Character type: Candidate
Appearance: Merceilia's long, dark red - possibly considered auburn - locks were kept most frequently in a tight runnertail, keeping it out of her dark, cerulean eyes without restraining its movement. Her features are delicate, but sharp, almost fragile from some angles often holding softening expressions of a wide variety of emotions. A light dusting of freckles across the bridge of her nose and her high cheekbones adds flavor to the soft, olive shade of her skin.
Personality: She is a sweet girl, seemingly untouched by almost anything thanks to the fond over-protectiveness her parents gave their only daughter. Merceilia was their gem, and they weren't about to let anyone dirty it. So, she ends up being completely ignorant of the sensual aspects of life. She probably wouldn't know flirting if it smacked her in the face. Naive is probably the best way to describe it, and at her age she's prone to infatuations - which her parents want none of -, her lack of knowledge bound to get her into some unfavorable situations.
History: Merceilia was born the middle child of three to a pair of travelling entertainers in Arolos territory, Merinda and Ceilon, members of a larger convoy that travelled from Gather to Gather. She was their only girl, so they treated her as a precious jewel and fawned over her constantly, though she found their over-protectiveness tiring. Her brothers both looked upon her lovingly, but with slight resentment towards the attention she received - something they tried not to show in front of their parents, but they didn't hide it from her.
Information about Merceilia (Mercy)'s pets
Pet Name: Chiko
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Chiko is small for his age, nearly the size of the average green. His unusual color is what draws the eyes, however. Tiny points of highlights and rich undertones in combination with the lightest blue hue make his hide appear to shimmer light the reflection of light off of ice. Were it not for the adorable 'chiiiikoo' sounds he makes, Merceilia would have named him 'Icy'.
Personality: His color is deceptive in regard to his disposition. Chiko is kind and loving, his admiration gained as easily as giving him a sliver of food, though his loyalty towards Merceilia is clear. He is as content simply resting on his owner's shoulder as he is chasing her around the caravan. If he feels threatened however, his size is not to be an estimation of his ferocity.
Merceilia (Mercy) is a candidate. Her colour preference is Gold, Green
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