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Erobreseg Deer Realms


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    General 
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: Unlike most races of Equus, who tend to be morally puristic when it comes to good and evil, the Erobreseg Deer have a more tolerant and balanced perception. They believe that, instead of being superior to evil, Good Needs Evil in order for Equus and its mortal/divine inhabitants to thrive. This is because the co-leaders of the Bogolenya pantheon, Belyolen and Temnobog, are elemental twin brothers and divine equals who literally exist to balance each other out. It's also the reason why Temnoist cults are rife throughout Roedinia, as the country needs a constant presence of Evil to keep itself from going stagnant.
    Tumnina: Naught is evil without good, and good without evil. To deny one or the other is futile, but to embrace one or the other is divine. And if some are to choose the light, so must some choose the darkness.
  • Cult: Temnoist cults are quite common in Erobreseg kingdoms and towns, due to widespread belief among those particular herds that Good Needs Evil in order to flourish and actually stay "good" while avoiding stagnation. They operate in a manner similar to Temnobog and his loyal children, the Four Terrors, by allying themselves with a villain of choice, then secretly sabotaging them in order to leave the villain(s) vulnerable to the heroes opposing them.
  • Foil: To the Alvslog Deer herds. While the Alvslog Deer live in lush, forested areas and are infamous for being close-minded, reactionary, and morally puristic eco-extremists, the Erobreseg Deer are much more tolerant and believe in a Balance of Good and Evil, perhaps because they live in harsher lands.
  • Good Needs Evil: Unlike their morally puristic Alvslog counterparts, the Erobreseg Deer herds believe that in order to prosper, Good needs Evil so it could become strong enough to oppose evil. In order to exist, happiness and contentment needs suffering so individuals would become courageous and willing enough to alleviate it. In a notable example, the Erobreseg kingdom of Bitaniya suffered underneath the hooves of a corrupt and imperialistic nobility and royal family for years, with its King and Queen-Consort plotting to invoke an Assimilation Plot in a well-meaning attempt to rid it of lies. However, after they were exposed and executed by their own son, then-Prince Strazha,.
  • Warts and All: In-universe; due to their belief in a Balance Between Good and Evil, they tend to have humanistic views of legendary paragons such as the Eternal Hero, Gleaming Shield, believing that all of them were actually flawed individuals who had to work in order to become the heroes they are today.
  • We Have Become Complacent: Defied. Complacent societies are seen as a bad thing by Erobreseg Deer, which means that there's an overwhelming amount of Good with little Evil to keep it from stagnating. This is why they worship Temnobog alongside Belyolen, as Good can never exist without Evil to keep it in check, and vice-versa.
  • Your Normal Is Our Taboo: The Erobreseg Deer herds are more accepting of Evil as a constructive, testing force compared to other Deer herds, and Temnoist cults are quite common in their realms, with "Hard Temnoists" being rightly feared and made illegal in all jurisdictions (which is the intended reaction, as Evil needs to motivate Good into staying good). Outside, however, many see Temnoism as a "defeatist" philosophy that encourages moral weakness in the face of Suffering and Evil, with many hardlined and purist individuals like Poena striving to contain and kill Temnoist believers whenever they appear. Despite their efforts, however, it's slowly becoming subverted as Temnoism has started gaining non-Deer followers in modern times.

    Night Terror 

Character: Evil

Alignment: Chaotic Evil

Type: Demon/Serial Killer

Faction: Unaligned

"One, two, Night Terror's coming for you~!"

Night Terror (his entry here) is an infamous serial killer and dream demon from the Erobreseg Deer Realms.

Night Terror was born a Deer stag named "Innkeeper", who became a serial killer that specifically went after young fawns. At some point, he entered the service of Yarost, a member of the Four Terrors and the oldest son of the dark Deer god, Temnobog, seemingly unaware that he was just a pawn for Yarost to test the heroism of mortals. After a group of enraged parents burned him alive to avenge the children he killed, Inkeeper's soul was collected by Yarost and dragged down to Temnobog's hell-realms to earn his eternal punishment.

...Except something went wrong. Unbeknownst to Yarost, Inkeeper had made a deal with the fallen goddess, Ispita, who was also Yarost's mother. The deal allowed Inkeeper's malicious spirit to escape to the dream world, where he transformed into a dream demon. After taking on the name "Night Terror", he used his new powers of dream manipulation to continue the crime spree that he started in life, except this time he would absorb the souls of his victims to gain more power. Night Terror's reign of terror would end after he was confronted by Princess Luna and friend, Tenya, who freed the souls he devoured from his body, and threw him through a portal to the real world. Yarost, who was furious after learning about the second deal and Ispita's involvement, then seized his chance and snatched the now powerless Night Terror back to hell, this time with no chances of coming back.

Night Terror was a thoroughly sadistic individual who had a very dark sense of humor. Although he was depraved in life, he got worse after death once he managed to escape the consequences of his actions. Using the powers of dream manipulation, Night Terror would go after the dream selves of his victims, allowing them to be killed in real life with little to no explanation behind their deaths. Another perk of being a dream demon is that he's able to gain power from devouring the souls of his victims, rendering them trapped forever inside his body. However, there's one drawback - souls or not, he's completely powerless in the real world, being as strong as the normal stag he once was.

Night Terror serves as a prime example of why it is completely inadvisable to worm one's way out of punishments that were rightfully earned. It is rumored that his ultimate fate was being turned into Yarost's plaything in retaliation for being cheated out of a wicked soul to torment.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Freddy's existence in the dream realm is explained here: As Innkeeper, he would make a secret deal with Ispita to avoid going to hell for his crimes, so when he was fatally burned alive by the vengeful parents of the children he killed, he ended up in the dream realms instead of the hell-realms like Yarost originally intended.
  • Deal with the Devil:
    • In his mortal life, he made a deal with Temnobog's eldest son, Yarost, so he could continue murdering young fawns. He ends up being burned alive by the parents of his victims.
    • However, he made a secret second deal with Yarost's mother, Ispita, so he could escape his punishment and continue his crime spree. Thus, he ended up in the dream world, where he would terrorize innocents and leave no trace behind. This infuriated Yarost when he found out about the deal, and presumably teamed up with Princess Luna and Tenya to find him. Luna and Tenya would confront and defeat Night Terror, which ended with Yarost dragging him off to hell.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He totally didn't expect that there would be deities whose portfolios also lie in dream manipulation, such as Princess Luna and Tenya, the Abyssinian goddess of Sleep. This is what spelled his defeat the second time.
  • Dream Walker: One of his abilities gained after becoming a dream demon. This is what allowed him to continue his killing spree unhindered until Luna and Tenya stopped him.
  • Expy: Of Freddy Krueger, being despicable, dark-humored criminals who became absolutely monstrous beings in the dream world after death. They even shared the same deaths via being burned alive by their victims' grieving parents, and are defeated when the souls they devoured either turn against them, or break loose from their bodies. However, unlike Freddy, Night Terror became the terror of the dream realm by striking a secret second deal with Ispita, allowing him to cheat his way out of his eternal punishment in the hell-realms. And unlike Freddy, who always comes back through negative emotions, he doesn't come back - Princess Luna and Tenya defeated him, and a furious Yarost gets his hooves on him.
  • Karma Houdini: He thought he could try get out of the punishment Yarost planned for him by making a secret deal with Yarost's mother, Ispita. Not only did this backfire, as there were dream-based deities like Luna and Tenya, but learning of the deal infuriated Yarost, who instead gave his pawn a most severe punishment after dragging him down to his hell-fief.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After his first death, he managed to worm his way out of being sent to hell by making a secret second deal with Ispita, Yarost's fallen mother, so that his soul would instead end up in the dream world. However, what he didn't plan for was the arrival of dream-based deities like Princess Luna and Tenya, who rendered him powerless by freeing the souls he devoured, and threw him through a portal into the real world, where Yarost was waiting.
  • Karmic Death:
    • The first time he died, he was burnt alive by the angry, vengeful parents of the fawns he killed. Then it's subverted when it turns out he made a secret deal with Ispita to escape his punishment, allowing him to evade Yarost and end up in the dream world.
    • His crime spree finally and truly came to an end when both Princess Luna and Tenya confronted and defeating him by freeing all the souls of his devoured victims, then threw him through a portal into the real world. This time, a furious Yarost was waiting for him, and dragged his soul off to hell where he was made just a nameless plaything as punishment.
  • The Marvelous Deer: Averted, as he's a Deer stag who's also a Serial Killer that primarily went after children. He got even worse after making a deal with Ispita and turning into a dream demon... but that would later come to an end when Princess Luna and Tenya defeated him and threw him into the real world, where Yarost was waiting at that exact spot so he could collect his wicked soul.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to being thrown into the real world, and discovering that a furious Yarost was waiting for him the whole time, was one of complete horror.
  • The Problem with Fighting Death: He thought he could cheat his way out of his punishment after death by making a secret deal with Ispita, which was how he ended up in the dream world and became a dream demon. This infuriated Yarost, as oath-breakers and Ispita are a few things that quickly send him into a near-boiling rage. So once Night Terror was defeated by Luna and Tenya and thrown into the real world, Yarost seized him and dragged him down to his hell-fief for a severe punishment. Temnobog even lampshades how Night Terror landed himself in hot water by trying to become a Karma Houdini.
  • Serial Killer: Much like Freddy Krueger, he went after children both before and after death. Once in the dream realm, he would continue his spree until he was ultimately defeated by benevolent deities and dragged off to hell by Yarost.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His attempt to cheat death landed him deeper into the fire, which is lampshaded by Temnobog.
    Temnobog: [Night Terror] had discovered that while doing our wicked will is already a poor decision, trying to outsmart their punishment is an even poorer one.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Like his character inspiration, he would target and kill young children as a Serial Killer. This got him burned alive and killed by their aggrieved parents... but a secret deal with Ispita allowed him to escape Temnobog's hell-realms and continue his crime spree in the dream world. Unfortunately for him, both Princess Luna and Tenya would confront and defeat him before throwing him into the real world, where Yarost was waiting.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Of the "Killed Too" variety. Much like Freddy Krueger, his character inspiration, Night Terror eats the souls of those he kills from the dream world, gradually increasing his power. However, it's possible to render him powerless by freeing said souls, which is what Luna and Tenya did before throwing him into the real world.

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Bitaniya

Bitaniya is a kingdom located in the Erobreseg Deer realms, ruled by the Svetilo dynasty. It's known for being somewhat technologically advanced, with its most prominent accomplishments being the "Knightmare Frames", magical power armor that gives the pilot additional abilities depending on the model.

Under King Rovnyy Svetilo, Bitaniya became an imperialistic force that was also deep in corruption as both the nobility and the royal family participated in atrocities that disgusted even those among those respective groups. Rovnyy's reign would come to an end when one of his sons, then-Prince Strazha, would discover his plans to rid Equus of lies and execute him and his co-conspirators in the battle that followed. Currently, Strazha and his younger biological sister, Vesna, rule Bitaniya as King and Queen, respectively, and have been made divine champions by the co-leaders of the Bogolenya Deer pantheon, Temnobog and Belyolen. It is through their efforts, and their benevolent half-siblings' efforts, that the problems plaguing Bitaniya are finally being resolved, allowing their kingdom to become prosperous.
    General 
  • Adaptational Villainy: In Code Geass, it was V.V. who had Empress-Consort Marianne assassinated and made the scene look like the work of terrorists, all because he saw Marianne as distracting his brother, Emperor Charles, from their true goals. Here, it was the local aristocracy that was responsible, murdering Marianne and leaving her young daughter, Vesna, crippled from the waist down.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: During Rovnyy's rule, the Bitaniyan aristocracy was extremely corrupt, using their own money to benefit themselves and seeing helping their subjects as beneath them. Here, they were also responsible for Milyala's brutal assassination and Vesna's crippling. Once Strazha and his sister, Vesna, inherited the throne, however...
  • Internal Reformist: Some of the royal Svetilo family members are truly benevolent and dedicated to reforming Bitaniya from the inside out. This includes Strazha, Vesna, and Laska.
  • Power Armor: The Knightmare Frames are described in Strazha and Laska's entries as "magical power armor" that gives the pilot additional abilities, depending on the model. This contrasts the Knightmare Frames of Code Geass, which are depicted as gigantic robots.
  • Royally Screwed Up: As in Code Geass, the ruling Svetilo family is this, largely due to Rovnyy's terrible parenting. Most of them are arrogant and malicious, seeing the idea of helping their subjects as beneath them, though some like Strazha, Laska, and Vesna are truly benevolent. It's noted that some of Strazha's half-siblings allied with him once he revealed who Nul really was, so they could help reform their government and deal with those who are actively hindering the system.

    King Rovnyy Svetilo 
The king of Bitaniya, the husband of Queen-Consort Milyala, and the father of many, many children, with two prominent ones being King Strazha and Queen Vesna.
  • Abusive Parents: Much like Charles. Even though he loved Strazha and Vesna as his favorite children, and moved them to Neighpon to protect them from the aristocracy after their mother was assassinated, he still handled his children in ways that seemed cruel, causing Strazha to develop a deep hatred for him. And not even once did he bothered to check up on them, being so focused on creating a world without lies that even his favorites might as well be strangers to him. He also influenced Vesna with his Geass by making her think she had gone blind from the stress of watching her mother die and being crippled by her assassins. Strazha would later call him out on his actions during the climatic battle between them, and personally executed him.
  • Expy: Of Emperor Charles zi Britannia. Both are very imperialistic rulers and terrible fathers who use their own children as pawns in their plans. But like Charles, deep down he loves all of them on some level, and regards two of his kids as his favorites. They also have well-intentioned goals in ridding the world of lies, but their goals turned out to be flawed in practice and they're so focused fulfilling said goals that their own kids, Strazha/Lelouch in particular, see their fathers as deluded strangers who justify themselves with self-serving excuses.
  • Hypocrite: He hated lies, treachery, and cruelty, and wanted to get rid of them for the sake of his family, Deerkind, and everyone on Equus... and yet, he did all three to enact his plants.
  • Karmic Death: He, his wife, and his brother would be murdered by one of his sons, King Strazha to stop them from enacting their Assimilation Plot, which would potentially destroy Equus. As Temnobog notes, Rovnyy and his co-conspirators tried to play god in front of real gods, and now their very names will become little more than a memory used as a warning for those who try following in their footsteps. Also, whatever punishment Temnobog had planned with Phykti for him couldn't be good...
  • Knight Templar Parent: Implied. In a conversation with Temnobog in one of his hell-realms, he ranted about how his plan to create a world without lies would benefit everyone in Equus, and give a future to his favorite children, King Strazha and Queen Vesna.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "Equal" in Russian. Quite appropriate for an Expy of Emperor Charles.
  • Papa Wolf: He actually moved Strazha and Vesna to Neighpon to protect them from the nobles that killed their mother and crippled Vesna. However, he did it in such a cruel and underhanded way that the young Strazha, fresh from the grief over his mother's death, would mistake this for a grave act of abandonment, and develop a deep hatred for his father and oppose his rule.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Certainly believed that creating a world where people are unable to lie would be best for all, including his children.

    Queen-Consort Milyala Svetilo 
The wife of King Rovnyy, and the father of King Strazha and Queen Vesna.
  • Happily Married: Out of King Rovnyy's 108 wives and royal consorts, she was the only person he ever loved.
  • Karmic Death: She, her husband, and her brother-in-law would be murdered by one of her oldest biological son, King Strazha to stop them from enacting their Assimilation Plot, which would potentially destroy Equus. As Temnobog notes to Rovnyy, she and her co-conspirators tried to play god in front of real gods, and now their very names will become little more than a memory used as a warning for those who try following in their footsteps.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Certainly believed that creating a world where people are unable to lie would be best for all, including her children.

    Prince Pobeda Svetilo 
A close ally of Rovnyy and, unbeknownst to everyone but Rovnyy and a trusted few, his older fraternal twin brother.
  • Expy: Of V.V.. Like him, Pobeda is an experienced schemer and close ally of a prominent member of royalty and his older twin brother. But unlike V.V., he didn't betray and kill his own sister-in-law out of jealousy.
  • Karmic Death: He, his brother, and his sister-in-law would be murdered by one of his nephews, Prince Strazha to stop them from enacting their Assimilation Plot, which would potentially destroy Equus. As Temnobog notes, Rovnyy and his co-conspirators tried to play god in front of real gods, and now their very names will become little more than a memory used as a warning for those who try following in their footsteps.
  • Ironic Name: His name means "Win/Victory" in Russian. Ironic that he and a few family members would end up dead by Strazha's hand...
  • Master of Illusion: He possesses Geass magic that allows him to cast mental illusions. This allowed him to trick his nephew, Strazha, into thinking Vesna was kidnapped, and thus abandoning his rebellion in favor of rescuing his sister when he was actually chasing after an illusion. The result was Strazha's identity as Nul being exposed to an enraged Rovnyy, who wiped and altered his memories as punishment so Strazha will remember himself as a loyal soldier of Bitaniya instead of a Prince.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Certainly believed that creating a world where people are unable to lie would be best for all, including his family.
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    King Strazha Svetilo 

Character: Heroic

Alignment: Lawful Good

Type: Warrior/Tactician/Revolutionary/Empowered Ruler

Faction: Bitaniya/Champions of the Black

"What do you do when there is an evil you cannot defeat by just means? Do you stain your hooves with evil to destroy evil? Or do you remain steadfastly just and righteous even if it means surrendering to evil?"

One of King Rovnyy's many sons through his fifth wife, Queen-Consort Milyala.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • He deeply loves his younger sister, Vesna, and after she was crippled by assassins who killed their mother, Vesna's safety and well-being has been Strazha's first priority. His paternal uncle, Prince Pobeda, exploited this by casting an illusion of Vesna and made it appear she was kidnapped, causing Strazha to abandon his rebel forces during a critical battle - this led to Strazha's identity being exposed as the terrorist Nul to his enraged father, and the Champions of the Black suffering a monumentally humiliating defeat without the presence of their leader. After he and Vesna inherited the throne and were blessed by Temnobog and Belyolen, Strazha had a hard time accepting that his sister isn't a delicate, fragile girl anymore, especially after Belyolen healed her injuries, but eventually grew to see and trust her as his equal.
    • He also "went on the warpath" to save his younger half-sister, Princess Laska, from being Geassed by Deer Autorists into committing genocide against Bitaniya's non-Deer population, after Vesna tipped him off with a troubling prophetic vision. This allowed Laska to live, and she would work together with her knight/fiance, a Neighponese Kirin named Falling Leaves, in protecting those same people from the Deer Autorists instead. It's also noted in Laska's entry that the fates of those who tried Geassing Laska wasn't pretty, as a furious Strazha oversaw their trials himself.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Lelouch Lamerouge, being royalty who opposed their parents in what would essentially be an Assimilation Plot used to create a world without lies, and was ultimately responsible for killing them. He would also inherit the throne like Lelouch did, but unlike Lelouch, Strazha didn't do questionable things and in fact avoids doing them, even despising extremists, thus avoiding the fate that Lelouch got as a globally-hated villain and martyr. His good deeds would also result in him and Vesna being made divine champions of the local Bogolenya Deer pantheon, and they rule together in prosperity, something that never happened to Lelouch.
  • Casting a Shadow: Implied; his gained power over darkness magic after he was "touched" (i.e. blessed) by Temnobog.
  • Curse: Much like Temnobog himself, he gained the power over magical curses after he was blessed by the Deer god of Evil.
  • Freudian Excuse: He hates manipulating people and using them like pawns, because that was what his father, mother, and uncle did to their own family as well as countless Deer in order to enacting their grand plan to rid the world of lies.
  • The Good King: Ascended together with his sister to the throne of Bitaniya as King after his parents' deaths, which he was responsible for. He turned out to be loads better than his father or mother, considering how they attempted to pull off an Assimilation Plot for the good of Deerkind and Equus.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Despite being raised in a dysfunctional royal family and sowing terror as the dark overlord Nul, Strazha refused to give in to his inner darkness multiple times, had no casualties on his record despite being feared and regarded as a terrorist, and tried to separated himself from his parents' methods when he became King of Bitaniya. This impressed the gods well enough that Temnobog blessed him with a portion of his divine power, prolonging Strazha's lifespan, while Belyolen also blessed his sister Vesna and healed her of her injuries.
  • Klingon Promotion: He and his sister Vesna were able to inherit their parents' thrones because Strazha killed them, and for good reason - his parents as well as his uncle wanted to create "a world without lies" by using the Primordial Quintessence of a captured deity to merge everyone on Equus into a single being.
  • Long-Lived: His status as Temnobog's divine champion has prolonged his lifespan, which is more than the average Deer. Belyolen pointed out that he and Vesna can become immortal divines, as several similarly empowered heroes like them have done in the past, but the choice is really up to them.
  • Paint It Black: As a Deer Prince, he had a light blue pelt and short, golden-yellow antlers. When he inherited the throne and was blessed by Temnobog for his good deeds, his pelt turned dark blue with black spots, and his golden antlers truly turned black. It's subverted in that despite the physical change, he still remained good, and his blessing was because Temnobog was both impressed with him, and genuinely interested in how his divine champion would use his harsh yet reasonable methods as King.
  • Parental Favoritism: He and his sister, Vesna, were considered to be King Rovnyy's favorite children, as their mother, Queen-Consort Milyala was the only person he truly loved out of the 108 wives and consorts he had courted. Of course, it later became apparent to both of them that despite being favored over their many half-siblings their parents still cared a lot more for their plans to rid Equus of lies, treachery, and cruelty than their own children, so much that they started seeing them as strangers.
  • Seers: Inverted; much like Temnobog, he has retrocognitive vision, which he gained through Temnobog's blessing.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He killed his mother and father as well as his uncle because they wanted to create a world without lies, which would potentially destroy Equus.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Subverted. Normally, being "touched by Temnobog" would be a bad thing, as it's a sign of moral weakness. However, Temnobog was willing to make an exception with Strazha because he was both impressed with his good deeds, and genuinely interested to see how Strazha would apply his harsh yet reasonable methods to ruling.
  • Warrior Prince: Much like Lelouch, he is a skilled Knightmare Frame pilot and Geass user, and has personally led his rebel faction, the Champions of the Black, in sowing terror and hatred among the Bitaniyian Deer. Becoming King probably hasn't lowered his edge much.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Averted. While he did things such as take hostages and other crimes as the dark overlord Nul, causing him to be labeled as a "terrorist", he never did things that would result in unnecessary deaths in the name of opposing King Rovnyy, as his goal was to sow terror among the people and direct ire at the uncaring government and monarchy that never protected them. And while he is willing to use harsh methods for the sake of his kingdom as the "Hoof" of Bitaniya, he never really does more than necessary and still tries to do good things despite it, largely due to his actions being balanced by Vesna, the "Heart" of Bitaniya. Having uncaring parents and relatives who tried to ensure "peace" at the potential cost of Equus itself, then tried to justify their actions with self-serving excuses, probably helped.
  • You're Not My Father: He furiously disowns King Rovnyy and Queen-Consort Milyala as his parents, as well as Prince Pobeda as his uncle upon learning that they wanted to create a world without lies, treachery, and cruelty, which would potentially cause Equus's destruction. Since they cared more about their plan than their own family and justified their actions with self-serving excuses, they might as well be complete strangers to him.

    Queen Vesna Svetilo 
One of King Rovnyy's many daughters, and King Strazha's younger sister.
  • Expy: Of Nunnally. Like her, she was also crippled and blinded in an assassination attempt on her family, except it was her father who blinded her, not the assassins themselves]], and her kind and gentle demeanor made her the Morality Pet for their doting yet morally grey older brothers. Like Nunnally, she ascends to the throne as a ruler, except her kindness pays off when Belyolen blessed her and heals her injuries as a reward.
  • Healing Hands: Thanks to Belyolen's blessing, she has healing powers.
  • The High Queen: She ascended to the throne of Bitaniya as Queen after her parents' deaths (which Strazha directly caused), and consequently became known as the "Heart" of the kingdom thanks to her benevolent and peaceful influence.
  • Ill Girl: Was made wheelchair-bound as a young hind because she was crippled from the waist down by assassins who killed her mother, forcing her to rely on a special magical wheelchair to get around. She also went blind from the sheer trauma of watching her mother die in front of her... except the latter wasn't true; King Rovnyy, her own father, used Geass magic to alter her memories, making her think she went blind out of trauma, as part of a convincing cover-up. Later, Belyolen heals her injuries as a reward for her kindness, allowing her to walk for the first time in several years.
  • Light 'em Up: Implied, as she's described as being able to use light magic after Belyolen blessed her.
  • Long-Lived: Her status as Belyolen's divine champion has prolonged her lifespan, which is more than the average Deer. Belyolen pointed out that she and Strazha can become immortal divines, as several empowered heroes like them have done in the past, but the choice is really up to them.
  • Seers: Implied; as Strazha got retrocognitive sight from Temnobog when he was blessed by the Dark One, she likely got precognition when she was blessed by Belyolen. This is confirmed in Princess Laska's entry, where Vesna had a troubling prophetic vision of the genocidal massacre of ponies and other non-Deer Laska would do while Geassed by Deer Autorists.

    Princess Laska Svetilo, the Common Speaker 

Character: Heroic

Alignment: Neutral Good

Type: Diplomat/Peacemaker/Divine Worshiper/Royalty

Faction: Bitaniya

"Everyone deserves a little kindness, whether they are royalty or commoners, gods or mortals, Deer or not."

  • Actual Pacifist: She hates violence and conflict of all kinds due to having witnessed the atrocities inflicted by her own family and the corrupt local nobility, which led to her becoming a worshiper of Mier, the Bogolenya Deer goddess of Peace and Unity. Because of his, her magic focuses on defense/support, and even her only "offensive" ability, a Geass technique that induces Forced Sleep, is rather non-violent. Her peaceful and compassionate methods have made her oppose Nul, as his efforts to sow fear and hatred are the opposite of what she wanted, and she has sometimes criticized Strazha's Temnoist-inspired rule, believing that there are "better" ways to be King. However, she has since acknowledged that Strazha is a much better ruler than their father had been, especially since Vesna is there to counter his harsh methods, and notably she has publicly condemned her father, stepmother, and uncle in a royal press conference when she heard of their plan, Konets Izhi - "The Ender of Lies".
    Princess Laska: A gentler existence is what everyone wants... even Belyolen himself knows that Vesna and I want it. But to enforce it in such a way that Equus is potentially destroyed? That makes them no better than a cruel tyrant who uses excuses of peace to delude themselves. If Father, Mother, and Uncle had each shown a little kindness to their subjects instead of scheming and plotting behind everyone's backs, there would be no doubt that the gentler existence they dreamed of will come to reality.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Code Geass, Euphemia had a mutual crush on Suzaku, who was knighted by her but didn't go far because she was accidentally Geassed into committing a genocidal massacre and then killed by Lelouch to stop her. Here, Laska and Falling Leaves, both expies of the aforementioned characters, are engaged, thanks to Strazha's blessing.
  • All-Loving Hero: She's of the opinion that everyone, even commoners and non-Deer, deserves a little kindness, so she often tries to help and support them. It's also because of her beliefs that she's a staunch pacifist, with all her magic focusing on defense/support/non-violence, which has led to her criticizing some of Strazha's harsh Temnoism-inspired methods, but has since acknowledged that he's a much better ruler than their father had been. This led to corrupt nobles and her more malicious half-siblings derisively calling her "The Common Speaker" (which she added to her name as a badge of pride), and made herself a target for evil factions such as Deer Autorists, who tried Geassing her into massacring Bitaniya's non-Deer population as part of their protest of having them move into the kingdom.
  • Barrier Warrior: Being a worshiper of Mier, the Bogolenya Deer goddess of Peace, allows her to create strong barriers to protect herself and her allies. Her personal Knightmare Frame, Okhranyat, also comes with the ability to produce strong barriers.
  • Battle Couple: In one incident, she formed this with her knight and fiance, a male Neighponese Kirin named Falling Leaves, to protect the non-Deer populace from being killed by Deer Autorists after Strazha saved her from being Geassed.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Euphemia li Britannia, being compassionate royal Princesses who are staunch pacifists and are associated with pink and white. However, the major difference between them is unlike Euphemia, who was unwittingly Geassed into committing genocide against the Japanese by Lelouch then fatally shot by him to free her from his Geass, Laska was never Geassed. Instead, she was saved from being Geassed by Strazha, who had been tipped off by Vesna's prophetic visions, allowing Laska to protect the non-Deer from the Deer Autorists persecuting them. She's also more badass than Euphemia - here, she's the empowered worshiper of Mier, the Deer goddess of Peace and wields a Geass ability herself, which was only available to Euphemia in an alternate story route in the DS game adaptation of Code Geass.
  • Combat Medic: She has healing magic thanks to being a devotee of Mier, the Deer goddess of Peace, and due to being a pacifist she never fights unless she has to. But even then, she always focuses on protecting the innocent first.
  • Forced Sleep: Her Geass ability allows her to telepathically force people into falling asleep for a certain amount of time, though the nature of Geass magic means the effects gradually weaken with each use due to increased mental resistance. It's rumored that she learned Geass magic from a light-pelted buck that turned out to be an illusion cast by her uncle, Prince Pobeda. She felt ashamed for learning from a schemer once Pobeda was condemned and executed by Strazha, but she continued to put her Geass ability to good use.
  • Healing Hands: Her devotion to Mier gave her the power to heal wounds. Her Knightmare Frame, Okhranyat, also comes with this ability, manifesting as healing domes that heal her allies.
  • Insult Backfire: She was originally named "The Common Speaker" by both corrupt nobility and her more malicious and arrogant half-siblings, who looked down on her desire to connect with commoners and non-Deer. She quickly adopted it as a badge of pride.
  • The Magnificent: "Princess Laska Svetilo, the Common Speaker", due to her unwavering support of commoners and non-Deer. Interestingly, the title was given to her as an insult by her malicious half-siblings and corrupt nobles, who looked down on her desire to help those "beneath" them, but she adopted it as a badge of pride.
  • Modest Royalty: Her entry notes that she usually dresses rather casually so she could connect with her family's subjects better. The only times she wears royal clothing is for formal occasions. While this is normally rather unbecoming of a royal, it boosted her popularity within Bitaniya.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike what happened to Euphemia, Laska was saved by her half-brother and thus was able to live and prevent the genocidal massacre that Euphemia caused in-universe instead.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Her entry notes that she's one of the most beautiful Deer Princesses in the Erobreseg Deer realms, which has unsurprisingly earned quite a lot of admirers and suitors, including Falling Leaves, a male Neighponese Kirin who would become her knight and later fiance (with Strazha's blessing).

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