Race - Ghost Ponies

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Race - Ghost Ponies

Postby David » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:24 am

They only had one paragraph, so I felt they needed more love. Ghost ponies, an alternative race type for ponykind:

Your tribe shook loose the shackles of the physical body, and slipped whole form into the ethers. Even at your height, your tribe was rare and difficult to find, and that suited ghost ponies just fine. Reclusive, but inquisitive, ghost ponies make natural spellcasters, devoting much of their time to contemplation and exploration of thoughts. In appearance, ghost ponies are slender and tall. They appear like deer with their delicate limbs. Their coloration tends towards shades of blue and purple when in the physical world and becoming a pale white in the ethers.

Despite their claims to be creatures of the ether, ghost ponies are born in the material plane. It requires much maturation and training, or expensive magic item, to enable them to reach into the ether, though it comes easier to them than it does most others. Ghost pony families are typically small, with a male and female pair and only one or two foals. Many families pass down ghost hooks to their young when they are old enough to speak, and a harness when they are ready to become adults. The creation or purchase of a harness is often considered the first step in making a family, as not having one to give to your son or daughter is a sign of true poverty and irresponsibility.

Their society favors mental pursuits, seeing the material plane as a necessary burden and sin, only to be bothered with for such base needs as reproduction. This aloof doctrine is the primary reason that ghost ponies are not seen often by the physical tribes. Young members, who still know the physical as well as, if not better than, the ethereal may feel the draw of the physical tribes. It is these immature souls that may take up the mantle of adventurer and seek their fortune in the solid world, much to their parents' dismay.

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Re: Race - Ghost Ponies

Postby TheStratovarian » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:09 pm

Neat little focus, and certainly a great bit of a defensive aspect to flee into the realms neighboring the prime.

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