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Midnight. Snow crumbles delicately beneath your feet and peppers the air around you as you wander towards the distant lights of a Terror Mountain town. As you approach, you see a small gathering of villagers, wrapped cosy in woolen scarves and warm jackets, all seemingly fascinated by the arrangement of the stars. One small boy, of no more than ten years, points to the clouds with his fluffy blue mittens and gasps in wonder.
Gazing far above, you can just make out a tiny sliver of lilac diving like a dolphin in and out of an inky black sea of sky. You squint and find that the body of this creature is bordered by great wings of white; its soaring movements reveal to you many stripes of navy. Undoubtably, a kougra, and unmistakably, female.
As you continue to watch, it becomes clearer that the kougress is coming closer and closer with every magnificent wingbeat. Effortlessly she swoops down to the earth, with the swiftness and grace of a great golden eagle. The gathering of people around you parts slowly, and you find yourself moving to to make way for this creature of wonder and beauty.
The kougress' paws lightly touch down in front of your eyes, leaving you to admire the slight sound of snow under her dainty feet, and the tender ruffle of her extraordinary wings. Up close, you can see that her fur almost shines purple in the dim lamplight; her icey eyes of azure glittering like the stars above.
Queen Annilla..., you hear an anonymous voice whisper alone in the crowd. The kougress bows her elegant head in recognition of her name.
I have returned. she says.
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~Annilla - The Basics~
Name: Annilla (ah-nill-ah)
Pelt: Lilac with Navy Stripes
Age: Young Adult (21)
Residence: Faerieland / Terror Mountain
Region of Reign: The Ice Kingdom
Hobbies: Exploring, Guarding, Ruling, Reading
Petpet: Dash the Faerie Tasu
Mature: completed, perfected, or elaborated in full by the mind - mature plans
Intelligent: having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals - an intelligent student
Responsible: involving accountability or responsibility - a responsible position
Mysterious: of obscure nature, meaning, origin, etc.; puzzling; inexplicable - a mysterious inscription on the ancient tomb
Beautiful: having qualities that delight the senses, especially the sense of sight - a beautiful day
Intimidating: to make timid; fill with fear
Secretive: having or marked by an inclination to secrecy; not open, forthright, or frank
Possessive: jealously opposed to the personal independence of, or to any influence other than one's own upon
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Her story begins amongst the dark caverns of a forgotten cove; surrounded with the icy mist of Terror Mountain in the dead of night. All was silent, perhaps except for the soft coo-cooing of a nearby pteri finally settling down to sleep. Snow carpeted the ground in a thick white duvet, it lay over rocks and trees and earth under the moonlit sky. Amongst the snow was a tiny kougra kitten, purple in colour and striped with navy as dark as the sky above. She pawed the snow cautiously with her dainty paws, whilst her mother watched over her with proud eyes.
The kitten took her first few steps into the snow, blind still from birth but able to feel the faint pitter patter of snowflakes as they landed on her soft pelt. She mewed lightly and unfolded her wings. Feathered, they were, and small, like the wings of a baby dove. Her mother smiled in admiration at her daughter's beauty and innocence. Then, as she remembered, she frowned slightly. For one day, in years to come, the older kougra knew that this small, helpless feline in front of her would be Queen. It seemed odd that such a position of power would be given to this delicate creature. Yet, as the kitten turned her closed gaze towards her mother, the older feline recalled that her thoughts and worries were probably ditto that of her own mother, and her mother before that, and her mother before that. One day, the older kougra thought. One day, Annilla will be the most remarkable Queen of the Ice Kingdom there ever was.
The summers came and went like a pendulum of time, swinging between the seasons. Snow thawed, froze and thawed again over the ground of something Valley. The twilight chill was just settling in as Princess Annilla stepped out of the icey cave in which she slept. The kougress stretched, every purple hair on her small body ruffled with her movement. She was young, only a mere six years of age yet she had grown considerably to a height of three foot. White wing-feathers trembled in the slight breeze: Annilla wanted more than anything to stretch them fully in the skies. She glanced above at the flawless black sky, empty except for minute speckles of white light that were stars. She wanted to fly, to know the feeling of the wind rushing through her fur and the midnight clouds soaking her skin. Behind her, her mother stepped out into the moonlight. She was sleek, her fur blue with stripes of pure white, her back free of wings. Sensing Annilla's frustration at wanting to fly, her mother spoke. "Unwise to try, Annilla." A flying kougra was unheard of in something Valley, and physically it was impossible due to the weight of a kougra and the size the wings would have to span out for. Still, Annilla was detirmined and vowed to try. She could not really lose anything if she tried, she would simply not lift off of the ground if it didn't work out. And too, what use was a Princess with wings if she never used them? Swiivel had wings, and what more, could fly.
Annilla had never known her father, and so her mother had had to bring her up alone. Consequently this meant that mother and daughter kougra became close friends, (as daughters often do) so restrictions were often pushed against with no punishment. However, Annilla knew that her mother would punish her severly for trying to fly. It was not that her mother did not want her to or was jealous of Annilla's magnificent wings, it was so that Annilla would not be harmed.
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Fully nocturnal from birth, Annilla prowls the skies at night, and only at night. To be seen at day indicates that there is a severe tragedy and threat to the Ice Kingdom arising.
Annilla is fully aware she is different from the other Kougras, not just because she is unconverted but because she has large, feathery wings to support her in flight. Of course, she loves to flaunt them to everyone.
Her most loyal friend, Dash is always seen flying with Annilla when he is airbourne. Annilla shares her secrets only with Dash, as she trusts little else.
Annilla has come to love her Queen status, and adores being the centre of attention. Having a crowd of awe-stricken folk below her as she flies is her idea of fun.
As a native in the Terror Mountain lands, Annilla is therefore immune to the cold and has come to enjoy the thrills of a snowstorm. She thrives in the weather that normal humans would be chilled to the bone.
Naturally; being a Queen; Annilla is one to love her treasures. She especially adores her earring and tail bangles and would not dream of flying off without them.
Being Royal has everything to do with being perfect in every way. 'Nuff said.
Annilla treasures her Ice Kingdom very dearly. She guards it by night, every night. No-one would want to stand in her way, either. Wouldn't be a pretty sight.
Annilla has an instinctive reflex against light. She has been raised to be nocturnal, therefore that is how she will stay.Ugliness
Inside every Queen there is a pinch of vanity. Warmth
Warmth to us would mean the tropics to Annilla. As stated before, she has been raised outside her whole life, to be brought inside in the heat would just be distressing.Tyrannia
For no particular reason other than that it is insanely hot in Tyrannia, Annilla loathes the place and everything to do with it.
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I try to give each of my pets a unique custom design, that is either loosely or closely based on the original Neopet design. Instead of the usual pink of an unconverted faerie kougra, I have gone for a purple/lilac shade. As you can see I have given Annilla navy tiger stripes, which are subject to change. The only stripes that do not differ with different drawings are the facial markings (which are symmetrical). Annilla has dark purple hair which grows down into a mane on her neck. She is fluffier than most kougras, and her tail ends in a furry tip as she is in a colder climate than most. It is unknown how her wings developed to be so huge and feathery, but this mutation has been to Annilla's advantage. Annilla always wears a silver earring in her left ear, which is a symbol of her royalty and was given to her by her predecessors. She also always wears one silver bangle and two golden bangles on her tail for good luck.
I have based her colours quite by accident off of an old character of mine. I used to draw that character quite alot and I think that her design has been etched in my mind. The old character used to represent me, so by basing Annilla off my old character I have become more and more attached to her. My old character was pretty much the same colours as Annilla is now. Both of them are very close to me.
Annilla's stripes of course do come with her being a kougra, however I did choose Annilla to be snow bound and involved with Terror Mountain as my favourite animal has to be a snow leopard
or white tiger
. Basically, Annilla is a purple snow tiger cheetah".
She lives in the snow, she is purple, she is slender and fast like a cheetah and of course she is stripey like a tiger. Annilla is basically a creation of my favourite animals and colours and everything put together.
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Dash the Faerie Tasu
A loyal friend and subject to the Queen, Dash is both intelligent and kind. He spends his time helping Queen Annilla to roam the skies in search of lost explorers over Terror Mountain. He cannot speak himself, but he is a great listener and can fully understand dialogue. If not found with Annilla, Dash is usually occupied studying various future plans for the area of Terror Mountain. Dash is a celebrity among the Ice Kingdom folk, for he is not fully nocturnal, unlike Annilla. Back To Top~Friends~
Dash mostly acts as a spy, as Annilla is not around all of the time to catch all Terror Mountain gossip and knowledge. He respects Annilla greatly, for she is very intelligent.
Dash's design is based around a normal Faerie Tasu, except for the stripes of his tail, he has those instead of just spots.
Prince Marethius is the leader of the warriors in all the Neopian Realms. He travels from place to place ensuring that all is at peace, and gathering soldiers for battle. Marethius, although with Royal status, refuses to stay in one place and so gives his Prince duties to his second-in-command Lechlan. Due to his intimidating and respected reputation, Annilla looks to Marethius as a role model for how she should treat her subjects. Occasionally Marethius arrives in the Ice Kingdom, at which time humans flee the area out of fear of this magnificent creature. (He is substantially large and can carry humans on his back if needed.) When Annilla approaches Mar without caution, immediately the people see her as a figure of bravery and nobility.
Swiivel is the Princess of the skies around Faerieland. Her and Annilla are very much alike, except for the fact that Swiivel is not nocturnal and younger. Both are mysterious in their own rights and both love to flaunt their flawless beauty to awed faces. However, Swiivel is a Xweetok, and she resides amongst the clouds. From childhood, Annilla and Swiivel have been close friends, though Annilla cannot visit her as she is too heavy to land amongst the clouds. Swiivel instead occasionally visits bearing gifts from the land in the clouds.
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