Eight Star Gender: Male Race: Unicorn Age: Some number after 1000. Appearance: Crimson coat with a red mane that has a black stripe through it. Cutie Mark: The Mark of Vir'Zixl Occupation: Grand Master of the Order of Golden Lightning. Small Background: Eight Star was a later bloomer for his cutie mark. He was already into a youthful adulthood, and far beyond frustrated with the fact that he was STILL a blank flank. Still during the rule of Discord, and the rebellion against the Draconiquis, Eight Star took great risks in dangerous times to try and earn his mark. Finally, his risks paid off. During a conflict between Discord and those rebelling against him, Eight Star harnessed pure magic in an attempt to strike at the more powerful enemy. When deflected against him, however, something underneath him was awakened. Energy surged up around him, and he began hearing a strange voice in his head, a voice not of Equestria. After passing out, he woke up some time later in the new landmark - the Ever-Free Forest, created by the powers of chaos. Much to his pleasure, he also found his flank not blank. After those events, he began to follow the voices, which belonged to a sentient crystal deep underground. It kept him in seclusion for around 600 years as it trained him to be its mortal vassel. Bestowing him with immortality, and the powers of chaos, the crystal began to task him with missions which were, as it told Eight Star, for the better of balance and magic in Equestria. The Order of Golden Lightning: A very secret organization created by Eight Star in order to assist him in fulfilling the wishes of the Chaos Crystal. As only one pony, he cannot handle everything all on his own, (no matter how powerful he considders himself.) The order consists of many agents, many of whom have not met each other. Many of them act as spies, doing normal things, and merely reporting goings on to Eight Star himself. The recruitment methods for the order are fairly random, but Eight Star generally targets outcasts and those who don't run well with normal society. He's also very uncomfortable around other colts, so there's a 3:1 filly to colt ratio on the roster. Celestia and Luna deny the existance of the Order, even with as many times as they have met Eight Star in person. ----- Pickpear Gender: Female Race: Unicorn Age: Full grown mare, but small for a mare. Appearance: Pear green coat with a chestnut brown mane and tail. Her mane is cut short to try and make her horn appear larger. Cutie Mark: An Oaken Crosier with a Bow Occupation: Deticated Agent Small Background: Pickpear was born a runt. Her body and her horn were both smaller than average. Though it was her horn that was most made fun of. She shied away from large groups and activities with others for a long time. She was such a doormat that even her parents walked all over her, making her do literally everything around the house when at home. Her cutie mark came from her skill as a shephard, possibly the only thing that really kept her at ease. However, her parents saw no leading qualities in her, and forbade her from leading the sheep anymore, keeping her tied down with other mundane tasks. She finally ran away from home, escaping with nothing but her saddlebags and a destination; Ponyville, where she had heard everyone was so nice. Along the way, she ran into Eight Star. After a little convincing, she gave up her quest to Ponyville and went to the Ever-Free with him, where he built up her self-confidence. She has, since then, developed strong feelings for her master, and treasures anything she gets from him. She's very deticated to her new skills in picking locks and pockets, but she's always told "success and failure are not the important things, I just want you to try your best. I believe in you."