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Day 30) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.

Dear Ysbryd,

Please don’t worry so much about feeling alone, I promise that will change in the future. You may want to strike up a conversation with Eira; to, y’know, compare spell notes and such. She is quite the natural when it comes to the ones involving healing and you might be surprised what you could offer her.

Also, never forget about the wee poingy ferret that crossed your path that fateful day. You may think she is silly and shallow but hidden in her depths is wisdom. But I think maybe you already know that.

Be Well, Ysbryd.

Me

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29) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?

She smells, dunno, kindof earthy? No perfumes or cologne.

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Day 28) If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?

Let’s see… she’s a dragon… who is a mage… Hmmm. Fantasy? Maybe? You think?

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Day 27) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.

These are pretty self-explanatory, actually…

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Day 26) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.

Favorite Comfort Food: Ysbryd has the tendency to mindlessly munch Albino Dashers like humans would popcorn.

Favorite Vice: Ever since Harena taught her about how baseball works, when no one is looking, Ysbryd likes to practice her swing on snails.

Favorite Outfit: She’s really fond of her Peacebringer’s Cowl.

Favorite Hot Drink: Sheeeeee doesn’t really do hot drinks.

Favorite Time of Year: Autumn. She likes the color of the changing leaves and the notion of the world going to sleep. Also,

Favorite Holiday: Her favorite holiday is the Rockbreaker Ceremony which comes in November…

…although, after Harena told her about Halloween, that one comes a close second since she’d see the sport in trying to scare hatchlings (and getting chocolate covered dashers for free)

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Day 25) Describe your character’s hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?

She’s got small clawed hands.. You know… Like a dragon’s.

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Day 24) What might your character’s ideal romantic partner be?

Ysbryd has never stopped to think about that sort of thing. In fact, if you had asked her this question before her involvement with Eira, she would have told you that she figured she was asexual with no particular interest in anything other than her magic. Romance had never occurred to her. Still doesn’t, really.

That said, Eira fits the bill simply by being the one who managed to get as close to Ysbryd as she did. Nobody else came even close (excepting Rumu, who as I mentioned earlier, has a platonic bond with her).

Hm, I still haven’t answered the question, you say? Well, okay, how about this, then: Someone who is patient, willing to set aside any pre-conceived notions about Earth Fae dragon mages, loves magic, loves researching magic, loves coming up with spells that transcend existing spells, and would not mind spending 90% of their time with someone who feels the same. How’s that, then?

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Day 23) Is your character superstitious?

Eira once teased Ysbryd that she actually collected superstitions. Ysbryd was indignant and denied any such a thing, but when you look on the face of things, that’s what it looks like. Ysbryd has been heard to mutter something about if a superstition seemed to fit, she couldn’t help that now could she?

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Day 22) If your character could time travel, where would they go?

Ysbryd has always been curious about the origins of magic. I think she would like to travel back to the Beginnings of All Things so she could trace where and how magic originated.

Either that or to when f!H joined the dragon universe but that’s for a different story altogether.

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Day 21) What would your character’s cutie mark be?

She’s a mage who specializes in both healing and fighting. Her strongest skills are in a boulder attack that can apply a freezing effect on even dragons whose flight are resistant to Earth, and Health Regeneration. So her cutie mark reflects this with a rock and cross. The cross is green as a head-nod to Deazal.