Still spoilering, just to be safe.
If some of the alicorns' power is what flowed through the portal, then none of the alicorns seem to have noticed that it was missing, nor has there been any particular indication that they felt the loss. Even then, why would it show his logo and manifest as what seemed like a semi-intelligent, malevolent storm? It wasn't like that power ever belonged to him; he was just using the staff (which wasn't even his, since his initial scene in the movie is him barely knowing what it is).
As far as Star-Swirl goes, I don't think he can be blamed for this particular portal. Or did you mean something else?
To be clear, I didn't hate the special or anything. It had some fun bits; that "20% cooler" line about the fondue made me snicker, and that ending left all sorts of fun possibilities open (e.g. a ponified Flash Sentry within sight of Princess Twilight), but overall it just felt like it had more misses than hits.
The fondue also reminded me of a EG fan short where Sunset Shimmer asks about these little sugar puffs called 'marshmallows'. Very disturbing.
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Eh, the show hasn't really ever been very certain how Twilight and Spike think of each other, but the dynamic has quite often seemed more like siblings than parent and child to me. Yeah, Twilight did seem more like Spike's mother in Father Knows Beast (season eight, episode twenty-four), but that strikes me as the exception rather than the rule.
For anyone who wasn't aware, the series finale was yesterday. I might post some reactions later on, but for right now all I can say is that it was absolutely beautiful. What a perfect way to end such an incredible show.