Aurora Basin Thief
|Additional Info About Roland|
|Species: Unicorn||Gender: Stallion||Age: 6 yrs||Height: 16 hh|
Age: VI; born in Birdsong
Body: Red dun/golden champagne
Mane: Reaches halfway down his neck; soft and fluffy, a rich golden colour
Tail: Resembles that of a lion's, slightly dappled
Hooves: Black, cloven
Markings: A white star and blaze mark his slender face. His hide is a pure gold with red accents, and some faded dapples cover his back while dun stripes mark his legs in subtle bars.
Suave, smooth talking, and hugely successful with women, Roland is a highly skilled conman, for that is the term that best suits his practice. Words come naturally to him, and he lies with ease and little guilt, flawlessly convincing and never stumbling over his own tongue. No two beings have ever perceived him in the same light, as in the past his careful disguise has been seen through, and so he is always a different character to those who meet him. He appears generous and selfless, making those who know him feel he is utterly and without question devoted to them, paying no mind to his own needs. Though he does try to come off as charming, much of it is subconscious; many are simply caught up in the radiance of his person. Deceptive and cunning, he is a true artist who doesn’t like to get his hands dirty if he can help it.
Though raised a fighter, he generally attempts to avoid physical conflict, and is reluctant to get into brawls- if for nothing else than to prevent his physique from being marred. Beneath the virile façade, he is cunning and fiercely loyal, though cowardly and nervous at the same time, and is highly pessimistic. He is not a racist creature, and has no qualms with those that display wings at their sides, or bear neither feather nor horn. He does not judge based on appearances, and the presence or lack thereof of a horn does not alter the way he perceives another being.
Roland was born at the beginning of Birdsong, and though he cannot recall his first days alive he thinks fondly of the season in which he was birthed, despite it bringing back bittersweet memories. Not long after finding his feet, he was orphaned by his parents and taken up in a highly religious herd hosting many other abandoned foals. Raised under a strict and almost militant rule by the group known as the Superi, he was taught to go against racism and worship the Gods patronizingly.
The region in which he grew up, Anorien, shared a strong alliance with the island kingdom to the north, Evendim. When Roland was two years of age the herds in his homeland began to split, dividing the land into the North and South as two main groups arose from the population and shattered the peace. As Anorien was on the verge of Civil war, the leader of the northern kingdom sent a fleet of Pegasi to help end the battle before it even began. Roland, thirsting for some excitement in his life, joined the resistance in the South. It was on the front lines of battle that he met Murdock, a Captain sent with the reinforcements from Evendim. Roland worked as a double agent and spy, often being sent to the other side undercover to extract information. After almost a year, the warring factions in Anorien were pacified and life returned to normal. Roland left the battle as a Lieutenant, but cast his rank aside in an attempt to forget his past. He and Murdock became close friends during the war, but once it ended they went their separate ways.
Having grown restless, Roland left the makeshift family he’d been raised by in and took to a nomadic lifestyle. After the war, where he had been forced to grow up quickly, he found a quiet life was unsatisfactory. Motivated by his past success pulling off risky scams, he decided to try and find his parents, but instead found himself caught up in an operation he wanted no part of. The mercenary band he had joined, termed the Naöta or 'Faceless', dealt often with Ion and it was through their interactions that Roland hoped to glimpse his father. When the chance arose to meet him, Roland was startled by his dark nature and sinister tone. His sudden discomfort left gaping holes in his resolve and he was quickly found out. Ion recognized him as his son and exposed him as a liar and cheat before the mercenaries, making it clear that he had never cared for his child. Chased from Anorien, Roland wandered for several months before entering the Threshold of Helovia at the age of four.
Year Two. Birdsong
Show me the way - Enters the Threshold, meets Lena & turns down her offer to join the Basin
Year Two. Tallsun
Locking up the sun - Speaks with Xylia in the Deep Forest.
Tale as Old as Time - Meets Phaedra, cursed by the Moon Goddess, & Calvariam.
A Coward practicing Courage - Spars with Archibald in the Heavenly Fields.
And Winter Came - Recruited by Naberius into the Aurora Basin. Mauja & Lena join them by the hot springs.
Mirror Mirror - Inspects a magical mirror and is attacked by two snakes.
Flight of the Doe - After his run in with the snakes, Arah helps patch him up in the Thistle Meadow.
Torture me till the very end - Witnesses Zar'roc & Elizabeth attacking Leyra.
Year Two. Orangemoon
Living through each empty night - Illynx & Roland welcome Arielle, a new recruit accompanying Mauja & Arah.
Search for seas of gold - Roland's doppelganger terrorizes Cierra.
Hopeful Uniting - On the Basin's behalf, he & Arah request the Grey's protection against the Throat.
Confirmation - Returns to the Basin with Ophelia & Archibald. Deimos, D'artagnan, & Psyche greet them.
Someone to save you - Escapes a storm in the Frozen Arch and meets Chernobyl.
I've gotten this feeling before... - Attempts to break up a fight between Arah & Arielle
A Crown of Ivy, an Unbroken Heart - Meets Rowan and keeps her company through a snow storm.
Year Two. Frostfall
Decisions - Attends the herd meeting and offers his services in the wake of a potential War.
she found herself chasing ghosts - Visits the beach for the first time, comes across Arah, Illynx, and Osiris.
Dead of night - Wakes to a sunless morning. Mauja informs him that the Gods have left Helovia.
Lost in Stars - Meets Faelene, Thief of the Basin and his superior.
Wintersun - Recruits Sia into the Aurora Basin with the help of Descaro.
Paint it Black - Brings Sia home.
Without a friend - Attempts to cheer up Sielu and meets Farenjer.
Year Three. Birdsong
How sweet, the stars - Meets Seiren on the Frostbreath Steppe. Harmony interrupts them.
Dust to Dust - Escapes the Basin for a night and meets Iosui.
Who needs friends? - Illynx summons Roland and others for a new assignment.
The Differently Sentient - The sun returns, and Roland stumbles across an old friend.
Year Three. Tallsun
Distant Dreams - Seiren finds him on the Frostbreath Steppe. They exchange stories.
Be bloody, bold and resolute - Learns that Deimos and Illynx have taken over in Psyche's absence.
Nostalgia - Stumbles across a snake in the Deep Forest.
Walking on air - Spends the evening with Murdock on the Frostbreath Steppe.
Year Three. Orangemoon
A place to rest my head - Welcomes Epona, a strange mare who talks to herself, into the Basin.
Beware of the ghost light - Encounters the wraiths Sikeax & Crake with Mauja, Sacre & Déodat.
Paranoia is in Bloom - Flees from the darkness in the Basin with the rest of his herd.
Year Three. Frostfall
Stones against the Sky -Explores the underground with Lena.
Where all the veins meet - Deimos announces that they are returning to the Basin.
Unite and spread the heart apart - Returns to the Basin and attends the herd meeting.
Year Four. Birdsong
Verdant fields, laden with frost - Accompanies Illynx and Lena to the Hidden Falls to offer an alliance.
Mist drifts across pale ice - Negotiates with the World's Edge.
Silken banners streaming - Promoted to Thief.
Turns me to gold in the sunlight - Converses with Lena and Zikar-Sin.
Year Four. Tallsun
The Right Path - Mulls over recent happenings at the hot springs, and is joined by Tangere.
Babylon - Finds Caneo in the Threshold and offers him a home.
Lost and Found - Returns to the Basin with Caneo. Lena welcomes them.
Direction to Perfection - Learns the outcome of recent negotiations. A festival is announced.
Your Beating Heart - Welcomes Liriope into the Aurora Basin.
A little touch of heavenly light - Enjoys the company of Lena and Imogen in the Thistle Meadow.
Year Four. Orangemoon
Unicorn Mountain Climbing Race - Finds his way onto Caela Insula and participates in the goat race.
Broken Glass - Crosses paths with Sikeax, who had tormented him when she was a wraith.
Insignificance - Having feared the worst, Roland finds Caneo, alive and well, at the Endless Blue.
Parents Ion x Nighten
Paternal Grandparents Unknown x Unknown (both believed to be deceased)
Maternal Grandparents Unknown x Unknown (both believed to be deceased)
Half Siblings Unknown- Half sister (alive, whereabouts unknown)
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Played by Glo!