Smoky Gears May 8, 2016 18:36:07 GMT -6
Post by Smoky Gears on May 8, 2016 18:36:07 GMT -6
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#Name; Smoky Gears
#Age Group ; Adult Stallion
#Gender ; Male
#Cutie Mark ; Smoky Gears possesses a cutie mark of a Gear surrounded by Stars. The gear is silver in color while the stars are pitch black.
#Occupation ; Freelance Inventor
#Powers and Abilities ;
- Copper Finding Spell: A variation of the Gemstone finding spell used by a certain white unicorn this allows a unicorn to locate copper. This is used by Smoky Gears to aid in his inventing of mechanical devices. This is one of the few spells that Smoky Gears can say that he's actually learned well enough to consider himself a 'master' at. It allows him to detect copper at a range of presently 2 miles.
- Repair Spell: A spell that enables him to repair machinery. This is very tiring for him to do... because it completely repairs anything that is wrong with the machinery... instantly. It makes him completely exhausted after casting it unfortunately. This is one spell he's trying to improve.
#Physique ; For a Unicorn Smoky Gears is fairly muscular... and is tall as well. His height rivals that of the tallest Unicorns.
#Mane and fur color and style ; His mane is colored brown, while his fur is colored red. His mane is kept in an efficient flat top style.
#Eye color ; Blue
#Other appearance details (optional) ;
#A more thorough description (optional) ;Smoky Gears can normally be seen wearing a black body suit that has been painted with magical glyphs by Smoky Gears. Over the black body suit he wears a hoodie. Black steel boots are worn by him on his hooves. These have magical glyphs that he's put on them by means of his own magic.
Smoky Gears is a pony who loves to tinker with both mechanical and magical things. This love of altering spells and mechanical devices means he's willing to use magics that other ponies believe to be dangerous, just to see if there are ways that he could alter them or combine them with machinery. Smoky Gears is determined to one day become famous for his inventions... but not infamous. He wants to make something that would really benefit Pony Kind one day... even if he knows the chances of doing so are slim. While he is open to making friends, Smoky Gears can be a bit secretive about his machinery.
Millennium Gears was a Royal Guard at one point... a Pegasus who lost a wing after an accident. When he was discharged, it broke the heart of Millennium Gears because he wanted to be one of the guards of Princess Celestia. Yet when the injury happened he realized that HE could not live his own dream and do what his cutie mark was telling him. But there were other ways his plans could happen... namely if he had a family. Millennium eventually found love... a Unicorn nurse named Astra who would become his special some pony and eventually bride. Once he was married, Millennium knew that he would make sure his son had the education to become a member of the Royal Guard. When a Unicorn colt was born Millennium immediately started reading every book on magic that he could get his hooves on. But he knew his son wouldn't be powerful enough probably to reach the Royal Guard's level of requirements for membership. It disappointed him. So he decided he'd leave his colt to his own devices mostly and see what would happen. This proved to be a mistake when Smoky accepted a dare from a couple of colts about his age to go into the Everfree Forest.
Unfortunately he did go into the Forest. This caused him to fall into a crevice that concealed the work shop of an ancient tinker that had gotten down there because the Geography of the Ever free Forest had changed. Once he was down in the crevice he immediately attempted a way of escape... teleporting. But it didn't work because the place was sealed against magical power enabling a pony to teleport for some reason. As he discovered that Teleportation was next to useless due to seven attempts by him to do it Smoky Gears gave up and started trekking in a random direction. The random direction it turned out led him to the location of the ancient work shop. All sorts of mechanical wonders were there. For hours Smoky Gears obsessed over each invention... attempting to get them all to work for him. But as it became about night fall he got worried... because he was concerned that his family might fall into the crevice and get themselves lost as well.
Determined to not let that happen Smoky Gears discovered a journal of sorts nearby that contained blueprints for how the machines were supposed to work. Noticing that one of the machines was built to climb out of the crevice Smoky Gears dismantled the other machines and used them for parts in order to get that machine operational. With it functional he was able to escape the crevice and return home to Canterlot. Yet his parents were worried because he'd not gone back to Canterlot on the Train at the time he was supposed to.
His parents were worried sick about him and his dad had even convinced a few royal guard buddies to do a search of Ponyville. After he managed to return home Smoky Gears was grounded for about three months during which his dad lectured him about not accepting dares and being more responsible as a pony who might one day get to join the guard. Still the adventure had changed something about Smoky Gears.
It had made his cutie mark manifest, a silver gear surrounded by six black stars. The mere fact that he'd earned his cutie mark during that misadventure impressed both his parents even though he was grounded. Once the three months of grounding were up Millennium insisted that Smoky take them to the EXACT spot where he had fallen so that other ponies could be prevented from falling into the hole. Reluctantly Smoky Gears did lead his dad there who was accompanied by about ten unicorns from the Guard.
The Unicorns then sealed the hole with their magic.. creating a force field around it to prevent anyone from falling in... or even knowing the hole was there in the first place. Denied access because of the Forcefield, Smoky started to study the journal he'd brought with him that also included schematics for many of the inventions. As he studied more and more of the schematics, he realized that he lacked the skills needed to build any of them. This realization made him ask his dad during his teenage years if a path other than the Royal Guard would be okay, one that could lead to the family having a scientist. Reluctantly, Millennium agreed provided Smoky train hard and make the best of himself. Accepting this from his father, Smoky almost immediately packed his things and proceeded out. But the bits to go to college... not even the Pension would be enough.
Suddenly it donned on him that he would need some bits... well a lot of bits actually to become wealthy enough to go to college. Grieved at the thought he wouldn't be able to achieve his dream Smoky decided he'd put the blueprints to better use. After all he didn't need most of the designs... right? So he went to some Unicorns who loved to invent.. more than he did and sold off some of the blueprint designs to them or tried to. But they wouldn't buy from him because he was just an adolescent stallion.
The Roleplayer's Corner
#Nickname ; Strife
#Age ; 23 (24 soon)
#Gender/Preferred Pronouns ; He, Him. Masculine.
#How did you find us? ; I searched a while on Google for MLP Rps.
#Sample RP ;
Supplies were needed if some pony was going to build anything that could remotely be considered of any particular value. As he looked at the haul an Earth Pony had brought him, a quick magical scan was done by Smoky Gears. Half the components were rusted or otherwise unsuitable in order to use. Frowning he trotted through Ponyville. It was time he looked around and saw if there was a hardware store. The Crevice had better supplies but he wouldn't be going back there any time soon until he improved his abilities. After all if he couldn't teleport he needed to be able to levitate his own body weight.. at the very least.
"Why Dad never got me a good level of magic education I don't know. I guess I'll have to learn from experience and let that be my coach. " As Smoky Gears said this he looked around and decided he might later go to the Library. After all he could use a pet, perhaps. But not right now. What he needed now was more education.