In AD 2101
War was beginning...
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A massive explosion rocked the star cruiser Canterlot Secundus, and its captain had to fling her hooves to the rests on the side of her command chair to keep from being thrown to the deck. “What happen?” captain Celestia asked.
“Somepony set up us the bomb!” replied a unicorn sensor operator, while her aquamarine hooves flew over the controls of her station.
“We get signal,” the earth pony at the communications station reported.
“What!” Celestia exclaimed, shocked at the rapid movement of events.
The unflappable brown pony who'd spoken up simply pressed a few controls. “Main screen turn on,” he replied, and then turned the bridge's main holoemitter on. The sinister form of a black alicorn soon resolved itself above the center of the bridge, hanging in mid air. Her mane and tail looked like animate pieces of the night sky as seen from a planet's surface, and they wrapped around her