Special Talent: Crafting weapons and knowledge of weaponry throughout history.
Cutie Mark: A shield with a yellow bar with red strips on top and a red heart in the middle. (this was a combination to two Scottish coat of arms, the Keith Clan and the Faulkner Clan)
Backstory: Cadance was born in the human world, and lived in the mountains with her parents. One night when she was really young, her house had caught on fire and she ran through the forest to get help. But while she was running, she ended up falling into the portal that lead to the magical world of Equestria. Unfortunately, when she went through, something went wrong in the transformation, and only the lower half of her body turned pony. While wondering around alone, she was found by a blacksmith pony named Iron Hoof. When she told him what happened, he adopted her and gave her the name of Shining Candace. While growing up as a Centaur, the Princesses got wind of her, and didn't know if she was safe to be around, thanks to Tirek. But after seeing she was a little kid and couldn't do magic of any kind, they just decided she wasn't a threat, and left her alone.
As she got older, she learned about cuties marks and wanted to see if she could earn one, despite not being a full pony. At first she thought her cutie mark would have to do with being a blacksmith, and she was good at it, but that wasn't really working out. But one day, as she was exploring with Iron Hoof, she found some old ruins with weapons which really peaked her interest. She brought some of the weapons back with her and looked into the history of them as she recreated them. When she was done, she showed Iron Hoof who was quiet impressed with her work, as at the time she was still a child, and saw she earned her cutie mark. when she was old enough, she moved into the mountainous areas of Equestria, starting her business of weapon crafting.
Cadance has a thirst for knowledge, and travels around Equestria to sell her weapons or to learn about new weapons. She has interacted with the princesses, as a weapons supplier for the royal guard. Her best friend is a red and brown Pegasus named Radiance, or Rae for short (owned by Redcheshire97).
pros - kind, calm, focused, open minded to new ideas, social, and at times goofy.
cons - stubborn, can hold grudges, can come off as a show off sometimes (although it's unintentional), and can be a bit clumsy when she isn't paying attention.