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Description: Scherf is an
unusually light reptilian humanoid. His long slender body and tail are
covered in white scales. His eyes have a faint red tint and he sports
horns on top of his head that look like antlers. It's a trait that often
occurs in his family but is seldom seen outside of it. Scherf has a
peculiarly long tongue that he often uses to freak people out with.
Personality: Scherf is crazy. He likes to act out and trick people.
The more he can scare them, the better. He doesn't balk at bending the
truth and loves telling tall tales, recounting urban legends and spreading
ghost stories. If he were human he would be a proper goth with an unstable
personality who takes his persona just that one step too far.
Skills: Scherf can create smoky illusions. If he's not careful he
will even trick himself.
Hobbies: Scaring and tricking others.
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
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.
"There's not many eggs left," said Odlam, gently petting his own
new bond. He cast a worried glance at Scherf. Scherf might be a bit off
his rocker, but surely there was still a dragon for him? For his part,
Scherf didn't seem particularly worried - distracted as he was by so many
new faces to play pranks on.
"I heard there's a massive monster at the bottom of the water,"
said Scherf, grinning broadly. "I bet I could sneak up on her."
"That's a terrible idea," said Kakera with a frown.
"It's probably not even true," said Eclisse.
"I'm going to find out," Scherf cackled. Before anyone could
stop him, he took off at a dive. The water grew darker and darker as he
swam, peppered only by blinking artificial lights. He felt the rumbling of
distant minds and knew something must be coming up. How deep could an
ocean go on a space station, anyway?
A flash of orange blossomed a few meters away. Ahah! That must be it!
Scherf swerved to follow it.
A minute later the glow disappeared, leaving him surrounded by inky
Scherf frowned. "I know you're heeere~"
Something slick and long brushed passed his leg. Scherf's heart hammered.
"Where are you?" he snapped.
The orange light burst in his eyes, followed by a quick nip to his
shoulder. He gasped and flailed around until his fingers hit the smooth
length of a warm body.
:: Chiasmodei :: cackled a voice in his mind.
:: I knew I could spook you if I waited long enough.
Scherf's worry petered into raucous laughter. "You got me good!"
Species: Betta-Dragonfish Dragon
Adult Length: 16'
Color: Teal-Blue with Pink-Purple Fins
Abilities: Telepathy, Underwater Breathing, Distracting Eye,
Teleportation, Eternal Patience, Hunter's Mark
Personality: Chias is the perfect little lackey for Scherf. She's
upbeat but malicious and loves making terrible decisions. She shares her
bond's love of trickery and tends to go a few steps too far- and always
with a cunning smile. Her sadistic nature is only tameable by Scherf
himself. Chias is quite submissive and always willing to follow orders,
even if those orders are to back off or go help someone out of a mess
she's caused. She feels no guilt for her actions but isn't entirely evil.
Chias' is always willing to share her resources with those in need and is
actually quite generous.
"Caught you!" Chias grinned
as a stain of black surrounded an unsuspecting ocean biodome inhabitant.
Beside the Betta-Dragonfish, Scherf snickered and laughed so hard that
tears came to his eyes. The victim of their joke looked a lot worse for
wear and would probably need to get cleaned at the sick bay since the ink
they'd use came from some octopus-like creature they'd pranked the day
before. The stuff was sticky as slime and had a slight numbing effect
that, to Scherf, felt quite nice but not everyone would agree.
Unbeknownst to the two, their days of leisure were over as the
powers-that-be on the Refugium had lost their patience for the unruly duo.
A metallic voice over the intercom demanded their presence at some nearby
office. Of course they ignored the message but only half an hour later
they were rounded up and brought before the big-wig himself.
"I have gotten more than a few complains about you two."
Janardan said, "I don't feel letting the two of you stay here is an
Truly not understanding the gravity of the situation, Scherf asked: "So
what? Are you going to kick us out."
"Indeed I am." Janardan smiled, "I'm happy that you grasp
the situation so quickly."
"We'll just go home then." Scherf shrugged.
He'd rather not go back, but it was home and he would be able to return to
his old life.
"That's the thing." Janardan told them, "We feel that would
not hit home the message. No, we're sending you two on a mission. You'll
have plenty of time to think about your actions on the way to the place
you're going. Now hurry along and my people will give you your assignment.
And don't try to leave on your own, you won't be let off without my
Chias and Scherf exited the office and were escorted to their rooms by the
security team of Rawori and Koper who left no room for escape and
did not fall for the innocent joke Scherf tried to pull.
"What do we do now?" Chias
"Take up a hobby to do on board of the ship that'll bring us to our
destination?" Scherf offered.
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