• Published 22nd May 2014
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Terror in Equestria 6: The Great War - StormLuna

3,000 years have passed since the unmaking of evil. The world has lived in peace and harmony but the assassination of two high level officers near and international border will bring that peace to an abrupt end.

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Invasion of the Equine Empire

Two weeks had passed since Lyra headed home and Lemon Hearts had put her troops through intensive exercises. It was a calm morning in mid-July in Ridead as Lemon Hearts addressed her troops. She said, "Alright troops, the time has come. Luna had her forces killed Crescent Moon and now she must pay. Black Feet, Green Cloud, you guys are to sail north and attack Maredrid. Once you get there, cover everypony in ooze, destroy it and leave none alive. Then you sail northward up the coast, do the same to every other city and once you hit Braylin, leave the ships in their shipyard and fly to the northeast."

Black Feet asked, "Why would we do that?"

Lemon Hearts growled, "Because that will take you to Marescow. I am certain that is where Luna will take her beloved citizens, well the ones that get out alive anyway. Once you get to Marescow, kill everypony, destroy the city and bring me Luna's head on a platter."

One of the changelings laughed, "But your Majesty, what if we can't find a platter? Would it be ok if we brought it in a bowl instead?"

Lemon Hearts' eyes began to shine a bright white, she fired a powerful bolt of energy at the soldier and incinerated him. She stood up on her balcony and shouted to her troops. "THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS TO IDIOTS WHO TREAT THIS LIKE IT IS A GAME."

General Eternal Darkness asked, "What about us dark unicorns? What do you want us to do?"

Lemon Hearts replied, "I want you guys to march to Stalliongrad. It is a heavily fortified city and while it is mostly earth ponies, they do have a few dark unicorns of their own. Marching in there full force may result in many losses so what I want you to do is surround the city. This will cut off their supply lines and eventually they will run out of food and starve. THEN move in there and raise our flag."

One of the dark unicorns asked, "Your Majesty, please don't get mad at me for asking this but what will we do for food."

Lemon Hearts' eyes began to shine white and with her voice dripping with sarcasm, she replied, "Oh your majesty, please don't get mad at me for asking this, but what will we do for food?" She then glared at him and continued, "What the hay do you think you will eat. You will eat the same crap you will be eating on the way up there, you will graze on the available vegetation. GOOD GRIEF, DO I HAVE A MILITARY FULL OF IDIOTS?"

Her forces looked stunned because she had never been this ill-tempered. She then shouted at them, "TO WAR, TO VICTORY!" She then motioned for them to go on their missions, all except for a thousand soldiers she was keeping in Ridead in the event they were to be invaded.

Up in Maredrid Luna stood on her balcony in front of a concerned city's residents. She started, "Ok everypony, I think the time has come that we must, for now, retreat further north. I love it here as much as all of you do but we are very close to the border with Saddle Arabia. Our city will be their first target."

A citizen in the crowd asked, "Queen Luna, where will be relocating to?"

Luna replied, "We will be relocating to the city of Marescow, way up north. It is a well fortified city plus there are three mountain ranges between here and there. Saddle Arabian forces are not used to the cold and flying through such frigid regions should kill a decent portion of them."

Another citizen asked, "When will we be leaving?"

Luna replied, "Today. I want you to grab only your most prized possessions, one item per pony and get to the passenger train. The whole evacuation will take four to five days so it will be a matter of who gets to the train first. We have to get going, now."

The citizens dispersed, headed home and grabbed their one prized possession. Very soon a line of ponies was waiting at the train station waiting for the train to leave. Luna saw this and had a sense of nervousness about her and her officers could tell it. General Black Night stood next to her and asked, "Your Majesty, you seem awfully nervous. Why is that?"

Luna looked down at him and replied, "Well General, I am nervous because I'm not sure if we will be able to get everypony out of here before Lemon Hearts' forces get here. Many of them are earth ponies and can't just fly out of here or use magic to defend themselves."

Black Night asked, "I am assuming that both dark Alicorns and changelings will be invading?"

Luna replied, "Yes, they will be. It isn't so much the dark Alicorns I'm worried about, it is changelings. The changelings of the world are much tougher and more resistant to energy than they used to be thanks to Pinkie's spell that made them so."

Black Night scratched his head and replied, "I don't get it. What do you mean?"

Luna replied, "Well a little over 4,000 years ago when Colgate was educating those who were Twilight's friends to defend Equestria against the then dark goddess, Pinkie Pie, one of Twilight's old friends discovered a spell to strengthen changelings. Well she cast it on their changelings and since every changeling alive today descends from those, they are much more durable than the ones that Chrysalis had."

Black Night nodded and they watched over the events going on to make sure that there was no fighting among the ponies as to who would get on the first train out of town.

Two days had passed when roughly half of the city's residents had left. However, half of the city's residents remained as the enemy forces' target was within sight. Out at sea General Black Feet addressed his troops. He said, "Alright troops, you see that city on the skyline? That is Maredrid, our first target. We need to go in there, kill everypony and level it."

One of the changelings asked, "General, do we really have to kill all of them? What about the foals? Couldn't we just capture them, send them down to Ridead and have Lemon Hearts brainwash them?"

This enraged Black Feet. He shouted, "WHAT? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!" He lowered his voice and continued, "Look, we are to act with no mercy and what the hell is a changeling doing having these kinds of thoughts anyway? You are a weak link. We can't have weak links around here!"

Before the changeling could react Black Feet fired a powerful beam of energy and incinerated him. He glared at the rest of his troops and said, "Is anypony else here a softy? Anypony else have these stupid, foalish feelings?"

Black Feet finished, "Alright, half of us, including half of the officers, myself included, will remain here in the ships in the event we are wiped out. After all, we need forces to continue on northward."

They shook their heads and readied themselves for the battle. Finally they docked and flew into the unaware city. Luna and her officers were walking out in the streets as another trainload of ponies pulled out of the station and headed north. Green Waters, Luna's changeling general, looked off to the west and saw dark Alicorns and changelings invading the city and firing energy to destroy buildings. Luna shouted, "WE'RE UNDER ATTACK! EVERYPONY GET SOMEWHERE SAFE!"

Colonel Iron Hooves led the forces into the city and shouted, "Cover them in ooze and kill them troops! Leave none alive!"

Luna ordered her troops to take to the sky to fight the invading forces. While the changelings and dark Alicorns on both sides were beginning to fall, Luna began wiping Lemon Hearts' invading forces out. While she and her forces continued to fire, enemy forces had begun to kill the residents of the city and level buildings. Finally Luna was having trouble flying and using her magic as she was covered in ooze. She shouted, "Somepony help me, I'm caught in ooze!"

General Black Night shouted, "I'm coming your Majesty!"

Black Night fired a calm beam of energy to melt away the ooze. Luna shouted, "The city is lost, we need to get to Marescow, NOW!"

Black Night asked, "What about the residents of the city your Majesty? We can't just leave them to perish."

Luna looked down and saw many, many corpses and saw buildings continue to be leveled. She began to cry and shouted, "IT'S TOO LATE! THEY'RE ALL DEAD. UNLESS WE WANT TO JOIN THEM, WE MUST GO, NOW!"

Luna and all of her officers took off towards the north. They knew it would be a long journey to what would become the new capitol so once they were out of eyesight of what remained of Maredrid, they slowed down so that they would not use all their energy at once.

In Maredrid almost every building was leveled while the palace, given that it was built quite well, sustained only minimal damage. Black Feet flew to the top of the castle, lowered the Equine Empire flag, burned it and raised the Saddle Arabian flag. He shouted, "VICTORY! IN THE NAME OF SADDLE ARABIA, IN THE NAME OF LEMON HEARTS, MAREDRID IS OURS!"

While victory was being celebrated in Maredrid, several hundred miles to the east an army of dark unicorns crossed into the Equine Empire. General Eternal Darkness looked back at his troops and said, "Ok troops, we are in enemy territory now. Stay extra alert, we could get attacked at any time."

His troops shouted, "YES SIR!"

The general nodded and they continued their northward march. In Ponyville Colgate was watching all of this and realized that she must send forces to the Equine Empire to stop Lemon Hearts' advancing forces. She looked over at Scootaloo and said, "Commander, we must get to the base. We need to put our forces through high intensity exercises. They must be duplicated and we need to send forces to the Equine Empire."

Scootaloo asked, "Why? Is Saddle Arabia invading them?"

Colgate replied, "Yes Scootaloo, they are. Let's get to the base, now!"

They flew down to the base with great haste. Once they got there the army stood at attention. General Dark Night, who has served Equestria for over 4,000 years asked, "Colgate, you have a serious look on your face. What is going on?"

Colgate said, "At ease soldiers." She cleared her throat and continued, "Alright troops, I have some very bad news. I have been watching through the eye and Saddle Arabia has invaded the Equine Empire. They have already taken over Maredrid."

Dark Night asked, "Colgate, what happened to Queen Luna? I know that is their capitol."

Colgate continued, "Well luckily Luna and all of her officers were able to escape. Also, she had already got half of the city's residents out of town but the other half was mercilessly killed in the invasion. Now they will continue to sail north and attack coastal cities while an army of dark unicorns is marching northwards towards Stalliongrad."

Dark Night asked, "When do you want me to have them ready? Would two days be enough time to get them adequately ready?"

Colgate replied, "You must have been reading my mind. I will duplicate them in two days time and they will head to the coast and set sail eastward to stop the Saddle Arabian forces and hopefully run them back down into their own country."

Dark Night and Scootaloo immediately started having their forces engage in the proper exercises while a nervous Colgate flew back up to her bedroom. Luna was a dear friend of hers and she did not want her nation to fall. She laid on her bed contemplating not only the plan of action to save the Equine Empire but what to do in the event that Equestria were to fall victim to an attack or invasion.

Author's Note:

Colgate's dark Alicorns

General Dark Night
Colonel Black Mist
Major Frigid Wind
Captain Black Ice
Lieutenant Dark Crystal


General Lightning Storm
Colonel Green Toxin
Major Deadly Cloud
Captain Green Storm
Lieutenant Southern Haze

Lyra's Grand Prince
Grand Prince Silver Star (DEAD)

Lyra's dark Alicorns

General Black Rocks
Colonel Stone Gray
Major Rock Crusher
Captain Steel Seas
Lieutenant Gray Mist


General Green Eyes
Colonel Blue Streak
Major Green Death
Captain Fly Wings
Lieutenant Black Haze

Lemon Hearts' Grand Prince
Crescent Moon (DEAD)

dark Alicorns

General Black Feet
Colonel Iron Hooves
Major Black Iron
Captain Dark Hooves
Lieutenant Thunder Hooves

dark unicorns

General Eternal Darkness
Colonel Killer Mist
Major Dark Death
Captain Storm Force
Lieutenant Crushing Death


General Green Cloud
Colonel Sticky Ooze
Major Green Poison
Captain Deadly Ooze
Lieutenant Chryso

Luna's dark Alicorns

General Black Night
Colonel Dark Rocks
Major Black Seas
Captain Gravel Crusher
Lieutenant Night Sky

General Green Waters
Colonel Choking Mist
Major Dim Sun
Captain Dark Rage
Lieutenant Steel Wrath

Brevity's officers
General Green Star
Colonel Stargazer
Lt. Colonel Moonrise
Major Starry Skies
Captain Moonlight
Lieutenant Soaring Skies

Invisibility----"Whether it be one or a bunch of ones, nopony needs to see so that we don't have to flee, invisibility is the treat of not having to retreat."

Visibility---"The unseen shall now be seen, with their friends being present, hiding only shows resent, those who have disappeared shall now appear."

Duplication---"From one to two, two to four and so much more, when one is simple mere, more and more shall appear."

Banish to void--- "You have committed treason and that is not in season, you are a threat to me and I simply can not let that be, I can no longer be annoyed so you shall be cast into the void."

Loyalty spell---"From another to me, that is where your allegiance will now be, you thought your old commander loved you like pie when all they wanted was for you to die. With me all shall be great, there shall be no hate."

Giving drones a mind of their own---"those without a mind are in a bind, no longer shall they just be, but they will still be loyal to me, for officers they are now but they don't ask how."

Unbanish---"The one who has been banished has done their time, they are now forgiven for their crime, their time has come, now they need to contribute some, it is Equestria that they must serve or into the spiral of the void they shall curve."

Transform unicorn to Alicorn--- "The unicorn who has no wings is bound to the ground, they can not really get around, their smarts are great yet without flight they will be late, with these wings they will be great and they shall never have a bad fate."

Transform multiple unicorns to Alicorns--- "The unicorns who have no wings are bound to the ground, they can not really get around, their smarts are great yet without flight they will be late, with these wings they will be great and they shall never have a bad fate."

Transform Pegasus to Alicorn---"The one who can fly likes to fly free desires the powers that allow the unicorn to be, he/she wishes so much to levitate and create, rather than berate, for the winged one now has magic, without that it would be tragic."

Transform Earth Pony to Alicorn---"The pony without magic or flight is in a bind, for they feel like they have fallen behind, they work themselves to death, even to their very last breath, for now with magic and wings, great things shall be what life brings."

Increase size of pony---"The small one wishes they were tall so that they won't have to crawl, with height their future is bright and everything will be alright, for the small one is small no more, with height their happiness shall be galore."

Mature pony--"The innocent pony is unsure of who she wants to be, that may be cute but it is not what is good for me, she needs to mature if she is to be strong for without maturity she won't last for long, the naive one shall be so no more, for her maturity will carry her into lore."

Strengthen Armor---"The one without armor does not stand a chance, so it is what we must enhance, the unarmed one will likely receive death, with armor he shall continue to draw breath, without armor he will be torn to shreds like a rag but with armor victory is in the bag."

Activate Jade Alicorn---"The jade Alicorn will help me see all, without it I might miss a brawl, while the distances are great, I can see all the hate, wisdom is what comes along with the eye so that overthrowing me nopony will try."

Hurricane spell--- "The nice weather must come to an end, for without a storm the enemy will not bend, the wind shall be strong and my enemies won't last for long, a hurricane is a must so the tyrants will sink and go bust."

Fixing spell--- "The city was devastated by a storm, which is not the norm, their suffering is great yet we can not allow normalcy to be late, the city must be restored to the way it was before so they can pay taxes like they did before.


Unlock---"The door is locked, but from me my information is blocked, a lot of learning I have to do, but with this locked I won't have a clue, now the door is open for me and infinite knowledge for me shall now be."

Lock---"Right now the door is not locked, from others the information is not blocked, the others must not be allowed to learn, for this is not theirs to earn, the door is now closed for all but me because infinite knowledge is not free."

Shatter Armor---"Our foes' armor is great, that is something I hate, with their armor they are strong, but them having armor is just plain wrong, now their armor is gone and it is time for them to say bye as they are struck by energy and die."

Return Blue sky---"The sky is purple which is ok for some, but it just makes me numb, for I miss the way it used to be, blue is beautiful to me, the normal sky shall be back and everything will return on track."

Drain pony---"The large pony is too big for me, for smaller the pony shall be, the size and knowledge will become mine, but the negative qualities is where I draw the line, for what must grow is my power, so that I may remain in the tower."

Change eye blue---"The green eye is not for me, for blue is what it shall be, the evil shall be banished as the good can not vanish, what shall return will be an eye of blue as it is the perfect hue."

Freeze time---"Tick tock, tick tock, look at the racing clock, what is short is time and being late is a crime, we must finish on top so it is time I must stop, with time froze, it is my enemies I shall bulldoze."

Unfreeze time---"Look at the clock, it is stuck in place, with this there can be no pace, everything is still but that does not fit the bill, for now the clock shall again run so everypony can have fun."

Time bubble---"A bubble is what we need, so from frozen time we can be freed, in this bubble we can move fast, while everything else is stuck in the past, it is frozen time which through we must pass so we will never be late to class."

Undo time bubble---"In the bubble time continues to run, but now the time outside runs and allows fun, the bubble must burst so we can quench our thirst, from the bubble we are now free and everything we can clearly see."

Release Brevity Thrash--- "She was banished long ago, but her power she will not forego, it is revenge she wants, it is her sister she shall taunt, for Brevity Thrash shall return once more and be more than just long lost lore."


"The changeling's power is good, but not great, they can fire ooze but not enough to make their foes lose, for them to be great, they must fire bolts of hate, the energy shall be strong so their enemies won't last for long."

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