Star Swirl the Bearded, regarded by all to be the greatest unicorn in the history of equestria. Back in a time long before Nightmare Moon, he lived a quiet life studying magic and the thing he cherished most in life; The stars. Everything in equestria was peaceful, the unicorns raised the sun and the moon, the earth ponies provided food and the pegasi made sure the weather was at it's optimal best all year long. Equestria was at peace. Then the Alicorn's arrived. They took away the hard earned balance and took it for themselves, but Star Swirl thought otherwise as a certain stary maned princess began to catch the young colts eye.