Jump to content

Primrose Valkyria [Ready]

Recommended Posts

Roleplay Type:  World of Equestria


Name: Primrose Valkyria 


Gender: Mare


Age: Young adult


Species: Thestral


Eye colour: Emerald green


Coat: Dark Burgundythough Prim's wings are two tone. The main arms and the splines are the same color as her coat. The membranes of her wings are burnt tan


Mane/Tail: Being military, Prim's mane is very well kept with a slight natural curl. Her color is a gradient green, going from Emerald green to a Much lighter emerald color along the top and then down the length that runs along her neck. Though this is only shown when she's not in uniform. Depending on the circumstances, this is either dress whites, dress blues, or her STAR armor that replaced her Lunar Guard armor.


Physique: Primrose is a highly trained military pony originally destined to join the Lunar Guard before it was disbanded to form the Twilight Guard, leading her to become an officer of STAR. As such, Prim is in her prime and is very lithe and agile, especially when she needs to fight.




Primrose has two primary residences, depending on if she is on leave or if she is on active duty. When she’s on leave, Primrose Lives in Las Pegasus not far from the STAR headquarters. Being one of the admirals, she knows that she’s always on call if there is an emergency so she stays close to the base.


Primrose’s second residence is her ship that she is in command of, the DD-191, STR-Lunar Star. A powerful aeronautical destroyer with advanced Aethercore technology. More on the ship in her backstory.


Occupation: Captain of the STR-Lunar Star in the Severe Threat & Action Response Force. When on leave, she likes to frequent Maremont Street, and enjoys theater performances such as Pony Fantastique, and the Masquerade.


Cutie Mark: Prim's cutie mark is two highly polished scimitars crossing blades at the brass hilts. A treatment to her desire to protect others and her skills with said swords. None shall pass on her watch.


Unique Traits:


---Nocturnal: Primrose, like most thestrals, is completely nocturnal, making Las Pegasus The perfect city for her when she's on leave. As such, all the ponies under her command are also nocturnal, and the STR Lunar Star is the primary ship assigned to night runs.


---Two-Leg Stance: Prim has a very unique fighting style when she's in combat. Unlike most ponies, she will stand on her hind legs and use her wings to maintain balance, allowing her to dual-weild her scimitars. 




Primrose was born twenty-seven years ago into the Valkyria Clan. A family of mighty and noble warriors that all served in the Lunar guard. Her mother was Starfang, and her father was Crimson Blade, and like her parents, the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree. Prim, as she was usually called by her family and friends, though a select few that were close got to call her Rose. A mistake you only made once if she didn’t give you expressed permission to use, and like almost all of her family, she was purely nocturnal


She began her own training to join the Lunar Guard at a very young age. As soon as she was physically capable of holding even a wooden practice blade, she was training. She had a reputation to uphold within her family after all, Every member of her family had served dutifully in the Lunar Guard, and helped protect all citizens of Equestria from any possible dangers of the night. She was not going to be the one that would disappoint their family. 


Her deftness with blades came with alarming ease, and she was easily outclassing most of the others in her age category as she was moving up through the ranks even within the family, let alone through the other clans or the rest of Equestria. However, her defining moment was when she earned her cutie mark. She was ten years old, and was going through her usual training regiment, trying to push herself as hard as she could and make it further every time. She was nearly flawless with a single blade, but after disarming her opponent, she wondered what it would be like if she picked up her opponent’s blade as well as her own. 


She hadn’t tried to fight like this before, as it required her to be perfectly balanced on her hind hooves, and tactically would open her up to attack… but when she picked it up, something just felt… right. She felt even more comfortable with the second blade than she did with just the one and she noted that everything felt more fluid on its own, but she would need live sparring in order to accurately determine its viability. What occurred next was the one of the swiftest defeats she’d ever administered. The sparring match was over before it even started on just about every attempt. Especially if she didn’t make the first move.


The blades danced effortlessly around her, and her balance, despite the unusual stance, was impeccable. So much so that during that very training session she defeated her father in the final sparring match of the day. As soon as her father admitted defeat, her cutie mark appeared. It showed two beautifully polished scimitars crossing each other with the blades resting on the hoof guards. On that day, her fate was sealed, and she only needed to come of age before she could be allowed into the guards. 


Alas, one of the biggest moments of her life happened on her first night as part of the Lunar Guard. She was put on Castle patrol, which was unheard of for a rookie, but no pony could argue it based on her near perfect score during her evaluation. During her rounds, she passed by the royal dining area. A part of the castle that is almost always supposed to be empty this time of night, as usually the only ponies that were awake were guards like her. 


Tonight, however, she could hear voices coming from inside, and they weren’t exactly quiet. As she got closer, she could make out voices of other guards speaking about a case that was brought up earlier in the day. She overheard them mention that a Thestral had gotten lost and accidentally wondered into a restricted area, and recorded the maximum punishment, for the most severe form of trespassing. She overheard one of them say that they were glad they weren't a bat themselves, or they might get the same kind of treatment for a simple accident. 


Primrose did not stay to hear the rest of the conversation. She had heard enough. If that was how others wanted to be, then fine. Let them be the poor example of how to act around others. Prim knew better, and she would be the better pony. She also now completely understood why so many other ponies had so little correct information about their race. Why they had so many judgemental thoughts and always tried to get a rouse out of them. For trying to spread harmony, the ponies of Equestria sure loved making sure that everypony knew that they were the ones in charge. 


Thankfully, it wasn’t too much longer after that, that the two princesses retired and Twilight took the throne in Canterlot. With the retirement of The Nightmother, that meant that the Lunar Guard was coming to an end. Twilight herself confirmed this. That members could conform to the Twilight Guard where they would be welcomed, or they could retire with full pensions paid. 


Primrose didn’t want to retire, but she also didn’t want to spend the rest of her days serving the protege of the sun. Sure, Twilight was the poster pony for unity and friendship, but that didn’t change the fact that she was certain that Celestia had left a bit of herself inside with her influence. No, instead of serving in the Twilight Guard, Primrose brought up a third alternative. She had heard of a military force out in Las Pegasus led by a pony that The Nightmother was close to. How close, she didn't know, but she knew that at least there, she could put her training to better use than just monitoring empty halls all night. STAR was the the best alternative for her, and at the very least, she knew that Commander Ice Storm usually had a sound head on her shoulders for the most part. The mare could use a few lessons in puns… as in lessons on when not to say them, like ever. 


Once she joined the ranks of STAR, Primrose had to leave Canterlot, and away from the only place she knew to Las Pegasus. Once she had gotten there, Primrose only needed to know one thing. How she had not heard of this place before. From the moment she landed, there were lights everywhere. In fact, it would be considered rather late by most as she flew in by night, and the city was still lively and upbeat. In fact one of the first things she saw was the tail end of a pegasus dancer doing quite some amazing aerobatics over a large pool that occasionally had bits of fire shooting out of it. 


As she got into the base, however, Primrose immediately knew that things were going to be different.  She was led though the doors of a casino, which caught her off guard at first, and then at second when they got to the elevator and there were three stories below the grown level that they were on. The biggest thing that caught her attention though, was the airships. That’s exactly what they were. Airships. Not skiffs, these vehicles did not use air bladders of any kind for buoyancy. It was quite a marvel to look at and it made them much more defendable. 


Her experience within the Lunar Guard and the military nature of her family made it easier for her, but it still took her time to learn the different naval strategies and tactics at play. She had to learn how the ships worked, what they were strong at and what they were weak against. At the moment they didn’t appear to have many weaknesses, but there also didn’t seem to be many enemies of Equestria that were keen on testing to find out exactly what those were. So mostly Prim relied on training exercises to see everything in motion. 


Again, just like within the Lunar Guard it didn’t take her long to figure things out and move up through the ranks, impressing her superiors quite a bit.  Enough so that after a few years of being within the ranks of STAR, she was promoted to Captain, and had been put in command of the DD-191 STR Lunar Star. A top-tier aether-class destroyer. The ship was designed to blend in with the night sky, which made it stick out like a sore hoof during the day, but she was fast and great for reconnaissance. She also carried more than enough payload to defend herself if needed, but she definitely wouldn’t be taking down an enemy fleet on her own. 


Sure it wasn’t as much direct combat potential as there was in the Lunar Guard, since they were in a time of peace… but let’s be honest. Outside of the hyjinx between Twilight and Shining Armor that one time, there hasn’t been hardly anything that even remotely posed a threat to Canterlot. Not while most of Valkyria were still there. 


Character Personality:


Primrose has two different personalities. Captain Mode, and Civilian Mode, regardless of which mode she is in, Primrose is almost entirely Nocturnal. As such, most of her crew is Nocturnal as well, though not all are threstrals.


When Primrose is in Captain Mode, she is very serious, very down to earth, and every decision is calculated because she knows that there are lives at stake. When she’s in admiral mode, when she gives a command, she expects it to be followed immediately. She has immense knowledge of naval strategies and tactics that would apply in three-dimensional airspace. Still, during times of peace, she still tries to be kind and polite while remaining professional. This comes from when she was stationed in Canterlot. More on that in her backstory


When she’s in civilian mode, she’s a completely different pony. She loves taking in the limelight of Las Pegasus. The city is a nocturnal pony’s dream because there was always something to do there, even at the wee hours of the night. Soundproofing spells and the like had made theaters that allow performances at all hours so long as they were booked in advance. This also meant that the crowds were a bit smaller, but that was okay for her. That meant less ponies that she would converse with that would have negative or false opinions about her because of what she was, rather than who she was. 


Unlike other thestrals though, she didn’t get mad or upset at the other races for this when they had questions or made their remarks. She also never got upset when a pony came up to her and asked about their culture. She loved talking about their history, where they came from, and the formation of the New Lunar Republic. Any chance she got to educate others that truly wanted to know more about them and didn’t just cast them off as freaks or monsters because they had fangs and their wings were different.


Loves: Pomegranates, Mangoes, The Nightmother, Commander Ice Storm (In a respectful, professional way that is purely platonic.) Emeralds, Rubies, full moons, anything sweet, anything with the color red, bad puns, and fillies and colts. They are all so adorable to her!


Likes: Helping others, her occupation, her co-workers, they don’t judge her like others do, cool temperatures, new moons (the rest of the stars glow that much brighter), Topaz, Quartz, any clear gem, Sapphires, Spicy foods, long flights at night, Twilight Sparkle. One of the only Alicorns other than The Nightmother and Daughter of Frost that is pushing for unity and fair treatment among not only all pony kinds, but all creatures of Equestria in general.


Dislikes: Sour foods, the sun, overbearing heat, A very specific time of year, Racism of her kind, bad puns, and strong odors.


Hates: There are very few things that Primrose hates, but the things she does, she hates with a burning passion. 


--Celestia: the pony that ignited the racism between ponies and thestrals. As long as she continues to issue punishments that outweigh crimes and hold thestrals to a much, much higher standard than everypony else, then racism will never die. 


--Anything Bitter: Primrose absolutely despises bitter foods, and is the quickest way for a pony to upset her. Especially if it was a pony that knows her. Bitter foods will in fact make Primrose a very bitter pony for whomever is around her for the rest of the evening, and possibly later until they apologize. However, Primrose will not lash out at those who don’t know any better, but that won’t stop her from gagging on the item and then explaining that she has a severe distaste for bitter food and drinks. 


--Ponies who abuse their power: Much like the commanding officer and founder of STAR, Primrose clothes ponies who use their power to abuse and take advantage of others. If she ever caught a pony bullying others or using their status to bully them into doing something for them, they would be lucky if she reported them to Commander Storm rather than dealing with them herself. While she doesn’t like how many ponies react and treat thestrals, it does make standing up for others a bit easier when you can scare a pony half to death just by existing


Character Summary:


Primrose is this ship captain of the STR Lunar Star. She's a stalwart protector of the night and is completely nocturnal. If she's awake during the day, there is An Equestrian Emergency that is needing to be dealt with as soon as possible. She hates racism, but would Rather take the moment to teach those who want to learn rather than give into the angry and prove there ponies right making the nasty comments. Once you earn her trust though, she is a loyal friend who only bites a little bit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • IceStorm changed the title to Primrose Valkyria [Ready]
  • Create New...