The Land of Equestria was known to be a prosperous and peaceful land inhabited by ponies and other magical creatures. Unlike any other nation and kingdom, it is under a utopia and lives through a long era of peace. It has stood for countless generations. It has endured many threats and dangers it encountered throughout the ages.
Until a new threat arises. However, that threat would be different among others.
Somewhere in the bottom part of the world, below the very crust of the earth, there exists an evil underground castle only made of sturdy pure black stone.
Inside the castle, an army of demonic ponies including its elites and generals were assembled in a sacred room.
“It's been ten thousand years since our empire was born deep inside the very earth,” a general spoke with pride, “We predate the light. We've been living in solitude in the deep darkness. But that will soon be history!”
“We are the Underground Empire Hell!” he yelled as the congregation cheered, “Our deep and magnificent empire knows only one leader. Our king has announced we will conquer the world that is overflowed by light. O, my magnificent king! The King of Hell! Listen to the name of the noble steed who will guide us! His name is Emperor Zeba!”
The generals bowed upon hearing the name of their emperor, while the whole army chanted out his name, “Zeba!”
The underground army made for the arrival of their leader as a booming golden dark aura appeared in front of them.
The aura disappeared and an evil pony-like figure appeared in the eyes of his minions, as they bowed at his presence.
The animate figure is Underground Emperor Zeba. He is an evil alicorn with demon-like wings, black robe, golden ornaments and a black face, holding a magic scepter, with his cutie mark not shown.
Upon Zeba's appearance, the whole congregation cried out, “Zeba!”
“We will change Equestria into a world of cold darkness,” Zeba bellowed, “and then I will become ruler of the entire world!”
The army of Hell replied and chanted in return, “All hail Zeba! All hail Zeba! All hail Zeba! All hail Zeba!”
While the chanting continued, Zeba suddenly vanished from the sight of the demons that still shout out their cry and utter of their emperor's name.
In the other portion of the castle, Zeba appeared in front of a sitting robed pony with a stony pot in front of the pony.
“I am welcome to be of your presence, Emperor Zeba,” the robed pony welcome.
“Dark Mage Memi,” he said, “It has been 10,000 years since I last saw a vision in the future. To change the fate of my future, I managed to bring my empire back to the underground. Hell was about to conquer the world, until I saw what will happen unfortunate to my empire. So I sealed myself and Hell underground, to wait for my fate to grow old, die and my future to change.”
The pony removed the veil of the robe and revealed the head to be a mare's head with purple coat, blue eyes and black mane. Memi replied, “And you came to see if the future changes?”
Zeba impatiently ordered, “Now just say what's happening right...”
“Now? The most important time is now,” Memi interrupted, “But if you really want to see the future...”
Memi placed a small sack of fire and threw it on the pot. The sack exploded and smoke came out from the pot with swirls of colors on the smoke itself. The image of Zeba appeared on the smoke.
“What do you see?” the Emperor of Hell asked, waiting for the answer to her fortune-telling.
“The emperor of Hell and darkness,” Memi predicted based on the vision, “is defeated by the Champion of Light and Princess of Magic.”
The image of Zeba vanished from the magic and was replaced by the images of two cutie marks. One was a golden heart with silver-white pegasus wings and the head of a unicorn, and the other was a magenta-colored six-pointed star surrounded by five smaller white stars.
“Nothing has changed,” she concluded.
Frustrated at what he heard, Zeba smashed the pot to pieces with his scepter itself. Afterwards, the smoke of vision disappeared.
“There are fools in any age,” he just smirked, “There is no future for the world above. If I can't change the future by just waiting, I'll change it with my own hooves!”
Then, Zeba stormed away from the magic room and disappeared from Memi's sight.
The Dark Mage said, “A vision's never been wrong. No matter what my emperor does, the future can't be changed.”
So, Zeba began a terrible conquest on his own to change his own fate and determine the fate of Equestria and the world.
First, at night, he abducted a sleeping alicorn mare with lavender coat, violet mane and a magenta six-pointed star with five smaller white stars as her cutie mark, a mark Zeba envisioned earlier.
Upon waking up, it was too late. She was in the hooves of the Emperor of Hell. She tried fight him off, but she was too powerless when on her own.
Eventually, Emperor Zeba used his horrible magic to vanish the mare and seal her in an iceberg in the arctic north, frozen solid.
Later on, in the middle of a rocky field, a brown alicorn stallion with dark-brown mane and a golden heart with silver-white pegasus wings and the head of a unicorn as his cutie mark, the other cutie mark in Memi's prediction of Zeba's fate, awaits his enemy and the abductor of his lover.
Just as he expected, Zeba arrived and appeared in front of the alicorn stallion. They both engaged in an intense bloody battle. However, the result became an opposite to Zeba's vision of his fate. The brown alicorn was beaten badly and his body was coated with blood. Zeba, the Emperor of Hell, possessed a very powerful dark magic, and his opponent has weakness to it.
What the alicorn doesn't know is that Zeba has Tirek's amulet, the same amulet where the alicorn was sealed. It seemed that with his powerful dark magic, he repaired the amulet back together again. And now thanks to Zeba, he was going to be sealed again.
“Return to the amulet from whence you came!,” yelled Zeba, as he used his dark magic to seal his enemy inside the amulet. He was successful and the alicorn was imprisoned in amulet once again. But to make sure nopony finds him, he threw the amulet away to a nearby river.
But to even make sure that nothing interferes with Zeba and Hell's plans for world domination, he pointed his scepter to a tower made of marble and hanging upside down from the sky. The tower was called the Tower of Heaven. That was the bridge between Equestria and Heaven.
He used his dark magic to destroy the Tower of Heaven forever.
Zeba, a cruel dark demon king, laughed evilly and triumphantly.
The next day, it was a peaceful quiet day for ponies. They play outside, they have fun with somepony else and support each other. The skies were blue and the wind was flowing quietly and swiftly.
It was a normal day, until...
Thunder rumbled, the winds blew stronger and the sky became dark in the middle of the day. Ponies trembled in fear of what was happening.
And, then, the image of Underground Emperor Zeba appeared in the black skies, about to give a message of requiem to all of Equestria.
“Listen, lowly mortals! My name is Underground Emperor Zeba!” he declared, “10,000 years ago, I was defeated once and was forced to seal myself and my empire underground! I am the Emperor of the Underground Empire Hell! I declare this now! To all the heroes who have protected your nations until now, as well as the fools who believe in their greatest heroes, to whom they placed their faith with, the time for revenge has finally come! I had a vision that I would be defeated by your two greatest heroes. But I already changed that fate of mine. I have eternally separated the two from each other, so that no power would come to beat me up. There is no one left to protect your world! The planet's history ends here! If you're a mortal fool who lays faith with warriors, kings and heroes, then die in despair and fear!”
Zeba laughed menacingly as his image disappeared from the black skies and the sky returned to its normal light-blue state. Everypony were in despair and fair upon hearing Zeba's statement. Everypony except one.
A unicorn stallion with red coat, dark-red mane and two crossed flaming swords as his cutie mark, after witnessing Hell's Emperor Zeba's judgment, his expression turned into anger and determination, willing not to believe what the dark king had said.
“The Princess of Magic and the Champion of Light... defeated?! YOU'RE LYING!!!”