Nightmare Moon's Return, Discord's Freedom, The Changeling Invasion, all these events seemed to have simply been unfortunate occurences, and where quickly dealt with by Ponyville's own Mane Six. But there has always been someone behind them all, pulling the strings that led to their unleashings. Angered at the fact it's indirect afflictions have gone without results, this evil seeks to take matters into its own hooves.
The bond these six ponies have forged has proven yet unbreakable and unbeatable, but this may be the sharpest blow it will ever take. Can it survive, or will Equestria truely become, not a world of whimsy and randomness, but one of despair and utter ruin?