Svedka -- Year 212
“He only knows home in his dreams and even those dreams do not mimic large, centuries-old redwoods. Lio doesn't remember the last time he laid his head down and truly felt comfortable.” --Elio, written by Phaetra
Color: Chestnut tobiano (e/Aa/nT)
Mane & Tail: Red and white mixed with growing twigs
Parents: Trekk x Noori
Genetic Traits: Oryx horns
Non-Genetic Traits: —
Trait Genetic Code: tegteg [ORYX HORNS][wings][immortality][spring manipulation]
Takei was born in the wilderness of Beqanna as the first singular love child of Trekk and Noori (May 2015). Trekk and Noori’s history was long and complicated before the arrival of Takei but they tried to salvage their love for one another with another son (one to add to the full brother out of a set of triplets). However, despite the depths of their love for one another, Takei never received the full effect of affection from his parents and eventually left his mother’s side when he was weaned.
He spent most of his young life wandering Beqanna and occasionally Beyond. One day, Takei came across his deceased grandfather, Hestoni, arriving out of the ocean on Beqanna’s shores (Nov 2017). A terrible storm raged, in which Takei was swept away to an island where several other horses were also swept toward. One particular stallion, Orion, led the group and became a lover to Takei. They spent time there until things went askew and Takei was eventually thrown from the island’s peace and the world melted away.
He returned to Beqanna with blindness for a year, the beginnings of oryx horns, and a lasting wound on his right thigh from a once-friend that would scar with time. Takei woke in the Field to be greeted by a Hyaline native named Keeper. She took him to her home where he lived out his year of blindness in refuge and security from predators and danger.
Although Takei never participated as an active member of Hyaline, he spent some time there until his young, full-blooded brother Trekori came looking for him (Feb 2018). Trekori told his brother of a growing presence in Ischia, one that Takei could be part of. The blood-and-bone stallion left Hyaline quickly after meeting his brother, but he didn’t head for Ischia right away. Rather, during that same year, he encountered a mythical being who retrieved Orion from the depths of Takei’s mind. The lovers were able to say goodbye, giving Takei the closure he’d been craving since being ripped away from the island.
Not long after saying goodbye to Orion, Takei arrived on Ischia’s shores to join the growing Brotherhood led by Brennen (Mar 2018). He arrived at the meeting where the Brotherhood mutinied against Krone, the queen at the time, and then helped formulate the new creed that would guide the new Ischia residents.