To our Look to the Stars family, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or joined only recently,

It is with heavy hearts that the Staff are announcing the closure of our beloved site. It will remain open for the entirety of August for you to collect your character profiles together and maybe hang around the site for the last time, but after that, LTTS will be closing. The closure comes for no reason other than the site reaching almost a ‘natural end’ in its life – all good things must come to an end, after all!

To celebrate the life of our wonderful site (or at least this is the case in our opinion!), we’d like to share with you a little bit of history because we’re proud of what our site was and what it came to stand for! Way back in 2015, which honestly feels like forever ago for those of us who’ve been around that long, a wonderful woman we all know as Maggie opened LTTS’ doors for the first time. Here is a short quote from the very first OTMs, of which our site leader won. We feel it sums her up incredibly well: “Maggie is the fearless leader of LTTS (or so the members call her!). She designed and created LTTS to be a safe, fun space for folks wanting to roleplay fantasy horses without the confinement of a lot of rules. So far, we think she's succeeded! She is a very easy and open person to talk to.”

As mentioned above, before all else, LTTS was designed to be simple. This was a safe space for anyone who wanted to write their pixel equines. With its relaxed and happy atmosphere, the member base that followed the opening of the site simply proves what, at the time, a innovative site it was, proving that the most unassuming, modest roleplays have the power to build strong communities, something that LTTS has always prided itself on.

Since 2015, it has been one heck of a rollercoaster! The site has been through so much – surviving the opening of other sites, the very sad stepping down of Maggie and one or two (okay, many!) redesigns to keep it fresh. We’ve seen some crazy writing and some beautifully touching threads. There are so many characters that will live forever in our minds as legends who carved Elysium’s future into the earth and stone it is created of. The current Staff team would firstly like to say a massive thank you to Maggie. Without you, there would be no LTTS, and many of us would have missed out on having a home in the RP world that is so welcoming. We’re sorry that your brain-child is closing, but we know you have some super exciting upcoming projects that we can’t wait to see; whatever you end up doing, we know you’ll be successful. Also to mention are the endless Staff members who have put so much time, effort and heart into LTTS. Here is an attempt to mention you all. Sorry if we missed anybody! Thanks to Maggie, Asyn, Blushie, Ana, Niki, Cecil, Scrimpyshrimp, Soupi, Revanant, Strixx, Briallu, Arabella, Mallory, Mercier, Mono, Boaz. Every one of you helped create this beautiful community, and you all should be so proud you were part of the LTTS journey. Finally, what would we be without our members. You range from young to old, shiny-new to veteran of the RP world and crazy to kind. One thing you all have in common is your ability to just get on. We’d like to say that we, as a site, have (probably!) had very little drama and we’re so thankful for you guys for making our job so easy. You’re all super sweet and respectful of each other. It’s lovely to see such collectivism online because it can often be missed in this internet age. Never have we met such a talented bunch of writers who also manage to juggle real life as well as roleplaying some incredible characters. A big, big thank you (and so many hugs) for your endless support.

As a final word, we’d like to say to our members – don’t stop roleplaying! We can name endless sites that are around right now (Caeleste, Rise of the Fallen, Fimbulvetr, Novus, just to name a few), plus there are many that are being created at this very minute. Go forth and continue your equine RP journey! The end of one thing opens so many doors into new and exciting possibilities.

There is currently no plan to bring around a LTTS 2.0. Perhaps in the future, the Staff will get together again and with Maggie’s permission, the world of Elysium will be reborn. (Remember that the idea was originally hers, so anyone looking to take inspiration from the site must speak to her first.)

But for now, we say goodbye, we love you all, and don’t forget to look to the stars!

07-18-18 ★ Our host has finished with the updates and it's good to post again without fear of losing your posts.

07-07-18 ★ Our host will be updating the server, so any new posts from now may be affected. Please be sure to save them in a Word Doc like google documents. Will keep you updated until this is over, especially on Discord.

06-19-18 ★ We have updated our rules to match our host's update about inappropriate content. Anyone who goes against this will have their IP addresses banned by the host. If you've any questions, please contact a staff member.

06-14-18May OTM Nominations are up and ready to go, they will be open until the 28th of this month.

       



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Welcome new Empress Kashmir of Heretic!
The Red Wastes now has a sub-forum of its own! All Lyrus members can post there but outsiders beware!
The training battle between Gotham City and Caelian has been decided on a winner!


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Gotham City
King

Statistics
Age Adult, 11 yrs
Gender Stallion
Scale 20.0 hh - 2400 lbs
Sexuality Heterosexual
Baser Nature Aggressor
Magic Category Water
Magic Type Manipulation

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Points 3,510 points
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About BailanduSilueta
Joined Dec 18 2017
Played by BailanduSilueta
Last Visit Jun 25 2018, 7:40 PM
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Family
maddox, born to cotovatre on pantheon
evalyn, born to kashmir in elysium
symkaria, born to varya in elysium

Appearance

A true hulk, most accurately named as a behemoth and not a horse at all. He stands strikingly tall, 20.0hh to its best point of accuracy, and his body of pure, chiselled muscle only serves to make him appear even bigger. Painted the darkest of blacks, the unmarked swathes of his flesh blend seamlessly into the night. The beast’s canvas, though, is flecked with a shade of smoky grey in a manner not dissimilar to a piebald’s distinctive markings.

A further accessory to his black coat comes in a peculiar fluorescent cyan. Sporadically sized rings brush from his poll to his wither, then reappear briefly down his rump. These can be seen on either side of the beast’s hide, but are not symmetrical in their appearance. The same glowing cyan ribs tiger stripes on each of his legs, circling around the entire limb from the coronet to the knee. The hooves are black, but for that on his front left leg which continues to glow cyan. These markings glow through day and night, though by night it is likely they are all you will see him by; the only means by which one may detect his presence.

His left eye is a glowing amalgamation of chalky blue and piercing violet, not spiralled but churned together in such a way that his stare may appear entirely different from one hour to the next. His right eye, however, is a soulless hole. He is not blind, not nearly so, in fact the vision in this eye is just as good as the left. But for some reason the iris is entirely invisible. Common to both eyes, however, is the jagged disk of teal spanning from the bridge of his roman nose to the sharp edge of his cheekbone. A similarly jagged line tapers off at the same point, running downwards in a satirical sneer to curl around his mouth. This is a more off-white, blue-tinged cream.

The man is coated in a thick layer of fur. While his coat is glossy and sleek, the backs of his forelegs and beneath his barrel are thick with black fur comparable to the tufts of a lion’s mane. This fur is streaked with the same teal that masks Gotham’s eyes. His mane is often hogged, for the sake of battle practicality, allowing for a few inches of forelock, and his tail just reaches the tip of his hocks. These are both also streaked with teal, and his tail is tied into 5 plaits at the dock to keep it out of the way. Perhaps the most striking feature of this ghoul, though, are the half-dozen-or-so jellyfish lappets threaded into his tail. These glow as with his markings, and are mostly for show. They can pack a painful, in cases paralysing, sting but often his use of them is banned in battle; a rule he will begrudgingly accept.

Bling Me Up Scotty Token: First worn for the first Crucis Ball hosted himself, Gotham now owns a simple outfit for formalities and such like. When sporting such outfit, Gotham has a single blue forest lily behind his left ear and a rich, admiral blue silk scarf draped over his right shoulder, fastened with a silver pin to the base of his mane. Said pin is circular, engraved with the illustration of a jellyfish.

Personality
A heart to match the face, it may be fair to say. He is cold, brutal, emotionless and careless. While one may attribute him to a loyal cause and he will stay true to it purely for his own pride, it would be wrong to say he would ever care for the cause in hand.

The only care one might think Gotham has is that for his promiscuity. But then, even that is too feminine a word to put to it. Not to place a stereotype to promiscuity, only the beast is far from a foolish, wanton woman. In his eyes, at least. He’s more of a womanizer, finding a little meaning in life to challenging himself each day, finding new women to bed each night and then barely batting an eye when they come running back to him with child. He is no father, only the ghost of one that children will be told stories about by their mother. How he swept them off their feet, whispered sweet nothings into their ear and then disappeared into the witching hours.

Not only a lecher but a masochist, too. It may even be accurate to attribute sadism to his name; he is a lover of battling, sparring, drawing blood of his own and of others’. It does not have to be for purpose, for some “greater good” – of which he cannot fathom there being, anyway – but he is undoubtedly talented in the grounds of a battle arena, beaten by very few. When you should catch him not with one of many women, he is likely to be sparring, whether by creating some animosity with another for no reason, or rarely having asked another if they should wish to fight. Somehow, he has come to associate the feeling of pain with happiness. Perhaps not happiness, in fact, but exhilaration and adrenaline. Experiencing the pain of another induces the same such emotions.

One may, should they somehow find their way into the deeper truths of Gotham’s mind, find the only peaceful, harmless traits to his personality. Fascinated by time and space, it is his only pleasure that plays no harm to anyone else. If it were not for the rest of his unpleasantness he may be a somewhat philosophical creature, but this is hardly possible given the overriding nature of the behemoth’s being. If fighting and sleeping around are the building blocks of his person, a fascination of the space-time plane and everything behind it is merely a grain of sand resting on top.

History
former aqueous king of pantheon, travelled here, happening upon it by chance, after his former lands fell desolate (pantheon closed down)

manipulated the elements of water and psyche while at pantheon, to an expert level.

Additional Info
reference by yours truly <3
pagedoll by fintron.deviantart.com
header from unsplash.com

Magic Ability Description
Description: Can manipulate / summon water around him to use as both a weapon and a defense.

Small Attack: Can summon water (pools from his feet), manipulate it into very few sharp 'shards' and freeze it into sharp icicles from the ground.

Large Attack: Can summon upon the opponent a sensation akin to drowning - mouth/throat will fill with water (that cannot be spat out for the duration of the attack), pressure will be felt around the brain/ears/eyes like when in deep water and breath will be impossible until the hold is released.

Defense: When the opponent makes an impact with Gotham, he can liquify the part of his body so that the connecting limb of the opponent goes straight through and causes no harm.

Magic Weaknesses
Small Attack: the shards will melt away after 5 seconds so can only cause harm if they make a direct hit. They cannot be larger than 40cm so can only make hits to flesh low to the ground, and he can only create 2-3 shards at once, one time PER battle (not per post).

Large Attack: the drowning sensation lasts from 15-30 seconds (?) but once it surpasses 20 seconds he starts to feel some of the effects himself. Prolonged use will make him nauseous, short of breath and weak. This attack cannot cause actual prolonged physical harm and would be void on creatures who have gills.

Defense: Can only be used once per battle, requires incredibly quick reaction and cannot be used for attacks on his face or legs - only from poll to rump.