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Description: Ippiki has a dark blue skintone, seagreen, brooding eyes and
long yellow hair. He is regular sized for a sea elf, being about the same
size as an average human male. Ippiki is taciturn and coolly polite in
contact. It took the outgoing Ichirin to thaw his heart.
Skills: Guarding, offensive magic
Family: Lifebound to Ichirin. Lost contact with
the rest of his family and became a wanderer.
Ippiki returned to his room after the 3rd guard tour
of his shift. He'd been all alone here until he'd met his life partner
Ichirin. She'd seen something in the quiet man he'd become after losing
his family, scared to open up his heart. He was way past opening up, she seemed
to have blown open his heart and taken permanent residence.
Carefully he patted the little seed she had given him. Ichirin liked to
look for "treasure" and often took home trash she'd found on the
bottom of the lakes and ponds where she swam. This seed she'd supposedly
gotten from a strange snakelike creature with a blue-flower head. Even if
it was silly, Ippiki would do everything she asked of him, so he had
accepted the seed and carried it with him just as he'd promised.
But as he had a job to do, he didn't pay the seed much attention, just
kept it on his body, where his body warmth coaxed the first leaves to
sprout, and then a small snakelike tail and some more leaves and then a
head with flipper-ears and a sharp little beak.
Ippiki only noticed the change when the little plant dragon popped up out
of his pocket and asked for food:
"Hungry!" it called.
Ippiki startled and looked down, surprised to find a living creature where
the seed had been.
'Ficus hungry." the plant dragon insisted and waited for Ippiki to
get him some food.
Ficus had grown considerable larger and was now taller
than te tallest sea elf in the settlement. The two plant dragons were
happy to patrol the town with him and made his job a lot easier. They
seemed to be well matched in speed and temperament.
"Gudrun matched us well." Ficus told him.
"Wait, she was real?" Ippiki asked.
"You still wondered after we'd sprouted?" Ficus asked
"Lady Gudrun is our benefactor. She brought us here where we can
thrive." Pacia chipped in.
"I think I owe Ichirin an apology."
"She'd love a gift more." Ficus advised him.
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