• Published 1st Dec 2015
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The Ronin Samurai - ElementBrigade



A samurai ends up in Equestria after being given a book by a mysterious child. Will she be able to survive in this world full of talking ponies?

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Chapter 5: Progress Begins

Chapter 5:

Progress Begins

“So what is it you wanted to ask me Twilight?” asked Hanako as she began pushing a crystal statue, along with some of the worker ponies.

“I was wonder if you could ask you a few questions?” Twilight said as she pulled out a sheet of paper and quill pen.

“If it involve stuff about the crystal empire, then I have the right to say nothing to those kinds of questions.”

“No, it’s not that. It’s just a few question about yourself.”

“Alright, but I have the right to say nothing if you go to far, got it?” Twilight simply nodded in agreement. “Okay then, ask to your heart content.”

“Okay, first question. What are you suppose to be?”

“I’m a human.”

“We never heard of a human before? Are there more of you where you come from?”

“Yes, next question please.”

“How did you take down my brother like it was nothing?”

“Your brother’s is skilled, but he lack strength and isn’t quick to think of what to do when one’s magic is gone. If all of your Princess's soldiers are like him, then I’m surprise that your kingdom is still standing.”

“Hey, watch it human.” Rainbow Dash said as she glared at Hanako.

“You watch it feather duster. I’ll say whatever I want to seeing how this is my kingdom. Next question please.”

“I’m sorry for my friend’s….uncoth behavior, but I was wondering where did you get that outfit you’re wearing?” Rarity said as she walked up to Hanako and began to touch her clothing. Mainly the pants leg. “This quality of silk and cotton is rare to find in Equestria.”

“I know a guy in Ivalice that designed my clothing. If you would like to get some for yourself, we have a store that is willing to sell you some.”

“Really? Where is it?”

“Head down the street and make a left turn down Raspberry-.” In a blink of an eye, the white unicorn named Rarity ran off towards said store that Hanako mentioned. “Street….she really likes fashion a lot huh?”

“She is Ponyville’s best fashion designer.” Twilight said.

“Anyone else have any questions you want to ask me?”

“I-I do.” Fluttershy said hiding behind Rainbow Dash. “Y-You said that you k-killed King Sombra. I-Is that true?”

“That is correct.”

“W-Why would you kill him? Couldn’t you just put him in the dungeon?”

“I could do that, but he’ll end up trying to form a coup within the ranks and try to take over the empire. Besides, killing him is the most effective way to make sure your enemies don’t come back and attack you again.”

“What kind of sense does that make?” Applejack said. “Why would you kill somepony instead of just trying to convince them to turn good or locking them up?”

“Because…..what’s your name again?”

“Applejack.”

“Okay just wanted to be sure. Because Applejack, some ponies will never change their ways. They just keep on doing what they do until the day they die, or somepony stops them. Plus why should you care for a pony like him anyway? From what I gather from the citizens, he was pretty much an evil tyrant.”

“That still doesn’t mean it’s right to kill somepony like that.”

“Well to each their own, it’s not like I care what you think of me so whatever. Anypony else have question they want to ask me?”

“I do.” Cadence said as she landed next to Twilight and her friends. “What are you doing to the Crystal Empire?”

“I’m improving it. What do you think?”

“It looks to me you are preparing for war.”

“You never know when you might get attacked by somepony that will try to take over your kingdom.”

“What enemy would want to take over a kingdom? Equestria has never been need to go to war since forever.”

“That’s what they all say, until the day comes when war breaks loss. A ruler must be prepare to expect the unexpected.”

“And teaching foals and fillies how to use combat magic and basic combat skills. What kind of ruler would allow something like this? They’re just little ponies, they shouldn’t be learning stuff like this unless they’re old enough to join the royal guard.”

“My kingdom, my rules kid. If you don’t like the way I run things, then you can leave and run your own kingdom the way you like. Besides, this is a good thing for them anyway.”

“Teaching them how to become violent?”

“Self defense you winged feather duster. You never know when somepony will try and attack them. Now if you all don’t mind, I have a kingdom to help rebuild. Feel free to have a look around my Kingdom if you wan. Just remember that if anyone of you go some place he or she isn’t allowed in, I will have you be place in the dungeon until your rulers get here themselves and pay for you to get out of jail.”

“You can’t do that, that would be an act of war!”

“Only if one of you guys start snooping into places you don’t belong in. This isn’t your kingdom after all. The same rules would apply to any other nation, or something similar to that. Now I will bid you all good day.” Hanako said as she walked towards the construction site.

“She seem...nice. What do you girls think of Hanako?” Twilight said awkwardly as she tried to calm Cadence down.

“S-She’s scary.” Fluttershy said sheepishly.

“I don’t know, she seems nice.” Pinkie Pie said. “Maybe we can throw her a happy congratulation on being ruler of the Crystal Empire party?”

“Well I don’t trust her at all. Don’t you think it’s kinda odd that this human appeared out of nowhere, took out King Sombra, and became their ruler in less in a day?”

“Aren’t you being a bit unfair on Hanako. Granted the way she took care of King Sombra was a bit...messy, but I don’t think she isn’t a bad person.” Applejack said as she begins to walk off.

“Where are you going?”

“I’m heading over to the apple orchard here in the Crystal Empire. I wanna see is they might have some technique on growing apples.”

“Well you’re doing that. I’m gonna have a word with this human, and give her a piece of my mind.” Rainbow Dash said as she flew off towards the the castle.

“As much as I would love to do what Rainbow Dash is doing, I have to return to Shining Armor side.” Casance said as she teleported off.

“Well I guess that’s just leave you, me, and Pinkie Pie Fluttershy-.” Just as Twilight turned around, she notice the pink party pony missing. “Where did Pinkie Pie go?”

“Um...she said she was gonna surprise H-Hanako with a surprise party, and bolt off to the castle.” Fluttershy said as Twilight sighed in annoyance.

“This is going to be a long and stressful day.”

(Crystal Empire Castle)

“Lady Hanako, I insist that you let us take care of the heavy lifting.” suggested a Crystal pony as Hanako simply nodded no.

“A ruler must help out her people or in this case ponies.” She said as she continued pushing a block of crystal along with the other ponies. “Plus like I said before, this is good training for me.”

“Still you don’t need to push yourself like this. Let us do the work for you, it’s the least we can do for saving us.”

“Alright fine if it’ll make you all feel better.” Hanako said as she finished moving the crystal to the other side of the room. “Just make sure you get the rest of the blocks of blue crystals to the other end of the room. We need those sent to the lab so we can use those as a power source for empire.”

“My I ask what the project you are working on?”

“Let’s just say it’s something that will revolutionize history. Have the Time Mage teleport the crystal to the science lab.” Hanako said as she walked off. “Geez, you think they would let me help out.”

“Well you can’t really blame them.” Amber said as she walked up beside Hanako. “You saved them from a fate worse than death, they just want to show how grateful they are to you.”

“I know, but I don’t want to be lazy or anything.”

“There’s nothing wrong with helping out, but you can’t push yourself like you did with Sombra. All we ask is that you relax for a bit, because something tells me you haven’t had a time to relax in some time.”

“.....I guess I could relax for a bit...You sure you guys have everything under control?”

“My lady, with everything you have given us we’ll be able to handle with the progression of the crystal empire. Now please, why don’t you go spend the day at the spa? I heard the water there is quite good in healing the body.”

“Alright, I’ll head over there seeing how you suggested it. Just keep an eye on those ponies from equestria….especially that pink one with the wings and the lavender unicorn. Some’s tells me that they might go some place they’re not allow.”

“Should we kill them or capture them?”

“Capture, we don’t want a one sided war where we win and they have a body count to lord knows how much.”

“As you command Hanako.” Amber said as she walked off.

“Okay the construction is going as smooth as butter. After the rebuilding of the Crystal Empire comes the paperwork for the new laws, having a meeting on hiring government leaders that are trustworthy, and diplomacy between Equestria and any other country’s and their leaders.” Hanako said as s smile appeared on her face. “This should be an interesting new life I have as ruler.”

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