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VolSa: Roland- Updated App by Turtle-Arts VolSa: Roland- Updated App by Turtle-Arts
So yeah. Finally got around to updating Roland's app to match his current iteration. So now all you new people can finally see his info again, hooray! :dummy: Also, you may notice that Roland has a new outfit for this app. I was getting tired of the old ones so I designed another new outfit for him. :thumbsup: (which, for the record Roland almost never wears colored clothes. His wardrobe consists almost entirely of blacks, greys, and occasionally white or a very dull muted color.) And for the record, I based his shoes off an actual pair of shoes that I want so badly. >_< Anyways, time for the app info again! It's a bit different than before, but not by much.

Name: Roland

Age: 21

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 152 lbs.

Hair: Auburn

Eyes: Red

Gender: Male

Species: Pegasus (Brown Gypsy/Common Sparrow)

Job: Scholar- Historian, Cataloger, scribe, and occasionally field researcher.

Personality- Roland prides himself on being a gentleman (mostly for the ladies). He is naturally a very kind and meek individual and is often times bordering on overly polite. He wants to be viewed as a tough guy, but in reality he's a bit of a softy- Though he's not afraid to pick a fight if the situation calls for it. Though he is always kind and mindful of women, he can be a bit more short tempered with other men and has a low tolerance for men who are rude or tactless. Roland is also something of a neat freak, especially when it comes to paperwork. (hence why he works as a cataloger) He has a hard time focusing if the room he's in is messy or lacks an apparent organization. Something he can't stand is un-shelved books or scattered papers. This tendency borders on the Obsessive-Compulsive side, but heís never actually been diagnosed as such.

History- Roland has lived in Elavernis since his birth, and in all honesty, nothing really out of the ordinary happened to him growing up. His mother was a housemaid, and his father worked as a craftsman, building and fixing instruments. He mainly worked with pianos, but dabbled in other areas as well. They were never very wealthy, but they never really struggled to support themselves either. Due to his father's job, there was always at least one piano laying around their house, and young Roland would try to play them every chance he got. He was usually shooed away from the instruments as they did not actually belong to his family, but Roland had a natural affinity for piano, and over time the boy actually gained a fair bit of skill for the instrument. As a young adult, he is a remarkably talented pianist and composer, but he has terrible stage fright and dislikes playing for other people for fear of being scolded or laughed at.

Roland has always possessed an excellent memory and a good head for numbers. He is exceptionally good at remembering names and dates, which worked right into his love of history. Though normally a fidgety sort of person, Roland is able to sit for hours pouring over old historical volumes and journals. It was this love that led him to leave home in search of a career as a scholar. Since then he has worked in several schools and libraries, eventually making his way to the Emerald City, where he resides today. Currently he works as cataloger, organizing and creating copies of current and ancient texts for both universities and the capitol library.

Roland has traveled across much of Elavernis, but he has never visited any other countries. As such, he has never seen any season other than Spring. However, he grew up with stories of the wonders of the other seasonal gods and has since desired to visit the other lands. The Winter land of Lumeria is the most fascinating for him as he has never actually seen snow or ice, though he would also love to visit the Autumn country, Risholi. Alora holds a little less appeal to Roland as he dislikes hot weather. His personal dreams include seeing the winter tiger goddess, and working as a palace historian in Elavernis. Roland plans on settling down and having a family someday, but he considers himself "too young to worry about that sort of thing" at the moment.

Additional Info- When he was younger, Roland had longer hair and a long tail, like his parents. However, he grew tired of being teased for looking "girly" by hellhounds, dragons, and other more fearsome gijinka, so when he was a teen he decided to cut his hair short and crop his tail. He doesn't have as much trouble with being called girly now, but the natural gracefulness of his species doesn't always help his case. Roland always finds a little comfort though in that fact at least he "wasn't born as a unicorn." At times he regrets cropping his tail as it is no longer capable of growing, but heís used to it by now.

As a pegasus, Roland is an exceptional flier, but he actually greatly enjoys walking. Usually he only flies when he needs to cover long distances or reach difficult places. When he is in the city he will almost always walk places, keeping his wings folded neatly. Though he still makes it a point to fly each day if only for the sake of keeping his wings strong.

Roland always carries a small journal in which he keeps notes on the day. Since he considers history to be very important, he likes to keep track of the important things that go on around him. It's not exactly a journal though as Roland will write anything he sees as relevant whether it happens to him or someone else. To most people the book would simply appear as a jumble of various notes that have no apparent flow or connection.

Roland has a pet chickadee named Letty. When he was 16, he found the little bird shortly after it had hatched. Letty had fallen out of the nest and Roland decided to try and save him. The boy succeeded, but surprisingly, Letty never flew away, even after he had grown. The tiny avian follows Roland wherever he goes now and has traveled across much of the country with his pegasus master. Letty is a feisty little chickadee who enjoys playing tricks on people. Often times he will fly up behind them, chirp loudly and then fly away before they spot him. Despite the fact that he fits comfortable in Roland's palm, Letty seems to think himself a very large and intimidating bird. Roland doesn't keep Letty in a cage, instead simply allowing him free range. Often times he will ride on the boy's head or shoulder when he goes places. Fortunately though, he has managed to train the bird not to follow him to work as people usually disapprove of a tiny bird flitting about their heads while they are trying to read.


Talent descriptions:
1. Generally being a nice person- Roland always makes it a point to be polite and friendly towards people. As such he tends to make friends easily, though in reality he is more at home in a library than out on the town with a large group of people. Itís not that he dislikes crowds or public events, itís just that he tends to prefer quiet, meditative sort of situations over busy, more hectic life.

2. Closet Pianist- As mentioned before, Roland is a very talented piano player and he still plays whenever he gets the chance. However, due to the scolding he usually got for playing while growing up, he doesn't like to play for other people now. He actually owns an old piano that he restored, and if a person is quiet they can often times catch him playing when he thinks he's alone.

3. Organizing things- Roland is very particular about keeping things neat and organized- hence why he makes such a good cataloger. He dislikes being in messy places and can't stand to have papers and things scattered. Roland also dislikes when books and things of that nature are arranged without an obvious system. He prefers for documents to be kept either alphabetically or chronologically and if a person lets him, he will organize their things as such. He is polite enough not to mention a mess if he is in another personís home, but itís always pretty obvious that it makes him uncomfortable as he tends to get rather uptight and stiff when in particularly messy areas.


Art and character copyright Anna Earley, 2012
NOT for other's use
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:iconfancyhatshop:
FancyHatShop Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
oh I had always wanted to join this group but sadly they r closed *sighs over dramatically*
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm bummed it's dead now. I really did enjoy rps with Roland. :<
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FancyHatShop Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
( :(
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yup. I commissioned Hannah to do that pic for me a while back. :nod:
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Inkless-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He looks awesome! :O

id love to rp with him :o
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Inkless-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
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KyuremGirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably one of the best OC's I have ever seen!
May I draw him in a Traditional Shaded drawing?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! ^^ And I would love if you drew a picture of him. Just link it to me when you're done! ^^
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KyuremGirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Kay!
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:iconpunkn13:
Punkn13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nothing makes me want to draw more than looking at your characters! Thanks for the drive to create!!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it inspires you! ^^
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Sabakakrazny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice birdishness - and MOAR CHICKADEE!

coz you cannot have too much bird. Just sayin.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, I do need to draw that chickadee more. XD
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Ashezon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
If he were human, he'd be my dream guy. I'm not even kidding.
*loves brunettes
*smart guys are hot
*so are tall guys
*and older guys
*plays piano
*gets ticked off by rude people
*neat freak

My favorite character also has a pet sparrow. I don't usually crush on fake people, but I do today!! :|
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, well it sounds like I designed your perfect man. XD Except for maybe the "not human" part. XD
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Sooo late on this. Finally found the time to comment, haha. So first off, looove the new outfit. Such a sporty look for him. Especially diggin the shoes. xo Letty is simply adorable and the description of him is just the cutest thing. :iconkissingplz:

And I am now certain him and Tsu are just going to get along swimmingly, lol. They're so similar personality wise. Nope, I have not forgotten that RP I said I would start. Life just got in the way. ^^; Sry bout that.~ Almost done with this semester and then I'm free for a month so I can finally RP again. 8D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I totally forgot we were planning on doing an rp. XD I think it'll be fun to have someone so similar to Roland. Usually he gets rp'ed with people who are a lot more... eh, intense than he is. XD
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
fff, no worries. Your app re-do reminded me. :icontearplz: And haha, yeah. I remember you saying that. Should be interesting. I actually haven't RP'd her in ages so we'll see how this goes. :iconpapmingplz:
And I forget. Did you like prose style or script style better? Like paragraph form or *insert action here* "Speech" form?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, definitely prose style. I really don't care for script style at all.
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Sharkmouth-Monkeypaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
What group is this char for?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Roland is for the group Voleros Saga. Which you can find the link to on the side of this page under the featured tab there.
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Sharkmouth-Monkeypaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconrorador:
Rorador Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@_@ roland weighs almost as much as i do and i'm taller than him.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, but you don't have wings adding to your weight. XD
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Rorador Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that's true ;-; how much do his wings weigh alone?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No idea. :I
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:iconrorador:
Rorador Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
>:I figure it out!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You figure it out. >3<
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Rorador Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
>3< Fine then!

i estimate (keeping within human tolerance for the body's weight to be a normal BMI (on the lower end since hes rather skinny.)

body: ~132 LBs

wings: ~20 LBs (could possibly be less depending on bone density)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds good to me. :I
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arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Wow, this guy is awesome.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That means a lot coming from you! ^^
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TheHeadlessArtistart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is lovely bro
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those are awesome shoes :o
Seems like the clothing he's wearing now is far more efficient (or at least looks easier to get on) than his previous outfit. For some reason...I can't imagine him in brightly-colored clothing anyways XD
Looks awesome though!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well this outfit is really no different than his last one in terms of structure. It's a lot different than his outfit with the coat, but that was his original outfit.
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't remember the outfit with the coat. :/
I'll have to look that up XD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I just did a picture of him with that outfit actually because I felt like redrawing it. So you shouldn't have to look very far. XD
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah! Okay I remember that outfit XD
Huh...that's funny...I didn't comment on that piece. O_o
Then again, college has caused me to have to delete a lot of waiting deviations in my inbox :/
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no it's cool. XD No worries
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shinkanneko Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool
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Lynchly Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's beautiful! :iconiwantitplz: I love what you did with the wings.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sweetandsimple Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooooo love it! I'm not familiar with characters—to which universe does he belong, yours or a group's?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Roland was made for the group Voleros Saga, so he exists within that universe I guess. Voleros is a group where all the characters are humanized versions of mythical creatures and they live in four different countries that all represent the four seasons. Roland lives in the Spring country. :>
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Night-Wish4 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, he is really handsome. I'm madly in love. :iconloveloveplz:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, join the club. Roland is very good with the ladies. XD
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Night-Wish4 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rofl. I'll try more than ever now that I am inspired by such a wonderful character. ^^ Great job!
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongustaokayplz:
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