X~ My Little Pony - Elements of Anarchy ~X
Equestria is a land of joy, fun, and friendship. The Elements of Harmony have been keeping balance in the world and making sure that nothing would ever become out of place in a world destined for happiness. However, the ponies we know and love are growing old and while we all wish that it could be avoided, death is something that is in everyone's fate. After all, it's only the alicorn race that have an extended lifespan. Twilight Sparkle has watched her friends pass on and she's brought their lost elements back to Celestia. Equestria is now in danger without the elements all active and new elements must be founded, but reestablishing Equestria's defense is only one of their worries.
Word has spread about a darkness that's spreading over the land. It supposedly changes any creature that it touches into a demented version of its prior self. The one responsible for the plague of evil has yet to reveal themselves, but the danger is still present. Equestria is in danger and must start to prepare, for a war is brewing throughout the land and nopony is safe.
1. Follow all the basic rules of this forum
2. Be kind to your fellow RP'ers
3. I'm not going to restrict this when it comes to gore and language. This is a darker RP, so don't feel like you have to hold back.
4. Romance IS allowed, but this is the only thing that I would consider keeping to a slight minimum.
5. You can have up to 4 characters. However, if one of your characters dies you can ask me if you are allowed to make a new one.
6. Try to only make as many characters as you can handle, as we don't want ponies getting left behind.
7. PM all finished character sheets to me!
8. Have fun!
9. All OOC Chat should be done in the OOC chat thread:
Pony Type: (Pegasus, Earth Pony, or Unicorn)
History: (No need to make this incredibly lengthy. Just a brief history of your pony)
Corrupted or Pure?: (Has your pony already been changed by the darkness or are they still sane?)
*Just a note, all the pony images here were drawn by me (MonoSpectator) and I ask that you don't try to take them as your own and don't post them other places without asking me for my permission first*
Pony Type: Unicorn
Personality: Insomnia is a trickster to the core. He loves to toy with people and use their fear against them. His ability over nightmares and dreams is something Insomnia can always use to his advantage. He tends to stay by himself and only is social when he is preparing to mess with someone. Since his transformation into a corrupted pony, he’s taken to enjoying watching people suffer due to his tricks. He’s also become generally more cruel to other ponies and takes no consideration for those around him.
History: Insomnia was born from Dreamy Skies, a unicorn who's special talent was helping ponies get a good rest, and Sleepy Hollow, a Pegasus who was in charge of Halloween and loved all things spooky, but suffered from insomnia. Being raised by these parents allowed for Insomnia to discover what his talent was. However, as he got older he drifted away from a path of innocence and started to play cruel tricks on other ponies, plaguing them with nightmares that would leave petrified in the night. As the corruption finally began to infect fellow ponies, Insomnia couldn't help but get curious. Leaving Ponyville, Insomnia went out to explore the areas where this odd beast was supposed to have covered and he surely found what he was looking for. It didn't take long for the darkness to overtake Insomnia, turning his body into a demented version of its prior self and making it so he could materialize nightmares into reality. Insomnia now wanders Equestria with his fellow Corrupted, wreaking havoc.
Corrupted or Pure?: Corrupted
Other: Insomnia’s Cutie Mark is a set of 3 Z’s, symbolizing his power of sleep, more specifically dreams and nightmares.
Pony Type: Unicorn
Personality: Malice is a rather snooty pony. He doesn’t like interacting with ‘children’ and usually looks down upon unmotivated and unintelligent ponies in general. His main interest lies in the dead and experimenting with dark magics in order to bring the dead back to life. His life of science usually leads him to be isolated for long periods of time. He also can go through fits of being very skittish around people. The corruption didn’t change Malice much, but he now will go to further lengths for his research, killing living ponies to experiment on.
History: Malice never knew his parents. He and his sister, Alice, practically raised themselves. Malice always had a habit of holding grudges and his hatred was one that festered within him. While Alice discovered her special talent was utilizing her imagination, Malice learned the wonders of the dead, finding great interest in blood, gore, and any for of dead creature. He even attempted to kill Alice on a few occasions to use her for experiments.
However, he was very unsuccessful with this and soon would be left alone to fend for himself. Malice's hatred only grew. He learned more and more about raising the dead, learning small spells that would resurrect bunnies and other smaller creatures. As he got older, he would dig up graveyards and attempt to resurrect the bones of ponies, but he was never successful. Even so, he kept trying until he had nearly honed his skill. Just as he had finished digging up a grave and setting up for yet another attempt to bring a dead pony to life, the darkness had begun to spread around him, soon quickly taking him over.
Malice attempted to resist, but the hatred inside him fueled the darkness and made it much easier to utilize it and override any thoughts of good and that which is 'right.' In his new form, his powers were amplified, similar to other ponies affected by the corruption. His dream of being able to ressurect dead ponies was now possible and Malice now is able to ride across the land with groups of dead ponies following him in his wake.
Corrupted or Pure?: Corrupted
Other: Malice’s Cutie Mark is a skull, symbolizing his talent in necromancy and the dead.
Name: Marshmallow Fluff
Nickname(s): Marshmallow, Fluff (Pretty much either part of his name ^^)
Pony Type: Earth Pony
Personality: Marshmallow Fluff is a spunky, bubbly pony who loves to make ponies happy. He loves making sweets, especially those that use marshmallows, and selling them to other ponies, after all, a happy pony has a happy stomach. Fluff is usually spending his time thinking of new marshmallow-based treats. Fluff has a hard time getting serious and he gets really nervous in tense situations.
History: Marshmallow Fluff has always had a sweet tooth from the day he was born. He never wanted to eat healthy food and his parents were always worried about Fluff getting chubby as he grew older. Luckily for them, Fluff's huge bursts of energy during the day allowed for him to not gain hardly any weight due to so much sweets. Fluff always loved helping out his familiar with work in their dessert ship, often making chocolate dipped marshmallows to sell to anypony who would buy them. It didn't take long for Marshmallow Fluff to discover what his talent was and get his cutie mark.
He spent much of his free time in the kitchens, learning how to cook to the best of his ability. Once he was old enough, he left his home town and headed out on his own, eventually heading to Canterlot to open his own sweet shop, "Marshmallow Dreams," which was a huge success. His carefree, but bubbly personality always attracted new customers and his sweets were delicious.
However, business started to die down when news of some kind of corruption sweeping over Equestria finally reached Canterlot. Most of the city was in a panic and Fluff couldn't help but freak out as well. He's just been trying to find someone to keep him safe at this point and make it so that the darkness doesn't gobble him up.
Corrupted or Pure?: Pure
Other: Marshmallow Fluff’s Cutie Mark is a bunch of marshmallows, showing his love of sweets and ability to make sweet treats made of marshmallows.
Name: Thimble Wing
Pony Type: Pegasus
Personality: Thimble Wing is a generally soft-spoken pony. He can be sociable and loves getting requests to have things made for someone. He loves to craft things, especially different forms of clothing, but Thimble’s specialty lies in heavy armor. While being a fairly quiet pony, Thimble has a lot of strength and endurance in order to do his job. While he can make different kinds of armor, he usually gets requests to create colorful and creative outfits for ‘cosplay’ and other more leisurely activities. It wasn’t until corruption started to spread that it would seem like armor would need to be produced.
History: Thimble Wing was born into a family of blacksmiths back in the late war days of Equestria. While his parents didn't talk about the war much, Thimble remembered bits and pieces from when he was very young. His central memories, though, were watching his father and mother work together to make armor for Canterlot soldiers. Watching his parents work so hard was such an inspiration for the little pegasi and he knew he wanted to give such a thing a try as well. When he was old enough and had become strong enough, his father started to teach him the way of the blacksmith, showing him how to shape metal and how to put together armor. While his father taught him the art of heavy armor, his mother would teach him about light armors and things not made with steel. Thimble was able to learn both sides of the spectrum. As such, he earned his cutie mark.
Once he was actually old enough to go off on his own, he knew that no one would really have a use for black-smithing at the time. He simple traveled around, offering his services to those who might want something done. This would usually entail somepony who wanted a 'cosplay' outfit or something fancy to go to a dinner part in. Thimble didn't mind doing these things at all though, since it was at least something to keep him busy.
However, once the darkness and corruption began to spread through Equestria, it seemed just like another war was on their hands and Thimble prepared his steels and leather scraps in order to make enough armor to sustain a massive army.
Corrupted or Pure?: Pure
Other: Thimble Wing’s Cutie Mark is a thimble with angel wings, showing his ability to work with sewing and creating clothing.
"You think you've got it bad?! My last date got lost to a tree-hugger!"
Nickname(s): The Mailpony
Pony Type: Pegasus
Personality: Soarior is hardheaded and a flirt, he isn't one to listen to others and could be considered a rebel. Although his heart is always in the right place, especially when ladies are involved, he can be careless, and could be considered stupid in the sense he wasn't schooled very well. But he was taught how to be street smart like his father, and is quite the slick pony with a rather charismatic approach to ponies of the opposite gender, and a slight jerk to the same gender. He has no real problems with males except he sees them all as rivals he has to surpass to impress women... His mother would most certainly tell you; "The boy is just like his father! Ugh!"
Orientation: Soarior's education hasn't allowed him to grasp the meaning of this word... A wild card, of sorts...
History: Being the accidental child of a gambling stallion and a rather tomboyish mare, Soarior was usually left to his own devices in Las Pegasus, fiddling around in his room and wondering what life was like outside. He started sneaking out once he was old enough to fly properly, and became a troublemaker on the streets. He has sneaked into multiple casinos, being caught on his second, and final time, by his father. The father wasn't angry, the father was entertained. He gave his son a pat on the head, and told him these exact words:
"Ring-A-Ding, I'm gonna teach you all I know, kid."
Since then, Soarior has moved on, away from Las Pegasus. He became a mailcolt for Ponyville and was swift and precise. He wasn't one to get anything wrong... At least after the first few times. He is all around just known as a colt that delivers your mail and flirts with anypony his age.
Corrupted or Pure?: Pure
Other: He absolutely hates trees. Don't ask him why, or else you'll get a story you won't soon forget. It involves a sweet little filly, a pegasus zebra hybrid, and his own jealously...
Name: Chrome Gear
Nickname(s): Many call her "Chrome" for short, though some call her "Chrome Fear" behind her back.
Age: She says she forgets. Close friends tell you she's around 19.
Pony Type: Pegasus
Appearance: Chrome Gear originally had pale blue fur, a mane that was a mix between sea green and denim blue, and normal purple eyes. But upon her descent into corruption, she has changed drastically. Her mane has become wispy and white. Her eyes became reptilian, and then began to bare a red hue. Finally, her fur continues to darken from blue to black. She is now a dark blue color, her mane is starting to fall out, and her eyes are often described as "Dragon-like". She also lost her wings to the corruption, so she has metal replacements that really make her stick out. A picture of her current state is provided.
Personality: Odd. Very, very odd.
Orientation: Straight, though curious
History: Chrome Gear was always smart. She joined a school for the more advanced arts of Equestria at a fairly young age, and she proved herself a prodigy. She was particularly interested in her own persuits, which consisted of a mix of medicine and technology. Come her 19th birthday, she was nearing the completion of her research, but need a real-live pony to test her work on. She couldn't possibly take our work out in public, the world just wasn't ready for the thing she called "Science".
One day, while polishing some chrome wings she had made specifically for the purpose of fixing Pegasus wings, Chrome got a rather rude intrusion. Shortly after an attack from something black that has since become a blur in her memory, she began to succumb to corruption. Her corruption was spread to her by another corrupted pony, and it took her wings when it attacked her. Chrome's only choice, once she stopped the bleeding, was to test her own machines on herself. After applying some healing salves to the stubs where her wings used to be, she attached the new "Mech Wings" she had made with an incredible amount of luck. She kept going for a full week, getting used to the new wings while her body accepted the chrome. But then the Corruption struck her. She began to get dizzy spells, memory loss, and signs of madness. She now has a completely changed appearance, a violent split personality, and a strange inclination to attack various ponies she doesn't like. Now that her body has accepted the new wings, she has a new issue to work on: Keeping her sanity.
Corrupted or Pure?: As stated above, Chrome Gear's corruption isn't exactly instant. She struggles heavily with her corruption, now having a vastly changed appearance, a split personality and even a loss of her wings. Her new chrome wings allow for a slow, lofty flight that is hardly any faster than a young Pegasus in flight training. Her violent alternate personality can pop up if she gets angry or is in danger.
Other: [If you guys want to make your own ponies and get you're own names, follow these links: Click this one and this one!]
Age: Unknown, but quite young by Changeling standards
Pony Type: Changeling (Disguised as Unicorn)
Appearance: Being a young changeling, Sting's wings are much smaller and only capable of hovering. His horn is very smooth and without ridges or gnarls, as a changeling gets with age. His leathery skin is softer and not as abrasive as the carapace-like shell that adult changelings get. His teal eyes look oddly innocent, his ears bare rips at the ends, and his fangs have barely grown, only barely sticking out from under his lip. Finally, his fin-like mane and tail are very short, but still ripped apart like any other Changeling. A picture is provided, which I drew on my computer.
Personality: Sting is very innocent and timid, very uncharacteristic for a changeling. This is the reason he was disowned.
History: Sting was originally a Changeling hatchling being raised by changeling parents. But he had one dire problem that made it hard for him to be accepted: He was too innocent. Most Changeling hatchlings are very cruel, and often dangerous due to not having complete control over their powers. They are natural-born troublemakers, even the runts of the litter. But not Sting. Sting was terrified of his training, frightened by the idea of spilling pony blood. Sting was also very kind, he would often help small animals that couldn't help themselves. He'd bring home wounded animals, he'd feed little rabbits, but it always ended with the animal getting killed in cold blood once his parents found out. Then Sting ended up making his parents snap. He was found studying a small book that had information on healing magic, which he had planned to use to further help the animals he tried to befriend. His parents disowned him in a heartbeat, and now he roams the world of Equestria in the form of a young unicorn. He still isn't very good with his own skills yet, so from time to time he will have to switch out of his disguised unicorn form and give himself a break.
Corrupted or Pure?: Neither. Being a Changeling in disguise, String has a miraculous "immunity" to the corruption.
Other: Sting is deathly afraid of other changelings. He is afraid they will take him back home and start training him to be "a scary monster".
Nickname(s): Is typically called "Z" by his friends.
Age: Colt? (Someone wanna fill me in on how old a Colt is in relation to, say, the Mane Six?)
Pony Type: Zebra? (Or Earth Pony, if that is what a Zebra counts as)
Personality: Zebor is, to put it simply, not a city pony. Born from a Zebra tribe in far away lands (because I have no flipping clue where Zecora is actually supposed to be from), Zebor is quite accustomed to, as some of the more civilized ponies say, roughing it. City ponies, as he puts it, have it easy. They have strong walls, dedicated guards and, when necessary, powerful magic users to defend them from outside dangers. Zebor's tribe, on the other hand, had only their knowledge of the land and their own cleverness. Zebor is, most often, in complete awe of the larger structures found in Equestria, be it the skyscrapers of Manehatten or Canterlot Castle itself. He simply isn't used to the city environments, which is possibly why he found himself to be most comfortable when in Ponyville. As for the Zebra himself, he finds himself more in an observing role, watching how city ponies act and, ususally unsuccessfully, trying to mimic their ways in an attempt to fit in. Despite his obvious lack of street smart, Zebor still has his moments of wisdom, recalling proverbs from his tribe and applying their wisdom where applicable. Plus, he knows the wilderness. If there's anything that needs to be done in the wilder parts of Equestria, he is arguably the only pony one turn to for guidance. He is, after all, a survivor.
Orientation: According to the tribe's teachings, he is meant to be open-minded, but that doesn't mean he will ever actually follow up on it.
History: As mentioned, Zebor is from a nomadic tribe of zebra, whose homeland is somewhere far outside of Equestria's border. Interestingly, Zebor himself isn't actually a Zebra, rather he is only half-zebra, his father actually being an Equestrian Earth Pony adventuring in the tribe's territory along with one of their young mares (she would be Zebor's mother) as his guide. The two, despite being different, grew inseparable as they spent more time together, eventually becoming husband and wife and giving birth to young colt, Zebor.
From his mother, Zebor learned everything there was to know about the land they inhabited, and how to survive in it. From his father, Zebor learned the language of Equestrian Ponies, and was told stories of massive settlements with structures that supposedly reached up and touched the clouds. He didn't believe a word for the longest time, convinced that no such things could be built. About the time he first his cutie mark, Zebor's father seemed to have a sudden desire to leave. Zebor didn't understand the nature of what was happening at the time, but he did witness his parents sharing a tearful farewell before the father set off on a journey. It took Zebor until he was a bit older to understand. Apparently, something bad was happening in the land that his father hailed from, and so he wished to return to it long enough to do his part in protecting it. When he didn't return, Zebor began to fear that something may have happened. And so, armed only with the stories told by his father, Zebor set off on a journey of his own. He would go to Equestria himself, where hopefully his father was still alive and well to explain what had happened.
Corrupted or Pure?: Pure
Other: Nothing of note. Though one thing I will bring up now is that Zebor has a bit of a curious streak. Where others might label something as dark or forbidden, Zebor instead embraces that which he does not understand, rather than fear it like most do.
Name: Calypso J. Rustler
Nickname(s): Chappie, The Fabulous Calypso
Pony Type: Unicorn
Personality: Calypso is curious by nature, easily fascinated by most things that seem foreign to him. Besides his curiosity, he's a very nice and kind individual, always helping others as his father did before him. Calypso is also, in some situations (mostly with mares), a goof and a bumbling pony. One trait he did not share with his charming father.
History: Calypso was born into a somewhat wealthy family in Canterlot. He is the son of a fashion designer stallion and a brainy mare. With this, he had the best education and many opportunities to be successful within Canterlot. But this honestly didn't mean anything to him, for he was only interested in learning and strangely, entertainment after he saw a magic show with his father.
After seeing that show, Calypso knew exactly what he wanted to do. Soon enough, he began studying magic and even attending magic school, always striving to be better and better with magic. After finishing with magic school, it didn't take long for Calypso to make a name for himself as a magician in Canterlot, especially with his father so deep with the 'inner circle' of the more prominent members of society.
Corrupted or Pure?: Pure
Other: Calypso is afraid of heights as well as spiders. Though his largest fear would be letting the ones he care for down.
Username: Bubble Tea
Name: Bubble Tea
Age: 22 (hope thats not too old)
Pony Type: Pegesus
Appearance: Yellow, with pastel blue purple and pink mane and tail, with a couple braids scattered though out. Cutie mark is three randomly placed bubbles.
Personality: Kind, caring, spontaneous
History: Being the only filly in her family, after her father left and never came back, her mother began working full time in a bakery in Canterlot. Learning a lot about desserts and sweet treats, bubble found her talent in Meringue pies, blown sugar, and especially Japanese Bubble Tea. Wanting a place of her own, at the age of 18 she left for ponyville where she started her own Tea shop. Having a successful business for three years now, she was thinking about starting something new.
Corrupted or Pure?: pure
Just a note, I don't own the picture at the top of this post ^^