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As you quickly trot up to the large wooden doors that grant access to the throne room, you realize that there indeed must be fighting going on inside. As you open up and burst inside, you are met by a pony being thrown into your ranks. In the middle of the room you see the Empress looking at you all with a triumphant grin on her face and a big warhammer in her hooves.
"Ah! It's you! Finally you're back!"
The stallion grunts painfully as he gets up and collects his own fallen warhammer. He charges at Lavinia once more, only to be met by a swift kick to the face, the momentum causing him to perform a rather impressive backflip and falling onto the floor quite uncomfortably again. The Empress brings down her warhammer on one of his legs, making him scream in agony.
"Piss off! Get this worthless waste of breath out of here!"
Several ponies of her own personal guard, who had been observing this from the background quickly trot up and drag the stallion away from the scene. The Empress watches them carry the unfortunate stallion off with a smirk, then turns to you whilst wiping some sweat off of her brow.
"Hahaha! How are my favorite ponies, donkey, goat and zebra doing today!?"