Eye of the Storm - biography of Ephiré

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E Y E   O F   T H E   S T O R M

EPHIRÉ; others have named him raven stag, stormbringer, and shape-shifter. No one save for the stag himself knows his true age, but he is very, very old. His body has the shape of a moose, but he is in fact something else entirely. His size reflects this, as he is over 2.20 meters (7 feet) tall at the shoulder, and weighs about 700 kg (1500 lbs).
In-forest, he wears the beluga pelt, raven mask and default antlers.
The stag’s voice is very unpleasant; stone scraping against stone, great cities crumbling by the hands of earthquakes, and behind it all, the echo from the great void - a cold and silent universe of black stars. He does not talk much. He carries a scent of cold stone, old cellar, dried heath and natural human hair.

Toyhouse, Spotify

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That is an awesome mask. Also

That is an awesome mask.
Also *rubs face over new page*
alcinda's picture

apel :3 :3 i made u art, do u


apel :3
:3
i made u art, do u like?

^w^;;
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Alcinda I'm appalled at your

Alcinda I'm appalled at your behavior, I can't abide public bullying like this. No one deserves bad anime fan art of their characters. NOBODY.

Think of the children! ;_;
alcinda's picture

._. i actuallyworked hard on

._. i actuallyworked hard on that... its not bad.. ._.;

i mean sorry sight can we still be friends?? o3o;; ^o^

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Yes, and you are a very good

Yes, and you are a very good artists Al, there’s no reason to succumb to anime. None whatsoever. If you keep going down this route who knows what will happen to you.

I’ll be your friend but only if you swear to never, ever, EVER go anime again!

Also just wanted to add that I really love Ephire. :3
alcinda's picture

sight ._. you are always

sight ._. you are always ooppressing people it needs to come to an end

i can accomplish great things with anime. :/ thank you very much

i love ephire, but only as an anime person. he looks really handsome =ouo=
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Dang right, I’m coming over

Dang right, I’m coming over on MSN to oppress you right now! So get ready to be oppressed!

Also many apologies to Apel for dragging this argument onto Eph’s bio. It won’t happen again. Promise. I can’t say anything about the appearance of possible anime Ephires though. Those can be hard to predict.


Not another word, I swear. :3
alcinda's picture

Shut up ._. I do wat i want.

Shut up ._. I do wat i want. you will never oppress me you oppressor

imean uhh oops dang sorry >.<;;;; Owo
Apeldille's picture

Aaa what sort of shenanigans

Aaa what sort of shenanigans are you two up to huh

I'm the worst at noticing comments ever, I saw eph's bio had eleven new comments two days after you posted and then it wasn't even on my own tracklist :|

and you know what I think about that animu picture, Al. F_F

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yeah i know what you think

yeah i know what you think about it. you love it

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thank you for helping my deer

thank you for helping my deer get her set!
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No problem :)

No problem :)

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curious track

curious track
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He visited me in a dream

He visited me in a dream recently.
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Oh. Hopefully it was a good

Oh. Hopefully it was a good visit?

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It was obvious he didn't

It was obvious he didn't trust me.
Nonetheless, it was interesting seeing him.
Mis's picture

Yess! Looking absolutely

Yess! Looking absolutely amazing here! Love the work you did on this, really fits the guy. Digging the background and that sidebar. The rest too, of course, but I like those especially.
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Wow, I adore this new

Wow, I adore this new biography! It's stunning ; AA;;;; the colours just fdhsj ♥
Iaurdagnire's picture

Wooooow this looks so good!

Wooooow this looks so good! Though so did the other one... nyeh =P

Poor Eph <3 need to talk to you about that again soon...
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Mis: Hehe, thank you (and

Mis: Hehe, thank you (and thanks for putting up with my endless css questions 8D)! I like those two things the most too, I think.

xixi: Thank you! Felt it was time for an overhaul.

Daggles: Thanks! Well the other one was old so pfff. Needed moar new fancy things.

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this fancy new layout is

this fancy new layout is marvelous.
ive always liked eph's proud shyness.
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Okay, been stalking this bio

Okay, been stalking this bio for a while now. Saying that Ephire is an intriguing character is an understatement.

So... tracking. c:
~Poppy~
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Teehee I like Ephiré when

Teehee I like Ephiré when he's cross ♥
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Jacob should probably

Jacob should probably apologize for chasing raven Ephire around. I think he`s just intrigued because he`s never actually seen a deer shape shift before. |D
~Poppy~
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Haha aw |D Eph's not used to

Haha aw |D Eph's not used to people trying to herd him around, rofl. Jacob is adorable though!

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Aww, thank you! Jacob`s

Aww, thank you! Jacob`s pretty interested in him by now, so he`ll probably keep an eye out for him. ♥

EDIT: Just curious, do you think I could rp Jacob with him sometime?
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Of course :) I don't mind RP.

Of course :) I don't mind RP.

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Okay, thank you!

Okay, thank you! ♥

___

"Hey, there!"

Jacob poked lightly at the raven stag`s legs, grinning. Normally, he would have bowed...but he was kind of afraid that the larger stag might not have seen him. Ugh, he was still so tiny. Or maybe it was just that this stag happened to be three times his size.

The golden fawn bounced back a step, craning his head all the way up in order to see if Ephire had noticed him. Jacob tilted his head, trying to suppress a sigh. If only he were bigger. Then he wouldn`t have to go poking deer to get their attention.

"Do you remember me? My name`s Jacob!"

___

~Poppy~
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Tracking, Thais sees Ephire

Tracking, Thais sees Ephire near Verve almost everytime she goes to visit the black doe, this deer intrigues her.

Ah and I just remember yesterday she was all jumpy near Ephire crow form, hopefully she didn't jump on him D: She rarely plays, but when she does...she is pretty reckless.. ._.
he can scold her anytime.

and amazing bio! ^^
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Poppyflower: (Might warn

Poppyflower:

(Might warn you, my muse is a fickle thing... and I can be a real slowpoke ;_; but I'll do my best!)


The raven stag seemed to be deep in his own thoughts, eyes slightly glazed over, staring out in the distance; his breath and heartbeats slow. Suddenly he felt something poke his leg. With a puzzled flicker of an ear he looked down, a small questioning snort escaping from beneath his black mask.
"Hm?" he rumbled, keeping his gravely voice low as he craned down his neck. "Oh," he mumbled, "hello." Vaguely embarassed that he hadn't noticed the small buck approaching, he bowed his head in greeting, a small smile on his lips.
"Of course I do", he replied, voice gradually growing deeper and more hoarse as he spoke up. "You have been around a few times." With a small flick of his head he swept aside his hair, ears turning towards the golden youngling. "Jacob", he stated, as if committing the name to memory. "My name is Ephiré."




Thais: Hehe, yes, they're good friends c:

On no, she didn't! At least I didn't see anything |D Eph doesn't mind much, he'll just fly out of the way. Thank you! Thais is a lovely character.




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Nah, it`s fine. My muse does

Nah, it`s fine. My muse does that too. You wouldn`t believe how many rps I haven`t had the muse to continue |D

___

Jacob flinched back at the larger stags voice. He hadn`t expected it to sound so... what was the word? Weird? Painful? Either way, Jacob hadn`t heard a voice quite like that before. Maybe he got hurt or something?

The fawn bowed his head in shame, hoping that the stag hadn`t noticed his surprise. He nodded. "Yeah, I guess so. Sorry if I annoyed you or something. I think some deer get mad when I`m around." He spoke, thinking of Lats`vel. Well, Lats`vel isn`t really a deer, but...

The golden fawn tilted his head. "Eph...ire. Hi, Ephire!" He smiled. "That`s a pretty cool mask you have."

___

one day I`ll learn how to get that accent mark over the e

one day
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Ephiré did notice the

Ephiré did notice the youngling's reaction to his voice, but didn't say anything about it; he was used to reactions, and it was a long time now since he had felt anything more than a faint, quickly dissipating echo of sadness by it. Usually he tried to keep talking to a minimum when meeting new faces.

He chuckled slightly. "Don't worry, you would have to try a lot harder than that to annoy me", he said, shifting his eight around slightly, eventually awkwardly folding up his legs and sitting down. With a quick shake he rid himself of dust and pollen. "Some people are easily annoyed, perhaps", he suggested with a small shrug.

"Thank you", he said, turning to Jacob. "Verve made it." Lowering his head, he eased off the skull against his front leg. He blinked a few times before looking down at the black-polished beak. "I'm not sure where it come from. But I am very fond of it. Do you have a mask?" he asked, flapping his ears slightly.


(haha, don't worry about the é, some keyboards can't do it anyway |D)

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Ah, ok c: ___ Jacob smiled.

Ah, ok c:

___

Jacob smiled. At least Ephire wasn't mad about the fawns initial reaction to his voice. At least, he didn`t seem mad.

The fawn shrugged, watching as the stag awkwardly sat down. And he`s still taller than I am standing. Jacob pouted, lamenting over his tiny height. The fawn sat down nearby, shaking out his fur. "Yeah, maybe. I think I annoy them mostly, though. Cuz I always wanted to play. When I was a little younger, I didn`t always know if the deer I was with wanted to play-fight or if they were actually mad at me. I think I got chased off for that once." The fawn emitted a rather weak laugh.

Jacob lowered his head to peer at the mask. "Verve? I know Verve! She`s the tall black doe! I see her a lot!" He rambled on with excitement. He didn`t know that Verve could make masks!

The fawn`s ears drooped as he shook his head. "Nah, I don`t. I think my head might be kind of small for them. Well, unless I grow really big like my Papa."
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He listened quietly to the

He listened quietly to the fawn's words. "I see", he eventually murmured. "Perhaps you have to... hm, be more careful when meeting new people. Get a feel for the situation before starting to play wildly." The corner of his mouth crooked upwards slightly; not exactly a smile, but close. "Or avoid the easily annoyed ones." He fell silent, a small frown appearing on his face as he looked down to the ground. "But I am not very good with people, so don't take my word for it", he continued, turning to the fawn again with a flat-looking smile. Seldom did he know himself how to approach others... instead lingering in the distance, rather being a shadow in the background, watching and observing.

"Yes, Verve", he replied. The fawn's enthusiasm made him chuckle slightly. "She is very good at it. Perhaps you could ask her to show you a few, sometime."

He fell silent again when Jacob spoke of growing big. Seemingly lost in thoughts, he looked out over the birch valley in front of them. "There are small masks too", he suddenly said. "Or maybe you will grow. You never know."


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Jacob listened with a tilted

Jacob listened with a tilted head, taking Ephire`s words into consideration. "Well... okay! I usually don`t act all crazy around new deer... unless I`m already playing or something. The fawn sighed. "Yeah, maybe. I wish everyone could be friends, but sometimes it seems like everyone is always fighting. And I don`t always know why, but sometimes the reason why is really... dumb. I think some deer fight just cuz they don`t have anything else to do." Jacob flickered his ears at the raven stag`s strange smile. "But you can`t be that bad with other deer." He poked the stag lightly in the side with a rather small hoof. "I mean, you`re talking to me, right? If you were bad with other deer, then you wouldn`t be able to be around other deer, right?" Jacob spoke. He was still at the age where he thought that this somewhat simple logic could work. Perhaps it did, sometimes.

Jacob`s eyes widened. "Really? That would be so cool! Masks are pretty cool. But they`re kind of hard to see out of sometimes, and they feel a little weird when you first put them on. I wouldn`t really know though, cuz I`ve only gotten them casted on me a few times."

The fawn blinked, trying to imagine all the different masks there could be out there. Small, big, long, short... on and on and on. Maybe there were also different pelts and antlers that deer had outside the forest? "I wonder if they have the stuff that we do outside the forest." He murmured. The thought was interesting, but kind of scary too.
~Poppy~
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Ephiré nodded slowly.

Ephiré nodded slowly. Uncountable times he had held that thought; why couldn't everyone get along? But he had lived too long and seen too much to still hold hope in that utopian wish. "Could be", he replied, thoughtful. "I think some people don't know anything else. If you only ever learn violence, how will you be able to act in other ways?" He shifted around slightly. There was many reasons someone could be violent, he knew. Best not to judge too quickly... even if he often found the reoccuring fights tiresome.

He smiled crookedly and chuckled when Jacob's tiny hoof poked him. "One would wish it was that way. It's mostly meeting new faces. Among other things." He fell silent again as he busied himself with slipping on the black mask over his face again. It was more comfortable that way, to have something to hide behind.

He hummed a faint agreement. "You have to find the right one, I suppose, something that fit", he said as he looked up again, shaking his head slightly to see that the mask was safely secured on his face. Apparently satisfied, he turned to the fawn. "There are very, very many things outside this forest", he said. "So many you could never count them or see them all in a lifetime."

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Ah, I`ll reply in a bit

Ah, I`ll reply in a bit :3

Also,



He`s bit of a sleepyhead, isn`t he? ♥
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Yeah, he is |D A favourite

Yeah, he is |D A favourite pasttime, one could say (or maybe his player is just lazy).

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Jacob nodded slowly. "I think

Jacob nodded slowly. "I think that would be pretty sad, though." He murmured. "If you were only taught to fight and be mean to everyone. I think it`s a lot better if you have deer that like you and don`t wanna fight you all the time around."

Jacob laughed. "I used to be really shy around new deer when I was little- like, really little! I used to hide under my Mama or Papa, or another deer that I did know. I think I was afraid they`d step or me or something."

The fawn watched as the larger stag put his mask back on. "Yeah! One day, maybe. Maybe I can ask Verve about it, like you said."

Jacob flicked his ears, his mind whirling as tried to think about all the things that might be found outside of the forest. Maybe there were trees taller than the ones in the Birches, and ponds that were way bigger than the one they had in the forest. Were there places outside of the forest that had magic? The forest seemed very small all of a sudden.

The fawn tilted his head, interest brimming in his eyes. "Really? Have you been outside the forest? Is it really cool out there? Do they have magic and stuff?" He rambled, unable to contain his excitement.

____

Ah, poor Eph. Jacob keeps making him talk and talk |D
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He nodded at the fawn's

He nodded at the fawn's words, but didn't reply further. Perhaps Jacob would get his share of violence when he grew older and bolder; perhaps not.

He smiled slightly at the thought of Jacob hiding under his parents. "I'm too big for that", he mumbled. Besides, he wouldn't have anyone to hide under anyway.

Chuckling, he turned to Jacob when the fawn asked about being outside the forest. "I have", he said with another nod. "I come from another place, actually. The world outside is... hard to describe. It's very big. Endless. Even more endless than the forest." He pondered for a moment. How would one describe the worlds outside? "In some places, there is magic. Others are without. You could ask Verve about that too. She stayed in another place for a long time before coming back here."

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Jacob laughed. It was

Jacob laughed. It was probably true, though; he hadn`t seen a deer much bigger than Ephiré. "Well, when you were a fawn you might have hidden under your parents! It`s weird cuz you`re so used to be being able to do that. Then you get bigger, and it feels like you have you have to fight for yourself." Jacob frowned. Fighting, in his mind, was the worst possible thing that a deer had to do. Who would want to actually hurt another deer? He wondered what deer were thinking when they fought.

The young buck listened attentively as Ephiré spoke. His eyes grew wide. A place bigger than the forest? Whoa! "That`s amazing! I didn`t know there were bigger places than the forest. Then again, I haven`t been outside of here much... And ok! I`ll ask her about that sometime." He tilted his head. "Did the place that you came from have magic?"
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Sorry for being a slow derp

Sorry for being a slow derp and not replying D| will have to keep that up for a few days, I have a deadline this thursday morning and afterwards I go away for a few days. You can add me to skype though if you'd like, I RP better over there. :') username is apeldille, like here.

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It`s fine! Real life always

It`s fine! Real life always comes first. Good luck with your trip <3

Aww, I don`t have a skype, actually. Hopefully, I`ll get one in the future. c:

should probably apologize for turning Ephire into a babysitter/choke
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Very impressive. It's been

Very impressive.
It's been nice getting to learn more about this mysterious deer, which I still have yet to meet.
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Just wanted to pop in and say

Just wanted to pop in and say that this song reminds me a little bit of Ephire. ♥
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Leotie: Glad you think

Leotie: Glad you think so!

Poppy: Oho, good song! Thanks for the link :D

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track

track
"Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire
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Much better couch.

Much better couch.
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Eph has a PhD in couch

Eph has a PhD in couch sciences


gotta fix this ugly bio damnit

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Look at that amazing new bio

Look at that amazing new bio here. Loooooooook. Ah I love it ha!