Odlam

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STATS
Name: Odlam
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Species: Anthro-Nothosaur
Class: Mage

Description: Odlam is a more slender reptilian humanoid. He has dark blue scales covering his long body, but his tail is oddly vulnerable. This was caused by an accident when he was very young. His tail grew back but not completely. He has a long, slender snout, bright yellow eyes and a ridge of spiky horns running from the top of his head down to his back. 
Personality: Odlam is intelligent and pretty much a nerd. He loves to play with his familiars and is heavily into biology and nature. Outside of his study groups he hardly has any friends (and most of those use him for homework). Odlam is a bit shy but not overly so, he would like to have more friends. But he would like to have them for who he is and not because he acts like others expect.  
Skills: Odlam can create familiars of light. His creations have different colours depending on their purpose. 
Hobbies: Odlam grows quite attached to his creations and often plays with them. 

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HATCHING
The announcement that the Mermay Mini Frenzy was hatching came during one of the many events the Refugium had organised to entertain the waiting candidates and sponsors. About half the spectators and several members on either side of the hydroball court scrambled to get to where they needed to be, leaving the rest of the people to either follow to watch the big event or go home.
The hatching grounds were abuzz with more activity than usual. Only a few clutch parents were visible above the surf; the glenn dragon mother carefully guarding her nest of eggs, wreathed in seaweed and sat between the crags of a rocky outcrop. The asandus mother and her fiery mate, chasing around their clumsy-footed liveborn offspring as they nagged Zeskod for extra treats from the feeding tables. The other parents appeared as silhouettes or bobbing heads just above the surface of the water.
Though the parents were different species and had laid eggs at different times, somehow the hatchlings inside knew that the time was there to hatch or be left behind. One after the other the eggs started rocking as the race to find the optimal bond or sponsor began. 
A brilliant blue betta-dragonfish crawled up from the depths, approaching the nothosaurs at a comfortable dawdle. His eyes glimmered as he caught sight of Odlam's light familiars. He bobbed his own red-glowing lure to catch Odlam's eye.
:: I enjoy playing with light as well :: he said, slowing as he approached. He cast the group a cringing look before sidling quickly to Odlam's side. 
:: I'm Eurypharynx and if you have room for a bond as well as familiars, I think you're the one for me. ::
"Oh... oh of course I do!" said Odlam, hurriedly embracing his new bond.

STATS
Name: Eurypharnyx
Gender: Male
Species: Betta-Dragonfish Dragon
Adult Length: 22'
Color: Black-Blue
Abilities: Telepathy, Underwater Breathing, Distracting Eye, Teleportation, Light Show, Eternal Patience
Personality: Eurypharynx believes in organization above all else - a place for everything and everything in its place. He's fastidious, keenly observant, and highly intelligent - but his keen mind is more attuned to memorization than analysis. He never forgets the precise placement of an object or the way a person's brow twitches when they're nervous. This makes him an excellent hunter, combined with his eternal patience Eurypharynx never misses a mark. Like his bond, Eury is rather shy, but almost cripplingly so. He dislikes company outside of Odlam and will be sullen if forced into social circles.

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ADULTS
Eury snuggled closer around Odlam and brightened up a bit when Odlam made the little pets of light and had them circle his light. The Betta-Dragonfish dragon sighed happily. This was really all the company he needed. But as he'd grown, a terrifying thought had occurred to jim:
"What's your home like?" he asked his bond.
"Oh, it's below the surface, hidden in a trench. It's quite dark but you get used to it. And there's plenty of people who can make lights like I do."
"I'm not worried about the dark or the depth." Eury confided, "Are the people nice? And are there many?"
The thought to lie never crossed Odlam's mind: "Not all of them are nice. Most are indifferent and a few are mean."
"That doesn't sound like a nice place." Eury deducted.
"In hindsight it probably isn't." Odlam admitted, "But where else can we go?"
"Why go when we can stay?" Eury offered, "I like it here. I know it here and there is room to hide."
"Can we just stay?" Odlam asked.
"I believe we can if we get jobs and do them well."
"I think I could probably help around the marine biodome." Odlam mused, "And maybe my familiars can help look for hidden defects."
"I know a lot of quiet places people forget to check." Eury added proudly.
"I'm sure you do." Odlam agreed, "Let's go see if there's a job opening."

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[STORY] * [ECLISSE] [KAKERA] [ODLAM] [SCHERF] * [VIPANDE]

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