Name: Alcyone [pronounced al-SIE-o-nee] Camos
Meaning of Name: Latinized form of Greek Αλκυονη (Alkyone), derived from the word αλκυων (alkyon) or ‘αλκυων (halkyon) meaning "kingfisher". In Greek myth this name belonged to a daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx. After her husband was killed in a shipwreck she threw herself into the water, but the gods saved her and turned them both into kingfishers. This is also the name of the brightest of the Pleiades, the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
Race: Aerdonian Dragon; Half-Silver, Half- Black
Age: 10,500+ years old (see timeline for more details)
Apparent Age: Late Thirties
Colour: Dark Silver scales
Eyes: Ice Blue
Length: Apprx. 50 ft snout to rump
Wingspan: Apprx. 75 ft wingspan
Hair: Short, Blonde
Eyes: Ice Blue, a similar shade to Terran Huskies
Height: 5' 8"
Build: Slim, but athletic
Markings: Ring of black and silver thorns with the rampant dragon in the centre on right shoulder blade.
Clothing: When not in uniform, Alcyone is most likely to be found in clothes that are comfortable and practical, yet also elegant. She has a quiet sense of style, favouring garments that are attractive, but not bold or brash.
Personality: Reserved, cool, composed
Rank: Captain of the Silver Guard
Skills and Abilities: In addition to her natural ability to form blades and spikes from her own scale in two-legger form, Alcyone Camos carries a longsword. As a Silver, she is able to use lightning or ice as a breath weapons. However, she is also gifted by her goddess and god with the Blacks’ equivalent of the Flame. This gift manifests itself in two ways, either lightning or ice, depending on her intentions and is cast from the hand.
Weapons Used: Longsword
Marital Status: Single
Bonds: Blood-bond to Silver Guard
Brief History: Amongst the few Silvers that left the southern forests to fight in the war for the Keep, known later as Laer Drae Sar’da... The Season of Death... but not to be confused with the actual season of drought on Aerdon, Alcyone is one of the Captains of the Silver Guard, an elite faction of Silver dragons in Callan’s army that answer to Yarwin as their General and Callan as their Emperor.
Brought up in one of the noble Houses of the Silver Nation, Alcyone believed herself and her two brothers to be pure Silver, the only clutch of Evelia and Lanval Camos. In truth they are half-Silver and half-Black, her mother having given her heart to Atas Saad'ra, a Black Captain. But at that time Nargus still sat upon the throne of the Black Dragon Emperor, and an affair between a Black Guard and a Noble Silver would have meant death for them both had it become known. So Eve married Lanval, the Silver her family had chosen for her, concealing from him the knowledge that the clutch she hatched was not his, but Atas'. Four dragons hatched, one too Black to be concealed, a female given to Atas to bring up as his own daughter. The other three remained with their mother, heir to a male that was not their father...
A plot by Sorshia Crylos to destabilise the Imperium set in chain a series of events that led to House Camos being massacred by Gideon Crylos, only Alcyone surviving by virtue of her absence. In the aftermath of that tragedy the truth was revealed to her, a truth now known only by five living people: her Sire, the Emperor, Trevis Shaka, Kalleth Dosek and herself.
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