For as long as Rainbow Dash could remember, her life was simple, straightforward, and planned out with one goal in mind: become the best flyer in all of Equestria. Simple. But when she unwittingly comes across a tool that allows her to relive the memories of her ancestors, that simplicity is challenged when she discovers dark secrets hidden in her family's past as well as Equestria's history.
Thrust headlong into a centuries-long war, will Rainbow stick to her own goals or will she embrace her family's blood-stained traditions and finish what they started?
Rewritten on November 9, 2013.