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Corvus | Stag | Renegade by mule-deer Corvus | Stag | Renegade by mule-deer

Basic Info

Nicknames/Titles: Corv, Cor, The Gypsy Stag
Meaning: Raven or crow.
Gender: Stag
Birthdate: Spring, Year 745 of the New Age
Height: 12.2 hh
Body Type: Medium-Heavy
Color: Black
Eyes: Brown, except when using his fire magic, in which case they are a fiery orange.
Bloodlines: Blackwood Stag x Silverthorne Doe
Genetics: EE aa

Basic Description: Corvus illustrates the phrase 'tall, dark and handsome' with extreme accuracy. He possesses a rugged physique, long legs, and a smile that could melt hearts. His rack is impressive by most standards, but it's his eyes that get him the most attention. Fiery like the magic he possesses, his eyes are bright and expressive, and have been the reason a number of does have found themselves at his side in the night.

Temperment: Corvus is more than a little incompetent; really, it's a wonder he's lived this long. Despite his near uselessness, he's got a good heart, and is willing to help out in any situation.

Corvus' story begins with his mother, a lovely Silverthorne doe, who was captured in a raid by a band of Blackwood stags. She was used and abused, and ended up pregnant with the spawn of one of her captors. Being the fierce thing she was, however, she suffered through the experience, all the while waiting patiently for a chance to escape back to her beloved Silverwood.

Her chance came early one morning, and she managed to slip away unseen. A fierce will to live, and more than a little luck, saw the doe safely back home. The herd was surprised, but received her warmly her after her ordeal.

She birthed her fawn some months later and, despite the young thing being a constant reminder of her torment, she kept the baby. That is not to say, however, that she loved it with all her heart.

Corvus was named for the inky darkness of his coat, which bore some resemblance to a raven's feathers. His mother raised him dutifully, but not affectionately. The herd knew of his origins, and the brutal way his mother had been treated by the faceless Blackwood cur who was his father, and judged him for it. He was well liked by fawns near his age, but was treated coldly by his elders.

Despite this treatment - or perhaps because of it - Corvus learned early how to make others laugh, how to amuse and delight. It helped, somewhat.

When he matured into a handsome young stag, his mother could bear the sight of him no longer. She conspired with a few older stags to run him off. Which is precisely what they did. After all, his mixed blood would muddy the purity of and Silverthorne does he might have won in the upcoming rut.

Truly alone for the first time in his life, Corvus was at a loss. His first few weeks of solitude were rough, but he learned how to get by, and eventually saw his predicament as an opportunity for adventure. So, the young stag traveled, and used his flair for showmanship to make something of a living.

Over the course of many seasons, Corvus styled himself as a traveling gypsy fortune teller. In exchange for food, safety for a few nights, and perhaps a trinket here and there, the young stag would delight and entertain, using his minimal fire skills and charming personality to enthrall and tell fawnlings their future -- whether or not he actually CAN predict the future is unknown, but it's amusing nonetheless.

He knows to stay away from the main herds during the rut, but that doesn't stop him from occasionally showing up to tempt away a young doe or two for a secret rendezvous.

Birthplace: The Silverwood
Herd: Unaffiliated / Rogue
Herd Position: -
Mate/Consort: Crowe (???)
Offspring: Numerous fawns from various does, though none that he'd outright claim as his own.

Skill Points

Speed: 3 [Basic Level - Capped at 15]
Stamina: 19 [Medium Level]
Strength: 20 [Advanced Level]

Magic: 16 [Medium Level - Capped at 19]
Herbs: 0 [Basic Level]

Experience: 0


+1 speed - base bonus
+4 stamina - base bonus
+5 strength - base bonus
+11 magic - starter bonus

A Mother's Love
+1 Speed - art - A Mother's Love
+2 Strength - lit - 1000-1999 words - A Mother's Love

+1 Magic - art - Fortunes
+1 Magic - lit - 400-999 words - Fortunes

Welcome to Windborne
+2 Strength - lit - 1000-1999 words - Welcome to Windborne
+1 Speed - practicing/sparring/fighting with another Fawnling

Birds of a Feather
+2 Strength - collab art - Birds of a Feather
+3 Stamina - collab lit - 1000-1999 words - Birds of a Feather

Blackwood Beginnings
+1 Magic - art - Blackwood Beginnings
+1 Strength - lit - 400-999 words - Blackwood Beginnings

Firelight and Moonlight
+1 Magic - lit - 400-999 words - Firelight and Moonlight

+2 Stamina - collab art - Closer
+4 Strength - collab lit - 2000+ words - Closer

Reminders of Her
+1 Strength - art - Reminders of Her
+1 Stamina - lit - 400-999 words - Reminders of Her

Old Wounds
+3 Stamina - collab lit - 1000-1999 words - Old Wounds

+2 Stamina - collab art - Firefight
+3 Strength - collab lit - 1000-1999 words - Firelight
+1 Magic - practicing/sparring/fighting with another Fawnling

Babes in the Blackwood
+2 Stamina - collab lit - 400-999 words - Babes in the Blackwood

Princesses and Oathbreakers
+2 Stamina - collab lit - 400-999 words - Princesses and Oathbreakers

Other Images

Images and Appearances
Roleplays & Stories
A Mother's Love, Autumn, Year 748 of the New Age
Fortunes, Winter, Year 754 of the New Age
Welcome to Windborne, Spring, Year 756 of the New Age
Birds of a Feather, Autumn, Year 756 of the New Age
Blackwood Beginnings, Winter, Year 756 of the New Age
Firelight and Moonlight, Winter, Year 756 of the New Age
Closer, Early Spring, Year 757 of the New Age
Reminders of Her, Late Summer, Year 757 of the New Age
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thunderjam1992 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very much in love.
LyricalSong Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist
The shading on this is phenomenal.
Nappiz Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: :love: :love:

What a handsome little devil.

*Totally fangirling over him like the rest of everyone.*
Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's my favorite of any stag, anywhere, antlers down.  Marry me, Corvus! :faint:
kimikohime Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's gorgeous.  I officially fangirl him.
ArcticNightStables Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dat rack! :love:
PhantomAcres Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
A Corvus baby would be so cool, wish I could get one.
Mustang-mad Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when i get my windborn doe shes going to be a rogue 
could they be mates ??
mule-deer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I'm afraid Corv's heart presently belongs to Crowe.

I hope you get your doe, though!
EspressoOnTheRocks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
There are a lot of handsome stags out there, but this guy is Literally one of my top 3!!!!!!!
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