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Tauro

Taurus Celestine
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  • OOC Name: Eden
  • Posts: 8 (Find All Posts)
  • Rank: Exile
  • Age & Season: 8 (Spring ✿)
  • Species Equine
  • Lineage: Settler
  • Height: 14.3hh
  • Sex: Stallion
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Appearance

Deep set eyes glower with an unmatched intensity and the frostbitten blue of winter. Framed by a pair of dramatic, downward slanting brows, Tauro’s stare is severe, offering a challenge, and is often met by few others.

Stunted, either by the illness that he suffered from as a newborn colt or from the bovine physiology he was gifted by the Bull, Tauro's height falls short when compared against other giants in the world. Despite the ridicule he faced because of this, however, he never let his height limit him, and if anything, the name calling only fueled his ambitions. There, hidden beneath a silver bay and blue roan varnish appaloosa coat, lies hardened muscle, running along rounded, smooth slopes and curves, but it is not without imperfections. Long thin scars arch across his haunches and impressions of another equine’s enamels sit upon his withers; a tale of his feats in battle.

As a chimera, a rare genetic mutation that causes a distinctive brindling pattern, Tauro’s forelegs and the anterior portion of his nape, are doused in a milky white, further setting him apart from his affiliates. Dark swatches, or brindling, color his flanks, separating the lighter tones of his body from earthly hues. His ears and eyes are quite the opposite, the swirling pattern here a stark contrast of white on a slate palate.

During the first few days of his life, when he was knocking on death's door, he was raised up from his sick bed by the constellation god, the Bull. As a sort of parting gift, Tauro was left with the broad stature of a bovine as well as other small characteristics of the species, such as the horns, tail and cloven hooves from bos taurus, or more specifically the Spanish fighting bull.

Personality

Entitled & Sarcastic. With an unrelenting sarcastic and witty personality, at first glance, he could be perceived as cold, and he is, to a certain extent. Tauro is haughty and vain, but with good reason. As he was arguably the most powerful and skilled guardian at the Moon Temple, where his training began at a young age, there were few who ever offered him a challenge.

Hot-Headed & Reckless. Tauro is head strong and often prefers to act first and ask permission later. He can be impatient and easy to annoy when things are not moving as fast as he might like, or when his skill is called into question. Often, this behavior would lead to severe arguments with his fellow guardians where his short fuse would then escalate the situation even further.

Roguish & Charismatic. When he's not poking fun at someone else's expense, Tauro is generally a very humorous character. He's easy to befriend, so long as you're willing to set aside his more playful and flirtive side.

History

  • Tauro was born in a foreign land of ice and of moonlight. He was a frail and sickly colt at birth, and his father turned his back from the site; ashamed to have sired such a pitiful creature, but his mother could not bare the thought of losing her first born. She prayed tirelessly for an upwards of 72 hours, never once parting from her foal’s side, not even to eat, not even to drink.
  • The constellation to whom she prayed, took pity on the mare and her foal, and descended from the heavens in a grand display of starlight. The Bull touched his nose to the sickly colt’s head, and within moments he came to life, his legs carrying him across the vast plain of white in a flurry, but all was not yet set right.
  • The Bull gave the mother an ultimatum. She was to surrender the child to the temple, or he would steal back the power which he had granted. Of course, finding no other option, she agreed to the Bull’s demands.
  • Before his departure, the Bull called back the foal and granted him a name to bare along with several bovine physiological characteristics; Taurus Celestine.
  • Tauro was soon after relinquished unto the priestesses of the Moon Temple, where his training as a guardian begun not long after.
  • He excelled, his magical properties granted to him by the Bull carrying him high above his peers in terms of power, and the priestesses took quick notice, each vying for his loyalty.
  • Upon graduation from the guardian academy and after he’d successfully completed the trial set before him by the Moon Goddess herself, he was made a guardian and bonded with none other than the High Priestess, Morticia.
  • But all was not right in the realm. There were rumors, spreading fast, of the whispered return of a long forgotten entity; the Sun Goddess, and she was making for the temple, gathering a mass of followers come every new turn of the moon.
  • The temple prepared for a siege, but their efforts were not enough to withstand the force of the Sun Goddess’ army. Tauro lost Morticia, and nearly his own life as the harrowing pain of her loss rendered him useless on the battlefield.
  • When it was all said and done, and the Sun Goddess had wracked the temple, releasing her essence in full force, those who survived were taken as captives, Tauro included.
  • Along the way to a nearby tribe where the captives were to be held, the ley lines, which were fractured now because of the Moon’s crippling defeat, a tear opened up in the ground and Tauro, along with several others, were lost to it.
  • A wounded and morose Tauro awoke several hours later, now finding himself in an unfamiliar region, a ginormous tree looming above him with roots much larger than him, snaking across the ground. He entered the tangle, his mind too boggled to try and reason against it.
  • Tauro passed through the Bifrost and was welcomed by a native of the valley, an Ambrosius scout. He was mended and cared for, but again his world would be shaken and ripped out from beneath him.
  • During a night-terror, one of the healers thought to try and stir him, but with Tauro’s unfamiliarity with how magic in this world worked, he killed them. It was a complete accident, but the sovereign ruled the unfortunate event as a crime and sentenced the man to exile.

Density Control

Apprentice

Density Control: Shortly after his birth, Tauro was presented to the bull constellation who cleansed him of all ailments and molded the freshly born foal into his own image. The bull granted him a unique and special power, the ability to manipulate one's own mass, making him virtually indestructible.

Apprentice: At this level, Tauro struggles with control. What once might have been second nature to him, now causes strain and fatigue, and the ability itself works more off of his emotions rather than as an extension of himself. He might mean to increase his density, but the complete opposite happens as a result of his lack of focus. Until he progresses beyond this point, his manipulation is more localized to specific points of his body.
Adept: As his understanding of this world broadens, so too does his magic or arcana as the natives call it. He's learned how to tap into his abilities within himself, though it is still an effort on his part, his focus has improved significantly. Manipulation of density comes more easily to him now, but he still has a hard time with the target area and struggles to broaden the effect.
Master: Able to increase his density to the point where his skin is virtually impervious to outside forces, he feels more at home with himself and his arcana. His focus is absolute and his emotional control has improved by tenfold, and he can now manipulate his whole body with little strain. While decreasing his density, he is intangible and able to walk through solid surfaces, but the after effects are tumultuous (nausea, vomiting, and severe headaches are common).
Virtuoso: Not only can he manipulate his own body mass, but Tauro can also increase and decrease the density of another equid. This practice is more of a chore than with himself, and he is quick to tire. His resistance has grown where decreasing his density is concerned, meaning he's less likely to feel any adverse effects while or after phasing.

Additional

Accessories: A silver bull ring
Outfits and Armor: None at this time.



















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