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30 DAYS OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!
HEY RPERS, what if I started a meme. It’s a simple meme. You answer one question every day for thirty days, and by the end of it, you hopefully learn even more about your character and become a better roleplayer because of it! 8Dc Y'all should totes spread this around.

Here’s the list.
1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?

2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?

8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?

9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?

13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?

17.) What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
18.) Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
19.) What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
21.) What would your character’s cutie mark be?
22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
23.) Is your character superstitious?
24.) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?
25.) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
28.) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?
29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.
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1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Willow doesn't know much at all about her Aurin parents as she does not remember anything prior to waking up in Dr. Artyom "Red" Payne's lab. Trisha got along wonderfully with her mother and father before they and the rest of her people, with exception of her personal guard, were killed during the onset of The Ravaging.
"Umm... Ah don't wemembuh dem but they ah both dead back on Ah'bo'we'ah. Dat maketh me an oh'fin..." *sniffles*

2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
Willow has oversized eyes with garnet hued irises and large ears resembling those of a Fennec Fox. Other than that she's very muscularly toned from her constant activity and is always quick to smile.
"Mah jiggly lil bum bum 'n mah tail a'cuzth it hath a mind all it'th own 'n goeth all ovah da playth!" *snuggles her tail affectionately to her chest before petting it* "They'ah, they'ah... Ah thtill love ya~!"

3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
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"Thcah?! Way'ah?!?" *does a quick visual search* "Oh~! Ya meant /do/ Ah have a thcah... Ummm... da an'thuh would be a definite nu~!" *grins innocently*

4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
Willow? Vain?! *bursts out laughing!* Nuuuu. She only parrots what other folks say about her and for the most part folks say she's cute. She doesn't seem to really care whether or not she's attractive as it has little to nothing to do with her favorite past times of bouncing, frolicking, and swinging from tall trees or other objects. As far as her own self-worth, after being left alone for as long as she has been, Willow has an unhealthy habit of not believing that she's important at any level and has a tendency not to acknowledge or inform others about what's going on with her or how her health is until it's serious enough for her to have to seek help.
*giggles hysterically* "Ah'm not a vein, ya thilly gooth! Ah /got/ veinth but dat doethn't mean Ah /am/ one. Thee?" *pulls down one of her arm socks to reveal what veins can be seen through her skin* *fails to acknowledge the second part of the question aside from blushing and acting bashful*

5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
Willow received the following from a Kinsey Scale test: "Not really heterosexual or homosexual. You don’t necessarily fall on the spectrum of sexuality, which is okay. Sexuality doesn’t have to be strictly one thing or another thing, and there are plenty of people out there who experience sexual feelings in unique ways, or perhaps don’t experience sexual feelings at all."
*looks incredibly and comically confused* "What da what?! Ah knew dat ya kin get weighed on a thcale but Ah didn't know nothin' 'bout a wank. Umm... Light Ah thuppoeth?"

6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
Willow's happiest memory is when Dr Artyom Payne gifted her with her very first hoverboard. He did it so that there was one more way to get her out of his hair for a while. She got all teary eyed and hugged him before scampering off to go 'boarding! As for the other personalities floating around in that head of hers, you'll have to ask them... *waggles eyebrows*
"They'ah wath dith one time, at Way'ed'th lab... win he ga'me mah vay'we fuhtht hovah bo'ahd!" *squees joyfully* "Ah love dat bo'ahd tho, tho much~!"

7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
Willow may not show it much but she's terribly lonely in the present. She'd wish to erase the disappearance of her bestest buddy Dr. Payne so that she'd have, "thumb one ta pethtah". Either that or just be around folks more. See question 6 in regards to the others.
*droops her ears sadly while her body language becomes guarded* "Da day Way'ed wint mithin'..." *sniffles before her ears shoot up then flatten in an unamused manner* "Dat 'n da latht time Ah twied havin' a we'lationship with thumb'one. We'lationshipth thuck 'n only bweak you'ah haht in da end..."

8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Her favorites would include: Pummelgranite and Glowmelon sherbet with crunch bugs mixed in and extra crunch bugs on top (ice cream), purple and pink (color), "Kiss Me" by Ed Sheeran (song), and all flowers are her favorite which can be comical or childlike in RP situations.
"Leaveth Above! Ah gotta pick one fave'wit type a ice cweam?!? Kin Ah jutht thay all of 'em?" *smiles innocently and glances around hopefully for any sign of ice cream before she's asked about color*
*adopts a 'really..' expression as her tail twitches and ears flatten before gesturing to her pink and purple colored clothing* "Dat would be pink 'n puh'pull..."
*ears perk and she blushes after being asked about her favorite song* "Da kithee one..." *hides her face behind both her tail and her hands as she's asked about her favorite flower*
*muffled, squeaky response as even her ears blush in response to the last question* "All of 'em..."


9.) Who does your character trust?
Willow trusts Dr. Artyom Payne, The Caretaker, Drusera, Bunny Munchkin, Kyalla Firetail, Ryosah Everbloom, Sunny Mirthwood, and Dr. Xnfe Icefang the most out of the folks she currently knows. She trusts everyone else, with exception to Chua and Mechari, at the same level one would in regards to a good friend. Once someone has established themselves as "a weed" in her mind, however, she will only trust them if they win back her friendship which will be extremely difficult.
*counts off her trusted friends with her fingers* "Way'ed... Da Cay'ah Take'ah... Dwu'thee'wah... Bun Bun... Kya..." *blushes a little* "Wyo... Thunny... Doctah Knife... .... Dat'th it weally. OH! Unleth ya mean in a gen'i'wool way 'n den it would be lotth a folkth. Well exthept da Death Bunnieth 'n Mecha'men. Day jutht cweep me out..." *shudders*

10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
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*looks confused* "Tuh'nin' point? Like win you'ah in Thayd 'n gotta chooth whethuh ya go left oh'ah wight?!?" *ears perk up and she answers excitedly* "All da time! Ah'm alwayth wunnin' ah'wound like a cway'thee fayth~!" *grins cheerfully*

11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
Probably a mix between a fox and a flying squirrel. The fox for it's cunning, curiosity, and attributed prankster reputation. The flying squirrel because of its lifestyle within its environment as well as its ability to think quickly and adapt.
*looks thoughtful as her ears twitch and her tail swooshes contently* "Ummm... da hue'min'ay'wee one? No... dat'th not wight.... Hue'min... Hue'me... AH! Hue'min'oid! Dat'th it!" *smiles and nods triumphantly* "Ah'd be a hue'min'oid!"

12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email? Willow is fascinated by technological gizmos! However, you don't necessarily want to put said item in her hands unless you seek a comically disastrous outcome. If it has buttons, she will press them. Knobs? They will be turned. Glowing lights, screens, or other attachments? She'll probably end up breaking them. If she were properly trained or when she is under direct supervision, the outcome will be much more favorable. She's not stupid by any stretch. She's largely just too ADHD to focus or learn about technology. She uses letters, texts and email via Chron, and email via her computer tablet to communicate long distance.
*ears perk up as her eyes get wide and her tail looks like it's seeking any nearby tech* "Techee bitth?! WAY'AH?!?" *her body language becomes deflated, her ears droop in disappointment, and even her tail seems to go limp when no tech reveals itself* "They'ah'th no techee bitth he'ah... Teath..." *seems too disappointed to acknowledge the rest of the question*

13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep? Willow will end up curled in a cute little ball of fluff with only a small part of her face (nose and mouth) visible from under her heaped blankets. If sharing a bed with a friend or partner (when she had one), Willow refrains from being a blanket hog but will still end up curled up in a cute little ball of fluff.
*brightens right up after the last question* "Like a big ol' blankettee foh't of AWETHUMB!" *smiles triumphantly before answering the last part* "N Ah thleep all cuhl'd up in a lil teeny ball a fluff!"

14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
Just like anyone else for the most part. Extreme heat will usually see her panting, sweating, and stripping off layers as well as seeking shade or somewhere cool. Extreme cold will usually result in her grabbing a hold of the nearest person and hugging them to keep warm.
"Ah don't like it win it getth weally, weally hawt oh'ah coh'd.... If'n it'th weally, weally hawt, Ah twy ta get cool ath quick ath paw'thibble 'n if'n it'th weally, weally coh'd, Ah twy ta get wo'ahm jutht ath fatht. Uth'ally by huggin' da cloethetht wo'ahm puh'thin ne'ah me fo'ah de'ah life!"

15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
Neither. Willow is awake, alert, and rambunctious until she passes out and sleeps in very short naps most of the time. She will generally have one longer sleep cycle at some point in the day but that can fall anywhere really.
*giggles maniacally* "Nee'thuh! Ah'm an Oh'win, ya goof!"

16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
Willow is close to Yahneissi Darkleaf (cousin) and is unaware of any other living blood relatives. She also considers Artyom Payne, Bunny Munchkin, Sunny Mirthwood, and Pockets as blood relatives. Kyalla Firetail is someone she has bonded with in a very special way; more a kin to how soul mates or kindred spirits are believed to be.
*makes a comically dismissive gesture* "Pfft! Dat'th ee'thee! Yahn! She'th mah only couthin 'n we'ah weally cloeth! Ah'd altho thay dat Way'ed, Bun Bun, Thunny Dee, Pocketth, 'n Kya ah all folkth Ah hold de'ah like family~!"

17.) What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
Almost every area in Willow's living space is kept immaculately clean and well organized with exception to what she calls her scribble desk. It usually appears to have coloring books, sketch pads, any number of coloring utensils (i.e. crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.), snacks, and juice cups in a collaboration of colorful chaos. Snacks or food are never rotten and always relatively fresh and the same can be said for any drinks she may have with her.
*blushes and attempts to hide behind her hands and tail again before sounding very small* "Oh'gan'eyezth'd Chaoth?" *laughs nervously*

18.) Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
Only in regards to baked goods and meals primarily made of insects. Anything else and it's Diner Beware! Her favorite recipes are for any of her cuppy cakes as well as Mac 'n Cheesy Buggy Bites and she will make these at levels similar to a head chef. If you find yourself in Bugs 'n Stuff, it's probably a better idea to let Bob or Lilly Lady do the cooking while you enjoy one of Willow's baked goods.
*jumps up in her chair and cheers* "Cuppy caketh with buggieth in 'em~!!" *seems to preoccupied with jumping around and hooting merrily to answer further*

19.) What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
Bouncing or hoverboarding.
*giggles* "Why da only way~! By bounthin' oh'ah with mah hovah bo'ahd! Wait... dat'th two wayth... Welp dat doethn't change mah an'thuh tho they'ah ya have it~!" *smiles warmly*

20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
Willow has an extreme fear of squirrels for, as of yet, unknown reasons. This was only aggravated to the enth degree following the disastrous Halloween Event this year (2016).
*huffs indignantly as she crosses her arms across her chest, sticks her nose in the air, and swishes her tail in annoyance* "NOPE! 'N If'n Ah did, Ah wouldn't thay a'cuzth dey might he'ah me...." *claps her hands over her mouth and glances around nervously before shushing the person asking her questions* "They'ah ev'we'way'ah.... Hide me!"

21.) What would your character’s cutie mark be?
Her ability to make someone feel great about themselves as she snuggles with them?
*adopts a comically confused expression* "Eh?!? Cutie mahk?! What'th dat? Welp! It'th not weally impoh'tant a'cuzth ya hafta be cute ta have a cutie mahk 'n Ah'm..." *grins mischievously* "... ah'doh'able~!" *erupts in a fit of giggles before rolling out of her seat and on to the floor to roll around laughing as she holds her tummy, kicking her feet merrily*

22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
For the love of the Weave, DO NOT ask Willow this question unless you want an ever-changing and non-sense answer...
Thankfully she didn't hear the question as she's still laughing hysterically and rolling around like a crazy person.... I told ya not to ask her! >.<

23.) Is your character superstitious?
Not really but she will usually erupt into fits of giggles if she observes someone performing a superstitious act and may even mimic it if the act looked particularly fun or interesting.
*recovers from her laugh and blushes before waving dismissively* "Ah'm not thu'pah at nothin'.... Nextht quethtion...."

24.) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?
Someone she can cuddle with and who can keep up with her. Someone who is supportive and patient with her. Someone she can be there for when and if they need her.
*blushes with squish-like embarrassment but her body language screams 'guarded'* "NOPE! Not doin' dat again.... Ah luhn'd fwom da latht time."

25.) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
Willow has smallish hands with long fingers ending in claws. The skin of her hands is very calloused, as are her feet, due to her excessive time spent swinging, leaping, and bouncing between trees or similar objects as well as her frequent romps through underbrush and such.
*looks comically confused* "Ummm.... like handth? Ah mean they could be tentacleth 'n Ah jutht bin lied to all dith time... You be da judge~!" *holds up her hands and grins playfully*

26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
Willow's second day of favorites would be: cupcakes containing bugs (comfort food), drinking fruity mixed drinks (vice), anything that has pink or purple in it (outfit), hot cocoa with buggy sweet cream (hot drink), always because one can bounce around at any time of the year (who didn't see this coming), and Shade's Eve since there's tons of candy as well as all the costumes (holiday).
*stands up in her chair and cheers* "Shade'th Eve~!! They'ah'th all dat candy 'n all da cool coth'tumeth 'n da thcay'wee thtoh'weeth... Welp, not all da coth'tumeth ah cool, Ah gueth... Thumb of 'em look like they'd be weally hawt ta way'ah~!"

27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them. (1) "The Fallen Will Rise" by Twisted Jukebox for Trisha's loss and rise as a powerful force within the resistance to The Ravaging of Arboria. The end of the song would see Trisha watching the evacuation ships depart before turning back into the forest to fight another day. (2) "What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving the World" by Hans Zimmer (Man of Steel OST track 17). This song would more or less be a montage of where Willow has been (as Trisha, "Killer Vee", and "Willow") as well as cover where she is now in her journey through this life.
*giggles and waves dismissively* "Dat'th a thilly quethtion.... Nextht!"

28.) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?
Dark psychological comedy
*looks really confused* "Nu~! Ah'm Willow. Not John Wah.... Thilly gooth~!"

29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
Willow always smells nice although most of the time she smells earthy and of pine due to her active lifestyle involving forested areas. Otherwise, she smells like pleasant bath soaps or flowery perfume.
*hops into the person's lap who is asking the question and offers to let them smell her neck* "Ah thmell pwitty~!"

30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.
Dearest Willow,

You are not as lonely as you think. Many people have a special place in their heart of hearts for you. You bring a smile to many and have an infectious optimism that I wish I had. Don't ever change who you are to suit someone else's desires. You are the only you there will ever be, so just be the greatest you that you can be! Live, laugh, and love deeply. Keep your head held high and know that what you face, you do not face alone. No matter how scary it may seem. You matter to your friends even though you may not think so. You just need to spend more time with them and let them know just how much they mean to you as well. You have a bright future ahead of you and perhaps you may find someone you can share it with, so keep those lovely garnet eyes set on the proverbial horizon! Stay lovable and keep bouncing!

Sincerely Yours,

Me

*hops down, runs over to her desk, scribbles something in a mad rush, and returns to present the player with a scribbly, stick figure doodle complete with hearts and smiley faces* "He'ah ya go~! Now kin Ah go play?" *bounces away while humming merrily*
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Myri Sandglider

1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Myri's parents were lazy layabouts in a tribe of desert aurin. She's type A. From the start, there was conflict. When she knew hunger and thirst because of them, she grew to hate them. They're dead. She has issues with that unresolved negativity.

2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
Her onyx-black cybernetic left arm. If she ever wore a bikini, the cybernetics cross half of her torso, and the rest of the skin looks like it was shredded by something explosive.

3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
Matches right up with the previous entry... if you saw her in a bikini or naked (which you won't unless you are a doctor) you can see radiating deep scars with burn scars on top.

4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
Matches right up with the previous entry again. Myri has no illusions about her appearance. She's had her face corrected, but she is neither vain nor does she consider herself attractive.

5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
She scored as largely non-sexual.

6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
Pre-Ravaging (backstory) that would be the time she climbed rocks with her best friend, having snuck a little bit of hooch from her parents. Post-Nexus (ICly), it would be the time she spent at the beach with Briare, Jack, Boris, Skjaldr, and Aesgir.

7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
No. She's deeply philosophical about things, and sees that changing the past would alter the present. She's on the path she was meant for, so even if it meant erasing pains or regrets she wouldn't do it.

8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Her favorite ice cream flavor is any flavor of ice cream. Growing up without refrigeration, in the desert... well she's more of a dessert aurin than a desert aurin when it comes to ice cream. Her favorite color is metallic blue (in-game Arcterra Ice Blue). Her favorite song would be the Nexus equivalent of Don McLean's American Pie. Her favorite flower is a rose.

9.) Who does your character trust?
She doesn't. It's not in her nature to trust people. She likes some people very much, she dislikes others, but she doesn't really trust anyone. If she needs to place her trust in somebody for necessity, she's reticent to do so without a lot of foreknowledge about that person.

10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
A beach party. She had gotten rumors of a draken causing havoc on a remote island, and giving the exiles there a scare. When she got there she met three folks who would go on to change her life - Briare, Jack, and Boris. They have given her a sense of friendship that she hadn't really known before.

11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
If anything I'd say she was a tarantula. She actively hunts instead of trapping her quarry. She's not overt with her aggression, but is fierce when provoked. She seems quite frightening, but can be calm and quieting. Her bite is as bad as her bark.

12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Myri is unphased by technology. It's a part of her, quite literally, so she's fully adept with the use of technology. She prefers texts to email, though if it were one or the other, email.

13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
It looks like somebody had a fistfight. The covers of Myri's bed are almost always in disarray until she makes the bed. Myri sleeps sprawled around because she's an active sleeper - she constantly moves in her sleep, talks in it, and sometimes wakes screaming.

14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
She HATES the cold. Arctera to her is a living hell. Malgrave, though... oh that's just the perfect weather and climate.

15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
Yes.

16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
No. Even her closest friends are not blood relative-close, not that her long-dead blood relatives were exactly her favorite people.

17.) What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
Her judicial work is mostly digital. She has a scanbot (FCH-R, or Fetcher as she calls it) that takes forensic reading when needed. The workbench in her cave that caters to her hobby of custom pistolwork is meticulously neat. Each tool in it's place, each enamel ordered alphabetically, even the finished products carefully kept in racks by date of last maintenance.

18.) Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
She's a pretty decent camp cook in that she can skin, break down, butcher, cook, and serve almost anything she kills. She knows how to add herbs and spices to make older game taste good again, so she might do well in a diner or other short order capacity. Given her love of bugs and her discovery of seafood since coming to nexus, her favorite recipe to make is baked shellfish, outdoor style. The nexus equivalent of a New England Clambake.

19.) What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
She has JUST learned to ride a hoverboard, so she's really getting into that as a recreational thing. She does not like to ride living things - as a Dunelands desert nomad the few pack animals her tribe had only carried a rider when there was great need, such as if a tribemember were injured, very pregnant, etc. Mostly she rides a Bandit Carver when she's on patrol - quiet, sleek, and it carries everything she needs.

20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
Pumera. When she was just old enough to make her first hunting foray across the sands and into the Verdune pineforest she fell behind the hunting party. Why? She was looking in wonder at all the trees. Separated from the rest of the group, she was beset by a pack and cornered. Had it not been for Tilmay Sandglider, the head huntsman, she would have been kitty kibble. Lesson learned.

21.) What would your character’s cutie mark be?
Skipping this one, but only because she wouldn't have one.

22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
Nowhere. She wouldn't do it. The Weave Wills as the Weave Wills. Even the Ravaging was the will of the Weave, in it's own mysterious way. Can she reconcile that? No. But faith gives her comfort, and the belief that to change the past would be to wound the Weave.

23.) Is your character superstitious?
She is devout. She is filled by her faith in the Weave and moved by the calling she feels so strongly.

24.) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?
A good book.

25.) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
Her hands are normal size. The left is made of metal, being that it's part of her cybernetic arm. The right is calloused from hard work as a huntress and the life of a roving Justice.

26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
Ice cream.
Bourbon, but never to excess.
Her pink formalwear. She will never admit that.
Pine Tea.
Spring in the desert, right after the rains fall and flora blooms.
Shade's Eve, because the dead are felt in the Weave more strongly and she imagines her loved one looking on her.

27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
Rise (Katy Perry) - Childhood through Present - When her dreams of living a life through the Weave as a Matria were dashed, when she was told she could never hope to rise above her simple station she dedicated herself to becoming a huntress better than any before her. Missteps? Plenty (see the Pumera fear). Surrender? Never. She rose. She became the best huntress she could be, and had eyes on being the Huntsmistress for the tribe. Who knows... maybe she could have made it. Today it fits her the same it does almost every exile trying to scrape out a new life on Nexus.



Scars to Your Beautiful (Alessia Cara) - Post-Arboria through Present. She is profoundly convinced that she's a freak. The prosthetics in her body that stick out of her chest and abdomen because they are field-grade emergency lifesaving devices make her feel ugly. She feels the Weave has cursed her for some failing with her scarred and wrecked body. The song isn't quite on the mark - she's not trying to be a cover girl or anything - but it shows how emotionally affected she is by her physical damage.


28.) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?
Western.

29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
She smells fairly clean. She showers when she can, but she's on the road a lot so mostly it's a quick swim in a river. She doesn't wear perfumes or colognes. The huntress habits are second nature to her.

30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.
Too much to do today to get to this one... maybe another time.
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Sounds interesting! Might as well give it a try, with the questions being answered by the character, then elaborated in spoilers. Totally original idea, honest. ;)

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1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
"Father and mother were... there? Not so sure how I'd describe it, or describe it in a way that makes sense to those not of the tribe. They were there and loved and cared for all ten of us little shits, from my eldest sister all the way down to the youngest, me. Best way I can put it, really."
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2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
"Prominent..." -lifts his hands, showing off the silver plates on the backs of both- "These. Kinda hard to miss, 'specially since I keep them nice and shiny. Maybe my eye as well, but it'd take a bit of staring to figure that out."
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3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
"Me? Scars? Funny thing, they cleared right up after I got that omni-plasm shot. Blame the damn doctor, I say... had a few good ones, too. Can't seem to get any new ones, either."
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4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
"Damned right I'm attractive, and I know it. Why worry about thinking otherwise? Not going to help much beating yourself down, plenty others trying to do that for you."
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5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
"... the what? The... OH, well, I like both, with some exceptions. Soft, floral, curves. Does that help?"
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6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
"My happiest memory..." -a wistful smile curls his lips as he leans back- "Definitely my first hunt alone. I was given a spear, rope, a blowgun and darts I managed to lace with the poison my elder sister showed me how to make. I was told a senior hunter would follow me to make sure I succeeded in my task, but they would offer no assistance to me."
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7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
"What, you mean other than the Ravaging and being separated from my tribe? No, I can't say I do. What that means, if you're a bit hard of understanding, is that it's not something I care to discuss. Next question."
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8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
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9.) Who does your character trust?
"I trust anyone that's proved they can be trusted. Up to them to figure out how to do that."
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10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
"Meeting the Exiles, particularly the humans we lead through our sections of the jungle."
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11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
"I did tell you the story of my name, right? That."
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12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
"About as savvy as you'd expect a person to be. Can't say I always have the newest and hottest on the scene, but I try to keep up to date as much as funds allow me."
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13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
"Usually do find myself sleeping on nothing but a mattress when I wake up, can't for the life of me figure out why. Though luckily I have managed to find myself still on the same branch when I nap in the occasional tree and such."
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14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
"Heat's fine, cold isn't. I hate the cold... it's just not right."
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15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
"Like to stay up late and sleep in, but I can shift things around if the situation calls for it."
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1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
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2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
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3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
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4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
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5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
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6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
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7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
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8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
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9.) Who does your character trust?
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10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
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11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
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12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
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13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
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14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
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15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
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16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
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17.) What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
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18.) Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
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19.) What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
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20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
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21.) What would your character’s cutie mark be?
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22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
23.) Is your character superstitious?
24.) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?
25.) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
28.) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?
29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.
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Just a tiny lil' bump, since I feel bad about neglecting this for a few days.
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I'm gonna uh make up the ones I forgot.
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I'm gonna get in on this. I love that kinda thing. ... I also can't stop at one per day.

1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Skjaldr: Mom and dad are cool. It's them who taught my sister and I how to fight; I like swords, my sister likes her big guns and her bots. They adjusted a bit too much to arkship life and they're still there with some others. We talk through comm channels, but I haven't really seen them in person in what, almost two years now? Yeah, I miss them. Oh! And my mom is applying for a comm officer spot; wish her luck!
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2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
Skjaldr: I'm pretty tall, for a human anyways... and my blond hair, I guess. *flicks hair in an over-dramatic manner*.
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3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
Skjaldr: I don't have a lot of scars, well, not from battles anyways. I spend my time in heavy armor, that stuff's sturdy. There's that one time I scratched myself in my sleep, but that hardly counts as a battle scar. *He pauses, looks left and right* ... We're talking about battle scars, right?
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4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
Skjaldr: Attractive? I guess. I don't know, can hardly be the judge of that myself. It's not like I spend my time in front of the mirror. Maybe a bit? *He shrugs.*
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5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
Skjaldr: The what? *looks to interviewer for an answer* Oh... that. Exclusively homosexual. *Deadpan, said as if it was the most obvious thing ever.*
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6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
Skjaldr: I'd say when Asgeir and I got married, but that's so cliché.
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7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
Skjaldr: Not that I can think of? I mean, if I made it here today, it's because of all I've done before, right?
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8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Skjaldr: Ice cream, that's Rocky Road. Color, hmm... red. But I like blue too. And black. Song? "Under the Sun" by Korpiklaani, and flower... that's a really good question. Tulips make me happy? I guess?
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9.) Who does your character trust?
Skjaldr: *thinking* Well... of course I trust Asgeir, I mean it'd be crazy for me to not trust him... and there's my family. And my friends.
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10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
Skjaldr: Turning points... when my dad gave me my first sword and started training me... and when I landed on Nexus.
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11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
Skjaldr: *blank stares*
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12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Skjaldr: I get computers and stuff, but start talking about how nanites make my shield function and you lose me. Also, emails. Datachrons are awesome.
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13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
Skjaldr: *Chuckles, a little embarassed...* I'm all over the place. Sorry Asgeir.
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14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
Skjaldr: I don't mind them much. I bundle up if it's cold, I strip if it's too warm.
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15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
Skjaldr: Eh, it depends, I guess I adjust to whatever I need to.
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16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?

17.) What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
18.) Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
19.) What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
21.) What would your character’s cutie mark be?
22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
23.) Is your character superstitious?
24.) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?
25.) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
28.) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?
29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.
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So cool to see the updates! :d
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I have jotted some of these down over the past month...but might as well type them in...

1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Lyrya looked up to her parents are loved them dearly. Her mother taught her how to hunt and her father showed her the natural world. If she was spoiled in any way, it would be the amount of free time she used to go explore.

2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
Her bright chartreuse colored eyes and, when styled, her flared out dark azure hair. Her long, thin ears are flexible and are often seen waving or bouncing about.

3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
Lyrya has a larger vertical scar on her right shoulder blade, a result of an injury sustained escaping from a exploding warship. She has other, smaller scars about her body that are not readably noticeable. These would be from things on Nexus, such as helping Ryosah and scrapes from her geological mapping.

4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
Oh, hardly. She has never thought herself being attractive nor really tried to look so. Although many might say she is, she should be humble at any such comment.

5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
She is neither fully heterosexual or homosexual.

6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
There are few but the most prominent one is the first Villa where she got drunk with Bunny.

7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
Arboria, for obvious reasons.

8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Favorite ice cream flavor would be cookies and cream...or cinnamon. Her favorite colors is that of her eyes, vibrant lime-green chartreuse.

9.) Who does your character trust?
Lyrya is slow to trust therefore has a select few friends which she can fully trust. Zynlli, Bunny, Doctor Knife, and Malluma, Willow and Vex are others.

10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
Learning geology on her travels to Nexus sparked a mind full of curiosity and desire for knowledge. Lyrya was very emotionless at this time and would be so until she became friends with Bunny. Bun showed Lyrya how to be Aurin again.

11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
Perhaps a predator cat. Curious yet deadly and stealthy when stalking prey.

12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Lyrya loves technology, especially navigational and communication equipment. Although she probably couldn't fix it if it went wrong, she is adept in the use of most technology.

13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
In a bed, Lyrya doesn't move around much and tries to keep the covers fixed up and proper. However, she rarely uses her bed, instead using pillows with a blanket or two in front of her holographic fireplace/heater.

14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
Being from a high altitude environment, Lyrya is most comfortable in cool and crisp environments. She doesn't become too uncomfortable in the heat or extreme cold, although should would like to avoid snowstorms as much as possible.

15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
She is normally an early bird.

16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
Lyrya knows of no blood relatives alive on Nexus.

What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
Typically clean but rocks and minerals might be scattered about in a haphazard display.

18.) Is your character a good cook? What’s their favorite recipe, whether they’re good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
Lyrya is not a good cook at all. She has always prepared cheap and/or ready to eat meals for herself. Attempts to properly cook has ended in disaster.

19.) What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
Locally, her prize winning purple hoverboard which she has won many hoverboard races with. Otherwise she uses her standard issue Exile shuttle to travel places. The shuttle was gifted to her for her military service.

20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
Lyrya has a fear of actual fire and the smell of burning wood and smoke. She can tolerate it but becomes uncomfortable around large bonfires or campfires. This also relates to why she always wears gloves in public. A horrible memory turned into a fear turned into a habit.

21.) What would your character’s cutie mark be?
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22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
To a time so she could stop the revenging of Arboria. Otherwise she could think of many science related ventures into time travelling.

23.) Is your character superstitious?
No, Lyrya is not superstitious. Being very factual and scientific, she doesn't like such things.

24.) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?
Someone who will always be there to open up to and hold on to.

25.) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
Although nearly perpetually covered by gloves, Lyrya's hands are long and elegant, matching her stature. They are free of any marring or scars and are just a bit more pale than the rest of her already pale skin.

26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
Tea. Hot tea and cheese are Lyrya go-to drink and snacks. Her favorite outfits are elegant and proper dresses and suits. She does have a finer taste in attire. Lyrya has no favorite holiday but does like when it snows. She enjoys stalking strangers cloaked in public places sometimes, if such a thing could be a vice.

27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
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28.) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?

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29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
Lyrya usually does not have any smell attached to her but will often smell earthy, from digging around rocks and sediment or like pines, from being in her forest around her estate.

30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.

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Lyrya Rockfall, PhD.
Dean and Professor of Geology, Thayd University

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