As I'm moving farther from Merinos by the day, I've just realized that I didn't even presented Aneutral to you, book. Best I can do to redeem myself is make her today's subject.
Aneutral is a bird
, like me. Well, not exactly like me because she has a very different set of colors, and she was very definitely born in the city. But still, I guess she's more like me than I'm like you, Book, or like a human.
Yes, I think I get it.
On with the description, then... Aneutral is fairly tall. For a Perrot, again: it's not like she's a chicken
, or even a human. She is just taller than me, or the other civilized birds.
Yes, yes, I get what you just mean, she's just taller than the average of your kind, just go on.
Alright, alright. Aneutral is tall, and yet relatively thin. She has the same feathers as the noble birds of Merinos
: a long, blue crest, a pink back and wings with black tips, and a yellow belly. She usually combs her crest using ribbons, which makes it look more like combed human hair. You could say that physically, she's impressive. That way she looks, and her posture, it really gives her some natural authority, and a great deal of charisma.
Mentally, Aneutral is even more interesting. She has this... proud attitude, something about her that makes it clear that she is generally right, and that you'd better also be right with her. This is probably why she has had so much influence.
Yeah, Aneutral fought a lot for birds rights. She's well known for her activity for the recognition of birds among sailors and fishers!
Tell me about her life.
I don't know that much about her life, you know? She was born in Merinos, and raised in a rich human family, some Sheherpers
I believe. This is where she got her gender thing: you know, since there is no sexual difference among birds, that habit to assign social roles on people based on it has to come from humans... She left that human family when she was 10, after some incident that killed her raiser, from what I got. She didn't tell me much about it.
After that, she was raised by sailors for a while, and she acquired a massive knowledge on marine plants as time went. You know, among sailors, Perrots are poorly regarded. Since we are smaller and weaker than them, we are not that good at heaving ropes, or net fishing. Even though, her fierce character was respected by sailors. She was able to identify almost any marine plant, and she learned to direct ships toward the best shoals to fish. Later, she was recognized by a hospital in the Sheherp district of Merinos, during a scholar competition: not even because she won, but because she saved the director of the hospital from a seizure! Basically, she applyed several salves and potions, saved the human, and was hired. Since then, she quickly gained in popularity among birds for her fierce fight for their rights, and among humans for her professionalism.
In the end, she was probably one of the rare really influent birds in Merinos, and yet she remained humble. She wasn't putting herself up front when she went to the cathedral
, she went to the same pub as her workers in the evening... She even hosted a weird foreigner, slightly crazy and lost in the big city! Even after I got stuck with that relic
, she still helped us get out. She put herself at risk.
Come on, don't feel bad about that, Bird. Firstly, she might not be, and secondly, she helped you willingly, and did so because she liked you. Helping you was part of her endless fight for birds everywhere, and you know it.
Yeah. I just hope you're right. I hope she's alright.
Anyway, I'm leaving you for now, Book: My mind feels some tensions around me, should ask what is going on. I'll see you later.
Take care, Bird.