Eyes: Dark blue
Cutie Mark: Triarch
Personality: Lanaya was once a cheery optimist pony, who loved to get into long talks and debates with anypony on almost any shared interest. She was kind and open, and could put up with even the most annoying ponies, viewing their pros over their cons. Now she is secluded and depressed, questioning herself and others. When she does go out, she prefers quiet places away from crowds. She isn't rude but looks for ways to get out of conversations or the company of others.
Likes: Books ranging from fantasy to theory. Classical music and piano solos. Rainy days. Sweet foods and snacks.
Dislikes: Anything that reminds of her magic. Laughter and parties. Small talk. Bitter foods such as lemons. Ponies who crowd or question her.
Special Talent: Study of Magic
History: Lanaya was born and raised in Canterlot in a decently wealthy family with a good reputation. She was trained to act like a noble, good manners and morals, but she was drawn to the lure of magic. Quickly taking to studying and practising magic put her ahead of the rest of the unicorns her age level and even some above her.
Her parents seeing her potential and interest in magic applied her to Canterlot's School for Gifted Unicorns. She quickly moved forward in her studies, passing most magic with ease in her classes and becoming one of the best unicorns in the school. As she aged and furthered into more classes , other ponies eventually fanned out. The fact that magic was being less studied concerned her, feeling there was much more to learn and create, she joined a group of students and professors working on projects in all kinds of fields of magic.
She focused on Alteration and Animation, two fields most replaced with illusions. Most Unicorns couldn't change matter into a new item and those that could still had trouble. Animation on the other hand was considered impossible, the power to make animated creatures such as Golems was only available to powers such as alicorns or other powerful magical creatures. Lanaya fought back, stating Golems could be the next step in advancing Equestria by serving as a workforce for dangerous and difficult work and even providing extra security as a guard force. There was much debate, math, study and finally after two years, they approved a experiment. Setting up a lab, and many other elements they prepared. Lanaya was the head of the spell, channeling the magic into magically enhanced clay body, while other scientist stood by to support if needed. She concentrated her magic into the body, setting up the spells created to animate the body, and almost succeeded. Just as the Golem started to stir something went wrong, and it rejected the magic, rebounding back up the channel and to the source, Lanaya. The sudden return of magic overwhelmed her and she lost control, causing an explosion and blacking out.
She woke up three months later in a hospital bed from suffering intense wounds and going into a coma. She was only a shell of her former self and had to take therapy just to relearn walking and even magic use, though her magic never fully recovered. After recovering back to a semi healthy state, minus most of her magic, she entered a depression. Without her full magic she felt incomplete and useless. She returned to the university and received many looks of respects, scorn, and pity. She contributed her brilliant mind in some projects but without her magic it just wasn't the same. She resigned and returned home to enter a long dark depression. Lanaya deals with episodes, pain in her nervous system from her loss of magic.