"With those words, Nova Starlight signaled the beginning of what was then called 'The New Golden Age" and what we call know 'The Great Dark Age'.
Deluded and power hungry, Nova sought to establish perfect harmony by eliminating free will from the cosmos. Nova orchestrated the genocide of all races she deemed disharmonic, placed ponykind under an oppressive caste system, and conducted immoral, magical experiments into the process of 'alicornification'. Nova's megalomania eventually resulted in the element of magic rejecting her as it's bearer, driving her further off the deep end.
It was this madness that brought about the end of Nova Starlight and by extension the beginning of the end of the Harmonian Galactic Empire. Nova and a cadre of her closest followers traveled to the mysterious Benzuli Expanse in search of a power source greater than the elements of harmony and vanished, never to be seen again..."
---Paradise Theta, Historian, Author of "The Rise, Decline and Fall of the Harmonian Empire.
Year 10998 RE.