edit: ALSO I have decided she can't swim. Yay for random!
Wat wat, Rose has new Lai? THAT'S RIGHT! I've had the idea for Serenity for at least a year now, but never really got round to asking Alana about her, but one day, about a month or two ago, me and ~Bleu-Bells
got talking and I found our she had an idea for a Fire Shinlai too! We plotted some more, and eventually settled on them being mother and daughter! So I asked Alana about making Serenity and she said yes!
Oh my gosh I love her so so much ;A; I'm really really really
happy with her design, and her mask and everything about her <33333 This is just a temporary ref, I'm planning on making HUGE refs for all of my guys (no really, they will be massive) but in the mean time I'll be making little temporary refs, based off the ones ~Bleu-Bells
does for her Lai. Right now I need to work on some other stuff, but I WILL get round to making the temp stuff for my others, all four off them are getting redesigns, Alkyone and Lycuvayu are getting relativly small changes, but dagda is changing completely, which means Pipistella will need to change too.
Due to her CIPA she can't feel pain or temprature, which will make her interesting to Rp with! So if we get into fights and she doesn't react to a hit, it's because she doesn't know about it, not me godmodding XD
Now Serenity's history is LONG, but pretty damn detailed about her story! She is 156 after all, so a lot has happened!History:Born to a long line of Fire Shinlai living by Opal Lake in East Rendali, Serenity was born before the Fifty Years of Darkness. Her parents were strict Daila followers, worshiping her daily and having a simple shrine in their home. She was the perfect daughter, never getting into fights or getting muddy, yet being sociable and popular with the other pups. When she was six, news began reaching her families ears of new elements, Dark and Balance, horrified, her parents declared they were abominations and would shun any Shinlai baring these elements, often chasing them away from the village, determined that their perfect world wasn’t to be tarnished by these elements. Serenity soon adopted the term ‘Dark Ones’ and would use it to refer to both Dark and Balance Shinlai, she dared not approach them, or let herself be seen talking to them, least her parents be angry with her.
At the age of thirteen, she discovered her element, which was unsurprisingly Fire, having been taught about how to manipulate and control fire from an early age, she had it under control within months, and masked quickly, by her proud parents and the elders of the village. Her mask was a simple light blue, which complimented her eyes and shimmering fur well. She took great care of it, never letting it get broken, as it was made from clay and was very fragile. She lived at the village for fifty years, content to stay in the location she knew, never going further than twenty miles, and always returning before night. She made sure to take great care of her parents and friends in the village, and even as an adult, she was a prime example for youngbloods to look up to.
But everything change when the Ashes Plague began. As soon as news reached their village, Serenity was horrified, being unable to comprehend the affect of the Ashes, and fearful that it would reach their little village. She and her Fire family, promptly burnt all the flowers in and around their village, the Earth Shinlai took to making fortifications to prevent any Shinlai from entering the village, and the Air and Water Shinlai were tasked with keeping any pollen of pollutant out of the village. It didn’t work, before long a family on the opposite side of the village was infected. Serenity only stayed around long enough to say goodbye to her family, she took her bags and left, heading anywhere uninfected, avoiding villages, towns and cities, not wanting to contract the horrifying disease.
It seemed like no matter where she went, the disease followed her, she took to staying in temples over night, and it was during this time that she began reading the scrolls there and delving into the history of Daila, it became a hobby of hers, the aimless wondering turned into heading to different temples. Eventually she came to the coast of West Redali, and took a boat to Shayden, where she settled down with her piles of scrolls and books, happy to read and wait out the plague. Until something strange began happening to her, she’d often discover various cuts or scrapes on her feet, with no memory of getting them, and even worse, the inability to feel them. She panicked, fleeing to the very edge of the island, believing that she had contracted the Ashes Plague. As the days went by, other symptoms began showing, an unsteady gait, the inability to taste most things, fevers and her hearing becoming worse, along with emotional instability, but that wasn’t a huge change.
It was on a particularly bad day, when she was curled up alone by the shore line, that another Shinlai found her. At first she yelled at him to stay away, that she had the disease, that he should flee, but as he persisted and came closer, she gave up, instead telling him it was his own fault if he caught the plague. Much to her surprise, he told her the Ashes Plague had been over for months, he explained that she must be suffering from something else. Dumbfounded, she allowed him to heal the bumps and scrapes, and was eventually led back to her home by the doting male called Samael, a Fire Shinlai. He looked after her and helped her to grow accustomed with the changes to her body, healing her scrapes and keeping check on her, visiting her often and making sure she was coping alright. Until eventually, the pair of them became mates, she loved him dearly and stayed by his side day and night, the pair would often read together and study Daila’s teachings.
As the months moved on, Serenity became pregnant, growing more rotund and slower in her movements, strangle, instead of caring for her more, Samael became more distant, staying out longer and often disappearing for hours on end. She ended up giving birth without Samael present, other females from the village helping and looking after her during the difficult time. When Samael returned, Serenity presented her beautiful baby girl to him, her light blue coat glossy and clear, bright eyes peering up at Samael. And he dismissed her, almost as though he didn’t care. Serenity tried again, declaring the girls name was Lilith and that she was the spitting image of Samael, and to her delight Samael paid attention, but only long enough to deliver a strike to her face, knocking her down and almost crushing the baby Lilith. Serenity retreated, confused as to what had happened, she hadn’t done anything wrong. Had she? It hadn’t hurt her, she felt no pain these days, but the shock of it alone was enough to make her cower. She decided Samael was tense from something that had happened during the day, and that he only lashed out because she was bugging him. She apologised quietly, and resumed tending the baby, not making eye contact with Samael.
He neglected them for almost a week, before Serenity confronted him again, enquiring as to why he wasn’t playing with his beautiful daughter. He attacked her again, more viciously than the first time, berating her, yelling that she was always in his way, that she was always sticking her nose where it didn’t belong, she was making him angry, she was annoying him. It was her fault. And she believed him. She had been asking him too many questions, she had been requesting too much from him, always asking if he had caught anything for dinner, asking how his day at work went, how he was feeling, always in his business. She retreated yet again, this time paying attention to Lilith and the little ones demands, keeping herself in check and forcing herself not to ask him any questions, until one day he came home after being away for so so long, and he attacked her again. She suffered devastating scratches to her back and sides, and despite not being able to feel the cuts, the bloodloss was enough to make her pass out. When she awoke, Samael was healing her, talking softly and soothing any fears she had, reassuring her that he was always there to protect, heal and acre for. Yet again she believed him, thanking him repeatedly, apologising for nothing and promising that she’d never do anything wrong again.
The strange cycle continued for five years, he’d ignore Lilith and attack Serenity, blaming her for many of his problems, accusing her of doing things she never did, and every single time she believed him. Until one day something inside of her snapped. The three of them had been taking a walk along the outskirts of the village, Samael constantly telling her to walk quicker, not to stip, telling her off for scuffing her feet. Until once they were out of earshot from the village, he turned on her again, more viciously and ferociously than any of his other attacks. Clearly intending to kill her. She fought back of course, determined to protect herself and her child from him, her inability to feel pain giving her an advantage, but also a weakness, she was unable to feel the bones break in her paw as he bit her, or the rakes across her neck. She fended him off for as long as she could, until she exploded, flames shooting from her mouth and paws, catching the trees and burning the grass. Everything within a mile was on fire, except for her and Lilith, Samael was soon overcome by the flames, not strong enough or as well trained as Serenity was, and eventually burnt to death.
She collapsed soon after, fur and skin being burnt by the now dying flames, only awaking days later after being healed by the best healers in the village, everyone clamouring to know what had happened. She didn’t care for their questions. Her love was dead by her hand, and as soon as she could walk again, she took Lilith and left Shayden, taking the first boat to Velocifiero. Wishing to start again and get away from the prying questions and accusing stares. They settled down quickly, Serenity getting a job at the beautiful temple, looking after the scrolls and teaching the history to anyone who cared to listen. She still blamed herself for Samael’s death, that is was her fault for provoking him to attack, but she tried to move past it, focusing on her new life in Velocifiero.
She and Lilith, who was becoming more of a handful each day, lived at Velocifiero for a few years, Serenity so caught up in her studies that she never noticed the growing number of Shinlai with the dark element. She never cared to study the faces of those she past in the streets, nor did she listen to the Shinlai ranting and raving about things she cared little about. Until one night she was awoken by screams and yells from outside. She ventured outside, wondering what was happening, just in time to see the temple she loved being torn down to the ground. The once grand building becoming nothing but rubble and dust. While unhappy that the temple was ruined, her main concern was the books and scrolls that had been pulverised by the rubble. She wasted no time in grabbing her bags, stuffing them with as many books, scrolls and other things as possible, waking up Lilith, and hauling her grouchy child out of the city. Her sights firmly set on Tieto, and the temples there.
It took several weeks for her to reach Falden, with Lilith complaining all the way, but upon arrival she hear news of a ‘revolution’ of dark ones, determined to over throw Daila’s teachings and bring about a new reign of dark and shadow. Shell shocked, he headed to the Elite’s tower, intending to help out where she could, maybe going on trips to salvage scrolls or fend off the ‘Darkbloods’ where she could. However much to her displeasure, she discovered that the one called Rondun, was a Dark Shinlai. Disgusted at the idea of a dark one being in charge of her race, she turned her back on the tower and instead settled down in the city, glowering up at the tower and whenever she caught sight of ‘that ridiculous rack’. This continued for at least a week, with her complaining to Lilith about the ‘sorry state of affairs’ until one day she learned about the library in the tower. Her attitude towards the Elite’s abruptly shifted, and she quickly approached them about the possibility of working there, she loves her books more than she hates dark Shinlai. Amazingly, they permitted the grouchy old woman to work there, and in between glowers at Rondun she settled down organising the library and getting everything just the way she liked it.
Despite working there, it took a long time for her to accept Rondun as her boss, often denying simple requests from him, only to agree to the same requests presented by Adlai. Eventually, she got used to the fact Rondun was her boss, and despite the occasional mutter she accepted him as the only dark Shinlai she’d trust. She worked there for many years, meeting Riya a light Shinlai and not much younger than her. She became a valued friend and often had to drag Serenity outside for some fresh air, or to remind her to eat something. Now in the present day, she works diligently as a librarian and scholar, hardly ever leaving Falden unless for rare books. Recently, she has met a young human by the name of Iapto, and will often give her instructions to sneak into Darkblood riddled areas and to retrieve scrolls from under their noses. As Iapto is a lot less obvious than Serenity, she values the humans ability to slip by unnoticed, and will often praise the humans skills in stealing things, a stark contrast to other opinions of Iapto’s ‘job’. Now Serenity lives in Tieto with Lilith, as close to the tower as possible, since her bones are stiff and she struggles to walk great distances. She can be found yelling at Lilith to shut up, or chasing unruly youngsters out of her library.
Lilith can be found here:
Please do not make your own/nag/drop hints <3
And now I'm off to bed :I