Birth-tribe: Crescent Caves Holt (World Of Danen's rainforest tribe)
(Monsoon was created by me, specifically to fit in the World Of Danen 'verse)
Family: Lifemates Ayla(m) and Whiterain (f), foster parents Sailen(m) and Aries(f), foster siblings Ash(m) and Changeling(f)
Appearance: Slender but athletic. Light Blue eyes. Dark blonde hair, worn in long bangs and a high ponytail. Brown birthmarks running down the right side of her next. Somewhat more tanned than the rest of her people, due to time spent in high up in the jungle canopy.
Attire:Prefers two-piece, mid-drift bearing, outfits composed of multiple colored pieces in a camouflage theme. Often wears a hood, long boots and fingerless gloves, all brown leather, to shield her from the elements. Always wears a pair of carved amber earrings, which belonged to her birth-mother.
Role: Scout, recovering troublemaker.
Magic: Limited shapeshifting.
Skills: Stealth, climbing, scouting, swimming, running, weather watching, honey-hunting, pranking. Her cubsitting skills gets mixed reviews (cubs enjoy it, but their parents worry about what she's teaching them).
Personality: Mischevious, playful, flirtatious, energetic. Dangerous when bored .
Background: Orphaned as a child, and raised as a big sister to the children of the couple who took her in. A hyperactive child, she was handed over to the tribe's master scout to teach her patience and stillness. Briefly lost her little sister to a kidnapping on her watch, and later took part in the girl's rescue. During that dark and grieving period, she became involved with the apprentice tanner Whiterain, who had lost a cub, and their grief brought them together into a couple. Together they pursued Ayla, the chief's son, someone they had both been attached to -separately- in their pasts. Now all three of them are committed lifemates.
(Defunct)EDA Archive Page: http://eda.of-the-night.com/monsoon.html
Drawings by Elftanner (click to embiggen):
Vector-ink by me, over an RPG Template:
Micros (by me):
Shapeshifted Forms (Camoflage, Feline, Aquatic, Human-form, Merform):
"Modern" Monsoon (started as a take on something started by Tynami/Katcombs):
Alternate Bases (previously archived on the EDA site):
Birth-tribe: Tidewater Holt (Rosetta Tales aquatic tribe)
(Sparklespray was created and named by Rosetta Tales' creators, but all info below except names is from my own head.)
Family: Father Agate, Mother Glitter (deceased)
Appearance: Fishtailed mer-elf. Sky-blue armfins and handwebbing. Very fine sky-blue scales from head to waist. Larger dark purple scales along tail. Her tail and pelvic fins start dark red at their base and gradient to bright red at the tips. Deep red hair, long, wavy and unruly. Usually worn pulled back away from her face. Orange eyes, wide smile. Ears are slightly longer top and bottom than average.
Attire: Colors are dark reds and magentas. Typically just wears a simple halter top (child/teen) or sash (adult) to cover her breasts. Collects silver jewlery; her collection includes a headband, circlet, several necklaces, and a pendant with an amethyst in the center.
Role: Memory keeper, story teller, cubsitter.
Skills: Story telling, star watching, joke telling, singing, keeping children entertained and occupied.
Personality: Outgoing and friendly, always with a tale to tell. Uses her lightshaping powers primarily to accentuate her role as an entertainer. Not an adventurous elf, but since she's come into her lightshaping powers, she's gotten reeled in to more and more of her agemate's adventures.
Background: Her mother Glitter died in childbirth, and as a result of her father's grief she had a distant and troubled relationship with him for much of her childhood. She escaped into the world of other people's stories and the history of the tribe, and in time she became a memory keeper herself.
(Defunct)EDA Archive Page: http://eda.of-the-night.com/sparklespray.html
Drawing by Icemoon (click to embiggen)
Micros by me:
By Katcombs (tail recolor by me):
RIVER TWINE HOLT CHARACTERS
Tribe: River Twine Holt (wolfrider)
Previous Name: Was called Axehand before the accident that resulted in the loss of his left leg below the knee.
Extensive CiS and image gallery here: http://www.rivertwine.com/members/cisdisplay.php?id=9
(dolls by me, drawings below by other artists. See his RTH page for full credits)
Childhood Name: TBD
Preserver Name: Nicefriend Dig-Dig
House: House Of Scholars
Occupation: (Not sure what to call it, but she's the 'handler' or steward for Trickleclaw, a Preserver that was captured during the ancient rebellion against the Palace Keepers)
Hair: Black, unadorned, just above waist-length, usually held away from her eyes via a head scarf.
Clothing: Typical attire is a short-sleeved orange dress and purple jacket, both trimmed in white. White head-scarf. When working with Trickleclaw she wears a leather bracer, emblazoned with her House icon, usable as a perch. Has a preference for wearing boots over going barefoot.
Jewelry: Rarely wears any (Access to Trickleclaw's aviary requires her to clear anything on her person through security checkpoints, and taking baubles on and off is too much bother)
Special Possessions: A gilded cage, used on the rare occasions when she takes Trickleclaw out of its containment area.
Children (if any) :TBD
Marriage Partner/Lover(s): TBD
Personality: Always very polite; condescendingly so towards those whom she sees as rivals or just doesn't like.
Blurb: Here is the original blurb that was in this post: "Scholar with some access to the some of the secured knowledge of her Caste, and current steward of the captive Preserver Trickleclaw. Around 350-400 years old. Primary motivation would be to free Trickleclaw from captivity. Possibly raised in a closet-dissident household, as well."
His brothers are in the forum thread too.
Having the doll right beneath the drawings of One-Leg proves how perfect he came out, Nightsea
btw: Blacksnake's reference pic isn't showing (for me?) ...
You've added Tidebreak! Interesting interludes and background.
Thanks for including my doll
As promised - your chars in my little High-Ones series First a slightly strange Monsoon
Sparklespray - clearly more true to herself despite her missing tail
... don't ask me why she ended up with the rainbows
... and Tidebreak - she had to change alot as a High One
(still working on Aileen ... she isn't very cooperative)
They look great! Thanks, Embala!
Thanks for the nice comment! Glad you like them
Gorgeous Tidebreak variations, especially the idea with the tattoo-like patterns! The trio reminds me of deep sea creatures that have the ability to change illumination.
The shielded ones go well with the piece of background story.The sendingstar patterns combined with the color shading makes a fantastic effect. Love them all!
Awesome looking Aileen! Thanks! I don't think scale lines are relevant at that size of picture. The image doesn't loose anything from their absence.
Added an unshaded model sheet for Tidebreak. NOT A DOLL BASE...
... based on Wendy Pini's Nightfall model sheet but not traced from it.
Still a work in progress, so constructive criticism is welcome.
Amazing Tidebreak- I like how muscly or should I say sinewy her arms and torso are- built to moving in water and in hard pressure(I apologise for my bad English and lack of proper words here) since they live so deep?
Why didn't you post it to the dollz thread also? It's awesome!
If people want to zip up to the One-Leg write-up, I've added a writeup for Thumbprint, a troll I introduced to the River Twine Holt site.
. . .
And finally posting a bunch of other characters I've played or invented here...
Five Holts Seahorse and Squid
(Like Sparklespray, I didnt create the character, but I did create their visual designs)
Three Moons Holt: Arn'Miri, Salt-Top, Thickfang, Yatton
(Salt-Top drawing by Tamarien"ChangeStone")
World Of Danen: Aayla, Aileen, Damphand, Drinidain and Vistan, Pyre, Vine, Web, Zetta
(Aileen drawing lineart by ElfTanner, vector-inked and colored by me)
(I found the dragon template on deviantArt)
... and a sea-lion blooded elf I made up just 'cuz (not connected to any Holt)
Emoticon project (2010)
(hold for editing)
Other people's dollz of my characters will go *here*,
...once I get that organized...
GIFTS/ VARIANTS FROM OTHER EDA MEMBERS
(background by Embala?)
Lovely collection of treasured gifts there, Jeedai!
One little correction from my part- the second Sparklespray made with silindor base is not made by me- sadly I can't be of any help by telling who did it, I can only guess, and my guess is Icemoon..but for sure it wasn't me
That's an impressise collection of beautiful gifts, Jeedai! I love to see them nicely lined up like this.
This demonstrates how many different kinds of dolls - in size, styles and skills - can bring a character to life. *kudos for the artists* It's a treat for the eyes.
And it preserves works that are lost in the main thread for multiple reasons. Especially when those members have left or show up rarely due to real life issues ... it keeps memories alive.
I had to dig into the old Sparklespray & Monsoon's pages to find these.... also, before I forget, that was Embala's background on mine
All of the above by Nightsea
I'm gonna put the page back up temporarily so you can double check it... See it HERE... not all the page is there, but enough should be there.
All gift dolls I couldn't identify have listed under their creators, plus several that didn't make the move from my old computer thanks to Kat and Embala's quotes/links.
Your Tidebreak study is extraordinary and a surprising inside in mermaid anatomy. We are kinda used of seeing mermaids as very delicate, colorful beauties, especially when you think of the "Original Wavedancers". You show us another type of beauty - strong and muscular, monochrome and bald - adepted not to our romatic imaginations, but to her deep sea environment.
The human upper shows body clear defined muscles ... balanced between "typical" male and female. The muscles of the tails look interesting ... and alien. Have you based in on whale or fish studies? The back fin was a surprise for me - I wasn't aware she has one.
Do you consider a variant tirnaround, showing her bioluminescence?
Must admit that I wish to see a drawing of her in movement - true to your specifications.