Despite brief periods of trouble, panic, or chaos, Equestria has always been a more or less peaceful place. Nopony has ever truly had to worry about famine, violence, or any real trouble short of a period of randomness and shenanigans. But the only constant in life is change, and on a perfect Ponyville day all the rules of life in Equestria suddenly change.
Rainbow Dash has fled to the Everfree, the fillies, colts, and baby dragon of the town in tow. Her heart is torn; she must hide and protect while her heart screams out to return to Ponyville, to fight for her friends and her country. At the same time new enemies are born, but are they truly as evil as they seen?
Is this the sunset of all Equestria? The dawn of a new age? Or simply another event in the history of a nation? Only time will tell...
On a less formal note, I'm a fan of Red Dawn, and it was kind of my primary inspiration for writing this. I will not, however, keep to the plot, at least not explicitly. I'm going to try and make this my own story, though there will be similarities and the occasional reference.