Sablestone couldn't believe his luck. He was born to Plains Herd, where he joined the army and quickly rose up in it's ranks. He was just one assignment away from becoming the youngest captain in Plains Herd history. But his final assignment wasn't an easy one. The overstallion, Hawkwing, was cruel, ruthless, and power hungry. He will stop at nothing to gain more power. Not even war.
Hawkwing had assigned Sablestone to travel to Canyon Herd, and pretend he had been banished. In reality, he would have to find a way to gain control over Stormwing, or the Canyon Herd steeds and lands.
Sablestone left the next day. He had the top captain, Cloudfire, who was overseeing the mission, give him mild injuries, to make it seem more realistic. He then crossed the Void, and "seeked shelter" in Canyon Herd.
The first part of the plan had worked. He gained Canyon Herd's trust, and he met with Cloudfire once every moon in the Void. He learned that the lead mare, Brightcloud, was heavily pregnant, and so was Canyon Herd's top captain's mate. He had begun to devise a plan.
That was almost 9 moons ago. Over time, Canyon Herd had begun to feel like home. He went out with the flight instructor, Iceflight, but didn't join the army. He had even begun to have feeling for the young mare, Mistfeather, and would miss her when the mission is over.
This was his chance. Brightcloud had asked him to take the weanlings out to the Void, to help with the migration. This was exactly what he needed. Hawkwing was growing restless, and said that if he didn't move on with the plan in the 3 moons, then he would consider the mission a failure, and kill him.
But now, as Sablestone leads the unsuspecting weanlings into the Void, where Cloudfire and his team were, he realized that he didn't want to leave Canyon Herd. More specifically, he didn't want to leave Mistfeather. His affections for the lovely mare had grown as they have found themselves in each other's company during the migration.
Perhaps he could make this look like an accident, so that Hawkwing could get what he wanted, and Sablestone wouldn't have to leave Canyon Herd. Yes, that is what he will do. All he has to do, is make sure Cloudfir and his team capture Riverglade and Lightbreeze without anyone noticing.