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Name: Flos, Nigrantis(Dark Flower).
Alias: Moon's shade, Dark Bringer, Eclipse.
Age: 2234 and still young.
Personality: Flos is a quiet being and prefers to keep it that way. She doesn't speak of her past and usually doesn't converse much with others. Only her Dragon; Speculum idoloni(Wraith Mirror) hears her voice on a regular basis and even then it is only through their telepathic link.
History: When Flos was born her parents were surprised, overjoyed but scared for it was considered both a blessing and a curse to be born with dark skin.
Years later when Flos was still young and was playing with the other elven children near her home, she encountered something. The children had been running through the forest for sometime and as they ran they slowly got lost though they didn't realize it till they were far off.
The stopped running and looked around not recognizing their surroundings, they had gotten too caught up in their game. So they decided to play another game of 'try to find your way home 1st'. It was somewhat of a search and somewhat of a race but eventually most of the kids had split into groups.
Flos was in a group with another girl and a boy, the girl was younger then she and the boy older. They had wandered off and didn't realize they had entered the territory of the dragon Speculum Idoloni who resided in the area. As they poked around trying to find their home they came across a clearing and in its center, a sleeping dragon.
Flos's eyes widened as they saw it and the girl cowered behind her in fear of the fierce looking beast. The boy however walked closer saying it was harmless. He however hadn't learned that dragon's slept with their eyes partially open and as he got within a yard of the beast it rose up from its sleeping position and glared at him. The boy instantly froze and the dragon lunged forwards roaring in front of him and pushing the boy to the ground with the force.
The boy scampered off the 1st chance he got and the little girl tried to pull Flos back and away from the dragon. However Flos didn't want to move, she found the dragon a magnificent creature and suddenly a shiver went through her as the dragon's eyes locked with her own. The dragon looked at her a while more and then turned its head and fluidly turned from them walking away.
Flos's attention was driven back to the other children and she and the girl ran back to their home having found a land mark nearby.
Years later when Flos was older(looking about 15) she told her father she was going on a little trip into the forest. Her father nodded in response and told her to be careful and be back for her lessons.
Flos waved and dashed off into the forest as she did every couple of days. She had been visiting the dragon and watching it in secret, of course she knew it likely felt her presence but it didn't seem to mind. She ran through the forest until she found its clearing, the dragon wasn't there so she moved on looking for its cave.
She knew when she was close for it began to smell of sulpher and glass as it always did. She had learned to enjoy the smells and they felt familiar. She reached the dragons cave and peaked in. The smell was stronger here so it must have been inside. She curiously and bravely sneaked into the cave being careful to make no noise. The cave opened up getting much bigger and as she peaked around the corner she saw the dragon. She was surprised to see it looking right back at her and she quickly went back around the corner and pressed herself against the wall.
Then something amazing happened, she heard a voice. It was deep and it rumbled in her head, yet it was smooth and fluid like water or something comforting. There was nothing threatening in it yet it felt of power and it said this:
"I know you are there little girl"
Flor shivered with delight, its voice just felt...right. She came out into the open but not all that scared she did clasp her hands behind her and looked to the side away from the dragon. The dragon looked her over and she heard a sound of what must have been the dragon laughing
"You come before me with such timidity, how sad. Begone"
She tried to speak up but its glare silenced her and she ran out. As she ran back home she felt hot tears down her face and then a fierce look came upon her face. She would make the dragon respect her and with that thought she ran back home.
For years she trained in magic and swordsman ship and did not visit the dragon until one day she felt she was ready. It was the new moon and there was little light to shine upon the forest but she felt powerful. She told her father she was going on a long walk again and he nods having long guessed where her visits took her.
As she arrived in the dragons cave she did not sneak, she walked in proudly. She turned the corner to see the dragon laying down with one if its eyes trained on her having known she was there. Its eye held amusement at her return and looked her over once again as she stood their defiant and magnificent in the crystals glowing light.
"So, you finally return and how you have grown."
She felt herself blush slightly but she did not falter or look away from the dragon. The dragon's eyes rested on the sword at her back and its strange chuckle resounded through the cave.
"Do you seek to slay me, Dark elf?"
Something about his voice annoyed her and for the 1st time she responded to it "and what if I did?" There was no hesitation in her and yet she knew she did not want to slay the dragon. It was too beautiful, to majestic for someone like her to kill.
"Then try it" The dragon rose from its laying position and stalked around her. She kept her eyes trained on the massive reptile. Then it lunged at her and she ducked under its head and spun around it and under its neck. She got on the other side and just as she neared its shoulder it shifted its body to her left and jumps away and then spins as it lands slamming its tail into her stomach.
She flew and hit a wall and the air was knocked out of her and her eyes widened on contact. She slid down the wall and layed against it trying to regain her breath while feeling the all too vivid pain in her back and torso.
"What is your name girl?"
She couldn't breath to answer him but he waited patiently and as he saw her recovering walked back towards her, his steps making the ground rumble a bit. She finally mustered enough strength to speak again "Flos Nigrantis." She said looking at him a bit angry at the dirty trick he had pulled "and that was dirty."
The dragon seemed to smile and its eyes again glimmered with amusement.
"How fitting a name, So...Dark Flower do you still seek to slay me."
She could tell the dragon was making fun of her but she had regained her strength and as she lunged up at the dragon she smiled and said "yes!" she bypassed its head and neck and slammed her palms into the spot where its neck connected to its chest.
SHe felt something happen when she hit it and the dragon as well as her seemed to shudder with power as both of their magics flowed through eachother.
Then she was thrown from it and the dragon shook and then collapsed seeming confused as it spoke.
She found she could move after several moments and she sat up looking at the dragon and smiled "seems I won."
The dragon shook itself and got back to its feet with a bit of trouble "no, lets call this a draw."
It was from that day on that Flos and Speculum became comrades and eventually dragon and rider. Their bonds strengthened over time but then a horrible incident occurred.
Flos was at her home when her father rushed in and told her that the community had decided to slay the dragon as it was a threat to the area. Her eyes widened in fear and she rushed out of the place calling to Speculum with her mind till he answered.
"What is wrong Flos?" He said as she arrived in his cave and she was out of breaht but used their link to speak. "Their going to attack you, my people they think you are a threat to them.
Speculum's barred his fangs in anger "a threat! when have I ever disturbed their peace!!?" Flos goes to his side putting her hand on the side of his neck and looking at him "We have to run...or they'll kill you."
Speculum looked at her a moment and nods turning briefly to look back at his treasure and then sighs a draconic sigh.
"Very well, for your sake."
Speculum reluctantly turned from his treasure and the two walked side by side towards the cave entrance. As they walked Flos heard her kind's soft foot steps outside, they had already surrounded the cave. She took a breath not panicking and walked faster then Speculum coming out before him and acting as a shield for her dragon.
The elves eyes widened as they saw her emerge from the cave, all but her fathers. Her father nods to her and she looks around to them and they begin to question her.
"What are you doing here?!"
"Come over or it will attack you!"
"Get away from there!?"
She listened for barely a few seconds and then she snapped at them "NO!" She said defiantly and they all quieted down. She looks towards the cave and Speculum walks out from it glancing around at the elves with an angry glare in his eyes.
Flos turns back to her people "Leave him alone, He has done nothing wrong. He stays in his territory and us in ours."
One man called out from the back "you dont you're in his territory! So who are you to tell us not to be!"
She holds up her hand restraining her anger "I am his friend, I am his rider." Speculum nods to her as if in agreement and understanding. She turns back continuing and notices how silent the elves have gotten. "If you hurt him, it will be like hurting me. Don't do this leave him be."
The elves raised their bows "We will not, you've only made things worse for yourself. You're exiled." The words hit her like lightning and she stumbled back. Speculum caught her with the front of is snout and pushed her back up. He then walked around her and rose his head at the elves angrily.
"Who are you to make me leave!?" His voice resounded through their minds like thunder and Flos could feel his pure anger. "My kind have lived in the forest for centuries, longer then your young race and you seek to remove me!" The elves recover and aim their bows. Magic is seen around the arrows "leave or die dragon." One calls from the back of the group.
At this Speculum raises his head and takes several steps and rears up on his hind legs and looks down at them with fury in his eyes. "Only for the sake of my rider do I leave. If such was my choice, I would tear you all asunder and bring plague and famine upon your lands." The elves flinch from the amount of venom and honesty in his words and some draw back. He slams down onto the ground and crouches down letting her on.
She climbs on his back and he takes off with a run and a leap into the air. His 6 wings(3 on each side) unfold from his back and she see's them for the very 1st time as he flies. She looked back knowing she would never see the lands again. As she turned forwards she buried her face in her dragons neck and cried.
Since then the two have traveled around supporting each other. She has become well known around the cities as a dark mercenary of sorts. She is known well as someone not to be reckoned with.
Special/Race Abilities: She is swift on her feet and her magic is fairly strong. She tends to stray towards a darker form of magic as well as illusions and a special flame she calls "Shade Flame."
Dragon Name: Speculum idoloni(Wraith Mirror).
Dragon Age: 2452.
Dragon Appearance: http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs44/i/2009/098/2/f/King_of_Space_by_kilara.jpg
Other: His body is capable of storing massive amounts of magical energy and can turn entirely invisible. He can also turn Flos invisible because of their connection. His breath weapon is interchangeable between a strange purple flame, pure magic, or shards of glass. Like most dragons he can use magic to shapeshift though he usually doesn't.