Winds of Change Blue Xaventh

Dragon Description

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Contrasts of light and shadow play over the form of this lithe, muscular dragon tracing over a short, round muzzle and the contours of his other features which are quite angular in comparison. Predominantly a bold sapphire, the hue seems to brighten along his back and windswept, sharply angled neckridges pooling over broad shoulders and chest whilst brushing beneath his belly. Brilliant azure sweeps along his sides and tail, accentuating his streamlined build and the promise of speed and agility that already seems evident at a glance. While his body is all brightness, his limbs provide a startling contrast, gradually darkening to a deep blue-black just along the clean lines of his gleaming talons. Spars of polished midnight blue bear wingsails of a lighter hue, membranes striated with softer lines that lend his otherwise startling appearance something akin to delicacy.


Egg Name and Description

Marbled Impersonation Egg

Instead of the normal, familiar mottling of cream or faint browns, the off-white hues of this oddly, slightly pointed, egg have been relentlessly marred by a mottling of somber grays and blacks. Both hues appear to have been carelessly thrown on in a varying degree of spatters and splotches that range in size and vividness - leaving some to appear diluted, almost faded and others much bolder in contrast. One particularly large swath of black streaks up along the odd tip of the egg's shell before breaking up, only adding to the marbled effect of this particular egg.


Hatching Message

Marbled Impersonation Egg cannot withstand the onslaught any longer and with a final rough shake that sends it toppling sideways, the shell splits and shatters, allowing the dazzling blue hatchling to tumble free.


Hatchling Name and Description

Winds of Change Blue Hatchling

Contrasts of light and shadow play over the form of this lithe, muscular dragon tracing over a short, round muzzle and the contours of his other features which are quite angular in comparison. Predominantly a bold sapphire, the hue seems to brighten along his back and windswept, sharply angled neckridges pooling over broad shoulders and chest whilst brushing beneath his belly. Brilliant azure sweeps along his sides and tail, accentuating his streamlined build and the promise of speed and agility that already seems evident at a glance. While his body is all brightness, his limbs provide a startling contrast, gradually darkening to a deep blue-black just along the clean lines of his gleaming talons. Spars of polished midnight blue bear wingsails of a lighter hue, membranes striated with softer lines that lend his otherwise startling appearance something akin to delicacy.


Impression Message

There is a heaviness that suddenly seems to reach for you and for your attention, before gently enveloping you in its silent grasp. A flicker of sound, echoing in the distance, muffled by the slow moving mists of it'sno, /his/mind. «… Amadeo?» That sound again, only now clearly a voice, low and uncertain at first but with growing confidence and determination as it returns, clearer and louder then before. «No. Not Amadeo anymore. We will find a new name for you. I am Xaventh and we have much to do and with little time! I need to eat first though.» His hold over you eases up, allowing the heavy mists of his own mind to recede enough so that you can now see him - a bright, yet dark, blue hatchling staring up into your eyes.


Mindvoice Name and Description

Silvery Haunting Echoes

Xaventh's voice can be easily described as a low, rolling tone that is often or not firm and relatively calm to mimic his quiet, observant self. It can change on a whim, however should he be angry, his words and tone would take on a cold, harsh edge or if the situation calls for it, he can even carry a hint of authoritativeness to his voice to make his opinions, or yours, stand out that much more. Always accompanying his mental touch is the gentle imagery of a constantly shifting fog, it's movements ever changing in heaviness and tempo, as well as a diluted shade of color that best emphasizes his mood at the time. Any imagery or sound he shares with you with at first come through vague, diluted or distorted before eventually developing into a clear, stunning representation of whatever it may be.


Inspiration

All descriptions were written by G'rism, with some tweaking from other players. Your dragon's egg was based on the theme of, well eggs! But to be specific, this particular egg was themed off of a Killdeer's egg color. Your blue was inspired by and themed off of various different things. His name, Xaventh, comes from a play on word from the Swedish 'Vaxten' that loosely means grow or growth. His description was themed off of a Ulysses Blue butterfly, since it was mentioned that you preferred a theme that revolved around beauty. I also decided to use a 'butterfly' for his physical description because of the symbolism of growth and change. Butterflies go through a period of changes, known as metamorphosis, and Xaventh will undergo changes of his own in many ways. This is the base of his personality.

Xaventh himself was also loosely based on Peter Petrelli from the television series 'Heroes'. He is a former hospice nurse in his mid-20s with the power to absorb and mimic the powers of other evolved humans. Sensitive and compassionate, he is also defined by his complex relationship with his older brother, Nathan. I chose this character because he emphasizes the theme of 'change' and 'growth' and he really opens up into a different person throughout the series as his confidence in his powers (and the control over them) increases.

Nothing in his personality or description is not set in stone. Xaventh is for you to grow with and enjoy as you please and I hope you do have as much fun playing him as I had creating him. Welcome to Weyrlinghood at Eastern Weyr and Congratulations!

~ G'rism


Personality And Growing Up

Xaventh will undergo many stages of change and growth through the many months till he's matured and for many Turns to come of course by then the change will be far more subtle. In the first stage of his life, the first few weeks, he'll be no different then a small child inexperienced, untried and seeming to boast an endless curiosity with anything and everything that stirs interest. Xaventh will be like this leaving you little time between thoughts as he sends question after question to you and if the answer doesn't satisfy him, he'll ask for more or, as he grows into his first few months of life, he'll begin to lightly challenge your opinion or outlook, trying to get you to broaden your mind and open it up to all possibilities no matter how far fetched or impossible they may seem. When he reaches maturity, these questions will become fewer and it'll be more of his opinion on the matter. He'll become more inwardly silent, quietly observant and always seeking your own outlook should he reach no conclusion he is satisfied with.

If there is one thing that Xaventh does have at this beginning stage of life is an unending limit to his confidence. At first, it could be considered a near fault almost bordering on a frustrating stubbornness, but as you two grow together it'll slowly unfold that he is, indeed, confident in himself and everything he can do, but most importantly he's convinced that you, too, have the capability to have the same firm sense of confidence. The moment he realizes this, or whenever you falter, Xaventh will be there to boost you and push you. Never will he let you give up, which could possibly be quite frustrating at times. But he's patient and if he can't persuade you that day, he'll try the next and then the next until you see the light.

When training begins, Xaventh will be eager to prove his worth and develop any skills he may have. As to which skills these be, not even he knows at this point, but that doesn't stop him from looking at it from all angles and running it by you of course. It will become apparent as well, around this time, that Xaventh learns primarily through observation. So much so, that he begins to mimic various things he observes and you may find yourself having to snip a few undesirable traits in the bud before they can flourish. He will keenly observe all and everything every chance he can get especially if it will benefit the two of you, or at least what he thinks will. And should Xaventh find something particularly intriguing, even if it's potentially dangerous, be prepared to work out the reasons /why/ he shouldn't attempt it or why you shouldn't. He'll be persistent at first, but you are most important and should you remain stubbornly firm and confident in your reasoning, he too will agree. These episodes will become rare as he grows towards maturity, as he is only now in the middle stage and is only beginning to reach his full potential.

It will no doubt be a good thing that Xaventh has such confidence in himself as when training intensifies, he will begin to struggle a little. His control over such mundane things, such as mastering flight or exercises, will begin to waver. This will frustrate him to no end and in his determination to prove not only to himself, but also to you and everyone else, that he /can/ do it, he may involuntarily wind up endangering himself or the both of you. For the first time, his control over his temper comes into play and Xaventh will act out as any frustrated, disappointed, individual might do lash out verbally. He'll become difficult and snarky, if not coming close to anger. You will be the only one he trusts enough to talk him down and while he, at times, will grudgingly agree, it'll take all your strength and, perhaps, confidence, to do so. Xaventh may, involuntarily or perhaps purposely, do this to really test you. Asking him his true motives will only earn you a smug silence. Xaventh only wants the best for you and see you succeed as well as he knows, deep down, that you can. But even he has faults he must overcome in time. And in time he will.

As training persists, so will Xaventh's success. Over the months, not only does he grow physically into a stunning, agile blue but also his mental mind has become as swift as he looks. Flying becomes one of his greatest accomplishments and he'll eagerly and excitedly work out maneuvers and flight plans with you and, should you agree to one, immediately request that you try it out. His control becomes more and more refined, physically and mentally. As he reaches the final stages of his growth, Xaventh begins to share more of his outlook on the world. He'll pass on comments to you almost at random throughout the day, either in relation to the situation you both are in and just a tangent of his own thoughts. He'll begin to open up to you, holding nothing back and keeping little secret, as he may have done when he was younger. Xaventh is as much a part of you as you are a part of him and he will always remind you of that.

Maturity comes with a price and when Xaventh has reached his final stage, his interest in females, which has remained mildly curious and indifferent until now, becomes something much more. Flights for Xaventh will be a challenging thrill. Here he'll test his skills and wit against the other males and, of course, that of the green he's chasing. Beauty seems his biggest drive when it comes to chasing and it'll be a rare day indeed when Xaventh doesn't find a green beautiful enough to stir his interest. He won't be one to woo with words instead he plans to win her over in a simple game of 'who's the fastest'. Should he loose, he'll no doubt fault himself and quietly slip back home to brood over what he could have done better for next time.


Credits

Name Winds of Change Blue Xaventh
Dam Gold Pagnisath
Sire Bronze Osraebukath
Created By G'rism
Impress To A'deo (Amadeo)
Illustration A'deo
Hatched 8 February 2008
Eastern Weyr
PernWorld MUSH
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