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Ghary and Mennis

“It’s a… quaint term.” Ghary’s ears were canted back. “Artisan, as if our work was pottery. But, when amongst the wingless, one walks to be polite.”

“Gene artisan.” Mennis was turning the term over in his mouth thoughtfully as they walked from Bergez’s offices at Nidus Avengaea. It had been an odd place, equipped with spellwork devices rather than scientific equipment, but there had been something similar in the flavour of it to the labs back home. Something in the meticulous documention, the precise and organized chaos. “But science has its own art to it, doesn’t it? The same sort of lateral thinking. You know.” The aelith waved his tail, dismissive of his own imprecision.

Ghary was not so forgiving. She gave her companion a long, disdainful look. “Mennis, it’s not really the same at all.”

Red Ticked Temperate Rainforest Aelith, Ghary

Ghary

About

Methodical, staid and effortlessly arrogant, Ghary knows what she’s good for, and that’s science. It’s been quite a choice for her to move to a world where science is a nascent field. That might, in fact, be a motivating factor even with her not-infrequent complaints about the lack of facilities intended for scientific research; despite herself, there is a part of her that privately covets the life of a scientific pioneer. Genetics is a tapped subject on her homeworld; perhaps there will be truly new insights on this new place.

She would describe herself as an independent, solitary creature. This is not entirely true. Her attachment to Mennis runs deep but is a huge blind spot for her: she’s certain she would do fine without him, that their alliance is one of convenience, and that her decision to move to Nidus Avengaea would have gone forward even if Mennis hadn’t been willing to come along.

The thing is, like many good scientists, Ghary is often wrong.

Notes

Genetics:

XX blbl DD AA Tits ii Mme ww ss CC gg LL

Species

Aelith, Temperate Rainforest type

Colour

Red Ticked

Gender

She/Her

Age

23 (Adult)

Size

1.3m shoulder (small)

Origin

Linas

Job

Apprentice Gene Artisan

Skills

Verbal Speech

Fawn Spotted Tropical Rainforest Aelith, Mennis

Mennis

About

Mennis is a patient, almost laconic soul whose main prerogative is finding and observing interesting things. He’s not really a joiner, not on main, but he can often be found on the sidelines or in the peanut gallery, enjoying the secondhand glow of people and events bigger than him.

He’s almost as in denial as Ghary is about their close association, but in the land of the blind, the one-eyed cat-dragon is king. He knows that he and Ghary are very fond of one another, that their paths in life — at least for now — are entwined. This gives him a certain power in the relationship, for he understands the decisions he makes are inevtiably going to influence the decisions she makes.

It’s how he’s ended up as an assistant at the Nidus Aven genetics lab (if it can be called such, being run by daemons whose approach is frustratingly intuitive at times and occasionally opaque). It’s not a position he’s ever wanted, but hey, even he has to admit it’s interesting to see what comes out of the place.

Notes

Genetics:

XY blbl dd Aa tst ii Mm ww ss CC GG LL

Species

Aelith, Tropical Forest

Colour

Fawn Spotted Tabby

Gender

He/Him

Age

25 (Adult)

Size

1.5m shoulder (small)

Origin

Linas

Job

Lab Assistant

Skills

Verbal Speech