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Any of my watchers got a Blackwoood stag I HAVEN'T RPd with before? 

No deviants said Looking for a stag to find Aytan stumbling about in Blackwood and escort him back to the herd to meet his punishment.
No deviants said Need one stag for speaking parts, then a couple of others to mention as other escorts.


Any of my watchers got a Blackwoood stag I HAVEN'T RPd with before?
No deviants said Looking for a stag to find Aytan stumbling about in Blackwood and escort him back to the herd to meet his punishment.
No deviants said Need one stag for speaking parts, then a couple of others to mention as other escorts.

Fawnling Plots -- Blackwood Stag wanted for Rut!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 6, 2013, 5:45 PM

Hiya!! I'm looking for a Blackwood Stag to breed to this Rut, if anyone has any available.... looking for a nice (or as nice as they can be from Blackwood) stag, so no-one aggressive who might hurt/upset the doe. I think younger stags might fit better, maybe a Shaman/herbalist, but they're not absolutely necessary :)

Please comment below if you have one!!!


Thalia | Doe | Herdmember by MelonHeadGirl
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The Need-To-Know Basics for Potential RP-ers:

  • Lia is incredibly timid - she probably won't be the one to start a conversation - and skittish - the slightest bit of confrontation or anger will send her running! Her tail will swing when she is anxious - the faster/larger the swing, the more anxious she is!
  • She is rarely seen without Acka, her male Eurasian Magpie friend. He has no unique markings or charms, he is simply a regular magpie.
  • Due to her mother's absence she will be immediately attracted to any Fawnling who seems willing to take care of her, especially motherly does. Stags scare her a little, and youngsters make her anxious.
  • She loves nature and animals, so will be more comfortable around those who share this love. In the same way she'll be more comfortable with those who are doing the same as her - collecting herbs.
  • She has a terrible sense of direction in places she has never visited before, but once she is more familiar with the area she knows exactly where to find things. However, this does mean that if she took a long route by accident before, she is unlikely to pick a different path should she return to that area.

Current Location:

To know where she is currently, check the 'Timeline' section of her profile and read/view the most recent RP. Chances are she is still in that area, and I will most likely detail her immediate plans in the artist's comments.


Aytan | Stag | Vice Captain/Guard Advisor by MelonHeadGirl
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The Need-To-Know Basics for Potential RP-ers:

  • Aytan is big. Like, intimidatingly big. I don't expect Fawnlings to run up to him with no apprehension whatsoever, unless they are similarly built, or taller.
  • He isn't known for his skills with the does. His flirting skills are basically nil, as he was more focused on becoming a good Royal Guard, rather than a lady's stag.
  •  He's very focused on his work as a Royal Guard - taking a break for longer than a few days feels alien to him, so he can't be expected to be a 24/7 father for any foals he sires.
  • He's a loyal and brave stag - if you offend Glenmore and their ways, he will not be impressed (and believe me, you don't want him angry at you, unless you're a) a good fighter or b) a fast runner.)
  • He's not immensely trusting of strangers. This is something drilled into him from his Royal Guard training - if he doesn't know your face, he will be wary around you. That being said, he has an exceptionally good memory, so if he's seen you causing trouble before, don't expect to have a particularly easy time of persuading him you mean well.
  • He gets exceptionally lonely on his patrols. He prefers to have a friend or acquaintance to pass the time with.
  • He currently is guardian of Elysia (see below), and so will be extra tense/jumpy around strangers/those he doesn't trust. That being said he isn't patrolling borders anymore, so it's unlikely he'll meet any raiders.

Current Location:

Guard duties in Glenmore. 


Flynt | Colt Fawn | Herd member by MelonHeadGirl
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The Need-to-Know Basics for Potential RP-ers:

  • Flynt is still young, and as a result is sticking close to his mother. Any RP would most likely have to involve his mother as well, unless your fawnling can catch him when he's wandered off.
  • His fire magic isn't manifesting just yet, he's too young and inexperienced. Besides the odd unintentional fiery sneeze, you won't see much magic from him.
  • He's quite wary of other fawns, but other adults are tolerable.

Current Location:

Wandering around Silverthorne territory with his mother.


Elysia | Filly fawn | Herdmember by MelonHeadGirl
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The Need-To-Know Basics for Potential RP-ers:

  • She is immensely shy. I mean, ridiculously. She's unlikely to even speak around strangers, unless Aytan shows complete unwavering trust in them first.
  • She is only available for RP with Aytan, unless I specifically ask otherwise. Between Aytan's over-protectiveness and Elysia's shyness, it's unlikely your fawnling will be able to get her alone.
  • She's more of a listener than a talker.
  • She won't be able to travel far within RPs. Her asthma means she cannot run, or walk for long distances. Stationary plotlines or minimal movement only pleeeeaaase.
  • She's not that affiliated with the main Glenmore herd. She's seen them but still doesn't know of strict culture and social guidelines that she will have to follow in later life.
  • She knows nothing of Glenmore 'religion' at the moment, so will be confused at any mention of the deities.

Current Location:

Following Aytan around on his Guard duties.

Summer, Year 760 of the New Age
Central Glenwood, Glenmore

"Papa?" A quiet voice asked from behind Aytan's back, and he turned his gaze from the Great Oak to find Elysia looking at him with concern in her eyes.

"What's wrong, Elsy?" He asked, brows furrowing as he turned to face her. His daughter rarely made the journey from their Glade to the Oak alone, so her presence, combined with the worry on her face, caught Aytan's attention.

"Oh, nothing," Elysia said with a soft smile. "Only I can't find Thalia... do you know where she is?"

Aytan sighed in relief, head dropping slightly. "You had me worried..." he said with a chuckle. "I assumed she'd be at the Glade with you... is she perhaps with Huisha, or maybe down by the river?"

The pale doe shook her head quickly. "No, Rosalie and the fawns are at the river and Huisha says he hasn't seen her for days. Can you think of anywhere else she might be?"

"Hm," Aytan said quietly, glancing off into the trees as he tried to think of other places the dark doe might be. She rarely left the Glade, and even then was only to wash herself at the river or go for magic lessons with Huisha. He'd left the Glade that morning without speaking to her, and now he cursed himself for it. "Perhaps she went with Eldhara to learn some healing?"

Again, Elysia shook her head, her long mane swinging by her neck. "Eldhara's in the Glade, alone." It was clear that the young doe was also concerned for her adopted-sister, and Aytan nudged her nose gently.

"Don't worry, I'm sure she'll come back this evening."

*   *   *

The last of the evening light was fading as Aytan made one last circuit around the Glade, waiting for Thalia to return. He'd seen or heard nothing of her all day, and Eldhara and Elysia were both beside themselves with worry - Thalia just wasn't one to run off without telling anyone, meaning that she'd either forgotten to tell someone, or something had happened to her.

"Where is she?!" Elysia bleated, her tail whipping from side-to-side - a habit she'd inherited from Thalia. "She's never left without telling anyone before!"

Aytan walked to her side and lay his head over her neck, pulling her tight in a reassuring embrace, though he was just as worried. "I'm sure she'll be back tomorrow..." he said quietly, to reassure himself more than anything else.

*   *   *

The next morning, the dark doe had still not made an appearance, though Aytan had forced Elysia to go for her daily lessons with Eldhara regardless, insisting that Thalia would be back by the time she returned. He'd performed his duties as Captain as quickly as he could, dashing back to the Glade whenever he could and asking all who had ever talked with Thalia if they had seen her, but to no avail. The doe had just vanished.

It was mid-afternoon when Elysia came bolting out of the trees, ears pinned against her neck. She slid to a halt beside him, her breath coming in ragged, wheezing gasps as she struggled to get air into her lungs. "We... we found....tracks....she's...she's been...she's been Blackwood!" She said between gasps for air, eyes wide and watering slightly. Behind her, Eldhara came cantering stiffly out of the trees, her age making her movements jerky and unsteady.

Aytan simply stared at his daughter for a moment. "What?!"

Elysia dragged in a ragged lungful of air and coughed loudly, trying to regulate her breathing. "We were over by the South Creek, and we found some hoofprints in the mud, with some bird-prints nearby and a magpie feather tucked between two rocks just next to the river. There were some other hoofprints with them as well, though they were bigger - a stag's! That must mean she's been kidnapped by a Raider and taken back to Blackwood, and Acka left the feather as a sign!"

Just then Eldhara came to a halt beside them and gave Elysia a warning look before dropping her head to catch her breath. "She ran before I could stop her," the old doe wheezed loudly, coughing once or twice before lifting her head to look Aytan in the eye. "We can't be sure it's her or not, it might just be a stag and doe out for a walk, and the feather could just be coincidence. Or perhaps some other fawnlings has a bird friend." She eyed the stag knowingly. "I know what you're thinking, Aytan. Do not do anything brash, your father would not hear of it."

"My father be damned," Aytan said harshly, his expression darkening. He glanced at his daughter, brows furrowed with concern at the soft wheezing noise she was making. "Can you take me back to the place you found the prints? Though walk this time, no running."

Elysia bobbed her head earnestly and took a step or two away, waiting for the Guard to follow after her. "This way," she called insistently.

"Stay here and watch over Rosalie," Aytan said to Eldhara, ducking his head to nose her cheek gently before he began to trot away, calling over his shoulder as he went: "I'll be back as soon as I can!"

*   *   *

"Here," Elysia said simply, stopping a good distance from the water and dropping her head to gesture at the indentations in the mud, still wheezing softly after the long walk. The prints had been made just after a rainstorm - the last of which had been a day or two ago - and had solidified as the ground had hardened, leaving perfect marks in the dirt. "And the bird-prints are here," she said, moving a step or two away and hovering a hoof over the spot.

Aytan looked at the hoofprints at his feet. They seemed the right size to be Thalia's, but every hoofprint in Glenmore was the same as the next in everything but size, and there were plenty of fawnlings around her size in Glenmore. They were of little help as a result. He turned to the bird prints. Definitely a bigger bird, they could have been from a magpie... though just as easily from a crow or raven. Separately the prints wouldn't have meant much, but so close together they meant something more....

"The stag prints are over here!" Elysia called to him before leaping nimbly over the creek, waiting for him on the opposite bank. Aytan's bulk meant that he couldn't copy her movements, and he instead had to wade through the water, shaking himself before going to peer at the hoofprints Elysia was stood next to.

Amid the roughness of the mud and several of the prints from the other bank were scattered the ones that Elysia thought belonged to a stag. They were bigger than the ones on the opposite bank, and easily twice as deep, revealing the fawnling who had left them was taller and heavier than the fawnling Elysia had assumed was Thalia. Thalia was a tall doe for Glenmore, and not the lightest build - the owner of these prints must've been closer to Aytan's height, and quite bulky in build, almost undoubtedly a stag.

"What do you think it means?" Elysia asked quietly, her huge eyes searching Aytan's for an answer.

The stag faltered for a moment, then smiled reassuringly, lifting his head up and chuckling. "Your concern is touching, Elsy," he said quietly, reaching out to nudge her neck. "But I'm sure it's nothing -- this is a main creek through the forest, there aren't any other rivers around here really, so this is bound to be a main drinking spot for fawnlings and birds alike. Plus it's right on a trail, so it'll get a lot of footfall." He smiled at her again, waiting for the pale doe to smile back. "It's nothing, she'll be off finding rare herbs and will just have forgotten to tell anyone where she's gone, that's all!" He was lying through his teeth, and if anyone but Elysia had been there they would have been able to tell, but the young doe was too trusting to doubt him for a second.

Elysia said nothing, her eyes narrowing slightly with suspicion fleetingly before her face lit up with a grin and she looked off into the trees, back towards the herd. "Of course she is," she said with a melodic giggle. "Sorry, I just got worried that the worst had happened! Forgive me for being so rash..." She ducked her head in apology and smiled shyly up at him, eyes asking for forgiveness.

"You have nothing to apologise for, Elsy, it's sweet you're so concerned for her," Aytan said quietly, bending down to lift her chin up with his nose. "Come though, Eldhara will be getting worried."

"Of course I'm concerned!" Elysia said as she leapt back over the creek. "She is my sister, after all."

*   *   *

The moon was high overhead when Aytan poked his head into the thicket to check on his family. Elysia's breathing had returned to normal after eating a herb Eldhara had found, though the younger doe had made sure to study the plant intently before eating it, so she could find it again at a later date. Aytan smiled down at the sleeping pair, watching their stomach's rise and fall with their slow breaths, before ducking out of the thicket again and turning to face South.

He'd thought over what he'd seen at the creek on their way back to the Glade, though Elysia had hardly seemed to notice how distracted he was as she bounded on ahead to investigate new plants. The doe had missed several other things at the creek -- the clump of dark hair caught in a bramble bush with a spring of lavender tangled up in it, the heavy scent of Blackwood in the air... Aytan had known from the moment he'd arrived with Elysia that her suspicions had been correct, though there was no point in worrying her needlessly, it made much more sense to leave quietly and let Eldhara explain -- the older doe would have realised the truth almost as quickly as he had, there was no doubt about that. Telling Elysia now would only lead to the young doe panicking and stubbornly refusing to let him go alone; better for him to face her wrath when he came back.

But now was not the time to think of what his family might think; Thalia had been taken to Blackwood, and Aytan had to go after her and bring her home safely. He knew Blackwood about as well as he knew the bottom of the ocean, but the journey was necessary if he ever wanted to see his daughter again. Could he even call her that? She was of no true relation to him really, but she was certainly as precious to him as any blood daughter would be. And now she was in Blackwood, held captive by some evil stag who no doubt had endless malicious things planned for her. At least it was Spring -- he had no reason to force himself on her yet. Still, she would be terrified alone in those dark trees... Aytan's only consolation was that she might find Hagen, or perhaps even Skoll, who might help her and keep her safe until he could find her and bring her home.

That was only if she found help.

Suddenly Aytan was cantering through the trees, weaving and swerving between the familiar trunks as he settled into an even rhythm and thundered South. The forest around him was dark under the shadows of night, but Aytan knew that the woods got much darker just South of the border. His breath huffed out of his nose in clouds of steam that vanished almost as soon as they appeared in the cold air, and his hoofsteps were loud in the silence of the trees as he raced South, towards Blackwood.
A Missing Daughter

Featuring Aytan and Elysia and Eldhara (NPC).
Summer, Year 760 of the New Age
Central Glenwood, Glenmore

:evillaugh: As if I could leave my precious characters drama-less for so long! :evillaugh: Be prepared for a lot more drama, and some pretty nifty RPs coming verryyyy soon! :giggle:

Art, characters (C) me
Hagen/Skoll (C) DodgerMD

Elysia | Doe | Herdmember/Trainee Herbalist by MelonHeadGirl
Elysia | Doe | Herdmember/Trainee Herbalist
Finally an adult reference for Elsy! Next will come Flynt, then I'll redo Lia and Aytan's... :D Elsy will inevitably become the dreamy, beautiful, completely oblivious doe that every herd needs ;)


(format based loosely on Ehetere's Fawnling info forms)

Name: Elsyia
Meaning: Derived from 'elysium', meaning 'perfect or ideal happiness'.
Pronunciation: Ell-iss-ia
Nicknames: Elsy (only Aytan calls her this, and only when she is in trouble/difficulty)
Gender: Doe.
Breed: Fawnling
Height: Projected 9.1hh
Age: 2 years [Born Summer of Year 758 of the New Age]
Colour: Palomino partially restricted fawn
Genotype: ee/Aa/nCr/fwfw/nrz
Markings: White nose, small white marking under eye. Cluster of spots on rump.
Eye colour: Brown.
Build: Light
Appearance: Now that's she's grown Elsy's bulked out a little, though she's still slender as anything and you can easily see her ribs in almost any light. She's almost fae-like in how she moves, and her long hair doesn't help that.
Mane/Tail: Very long, she pays close attention to it to keep it from getting dirty, and coils her tail round to avoid the hair touching the ground.
Trinkets/Decorations: Numerous braids in both her mane and tail, some are dyed using plants or berries (blue is blueberries/blackberries, green is mashed up leaves, red is raspberries etc). Mussel shell in her mane and an adder stone (stone with a natural hole through) in her tail. Two sets of feathers: magpie feathers in her mane and blue jay feathers in her tail.
Parentage: Unknown (died when the Great Oak split in Autumn 758), adoptive father is Aytan.
Bloodlines: 100% Glenmore 
Personality: Since she's now old enough to learn and speak herself, she's left Aytan and more latched onto Eldhara instead, though she has been known to go off by herself every now and then, even if she still won't speak to anyone else in the herd without someone she knows being there. She appears melancholy to strangers, but around her family she's a happy girl who acts as much the fawn as she was when Aytan first found her. Very smart, she's picking up on herb lore almost more quickly than Eldhara can teach it to her. Her cough is still a serious trouble for her if she has to move at speed/for long periods of time, but she's trying different plants/herbs out and is working towards creating a cute/preventative for it [OOC: what she has is technically asthma, if you need to know what it acts like/when it manifests etc].
Discipline/Use: Western Isles RP.
Aqauintances/Companions: None.
History: Little of her history is known, but Aytan found her the morning after The Great Oak split, and has protected her every since.

Role Play:

Affiliation: Glenmore.
Role: Herd member
Mate: None
Aytan: Adoptive father. He found her after the Great Oak collapsed in Autumn of Year 758, and she has stuck to him ever since.
Eldhara (NPC): Adoptive mother-of-sorts. Now tutor for her in herb lore.
Elita: A friend of Aytan's, Elita produced milk for Elysia to feed on so she could get the nutrients she needed to develop more sturdily.

Skill Points

Skill Points

Speed: 9 [No Level]
Stamina: 8 [No Level]
Strength: 0 [No Level] (Build Cap: 5 points max)

Magic: 0 [No Level] [Status Cap: 9 points max)
Herbs: 7 [basic]

Experience: 0


+7 speed - base bonus
+3 stamina - base bonus

Notes on Magic/Herb Lore:
Earth Magic: Elsy is yet to display any signs of magic.

Magic/Herb Lore/Fight Stat Images:

A Winter Walk
+1 stamina - art - A Winter Walk
+1 stamina - lit - 400-999 words - A Winter Walk
River Hopping
+2 stamina - lit - 1000-1999 words - River Hopping
Learning the Basics
+2 herb lore - lit - 1000-1999 words - Learning the Basics
+2 herb lore - training with a Fawnling of higher level
The Clover Run
+2 speed - collab art - The Clover Run
+3 herb lore - collab lit - 1000-1999 words - The Clover Run
+1 stamina - practicing/sparring/fighting with another Fawnling

RP Images:

None yet.

Timeline Images:

* - indicates that she only features in the story, the events are not from her perspective.

*Autumn 758: A Little Miracle [art][story]
*Late Autumn 758: Got Milk? [art][story][collab]
Late Autumn 758: The Clover Run [art][story][collab]
Early Winter 758: Bedtime Stories [art][story]
Winter 758: A Winter Walk [art][story]
Spring 759: Learning the Basics [story]
Late Spring 759: River Hopping [story]
Late Summmer 759: A Little Family [story][art]
*Summer 760: A Missing Daughter [story]

Baby reference is here: Elysia | Filly fawn | Herdmember by MelonHeadGirl

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Design (C) me [design sheet]


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Long time no see!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 20, 2014, 11:56 AM


So as you may or may not have noticed I haven't been at all active on here recently... ^^; save for some fawnling RPs and the odd image I haven't been up to much either, to be quite honest :giggle:

I have a pretty interesting plot planned for Aytan and Thalia coming up so do look out for that coming at some point, but other than that there isn't much else planned. I've kinda lost a bit of interest in HA-RPG tbh, I barely interact with other users with my characters anymore so it feels very much like I'm in my own little art-bubble, whereas with Fawnlings I have little option but to chat and RP with others, which is great! So... I don't really know what I'm going to do... I might have a big sale of my HARPG horses and cut back to bare bones in terms of horses so I don't have as much pressure, but who knows!

IRL I've got university applications to sort out and Universities to visit and a portfolio to sort out - if anyone has any advice/tips please do let me know, I'm struggling a bit! So the amount of motivation/time I have to do online art is severely limited atm.

Hope you're all okay,


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