"You like it? Good."
|Name:||Arlen Abresi; Arlen ve Evon of the line of Abresi|
|Bond:||Kateni Li'Multigenus; Non'sle Gredelle|
|Bonded At:||Abstract Destiny; Ihlathi|
|Species:||Fantasan: Avyndal-Dysiniu cross|
|Height:||7'7" at the shoulder; 5'9" human form|
|Family:||Soraya Evon, Avyndal mother; Nien Abresi, Dysiniu father; Atisa, "little sister"|
|Residence:||The Ring of Fire|
|Position:||Chef and occasional wraith hunter|
|Description:||Anyone who looks at Arlen and is familiar
with Fantasan dragons can tell immediately that he has Dysiniu blood in
him, despite his obviously Avyndal form, because of his coloration. He
is pitch black all over, with only slightly paler wings and horns, with
eyes of the distinctive wraith gold. He is rather small for an Avyndal,
and slightly large for a Dysiniu, and his build is wiry rather than
In human form, Arlen is colored exactly the same, and it really is impossible for anyone to actually think him human. His ears jut out sideways from his head, pointed and obvious to anyone, and he retains ethereal wings, like a pair of shadows that hover over his shoulders. As if to contrast his dark skin and hair, he wears bright-colored clothing, preferable white and yellow.
|Personality:||Quiet, even creepy to some in how quiet he
can be, Arlen is just as obviously half Dysiniu in personality as he is
in color. He feels strongly and deeply, but doesn't often express his
feelings, tending towards small smiles, quiet speech, and subdued body
language. Even so, he has a good heart, and he means well. He is very
protective of those he considers weaker or less capable than he is, and
can sometimes be over-protective, particularly having difficulty
when those he has looked after come into their own and no longer need
him. It is as if he takes part of his self-worth from helping select
others, and if those others do not need him, he feels adrift. He would
never actually tell any of his so-called charges what their
independence does to him, because he's well aware that such things are
healthy, but he can't seem to help feeling it.
Perhaps in part due to his Dysiniu parentage, though probably just because that is just how he is, Arlen has some strange tastes, habits, and hobbies. For example, he is fascinated with the occult, darker aspects of magic-- though never harmful aspects-- whether they are gifts he has or not. He is quite knowledgeable about things like the undead, planar creatures, and omen-based divination, and when not working in the Ring of Fire's kitchens, or at one of the various restaurants he occasionally cooks for in Phoenix Rose, he likes to spend his time hunting the hungry wraiths that stalk Pre'Mian's forest. He's even been known to hire himself out as a guard against them.
And, of course, the confounding trait that seems to counter all the others: he loves food. Whether cooking, eating, or serving it, he simply delights in different flavors, aromas, and satisfied smiles of those tasting his creations. Usually his first means of getting someone to trust him is to feed them.
|History:||Arlen has a fairly simple history, with no
major traumas, no amazing successes, and no spectacular failures. He was
hatched as part of an Avyndal communal clutch, but didn't bond. Despite
his mixed heritage, because he grew up at the Ring of Fire amidst a wide
variety of mixed-heritage dragons, he was largely accepted, though he is
aware that he have been, in other places. In some ways, he considers
himself lucky, but on the whole he doesn't worry about it.
Once Arlen had grown up a healthy individual, though with some odd quirks such as his fascination with the occult and the undead, and it became obvious that the Ring of Fire was to always be his home, his parents, who had never intended to stay forever, said their farewells and left him amongst friends. He still is very close to his few friends, and he considers a few among those few to be family, particularly his "sister" Atisa. Little Atisa, though not actually related to him, was a clutch-mate, and as such, he looks at her like a little sister, and is quite protective of her.
|Abilities:||Obviously, as a partial wraith, Arlen can communicate with them, and his shadow magic gives him some level of control over them, as well as other shadow-related skills. His spirit magic is less prolific: he can heal small to moderate wounds and hear and see spirits, but not much else. He has rudimentary psionic abilities, largely telekinetic rather than telepathic, and few physical abilities besides being able to move in the woods easily and stalk a little. And, to the surprise of many, he is a darn good cook!|
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