Species: Musical Magician
Appearance: Proteus has a light chocolate
complexion, with darker brown hair and blue eyes. His build is on the
lighter side for a man, slender and smaller than average.
Personality: Though smaller than average, no-one has ever overlooked
Proteus. His presence is hard to overlook and he is very much in your
face. He's usually the first to try new things and likes to explore new
Family: Married to Klebsiella.
Hobbies: Experimenting with music and magic.
Skills: Proteus has powers of Melody. He has a clear picture of what he
wants and the power to bring his vision to reality. But on his own he
misses the fullness of music.
Pets: None Currently.
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
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.
Some of the disturbed eggs settled back into quivering,
but three hatching dragonets had gotten the push they needed to finally
break free from their shells.
The second smashed it's head through the shell of it's egg and headbutted
the third that had already managed to get a wing out. Both crystal clear
hatchlings seemed to like each other instantly and they headed toward the
musical magicians that were standing on one end of the sands. Chittering,
the two seemed to talk among themselves and while the one headed toward Proteus
looked to be the more outgoing one, with a boisterous and loud
nature, the one headed toward Klebsiella
was certainly not a slouch either. It seemed to intuitively know
what the other dragonet wanted to do and let it shine. Gently it
slithered up Klebsiella's outstretched arm and listened as the other
"Proteus, we'll change the world
"Klebsiella, I'll help you support these two." the
other one added.
Proteus made way for the next
hatchling that approached their group. Morganella hadn't impressed yet and
Proteus was certain the energetic and friendly-seeming
dragonet was meant for her but was surprised when instead the little snake
latched on to him and snuggled closer to his other bond.
"Don't tell me what to do."
it yawned, "I can make my own choices
and I want you."
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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
Moonstone Jirreen (f) & Ruby Budau (m)
darken and brighten light, moon-gazing & Power over the heart
[Proteus] [Sodalis] [Arsenophonus]