Mazikeen -- Year 214
"“Content to admire you from afar.” Well that’s just bullshit. She wasn’t *content* to be admired from afar. She would rather not see him at all then be tortured by a buffered distance." --Mazikeen, written by Squirt
Color: Flaxen Chestnut ()
Eyes: Brown w/ gold flecks
Markings: Ursa Major Constellation branded on his right flank, X branded on his chest where his heart should be. Both brands glow in the dark.
Mane & Tail: White
Kind hearted and gentle in his youth. Multiple traumatic experiences have left him hardened and not easy to trust. At his core he is still a protector and is not one to be mean or violent without reason although he does have a hard time controlling his anger issues.
Suffers from mental illness of Anxiety and Depression. Sometimes sees figments of his imagination that he refers to as ghosts.
Mood: Broody David Rose
Parents: Magnus x Raaquel
Children: Joplin & Joaquin (x Ellyse) f & m twins
Genetic Traits: Polar Bear Shifting, Glowing Brands
Trait Genetic Code: tegteg [POLAR BEAR SHIFTING][GLOWING]
Defects: Missing right eye with three large scars over the wound, One testicle, Glass heart (all none genetic)
When Raaquel gave birth to Ledger on the beach, she was instantly killed by Chernobyl. Chernobyl kidnapped Ledger and left him to be raised in the dale by his mother, Liberette. He grew up knowing the truth of his parentage but unable to tell anyone because Chernobyl had threatened to kill him.
When Chernobyl died, he was finally able to seek out his father Magnus and tell him what had happened to him and his mother. He moved into the Gates and was starting to build a bond with Magnus when Magnus and Joelle were killed by Trashlip.
He remained in the Gates as he tried to sort out the injustice of his life. He's a loner, kind, and longs for a sense of true family. He's heading back to the Gates since it's the closest place he feels to his lost parents.
One day Carnage drew him into his lair and tortured him among many others. During his torture he saw visions of his father telling him how much he despised him which ended with Ledger killing him. Carnage also killed him with an icicle to the heart, brought him back as an ice wraith to fight a polar bear which ended up taking his right eye out with his claws and almost killing him again. Carnage returned him to normal (minus the eye) and branded him with an Ursa Major Constellation carved into his flank. Finally he was forced to kill his future self by ripping out his own heart in order to escape. For everything he had endured, Carnage left him with the ability to shift into a polar bear.
Beaten, bloody, and mentally unstable he returned to the Gates, unsure of what was reality. Magnus tried to take him to Atrox to learn how to control his new powers but instead he disappeared. Years passed and then he returned.
Not long after coming back, he met Ellyse in the meadow. Ellyse was recovering from having her heart broken by Magnus and Ledger was still dealing with the new rage within him. One thing led to another and they ended up making love. Ledger moved to Tephra not long after but discovered Ellyse was pregnant with Dahmer's child. This upset him greatly and they briefly fell out. Eventually they both confessed their love for each other and conceived twins
Everything seemed fine once the children were born until the day Carnage decided to collect some new playthings. Ledger was dragged back to the cavern but this time he knew the other captives. Dahmer and Ellyse were also caught by the Dark God... Together. Carnage made sure that Ledger knew this and his heart was broken by Ellyse's betrayal. He went from wanting to saving her to hating her. Carnage branded an X over the spot where his heart would be and sent him through a desert wasteland. Battling a sand serpent and then a figment of Ellyse, he was already starting to break by the time he reached the oasis. Dahmer and Ellyse arrived there also, bleeding and weary but not once reaching to him. Instead reaching to each other. He instantly hardened himself to her, allowing Carnage's tricks to lure him down the Oasis into a land that could never be. He got a chance to re do the fateful night of his birth. He lived a wonderful life filled with love and family, all the things he desired most. Adaline (the girl of glass he had met years and years ago) became the love of his life. Of course the utopia crumbled with her death, his family's death, and it was too much to bare. He came to in the cell again, one testicle less then he had left, and it all became too much. Broken in spirt and mind, Carnage finally had his fill. He took what he had always wanted to claim (his heart) and left a glass one in it's place.
With his madness and hardened heart in place, he was returned to Tephra. The first person to find him after his ordeal was Smoak, Ellyse and Dahmers child. Ledger lost it, trying to attack him but Ellyse was released from Carnage’s grasp just in time to put herself between them with her newly acquired diamond armor. Lost in his madness, he clawed at himself, called them out, and tried to tell her what had been taken from him. How ruined their love now was as he continued to see his dead father and remember a utopia life that had never actually existed. He found a little comfort in a mare called Spark, who didn’t seem to be scared of him. But he couldn’t stand Tephra anymore and the one who betrayed him. So he left and went to the Mountain, pleading with the gods to give back what had been stolen. Thinking everything could be fixed if he only had his heart. Carnage appeared and offered him a deal, his heart back but only in an exchange for a new one. He agreed, desperate to do anything.
Making a deal with Gryffen who basically captured him and gave him no choice, Gryffen promised him the heart he craved but it would be at a price. Before any of it could be executed, Gryffen vanished and unable to take it anymore... Ledger did too.
Ambassador & Guard of Tephra (Sept 2017 - Oct 2017)