Roleplay Type: World of Equestria Name: Roxy Sex: Female Age: Young Adult Species: Diamond Dog Eye colour: Blue Coat: White neck, belly, arms, and legs, with varying tan-ish orange markings on her back and around her eyes, and even down her tail. (Similar to this girl.) However, at many times she appears to have brown front paws and face markings, when she has been digging and not had a bath. Commonly seen wearing a red vest bedazzled with jewels, and a heavy knapsack. Physique: Very sleek, as mining is hard work. Her tail is always very floofy, though her fur may sometimes lie flat when covered in dirt. Residence: Rambling Rock Ridge, but goes wherever the gems may be! Occupation: Miner History: Born underground, the first light that Roxy saw was not that of a sun, but the flicker of a lantern. Her parents, both miners, were actually pretty well off, though from their normal residence, nobody would have suspected it. They were hunters of rare and valuable gems. Sure, the average Diamond Dog could find lots of pockets of gems underground, but they were small stuff—hence why many had to make it a career. But Roxy's parents were skilled, able to pick out the common gems to use for decorations in their home and on their garb, while they sold off the more rare ones to make their living. Unlike many Diamond Dogs, who chose to hoard gems, Roxy's parents knew the value of getting rid of some in order to live well, while keeping most of the less spectacular ones for themselves. So it was that Roxy learned the trade of mining gems. Her particular skill laid in her ability to sniff out different kinds of gems, through several layers of dirt. This is often difficult for Diamond Dogs, as their noses often become full of dirt while they digging, and they are unable to smell properly until they have gotten cleaned up. But, by learning special digging techniques, or wearing a mask across her face, Roxy has found ways to keep her nose clean. Since growing up, Roxy has decided to go out on her own. She travels across the land of Equestria, trading gems for bits, and increasing her wealth for when she finally decides she wants to settle down... probably around the time she's too old to dig! Her knapsack is generally full of gems when she is heading back home, and a few bits once she finishes her trades. But, much like other Diamond Dogs, she still has her hoarding streak, even if she's learned good business sense from her parents. Character Summary: From a very young age, Roxy loved to dig. She would watch her father dig with gusto, and showed her interest in it by digging little holes in the den. Her brothers and sisters preferred to look at and play with the sparkley gems their father dug up, but Roxy liked to dig. It wasn't until she finally dug up her first gem that she actually took an interest in them, as tended to be the natural instinct of Diamond Dogs. Roxy may seem unfriendly to some, but she's just not quite used to big cities. She digs underground, by herself, for many days at a time. She sleeps in little caves that she digs out, going where she pleases and hunting for the rarest of gems. Her nose is her guide, to adventure, to riches, to parts unknown! But working at such a lonely job, Roxy tends to forget about the outside world—until it's time to sell. She has found that ponies are both wary and curious of her when she walks into a town. Not all Diamond Dogs are pleasant to ponies, and their reputation precedes her. Still, most ponies will personally give her a chance before judging her, and some have just never seen a Diamond Dog before in their lives! Roxy tries to take it all in stride, good and bad, and sometimes even dispels some of the rumors that may circulate about her species. Whatever comes her way, Roxy can always find a way to 'dig' herself out of it!