GHAUL -- Year 209
"(souls are not meant to live more than once — death was not meant to be temporary, and she is so sure that every time her heart starts to beat again that irreversible damage is further inflicted)" -- Anonya, written by Colby
Color: Black (EE/aa)
Markings: Gold-colored badger face
Mane & Tail: Black
Original Body (Jan 2018-Jan 2020): Wishbone was born as a bay (Ee/Aa) hybrid mare, standing at about 15.3hh. She was built both slender and agile, with long legs and high cheekbones. Her coloring was often described as mahogany with white half-pastern markings on her hind legs. She had a black mane and tail, which also had auburn highlights that were especially obvious in the summertime. Wishbone had amber eyes, which often showed the varying emotions she might've been feeling at the time. A plethora of scars decorated her body from her childhood and older years, the most obvious being a smattering of scars across her knees from trying to climb Tephra's volcano as a child and a bite mark of teeth set against the crest of her neck. Second Body (Jan 2020-Present): Wishbone's second body is built much like a Thoroughbred. She stands at 16.2hh with a lean figure and generally "long" everything, from her head to her neck to her legs. She is deep black and the coloring extends from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail except for a gold-colored badger face on her finely-chiseled head. The feature that remains the most like her original body is her amber eyes. Additionally, a scar from a vulture claw travels from her left cheekbone to just above her brow, barely missing her left eye.
Parents: Warrick x Wound
Children: Delphi (x Ivar, female, twin to Rivuline) Rivuline (x Ivar, female, twin to Delphi)
Genetic Traits: Bone-bending, regeneration
Non-Genetic Traits: —
Trait Genetic Code: TEGteg [-BONE-BENDING-][-REGENERATION-][LIGHT BEAM EMISSION][IMMORTALITY][wings]
Wishbone was born in the depths of Tephra from two close friends, Wound and Warrick (Jan 2018). Although her parents were not lovers, both desired a child and thus their daughter was born. Wishbone’s birth almost ended badly, when a horse-turned-lioness named Diorae attempted to attack the weakened mother and her newborn. Thankfully, Warrick was there to protect his family alongside Longclaw, one of Wound’s closest friends, who warned them.
Even from her youngest days, Wishbone spent all her time exploring as much of the world as she could. She grew up under the supervision of both her own parents and Longclaw and Femur, two other familial residents of Tephra. Her playmates included Longclaw and Femur’s children, most specifically their son Wolfbane and Longclaw’s daughter, Dayé. Her first friend outside this bundle was Trekori, who she met in the darkness of a spring night, and they explored Tephra and its shoreline together (Jan 2018). And before her first birthday, Wishbone was adventuring past Tephra’s borders to meet new friends such as Khaedrik in the darkness of the Riverlands (Feb 2018).
In that same time-frame, Wishbone left Tephra with her mother on a diplomatic visit to Hyaline where her older half-sister, Solace, reigned as Caretaker. She met both Solace and her older half-brother Svedka there and spent the day enjoying their company while Wound was able to talk politics with their allies. She also met her father’s consort, Tangerine, who told her that her precognition spoke to her of a great adventure waiting for her in the future.
Not long after, Wishbone traveled with her parents to Loess to visit the kingdom and meet the young queen at the time, Lepis (Mar 2018). Again, within that same period of life, Wishbone participated in the Beqanna Games under the event category of Courage. Although she didn’t win anything for her team, the challenges taught her much.
However, the political climate of Beqanna was also shifting. A diplomat of Nerine, Scorch, came to Warrick one day and proposed a blood alliance formulated by the exchanging of foals. After speaking with Wound, the Overseer offered the opportunity to Wishbone who excitedly took it. That summer, Wishbone arrived on Nerine’s shore to spend at least a year there (Apr 2018).
She began training with Scorch and another exchange student, Tähti, not long after and also participated in the tournament between Ischia and Nerine. Wishbone worked dutifully in her kingdom, always ready to greet newcomers. Her heart quickly exploded with pride and adoration for the cliffside kingdom.
Not long into Wishbone’s time in Nerine, the queen at the time, Hestia, passed away (May 2018). Hestia met with Scorch in the moments of her death, giving her the kingdom. Scorch’s first decision as queen was to instate Wishbone as the heiress to Nerine, thereby ensuring her eventual rule of the Leviathans. The girl traveled to Hyaline once more, this time with Tähti and another Leviathan named Breckin, and met Kagerus there. Wishbone also sought out the company of her siblings, Svedka and Solace, and spoke to them individually of her promotion. It is during this visit that Wishbone learns of her sister’s pregnancy and a newfound love in Kagerus.
It was during this same time that two old friends both arrived on Nerine’s borders searching for a mahogany-dressed girl. Wolfbane, her Tephran best friend, came to Nerine from Loess to visit Wishbone. Only days later, Khaedrik (the very same one she met in the Riverlands in her youth) also came to visit her. These encounters were exciting but confusing moments for Wishbone, as she began to realize how much she and her friends have grown. However, a new friend (if he could be called a thing) also came upon Wishbone — a suave stallion named Ivar with a reputation for drowning mares in lust. Although their initial meeting was innocent, the pair grew passionate under the moon’s glow. From then on, Wishbone frequently met with Ivar when the stress of ruling a kingdom might’ve overwhelmed her.
Despite Wishbone’s personal love life, Scorch sensed the changes coming to Beqanna and passed the crown to the heiress nearly a year following Hestia’s death (Jun 2018). Wishbone began to thrive under the position of queen, slightly modifying the caste systems and incorporating different leadership positions. The threat of Sylva began to loom over the heads of Beqanna’s individuals and Wishbone was quick to further strengthen Nerine’s power by aiding in the foundation of the Allies, composed of Nerine, Tephra, Hyaline, and Ischia.
In a random visit to Loess, Wishbone found Wolfbane again. Their adoration for one another had blossomed since the last time they saw one another, yet the queen was still very surprised when Wolfbane announced his rise to Loess’ throne since the last time they met (Jun 2018). After hearing some unsettling news involving Tephra’s throne, Wishbone is the first to use Loess’ new system and enlists the kingdom to kidnap a purple stallion named Klaudius after he threatens Warrick for his throne (July 2018). However, not long after entrapping Klaudius with the assistance of Loess, Wishbone vanishes from Nerine and Beqanna itself with only a word written in the trees with bones (Aug 2018). It is Breckin’s name, tying the Leviathan to the new title of Khaleesi in Wishbone’s absence. Wishbone spent a few years wandering in the world of the Beyond, sating her desires to explore the unknown world. Eventually, Wishbone makes her way back to Beqanna (Dec 2018) and finds herself in Nerine. She meets a filly named Eurwen, who is actually the daughter of Breckin, the queen Wishbone had instilled on Nerine’s throne. As Wishbone begins to get her bearings, she visits Loess in hopes of finding Wolfbane again. She does find him and their reunion is both awkward and sweet. At the same time, Wishbone finds Ivar’s companionship. Her return is just around the autumn season of breeding and also a time of sickness. The russet mare finds herself both pregnant and sick with the plague upon returning to Beqanna. With pregnancy and sickness, Wishbone finds herself hiding in the unmarked borders between Tephra and Ischia. As spring comes, so does the arrival of twins — Delphi and Rivuline (Jan 2019). Wishbone births them in Ischia, just after Ivar arrives to greet her. Weakened from the birth and the plague, the russet mare stays in Ischia to care for Delphi and Rivuline. Not long after the birth of the twins, Ivar murders Wishbone in the act of sex by drowning her in the ocean and ripping out her throat, keeping her skull for himself as a memento. As winter melted into spring one day, the gates of the Dead suddenly sprang open to revive deceased Beqannians (Nov 2019). Wishbone had spent the past few years waiting for an opportunity to return to the land of the Living, and she sprang toward the opening in the seams when she had the chance. Wishbone arrived at the edge of a wide river, finding a grulla mare named Nikkai standing in the center of it. On the other side of the river, the image of Warrick was waiting for Wishbone. As with the other participants of the challenge, Wishbone was eventually swept away by the river, tumbling over a river while reliving the memory of her death alongside Nikkai’s. In the end, Wishbone and Warrick had to decide who would truly return to the Living and who would stay with the Dead — Wishbone stepped up, bent on seeing her daughters. Despite her decision, Wishbone was swept from one challenge to the next (Dec 2019). This challenge involved walking across a desert (the ancient Desert from the Old Beqanna) and suffering a vulture attack that scars the left side of her face. After an exhausting journey, Wishbone reaches an oasis and walks into the water, only to find herself transported to a similar desert where a golden mare is murdered by her son. The past replays itself, this time allowing Wishbone to save the mare by trapping the stallion in a dinosaur bone-cage. After learning about Craft, Wishbone attempts to reunite the golden mare with her lover, Anatomy. After stepping through a portal in the desert, Wishbone is suddenly transported back to the land of the Living. Only this time, she has an entirely new body (Jan 2020).