Not that it holds any of her coats now, but she had planned on it. There had been an honest-to-spirits plan involving organization and putting things away and acting all civilized ...
And then Inara took over and Selindra, promptly and with more than a little relief, gave it over to her and her exquisitely organized piles of gems. (It’s just easier not to fight these things, is her defense.)
One of the only up-kept rooms in the establishment, but it has nothing to do with Sels' involvement and everything to do with leaving the fussy kairfuryoo to her own devices, something that seems to be a running theme around here. Large boxes with high sides, blankets and pillows in abundance, and specialized equipment dominate the room and are pushed up against the walls, each one sectioned off into tiny nests that are monitored constantly and fluffed frequently, their inhabitants clearly well cared for.
The only other living residents that Secca allows are the misplaced and unattached pocketpets, who are constantly underfoot. She generally ignores them however, only stepping on one when she’s particularly peeved, because they usually leave when they find someone to pair up with/torment.
“Either posing as a flickering choker or soaring out of sight above her head, Sels never leaves home without her shijin. And she’d find it impossible not to; Abel’s rather clingy, and a practiced worrywart, what with keeping track of its girl and all. True to his aligned element he can be a bit whimsical at times with his head in the clouds, but to those who take the time to puzzle out what he’s trying to say, he’s rather endearing and cherubically child-like, and certainly smarter than one would think."
Name: Abel ("Bel") Meaning: “Breath” - Hebrew Species, Breed: Shijin, Seiryuu Gender: Presumed Male Posts: lvl19 Loyalty: lvl43 (3/5)
“Originally, Soroku was the young one being taken care of; now that he’s ‘matured’, he tries to act like the pipsqueak brother you wish you never had. And such maturity came with two lovely little hitchhikers: a nicely jumbled vocabulary that clearly expresses how opinionated he is, and a strong, unyielding sense of possessiveness. Lina is HIS Ma, and he’d be damned before he’d share her with you. Less than a handful of people of been approved, and only grudgingly, so keep an eye on him. To get to Sels, knocking yourself out might just be a plausible possibility. Also? His own children scare him. A lot. He's tried therapy, and it hasn't helped. (But does a Tat-lung with no license count as therapy ...?)”
Name: Soroku ("Roku") Species, Breed: Harachiu, Terrain Gender: Male Attached to: Nafretiri Posts: lvl20 Loyalty: lvl26
“Ah, Daddy’s Little Girl. She used to be so adorable and innocent looking, with her big green eyes (exactly like her father) and brown hair (also, like her father). Soroku could at least partially deal with her when she was young and wrapped in a flower. And then she grew up, and became a semi-pampered, semi-tomboy, outgoing, outspoken, chatty, daring, charming, attention-basking daughter with wings that could fly her places and in turn have her find people and make friends and meet boys and-and-and – Soroku’s adjusting pitifully. And Amity just laughs at her father, patting him on the head slowly like the shell-shocked parent that he is.”
Training Points Used: 1 Stamina: 1 Strength: 0 Resistance: 0 Dexterity: 3 Mentality: 1 Special Abilities: Gleam, Fly, Speak Moves: Sparkling Dust Tricks: Name (1)
“Completely unlike his possible namesake and all indications to his lineage, Ashton is the lone apple that fell far, far away from the tree. He’s neither charismatic like his mother or loud like his grandfather, and in fact just stays quiet most of the time in an attempt to hide the awkwardness he can’t seem to overcome. He possesses a certain physical grace that neither of them seem to have cultivated though, and his fluctuating moods and fumbling tongue conceal a care and consideration for othersthat most don’t get to notice.”
“How can this be put gently … Maantrik is smarter than you. Maantrik is not intimidated by you, nor does he want to be your friend, and anyone else’s for that matter. Why he does things is an enigma people have stayed far, far away from. If he starts talking in child riddles (which, he must have picked up somewhere), that means he’s in a curious mood. Which is not the best situation for you to be in.”
Name: Maantrik Species, Breed: Halfbreed, Corpse Lurker Gender: Presumed Male Attached to: Eos Posts: lvl0 Loyalty: lvl2
Training Points Used: 0 Stamina: 5 Strength: 0 Resistance: 0 Dexterity: 1 Mentality: 4 Special Abilities: Shadow Resistance, Assimilate, Float Moves: Shadow Bite, Bone Shift, Intangible Body Size Chart Reference: 3
Training Points Used: 0 Cunning: 3 Animal Average Top Speed: 40 mph Special Requirements: None Size Chart Reference: 4 Power Levels: 7 Notes: Can only be used as mounts by child-sized characters. Stamina: 12 Strength: 9 Resistance: 9 Dexterity: 3 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Electrical Immunity, Commanding Presence Moves: Horn Strike, Fiery Soul, Electric Charge, Zap
“From day one, Sels’ convinced he rolled in all fluffed up, grinning, and ready to conquer anything and everything. ‘No’ means absolutely nothing to him, he automatically assumes everyone’ll love him the minute they lay eyes on the beautiful being that is him, and he’s got a crap sense of self-preservation (further feeding into the theory that he just came broke, like the faulty kitten the labs just never had a chance to pick out of the pile). The only things he’s got going for him is his natural, compelling sense of charm and an intelligence that kicks in at the most convenient of times. Sels hasn’t quite decided whether she wants to strangle him yet.”
Name: Bai-xue ("Baiba") Meaning: "White Snow" - Chinese Breed: Snowflake v.2 Gender: Male Posts: lvl1 (3/5) Loyalty: lvl9 (8/10)
“Animalistic to a fault, Murry can be likened to a storm at sea: violent, brutal, quick to anger and lash out while tending to be slow to calm completely. One of the only ways to get through to him is a firm will and a dominant position (which means he’ll probably fall head over tail-fin in love with the first female that bests in him battle). He’s also fairly competitive, and is ridiculously confident in all matters regarding himself.” f8cb57
“The calm one of the two, Tiriaq takes after his mother’s placid and mild temperament, acting as the generally-ignored moral compass and the approachable sibling. His soft words and endless patience can put anyone at ease, and he’s the only one Shikoba will never lay a threatening talon on. He loves his sister unconditionally, and one is usually never seen without the other.”
Training Points Used: 0 Stamina: 2 Strength: 1 Resistance: 0 Dexterity: 5 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Cold Immunity, Wind Resistance, [Fly] Moves: [Peck], [Blizzard], [Call the Rains], [Gale Winds]
"As cheery and socially-inclined as her father, she’s forgone the ‘silent’ aspect and has developed a sarcastic bite (beak-nip?) all her own. Call her ‘optimistically-challenged’. She tends to deafen people/critters/intimate objects when in a bad mood, and can only be tamed with her brother’s intervention. Her love for her brother is funneled into a non-existent tolerance when it comes to others interacting with Tiriaq; mess with him, and she’ll freeze you within an inch of your life. Probably not even that much.”
"Although partners in crime with Leevike, Missy is the unofficial ringleader of the group that manages to give the Island its daily dose of mischief and “tomfoolery,” as Java puts it. If it wasn’t for the fact that she’s cute, and that the property damage hasn’t been TOO horrible, the little rascal would have been long gone by now. She's way too smart for her own good, and especially for the good of others. And her new underling has succeeded only in doubling that threat."
Name: Leevike Breed: Red Poofy Gender: Male Posts: lvl0 Loyalty: lvl2 Training Points Used: 0 Stamina: 5 Strength: 6 Resistance: 3 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Fly, Pack Instincts, Small Stature Moves: Peck, Snatch, Wing Buff, Provide Warmth
"Allowed everywhere his noble bulk can fit, Chip’s the resident cuddlebug of the establishment. Although he’s a bit more knowledgeable now that he’s mature, he’s still in some ways the naïve little koi Sels had when she first moved to the Labs. Acting as the lovable but firm uncle to everyone in the establishment, he helps care for everyone while Sels is away and between him and Java, they make sure the building doesn't fall down about their ears. It was decided between Chip and Selindra a while ago that they didn't really need a ribbon for the two of them; not only did Chip like his privacy, but they both loved solving puzzles, and have become absolutely ace at charades."
Training Points Used: 7 Stamina: 5 Strength: 7 Resistance: 6 Dexterity: 7 Mentality: 5 Special Abilities: [Swim], [Fly] Moves: [Dodge], Bite (2), [Summon Wooden Spear] Tricks: Name (1), Stay (1), Come (1), No/Wrong (1), Follow (1)
“…Upon meeting you, Ivis will most likely grind you up into nail sized bits, and eat you for breakfast. Seriously. One of the most noticeable characters in the Island household, this thundergug is stubborn with a large capital ‘S’, blunt to the point of cruelty, dabbles in the seasoning of sarcasm, and trusts no one. She has selected a choice few she enjoys irritating (“friends”?), and the rest she treats with distain and her normal sense of affability. Piss her off and…well, it was nice knowing you. (This includes, and is probably reason why she’s so cranky, her daughter. You look at her daughter wrong, and you are deader than a doorknob could ever hope to be.)
“She’s an interesting girl, considering her bloodlines. She has the lack of subtly and overall ‘happy’ gene of her mother, and yet no sign of the violence. She’s just a ‘gug, going through life, commenting on whatever comes to mind, no matter how embarrassing or awkward it might be for you (because like she would find it in her to care), and is eternally laid back and calm. It’s unknown at this time whether its even possible to rile her up…although no one’s been willing to sacrifice themselves in the name of science yet.”
"Manipulative, sly, intelligent, and sneaky, Sierra promises to crumble the foundations of the delicate hierarchy the kennel has maintained. Already she has become ‘friendly’ with another darker amphadron, and one must wonder if she has any future plans floating around in her head …oh wait, that’s right, you don’t have to wonder. With Sierra, you know all she does is plot. While everyone’s going full force at one another, she’ll be the one to sneak around the back and swipe the prize while nobody’s looking.”
"The ympe's almost perpetually present shadow, head honcho of the kennel, and the voice of reason in the face of a fifteen year old's impeccable decision making. Much more intelligent and calm than his typical seeker brethren and aware of the goings-ons of the surrounding two-leggeds, his pale hide certainly d0esn't stand out next to some of the more flamboyant creatures of the labs. Just make sure not to let this fool you; when needed, he's exactly as dangerous as he wants to be." 727374
“Saga’s a shy, quiet one, and never tends to be very outgoing. While not ashamed of the fact that she can’t see, she seems embarrassed bringing it up, and for that reason stays timid around the newcomers. To those she already knows, she has a soft lilting voice that’s always concerned and gentle. She has a fondness for rhyming, poetry, and flowers. Her and Rebecca are as close as sisters, despite the lack of linking blood ties.”
Name: Saga Meaning: "Seeing one" - Old Norse Species: Offspring Parents: Zein (Hydra) + Første (Stagnant) Gender: Female Posts: lvl0 (4/5) Loyalty: lvl8 (4/5)
“…Oh dear. You haven’t met Becca yet, have you? If you have, it’s already too late. Once she knows your name, you are promoted to the title of ‘best friend’, and then you’re screwed. Officially. Convinced the world is filled with rainbows and sparkles and nummies that never end, this little lightbender can talk your ears off. Of course, that’s only the beginning. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Training Points Used: 0 Stamina: 6 Strength: 5 Resistance: 3 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Light Immunity, Thorny Body Moves: Claw, Bathe in Light, Exorcise
“This one seems so very strange compared to the parent he lives with. Silent, watching, extremely clever and hard to keep track of, Jericho was obviously made from a different mental mold, despite his hide. His mind is constantly inquiring, picking apart, examining the world around him, his seemingly sole purpose to understand it all. And he won’t let anything get in the way of that.”
Training Points Used: 0 Stamina: 6 Strength: 5 Resistance: 3 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Light Immunity, Thorny Body Moves: Claw, Intangible Body, Shadow Meld
"Lucy is honestly just trying to go through life with as little conflict as possible, but with her family tree, it's proving to be a more harrowing task than she anticipated. Perhaps more fortunately for her mental health, she regards Saga as her mother and Becca her lovable but eccentric aunt. Her father is a complete and utter mystery to her, and even though she won't tell him, she finds him a bit disturbing. That won't stop her from wanting to understand him however, and to that, we salute you Lucy. And pray for your well-being."
Training Points Used: 0 (Old) Stamina: 6 Strength: 5 Resistance: 3 Dexterity: 4 Mentality: 2 Special Abilities: Shadow Immunity, Thorny Body Moves: Claw, Bathe in Light, Exorcise
"A gentler soul you will never meet. This willow spends her days not moving very much at all, and it has nothing to do with laziness and everything to do with moving slowly so as not to step on or injure anyone. She's more water-inclined than her more earth-based brethren, and will often dip her lower half into the water for extended periods as if nothing brings her more peace. Roku swears he saw the poor thing start crying after it splashed Li-shui once."
Deebs is as outgoing as it gets, only she's got this one problem; it’s like the Midas Touch, except everything she touches breaks, or is scrambled. She doesn't do it on purpose, it just sort of …happens.
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6