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Manidrake » Lair » Calligra
Level 19
Nocturne Male
Jan 21, 2016 (3 years)
Stats Growth
PrimaryMidnight Iridescent
SecondaryMidnight Shimmer
TertiaryIvory Smoke
Eye TypeWind Common
Energy: 16 / 50
Apparel & Skins
The Jonin

Male of the Night Parade Pair
Superior To: Nightshade, Dart, Kubinashi, Sanguine
Equal To: Murano, Amazon, Horizon
Inferior To: Nox, Fester

"The Yokai never die, for they are like ghosts. They may fade away into the shadows, but it is only a matter of time before the next haunting."

The original leader of the Yokai Nocturne, Calligra is feared and respected by his kin despite his odd elemental affinity. Calm and calculating, he is an enigma even to the other members of the Parade’s high council.

When Nox and Fester first approached the Yokai Nocturne, they were surprised to discover that their leader was of neither of the most prominent elemental affinities within the clan. Born out of season while his parents ran the original Night Parade, he was mercilessly teased and ridiculed by his Shadow and Plague peers. As Yokai numbers began to dwindle, however, it was the trademark optimism and carefree nature at his core that allowed him to persist through the hardest of times. During the years of war with the Beastclans, he was shaped by countless battles against nigh-unbeatable foes into a mind and body worthy of leading the Yokai Nocturnes and training them to become better warriors, tricksters, and survivors than they had ever been before.

Despite being considered a member of the high council, Calligra is considered to be the least constrained by the Parade’s laws and customs. Encouraged by Nox herself to preserve the way of the Yokai first and the Parade clan second, he actually assumes more of his leadership role outside of the council room. Calligra is tasked with training the Yokai Nocturne born within the clan, which he does in classes much like a school of martial arts. His mate and subordinate Nightshade is the only other individual in the clan capable of delivering such training, and the two of them typically decide whether to focus a hatchling’s training on scouting, interrogation, or assassination. He maintains strict codes of hierarchy, loyalty, and conduct among his kin, while simultaneously promoting their trickster nature and survival instincts.

On a personal level, Calligra is a secretive individual who hides a forlorn demeanor under a stoic guise. He carries himself like nobility—presumably starting the trend of the Yokai walking with their wings instead of their front legs—to hide the slouch that would otherwise betray the burdens he always feels on his shoulders. While not an uncertain leader in the least, Calligra has seen many struggles for both himself and his species, and it frequently weighs on his mind whether or not his people can truly be saved. Occasionally, though, one can see the real Calligra when he is amidst his own and lounging after a day of hard training and a good meal. There he can often be found playing eerie melodies using instruments crafted from bone trophies taken from his most worthy foes.

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