The ponies continue to climb upwards, towards the unknown, but also towards what they know must be stopped
"So, I'm just
wondering, Twilight," says Fluttershy as the group continues their ascent. "Do we really know what we're going to do when we reach the top?"
"Hopefully, if all goes well, Tirak has the chest the Princess included with us somewhere nearby himself," says Twilight as she thinks on it. "Villains are known for kind thing
at least in books I've read."
"And if he doesn't?" asks Applejack.
"W-Well, hopefully that won't be the case
The ponies again reach another open area, but this time it is devoid of anything but windows that occasionally light up the room with suddenly eerie flashes of lightning.
"Apparently they ran out of ideas for what to put in their castle the higher they got," says Rarity as she shakes her head. "Honestly, if Velvet had stayed with us up here, I'm sure we both could have come up with something to make this bland room re