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Angels

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Angels are a sapient species of people living high up in the clouds, on dewdrop peaks. They are somewhat absentminded, always focused on whatever topics that their brain flits between, which happens almost as often as they flit between islands.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Angels stand at around 1-2 feet tall - though, typically, they don't actually stand, instead choosing to hover slightly off of the ground. Angles have bright pastel coloured skin, with shimmery, translucent, neon-coloured wings. They have long ears when compared to the rest of their head.
Angels are adapted to be able to survive with little oxygen, suited for survival in high altitudes like their homelands. When going significantly lower in altitude, they are prone to oxygen sickness, as the amount of oxygen they are exposed to becomes too much for them to handle.

Genetics and Reproduction

Angels bloom from flowers, which they take after their appearance from. They spend around 3-4 months blooming, after which they are born. They are highly independent, even from birth. When an angel reaches puberty, they begin to produce lyathos powder, a byproduct of their overexposure to the material. When enough of this powder lands on a flowering plant, that plant will begin to grow into an angel genetically similar to the one whose powder pollinated the flower.

Additional Information

Average Intelligence

Angels are neither incredibly intelligent nor unintelligent; they often are lost in thought, or they flit between topics as fast as they dart between locations. They enjoy crafting, as these crafts serve to ground them and give them a sense of connection to the world. They make threads to knit or crochet with from wispgrass, which creates a soft and comfortable yarn known as wispyarn.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Angel names are split into one-syllable morphemes, and grow as the angels age. For any major trial or accomplishment the angel experiences in their lifetime, they recieve another sylable added to their name. Angels with long names are highly respected in their culture, though ones with short names are seen as still learning and never looked down upon.

Common Name Syllables

Ash
Flight
Tyll
Learn
Ahth
Read
Dhy
Flower
Osh
Craft
Resh
Love
Rhyll
Teach
Wysh
Float
Yath
Drift
Cyll
Happy
Luth
Bread
Or
Mind

Beauty Ideals

Angels will often decorate their hair with tinsel and glitter, to give it a sparkly and colourful appearance. They like to wear lose, layered clothing, often handmade by the angel wearing it - their clothing is a source of pride, to them. They enjoy hoods on their clothing, and colourful patterns. They will often use makeup, especially of the sparkly, shiny, and glitter variety - to illuminate and enhance their facial features.
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Lifespan
120-150 yrs.
Average Height
1-2 ft.
Geographic Distribution
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Angels: A Genderless Species

Angels do not have a concept of gender, and they do not understand other cultures' ideas of gender. When an angel learns a different language, they will often arbitrarily pick a different gendered pronoun every time they need to use one, or just decide on a favourite gendered or ungendered pronoun and use it for everyone.


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Dec 5, 2023 11:01 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Aaaa, I love them. Little absent minded crafty babies. <3   The note about gender made me laugh.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 5, 2023 14:38 by spleen

thank you! i cant wait to draw these lil guys :>

Dec 5, 2023 21:56 by Myth Cross

Beauty ideals- you know, they live in an extraordinary environment compared to the rest of their world. Do you think that would specifically affect their beauty aesthetics? It's actually quite a beautiful image to consider, these peoples lives in their environment. Nice Article! : D Capturing the imagination is the basis of great fantasy writing!

MYTH X

Tell me stories! Here's your Ticket to the World of Arc Sagas!

Dec 5, 2023 22:00 by spleen

thanks! :D theyre definitely a bit questioning of the other species' beauty standards xD

Jan 30, 2024 23:54 by Aster Blackwell

Eeek! They're soooo cute! I can't wait for the art <3

Jan 31, 2024 02:39 by spleen

it is... somewhere on the to-do list. i cant wait for it either, though, just gotta shake my brain down for a tidbit of motivation

Feb 2, 2024 00:35 by Aster Blackwell

Don't overwork yourself! Get to it whenever you're ready