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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Caelian
Shadow

Statistics
Age Young Adult, 2-3 yrs
Gender Stallion
Scale 17.0 hh - 1200 lbs
Sexuality Heterosexual
Baser Nature Aggressor
Magic Category Fire
Magic Type Lightning

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Points 405 points
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About Flurry
Joined Jan 13 2018
Played by Flurry
Last Visit Jul 25 2018, 3:16 PM
Status Offline
Posts 33 posts
Threads 5 threads
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moodboard || playlist || face claim || voice claim

Appearance



dark grey, freckles, blue eyes, black mane, purple horns


Caelian has the build of a lean and athletic stallion, resembling that of a cross-country show horse. His shape resembled that of either an Akhal Teke, Hanoverian, an Irish Sport, or all three in a mix. Either way, he has quite the slender form, sleek with very fine bloodlines. His 17.0 hand height runs in his lines, as his sister is just a bit shorter than him. Because of his extreme athleticness, he is slightly lighter than horses of his height. This is also due to the fact he would rather do other things than eat.

His sleek, dark grey coat is something that doesn’t run in the family, though he can’t claim to have a large family in any shape or form. All of his family, which only includes his sister, have the recessive gene of a light coat. His coat is not all but dark grey, though. He possesses a large variety of freckles all along his coat. Most of them are a darker shade than his coat, though some are near the same hue. None of them are lighter than his base coat colour. These freckles dot the top of his snout, the top of his neck and back and the front of his legs. On his hind legs, they cover nearly the whole buttock and thigh. They cluster mostly on the bridge of his nose, right underneath his eyes. They are something that has grown darker with age, as they were very light when he was a foal. He has lighter tones of grey under his neck and belly, as well as inside his legs.

Caelian’s mane and tail are a unique anomaly. Though being soft and touchable, they give off the appearance of being made of obsidian. Black with crackle-like white lines, the mane nearly mimics the look of the rock. Though he used to keep them short and kept, he is no longer able to do that and the waves have grown out. Of course is mane and tail are still wavy, but it is not as extreme. His eyes are the most attracting part of him. With eyes as blue as a clear ocean, he easily allures others. Around the pupil, they are darker like the depths of the ocean, along with around the edge of the iris. These darker parts blend in with the blue in the middle, a light blue like snow in the dark or a clear winter sky.

The last thing about his outward appearance is his horns. He possesses two spiralling horns on his forehead, both of a slightly short length. The one nearer to his ears is slightly longer than the other. Both have the colouration of a purple obsidian rock.

Personality



broken, lost, sophisticated, nice, gentle


Caelian grew up as a shy and gentle soul, but thing began to change once he left his sister. He feels as if he is rediscovering himself, or discovering himself for the first time. Without his sister always making him a shadow, he feels he is finally free to being his true state. That being said, he is quite the complicated fellow.

He has a small anxiety about not belonging. All he ever wanted was to belong, to feel wanted. He wanted to feel a connection with others that he never experienced when with his sister. He had always been looked down upon, sort of as a disgrace, and now he longs for that sense of trust and connection. This can be through any kind of relationship. Because of this sense of alienation, he's become broken and lost. This has also allowed him to create a mask for himself. He has a strong sense of self-control, but under it all he has an extremely broken heart, going back to play with his anxiety and need for belonging.

However, his mask is well threaded and does not break easily. He has a very sophisticated outlook on life, and can be sort of a badass at times. He enjoys the luxuries and the classy things, the elegant parts of the world. He can be gentle and kind at times, as is his nature, but he is not afraid to punch his way out of any situation. He has an undertone of anger in him. It is very subtle, but it still festers within him.

Nothing triumphs his final trait, though. He has an overwhelming need for destruction, for any reason or not. After living in the shade for so long, it took a toll on his mental state, and he may or may not be a bit insane. He can be extremely dangerous, though knows how to control himself, which makes him even more of one to be feared. This side of him is usually hidden, unless you get on his bad side.

History



atnion


Atnion was a, extremely civilised state when Caelian was born. It was located on a fairly large island, completely covered in lush vegetation and trees with beautiful beaches and crystal waters. The only part of it that wasn’t vegetation was the large city on the east coast. A city that shined in the night and lit up in the hearts of everyone who lived there. It was almost entirely made of marble, ivory, and every other kind of beautiful, white rock. It was also lined with find jewels, gold, and silver, though no one had reason to steal any of this from the walls of the city. The civilians of the city were just as luxurious and rich, adorning themselves in jewels and soft fabrics. The king who ruled the land was a strong and handsome figure who never had reason to fight. The whole island was a place of peace.

There was always a large demand for artists and others of the sort, because of the many civilians who enjoyed the nicer things in life. They spent all their money adorning themselves, their homes, and their lives. And so Rynial, a talented stonemason, had his goals set to move to this city, and he did. He became rich and even more skilled in his works over his years of living there. That was when he thought of a certain project no one would be able to see or hear about. He collected a large block of obsidian and a large block of marble and began his project, chipping away at the rocks with his telekinetic powers and tools. For three years he perfected these two statues, working on them every day until they were perfect. Then finally, he brought them out into the daylight to flaunt his skills to everyone.

They, in all their beauty, became the centre of attention all across the city. Everyone came to marvel at the beauty of these two statues, though no one was allowed to name a price. These statues were Rynial’s pride and joy and could not be sold with a price. One night, a particularly interesting costumer came to Rynial to see these statues. It was dark and the lights were being shut off when Rynial was closing his doors to visitors. However, this figure insisted that she see the statues and would only take a moment. Reluctant but seeing no harm in letting the mare see his work, Rynial let her in. She looked them over quickly, complimented him, and head off on her way. What Rynial didn’t know was what she had whispered under her breath.

The next morning, Rynial woke up to a real anomaly. His beautiful statues lay in pieces on the floors, and two visitors stood in his small home. They were extremely unique in their appearances and qualities. The mare, by the looks of her, was tall and elegant, beautiful. Her coat shone like the moon, faintly sparkling. Her mane resembled marble, and it was soft and flowed easily. Her horn was spiralled and long, coloured a gorgeous blue that matched her hooves. And her eyes, her eyes were a pretty green that bled into the brown around her pupils. Then Rynial’s attention turned to the stallion. He was slightly taller than the mare, but just as gorgeous in his own way. His dark coat was dappled in lovely freckles and he had slightly lighter undertones. His mane also resembled a rock, an obsidian rock. His two horns were also spiralled and coloured an obsidian purple. But his eyes, his eyes could make anyone drop dead. They sparkled with the light of a distant star and were such a beautiful blue, Rynial wanted to capture them in a painting, if he could paint. However, these two horses seemed vaguely familiar.

That was when it hit him. These horses were familiar because he had created him. Rynial had carved these beautiful anomalies from hoof over the span of three years, and last night they had been brought to life by some spell. With excitement, Rynial raced out into the city to tell everyone and that day, the small home was overrun with visitors.

They, of course, were both given names and places in the community. They already seemed extremely knowledgable about the world from the whispers and gossip they had heard over their time as statues, though were taught what else they needed to know. They became the king’s personal advisors, both because of their beauty and because of their overflowing knowledge. Though, the king always favoured the mare over the stallion.

Because of this favouring, the stallion fell into the shadows and rumours began to float around the city about him. He was thought sketchy, shady. Some people began to fear him and what he was. They called him a shadow to fear, and eventually was rejected by society. The mare grew in the sunshine. She was nearly perfect, with her bright smiles and gentle personality. She was overly adorable and overly pure, while the stallion had nearly the same qualities as her, he was thrown under the bus. Eventually, he grew sick of it and became what they already thought he was, a shadow to be feared. He growled at anyone who met eyes with him, and he walked to and fro with his head down and a black silk over it.

This life he lived, he hated it. Eventually, he confronted his sister and told her what he felt. She didn’t believe it because she never saw it. This allowed him to open his eyes, and he saw the city for what it was: fake. So he left. He had already researched spells and had some ability in magics, so he went to his professor and asked for a spell of wings. Of course, he was given one, given a way to get off the island.

He planned his escape thoroughly, and when the time came to execute it, he never hesitated. He went to the south side of the island, where the wind was high and the cliffs were especially large. It was night and the moon shone brightly, the waves crashed far below and the low vegetation rustled in the wind. With the spell the stallion whispered, he sprouted wings. These wings were incredibly beautiful, black but not entirely black. They held a hue of purple within then and were struck through with crackle-lines like a slab of obsidian would have. They also seemed to sparkle in the moonlight and seemed to hold the stars within them. The feathers were soft and blew in the wild wind when the stallion extended them.

Now was the time. With eyes closed, he took a leap of faith and spread his wings, jumping off the side of the cliff. For a moment, he had this horrible falling feeling before the wings caught the air and lifted him up. He glided for a moment, before flapped them once and soared higher. With a smile, he flew away from his horrible life and to where he would be able to begin a new one. He would be able to rediscover himself, to be who he always wanted to be.

Additional Info
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Magic Ability Description
Lighting can be summoned before the individual and fired in an electric bolt toward the opponent.

Large Attack: A singular, large orb of lightning and blast it at his opponent. As it is hard to aim, there is about a 75% chance of it hitting his opponent but will hurt and cause a 5-10 second stun. This magic also takes a while to charge

Small Attack: Small bolts of lightning toward the target. These small attacks barely hurt and feel more as if someone is pinching you with crackling fingers but can cause dizziness for about 7 seconds

Defense: When used in a battle, smoke will begin to form around the user and make the opponent's visibility restricted

Magic Weaknesses
Lightning magic does not have very defensive properties and is hard to aim and control. Caelian does not have the ability to aim directly at his opponent but can fire two to three bolts at a time in their direction. Using this magic sometimes causes him to burn himself.