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OOC SECTION
Mun name: Lu
Personal journal: [personal profile] lluosogrwydd
Age: 23
Contact: [plurk.com profile] lluosogrwydd Also AIM, same name
Pronouns: She/her
Other characters: None

IC SECTION
Name: Princess Luna
Canon: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic / CRAU from Revenance
Canon point: Post Season 4 / end of Revenance
Appearance: Sparklehorse
Age: Canon is unclear in anything except that she’s over a thousand. I figure maybe a couple thousand.
Gender: Female

Personality: In the past, Luna's jealousy and bitterness over ponies' preference for her sister's day drove her to become Nightmare Moon and try to cast Equestria into eternal night. She is no longer that wicked mare of darkness, but her desire for love and acceptance remains her driving force. She feels a great amount of guilt for her actions as Nightmare Moon and wishes to make amends by working to win the love of her subjects fairly. Unfortunately, having been on the moon for the last thousand years has left her even more out-of-touch with her populace than before. Time has worn away some of her more antiquated speech patterns, though she still tends to slip into "thees" and "thous" when emotional or trying to be formal. Therefore, her behavior can still seem overly rigid and harsh to modern ponies accustomed to her sister's more diplomatic ways.

She doesn't take rejection well at all, and it often triggers her somewhat fearsome temper, which only drives her subjects even further away. On some level, she views this rejection as inevitable, having never been very popular. By this point, she almost expects to be distrusted. But she hasn't entirely given up, and she's willing to try changing her approach; she just needs some guidance. Though Twilight Sparkle's aid resulted in quite a few mishaps, she remained willing to follow even the strangest of the young mare's plans and was immensely grateful to everypony who helped her along the way. Really, anyone who accepts her as a friend will very quickly earn her loyalty and affection, perhaps because she has so very few of them to begin with.

Luna is a creature of strong emotions, which can just as easily result in great enthusiasm instead of anger or sorrow, often all in quick succession. While quick to wrath, she does cool down quickly enough to realize when it was unwarranted. If so, she'll feel terrible and try to seek forgiveness. If, however, she feels has been truly wronged, she's very likely to hold a long grudge; doubly so, if someone she cares about was insulted or injured. Truthfully, she's a good friend to have, just a little inexperienced socially. Though she tends to fall back on courtly etiquette and her traditional Royal Canterlot Voice when nervous or upset, once she relaxes she proves to be very friendly and kind. This new modern era provides strange new opportunities for casual socialization and even fun with her subjects, and though she's still getting used to the idea, she enjoyed her first taste of it immensely.

The one area where she is entirely comfortable and at ease with her subjects is the world of dreams. There, she is in total control. Perhaps more importantly, she is also fulfilling a duty that only she can do. Celestia raised the moon in her absence, but she could never enter dreams like Luna can. Therefore, Luna takes a great deal of pride in this station, and does her best to provide personal aid to as many ponies plagued with nightmares as possible. Being especially fond of children in the waking world, she often gives them precedence, but adults are still likely to receive a nightly visit. She's also prone to practicing forms of harsh lessons here, as she is equally capable of visiting nightmares upon others if she feels they are in need of correction in their waking lives. These are always special cases, though, and often personal; she hardly keeps tabs on the current karma count of every single one of her subjects.

She takes an equal amount of pride in being a ruler again. While this can mean that she is proud and quick to take offense, she views ruling as a matter of responsibility rather than authority, and is very protective of her subjects. This protection occasionally extends to persecuted people of other countries as well; while she and Celestia were co-rulers, they had something of a history of dethroning tyrants, even those that weren't currently threatening anyone other than their own people. Luna tends to think little before butting into someone else's business, particularly if she thinks there's danger involved.

History: Wiki!

Luna was drawn into the so-called Realm of Dreams immediately after her Nightmare Night visit to Ponyville in canon. Being herself the Princess of Dreams, she was offput but immediately decided to assume some level of responsibility for keeping the other arrivals safe and maintaining defenses against the realm’s native Nightmares. Without her history dogging her or the shadow of her sister, she was much quicker to blossom socially and made a great many friends, including Agent Washington of the Freelancers and Ventus, a young human whom she unofficially adopted after witnessing him clashing with his previous guardian.

The mysteries behind their entrapment involved a lot of traveling between dream worlds, including one modeled after Ponyville. Luna both enjoyed visiting this one and was deeply upset by the appearance of a Nightmare mimicking Nightmare Moon. Her friends accepted her past, however. She lost many while there, including Ventus, but she was able to pull through with the help of her friends and Dream Eaters. Her sister also arrived – though by that point, Luna was already confident enough with the others not to withdraw socially.

Before anything could truly be solved, however, she awoke in her home world with her memories fully intact. Celestia had been brought from a later point in time, so she kept the entire matter to herself for the time being and began to spend her spare time studying methods of magical travel between dimensions; she was unwilling to abandon her humans, and she knew that many of them came from dire circumstances. This work never came to much – certainly never allowed her to reach any of her former companions – but she kept it up nonetheless.

Aspirations: Luna’s strongest aspiration is to be well-liked and respected by others. She wants to be a strong leader and protect her people. More specifically, she also wants to master the power to keep her friends from other worlds.
Fears: Relapse, mostly. She does not want to turn back into Nightmare Moon. She’s also generally afraid of screwing up and losing the friends she’s gained.
Inventory: Just her regalia

Magic: Water
Reason: The moon controls tides! Plus, she tends to be pretty aggressive in fights, so the lack of immediate offensive capability will force her to slow down somewhat.

RP samples:
Sample One: Luna hides and sulks about Ven’s disappearance
Sample Two: Luna discovers Ponyville in the dream world, and promptly has to walk Agent Washington through ponyhood

Notes: I see Celestia retained just enough telekinetic ability to pick up objects without resorting to her mouth; can I assume the same will hold true here?
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[Name]: Lu
[Age]: 22
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[Name]: Princess Luna
[Canon]: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
[Age]: Over 1000 for sure, but canon isn't clear. I usually headcanon like 3500-ish.
[Gender]: Female
[Canon Point]: Post-Season 4

[History]: Wiki!

[Personality]: In the past, Luna's jealousy and bitterness over ponies' preference for her sister's day drove her to become Nightmare Moon and try to cast Equestria into eternal night. She is no longer that wicked mare of darkness, but her desire for love and acceptance remains her driving force. She feels a great amount of guilt for her actions as Nightmare Moon and wishes to make amends by working to win the love of her subjects fairly. Unfortunately, having been on the moon for the last thousand years has left her even more out-of-touch with her populace than before. Time has worn away some of her more antiquated speech patterns, though she still tends to slip into "thees" and "thous" when emotional or trying to be formal. Therefore, her behavior can still seem overly rigid and harsh to modern ponies accustomed to her sister's more diplomatic ways.

She doesn't take rejection well at all, and it often triggers her somewhat fearsome temper, which only drives her subjects even further away. On some level, she views this rejection as inevitable, having never been very popular. By this point, she almost expects to be distrusted. But she hasn't entirely given up, and she's willing to try changing her approach; she just needs some guidance. Though Twilight Sparkle's aid resulted in quite a few mishaps, she remained willing to follow even the strangest of the young mare's plans and was immensely grateful to everypony who helped her along the way. Really, anyone who accepts her as a friend will very quickly earn her loyalty and affection, perhaps because she has so very few of them to begin with.

Luna is a creature of strong emotions, which can just as easily result in great enthusiasm instead of anger or sorrow, often all in quick succession. While quick to wrath, she does cool down quickly enough to realize when it was unwarranted. If so, she'll feel terrible and try to seek forgiveness. If, however, she feels has been truly wronged, she's very likely to hold a long grudge; doubly so, if someone she cares about was insulted or injured. Truthfully, she's a good friend to have, just a little inexperienced socially. Though she tends to fall back on courtly etiquette and her traditional Royal Canterlot Voice when nervous or upset, once she relaxes she proves to be very friendly and kind. This new modern era provides strange new opportunities for casual socialization and even fun with her subjects, and though she's still getting used to the idea, she enjoyed her first taste of it immensely.

The one area where she is entirely comfortable and at ease with her subjects is the world of dreams. There, she is in total control. Perhaps more importantly, she is also fulfilling a duty that only she can do. Celestia raised the moon in her absence, but she could never enter dreams like Luna can. Therefore, Luna takes a great deal of pride in this station, and does her best to provide personal aid to as many ponies plagued with nightmares as possible. Being especially fond of children in the waking world, she often gives them precedence, but adults are still likely to receive a nightly visit. She's also prone to practicing forms of harsh lessons here, as she is equally capable of visiting nightmares upon others if she feels they are in need of correction in their waking lives. These are always special cases, though, and often personal; she hardly keeps tabs on the current karma count of every single one of her subjects.

She takes an equal amount of pride in being a ruler again. While this can mean that she is proud and quick to take offense, she views ruling as a matter of responsibility rather than authority, and is very protective of her subjects. This protection occasionally extends to persecuted people of other countries as well; while she and Celestia were co-rulers, they had something of a history of dethroning tyrants, even those that weren't currently threatening anyone other than their own people. Luna tends to think little before butting into someone else's business, particularly if she thinks there's danger involved.

[Abilities / Strengths & Weaknesses]: As an alicorn, Luna has tremendously strong magic. Most notably, she raises the moon and the stars each night; she is also responsible for entering her subject's dreams as they sleep and helping them fight their nightmares. Within dreams, she has total control of dream elements, and can banish or alter them at will. In canon, she has also been seen summoning thunderstorms, transfiguring objects into apparently living creatures, altering her own shape, and using general magical beams in combat. It's reasonable to assume she can also teleport, as unicorns below her skill level have been seen doing so, but she would require either a line of sight or a high level of familiarity with her destination to do so safely. As all unicorns, she also uses telekinesis rather than her hooves to manipulate objects, and can probably lift anything lighter than a celestial body with some effort.

Luna also possesses the abilities of the pegasus and earth pony races. She makes much more frequent and obvious use of her pegasus magic than other alicorns, owing primarily to her fondness for lightning and thunder. Even as Nightmare Moon, lightning was a favored weapon, and she still summons storms simply on a dramatic whim. As all pegasi, she can create and manipulate clouds and weather patterns. Her earth pony attributes, meanwhile, present themselves in her physical strength; she has been seen cracking stone with a stomp of her forehoof, and can shout loudly enough to blow ponies back from her. She may possess the "green hoof" common to the race as well, but since princesses very rarely have time to garden she's never been able to tell.

Luna's weaknesses are largely personality-based, rather than in her magical abilities. She tends to be very emotional and impulsive, and does not always think things though, often leading her into making terrible first impressions and generally putting people off. This is particularly bad when combined with the fact that she's quite sensitive, and takes others' opinions of her rather seriously. After making a mistake and turning people off during introductions, she's far more likely to be hurt and offended and storm off than to make an attempt at repair. Other peoples' privacy isn't a concept she's always entirely clear on. She also has jealousy issues, and guilt issues springing from the jealousy issues. Even though things have gotten better for her since her return, she remains fairly well-convinced that she will never be as well-liked as her sister.

[Limited Powers]:
Luna will be unable to fly or teleport between islands or ships. This is less a reduction in her ability and more that she just can't navigate over the open ocean well enough to manage. She will also be unable to affect celestial bodies, and her general magical powers re: potential destruction will be decreased.

I'm inclined to keep her dream powers, as they can make for fun shenanigans, but of course these would not be used on characters without OOC discussion.

[Other Important Facts]: She is going to buy a pirate hat.

[Samples]:
♦ Thread: boop
♦ Post:
We hath discovered a new island!

It is not so very large, and is shaped roughly like a half-moon. I intend to make some proper aerial surveys, and create a map later - as well as name it! Perhaps Orion, I am fond of that name. I shall include a copy of the sketch here when I am finished.

It is not inhabited, of course, or I should not name it myself. At least, I do not believe these creatures to be sapient... [At this point, vicious snarling can be heard in the background.] It is roughly akin to a spider, with scales and many large fangs. We have trapped it under a crate. 'Tis actually strangely adorable when it is not biting - I may see if it can be trained to act as a ship's cat! Its venom does not yet appear to corrode wood, so the signs are favorable at present.
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Name: Lu
Contact Info: [plurk.com profile] lluosogrwydd
Other Characters Played: None
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Character Name: Princess Luna
Canon: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Canon Point: Post-Season 3
Background/History: Wiki
Personality: In the past, Luna's jealousy and bitterness over ponies' preference for her sister's day drove her to become Nightmare Moon and try to cast Equestria into eternal night. She is no longer that wicked mare of darkness, but her desire for love and acceptance remains her driving force. She feels a great amount of guilt for her actions as Nightmare Moon and wishes to make amends by working to win the love of her subjects fairly. Unfortunately, having been on the moon for the last thousand years has left her even more out-of-touch with her populace than before. Time has worn away some of her more antiquated speech patterns, though she still tends to slip into "thees" and "thous" when emotional or trying to be formal. Therefore, her behavior can still seem overly rigid and harsh to modern ponies accustomed to her sister's more diplomatic ways.

She doesn't take rejection well at all, and it often triggers her somewhat fearsome temper, which only drives her subjects even further away. On some level, she views this rejection as inevitable, having never been very popular. By this point, she almost expects to be distrusted. But she hasn't entirely given up, and she's willing to try changing her approach; she just needs some guidance. Though Twilight Sparkle's aid resulted in quite a few mishaps, she remained willing to follow even the strangest of the young mare's plans and was immensely grateful to everypony who helped her along the way. Really, anyone who accepts her as a friend will very quickly earn her loyalty and affection, perhaps because she has so very few of them to begin with.

Luna is a creature of strong emotions, which can just as easily result in great enthusiasm instead of anger or sorrow, often all in quick succession. While quick to wrath, she does cool down quickly enough to realize when it was unwarranted. If so, she'll feel terrible and try to seek forgiveness. If, however, she has been truly wronged, she's very likely to hold a long grudge; doubly so, if someone she cares about was insulted or injured. Truthfully, she's a good friend to have, just a little inexperienced socially. Though she tends to fall back on courtly etiquette and her traditional Royal Canterlot Voice when nervous or upset, once she relaxes she proves to be very friendly and kind. This new modern era provides strange new opportunities for casual socialization and even fun with her subjects, and though she's still getting used to the idea, she enjoyed her first taste of it immensely.

The one area where she is most comfortable and at ease with her subjects is the world of dreams. There, she is in total control. Perhaps more importantly, she is also fulfilling a duty that only she can do. Celestia raised the moon in her absence, but she could never enter dreams like Luna can. Therefore, Luna takes a great deal of pride in this station, and does her best to provide personal aid to as many ponies plagued with nightmares as possible. Being especially fond of children in the waking world, she often gives them precedence, but adults are just as likely to receive a nightly visit. She takes an equal amount of pride in being a ruler again. While this can mean that she is proud and quick to take offense, she views ruling as a matter of responsibility rather than authority, and is very protective of her subjects. This protection occasionally extends to persecuted people of other countries as well; while she and Celestia were co-rulers, they had something of a history of dethroning tyrants, even those that weren't currently threatening anyone other than their own people. Luna tends to think little before butting into someone else's business, particularly if she thinks someone might be harmed otherwise.

Abilities/Powers: As an alicorn, Luna has tremendously strong magic. Most notably, she raises the moon and the stars each night; she is also responsible for entering her subject's dreams as they sleep and helping them fight their nightmares. Within dreams, she has total control of dream elements, and can banish or alter them at will. In canon, she has also been seen summoning thunderstorms, transfiguring objects into apparently living creatures, altering her own shape, and using general light/magic beams in combat. It's reasonable to assume she can also teleport, as unicorns below her skill level have been seen doing so, but she would require either a line of sight or a high level of familiarity with her destination to do so safely. As all unicorns, she also uses telekinesis rather than her hooves to manipulate objects, and can probably lift anything lighter than a celestial body.

Luna also possesses the abilities of the pegasus and earth pony races. She makes much more frequent and obvious use of her pegasus magic than other alicorns, owing primarily to her fondness for lightning and thunder. Even as Nightmare Moon, lightning was a favored weapon, and she still summons storms simply on a dramatic whim. As all pegasi, she can create and manipulate clouds and weather patterns. Her earth pony attributes, meanwhile, present themselves in her physical strength; she has been seen cracking stone with a stomp of her forehoof, and can shout loudly enough to blow ponies back from her. She may possess the "green hoof" common to the race as well, but since princesses very rarely have time to garden she's never been able to tell.

Items/Weapons: Only her royal regalia: crown, peytral, and shoes.
Sample Entry: Previous post here
Sample Entry Two: Luna soared over the streets of Traverse Town, a dark shape nearly unnoticeable above the glare of the neon lights. She didn't care overmuch for those particular inventions; she found them garish, ruining what otherwise might have been an almost familiar setting for her. Not to mention, she doubted anypony noticed the stars or the moon with such displays...she cast a glance ruefully upward. These nights were not hers. She'd tried time and time again since she arrived in this town, yet every attempt failed to budge the moon or even the stars an inch. Still, she felt responsible for them. Whether she was in Equestria or not, she was still a Princess.

That was why she patrolled so frequently. Because the truth of the matter was that she could not in good faith begrudge these people their lights, not when there were vicious beasts constantly lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike. Certainly, nights in Equestria could be dangerous in some places, but these monsters dared roam the city streets themselves! Neither she nor Celestia would ever have allowed such a thing - it made her wonder who ruled this place.

Regardless, such foul Nightmares could not be allowed to simply claim the night as they pleased. If this town's ruler could not see to it, then she most certainly would. Behind and above her, her Komory Bat let out a cry of warning, and the night princess wheeled about. Yes, there! A small pack of Nightmare Meow Wows, roving the streets of the Fourth District. Luna nodded at her Spirit, and both dove towards the group. Noctis, knowing what was about to happen, drew back a bit to let the princess pass him, bracing himself in anticipation...

"HALT, FOUL CREATURES! THY NIGHTS OF VILLAINY END NOW!"
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Threadjacking/threadhopping?: Sure!
4th-walling?: I'd prefer not to.

Backtagging: Into eternity
Fighting/maiming?: Yep! I'd prefer to talk it out a little first, but whatever.
Death?: Needs to be discussed and planned first. Honestly, she's a bit hard to kill.
Kissing/hugging/badtouching/etc?: Sure!
Relationships: ...she's a pony.

Dreams: Luna has the ability to enter people's dreams and affect them however she pleases. Generally, she does this to protect her subjects from nightmares, but she could theoretically also use this ability to search out information or even attack another by creating nightmares of her own.

I usually put up logs if she's going to be taking significant action in a dream, so obviously I ask first. Just in case though, comment if you have a problem with this.

Healing: Luna's got some basic magical healing ability. She can't bring anyone back from the dead or anything like that, but she can stitch up a broken bone or two. I know people sometimes like teh dramaz of paaaaaaain though, so I tend to take this on a case-by-case basis, but lemme know if it ain't cool at all.
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Player Information:
Name: Lu
Age: 21
Contact: [plurk.com profile] lluosogrwydd
Game Cast: None

Character Information:
Name: Princess Luna
Canon: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Canon Point: Post-Season 3
Age: Unknown; most likely several thousand years. Since Discord tended to play havoc with the solar cycles, I figure that the modern calendar system in Equestria was established in the early days of Celestia and Luna's rule, when both were already adults, so even they probably only have estimates. She would say roughly three thousand.
Reference:
http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Luna

Setting:



Equestria is a diarchy, ruled in equal part by both Luna and her older sister, Celestia. Celestia is responsible for raising the sun and bringing day to the land; Luna, meanwhile, raises the moon and stars to usher in the night. Her responsibilities also include watching over the dreams of her people. She can enter any sleeping pony's dream and alter them, but she only does so when nightmares are preying upon them. She seeks to teach her subjects to grow and face these nightmares down on their own, but until they can do so, she will be there to protect them. While there are lesser nobles around Canterlot, My Little Pony is oddly not a show focused on political intrigue, so their function in governance is unclear. The rule of the Princesses, however, would appear to be absolute and uncontested. A third Equestrian princess, Twilight Sparkle, was recently crowned, but her role in governing is currently unknown. Seeing as how the show has been pretty slice-of-life so far, though, and will likely want to keep some kind of status quo, I doubt it'll be great at all. No little kid wants to watch royal court intrigue.

If the land suffers under any iron grip, however, it is that of ponykind itself. Everything is managed in Equestria, from the wildlife to the weather. Ponies take care of wild animals, control when and where it will rain or be sunny and for how long, and even manually change the seasons by moving clouds and arranging for plants and animals to be in the correct places at the correct times. And, of course, the cycle of day and night is personally managed by the ruling princesses. This is seen as ordinary, to the point that lands without such micromanagement of natural processes are deeply frightening and disturbing to most ponies. Luna herself, having grown up during Discord's reign, is not so easily bothered.

Equestria has undergone four notable phases. The first was the rule of the Three Pony Tribes. These tribes, divided along racial lines, had warred extensively with each other while living in the lands to the north. Their strife brought on a plague of wendigos, spirits of ice and snow that fed upon hatred. When their lands became frozen and unlivable, the tribes ventured south. Learning that cooperation was key to fending off the threat, they made peace and founded Equestria as a unified nation where all three races could live together in harmony.

Some time following this, Equestria was taken over by Discord. Discord, a draconequus, appears to be the only member of his species, and is known only as the Spirit of Chaos. He is nigh-omnipotent, and ruled unchallenged until Celestia and Luna discovered the keys to his defeat: the Elements of Harmony. Equestria then became a diarchy, with the two Royal Sisters ruling. Luna's rebellion, war with her sister, and subsequent imprisonment on the moon cut this phase short, however, leading into Celestia's thousand-year monarchy. Currently, the nation could be said to be in a new age, with both princesses once again ruling.

There is only one other nation known in canon: the Crystal Empire, to the north. Its ruler, Princess Cadence, grew up in Equestria under Celestia's wing and wed the captain of Celestia's guard - suffice to say, relationships are good. Both countries have had conflicts with the changelings, a race of insect-like, shapeshifting equines that feed on the love of others. Their current location is unknown, as well as if Queen Chrysalis (the leader of the attackers) represents the entire race or simply a faction. There are also dragons living to the south, most likely without an overarching political structure, and a probable gryphon nation across the eastern sea. I like to call it Eagleland, because puns. Building off that premise, it is a monarchy with friendly relations to Equestria, though the two nations have warred in the distant past, when Equestria was young. There has also been mention of Tartarus, a location somewhere near Ponyville where monsters are held, which is guarded by Cerberus the three-headed dog. Information on this place, however, is sadly lacking. I would say, however, that any monsters there were probably created by Discord and locked away by Celestia and Luna following his reign, as they do with most of their enemies.

Other sentient species living within Equestria include cows, donkeys, mules, gryphons, dragons, minotaurs, and zebras. While some of these are met with fear and superstition by ordinary ponies, there is no evidence to indicate that they are in any way treated differently by law.

Ponies
Equestria is home to four different races of ponies: earth, pegasus, unicorn, and alicorn. Earth ponies are known for their strength, endurance, and ties with the land and nature. They are responsible for the vast majority of the food produced in Equestria. Pegasi have wings and a natural capability to manipulate clouds and weather patterns; they oversee the weather for the country and ensure that each region receives a balanced amount of sun and rain. Unicorns have horns and magic. Each unicorn generally has one specific spell they can perform well, related to their special talent, as well as a basic telekinetic ability. While certain generalizations can be made about the different races and their jobs/status within Equestrian society, the overriding factor is cutie marks. Any pony can work in any field, so long as they are sufficiently good at what they do.

Alicorns
Alicorns are a kind unto themselves. There are currently four in existence: Celestia, Luna, Cadence, and Twilight Sparkle. Alicorn possess the abilities of all three pony races, bearing a larger and stronger body, wings, and a horn.

Celestia and Luna are responsible for raising the sun and the moon, respectively, maintaining the cycle of night and day in Equestria. While Celestia is capable of raising both bodies, she could not raise the sun without Luna's consent when she became Nightmare Moon, and was instead forced to augment her powers with the Elements of Harmony to achieve victory. Since they are most likely equal in strength, Luna could probably also raise the sun if it became necessary, but this is unlikely to ever occur. The sisters are known to be over a thousand years old, and flashbacks of roughly a hundred years show Celestia looking exactly the same as she does in the modern day, implying that the pair is immortal, or at least have a lifespan far exceeding that of normal ponies.

Cadence and Twilight are new alicorns, no older than any pony at the moment. They present several differences from the Royal Sisters. Neither possesses an ethereal mane like the sisters, nor do they control vital functions of the world. They were born as a pegasus and a unicorn respectively, and became alicorns through mastering the magic of love and friendship. Celestia was present for both ascensions, which took place on a separate plane of existence, but as she was unaware of Cadence's existence prior to her appearance in this plane, she is most likely not herself responsible for the creation of new alicorns. Word of God states that Twilight, at least, will live no longer than the average pony, and she and Cadence both age at normal rates. Since Celestia and Luna's origins are never fully explained, the differences between the two alicorn pairs may suggest that while the latter two became alicorns via their own merit, the sisters were born that way.

Cutie Marks
A cutie mark is a mark earned by most ponies in adolescence. It appears on both hind flanks after they discover and accept their special talent in life, and represents said talent in handy pictorial form. For example, as Luna's talent is raising the moon to bring night, her cutie mark is a crescent moon on a dark field. Cutie marks also seem to be intrinsically intertwined with a ponies' destiny; Applejack received her mark not when she realized she was good at apple farming, but when she accepted that her true path in life lay with her family and her farm. All six of the current bearers of the Elements of Harmony also received their marks on the same day, implying that they were somehow cosmically linked.

Cutie marks do not define a pony's sole talent, merely what they feel to be their particular calling in life. Ponies inevitably gravitate towards jobs that fulfill their talent in one way or another, making Equestrian society based largely on merit. Ponies work in a field because they are good at it and enjoy it; very few are ever shown to be dissatisfied with their place in life. When they cannot fulfill their talent or feel that it has been rejected by others, ponies of many different temperaments are often shown to go a little crazy.

The Elements of Harmony
The Elements of Harmony were first used by Celestia and Luna to overthrow Discord, and were most likely discovered by the pair. They are six gemstones representing the virtues of Honesty, Loyalty, Generosity, Kindness, Laughter, and Magic. Magic is the force that binds the other five together and will only appear when the others have found proper bearers. Given the show's title, it could also be said to represent Friendship.

The current Bearers of Harmony are Twilight Sparkle, Celestia's student, and her five friends, each of whom holds one Element. The division of Elements between the Royal Sisters is unknown. Though the precise number appears to be unimportant, the Elements do require multiple ponies to operate correctly; when Celestia used them alone against Nightmare Moon, they imprisoned her in the moon rather than performing their intended job of purifying her and were subsequently rendered inert until new Bearers were found. It also seems likely that this kind of disharmonious usage causes a powerful backlash. The area around the old castle, where Celestia and Luna's final battle likely took place, is now the Everfree Forest. Here, nature runs wild and free, resisting the control exerted by ponies over the rest of the landscape; essentially, it lacks the harmony of the rest of the world. Additionally, transitioning to new bearers appears to cause the power of their enchantments under the previous bearers to fade; while Discord and King Sombra remained solidly imprisoned for thousands of years after their defeat by the Royal Sisters, both escaped within a year of each other after Twilight and her friends took up the mantle and had to be defeated once more by them.

Personal History:
Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria, ponykind was ruled by a draconequus known as Discord. A spirit of pure chaos, Discord was a cruel and heartless king. He acted only upon his own whims and saw his subjects as toys for his own personal amusement, and so the ponies suffered greatly under his rule. One day, two sisters harnessed the magic of the Elements of Harmony and overthrew the draconequus, encasing him in stone.

The two sisters then became the new princesses of Equestria, ruling together and bringing harmony to the land ravaged by Discord's rule. The eldest, Celestia, used her magic to raise the sun at dawn. The younger, Luna, brought out the moon to begin the night. Thus, the two sisters created balance for their kingdom and their subjects, as well as driving other evils from the land, such as the tyrannical King Sombra who had enslaved the Crystal Empire to the north. But as time went on, Luna became resentful. The ponies loved the day her sister brought forth, but shunned and slept through her lovely night. One night, the younger princess refused to lower the moon to make way for the sun. Celestia tried to reason with her, but the darkness in Luna's heart had turned her into a wicked mare of darkness: Nightmare Moon, who vowed to shroud her kingdom in eternal night. Reluctantly, the sun princess once again took up the Elements of Harmony and banished her younger sister to the moon - but not permanently.

A thousand years later, when the stars were once again aligned, Nightmare Moon returned to Equestria, defeated her sister, and brought about nighttime eternal. Nighttime eternal lasted approximately a few hours. Six friends became the new bearers of the Elements and once again used them against Nightmare Moon, this time returning her to her normal self. Luna, remorseful, made peace with her sister and returned to rule once again at her side.

But the problems that had plagued her a millennium before did not simply vanish. She was not seen again until Nightmare Night, the festival dedicated both to candy and to the fear of Nightmare Moon. Luna sought to convert this festival to a celebration of the night instead, but her antiquated ways only frightened the ponies of Ponyville. Though she tried many times to befriend them, she was rejected once too many and finally lost her temper, declaring that the holiday would be cancelled forever. Luckily, Twilight Sparkle, Celestia's student, was there to help her adjust to modern customs and learn about "fun". Eventually she found acceptance and even admirers, and happily reinstated the holiday. Following this, she adapted more and more to modern life, a feat much aided when she took up her duties as the guardian of dreams once more.

When Canterlot came under an unknown threat, she aided her sister in maintaining the defenses, personally keeping watch over the city at night. She did not stay there during the day, however, and therefore was not actually present when the changelings attempted to invade, nor when their Queen personally struck down her sister. Luna took her absence there poorly, and later tried to insist that she would personally handle the reappearance of King Sombra and the Crystal Empire. The matter was, once again, resolved by Twilight Sparkle. Luna had expressed doubts that testing Twilight in this way was wise, but this would seem to be more from concern for the mare than jealousy or distrust, especially considering their earlier bond. Indeed, when Twilight was made an alicorn and crowned Princess, she seemed quite pleased to attend the ceremony.

Personality:
In the past, Luna's jealousy and bitterness over ponies' preference for her sister's day drove her to become Nightmare Moon and try to cast Equestria into eternal night. She is no longer that wicked mare of darkness, but her desire for love and acceptance remains her driving force. She feels a great amount of guilt for her actions as Nightmare Moon and wishes to make amends by working to win the love of her subjects fairly. Unfortunately, having been on the moon for the last thousand years has left her even more out-of-touch with her populace than before. Time has worn away some of her more antiquated speech patterns, though she still tends to slip into "thees" and "thous" when upset or trying to be formal; however, her behaviors can still seem overly rigid and harsh to modern ponies accustomed to her sister's more diplomatic ways.

She doesn't take rejection well at all, and it often triggers her somewhat fearsome temper, which only drives her subjects even further away. On some level, she views this rejection as inevitable, having never been very popular. But she hasn't entirely given up, and she's willing to try changing her approach; she just needs some guidance. Though Twilight Sparkle's aid resulted in quite a few mishaps, she remained willing to follow even the strangest of the young mare's plans and was immensely grateful to everypony who helped her along the way.

Luna is a creature of strong emotions, which can just as easily result in great enthusiasm instead of anger or sorrow. Truthfully, she's just a little inexperienced socially. Though she tends to fall back on courtly etiquette and her traditional Royal Canterlot Voice when nervous or upset, once she relaxes she proves to be very friendly and kind. This new modern era provides strange new opportunities for casual socialization and even fun with her subjects, and though she's still getting used to the idea, she enjoyed her first taste of it immensely.

The one area where she is comfortable and at ease with her subjects is the world of dreams. There, she is in total control. Perhaps more importantly, she is also fulfilling a duty that only she can do. Celestia raised the moon in her absence, but she could never enter dreams like Luna can. Therefore, Luna takes a great deal of pride in this station, and does her best to provide personal aid to as many ponies plagued with nightmares as possible. She's learned that the formality her station once held is no longer required, but this has not diminished her importance any in her own eyes. While this can mean that she is proud and quick to take offense, she views ruling as a matter of responsibility rather than authority, and is very protective of her subjects.

Though she has no particular association with the cycle of life and death in Equestria, Luna is the undisputed keeper of dreams. Upon hearing that she is in what may be considered a dream world, therefore, she will immediately attempt to influence it herself. Upon finding that she cannot bend it to her will as she would a normal dream, she will conclude that strange magical forces are doubtless at work. Whether or not she even accepts it as a dream remains to be determined; however, she will definitely feel a sense of responsibility towards the others unwillingly drawn into this state. Her job of dream-watching is one she prizes highly, something she can serve her subjects in that her sister cannot, and though this is an entirely different situation that currently involves no ponies, it would be unbefitting of a Princess to leave others stranded in such a state simply because they are of different nations. She will attempt to see to it that other characters are taken care of, particularly children and anyone she comes to consider a friend.

Being a ruler of a powerful nation, Luna considers herself equal in status to any Emperor, and will be quite offended at the presumption inherent in dragging her from her people and her duties for the Emperor's business. Equestia has a history of interfering for the protection of other nations, and had she been consulted she and her sister may very well have looked into providing aid (or more likely sent Twilight Sparkle to deal with it), but the fact that all courtesy was ignored will ruffle her feathers for some time. Nonetheless, she will seek to remain on at least civil terms with the ruling class of Tu Shanshu. Equestria has enjoyed over a thousand years without war, and she will not act in any way to risk that.

She will not, however, take this attitude to outright support of the Emperor. Equestria, and its ruling sisters in particular, also have a history of overthrowing tyrants, and if she sees something she feels is wrong she will not hesitate to protest.

Appearance:
Luna stands at least a head taller than the average pony. By my own personal estimates, this would put her at around six feet in height, not including her horn. She has a dark blue-violet coat and aqua eyes. Her mane and tail resemble the night sky, dark blue twinkling with stars, and wave slightly even in still air. Her cutie mark, on both hind flanks, is a white crescent moon on a black field. Typically she wears a black crown and peytral, the latter with an image of her cutie mark on it, as well as sparkly silver shoes.

Abilities:
As an alicorn, Luna has tremendously strong magic. Most notably, she raises the moon and the stars each night; she is also responsible for entering her subject's dreams as they sleep and helping them fight their nightmares. Within dreams, she has total control of dream elements, and can banish or alter them at will. In canon, she has also been seen summoning thunderstorms, transfiguring objects into apparently living creatures, altering her own shape, and using general light/magic beams in combat. It's reasonable to assume she can also teleport, as unicorns below her skill level have been seen doing so, but she would require either a line of sight or a high level of familiarity with her destination to do so safely. As all unicorns, she also uses telekinesis rather than her hooves to manipulate objects, and can probably lift anything lighter than a celestial body.

Luna also possesses the abilities of the pegasus and earth pony races. She makes much more frequent and obvious use of her pegasus magic than other alicorns, owing primarily to her fondness for lightning and thunder. Even as Nightmare Moon, lightning was a favored weapon, and she still summons storms simply on a dramatic whim. As all pegasi, she can stand on clouds or push them about. Her earth pony attributes, meanwhile, present themselves in her physical strength; she has been seen cracking stone with a stomp of her forehoof, and can shout loudly enough to blow ponies back from her. She may possess the "green hoof" common to the race as well, but since princesses very rarely have time to garden she's never been able to tell.

Inventory:
Her royal regalia: a black crown and peytral inscribed with her cutie mark, and silver shoes.

Suite:
I think a two or three-story apartment in the Fire Sector, provided she can throw out absolutely all the furniture and redecorate. It's upholstered in animal skin, and this is barbaric and sickening. She is a Princess and has grown used to living comfortably; plus, the extra space will be helpful for maneuvering in a building that was intended for wingless bipeds.

In-Character Samples:
Third Person:
Luna woke with the dawn, and promptly threw a wing over her eyes.

In Equestria, she was the princess of the night. She rose with the moon, and slept at sunrise. Here, though, she had no Night Court to oversee; maintaining her nocturnality would only serve to further alienate herself from those she was trapped here with. But that did not mean she had to be happy about it. It felt unnatural, seeing day change from night without having any involvement in the process herself, and she still had not gotten used to seeing her moon and stars ascend without her.

Well. Not hers. They didn't seem to belong to much of anypony, here.

The alicorn rose, stretching her wings and once again resolving to get a larger bed as soon as she had the money. Throughout all her long life, she had never had to work for money before. Luckily, it was proving quite simple. The kedan had no magic. She did, and could lift remarkably heavy loads with it. The results were more than satisfactory. And it was good, because it gave her the time to focus her time on her true work – getting everypony out of this place.

It was a pity she was getting next to no information from her magical scans, but she had made progress! She had friends! Even if no one here respected her crown, they also didn’t know her history – it was a fair trade, in her opinion. Celestia always did say that friendship was the greatest magic there was. She was ordinarily alone in nightmares, but no longer, and they would all work this out together, no matter how long it took.

Network:
[The video comes on to reveal an alicorn gazing seriously at the screen, head held proudly and wings slightly spread. It took her several practice runs to ensure that she was working the machine correctly; of course she wouldn't risk talking to anypony else until she had. Now, though, she is the picture of cool, calm royalty. Yes.]

I am Luna, Princess of Equestria and the Moon, bringer of night and keeper of dreams. I know not by what power or authority this Emperor hath brought us hither, but I care not. I shall return to my people, and I swear that I shall see all of thee returned to thine. Now, I pray that thou wilt be willing to share whatever information thou hast gathered about our plight?

[After a moment, she adds in a quieter tone:] ...also, should any Equestrians be present, stay where thou art. I shall come to thee.

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Jan. 7th, 2013 07:30 pm
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REVENANCE


( letteropener. )

CELESTIA

BEST PONY SISTERS FOREVER. There is absolutely no lingering tension in their relationship from the whole Nightmare Moon thing. NONE.


( protohero. )

VENTUS

After keeping him from escaping Master Eraqus's pursuit, Luna immediately felt rather guilty about it when she learned exactly why the boy was running. She didn't like the idea of Ven living out on his own, and he apparently had come to see her as a protective figure, so she took him in, becoming the official Ponymom. The two are now living together and get along quite well, though Luna can often be overprotective of her new ward.


( frostyfuntimes. )

JACK FROST

Luna greeted Jack upon his arrival in Traverse Town, and almost immediately the odd parallels between herself and his own evident superior, the Man in the Moon, became clear. Though she wasn't quite the lunar guardian he wanted to talk to, she tried her best to advise him on his concerns about Guardianhood, and he later returned the favor by playing in the snow with her during the Winter Moon Festival. He became the first person in the dream world she really opened up to about her unhappiness at home; being the guardian of Night, she feels a certain kinship with this bringer of Winter.


( unrecovered. )

AGENT WASHINGTON

Only a few hours after the first group of arrivals landed in Traverse Town, a group decided to split up and go Nightmare hunting. Luna hadn't expected anyone to pick her as their partner, so she was surprised and delighted when Agent Washington elected to go with her. She's had something of a soft spot for him ever since, even clashing with Epsilon short after his arrival in a misguided attempt to protect Wash. Recently, she learned a lot more about his past than she ever wanted to know while trying to pull him out of a nightmare.


( brodakota. )

AGENT NORTH DAKOTA AND THETA

Luna likes both North and Theta. They were the ones to really explain the general concept of AIs to her, which is useful in a world filled with Freelancers. She's shared a few illusions with Theta, complimenting him on his tricks, and also talked about their respective siblings. She bonded with North over family as well, as both of them miss their sisters.


( allfunandgamesuntil. )

AGENT YORK AND DELTA

York and Delta are yet another pair from Agent Washington's world. Luna might complain now and then about Traverse Town's pony-to-Freelancer ratio, but she really likes most of them, these two included. They're both quite helpful, especially with that Nightmare map they created.


( buymedumplings. )

BOLIN

Luna is impressed by the Earthbender's unique skills, enough that she sees no harm in letting him stay in an earth tent in an alleyway. They also discussed cooking, and have agreed to share their native cuisine at some point. She's fond of Bolin and enjoys his company.


( hiptobe_eraqus. )

MASTER ERAQUS

Luna thought Eraqus seemed a good man and a capable fighter when they first met, but his later very public confrontation with Ventus changed her opinions on him a great deal. Though she feels uneasy condemning anyone for their past actions, especially one who seems so remorseful, she's still uneasy about the fact that he tried to kill her ward. She's tried not to hold a grudge, but many of their interactions since have been somewhat strained.


( knock_knock. )

AGENT WYOMING AND GAMMA

Luna hasn't spoken with Gamma, but Agent Wyoming clearly has no idea how to properly treat a Princess. Not a fan.
credit.
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[OOC Information]
Name: Lu
Age: 20
AIM/Plurk/Dreamwidth/Email: lluosogrwydd / [plurk.com profile] lluosogrwydd
What characters do you already play here, if any? None
How did you hear about the game? Magic

[IC Information]
Character Name: Princess Luna
Series: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown, probably at least a few thousand years old.
Species: Alicorn

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