I always thought the "climactic" battle between Celestia and Chrysalis was anything but epic. I figured there must be a reason and this seemed as likely an explanation as any.
A few notes: Yes, I will be doing story comics again very soon. I took a bit of a break since I was feeling pretty burned out after finishing the t-shirt set. I figured doing something a little different would be good for me and I've been toying with this idea since the finale.
On a related note, I decided to do this in straight pencil because it was much, much faster and I didn't think I'd ever get it done otherwise and it was fun to see what I could do with straight up pencil and paper. Of course this resulted in uneven sizing and many other obvious mistakes, but you know, I'm still happy with it
EDIT: I did a colored version here: