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Gaelen

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When he fell time broke under his weight and his landing on the island was replayed a hundred times, rewound and crashed again and again until his body wept for rest and his mind had shattered on the rocks. He leapt free of one loop just to stumble blindly into another, watching the trees grow and die and shrink and bloom. He died and grew into the forest and was born curled into its green bosom.

And when time finally shook him free he was a thousand years old but achingly young of body and he belonged to the forest that had birthed him so many times. In the absence of his mistress he served the forest, used his knowledge of its cycles to protect it from itself. The creatures sensed his power and were deferential, showed him the secret places for water and rest and in return he grew them fruits and berries and lush grass. They flourished together until he knew the forest as well as it knew him.

When the voices whispered in his mind he ignored their calls. He had spent so long moving between the realms to bear his mistress Persephone from her home to her love and back that he felt no allegiance to either face of the gods' world, and after an eon in the grip of the forest he had no desire to leave. There was nothing they could promise him sweeter than early morning dew or more alluring than the sun's rays filtering through the autumn leaves.


ID: # 90
Name: Gaelen
Breed: #Cavitto
Gender: Stallion
Age: 12 (8 at the fall)
Path: Undecided
Power: Earth (Plant)
Color: Palomino Rabicano
Genotype: ee/aa/nCr/RbRb/Egr
Guardian: Not yet
Secondary powers: Earth (Physical)
Path-Wings: Not yet
Color-accurate ref pic: [link]

Breeding Slots:
1. ~Reggaes - [link]

A powerful, composed creature, Gaelen isn't one for loud displays of emotion or irrational decision making. He lives at the pace of the forest; slow and controlled. He hasn't got much of a sense of humor and is used to long silences and being alone without being lonely, and has lost almost all social skills. He talks to the forest and seems to think it whispers answers back.

His grasp of plant magic allows him to tailor the woods to his wishes, and has created a "nest" for himself in the heart of the woods. There he sleeps at night and spends his days patrolling through the trees, touching base with the animals that live there. They can't understand each other's words, but somehow he still seems to grasp what they need most of the time.

Gaelen has become detached with the rest of the world. He's heard the promises of both sets of Gods but feels no urgent need to get back to his old life. In the four years he's spent on Earth he has only left the forest once, and then only long enough to realize he'd landed on an island.

Additional Trivia:
  • Gaelen is 19.1hh. He has to use his plant magic to move the forest out of his way in order to get around. Without his magic, he would be snared in vines, low-hanging branches and underbrush inside of two steps.

  • Although time heals most wounds, he has sustained damage from the fall. He has a slight limp in his back left leg when it's cold out, and is partially deaf in his left ear. He's quite aware of this and doesn't like creatures approaching from the left.

  • Because he lives at the pace of the forest he measure time in seasons rather than days, and has fallen into a pattern of sleeping for two to three days and then staying awake for three to four at a stretch. His metabolism has similarly adapted and he grazes constantly when awake.

  • The plants on him grow and die like normal plants, so his arrangement is constantly changing, and is usually season-appropriate, with more barren displays in the winter.


More info to come as I explore his personality. Really excited about this guy though! I had to level him up before I could upload him so I could start him with his horns.
Not a DVE character, although he lives on the same island.

Veratis Points:
Gaelen 90ID: # 90
Name: Gaelen
Breed: #Cavitto
Gender: Stallion
Age: 12 (8 at the fall)
Path: Undecided
Power: Earth (Plant)
Color: Palomino Rabicano
Genotype: ee/aa/nCr/RbRb/Egr
Registry: Not yet
Guardian: Not yet
Secondary powers: Earth (Physical)
Path-Wings: Not yet
Veratis Point System
Registration: 1 total
+1
Headshots: 4 total
+3 animation
+1
Fullbody, no bg: 2 total
+2
Fullbody, painted background: 51 total
+5 animation
+5 animation
+3
+3
+3
+3
Guardian by *alexpeanut +3
Gaelen by ~TreelifeDragon +3
Private Lounge by =SpytDragonFyre +3
Spring into Spring - Oh my god by =Zandromina +6 show entry, animation
Blessed in Dreams by *alexpeanut +5 animation
The Magic of the Forest by =hhorseACE +3
Gaelen by ~Reggaes +3
Oasis and Gaelen breeding by ~Reggaes +3
Show Placements: 0 total


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alexpeanut's avatar
Lovely C: Do I owe you?
hhorseACE's avatar
Oh right, 9 points ^^
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He is magnificent. I love his undecided storyline and non-urgency to return to a mythological home. You have done a great job with him... and leveled up already, amazing! :clap: I'm still working on my first pic (just so happens to be his reference).
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Thank you for the kind words C:
Karasugoi's avatar
Aww!!! He'll need to come play with Dez sometime :heart: he's gorgeous!
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Yayayayayyayaayayay!
*cough*
I'm very glad that he is able to be shown off to the world! :heart:
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What a lovely stud <3
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