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23nd January 2018 | Of the month nominations for February are taking place, be sure to nominate your favourites here!

22nd January 2018 | Thanks to the wonderful isoldehn, we have new rosters for each individual herd! They can be found in the navigation menu as a drop down under "Census". The Census & Player DB as well as all rosters now update automatically! We also just updated (moved accounts inactive) and deleted accounts (that were inactive for three months or more). This is a reminder to login every thirty days to keep accounts active and every ninety days to keep accounts from being deleted!

10th January 2018 | The poll has closed and Greeshma has a new Emperor!

7th January 2018 | Greeshma leadership voting is now open! Please go and cast your vote after your own deliberation on the applications for our leaders; thank you to everyone who entered! Go vote!

1st January 2018 | Happy New Year to all of Caeleste and all the lovely people in this community! To celebrate the new year, we are holding two contests alongside each other; a Posting Contest and an Advertising Contest and both have super prizes. It is a contest against yourself and not against other players, all in the name of earning some fantastic prizes, so we hope you'll really enjoy it! Let's have another fantastic year! And have fun posting!

31st December 2017 | We have brand new sorcery requirements added to the lists to give a bit more variety while maintaining difficulty levels for levelling up of characters and their magics! Also keep your eyes out for some special events coming up soon!

24th December 2017 | January OTM Nominations are taking place now! Place your nominations HERE!

22th December 2017 | We officially have a new automatically updating census! It works off the account switcher so a new rule is generating where all character accounts must be attached to their OOC account. Check out the new census HERE!

21th December 2017 | Thanks to the holiday season we are hosting a Chistmas Raffle! Don't miss out, the prizes are awesome! Check it out HERE!

14th December 2017 | Auditions for Greeshmas Emperor/Empress are up! Don't miss out on the chance to rule an entire empire! Check it out HERE! Auditions ends 01/03/2018.

21th November 2017 | December OTM nominations are now open! Go nominate your favorite characters and players HERE!

13th November 2017 | We have a new mini pfoile and a few new entries into profiles, if you'll go edit those to add 100 x 100 images and avatars are the size that the avatar updater asks for. If you'd like the hexagonal one, set your edit options to post classic. Enjoy it!

11th November 2017 | There is a tie breaker for COTM for November! Go vote HERE! Voting only lasts for 2 days!

3rd November 2017 | The census and users have been cleaned up, if anything isn't quite right, please contact a staff member and we'll get back to you! Also OTM voting is live, go forth and pick your October OTMS! And some seasonal fun will be coming... yes it will! And congratulations to Dawn and Eowyn for winning the personal sub board contest! Your subforum will be up as soon as possible!

22th October 2017 | The rules have been clarified and updated for proper crediting. Please be sure to check them out here! Please do not hesitate to message Carhartt with any questions.

19th October 2017 | Everyone please welcome three new moderators to our Caeleste staff; Cia, Arborath & Dawn! We are so excited to have you!

10th October 2017 | Did you know we have Carat Claims where you can get Carats for both OC and IC achievements? Be sure to check it out here!

4th October 2017 | OTMs have been put up, thank you to all who voted and took part in them this month!

29th September 2017 | The banner voting is done, new themes 'Drifting in Waves' and 'Sunrise' are now live! And the autumn has changed to winter, and the cold is now here for two months!

23rd September 2017 | We have closed the banner contest early and have put up a poll for new theme creation! Also we have opened Staff Auditions, and are looking for two new staff members, so go apply if you'd like to try out!

20th September 2017 | OTM nominations are up once again, be sure to submit suggestions for every category to recieve 500 carats! Nominations can be found here

6th Septemper 2017 | Prizes for the SWP 2 has been given out! You can claim them until the 20th of September! Don't miss out!

1st Septemper 2017 | There is a tie break poll for COTM this month, go and vote here! c:

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10 January 2018 | Congratulations to Hassan on winning the place as Emperor of Greeshma!

7th December 2017 | Christmas Raffle is happening!! Check it out and have a chance to win some really cool prizes!

7th December 2017 | There is a check going on over in the land of Shishira - Follow this link to the reading of the letter to Dead Horse Ridge residents for an activity check for who is there and who needs to be added to the roster!

10th October 2017 | Orhis is victorious in keeping Greeshma in Rex Igni's hands! It was a riveting battle and makes for a great read! Check it out here!

16th August 2017 | The Site Wide Plot has drawn to an end and prizes are being given out! Make sure to read and post your conclusion here!

7th August 2017 | The Dragon has posted in the SWP once more delivering the results of the first round of the battle! Check it out here!

1st August 2017 | Leonidas is running Sharad's second herd meeting! Don't miss out, it's going to be important! Check it out here!

29th July 2017 | Rex Igni has challenged for Greeshma and won the title of Emperor!

17 July 2017 | Congratulations to Milly Mae on winning the place as Empress of Vasanta!

10 July 2017 | SWP Stage 3 Sign Ups are up and ready for everyon to sig their characters up in character! It's the third and FINAL stage of our site wide plot. Don't miss out!

26 June 2017 | SWP Stage 2 has been posted and it's time to find the items Sharad has so desperately requested!

20 June 2017 | You have just two more days to sign up for the SWP Stage 2! You won't want to miss out!

12 June 2017 | Caeleste's second side wide plot has began! Be sure to check it out and be apart of the fun! The winner of the first stage will recieve a Second Sorcery! |SWP| Beyond the Veil! You have till June 16th to respond!

7 June 2017 | The voting has ended and Caeleste has two new leaders! Zaraei is the new Empress of Greeshma and Isorath is the new Emperor of Vasanta!

6 June 2017 |The Bazaar has two new items! They pretty exciting! We have the Mushroom of Maturity and Celestial Citizenship! Be sure to check them up and stock up!

5 June 2017 |Don't forget to vote for the new leaders of Vasanta and Greeshma! Just one day left to do so!

1 June 2017 |Leonidas is victorious in battle! Looks like he's a force to be reckoned with! See how the battle went here!

15 May 2017 | Cæruleus is victorious in battle! Looks like he's a force to be reckoned with! See how the battle went here!

26 April 2017 | Another battle has broken out, this time its for the title: Emperor of Sharad! Will Leonidas hold his reign or will Cheraki take over? Read it here!

20 April 2017 | Cæruleus has come to Dead Horse Ridge challenged Romero for his freedom! Its an exciting battle everyone is excited to watch unfold! Check it out here!

12 April 2017 | The Empress of Sharad is missing! It looks like our dynamic duo or no longer. Hopefully no one decides to kick the Sharad Emperor while he's down.

13 March 2017 | Our word minimum for IC posts is now 150! Here we believe in quality not quantity!

6 March 2017 | The drama in character is beginning to slow down and Caeleste is on Year Two! Summer is here and things are finally getting back to normal!

7 February 2017 | Congratulations Romero, on becoming the new Shishira Emperor! There are five new sorcery types for all the equines! Go check it out here!

1 February 2017 | Sharad has two new sub-boards and there are three more random sub-boards throughout Caeleste! Navigate around and find the special new places!

16 January 2017 | Vantrice has become the new Emperor of Greeshma, winning by a minor margin! Congratulations and good luck with the summer kingdom!

30 December 2016 | The Plot Account is visiting the SWP Threads! Don't miss out on the fun! Lot's of speciality items are going to be given out!

16 December 2016 | The Site Wide Plot is ready for its next phase! Hurry up and check it out here!

9 December 2016 | Nylah has chosen to leave Vasanta and protect Hemanta with Willow by his side as Empress! Check it out here!

5 December 2016 | Cæruleus is the new partnering Emperor of Vasanta for Cerridwen has crumbled under the pressure and forfeited the fight!

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Lyra
Overview
Appearance
Personality
History
Mind control Sorcery
Confidant
Credits

Overview
Gender Mare
Age 5 year old
Height 16.0 hh
Breed Thoroughbred
Sexuality Heterosexual
Player Blushie

Items
Appearance
"and it calls me"

Being a siren, Lyra has two forms. These forms are very similar, with the exception of the magnificent tail she has in her aquatic one.

In both forms, her cream coat is mixed with patches of bright orange and black. It brings to mind a koi fish. Her eyes are an elegant and subtle teal. Her mane begins as the same cream as her body but it brightens to hints of orange at the tips. She has fish-like scales along the inside of her leg joints and under her jaw. She has a very unremarkable, thoroughbred build.

Her accessories of double pierced ears and an armband remain in both forms as well. Her armband is enchanted to project a gentle water-repelling shield about her. This shield is meant to prevent accidental splashing and maybe some scattered showers. Her voice is soft, quiet in tone, and musical in nature. It is incredibly pleasant to hear her speaking. She does in fact have perfect pitch… but you probably shouldn’t ask this siren to sing. Which she certainly doesn’t.

Hippocampus Form: In this form, the back half of her body fades into a magnificent and powerful tail. This tail follows similar coat patterns to her back. Her rear and tail are completely covered in scales. Along her spine is a delicate, translucent dorsal fin. In water, it moves and waves with the water around her. She also has pectoral fins along her sides. Like her coat, they are colored in patches of black, orange, and cream. Her powerful flippers are also translucent, but do not mistake these for weak limbs. A smack from this tail could knock someone unconscious.

This form grants her incredible maneuverability in and under water. She is incredibly graceful here. One would say this is her true element. She has the ability to breath under the waves and if she needed to has little reason to surface. She will return to this form whenever she gets wet. Even just a small drop will render her stranded on land for a good hour.

Terrestrial Form: In her terrestrial form, Lyra stands at 16hh. Her body is lean and well toned. She obviously has the appropriate back limbs, and one limb carries the cream all the way to her hoof. She no longer has her pectoral fins, but her dorsal fin remains, although it is slightly different. It is much stiffer than the one under water, it will bend a bit in strong winds, but for the most part it remains standing. It is begins as a black fin just over halfway across her back and finishes in a bright orange just above her tail. Her tail is the same cream to orange ombré as her mane.

She moves less gracefully on land than in the water. And she is certainly slower. She knows how to walk, but a careful observer might be able to descent how strange she feels on four legs.

Personality
"and no one knows how far it goes"

⦁ Shy ⦁ Passive ⦁ Sorrowful ⦁ Quiet ⦁ Nervous ⦁ Kind ⦁

Shy: Having little experience with equines, Lyra is a shy creature. She finds initiation conversation and continuing socialization to be draining ordeals. If you ask her a gather of more than two equines at one time, you will probably find that she has faded into the background or managed to move to the outer edge. Once she is comfortable, this shyness fades quite a bit. She will never run a conversation, but she won’t back down from one either.

Passive: She is passive in a roll-with-the-punches sort of way. She has been ruled by ocean currents long enough to understand that there are in fact forces outside of our control. She will be more likely to follow the flow of a situation rather than try and fight the current. But do not mistake this strength for a timid or easily guided nature. She wouldn’t put up too much of a fight, but she is very good at slipping away.

Sorrowful: There is something undeniably sad about her. It is in the way she looks at you. The way her voice carries a note of longing. This outlook of a heart unfulfilled seems to define her being and the wisdom she bares has it’s roots within.

Quiet: Lyra is quiet. She prefers to watch rather than engage. She is perfectly content to sit on the sidelines and observe all the other ideas. In fact, her voice even is quite. It isn’t a whisper, but you might have to stand just a little closer if you are going to actually understand her. She doesn’t voice her opinions or thoughts often, and when she does her voice (and even her body) will shrink so as to avoid attention.

Nervous: Some might find Lyra socially awkward and she feels she is too. She is very nervous around others and nervous about social dynamics. Her loneliness has defined her for a very long time, and she is only comfortable in her own solitude. Around even small groups, Lyra can start to get a little panicked, try and push her into a larger gathering and she very well might have an anxious breakdown. It is best to bring others to her.

Kind: At the end of the day, Lyra is one of the kindest creatures you will meet. She doesn’t judge and will always try and see the good in others. Even in the worst of situations, she has learned how to believe and hold onto the light. This makes her origins and abilities as a siren quite a unique combination. Perhaps it is some lurking knowledge deep in her heart that remembers love and wishes to offer it once again. But it is certainly her kindness that has kept her in her watery prison. And perhaps, it was kindness that set her free.

History
“And it seems like it's calling out to me”

Enter the Deep

The first memory Lyra has is of darkness. She came to on the ocean floor. There was no light. There was no sound. She called out in a voice she only knew was her own because of the complete nothing around.

She never was answered

Lyra knew nothing. No memory, no name, and as a fully grown mare, she had no knowledge of how she came to be. Eventually, she managed to pluck herself off the ocean floor and swim. She doesn’t know how long she swam, lost in the Deep. Time is hard to keep track of when you have little reference.

Over time, she came upon others like herself and pieced together something of a story: she had become a Siren. She knew this because Sirens were not born, every one of them was made. Or so the legends say. It is held among their kind that a Siren is made when a broken hearted equine casts themselves upon the waves in an attempt to rid themselves of the pain of living with that heart. However, those who still had some desire to live but without the pain are granted a new chance at life. An exchange between an existing Siren and the dying equine is made. The previous Siren is able to cross onto land and the former equine gains a completely clean slate: no memories, no pain, no identity.

Lyra is sure it seemed an attractive alternative at the time.

Vagabond of the Sea

She chose the name Lyra for herself after, well, she isn’t sure how long or where she came across it. But she liked the way it sounded. Many Sirens do not bother with names until after they have returned to land, but it felt strange to think about herself as just the Siren-Girl.

She never was satisfied with her life, and never much liked the idea of condemning some other unfortunate soul to this existence in exchange for her getting back to shore. Yet, like other Sirens, she found herself often stalking coastlines watching from the waves as other’s lives touched her prison. She wasn’t satisfied with this life, but it was hers.

That all changed one spring night. Under a new moon, Lyra watched as a stallion approached the cliffside. Siren instinct said he was suicidal, his broken and beating heart almost too tempting for Lyra to ignore. She crept closer and to her hope and horror he ended up jumping into the sea. She waited and then approached. Freedom was close, so very close. And in her approach, just before the mysterious magical agreement was made, her conscious roared to life. No, she could not live with herself knowing she had claimed this stallion’s life, even if he could live anew. So instead, she decided to rescue him from the Deeps. It was difficult going, dead weight is not easy to carry. But she managed to keep his head above water and deposit him above tideline.

And onto Land

The effort was enough to exhaust her. She spent the next few hours on the beach of Amber Shores just trying to recuperate. Lyra felt torn during those hours. Her freedom had been so close, and what if he tried again? Had she really just thrown away her only chance at getting legs?

But when low tide came, and the warm sun rose over her back, Lyra discovered something strange. In place of her powerful tail, two legs lay curled under her body. Terrified, Lyra looked around. The stallion of the previous night was no where to be seen. Perhaps the agreement had been made after all? Lyra managed to, after several attempts, figure out how to operate her back legs as independent limbs. It felt good to stand on solid ground, but her heart ached at the idea of having forced someone else into her sentence. There was no going back, she figured.

Fate struck at that moment as a large wave splashed nearby, pelting Lyra’s coat with a few droplets. Lyra felt a sudden surge and fell, as her back legs once again transformed into a siren’s tail. It took some time for the siren to figure out that somehow she held two forms. On dry land she could have legs and when she was wet she would have a tail. She no longer belonged to either world and found that even more isolating than her previous existence had been.

She mostly stayed in the vicinity of Amber Shores or Cerulean Lagoon, allowing information to slowly come her way. Then during the strange winter, Lyra found herself forced back out to Sea as the wet everywhere prevented her from walking. She finally regained the courage to try again as summer returned to Caeleste and once again, she had a chance to discover more about her existence, how her situation occurred and maybe a way to finally escape the pull of the sea forever.

Return to Caeleste

Lyra wandered back on shore with a new trinket to help her prevent spontaneous hippocampus transformations in summer of year two. Her first order of business was to gain at least some control over her mysterious siren's voice in visiting the Shrine of Shishira. (read more) Shishira found it necessary to grant her the power of mind control. While it wasn't the same as taking it away, Lyra found that perhaps in time she would be better able to harness the ability.

Lyra continued to explore Caeleste and found interacting with people difficult. (read more) She met another of her kind, and yet still did not learn more about her own nature. (read more) And she still found herself drifting. Between the shore and the sea, she found there wasn't really a place for her.

Beyond the Veil

Like all the equines of Caeleste, Lyra was pulled into a fateful and dangerous nightmare. (read more) Upon awaking, Lyra found herself drawn to Silver Pines, and was terrified to find many other horses there as well. What was the meaning behind all of this?(read more). Upon Sharad's appearance, Lyra and two others, Waratah and Roskva, were assigned the task of finding and bringing back a House of a Crab. After searching the beach, the party was successful in discovering an appropriate crab. (read more) The group returned to the Shrine victorious, but there was already a gathering crowd. And so, Lyra worried about what would happen next. (read more) Sharad then appeared to speak to the gathering. He offered a portal to a distant place and begged them to come through. Lyra like so many others followed the god's request and found herself on Dragon Isle. (read more) She found herself, once again, leading a small group in search of something vague, the prison of Vasanta. They did not know what it would be nor did they know discovering it would bring dragon fire on their heads. (read more) Lyra bravely joined the fight against the dragon, though she did not make it through the fight unscathed. (read more) She quietly left Dragon Isle and slipped back into the Depths to find healing and recover from the long time ashore.

Settling into Routine

Lyra discovered that she was not as alone as she had always thought. For the first time, Lyra began to feel like she was not alone. While none of the other Deep Dwellers (as she called them) were sirens, it was exciting to discover that she was not as unique as she had always believed. She couldn't help but wonder, however, why all of their kind were finding one another. Was it some sort of innate gift? It seemed to be as one by one they slipped out of the Deep and into each other's company.

Jersey

But despite all of these new hippocampi in the waters of Caeleste, Lyra still felt alone. She was still the only Siren and her own tragedy still fell heavily on her. She went to Vasanta and begged for a companion that would be with her. (read more) The goddess heard her and sent her on a quest to Cerulean Lagoon. (read more)

Where will the Road take her next?

Mind control Sorcery

"so come find me"

Mind Control — A most dangerous and sinister of abilities it is the magic to bend other’s minds and wills to your own. Beware the siren’s song for it lulls you to follow her heartfelt instructions. It’s powers are felt even after the spell is over, silently whispering in forgotten dream at the back of your mind. And once commanded, it is much easier to fall again.

Emerald Stone

Now Lyra’s voice carries a bit more power. With the emerald stone, she can begin to plant ideas that go along with the songs she sings while singing. It is much harder to resist her voice at this point, greatly increasing her chance of being able to complete the song and implant ideas. In fact, her voice has begun to carry a draw to it - those who hear it will feel pulled towards her. The enchantments begin when the song begins, however, in order to reach full potency Lyra must still complete the song without interruption.

After the song ends, Lyra will have a few more minutes to implant ideas or even simple commands. This daze is now much harder for people to recall afterwards. While you will still be able to remember the song, even memory of the song will bring back a bit of the compulsion within in. However, remembering the siren’s words after the song begin to get hazy.

The strong willed are still rather immune to her, and any who carry this power equal or greater than her own. Those who carry the same power but who are still weaker are effected at the level of the Sapphire stone. Naturally weak willed, those who are inebriated, or those with broken hearts are still far more likely to fall to her suggestions. That is all they are at this point. Suggestions, ideas, and maybe even a little bit of an unnatural compulsion.

Sapphire Stone

Her powers are entirely locked into her singing voice. Currently, in order to utilize this power, she must sing and sing a full song from beginning to ending without interruption. Those who hear it find themselves more open to her suggestions for about five minutes after the ending of the song. At this point, these are suggestions and small conditioning, but are easy to shake off. You will also have more or less, a clear memory of the encounter.

Lyra herself must act quickly after the conclusion of her song if she wishes to plant suggestions and should she wish to keep it unnoticed, she must be sneaky. This requires a lot of preemptive thinking and is not something to be done impulsively. Those who are most susceptible to her hypnotic voice are going to be those of naturally weak wills, those who are drunk or otherwise inebriated, and those with broken hearts.

You shouldn’t have to worry too much, however, if you don’t fall into one of those categories. At most, she might be able to plant an idea. Nothing that will command your attention. In fact, she’d prefer if you didn’t.

Confidant
"and let me know"

Jersey is a typical male bull shark. He is eight feet long, so still rather young. He has a dark upper with a bright white belly. There is a rather large chip out of his tail fin though from where he was trapped under rocks when Lyra first met him. Jersey also has a rather large scar along his back that he had when Lyra found him.

Personality-wise, Jersey cares a lot for Lyra, and seemingly enjoys pranking equines by coming up to them and either ramming them, merely letting his dorsal fin cut the water then darts below, or swimming up to them and “smiling” by opening his jaws and showing off his many rows of white teeth. He seems to enjoy watching both groups flee in terror. Lyra terms this as still “very wild” behavior.

He is able to go up rivers and open oceans, though he mostly sticks with Lyra. He speaks with a heavy New-Englander accent and certainly is not shy about voicing his opinions. Lyra seems to adore him, but finds herself constantly having to remind him that other equines are not a) food, b) do not like being spooked, and c) there to entertain him specifically. It’s an interesting relationship.

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