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18th April 2018 | Please congratulate the our two newest admins, Kiwi & Mallory! They were promoted thanks to all their hard work and dedication! We also want to thank all our current staff as they have been working really hard to make sure Cae is running smoothly! Keep your eye out as we are going to be hosting auditions to add two new moderators to our staff team!

15th April 2018 | The staff is at it again! A wonderful new type of quest is now offered to you wonderful members of Caeleste by the name of Misc Quests. No matter what it is your character desires they can now got to their Deity and see if they are willing to make their wildest dreams come true! Check out the info and rules here!

2nd April 2018 | We have amazing news!!! Immortality is now attainable through In Character achievement! Be sure to check it out in the guidebook, under Immortality!

31st March 2018 | Of the Month Voting is up - go vote for your favourites here!

25th March 2018 | Of the Month Nominations are up this month, go and nominate your favourites here!

3rd March 2018 | The original Caeleste skin is back in business but we have a few questions that we want our members to decide upon. Please take a moment to look over this poll and give your vote!

* 25th February 2018 | The guidebook is undergoing a well deserved revision! Many things are being clarified and a few additions are being added. When the entire guidebook is finished being revised we will inform all members with an announcement following its finishing. Until now a new change log has been added for future references. Any new additions or changes to the guidebook will be added there for everyones sake, we wish for all our members to be 'in the know' and not feel left out. For now until the entire guidebook is finished you can follow the progress here. Understand that each section that is currently dated has been revised, if it is not dated it has not been revised yet, all new rules are being enforced starting the day they have been added. Be sure to keep up with the revisions and make yourself familiar with them as we go.

22nd February 2018 | After some staff discussion we have made an announcement regarding character names and some extra clarification that is not detailed in the guidebook. Please be sure to look over this announcement here and reply if you need.

21st February 2018 | Of the Month Nominations are up this month, go and nominate your favourites here!

20th February 2018 | We have a new poll up, Leadership Battle Grace Period Poll! We are considering changing our grace period for leadership battles to offer some more down time. Go read about it an give us your vote!

18th February 2018 | Additional news for today, we now have an absent/busy page that shows all members currently absent/busy as well as the reason stated for such! This page is controlled by the away status you set for your account (by going to edit profile --> away status). We will be going through the absences board as well and adding in current absences to some members profiles. If you had an absence thread posted but are no longer absent please delete the thread. <3 Thank you!

18th February 2018 | NEW SITE INCENTIVE!!! Weekly Challenges were set up in an effort to give members a chance to do something out of the ordinary with their character while receiving a reward for doing so. Be sure to check out the thread, challenges start today if you wish to get involved.

31st January 2018 | February OTM's are now open for voting! Cast your votes whenever you get a chance.

28th January 2018 | New quick link MyCodes available! Easily link a profile, thread or specific post in a thread. To read more on how to use them please see the More Resources section of the Guidebook. They can all be found under the Miscellaneous --> Useful MyCodes area.

25th January 2018 | New way of tagging. Instead of @username it is now @[username] and you will also see nifty little reminders in both posts and profiles that you can easily copy and paste instead of having to type out names! Hoping everyone has an easier time with tags now.

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!
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16th April 2018 | Caeleste's Seasons and Years are now organized in an easy to read table. We are currently working on a coded version but please feel free to check it out at the bottom of the page here! With that being said our Year and Season has been updated! It is now Fall in Year Three!

13th April 2018 | It's Friday the 13th and Leonidas is out for blood! Come join the Sharads as they confront the Shishira demanding answers about the death of their Emperor's child! It's sure to be an enthralling thread! Check it out here!

2nd April 2018 | We have amazing news!!! Immortality is now attainable through In Character achievement! Be sure to check it out in the guidebook, under Immortality!

28th February 2018 | After a long battle, Vithmiris has been declared winner and keeps his reign as the Shishira Emperor! Thank you to our guest judges and staff who judged the riveting battle. You can check out the results here!

3rd February 2018 | The Emperor of Sharad, Leonidas, is calling an Emergency Herd Meeting! His first and only daughter has been murdered in cold blood! He needs your help, don't miss out. This is the beginning of something big! Check it out here and paticipate in this thrilling plot!

1st February 2018 | A newcomer by the name of Destroyah has challenged Vithmiris for leadership of Shishira. What will come of this? We do not know but you may follow the battle here!

10th January 2018 | Congratulations to Hassan on winning the place as Emperor of Greeshma!
Setting
Year III | Fall
The leaves that have turned their auburn and crimson colors are now falling to the earth. Many trees are barren as the cold temperatures of fall set in. Many animals are fattening themselves for the winter to come. There is talk this winter is going to be a hard one so many are prepping early. The air is crisp and most mornings are accompanied by a thin layer of ice as it drops below freezing a few hours after the sun sets. The hides on many animals, especially the equines are thickening as the northern winds bring in a heavy chill. Many are nervous the rumors of a harsh winter is true. Those smart enoough stock up on fire wood and supplies in hopes they will be prepared. Nearly all the mirgatorial birds have flown to the warmest parts of Caeleste by now, almost a month ealier than normal!
Monthly Herd Post Totals

Greeshma

100 posts

Hemanta

218 posts

Sharad

179 posts

Vasanta

144 posts

Shishira

205 posts
  • Member of the Month
    Cia
    A wonderful asset to Caeleste as a whole! Not only does she dedicate her time as a staff member but she also spends a lot of her time being an amazing writer! She is very friendly in the chat box and her characters are very well developed. It seems everytime she steps into chat box or our discord, everything seems to light up! We are blessed to have her apart of the team and cannot thank you enough for your dedication and creativity!
  • Thread of the Month
    Standing in the Way of the Light
    A wild tale of two very dark creatures meeting for a second time... Xavier, possessed by 'The Darkness' tries to warn Resin about the demon inside of him but she is far too fearless to listen. Long story short The Darkness and Resin strike a deal... For twelve months the demon will on feed on her and then on the last day of the twelve months it will leave Xavier's body and never return. However it refuses to leave empty handed and as it leave Xavier it will take Resin's soul! It's a daring, darking, emotional and twisted thread that won't leave you dissapointed!
  • Couple of the Month
    Rhiannon & Wellington
    A very interesting duo that you would never expect to be friends. The noble, strong headed, and rather independant Rhiannon versus Wellington, an eccentric character that has a weak moral compass but hilarious nonetheless. Their dynamics make for very interesting and rather comical threads. You can't help but wonder why a mare like Rhiannon spends her time with a creature like him but then also thankful she is there to take care Wellington and save him from all of his shenanigans.
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    Xaiver
    A soul tormented by his own demons and terrible past, Xavier is a unique character to Caeleste. The poor boy seems to have endured Hell - quite literally - only to be further tormented in recent times. While he is not the monster that lives within him, his hold on the metaphorical beast seems to be waning. We can't wait to see what is in store for Xavier's future and whether or not he will shake the hold of his inner demons!
  • Quote of the Month
    Resin
    "Another time, perhaps. I believe we've both tormented him enough for today."

    A sad moment in the thread Standing in the Way of the Light where Resin turns down the Darkness, the demon within Xavier. However tempted, she has more respect for Xavier and tries to decline as delicately as she knows... It is a capturing moment where the apathetic Resin shows something for the damned Xavier.
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Io KairaviIo Kairavi
Overview
Appearance
Personality
History
Battles
Clairvoyance (Primary Sorcery)
Confidant
Credits
“That’s what happens when you’re responsible for lives other than your own, isn’t it? You do what you have to do.”

Vocals: Live Tyler as Arwen
Face: adelaide kane
Gallery | Moodboard

Facts List (because it might be helpful?? I dunno)
☽ Io is an October baby! Born October 17th
☽ She's got three kids! The twins Amrod and Luthien(now Itarille) as well as her adopted son Luthais! She is currently looking for all three of them as well as her adopted nephew Mir & adopted brother Anzhelo!
☽ Io bleeds, has saliva, cries, etc. gold after previously been given Immortality that turned the liquid inside her gold
☽ Io's mane & tail are braided and tied up by Clarice!
☽ The reason for their length is because in Io's religion cutting your tail or mane is severing your connection to the moon goddess Atara Ithil
☽ Io's got quite a few titles! The Last Moon Priestess, Queen, The Moon of Acrux, The Golden Moon, and Moon of The Eternal Wood
☽ She speaks Sindarin Elvish - mainly because I'm a Tolkien nerd -
☽ Io's got a heart defect! She specifically has ventricular septal defect (VSD) in honour of my own brother who has it too. When her heart gets too stressed Io gets a small nosebleed!
☽ Io is skilled in both magical and non-magical healing
☽ She smells like Chinese roses, lavender and clean air
Overview
Gender Mare
Age 9 year old
Height 17.0 hh
Breed Holsteiner x Arabian x Marwari
Sexuality Heterosexual
Battles 0 wins / 0 losses
Player Briallu
Items
Appearance

Know that I loved you
Know that it was not enough


Io is taller than one might expect at seventeen hands, her frame slight but lithe with lean muscle. Her build is a result of her varied heritage and predominantly influenced by her Arabian and Holsteiner blood, although the Marwari in her manifests in the slight curl of her ears. The night sky is imprinted on her sleek hide; a white crescent moon arcs over her left hip, galaxies scattered across the dusky canvas. Despite the nocturnal imagery her appearance evokes, she is painted in rich shades of both pale and dark gold as well as faint hints of crimson at her points, reminiscent of a sunset. Her eyes, too, are aureate, long sooty lashes emphasizing the radiance of her bright, piercing gaze. Io’s ebony tresses are long and rather wavy, fine streaks of ivory present throughout. A crown of interwoven golden branches and frozen light pink and white roses rests atop her proud head, a relic of a time gone but not forgotten. Io’s cloak is indigo velvet that fades to a pale blue at the ends and is worn nearly always on the right to conceal the severe burn scar on her right foreleg. The scar begins at her knee and encompasses her entire shoulder as well as part of her chest and back; it is the largest and most noticeable scar she has, though not the only one. Io has various scars, visible and hidden, that all tell the story of her life; a gouge on her stomach from saving the life of a foal, scars on her left forearm and knee from a friendly spar, the burn from when her home turned to ash around her.

ACCESSORIES


Velvet cloak of purple that ombres into pale blue at the ends
A crown of golden branches with frozen light pink and white roses - Enchanted with the ability to throw a mix of small frozen gold branches and rose petals capable of causing damage like a dagger would.
Moon Pearl necklace with a feather of brown and white - now owned by her son Luthais
Leather satchel with golden clasps on her left foreleg
Personality

Who were you before they broke your heart?


Few would claim that she has had an easy life; despite that, Io retains an open mind and polite kindness for even those that do not feel the same way about her. She is deeply honest, though she is tactful in how she handles the truth she values so highly. Courteous and refined, she is always mindful of how others perceive her actions and takes care with her words. Io is quite maternal and fiercely protective of those that she cares for, defending them with almost unexpected resolve. Selfless and courageous, she is strong not for herself but for others, refusing to abandon anyone that would need her aid, even if she has disagreed with them in the past. Io tends to dwell on the past, still missing Isilme and feeling the sting of her Goddess turning from her. She never quite knows where she stands, insecure despite her bravery.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Although she is still truthful and kind, the tragedy she’s suffered has hardened her, causing her to become colder, less merciful. She will do anything for those she loves, but she is slower to trust, warier of others, especially those not of Crucis. Io is no longer as pure as she once was, her morals being slowly corrupted; revenge drives her, a desire for Sloan and the other Heretics to pay motivating her. Io burns with rage for the destruction they caused, a festering hatred that fuels her and her actions. She will make them pay; no other course of action will satisfy her but for them to feel even an ounce of the pain they wrought upon Crucis.

UPDATED MARCH 3, 2018

Living somewhere in the grey when it comes to morals Io is neither all light nor all dark. Which side of her you meet depends on how you treat her and the others around her. Kind, loving and caring she'll be the first to ask if you're okay and need help. Quick to stand for others, as well as herself, she is no longer the damsel in distress she may have been in the past. Many things she now keeps to herself though she is, as always, as truthful as she can be. While retaining some of her past traits that the once innocent Io had held she has also shed some as well; she brushes off the history she has with Isilme and has found that she is steady on the ground she stands on, no longer as insecure as she once had been. Stubborn, once she's decided that she dislikes you she won't look back without good reason (quite literally having been burned in the past by this). As well as aggressive if necessary. Easy to amuse, depending on the situation, she can be a bit sassy and playful. This is most commonly seen with Gaston who she is completely and utterly raw with. In the presence of the pegasus Io is blunt, mischievous, and at utter peace. The mare quite literally walks in the grey; neither light nor dark.
History

My mistake was making you a priority
When I was your second choice


The crown jewel of a nation, a legend reborn; from the moment she entered the world, Io Kairavi was destined to be great. She was heralded from birth to be the second coming of the first Moon Priestess, Anumati, despite Io’s frailty and the irregular beat of her heart. The second child of Sariah and Agharna, a priestess and priest of the Moon, she spent much of her childhood training to be the next Moon Priestess, though she longed to run and play with the other children. Agharna had disappeared shortly after Sariah had become pregnant, so Io was raised by Sariah and the soldier her mother had been forced to remarry after Agharna’s disappearance. Diam had led an invasion of Isilme and subsequently wed Sariah so as to prevent the populace from revolting; too afraid to stand up for her or her people, she allowed Diam to rule as he wished. The royal family had seemed above reproach, though tainted by tragedy; despite Sariah’s multiple pregnancies, she bore no further living children besides Io and Ithilien, her eldest child. The stillborn children were publicly memorialized, though Io had found out the truth at a young age. Her mother’s fear for a filly had not made sense, not until she had accidentally witnessed the murder of one of the newborns by Diam. As one of Isilme’s cities crumbled, so too did the facade of the royal family until the truth was exposed.

She was three years old when the only father she had ever known disappeared during winter, though his body was found when the snow melted in the spring; no one wept for Diam, least of all Io and her ailing mother, once again pregnant. With Diam’s tyranny ended, perhaps peace would return to Isilme.

But it was not to be; Sariah died not a year later, weakened and sickly. Many, including her daughter, believed that it wasn’t her poor health that killed her but heartbreak after losing Agharna and so many of her children. Io took her mother’s place as ruler of Isilme, beginning the rebuilding of Carigian and other cities that had fallen into neglect. Peace reigned in Isilme for a year, although it would not last for long; the young Moon Priestess was unprepared for war when the renegade Shazhar arrived, demanding her hand in marriage so that he might rule alongside her. Io refused, taking refuge with her sister in the Spire of Carigian; it took only hours for Shazhar’s troops to overwhelm their defenses, escorting the sisters from the tower and forcing them to watch the western side of the city turn to ash. The next day, Io announced that Shazhar is to become the ruling body of Isilme and that he and his troops must be obeyed. Shazhar was killed a year later when Ithilien and his followers revolted against Shazhar’s rule, the captive sisters fleeing from Isilme through the Nethien Passage.

Although they had escaped together, Io ended up in a land called Aramore, separated from Adira. While there, she was attacked by a pack of wolves only to be saved by a pegasus named Oberon, though she nearly killed him while attempting to heal his wounds. They amicably parted ways, though he again saved her when next they meet, this time from a meteor shower. Io fled from Aramore when the land falls into despair, finding herself in Elysium. She reunited with Oberon who again saved her, this time from a rapidly-spreading wildfire. She vanished shortly thereafter, ashamed to have left those in need in Isilme to search for him, though she returned to Elysium in the summer with the intent to stay. Io pledged herself to the kingdom of Crucis as a healer, acquiring an owl companion named Shanti as well as several friends that she considers to be her family. Io was quick to adopt Etain as her sister after meeting her, as well as the warrior maiden Idris and the sickly but kind-hearted Luvena. She also formed bonds with the young stag Anzhelo as well as Vander, her King; worried about the rising tensions between Crucis and the Heretics, she had accepted Vander’s offer to serve as his advisor and an ambassador between Crucis and the other kingdoms. Vander also asked that she become Queen should something happen to him and his heir and she agreed, not expecting to ever have to become Queen. Oberon and Io once again ran into each other, although this time it was Io that saved him; they shared a tender moment that resulted in Io becoming pregnant with twins.

Eventually, the worries about the tensions between Crucis and the Heretics proved to have merit; under the cover of darkness, the Heretics, led by their Queen, set fire to the Eternal Wood. Vander and his heir were taken captive and sacrificed by the fanatical Queen to her god while Io rallied the members of Crucis that had survived the hellish inferno. Io did not escape unscathed, however; a severe burn marked her right shoulder, chest and part of her leg and back. Grieving the loss of Idris, Vander and his son, Io publicly executed a rogue Heretic that had wandered too far from home. Though it was ostensibly a punishment for trespassing and the Heretic had not been in his right mind, it had been vengeance for Io and justice for what the Heretics had taken from her that night. Not long afterwards, she slipped out under the cover of darkness and left Crucis to her mate, Oberon, and her sister, Luvena.

Her return to Isilme was greeted with both happiness and wary anger at her abandonment of her people, although Io was not easily deterred. Civil war had erupted in the lands, the two sides unable to agree simply on principle; the royalist faction wished to continue the ancient tradition of the Moon Priestess ruling, while the peasantry cried out for new leadership, afraid that without a strong ruler, Isilme would be controlled in a situation similar to the reign of Sariah and Diam. Both sides acknowledged that Io had been a fair and just ruler, however short her reign was; her reputation as being well-liked had allowed her to mediate the conflict, setting up a council to appease both sides. The royalists were appeased by a Moon Priest being elected to the council, while the peasants were pleased that no member of the council could become too powerful.

She had gone into labor shortly before entering Elysium’s lands, giving birth to a son, Amrod, and a daughter, Luthien. Oberon finds her, though their reunion is less sweet than the prior one; furious that she had abandoned Crucis and him, he is cold toward her and less than understanding of her motives for leaving. Injured by his callous words, it is not until Io’s near-death from the defect in her heart that he attempts to make peace, though it is not enough to mend the rift between them. Heartbroken and angry, Io leaves Elysium for good, eventually travelling to the lands of Caeleste.

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Clairvoyance (Primary Sorcery)

daughter of the sun and priestess of the moon, she walks two worlds without knowing which she belongs


Clairvoyance: The term clairvoyance (from French "clair" meaning "clear" and "voyance" meaning "vision") refers to the ability to gain visual telepathic information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known senses.

Sapphire


At this moment in time, Io Kairavi's clairvoyance magic is extremely unstable. Only manifesting when she is in extreme distress or when she touches someone, or something, with enough spiritual power to cause visions. She gets flashes of information and possible futures. They play out in a random order and much like a movie though she can not accurately predict the future she can get hints at possibilities. Io can never tell when these episodes will take place and is often surprised at them, as it has been years since she had the power of foresight. Last taking place in Aramore. As of now, Io can not control this magic it comes and goes as it pleases.
Side effects: Io becomes frozen in place, body going rigid, she is exhausted and requires rest.
Concerning side effects: Io will pass out, leaving her body vulnerable when using too much magic or depending on when a surprise vision comes.

Emerald


An empathetic emotion felt strongly or the touch of another with intentions to see will jolt her into a less disorganized flash of past, future, and present. Still unable to predict anything with accuracy she can only give you guesses of the future. With the emerald stone not only will she see the visions but she will also be able to feel a second sense. Whether it be smell, sound, or physical each vision will have two senses sight and a random second sense. When sleeping she may randomly see flashes of her own future or those closest to her play out like a dream, though she will never remember them in the morning. At the present moment she can only summon visions if she feels the emotion of herself or another strong enough to will the magic awake.
Side effects:
Her light side effects will involve her no longer going rigid or nearly passing out but she will still be tired and require rest afterwards. With the new senses her other ones after the vision will be muddled and muted, meaning that if she smells fire in the vision she will also continue to smell it afterwards for an undetermined amount of time. She will suffer from headaches and nausea. Her dreams will leave her feeling restless as if she had not gotten enough sleep.
Concerning side effects:
Too much use of her magic for a prolonged amount of time will result in nose bleeds and irritability. Should she continue to push herself despite the nose bleeds (because let's face it she's stubborn like that) her scars and past injuries will be felt all over again; resulting in the burn scar on her shoulder most prominently feeling as if fresh and on fire again.
Confidant
Chandrakant the (asshole) Will-o'-the-wisp

Chandrakant is of the red fox species however he doesn't appear to be a normal fox. With a ghostly appearance he is partially transparent with only his legs, tail, and head being of a solid appearance. He appears to have solid veins and organs that can be clearly seen through his fur. If one were to touch him they would find that despite his appearance he is indeed solid! The fox's colouring is of a pale grey, nearly white. He leaves trails as he walks, small wisps and flakes of his appearance following behind. However they do not last long, only appearing where he had previously stepped. In addition to his appearance his eyes are the dark stormy blue of an ocean. With this appearance Chandrakant is quite the sight to see. Chandrakant is a large fox, being of the largest fox species, he is long in length as well. He enjoys resting on Io's withers or on her rump. Though one could mistake the fox for a ghost he is truly a Wil-O-The-Wisp of white colouring instead of the classic blue you see. Chandrakant can be described as melodramatic, sassy, whiny, and downright asshole-ish. He often scoffs and gets annoyed easily, making snarky comments about just about everything possible. He's known to swear, act childish and rarely keep his thoughts shut.
Credits
Pixels: Alimarije, Befera, Alimarije, Elegant--tragedy, Mockingale, DestierDesigns and DestierDesigns
Avatar: ellipsiem
Reference: Ciy-chan
Banner photos: ellipsiem
Backgrounds: Unsplash
50x50 on avatar: Alimarije
100x100 on avatar: Unipurr
Headshot on appearance: Kei-ren
Art in personality: Ciinders
Art in History: Theiceviking
Art in Sorcery: Beccaespi
Design: Osowyn
Character: Briallu
Appearance, Personality & History written by Revenant (Because I suck at profiles but she's amazing man) Updated info: myself
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