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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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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.
Monthly Herd Post Totals

Greeshma

316 posts

Hemanta

468 posts

Sharad

300 posts

Vasanta

337 posts

Shishira

422 posts
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  • Thread of the Month
    let’s play a game
    A touching, heartbreaking, thread. Leonidas and Roxana come to find their beautiful child viciously murdered. This thread can be considered the start of a war as Leonidas will not rest until he finds whomever did this.
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    Vithmiris & Slythe
    Caeleste's resident vampire couple, Emperor Vithmiris and Slythe have offered a rather interesting dynamic to their pairing. While the pair have a tendency for violence, the two also have their tender moments - as fleeting as they are.
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    The newly crowned Greeshma Emperor has certainly made a name for himself among many in Caeleste in many ways and has made it no secret his ambitions for the kingdom of Greeshma. We can't wait to see what he does next!
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    Rhiannon
    “Run along back to that mountain in that frozen hell you call home. And next time you come strolling out from between his sheets, I suggest you wash yourself. I could smell you a mile away.”
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Leonidas
Overview
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Leonidas

A P P E A R A N C E

A devilishly handsome stag only standing at fifteen one hands. Arabian build but still a stout stature. All in all, he is one handsome son of a gun! A liver chestnut, with deep mahogany skin and a slightly darker mane and tail. The only white he has on his is his back right, where a small white sock stands out and a perfect star upon his forehead. He has very thin skin so is acceptable to bug bites and irritations. Normally its sleek and clear but can get small hives and bumps around his neck and shoulders. They never last long but is very sensitive to things like that.

Though he is of Arabian heritage he is very well muscled and well rounded. A dished dial with large set jowls. Very attractive head set and thick yet supple and lithe nape. Sturdy but attractively define. Not many blemishes besides a few faint scars on his neck under his mane from the bear attack. Leonidas has strikingly gorgeous blue eyes. His mane and tail are of average length, his mane just reaching below his neck and his tail brushes the ground, but only when he is not showing off his high tail set (which is almost never).

All in all, he is a gorgeous liver chestnut Arabian but what sets him apart his Indian War paint, necklace, feathers, and beads all gifted and earned from his tribe. He has two hand prints red and blue on his both hips. His front legs have a blue and red circles around them and on his face his star is outlined in blue, two small blue stripes across the bridge of his nose and his right eye has a red circle around. Around his neck he has a rope necklace with a bear claw (the bear that almost killed him claw). He also has wide spread antlers that are the same style as Mule Deer’s antlers. In his mane and hanging off his antler are feathers with handmade beads.


P E R S O N A L I T Y


Leonidas is not just some dick walking around looking to pick a fight, no. Read his history and you will understand. When you’ve been picked on your entire life you wither fight or die and he has chosen to fight. Being so small he has no problem standing up for himself and is never one to back down. He’s rough around the edges but still a gentleman. He is so unattached from his emotions he does not feel the need to connect to anyone unless he trusts them complete. Now that his life has taken a turn for the better he has become quiet the diplomat. He has a no nonsense way about him and is rather cold to others outside the herd. He can be hard to gain his trust but when you do, he will be forever by your side ready to help whenever need be. He has grown rather spiritual and looks to Sharad for guidance. He’s a strong bold individual and is looking to provide the perfect home and life for not only the Sharad but for Naveen as well.

Stoic – one who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining. Leonidas has always been able to hide his emotions and thoughts through a rock hard exterior. Being a leader this is extremely important trait he has learned to master. You will never know if he’s hurting physically, mentally or emotionally. Often times he is hard to read period. Just a cold hard stone statue, refusing to let anyone in. Leonidas finds this trait very important and has it perfected. The last thing he wants anyone to know is his weaknesses. No matter where he is, who he is with or what he is doing, you’ll bet your ass he will being one stoic mother fucker. He should have been made of stone because this bastard won’t offer any look but this one.

Calculating - acting in a scheming and ruthlessly determined way. This lovely creature isn’t always a cunning son of a bitch but when push comes to shove Leonidas can be extremely calculating and vindictive. He doesn’t do things out of spite but the Sharad equines mean everything to him and he’s going to do what it takes to protect them. Even though it doesn’t seem like it, Leonidas has all sorts of plans ready when need be. He wants to be prepared and has no problem calculating the necessary requirements to take action. It’s highly recommended to not cross him or Sharad because if you do, he will ensure a life of misery and hell on you. He is a very loyal creature but ounce you cross that line you’ll beg you didn’t.

Spiritual - concerned with religious values Now that Naveen has left, Leonidas number on priority is Sharad and the his people/ he has become an extremely religious stallion and you can often find him in the shrine praying. He prays at least once a day within the shrine and three times a day minimum. Everything he does he does for Sharad and often asks for his guidance. He is extremely devoted to the cause and will do anything and everything for the missing deity. He will never curse him no matter what happens and is extremely patient when it comes to his religion. He does not judge others for believing differently or pushy about his own belief. It is not until he is approached about that he will speak about it. It is a sacred thing and he enjoys his moments of prayer and reflection more than anything. It has helped him to calm and find his inner peace. It has offered him purpose and for that he is forever greatful.

Bold - not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring. As the name entitles, Leonidas is one bold motherfucker. He doesn’t back down from anything and truly believes he is a coward if he does not fight to the death. You will never see him back down from any sort of altercation, he just doesn’t function that way. It doesn’t matter if his opponent is twenty hands tall or ten he will treat them no differently. He can be wading through an adorable stream or walking on the edge of a cliff, he always remains his cool calm level headedness because nothing scares him. Leonidas has no problem being bold enough to stand up in a crowd and challenge someone’s words or to prove a point. This guy does not embarrass. He does not fear death; therefore, nothing scares him. Thanks to his rather small stature he has been taught that the only thing to fear is fear itself. There is no one stronger than his strong will and bold personality.

Hard Headed - not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd. Since Leonidas is a rather hard personality, he of course has to be hard-headed. He believes his way is always the right way. He absolutely hates being proven wrong and has no problem arising and argument to voice his opinion. Sometimes this can lead to him have quite a temper and will spout off a bit. Sometimes his hard headedness can pass as arrogance cocky but in reality he is just a strong personality and often sees himself as always right. He’s done a lot in his life and with experience comes wisdom. With altercations, he has no problems raising his voice and spouting off. He tends to think the louder you get the more other believe you…


H I S T O R Y


There really isn’t much to say about Leonidas’s past but he doesn’t mind anyone knowing. He was born to a poor family, the ones of thirteen brothers and sisters. Yes, his parents were a busy couple, and no it was not one big happy family. With his older brother being twelve and moved out you can imagine what it would be like being the youngest. He was left out, teased, picked on, told to do all the thigs his siblings didn’t want to do, and kicked around. His parents were sweet and all but his mother was obviously exhausted his father doing everything he could to afford to feed his massive family. Leonidas was always off on his own playing in the woods behind their home because everyone else was older and they all paired perfectly. He was the thirteenth child and there for the odd man out.

Spending a lot of time alone he didn’t acquire the best social skills. Constantly being picked on by his sibling he started to grow rather obstinate and guarded. When he started going to school in the small village they lived, he was soon to be picked on for his lack of size. His mother had a rough pregnancy due to her age therefore he was not born to regular size. Everyone else was at least a hand or taller than him. He didn’t mind one bit but it did however make him very bold, and have to fend for himself. He never picks fights but if say someone pushed him or called him names, he had no problem beating the living snot out of them. No of course he didn’t win every fight but maybe two or three out of a two hundred or so.

As he grew up and his siblings moved on he just remained the same calloused and guarded creature and with age came his boldness, arrogance, and hard headedness but what most don’t realize he would have never survived without these traits. He would have been severely beaten and maybe even tortured to the point of suicide. No instead he picked himself up, dusted himself off and fought back. By the time he was five he was well known and respected among the other equines of the village and when he was of age he set out on his own, more than willing to leave his family. It was a few months and Leonidas lived out in the woods, just living the life of a nomad.

One night while he sleeping, he was attacked by a massive grizzly bear. It came into his shelter and mauled him. Shocked and confused he tried to fight back, but the last thing he remembered was blood and excruciating pain. Through blurry eyes he could remember the smell of burning herbs and fur covered ground. At first he struggled but the pain was too much and a small equine dressed in feathers and war paint soothed him to stand still. Leonidas was blessed to have had a Native American Indian equine traveling by when he heard the commotion. The stag came in and killed the bear just before it almost killed Leonidas. The Indian took Leonidas back to its village, they were the Siuslaw tribe.

For weeks the nursed him back to health until he was strong enough to leave the teepee. It was a huge culture shock at first but in no time Leonidas felt at home. He spent a span of three years with his new family and never felt more at home. He learned their language and learned their way of life. It was everything he ever imagined it to be. He became peaceful and a softer stag, becoming one with the gods and nature and enjoyed the beauty of the world and what it had to offer. In those three years he became one of their mightiest warrior and well respected but he never once let it get to his head. He was a whole new creature in the hands of the tribe.

Everything was perfect. He had purpose, a family and even a new mate but what good is a story that ends happily ever after? One morning when him and a few of the other warriors went out for a few different items. They were gone for a few hours and came home only to see their village completely and utterly obliterated. Another tribe had come through, raped, murdered, and kidnapped all of the other tribe members. It was absolutely devastating to Leonidas and he was unable to control his emotion. In a rage fit he exploded… all his anger, frustrating, and old habits came back. Bitter, angry, and hot headed he parted ways with the three other warriors who were searching for peace through guidance of their gods while Leonidas lost all faith. Hardened by the fact he was never meant to be happy, he is traveling this world with a chip on his shoulder, with no purpose nor fear in this world.


S O R C E R Y


SHAMANISM

"A practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world. Generally, the shaman traverses the axis mundi and enters the spirit world by effecting a transition of consciousness, entering into an ecstatic trance, either auto hypnotically or through the use of entheogens. The methods employed are diverse, and are often used together. Different methods of connecting with the spirit world include song, dance, ingredients, and chanting. Leonidas specializes connecting with aspects of nature to connect to the spirit world. He uses meditation, prayer, and complete focus to connect to the spirits. When connecting successful he can often be given words of wisdom, answers, proverbs, visions, etc. Most spirits come to him in the form of beings birthed in natures such as the grizzly, eagle, buffalo, etc. The spirits can be seen by who they choose and these visions never last long. Leonidas can use his powers to help others, to offer guidance but it can take a great amount of energy, determination, and focus. Hours or even days of chanting, mediation, vigils, vision quests, etc. are just a few examples of how hard it can be to connect to the spirit world. Leonidas is the gate keeper between the living and spirit world, helping those connect for guidance and answers. If his power is strong enough he can connect to friends and family that have sense past of those who seek his help, but they always come in the form of another animal close to the natives. It is not used to hurt anyone in any manner."

Sapphire Sorcery
Leonidas has the ability to access the spirit world, but only for a short amount of time. It takes a lot of energy to keep the connection and at most, last ten or so minutes. After the connection it takes several days to regain his spiritual strength to contact them again. The spirits have to contact him for him in order to connect their world with the living. He cannot force connections but rather just act as a gateway for willing spirits. All of his connections are positive, he cannot use his powers to harm and or scar others. He is not nearly strong enough to contact dark or ill intent spirits. His visions are very similar. He cannot force them upon others but instead have to come to him natural. For the most part they are clear but some details are blurred and hard to make out since he just now regaining the use of his sorcery once more.

Emerald Sorcery
The length Leonidas is able to access the spirit world has prolonged tenfold. Before only able to hold it for a few moments, is stretched to anywhere from ten to forty-five minutes. It still takes a lot of energy and focus to find the connection and then of course keep it. The longer he uses his power the more energy will be used. He can now search the spirit world, and call to certain spirits as long as he has some sort of connection to them. It can be through another being or even an item but it must directly related to that spirit. Most of his connections are still positive however he is gaining enough power to harness a few foul spirits thus making his sorcery more defensive dangerous. The amount of energy used on harnessing angered spirits is far more draining and he can only do this for a short period of time. His experience The details of his visions are growing clearer and for more vivid then before. The more strained he get, obviously more detail is lost in translation. He is growing much more comfortable in welding his powers and enjoys any connection to the spirits. He can connect telepathically know without showing visions. This takes far less energy and can do it for longer periods of time. He of course still needs someone or something to connect him to that spirit.

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“You can sleep with a gun.
When you gonna wake up and fight for yourself?”

Leonidas Siuslaw
Emperor of Sharad
15.21hh 12 year old Straight Arabian
played by Carhartt
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Gender Stallion
Age 12 year old
Height 15.2 hh
Breed Arabian
Sexuality Heterosexual
Battles 2 wins / 0 losses
Player Carhartt
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