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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!
IC News
[ Archive ]
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!
  • Character of the Month
    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.
  • Quote of the Month
    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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Pythia
Overview
Appearance
Personality
History
Credits
Overview
Gender Mare
Age 4 year old
Height 15.2 hh
Breed Marwari
Sexuality Demisexual
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Appearance
In Pythia’s homeland, few were blessed with wings. Her father’s family was one of the few lines that carried the trait. Being born with wings made Pythia somewhat remarkable, as her mother was a simple equine. Her own wings are large and match her pure coat. However, as they are made of flesh and not feathers they are vulnerable to tearing.

Pythia inherited her creamy, white coat from her mother. All those who were chosen as Oracles were meant to be pure inside and out. The only blemish, if it could be called that, is the mark of the Oracle she was branded with when she became the priestess. The symbol, a crescent, was representative of the Mother Goddess of her lands. Pythia has eerily black eyes that reflect the light like glass but have no evident pupil.

Build-wise, the mare is of Marwari blood - as evidenced by her curled ears. She has a thin, lithe build making it easy for her large wings to carry her. She is of average height for her kind, standing at 15.2hh.
Personality
Honest | Blunt | Vengeful | Smart | Manipulative

Pythia has known both unconditional love and the cruelest betrayal in her lifetime. As a result, she tends to have a personality built on extremes...

She was raised in almost complete isolation, so there are many social graces she simply does not understand. While she is honest, as that was a core tenant of her upbringing, that honesty can be cruel at times. Pythia is also cautious by nature, and wary of others. She may lash out verbally if she feels threatened. In the same vein, after being isolated for so long the mare is also curious to be around others, to learn, and to adapt.

She is devoted to the ones that she cares about, though there are none that she holds in her heart upon arriving in Caeleste aside from the memory of her mother. She is also vengeful, which culminated in the death of her father.

Pythia is more willful than her pure-of-heart mother. It was this willfulness that lead her to shake off her chains and flee. While she tends to act impulsively while not considering the consequences of an action, she can also be very calculating. She planned her escape for months, and knew exactly how to play her part in order to put the pieces together perfectly. Manipulative would be an apt description, but she does not manipulate others for pleasure - rather out of necessity.

It is difficult for her to know much about herself due to her upbringing, but she hopes that freedom will allow for growth. She is smart and both thinks and adapts quickly to change. Despite her past, Pythia is optimistic about what her future brings.
History
Pythia’s upbringing was not a happy one. The girl was born to the one they simply called The Oracle - the high priestess of her kingdom. Her names and possessions had been stripped away, for The Oracle’s one purpose was to interpret the will of the Mother Goddess. She was kept in a great temple by the sea, tended to by only two lower priestesses. The land here was volcanic at its heart, and highly volatile. Cracks in the floors of the temple released invisible gases - hallucinogenic gases - that allowed The Oracle to interpret the will of the Goddess.

The child was kept secret, for The Oracle only became with child after the King, Agon, forced himself upon her in the hopes of the creation of a powerful son to succeed him. Since The Oracle was through whom the gods spoke, who better to carry his legacy? Only The Oracle’s priestesses knew of the scandalous secret.

However, The Oracle did not bear Agon a son. Instead, in secret, a daughter was born. The King was enraged upon the discovery, believing he had been robbed of the son promised by the Goddess. The Oracle herself spoke of the legacy of the child she carried. The birth of your firstborn will signal the fall of a great empire . They were the first words she had spoken following the conception of the child. King Agon put great faith in this premonition, taking it to mean that he and his son would conquer a great rival empire. But now, his faith in The Oracle had been shaken.

He ordered the child locked away in the temple. The priestesses who had knowledge of the child’s birth were bound and thrown into the sea. The child would be the new priestess, The Pythia, the only companion of The Oracle. The Oracle rarely spoke to the child, for the fumes she was continuously exposed to took their toll. But on quiet nights, when the sea breeze provided soothing relief and diluted the volcanic fumes, The Oracle was able to speak freely. She spoke of those who came before her - of their legacies and their failures. It was years later, when The Oracle felt her strength waning, that she finally told the child - now grown and a true priestess of the Mother Goddess - the circumstances of her birth.

On the day her mother died, King Agon returned to the temple. He needed a new Oracle, a more powerful Oracle. The choice was simple. The Pythia. The child resisted her father, but it was of little use. The Pythia was bound with chains in the Temple, forced to stand where the earth had split the floor and where the gases were most potent. She was marked with the symbol of The Oracle and left, unattended and alone. Agon again returned, demanding to know if he was still destined to conquer empires as the former Oracle had promised.

He was given the same prophecy. The birth of your firstborn will signal the fall of a great empire. The Pythia had memorized the words - imprinted them in her mind. For The Pythia wasn’t a pure soul as her mother had been. She was the bastard child of a cruel and heartless king. There was darkness in her heart after years of abuse and mistreatment. But the girl was patient knowing that she wouldn’t remain chained forever.

She was an obedient servant of the Goddess, providing prophecy and insight when it was requested of her. Finally, after nearly a year, the King felt that the chains were unnecessary and ordered them removed. For the first time in months, The Pythia was able to stretch her wings. She could smell the sweet sea breeze on the air. It was the only sign she needed. The Pythia turned on her father. Agon, stunned that the girl was even capable of dissent much less violence, was slow to react. Rage gave the girl strength as she pushed her father towards the cliffs. The Pythia did not stop until her father lay at the bottom of the sea, resting with the bodies of the fallen priestesses and her mother. His legacy was gone. She was free.

As the ground beneath her hooves began to rumble, The Pythia took to the skies for the first time in her life. Behind her, the whole world burned. Ash filled the sky as the once-dormant volcano consumed the empire that her father had built. The prophecy was fulfilled. She was free. She was simply Pythia, the fallen priestess, determined to have a say in her own fate.
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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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