Humours of Westport
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Description: Eubari is an
older-looking gentleman who likes to dance and play little diddles on his
instrument. Though his instrument of choice is a deeper sounding
euphonium, he can play fast melodies and enjoys to make the dancers jump
and skip. With his booming tenor and love of life attitude he will disarm
just about anyone.
Home: Eubari lives in a dwarven village near the river that forms
Family: Eubari is single but has a lot of nieces and nephews to
Pets: Red-Purple flitter Haminu (f)
Bond: Waiting to bond a Drakkar from Clan
Eubari launched in the humours of Westport and laughed heartily when he
saw the dancers wince because of yet another wild and frolicky dance.
Eubari was quite certain that his musicians were cursing him from behind
their instruments but he lived for the energy of the reels. Next song he'd
start a slow air to let everyone rest, but this was his moment.
He put down his euphonium and started singing. The words he put to the
songs differed with each performance but they rang true for the moment.
Eubari sang about spring meadows and flowers in bloom. About little
animals and children playing and the youngsters courting.
Forgetting their aching legs, the dancers skipped and forgetting their
burning lungs, the musicians gave him more and more. Until finally Eubari
With a wicked grin he looked over the masses and sang an a capella air. He
watched as the people sank down on the benches and dance floor to rest. A
few couples remained to dance plastered together, swept up by the previous
Eubari understood their feelings. He'd never quite found a woman to spend
the rest of his life with, but he'd tried more than a few times. He had no
regrets about the life he'd lived. And he was far from done with living.
He was getting a bit on the experienced side of age, but he had five or
six decades of vigour left in him and looking back on the things he'd
experienced in the first half of his life, he could only look forward to
what was coming.
Starting with the coming trip. He'd hesitated for a while but knew in his
heart that this was one of those once in a lifetime deals. His old friend
Balu had travelled to a space called the Nexus and had told him of the
wonders it held. Magical creatures, over a thousand different species of
sentient beings... Eubari could only dream about all the music he would
Just thinking about it made his level of excitement rise. The dancers and
musicians had had enough rest, time for something more uplifting again.
And as Eubari played the first notes of Drowsy Maggie, he decided to ask
Balu to take him to the first world on his itinerary the very next day.
Clan Akelara had sounded interesting yet familiar enough to rouse his
interest. Would the music be wild and untamed or structured and
restrained? Maybe a mix of the two. Chaos and Order had a way of holding
each other in balance.
As night fell, Eubari left the stage to find some food and drink. Tomorrow
he'd worry about sleep, tonight he'd enjoy the buzz a performance brought.
Which is why he faced the next day with small eyes and a less than clear
mind and absentmindedly ventured into a wrong room where he signed a
little paper and was promised room and board while he waited.... for what
he hadn't quite grasped. But he got to live here for free while he looked
for music, how bad could it be?
It was late afternoon when the call went out, joy-excitement-anticipation
rippling through the Clan, caught and amplified by other dragons until the
whole Clan was wrapped in the feelings. The candidates were quickly
gathered and ushered to the gemstone sands, where they were directed to
the little nook claimed by Aethet once again.
Several eggs shivered and twitched, eggshell flexing and tiny cracks
beginning to form as the hatchlings within scrabbled for freedom. Everyone
waited with baited breath, watching, waiting for the first hatchling to
emerge. Nothing seemed to change for one. Long. Moment— With a mighty
crack, the first egg shattered in half, sending the mottled blue hatchling
tumbling free onto the gemstone sands with a sharp yip of surprise. Aethet
chirped and leaned down, nosing the Water back onto her feet and welcoming
it. Another egg hatched and revealed a Ripple. Both hatchlings proceeded
to bond one of the waiting candidates.
Meanwhile, three more eggs cracked open, the dragonets within tumbling out
to fall into a tangle of multi-colored wings-limbs-claws with a chorus of
shocked chirps and protesting whines. Fiksai, Aethet’s bond, knelt at
their side and helped the three hatchlings up, straightening out an Earth,
an Air, and a Wood and gently brushing away the worst of the gemstone
fragments clinging to them.
“Stone,” Fiksai said, tapping the Earth’s muzzle with a clawed
finger, then “Chime,” to the Air and “Vine,” to the Wood.
Stone butted his head against Fiksai’s arm in thanks and then turned to
give the candidates a considering look. His sister Chime didn’t bother
to wait, immediately sweeping past him and making a beeline for Eubari.
“Lo!” Chime said with a cheerful chirrup,
her mind reaching out to press fascination-interest-cheer against
Eubari chuckled and leaned over a bit to pat Chime on the head. “That
sounds like a wonderful idea, little one,” he said in agreement, then
grinned as Chime practically lit up with excitement. “Come on now,
let’s get you fed and cleaned up.”
Parents: Aethet x Thoniel
Adult Name: Alois
Hatchling Name: Chime
Personality: imaginative, watchful, dauntless
Potential Colors: Pale Blues
Ferocious Roar - powerful cone of sound
Air based magics - includes wind, but also the ability to control the
breath of others and themselves
Air-based Teleportation - requires air nearby to teleport
Linked Teleportation - the ability to link with another teleporter
and be brought along as a passenger
Projective Empathy - can project emotions to those around them, with
practice can pick up emotions too
Drakkarel's Gift - the ability to share their Elemental-based skills
with any bond
Chime, or Alois as the drakkar had proclaimed was her true name had grown up to
be lithe and quick, with a beautiful pale blue skin that shone in the moonlight.
Her voice had retained it's musical chimStill, e and some people had suggested
the two of them take up a style they called "metal" though Eubari had
no clue what that genre entailed since apparently it didn't mean using brass
"I believe it has to do with my breath weapon."
Alois supplied, "Very powerful."
Eubari grinned, "I can do powerful."
The two of them had a private moment where one of their contests had caused a
wee bit of damage to their quarters. But nothing that hadn't been permanent.
Still, Eubari felt that it was time to move on.
"Let's go check out this metal sound and see where else the music takes