This is the Second of Six chapters that detail the week before the Battle, Doctor Hall predicted. So please read on.
A wise man once said, "Never ask if it can get any worse. It always can and it will just to prove it."
Inside the abandoned Mine that's outside displayed the carnage of when Max fought Gabriell.
"It seems the division has gone as planed my master. Both you old and new selves are separate once more." A shadowed creature stood next to two individuals one was obviously Gabriell and the other a pitch black alicorn stallion with a spiky white mane, streaked with Dried blood like hair highlights. It's eye's were yellow and it's CM was the Anarchy Symbol made from bones. The Alicorn was the one the creature spoke to. "Very good Irxion, you have served me well. My decision to resurrect you has proven a wise one. I trust Dr. Hall didn't cause you much trouble as you retrieved the formula?" The alicorn had stood and moved to examine Gabriell. "He tried but, I managed to wound him so he fled." "Very good. He's knows that I have returned and that's all he needs to know. Irxion, prepare the next phase of the process." At this Irxion fired a beam at the Black Alicorn which caused him to take a humanoid form. His was garbed in cursed armor and he held an evil sword.
"I am reborn! Ebony Bloodburner The Equestrian Lich-King! All shall learn to fear my powers. But first..." Ebony stabbed his sword into the ground and Discord's Statue appeared before him. Ebony snapped his fingers and the statue opened. When Discord looked to who freed him his face held the same terrified look as his statue. "Discord, when I designed you as my first god-ling I had expected more from you than childish pranks. So I shall now return your powers to my own." Discord shouted in horror as Equestria's One and only devil approached him.
As the Demon bared down on Discord the frightened Chaos spirit tried to teleport away but, before he could snap his fingers the Demon chopped of his hands. He then proceeded to chop each of Discord's limbs in the manner of a deli slicers taking his sweet time and using magic to keep discord from falling unconscious from the immense pain. "Ah how I've missed the screams of the living. It's been so long and my powers have gone misused by this insufferable nit-wit!" With that Bloodburner did as his name suggests and set Discord's blood ablaze.
Discord died after four hours of torture at the hands of his creator. When he finally passed on he was nothing more than a head kept alive by cruel magic just so he would scream endlessly. The Demon consumed all of the flesh he cut from discord and then consumed his head while it was still living.
Satisfied with the fear it caused in one of it's own creations and his lost powers restored the Demon set eyes on his next victims. The ones who stopped his minions time and again. Directly or otherwise. The Celestial sisters. "For, 10,000 years you pathetic Alicorns have prevented my rebirth. Passing the duty from mother to daughter, father to son. Yet now I have returned. Your subjects will die, and they will be killed by their own dead. When their souls cry out for who is responsible they will only have you to blame." Ebony Bloodburner stabbed his blade into the ground and strange white shapes began to rise. They looked like ponies with no marks of features. Like Mannequins with teeth. "I see that the reaper has been busy, I will have to thank her when I see her next. Now go my children of death. Consume, kill, and instill fear in my enemies!"
With that the strange beasts spread out in multiple directions towards any settlement with living ponies. All except a beast in the shape of a griffon which Ebony used to control the others. The beast was undoubtedly what remained of Gilda. Summoned back from the land of the dead to aid her dark master in adding to his army. When something is killed by the beasts, they become one. What they cannot kill, they infect. What they infect, they consume. These beings are spoken of in a book by a certain Doctor Herbert Hall... they are called. The Blank Scourge.
[Sorry about the gore part but, I really needed to explain that the new villain wouldn't just let somepony live if they begged him so I did that. The character is actually inspired by my elder brother's character Gabriell and the game The Darkness. If he does do a story on here with this character, don't expect this character to be the same. It may be but, he said he might not want to keep it this way.]