There’s something about Red Star that rubs you the wrong way. Her overly satisfied attitude, considering the situation, is creeping you out more than anything else. You sure hope this isn’t her way of trying to calm you down, because she’s having the opposite effect on you.
Still, you decide to answer her truthfully. You do your best to explain that Warsworn came to to defy the Empress as she figured she was the most powerful pony fighter, and that you came along to try and salvage things as much as you could. You insist on the fact this was not meant to be an attack from the amazons.
Red Star takes notes as you speak, but otherwise listens in silence.
“Alright, I think you got your answers.” You say once you’re done. “But please, you have to tell me what happened after I was knocked out! What about the ponies? What about Warsworn? Last time I saw her, she got hit right in the head by a spell.”
Red Star stares at you in silence for a few seconds, debating behind her smile what she’s gonna reveal to you.
“Luckily, no soldier was seriously harmed last night. We managed to subdue your…” You feel irony in her next word. “Friend, without suffering any loss, and without hurting her too much. She’s kept somewhere safe.”
“But what about the amazons in Riversong?” You then ask. “You heard me, this wasn’t an attack from them. What’s going to happen with the trials?”
Again, Red Star looks at you appraisingly before speaking.
“Don’t worry, Iron Forge, we do not mean to let what happened last night get in the way of the empire’s plans.” She says. “I was already confident that attack was an isolated case before I spoke with you. What you told me just confirmed my theory.”
There, the unicorn stands up.
“You have to stay here for now.” She tells you. “There’s still decisions that needs to be made. We’ll talk more later.”