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Name: Kay Dreamer


Sex: Female


Age: Young Mare


Species: Crystal Unicorn


Eye colour: Olive Green


Coat: A twinkling yellow gold.


Mane/Tail: Kay Dreamer has a dark brown mane, cropped unusually short for a Crystal Pony. She’ll often decorate it with accessories she picks up on her travels.


Physique: Kay Dreamer is a fairly small mare, shorter than the average.


Residence: Kay Dreamer would say that the Crystal Empire is her true home, though she wanders more often than not.


Occupation: Royal Artist of the Crystal Court


Cutie Mark: An old wooden paintbrush painting winding paths of leaves, representing her talent at art and her wanderlust.


Unique Traits: The pictures Kay Dreamer paints are deeply infused with emotion, an innate expression of magic made possible by her nature as a Crystal Pony. People who view her paintings experience the emotions evoked by the piece as though they were their own, be it joy or loneliness, melancholy or love. She can also cast a simple illusion over her finished work to give the appearance of slight movement, such as twinkling stars, falling rain or a flickering campfire.


Other than the illusion spell she sometimes casts on her paintings, Kay Dreamer is not a particularly gifted mage. She focused on learning spells which would help with her art. She can create a bright glow from her horn for working at night, purify her jar of paint water so it can be reused, and erase small mistakes as she paints. (This last one takes a lot of energy, being a sort of temporal magic, so she tries not to overuse it.)


Kay Dreamer travels with a caravan made of crystal oak, a sparkling, hard-wearing and lightweight wood. The interior of this caravan has space to store her paints and canvases, a small desk for painting at night and pile of blankets and cushions for her to sleep.




A pony from the Crystal Empire, Kay Dreamer was a wandering painter in the employ of the Royal Crystal Court. Her position involved travelling across Equestria, far from the borders of the Crystal Empire. She would wander far-flung vistas, spreading the artistic style of the Empire abroad and learning of new and beautiful styles to inspire her work back home. On her journeys she would paint and sketch the wondrous places she found and the ponies she met, bringing a glimpse of the wide world back to the isolated Empire; and in turn, allowing a glimpse of the Crystal Empire to those ponies she met.


When King Sombra rose to power, he quickly began consolidating his rule by disposing of those ponies associated with the Royalty or the Crystal Court. Fearing for her life and desperate to fetch help, Kay Dreamer fled the Crystal Empire, racing to bring news of the coup to the Princesses of Equestria. When Sombra was first defeated by Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, Sombra’s curse threw all Crystal Ponies - including those outside the boundary of the Empire - out of time. For over 1000 years, Kay Dreamer, along with every other Crystal Pony, simply wasn’t in the world.


Time trickled on and over 1000 years later, when the Crystal Empire reappeared, so did Kay Dreamer. At first, much like the other Crystal Ponies, she had few memories and her dazzling coat was dull and faded. Dazed and confused, she wandered toward a small Equestrian town with her caravan still hitched upon her back. The ponies of the town took pity on the lost looking mare, providing her with food and ensuring she didn't wander back into the wilderness.


As the days passed, the town grew curious about strange pony. Kay Dreamer was distant, barely eating and seeming to have no will of her own. Eventually, in an effort to break her from her apathy, they asked her to paint a mural with the paints she carried in her caravan. Though initially impassive, as Kay Dreamer painted, her eyes began to sparkle and her coat began to shine. Her memories were still clouded from her, but her spirit was returning.


To the north, Twilight Sparkle and her friends were racing against time to defeat the mad tyrant Sombra, finally succeeding in vanquishing him from the Crystal Empire. Once the Crystal Heart was restored, Kay Dreamer’s memories, along with those of every other Crystal Pony, came flooding back. Her coat took on its customary radiance - and it was apparent to all that she was a long-lost Crystal Pony.


Kay Dreamer has not yet returned to the Crystal Empire. She is frightened to face the scope of what Sombra did. She lost dear friends and family to his coup and she feels ashamed for fleeing while so many she loved perished. She did summon the courage to write a letter to the Crystal Court, addressed to anyone left who might remember her name. The reply came unsigned, but assured her she was welcome to return whenever she felt ready, and thanked her for her role in bringing the Crystal Empire's plight to the Princesses of Equestria. It also made a point of emphasising that the Crystal Empire had been gone for over 1000 years. Perhaps, if Kay Dreamer was not yet ready to return, she might like to continue wandering Equestria in service to the Crystal Court, sharing the long-lost artistic traditions of the Crystal Empire with the ponies of Equestria. Kay Dreamer decided it was good advice.


In the present day, Kay Dreamer continues to wander Equestria, painting all the new and wonderful things there are to see and sharing stories of the Crystal Empire with any pony interested in listening. She has over 1000 years of history to catch up on, but travelling, learning about the events which shaped the world in her absence, and spreading the art of the Crystal Empire throughout Equestria once more helps to keep her spirits high.


Character Personality

Kay Dreamer is generally optimistic, kind, humorous and charismatic. She's very curious and has a creative imagination. She enjoys telling stories and sharing her art with other ponies. Kay is enraptured by modern Equestrian technology and will marvel at things like hot air balloons, trains, even things as simple as a light switch.


Kay Dreamer is usually quite diplomatic, though she is not afraid to stand up for her ideals.


While she enjoys socialising, Kay Dreamer is equally happy on her own. A calm night tucked up in her caravan - just herself, some tea (or fine wine) and her paint brushes - is her personal heaven.


Character Summary

Kay Dreamer is a small, curious Crystal Pony who wanders Equestria as a Royal Artist of the Crystal Court, painting the places she visits and the ponies she meets in the artistic traditions of the Crystal Empire.

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