Welcome to Swords of Speirling. We are an original fantasy site, set in a fictional world divided into seven kingdoms. We are set in the Medieval-ish/Renaissance period of this world. We have 20+ playable races available, we have no word count, and we are rated mature. Our application process is simple and to-the-point and we are LGBTQ+ friendly, straight-/cisgendered-ally friendly, and ALL racial identities-friendly. We do believe in some order, but we don't take ourselves all that seriously. Jerks need not apply. It is currently SPRING.

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OCCUPATION: Healer Mage
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AGE: 27 years
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RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single
PREFERENCE: Heterosexual
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Khalidah Sherwood

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May 8 2018, 02:19 AM
Well.... it happened again. My coding went squiffy so here we go again. I'm backing up all convo's so nothing will be lost!

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Full of childish innocence, Aia is a curious young girl that wants nothing more than to explore her new home in Teumnach, learn new things and make new friends. She wants people that she can have adventures with, and also understand her way of life. Aia is fortunate enough to have very powerful connections amongst the rulers of her people and Teumnach... but she is not the type to use those connections to her own advantage.
  • Second Mother: Rhiannon Gwydion
  • Father Figure: Ambrigatos son of Lugurix
  • Chieftain: Brennus son of Caesorix

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Aia is just a child. She has no idea what love is, let alone how it could make a person feel. Right now, all she needs is the love her family, and the people closest to her.

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Sweet natured as Aia is, she has very few enemies. The only ones that she could consider her enemies are soldiers from Foirfich.... and her own father.

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Despite her slight inability to take anything seriously, Arcadia is a very friendly person and a loyal friend (almost to fault). Arcadia will defend anyone that she becomes friends with - be it from harm or a lack of respect.
  • Truest Friend: Eilonwy Lysanar
  • Swamp King: Cedric Dractwood

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Arcadia has never really had time for romance during her down-time between hunts, bounties and caring for her small family. The health and well-being of her family is always her top priority, anything to do with her own happiness comes second to that. In the sense of a lover, Arcadia would need who understands that factor about her.

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Arcadia had taken on many contracts to deal with nuisance Bandits that had caused troubles to villages and trade routes. While she does attempt lenience with her contracts, bandits do not always give her that luxury. And the results are not always pretty. For that reason, Arcadia may have made many enemies amongst the bandits. Slavers are also considered her enemies, as she has never forgotten having once been a slave herself.

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Having been raised in the seclusion of the of the Palace of A'Halon, Cerridwen has become hesitant of meeting new people, to the point of being socially awkward. The priestess is comfortable around people that she knows, but Cerridwen falls into the habit of forgetting to introduce herself when it comes to people she does not know at all. Despite her hesitations, Cerridwen does manage to hide most of it fairly well with an air of confidence.
  • Acquaintance: Tiernan Driscoll
  • Mentor: Iorveth
  • Old man: Britomarus Ariogaisos

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TBD
  • Old crush: Britomarus Ariogaisos

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Cerridwen hates people that cause violence for the joy of it and those that kill for pleasure. While she understands that sometimes violence is necessary - such as the protection of ones self, home and family - deliberately causing violence is something to be frowned at.

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TBD
  • Best Friend/Employer: Damin Cross
  • Dragon: Rylarth
  • Childhood friend: Nicollete "Nix" Ellyngton

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Freyja tends to fall in love far too easily. She is a victim of 'fool's love', and it often gets her hurt. Her relationship with the brother of her childhood friend ended on good terms, though they were far too young to truly 'love' one another, and the only man she had willingly loved completely had turned out to be a multi-cheating jerk. Freyja is cautious with love, but she still suffers from her own curse of 'fool's love'.
  • Young love: Chaol Ellyngton
  • Ex-Fiance: Richard

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Anyone who would dare harm anyone from her family, or any of the dragons that she cares for (particularly Rylarth) would become Freyja's enemy.
  • Annoying thief: Reilley Rae

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TBD
  • The brat: Peregrine Alexander
  • Princess: Paloma Alexander
  • Fellow inmate: Luke Lancashire

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Khalidah is rather conflicted when it comes to love. She wants to love someone, but doubts herself after having seen her father and mother divorce after 12 years. If she was ever to commit to a man, she would want him to be a gentleman (not a jerk). But she also wants someone that can match her intellectually and someone who can make her laugh.
  • Former lover: Marcell
  • Crush: Luke Lancashire

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TBD
  • Vampire "maker": Remus Athanasius

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<label for="tab-6"><font style="font-variant: small-caps"><b>Larisa</b></font></label><p>

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Larisa hasn't made many friendships during her time working as a Court Witch for the Royal court of Eacharnach, but she is well known for being courteous with all she meets. Larisa is highly protective of those she calls friends, but doesn't trust people to begin with, even if she is polite.

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Larisa was presented to the court by the matriarch of her sponsor family. Afterwards many men showed interest in courting her, but she turned just as many down. It was the man that had found her in the forest and reintegrated her into society that she had fallen in love with. They are engaged and awaiting time to get married.
  • Bethrothed: Xanda Bergström

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Nikita is a tough cookie to crack open. She rarely lets anyone see her softer side. She often ignores adults, but children and "innocents" always break through her tough outer shell.

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It would take someone very special to break her walls down to let someone in. She would need someone who can be patient with her (very patient) in order to try and get through those walls.
  • Teenage crush: Tristan
  • Former lover: Dedrallow

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Fastest way to get a rise out of her is call her a bird brain, or threaten her brother. But if you value your life, go with the first option. ("Bird brain" implies that she's stupid.)
  • God of Chaos : Chaos
  • God of Blood : Fuil

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Nymeria is VERY shy. She's a wallflower, preferring to stay in the shadows, out of the limelight. She adores her family, and the ward Medeia was always regarded as a sister to her; but beyond that she tends to avoid social settings.

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Having men flirting with her makes her blush and feel awkward. Even women flirting with her makes Nymeria completely embarrassed. She wants to fall for a man that will love her, for just being herself - faults and all.
  • Crush: Brennus Caesorix

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  • Guardian: Khalidah Sherwood
  • Acquaintance: Lyra Kresner

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Paloma doesn't want to shame her family, but by that same token she wants the chance to fall in love in her own time and on her own terms. Given the chance, Paloma would marry for love and nothing more.

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  • Kidnapper: Dumnorix Segomaros

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The Festival of Ostara


A festival marking the spring equinox has began, and all are invited. This year it is taking place in Teumnach, in a quaint little village by the name of Reyne. Backed onto the border of Caoin-Chaithlinn Forest, Reyne is a town filled with wonder and magic to behold.

The people of Reyne welcome you all to their village. During the festival there are no borders of kingdoms; no wars; no distinction of species; no distrust or hatred. All that matters to the people of Reyne during the festival is that everyone has a good time. Ladies are given flower crowns to wear and gentlemen are also given posies to wear upon their shirts. But this is an optional custom of the festival, you do not have to wear them if you do not wish to do so.

There are many things to see, and many more things to do. Why not visit the Market Faire? Visit the Garden of Elysia, and perhaps plant something to commemorate the season. Sit beside the bonfires, or even dance the nights away.

Come along and have some fun!




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Games to play
There are many games in the Market Faire that one can get involved in and enjoy. Want to play them? It's easy, just RP threads as per normal.
  • The May Pole
      There are no prizes for this game, and everyone is a winner. The object of the game is simply to have fun, and also to twist bands of coloured around the towering pole as you dance around it with a group of others. You can have as many turns as you like, there is no stopping you.
  • Ring-Toss
      Arranged in a cross, each of the five pegs denotes a different value of points. Near right: 20. Near left: 30. Center: 10. Far left: 40. Fair right: 50. Get the most points you can with three brightly coloured rings, and win a prize.
  • Rainbow Pathway
      Strung throughout town are an array of coloured ribbons. Twisting and winding, each ribbon leads to a different destination. At the end of each ribbon is a present for each ribbon follower. Each gift is different, and it may not be one that you would expect to find. Fret not however, even if two people follow the same coloured ribbon, they will each receive a present of their own. But one must follow the ribbon from the starting point or there will be no gift for you.
  • Fish Bowl
      On a table in the market faire, is a game known simply as 'Fish Bowl'. How the game works: each player may throw three of the little balls provided, and if atleast one of their balls lands in the bowl containing a fish, they get to keep the fish as a prize. The types of fish vary, so try to win the one you like best! Didn't win a fish? Try your luck again!
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For a version of this guide with pictures included: Phoenix, Official Guide
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Phoenix


Two hundred years after the gods had finished (and failed) at cleaning up the mess involving dragons left behind by Leaslinte (god of Horizons), Ghrian (god of the sun), decided that he too wanted to create a fantastical creature – one to rival that of Lealinte's dragons.

He created the Phoenix.

Granting the birds immortal life, carrying the fire of the sun within their orange-red bodies, and possessing the ability to heal any injury sustained to their bodies with the very same flames. He took it further still; if an injury was too great, the phoenix would die, its body dissolving into ash, before the bird would be, quite literally, reborn from the ashes of its former existence.

Ghrian was pleased with his work. But something troubled him. If he released these fiery birds into the world of mortal men and fae... how long before they caused problems, like they had with the dragons. It had taken centuries for the gods to fix that mess, and they were unable to fix it completely anyway. He did not want to face the same consequences as Leaslinte.

The god sat and pondered how to avoid such an eventuality. It was his wife, Gealach (goddess of the moon) that came up with the solution. No two phoenixes could come in close proximity to each other, otherwise they would die a permanent death. Grateful to her genius, Ghrian allowed Gealach to create her own version of the phoenix: the exact opposite of his own fiery version.

Gealach's phoenixes were white in colour, shining brightly like the moon that she ruled over. Tiny sparkles of light even fell from their wings as they flew, and when they died their bodies would dissolve into a shimmering stardust before they too are reborn.

And thus the Sun Phoenix and the Moon Phoenix came into existence.

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Sun Phoenix
A danger to any forested areas, the Sun Phoenix was created by the sun god Ghrian himself. They are said to carry the suns fire itself and to attack one of these god-created birds will bring the wrath of the sun god upon you.

Color: Their bodies are shaded a rich mixture of red and orange. It is not uncommon to see a sun phoenix with markings that resemble that of burning flames. Yellow can also be found on the very outer feathers of their wings.

Defining trait: Small sparks of fire can be witnessed falling from the feathers of a Sun Phoenix whenever the bird flaps their wings. These sparks can also be used to set any grassy area on fire (either intentionally or by accident).

Diet: Sun Phoenixes are birds of prey. They will hunt for lizards, snakes and rodents hiding within the rocky landscape that they make their home. The larger the phoenix, the large the prey that they can take down.

Temperament: Sun Phoenixes can be quite 'hot headed'. They are highly emotional birds, and can be quite aggressive. Taming a Sun Phoenix will take time and perseverance, as they will not trust you one ounce to begin with. Just getting near one will result in angry screeching, and flapping of fiery wings - a visible thread to 'get back'. However, these birds also admire determination and you will eventually be granted enough trust to get close. From there, the sky is the limit.

Habitat: Found in rocky locations where there is not much plant life. Typically in hot arid places, such as the desert and volcanoes of Sgaithte. Though some can be found in Steppes of Allta of Foirfich.

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Moon Phoenix
The sight of a Moon Phoenix is said to be a blessing. They were made by Gealach, with the beauty and mystery of the moon in mind. The goddess is quite protective of her birds, but it is not her wrath you will face for harming them - it is that of her husband, the sun god Ghrian.

Color: A Moon Phoenix is white in colour, with pale silver feathers mixed into their wings. Pale blue markings around their eyes are also common, though not all possess such markings.

Defining trait: Whenever a Moon Phoenix flies or flaps their wings, small twinkling lights of starlight can be seen falling from their wings, and even trailing from their long tail feathers. Some Moon Phoenixes are seen to have an almost ethereal glow to their bodies.

Diet: Moon Phoenixes have a combination diet of vegetarian and insectivore. They prefer to eat seeds and grains, small fruits, and insects such as moths, grasshoppers, and cicadas.

Temperament: Though cautious, a Moon Phoenix is far more readily trusting compared to a Sun Phoenix. They possess a gentler nature, and a sense of curiosity. They are especially gentle towards young children. That being said, the moment that a Moon Phoenix feels threatened or betrayed (even by people that have befriended them), they will fly away and never return.

Habitat: Unlike their sun counterparts, Moon Phoenixes have a preference for colder climates. They can typically be seen around the bases of the snow covered mountain ranges to the north of Eacharnach and Gaothaidh, but it not uncommon to see them in the snowy regions as well. Moon Phoenixes also make their home in Teumnach.

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Size:
  • Young - The smallest of the phoenixes, comparable in size to a Macaw parrot (3.3 feet from the head to the tip of the tail feathers). The term 'young' is abit of a misnomer; while it can refer to the youngest of the phoenixes, there are birds that are hundreds of years old that fit into this range.
  • Mature - The midrange of the phoenix birds in terms of size. Averaging around 8 feet in length from head to tip of the tail. Much like the 'young' size classification, the term 'mature' is a misnomer as phoenixes that are only around 10 years old can be classed as 'mature' in terms of size; but most often this range is used to class phoenix birds that are hundreds of years old.
  • Titan - The titans are the oldest and largest of the Phoenixes. In terms of size, they are around 12 feet from the head to the tip of the tail feathers in length. There are only four in the world: two Sun Phoenixes and two Moon Phoenixes.
Reproduction: You will never find two phoenixes nesting together. You will not even find one sitting on a nest with an egg. No, getting in close proximity to one another, regardless of whether the other is a Sun or Moon phoenix means instant death for these birds. The only way for a new phoenix to enter the world is for Ghrian or Gealach to create one.

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Disclaimers:
  • Species © Swords of Speirling (written by Kel)
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For a version of this guide with pictures included: Dragons of Speirling, Official Guide

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What's the deal with the dragons?

Our dragons are not like the dragons of Pern or Eragon. They are more like the dragons in the How To Train Your Dragon movies. Think of them like horses or dogs; intelligent enough to make their decisions and they have their own personalities, but they don't talk to their owners. There is no magical bonding ritual, however, it is possible that a dragon and their rider become bonded the way someone is bonded to any other pet or animal familiar.

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DRAGON


The word 'dragon' derives from draconem (nominative draco) meaning "huge serpent", and drakon (genitive drakontos) meaning "serpent, giant seafish". And the citizens of Speirling have spent their entire history learning just how accurate that word can be.

In some cases the origin words 'Draco' and 'Drakon' have come to be used as identifiers of a dragons forme, as judged by the definitions of the words themselves. Draco, has been tied to some of the dragons with a quadrupedal body and two wings, while Drakon, has been associated with those that reside in the waters of Speirling's oceans, rivers and lakes.

During the First Age, Léaslínte, God of the Horizons, created a pair of dragons, male and female, and gifted them to the God of the Sun to pull his chariot. Back then, they were intelligent beasts who could talk and they possessed magic. Then, early in the Second Age, Léaslínte fell in love with a sidhe and he wanted to help her and her people in their war, so he took the dragon pair he had created and lent them to the sidhe. The sidhe were greedy and bred the dragons and the hatchlings grew into adults, resulting in more dragons than for which the sidhe could account. At this point, the humans and the lesser fae took their chance and began stealing dragons until they had more than the sidhe.

Meanwhile, in the heavens, the gods, who were already angry with Léaslínte for lending the dragons to the sidhe without permission and once everything got out of hand, they punished him by taking the power away from his dragons: making them dumb, mortal beasts. Léaslínte was able to whisk his lover away to the nearby continent of Cynwyr, but the gods punished him further and turned his body into that of a dragon. His mind remained his own, but his body was forever stuck in that of a beast. After that point he lived on Cynwyr with his lover and their children, the “dragonbourne”, until the continent sunk beneath the sea. Léaslínte is now residing somewhere in Ianor.

In an attempt to clean up the mess left behind by Léaslínte, the gods gave the now water bound dragons a slight shove to venture from land into the waters, by changing their diet until the species could only survive on food found underwater. The gods also took one entire species and shrank them in size until they were no bigger than birds, and thus the Pocket Dragon came into existence.

What the gods did not anticipate was the eventual existence of the aptly named Companion Dragon. While the deities were busy manipulating other species to clean up Léaslínte's mess, the humans were busy manipulating their own dragon species. Through selective breeding of small dragon members, over time a dragon the size of a hound was created: a dragon that could be kept as a pet.

In addition to the numerous species that now exist as descendants of Léaslínte's two dragons, there are also three other species also created by him that he forgot about entirely. These three species are not dragons at all, but many still believe them to be. Thus, they are known as the 'False Dragons', while the other dragons are known as the 'True Dragons'.

Nowadays people began to associate classifications to the dragons that are trained to have a rider, much like one would with horses (though fewer). Unlike with horses, the classifications are based on the size and training of the dragon itself, rather than the particular breed. The classifications are:
  • Destrier - the war dragon. Typically the largest of a species, they are bred for their size, strength and agility. Being highly prized as a battle mount, the destrier type of dragons are very expensive and can only be afforded by the most wealthy.
  • Courser - the racing dragon. Bred for their speed and agility, they are commonly used by messengers. They are slightly less expensive than destriers and some knights prefer riding them into battle because of their speed and agility.
  • Jennet - a light cavalry dragon.
  • Charger - interchangeable term for all war dragons.
  • Palfrey - these dragons are finely bred and typically used for 'pleasure riding'. These dragons are smaller in size to the Destrier type, sleek and well trained for everyday use.


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  • Species © Swords of Speirling (written by Kel)
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Two hundred years after the gods had finished (and failed) at cleaning up the mess involving dragons left behind by Leaslinte (god of Horizons), Ghrian (god of the sun), decided that he too wanted to create a fantastical creature – one to rival that of Lealinte's dragons.

He created the Phoenix.

Granting the birds immortal life, carrying the fire of the sun within their orange-red bodies, and possessing the ability to heal any injury sustained to their bodies with the very same flames. He took it further still; if an injury was too great, the phoenix would die, its body dissolving into ash, before the bird would be, quite literally, reborn from the ashes of its former existence.

Ghrian was pleased with his work. But something troubled him. If he released these fiery birds into the world of mortal men and fae... how long before they caused problems, like they had with the dragons. It had taken centuries for the gods to fix that mess, and they were unable to fix it completely anyway. He did not want to face the same consequences as Leaslinte.

The god sat and pondered how to avoid such an eventuality. It was his wife, Gealach (goddess of the moon) that came up with the solution. No two phoenixes could come in close proximity to each other, otherwise they would die a permanent death. Grateful to her genius, Ghrian allowed Gealach to create her own version of the phoenix: the exact opposite of his own fiery version.

Gealach's phoenixes were white in colour, shining brightly like the moon that she ruled over. Tiny sparkles of light even fell from their wings as they flew, and when they died their bodies would dissolve into a shimmering stardust before they too are reborn.

And thus the Sun Phoenix and the Moon Phoenix came into existence.

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A danger to any forested areas, the Sun Phoenix was created by the sun god Ghrian himself. They are said to carry the suns fire itself and to attack one of these god-created birds will bring the wrath of the sun god upon you.

Color: Their bodies are shaded a rich mixture of red and orange. It is not uncommon to see a sun phoenix with markings that resemble that of burning flames. Yellow can also be found on the very outer feathers of their wings.

Defining trait: Small sparks of fire can be witnessed falling from the feathers of a Sun Phoenix whenever the bird flaps their wings. These sparks can also be used to set any grassy area on fire (either intentionally or by accident).

Diet: Sun Phoenixes are birds of prey. They will hunt for lizards, snakes and rodents hiding within the rocky landscape that they make their home. The larger the phoenix, the large the prey that they can take down.

Temperament: Sun Phoenixes can be quite 'hot headed'. They are highly emotional birds, and can be quite aggressive. Taming a Sun Phoenix will take time and perseverance, as they will not trust you one ounce to begin with. Just getting near one will result in angry screeching, and flapping of fiery wings - a visible thread to 'get back'. However, these birds also admire determination and you will eventually be granted enough trust to get close. From there, the sky is the limit.

Habitat: Found in rocky locations where there is not much plant life. Typically in hot arid places, such as the desert and volcanoes of Sgaithte. Though some can be found in Steppes of Allta of Foirfich.


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The sight of a Moon Phoenix is said to be a blessing. They were made by Gealach, with the beauty and mystery of the moon in mind. The goddess is quite protective of her birds, but it is not her wrath you will face for harming them - it is that of her husband, the sun god Ghrian.

Color: A Moon Phoenix is white in colour, with pale silver feathers mixed into their wings. Pale blue markings around their eyes are also common, though not all possess such markings.

Defining trait: Whenever a Moon Phoenix flies or flaps their wings, small twinkling lights of starlight can be seen falling from their wings, and even trailing from their long tail feathers. Some Moon Phoenixes are seen to have an almost ethereal glow to their bodies.

Diet: Moon Phoenixes have a combination diet of vegetarian and insectivore. They prefer to eat seeds and grains, small fruits, and insects such as moths, grasshoppers, and cicadas.

Temperament: Though cautious, a Moon Phoenix is far more readily trusting compared to a Sun Phoenix. They possess a gentler nature, and a sense of curiosity. They are especially gentle towards young children. That being said, the moment that a Moon Phoenix feels threatened or betrayed (even by people that have befriended them), they will fly away and never return.

Habitat: Unlike their sun counterparts, Moon Phoenixes have a preference for colder climates. They can typically be seen around the bases of the snow covered mountain ranges to the north of Eacharnach and Gaothaidh, but it not uncommon to see them in the snowy regions as well. Moon Phoenixes also make their home in Teumnach.


Size:
  • Young - The smallest of the phoenixes, comparable in size to a Macaw parrot (3.3 feet from the head to the tip of the tail feathers). The term 'young' is abit of a misnomer; while it can refer to the youngest of the phoenixes, there are birds that are hundreds of years old that fit into this range.
  • Mature - The midrange of the phoenix birds in terms of size. Averaging around 8 feet in length from head to tip of the tail. Much like the 'young' size classification, the term 'mature' is a misnomer as phoenixes that are only around 10 years old can be classed as 'mature' in terms of size; but most often this range is used to class phoenix birds that are hundreds of years old.
  • Titan - The titans are the oldest and largest of the Phoenixes. In terms of size, they are around 12 feet from the head to the tip of the tail feathers in length. There are only four in the world: two Sun Phoenixes and two Moon Phoenixes.
Reproduction: You will never find two phoenixes nesting together. You will not even find one sitting on a nest with an egg. No, getting in close proximity to one another, regardless of whether the other is a Sun or Moon phoenix means instant death for these birds. The only way for a new phoenix to enter the world is for Ghrian or Gealach to create one.


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