Shoy is a carefree and light-hearted soul who delights in simple pleasures. His merry heart is never weighed down with the stress or worry of what life throws in his path, for he is one of the gifted, the faerie folk, who on a whim and a sprinkle of faerie dust can be transported to another world - a world of fantasy.
If you are lucky in your travels, you may come upon Shoy dancing with the faeries in the glen at dusk, or perhaps high up in the forest canopy trading stories with an old oak. Be wary, though, for freely will he share his magic dust with you, and you will find yourself caught up in the most unbelievable sights and sounds your senses could imagine, everything your heart desires and your mind drifts into dreams about. But when you wake up, you may find that many hours have passed you by, and the faeries and Shoy have long since drifted away...
Tsunami_Pirate always dreamed of becoming a well-known and feared pirate, and thanks to a lightening strike and a deadly tsunami, he got his wish. Alone and lost at sea, he was master and commander of his own ship and his own life, such as it was now. When Tsunami set about the task of repairing his ship, he knew he must patch the tears in the main sail. Having lost whatever repair materials the ship had on board during the storm, Tsunami turned to the only resource he had left. Climbing up the mast once again, he carefully tore a patch of his own plushie coverings - the piece from right over his heart. With great care, he sewed the tear up, and immediately he could feel the wind billow into the sail and his speed increase. Lifting his face towards the sky, Tsunami released a ferocious roar that carried out to sea, and set sail on the adventure of his life.
To step into Pure Decadence was to enter a place, where dreams were dipped in chocolate and sold by the pound; a place where anything seemed possible, and often was. The keeper of this shop of wonders was a mysterious draik called Gwen. She was young and slight, for a draik, and although none dared inquire her age, she must not have been far from adolescence. Beware though, and do not judge her by appearances, for they are deceiving. A draik remembers things. Not only back to their first breath of life, but farther still to the beginning of days when draiks first walked Neopia, and while strength may rest with the mighty, power comes from within. And make no mistake, Gwen was powerful. With a smile sweet as cherries, Gwen welcomes prospective customers into her world. From ceiling to floor, endless trays of gourmet chocolates carefully wrapped in impossibly thin goldleaf line the glass shelves. The dazzling glint of gold and intoxicating smell of hot melted chocolate is enough to set your senses reeling - how does one choose from so many possibilities? Behind the counter, sits a wheel - not a large one like the Wheel of Excitement, rather a small bejeweled heirloom that could probably use a good shining according to the local jeweler. This Wheel of Decadence when spun by a customer will choose the chocolate best suited for him or her, and so you can never go wrong.
Corinth is an independent young Ixi who had a rather inauspicious start to life. She was found as an infant wrapped in blankets, floating on a small jeweled raft just off the coast of Altador. A fisherman saw her and brought her to the Hall of Heroes to consult the council as to what should be done with her. Convinced that she was a gift from the ancient faeries, King Altador decreed that the little Ixi should be welcomed by the city and treated as a princess of Altador. In honor of the ancients, she was named Corinth after an old pre-Altador civilization.
As a result of her preferential treatment, Corinth enjoyed full freedom of the city as she grew up and spent much of her time roaming the ruins of the old city. She loved anything associated with the ancient city and she soon found a small chamber located down a corridor beneath the ruins to call her own. It was in this chamber that Corinth began collecting antiquities. Having been lost herself as a baby, she felt drawn to these lost treasures, and they to her. Each had a story to tell, but you had to dig deep below the surface to discover it.
With a glint of mischief in her eyes, Kiri flies over the land in search of adventure and excitement. She pushes her limits and loves to take on the impossible, much to Fyora's chagrin. A whirlwind of clouds in the sky or a splash of water from an all too peaceful stream will lead you to her; that amethyst flash on the horizon is not a shooting star. Always thirsting for the adrenaline that reminds her she's alive, Kiri chases an intangible dream.
Merryll_ was once the pet of the Drenched sisters. They found her as an infant, and raised her to accompany them as they wreaked havoc on the sea. Merryll would come to struggle with the morality of their deeds, and she would leave them to use her gift as a siren to instead lure ships away from the treacherous rocky shoreline. They have never forgiven her betrayal.
Creb is a central character and Mog-ur, or shaman, of a tribe of prehistoric humans depicted in The Clan of the Cave Bear, the first book in the Earth's Children series.
Goldberry is based on the character Goldberry from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Known as the "River-woman's daughter", she is not a mortal, but rather a spirit of the river Withywindle in the Old Forest of Middle-earth. She is the beautiful and seemingly youthful wife of Tom Bombadil.
The Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France, and they were descended from Norse Viking conquerors.
They played a major political, military, and cultural role in medieval Europe and even the Near East. The Normans are famed both for their culture, such as their unique Romanesque architecture, and their musical traditions, as well as for their military accomplishments and innovations. Norman adventurers established a kingdom in Sicily and southern Italy by conquest, and a Norman expedition on behalf of their duke, William the Conqueror, led to the Norman Conquest of England. Norman influence spread from these new centres to the Crusader States in the Near East, to Scotland and Wales in Great Britain, and to Ireland.
Cratchit is an honest hard-working Ixi who works for the meanest Grarrl in town. Overworked and underpaid, he barely makes ends meet for his family, but it never changes the purity of his heart or the smile on his face.The door of Scrooge's counting-house was open that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters. Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. But he couldn't replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal-box in his own room; and so surely as the clerk came in with the shovel, the master predicted that it would be necessary for them to part. Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed.
~from A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Falstaff is a fat, vain, boastful, and cowardly knight. He is mainly a fun-maker, a character whom we both laugh with and laugh at, and almost in the same breath. Falstaff appears in three plays by William Shakespeare. In the two Henry IV plays, he is a companion to Prince Hal, the future King Henry V, and he also appears in the Merry Wives of Windsor.
Macbeth is a king of Meridell who rose to power through deception and murder. He is forever haunted by the foul deeds he has done.
Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
~Shakespeare (Macbeth, Act II, sc. i)
Rosalind is a fair maiden of Meridell who sought refuge in the forest when her uncle was cast out from the royal court. She can often be found dispensing wit and wisdom to all who are near enough to hear it.
No sooner met, but they looked;
no sooner looked, but they loved;
no sooner loved, but they sighed;
no sooner sighed, but they asked one another the reason;
no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy.
~ Shakespeare (As You Like It, Sc. II)
Enid was a beautiful young peasant girl who caught the eye of the noble Geraint. She has proven herself to be a loyal and loving companion in their many adventures together.
Both Enid and Geraint are important figures in Welsh mythology.
Geraint is a brave and noble knight who courted the lovely Enid. He became so comfortable with his new life, that he almost forgot his duties as a knight!
Both Geraint and Enid are important figures in Welsh mythology.