Location: Canterlot, usually.
Species: Other Dragon
Image thanks to Shinula, once again.
Inca's hoarding phase is over! She has retained her hoarding colors, her body has been heat tempered by her experience.
Change in Appearance, hoarrrrding Phase.
Incandescence is now about as tall as, well, Celestia. A body of lanky sharpness, every curve that had been in her body coming to a point, she looks like something out of a shadow puppet show, just to take her profile, her silhouette into account. A thin and curved, pointed beast, her tail long and lashing She is now a very, very dark blue over most of her scales, save for black on her forehead and crest, sleek but jagged, rolling back like spiky arrowheads aside her crest, and on her arms and legs, like the most painful looking fashionable boots and gloves. Her spines have become a muddy bronze, constantly rolling along the edges with the colors of an inner flame, a liquid flame that pulses below her scales. It does not serve as blood, and is more likely linked to her digestive tract. These pathways, are, in fact, under every scale and she can reflexively raise them to blast the areas immediately around her in a massive amount of heat.... The amount of heat generated in her body is so intense that a roar from her can fill the air with a rush of heat that has explosive force, saying nothing of the temperatures that her body and breathed flames can reach. They are so intensely hot that paper will likely begin to burn and smolder from convection in the general vicinity. She seems to have retained her ability to bolster her endurance and other physical attributes by heating herself up, and her overheating tantrums have become decidedly more dangerous as her body has become pretty much a blast furnace.
Eye Color: Cloudy Grey
Physique & Colors: A small dragon with an average body and slightly elongated arms and legs. A ridge of scales adorns her from tail to crown. Each angled back toward her tail, which ends in a point, no spade. Each tiny ridge is almost like the tooth of a rotary saw. Her belly and underside is covered in golden scales, which contain hints of pink, red and blue hues. Her back and sides contain a collection of blue scales with pink and red as an occasional intermediary, and a face of mostly blue tones. Incandescence considers herself to be a strong and masculine individual, but she's really not the best at supporting this viewpoint at times.
A small bungalow in Canterlot, part of a student housing project, a small building built for one, and furnished with her earnings.
A large prefabricated instant concrete dome a block or so from the Ponyville library.
Scary but lovable Iona's home for incurably entertaining crazy people.
Occupation: Magical Fax Machine, Personal Assistant, Cleanliness Aide (Maid), and ESPECIALLY Gofer. Actually, nearly everyone in Canterlot has probably at least heard of her ruthless efficiency and skill with various trades, if they haven't outright scheduled her to work for them by this point. This means, that if you are from Canterlot (At least in the last several years), she has probably worked for you, your family, your friends, or at least been vaguely heard of, to generally favorable reviews, except in winter when she gets a little sloppy.
Likes: All manner of gemstones and metals, particularly bismuth. She has a healthy appetite for sulfur and magnesium as well. Actually, she'll eat just about anything she's allowed to, her cast iron furnace of a stomach is good for that. She also enjoys being praised. Actually, she thrives on praise, and though she pretends not to care, the very fact that someone voices a belief that she is worthwhile can keep her from descending into time consuming venting late at night, when she is alone (though she enjoys this as well, it is very satisfying.) She especially enjoys keeping scales polished, she says it is because it reflects heat, but it is probably because she wishes to make a good presentation.
Dislikes: Being a personal assistant, being asked to do things. Being TOLD to do things. Being alone at night with her thoughts. Ponies in general for no justifiable reason (On the inside.) and talking about her real feelings to anyone except Iona.
Character Summary: Incandescence was hatched at Celestia's Academy for Gifted Ponies some time ago. She does not remember the incident that led to her being alone, she simply knows that now she is alone and has developed an irrational fear of self-destructing. Perhaps the pony did not want her, or they left her for some other reason. The only thing she does know is a story of how she got her name. Regardless of the case, she is how she is. Incandescence is a happy dragon, a sad dragon, an angry dragon. But mostly, she is a busy dragon, and an unjustifiably angsty one. She now generally works out of the school grounds when on duty, awaiting the day things will change.
Incandescence is a very busy dragon, because being a hard worker, she is very good at the things she does, and the things she does are numerous. At any given moment, she may be stopped around the school and surrounding grounds, and told to send a message, which she will as long as she can picture where or to whom she is supposed to send it to. At any given moment, a pony may pull her off the street to help them with transcribing, paper pushing, lifting and carrying, or dextrous tasks. At any given moment, she may be drug into a dining hall to scrub the floor with actively heated water. At any given moment, she may be given a fetch quest to complete. Her days are long, exhausting, and sometimes painful. However, she is well compensated for her troubles, some might say overcompensated, except for when those ponies charm her into not accepting payment (which is not particularly hard, as proper complimenting can sometimes make her wave her fee entirely.), or taking their... food, as payment. Perhaps they pity her, she doesn't know why, she doesn't need no stinking pony pity. She's just fine on her own, she didn't need anyone to bring her up. She's doing much better than she would have had she been with just one pony, she has connections now! or, well at least, people recognize her... She's better off like this... Really.
Incandescence is a very angsty dragon, for reasons she fails to understand, but her methodology is always the same. She gets up, goes to work, and is perfectly happy to aid ponies in whatever task they desire, so long as they are happy to see her (and, usually, can pay). When they are not, or they are less than respectful, she still does what they ask of her, but she purposely drags her feet. She does this day in, day out, sunrise, sunset, seemingly ad infinitum, using her ability to pump up her internal flames to keep herself going. When she has free time, she reads to herself, or practices her special talent, and attempts to fulfill her love of cooking and plating. Her special fire talent, is of course breathing fire inside her own body. She can build it so hot, that her body shifts through a color spectrum, glowing with heat. She doesn't know how far she can push this, but never likes to go past blue.
When she is not working, or reading, or practicing, she is thinking. She is alone with her thoughts, and this is why she is angsty. Alone, her thoughts mingle and muddle. She begins to grow angry. All these ponies, they use her. They use her for whatever they want, they don't like her, they like that she does things for them. She is simply a little helper monkey, how dare they treat her this way. It's not right, it's not fair. It will stop! Someday she will be powerful, and big, and then they will all see. These thoughts, untrue of course, but insistent and prevalent, run through her mind, though fade when she is with others, to be replaced by less vehement bottled qualms and anxieties, and desires she is unable to understand, hopes that she is afraid to recognize. With the help of Iona, she has slowly begun to conquer her problems.
Incandescence is an odd, lonely, hard working, happy, depressed, angry dragon. A dragon no direction, but some friends. A dragon with many issues, and no way to understand them or begin to cope. She is a dragon, a dragon who lives with an impossible feeling of loneliness in a world of ponies to whom she cannot relate. A dragon who can barely understand and only just control her emotions. A dragon who is barely holding on to her happiness through hard work and socialization. Maybe some day she'll find a way to conquer her issues, and not have to struggle. Here's hoping.
.... With magic! Wait really? That's really, rather dumb. Yes, magic. Incandescence went a little bit crazy and combined unicorn horn with her own old scales, crafting them into special objects. A set of netting that she installed into her hands, and a crest which runs along the spines of her head. In each palm and on her forehead are set small stones, she doesn't know why she did it, she just felt like it. She then immediately went power mad and used her new found power to 'winterize' the library with Twilight inside. She seems to have completely forgotten that she has this capability, as she does everything by hand.
When Spike intervened, she reversed the charge and created a rather unpleasant explosion of which she was right against the epicenter. She was hospitalized for some time, but is back! She had a confrontation with Celestia, where she seemed to have a breakdown. She then vanish, and has reappeared. Her condition seems to have deteriorated. A lot. Well, it had, until Iona took her in. Over the last few months, Incandescence has become a much more emotionally balanced individual, and has even opened up a few times.
Gumption: 4 ( 7 during greedfit )
Quickness: 2 (3-5 during greedfit)
Excitement: 3 ( LOTS during greedfit. )
Smartness: 4 ( between three to four, she's rather irrational at the moment. )
Caring: 2 ( 1 Inca is completely greedy. )
Friendship: 1 ( Does not change )
Flame Skill: Inner Fire - Incandescence, as her name would circuitously suggest, is able to breathe fire inside her own body, increasing her strength slightly and bolstering her stamina by a large margin. Additionally, this extends to far as to make her glow with heat, shifting through a color spectrum as it intensifies. Merely touching things in this can cause them to ignite or smolder from extreme proximity, and theoretically this could extend so far as to make her a walking bomb. She tends to do it on reflex, though has been shown to be able to activate it manually. It is rather dangerous for her to be upset, as when she is irate or distressed it rises rather quickly. She has recently displayed the capability to draw heat in as well while inhaling, and this ability may extend farther than originally observed. (During Greedfit, these talents are enhanced rather a lot. The intensity of her flame has increased several fold, and her body contains a liquid flame, possibly a slow but hot burning petroleate... Or perhaps it's just magic fire that's liquid instead of plasma! )