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 Post subject: Sarnie's Sammies
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Index post. Samanayrs will be listed from oldest to youngest based on date of acquisition, as best as I can remember.

Name.............................Sex....Single....Arrival
ColorsFaded~Ghost............F........No......12/21/99 latest, redraw 10/18/02
RisingSea~Mist..................M.....Semi......00/00/2000, 2nd stage 12/3/2000
MolderingFlesh~Twist.........M......Yes......12/05/02
BlurredReflections~Mystic....F.......No.......12/10/02
FlowingTime~Shift..............F.......No.......12/23/02
ArcticSnow~Fall................F........No.......01/31/03
MidnightRiddles~Whisper.....F........No.......03/00/03 (commission)
LostSun~Relic...................M......Yes......03/00/03 (commission)
SpiritWithin~Battle.............F......Yes......03/00/03 (commission)
WinterShadow~Retreat.......M......Yes......03/00/03 (commission)
DistantHorizons~Follower.....F......Yes......03/00/03 (Shift's baby)

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Catgryphs:
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"I personally think the catgryph looks male, but you can choose name and gender and such ~_^ It looks like I don't have an info page up for them.. basically they're cat-sized gryphons, a little smarter than your average cat, and carnivores."

Aqua Dragonets:
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"You can choose genders for all these guys (or gals).
More information abiut them can be found here: http://cityshar.com/Encyclopedia/aquanets.html
Oh, and their names can be anything, as long as it's not stupid"

aquanets.html
Aquatics are like other dragonets in all aspects (communication, bonding, etc) except that they must be in water most of the time, if not all of the time, depending on physical characteristics. Some are complete underwater breathers and have gills, while others breath air. They're all omnivores, eating small fish and also underwater plants and weeds. These are all freshwater aquatics.

To transport an aquatic dragonet, there are special bags that will hold water and the dragonet that can be carried on the back. Magic-users can also create a self-contained sphere of water for the dragonet to transported in.

They can be cross-bred with other species of dragonet, but resulting offspring will usually not display the physical characteristics of both parents. In other words, the offspring will be aquatic or the other type. This isn't always the case, though, making for some interesting combinations.

Penny dragons:
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"Names and genders can be anything, and they're basically like dragonets, just a lot smaller -
http://cityshar.com/Encyclopedia/dragonet.html"

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Dragonets are tiny dragons, usually no more than a foot high. They are thought to be the original ancestors of all draconic species, and there are both four-limbed and six-limbed species (wild dragonets are natural four-limbed, and Sharians and Kreenasas are unnaturally six-limbed). They have been around for as long as anyone can remember, especially the wild dragonets, though Sharian dragonets were created only a few hundred years ago, and Kreenasas even sooner than that. They can be found all over the continent, bonded and wild.

Dragonets are omnivores, but eat mostly meat. In the wild, groups of dragonets, called Trills, will hunt larger game, working together as a group to bring it down and then feasting for days (or until a scavenger steals the kill!). Bonded dragonets go for prey that they can eat in a single meal, such as rodents or small birds, sometimes raised specially by their bonder. They also eat fruits and vegetables, though different individuals perfer different ones. Bonded dragonets will also sample other kinds of food, such as sweets and grains.

Dragonet pairs are monogamous, and mate for life. They usually produce clutches of eggs, anywhere from one to ten, once a year, but they are able to produce two or three clutches a year. The hatchlings are bonded at birth, and so will not be raised by their parents unless they are bonded to the same person. In the wild, hatchlings are always raised by their parents during their first year of life, and then set off on their own.

A dragonet Trill, or group of dragonets, may consist of single dragonets, mated pairs, or a combination. In the wild, Trills are always of one species, but bonded dragonets make Trills of all species. All the dragonets bonded to one person are considered a single Trill, unless there are enough bonded that they split into smaller groups based on species.

Trills have a loose hirearchy, the founding pair or dragonet tending to be the leaders, with all others equal and hatchlings being raised comunally. Some Trills seem to completely lack in social organization, and it is wondered how they remain together. It was thought that such Trills consist of clutch-mates, because hatchlings are produced and dragonets are careful not to inbreed, this theory obviously doesn't work. Another idea is that there is a close mental bonding between dragonets of a Trill, much like the bonding of a dragonet to a bonder, but so far no evidence has been produced.

At hatching, a captive-bred dragonet is usually mentally bonded to what is known as its bondmate, or bonder. This is just a strengthened form of the natural imprinting that takes place between a dragonet and its parents, and the captive bond must be magically strengthened. It is, in fact, very similar to the bond shared between Rasha and rider. Once the bond is set, the pair are then bonded emotionally and mentally for the rest of their lives. Through the bond, the dragonet and its bonder can communicate, though the depth of intelligence depends on dragonet type and intelligence. Usually, the dragonet's "speaking" is through pictures and emotions. A dragonet can only be bonded to one person, but a bonder may bond more than one dragonet. The number that an individual may bond is dependant on their mental will and strength; the stronger one is mentally, the more dragonets they can bond. Most people can only deal with one or two. The bond isn't necessary, but it makes the dragonet easier to handle and communicate with.

Dragonets communicate with each other through various chirps, trills, barks, screeches, and other noises. It is thought that they have a dragonet-specific language, but if this is true no one else has learned to speak it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarnie's Sammies
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Samanayr name:
"Fay"
Ghost of Colors Faded, ColorsFaded~Ghost

Gender:
Female

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
She looks older, but as she had no pigment to begin with, nothing's faded.

Personality:
Fay gets uncomfortable if she has to spend prolonged amounts of time around others; the only exceptions are her children. Receiving excessive attention will cause Fay considerable stress and she avoids the spotlight whenever possible. She grew up wandering, and she still enjoys quiet sojourns to foreign lands, though her trips are infrequent in her old age. Mist is the love of her life and she dotes on him considerably. While she loves Arctic, her younger child is sometimes neglected in favor of the more outgoing stallion.

Abilities:
-

History:
Fay was born in the wild, but doesn't remember much of her parents; it's possible that one or both of them was killed shortly after her birth. Whatever happened, she survived, and grew up wandering from one place to the next. It was purely by chance that she made her way back to the city of Shar, where Skysong took pity on her and placed her in Sarnah's care. Saying that she flourished would be a poor choice of words--more like she coped. Having her son, Mist, finally gave her life meaning and focus. While she never evolved into a bubbly Sharian, she eventually grew more sure of herself and settled down.

Song:
Unknown/Sapphire Flame

Likes and dislikes:
Fay loves her little family and enjoys quiet time with them. She does NOT like being called by her full name; it's Fay or "go away".

Aspirations and goals:
Grandbabies! Is she ever going to have them? Pfft, fat chance, not with HER children. Hmph.

Fears:
Attention and anything that goes with it: crisis situations, becoming a professional tour guide, public speaking, spelling bees, starring on American Idol, etc.

Favorite color:
White and green.

Odd fact:
Fay grew up alone and thus never picked up the characteristic Samanayr accent.

Notes:
Fay was my very first Samanayr, and I think Sushi gave her to me out of pity because I could never catch the draws. Her redraw was in late 2002, so I think she might be from 2001 originally.


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Mist's foal picture--gone forever?

Samanayr name:
"Mist"
Mist of the Rising Sea, RisingSea~Mist

Gender:
Male

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
Mist takes his coloring from his father and his form from his mother. He's getting up there in years--he's from 2002 or earlier--so some strands of grey have made their way into the colored tips of his mane and tail. He's still as dapper as ever! It's not uncommon for him to wear a symbol of devotion to the gods, usually in the form of a pendant, tail band, or anklet. The god he normally chooses to honor is Time, whom he represents with an hourglass, be it a working piece or a stylized representation.

Personality:
Mist has always been outgoing and confident, and time has done little to dimish his self-assuredness. He can be a bit of a narcissist in that it's very hard for him to look outside of his bubble and recognize the abilities of others. This results in him bearing many burdens that really wouldn't be that big of a deal if he would just relax a little. (For example, he feels that it is HIS responsibility to look after his mares even though they can look after themselves, HIS responsibility to monitor the demonic activity in his hotspring even though Blur is handling it admirably, HIS responsibility to honor the gods and earn their favor even though they really have better things to do and probably aren't even paying attention anymore.) He is cautious and always initially suspicious of others' motives, but generally he's a friendly stallion who enjoys socializing.

Abilities:
Mist has no special abilities, but he is favored. For a time he could commune with the gods. Whether or not he still has that ability is anyone's guess, but he seems to believe they're still listening.

History:
The first child of ColorsFaded~Ghost grew up much beloved and much encouraged. Fay had very little experience with Samanayr society, and she was determined that her son would be comfortable with others of his kind. As a young adult, he was a very charming stallion who had no trouble winning the love of the most beautiful mare alive, GreaterFires~Flicker. They quickly put together a full Song named Divine Fate. The title came from the strange interactions Mist kept having with the gods, interactions which fueled in him a new kind of devotion and the singular desire to become a cleric of Time. His obsession lead to a lack of attention to arguably the more important things in the life of a stallion; as a result, he never had time to father any offspring, and one of the mares, AutumnFields~Dancer, left to join another Song. He did not try to stop her or recruit a replacement--he was too focused on his goal. Now, a quiet decade of isolation later, his religious fervor has waned somewhat. He's beginning to realize that he should be focusing less on prayers that go unanswered, and more on his family and the mares who have remained loyal to him over the years. Step one: stop hiding in his glade and venture back out into the world.

Song:
Sapphire Flame/Divine Fate

Likes and dislikes:
Mist likes anything to do with the gods of the past; spending time with his mother; spending time with his mares; and especially quiet time with his lead mare, Flicker.
Mist's dislikes can be summarized in four words: Twist of Moldering Flesh.

Aspirations and goals:
Mist desperately wants to be a cleric of Time, even if he's slowly starting to come to terms with never accomplishing this goal. He's starting to become more aware of his age and would greatly like to become a father before it's too late--if it's not too late already.

Fears:
Death--losing his mother, his mares (especially Flicker), or his own life. Never becoming a father. Never seeing the gods again. Twist doing something sinister. Failure.

Favorite color:
Red, like his beloved Flicker.

Odd fact:
Y'know... that god stuff. I think all of his oddness has been pretty much covered.

Notes:
Mist is one of my All Stars--he is easily in my top ten list of favorite characters that I've played since 1998. He's amazing. I hope I can still portray his personality accurately! I think he's the most handsome Samanayr ever to exist and I just love him to pieces. I don't plan on replacing AutumnFields~Dancer in the Song unless something happens through RP, which seems unlikely since he's gotten a little... off over the years.


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Samanayr name:
"Twist"
Twist of Moldering Flesh, MolderingFlesh~Twist

Gender:
Male

Species:
Lesser demon

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
Twist looks like one big ball of hurt and death. He does not show any signs of age, and it's hard to tell if he's been around for ten months or ten years.

Personality:
Twist is a very negative creature, but the way he presents himself typically makes him seem less like a being of evil and more like someone who's toying with those around him. He loves all kinds of torment, though he's particularly fond of psychological and spiritual trauma, as opposed to physical torture.

Abilities:
He has minor negative energy control, which typically equates to a negative "aura"--he'll project feelings of unease, darkness, and fear. He can turn the volume up, so to speak, so that it'll produce headaches, nausea and paranoia.

History:
Twist of Moldering Flesh has been and will be.

Song:
Unknown/None

Likes and dislikes:
Likes: making samanayrs squirm, psychological torment, being ominous
Dislikes: when someone doesn't pay him the respect he deserves but he's thwarted from maiming them

Aspirations and goals:
It's highly likely that if Twist really wanted to damage others, he could have by now. Instead, he enjoys playing mind games with Blur and has taken on the impossible task of seducing her, knowing that exposure breeds fondness. He doesn't want to overpower her and take her--he's playing a game, seeing if he can make Beauty fall in love with the Beast. He just knows that ten years of rippling power and quiet obedience is starting to wear on her. She'll succumb eventually. He's biding his time.

Fears:
Twist does not fear. Fear is Twist's trade.

Favorite color:
The color Blur's face turns when he truly gets under her skin.

Odd fact:
Twist does not have the accent typical of samanayrs. He likes to draw his 'S' sounds into a hiss, although he doesn't seem to have any physical reason for doing so; while it might be cultural, it's probably just for effect.

Notes:
Twist is the only one of his kind, and was kindly gifted to me on 12/05/02. He's a badass and I love him just a little bit. In addition to being a unique species, for a long time he was the only samanayr who had the bone mask trait.


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Samanayr name:
"Blur"
Mystic of Blurred Reflections, BlurredReflections~Mystic

Gender:
Female

Species:
Samanayr, Mystic

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
Blur's mystic strands reflect that she's a water magic user.

Personality:
Blur is a very powerful mare, even without her magical prowess. She is graceful, intelligent, and soft-spoken. She always keeps her cool and she always keeps it classy. She looks after her family with loving patience.

Abilities:
Water control, clairvoyance

History:
Blur came to the island as an adult, sent to help monitor and control the lesser demon that had taken residence there. It turned out to be a nearly full-time position. She found looking after the charming RisingSea~Mist to be an enjoyable distraction, and eventually consented to join his Song. Over the years her clairvoyance has become particularly tuned to Twist's essence and very little effort is required to discern his presence and activity. Her intimate familiarity with the demon has changed her somewhat; his nature isn't nearly as off-putting as it once was. This may translate into her finding other unsavory types to be more tolerable, as well.

Song:
Unknown/Divine Fate

Likes and dislikes:
-

Aspirations and goals:
Blur has been constantly wrangling Twist for almost ten years now, and would love to pass the responsibility off to someone else, or at least share it with another mystic so she could have a break. As much as she has grown to love Mist, the urging of her mystic blood to travel to other Songs has been difficult to ignore. If she's ever freed from her demonic burden, she'd probably like to be part of the world once more.

Fears:
Most of her fears center around her demonic charge. She doesn't have time to entertain more irrational fears.

Favorite color:
Blue!

Odd fact:
-

Notes:
Blur arrived on 12/10/02.


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Samanayr name:
"Shift"
Shift of Flowing Time, FlowingTime~Shift

Gender:
Female

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
Like all my babies, she's getting old, so expect faded colors and flecks of grey.

Personality:
Shift is fiercely independent. Her intimate knowledge of the volatile nature of time has actually made her somewhat detached from life and apathetic toward the goings-on around her. Who's to say that she won't wind up in a different reality tomorrow? She's introverted but not antisocial; while she doesn't seek out company, she can easily handle her own in a conversation. Most of the time, however, she'll be alone, consumed by introspective thought.

Abilities:
Time travel?

History:
Shift has been a bit of a "freak" from the day of her birth--she arrived in the world after her parents disappeared from Shar, leading to much speculation about how she came to be. As she grew up and it became less obvious that she was out of place, she was able to dodge the rumors enough to find a partner and settle down. She's a stoic mare with a good head on her shoulders and made a good choice for the Song's lead. While the day-to-day affairs of managing the family unit kept her busy, she still couldn't help but wonder what became of her family and what caused her mysterious, anachronistic appearance.

Song:
Rainbow I/Final Sunset

Likes and dislikes:
Likes: intelligent conversation, magic, meditation
Dislikes: loud or pushy personalities, intrusive people who ask too many questions and need to learn how to mind their own business

Aspirations and goals:
Unravel the mysterious circumstances regarding her birth, and learn about her family's fate in the process.

Fears:
Having children (who might suffer a similar fate) and skipping in time again.

Favorite color:
None. What's the point?

Odd fact:
She has many brothers and sisters, but has never met her parents, and never will--they were gone long before she was born.

Notes:
I received Shift December 23, 2002, I think as a Christmas present. The original Song of the Rainbow was no more--it might have been on III by then? But it was at least on II. I got her as a foal, and the implication was that she had mysteriously time traveled forward. That's a lot for any girl to handle!


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Samanayr name:
"Arctic"
Fall of Arctic Snow, ArcticSnow~Fall

Gender:
Female

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
She's albino, like her mother.

Personality:
Arctic takes after her mother in many ways beyond her physical appearance. She actively avoids the spotlight and shrinks away from the attention of strangers. She's not one of those takes-awhile-to-warm-up-to-you-but-then-she's-fiercely-loyal-types. She just takes awhile to warm up to people, period. Winning her trust doesn't accomplish much beyond making her not eye you warily when you make sudden moves. She approaches things very matter-of-factly, without much emotional interference.

Abilities:
-

History:
Fay was very determined to do everything right by her first child, Mist; by the time Arctic came around, her dam had gotten tired of the effort required to be an A+ parent. Arctic spent lots of time following Fay around, but didn't have the benefit of socializing efforts. As a result, she developed into a far more withdrawn mare. This did not hinder her too much. She won the love of a wonderful stallion and proved to be a capable lead mare for their Song, if not a particularly empathetic one.

Song:
Sapphire Flame/Arctic Reflection

Likes and dislikes:
Likes: her stallion, Medley.
Dislikes: pretty much everything else to a minor degree. Most things in life are irksome.

Aspirations and goals:
-

Fears:
-

Favorite color:
-

Odd fact:
-

Notes:
Mist's only full-blooded sibling, from 01/31/03. Albinism was pretty rare at the time.


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Samanayr name:
"Riddle"
Whisper of Midnight Riddles, MidnightRiddles~Whisper

Gender:
Female

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:
She looks like a female version of Mist. Hmm...

Personality:
Riddle is a quiet observer. She rarely ventures out into the world without a companion by her side; it's simply more comfortable for her not to be alone. Usually this companion is her lead stallion and doppleganger, Mist. She has somewhat of a passive personality, but she's actually a very intelligent samanayr who sadly lacks the confidence to push her ideas and opinions.

Abilities:
-

History:
Riddle is not the most confident samanayr, so when she arrived on the island, she quickly latched on to the strongest personality in the glade--Mist. He had newly established a Song of his own, so her eventual joining up was likely inevitable. She has seen and heard many, many things over the years; the trick will be getting her to talk about them.

Song:
Unknown/Divine Fate

Likes and dislikes:
Likes: riddles (go figure), logic puzzles, wordplay, foals, flowers, fresh fruit, butterflies, etc. She likes things that stretch her mind and cute, "girly" things.
Dislikes: large crowds, sweets.

Aspirations and goals:
Riddle has spent almost her entire life following an overbearing stallion who doesn't keep her very high on his priority list. While she's still loyal to Mist, she's beginning to realize that she needs to establish her own identity.

Fears:
Abandonment, being alone, the dark.

Favorite color:
Red and black.

Odd fact:
She looks like she could be Mist's sister, which is kind of creepy, if you think about it.

Notes:
I'm a little obsessed with Mist so I asked for a female version of him to make pretty pretty babies with. Too bad I never followed through with that plan! Riddle joined me sometime in March, 2003.


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Samanayr name:
"Relic"
Relic of the Lost Sun, LostSun~Relic

Gender:
Male

Species:
Lamanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:

Personality:

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History:

Song:
Unknown/None

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Aspirations and goals:

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Samanayr name:
"Battle"
Battle of the Spirit Within, SpiritWithin~Battle

Gender:
Female

Species:
Lamanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:

Personality:

Abilities:

History:

Song:
Unknown/None

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Samanayr name:
"Winter"
Retreat of the Winter Shadow, WinterShadow~Retreat

Gender:
Male

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:

Personality:

Abilities:

History:

Song:
Unknown/None

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Samanayr name:
"Zon"
Follower of the Distant Horizons, DistantHorizons~Follower

Gender:
Female

Species:
Samanayr

Age:
Adult

Physical description:

Personality:

Abilities:

History:

Song:
Final Sunset/None

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