Kaydence Michele Westley-Plumb, nicknamed Kady, was born in Starlight Shores as the daughter of acclaimed actor Sebastian Plumb and pop star Madison Avenue. She is the niece of Savannah Plumb and on her father's side, the granddaughter of Nathan Jolina-Plumb. She was given the middle name of Michele to honor her maternal grandmother, Michele Guyton.
Her musical parents - one a trained classical pianist from a musical family and the other a vocal legend - wanted a musical name for their daughter. After going down the list, they went with a variation of Cadence.
She is of African-Simerican, English, French, Irish, German, and Native Simerican descent.
Kaydence grew up in a life of exceptional privilege in Starlight Shores, where her father treated her like a princess. She enjoyed the times when her actor dad put on costumes for her and performed roles in her children's stories. However, it was clear early on that she was an exceptionally precocious and observant child. She was an 'old soul' who spent a great deal of her Starlight Shores childhood in the huge library in her parents' mansion, reading books bigger than she was. Her parents bought her expensive custom-made dollhouses which were mostly used as decoration because she preferred to read. Her love of books frustrated her mother Madison, especially when she insisted on bringing books with her everywhere. At the age of eight, Kaydence asked her mother for a chemistry set and a chess table. Her mother refused.
Kaydence's high intelligence seemed to increase her isolation. Despite being the daughter of celebrities, she'd never had a playdate with other celebrity children, and, if she spoke to anyone, it was to adults, not to children her age. While her parents gave and attended lavish showbiz parties or argued with each other, she was often upstairs with her books. Is it any wonder, then, that this self-contained child would later create an elaborate fantasy world?
At her young age she witnessed the breakup of her parents' relationship - their fights and battles - and she also was witness to her father's infidelity, as he carried on his affair with her nanny in front of her. Kaydence recounted all of these events to her aunt, who was astonished by the clarity of her retelling.
At the age of seven, she testified against both of her parents in a hearing in front of a Hidden Springs magistrate, who reluctantly awarded custody of her to her father.
As of this writing, Kaydence has just recently turned teen, and is a student at Community School for the Gifted in Sunset Valley, her father's birthplace and the town to which he's temporarily returned. She registered for her classes at CSG under the name "Kaydence Westley," the latter being Madison's real last name, a name that few people know or recognize. The Starlight Shores-born Kaydence stuck out like a sore thumb at CSG, not only for her clothes but also her exotic appearance.
Also, because of her father's fame and accomplishments as an actor, she has a part-time job as a commercial actor at Plumbob Pictures. Her class schedule reveals she is taking mostly honors and advanced placement courses. She is captain of CSG's debate team and is also taking drama and music classes after school. Suffice it to say, Kaydence is working her way through the drama in her life. It has become abundantly clear that Kaydence is more mature than either of her parents.
Her father, Sebastian, married singer Cherise Hall in Sunlit Tides, and Kaydence found out like everyone else did - via a blurb in the newspaper. Kaydence has been trying to get to know her new stepmother, but the situation is a challenge for all involved. Fortunately, she has turned to the family butler, Tasha Sorenson, for additional guidance, with the absence of her mother in her life.Kaydence also enjoys being around her aunt Savannah and her cousins; however, she and her cousin Skylar, who are the same age, dislike each other. The reasons for this aren't quite clear yet. Kaydence enjoys decent to good relations with her other cousins and has developed a surprising friendship with her cousin Sierra Cheesman.
Unlike most sim kids and teens, she enjoys school and homework and seems to prefer reading above anything else even though she does not currently have the Bookworm trait. Generally, she appears to be more comfortable around and prefers to socialize with adults than other teens her age, and at school is reported to eat lunch in the teacher's lounge or school library.
She has a complicated relationship with her parents. She is often frustrated and bewildered by her mother Madison's recklessness and irresponsibility. Most of the time, she also acts more like the parent to her father, Sebastian, taking care of the bills and managing his bank accounts. Her frustration with her parents recently boiled over, and she proved she inherited her mother's fiery temper. Kaydence crushed her parents in a stunning rage, "I've been babysitting you and Mom my whole life!" She railed on Sebastian to "start acting more like a dad and less like an overgrown frat boy!" Madison wasn't spared either, "Mom was...coming home drunk every night with a different man from her parties."
Kaydence met her paternal great-grandmother, Jamie Jolina, on her class field trip to the mausoleum. Ms. Jolina was in ghost form and had appeared to Kaydence in broad daylight. Her reaction to this encounter was to attempt to learn all she could about her.
She made a friend her age too, Terry Ho, from her creative writing class. Terry eventually developed a crush on the Starlight Shores transplant, but his romantic feelings remained unrequited for awhile as the pair remained inseparable friends, sharing books and movies and even Kaydence's dalliance with time traveling. When Terry asked Kaydence to the prom, though, she reluctantly accepted his invitation. The two shared a first kiss, and began dating soon after the prom.
However, there was one person who wasn't happy with the newfound relationship - Kaydence's cousin, Skylar, the 'queen bee' at CSG. She pretended to put on a happy face, but her envy showed through the smiles. Ever since Kaydence's arrival in Sunset Valley, Skylar harbored a deep-seeded resentment towards her, as to Skylar, her cousin seems to be 'perfect.'
Kaydence, who had been writing since she was a child, got it in her head to turn the future world into the utopia she imagined from one of her childhood stories. She'd traveled to the future once before, when she spent time with her cousin Sierra. But the bright - and imaginative - Kaydence wanted to take it a step further. She decided to create a utopia, where everyone was blissfully happy. Along with this utopia she created a character with the superpower of making everyone blissfully happy. She went through the steps to create the utopia, and then, had to convince the pilots at the military base - among whom was her cousin, AJ - to spray the dew all over town.
The result of her work was "Kadyland," a pastel paradise full of enormous flowers with a mystical dew, crystal blue water, and above all, blissfully happy Sims. After creating her utopia, the teen began writing the first of several planned science-fiction books featuring this mystical fictitious land.
The book was under the name 'Simtopia.' Although Kaydence's mother, Madison, threatened to stop publication of the book, the novel was published as scheduled. She became one of the youngest published novelists in her famous family: Her great-aunt, the esteemed novelist Margaret Plumb, also published her first book while still in her teens. For comparison, the most famous novelist in her family, her father's older sister Savannah, didn't publish her first book until she was adventuring in Egypt, and at that time, she was a young adult.
As of this writing, Kaydence is working on a sequel.
Kaydence entered college while still in her teens, due to an aptitude test score of 2045. This high score netted her a full honors scholarship to the university , and made her one of the youngest pupils to ever become a student there. She chose to study technology for her degree. Her professor raves about her comments in class and her work ethic.
- Kaydence's name is a variant form of the musical word-name Cadence.
- She aged to teen with the Workaholic trait.
- She has Madison's facial features, but Sebastian's complexion, hair color, and build.
- She was born with Sebastian's Genius trait.
- She idolizes her father's older sister, Savannah Plumb Cheesman, herself a successful novelist.
- Kaydence seems to have trust issues stemming from her childhood. It is difficult for her to get close to people, but slowly she is letting Terry in.
- She enjoys robotics and built a plumbot while in Oasis Landing. When she brought the plumbot home, it became invaluable when her stepmother became pregnant.
- She had a score over 2000 (highest is 2400) on the aptitude test; therefore she was permitted to attend college early. She maxed her score in the technology and fine arts sections, and nearly maxed out in business.