Sidaaeth

Congratulations Coora on impressing a dragon here at Ista Weyr! We hope that he is everything that you could want in a lifemate, though this inspiration is just a guideline for how to play your dragon. You are not required to follow all or any of it. The dragon is /yours/. Members of SearchCo have put many hours into the creation of your dragon, and we are excited to see how you develop the personality in your own, unique way. —N’ano and P’rru

Dragon: Sidaaeth
Color: Brown
Name: N'ano
Egg: Fastest Dragon EVER Egg
Egg Desc: Merevan
Dragonet: Oo-de-Lally Brown
Dragonet Desc: P'rru
Messages: N'ano
Inspiration: N'ano, P'rru

Fastest Dragon EVER Egg:

A light gray egg is streaked horizontally with vivid silver and deep gray. The shades slash across the egg, flying past like lightning, or better, like a speeding bullet. Nothing, not a splash of white or a splotch of black, can get in the way of the unstoppable silver bullet. The egg itself seems small, as though it really were a bullet.

Hatching Message:

Fastest Dragon EVER Egg breaks into… just three shards? Like a bear emerging from a winter hibernation, wings stretch methodically while neck cranes and maw yawns. Is it really that time already? Suppose he's gone for quite some time without any real nourishment which is why hunger prevails, sending this small brown on a conquest throughout the white-clad candidates. Hi. Feed me.

Oo-de-Lally Brown Dragonet:

Nutmeg and ecru quilt a delicately softened maw, curving to a plumper cheek and a gently accented pair of headknobs. Those warm colours deepen, twisting with coffee and malt along the broad neck and shoulders of this dragon, sweeping into the bear-brown along his belly. He's average-sized, but heavy muscle condenses beneath the deepening malt and russet tones of his stout haunches and hind legs. That tail darkens at the spade with shadows of cobalt, masking to the eye how broad and wide it really is. Wingspars are sturdy, stretching the heavy drape of sail between them and its here where there is finally some sheen on that hide, caramel and honey flecking through the underscored rich browns. Often hidden beneath the loose swathe of wingsail is a handspan of parchment-pale hide that worries for more oiling. His paws are larger than most, rounded and plump, with heavy dark padding on their undersides.

Impression Message:

Oo-de-Lally Brown Dragonet climbs a small mound of shards shed by his fellow clutchmates, stretching his neck in attempt to touch one of these white-robed creatures as if reaching across an ocean to a far away island. Balancing, unfortunately, is not this young brown’s forte. He falls, rolls, and comes to a stop at a particular blonde-haired candidate’s feet. Attempting to upright himself is another story, and the quick shove of his muzzle up her robe is certainly an accident, but it gives him enough sense to know this is The One; My Corona.

Personal Impression Message:

Warmth hits you like the sudden slap of spring after a long winter's chill. There is no doubt of another’s presence in your mind as it sends tranquil feelings of familiarity and a little « Hi » in greeting. The chill returns, however, with every breeze, or maybe it's just the sense of comfort and protection that he brings that soothes nerves. « So, what are you doing? You know, you should sweep me off my feet out yonder entrance and towards a valiant carcass. Or maybe we can hang out by those guys over there with the kibble. I'm Sidaaeth, by the way. Pleasure. You should eat too. You’re looking a little pale, Coora. »

Name Inspiration:

Robin Hood and Little John
Walkin' through the forest
Laughin' back and forth
At what the other'ne has to say
Reminiscin', This-'n'-thattin'
Havin' such a good time
Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally
Golly, what a day…

In case you were wondering about his dragonet name, it was derived from the song Oo-de-lally from Robin Hood.

Otherwise…
Sidaaeth, pronounced Sid-EH-eth. So Sidaaeth could definitely pass for a big ol' cuddly teddy bear when you look at him. Kinda. You didn't want anything complicated for his name, meaning nothing with deep meaning. Or no real meaning at all. So I didn't search the dictionary or thesaurus for hours on end to find TEH PERFECT NAME!!!111one in which I could write a novel over its meaning because somehow that's supposed to make it perfect for you. No, I just happened to remember that bears are in the family Ursidae. Sidaeth. Sidaaeth. You liked that double letter, right? Well, there you have it. You can call him Sid if you want. Sid 'n Coora. Cute. – N’ano

Egg Inspiration:

Inspired by a speeding silver bullet, it's super fast and can kill anything- vampires, werewolves, even wild felines! –-Merevan

Description:

I really liked Brother Bear, the more I thought about it. Really, about Koda and Kenair are some good characters for this—it’s about the feeling of community spirit, learning about being a better part of the wider world, not being selfish. That could work well - you wanted a dragon that will push Coora to get better and better, but what if they have a real worldly, community-driven reason for it? The dragon could then always take the little things in his stride, because "the Weyr still needs us to fly" or some other greater-good reasoning to why they think more global than just themselves. –-P’rru

Mind Voice:

Sidaaeth is a gentle soul. He's not sarcastic, he's not even sharp—-well not to you, Coora. He's a whisper of a best friend, the angel on your shoulder telling you that you can do it, that you can BE it. But he can be naughty, with a devilish rasp to his tone when he's the devil on your shoulder saying things like "But if we tell the Weyrleader about that, it'll do Ista good…so what if it gets the Wingleader into trouble?" His mind voice is warm tones, creating a cozy, cuddly feeling when he speaks to you. But he can be sharp and very authoritative, very male, when he's warding others -from- hurting you. His best pal. His Coora. –-P’rru

His mind voice reminds me a lot of Manfred (Manny), the Mammoth from Ice Age. Granted, he’s a little cold-hearted at first, but after he and Sid happen upon the baby, his demeanor becomes more nurturing and loving as he protects both the sloth and baby alike from harm’s way. His tone is warm and gentle at times, especially after he falls in love with Ellie, but authoritative all the same, much like Sidaaeth – N’ano

Physicalities:

I don't care much for a perfect or ugly dragon. So I'm going to say I want a normal dragon. A dragon that is unremarkable. Nothing super-special. Average size, simply colored. It can certainly have interesting visual quirks, but I don't need to have swirls and spots and misshapen feet or anything like that. Actually, I would prefer to have a dragon that can walk and fly. Graceful would be cool, but not all dragonets are graceful and if you've got a good idea, I'm sure I'll be delighted by it.

You got it, chica. He’s ordinary, unremarkable and… perfect for you, I suppose. Very normal. He doesn’t have excessively long wings, or a stocky body which makes him clumsy. Size—normal, if there is a normal. Average? Perhaps average. Very average. He’s graceful enough in the sky to actually look decent. His paws are a little large, but that just means he’ll be able to swoop up some of those larger herdbeasts that smaller dragons might have difficulties with. And that patch of itchy skin you mentioned? Couldn’t resist. Perhaps it flares up more with nerves. Maybe excitement? Or maybe it’s just chronic. We’ll leave that part up to you. –-N’ano

Personality:

"We just gonna forget this whole thing ever happened. The sea king will never know! You won't tell him. I won't tell him. I will stay in one piece." –-Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

In the Little Mermaid, Sebastian is King Triton's royal composer and 'volunteer' teenage-sitter. Against Ariel's infatuation with humans to begin with, Sebastian does what he thinks is right to keep the youngest princess safe. However, Sebastian is really just a 'soft-shell' and cannot help wanting to make Ariel's dream of finding her prince come true—even if that means tangoing with a half-mad chief and an upset father with a rather large 3-pronged fork.

It’s safe to say that Sidaaeth will be very much like Ariel’s Sebastian. It’s not to say that Sidaaeth won’t let Coora out of his sight, but will probably insist on keeping a close eye on her, if only for her own protection, of course. When, pardon the French, shit hits the fan, he will do whatever he deems possible to pull Coora to safety, or just scare away whatever it is that makes her heart skip a beat—-although that could very well be a boy, huh? Well… Maybe he’ll just try a little hard in that case to get Coora what she really wants, so long as the other party doesn’t mind her cuddly brown sidekick watching over like the Secret Service. It’s in her best interest, surely.

And when Sidaaeth isn’t looming over Coora’s shoulder? He couldn’t be more outgoing. It’s in this instance that he reminds me of Dory from Finding Nemo. Not only is she caring and sociable, she’s also very optimistic, much like Sidaaeth. There’s nothing in this world that you two can’t accomplish together, even if his memory’s a little shot and might forget what he was doing just a candlemark prior. But then again, that’s a common trait among dragons, no? His bright point and view and loyal friendship is in every way Dory, and you’ll find this true soon enough, even if it’s through a little friendly competition. Dragon games? Piece of cake. You two can probably take on an entire wing of Igen riders on your own. But hey, it’s not to say you can’t all enjoy the festivities afterwards together. It’s all good fun.

I shall call him squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my squishy! –-Dory, Finding Nemo

I can’t get enough of Dory. I started to think of quirks and didn’t want to give him anything too particular, but thought that maybe an affinity to soft “things” might be an interesting addition to Sidaaeth's personality. Whether it be a baby jellyfish, a pile of runner dung, or just a mess of seaweed at the ocean’s edge, Sidaaeth is absolutely fascinated. He’ll name it, love it and call it his own, but five minutes down the road and one distraction later, you’re saved. Thank Faranth, right? – N’ano

Flights:

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me
—Disney’s Aladdin – I Can Show You The World

This song… was just so perfect. If there’s one thing that came to mind while dwelling over the flight inspiration, it was Carpet! …From Aladdin, of course. Like Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, we all need magic carpets, if only to borrow for an hour, if only every once in a while. In the movie "Aladdin," it is the carpet — not a horse and chariot nor a hot rod — that is the romantic metaphor, nudging and nurturing two lovers and transporting them to far-off worlds. With you, Coora, you will never find a stronger love than that with your dearest Sidaaeth. He will take you places you never dreamed of before, whether it be to escape the horrible realm that is life when things don’t go according to plan, or just simply because you want to travel on a whim. He will be there to fight Threadfall with as much passion as… a fruit. And most of all, he will never let you down. No matter what the circumstance, he will always be there for you.

Part Cupid, part yenta, the carpet has a distinct personality, rescuing Aladdin at opportune moments and making sure that romance with Princess Jasmine, his saucer-eyed flame, blooms. Sidaaeth, in much the same manner, will rescue you, will offer his opinion where he deems fit, and will surely give you his point of view, much like an older, protective brother. When he feels that love is in the air, he will do what he can to make things work the way fate should.

Despite having deeply scheduled existences, we all need time to fly: the magic carpet is the symbol of the human spirit soaring. It’s a symbol of the way you’ll feel once you’re high above the mountains and nothing else matters for the time being, because it’s just you and him, Coora.

When it comes to mating flights, his movements are just as fluid as those of Carpet’s. But it’s not to say he won’t use his speed and quick maneuvers to his advantage. Those are something he won’t do if you’re aboard because the last thing he’d want to do is make you worried or sick. No, he’ll save those for the ladies. He’s not a hound dog like some of those bronzes or blues, but when it’s time, it’s time. Just like you, he may feel subjected to fall in love. Love is like a battlefield, unfortunately, but he’ll be your battle buddy in every way possible. If the green or gold that he’s had his eye on decides against his charm and the love that he has to offer, and chooses another suitor to catch her instead, he won’t let that get him down. Disappointment will be great, but what was that saying? Ah yes, there are other fish in the sea. Fate is predetermined and if it doesn’t work in his or your favor, it’s time to move on. If it’s in your case, he will do his best to be sympathetic, all the while trying to open your eyes to new beginnings. After all, there is no sense in dwelling on what couldn’t be. You can do better and you will. How about a nice ride over the sea to calm your soul? Maybe see a dolphin or two? Ride into the sunset together? You’re much better off without so-and-so. They don’t deserve you, anyway. – N’ano

So, have you figured out the ‘theme’ to your new lifemate yet?

We know your love for Disney, so in coordination with the overall theme of ‘Alternative Comic Book Characters/Storyline Cliches/archtypes’ (they all fit together, really), we came up with Disney faithful sidekicks, ‘cause c’mon, how often do the sidekicks offer comic relief to the storyline? The focus is always on the main character—the Prince, Princess, whatever. But, it’s the sidekick that makes the movie worth watching. Where would Aladdin be without his Genie or Carpet? How would Marlin find Nemo without Dory? And Flounder! Flounder is love. –-N’ano

Harper's Tale's 49th PC Clutch

Ista Weyr
Lanti's Gold Dedanseth x M'riel's Bronze Shaestorath
December 13th, 2007

Clutchmates:
Ossia and brown Svasith
Mallory and bronze Kirczykath
Lendai and gold Talicanitath

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