Announcements: Universe of the Month! » Finding Universes to Join (and making yours more visible!) » Guide To Universes On RPG » Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies » RPG Chat — the official app » USERNAME CHANGES » Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD »

Latest Discussions: Impending Pursuit Q&A » Eudaimonia » Loot! » Natural Kinds » I have a funny idea » Life in the 21st century. » Song of the Runes » Plato’s Beard » Clues » Nihilism » Strange Tales From Hadean » Art Gulag [ Come get this Commish! ] » Visibility of Private Universes & Profile Customisation » Presuppositionalism » Aphantasia » Skill Trees - Good, Bad & Ugly » In-Game Gods & Gameplay Impact » Cunningham's Law » The Tribalism of Religion » Lost Library »

Players Wanted: Looking For A New Partner » Hellboy characters » 18+ Writing Partner [Fantasy, Romance, Etc.] » 18+, Multi-Para to Novella Writers please! » Looking for roleplayers » Fun tale full of angels, demons, and humans » Looking for roleplayers » A Fairytale World in Need of Heroes & Villains! » Are You a Crime Addict? » Wuxia RP » Looking for roleplayers » New Realistic Roleplay - Small World Life ٩( ´・ш・)و » Mentors Wanted » MV Recruiting Drive: sci-fi players wanted! » Veilbrand: The Revolution » Gonna do this anyway. » Looking for Kamen Rider Players » Elysium » Looking for roleplayers for a dystopian past! » Revamping Fantasy Adventure RPG, need new players »

0
followers
follow

Nerissa

"What I do is necessary, so it's usually something others could not do."

0 · 194 views · located in Hawaii

a character in “Mermaid's Cove”, as played by Terraformer

Description




Image




Image
{“She swore vengeance on all men with dark hearts.” }
-Lisa Papademetriou, Siren's Storm

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
|{Name}|
Nerissa

|{Nickname}|
Rissa

|{Species}|
Mermaid

|{Age}|
Appears to be in her early 20's

|{Sexuality}|
Heterosexual

|{Height}|
Mermaid:7'0" from head to tip of tail
Human:6'0"

|{Role}|
The Siren

|{Distinguishing marks}|
Her hair is ink black and hangs well past her human waist to the beginnings of her hips. Her tail is also octopus ink black, but the scales shine an iridescent crimson in the light as if her tail were soaked in blood. Her eyes are a pale, pale blue with flecks of gold that appear to glow when she sings. As a mermaid she is quite long, and as a human she is above average height. Her upper body is bare and toned with slim gills on her side. She has no scars, but she has sparse patches of scales. She has two lines of scales that run up her back to her neck and lines that come up from the top of her tail and move outward across her hips and sides, over her gills. On her arms, she has a set of small, but rigid fins. Her teeth are mostly human despite her gifts, but her fangs are long and pronounced. Perfect for their purpose. The claws on her hand are mildly long and pointed. They are also black.






Image

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Image
Image
Image


|{Quirks || Habits || Oddities}|
▪Chews her lip incessantly
▪Spaces out quite often in thought
▪She sings often for others
▪She ventures to the surface often
▪Finds herself making death slower than necessary at times



|{Talents || Strengths || Skills}|
Possesses a hypnotizing voice that can render the listener to her will
A very strong swimmer with a very long tail
Rather good at lying and other forms of manipulation
She is talented in the art of conversation



|{Flaws || Weakness}|
An injury to her ribs is the worst kind.
Her sense of duty has always conflicted with her morals, as feeble as they are
Her mind aches
Her mercilessness tends to scare even her



|{Fears}|
øBeing huntedø
øBeing without powerø
øLosing her voiceø
øLosing a loved oneø
øLosing her mindø


|{Secrets}|
She has never lured a woman
She has never mated or been romantically involved

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Image




Image
Image
Image


|{Personality}|

Nerissa has a rather interesting occupation when it comes to other mermaids. While her methods are malevolent and a tad bit disturbed, she does what she does for her people. That's not to say that she doesn't enjoy her job. If she didn't, she would most likely go mad.
She laughs and enjoys the pleasure of her brothers and sisters whenever she can, for she goes to the shore often to scout. She enjoys it, though, on those rare occasions when someone joins her and she is able to have soothing conversation.

On one half of her personality she is surprisingly extroverted considering all she is. She smiles and enjoys the company of others. She is very forward with her speech and she often speaks out of turn and honestly, which is usually unwelcomed. However, it is the wisdom such honesty speaks that brings which wins people over in the end. She loves to gain vast knowledge with the healers and the storm creators as without sailors to lure, she has not much else to do. The pursuit of knowledge has always fascinated her and she always enjoys learning new things. She also quite sarcastic and witty with her speech with the merpeople she associates with. She is inquisitive and kind to most, but first impressions with her are usually stoic and cold or in most cases her other side. If anyone can get past those aspects, to her, they are worthy of her friendship. Being who she is, she cannot afford a long list of close loved ones. That just means there are more opportunities for heartache.

On the other hand, in face of danger such as sea predators, or vile human hunters, she is merciless. The can be no regret, no feeling when she performs her duty to and for everyone. To kill willingly as many human beings it takes to protect, it would drive a normal human mad. But she is not human...so she accepts her role and performs it with objectivity and indifference. If she were to feel or become saddened, it would give all vile humans and beings alike power over her and that could mean the death of everyone she holds dear. So she is steadfast and non hesitant. As much as she would rather be her first personality permanently, this was the path laid for her when she was born. She would not have it any other way, but that doesn't mean she would be upset if she never knew of this way in the first place.


_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Image

Image






Image






Image
Image






Image






Image
|{History}|
The birthing process of a mermaid is quite...different. So most don't have birthdays, plus their unnaturally long life spans in the sea doesn't inspire much to remember when exactly they were born. Nerissa came into existence only around 24 to 25 years ago, depending upon which of the elder mermaids/men you ask. She was born as one of the few to become a siren (as a little can go a long way). Her mother had a pretty voice, enough to ensnare her fathers feelings at least, but not quite magical enough to lure and bend others to her will. Nerissa's father had magical control over the weather, something that gave her genetics enough of a magical kick to be born a siren. Her gift became apparent soon after she was able to speak, and her voice alone was so compelling that there could be no question of what she was. She couldn't remember much about the day she was sent away, just the cries of a mother who knew she would most likely would never see her daughter again. She, like other sirens before her, were to be directly sent for training upon the discovering of their gift.
The Three Siren Sisters of the deep have been in the employment of giving the knowledge of the songs for centuries. "A siren child must never know love, or connection, for how are they then to do their duty? How are they took take a life, when their love of it halts them?" So she was taught her duty, and the duty of her sisters, and no to let emotions conflict.
First comes hate, to take a child's love away, they must be turned to hatred. Next comes acceptance, in adolescence they come to understand their path and accept it. But when they are matured, they enjoy their position, because they have enough wisdom to know that what they do is necessary for their people. During Nerissa's time there, she was tough the pitches and tones one uses to bend others to their will. After that, she was taught the siren songs. These songs could do anything, from a command of suicide, to the a sweet release from the Mermaid's curse. She was also taught how to keep her body in the most alluring condition. Sirens are legendary not only for their deadly vices, but their beauty. And so, with this knowledge and a newfound maturity. She was sent away from the only parents she ever knew. Siren's are sent to where they are needed, but most do not have to travel far from where they were born. She resides in mermaid Cove now, on her own unlike unwed females. She does visit her parents much to the displeasure of her former masters, whom she also visits from time to time to "brush up" as it were.
She has found a strange knew definition of family here i the cove, and against her better judgement, finds herself growing more and more attached every day. Now all that's left is to protect them with more vigilance and ferocity she thought possible against all predators. So she protects them, with a smile on her face. She likes to keep them safe. She loves it...

So begins...

Nerissa's Story