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26st May 2018 | Thanks to everyone for voting on Discord for our default skin! Reveries has won and enjoy your prizes. If that's not your cup of tea, don't forget that we have nine skins to choose from!

21st May 2018 | Of the Month Nominations are now up! Go spread your love with your nominations here

16th May 2018 | After serious deliberations among the staff, we would like to welcome our new moderators: Delirium, Briallu, and Cinder! Congratulations! Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned; it was one of the toughest decisions we've ever had to make! We loved reading all of your applications!

30th April 2018 | Interested in becoming a part of the moderating team of Caeleste? Staff auditions are being held here! We welcome all to apply!

30th April 2018 | With all the battles underway right now, we are in need of guest battle judges! Please take a look here if you are interested!

30th April 2018 | Of the Month Voting is up - go vote for your favourites here!

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!



* 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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26th May 2018 | Congratulations to Leonidas for defending his title as Emperor of Sharad from Caoimhe! Thank you to both participants for an exciting thread!

24th May 2018 | In an unexpected change of events, Caoimhe challenged the Emperor of Sharad Leonidas for the Silver Pines! Read it all HERE to see what happens next!

23th May 2018 | Thanks to one of our wonderful members, Jabberwocky, Caeleste has a special Masquerade Ball in full swing. Don't miss out on the fun! Before you do please be sure to check out the rules and check out this latest update.

19th May 2018 | Congratulations to Hassan for defending his title as Emperor of Greeshma from Rex Igni! It was a hard-fought battle, but in the end, Hassan emerged victoriously. Thank you to both participants for an exciting battle!

15th May 2018 | Due to Milly Mae's forfeit, Antiope is the new leader of Vasanta! Check it out here!

30th April 2018 | Everyone is in the fighting spirit in Caeleste today! Three new challengers have approached to take the throne of the Vasanta, Greeshma, and Hemanta leaders! See the battle between the elegant Milly Mae and her challenger, Antiope right HERE! While you're at it, check out the fierce battle between the fiery Hassan and his challenger, Rex Igni right HERE! Finally, watch as the stately Nylah takes on his challenger, Wessex right HERE! You won't want to miss these battles, so go see what all the excitement is about!

30th April 2018 | Due to Vithmiris's forfeit, Ylva is the new leader of Shishira! Check it out here!

28th April 2018 | The stunning Ylva has challenged the powerful Vithmiris's title of emperor! Don't miss out on this enthralling battle found here

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 | Winter
The once auburn leaves and crimson colors are now gone, swept away by the strong winds leaving bare trees in its wake. The clouds also seemed to have swept in fast, plummeting the ground with snowflakes. All of Caeleste is quickly blanketed in snow and not just a thin layer of it either. The snow already reaches up to the knees of the more taller equines in most areas. Even the temperatures feel a lot colder than what they normally would be for winter. Snow storms tend to be hitting every other week or so, making all the habitants dreading what it will be like further into the winter. The rumours of a harsh winter are proving to be correct. Even the ice coating lakes are difficult to break through. Word is beginning to spread that this will be one long tough cold winter.
Monthly Herd Post Totals

Greeshma

119 posts

Hemanta

147 posts

Sharad

198 posts

Vasanta

198 posts

Shishira

185 posts
  • Member of the Month
    jabberwocky
    Despite being a member of Caeleste for only a short time, Jabber has managed to dive right into our community! She's always willing to talk or plot, and with her wonderful, active characters, she's already added so much to Caeleste! We look forward to seeing what else Jabber will bring in the future. Congratulations!
  • Thread of the Month
    Come As You Are
    An emotional thread and a great read with many of of our gifted members taking part! Emperor Leonidas, of Sharad, and his loyal followers storm through the ice and snow to face off with the horses of Shishira. Each horse at his side shows what dedicated subjects he has. The horses of Shishira are not apt to help but with his friends at his side, we're sure the truth will come out!
  • Couple of the Month
    Resin & Xavier
    Our duo who won TOTM last month, here they are again as our POTM! Resin and Xavier bring an interesting dynamic to the table in regards of a pairing. A tormented soul meeting another full of confidence, the sparks have been flying ever since. With Xavier recently confessing his feelings to Resin, only time will tell on how our lovebirds will continue to develop!
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    Aeoloni
    Aeoloni is a skilled warrior and is exciting to watch in battles. Even watching her in battle it is easy to see that she stands up as being a leader naturally. These skills are utilized well within Illustris Monastery - which was rebuilt and managed by the pegasus. It shows the joy and kindness the mare has towards others here within Caeleste. She is a mare you can count on if you need a helping hand.
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    Pilot
    "Girlie, it's time to go. Unless you want to end up fried."

    A moment found in Oops, I did it again where Pilot helps a small filly named Cirrus and helps guide her out of the Dragon Isle. It is a tender moment that highlights Pilot's concern for Cirrus's safety.
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Caeleste Time: 05-27-2018, 01:03 AM

IakovosIakovos, Last of the Titans
Overview
Appearance
Personality
History
Fire Control (Primary Sorcery)
Credits
Overview
Gender Stallion
Age 5 year old
Height 25.0 hh
Breed Warlander
Sexuality Bisexual
Player Darkrise
Items
Appearance
Above many others Iakovos towers, tall and mighty at a massive 25 hands, a fearsome attribute in itself. Carved from the shadowy rocks of Tartarus, the beast bares resemblance to the mortal Warlander breed, dark in colour and muscular in stature. His legs are thick and strong, not overly long but not stocky either. His ankles however bear no feathering despite his size and breed.

There are many striking features about this steed, most notably his numerous wings, however we will begin with his coat. A steely grey in colour his fur darkens to near black at the legs, head and rump, likened to a roan pattern. When made mortal it was difficult for his equine form to withstand his Titan powers and so his skin appears to be cracked as though the magic is attempting to seep out of him or break him apart. Not only does Iakovos’ fur have subtle crack markings but his form is also littered with scars from his war with the Gods as well as his time in the fighting pits. The most obvious is a deep laceration over his right eye, one that has cost him his perfect site and leaves him seeing a discoloured version of everything from that eye. Whilst the other eye is a brilliant, fiery orange the left one is icy white giving him an odd but piercing gaze. On the left side of his neck is carved the symbols 'θάνατος' meaning death or death bringer as he was to bring to Olympia. These scars are far darker than his other ones and seem more like indentations than raised scars. From his rump erupts not just one but three lucious unicorn tails, the spinal cord extending to the tip of each tail with dark hair cascading from it. Kovos’ mane is a similarly dark colour however the thick locks are cropped, not too close to the neck, but nevertheless short. His fringe on the other hand is long and voluminous, slightly curly, and hangs down to the base of his cheek. Iakovos’ hooves look as though they were formed from obsidian, strong and sturdy- suitable to carry his muscular form, although the left hind hoof has a small crack about an inch long from the tip. From either side of his skull grow two large cow horns, jet black in colour and menacingly sharp. The edges are ragged, marked and chipped in places from his many battles. Although this makes for an intimidating and eye catching appearance but it is to his wings that most eyes are drawn. From his broad and strong shoulders sprout 3 pairs of wings, 6 in total. All three sets are usable and vary slightly in size; the top pair being the largest and the bottom being smaller. You might wonder how he possibly closes his wings and it is in fact easy; since the lower two pairs ares smaller than the upper pair the larger wings enclose around the smaller ones wrapping them all to his sides.

When Iakovos uses his magic (once he's achieved it) the cracks within his skin will glow orange making his pelt look like a lava field.

His current items are a steel face plait (shaped like THIS) and steel horn caps like THESE however he also will have an outfit to be added at a later date.

Personality
+Stubborn | +Humble | +Smart | +Determined | +Strong | +Self assured

-Cold | -Calculating | -Destructive | -Dangerous | -Immoral/amoral | -Bitter | -Emotional | -Closed/reserved | -Distrustful | -Killer

Created to be cruel, destructive, unyielding and dangerous like the very lava he was built from, Iakovos certainly satisfied his creators with sheer blood lust and desire for battle. They instilled in him all the bitterness and anger that had simmered and bubbled for eons in the dark, fiery depths of Tartarus. Kovos is the summation of that evil disgust and hate, often losing himself to fury despite otherwise being cold and calculating.

Being created and bred simply for supplanting the Olympians, Iakovos’ grasp of right and wrong is very limited, often leading him to dance a fine line between being immoral and amoral. Death to him is inevitable, killing simply a normal thing to do. He does not question himself nor does he doubt what he has done. One thing he does question is his purpose, after experiencing being used and betrayed by both the Titans and the Olympians as well as being a fighting slave he does not allow himself to submit to others and is angered by slavery. However Kovos does not know what to do with himself or his life, making him incredibly volatile and unpredictable. Let’s just say, the most dangerous beings are the ones with nothing to lose.

He never acted like a God, was never treated as a God, he was merely a weapon in the form of an immortal creature. But in those 5 years spent among equine kind he immersed himself in their ways and now he could not be recognised as the Titan meant to supplant the Olympians. He remains of course bitter, his hatred for Titans and Olympians alike burning like the fire within him but he cares not for their war, for their life nor for any of them. Unlike many of the other Gods, Iakovos does not put himself on a pedestal above equine kind, he in fact does not distinguish himself from them at all. Whilst slow to embrace his mortality he has grown used to having no powers and no immortality to the point that he is still a force to be reckoned with even with magic.

History
The war between the Old Gods; the Titans, and the New Gods; the Olympians, was never-ceasing. Even when one side thought they had gained the upper hand, thought they had secured their Kingdom, the other would tear it down. Until, after eons of Godly bloodshed, the Olympians believed they had vanquished the Titans forever.

Defeated, wounded and bitter the Titans were cast into the deepest depths of Tartarus where for centuries they smouldered in their acrimonious rage, plotting and planning a final revenge. Iakovos was this final revenge, the last Titan and a true monster of destruction. Born fully formed, over decades the Titan’s taught him all he needed to know; moulded his biased view of the world and manipulated him. They thought he could be controlled, that the world view they had given him would allow them to use him. Alas they were wrong. Powered by the fiery ammunition of Tartarus and fuelled by the cruelty, hatred and fury instilled within him by the remaining Titans Iakovos was a force to be reckoned with. Strong enough to overpower even Zeus himself, Kovos was bred to be Olympus’ undoing however the Titans did not realise he would also be theirs.

Unleashed upon Olympus exactly 50 years after his creation, the plan seemed to go perfectly. God after God fell to Iakovos’ wrath until at last he reached the House of Olympus where Zeus and all the higher Gods resided. Working together they were able to stave off his attack long enough to beat back the other Titans until it was just him battling the New Gods. Zeus formed a plan but rather than enacting his own will as he was famous for, the King of the Gods consulted the oldest Goddess in creation- Nyx. For her part the evil-turned good Goddess of the Night had kept away from the more recent Titan plans, preferring to keep more to herself in her home in Tartarus rather than take part in the God’s wars. Nevertheless the femme knew exactly what was going on. Zeus wanted to bargain with Iakovos, give him something the Titans never gave him. Like Athena, Nyx advised the God that if things went wrong it would be catastrophic for the Olympians, however she refused to give any other opinion than that. She had her own battles to deal with and planned to leave for Earth, she would not get involved in this.

Seeing no alternative but to offer the God destroyer an alliance, Zeus ignored the better judgment of his fellows and sought a meeting with Iakovos. Fully intending to kill the King whilst he was alone, Kovos attended the little meet. However when Zeus explained to the last Titan that he was a mere tool to the others and Zeus could give him freedom if he aided Olympians in defeating the Titans once and for all. Although naïve and misguided, Iakovos was not stupid and knew neither side cared at all for him. If the Titans won the war Kovos still presented a threat to them, a threat that they didn’t want for whilst he was the Olympians’ undoing he was also theirs. The Olympians simply wanted the same thing but in reverse, to use him to destroy the Titans. At least by siding with the Olympians he leave when he wanted to. However this was not to be.

It took 12 days and 11 nights to finally eradicate the Titans, to seal them in Tartarus forever and by the end Iakovos was greatly injured. Weak and too trusting he was fooled by the Olympians for they were not so much different from their forbearers. Seeing his chance Zeus tried to kill the beast, seeing Kovos as a threat even when promised the freedom his creators did not give him. With great effort he escaped and fled to Earth, one breath away from dying. Weeks were spent hidden in a large cave, recuperating his strength until at least he emerged, scarred physically and emotionally. In a last ditch effort to stop the Supplanter, Zeus has locked his immortality and power within him so the brute could feel his power but could not access it. Iakovos was, in all essence, mortal.

During the God wars Iakovos had paid no mind to equine-kind, the mortals Zeus had fashioned after himself. Why would he? His war, the Titan’s war was not with them. Of course the brute had inherited the disdain most Titan’s held for their mortal counterparts but unlike the Gods who sought to rule them, Iakovos saw them as slaves just like he had been. Coming to terms with his mortality was infuriating and took several years, five in fact. During this time he wandered the world the Gods had created, bitter and hateful. With no purpose and little to do the steed found himself traversing among the scum of the earth, hired muscle and what not. There was one time the former God found himself ensnared by bounty hunters who sold him to a general looking for gladiators. It was during this time that Kovos regained his fighting prowess, staying among the fighter slaves for 2 years simply to hone his skills on those weaker than him before making his daring escape. His escape was easy, there were few strong enough to take him on, mortal as he was. His planning had been orchestrated perfectly and in the dead of night when his dark coat blended into the shadows perfectly he was able to evade most simply by hiding. The rest he left in a bloody trail behind him. They would know he escaped but they would not shed tears for a lost weapon.

Iakovos continues on, wandering and travelling with no purpose other than to wreak havoc as he was created for and there is little else he knows.

Fire Control (Primary Sorcery)
Lava Manipulation
Iakovos has the ability to create and manipulate lava and magma. He can draw it up from deep underneath the earth’s surface, causing cracks and fissures in the ground as the burning liquid rises up. He can also draw it from himself for Iakovos was carved from the volcanic earth of Tartarus and so beneath his grey pelt writhes a volcanic soul. Kovos may project lava from his body, mainly his hooves, mouth and nostrils. When using his abilities the cracks in Iakovos’ form glow fiery red as though his body were a magma field. His powers are tempestuous at best, often arising when he is angry. Sometimes he can also start small fires and his wings will set alight.

Sapphire Level
At this level Iakovos may project small amounts of lava from his hooves and mouth and once drawn up he has tenuous control over it. He cannot draw lava up from the earth’s core yet.
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Credits
Coded exclusively for Caeleste by Gotham's Reckoning. Special thanks to Listvetra at Subtlepatterns. Thanks to sotoyamashita for the blurred header code, and Andrea Tondo for the navigation. View full set of credits here.
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