Dalinda

Hatched from an egg retreived by Magnus Oddsson in Eleusis, he is a small silvery-grey dragon. A keen, deliberative mind who finds joy in new experiences. A sound tactician on the battle field who can apply a broad array of detailed knowledge to a situation.

Physical Description

Special abilities

Damage Immunities fire   Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive perception 14   Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d12 + 3) piercing damage.   Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The dragon exhales fire in a 20-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Specialized Equipment

Armor Class 17   Hit Points 60 (10d8 + 20)   Ability Scores Str 16 (+3), Dex 12 (+1), Con 15 (+2), Int 10 (+0), Wis 11 (+0), Cha 10 (+0)   Saving Throws Dex +3, Con +4, Wis +2, Cha +2   Skills Perception +4, Stealth +3   Speed 35 ft., burrow 20 ft., fly 70 ft.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

She was hatched from an egg found by a group of adventurers in 4706. She bonded with Magnus Oddsson and has been his companion ever since.

Intellectual Characteristics

Curious. She has a deep curiosity of new cultures, ideas and beliefs.   Tactician. She is a tactician versus a strategist. Her ability to take in significant levels of detail often allows for creative or unique tactics during encounters.

Morality & Philosophy

Nonviolence. She will often seek a diplomatic or other form of non-violent solution before committing to violence. However, once those options are exhausted, she will see the battle through to the end.   Integrating Knowledge. She devotes much of her spare time to philosophy and refining her world view of what it all means. She views poetry as an optimal deployment of limited resources - words that fit together with other words and words that aren't there, not unlike the decisions a soldier makes on the battle field.

Taboos

Approaching each contest exactly the same way.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

Taking in new experiences in order to find a way to a better world.

Likes & Dislikes

Romantic art. She prioritizes romantic art above all others. She loves plays, books, poems, and paintings depicting romance. She has a tendency to project herself or her companions into the art, getting swept up in the process.   Silence. She likes the quiet, peaceful moments. While perfectly at home in a raging battle, she would prefer to avoid the battle entirely and sip a glass of tea. She is a strong proponent of one thing at a time, and all things in their places.   Complex Cultures. She likes those who can appreciate the complexity of life. She dislikes blunt, ignorant, and uncultured people. In particular, she becomes frustrated with (and feels a need to correct), indviduals who whine on and on about a single cause or value, without considerations of the inherent contradictions and conflicts.

Personality Quirks

She can become obsessed with a new special interest. This would include any new culture or experience. This manifests as attempting to take in everything that she can learn about the subject at once, and letting the special interest get in the way of other more important things.

Hygiene

Exceptionally clean. Bathing and cleanliness are of high importance. Being denied the chance to be clean for a prolonged period of time can lead to a rapid escalation of frustration.

Social

Social Aptitude

She's most comfortable when she can be the quiet observer in the crowd, or speak (lecture) on a topic to a group of people. She struggles in small group situations where she is expected to rapidly judge changing interpersonal dynamics -- where prioritisation of all the details becomes a challenge.

Mannerisms

Ponderous and Humble. She has a sense of humility and understands that she is part of a much larger and more wonderous world. This tends to temper the egotism that comes from depth of knowledge.   Vindicator of Good. While she has a desire to understand more of a culture and tends to be open minded, she can be less so when it comes to specific individuals. The decision on a person's true character won't come quickly, and it will only come after several attempts to redeem or acknowledge a persons challenges and point of view. When she finally determines that a person is "evil" in the sense that they cannot be redeemed, she can become a zealot in pursuing their defeat.

Hobbies & Pets

Metal Treasures. She will collect anything valuable they can get their claws on, but is most fond of dark metals polished to a brilliant sheen. Adamantine and tungsten (naturally) are their favorites, especially because both are exceptionally resilient.
Alignment
Lawful
Species
Date of Birth
21 - 2 - 4706
Children
Presented Sex
Female
Known Languages
She speaks and understands Drákonic. She has an ear for languages and has picked up smatterings of any other language she hears.
Character Prototype
The Warrior-Poet. Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender with consideration of young Thrawn from Timothy Zahn.

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