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Drop One StepDrop by ShadowFelis
The cold air ripped at the girl's lungs, moisture leaving her mouth live silent screams. A nearby street lamp flickered, providing no solstice or warmth. Her skin tensed, her fingers number. She didn't notice.
Her hands are gripping the railing now, lifeless fingers tightening around the cold metal. She stared down blankly, head growing dizzy at the sheer height. The river below looked ominous, rippling in the freezing air like dark beast. She wondered how much it would hurt when her body would hit the water, how long it would take before the water carried her away. Right now, the cruelty of the drop was what she needed.
She's over the railing now, head swiveled back. She can hear the cars pass in the distance, and she almost wishes someone would find her. People don't tend to look at the abandoned bridge anymore, though. They said it was unsafe, and they were right.
Age:28 moons (28 years)
Romantic Orientation: Aromantic
Species: Corvo (see below)
Place of Origin: Ca’ar, Capitol of the Northern Desert
Personality: Quiet, curious, introverted, usually fairly passive
Home cooked meals
Beads, stones, trinkets
Fairly strong upper body
Resourceful (when away from civilization)
Socializing among large crowds
Bargaining (often gets ripped off due to passiveness)
Can be naïve
Can lift a good amount of weight
Map making-it’s kind of….his job…yeah
High heat tolerance (specie norm)
Decent at sewing and weaving
Despite being socially awkward, he’s a good storyteller around those he’s comfortable with (family, close friends)
Backstory: Cyril was born into a pretty average family, along with his brother. His city was the largest around, resembling a sort of medieval time period. Though he was raised around the city, he always preferred being away from the large groups of people, and could usually be found watching from rooftops. As he grew and times changed, he found himself fascinated with the occasional merchant who would wander in and tell stories of different cities, and the distant mountains. As the nobles of the city learned of the goods distant cities held, they started rallying people to find trade routes through the desert. Cyril eagerly volunteered himself, and seeing that very few people wanted to leave the city, he was trained to navigate and sustain himself in the desert. Thus began his career as a cartographer.
How did they get involved with dimension traveling?
Back when DTA was starting up again, Holly went charting different dimensions. She ended up in the western desert of Cyril’s world, in an area near where he happened to be charting. Seeing her in the distance, he thought she was a mirage, but after a while of observing, he decided to check it out to be sure. After a lot of chasing, being mistaken as a kidnapper, then being hit over the head, Cyril calmed Holly down some. After struggling with the language barrier, Cyril insisted on gifting the girl his bead-and-feather necklace for protection. All was pretty calm, until Cyril shoved a scarf in Holly’s face and began pulling her away. Thinking she was being kidnapped again, there was more punching, until she saw the wall of sand headed their way. Cyril tried his best to show Holly what to do to make it through, but when the sand hit, he quickly lost track of her. When the sandstorm subsided, he found a part of his scarf coming out of the sand, along with a little metal box. He picked it up and decided to hide it away, and carried on, writing stories about ‘the girl from the sky’.
Many years later, Alexia was having a boring day and decided to poke through Holly’s things while she was away. She found an incomplete dimension file, along with coordinates, and decided to go on a quick dimension trip. Grabbing Chris and Victoria (and insisting it was important), she traveled to the coordinates, and following the tracking device left by Holly, landed in the middle of the desert. Cyril freaked out, having three strange looking people show up in front of him from seemingly nowhere. Alexia quickly declared it was too hot, grabbed Cyril, and traveled back to HQ with her friends. Victoria and Chris weren’t very happy about it, but Alexia showed the new guest around right away, after finding a translator. After much confusion and chaos, Nathan found Alexia with Cyril, and decided it would be easier to just send Cyril back rather than explain what happened to BOSS. So Cyril was sent back, with a parting gift of pop tarts and a stuffed bunny toy. He wants to go back and travel through different dimension, so he keeps his eyes out for anything out of the ordinary.
Relationships with Pre-Existing DTs
Holly: Cyril literally obsessed over meeting Holly for years. No, he never really discussed it with anyone, but he wrote about it all the time and ran after ever ‘strange’ thing he saw. He even made it into some weird fairy tale where a magical lady fell from the sky. He didn’t know where she came from, or where she went, but he kept that little metal tracking device with him everywhere he went.
Alexia: Although significantly freaked out by her at first, Cyril warmed up to the kid a bit. Still a little freaked out though. His feathers probably fascinate Alexia.
Chris: Chris seemed like a pretty cool guy, though Cyril was thoroughly confused by his clothing. After being freaked out, Cyril asked Chris a lot of questions about dimension traveling
Victoria: After seeing a demonstration of Victoria’s magic, Cyril is afraid of her. Like, really afraid, and maybe a little impressed. Victoria probably liked freaking him out a bit
Nathan: Initial impression of Nathan came from word of Alexia, who talked about him quite a lot. When Cyril met Nathan, he was really freaked out.He’d never seen anyone that pale before, and then there was also the bit of attitude which intimidated him. Nice scarf, though.
Laurelle: Cyril only met Laurelle in passing, in which his initial reaction was that she was probably a pretty nice, calm person. Laurelle was probably just confused about where the weird guy came from.
Um: Cyril never actually met Um, but Alexia talked about her a lot. She seems like she would be a nice person-at least from what she said.
His people are called the ‘corvus’ or ‘crow people’. They’re characterized by mid-to dark brown/grey skin tones, with darker black color on the extremities. Singular is corvo, plural are corvus
Facial marking is part of the race-a small version of the mark is present at birth, and develops to full size during puberty. This is often used for identification
Facial markings are never the same between two people, though families may pass on similar patterns
After puberty, corvus grow small feathers around their dark extremities. Legend says they descended from crows, buuut that’s just a legend.
By nature, corvus have a high heat tolerance and better water retention than things like humans
Corvus are usually born in pairs of two, with one or three being slightly less common. Babies are born very small and require a lot of attention for the first month or two
Cities are build very compactly with large walls to protect against sandstorms
Actual bird feathers are worn to protect people from the wilderness. Supposedly you’ll die if you don’t wear them while venturing away from civilization, which isn’t necessarily true, people just go missing anyways.
Cyril’s eyesight isn’t the greatest, he could benefit from glasses
Cyril doesn’t like spending much time around home because his brother annoys him and him mom embarrasses him. He makes a trip back occasionally anyways
Clothing is pretty light, so he has an additional coat and lots of blankets to throw over him to stay warm at night. I'd draw it, but I'm lazy
Age is measured by the moons-there are two moons in his world's sky, and they converge once a year. This is their measurement of time
My entry for 's contest
Thank you so much for the extension- I hope I'm not too late
Ref was veeery rushed
I tried my best to fill out everything, so I hope it's all right
I also hope I didn't make your characters too OOC there
If you have any addition comments/questions/concerns, I'll try to address them properly as soon as possible
Anyways, thanks for the awesome contest Lyrica, it's been fun working with this guy.
DTA, characters, universes : LyricaLupin
Cyril : Me
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1 full body picture with simple background: 40
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Chibi with simple background: 25
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I will not draw...
Nudity below the waist
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Ask me about animals....
Ask me about machinery....
That list leaves a lot of grey area, but I do have the right to refuse anything I don't feel comfortable drawing~
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