Contest prize for Simander for placing 4th in the split tooth contest. c:
Trying to releave stress with colors??? I don’t know, I sure hope today doesn’t suck as much as I am predicting it will. :C
I sure wish I’d get upset over arguing with my friends or something instead of something so incredibly unreasonable it’s impossible for me to even explain it to someone so they can make me feel better? oh the joys of feeling completely isolated
Wow So I am finally getting around to doing this! Before I get into it I’d like to mention that I may end up re-making this post a couple times because I’m not sure how I’m going to format this properly with multiple images. (The info here is also subject to change and if you make one of these you MUST change your character to obey these rules if they end up changing after you made one!)
Second, these are NOT completely open yet. You may make one if we are friends/acquainted/mutuals! (Basically if I have you on skype or follow you on tumblr or deviantart you may make one, just please ask me first anyway. <3) these will be completely open eventually!
Crystali are a species I have been working on for a LONG time now. They started off as a dumb doodle that I didn’t think would go anywhere. But here I am with a guide to only one of the types of Crystali. :’D There is so much stuff in my mind I’m slightly worried I won’t be able to get it all onto paper! (PS: this reference sheet is obviously not accurate any more, please don’t use it!)
Crystali generally have a 50/50-ish balance between white and black base markings. These are usually also vague. There should always be plenty of black and white visible even when they are wearing clothes. Pure white and Pure black Crystali are a completely different type altogether and I would rather nobody made one because they are special and need more explaining.
The first thing I’d like to mention about this is that the color of their crystals and the color of their markings are ALWAYS the same. There are no exceptions. These usually represent their element which will be talked about more below! A Crystali’s colored markings should be subtle- but not to the point of being almost non-existant and less vague than their black and white ones.
Normal Crystali crystals are usually relatively small. They can grow in various different shapes and textures. Normal Crystali crystals do not float and do not end up being huge. These are usually a sign of royalty and normals with unusual crystals must be given up to the empire by law. (So please don’t make one with huge/floating crystals) Lack of crystals is also not a thing that can happen, all Crystali have 2 head crystals and 1 tail crystal.)
Tail aura is the easiest way to tell if a Crystali is healthy/energized. Healthy Crystali aura is brightly colored and almost appears as though it is shimmering/sparkling. The aura always matches the color of the markings/crystals.
Crystali trim their ears much like we get haircuts. Properly trimmed ears will look as though they were just born with shorter ears. Sketchy/Self trimmed ears look messy and uneven. Crystali who trim their own ears usually work hard jobs/are very poor and don’t want to bother with keeping their ears tidy. Both males and females love to wear earrings!
Each Crystali is born with an element! This element can be anything really. It can be time, space, fire, water, earth, luck, anything really! Obviously nothing unreasonable like LIFE or anything. They can also only have ONE element and the color of their crystals/markings/aura ALWAYS directly represents it. Blue will not represent fire. It has to be painfully obvious.
They also have different levels of understanding of their element. For example, a fire Crystali who is completely out of touch with their element cannot do anything in terms of magic. This is incredibly common and at least 70% of the population is incapable of using their magic. A crystali can also be somewhat in touch with their element. They can do mild magic such as controlling an already existing flame or maybe sparking a small candle lit. About 20% of the population is like this. The Crystali who are completely in touch with their element (Conjuring fire from the air, being able to use it effectively as a weapon, etc.) are usually sought out by the army and forced to join their ranks. Most Crystali try to hide their magic entirely for fear of this happening.