an impending Changeling attack on Ponyville. She then assumes the role of Ponyville's military commander, with Derpy serving as her second in command.
Ponyville has become Equestria's first line of defence against the Changelings.
Cover art by Rando-Meeks
Note: This fic does not fit with the canon map of Equestria. In this, Ponyville is the westernmost settlement in Equestria, Appleloosa is the easternmost with deserts stretching beyond pony territory, and the Everfree Forest covers Equestria's western border.
Second note: As I started writing this before I heard anything about Season 3, there's no reconciling this fic with Season 3.
5th Jul 2012
12th Mar 2013