The pony Soldiers walked through town as the sun began to
set. The Elves stood watching the soldiers headed towards Alfeo
Castle. They walked up to the closed iron gate.
The two Elf Soldiers looked at the Captain. He was very light
purple with dark purple, green, blue and pink hair. He wore padded
armor on his back and front with padded leg bands and a short
green hooded cloak.
Suddenly Banner and his Soldiers came to the iron gate from a
"Let us in. I wish to speak with your King," The Captain
The two Elf Soldiers opened the gate and watched as the large
group walked by, then Banner's group. They marched across the
yard towards the castle. The Elf Soldiers close by stopped and
stared at them.
They entered the Castle walking through several hallways as they
past fallen soldiers and servants. The Elves stopped and stared
at the group of ponies walking in the castle, it was unusual
to see a group of pony Soldiers in the castle.
They reached the door but the guards at the door refused to let
them in. The Captain looked at the two soldiers next to him,
"Move them out of the way."
The two ponies went up to the guards and grabbed them. The guards
tired to wiggle out of their hold but couldn't. Once all the
pony Soldiers had pass the two ponies dropped the guards and
followed the Soldiers into the throne room. King Adair sat on
his golden throne talking to a Soldier when the doors suddenly
The Pony Soldiers marched in and stood in front of King Adair.
The Elf Soldier turned and gasped at the soldiers stretched across
the throne room.
"Just who are you and why have you barged in?" King
"I am Captain Tucker from Ferris Castle, we have been sent
to find the Princess of Dream Castle. Upon our arrival I find
The Princess on Stardust's back running out of your Kingdom,"
Tucker looked at the King suspiciously, "Just what is going
King Adair sent his Soldier out of the throne room before answering
Tucker, "Ferris Castle, that's in Sky Mountain, isn't it?"
"Yes, it is."
Suddenly the doors to the throne room flew open. Banner and the
small group of soldiers walked in, "I heard from some Elves
in the forest that you have the Princess. Where is she?"
"The Princess is not here so leave," King Adair yelled.
Tucker stared at the yellow pony surprisingly. As Banner got
closer to him, Tucker noticed Banner's cut ear and realized who
"I want to know why was Stardust running from your Kingdom?"
"He kidnaped her from me and is taking her to Dream Castle,
"King Adair lied.
"I doubt that, he wasn't running towards Dream Castle and
the Princess was holding on to him. Now tell me what is really
going on!" Tucker yelled knowing what King Adair had said
was a lie.
"Holding on?" Banner thought to himself, "She
was holding on to him? Could Stardust have really changed sides?"
He knew Skyview and Starfire was looking for Stardust and he
wondered why. Could it be possible that Stardust has switched
"Ok, since you noisy Ponies wants to know I'll tell you.
I was holding her in a room till someone came to take her to
King Star Cluster. I had stardust in the dungeon but he was to
strong for the cells to hold him," King Adair answered.
"You were one of the last few Kingdoms that hadn't turned
against King Star Cluster. Why?" Banner asked.
"I changed sides sometime ago. As to why, that is non of
your business," King Adair stood up and walked towards them.
He stopped and stood face to face, "Leave before I call
my soldiers in here!"
Tucker looked at the throne and noticed not just one throne but
two, "Where is your Queen?"
"There is no queen in this Kingdom."
"I know most of the Kingdoms and I know you had a Queen,"
"Get out!!" King Adair yelled nervously.
"She was taken, wasn't she?" Banner asked noticing
how nervous King Adair was getting, "King Star Cluster took
your wife because you refused to join him."
King Adair was feeling nervous, he turned and walked back to
his throne. He sat for a while in silence.
"Yes," King Adair muttered sadly, "I thought if
I gave him the Princess it would please him and he'd return my
"Your not the only kingdom who's had someone important taken
from them," Banner exclaimed.
"My King had his son taken from him. When he heard about
the Princess being hunted, he sent me out to find her it was
the lest he could do for his son," Tucker added.
"Do you really think King Star Cluster would have given
you your wife back?" Banner asked, "Your wife would
be ashamed of you." Banner turned and was about to leave
with Tucker behind him but the King stood up, "Wait!"
Banner and Tucker stopped and turned around.
"How can I get her back then?" King Adair asked.
Banner turned and walked up to him, "Fight against King
Star Cluster. Join us and help defeat him."
"My King will join you," Tucker said to Banner.
"Good, we need everyone we can get," Banner replied,
"I'm guessing King Star Cluster may not know we were here
so your Majesty, would you spy on King Star Cluster for us?"
"Yes, I'll be happy to," King Adair replied.
"Let us know of any news you hear from King Star Cluster,"
Tucker turned, "Can we trust him after what he tried to
"To gain allies we'll have to trust someone even him,"
"I give you my word as King of Alfeo Castle that I will
not turn against you."
"I hope you won't," Banner replied, he turned and looked
at Tucker, "Who are you?"
"My name is Tucker from Ferris Castle," Tucker answered,
"You must be Banner."
"Yes I am," Banner replied.
"Then you might know my brother, Charades."
Banner looked at him, he indeed looked similar to Charades, "I
can see the resemblance," Banner paused, "We must be
going, we have to catch up to Stardust."
"He ran out of town when I saw him and he's probably still
running. You'll never catch up to him," Tucker quickly said.
Just then, a pony soldier entered the throne room breathing
hard and looking tired.
"Well?" Tucker asked.
"I...I followed him. His two...brothers," The soldiers
stopped to catch his breath, "His two brothers couldn't
follow him either, they gave up and went in a different direction
towards Dream Castle."
"And Stardust?" Tucker asked.
"He ran out of my sight, I couldn't keep up with him."
"Which way was he going?" Banner asked.
"South east," the Soldier answered, "That's where
I last saw him heading to."
"We had better hurry," Banner exclaimed.
"Wait," King Adair exclaimed, "It's probably dark
out, why don't you stay here for the night and be on your way
in the morning?"
Banner looked at the Soldiers, they weren't looking forward to
"Ok, we'll stay for the night but I'll have someone watching
you," Banner replied.
"I'll have my Soldiers keeping watch outside," Tucker
"I understand," King Adair said, "I'll have my
servants show you where you may sleep for the night."