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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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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!
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YR TWO | EARLY SPRING
The snow has melted in most places of Caeleste, besides those that are prone to snow throughout all seasons. Birds are chirping, the nice weather bringing them back home from winter migrations. You will also notice many other animals reappearing throughout. Weather temperatures have risen but often a cool crisp air will still bite at coats during the evening and night hours. Enjoy the lovely weather of spring for summer may not be as kind.
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468 posts

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300 posts

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337 posts

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422 posts
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Caeleste Time: 02-20-2018, 11:33 PM

Slythe
Overview
Appearance
Personality
History
Sorcery
Credits
active;
gonna be finding sand for weeks (desert of desolation)
swamp lurker v2 (alligator alleyway / confident quest)


completed;
master of monsters (celestial passage)
shallow breaths (celestial city)
what was this about again (emerald paradise)
stranger things (dead horse ridge)
flame of hatred (dead horse ridge)
seek and destroy (arctic highlands / sorcery)
quest - swamp lurker (dead horse ridge / confident quest)
Overview
Gender Mare
Age 13 year old
Height 14.0 hh
Breed Connemara x British Riding Pony
Sexuality Demisexual
Player Lee
Items
Appearance


Slythe's ancestors at one point have been tall and slender through their days on the surface of the land, until they had been placed within the caves to work and mine. After several decades the once regal frame of her clan had changed to that of a shorter stature. Slythe stands at fourteen point zero hands gifted a strong back and hindquarters. While her coat base is a near white-blue ghostly in nature. Her skin is nearly translucent giving a more ethereal appearance while her more tender parts her pink skin can be seen. She has rather normal sized ears, but she does have two sets of milky-white-silver eyes that are pupil-less. She can see perfectly fine in the night, but the daylight tends to blind her unless she is in the shadows. Because of the near translucent of her skin the sun tends to burn her hide this is a result of living majority of her life within the darkness of the caves. Her entire coat sparkles like the stars a bioluminescent from living within the dark.

Slythe was born without a mane. Though she does have a short thick unicorn tail with a large mass of hair that tends to drag the ground as she walks. Her hair is a off-white-blue like her base. Atop her cranium sits one unicorn horn long and slightly curved toward the back. The horn gives off a slight eerie glow in the dark, but so do the small moons that can be found on her hooves. Scar tissue turns a deeper blue.
Personality


Stubborn - Naive - Insecure - Distrustful - Affectionate - Silver-tongue - Irrepressible - Straightforward - Soft-spoken - Humble - Timorous

Slythe is insecure of herself with the social normality seen in everyday life due largely in part of harsh living conditions and beliefs that have been beaten into her. With these beliefs come the distrustful nature that she feels toward others whenever they are around. Unsure of their true motives behind what drives them forward and has a hard time understanding the 'normal' from how she had been raised in the dark. From those who casually know her would consider her stubborn, irrepressible, and straightforward without a care in the world. Slythe tends to only tell you the facts from her observations but doesn't get too intimate with ideals and beliefs due to the hardship of her past and will very likely not give a second thought when pointing out obvious flaws. Though under the rough exterior, to the few Slythe really shows, she is actually rather timid, affectionate, and soft spoken. Even with a slight humble outlook when watching how the beauty of the upper world has lived and seeing everything come into play as one.
History


Eons ago in lands far away from this one there was a tribe; rather primal in nature building structures out of large smooth stones and speaking a native language that has long since been lost in time. This tribe, known as Stalkkeri, was a proud people basking in what sunlight had drifted down from the brilliant blue skies; Living in a harsh terrain somewhat like a mixture between a barren wasteland and that of a Northern climate. Life for them was mostly good for an ancient tribe, yet hard times were just around the bend. Soon their good times came to an end when a larger more industrialized tribe moved into their territory hell bent on taking over what land they could making large metal structures and forcing the rather peaceful Stalkkeri tribe off of their lands. While time passed the lands began to get smaller, and smaller until there was no where else for the tribe to go. Stalkkeri's were taken into slavery and forced to dig mines down into the center of their realm. Never allowed to view the sun or feel its rays against their hides to know light as they remembered it. After years of torture and slavery the Stalkkeri's began to grow accustomed to the darkness. Their normal exteriors turning, changing, and morphing through the generations. Once natural coats now turned dark no longer were they the lighter natural equines that they had once been, and none remained lighter colors. Bioluminescent began to seep into their veins, various portions beginning to glow and radiate in the darkness of the caves offering them the very little light which they worshiped like the sun.

This ancient tribe was no longer praising the sun and all the glory in which the warm rays touched. Instead they began to let the cold and dark seep into their minds tainting their hearts and swarming through their minds. Where they had once focused on mushrooms, and what edible plant life they could find in the caves were now long forgotten and instead their appetites changed to that of life-blood. Eons later the ones who had put the original tribe into slavery has long since vanished from the face of the realm, but it was not just of their time. Instead they were devoured by the Stalkkeri clan living within the various caves. Nothing remained aside from the various caverns that had been forced to be dug and the large metal structures dotting through the surface of their world. What wildlife had been left was now gone, destroyed and even the skies remained black as night. Instead of returning to the surface the Stalkkeri tribe kept to the underworld. Their once peaceful nature turning to that of violence. Their gentle psychology twisting into arrogance, ambitiousness, sadistic, treacherous, and hedonistic. Yet still the equines remained proud as they had once been generations prior.

Through the generations many noble clans had come and gone, each one being torn down and each of their members slaughtered. No longer feeling the compassion or love like they had before. Distrustful sadists with a readiness to back stab whomever stood in their way, both figuratively and literally. Children who showed kindness, compassion, or even love were brutally punished to beat the instinct for cruelty into them. When Slythe had been born, she was an oddity among her entire tribe but she was lucky enough to be born into the center of the Mitätön clan which at this time would have fallen in the fourth running place out of the eight clans that remained. A strange thing had happened the usual dark coat was nonexistent in this child, instead it was lighter almost ethereal. An off-white near translucent hide was what she was gifted from their deity of the dark. Keeping the two sets of eyes and the shorter unicorn tail bound by the mass of hair at the end that she had inherited from her parents. Jealousy overwhelmed her mother and elder siblings each had wanted to sacrifice her to their deity, but mother didn’t allow it. Instead mother saw this as an opportunity to shape her into something she could use against all the other clans.

As a foal, Slythe had gone through a rough life. That is not stated lightly as she had been taken from her mother only able to see her for brief periods of time, mostly raised by caretakers and her older siblings. Whenever Slythe had shown compassion for a living creature her caretakers (or older siblings) would slaughter it and turn to beat her. Slythe grew accustomed to this as a child and since then had refused to show the compassion she held deep down in her heart. The scars from her elder sisters whippings had already begun to scar her back and haunches. The darkness was seeping into her innocent soul tainting her as It had all the others. While she grew each year she had learned something new of her people. Their deity encouraged fighting among the families, especially in the noble clans. Slaughtering their own children for whatever gain they could get from both the deity and the anger from whomever they were threatening. Slythe also found out that women were prized far more than the male gender, a matriarch role as her mother sat atop her throne looking down on all the others. Males had been nearly worthless and if one man stood up and tried to win the hand of a woman she would have had all the rights to slaughter him where he stood. The only time a man would not be punished was if the woman had gone to him first and foremost. If two females found interest in the one man they would rival the other, and if one got bored and no longer found interest he would be skinned alive and thrown in front of their rival. A sadistic vengeful world she found herself living within.

Slythe, as she grew older, refused to show any interest in the opposite gender. Somewhat afraid she would be used against the other clans to try and better the one she had come from. The brilliant horn that now grew from her face and the unique coloring of her coat would gain admiration from these other clans, jealousy sparked within them and they wanted her too. Several suitors were placed before her, many of the upper nobles wanting nothing more than to add her in with their own male offspring. Yet she still refused to show interest due to the reasons of the other clans matriarchs; Slythe was not a prize to be held. She wanted the compassion that was not openly shown kept in secret, but none were willing to show that side. When Slythe refused to take a man as her own, she was beaten by her her own clan, Mitätön, and patronized by others. Offering the finest of males from the higher clans, and still refused was something unheard of.

Slythe was began to wonder whether this place, this home, was right for her. Wondering what else was on the outside wanting nothing more than to make her way back to the surface to see what still lay beyond. She began to explore the underworld city having a shadowed guard that followed her wherever she went placed there by mother to watch her every move. Slythe stayed for another year at least until a male of a more noble clan tried to win her hand in a dark alleyway. When the man refused to take no for an answer he lashed at her hoping to rile her up enough to consider him as a possible patron. Slythe tried to flee into the open streets but was pulled backward feeling a blade against her cold skin and the cool trickling of her own fluid. Out of fear she lashed out at the man blinded by the rage that had been building for quite some time and slaughtered him in the street. She watched as his vibrant red liquid seeped from his cooling body and decided there was no way she could continue living within the darkness and decided then she would escape. The highest clan, Tarkkailija, deemed this dead man as their own and upon hearing that Slythe had left the tribe they'd sent a search party after her. By this time she had already been gone for several days and her trail was beginning to fade away. Wanting nothing more than to leave this horrid life behind her and search for greener pastures, but due to events in her life she is extremely timid of those who live on the surface and is unsure of herself and the social customs.

After a century of wandering the endless tunnels Slythe had finally found her way out of the caverns and into the moonlight of the surface world. Everything that the slavers had built eons ago were now in crumbling ruins while the plant life began to over grow what was left. She ventured into the darkness with no real place to go but had decided to wipe her clans name, Mitätön, from her own calling. That life was now left behind, even if it had been everything she'd ever known. Decades she traveled and wandered helping those she could along her path. Still she had not found a place where she considered staying for too long afraid the Stalkkeri were still on the search for her. Knowing how much they had prized her for her appearance, but she'd wanted more from that life. More than what their deity would have allowed.

Spending too much time within her thoughts allowed her guard to drop. Four scouts from the Stalkkeri had found Slythe wandering the darkness they had taken this chance to ambush her knowing she had never been much of a skilled fighter. Where she had tried to fight back she was not able to take all four of these equines on by herself. One scout had been from the Xhosa clan, Slythe had realized as they all carried an irregular X shaped scar or marking depending on whether they were caretakers or those born within the clan. He carved an an X into her into her flesh claiming her for his own clan, but before the other three scouts could carve their clans calling into her hide someone from the shadows stepped in. Within mind shattering minutes this unknown equine fought against these scouts, as far as why Slythe was unsure. She had exhausted herself to the point of collapsing only watching as one after the other began to fall and only the stranger remained. What was to happen she was unsure, but her mind would not allow her to stay awake any longer.

When Slythe awoke she was somewhere unknown to her, but the stranger still remained. For a time things were uneasy for the pair to say the least. Part of her wanted to carry on how she had been living the last decade, but at the same time she felt as if she owed something to Vithmiris. Instead she stayed and within that time she'd come to realize that those living on the surface were quite different than those within the caves. Vithmiris may have seemed like some badass outlaw on the outside, but there was much-much more to his inner workings than what most, if not everyone, had seen. Slythe had begun to develop so called feelings for this equine and decided to stay around much longer than she would have thought otherwise; discovering more about him with each passing day.
Sorcery
Slythe had once, long ago, had the power to conjure such strong illusions. Born with the power she had always been held at a higher standing, as most of her tribe had not had such powerful magic. Slythe could conjure whatever she’d wanted just by a single thought, but her specialty were snakes of all kinds and to copy others she had seen in her past. Though when she had decided to leave the tribe, her deity had stripped her of her birth right and set her on her path. Where the deity had not stripped all of her power, she still retained a fraction. Upon coming to Caeleste she has since then had her magic entirely wiped from her being, and instead turned into an empty shell. No longer able to play small tricks on her dark companion nor to offer her a quick escape route she was deemed utterly useless in her mind. That was until she heard of the deity Hemanta, of the Arctic Highlands, who gifted magic to those they had deemed worthy. Approching the shine with the crystal of assurance as an offering Slythe was once again able to have her illusion magic back where it belonged. Though due to how long it had been she has been without it; it will take her a while to adjust back to her normality.
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