Name: Zanx-iie Tal
Type: Water Natul
Class: Royal Affiliate/Low Ranking Military
Companion: A dark blue Elet named Tare.
Eye colour: Bright green
Skin colour: Pink with a purple hue with darker designs from her time as a slave.
Appearance: Zanx-iie is on the small side, her height tops out at 5 feet and her weight is around 125 pounds. Her face has a faintly pointed took to it and her eyes are the biggest feature on it. She has a delicate musculature on her frame and quite lean. She has long plum red hair that curls and has a tendency to frizz and tangle. Her nails are retractable claws and she has to be careful when touching things because a simple muscle movement causes her two inch claws to extend, causing damage to what she is touching or grasping. She likes wearing loose clothing in darker colours, they are the ones that manage to hid the scars on her back from the lashings she was given as a slave.
Personality: Zanx-iie has a soft and ‘mothering’ personality with other Tarians but on the other side if she is crossed she does not ask questions and just reacts. Although she is accepting she is incredibly wary. She has no liking for Galians nor the Universal Military, feelings left over from her time as a Galian slave. She doesn’t trust them and she has no use to get to know them. She is very inquisitive and her curiosity has caused her to get into trouble on many different occasions.
Skills: She is very accurate in her use of bows and arrows. Her control over her water is still a bit shaky but extremely skilled. She doesn’t like using guns but she finds the communication technology fascinating and likes to learn all about it when new radios and telecommunicators are taken. Her sword play is minimal and she prefers not to use it but carries one around anyway.
History: Zanx-iie was born into slavery. Her parents, a Byern and a Fyn, were allowed to marry and have a child, a special permission granted only by their Masters and then the Queen. Ten years after her birth and when her water control formed, she was placed in the mines. She was worked until she collapsed from exhaustion. Her father, a Byern, worked in the mines with her, would place her in a small sling across his chest as he finished his work.
Working in the mines was a bleak existence and the lash of the whip was often. Zanx-iie was placed in the washout area, where she, as well as the other Natuls washed the mined metals, removed the rocks, melted it down, before air drying the bricks. Her father was in charge of pushing the metal laden carts to the surface. Food was scarce and sleep was even more so and life was hard. Many people died of starvation, sickness or exhaustion.
Zanx-iie never saw her mother, who was a garden grower for a rich Galian family who had moved to Keetlia and as a result she never knew the woman who had birthed her. Her father was her family as well as the rest of the miners she worked with. Every night they would be moved to the slave barracks on the outside of Turen. There Zanx-iie would get lessons on her water control. The barracks were her home and the Tarians inside were her family. They would share stories of their families and life outside the city. She always thought of them as just stories and she knew she would live and die in the mines.
At the age of eleven she was sold to a Galian family who tattooed her with the family design before sending her back into the mines. The Galian family were paid for her service and Zanx-iie was allowed to remain with her father and the people she grew up with.
At the age of sixty eight she and her fellow Tarians were rescued from their barracks in the dead of night by the Tarian Force. That night, Zanx-iie was given her first taste of freedom and was informed of her relation to King Alus and Queen Beayet. Her father was King Alus’ second cousin and they were welcomed back into the fold of the free Tarians.
Freedom was an amazing experience for Zanx-iie and she lived everyday with the same wonder that she had the night where their barracks were destroyed. Her amazement turned into curiosity and she was part of the recovery crew to find the old Tarian strongholds to find their lost texts and scrolls. During one of her expeditions at the age of seventy-five, she discovered a lone Elet egg in a shallow pool of water. After it hatched, she and the gentle bird she named Tare, formed a strong companionship.
At the age of a hundred and twenty five, Zanx-iie wanted to learn how to fight and wanted to join the Tarian Military. She wished to find and rescue her mother from her enslavement. Her father supported her in her decision as he had been trained for the Military since the night they had escaped. He had travelled up the ranks and had become a high ranking General. Zanx-iie wished to become like him and fight but she was kept out of most of the battles. She was allowed to take part in Raids on slave barracks. She is now a valuable member of Raid force and would be in charge of training if she stayed at the Tarian camp long enough.
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