"Stand strong, guards! They may have breached the city's walls, but they will not
take the castle while we still draw breath! Celestia's forces will arrive very soon, and we must only hold out for a little while longer!"
Luna was tasked with overseeing Canterlot's defenses while Celestia was to go on a campaign to the west. Shortly before Celestia was due to return, an unknown force from the north staged a rapid invasion straight into the heart of Equestrian territory. The attack would have been successful if Luna didn't have the foresight to station scouts throughout the land.
Still, even with roughly a day's advance warning, the guards were not fully prepared for such a large siege, and were quickly pushed back into the inner city, and the castle.
Celestia's forces are only a half a day's march away from the city. Luna's forces are under heavy siege, and extremely outnumbered.
This one was a lot of fun to draw, despite reusing a background. I couldn't think of a suitably decent backdrop that still had that 'Canterlot' feel to it. I don't know if my wrist could have taken much more, anyway!
That Night Guard's armor was a pain to draw, especially. But I just had to include him in the picture, rather than another regular guard. His design is awesome!
MLP: FiM is © Hasbro
The original background is by ~StarshineCelestalis
and can be found here: [link]EDIT:
Updated it to a higher resolution. Also made a few tweaks to Luna's leg and the Solar Guard's legs as per the suggestion of *TheDescendantofKehAn
EDIT: This piece made it onto EqD's Drawfriends post?
No wonder this piece got so many views! Thanks, everyone!And for getting this far down the description, I'll give you a little bonus: This scenario is just a war game.