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⌈ PLAYER SECTION ⌉

Player: Ket
Contact: [plurk.com profile] flutterpony
Age: Old enough to know better
Current Characters: N/A


⌈ CHARACTER SECTION ⌉

Character: Nowi
Age: Over 1000 years(Appears much younger)
Canon: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Canon Point: Just after the final fight with Grima.

Background:

Very little is known about Nowi's history in canon. We find out from her support conversations that she was born in a far off land, and that she never really knew her parents because she was kidnapped when she was very small. Much of her childhood was spent alone. At some point, she fell into the hands of human slavers and was sold off several times. She was mostly seen as an exotic pet of sorts and made to perform tricks in her dragon form as entertainment. When her most recent masters tired of her, she was sold to the Grimleal, a cult that worships an evil dragon. They intended to use her as a sacrifice, an offering to their dark god. But one of the mercenaries they hired, Gregor, decided to turn on them and rescue her.

Meanwhile, the Halidom of Ylisse was entering reluctantly into a war with the nearby country of Plegia. The Plegian king had kidnapped the Exalt, Ylisse's ruler, and her younger brother was leading his army in an attempt to retrieve her. While crossing the desert, they ran into Nowi and Gregor who were escaping from the Grimleal. Chrom ordered his soldiers to help them, and the cultists were defeated. Nowi and Gregor joined Chrom's army, and traveled with them to Plegia to rescue Emmeryn. It goes very poorly. Their opponents play dirty and it all ends with Emmeryn sacrificing herself so that she could spare Chrom the choice between his sister's life and the safety of their people. This leaves Chrom in control of Ylisse and he mounts a campaign against Plegia that ends with the defeat of Gangrel.

For two years, there was peace, and Nowi was finally able to live freely and make friends just as she'd always wanted. She stayed with the Shepherds, and proved to be very outgoing and often troublesome, but they accepted her for who she was. Naturally such peace wouldn't last forever. Word arrived of a conquering ruler that had already gained control of a whole continent and was crossing the sea with the intent to wage war on Ylisse and her allies. Chrom's shepherds are called into battle again, Nowi included.

They decide to head out and meet Walmart Walhart's army on it's own turf. They recruit allies from some of the smaller countries that have already fallen under Walhart's rule and seek to regain their independence. Perhaps one of their greatest allies is Tiki, a prominent religious figure and fellow manakete. Much older than Nowi, Tiki had been around since the time of the first Exalt and proved invaluable to their future success. (Mostly because she told them how to complete the Fire Emblem) Walhart is eventually defeated.

Peace now? No. Early in the conflict with Walhart it was revealed that Chrom's daughter from the future had come back in time to stop a terrible tragedy from ruining the future world. It turns out that Plegia's new rulership is somehow worse than it's last, and is trying to resurrect the Fell dragon, Grima. (Remember those cultists from before? Yeah, this is their dark god.) Everyone's future children had come back in time to stop it from happening. It's through these time travel shenanigans that Nowi got to meet her future daughter, Nah. (I'm leaving the identity of Nowi's husband vague, in case of future apps. But if it is necessary for me to pick one of the guys, I have no problem with that.) While Nah was somewhat exasperated with her mother's carefree, childish nature, the two actually got along quite well.

In order to stop Grima from destroying the world, Chrom begins preparing for the awakening, a ritual which will allow him to channel the power of Naga to defeat Grima. (Naga is the good Dragon god that provides the requisite counterpart to Grima) But they need the completed Fire Emblem. Which would have been a lot easier without an avatar of Grima playing weird mind control games with Chrom's tactician, Robin. But because this could take forever and has very little to do with Nowi, here's the short version: Robin turns out to have been born to be a vessel for Grima. This allows the dark god to exercise some control which almost costs them the Emblem. But they get it back and complete it in time to perform the awakening. Huzzah!

But now they have to fight Grima and they learn they have a choice. Either use the power Chrom gained from Naga to put Grima into a deep sleep, or sacrifice Robin's life to kill the Fell Dragon outright. At everyone's urging, Nowi included, Robin is convinced not to make the Sacrifice. After all, it was their bonds that got them all this far. They just had to trust in those bonds to see them through in the future as well. In the end, Nowi fought bravely alongside Chrom's army and together they defeated Grima.

If that's too wordy, just check this link here.

Personality:

Even though she's over a thousand years old, Nowi is very childish. She laughs easily, cries easily, and doesn't worry at all about appearing mature or dignified. She spends most of her time playing games like hide and seek or trying to give dragon rides to children in nearby villages. When she doesn't get her way she pouts and whines. Very persistently. And it usually works. She manages to convince Ricken to lie to Chrom so she doesn't get into trouble, and is even able to pester Lon Qu into playing house with her. Unfortunately, she has a bit of a problem remembering her own strength. Her favorite game, 'duck duck dragon' very nearly kills Virion. And she'll use her dragon fire for things like cooking, even though all that does is char the food. In her first sparring match with Cherche, Nowi sends her flying with a strike from her tail. Although none of this was mean spirited and in every case she was quick to apologize. But if something bores her, she's not shy about telling you. She tells Nah flat out that studying looks like 'the opposite of fun.' She also asserts with complete confidence that playing is her job in Chrom's army.

But despite being slightly bratty, she's also really kind and considerate. She finds an injured bird and insists they use an expensive healing staff to help it. She uses her own scales to make armor for Gregor, so he'll be better protected on the battlefield. And when she's playing games with Cherche she tries to come up with games that would allow Cherche's wyvern, Minerva, to join in so they can all have fun together. She decides that Frederick's skills are unappreciated so she makes sure to tell him he's 'the best knight ever.' After all, she loves being praised, so naturally he will too. When she learns that Libra is having trouble making friends, she very helpfully drags him around to each person in the army until he's met them all. Kellam's loneliness even inspires her to try to be his big sister because she knows exactly how it feels to be alone.

Although Nowi clearly enjoys being a dragon, there are some drawbacks. She's acutely aware of the difference between her lifespan and that of her human friends. While she's already over a thousand, most of her friends aren't likely to live past a century. There is nothing Nowi fears more than loneliness, something that is a recurring theme in many of her support conversations. When she was a child, there were times when she was alone for so long that she began to wonder if she was the only one left in the world. This is a feeling that she's never forgotten. She even admits having nightmares about it. As such, she gets pretty attached to her friends. Her behavior often borders on clingy, following people around and pestering them for attention. Even the little bird that she nursed back to health is important to her. When it leaves to rejoin it's flock, she cries because she'll miss it so much. And in her solo ending, she tries to live away from humans but winds up missing them and coming back.

But as childish and clingy as she is, Nowi can also be very wise. She's able to recognize that Nah is too young and inexperienced to use dragonstones very often, and even helps her to find other ways to train. And she's very willing to learn new things herself. She happily takes hunting tips and cooking lessons from Robin. And even after being used and abused by human slavers for years, Nowi is still able to trust humans as a whole. She doesn't hold any grudges and doesn't judge her new friends for what other members of their race had done. When a fellow manakete, Tiki, approaches her about the trouble with having so many friends with such short life spans, Nowi is able to give her a new perspective on it. Tiki tells Nowi of her belief that people who have died become stars in the heavens, so stargazing always makes her sad. But Nowi finds the idea comforting. She tells Tiki that it should make her happy, because it means she gets to see all of those friends every single night. So it's like they never really left.

Abilities:

She's a manakete, also known as a dragon. (The terms are used interchangeably in the game) Besides a greatly increased life span and better stamina than her human friends, what this means is that she can turn into a dragon. Wings, scales, fire breath, etc. To facilitate this transformation, small objects called dragonstones are used. Her dragon form is not terribly large however, being roughly fifteen feet from nose to tail.

She's also got fantastic aim when throwing rocks. You know.... in case that ever comes up...


Alignment: Daimonia

Nowi is joyful much of the time. Even when she becomes sad or depressed, cheering her up is as easy as playing a game, telling a story, or giving her candy. And given her fear of loosing those close to her, she's also no stranger to grief.

Other:


⌈ SAMPLE SECTION ⌉

Sample:

Here's some threads from a previous game for portrayal:

Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3

And here's the emotion scene:

Ugh... I'm so boooored....

[Flopped down on a park bench, Nowi is the very picture of grumpy boredom. The picture is enhanced by several dark clouds hovering in her vicinity, growing ever larger. Is it possible to die of boredom? She's pretty sure she's about to find out.

She also fondly imagines that, after her imminent death, everyone will be very sorry they couldn't be bothered to play with her. But her thoughts are interrupted by a ball rolling up to the bench, a young girl following closely behind it. Nowi perks up immediately.]


Hey! What game are you playing? Can I play too?

[And how could the girl say no when Nowi's hopeful eyes are sparkling at her? And those same sparkles burst into a shower around the little dragon when the girl nods. And the two scamper off to join the game.]

Questions: Nope!
nowi_wins: (into the world they've been)
P L A Y E R I N F O R M A T I O N
Your Name: Ket
OOC Journal: [personal profile] beautiful_dreamer
Under 18? If yes, what is your age?: Nope
Email + IM: musemail42@gmail.com | [plurk.com profile] flutterpony
Characters Played at Ataraxion: None!

C H A R A C T E R I N F O R M A T I O N
Name: Nowi
Canon: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Original or Alternate Universe: Original
Canon Point: Post Game
Number: No preference

Setting: Between this link and this one, you should get a pretty good idea for the setting.

History:

Very little is known about Nowi's history in canon. We find out from her support conversations that she was born in a far off land, and that she never really knew her parents because she was kidnapped when she was very small. Much of her childhood was spent alone. At some point, she fell into the hands of human slavers and was sold off several times. She was mostly seen as an exotic pet of sorts and made to perform tricks in her dragon form as entertainment. When her most recent masters tired of her, she was sold to the Grimleal, a cult that worships an evil dragon. They intended to use her as a sacrifice, an offering to their dark god. But one of the mercenaries they hired, Gregor, decided to turn on them and rescue her.

Meanwhile, the Halidom of Ylisse was entering reluctantly into a war with the nearby country of Plegia. The Plegian king had kidnapped the Exalt, Ylisse's ruler, and her younger brother was leading his army in an attempt to retrieve her. While crossing the desert, they ran into Nowi and Gregor who were escaping from the Grimleal. Chrom ordered his soldiers to help them, and the cultists were defeated. Nowi and Gregor joined Chrom's army, and traveled with them to Plegia to rescue Emmeryn. It goes very poorly. Their opponents play dirty and it all ends with Emmeryn sacrificing herself so that she could spare Chrom the choice between his sister's life and the safety of their people. This leaves Chrom in control of Ylisse and he mounts a campaign against Plegia that ends with the defeat of Gangrel.

For two years, there was peace, and Nowi was finally able to live freely and make friends just as she'd always wanted. She stayed with the Shepherds, and proved to be very outgoing and often troublesome, but they accepted her for who she was. Naturally such peace wouldn't last forever. Word arrived of a conquering ruler that had already gained control of a whole continent and was crossing the sea with the intent to wage war on Ylisse and her allies. Chrom's shepherds are called into battle again, Nowi included.

They decide to head out and meet Walmart Walhart's army on it's own turf. They recruit allies from some of the smaller countries that have already fallen under Walhart's rule and seek to regain their independence. Perhaps one of their greatest allies is Tiki, a prominent religious figure and fellow manakete. Much older than Nowi, Tiki had been around since the time of the first Exalt and proved invaluable to their future success. (Mostly because she told them how to complete the Fire Emblem) Walhart is eventually defeated.
Peace now? No. Early in the conflict with Walhart it was revealed that Chrom's daughter from the future had come back in time to stop a terrible tragedy from ruining the future world. It turns out that Plegia's new rulership is somehow worse than it's last, and is trying to resurrect the Fell dragon, Grima. (Remember those cultists from before? Yeah, this is their dark god.) Everyone's future children had come back in time to stop it from happening. It's through these time travel shenanigans that Nowi got to meet her future daughter, Nah. (I'm leaving the identity of Nowi's husband vague, in case of future apps. But if it is necessary for me to pick one of the guys, I have no problem with that.) While Nah was somewhat exasperated with her mother's carefree, childish nature, the two actually got along quite well.

In order to stop Grima from destroying the world, Chrom begins preparing for the awakening, a ritual which will allow him to channel the power of Naga to defeat Grima. (Naga is the good Dragon god that provides the requisite counterpart to Grima) But they need the completed Fire Emblem. Which would have been a lot easier without an avatar of Grima playing weird mind control games with Chrom's tactician, Robin. But because this could take forever and has very little to do with Nowi, here's the short version: Robin turns out to have been born to be a vessel for Grima. This allows the dark god to exercise some control which almost costs them the Emblem. But they get it back and complete it in time to perform the awakening. Huzzah!

But now they have to fight Grima and they learn they have a choice. Either use the power Chrom gained from Naga to put Grima into a deep sleep, or sacrifice Robin's life to kill the Fell Dragon outright. At everyone's urging, Nowi included, Robin is convinced not to make the Sacrifice. After all, it was their bonds that got them all this far. They just had to trust in those bonds to see them through in the future as well. In the end, Nowi fought bravely alongside Chrom's army and together they defeated Grima.


Personality:

Even though she's over a thousand years old, Nowi is very childish. She spends most of her time playing games like hide and seek or trying to give dragon rides to children in nearby villages. When she doesn't get her way she pouts and whines. And it usually works. She manages to convince Ricken to lie to Chrom so she doesn't get into trouble, and even gets Lon Qu to play house with her. Unfortunately, she has a bit of a problem remembering her own strength. Her favorite game, 'duck duck dragon' very nearly kills Virion. And she'll use her dragon fire for things like cooking, even though all that does is char the food. In her first sparring match with Cherche, Nowi sends her flying with a strike from her tail. And if something bores her, she's not shy about telling you. She tells Nah flat out that studying looks like 'the opposite of fun.' She also asserts with complete confidence that playing is her job in Chrom's army.

But despite being slightly bratty, she's also really kind and considerate. She finds an injured bird and insists they use an expensive healing staff to help it. She uses her own scales to make armor for Gregor, so he'll be better protected on the battlefield. And when she's playing games with Cherche she tries to come up with games that would allow Cherche's wyvern, Minerva, to join in. When she learns that Libra is having trouble making friends, she very helpfully drags him around to each person in the army until he's met everyone. Kellam's loneliness even inspires her to try to be his big sister.

Although Nowi clearly enjoys being a dragon, there are some drawbacks. She's acutely aware of the difference between her lifespan and that of her human friends. While she's already over a thousand, most of her friends aren't likely to live past a century. There is nothing Nowi fears more than loneliness, something that is a recurring theme in many of her support conversations. She even admits having nightmares about it. As such, she gets pretty attached to her friends. Her behavior often borders on clingy, following people around and pestering them for attention. Even the little bird that she nursed back to health is important to her. When it leaves to rejoin it's flock, she cries because she'll miss it so much. And in her solo ending, she tries to live away from humans but winds up missing them and coming back.

But as childish and clingy as she is, Nowi can also be very wise. She's able to recognize that Nah is too young and inexperienced to use dragonstones very often, and even helps her to find other ways to train. And she's very willing to learn new things herself. She happily takes hunting tips and cooking lessons from Robin. And even after being used and abused by human slavers for years, Nowi is still able to trust humans as a whole. She doesn't hold any grudges and doesn't judge her new friends for what other members of their race had done. When a fellow manakete, Tiki, approaches her about the trouble with having so many friends with such short life spans, Nowi is able to give her a new perspective on it. Tiki mentions the belief that people who have died become stars in the heavens, so stargazing always makes her sad. But Nowi tells her that it should make her happy, because it means she gets to see all of those friends every single night. So it's like they never really left.

Abilities, Weaknesses and Power Limitations:

She's a manakete, also known as a dragon. Besides a greatly increased life span and better stamina than her human friends, what this means is that she can turn into a dragon. Wings, scales, fire breath, etc. To facilitate this transformation, small objects called dragonstones are used.

I understand that in this setting her dragon form will have to be a bit smaller than usual, going from roughly 15 feet long to 9 feet long, which is fine with me.


Uh, and she also has fantastic aim when throwing rocks. If that ever comes up. She also can't swim. Or whistle.

Inventory:
Her normal outfit
Her pouch for sparklies (A small pouch containing several shiny rocks)
Her pouch for Dragonstones (Containing 2 Dragonstones)
Her pouch for food (Currently empty ;_; )


Appearance: Here she is!
Age: About 1000 years old. She looks and acts a lot younger though.

AU Clarification: N/A

S A M P L E S
Log Sample:
Hmph. No takers. Nobody had wanted to play with her. Even pouting and sniffling hadn't worked. And she has discovered that crying is less effective when they can just switch off their device thingy and not listen to it. In Nowi's opinion, that's just cheating. But it's their loss. She's not gonna sit around all day and be bored. And definitely not alone. But she might have just figured out a way to play with everyone after all.

If nobody wants to play 'hide and seek,' then Nowi will just play 'find all the people I know.' The ship is still really big, and she's met a ton of people, so it should be pretty challenging. Even if her opponents don't know they're hiding. But there's no way she's gonna lose! Okay, finding the first few people in their rooms was kind of a no brainer, but she's just calling that a warm up. The kitchens are her next stop. Partly because a lot of people go there and partly because she wants a snack. After that it's the pool, the laundry room, and the holodeck. She skips the library, because she's trying to have fun right now and books are boring. She's found a few people by now, but she really wishes there were more people on this ship.

Not that she wants more people to be stuck here or anything, but it would be nice if the ship didn't feel so... lonely. Ugh. Now she's just making herself sad. She shakes her head firmly as if to clear out those unpleasant thoughts and continues on. It might be just to cheer herself up, but her next stop is the oxygen garden. It's her favorite place on the Tranquility. All the trees and streams and bugs remind her of running around in forests back home.

“Ha HA Got you!”

Did she find another person in the gardens? No, actually she's abandoned that game in favor of catching butterflies. She smiles at her latest catch triumphantly then extends her hands to let it flutter away again. So she has found a way to amuse herself for a while, but the first person who happens by is likely to get dragged into it anyway.

“Hey! Hey, help me catch that blue one! On that branch above your head.”

Comms Sample:
{Video}

[Living on a spaceship is neat and all, but a girl can only look at so much weird space stuff before it all starts to get kind of old. Which makes for a very bored little dragon. Nowi hates being bored. So here she is, bothering everyone.]

Ugh. Today has been really boring. Does anyone wanna play a game? Like house or tag or duck duck dragon?

[She pauses for a fraction of a second, probably intending to wait for an answer. But then a thought strikes her.]

Oh! Hey, I know! Since the ship is such a big place with all kinds of weird stuff I bet it'd be perfect for hide and seek! C'mon you guys, it'll be so fun! I'll even be 'it.'

[Such a hopeful smile accompanies that offer. How could anyone say no? Of course Nowi is all set to turn on the waterworks if they do.]

HMD

Apr. 1st, 2014 07:39 pm
nowi_wins: (Flight of dragons sail past reality)
You know the drill! How am I doing? Any complaints? Advice? Comments? Leave them all right here!
nowi_wins: (Flight of dragons pilots of fantasy)
Name: Nora Drake: Nowi
Age: 12
Appearance: A petite blonde girl with dark blue eyes. (And normal human ears, of course.)
Occupation: Student (7th grade)

Full Application: Linked here.

Echoes Received:
1st Echo- A dragonstone
2nd Echo- Manakete stamina (Wise Snake event)
3rd Echo- An arcwind tome(Pink lights over Vegas)
4th Echo- Memories of playing house with Lon Qu (Toothpicks)
5th Echo- The memory of some guy (Henry) telling her that he would conjure up a dragon friend for her to play with. Gotten from a conversation about cool dragon summons with Phillip.
6th Echo- The memory that she knew a white haired boy who was always followed by crows. (Henry) Gotten from Rakka mentioning that a crow is following her around.
7th Echo- The memory of being chased through the desert by some old guy(Gregor) who was in turn being chased by some creepy cultists. She runs into an army being led by this blue haired guy(Chrom) and they offer to help her. Essentially, the opening scene to chapter 8, but not the ensuing battle or the outcome. (Talking to Geoff Benwick)
8th Echo- A glass axe (the runaway car)
9th Echo- Her Dragon form! (First encounter with a Vermedi) In this form she has scales, wings, claws, and can breathe fire. Pretty standard dragon stuff mostly. Her dragon form isn't terribly large as dragons go, however. I'd estimate her to be about 20 feet long from nose to tail.
10th Echo- The memory that she used to offer dragon rides to kids. They were usually too scared to accept.
11th Echo- Manakete lifespan. Manaketes typically live a few thousand years and age much more slowly than humans. (Pink light in Germany)
12th Echo- TBD


Notes: Nothing yet~
nowi_wins: (into the world they've been)
OOC Information:
Name: Ket
Are you over 15? Yes
Contact: Either PM this journal or [plurk.com profile] flutterpony

IC Information:
Name: Nowi/Nora Drake
Canon and medium: Fire Emblem:Awakening (video game)
Age: Nowi is over a thousand years old, Nora is only twelve
Preincarnation Species: Manakete (Essentially a dragon. The terms are in fact used interchangeably during the game.)
Preincarnation Appearance: Concept art!
Any differences: Nora has normal human ears and her hair is a plain blonde, lacking the greenish tint.

Preincarnated History:

Very little is known about Nowi's history in canon. We find out from her supports that she was born in a far off land, and that she never really knew her parents because she was kidnapped when she was very small. Much of her childhood was spent alone. At some point, she fell into the hands of human slavers and was sold off several times. She was made to perform tricks in her dragon form as entertainment until finally she was sold to the Grimleal, a cult that worships an evil dragon. They intended to use her as a sacrifice, an offering to their dark god. But one of the mercenaries they hired decided to turn on them and rescue her.

In their haste to escape, they stumbled upon Chrom's army. They join up, and Nowi was finally able to live freely and make friends and do everything she ever wanted. And through time travel shenanigans, she even got to meet her future daughter, Nah. (I'm leaving the identity of Nowi's husband vague, in case of future apps.) She fought bravely alongside Chrom's army and together they vanquished the fell dragon.

But you can read about all of that in more depth here.

Reincarnated History:

Nora doesn't remember her parents and knows very little about them. She's been told that they died in a car accident when she was two years old, and ever since then she's been shuffled between various foster homes. Nora was mostly a good kid, if a little moody and bratty. Her grades were always poor, pulling a combination Cs and Ds, which always caused friction between her and her teachers. It was only compounded by the fact that she showed no inclination to improve those grades. Passing was enough for her.

She was very active in clubs and extracurricular activities, but tended to join a different thing every year. In fourth grade it was choir, in fifth grade it was softball, in sixth it was drama club and so forth. Lately she's been thinking of learning to cook or sew.

It was halfway through the seventh grade that her life suddenly changed. A relative had surfaced who was willing to take her in. Her grandfather. And Nora finally found out some more about her parents. Her parents' marriage had been opposed by both families, so they had eloped. Having been estranged from their families, her parents' relatives had never even known that Nora existed.

She moved into her grandfather's home in Locke city at the end of January. Nora is excited about actually having a relative, but is still uncertain about how to relate to him. She recently transferred into the local middle school to finish out the seventh grade.

First Echo:

Her first echo came about a week ago. She misplaced her phone while at school and one of her teachers agreed to help her look for it. They searched for a long time, and Nora became visibly upset. She really didn't want to have explain to her grandfather that she'd already lost the brand new phone that he'd just given her. The teacher assured her they'd keep looking until they found it.

This triggered a strange moment of deja vu, as Robin had said something similar to Nowi when searching for a lost dragonstone. And that's just what she found. A dragonstone, sitting next to her phone which she'd forgotten on a bookshelf. Not that Nora knows what it is or how to use it. (And she hasn't got the ability to use it anyway) But the second she picked it up, a string of strange numbers popped into her head.

Preincarnation Personality:

Despite being over a thousand years old, Nowi is very childish. She spends most of her time playing games like hide and seek or trying to give dragon rides to children in nearby villages. When she doesn't get her way she pouts and whines. And it usually works. She manages to convince Ricken to lie to Chrom so she doesn't get into trouble, and even gets Lon Qu to play house with her. Unfortunately, she has a bit of a problem remembering her own strength. Her favorite game, 'duck duck dragon' very nearly kills Virion. And she'll use her dragon fire for things like cooking, even though all that does is char the food. In her first sparring match with Cherche, Nowi sends her flying with a strike from her tail. And if something bores her, she's not shy about telling you. She tells Nah flat out that studying looks like 'the opposite of fun.' She also asserts with complete confidence that playing is her job in Chrom's army.

But despite being slightly bratty, she's also really kind and considerate. She finds an injured bird and insists they use an expensive healing staff to help it. She uses her own scales to make armor for Gregor, so he'll be better protected on the battlefield. And when she's playing games with Cherche she tries to come up with games that would allow Cherche's wyvern, Minerva, to join in. When she learns that Libra is having trouble making friends, she very helpfully drags him around to each person in the army until he's met everyone. Kellam's loneliness even inspires her to try to be his big sister.

Although Nowi clearly enjoys being a dragon, there are some drawbacks. She's acutely aware of the differences in their lifespans. While she's already over a thousand, most of her friends aren't likely to live past a century. There is nothing Nowi fears more than loneliness, something that is a recurring theme in many of her supports. She even admits having nightmares about it. As such, she gets pretty attached to her friends. Her behavior often borders on clingy, following people around and pestering them for attention. Even the little bird that she nursed back to health is important to her. When it leaves to rejoin it's flock, she cries because she'll miss it so much. And in her solo ending, she tries to live away from humans but winds up missing them and coming back.

But as childish and clingy as she is, Nowi can also be very wise. She's able to recognize that Nah is too young and inexperienced to use dragonstones very often, and even helps her to find other ways to train. And she's very willing to learn new things herself. She happily takes hunting tips and cooking lessons from Robin. And even after being used and abused by human slavers for years, Nowi is still able to trust humans as a whole. She doesn't hold any grudges and doesn't judge her new friends for what other members of their race had done. When Tiki approaches her about the trouble with having so many friends with such short life spans, Nowi is able to give her a new perspective on it. Tiki mentions the belief that people who have died become stars in the heavens, so stargazing always makes her sad. But Nowi tells her that it should make her happy, because it means she gets to see all of those friends every single night. So it's like they never really left.

Any differences:
-Nora is human and thus doesn't need to worry about all her friends having shorter lifespans. She also didn't have as lonely a childhood. Because of this, Nora is less clingy than Nowi, and doesn't have the same fear of loneliness.
-She's also not over a thousand years old, so she lacks the ageless wisdom that Nowi occasionally displays.
-And being a modern twelve year old girl, Nora's interests are actually slightly more mature. Instead of 'house,' hide and seek,' and other childish games, Nora's free time is filled with movies, video games, and various school club activities.

Abilities:
She's a manakete, also known as a dragon. Besides a greatly increased life span and better stamina than her human friends, what this means is that she can turn into a dragon. Wings, scales, fire breath, etc. To facilitate this transformation, small objects called dragonstones are used.

She also has some talent in casting spells from tomes, and fighting on flying mounts. (These are the two options the player gets for reclassing her.)

Roleplay Sample -
Third Person:


Nora tilted her head and frowned as she looked up at the various club fliers hanging on the bulletin board. One of the really fun things about starting in a new school is the chance to maybe find a club or activity that they didn't have in your last one. But these all looked like pretty standard fare. Field hockey, chess club, orchestra..... nothing new. Her gaze lingered briefly on a flier for a club that was trying to save the oceans, or the beaches, or maybe just the whales. Either way, the mascot was cute. But... nah. Not for her.

"There must be something good here..."

But then one caught her eye. Mostly because she didn't actually know what it was. Orienteering? There definitely hadn't been a club for that at her last school. The only clue the flier offered was some clip art of a compass and some trees. Which meant that she'd just have to find out after she joined. She grinned and took note of the room number.

"Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!"

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