Made a character to join
Now I'm gonna go ahead and send in my application. *crosses fingers*
I GOT IN!
Territory Name: OKEANOS
Character Name: Amora ([link]
Character Species: Sirenia Manatee ([link]
Powers/Abilities: Does have a very slight effect on the height of tides within 15 feet of her body. It's only used to hide and/or escape from dangerous situations in especially low tides, because the adrenaline is the only thing that makes it kick in. (origin shortly explained in history)
Personality: Cautious, extremely curious, gentle nature, a bit paranoid, polite, resourceful and quick-witted. Has trust issues with land creatures, but can be overcome in time.
History: Amora is a sirenia manatee taur and was born in the rivers of Siyyon/Oekanos, where she lived for a good chunk of her life. But her curious personality did have it's drawbacks. When she was 9, she swam away from her mother to investigate a strange floating object she'd never seen before. When she rose out of the water to look over it's edge, she had her first encounter with humans. A man promptly swung his oar around and hit her hard in the forehead. Her mother swam over and yanked the oar and human male into the water, nearly drowning him, before taking a heavily bleeding Amora upriver to try to heal her daughter. It was soon after, that Amora's innate ability was discovered, when humans came to retaliate and Amora drew up enough water around her and her parents to escape safely out of view. She's had the white scar on her forehead ever since.
She and her family left the area, but once Amora reached the age of 17, she felt herself drawn back to the rivers of the valley. Now she spends her time eating, exploring (carefully), spying on other valley members from the safety of deep water (with plenty of escape routes), retrieving lost or dropped items (if asked nicely enough), and just generally lazing about as manatees often do. She also enjoys playing the occasional reed flute when the moon is out and toying with random items she finds in the water (to spite those who didn't ask nicely).
Also, on occasion, when food is scarce, she has been known to scavenge meat. She isn't really fond of it, or the taste, but survival is survival.
Description: Her top is a coming of age gift from her mother, very painstakingly made. It only has 3 crescents going across the top and 7 small circles/stars across the middle. The bottom is in points/strategic tatters. She almost always wears it.
Her hair is usually kept in that twist but will let it down sometimes. And she is a natural blond, very very light. But due to constant life in the water, she gave up washing the algae out on her own when she was 12.
She has freckles (stand in for the whiskers on her face), 5 dots on each cheekbone for the sake of simplicity, but if you want to give her a SPRAY that's fine too. XD As for the actual whiskers, she has a ring of short fuzzy ones around her waist. Two rows of a pretty sparse amount.
The fat is really muscle.
She does like the occasional necklace (simple things like flowers or kelp/seaweed, pretty beads whatever) or bracelet, but can't wear earrings. No external ears. :<