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Duty: Spring Forest Spirit
Markings: Two "eyebrow" circles above the eyes and a larger circle above, unique to her
Irises: Pale pink
Personality: Shy, quiet and gentle, Aldena is the heart of the peaceful spring forest. She fears humans and their doings, and like a true rabbit, tends to hide and run rather than face conflict head on.
Companion: Tansy the Bikiwan
Friends: Embarrass and Avnitia
The Spring Forest Spirit
Aldena takes the form of a spring forest spirit rabbit, small and fleeting in a world of change. She represents youth, brief perfection, illusion, and impermanence. Rare to see in the forest, humans who catch a glimpse of her are said to have a lifetime of luck. She is extremely shy and prefers to be on her own, because other living beings scare her. In particular, Aldena fears civilization, and will take flight and the slightest whiff of smoke or human.
When Aldena's native forest burned down, an interesting thing happened. Because of this traumatic event, Aldena's spirit became fractured, and the small part of her that had been adventurous and spontaneous became a small deity in itself. This was Tansy.
Friendly, charming, courageous and outgoing, Tansy is all that remains of Aldena's old life in the forest. The two spirits are opposites of each other, yet unexpectedly get along well in spite of their differences. Or perhaps it is because of their differences, since deep down Aldena and Tansy are still the same being. Still, no one knows for sure, since such things are unheard of even among spirits.
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Despite Aldena's inherent shyness, she does have two friends, Embarrass and Avnitia. Though the two tower over Aldena in size, they are extremely close, and they love to snuggle during blizzards when the temperature drops below zero.
Embarrass, despite being a wolf, is gentle and loving, and loves being around others. While Embarrass is also a spirit, he is not aware of his own nature, and believes himself to be a simple wolf. He is the original spirit of the wintry, mountainous land, and the villagers have worshiped him for decades as the protector of their village. Being a gentle, lonely soul, he was overjoyed at Aldena's arrival and immediate prevailed upon her with his innocent joy.
Avnitia most often takes the form of a snow leopard and while slightly eccentric, is extremely loyal. She is a sleeping spirit, a being who exhibits a character similar to narcolepsy: she sleeps at random times, and often for centuries at a time. In fact, the first time Avnitia ever woke was because of the sense of Aldena's footsteps treading over the mountain ridge into the valley.