Ten years after a massive war, Equestria has changed. The Empire now rules over all, giving peace and prosperity to those that deserve it, but some are against this new rulership.
The CMC, a small, raggedy group of smugglers working for the Apple family, are caught red-hoofed by an Imperial patrol. As the friends fight for their lives, they learn about themselves, each other, and the world they now reside in.
Meanwhile, in Canterlot, Emperor Blueblood has amassed a massive fleet and is preparing to smash what is left of the rebellion under the oppressive hoof of his Empire.
- 0% Approval Rating: Emperor Blueblood, to the point where an entire Imperial ship defected to the Rebellion.
- Action Girl: All of the CMC.
- Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Airships usually carry a few fighters.
- Artificial Limbs: Kami Kaze got a prosthetic foreleg after a Mech incident.
- Big Bad: Blueblood
- The Caligula: Blueblood
- Cannot Spit It Out: Pipsqueak's feelings for Apple Bloom, she thinks he has a crush on Sweetie Belle or Scootaloo, until right before the climax when he just kisses her.
- Embarrassing First Name: Bunnyhelm Chronos
- The Empire
- Final Battle: Chapters titled "The Climax"
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Arcana cannons
- Humongous Mecha: Mostly come up as part of the background as airships and planes currently dominate the battlefield.
- La Résistance: The New Lunar Republic
- Ramming Always Works
- The Starscream: Bunnyhelm Chronos, slipped Rainbow Dash the blueprints to the Sol Scorcher and subtly helped her escape so the rebellion could kill Blueblood for him.
- Steam Punk
- Diesel Punk: Prop plane fighters are commonplace.
- Suicide Attack
- Wave Motion Gun: The Sol Scorcher's main gun
- Zeppelins from Another World