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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Shulmanu
Inactive Character

Statistics
Age Adult, 13 yrs
Gender Stallion
Scale 19.0 hh - 2100 lbs
Sexuality Asexual
Baser Nature Neutral
Magic Category N/A
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About BailanduSilueta
Joined Jan 02 2018
Played by BailanduSilueta
Last Visit May 10 2018, 10:13 PM
Status Offline
Posts 7 posts
Threads 1 threads
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Family
parents both murdered; no siblings; no romantic relationships; no offspring

Appearance
cloaked in chocolate, he is a man of fine muscle and stature, standing 19hh at the pinnacle of his growth and physical fitness. muscles ripple across his back and limbs, pulled taut and hard to the touch, carving out every meticulous detail of his face and skeleton. the coat is the colour of a rich black chocolate, bittersweet to the taste but delicious and moreish nonetheless. to run eyes over it, it would look like the finest quality velvet, shimmering with a green sheen in particular lights, however to touch it is coarse and rough, littered with imperfections and scars gathered over many years accompanying the uruk horde. deep taupe dapples spiral outwards from a central point on his left shoulder, subtle yet defining as they diffuse outwards and leave space for chestnut points on the hock, knee, muzzle, chin, and underneath of the barrel.

a fourth layer of colour is added to the magnificent hide in off-white interrupted stripes painted upon his arched neck, rump and eyelids. his eyes are a dull blue as the sky on a cloudy day, and his hair a tousled mane of waves, fading from black to an ombre of slate grey as it brushes the floor from both the dock and the arch of the neck. feathered cream wings with a 25ft wingspan spread with an air of royalty and superiority from his shoulders, most often held out in proud stance unless cold weather requires they be tucked into his sides.

Personality
an asexual, shulmanu is quietened by his interesting past and lack of desire to be social. it takes a great amount of effort for a creature to gain shulmanu's attraction, for he first must be the closest of friends with such creature before further feelings can even be considered. combined with a lack of desire to make an effort in being sociable, shulmanu is often percieved to be somewhat of a loner, left to dream inside his head and speak very few words to even those he holds dear.

should you gain shulmanu's friendship enough for him to open up to you, it is seen that he can be a genuine gentleman, polite and kind even while his position within the uruk horde mightn't suggest of such a gentle nature. he will speak with grace, a particular elegance and regalness, while not at all sounding conceited or self important. he can hold a conversation, often with the occasional humorous addition and kind compliment, to such an extent that many wonder why he drowns himself in silence at all.

in fact, shulmanu is not at all the character one would expect to partake in the uruk's violent activities, and thus it is apparent that he merely happened to belong there out of coincidence. he is not naturally evil nor violent, and if not for his family-like position within the horde he may be considered a pacifist. t'is due to his simple history that he has become involved with the controversial ways of gilgamesh's gang, and he is not unhappy about it. his position requires no evil or harm to be done to innocents, and his ruthless streak will only rarely be unleashed when in the situation of preserving himself or his uruk family.

History
born into a non-uruk family, shulmanu's herd was raided as he was only a mere month old. he watched his mother raped and murdered, his father tortured for information and disposed of with disgusting brutality, but he was not scarred. no fear remains in his head, for it happened so young he could barely distinguish the wrong from the right. all the man knew was he grew up without parents, under the rule of the uruk. such atrocities happened to his blood relatives before the uruk reviewed its rules and ways to prevent the disgusting acts of abuse though still remaining a horde to be revered and feared.

he grew up with a young gilgamesh, becoming friends with him quickly; the friendship would last long into gil's leading reign over the uruk. it was within these years that shulmanu became a true part of the horde, becoming a scout who would fly ahead before raids, looking out for 'points of interest' and vulnerable spots of a herdland that should be attacked first. with this status in the horde he gained a black eagle familiar named rade, whom quickly became a treasured companion in flight and rest. shulmanu adapted into this position so quickly that it became his soul interest in life. if his parents had been taken just a few months later, if everything had been shifted two months down the line, no doubt the outcome would be nothing the same. this history only works because shul was so young when it was written, too young to know truly what happened to his parents and to miss them as any normal foal might. instead, he knew and still to this day knows only of the uruk, and how important it is to him. the uruk is his family, and as far as he cares to think, it always has been.

Additional Info
rade, the male black eagle

one of the larger of his species, rade is a fierce black eagle with a 1.9 metre wingspan and onyx black feathers. his eyes, talons and beak are a cruel golden yellow and his fanned tail displays faint caramel barring, as do his magnificent wings.

much like shulmanu himself, rade keeps to himself but has a slightly crueler characteristic than his companion. he often urges his equine counterpart to partake in the horde's battles, which shul will later regret. there is a distinct love-hate relationship between the two, though rade will always stick by shulmanu's side.

character design and brief base concept by franknsteins.deviantart.com

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