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Sylvie Marks

A Mermaid...

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a character in “Adacia”, as played by Sparkle

Description

Full Name:Sylvie Marks
Age:22
Gender:Female
Species:Mermaid
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Personality:Funny, shy,anxious around new people.
Description of Appearance:She has long blonde hair that goes down to her belly button. Her eyes are blue and her tail is light blue
Equipment and Powers/Abilities:tail?(not sure what this is asking)
Biographic History:She's lived a very sheltered and protective life. Also, she has not spent much time around humans or any other species for that matter. However, she has decided that because of her age it's now time for her to leave her parents and go out on a life of her own.
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So begins...

Sylvie Marks's Story

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Sylvie swam around in her home, the caverns. To an outsider they were dark, scary and couldn't possible harbor any sort of life. However, swimming deeper one would find life, color and excitement. The caverns were teaming with exotic species of fish, other marine animals and mermaids with every fin color imaginable. The small buildings made of coral were grand and elegant framed by the deep blue color of the sea. Sylvie was nervous, today is the day she would go to their leader and request permissions to get closer to the human world, for not only humans but the other magical creatures she's heard about. Her only interaction with creatures outside of mermaids were of course, the marine animals. However, there have been stories, stories of humans that ride on silly contraptions that float on top of the water. However all too often they crash. Humans have these funny things called legs, they don't have scales rather hair. Now isn't that silly?
Sylvie approached the largest cavern, home to to the leader. She slowly swam inside and bowed before him respectively "Um sir, I am requesting your permission to journey out into the world of the land, at least as close as I am permitted. The king nodded thoughtfully for awhile before replying "Well I guess, you must however sign a contact detailing that you will not reveal any of our secrets nor take anyone to our caverns without our express permission. Sylvie was barely listening to him and just signed the contact blindly, what did it matter? She was free!
After meeting with the king she said her goodbyes to her family and packed up her bags for exploring.

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She journeyed slowly out of the caverns savoring the first time she would ever see the clear sky and the kingdom of the people. She kept her body mostly underwater but every so often she would lift her head up and look at the beautiful buildings. She felt disappointed because she could not see any people. She knew to be wary of them, she'd heard stories where mermaids journeyed out and never returned because they had been captured by people. Or worse, fallen in love with a person and had been banished for betraying their other merfolk. She swam up to a large rock that concealed her enough by also allowed her to watch the castle and all the people walking around. It was a magnificent sight. There were women dressed in beautiful dresses walking back and forth on the docks, men fixing those funny little floating crafts and small little humans. They were adorable with their tiny little legs. She very much enjoyed watching humans. However, she wondered what was so special about the people who lived in the large house. Why did they get to live there?

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Sylvie saw a little girl sitting on the wooden supports over the water. She was unsure of the human word for it, something like dot? The rock was great protection from humans but wouldn't it be great if she could get a closer look. Closer to the human world. She pushed off from her rock and began to stealthily swim towards the dock. However, there came a point where she felt that she could no longer swim. She felt trapped and no matter how much she swam she couldn't move. Then she was hoisted out of the water and she came up gasping and flailing, she landed on some hard surface and heard men around her yelling and cheering, saying they had caught a mermaid. NO! NO! she tried to speak with them, to reason with them but for some reason they didn't understand her! Why? She switched from pleas to screams. She flailled and screamed but they just laughed and watched her as they turned the boat around to go back to the mainland. How could this happen to her? She knew in that moment that her death was inevitable. As they pulled up to the dock, she caught the eyes of the little girl and through her gaze pleaded with her for help. She just couldn't be captured by these nasty humans. She would never see her family or friends again!

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Floralia had watched the whole scene unfold as a giant fish had swum into a net and the whole boat was full of cheers about a mermaid. She quickly stood up and looked around for the elderly fisherman, but remembered that he had already gone. She ran down to the end of the dock, unsure of what to say to everyone there because she knew there wasn't much she could do. However, there was a moment in which she truly saw the beast and it certainly was a mermaid. A live one. A real one.

Floralia caught her breath as the creature flailed about in the net, making strange noises and calls. She didn't have enough time to think about the problem at hand and as a little girl what could she do? "Stop!" She called out in a strong child's voice. "I am princess Floralia of Adacia and I pray that you stop hurting it." She wasn't even sure where her voice had come from because normally she wouldn't speak to adults in such a way. "What if that beast calls for its friends and they destroy our pier? What then? We will have no trade and no wealth in our beloved city of Corell, so you shall stop!" Floralia was truly shocked by how many people had become quiet, but was even more confused by the beast itself. She hadn't believed them to ever exist. What other creatures and beings exist in their grand realm?

Steadily, the little princess made her way through the crowd of men, women, and children who had gathered. She wanted to view the beast for herself. They parted and made a path for her, more likely out of curiosity than truly being aware of her status, for they all knew, even then, that a child cannot actually wield the power of a kingdom. "Hello." Floralia murmured to the creature as she sat down next to the netting it was trapped within. "I am the Princess of Adacia. I can help you." She continued, peering into its human-like eyes.

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Sylvie grew more nervous as more and more people approached her forming a large group. She couldn't understand the strange language of the humans but she knew enough by their tone of voice that the little girl seemed to have much power over these larger humans, strange. Sylvie continued to twist and flail in her netting and began to gasp for air. She could survive for some amounts of time on land however not like this, her chest was constricted by the netting not allowing her to take in any oxygen through her crude mermaid lungs. She began to panic. Could the little girl really be trusted. Her eyes were wide with fear as she gazed into the seemingly wise eyes of the little girl. She had no clue what was going to happen,were they going to kill her? Was she going to be put on display? She enjoyed watching the interactions of humans but this was far from what she had ever wanted. It was scary and it made her breathing speed up as the anxiety bubbled in her throat.

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At the palace, the disappearance of their princess had become known to everyone and everyone frantically began to run about, trying to find her. None of them thought to even just simply glance out the window and view the port to find her because none of them even knew that the little girl wanted this much freedom. All they knew is that Floralia was missing and without her the collapse of all of Adacia could be expected in twenty years, but they didn't want to think about that. They only thought to find her and bring her back with adoration and open arms. They couldn't have her running off again. Her overseer felt the most pain because the young lady had come up to him only earlier that day, expecting to run outside with other children for a brief time. Had he allowed her wishes, maybe she would not have run. He sent out every guard and knight of the castle to search her out from the divisions of Corell.

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Floralia watched the terrified creature a moment longer before waving a fisherman with a knife over to her. "Cut the ropes, please..." She begged of him and he only lifted his knife up to the netting by the mermaid's face for a moment before he began slicing into the netting as his princess had pleaded. He knew Floralia was truly the princess because he had seen her during her tour of Corell many months ago. Once the majority of the ropes were cut, Floralia looked at the weak creature and put a hand out to the mermaid's face to touch its hair. What she had heard was true, colors of expensive silks and the texture of seaweed was exactly what mermaid hair was like. The man finished cutting the rope before stepping back into the crowd of people trying to get a peek of the mysterious being.

"Make way! The king's men need through!" Floralia heard the shouts of the guards at the other end of the pier, knowing that they had found her. With that call, she pointed to the water and backed away from the mermaid so she could flop back in and swim away. Floralia would be okay spending her time in the castle because she knew that the mermaid would always be out there for her to see. "There she is!" One of the guards shouted as they shoved their horses through the crowd to grab her.

Floralia's eyes spun around to look in fear at the guards about to recapture her and throw her back into her magnificent cage. She didn't want to go back yet, even though she wanted to still be a piece of it. The guards picked her up and forced her onto a horse with one of them and began carrying her back to the palace.

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Sylvie did not wait to immediately drop herself back into the water after being freed by the little girl. She swam back to the safety of her rock and watched the rest of the scene unfold. Interestingly they took the little girl and seemed to be forcefully taking her back somewhere. This was curious because she seemed to hold so much power over the other humans. She was tiny and looked like some of the dolls that had been lost by little human girls and sunk into the sea. Sylvie in fact had one of her own that she kept tucked safely in her bag. The doll was curious and had some sort of human writing on it. She did not understand what it meant but she had traced over the letters many times and could write them.. F-L-O-R-A-L-I. There was another letter but it had long faded away and was no longer distinguishable. Sylvie took the doll out and held it close to her as she touched the delicate button eyes and beautiful hair made out of some fine material. Oddly enough the doll resembled the little girl that helped her. Humans do look similar to one another so she didn't think much of it.

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Sylvie saw another girl that was also a mermaid, but it amazed her that she had the ability to grow legs. Could sylvie do that too? She swam over to the dock where the other girl was and managed to find herself a secluded area away from all of the people "Hey! Hey El.." she didn't remember her full name but knew it was El something. She motioned her over to her so they could talk, Sylvie wanted to know if they could explore the human world together because she decided that it was way too scary to do it by herself.

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Elsebeth spun around at the sound of the mermaid, she looked around seeing nothing for a moment before noticing the girl in the water. Cautiously she leaned down to talk to her, her own head dangling below the wooden flooring of the dock.

" Hello." She said softly, looking the other mermaid up and down. Elsebeth recognized her from where she had passed through that mermaid city when she was around seventeen, though she couldn't remember her name. Assuming that the girl didn't know hers either she started to talk. " Elsebeth, I just got out of the water and let them dry off. I guess... " Elsebeth said frowning slightly.

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Sylvie "my name is Sylvie" she whispers softly as she hoists herself out of the water. She sat down on the dock and watched in amazement as her tail faded and legs grew. It kinda hurt and tingled a little but after awhile they felt natural, except she was now what humans referred to as "naked". She curled up awkwardly feeing embarrassed "um so, I almost got captured before, it was a fishing boat" she shivered from the cold and the though of her near capture "but then this cute little girl helped me and set me free. It was weird, at first she seemed to be commanding everyone but then some other people took her and locked her up. I don't understand humans" I bite my lip "Problem is I don't understand their language, do you? I don't know what i'm going to do as far as communicating with them"

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Elsebeth looked away awkwardly as Sylvie's tail changed to legs. She looked around herself and saw another piece of broken sail, she handed it to Sylvie and looked more closely at her surroundings. This was odd it looked like a ship was damaged and now for some reason all of it's parts were strewn across this part of the dock.

She trailed her fingers down a piece of polished wood which she had no idea where it was from. Elsebeth was certain that she'd never understand humans and all the strange fragile things they used to travel the sea. " You almost got captured?" Elsebeth exclaimed looking back at her with eyes wide. " Wow, and you're not hurt?"

She shook her head slightly, still a little bit in awe of Sylvie's escape. " No, I guess we'll just have to learn."

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Sylvie gratefully took the piece of sail and wrapped it around herself tightly "Well I guess we need to first figure out how to obtain some of those strange garments that the humans appear to be wearing, and then we must somehow figure out how to speak their language." I sigh and stand up slowly, wow that feels really weird. How do they balance on these things. "Also, we will need a place to stay the nights" I try out walking and i'm a little wobbly at it but overall it feels pretty natural. "We also must never go back in the water when humans are present, we don't want to blow our cover because that would be really bad. I clutch my bag tightly and then dig through it "I believe some of these items in my bag can be used to trade with the humans. I pull out some jewels and a few coins. It hurts me to let them go but I know that I need to part with them if I want to survive. The only thing that I don't offer up is the doll. That's too precious to give up.

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Elsebeth nodded and stood up, following Sylvie is a lopsided fashion, it would be a while before she felt natural on these strange things. " There should be a market nearby or at least someone who would sell us some." She said tugging on her make shift clothing, people were staring and she felt ridiculously uncomfortable.
" Oh yes, that would be terrible. We'll have to stay somewhere far away from the sea, just in case." Elsebeth said sadly, but decidedly. She reached into her hair and pulled out a glittering comb, it was all that she'd brought with her of worth and was the prettiest thing she owned. Red and orange like her tail, she was certain that it would fetch a lot and after all it wasn't like she needed something to match her tail now. " I have this?"

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Sylvie looked at the comb sadly "That's beautiful" she sighed and bit her lip as they both awkwardly walked to the little market "I think you should save that for an emergency, it's too beautiful to sell. These jewels and money have little personal value for me, let's use them up first and then your comb if we need. I felt selfish but I didn't mention my doll because I didn't want to give it up, ever. I approach the market with her and pick out a plain blue dress that had small beads embroidered around the hem of the neckline. I didn't want to speak to the woman so I just handed her a few coins and she seemed to accept my offer. I quickly pulled the dress on and guestured for Elsbeth to do the same.

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" Oh are you sure?" I asked, putting it back in my hair I turned my attention to the stall and picked out a red dress with a high black collar. I smiled at the women and handed over some of Sylvie's coins. Quickly I put on the dress and turned back to Sylvie, feeling guilty for using her money. " That was really good of you, thank-you. I'll pay you back as soon as I can." I said apologetically.

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Sylvie smiled at her and put a finger to her lips "She didn't want to risk talking in front of the shopkeeper incase she suspected something. Sylvie turned and started walking, motioning for Elsebeth to follow her down the little cobbled streets of the town. When they were far enough away she turned to her "So what should we do now? I'm completely lost and confused, I really don't understand what's going on here or anything"

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Elsebeth followed her slowly, looking around herself curiously. This was brilliant, far more interesting and colourful than she could ever have imagined. Not looking away from the mess of people Elsebeth said. " I guess we find somewhere to stay, pretend you're foreign?" She suggested as they turned a corner into a street far more devoid of people. Elsebeth turned her attention back to Sylvie, grinning.

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"Yeah that's a good idea" I walk along the road with her "Keep your eyes out for any place that we might be able to stay. Hey I have an idea! I can write some human language maybe we can try writing to someone for help? I approach the nearest bar with and walk inside feeling nervous. I get a piece of paper and neatly write the only words I can, hoping that it can bring us help somehow. WHER IS FLORALI I hand it to the man behind the counter anxiously and try to best indicate that I need help and can't understand him too well.

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" You can? How did you learn?" Elsebeth asked in amazement,the strange symbols on the paper meant nothing to her. She waited anxiously as the man slowly read the piece of paper, frowning slightly.
" The princess?" He asked, miming and gesturing with his hands to try to make what he was saying obvious to us. I looked at him blankly feeling incredibly stupid she had always been pretty intelligent back home and now she just felt like a child.

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Sylvie didn't understand what he was saying but she figured that he understood what they wanted. She nodded and tried to show that they wanted and the man smiled "okay I'll get you a carriage" Sylvie still couldn't understand but she said the one word that humans seemed to be saying when they agreed "yes" soon a carriage pulled up and the man pointed for them to get in. Sylvie gave him a few coins and then boarded the carriage with Elsbeth. Soon she understood what that word meant, princess referred to whoever lived in the castle. Was it the girl that saved her? The girl that looked like her doll? She got out of the carriage and then walked to the door with elsbeth. Finally, she would learn the secrets to behind her doll. She knocked on the door and waited.

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A servant makes his way to the doors at the sound of a gentle knock on the giant doors. He gracefully opened them and gawked at the young women who stood before him. They were in cheap garments and obviously not supposed to be within the castle gates. He looked past them to the gates and sighed, sending for another servant to take a message to the highest guard of the little queen. As the second servant ran off to warn Sir Christopher of the opened gates and the arrival of two young ladies, the first servant looked them over for a moment longer. "My ladies, you should not find yourselves inside the castle walls. This is for the queen and her loyal servants alone." He sharply mentioned, with a tone of being above them, even though he likely wasn't seeing as he was nothing but a simple servant.