"Is everypony here," Shining Armor asked his lieutenant.
A young mare, dark blue in mane and lighter blue in coat, snapped to attention and saluted.
"Yes, sir. We are awaiting your orders."
Shining Armor returned the salute, "Thank you, Sapphire Breeze."
He scanned the room. Earth ponies, pegasi, unicorns, and even a few of the still-infant Night Guard stood around the command table.
He walked to the table and waved the squad leaders over.
"I want to make this absolutely clear. This is a raid on the home of a pony living near Canterlot. We do not expect them to be armed, but that doesn't mean you can be careless."
Once all the squad leaders were at the table, Shining Armor looked over the makeshift model of the Storm Mansion. He pointed to a small building that served as the guard house.
"There will be guards nearby. Do not take them lightly. I expect them to obey the order of the Princesses, but be prepared for a fight."
The squad leaders nodded.
A small murmur of surprise came from t