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VoS - Amora by tigerpixie16 VoS - Amora by tigerpixie16
Made a character to join :iconvalley-of-siyyon:
Now I'm gonna go ahead and send in my application. *crosses fingers*
I GOT IN! :D :iconflowerdanceplz:

Territory Name: OKEANOS
Character Name: Amora ([link])
Character Species: Sirenia Manatee ([link])
Rank: Omega
Gender: Female
Age: 19

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. :<
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wachey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, so cute, I love the coloring :3
tigerpixie16 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
saber706 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Nice work!
tigerpixie16 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HikaruNephele Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You reserved her first, right?
tigerpixie16 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I put the comment in the reserved animal section to reserve the animal since no one at all had any kind of manatees. I didnt wanna forget though (or accidentally drop it tbh) so i went ahead and posted this. after i posted it though, i figured i may as well send in the app. Get it all done at once more or less. Plus, it seems they havent cleared that out since July 1, i just went ahead and did it.

Impatient yes, but getting it out the way. I dunno if they'd even tell me they added me at this point. So i'll just sit and wait. besides, nothing in the rules said that i had to wait for that part. i added my animal...

(if i sound like im talking in circles, its cause i was talking on the phone while typing this. Could barely keep my thought straight. ><)
HikaruNephele Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You really aren't supposed to send in the app until an admin of the group ads you to the reserved animal list. They're kinda sticklers about people reading everything they have and following the rules. It't mostly cause they don't want to have you have gone through all the work and have had someone somewhere in the sea of comments have requested that animal first. Amora's cute, so hopefully they won't be too nit picky about it. I dunno. They've had me redo my apps a few times for each character, but just to add more stuff to the back story.
tigerpixie16 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... Well, I have read everything... So I understand that. I is just impatient. :<

No one has added a new comment to that page since Sep. 7, and the last person they added was Aug. 27. And I used control+f with every possible spelling of manatee to make sure no one else requested it or whether it was listed in the page...
So hopefully I covered that base pretty thoroughly...
And if someone did somehow get that animal first then I'll draw a new one. :<
(re-read and sees that it may have been more around Sep. 9 that they added one)

But let's hoooope~
I gave her a pretty simple backstory so I didn't end up with a "novel" as they called it. Pretty much just her circle of being and her afterwards when she returned.

..... I'm dying to draw her hugging someone... XD Manatee hugs are cuuuuuuute (and i dont mean their adult hugs).
squeeee manatees :heart:

*rolls* I guess we'll see how this plays out...
HikaruNephele Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Alphas have been a tad inactive for a while, which is sad. :( They're in the process of changing all the Alphas and the objectives, but that has been a long time coming.
tigerpixie16 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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