Name: Aranicola
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Species: Musical Magician

Appearance: Aranicola has light-coloured skin with red-blonde hair, green eyes and freckles. She is slender and lithe. As she has to be careful of the sun she usually carries around a lace umbrella. 
Personality: Aranicola enjoys collecting nicknacks and cute things. She loves to embellish her personal items with lace, beads, origami, washi tape and what else she might get her hands on. She's an outgoing, creative person. She enjoys life and generally inspires others to enjoy life.
Family: 2 younger sisters.
Hobbies: Collecting and adding to her art supplies.
Skills: Aranicola has powers of Polyphony, though sometimes crazy and elaborate, she can expand the viewpoint of others, creating something sublime with parts that just wouldn't work on their own.

Pets: None Currently. 


The Hatching
Spring sunlight warmed the sands that lay nestled in between the three Lantessama mountains. The 5 Gem dragonesses had shared the sands amicably, each surrounded by her own eggs while the two male Gem dragons fluttered about, guarding the eggs from unwanted attention. Friendly visitors however had been allowed and even encouraged to come closer to the eggs as the dragonesses whispered among themselves about which candidates might be liked by which growing dragon foetus. The finders had ventured out, messages had been sent throughout the nexus and a varied group of candidates had found their way to Lantessama to try out for the small, winged snake dragons. There were humans of course, but also dragons, furry humanoids and magical beings. Some had already bonded before and were accompanied by their dragons while others were just starting out on the journey that was dragon-rearing.
The sun had just reached it's zenith, it's warm light shining down directly on the sands when the Gem dragons starting the telltale hum of imminent hatchings. The sound was picked up by dragons all over the island and not a soul was left to wonder about the event that was about to happen. Candidates rushed to the sands and spectators drew closer, joining the happy ambiance of the celebration. The first festival to occur in more than a decade was certainly a good omen for the years to come. 
Three eggs from two different clutches hatched in rapid succession and the hatchlings looked at each other to determine which one would go first. After a short mental discussion one of them moved toward Citrobacter. The other hatchling, a shorter, rounder snake with stubby wings and a sunny disposition headed for Aranicola and crooned as she picked it up and stroked it's head. 
"Can you make me pretty?" it asked

One of the previously bonded dragonets had knocked over a couple of eggs in his mad dash forward and two winged snakes emerged on the sands. The first was a small hatchling that looked dashing and radiant as it flapped it's wings and headed toward Aranicola who waited on the edge of the sands with her other dragonet. The umbrella she usually carried to avoid getting sunburned, was shoved into her boyfriend's hands and she stretched out her free arm to make room for her second bond.
"Now we're complete." the hatchling said and snuggled close, it's eyes falling closed.  


After their dragons had matured, the 8 musical magicians had returned to their homeworld to continue their work. Eager to use the powers of the 12 gem dragons in their upcoming show, both humans and winged snakes were planning how they could work together best. 
"It's quite obvious what Layra should do." Klebsiella said, "She just has to use her singing power to add an extra dimension to our songs. I believe she can even sing in a key humans can't hear but will still register."
"And she would be even greater if we paired her up with My Ruby Boday." Proteus commented.
"Are we matchmaking now?" Aranicola grinned."
"Well, you have to admit that their powers are well-matched in some combinations." Sodalis mused, "It's like they knew how they could be useful to us."
"That is in our nature." Layra commented, "And I really like Budau."
"I like you as well." Budau answered, "I shall carry your tune and make it as beautiful as it can be."
Klebsiella also noticed that her other Gem dragon, Argenzo was often found around her husband's Moonstone gem dragon Jirreen. Both had powers that had to do with ligth. So having them work on light effects was just a natural evolution.
"I shall bring the intuitive powers of the moonlight down to the audience." Jirreen said.
"And I shall reflect it into their hearts." Argenzo added. 
Sodalis looked at his own little Peridot Green winged snake Cagas and said: "I know he likes your little Carnelian Garibadya, Aranicola. And their powers of blooming and fireworks does mix beautifully. But you have two dragons. How will that work?"
"It matters not." said Cagas, "We can work together the three of us."
"I like them both." Garibadya added, "But the love is different. Like a spark of friendship and a fireworks of passion."
As Aranicola was putting ribbons into her Mica dragon Hattaun's horns, she mentioned: 
"I think Hattaun would actually pair up really well with Arsenophonus' Mihebe. She can augment his talent of beautifying and think of how easy it would be to mix our songs with those two!"
Arsenophonus' Topaz Mihebe, snuggled closer to Aranicola and crooned as she got a little ribbon tied to her horns as well.
"It is a beautiful power to augment." the Topaz dragoness sighed.
"And I could ask for none better to help me." Hattaun said, "We'll make an experience no-one will forget."
Erwinia frowned and said: "But what about Vazyri and Zornix? They're about as opposite as can be."
And indeed Arsenophonus' male black coal dragon and her own bright blue aquamarine serpent had contrasting powers of fire and water. But she had to admit that they spent a lot of time in each other's company.
"We do have a joint talent, Erwinia." Vaztyri said.
"When I set fire to her bubbles we make..." Zornix waited for dramatic pause. 
"Steam." Arsenophonus grinned. 
And what about our dragons?" Morganella asked her husband Citrobacter. Her own dark blue dragoness, Corine, could control electrical currents and lightning. His brown tiger's eye Konkisu could command animals. And while her dragoness was suave and constrained, his was wild and unrestrained.
"Don't worry, Morganella." Corine said, "I'm quite happy to stay in the shadows and help with the lighting and electrics. Now you can perform wherver you want, even without a decent power supply."
"And in those forests, caves and other natural dwellings I can work my magic." Konkisu added with eager eyes.

Carnelian Garibadya (f) & Mica Hattaun (m)
                              Create sparks and fireworks & make things seem beautiful, mix things

[STORY.  [Klebsiella] [Aranicola] [Erwinia] [Morganella]
[Proteus] [Sodalis] [Arsenophonus] [Citrobacter]

Lantessama Isle