In Your Hooves
In my blog, Post Crusade, Rarity has yet to make an appearance. While I was thinking on how to tie her in to the story, I came up with this little idea of her becoming the new mayor of Ponyville, succeeding the retiring Mayor Mare.
Ponyville elections work on an open ballot. Voters write in their choice and the names are tallied. Majority wins the positions, as long as the winner accepts the offer. Terms are 6 years.
Rarity’s works of generosity for the town has made her popular and she’s offered the position of mayor. With a vision of change for the small town, she accepts.
The Boutique is moved to Town Hall so she can manage it while still managing the town. The vacant tent of the former boutique becomes a studio for Sweetie and her music groupmates.
Her platform is not very different from her predecessor, but she emphasizes the value of image. She proposes a remodel of the town square, moving the town’s new telephone lines underground, a push to host more public events and activities, and create a council for public works.
In her downtime, she still manages the Boutique, designs new lines, and work on orders. Fluttershy and Coco Pommel (in Manehattan) also work on orders on busy days.