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Kappi Stjarna [Ready]

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RexDraco    313

Roleplay Type: WoE

 

Name: Kappi Stjarna


Sex: Male


Age: Stallion


Species: Lykos (Earth Pony strain)


Eye colour: Sea Green


Coat: Chestnut fur with white markings

 

Kappi has a thick, chestnut fur that is a bit on the light side. From his chin to his belly lay a snow white patch as well as his white feathering along his fetlock. His hooves have a snow blue coloration that match his mane.

 

Mane/Tail: White-silver and snow blue.

 

His mane is long and uncut as it is a measure of his beauty. Marbled with white-silver and snow blue it has a swaying pattern that is mimicked in his dreadlocked tail.

 

Physique:  Buff

 

Born and raised from a warrior caste Kappi is heavy set with a thick coat designed for the icy reaches of Whitescar. A third generation he is thankful for his north-born attributes having been set into his bloodline from generations before.

 

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Residence: Whitescar

 

His grandparents had migrated to Whitescar from the moors in hopes of building a new way of life against the name of their predecessors. A history of troublesome dealings amongst a rival tribe had forced them to move. His parents were born native to Whitescar and Kappi was born of his parents, making him third generation.

 

Occupation: Astronomer/Cartographer

 

Formerly a warrior Kappi has become an avid star reader and uses it to create maps and navigate the vastly growing and changing world.

 

Cutie Mark: Signal Whip


A loud and commanding figure Kappi is known for barking orders without hesitation. He is forward in his ways and doesn’t know how to whisper, but such came in handy with a pony often on the front lines of battle thanks to his size. As a navigator this assists him with keeping together a hunting party and ensuring ponies trust his confident voice rather than straying from the traveling group.

 

Unique Traits

 

Moorborn: Being a moorland-born Kappi is very resilient in harsh, snowy weather and rough terrain. His oily coat insulates him without fail. He is rugged and built to move for extended periods of time with little rest.

 

Moon Cursed: Carrying the Lykos Curse Kappi is not only vulnerable to its magical weaknesses during full moons, such as a hyper-sensitivity to Poison Joke, but its transmutative properties which include the following: sharp teeth, thicker fur, and increased fighting prowess. 

 

History

 

Kappi was born to his mother Danzleikr (Dancing Song) and father Bjorn Hlaupa (Bear Jumper) in the city of Saarvagerg, who were born to his grandparents, natives of Stalliongrad. It had not been an easy life for the family as they had bound to a tribe that carried the Lykos Curse. It made living in more populated regions difficult and the old views of how to tame the curse, via imprisonment, was not something they wished for their foal. Not wanting their son to live the same harsh life they had lived, Bjorn, now leader of his tribe, lead them to migrate deeper into the Frozen North. Kappi had a strong build even when young, but as such it lead to a heavy frame that found difficulty in simple tasks that proved elementary for nimbler ponies his age. He was hefty, which made him a rather clumsy trotter in youth. Not even a stiff wind could take the foal down! Luckily being sturdy was a requirement of the harsh lands his family had migrated too long before Kappi's parents saw the light of day. It was not an easy start, nor had it been the fresh start they hoped for. Saarvagerg proved to be a harsher land shaped by the fierce order of the Caribou tribes. Kappi learned to fight before he learned to run, his gruff nature shaped by a desire to succeed and built upon the foundation of a curse that increased his prowess for combat.

 

In his youth Caribou games were nothing like Pony ones. Though his family's herd migrated more often than staying in one place, they often met with other Caribou for trade and the like. It did not take like for Bjorn's family to integrate with one of the Caribou tribes, giving up on the idea they could simply avoid the raiders that often pushed through borders. Numbers would be what kept them alive. As it was: Kappi would grow up more Caribou than pony. He had become the one who led the others his age into adventures, be it scavenging the more precarious cliffs for berries and resources, or delving into the harsh snows for a march and practice. Kappi was as hardy as any Caribou, but he still has his limits. Full Moons, while a great time for foraging, was a forbidden time where his family stayed behind in claims of meditation as in accordance to their old ways. With all his size and strength, though, he lacked the ability to sensibly climb sheer heights or keep his hoofing on icy grounds. Size was not always indicative of agility, but it has been in Kappi's case.

 

Despite any of this he felt himself Caribou.

 

He learned to fight like a Caribou, but due to his disadvantages as a pony, such as no horns, his wrestling techniques supported his great size and Earth Pony cleverness. He could feel the land beneath his hooves and use the terrain to his advantage when he could. Because of his capacity in strength the leaders of the tribe entrusted him leading raiding parties. It was not an ideal situation, but they needed to survive and not show weakness towards the other tribes. It was tradition and since they only did so when they required resources, it was more acceptable. Survival was important. A Caribou's strength was important.

 

Kappi grew to become a strong and healthy stallion. An envy, really, with his thick coat and sturdy figure. That envy had triggered a few of his raidmates to start questioning the leaders and him and his strength. They felt it untraditional to be led by a pony and many would claim that Kappi likely used Dark Pony Magic, as ponies were known amongst their unicorn kin, to cast spells, in order to maintain such a prestigious position. Ponies weren't as strong as Caribou. They wouldn't have it.

 

During a raid Kappi's allies had followed him as they usually did, but little would the hero realize their mounting dissent. As the raid reached its peak, Kappi would require a unit to trial up behind him for support. But the support never came. All Kappi could remember was darkness. He had been struck with a kick to the back of his head and blacked out. His raid party cleared the area soon after, returning to the village without the stallion. The traumatic event left the snow-born Earth Pony asleep. In his sleep he dreamt many dreams of stars and world's beyond this one. Beyond those mountains and beyond that sea was a world much greater than him, but he dreamt for a long time, and was sure he would not wake to see, to travel there.

 

He awoke after the pass of a month. He was taken into the care of others for the time he slept. His coma has not subsided his transformations though. He was able to drink, much of his sustenance coming from ground medicines and grasses mixed into drink. Asleep for so long his body was weak, forcing Kappi to retrain himself and learn, all over, to control his beast. Life abound he would repay those who cared for him and, in turn, they kept his secret. They had every right to let him stay within his dreams forever, as the beast he was, but they did not. It took a great deal of stubbornness and pride for him to regain his muscle mass as quickly as he had, so luckily for him he had plenty of both. Time helped as well in his recovery for within two short weeks he was running again. A month complete and Kappi could again fight, but the experienced changed him.

 

No longer was he a pony who sought to fight and march the front lines, but instead he became a leader who stride shoulder to shoulder, or at flank, of his troops. In love with the stars he dreamt of Kappi poured his time between recovery on learning the art of cartography, to become a prestigious navigator capable of leading bands through the most unforgiving territories. He could still bellow orders, but it was for the sake of finding himself a new tribe.

 

 

Character Personality: 

 

Kappi has a dominate type personality, but he is also rather introverted when it comes to his actions, choosing not to participate in large crowds or any place with too much noise. While a great leader, small talk isn’t his strong suit and tends to make him aloof as he goes straight to the point in a situation rather than dallying in insignificant fact exchange. He is good in his nature, but he lacks cowardice and sometimes mouths off his point of view that sometimes gets him in trouble and into a fight. He was honest and quiet, seemingly cold-hearted, but only looking to encourage and help his allies.

 

He has a dry sense of humor, one having to doubletake when his stiff expression shifts to indicate his smirks and grins buried in that fuzzy face. He fancied cooking, never keen on the bland and limited foods offered by the harsh habitats of Whitescar. He feels a Pony (and Caribou) can only be happy with a full and satisfied stomach. He will make a fuss about having proper meals and will even wiggle his way into the kitchen even if he was unwanted there. He liked eggs. Far too much. Sometimes sneaking into hen houses to pilfer them for cooking. He loved to eat and could sometimes be found a wallowing mess after overeating.

 

He disliked noise, but was fond of soft music. His favorite instrument was the flute. He says that it is what the stars sound like in his dreams. He sang like a whale but was good at listening when a friend needed, often laying beside them to give the whole of his attention when they were down and out.

 

 

Character Summary: 

 

Kappi is a straightforward, hearty pony with a focused mind. After being betrayed by former kin, he fell in battle. In his deep sleep he dreamed of stars and refocused his dedication from the field of battle to the maps in the stars and on the land. He works to show others a new way to march that didn't involve cutting down those before you, but instead educating them through leadership. 

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Interesting character; I like how you've developed him!

 

Just a clarifying question: is he currently part of a Caribou clan?  And if so, which one?  You can make up a name, or ask any active caribou players if they'd like to have new members in their own clan, which they probably would.  (Hint, Hint!)

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RexDraco    313

I left it open/empty for roleplay purposes. Additions made to personality.

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Fair enough.  Just remember, Clan Breen could always use a navigator!

 

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Bellosh    1,573

OC application moved back by owner's request for revision purposes.

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RexDraco    313

Complete. New Race, new trait, history edited to show how the racial trait has effected him.

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Bellosh    1,573

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