Gender: Male (but a bit conflicted)
Description: Sasun has short brown hair with
a slight curl, pale blue eyes, a wide nose and thin lips. He is
about as tall as his sister and with his unusually long lashes he
was often mistaken for her when they were smaller.
Personality: Sasun is a bit gloomy. He tends to overanalyse and that
leaves him feeling a bit inadequate and insecure.
Skill: flutes and reed-instruments
Pet: Skippy (saharel from Castle DesCas)
Bond: ?? from the Ryslen Flurry
Gender: Female (but a bit conflicted)
Description: Susin has long black hair she
keeps in a braid, bright green eyes, a large nose and thin lips. She
is about as tall as her brother and was often mistaken for him when
they were smaller.
Personality: Susin is a bit boisterous. She tends to rush into
things and that tends to not always work out in her favour.
Skill: stringed instruments.
Pet: Lazy (vulpa from Castle
Bond: ?? from the Ryslen Flurry
CAUGHT BY THE RAIN
"Sasun and Susin might as well be
called SaSuSin", one of their friends had said when they'd been
kids. They were fraternal twins but so alike that it was hard to keep them
apart until they'd grown older and puberty hit them with it's hormones and
secondary gender traits. But even then they remained nigh inseparable. But
of course, Meriallp wasn't a large town and most of the children living in
it were often seen together. Especially during the winter when the cold
crept in and sticking to the fires was the best way to spend your
The cold season was coming but the days were still warm enough to allow
people to go out and work. A lot of the younger people had been sent out
to gather what nuts and roots they could find to store for the coming
months. And so had Sasun and Susin.
"There's some nuts up here on the higher branches!" Susin called
and immediately went to climb the tree.
"Wait!" Sasun called and dislodged the nuts with the long stick
he'd brought just for that purpose, "I don't want you falling and
breaking an arm, or worse, a leg."
"I don't think a leg would be worse." Susin remarked.
She was a good musician and loved to play both the small knee-harps and
banjos that the village made. Breaking an arm would mean a long period
without practice and a risk of not being able to play as well in the
future. Breaking a leg didn't sound as bad.
"It would because I'd have to carry you back." Sasun reminded
her, but he understood where she was coming from.
He played wind instruments and was particularly fond of reeds and double
reeds, enjoying the quirky sounds they produced. Not being able to play
them as he wanted to, would be torture. He was already feeling the effect
of the colder air temperatures on the tips of his fingers.
"Hey, is it me, or is it colder than before?" he asked.
Susin looked away from the trees and noticed the black clouds gathering
"I think we're in for a storm." she said and started to look for
The early fall season was prone to getting them and they were notoriously
hard to predict. Just a couple of hours before they'd set out under a
clear blue sky. They had missed the clouds gathering under the coloured
foliage of the trees. The temperature was dropping fast as thick drops of
rain started falling. Not much later, the rain turned into snow and then
thin pricks of hail.
Shivering as the snow and sleet permeated their coats, Susin and Sasun ran
to look for shelter but there was little to be found as the leaves on the
trees around them were pulled free by the force of wind and water.
Bright blue eyes suddenly appeared in a wall of grey and silver. Susin
smacked headfirst into the drak who had been concealed almost perfectly.
The rain drak looked down and extended her wings as a makeshift roof above
the two lost youths, her wingsails marked by an unusual pattern of snow.
"Hail Hail." she greeted them, an
unusual reference to the weather.
"Greetings." Susin replied, a bit more formal than she usually
would, "Thank you." and then the three introduced
The roof of leathery wing did little to warm them. She shivered and felt
Sasun come closer to share body heat. They leaned into the drak who
suddenly seemed to sigh.
"What's wrong?" Sasun asked, recognising that the drak might be
"I jussst remembered my place of birth." Meddinsori
told them, "I wass born in a flhurry of sssnow."
"Is that why your wings are like that?" Susin asked,
"It issss. I've been thinking of going back
there. The ssseasson ssshould be chailging about now."
Before her brother could stop her, Susin got that sparkle in her eye that
meant she was having a bad idea and she blurted out:
"Can you take us with you? I've always wanted to be an aspirant and
pair a drak."
"Now you've done it." Sasun sighed.
"What, you probably feel the same way." Susin argued.
"Sure, but it's not up to us."
"Shnow's not the time to be fighting."
Meddinsori said, "But it would be warmer to
A slightly different portal appeared though neither Sasun nor Susin were
accustomed enough with drak powers to recognise the distinct strangeness
of the gateway. Meddinsori pulled them through and when they appeared on
the other side, they were somewhere far stranger than the castle they had
thought to see.
"Welcome to Ryssslen." Meddinsori
chimed happily, "Oh, I sssee a couple of folkss
from before too!"
And then the rain drak was away, leaving the two of them to fend for
-- joined the ?? Armada at Castle
Life Mates: ??
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