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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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Caeleste Time: 04-21-2018, 08:14 AM

RhiannonRhiannon Jed Harlam
Overview
Appearance
Personality
History
Speed Control (Primary Sorcery)
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l'harmonie du coeur
“They were all born to die - that was true. Though, Rhiannon had long ago decided that that was not an option for her. Instead, she had told herself, she would remain alive just long enough to spite everyone that had ever slighted her. Her own kind of vicious revenge, the kind that bared it's teeth and lifted it's hackles even as you coaxed it with gentle words and offers of truces. She had learned long ago that honeyed words were only that. Honeyed words. Honeyed words that could only take so many assaulting hits to be proven as false as any other lie she had been told since birth. The same set of lies that had made her believe she was special, the same fabrication that had been told to her in that hall so many years before. Those honeyed words slipping over the forked tongues of snakes that had set her upon this very path now. No, Rhian wasn't calling her new found companion a liar - on the contrary, she had already done that outside the passage at the landing of her blows.

No, she wasn't categorizing him in such a way. Instead, she put him on the other side of her fire. A hurdle between the pair that kept the coiled beast inside her to the shadows where she belonged.

But alas Rhiannon was not the only one at this table skilled at building fortresses. Vespertilian constructed walls quickly and efficiently, the breaking down of the small connection they had been building in the wake of the shuttering of those eyes. They were still as fathomless and infinite as ever, so blue that blue wasn't even the correct word - but the lines about them sharpened as she physically watched him shy away mentally behind them. Like a child who had reached too close to a flame one too many times, the prospective legionnaire of Hemanta refused to let down his guard or give an inch to her. Her own eyes narrowed, a rush of irritation flooding up and threatening to swallow up what little patience she had managed to muster for this meeting. Did he not know how much pride she had to swallow to bring herself up to this damn peak? Did he not care that she had bore his damned jacket? Spent her money to get it mended and cleaned? He could at least... keep smiling at her... couldn't he? She floundered, stepping back from him and behind her own walls. A defensive mechanism of her own - something she had built to protect her tender parts when she was faced with rejection.

Rhi wasn't one to complain about it though - maybe she would cry about it later when she was alone in her little house, perhaps take her pain out on that newly hinged door. The thought of drawing brush across canvas came to mind but she knew she would just end up painting him again. Her fascination with a curious shade of blue had lured her from her preoccupation with red and families of birds in the months since the fall. No, painting was not an option anymore. "
― Covered in Blue, Vespertilian and E-cho (2018)
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Overview
Gender Mare
Age 7 year old
Height 15.0 hh
Breed light blooded mutt peg
Sexuality Pansexual
Battles 0 wins / 0 losses
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Appearance
un de ces jours...
There is a lackadaisical ease to Rhiannon, almost comical in the way she drapes and leans against things as if she is unable to carry her own weight. She appears lazy and soft, gentle curves and features when you first meet her, but do not be fooled; she is everything but languid. She is lean muscle and strong legs, she is fierce and a force to be reckoned with when she decides that you are not worth her time.

Her head is graceful, perched on a fine nape and neck; her profile reminiscent of romance novels and old English literature. Rhiannon could step into a Bronte novel and not get a second glance. She is what men write novels and poems about: gentle chin, straight nose, and heavy-lidded eyes, violet and violently turbulent under long eyelashes. She would be perfect if not for the dashing of freckles about her nose or those passionate shadows under her waterlines. But she is not always like this for Rhian is prone to brooding and long bouts of thought, sudden emotions and a habit that involves chewing her bottom lip when under the influence of her more savage contemplation.

All leave their marks on her flesh.

She lacks height but makes up for it with sturdy, strong legs and an upright carriage, her moves deliberate and poised especially where her wings meet her shoulders. Rhiannon carries herself like a bird of prey; confident elegance and the promise of something much more in the rum of her heart and the tightening of her muscles.

The woman is not meek nor is she outright predator though she has much more in common with the hawk than she does with the dove despite the pale hair and ivory skin. The small of her back seems to beg to be traced with gentle touches, her mouth pleads to be kissed but if not for the fear of whatever threat lurks underneath the hitch of her breath. She is a warrior of black and white, a wolf with a penchant for dressing like a lamb, a dove with talons and a heart for the hunt – she is all these things with a yearning for the horizon and the wings to carry her there.



Personality
l'artiste guerrier...
If she looks like a character from an old English novel, her personality is keen to replicate. She is well-read, fluent in both English and French, but rusty in the skills that are needed to survive a time among the courts and royals. She knows how to curtsy and how to greet people properly, how to waltz and tempt and tease but the wilds have wreaked havoc on the lessons of her childhood and distorted them into disjointed, tarnished memories. Her mother tried to make a lady of her but her father was much too busy running his own little world to bother with the manners of his latter offspring; writing off her eccentricities and love of paintbrush and sword as just fickle childish folly.

Rhiannon is a disciple of summer winds and warm colors, of peonies and tempestuous love, of robust anger and steady loathing – all of these things not deemed appropriate for a lady of Rhian's standing. She will as soon pull you close as push you away; she is always for want but hates the idea of giving in to such things: forever the hot and cold but she will be forever steadfast at your door in the morning. Rhian is adventure and freedom and yet she is strong walls and iron bars, the lack of fear inside her a beautiful attribute but also her greatest downfall; her pride is crippling.

She is eccentric and lovely, a collector of hearts and stories, qualities that make her a very gifted liar – something she does freely until she gets to know you. Rhian has a dear respect for her own mistakes but chooses to ignore them or even deny them openly; she pretends she doesn't learn from them but deep down she places them on pedestals and worships them like Deities. She makes a show of her accomplishments and scars without words, those dark eyes and fleeting feet betraying her with every step even if she is smiling.

Rhiannon, despite all her lies and grandeur, her tales and pride, her skills with a sword and her talent of art, is always lonely and incredibly jealous of others especially happy couples. She is a furnace of ill-emotions, a fire stoked with misgivings about her own self-worth – too many men in dark alleys have turned her bitter to the idea of romance and her longing to be loved has gotten confused in raw passion and physical chemistry; always to find her at the end empty and alone. Rhian has been taken for granted far too many times and used even more. She wasn't always this way though, she was once a bit of a romantic and a dreamer, a girl who clung to her virtues and worth like a rosary – she used to want a husband and children, a happy home with open doors but not anymore. At least that's what she tells herself when she is forced into a corner.



History
mes tempêtes...
The fifth daughter of Lord Harlam and Lady Kelsie, Rhiannon was born into a life of grand estates and impeccable extravagance but she was never destined for greatness. That position was reserved for her eldest sister: Lady Rebekah – the two of them near twins despite their gap in age. But even with all of this, Kelsie kept tight leashes on all her daughters while Harlam ran his estates and managed the tenants underneath them. Rhiannon was taught all the important lessons of a lady early on in her formative years, following her siblings behind their mother like ducklings in a little line – seven little birds with their wings tucked tight against their sides and their chins held high.

She learned to keep her mouth shut when men were talking, to keep her nose out of trouble and to be agreeable; but none of these things held her for very long when her mother wasn't around to supervise.

As soon as her mother was gone, Rhiannon was outside or she was in her room painting or drawing. Always the free child, she slipped her collar like a rambunctious hound. She was overzealous and enthusiastic, darting for the door and the great wilds of their home. Rhian made friends quickly with the farmer children, learning how to spar and mock-fight with wooden swords much to her mothers displeasure. Lord Harlam had no problem with his fifth daughter's escapades though. He was the one who suggested the girl take up the mantle of darling Rebekah's personal guard and body double – for things were not well among the Lords and Ladies of her home and rumors were swirling that something bad was in the air. That summer Rhiannon stepped into her first swordsmanship class with a real blade, that winter she spent every waking minute with her sister learning all of her mannerisms. It had become like a game to her on how well she could be her sister and not be her sister; on many occasion she had fooled their own parents with her spot on replications.

And so it went on like this for several years – Rhiannon was Rebekah's shadow, the ivory siblings of Lord Harlam.

Things settled down as they always are opt to do given time, and Rebekah found herself being courted by a Dr. Donovan, an heir to a small fortune. Rhiannon found him devilishly handsome with his dark eyes and strong features but she didn't say a word to her sister about it for fear of Rebekah's retaliation or the secrets she would spill. Rhiannon had been meeting her swordsmanship instructor in secret for several months now; learning other things besides the proper way to fence or the correct stance and Rebekah was the only one who knew and the thought that Rebekah could ruin her kept Rhiannon quiet. It didn't keep Donovan away though.

Late one evening when she was returning from one of her secret meetings, Donovan caught her in the hall. She at first thought he had been drinking or that perhaps he had mistaken her for Rebekah but all those thoughts were put down the moment he whispered her name against her neck – he knew who she was and the way he pulled her so close and held her near broke her. He kissed her and she kissed him back, a traitor to everything she had ever swore to be: a sister, a daughter, a friend, a guardian. She gave into him, bending like a young tree in the wind and he took what he came for – it didn't matter if he loved her or not; he was a real man and not some child she had entertained on the field. He knew the curve of her hips and the way to open her like a book, he knew how to catch her on fire and only he was the only one who could put her out. In the morning she finally realized what he had taken from her; he had stolen everything and she had let him. She hid in her room for days after that or out in the field with her instructor, swinging her blade like she was mad until he finally pulled her close and asked her what was wrong.

She couldn't look him in the eye and tell him though. Rhiannon knew he cared about her – why had she done that? She just cried into his shoulder and clung to him for dear life. She had come to the conclusion that she had to tell Rebekah; no matter the the price it would cost her.

So she did. She told her sister everything and was forced to accept the consequences of her actions. She was banished from her family home, forsaken as a liar and a harlot as of course Donovan denied it all. Rhiannon was damaged goods now and had given away everything she held dear to her life because of one stormy moment. She had severed all her bonds and broken one good man's heart when the story finally found him. So that night as she was packing her things she decided it was best to just leave – so she gathered what she could carry in a bag and took to the skies, leaving her home to live the life of a nomad where no one would know her name or the mistakes she had made. Rhiannon bounced about for a long time, picking up men and stories like a tumbleweed. Of course none of them meant anything more than momentary reprise – the only real freedom she found was in the skies above. She had always been a very gifted flier, her strong wings carrying her wherever she wanted to go.

She healed as best as she could from her own cuts and bruises; at last coming to land at the edge of a never ending mist and forest. After a few days of wondering, she was finally saved by a kind older mare and set loose into the skies of Caeleste – finding a home among the faces of sharad.

Everything was peaceful until a two-winged beast knocked her out of the air one day...



Speed Control (Primary Sorcery)
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