Fate's Choice (Jingth's Hatching)) May 28, 2011 14:38:07 GMT -5
Post by Avu on May 28, 2011 14:38:07 GMT -5
Book of Transformations Blue
how shall the heart be reconciled
to its feast of losses?
Color- Blue (#1C225E)
Looks to- N'rik
Appearance- Ophiuchusth is built long and lean as a tunnelsnake, an almost exaggerated slimness about his build that will lend many to turn a critical eye upon his meals for fear he is not consuming enough. But His will rapidly come to realize that Ophiuchusth simply will not gain weight—at least, not while he’s young; as he fills out as a hatchling, he’ll just stop at a certain point, leaving him a gangly, awkward, lanky body and oversized, crumpled wings. Frequent exercise and a moderate diet will have him turning into a more appealing litheness after he learns to fly, fortunately. What will never leave him entirely are his large paws, complete with dangerous sickle-shaped claws, and his wingspan, which is impressive enough to match that of most browns.
When it comes to grace, Ophiuchusth’s is directly related to his experience. He’ll be nothing short of utterly ungainly when he first learns to glide, and His should anticipate many crash-landings and stumbling take-offs that feel more like free-falling. Likewise, fresh out of the shell and into early Weyrlinghood his feet, wings, and tail all seem to conspire to bring him into close contact with the ground, but soon enough Ophiuchusth will find his legs and becomes almost pretty on the ground. When it comes to flight prowess, Ophiuchusth will require a good deal of practice to become graceful—indeed, if His is not patient, it’s not impossible for the blue to never reach any semblance of elegance.
Color-wise, Ophiuchusth is a gorgeous dark blue with violet tints to his hide, soft enough to go unnoticed by most; the hints appear in rich illusions along his wing-sails primarily, but along his ribs and neck in a faint sheen when he is particularly well-oiled. A slightly paler blue dapples both eyes, giving him a very definite four-eyed look, and each of his neck ridges look as if they have been dipped in a very dark blue that nears black at the very tips. Green-blue swirls in opaque curls over his ribs from his underbelly, and trickle down Ophiuchusth’s tail; the same green-blue, a light almost-turquoise shade, appears in light freckles along the edge of his wing membranes and across his flanks.
Ophiuchusth…well, while it’s hardly unusual for Jingth’s offspring to possess night-vision, Ophiuchusth has gotten the best or worst of it, depending on one’s point of view. His night-vision is incredibly keen, as acute as any normal dragon’s in the daytime. However, it comes with the downside of his being unable to see clearly in the day—everything blurs into a fuzz, and details are beyond him entirely.
Personality- Ophiuchusth is a highly charismatic creature even from birth. He is everything a hatchling ought to be; playful, sleepy, mischievous, hungry, solemn, naïve, by turns—just as it ought to be. Even very young, though, it will become clear that Ophiuchusth has a very clear sense of morals, and while they can vary over time depending on what His believes in and his own surroundings, never will Ophiuchusth dare infringe upon them, or he’ll become his own jury and judge. The blue is a dreamer, certainly, often guilty of dropping into imagination, but he’s also very sociable and adores company, be it human, dragon, or wher; he loves conversation and his friendly comfortable nature will likely evolve as he matures into a charismatic flirtatiousness.
Perhaps due to Ophiuchusth’s undeniable intelligence, the blue classifies himself neither as an optimist nor as a pessimist, but rather a realist; he won’t lie to protect and he won’t even be fond of making predictions too far into the future if he can avoid it. Oh, sure he knows what he wants to happen, but he knows that doesn’t necessarily mean it will. The blue is a highly impressionable creature from birth—what His is like will influence the blue greatly and unlike some dragons, as time goes on his personality will likely become ever-closer a match to that of His, or, failing that, to those that he is fond of. He often picks up little manners or gestures from his closer friends; it’s not something he actively thinks about or intends to do, but it just happens.
Little twitches and word choices are not all that will be picked up from Ophiuchusth’s friends. Their very opinions will rub off on the blue, whether they intend for it to happen or not, and Ophiuchusth will likely never realize it himself; it’s just that his friends are intimately a part of him. When it comes to his almost-blindness in the day—Ophiuchusth is smart enough not to try anything risky when he cannot see clearly, and will likely be loath to attempt flight or between until night-time, but it’s a minor discomfort he accepts with an easy grace and casualness. He does get fairly defensive when he’s treated as ‘special’ because of it, and because of his own mindset, the blue tends to treat all dragons equally, whether they have one eye, five wings, no tails, whatever; he hates sympathy and that, along with a threat to His, is possibly the only thing that can bring out Ophiuchusth’s abrasive side.
Road Not Taken Blue
and sorry i could not travel both,
and be one traveler, long i stood
Color- Blue (#2A3337)
Looks to- C'lan
Appearance- Short, stumpy, and unattractive: Asiryth’s entire body is made up of roughly shaped muscles and bones. There’s no part of Asiryth that can be described as smooth or graceful; everything is big-boned and masculine to the extreme – overly so, if anything. Every sharp curve of his body is made of twisted muscle, but he’s also on the small side for a blue, producing a very awkward, off-balanced appearance. Short on all counts – neck, legs, tail, body in general – with a blunt nose and a kind of squashed face, the blue isn’t very appealing – he looks more like an oversized wher than a dragon.
His movements, however, will make it clear that he’s not. While Asiryth’s wings are also short and wide, unflattering, his gait on land is unnatural and bumbling, a kind of skipping hop that will land him, more often than not, in an awkward stumbling that may lead to falling. Definitely not the ‘grace’ of a wher. In the air, Asiryth won’t be much more graceful – his take-offs and landings will always leave something to be desired, given his bulk, and he’s not very good at looking elegant, period – but his enthusiasm ought to make up for that.
In color, Asiryth is unique – a deep gray-blue shade covers his hide, almost black in the night. Certainly it’s dark enough that Asiryth won’t be as tolerant of the sun as most dragons are. It deepens to pure black on his muzzle and tail, and his claws are bright white, standing out sharply against the rest of his hide. Across his wing membranes, shades of lighter blue, like that of space, appear in brief illusions – but most prominent are the bright, shimmering blue markings that resemble runes of some sort scribed across his hide. One in the center of his forehead; the others trail down both sides of Asiryth’s neck, across his shoulders and sides, and disappear along his flanks.
Asiryth’s eyes are normal at first glance. And second, and third, and so on, because, in all reality, they are – it’s just that at night, he can see perfectly well. It’ll come naturally to him, the knowledge that if he just closes his first eyelid, there’ll be enough light for him to see by. It’s not as easy as seeing in the daylight – but that’s simply because he’ll have to consciously remind himself to keep that eyelid closed.
Personality- Naïve. Pacifist. Brave. In a few words, it’s quite easy to sum up Asiryth. The blue will always retain a childlike innocence, believing anything that anyone tells him at first, but the older he grows, the more likely he’ll be to double-check things with people he trusts. Even so, it’s very easy to get Asiryth to believe whatever, if one gives him proper evidence. The blue tends to take everything in a very literal sense, which may cause some confusion – mostly for himself, because he simply has trouble wrapping his mind around things not meant to be taken just as it’s said. His favorite question ever is ‘Why’ – Why do dragons fly? Why –
Despite the fact that Asiryth loathes conflict (of any kind, be it physical or verbal), he’s definitely a brave creature nonetheless. He likes people, and he likes having friends, and he will try to defend them. Fighting, though…ugh. Asiryth will go to any lengths to avoid it, even if it means humiliating himself or agreeing with things he really doesn’t agree with to make it just go away. It frightens him, and Asiryth reacts badly in times of stress. However, the blue truly is loyal; he adores his friends so so much, does the dragon.
His friends and Bonded will soon discover that Asiryth has a very particular coping mechanism for times of stress or anxiety – or whenever he’s bored or just feels like it, really. He likes to rattle off words synonymous to whichever one happens to be in his mind at the time, and occasionally he’ll even throw in a helpful part of speech, just in case. Which would be perfectly fine and dandy if Asiryth kept it to himself (nobody really needs to have ‘love – verb; to adore; to cherish; to harbor strong feelings for’ being told to them, after all) – but he doesn’t. He broadcasts. In a murmur, but a broadcast nevertheless. [/font]