Age: 12 (15 at Impression, 18 at present)
Description: Etyl has long black hair and friendly blue-grey eyes. Etyl is smart and mature for her age. Most of her life she's
had to put up with her two cousins' mischief which has left her with a big
sense of responsibility and a deep dislike of injustice. She looks up to
strong, righteous women, but also like to keep the company of her ordinary
friends. Etyl needs to belong somewhere to feel safe and satisfied. She
doesn't mind change, but would love to keep everyone together as they are
now, without losing even a single distant friend or relative.
Pets: Mud Fairy Ruen (m) from Wo Yao
Drak: aspirant at Dawn Castle
As usual the day was pleasantly warm at Dawn, with a light breeze cooling
down the stone-covered area that led to the sheltered deep cavern. It had
rained that morning, and the area around the castle seemed to be caught in a
fog that made the stories about pirates and bloodshed all the more
believable. It had been a few years since Etyl'd come to Dawn to study. Raf
had felt it only right to let her mature a bit before letting her
Once everyone had gathered, the heavy doors to the deep cavern opened and
the two draks strode out, each accompanied by her draklings. They settled on
opposite sides of the door. Meyanal waited patiently as Kuniri strode
forward and called out the name of one of her draklings. The fire male went
to a pirate which caused loud cheering in the room. One by one the two
mother draks named their draklings and sent them out to the aspirants. With
each one, Etyl felt her blood pressure rise.
Until there was only one drakling left. Hardly noticeable against the shade
in the cave, Kuniri stepped aside to let a little beam of light fall on her
black and gold daughter.
"Allanri. May you experience as many
adventures as there are stars in the sky."
Even knowing she should wait to see if maybe this drakling would choose not
to bond, Etyl couldn't contain her excitement and ran straight to the small
female drakling. Stopping just in front of Allanri, Etyl held her breath and
waited until the night butted her head against her side and let out a
With all aspirants and draklings paired, the crowd gave a final applause and
the cheers lasted longer now as onlookers and family members swarmed around
the new pairs to wish them luck and hear their stories and expectations.
High Prince Raf gestured for the food to be brought around, while Xander let
in the trainers and some experienced riders to introduce them to the
squires. Tomorrow morning they'd start training but tonight was for dreaming
and being merry.
Trained by Wim and Mud Fregiki
Etyl had returned to Acicade Castle with Allanri. She was the last of her
friends to pair up, mostly because she'd had to wait until she was old
enough to try. She couldn't blame the knights, taking care of Allanri had
been hard work even when she'd been 15. She honestly couldn't swear that
she'd have been able to do it when she was judged.
"You would have gotten help from others." Allanri said, ever the
voice of reason.
"Yeah, but I'm glad I got to do it the way I should have." Etyl
"Me too." Allanri conceded.
"Are you excited to be joining the Armada?" Etyl asked.
"Probably about as excited as you." the drak replied cryptically.
"So, not much and you think it's all a big chore but you can't get out
"No... just not very excited."
Etyl and Allanri joined the Opus 1 Armada at Acicade
Life Mate: --
All images were made by me with images found on the web.