Siren
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Sirens are creatures of seduction, either of an avian species or a sea species (the sea species being similar to merfolk). Sirens are often seen as evil or very malevolent, having been blamed for countless of deaths in the past. However, not every siren has evil intentions, in fact their morality resembles quite like a human's. Either way, all sirens usually have one purpose in mind, malevolent or benevolent, and that is to protect the land (or sea) they call home

Physical Attributes

Natural Appearance:

  • Avian sirens: All avian sirens are tall men (around 6’5” in height) men with feathers and darkly coloured wings, most resembling harpies from mythology. Their nails are pointed and sharp like the claws or talons, and their eyes easily resemble an owl's. Their feet are bird-like and they have wings that sprout from their backs. They lure prey in the forested areas with their songs and strikingly beautiful appearances. They look to protect the wildlife on land, using their voices to lure prey deep into the woods to be killed, and are more prone to target poachers and careless humans damaging their home.
  • Aquatic sirens: All Aquatic Sirens are female and are very similar to the merfolk in appearance, but instead look more twisted and dangerous. In a beautiful way, mind you. They usually stand around 5’5” when they shift into a more human form and their scale colours range from pastel to dark. Their eyes happen to be the only vibrant colour on them, ranging usually in colours of blue, green, or violet. Like their avian cousins, aquatic sirens use their voices to lure their prey out of their boats and into the waters. They target large fishing boats and pirate ships. Recently they've started targeting oil boats as well.

Illusions:
Both aquatic and avian sirens can shift into a more 'human' disguise. Their eyecolours, haircolours, and possibly some other things, don't change. Everything else does to allow them to walk among humans to blend in.

Racial Abilities:

Voice and beauty are a siren’s weapon, both avian and aquatic. They use their good looks to manipulate, and their voices to control or inflict harm on the people around them. They are also experts in anything that has to do with flirting, love, sex, and seduction. However, they are also predators, which means they have deadly claws or teeth that can, and will rip you to shreds if needed. They are resistant to a lot of mental effects, but are weak to their own voice if it is played back to them through a recording at an amplified volume.

  • Avian sirens: They have talons on their bird-like feet and hands, but lack the extremely sharp teeth that aquatic sirens have. Their teeth are still sharp, mind you, but not as dangerous as their female counterparts. An avian siren’s teeth are more built for tearing into food than biting through bone.

These males can fly high in the sky, and can do so at great speeds. Being forest born, they have adapted to the warmer weather and can resist a lot of disease. However, they are not very well on the ground and are terrible runners unless they have practice.

  • Aquatic sirens: They have teeth more durable than steel, and can cut through anything with them (even rope, depending on the material). However, they lack the sharpness of their nails that their male counterparts have. Their nails are still plenty sharp, but not very suitable for constant battle like the avian sirens.

Being seaborne means that they are easily adapted to many bodies of seawater, and can resist the cold. They are fast swimmers, but dry out easily on land and aren’t exactly great at running either unless they have practice.

Personality:

The personality of any siren, avian or aquatic, will vary as much as a human’s. However, they always seem to be suave and charming. Most sirens also tend to act like they’re better than everyone else, others more elegant, but it really depends on the siren and/or how they were raised.

Culture:

  • Avian sirens: Woodlands and high cliffs are where they live. They don’t exactly have a set culture, but because they are more distant from cities than their female counterparts, they are very limited in their ways of ‘modern society’. Most of the time these males don’t even wear clothes, and if they do they are fashioned (comfortably) out of the nature around them, or from people they happened across and … borrowed them from.
  • Aquatic sirens: Like the avian sirens, aquatic sirens do not have one set culture. They are more connected with the cities and modern world, and therefore have more access to it. However, sirens that choose to spend their entire lives underwater tend to wear stuff fashioned from shells, seaweed, pebbles, or even fabric that has gotten lost at sea.

History:

No one knows why aquatic and avian sirens are completely different genders, or why they even exist at all. The most common story (and probably the most accurate) is that they were originally bird and fish people that were cursed by Demeter after failing to bring her daughter, Persephone, home. They both had beautiful singing voices, and used them to try and call for the daughter goddess. When they had failed, Demeter had cursed their precious voices and looks to become more twisted and lure in prey to drown them or make them fall off of cliffs. Some were driven mad, intending to drown their victims with their voices no matter what, causing some to commit suicide if they were ignored. They even killed their opposite genders (so male for the fish folk and female for the bird folk) because they didn’t want to lure them and harm them, thus resulting in the different genders. For a time their voices were uncontrolled, but overtime became used to them and learned how to use it to their advantage. Their dark or ‘twisted’ appearances were still very beautiful, so adding that with their voices they became deadly predators of the sea and air, much to Demeter’s dismay~.

Today the sirens are known for being dangerously charming and mysterious creatures. There is no ruler for the underwater seas or the high cliffs yet, but there might be with the constant fight for power. Gives agent Kyrene a headache sometimes thinking about it.

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