this story begins a thousand years ago. A sister has lost her closest friend and only surviving family. She has seen something as innocent as a child become a monster of the worst kind.
"I have not seen the sun rise in so long. How much time has passed? A week? A month? Who knows?" Celestia says to herself. The nightmares are getting worse as her magic weakens, she can feel the life within her beginning to shake. Her Couriers have all come back the same, twisted and broken and long since past saving as they walk an eternal nightmare. Hers always the same but getting stronger, where she once she knew she could stand before her dreams, now that the sun has not risen in some time, niether have her hopes. She sets aside a few books and begins casting protection spell after protection spell, her heart as heavy as her belly. She hopes the life within her holds on for just a bit longer. After completing her last spell she decides to rest, her magic now going as the sun has.
A flash of lightning and smoke fills the air! She can hear the screams of children burning as their homes catch fire by the darkness pouring out from the ground. She casts a weather spell to douse the fires but to no avail! Has her magic finally left her? "No this must be something different, but what?" She can feel the life in her stirring in pain, feel it weakening in the face of such danger. "this is no dream, sister!" Bellows a shadow in the moon. "The sun shall never rise for you again!" The shadow pours forth from the moon and swallows celestia. In a tidal force of pain, she screams, she feels the shadows ripping at her, she instinctively shields the life in her belly, knowing there was no hope.
Her eyes snap open and she bolts upright screaming, the royal guard burst into the room and freeze in horror at the sight in front of them. As she screamed she did not know what for but she knew something was gone from her. Blood pooled around her body, a small thing lay in the middle of it all, its body was ripped open and carved with the symbols of the moon. In her terror celestia realized what happen and all of canterlot was witness to the cries of agony only a mother can witness.