Starry Night Jun 24, 2014 15:47:50 GMT -6
Post by Deleted on Jun 24, 2014 15:47:50 GMT -6
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#Name; Starry Night
#Age Group ; Teenager
#Gender ; Mare
#Cutie Mark ;
#Occupation ; Astronomer
#Powers and Abilities ; Starry’s unicorn powers allow her to project any of her senses to any point her vision reaches. She is not physically in the location itself, but can know how the spot feels, smells, looks, sounds, or heaven forbid tastes without actually going there. This becomes especially useful when her vision is extended by telescopes and other devices so she can feel like she's floating out in space or hear the inner sounds of the Everfree Forest without actually going there.
#Physique ; Average. Not particularly strong, not particularly skinny. Not particularly tall. Just the epitome of average.
#Mane and fur color and style ; Starry’s mane is a faded pale lavender color and is always in a messy tussle. Her fur is a darker strong violet color standing out against her mane
#Eye color ; Bronze Yellow
#Other appearance details (optional) ; Worth noting is the wisteria colored bow in her mane just above her ear and the silver spectacles that line her face near constantly.
The most noticeable part of Starry Night is her vastly limitless curiosity and her willingness to believe in anything. To some, they may see it as gullible, but to Starry, it’s the acceptance of the wonderful nature of the world around her. The undiscovered potential of the unknown.
Of course, this acts as a double-edged sword in many regards. As can be asserted, she is in fact very gullible and easy to trick, believing even the most outlandish of lies and tall tales until proven wrong without a doubt. As well, with just how much she believes in the wonderful mystic things, she also believes in the horrific monsters and daemons lingering in the pits and shadows of Equestria and can be incredibly superstitious at times.
Notably of the Mothpony, who has plagued her nightmares since she was younger. The very mention of the legend will put her in a state of absolute paranoia and fear that can be difficult to bring her out of.
One is right to be careful with Starry though, once your trust with her is broken through some way or another, you will never ever get it back. She can be a bit stubborn in this way, but to her a liar is a liar and they will never change. Of course, she is not without forgiveness. Common mistakes she will excuse and being unaware of the damage you are causing. Her qualm is with those who intentionally deceive and trick.
Given you haven’t miffed her, Starry is an enthusiastic pony who is always ready for the next thing in life. In some ways, she’s a little bit too enthusiastic as she has a tendency to leave projects unfinished because she gets too excited about the next ones and abandons them. When the unfinished loose ends start to pile up and overwhelm her, she can lose her cool quite a bit, stressing out and causing her to get a bit snippy with people. She means no harm of it though. She’s just stressed like any other pony.
Starry’s life began with both hope and tragedy wrapped into a single night. Despite many complications with her development, Starry was born a healthy and hopeful filly. However, it cost her mother’s life in the process. Starry’s father, Solstice was stricken at the loss of his partner, but was determined to give his daughter as best of a life as possible without a mother to nurture her.
And for the most part he succeeded. Being Ponyville’s go-to astronomer and professor of all things cosmic, Solstice always had something new and fascinating to show the growing Starry Night. As the filly got old enough to start attending school and meeting other ponies though, Solstice began worrying for when Starry Night would realize she lacked a mother like most of the other foals.
He was absolutely worried the day had arrived when Starry came home from school crying. He asked her what was wrong, and was surprised and mildly amused to hear that the other fillies at school at just scared her with a story about the Mothpony who was half-pony half-moth and was a herald for disasters like the bridge collapse in Fillydelphia. He assured her she was safe from the Mothpony. In retrospect, he probably should’ve told her it wasn’t real, but there was no changing that.
It wasn’t long after that though, that the question came along. It wasn’t as dramatic as he had expected it to be, no tears, no accusations. She just asked why she didn’t have a mommy. Setting her down, Solstice explained that her mom was with the stars, traveling through space, a solution that fit their time together having watched the stars in their home-observatory just outside the Ponyville limits.
Again, it might’ve better to be honest with her about it, but there was nothing to be done about it now. From that day on, Starry would spend at least several days a week looking through the stars for her mother. Solstice secretly hoped she’d grow out of it, but to this day, she still spends at least one night every weekend just looking through stars and telling him when she thought she caught a glimpse of mom.
Along with it though, her interest in stars piqued to an academic level as she began to question constellations, gravitational pull, blackholes, and other of the many different things in the Equestrian sky. The culmination of herself came during a particularly long gazing session where Starry had been analyzing the south autumn sky and began piecing some stars together. She suddenly realized none of the stars had been charted on any of her maps despite their great age. She quickly wrote down their coordinates and reported them and to her and Solstice's astoundment, had never been recorded in Equestrian history. Like they had appeared just for her.
Due to their prime gathering and her accomplishments, Starry was actually allowed to form them into a constellation recognized by the Canterlot Founder's Society. She made it into The Autumnal Mare in honor of her mother, and received a cutie mark for her efforts. Afterwards, Solstice took Starry under his wing officially and made her into his apprentice as well as his daughter, eventually promoting her to the co-owner of the Ponyville Observatory, set to inherit it when Solstice grew too old to operate it anymore.
So it was that along with Solstice still, Starry became one of Ponyville’s more younger aficionados on astronomy, often leading tours of the Observatory and star searches on clear nights. She often would organize meteor shower picnics and eclipse observations, bringing in a more social element to her father’s work. Every weekend though, you could find her in the tower one night still looking for her mother in the stars.The Roleplayer's Corner
#Nickname ; AudreyIvy
#Age ; 21
#Gender/Preferred Pronouns ; She/Her/Hers
#How did you find us? ; I’ve always been here. In your mind.
#Sample RP ;
”Bye Cheerilee! Bye everyone! My hopes that the next shower will be even more fun!” Starry waved her hoof goodbye as the many ponies left in joyous conversation from the picnic tables that’d been set out just a little ways between the Observatory and Everfree Forest. A small bit of a mess had been left behind from Starry’s latest meteor shower viewing, and she turned to it to make some quick work of the cleanup.
From behind her, her father Solstice approached her, a warm smile on his face. He gently placed a hoof on her back which turned her attention from her work to him. ”Starry darling, it’s Sunday night,” he reminded her in his scholarly soft voice.
”Oh shoot! Can you-“ she began only for her dad to smile and pat her on the back again.
”Of course I can take care of it precious. Think nothing of it, there’s nothing for this old man to do tomorrow but sleep and then ponder about how much the world’s changed since he was a foal,” he spoke like the old man he was. He was older than a lot of the other fathers in Ponyville, but he didn’t mind. He sort of liked being a wise old man. With happy nod, Starry trotted off to the Observatory in a hurry.
Levitating her keys from her bag, she quickly opened up the doors to the astrological research building and threw her bag on the ground inside before climbing up the spiral staircase to the main observation room. Inside were a multitude of devices and measurement instruments, but at the center lied the definitive centerpiece of the room, the megascope that leaned out of the Observatory roof and gave a view to the stars a bird would even be jealous of.
Starry quickly settled in and adjusted the megascopes trajectory until it was aligned with -147, 345 on the wall around the opening in the roof. Satisfied, she smiled and settled right in the faux-cushion she’d made some time ago to make long gazings comfortable. She stuck her eye into the viewing port and gazed at the multitude of stars in wait. ”Hey Mom, It’s Starry again. How have you been doing up there?”