I'm moved to tears...I know nothing of Chrytion, but envision it as a clash between Queen Chrysalis and Sombra.
Believing that Queen Chrysalis (Queen Crystal) and King Sombra once ruled the Empire together, and their current followers were Crystal citizens, a wave of sadness passed through. Great beacons of light drenched in darkness. Losing themselves for the "light of the empire" as it fades to black by their very actions. Friends and family ripping each other apart as the future they sought drowns in the dark. No longer looking forward together. Only aimed at the enemy ahead.
The details in this piece have stretched my sights on the collapse of the Crystal Empire, along with it's impact on them all. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's masterfully done.