The Shattered Pearl
Beloved of the Sun and Her Daughter, are the Solscian.
Humanoid but crafted in the image of phoenixes, they believe they are descended from the divine line of Sol -- Goddess of Sun and all that is beauty. Legend says that in Sol’s sorrow for being unable to conceive after the birth of the Daughter, creatures of both wings and scales were swayed by her shining tears. They offered their spirits to the goddess and from them, she created the Solscian so that her Daughter would never be alone.
The Dawn were born of the male sex, decorated in colorful plumage and shining scales -- created to entertain, protect, and decorate the goddess’ great halls.
To please her children, Sol allowed them to switch between these roles -- a process that took seven months to complete.
First came The Reflection.
Each was marked with impossibly long tail feathers and the most delicate of wings -- a reminder to the rest of the flock of their pricelessness. And one present from the Daughter, a special symbol on each of their halos.
- About Ae-ra Seo Yeon -
Born the only child of the Dawn among the Empress's issue, the prince was cherished and trained from youth in the arts of beauty and grace - calligraphy, poetics, art, performance and singing the most sacred songs of their people. His sisters, the elder Queen and two youngers, always cared for and spoiled their brother. The elder of his two younger sisters bears the mark of the Beloved - and is set upon her coming-of-age day into adulthood to give her life for the safety of the Shattered Pearl.
Ae-ra, meanwhile, can be found attending the royal family's ceremonial events, serving as accessory and entertainment at the sides of his sisters and mother. When not engaging in such events he may be found lounging about the palace and enjoying its many comforts. The time is coming soon for the Empress to find him a match among the noblewomen of the Solcian empire, but that day seems like a point in such a distant future...
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