Art by the very talented: Arylett Dawnsborough Roleplay Type: World of Equestria Name: Daylight Sex: Male Age: Stallion (Young Adult) Species: Unicorn Eye Colour: Mantis [colour=#74c365]#74C365[/colour] Coat: Goldenrod [colour=#daa520]#DAA520[/colour] Mane/Tail: Short, thick cream coloured mane and tail. [colour=#ffffcc]#FFFFCC[/colour] Physique: Tall, skinny and lanky due to being a bit of a fussy eater. Origin/Residence: Ponyville, then moved to Manehatten. Occupation: Private Investigator. Mainly just helping other ponies with problems they have and receiving compensation for it. Cutie Mark: His cutie mark is a single source of light with many light rays shining out from it. It signifies his ability to use magic to light up dark areas with his horn, heal minor to moderate injuries however severely weakening him in the process. The longer and brighter he keeps his light spell on for the faster it drains his energy, just as using his healing spell instantly drains a lot of energy in one go. As time goes one though and Day matures, studies and develops he is able to become more skilled with his magic and knowledge and increase his magical ability thus enabling him to heal greater injuries to an extent. As a colt growing up, Day had no idea what his special talent was but knew he got pleasure from helping other ponies with their problems so he decided to keep doing that hoping one day his cutie Mark would one day appear. He was able to cast a very basic light spell, but so could everypony else and so at the time, he did not think anything of that. It was during one task he agreed to do that he discovered his cutie mark. Day was walking around the streets of Ponyville at night trying to catch a thief who had stolen a valuable item from somepony, but he couldn't see very well because it was dark which made it very easy to lose track of the thief. He tired to use his basic light spell but it would only light up a very small area and last for a handful of seconds. He diden't want to tire himself out too quickly as he knew it required a lot of effort so he diden't use it that often. Day then heard glass shattering and ran off to investigate the noise. When he arrived at the scene, he was just in time to see a shadowy figure disappear into the darkness. He tried to chase after him but as it was too dark he was unable to keep up with the thief. Having lost his trail, Day was disappointed and also worried about failing not only his friend, but himself as well. It made him wish that there was a source of light so he could see well, and he was getting fed up at how useless his basic light spell was. Day then felt his horn tingle and spark as a bright flash of light erupted from it, temporally blinding him for a few seconds. When his eyes recovered he noticed that his horn was softly glowing a bright light that was consistant and not going out. Now that the surrounding area was illuminated, Day noticed a slight blood trail where the thief must have cut themselves from the glass. He followed it along quickly to its end where he found a young colt curled up behind a building exhausted from running as well as slightly injured due to the cuts on his hooves he had received from the glass. As Day looked at the colt and could see the pain in his eyes from running on an injured hoof, as well as the fear of what Day would do to him now that he was discovered. He took pity on the thief, as he was just a young colt and reassured him it would be alright. Something would need to be done about his injury though if they were to go anywhere because he didn't have the strength to carry the colt himself. He could feel the effects of his Light spell already starting to take its toll. As Day looked at the injury and the small amount of blood that was still coming from it, it was like he could just about feel the young colts pain himself. He then felt his horn tingle and spark again which gave him an idea. Day touched his horn to the injury and with a small flash of light it was instantly healed. Day staggered back after casting the spell, as it along with his light spell that was still active it had severely weakened and tired him. The young colt who was grateful to Day for being kind and compassionate to him gave him no trouble as he let Day escort him home. As he was feeling very tried and weak from the night's events he went straight home to rest. It wasn't until the next morning when he was returning the valuable item to its owner did he notice that he now had a cutie mark when it was pointed out to him during their discussion. History: Daylight lent back in his office chair, with his feet resting against his desk while he sipped his morning coffee. He thought back to everything he did to get where he was now. When he was a young colt, Day enjoyed maths although he wasn't very good at it. Problem solving was what he loved the most. He would sit and spend a lot of time; just on the one problem until he was satisfied he had explored every angle of it before moving on. He struggled at remembering his multiplication tables and formulas which made it in though increasingly difficult to solve the problems he was faced with as he progressed through school. This continued until he eventually gave up at maths as well as school altogether and decided to focus his attention elsewhere. It was then that Day turned to the community. He had always liked helping other ponies and their never seemed to be an end to their problems. He grew up in Ponyville, befriending the townsfolk he helped with any problems that they encountered. At first, it was mainly just small and simple tasks like things went missing and simple disagreements between ponies. He got to know a number of them quite well because of this. As time went on though, Day became dissatisfied with the slow life in Ponyville and felt there was more out there for him, so he decided to move to busy Manehatten when he matured into a stallion to further follow his idea of help solve problems for ponies. He decided to become a Private Investigator and rented out an apartment which would double as his office. He would pay the rent by the money from cases he solved which would also hopefully be enough also for food and sometimes a luxury as long as he kept busy solving cases. He also took up studying a bit of first aid on the side in his spare time as he figured it would be very useful considering his abilities. After some time had passed, he had solved a lot of cases and was starting to become well known. Former clients he'd helped would sometimes recognize him when he walking though the city and thank him for all the good he was doing in the city. Although he wasn't rich he was happy because was doing what he loved and was helping other ponies and creatures at the same time. He sat there, continuing to drink his coffee wondering what his next case would be. The monthly rent payment was coming up soon and he was starting to get desperate for something to happen. He hoped that whatever ever it is, would happen very soon. He thought about how he would like to go back and visit Ponyville one day as he was rather starting to miss the quiet little town with its simplicity and friendliness, but he doubted anypony would remember him there now. Character Summary: DayLight is a good pony. He always seeks to do what is right and just even when it means he has to go out of his way to do so. Furthermore, Day is determined that once he starts something he is passionate about he won’t stop until he sees it to its end. He is also brutally honest and will sometimes say things to ponies that is the truth and not realize that it hurts their feelings. Additionally, Day is kind and friendly and is always willing to help others in need but at the same time, is afraid to step in due to him worrying that he'll do more harm than good. Usually he does though and things mostly turn out well and others are grateful for his help. Day is also organized and is mostly neat and tidy but can be messy when he doesn't know where to put something and just places it in a pile with everything else. Due to being socially awkward Day struggles to make friends and socialize in a group. He prefers talking one on one with somepony as it feels less threatening to him as he can have a more personal conversation with them. Because of this he has little friends and while he enjoys his solitude at times, it gets lonely quite quickly which forces him to go and put himself out there and take risks which may or may not end up as a success. There are times where Day's feelings will get in the way of decisions he makes. If he becomes stressed due to being unable to make a decision about something, or just worrying about something too much in general, he relies on the assurance of others to affirm him and comfort him.