The attack from Nightmare Moon, previously Princess Luna, was completely unexpected. One second, Luna was fine, chatting amiably with Princess Celestia, the next moment, the two sisters were locked in a wicked battle. Both princess managed to escape. However, Nightmare Moon captured a few of Celestia's subjects, making them her soldiers. The story picks up with two ponies, on two different sides, going to their war leaders room to discuss plans. Eluuna walked gracefully into Nightmare Moon's quarters. "You called, your Eminence?" Nightmare Moon turned, and Eluuna fought back a shudder. "You see, Eluuna," said Nightmare Moon in a cool, chilling voice, "I expected more of you. You failed to win the attack on the perimeter of Canterlot. You can understand my disappointment." Eluuna cleared her throat. "I beg your pardon, my lady, but seeing as I have fought faithfully with Queen Celestia my entire life, it is hard to fight against her." Wrong thing to say. Nightmare Moon reared, and glared into Eluuna's eyes, with her horn flashing. Eluuna stared calmly back into those dark, cruel eyes. "Princess Luna, I was named after you. I know that the kind, thoughtful, caring queen of my namesake is in there. Please." Nightmare Moon's eyes flashed, and for a moment her face dropped into a emotion of utmost sorrow. Then her face became cruel again. "Leave!" screamed the Mare, and Eluuna bowed and retreated through the door.