Stygian reluctantly agrees to Star Swirl's plan to banish the Sirens, and remains on the sidelines while they engage the enemy. While Starlight, Celestia, and the rest of the Mane 6 set about evacuating Canterlot as Accord's magic begins to affect the city's citizens, Twilight and Luna enter Accord's mind to find it nothing like Discord's; it is devoid of color and organized like a stereotypical office. Shadow Lock admits the error of his ways and promises to try to research his ancestor, in case that should ever come to pass. As Granny runs into the forest to lure out the creature with pots and pans, Applejack, Apple Bloom, and Big Macintosh prepare a trap. However, a crowd of tourists is already on its way to Ponyville, leaving her at a loss as to what to do.
Kelly. Age: 28.
After filly Twilight Sparkle takes her entrance exam to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, Princess Celestia decides not to mentor her, since she is already showing great magical talent.
Kyndall. Age: 27.
In a short side story, the Mane-iac escapes from prison and finds her old lair and hair-dryer superweapon in ruins. Good Apple insists that the bad apple leader come with them, and Celestia reflects that everyone can have a bad side but it is knowing how to overcome that is what makes a pony a better being. Chrysalis decides to make Twilight her pupil instead of absorbing her magic, threatening to kill her friends if she does not accept.