Name: Tiponi Age: mid 20s Race: human Gender: female Height: bit taller than average (5'8" or so) RP Color: BlueViolet
Physical Appearance & Apparel: willowy build. Hair is dark brown only when the light hits it a vibrant red shines through in streaks with the occasional glint of gold. It hangs to just past her sholders, but is usually worn up in a bun on the back of her head, held in place in rather mysteriously in such a way that flattens the style and shows strippes of red in seemingly random places. Pulled back as it is you can see the hair line comes to a widow's peak in front.
Her eyes are a blue/green depending on her mood and clothing and framed by thick, dark lashes. She has an oval face with high cheekbones from her Native American ancestors and a complexion that leans toward olive. Her nose is neither long nor short. In stead of being cute and kinda sloped it has a bit of a hump in it. Her chin is determined.
Tiponi wears knee-high, low-heeled black boots. Her clothing is a dark plum color. Snug-fitting pants are worn under a dress that comes down just past the knee and is cut, front and back, to about mid-thigh with smallish antique gold buttons up the front. The material of the outfit is one that moves with the wearer never binding and somehow always seems freshly laundered. The sleeves are 3/4 length and artfully engraved golden wristbands encircle each wrist and are about 3" wide though they seem extra thick. The bands are inlaid with another material that is dark and enhances the design. These are her only jewelry.
The material of her clothing is actually an organic, living material most closely resembling a plant. The sweat and such produced by the human body is consumed by the material thus allowing for seeming to be fresh-laundered. Tears would be self mended as the "material" would regenerate.
Magic Type: Water -- She gets flashes of things before they happen, but she doesn't recognize this as magic just something that is. Usually she doesn't even remember the flash until the event happens and she realizes she has seen it before.
Water includes: - empathy & detection of true feeling/motives - ability to see/feel auras - heightened sensory sensitivities - awareness of subtle energies/magic - healing/restoring balance - lucid dreaming - clairvoyance/premonitions - receptive to visions, messages
Skills & Abilities: Very skilled in the use of knives, she carries multiple knives on her person although you do not notice them when you look at her for they are tucked away here and there. She has a lovely alto voice and loves to sing.
Shhh. Don't tell anyone, but she likes to cook, too. It matters not if it is over an open fire or in a well equipped kitchen, if she has her pick of ingredients or is making do with the roughest of ingredients; she always turns out a tasty meal.
She is at home in the forest. Surviving out-of-doors is no mystery to her. Her futuristic beginnings provide things like a living blanket much like her clothing and a small mysterious device that creates fire from even wet wood. (Maybe some type of laser?)
Strengths & Weakness: Having no memory of anyone to rely upon, Tiponi relies on herself to get things done-both a strength and a weakness. She has no idea how to establish a relationship. What little contact she has had with her own kind has involved violence, so she has no trust in her fellow man.
Fiercely independent, she is one to get the job done at all cost, but her loyalty has never been tested. While there are things she has found funny (the antics of young animals, for instance) her sense of humor is undeveloped.
Personality: Tiponi is a loner. She is quiet and unassuming and has a problem with trust at least in her fellow man and especially men. She has no memories of interacting in any way with another woman.
Relationships: She doesn't have any. She neither seeks them nor encourages them. She just doesn't know how since in her memories she is always alone or fighting someone (a man) for her survival.
Character History - Where on earth is your companion from? Hither and yon, but North America at least. She doesn't really know exactly. Her past is hidden behind a veil even from herself at this point.
What era is your your companion from? sometime in the future
What first brought her and her unicorn together? See Ulysses Odyssey
Tiponi. Her name means "child of importance," she has always known this but doesn't know how. Her childhood comes to her periodically in vague flashes of memory always with her alone and meeting a challenge. Like the time the bear came into camp. She must have been around ten or so. She was beside the fire preparing a meal when a noise behind her had her turning to look. There at the edge of the trees was a large blonde bear standing on its hind legs stiffing the air. She was afraid. Still squatting she looked up and up and up. The bear seemed to go on forever. Then suddenly she wasn't afraid anymore. Turning back to the fire she dished up some of the stew. The was way more than she could possibly eat herself. Dishing up a portion she carried it over to the bear. and placed it in front of him. "It took you long enough to get here," she said then returned to the fire.
Then there was the time she was walking through the forest alone. Her body showed some signs of maturing, but she couldn't guess her age. All of a sudden a man is upon her, grabbing and pulling. This memory is full of fear. Somehow a knife is in her hand. Then there is blood, but not her own.
She remembers a cool stream and bathing in a deep, calm pool.
There is a city with noise and people everywhere. Lights are flashing. With her other memories this one is strange in its different setting and yet she is not afraid. She is calm. The unfamiliar sights and sounds and activities are interesting, but unexciting. She has reached her full height, but is still young. She is being followed. Lengthing her stride she covers the ground quickly without seeming to rush. The pursuer is just a hint behind her, disappearing when she looks. As much a feeling as a seen presence. She looses the presence without contact.
Now the land looks different, feels different, but is somehow the same. She knows she is in a different place for the plants are not the same and some of the creatures she has seen were of a kind alien to her, but is clueless as to how she came to be here.
For now she is content to be. She wonders in the woods, exploring here and there and becoming familiar with the essence of this new place.
Strengths & Weaknesses: Easily irritated and prideful. Gets over her anger quickly, but has trouble apologizing. Sticks by those who have won her loyalty.
Personality:[/b] Has the red-head's stereotypical fiery temper, but she gets past it quickly. Loyal with definite opinions on right and wrong. Can be sharp tongued when riled. Has a decided soft spot for little ones.
Strengths & Weaknesses: Easy to get along with. Strives not to hurt feelings and to keep the peace.
Personality: Light and cheerful personality. She is easy going and likes puns. She takes pleasure in standing off to the side and sighing over the handsome silver-dun stallion, Odin, though when push comes to shove it is time she won't hesitate to take the initiative.
Name: Tien Mu (means Goddess of lightning) Race: Unicorn Gender: female
Companion: (if applicable) n/a RP Color: LightSlateGray
Skills & Abilities:
Strengths & Weakness: Makes friends easily, but the more serious types can have a hard time coping with her playful ways. She is still too young to have had her metal tested, so much about her is untried such as loyalty. She is very intelligent, but her attention span can seem to be rather short. (I could have ADOS -- Attention Deficit ooo Shiny) Really it is a case of she has processed that information so time to move on.
Personality: Fun-loving and outgoing. Still a kore in many ways, she just doesn't want to grow up. Full of mischief and actively seeks a laugh. She did get a bit testy though when upon recent acquaintance Foehn Miri shortened her name to Mu. "Mu," she informed Foehn Miri, "means 'wood.' Would you want to be called Wood?"
Relationships: Since arriving in Kalidore she has been hanging out with Foehn Miri and by extension Luminista. Luminista gets a little too serious sometimes in Tien Mu's opinion.
[/size][/color][/center] Name: Derek Minor Age: late 20s Race: human Gender: male Height: 6'2"
Companion: Tristram RP Colour: Moccasin
Physical Appearance & Apparel: [/b] Tall and lean, Derek is your stereotypical Texas redneck from his boots, Wranglers and cowboy hat to his independent, get-er-done attitude. His hair is dark and usually too short to show the curl it has. He has strong features and hazel eyes with facial hair that does not come in full or thick so he keeps at least his cheeks shaved. Usually he sports at least a mustache and sometimes a goatee, but that can be subject to the whim of the moment. His features are bronzed from time spent outside and his hands are tough and scared from fixing fences and other manual labor. His strength is that developed through work as opposed to working out.
Magic Type:[/b] (if applicable) we'll have to investigate this. Where he is from magic is scoffed at.
Skills & Abilities:[/b] While he has never done so professionally, he has spent many a weekend participating in roping competitions. He has been riding since he was knee high to a grasshopper (as his grandfather would say). He is a welder by trade and has worked in various facilities from Beaumont to Midland to Denison. If you have a fabrication problem, come see Derek, he can solve most any issue. Good with his hands and a deep thinker.
Like many men of his generation and region, he is pretty useless when it comes to housework and his idea of cooking is to open a can and heat it up. Or fire up the grill for steaks, burgers, or brisket.
Personality Strengths & Weakness:[/b] The strong, silent type, his relationships with the opposite sex have suffered for lack of communication or excessive bluntness. While he doesn't say much he can get things done. Derek has some definite ideas about right and wrong and he is not very good at compromise. Inflexible some would say.
Relationships:[/b] He is close to his parents and has plenty of friends.
Character History - Where on earth is your companion from? Derek hails from small-town East Texas What era is your your companion from? Late 20th/early 21st century What first brought him and his unicorn together? Derek was wondering through a thicket looking for a hidden calf. When he turned his attention from possible hiding places to the larger picture of what was around him, he realized he did not recognize anything about him. It wasn't part of his property only he hadn't crossed any fence lines, and he had wondered his neighbors' property enough while looking for stray cattle that he knew theirs almost as well as his own. It was all very odd. Forgetting the calf, Derek began to walk with the purpose of learning just where he was, but all he was finding was wilderness - no sign of habitation anywhere.
Finally, he spotted a building off through the trees. Making his way closer he eventually broke out into the tended grounds surrounding the building (the Temple, of course). Grazing quietly nearby was a paint horse, at least he thought it was a horse, until he lifted his regal head and looked over at Derek.
Derek knew he was standing there with his jaw hanging open, but he couldn't help it. That animal had a horn in the middle of his forehead! Before he could recover from that shock a chuckle drifted across the grounds to tickle Dereks ears. A chuckle from the direction of the paint.
The paint left his grazing and made his way over to the man. With a nod of his head he spoke. "Greetings, sir. Welcome to Kalidore."
Back Story:[/b] Derek is a good ole boy who grew up outside of town where his parents ran a few cows. Growing up he participated in 4-H and FFA showing steers and other livestock as well as other club activities. Like most Texas boys he played football and baseball and even did some rodeoing.
When the time came he went off to college (Texas A&M, of course) until his partying caught up with him and they politely asked him to stay home and think about things. Before he made it back to school his girlfriend turned up pregnant, so they got married and set up house in his hometown. No sooner did they get settled than Samantha miscarried. Neither of them handled this well. While she overflowed with emotion he closed it all in; she wanted to talk about it incessantly and he just wanted to put it behind him. Add to that the fact that Samantha didn't care much for small-town living, so when she met a guy that promised her the moon and the moon was located in a city she jumped on the chance, leaving her college sweetheart behind.
Like his father before him and his father's father and his grandfather's father, Derek runs a few cows. He has his horses and his roping for entertainment and his welding to pay the bills.
Companion: Derek Minor RP Colour: Medium Turquoise
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Back Story: One of the Wonderers of Kalidore, Tram has explored a good portion of the island. He was between trips, taking a break and a quick meal at the Temple when a stranger to Kalidore, a man, came out of the woods. Tram knew instantly that this was his companion. The connection was instantaneous. And the look on the man's face as he took Tram in was absolutely priceless. Tram would treasure it always. The disbelief and amazement was plain to see.