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Name: Lantern Light, often just called Light or Lan/Lanny Gender: Male Age: Young Stallion Species: Unicorn Eye colour: Bright golden yellow Character colour: Lanny is a bright off-white color, dipped in a light greyish tone. Mane/Tail/Other: Both mane and tail are a deep redish tone, kept fairly short and never styled especially intentively. Style is never his main concern, so both are often clean, but overall dishevelled. He is usually seen wearing a tatty black hood, and an old canvas mask fashioned in a bird-like manner, used to protect him from any dangerous fumes when exploring the Everfree and brewing his potions. Physique: Lanny is standard size as far as stallions his age go, not too tall or too short, he's about average height. Built in a lean fashion, clearly conditioned for travelling long distances and endurance. He isn't overly muscular, but he isn't weak either. Residence: Just on the inner edges of the Everfree, about a half a mile in, he built a modest home to do his work with potions and even poisons. It is fairly easy to find, a path laid out by welcoming lanterns, and sits beside a small pond. Occupation: Though his specialty is healing, both magical and herbal, he is also a guide of sorts, having a fairly decent knowlege of the Everfree's layout, he often stumbles upon lost travellers, guiding them to his home for recovery. before leading them out of the forest. Cutie Mark: Despite his secondary talent in healing, his cutie mark displays a lantern lit with a warm glow. He fully expected his cutie mark to end up congruous with his healing ability, but was surprise when he ended up with one symbolising his warm personality and guiding hooves. His cutie mark appeared one stormy night, as he lead a young foal home while he himself was still fairly young. Cutie Mark Story: It was late, and a terrible storm had rolled in from the west, a night that most ponies would spend safely inside by a warm and comforting fire. But Lantern Light was numb to the rain as he searched frantically for the source of the frightened wails that he'd heard very close to his traveling home. He was nearly a colt by this time, and therefore given more freedom to roam by his parents. When he found the source of the sound, he discovered a very frightened young filly, absolutely soaked and crying for someone to help her. The empathetic young pony couldn't bear to hear such a sound, and carefully approached her, slowly so he didn't fighten the little foal. He summoned up a small spark of magic that kept the rain from the filly as he asked her what happened in a gentle voice. She was lost, and only had a slim idea where her home was. He offered her a comforting smile and reassured her that he could find her home, keeping the spell protecting the filly as they set off. Eventually they came upon a sleepy little village, and the now mostly dry filly became excited. This is my village! She'd eagerly explained, and soon enough the two ponies came across a mare searching frantically through the streets, when she met with the two she immediately collapsed to the ground, throwing her hooves around her daughter and hugging her tightly. Lantern felt an intense warmth in his heart as he watched the reunion, and after many thanks were given to him, he turned his hooves homeward. It wasn't until he arrived at his family's wagon that his parents pointed out the mark on his hip, a warm glowing lantern, symbolising the warmth in his heart, and his drive to guide those who are lost or afraid. Special Talent: Lantern's main special talent seems to be offering guidance and assistance to anypony who needs it, he has a very comforting air, and can easily put most ponies at ease with his presence. He is also very talented with healing magic, but even that seems to coincide with his ability to soothe and heal those who need it. His special talent is, simply put, being able to put others at ease and guide them with his warmth. Unique Traits: Len has a very innate grasp on healing spells, and has nearly perfected his handle on potions and brews as well. Though his mask and hood can give him a very imposing and spooky appearance, Lantern is actually incredibly kind and chipper. Lantern's Mask: The mask that Lantern wears is a useful part of his design, but one he only dons when it is neccessary, as it often gives him a more unapproachable appearance, which is something he does not want. The mask is formed after the plague doctor masks, but used in a very different way. Living in the Everfree, a deep and vastly unknown stretch of forest, he needed a way to protect himself from any unknown fumes or substances that he could potentially inhale, so the unicorn carefully fashioned a mask that would protect him from both inhaling, and potential harm to his eyes, using a design he'd seen both in books and along his travels with his family for festivals, the beaked mask design was born. He usually only dons the mask when he plans to traverse deeper into the forest than he normally would, and he avoids wearing it into town where he might frighten other ponies. The odd meeting will still happen when he finds a lone traveller deep in the forest, but he's usually pretty good at assuring them that he is not, in fact, a monster, owing this to his naturally calming aura. History: Lantern was born to a pair of travelling bards, wandering the lands of Equestria and even beyond in a wagon pulled by his father. Though he grew up this way, Lantern never took to travelling quite as well as his family did. Being a much more social pony, he always longed to settle down somewhere where he might be able to make lasting friendships, rather than ones that ended the moment his family moved on. As he got older this need grew more nagging, and his relationship with his family became more strained because of it. When he was a young stallion, his family stopped in a small copse just on the edge of the Everfree, hoping to do business with the small town located not too far from it: Ponyville. The time Lantern spent in Ponyville was the happiest he'd had, and when his parents insisted that it was time to move on, he ut his hooves down and insisted that he stay behind. As hard as it was to leave behind the family he'd grown up with, it was a desicion he never regretted. He chose to settle down just inside the Everfree, where he would have plentiful access to all the herbs and plants he would need for his potions and medicines, but close enough to the outside to allow visitors to find him safely. With the help of his magic, and the kind hooves of Ponyville's residents, the young stallion soon had a modest cabin to call his own. He keeps lanterns lit along the path to his home, so that any ponies in ned can always find him, and his door is always open. Character Personality: Lantern is a very warm and loving pony, always chipper and smiling, he gives off a natural air of warmth and comfort. Despite living within the Everfree, away from everypony, Lantern is incredibly social and loves visitors, especially when they tell him stories of their travels. He can be incredibly chatty when he comes into Ponyville for any reason, or when he is around other ponies in general, and sometimes he has a bit of trouble with personal space. He means well, but often gets very over zealous, espeially when it comes to meeting new ponies. He is a very empathetic individual, and is often guilty of putting the needs of others before his own, making him a very dedicated healer, but often neglecting his own needs, such as sleeping or eating. When there is a pony in need, he will give his all to help them. Character Summary: Overall, Lantern is a good friend to have around. He will give his all to help you in whatever way you might need. He throws himself whole heartedly into his work, and into helping others, and wil often do whatever is asked of him to the best of his abilities. Incredibly social, despite his somewhat remote location, and always looking out for those who step hoof into the forest he calls home. He is always there to lend a hoof in one should need it, whether it be through healing or just being there, he'll do whatever it takes to help you if you need him. He can be a bit scary at first glance, but once the hood and mask come off, his eyes are friendly and his smile is warm, and a welcoming aura seems to emanate from the young stallion, putting most ponies at ease.
Hello, my little ponies. Roleplaying on Canterlot.com can be a delightfully fun experience, but finding the right confidence in your roleplay posts can be a difficult thing. Indeed, many of my subjects over the years questioned whether they truly have the talent to write outstanding roleplay posts. To those who wish themselves to be counted among my faithful students, I have to say that crafting exceptional replies is actually quite easy. By studying the wisdom I impart to you, you’ll soon be able to practice my techniques and learn for yourself the magic of roleplay. Proofreading is Magic.If anypony realizes the importance of proofreading, it would be my prized pupil Twilight Sparkle. While her efforts at maintaining the high quality of her reports oftentimes wear her out, the efforts she makes to ensure her writing is devoid of all spelling and grammar errors or phrases too awkward to be read out loud is truly commendable. If your fellow roleplayers are anything like their princess, they will be happy to see similar efforts. Even though I’m personally quite forgiving of errors (don’t let my student find out!), some players will be thrown off if they see writing lacking the care evidenced by a simple proofread. Explore Your Character’s Feelings.Roleplay is much more than having your character go through the motions of speaking dialogue to other ponies. Like my real subjects, your creation ought to be swimming in thoughts and senses. How does your pony feel about the other characters? How does he or she perceive his surroundings? By exploring the reflections, emotions, and senses of your character, your posts will be more rewarding to read for both others and yourself. Don’t fear making your replies too long; the important thing is that others get a vivid picture of what goes on inside the head of your own little pony. Not All Language is Spoken.Even though writing dialogue is a large part of roleplaying, don’t underestimate the importance of body language. Various scientific experts in my royal court suggest that upwards to 90% of all equine communication consists of nonverbal cues like eye contact and leg movement. To better simulate the lively nuances of real-life conversations, feel encouraged to describe what sort of gestures and expressions your character makes. Just as importantly, make every effort to respond to the body language displayed by other ponies. By minding nonverbal cues, conversations will be made that much more interesting to portray. Reign In the Purple Prose.On occasion, I have seen my RP students go overboard and write up posts so long and convoluted that they are impossible to comprehend. While it is important to delve into your character, it is also vital to do so concisely. Be sure to write just enough to provide roleplayers a detailed picture of your pony or the current setting without drowning them in extraneous information and endless description. Assuming that two roleplay posts each have the same content about a character’s thoughts and actions, the better roleplay post is not the one that spends two paragraphs droning about the alabaster spires of my castle, but the one that only devotes a sentence or two at most to them. Create Opportunities for Responses.Aside from getting inside your character’s head, the other essential element that distinguishes an exceptional post from an average one is how well it provides new directions for other roleplayers to respond to. Writing in-length about how your character came to arrive at a location sadly does no good if they make no effort to bond with somepony else. On the other hoof, having your character communicate with others, causing situations which other characters must respond to, and otherwise moving the roleplay along are what it takes to make RPs exciting to both yourself and others. However, be sure to respond to other roleplayer’s attempts at accomplishing the same task; reciprocation goes a long way in forging meaningful friendships. I trust you can now see that I was quite serious when I mentioned that writing great roleplay posts is delightfully easy. By following these five simple steps, you’ll be roleplaying to the very best of your abilities before you even know it. With quality roleplaying, I have faith that you'll soon find countless friends as you explore the worlds of Canterlot.com's Roleplay. Good luck!
Roleplaying Etiquette Guide As with any game, proper etiquette is vital to the success of roleplaying, and should be observed by all players at all times. The following guidelines are what we expect out of players in terms of courtesy and respect within our roleplay areas. Tags Whether you are joining an existing thread or starting your very own roleplay experience, you should pay attention to the tags at the end of each thread's title. They will usually provide additional information about joining in, or point new players to where they can ask to take part. Listed below are the most common tags you will see, and what they mean to you as an aspiring player. Closed - The thread is no longer taking new players. These threads should never be joined without permission from the original poster. It never hurts to ask. If you get a no, don't take offense. Sometimes, the creator is just looking for certain types of characters or players to play with!Open - These threads are generally open for anyone to join. However, if the thread has been inactive for a long time, or has more than a single page of posts, you may want to PM the original poster just to make sure it is still okay to join. They may have forgotten to change the tag! Roleplaying with cast When you are roleplaying cast characters, it is very important to keep in mind that they may not be playing the character exactly as you envisioned them. Especially in World of Equestria, headcanon for characters has no bearing on how they will actually behave when interacting with others. Please do not harass our cast players with demands to make their characters act a certain way. If you would like for their cast character to be portrayed differently, we recommend finding someone to play that character with you in our Free-For-All Roleplay section instead. Requesting roleplays If you would like to play with a specific character, you are more than welcome to PM them asking for a roleplay thread. Keep in mind that they may have to turn you down for any of several reasons, but you'll never know if you don't ask! Just be respectful and courteous, and even if they can't RP with you now, maybe they'll remember you in the future when they are looking for new threads! Interact with others When you post in a roleplay thread, make sure that you are responding to the things that have happened since your last post, especially if a new player has joined. You wouldn't want to be ignored when you joined a thread, so don't do it to others. Try to draw them into what's going on! You should also leave your post open for response and continuation so that the next player has something to work with. Last, but most certainly not least, please do not control another player's character, whether that be saying what they think, what they're saying, or what they're doing. Placeholder posts Sometimes, when a user is working on their post, they will post a placeholder while they are working, and edit their actual post into that spot later. Please allow them to finish and edit their post before continuing with the RP, even if this causes some delay. Conflicts with other players While we hope that this doesn't happen, sometimes our players have disagreements with each other on various aspects of their roleplays. Don't be afraid to start an OOC thread or PM the other players in your thread if there is a problem that needs resolved. Always remember that you can report offending content to our moderators to take action if a problem becomes serious enough. Quality writing To help ensure you are bringing your best to your roleplays, make sure you have read our guide on writing quality roleplaying posts and keep it in mind as you write. Quality goes a long way toward having fun, not to mention showing your respect for the people you are playing with! Follow applicable rules As always, please follow all of the site wide rules at all times, whether you are in character or out of character. In addition, there are certain rules specifically for roleplaying, depending on what section you are in. World of Equestria RulesFree-For-All Rules
Hello and welcome to the first ever Guide to Rping and Character Creation post! Now I bet you are wondering. "Gee QuickLime what gives you the authority to pass yourself as some all knowing Rp guru ?" First off, that's rude and your mother would be ashamed! Second off, I will state right now that I have ZERO Authority on anything, that lies with the Canterlot RPHS (Roleplay Helpstaff) and that if you have any serious rp issues you should contact them SO let's roll up our sleeves and belly flop right into this shall we? So you've grown bored of all the alicorns and lack of real canon structure in FFA and are wanting to dip your hooves in the scary waters that is the Canterlot World of Equestria Rp, though intimidating at first you shouldn't be afraid to take that plundge! I assure you the World of Equestria Rp is enriching, and very fulfilling with many interesting ponies, places, and plots! (Not that kind-slap-) To start you off on the right guide let's give you a few tools Da Rules Read every section of this BEFORE you even start writing, so you understand how World of Equestria Rp works, this is FULL of good things like what playable species are allowed, where you can live, and just in general canon rules for the World of Equestria Rp. I know it's a bit to read but I assure you it is worth it Rarity's Simply Fabulous Roleplay Application Guide! THIS is a key step in joining World of Equestria Rp! Without this there is no forward! Only back! This Guide was written by the fabulous Phil the TimeWizard and you should read this , and use it as a guide to write your applications! While it is not official it is still in my opinion a key component in making a good application Roleplay related questions, don't know where to get the answers? The answer of course is THE RPHELPSTAFF! The Senior RPHS List RPHelpers List But you might be wondering "Lime why are there TWO lists!? I CAN'T COMPREHEND TWO LISTS!" For one, calm the buck down child and shh let Momma Lime explain! The Seniors are the ones that have a bit more OOMPH to their word, they are the ones that stamp applications and pass them through, the Regular RPHS are there to guide you through the rocky waters so that you get passed up to a Senior Helpstaffer and get your app stamped Do not fall into the same cliche's that have been done BEFORE YOU. So you've finally read everything, took Phil's app and filled it out ! You also went to the Ponymaker and made yourself a niceee Pony Image to demonstrate what your character looks like! Now lets talk about cliche's and what you shouldn't do! 1: Make your pony an orphan! This is overdone and really REALLY annoying to ME and the people that have to read this uncreative trope again and again and again! Your parents aren't dead, don't try to give your character a sad, sobby dead parent backstory riddled with angst and sorrow. 2: Don't overplay their disabilities/short comings! If your pony is blind, deaf, missing a leg, ect DO NOT MAKE THIS THE FOCUS OF YOUR APP! Don't try to go for the pity card, or the over done "My character seems weak but THEIR NOT!" trope either! It's uncreative! There are many good Oc's that have limbs missing/ blindness without it being the focus of their application. 3: Do NOT try to insist that your character is an outcast among ponies! Don't try to make it seem like your character was victimized due to their eye or coat colour, it's been proven ponies don't care about that sorta stuff. Another thing to avoid is to claim they were horribly bullied for being different, especially if it's for like "She can't cast magic" or "He can't fly" when your characters are young foals since this is very common. 4:Make them a battle torn wanderer tough guy that shuts everyone out, this is not in the spirit of the show so don't do it D: Also for the sake of it NO MORE DEAD PARENTS! To keep up with the latest Rp news and such go to here Codexia Equestria! For all your Rp related news! Overall stick to the guides and if you need any questions feel free to shoot a pm to a RPHS member that is online! And come back next time for the next installment of this blog "I'v been accepted into World of Equestria Rp..Now what !?" This is QuickLime signing off!