He starts to list it with a straight face.
"Assasination of several ponies by poisining them, murder of the guards who were sent to arrest subject then fleeing. There have been sabotages on the Fortress and attacks on caravans that might be related to the group of ponies controlled by subject.">>133498>>133500>>133508>>133515>>133522
She patiently waits for Sergeant Colos to finish, before sighing sadly.
"So that is how I am referred to there nowadays, a monster…"
She starts to speak with a frown.
"I have always wanted the best for High Trotgar. That's why I applied for the position after the retirment of Commander Swiftwind. I might not have been a militaristic leader, but I was effective, my mages didn't disobey me and Grit kept his soldiers in check. All was good until a parasprite infection in Wheatley caused a shortage on food, nothing short of a famine."
"Of course Wheatley was obidient, the ponies there were too simple to argue with the Fortress, and gave all they got to feed us, leaving some of them starving, while we hogged all the food! Of course I was going to send some of it back, even if that meant that our soldiers got smaller portions and we couldn't afford the luxury of letting them eat as much as they liked as before."
"There were slight quarrels over it, even my own ponies frowned upon that, but they understood it. The soldiers on the other hoof still trained and fought the Wastes every day, and demanded that they are properly fed. The servants were on better terms with them than with me, and sometimes still allowed them to eat more."
"Then one day, everypony who did died. Even my clerics and best healers were too late, the poision was so strong no amount of our magic could help them. Of course I was blamed, but I don't even posess the knowledge of how to make or acquire such a thing! I wanted to stay, to prove my innocence. Then I found the corpses outside my quarters, the corpses of those guards. I had no reason to harm them, even if I wanted to get away I would have just frozen their hooves to the floor… but I knew that after that I won't be given a fair chance. I had no choice but to flee."