"Our world is not kind to your ilk. Turn back now, lest the depths swallow you up and spit out your bones by dawn."
This is an Irdeni, one of my created alien species. They are an aquatic race inspired by G. Atlanticus
, and are proficient in energy manipulation (a.k.a magic or para-magic). Their domain is largely of oceanic territories, but they are equally capable of walking and breathing on land. They are often distinguished by and recognised for their graceful forms and movement, especially so in the ocean where the pale-tipped tendrils over their bodies flow fluidly and almost hypnotically -- deceptive, for they are capable of a poison sting if having consumed their usual diet of food that is toxic to land-dwelling races. Thus, if they are ever to go on land, they often fast or adjust their diet to avoid any unpleasant incidents and injuries with others (it's not good for diplomacy when someone gets hit with potentially deadly toxins).
This particular individual is Celsus, a female irdeni and my first proper, and reasonably important, character to feature from her race. Further details of the species and her character are not going to be disclosed right now, so this is something of a "Hey, I have other ideas, but I'm not going to overdetail them like my old work" sort of deal for the immediate future. So enjoy a sea-slug inspired people and their representative here. :]