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Character Number
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Last Updated
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[ "Icky Thump" - The White Stripes ]

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Name
Koda'vis
[ ko - dah - vis ]

Birthname
Wykoda
[ whik - ko - da ]

Nicknames
Wyk

Gender
Male

Age
31
[ 2017 S. Winter ]

Ranking Position
Pearling
[ Lord Heir ]

Residence
The Flotilla

Origin
Crom Hold >> New Atricis Weyr

Strike Team
None at Present

Physical Health
Hale and Hearty

Mental Health
Living Life to the Fullest


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Level of Craft
Miner (Journeyman)

Abilities
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This allows you to create a character that has a blood tie to a prestigious bloodline. Such as the chilld, sibling, or other relative of Lord/Lady Holders, Master Crafters, Weyrleaders, Weyrwomen and Queenriders. Tunnel Leaders and Tunnel Matriarch are included. Exception to needing this token would be if you were the player of one of those ranking characters and the new character is their child.

Daredevil
People with this ability have an uncanny skill at pulling off stunts that would otherwise spell danger or disaster and making it out with little or no injury. Things that are still physically impossible are still impossible, and a Daredevil might not succeed 100% of the time.

Rare Talent
[ Tattoo Artist ]
A character with this trait can have one unique or rare talent or skill not seen often or taught in Crafting. Examples of this might be fire dancing, tattooing, or other unusual skill.

Tattoo
[ Six Total ]

This allows you to put one tattoo, regardless of size, on your character.

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Bonded Pearl
Black Ukamevis

Orientation
Somewhere on the Demisexual Spectrum

Parents
Yakonen, Lord Holder [ 1997 - ]
[ Father ]

Wenjoda, Lady Holder [ 1999 - ]
[ Mother ]

Siblings
Jakory, Minor Holder [ 2020 - ]
Kenjonen, Cotholder [ 2023 - ]
Anjorwen, Journeyman Miner [ 2025 - ]
Kiranoja, Apprentice Miner [ 2033 - ]
Yornennoja, Apprentice Miner [ 2033 - ]
[ Brothers ]

Wenon, Minor Holder's Wife-in-Waiting [ 2028 - ]
[ Sisters ]

Others
None at Present
[ Children ]

Iver'vas, Pearling [ 2025 - ]
[ Betrothed ]

Pets
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Diamond Gossamer
[ Amal ]
Motherly | Gentle | Considerate

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[ Adah ]
Bronze Firelizard
3 feet, 1 inch
#D4882A, #FAB56C
Personality: imaginative, restless, courageous
Hatched: Mano Day 10 [ Winter ] 2047
Dam / Sire: Unknown / Unknown

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Play-By
Jason Momoa

Hair
Brown, light

Eyes
Blue, light

Height
6'4"

Build
Muscular
[ "brick shit house" ]

Other
Though he tries to hide it, which only makes the ache worse later, he has a limp that originates in hisi right leg. Otherwise, there's normal marks and scars across his body, but the telling patterns on him are the various tattoos that he sports, some of which he's proud to say he's applied himself.

Wyk isn't the individual he was in appearance when he left home. At that point in life he was thin, with long limbs that were only just gaining some of the muscle mass he now has today. There were no tattoos, no long hair, nothing that marks him as the man he has become. Anyone that sees him now wouldn't recognize him as a person of the Crom blood. But he is indeed that boy-man that he was when he left the North, he still has the marks to prove who he once was; a birthmark his mother would recognize from anywhere covering the majority of the bottom of his right foot, a telling limp from a broken leg he suffered when he was just twelve Turns old, the light, icy blue eyes that his father's bloodline are known to have.

He likes to keep his hair long, but not necessarily unruly. Long it's almost curly in places. It appears almost dark when its wet, but once dry, its light in places, more dark blonde than brownish it seems, due in no small part to how much time he's spent out in the sun since his arrival South so many Turns prior. Most of the time he wears it free, but when the work is heavy and he doesn't want it in the way, he'll tie it back. Trims come once every few months, and while he'll contemplate cutting it every so often, he has no plans to do so anytime soon. His face is full of features that can only be described as hard and masculine, there's nothing soft or even sharp about him; angles yes, but there seems to be a certain set to him that makes everything seem perfectly in place.

Clothing wise, he's never been a picky man. When he was younger and forced into fancy clothes, he was always uncomfortable, and would have preferred wearing things that he wanted to. He would have worn nicer things as his parents had wanted, but he would have liked the chance to choose things that he wanted. Ever since becoming independent from them - and Faranth help him, he has no intentions of ever going back, Heir to Crom or not - he mostly wears things that one would look at and never make the assumption that he's a Lord Holder's heir as a result. It makes him more comfortable in his own skin, and he prefers that over making an impression on people based on his appearance. He isn't even bothered by colors, and will often wear things that don't always go well together. Patterns are a different thing completely. He has something of an eye for them, but that's about as far as it goes when it comes to dressing himself.

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Energetic ~ Hedonistic ~ Audacious ~ Jovial ~ Frank ~ Decisive

Energetic
[ showing or involving great activity or vitality ]

“The world belongs to the energetic.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wyk needs to be going, going, going most of the waking hours of the day. He's not content to merely sit around and wait for things to happen. He needs to see things done; idle hands are his kryptonite in other words. He doesn't burn through it easily, and as a result, he'll sometimes suffer through sleepless nights (i.e. he suffers from frequent bouts of insomnia). When he does sleep, he's a light sleeper, and only crashes when he's ill; even then, he's often on his feet when he shouldn't be, much to the chagrin of the healers tending to him.


Hedonistic
[ engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent ]

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

If ever there was a man that liked to indulge in things, that man would be Wyk. He takes his pleasures as seriously as he does his duties, though perhaps at times he finds them a little more important depending on the nature of the latter (he did take off from the one that should be at the forefront of his mind after all, that of Lord Heir of Crom). While he doesn't leave out most delights from his daily feasts - drinking, the occasional partaking of joy plant, pursuing the next adrenaline high, having a cigarette here or there just because he can - he's rather picky about partners he takes to bed, doing so only when he believes he has some sort of connection with them. Sometimes this comes back to bite him on the ass, especially when he knows there's something holding him back from making a full on commitment of any sort...


Audacious
[ showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks ]

“Be as audacious
As you wish.
By all means look to the heavens.”
― Scott Hastie

Risks are what he takes, challenges are his bread and butter. He's not afraid to take the bull by the horns, and twist them to bring the beast to its knees. He likes the thrill it gives him, and he enjoys the payout that it brings in the end. He doesn't always stop to think about the consequences that come about in the end, or take into account any risks that might be involved, but when he does, he's very careful about what he does, and makes sure that no corners are cut and no stones are left unturned.


Jovial
[ cheerful and friendly ]

“Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self.”
― William Makepeace Thackeray

It wasn't always the case, but Wyk does his best to keep his chin up, and remain as happy a man, and kind to others, as he possibly can. He's always got a smile on his face, no matter his mood in general, or how he might be feeling, and he can usually be counted on to brighten the general feeling of an atmosphere if things are poor in spirits.


Frank
[ open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters ]

“An honest man speaks truth, don't expect him to speak sweet.”
― Amit Kalantri

To be short and to the point, never ask him for an opinion on a matter if you're not prepared for the hard, brutal, and honest truth of the matter. He doesn't beat around the bush, he doesn't drag his feet, he gets straight to the point and releases what he knows, regardless of what the thought is, what the matter might be that's calling, and if it hurts feelings, then that isn't really his fault now, is it? He isn't cruel by any means, and perhaps the only time he fudges things is when it comes to speak to children. Everyone else - like adults over the age of eighteen? They should known better and if they don't, he's going to tell them exactly what's on his mind, word for word.


Decisive
[ settling an issue; producing a definite result; having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively ]

“Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”
― Brian Tracy

Making decision isn't a difficult thing for him. Once he sets his mind on something, usually it can be a trial to make him change his mind in fact. He thinks on his feet, and produces results, making him an efficient taskmaster and worker that can be depended upon to produce the results that the flotilla is going to want to see in their pearlriders and workers.

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[ 2017 - 2022 ]
00 - 05 Turns of Age

― Wyk is born, the eldest son to the newly named Lord and Lady of Crom Hold. He is to be their first child, and an important fixture in the territory for the first few Turns of his life, up until the moment when he decides to leave the North as a young adult. A much wanted child, he seemed to usher in several more children along the way, each a boy, much to his mother's frustration when all she wanted was a little girl to be able to pamper and dress up.

― Even at a young age, little Wyk, as he insists on being called, shows an aptitude for being a tiny little daredevil. He decides at the age of give to journey near the dens of the whers of the Hold, despite being told countless times by his parents and minders to avoid the area completely, especially when not with one of the adults in his life. Somehow though he managed to slip away, causing a panic when his lack of appearance in the Hold was noted within a matter of moments. Eventually someone got it in their minds to check the dens, and he was found within one of a protective blue who was being entertained by the boy without complaint or issue. From that point on, blue became his favorite color - anything blue would catch his eye, from clothes to food and everything in between.


[ 2027 ]
10 Turns of Age

― He's told by his family that he's being betrothed to a rich Holder's daughter, a connection that will strengthen his leadership once he becomes Lord Holder. He doesn't quite understand, being only ten, and he goes about his usual business of running around and preparing for the craft he's being Apprenticed to, the one that everyone in his family seems to be sent to study in - mining. He asks his father why he's to become one if he's meant to be Lord, and he's told that in order to understand the main trade of the Hold, it's been established with their bloodline that the men and women that hold the title of Lord or Lady must also craft to it. He shrugs and decides it isn't really worth the trouble of arguing because really, it is kind of exciting, especially if it gets him away from his mother's fussing some.


[ 2028 ]
11 Turns of Age

― His baby sibling, and what will be his only sister, Wenon is born. She is his precious little friend always and the only member of his family that he truly misses now that he's in the South. He watches over her from the moment she's born and his family finds it utterly adorable how much he bonds to her. She follows him around from the moment she's able to toddle and he willingly lets her, save for when he has to go into the mines, and those are painful moments for him because she'll start crying as her nanny pulls her away and back to the Hold.


[ 2029 ]
12 Turns of Age

― Never one to quell his adventurous spirit, he allows himself to be taken on one by the son of a visiting Lord Holder. Of course, when this son says they should inspect certain areas that Wyk has been told are off limits, he does what any boy his age would do and goes into it anyway, where he proceeds to slip and get his leg stuck. The other boy runs, not to get help, but to save his own hide, and its only when he's found without his companion that he fesses up to what took place. Wyk is found, in some measure of pain, but more perturbed than anything that he was ditched by the other boy. Because of the location of the break, and how long he ends up having to mend, he ends up with a bit of a limp that becomes more noticeable when he spends too much time on his feet. Which, in general, is always.


[ 2032 ]
15 Turns of Age

― His parents announce to him that his betrothed and her mother and father will be visiting the Hold. He tries to object, being fifteen and all, but his powers of influence are nothing compared to what his own father is able to wield over him. They arrive soon after and he's stuck entertaining a little seven year old with whom he doesn't have a thing in common and discovers she bores him to tears and she can't leave soon enough but threats from his mother (in the form of warning, murderous "mother eyes") make him behave. By the time all is said and done, and River and her parents leave, he's managed to find one nice thing to say about her: "She doesn't chew like a runner."


[ 2035 ]
18 Turns of Age

― Soon after he turns eighteen, he's given what his mother calls a "surprise nameday gift that he's sure to enjoy". He knows he's going to hate it almost immediately. Sure enough, when she shows up, the panic begins to set in, more so when the two of them are forced to sit together during a wher hatching, an event he's attended numerous times already, but now will associate with dread because of his parents. After, they're made to wander the grounds together arm in arm, no easy task given their differences in height, which leads into what he thinks must be a series of dances pulled straight out of the frozen depths of between, their parents believe it to have been an enchanting time spent between the two of them, and Wykoda can't get away, or put enough distance between himself and the situation, fast enough. By the end of the following day he has put quill and ink to paper, and written a note to his parents saying he was taking a gentleman's trip to the Southern Continent in the hopes of "sowing his Lord Heir's wild oats" and that he would keep in touch to let them know when he would return. Every so often he writes to them to let them know that he hasn't sown enough, or that the "crops are being extra fickle this season", but in reality, he has no intention of returning to Crom.

― He arrives in the South upon the back of a bronze dragon, as is befitting his status as the Heir of a major Hold. He pays well enough, having lifted funds from his father's coffers - and those of his own, since he's not stupid enough to steal completely and outright - before settling into the Weyr for as long as he feels is necessary before moving on. He knows he could apply for candidacy of one of the major dragonkin, and while that appeals to him on some level, he isn't foolish enough to do so (even if he's come South as a rebel without a cause). Instead, he choose what he believes is the next best option, and decides to Apprentice to the local tattoo artists within New Atricis, deciding he would like to learn the trade for himself.


[ 2036 - 2037 ]
19 to 20 Turns of Age

― At the age of nineteen, what will become the tattoos that will make up the pieces that now grace his body begin to be set upon his skin. The following Turn, while he is by no means a master in the art himself, he begins to do little sections himself, especially along his arms, abdomen, and chest. It is yet another self-declaration to himself that she will never truly return to the North if he can so help it. While the pieces are still being worked upon, and likely always will be in order to keep them nice and sharp and bright, he does have an end goal in mind; but only one or two individuals are aware of what that is.


[ 2045 ]
28 Turns of Age

[ Spring ]
― The grand pearls, have their hatching, the first of its kind to be witnessed by humankind. Wyk is one of the humans honored to have a chance to witness the event, and he sees some of the hatchlings bond to some of the spectators. Knowing that they're able to Impress, he makes the decision to remain with them and become a candidate himself; they're in need of people to help build a permanent home, and he believes that in helping them do so, he may very well be able to earn his keep and the trust of the pearls and their new riders. It seems to work well enough - after two Turns, he's still among them, and continues to be a trusted member of their community.


[ 2047 ]
29 - 30 Turns of Age

[ Autumn ]
― He discovers the remains of what had once been a large nest of eggs. After noticing a whole one among the empty shells, he digs through them and finds a few more. While there aren't many, considering how tiny they are, he takes what he salvages back to the Flotilla but keeps one for himself. What hatches are the tiny gossamers some of residents own, of which Wyk is now bonded to one. It takes him a few days to settle on a name for his own, but eventually he manages to come up with something that pleases him immensely: Amal.

[ Winter ]
― Has a complete and utter "oh shit" meltdown when his betrothed arrives in the South - on the day of his 30th nameday of all times. He wants to hitch it out of there, but he's kind of in the water, and she's kind of really attractive, and truthfully since becoming an adult he's realized how selfish it was of him to leave her high and dry and it suddenly dawns on him that that's why he's never been able to offer commitment to anyone else. Taking off isn't an option, so he's just going to have to do the next best thing: not develop feelings for her convince her to leave.


[ 2048 ]
30 Turns of Age

[ Autumn ]
― On a sunny Autumn morning, a clutch of pearl eggs begin to hatch, and Wyk's life will forever be changed. He sheds the mantle of Heir at long last and becomes a pearling when black Ukamevis chooses him from among the candidates, and now it's just a matter of how he's going to tell his parents that he'll never be able to return to Crom after all. After all, how will he be able to do this when he's no longer Wykoda - he is now, and forever more, Koda'vis.

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Name
Ukamevis
[ uka - mev - vis ]

Nicknames
Ukie
[ ookie ]

Color
Black

Color Codes
#000000

Highlight Code
gray

Age
0
[ 2048 S. Autumn ]

Size
55 ft.
[ Legendary Class ]

Status
Growing Boy!


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Deep Diver
With this ability, Pearls can dive even deeper than others without it, allowing them to withstand extra pressure at deeper levels. However, there is a limit for how deep they can go as well, they can just go deeper than others without this ability.

Sonar Expert
Like a number of marine creatures, Pearls partially navigate the waters through echolocation, enabling them to navigate when it’s too dark to see light or the water it too murky to see through. With this ability, a Pearl’s echolocation is stronger, enabling them to “see” through it better and faster than others.

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This item allows for the changing of a Major Dragonkin’s final size either larger or smaller. Dragons and Whers can change a maximum of 2 feet. Daywhers can change a maximum of 0.5 feet (half a foot). Pearls can change a maximum of 3 feet. However, this item cannot be used to make any major dragonkin reach an abnormal size for their color and can only be used once on any major dragonkin.

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Prudent / Realistic / Suave / Honest / Enigmatic

Prudent
[ acting with or showing care and thought for the future ]

“The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

He's careful, and cautious, enough that he wants to ensure things are fine for the future. He'll pick and choose his processes carefully, almost like planning a day. He insists that one day this will prove a fruitful investment, and while his rider doesn't understand how or why, he doesn't try and stop his pearl at all; he does find it all fascinating, and watches him whenever he goes through his routines with interest.

Realistic
[ having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected ]

“Be realistic with your expectations. I'd really like to cuddle a unicorn, but it aint going to happen.”
― India Knight, The Thrift Book

For all intents and purposes he is indeed a true realist, aware that some things simply aren't possible, and some dreams aren't worth having because they're simply too silly to have - if a young pearl were to start dreaming about flying, for example, he would use his honesty to tell exactly why they should put their attentions elsewhere.

Suave
[ charming, confident, and elegant ]

“Above all, in order to gain respect, you need to be true to yourself. There is no point in trying to be brutal if it's not in your nature; there is no point in trying to be suave and sophisticated if it doesn't come naturally.”
― Alan Sugar

As unnerving as his honesty can be, there's something raw and beautiful about his suave demeanor. He's a very regal pearl in these regards, always up for a charming word to a pretty female (not even human or dragon females are beyond his scope), never lacking in confidence about himself - he is indeed the most handsome pearl there is and also, why shouldn't he flirt with that pretty dragon over there? - or his abilities.

Honest
[ free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere ]

“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

There's not a dishonest bone in this boy's body, and that's both good and bad. He can't tell a lie, but being the enigmatic sort, he's able to keep a secret. That being said, figuring out how deep his honesty lies can be painful - if you really want to know what he's thinking, be prepared for a harsh brutality that shakes even his rider's nerves.

Enigmatic
[ difficult to interpret or understand ]

“My greatest strength is to have a great capacity to confront myself no matter how unpleasant. My greatest weakness is that I don't. I know that's enigmatic, but that's sort of a general formula for anyone, actually.”
― William S. Burroughs

When it comes to his motives and intentions, what he desires to do, it isn't always easy to understand why he does things the way that he does. It can be even more difficult to dig in and figure out some of the things that he spits out, word wise, action wise. But with Ukamevis, where there is a rhyme there is a reason and he never does anything without having an intention.

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Well before his overtone was revealed, his rider considered him to be a handsome pearl. In Koda'vis' opinion, he was the most delightful specimen that hatched that day, but being bias, he might not be te most partial being to ask an opinion of on the matter. There is little doubt though that Ukamevis does indeed cut a rather dashing figure, from his rather impressive final size of fifty-five feet, the the coloring he sports of both black and dark grays, to the fantastic markings that spread across his armored hide making it appear as though he's made of cracked clay or earth.

[ Overtone information will go here. ]

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Hatching: 2nd Pearl
Season: Autumn
Turn: 2048
Dame: White-Gold Cetovas
Sire 1: Black-Rose Cthuvis
Sire 2: Black-Silver Mohovis

No sooner had the second one walked off the sands to be fed, then there were two more eggs rocking in tandem. However, where the last pair had seemed to be in competition with each other, these two seemed to be almost dancing together. One would rock a certain way and the other would follow, then they'd reverse and the other would do something and the first would follow. They did this for a little bit until finally their antics caused both of their shells to crack and fall apart.

Two bodies crashed into each other with an upset bugle. Sorry about that. Didn't mean to crash into you, sister. The darker of the two said. He was most certainly a black, but quite a bit lighter in color than his brothers. All of his feet were darker still and ebony lines ran over all of his body.

It's alright. I suppose we shouldn't be fooling around so much anyways. We should be stuffing our bellies. I'm sure you are just as hungry as I am. The white said in a slightly commanding voice. Her hide was mottled with what looked like little burst patterns. C'mon now. Up with you. Let's get to getting food. She said as she pushed at him.

Hang on a second, sister. Look at these...well...whatevers that is with our glint. They are rather interesting don't you think? He said as he began to move closer to those that were circled around the clutch.

Brother...come on. Food! Don't you want something in your belly? Aren't you starving? Whatever these things are they aren't that intere.... The white began to say, but then was distracted by something. She bit a hold of her brother's tail, to which he squawked with surprise, and began to drag him after her.

What are you doing, sister? I was looking at these....whatevers. He complained as he tried to pull his tail out of her mouth.

Hush, brother. This one....this one right here is very interesting to me. I think I must have her. The white said as she happily began to push at the woman's legs.

While the white impressed, her brother watched in slight astonishment as his sister bonded to one of these....whatevers. Did you bond to one of these, sister? That is amazing. I think I want one too. They're so different than us, but that's what makes them amazing. He said before she began to walk off with her person. He turned and looked around and gave a squeak of surprise to see that there was someone else very near to them. Where did you come from? I guess I wasn't paying attention. Or you are just that silent? OH! You should teach me how to sneak like that. Could come in handy sometime. The name is Ukamevis and I think you and I, Wykoda will be just perfect together.

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The Endless Drought Pearling
Black Pearl
Ukamevis


-:- Impressed to -:-
Wykoda (Ember)
-:- Personality -:-
Prudent, Realistic, Suave, Honest, Enigmatic
-:- Final Size -:-
52 ft.

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