Before any of the steeds in the clearing could move, the whole of Snow Herd flew over their heads.
Patchfeather looked up in time to see the small bodies of Mountain Herd steeds surround Snow Herd and start attacking. Patchfeather spotted Smokemoon, Sunnyglow, and Coldfire, trying to lure about eight muscular Mountain under-stallions away from Pebblefrost and the other foals.
"We have to help them!" yelled Patchfeather, as she spread her wings.
"No." Stormender's voice sounded so commanding Patchfeather instantly obeyed, and landed again. "We must wait for an opening."
"What's the plan?" asked Iceray.
"Beanwind, take your toon and get me twenty stallions and battle mares." said Stormender calmly, like he had trained for this moment his whole life and had memorized every move his troops needed to make.
Beanwind and four other stallions flew up, and some how a few minuets later returned with all the steeds Stormender had requested.
"Flameberry, Starstripe, take the left flank with maneuver eighteen." said Stormender. "Rainheart, Nighthoof, take the right flank, use maneuver ten. Smokeleaf, take the rear use maneuver three."
This went on for another minuet or so, until Beanwind, Beanwind's "toon", Stormender, Icewing, Patchfeather, and Lakefir, were the only ones who didn't have orders.
Patchfeather stepped forward, "How can Lakefir, and I help?" asked Patchfeather.
Stormender looked at her, you and Lakefir can help Beanwind's toon." answered Stormender. "Beanwind do your thing."
"Come on you two, time to show you how it's done." Beanwind and his "toon" flew up above the battle, followed by Patchfeather and Lakefir.
Snow Herd was in complete chaos, but Stormender's plan seamed to working. The dark colored Mountain Herd steeds were mostly driven away from Snow Herd, but there were still a few remaining.
"See that?" said Beanwind, as he nodded at a group of yearlings that were being stalked by three or four Mountain Herd mares including a buckskin with dark-blue feathers. "That's our cue." and just like that Beanwind dove towards the mares.
Lakefir glanced at Patchfeather questioningly, "I think we're supposed to follow them." said Patchfeather, as she dove after Beanwind.
Patchfeather slammed into buckskin mare, forcing the Mountain Herd mare to crash into a tree.
"I'll make you pay for that!" yelled the buckskin.
"You have to catch me first!" said Patchfeather.
The buckskin charged at Patchfeather, but Patchfeather twisted at the last second making the other mare slam into another tree.
The Mountain Herd mare gritted her teeth, and blood dripped of a cut on her forehead. But before the mare could attack again, one of the other Mountain Herd mares flew over to the buckskin, "Larksong, we've lost! And we need to get out of here!" then she flew away.
The buckskin, who's name was Larksong glared at Patchfeather, but she followed her herd mate.
"Good work," said Beanwind, "Lets get back to the clearing."
Mountain Herd seemed to give up after that, and by the time Beanwind lead his group back to the clearing, it was all over.
"That was very well executed plan Stormender." said Icewing, when all the members of "Legends in the making were back in the clearing.
Stormender dipped his head, "Thank you Icewing."
"I still don't know what's going on." interrupted Lakefir.
Beanwind filled Lakefir in on what "Legends in the making" was.
"Now that's out of the way, time for the first trial." said Aspenflight.
"Wait, there are trials?" asked Patchfeather.
Smokeleaf snorted, "You think we let just anyone join?"
Before either Patchfeather or Lakefir could respond, Stormender called "The first trial begins, Now!"
The next series will start on August 23, 2017