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My personality in a nutshell:
Current Residence: Timmins Ont.
Personal Quote: "Once you start listening to people you lose your creativity." - Something I read on 's Fanfiction profile.
Name: Xiǎoshēng (“little birth”) Nuniq (“female seal”)
· First name is often shortened to Xiǎo
· Only the native people of Southern E.C. use Nuniq, everyone else uses Xiǎoshēng
· Often teased for the meaning of his second name
Pronouns: “He/Him” “They/Them”
Xiǎo is a charming young man who appears a lot more confident than he actually is. He’s not sure what he’s doing right, but whatever it is, it’s working so he thinks he’s pretty clever for that. Like many other male selkies, he seems to have a certain knack for unintentionally courting others who are looking for more than he’s willing to give. The failed relationship of his father and mother make him anxious about finding a mate. Of course, it may also have something to do with the fact that he has yet to figure out his sexuality and romantic orientation. Despite this, his social ‘success’ seems to give him the confidence he needs to stay out of his shell.
Xiǎo believes strongly with good personal hygiene and is appalled by those who don’t take care of themselves. He seemed to have inherited his mother’s maternal instincts and feels the need protect and care for those who are injured or younger than himself. Two of the most important aspects of his life are family and community. The clan is his family even if they aren’t blood related. Unfortunately, his strong ties to his clan make him hesitant to explore the rest of the world despite being curious about it. The longest he’s been away was when he journeyed to his father’s clan from his mother’s clan. It took him just over 2 months and he was a ship most of the time while accompanied by his mother and Atii, so he doesn’t count that. After that, he’s rarely left the safety and familiarity of his village. He’ll explore the surrounding area, but stays well away from nearby settlements and the city.
As he is an apprentice to the clan’s healer, he is knowledgeable about natural healing methods. He’s sharp and very observant. Xiǎo gets into one of those states when he’s working with a patient. You know the ones. He can spot an injury or an illness from even the most skilled liars. He soaks up information like a sponge and loves any chance where he can learn something new.
Concerning his enhanced magical abilities, Xiǎo finds them embarrassing and rarely uses them outside of healing. Because he has a stronger magical ability than a normal selkie, but is still seen as unimpressive in an average mage’s eye, he finds himself in an awkward position. He doesn’t like to talk about it, and he refuses to go to Turtle City to train.
Socially, Xiǎo gets along fairly well with his clan mates. Some of them aren’t fond of the idea that he’s mixed blood, but they still consider him family. With strangers, he internally screams as he tries to put on a brave and friendly face. Whatever, if it works, it works, right? Well, not really. Most find him a bit odd at first, as he can go from perfectly charming and confident to shy and awkward. They also find he smells very strongly of mint.
· His family and Atii
· Good personal hygiene
· Mint tea
· Curing other’s ailments
· Bad personal hygiene
· The fact that he’s a mage
· Anything that preys on seals (except Atii)
Xiǎo is the child of Nuniq, a selkie from the polar region of E.C., and Ju-long, a selkie from the large freshwater lake of Northwestern E.C. He was raised in his mother’s clan, but never knew his father, as Ju-long returned to his own clan soon after he was born.
As a child, Xiǎo never excelled at any common skills like fishing or hunting. He could catch his own meal, but he wasn’t skilled enough to provide for a family. He only showed talent as a healer after he hid in the Healer’s hut one day while trying to avoid his hunting mentor. His strong magical influence developed soon after.
While many members of his clan saw his abilities as a gift, he found them to be a burden. He had a hard time keeping them under control, and he almost hurt others on several occasion due to their unpredictability. When he was 14, he got the news that he would be going to live with his father’s tribe. There he would be able to study magic and learn how to control it better. Extremely reluctant but not wanting to cause his clan any more trouble, he allowed his mother to take him to his new clan. He brought one of his grandfather’s fishing spears as a keepsake.
Once Xiǎo and his mother reached Ju-long’s clan, he got to meet his father for the first time. It was an extremely awkward meeting and they don’t really like to talk about it. Despite that, Xiǎo got settled in and slowly warmed up to his father, especially after his mother left and the feeling of homesickness was almost unbearable.
Soon after Xiǎo arrived in his new clan, Ju-long took him to meet with an acquaintance who offered to train his son. Xiǎo outright refused (albeit politely), but his father tried to convince him to reconsider. Things got heated, and Xiǎo lost control, throwing a fit and destroying a few trees in the process. The acquaintance finally came up with a compromise. He gave Xiǎo a special stone and beads made from the same material. The stone had special properties that would help dispel excess magic into the air as vapor. He used the beads for a necklace he always wears and he (somehow) attached the stone to his spear, which acts more as a staff than a tool to hunt. At least it looks cool.
Xiǎo found his place in Ju-long’s clan as the healer’s apprentice. Since they are getting on in age, it was time for them to take-on a student anyways.
Xiǎo has a vast knowledge of medicinal herbs and other natural materials. The only way he’s learned to control his magic is to heal. He can easily heal a small wound such as a cut. He can also use it to help clear illnesses like fevers. Another strength is his ability to wield his staff. Despite the lack of combat in his life, he trains with it from time to time and can use it with surprising efficiency.
In his seal form he gains the advantages of a seal as well as the disadvantages.
Anything more than a cut or a low fever takes a lot of energy for Xiǎo to heal. He isn’t could at regulating the amount of energy he puts into a spell, so it’s hard to predict how strong it will be. It also isn’t the most physically fit person around. He has lean muscles, but they’re mostly from wielding his staff and carrying baskets full of fish. He gets winded easily as he does little physical excursion other than the things mentions in the previous sentence.
In his seal form he gains the advantages of a seal as well as the disadvantages.
· Ice Veil (Magic - Ice): Xiǎo can create a cloud of ice particles that can condense and encase things in ice. He’s really bad at it, and rarely uses it.
· Heal (Magic - Spirit): Xiǎo can heal basic injuries. Anything more and the results are unpredictable and expends a lot of energy.
· Snowfall (Magic – Ice): Sometimes Xiǎo can make it snow. He doesn’t know how, but it seems to depend on the mood he’s in. It’s not very useful, but it makes Atii and some of the clan children happy.
· Elemental Control (kind of) (Magic - Ice/Water): Xiǎo's magic can control water in all of its form. He mostly uses it to make hot water or ice for medicinal purposes. Sometimes he accidentally freezes way too much water and the clan is just stuck with half of their beach frozen over. They encourage him to use a bucket.
· Sealskin shawl
· Normal outfit
· Sealskin sleeveless parka
· Normal outfit
· Fancy mage robe
· Sealskin sash or shawl
· Hide boots
· Fishing spear with magic stone (basically a mage staff)
· Necklace with magic regulating beads
Mundane Magical Items
“I have enough magic in my life, as it is. Why do I need more?”
Atii (“Come on!; Let's go!; Go ahead.”) or Angijuk (older sibling of same sex) or Innugati (“friend”)
Atii was saved by an 8 year-old Xiǎo when he was a juvenile. The frostbear was being hunted by an old male who had killed his mother and was desperate for food. They’ve been companions ever since. You may find it a bit odd that a bear and a seal are friends, and you’re not wrong. It’s weird. They make it work somehow.
Atii got his name because Xiǎo did not know what to call him at first. But he often said ‘atii’ to signal they were going somewhere it eventually became the word he responded to. Xiǎo will also affectionately refer to him as other things in his native tongue such as Angijuk and Innugati.
The frostbear is lazy and a bit standoffish. He doesn’t like to listen unless he wants to and spends most of his time lazing around or following Xiǎo. He’s more like a dog than a giant ice bear.
Nuniq – mother
Ju-long – father
Atii – companion & occasional mount
More eventually, hopefully.
· He drinks a lot of mint tea to try and hide the stench of fish on his breath
· He also uses a lot of natural perfumes (flowers, herbs, etc.) to hide the stench of fish on the rest of his body
· He really dislikes smelling like fish
· Atii doesn’t seem to care that his friend and his family are all seals
· Xiǎoshēng has never actually used the spear as a spear
· His mother is based off of a Baikal seal and his father a Weddell seal
· Because Baikal seals are so small, it has an effect on his human height, so that’s why he’s kind of short
· Atii’s ice armour is based off of ancient Chinese armour