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Jade is a water-based dragon with a peculiar set of personality traits. He was known to be somewhat sneaky in his youth, moving swiftly through the drifts and darting between countless strands of Vatten-weed with great speed. Just when he started to assume his life would be similar to every other dragon around him, an odd event occurred. As his ears were quite large, he had gained the ability to hear even the slightest sounds from far away (especially when underwater), and one day he picked up a unique frequency from somewhere above the surface. It wasn’t so much a message as it was a wavelength, and though he shook it off and swam away afterward like nothing happened, he began to feel peculiar. The next morning, he found that two of his whiskers had grown quite lengthy, poking out like a thin mustache from his snout! Over time, they grew skinnier and longer on each side, granting him additional powers he didn’t initially understand, changes that definitely made Jade unique from those around him!
The call from far above the ocean waves of Vattenland made no sense to Jade when he heard it, spoken in an accent he hadn’t encountered before. He soon found his own voice changing as if recreating its tone, but not only that, it seemed to be speaking as if from a separate train of thought altogether. Something else had made its way into his head,and each time he tried to say something on his own, what emerged from his jaws were unknown statements in a language he didn’t understand. Even more peculiar was that with each word he uttered, other dragons were nearly halted in their tracks as if he’d made time tick slightly slower for everyone but himself. This power was something he became determined to control, or at the very least, shared with whatever it was in his noggin that had chosen to accompany him on his adventures.
Additionally, Jade’s whiskers continued to extend into feeler-like strands, and he found he could impart wisdom on others that touched them. He also felt wiser, as if suddenly thinking with two different brains (or at least one-and-a-half) since hearing the garbled message. He became able to imbue bits of his newfound intelligence unto others for short periods of time without even saying a word. Was it some kind of hypnosis he’d suddenly become infused with, or was it all in his head? He wasn’t sure, but being able to communicate without speaking became an essential attribute for Jade.
While he didn’t know if it was due to his excellent hearing, his ‘smarts-sharing’ whiskers, or the odd voice that rummaged around in his brain, he started to hear strange murmurs each time he swam around certain sections of tide. It was as if the creatures around him were whispering about something in particular, and even though he couldn’t normally understand the languages of anything but dragons, he could comprehend it from time to time as he passed through. “Seek out the Great Fish War,” it rang as if beckoning him to investigate, though those were the only words that made sense. While it meant swimming deeper than he ever previously had, someday he’d have to follow those echoes, determined to figure out what it meant…