The Vindral are a minute species of fay-like humanoids. They are most known for their pragmatic and logical approach to life. Their great dexterity and mental acuity make them excellent as stealthy characters focused on information gathering, puzzle solving and investigation.
Drax grimaced. This drink really tasted like sewage water. "This the best you can do?" he said to the barkeep, nodding to the greenish-blue liquid in his glass. The giant dulzuun slammed the glass he was polishing so hard in the bar counter, Drax was shocked it didn't shatter. "Wha'? Y' go' a problem wi' e'?" the barkeep replied in stereotypical Aspen dialect and snorted loudly. Drax raised an eyebrow. He knew that tone far too well. "Nah, I guess not." he replied and looked back into the sewer drink. Right as he said that he felt a slender arm slide its way across his neck. He looked to his side and saw a beautiful vindral woman, probably 16 years of age. "Heey handsome!" she purred and sat down next to him. "You gonna be nursing that drink all night or buy me sumthin?" Drax smiled. "What can I get cha?" The woman beamed and turned to the barkeep. Drax could see she wasn't exactly sober. "How about a Bloody Sunrise, eh pigman?" The barkeep snorted loudly and looked like he was about to deliver a particularly acid response, but seemed to get lost halfway through his train of thought. "Cumin' righ' uh'." he muttered and turned to the large cupboard behind him, shoulders slumped in a posture of resignation. The woman turned back to Drax and made a valiant attempt to look him in the eyes. Once her wandering gaze had managed to find his, he noticed that her deep blue eyes were like fire. A sudden realization struck him and he creased an eyebrow at her. "Hey, are you off your pills?" he asked and cocked his head slightly to the side. He was well aware that the vindral used a lot of subtle body language to communicate and he wasn't half bad with their particular brand of non-verbal communication. "Yeah, why?" she replied, giggled and poured herself into his lap. Drax sighed deeply and gently pushed her back on her seat. "Do me a favor, buttercups. Go home. Go home and take your pills." She stopped smiling and looked befuddled. Her tone lost a lot of the warmth and melody it had just a second ago, as she fell back on typical vindral tone of voice. "Why... would I do that?" "Trust me." Drax said with emphasis. "You'll thank me in the morning, hun. I can walk you home if you like." She broke out in a big smile again. "Sure!" She took him by the hand and almost dragged him out of the bar. Drax turned his head over his shoulder to the perplexed barkeep. "I'll be right back!" he mouthed as he was pulled out the door by the tiny woman.
Vindral are physically small, standing about 1.2-1.5 meters tall on average and are slenderly built, weighing 25-30 kg. They have long, pointed ears that are about 20 cm long and angled backwards at an angle of 10-40 degrees, varying between individuals. The angle of the ears is highly heriditary and it's common for family members of the same species to have ears that are angled similarly to one another.
They have very slight variations in their proportions and vindral bodies have about the same proportions as illim children and young teenagers, with long limbs and a slender build.
Vindral eyes are always blue within blue with three distinct shades of blue within them. These shades may vary somewhat between individuals but they are all unmistakenly blue. The pupil is the darkest shade and only in good lighting will the pupil show its dark blue color, otherwise looking black. The iris is the brightest part of the eye, having a lighter blue. The sclera is somewhere in between the pupil and the iris, having a middle blue shade.
Skin color varies between individuals but most of them lean towards pale complexions and the average vindral skin color is marble in tone. There are rare examples of vindral who have a skin condition making their skin white and faintly speckled, and these individuals are considered unusually beautiful and exotic, more because of rarity than an inherent beauty. It is not uncommon for vindral to use cosmetics to whiten their complexion to appear more attractive, striving for that alabaster tone. Traditionally, these vindral were called "Alabasters", from their skin being reminiscent of the mineral.
Hair color varies a lot between individual vindral. Their bright and colorful hair is the clearest indication of their fay ancestry. Vindral hair can be bright red, orange, green, yellow and even blue in all kinds of shades and intensities. Brighter colors are more common than darker ones, and red and orange seem to be the most common. Yellow and green are the rarest.
Facial features and communication
The vindral have, in general, sharp facial features, pronounced jawlines and sharp noses. Their slim figures have little body fat and that helps in shaping their angular and symmetric faces. Their mouths are proportionally small and in combination with their minute mouth movements when speaking, vindral have very inexpressive lips. Their canine teeth (on us humans, the 3rd and 4th teeth out from the center) are a slight bit longer and significantly more pointy than the rest of their teeth, making it look like they have fangs. Much like their sister species, the extinct silfr, the vindral may have been carnivorous hunters in the ancient past.
With the lack of vocal melodic variety, the vindral are fond of using their eyebrows when speaking and often accentuate their speech with a creased or raised eyebrow. The eyebrows, glances and head tilt are used in a lot of the non-verbal communication vindral do. With their lacking vocal melody variance they make much more use of subtle body language than most other species and learning to read this is a very handy skill if you interact with vindral often. In some ways you could say that the eyebrows, eyes and angle of head tilt is a helpful replacement for what they lack in vocal melodic communication, although it takes other species time to learn the intricacies of vindral non-verbal communication.
Like brilliant flames, unnaturally bright, they burn. Fast and furious, wild and untamed. But like with all flames, the brighter they burn, the quicker they fade.
55 (enhanced) Average Height
4-5ft (140-150cm) Average Weight
45-60lbs (20-30kg) Important Vindral in society
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