Scorch awoke just after sunrise. Or so he thought. As he went outside to check exactly how late it was it was still dark. Because he could not see very well he climbed a tree an looked to the east. Not even a shimmer of light at the horizon, but that was impossible, he had been trained for several years to sleep to exactly dawn or dusk whatever the mission required. Maybe the castle was enchanted to warp his feeling of time or actually the time itself? But he didn't have time for his slow way of spellchecking as a sparkling dark blue breeze rushed through the woods and into the castle where it materialized into a dark blue mare in steel blue decorative armor. Who immediately started heading to one of the bigger statues. And started laughing maniacally.
"YES YOU FOOLISH PRINCESS OF THE SUN. I WILL NOW SEIZE THE ELEMENTS YOU LEFT SO NAIVELY UNGUARDED"
Scorch didn't really need to eavesdrop as this Horse was nearly shouting every word. He watched from his tree as she tried to step near the statue. He himself hadn't tried to take a closer look, and right now he was happy he didn't. The mare was thrown back with a force that would have broken his sturdy charr bones with ease. She simply flapped with her wings twice and landed semi-gracefully on the stone floor.
"I SEE UNGUARDED IS A STRONG WORD, BUT AS MY NIGHT WILL HOLD YOUR POWER BACK YOUR SERVANT THAT ANNOYING TWILIGHT SPARKLE WILL DIE"
Five smaller blue clouds separated from her.
"FOR EVEN THE LITTLE MAGIC I CAN SPARE FROM UNDOING YOUR PUNY SPELL IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS WILL BE GREATER THAN WHAT SHE WILL BE ABLE TO DO AND THEN I WILL BE RULING OVER ALL THE PONIES AND BRING FORTH NIGHTTIME ETERNAL"
Scorch sighed. He learned that if you have a great plan that can't go wrong unless someone intercepts it you really should keep it for yourself until it has actually worked before boasting about it. It was what all Ash Legion Members learned in the Farhar. Staying quiet while in risk will save you your life. And when you survive a risk you still live afterwards.
Also he just accepted that Ponies ruled this country.
As soon as the clouds dispatched he ran as fast as he could to catch up to them. The Twilight-pony had said something about supervising earlier, so if he heroically saved her they might overcome the fear he would probably inspire in something he saw as juicy prey. He would have to eat later, this was for the Ash Legion!
As he sprinted back to the forest, the clouds slowly gained a lead. One after one they stopped and then disappeared, probably setting some kind of trap. Shortly after he lost the last one he heard rumbling and screaming. He saw six ponies, Fluttershy and Twilight sparkle falling together with the piece of the cliff that apparently just broke off. Fluttershy and a blue winged pony quickly flapped their wings to regain altitude, but the other four hit the cliff and started sliding down. Too far away to do anything, he doubted if it would make a difference if he would catch one of the small horses except for him to be smashed by some pastel colored midget horse. The orange pony without wings or horns grabbed a root and held on, while the blue one with the rainbow mane grabbed the only one whose coloring was even more ridiculous than its own, a bright pink pony with a fluffy pink mane. Fluttershy did her best to slow the sliding of a really
will continue sometime soon, i hope you dont mind the prereleasing
i still need cover art and a proofreader
also don't feel bad about pointing to my mistakes as i am not a native speaker and you would actually really help me