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Everypony inside the Wedding Hall cowers in fear at the sight of this giant, evil creature that now stands before them. The look in their eyes only makes him laugh in amusement, which is soon followed by the sounds of thunder and lightning from outside.

“How dare you enter my Kingdom, and frighten my subjects! What is it that you want?!”  Princess Celestia shouts at the monstrous creature.

Tirek glares at the Princess, “WHAT DO I WANT?” The centaur merely laughs at this,  “YOU MEAN YOU DON’T KNOW? HA! HOW AMUSING! AFTER FOUR-THOUSAND YEARS, YOU PONIES HAVE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING!” His gaze falls upon the sister, “BUT I BELIEVE THIS ONE KNOWS OF ME…ISN’T THAT RIGHT, MY DEAR LUNA?!”

Princess Celestia turns to her sister, only to see the look of fear in her eyes, “Luna, what is he talking about?”

The Moon Princess starts to back away slowly, wanting to get as far away as she can from this monster.

“Luna?!” Celestia tries to get her sister‘s attention.

“It…was…you.” Luna mutters in fear, “Your…your voice…I remember it.” She turns to her sister, “It…was him! He…convinced me…to…turn on you, Celestia!”

When everypony hears her say this, they fall into shock…but none more than Princess Celestia and the Mane Six.

“HAHAHAHAHA….SO YOU DO REMEMBER. WELL DONE! BUT DO NOT THINK IT TWAS I ALONE: THE BITTERNESS AND JEALOUSLY YOU FELT IN YOUR HEART ALLOWED ME TO PREY UPON YOU SO EASILY. YOU GAVE IN AND BECAME MY PUPPET TO BRING FORTH AN ETERNAL NIGHT OF DARKNESS…UNTIL YOUR SISTER SEALED YOU AWAY IN THE MOON!“  Tirek  reveals as his sinister laughs continue,
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW PAINFUL IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR BOTH  YOU AND YOUR SISTER!!”

Tears form in Princess Luna‘s eyes, knowing now that it was her weakness that led to all that Tirek spoke of. As her heart sank, she suddenly feels herself being wrapped in a large wing; The wing of her older own sister.

“How dare you!!” The enraged Princess of the Sun shouts, “How dare you insult and use my sister like that!!”

“Celestia…” Luna mutters as she stays as close as possible to her sister, protected within her wing.

Tirek notices the anger in Celestia’s eyes, and laughs once again, attempting to enrage her further.

“Enough!!” she yells, “I will not let you come anywhere near my sister again, you…you monster!!”

Tirek snorts at the Princess, “NIGHTMARE MOON HAS FAILED ME…TWICE. SHE IS NO LONGER OF USE TO ME. LIKE MANY THAT HAVE COME BEFORE HER, ONES YOU ARE NO DOUBT FAMILIAR WITH, HAVE SERVED THEIR PURPOSE!!”

Princess Celestia will not allow the centaur to utter another word. She personally wishes to be the first to attack him, but she stands her ground, determined to protect her little sister. She raises her hoof at Tirek and orders the guards in the room to move in, “Seize that creature!!”

The armored pegasus salute and fly towards the centaur, ready to take him down. Unable to stay put, Rainbow Dash takes flight and joins them, “I want a piece of that jerk too! Lets get him!”

As they get closer, Tirek holds out his hand, and a scepter appear; It was long, black, and the orb on top glowed red, pulsing with dark energy. He grabs it and holds it up high in the air.

As the pegasus are getting closer, he taps the staff on the ground, causing a shockwave to suddenly appear…knocking them all back and onto the floor.

“Rainbow Dash!” The girls yell as they see their friend fall. They rush over to help her.

“Are you okay, Rainbow Dash?” Fluttershy asks.

“Uh…ow…my head.” The dazed blue Pegasus groans.

As they help their friend up, Twilight mutters, “If only we had the Elements of Harmony…”

“YOU MEAN…THESE ELEMENTS?!“ Tirek holds out his other hand, and the very box containing said Elements appears.

Everypony in the room gasps as they see their one hope in the hands of that monster.

“So, it was you who stole the Elements of Harmony! Return them at once, Tirek!!” the Princess of the Sun demands.

The centaur holds the box tight in his hand, “COME AND GET THEM THEN!!”

Before anything can be done to reclaim the Elements, the once-barred doors burst open.

”Big Brother!” The relieved Twilight Sparkle shouts as Shining Armor, Princess Cadance, and the rest of the Royal Guard charge into the Hall. The moment they spot Tirek, they take their positions.

“Quickly, Shining Armor! Conjure your spell! Banish this monster from my Kingdom!” Princess Celestia commands.

Without hesitation, the Captain powers up his horn, and activates his Shield Spell once more, only this time, his beloved Cadance assists him with her own magic, strengthening it more.

The shield makes its way through the room, passing through every other pony, but once it reaches Tirek, it goes no further. Shining Armor tries harder, but no matter how much power he puts into it, the shield will not push the centaur out.

“FOOLISH PONY! YOUR MAGIC IS NOTHING!!” Tirek shouts. He then swings his scepter at the shield, causing it to shatter.

Shining Armor collapses onto the floor, exhausted from overuse of his magic. “No!” Princess Cadance cries as she tries to help her husband.

Twilight rushes over to her brother and sister-in-law, and helps however she can. As she sees her brother struggling to get back up, her gaze, which was now filled with both anger and sadness, turns to the centaur, “You will pay for harming my brother, Tirek!” she shouts.

Tirek notices the look in the lavender pony’s eyes and only gives her a wicked grin. But suddenly, the box containing the Elements of Harmony is no longer in his hand; Somepony swiped it while he wasn’t looking.





“Twilight! I have the Elements! Hurry, use their power and rid us of this dark creature forever!” The Princess shouts as she uses her magic to toss the box to her student.

Twilight catches the box with her own magic, and opens it. Inside are the five necklaces and the one crown. She passes them all out to her friends:

Applejack takes the Element of Honesty, which has an apple-shaped gem; Rarity takes the Element of Generosity, the one with the purple diamond, and puts it around her neck; Pinkie Pie places the necklace with the blue balloon-shaped gem called the Element of Laughter around her neck; Fluttershy carefully places the Element of Kindness, where the gem is that of a butterfly, on; Rainbow Dash quickly grabs the Element of Loyalty, the one with the red lightning bolt gem, and puts it on.

Once her friends have their own Elements, Twilight places the Element of Magic upon her head. Everypony cheers when they see the six bearers of the Elements ready to vanquish this evil that invaded their home.

“Alright, Tirek! Now you will face the full power of our Friendship!”

Hearing Twilight’s words causes the centaur to growl nervously…but only a little.

The Mane Six focus hard, and their own Elements begin to pulse. Once the first five activate, Twilight’s eyes glow brightly and the Elements of Harmony form a powerful Rainbow which leaps from into the air…and curves down and onto the Tirek.

Once the rainbow hit him, he yells in pain,
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!”The power of the Elements cover him entirely. Everypony within the wedding hall cheer, for it has all come to an end.

But suddenly, the cries they hear from Tirek have turned from that of pain…into laughter. Everypony ceases their cheering once they hear this and look straight at the rainbow that is still upon the monster.

“AAAGGGHHHHHHH-MUHAHAHAHAHAHA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!” The maniacal laughing continues, which is soon followed by Tirek bringing his arms to his chest and then throwing them apart from each other. This causes the Mighty Rainbow of the Elements of Harmony to explode. The blast of the wave knocks everypony back, as well as shatters the windows and forms cracks in the walls, “MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!”

When everypony recovers from the knock back, they get up and cannot believe that they have just seen.

The Elements of Harmony…have failed.





“What?! It can’t be! That’s…impossible,” The confused and frightened Twilight refuses to believe and accept.

“What’s goin’ on? They never fail!” Applejack exclaims.

“Is mine broken or something?”  Pinkie Pie wonders.

“I don’t know, Pinkie…they seemed to work the way they usually do,” Fluttershy replies.

“This cannot be happening.” Cries the worrying Rarity.

“This isn’t good,” Rainbow Dash states, as her gaze turns from her necklace to Tirek.

The dark centaur finishes his laughing and glares upon everypony, “DON’T YOU SEE?! YOU HAVE NOTHING THAT CAN STAND UP TO ME!“ He growls, “NOW, I WILL SHOW YOU A DEMONSTRATION OF MY POWER!!”

Tirek turns his gaze towards Shining Armor and the rest of the Royal Guard. Holding his scepter tight in one hand, he stretches forth his other towards the ponies and hollers, “BEHOLD…THE POWER OF DARKNESS!!!”

A wave of dark energy comes from his hand and makes its way towards the Captain. Once it arrives, Shinning Armor becomes engulfed within the Darkness. He screams and begs for help as he feels himself changing.

“No!!!” Both Princess Cadance and Twilight Sparkle scream for the white stallion, whom they rush to save him, but the power of Darkness prevents them from getting near.

As they watch helplessly as the Darkness surrounds Shining Armor, part of it breaks off and spreads to the rest of the guard, who start feeling the same pain as their captain does.

Then suddenly, the Darkness vanishes…and the guards and their captain stand once again.

Twilight and Cadance rush to him, hoping he us unharmed, “Big Brother?” Twilight mutters to her big brother. She notices his eyes are closed and she reaches for him. But then they shoot open, revealing his eyes which are now black and empty.

Shining Armor looks down upon his frightened sister, and with his hoof, smacks her away from him.

“Twilight!” Cadance rushes over to her sister, and sees tears forming in her eyes, “Are you okay?”

“I’m…okay…” the little lavender pony sniffs, trying not to cry; She cannot believe her own brother just did that.

They both turn and look at Shining Armor, who grins with an evil glare and chants something nopony ever thought he would ever say, “All Hail, Tirek the Supreme!!”

Every member of the Royal Guard chant the same altogether, “All Hail, Tirek the Supreme!!”

The entire room falls silent once this is heard; No pony can believe this is really happening.
Tirek, The Master of Darkness, has invaded Canterlot and has has ruined the Grand Galloping Gala. Will the Mane Six and the rest of our heroes be able to drive him out and save their home? Find out!


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WolfQuestGirl Feb 21, 2013  Student Artist
Tirek is a butt. XD
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ChaosContrl Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Definitely, Badness and Goodness are the Master elements, Harmony and Chaos being minor.

Or they are at the same level of power, but Badness just take over everything...
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