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Played by Offline Chaosy [PM] Posts: 66 — Threads: 21
Signos: 35
Dusk Court Sovereign
Female [She/Her/Hers]  |  8 [Year 500 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 12 — Atk: 8 — Exp: 21  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: Neema (Maned Wolf)
#1

Uzuri

« No Damsel in distress, don’t need to save me. »


Dawn was pleasant in summer, similar to her own beloved court. She had arrived to speak to Cally officially as Sovereign, just before the chaos that had come with Liam and his stepping down and leaving. There was still a pant in her heart at the abrupt change, but she was determined to do her best and not let down those that had voted for her. So, desiring a break from the court, she and Neema took a small journey to the beautiful forest. 

The maned wolf was bouncing through the underbrush, her vibrant coat a calling card to any that had seen her before. "Mind staying semi close, Neema? Vespera forbid that you give one of Cally’s court a heart attack! She might just send Coy and his glitter after us!!" She called with a teasing tone. Her companion yipped a laugh and bounded closer. 

"He wouldn’t dare. I would bite his dear butt." Neema panted before plunging away again. Sometimes Uzi wondered if the canid would ever slow down. 

A soft smile seemed permanently etched upon her face as she followed, the shading from the trees a welcome change to the hot summer sun. Though after the forge, was summer even truly hot? The thought made Uzi snort and she casually stretched her wings and tucked them back in. She had her weapon on her, a habit formed from when she was a soldier. The matching armor was at home, making her feel light and free. 

Neema raced back to her side, making Uzi flick an ear and gaze about her curiously. There was a shadow that she hadn’t noticed, a figure just a bit further in the woods. Stepping forward, Uzi approached with Neema staying close by. 

"Hello. Beautiful afternoon, isn’t it?" She greeted the other, dipping her head and smiling warmly at him.


"Uzuri"
"Neema"
@Liseli
Notes: <3 I am sooo excited!!!
Credit: Character by Chaosy, Art by LizzArtStudios






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Played by Offline EighthWonder [PM] Posts: 17 — Threads: 5
Signos: 1,470
Dawn Court Medic
Intersex [He / Him / They / Them]  |  4 [Year 504 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 11 — Atk: 9 — Exp: 10  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: N/A
#2



Liseli

 

Here he was yet again, the copper equine was not unfamiliar with the forest. It was and always would be his true home, that place where the world around him made sense. Where the creatures around him only told their stories in actions and never lied. Today he’d come to the forest looking for something spesific, a type of mushroom he’d heard about from a passing rumor in the festival. Supposedly one which had the same reflective appearance that he had been born with. He meant not to pick the little being but rather even see if it existed in the first place at all. 

He searched high and low, anywhere he knew he’d seen mushrooms of any kind before. The day before it had rained and the sky still stunted it’s beautiful heavy grey tones so the earth was plump with the nights rain. The scent of the forest, the trees themselves, complimented the richness from the damp earth. It was the perfect weather for finding the mushrooms, or so he thought. Even though he’d seen the one’s he was accustomed too; the oysters, the hedgehogs, the black trumpets… he could not seem not find the golden one the passer had told him of. 

Liseli’s heavy feet stopped as he gave out a hearty sigh. Suppose today isn’t the day. He shook his head flying off the light covering of dew from his neck and shoulders that had accumulated upon he as he wandered. There wasn’t much for him to do now but return to the dwelling he’d been inhabiting deeper in the woods. He looked gentle to the sky and spread his mass of feathers to take off. Just through the first stretch back though, he paused. A noise. 

His ears twitched curiously towards the farther bushes near-by under the trees. It seemed large, though not as large as he. A smarter horse would’ve turned and gone the other way, but through no fault of his own Liseli was just not that horse. He tucked his wings back closer to him and lowered his head to the earth, inhaling staple as if that would somehow make his eyesight better. How strange… he thought to himself, unfamiliar in scent. That of canine of some sort but this was no typical wolf, it was something else. His intentions to pursue the animal were cut short though, another noise?

Liselis head short upwards to look over the bushes again, this time there was a mare. Confused for a moment, she spoke a kind greeting to him. Liseli was never one for rudness so when the Pegasus dipped her head to him he automatically returned the gesture. Recovering from his initial startling, he tried to find his words in the neutral nature he’d learned how to show others.  "Yes… hello. Not all would describe the day as beautiful, the weather seemed to have turned a few hour ago. But it is indeed a nice break from the heat but it wont last all too long." 

Unsure of what to do in the silence, Liseli figured the best thing to do would be to introduce himself. "I didn’t expect to see anyone else out here this far in the woods. I’m Liseli, I live here sometimes…" Okay now he was confusing himself. He was never usually very opened with blatant facts about himself. He thought it odd to introduce yourself in that way, at least that was what he’d been taught. A fly, a traveler, distant in himself and there for others. He glanced at the mare once more shifting himself to stand a bit more together. She was different in design. A Pegasus too, grey blue and black. With these odd markings all around her body and face, he’d scarcely seen such colors let alone on someone. Who was this?


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Played by Offline Chaosy [PM] Posts: 66 — Threads: 21
Signos: 35
Dusk Court Sovereign
Female [She/Her/Hers]  |  8 [Year 500 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 12 — Atk: 8 — Exp: 21  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: Neema (Maned Wolf)
#3

Uzuri

« No Damsel in distress, don’t need to save me. »


Uzi found herself smiling as she greeted the stallion. "Fair enough. I am just enjoying the change from staying in the center of the Dusk court. There are days that I long for the peace of forests to reset my soul." She answered before catching his name. 

"I am Uzuri. It is a pleasure to meet you. And the maned wolf is Neema, my bonded." She introduced them with a smile, warm chocolate eyes nearly molten as she enjoyed the simple introduction. There had been so much politics and posturing lately and it was a balm to her soul to be without it. "I can see the appeal in living here. It is so vastly different from the chaos of court life." She stated, her eyes traveling over the greenery around them. 

"Are you from Dawn court? Callynite is my sister in law, so I find myself visiting when I get the chance." She laughed, not even thinking about her words before they slipped though her lips. "What do you do for fun?"

"Uzuri"
"Neema"
@Liseli
Notes: <3 I am sooo excited!!!
Credit: Character by Chaosy, Art by LizzArtStudios






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Played by Offline EighthWonder [PM] Posts: 17 — Threads: 5
Signos: 1,470
Dawn Court Medic
Intersex [He / Him / They / Them]  |  4 [Year 504 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 11 — Atk: 9 — Exp: 10  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: N/A
#4



Liseli

 

The Dusk court?

Liselis face twisted slight and he shifted from his previous tenser stance to a more relaxed one though his mind was in the opposite way. He was curious about the strange who seemed to have him talking more than usual. She stood as she’d been when a red dog-like creature came abounding out of the bushes nearer to her. He’d never seen an animal quite like it. Tall in the legs with a shaggy but lengthy red coat. Apparently he had been staring a bit and he broke his eye contact back to the mare. Uzuri was her name. Apparently the shaggy wolf next to her also had one too, Neema. How peculiar. 

He’d always heard of the bondeds, creatures you could speak to and become friends with. While he had never seen one, it seemed like a happy union. Taking care of each other. In an odd way Liseli felt as though he too had bondeds. He found the similar type of companionship through the animals in the forest and of the lands, thought they didn’t speak to him. Liseli would’ve never been one to have taken the creature away from what they were naturally, but he didn’t hate the idea. Should I ever befriend a creature they way they have it would probably be a toad… or a porcupine. They wouldn’t care to talk much… He cut off his internal musings with a short smile on the size of his rose muzzle. 

His thoughts were cut short again when the mare… Uzuri… started to speak again. She actually agreed with staying in the forest? From what was used to a creature who seemed as well taken care of as her wouldn’t think of living in the woods among the dirt fun. It was a nice relief to hear through. She scanned their surroundings with her lightened brown eyes, maybe she was making a joke. But Liseli decided she wasn’t. She did however seem to muse about court life. That with her clean coat made him wonder. He took a step closer to her coming better in to a patch of light through the trees his coat illuminating as the shadows danced over his board shoulders. 

He was going to speak before the mare started again, she talked a lot, and it reminded Liseli of someone he used to have great fondness for. In fact this was all a bit in the deja-vu style for him. But he need not think of that now. He responded to the mares initial remarks first, "The court… I suppose I do belong to the Dawn Court but I have yet to meet Cally. Related if you are, you must be some type of high member. I wish I could muse the same but I admitadly would be lying. Much of the general social frustrations I think keep many from the true wonders the world has to offer."

He hoped his bold statement didn’t come off as rude. He never had much taste for company, wandering was in his bones. "Mainly went there for the healers, but it seems of late they have had more than enough… so here I stay until I can be of true use." He snorted trying to break the tension growing in his mind. The familiar feelings setting off mild alarms in his body… but in a good way. He took to answering his last question a bit surprised by her own curiosity. He took his antlered head back and gestured softly to the small hill behind him.

"I wouldn’t know if it’d be fun to you, but come this way." He turned away from the equine-canine pair and waltzed slowly up the little ridge stepping lightly as he could. From his wandering earlier searching for the damned mushroom he had seen a small rabbits nest just aways. He was the type to always share those small discoveries to anyone who’d shone curiosity. He was not stingy with his observations. Before getting too far away he said in a quieter tone, "Step lightly or the mother will take them…"




"Speech" | TAGS:  @Uzuri |  NOTES: HE is trying so hard not to be awkward.






 





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Played by Offline Chaosy [PM] Posts: 66 — Threads: 21
Signos: 35
Dusk Court Sovereign
Female [She/Her/Hers]  |  8 [Year 500 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 12 — Atk: 8 — Exp: 21  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: Neema (Maned Wolf)
#5

Uzuri

« No Damsel in distress, don’t need to save me. »


Uzi listened to his words and smiled softly. "Cally is kind and wise. I do have a rank of note, though not due to my relationship with her. The last sovereign of Dusk asked me to join him in leading… Then he changed his mind and stepped away with no warning." She said softly, her face betraying the pain and confusion that she had been withholding since the upheaval had hit her. A tear slipped her chokehold and slid down her cheek.

"Sorry… I didn’t think I was as upset as I apparently am. I envy you. Being free to feel and be who you are without having to make sure your political mask stays in place. It has been a dramatic change lately." She murmured as she watched him step closer and found herself doing the same. 

She laughed softly at his comment about healers and shook her head. "That is so opposite of my own court. We have the hospital, but no official healers of any time last check." She answered softly as she followed. Neema stayed at her side, still trying to make sense of the stallion that was speaking to her bonded. 

"Anymore, I dont even know what I find fun. But I will say that I find your presence soothing. I am so thankful that I have been given the chance to meet you." At his words, she took a moment to check where her hooves were going and make sure that she was not going to trod on anything accidentally.

"Uzuri"
"Neema"
@Liseli
Notes: <3 <3
Credit: Character by Chaosy, Art by LizzArtStudios






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Played by Offline EighthWonder [PM] Posts: 17 — Threads: 5
Signos: 1,470
Dawn Court Medic
Intersex [He / Him / They / Them]  |  4 [Year 504 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 11 — Atk: 9 — Exp: 10  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: N/A
#6



Liseli

 

As he walked quietly up the hill he figured the mare had chosen to join him in his initial motions. A small and rather coy smile crept across his face as he though of the moment before as she had mimicked his motions, specifically those of stepping closer. She confused him… so friendly, so out-there, and seemingly very talkative. She reminded him a lot of a certain someone now passed, in a lot of ways it was uncanny. It was a chance meeting at best, similar to before. Him alone and pondering his trivial thoughts of the natural world around him, then suddenly company. His musings of the mind were cut when he heard the mare speak of her true rank.

His assumptions had been right, no thanks to his observational nature, but to this degree he suddenly felt a little small. A Sovereign, he thought and quickly his mind raced to what facts he had learned about them. This itself was short lived as Uzuri released a small tear from her chocolate eyes. He halted his direction and turned back to her for that second. He didn’t know why directly, perhaps it was instinct, and it wasn’t usually his nature but he felt this type of primal urge to comfort her. He turned back for a moment and gently outstretched his head towards her, trying to brush gently across her ivory forelock. He didn’t know her world fully, but he did now what hurt looked like. It was but a moment as she began to finish her sentence, Envy? Of me? 

He could feel her bonded staring at him, but he tried to avoid direct eye contact with the maned wolf. He wasn’t uncomfortable, well maybe a little now that he’d let the physical components of comfort take him for a moment, but he also knew canines tended to dislike being looked at directly. He thought it best to try to break the friction he’d maybe created. Usually through humor but now all he could offer as he stepped back and half turned to the path he was going was some words, "You don’t have to wear the same mask Uzuri… times, the world, power…. It all changes all the time. This is the only true constant. If you were asked you were asked for as reason though I couldn’t imagine suddenly taking it all upon yourself. For one reason or another you were found worthy, the stress is like the wind. For the sake of living you should live your best life and others will follow."

He’d felt as though he was speaking from his own truth. Though it was his ultimate desire to know all, he’d be the first to admit that he didn’t. He could not fathom her stress and in all fairness he did not find her situation typical. He could see the pain in the slight tear, but the seemingly forced stability to not let it all go. To let the tears fall to the earth as if their saltiness would poison the very growth upon it. It was a sight he’d known. Something that had left him alone so long ago. The pressure to do, to be, for whatever or whoever others needed. He had yet to find his magic in this land but he knew if he could the genuine move in his emotions would have laid it all down for this mare. 

As she gathered herself, Liseli thought it best to leave his words at that as she responded to his next statement. This was his chance to let forth the light-hearted side of his true nature. He used it as he was, but now he also wanted to make her feel better too. He laughed gently and spoke in response to the healer comment, "Ironic that is. Well it seems if everything you said is true…". He trailed off for a moment and looked at the plush ground under him, "Perhaps I’d be more use to you there. I am not opposed, I go as I go. I come as I am needed."

Now as the two ventured softly up the slight incline, he noticed she checked her hooves. How nice he thought to himself, not everyone he’d met had the touch for the natural world. As he neared the location just down the back, he could see the small burrow opening. Twigs and tufts of brown hair sticking out for the slightly unsustainable location for a rabbit burrow being in a small opening a bit beyond the natural tree line. He slowed and adjusted his heavy hooves to lye as he was. Tucking his large copper blue -sheen wings he quietly gestured to Uzuri. In a whisper, "Look there, be still and they will come through."

It was not a direct sight, but just enough if one focused closely one could make out the soft little bodies within the hole. Four dust brown children tucked together like a jig saw puzzle in a warm nest. The only thing giving them away was the occasional youth twitches reminding them they were in the real world and no longer in the womb. He gazed at the babies for a moment and then back to Uzuri. Now he acknowledged her sentiment towards him. Again his body tensed internally as he’d not had any moments of compassion in a long time and he responded in a hushed tone but in a similarly carding way, "I’m… glad I met you too. Admittedly, though, I feel very strange around you. Please do not take that as a negative thing… I am just… he trailed off trying to find the words. He couldn’t find them in those seconds and turned instead back to the nest of bunnies seemingly un-aware that he’d even started speaking in the first place. 


"Speech" | TAGS:  @Uzuri |  NOTES: I’m sorry this took so long :(










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Played by Offline Chaosy [PM] Posts: 66 — Threads: 21
Signos: 35
Dusk Court Sovereign
Female [She/Her/Hers]  |  8 [Year 500 Spring]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 12 — Atk: 8 — Exp: 21  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: Neema (Maned Wolf)
#7

Uzuri

« No Damsel in distress, don’t need to save me. »


They walked in companionable silence for a while, Uzi using the time to look at the forest with no judgement or preconceived notions. It was refreshing, to be with one that didn’t seem to care what station she held and was speaking to her as… well… her. Before she realized it, he had brushed against her forehead and she found herself smiling at him. They were the same height, so the touch felt almost natural rather than stretching between them. 

Uzi realized that he was avoiding looking directly at Neema and she turned her head to frown at the canid. "I promise, she is usually more of a puppy than guardian." She laughed softly, shaking her head as her bonded relaxed and let her jaw open into a laughing smile. "And… thank you. I have had no one offer comfort in many years. It has always been easier to shoulder emotional burdens silently." She whispered as she stepped closer to the stallion.

"You are wise. It is so hard to let myself relax when it feels like everyone is looking for me to fail." She murmured as she smiled at him. His company felt easy, natural. Not that she had any idea of how she should feel with others. She had always been rather reserved, almost alone all of the time. To let another in was to court danger. The last stallion she had tried to let in had turned out to be a failure for her. 

Uzi snorted softly. "I seem to live in a constant state of irony." She laughed softly before looking up at him. "I would never push one to make decisions that would make them uncomfortable… but I would also find myself happy if you were closer. It is odd, almost as if we already knew each other. I have never found speaking to another this easy." She said softly, gazing up at him with warm chocolate eyes.

Uzi followed his movements and found herself closer to his side than she had anticipated. She looked up at the stallion with a shy smile. "I didn’t intend to get that close. I wouldn’t want to impose. If you wish me to scoot over, I can." She whispered softly before turning her gaze to see what he was pointing out. After a moment of searching, she noticed the burrow and the slight creatures within. She took a deep breath, delighting in the sight of new life. 

His words washed over her and she found herself smiling at him. "I think I understand what you mean. While I am inexperienced in many parts of life, I feel different around you." She whispered, her words as soft as falling snow. Neema gazed at her companion before turning and disappearing into the forest away from the burrow. She would explore for a while to give Uzi a chance to enjoy his presence.

"Uzuri"
"Neema"
@Liseli
Notes: <3
Credit: Character by Chaosy, Art by LizzArtStudios






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