Veld the Imaginative
Author & Researcher Veld (a.k.a. The Imaginative)
Physical aspect & Personality
LooksTheir arms and legs are very flexible, and they lack fingers or bones in their prehensile, tentacled hands, which are instead covered in two rows of suckers.
They have a fifth, thinner tentacle at the bottom of their back without any bones on it that functions as a tail, helping with balance and swimming, as well as being an additional, prehensile appendage to aid with daily tasks. As with all waterland societarians, Veld is an excellent swimmer, and is able to breathe underwater.
VibesVeld the imaginative is a cheerful person, talkative and enthusiastic. They can strike a conversation about virtually any topic, but their nerdy enthusiasm may run way longer than the energy of the people around them.
Dual CultureStunveldt, child of Stunveldti parents, but their family emigrated to the west coast of Ruh very early in their life due to their dad's job in the business of international trade with the Ruhks. Despite living most of their life in Ruh, the strong sense of national pride of their parents (and of Stunveldti in general) and living on a port settlement with a big community of people from their homeland made Veld have a mostly Stunveldti upbringing, following closely its traditions and customs, all the way into getting an honourific gender after they became famous.
A love for all knowledgeSince they were a boy, Veld showed an insatiable curiosity and passion for learning about virtually any single topic coming their way. They worked their early years helping their dad as a mercantile diplomat, and at the age of 21 they had the opportunity to start travelling to different islands, where they've learned about the cultural and natural diversity of each country, and decided to start recording it. Through the years, Veld amassed a collection of manuscripts on the most diverse topics, that they showed to friends and family, but otherwise just stored without a major plan.
Their mother slowly convinced them to put the articles to good use, and by the time they was 29, Veld started organising their documents and getting in contact with the many scholars they've met with during their travels.
Danae introduced Veld to the Horror Circle, a semi-secret group of artists and bohemians that instantly welcomed them, and became like their second family in Thaur since. Veld, Welkinal and Danae released the second edition of The Book of the Habits and Beasts on the third of Birthing, 3 E.Ru, and the three now work full time publishing and releasing articles, illustrations and maps for the scholars and libraries all around the Haan Archipelago.
The Book of the Habits and Beasts
A gender of honourStunveldti people recognise four genders, with tightly defined social roles: Shifting, women, men and neutral.
The last, Neutral, is assigned to a person by their communty when they are deemed to be highly empathetic, fierce people with great strength of mind and of ideals that have done or are in the way to doing great things. To be recognised as a neutral and called they/them is a honour in the Stunveldti society, and one that has been granted to Veld after their massive research efforts led to their encyclopedia being the most internationally famous work done by a Stunveldti.
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A semi-secret organization of bohemian artists and philosophers located in the heart of Birdland City