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What is a "Space Pony" actually?
A "Space Pony", formally known as "Voridians" are a race of ponyoid creatures living in deep space. They are naturally curious and likes discovering new things. They usually never stay in one place at a time, and moves around in the universe in hive-like colonies in large asteroids or comets.
What's so special about them?
The Voridians, unlike the natives in equestria (Unicorns, Pegasi, Earth Ponies), have apecial abilities evolved over millions of years. They have two main abilities:
- Psychic Powers: An alternative to Magic, an unfamilliar topic of the Voridians. With psychic powers, Voridians have the ability to do powerfull things with their mind. For example move objects, manipulate hostilities, and use telepathic communication over great distances. The silver spheres on the Voridians ears are used for directing psychic power in a specific directoin or to coordinates, like telepathic communcation. The crystal in their forehead is used to store and channel psychic energy. If the crystal overloads with energy, it will begin to pulsate intensively and may cause powerfull outbursts. For something like that to happen takes tremendous ammounts of energy, as the crystal can withstand almost anything.
- Voidspace Manipulation: With the fact that the Voridians live in deep space, they have no means of moving around without gravity. They have developed an ability that allows them to manipulate the space around them to propell themselves forwards, like levitating. This mean they can fly great distances without getting tired. They can also fly very fast, but only to just below the limit of the speed of light. If they go over that limit, they will tear themselves appart. However, being able to fly at such speed takes decades of practice.
What are their colonies like?
The Space Ponies usually live in comets flying through space. This way they can travel many at a time, and bring things with them. If you spot a space colony like this, chances are they've spent thousands of years in the same comet. The Voridians aren't very high-tech, and doesn't utilize technoligy in extent. their space colonies are either carved out inside the asteroid, or they've used different metals to weld together houses around the walls inside of the comet.
What do they do?
As they fly around in space, inside their asteroid- or cometcolonies, they usually keep a steady course. This course can be changed with the joint forces of the residents, and they do so if they spot a nearby planet, they usually force the colony into orbit around it and explore the surface. The Voridians treasure information, and likes finding out as much as possible.
What are they like?
It varies with each pony, but most have experienced them to be very curious and happy creatures. They usually don't cause any trouble for anyone or interfere in their problems, and have little to few enemies. The Space Ponies are hive-minded, but not to that extent that they can't think for themselves. The entire race is connected in a telepathic web. If one individual is in trouble, it can call out, and everyone will be able to hear it or feel it. If a Voridian is alone and far away from other Space Ponies, it might start feeling lonely or depressed, even though there are other creatures nearby that care for it. Also then it can call out to others to try and find it.
The Voridians doesn't carry Cutie Marks the way Equestrians do. Instead they bear a mark in the same place of a strange symbol somehow only the bearer understands. These mysterious symbols strongly affects the bearers attributes and abilities towoards what it means. for example if a symbol means that the bearer is skilled in psychic powers, he or she will learns psychic abilities easier and they will be more powerfull than Voridians without that symbol.
If there is anything unclear about these new species, i probably have the answers!