Odjured

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STATS
NAME: Odjured
AGE: Young Adult
GENDER: Female
SPECIES: Atlantean Mer
RANK: Commoner/Minor Threat

DESCRIPTION: Odjured is not all that stunning in looks. She has a pale blue skin, long grey curly hair, pointed ears, red eyes and the common Atlantean nose. In fact nothing about her appearance is special or out of the ordinary. She is neither a great beauty nor would anyone in the Atlantean ocean call her ugly. Most mers would call her appearance boring. 
PERSONALITY: Like her looks, Odjured is pretty plain in character as well. She is shy when around strangers, choosing to remain quiet and aloof. Among friends she is warmer and more outspoken but even then will mostly stick to safe topics and views. Only a handful of people know her true beliefs and fewer still are privy to her dreams. Odjured wouldn't mind staying a background character for the rest of her long life. 
LIKES: finding warm water currents, prawns and being at home.
DISLIKES: disturbances, being put in the spotlight and pushy people. 

PETS: Odjured feels wildlife should remain wild, but she enjoys watching schools of fish swim by. 

HATCHING
Spring had settled on Lantessama Isle and the waters were stirring with life. Candidates had been found, others had just shown up as destiny had a way to bring the right people where they needed to be. Nekrats had tried as best as they could to mark the location of all these porous eggs and dragons, people and mers had kept a close eye on them over the past months. And it seemed that they were now ready to hatch. Soft scratching could be heard coming from the inside of the eggs. Tremors rippled the surface. And the ocean was awash with excited chatter. It didn't take long for the gathered candidates to receive a map and be sent on their treasure hunt. 
A stray bunny dragon came out to peek at all the commotion but didn't care to follow the candidates as they set off into the deeper waters. The morning sun illuminated a few stray tails as they splashed the surface to dive deeper and then the waters around Lantessama were calm again. Though the Bay would have provided a secluded place, none of the peculiar eggs had appeared there. Most likely because it was too crowded. In the past months no-one - neither human nor draconic - had admitted to have had a hand in the appearance of the coral eggs as they'd come to be called. No-one had spotted strangers and no-one had heard any clues. It seemed like the eggs had just popped up right out of the planet. Maybe the coral reefs had spawned them. Maybe it was a recurring, though rare occurrence. Only time would tell.
The Atlantean Mermaid Odjured was being pulled along by her far more handsome and far more noble companion Nestor, who didn't seem to realise her reservations about the situation. He just dragged her along with a strange sense of urgency. He'd never felt more liberated in his entire life then here and now, being his own man and not being bound by protocol. Nestor imagined Tinnin felt similar though they had lost sight of the Pacific companions early on in the festival. A small tug on his hand caught his attention.
"Over there!" Odjured motioned to the two eggs that seemed to be resting against a sandy slope.
"Are they ours?" Nestor wondered.
"If not they'll just go look for their bonds, I guess." Odjured guessed.
She wasn't exactly worried of not bonding, you couldn't miss that which you had never known. And there were plenty of eggs, so they could try again. The blue-skinned mermaid brushed her hand across the surface and hastily pulled it back when the shell shattered. A bright orange female dropped out and rolled against her tail.
"Oomph." she thought, "Glad you aren't a rock."
"Same here, Nephtya." Odjured giggled.
"What's so funny?" another small voice asked.
When Odjured turned, Nestor was cradling a bright purple dragon with lighter markings.
"Girls like to whisper about the most peculiar things." Nestor confided in his new bond.
"Oh."


Orange Nephtya (f)

ADULTHOOD
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[STORY] .~~. [NESTOR] . [ODJURED] . [LOTHAN] . [TINNIN]


Lantessama Isle
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