******This fanfic is based on National Geographic’s Seconds from Disaster TV show and contains facts mixed with speculation******
Twilight's library is a place of protection and research. Thousands of books reside here for anything Twilight Sparkle needs. Suddenly, a horned centaur appears and destroys the library. What is it? Where did it come from? Why did it make Twilight's library a target? Disasters don't just happen. They're triggered by a chain of critical events. Unlock the mysteries in those final Seconds from Disaster. Equestria ------> Ponyville --------> Twilight's library. This library is a hybrid of a tree and a house equipped with a lightning rod. The tree stands 10 feet tall and multiple balconies are placed in and around near the top of the tree. 7:20 AM. A cloaked individual appears and begins draining ponies of their energy and magic. 7:56 AM. Discord is tasked with an important mission to stop this individual and heads out. 8:04 AM. Discord meets with the individual and is given an offer he can't refuse. 9:22 AM. Twilight reports in and is given the magic of the other princesses. 10:25 AM. The individual has grown drastically, obtaining a centaur-like appearance but cannot take the magic of the princesses of Canterlot Castle upon arrival. 11:16 AM. The individual learns of Twilight Sparkle's new status and seeks to find her. 12 noon. The individual finds Twilight and blasts her house to ruins.
Now by rewinding the events of that day and going deep into the investigation, we can reveal how a new individual grew to such epic proportions and was able to take down Twilight's library tree house. Investigators need to discover who this individual is. *Discord comes on screen*
"That was Lord Tirek, a previously powerful being that was just recently released from his prison. He used his powers to steal the powers of other ponies and even me in order to restore his strength," explained Discord.
Now that they know who Lord Tirek is and what he is capable of, investigators must discover where Tirek came from. *Celestia comes on screen*
"He was previously imprisoned in the land of Tartarus and fully restored his energy through the energy and magic of others," replied Celestia.
Investigators must now figure out why Twilight's library was the target. *Twilight comes on screen*
"It was probably more of a fluke than anything but he did probably not know I had been upgraded to a princess and could've taken it out on me or as an act of revenge for Celestia and Luna for giving me their magic," stated Twilight.
Investigators wonder why Tirek wasn't aware that Twilight became a princess. *Luna comes on screen*
"We cannot say for sure but one theory is that his time in Tartarus left him out of the loop when it came to news so he probably was too feeble to even realize it," elaborated Luna.
The last thing on the investigators' minds are why no one stopped Tirek from gaining so much power. *Applejack
"I'm sure many of us had other things on our minds. Heck, Twilight was doin' some crazy new tricks we ain't never seen her do before and she wasn't tellin' is about it. Others probably didn't know that that was what Tirek was capable of or didn't know who he was," said Applejack.
We can now reveal the chain of events that left Twilight's treehouse library Seconds from Disaster. 6 hours and 40 minutes to disaster. Lord Tirek appears but his appearance is either unfamiliar to some or they are unaware that he escaped from Tartarus. 4 hours and 10 minutes to go. Not knowing that Tirek is a manipulative stealer of pony energy, Discord is willing to begin a partnership with Tirek. 2 hours left. Previously unaware of Twilight Sparkle's upgrade to princess, Tirek seeks Twilight out. Disaster strikes. In the battle over good and evil, Tirek's assaults destroy the treehouse library. Since the disaster, Twilight Sparkle and her friends are closer than ever before. She has also received a new castle of her own an each of her friends have their own thrones inside it. Tirek has once again been banished to Tartarus and is prevented from future escapes with an anti-magic dome. Discord has fully understood his betryal and vows to be a better friend from now on. With these new safeguards, Ponyville should never have to deal with the likes if Tirek again.