Date of Birth:
23 day of Ymiden, 710 (Time of Yaba Daiv)
Order of the Adunih (not a very good member)
Fluent: Xanthea, Tree Talk, Common 65/65 | Conversational: - | Broken: Rakahi (Novice Linguistics), Murnasian (Novice Linguistics) Haltunga (Competent Linguistics) Umaya (Competent Linguistics)
Devotion (totally useless but I want to keep this info because I earned it dammit XP):
Moseke: + 10, Lissira: -5, Ymiden: + 1, Vhalar: +1, Ziell: +1, Ashan +15
The seven inch tall Tunawa embodies the natural beauty and whimsy of the forests in her appearance. The skin on her thin frame is covered with smooth tan coloured bark and her hair is a tangled mess of teal coloured vines that twist about organically. Delicate purple flowers and all kinds of bizarre fungal structures which carry medicinal or sometimes toxic properties frequently decorate her head. Since being blessed with Ashan her vines have unexpectedly grown and Niv has worked to cultivate this growth by braiding and tying them using beads and different decretive peices.
The young Tunawa has an endearing look to her face; with sparkling emerald green eyes framed by thick eyelashes, a button nose and prominent lips.
To spruce herself up, Niv uses pastes made from ground up herbs and flowers to paint her face when the mood strikes her. When it comes to style, Niv doesn’t like to limit herself. Having become more accustomed to life outside Desnind, Niv wears clothes far more often than she used too. Her two most common articles of clothing are the two rings she's received from the Immortals Ymidden and Thetros as well as her Demential bag witch she uses as a cape.
Virtues: Bold, Brave, Cheerful, Kind, Humorous, Creative, Curious and Determined.
Flaws: Rash, Naive, Stubborn, Daydreamer, Eccentric, Curious, Overconfident and sometimes Blunt.
Likes: Eating Bugs and Poisonous Mushrooms, Praying to her Immortals, Her bird friend Patcha, Singing, Dancing, Pranks, Learning new things and Adventure.
Dislikes: Slavery, Injustice, Bordom, Scary looking strangers, People thinking she's Stupid and Rudeness.
Worships: Moseke,Ymiden, Ashan, Vhalar and Ziell. She has a fondness for Thetros after meeting him and an understandable hatred for Lissira. The other Immortals Niv doesn't really know about just yet.
Fears: Bumblebees, Fire and being alone.
After sprouting, Niv was raised in a massive tree near the edge of Magani that was covered with a vibrant assortment of fungus and flowers. It was never quite as grandiose as the the Ojogbon tree but was still quite majestic and attracted quite a bit of Tunawa to live amongst its sturdy branches.
When Niv wasn't galavanting about with the many residents of her tree, she would receive lessons from her parents on the secrets of the forest. Most of these secrets had to do with the many uses of the surrounding vegetation and how to show respect for the natural world. Niv took these lessons to heart and they shaped a great deal of her character and values.
On the 3rd cycle of Niv's life, Smoke suddenly wafted around the trunk of the tree she called home. While the threat seemed real it was a ruse orchestrated by a clever slave trader on the outskirts of the city. The cruel men set a controlled fire on a group of shrubs and fanned the smoke into the city. In fear and confusion, some of the Tunawa ran from the protection Magani provided and right into the hands of the slave trader and his small band of accomplices. When the smoke dissipated, everyone searched high and low for the missing Tunawa but they were never found. Niv still had her family but many of her friends were thought to have been some how taken by the source of the mysterious smoke.
Niv moved to her own tree away from her parents not long after the incident, so that she could grow stronger. She still feels guilty that she wasn't able to save her friends from the smoke and hopes to one day discover the mysteries behind it.
After a relatively peaceful time in Desnind she was captured by slavers and her companion skret was killed in the altercation. Thankfully Niv was saved by Biqaj sailors and taken to Ne'hear. The Tunawa is still adjusting to her new home and the new dangers she must face.
She helped the Immortal Thetros deal the with Ne'hearian government with the help of two other chosen diplomats before heading to Scalvoris to study chemistry and become more civilized. She unable to keep up with the course however and quit, instead looking for more free form ways of learning.
Currently Living: In a lemon tree on Pash's tiny boat.
Old Home in Desnind: Niv has a hollowed out home in a fairly large tree, where she lives with her roommate Skret a young flying squirrel who's a little on the shy side. Some might consider their relationship to be one of pet and owner but Niv can only see a friendship between them. Her other close animal friend is Patcha the sulphur crested cockatoo, Niv gives him toys and nuts in exchange for transport. Patcha doesn't live with Niv and Skret but has a nest in the same tree and will visit often.
The house has all the simple furniture one might expect, but it's still a squirrel nest so no care is put into keeping it clean. Niv isn't bothered by the bugs and mould that occasionally pop up through out her house, she only ever really takes care of her small collection of note books she wrote while studying with her parents.
- Skret a young flying squirrel who's a little on the shy side. (considered dead at the moment)
- Patcha the sulphur crested cockatoo, A Loyal friend that can be a bit excitable.
- Moop the young spirit of fear. Her base form is a grey translucent glob of slime but shapes herself into a flaming bee when close to Niv. Speaks with sounds that once caused fear in others, like creaking doors, ominous foot steps and ghostly whispers and screams. (Not really female but Niv considers them so)
- Freckle: A strange male fairy who was drawn to Niv after seeing her in Emea a few times. He likes to pester Niv with strange challenges and tests to keep things interesting. He considers himself a connoisseur of lustrous eyebrows and shinny objects and has a strange way of speaking.