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Thrawn: Dragon Lair » Nikolai
Level 6
Spiral Male
Mar 20, 2015 (3 years)
Stats Growth
PrimaryObsidian Iridescent
SecondaryObsidian Shimmer
TertiaryObsidian Smoke
Eye TypeWind Common
Energy: 50 / 50
Apparel & Skins
Raven Priest
Seer of the Veil
((Mentions of self harm and body horror below, read at your own risk.))

Nikolai is a very highly strung spiral, afflicted by chronic headaches and fits of emotional instability. He is an empath, able to read the emotions of any living creature he locks eyes with, but is sensitive to anger. It overloads him and leaves him vulnerable to the magicks of the next world. He is eager to please, creative and craves affection and approval, but is easily overwhelmed when his senses and emotions are overloaded.

He is highly intelligent, which attracted the attention of Mitth'raw'nurodo, who enjoys and employs the younger dragon's insights on the clan to watch for discord and unrest.

When he is level and calm, Nikolai highly enjoys reading and tinkering with circuits to help his Tracker perform at the highest level. Usually his Tracker brings the parts to him, eager for upgrades.

The Empath

Nikolai's vulnerabilities leave him with various experiences and unique ways that he senses the world. When he hears sounds, they induce the feelings of texture, pressure and temperature. He can become enraptured by a dragon's voice or song, waxing poetic on the feelings it invokes within him, or it can cause him physical pain, causing him to shriek and tie himself in knots.

He is sensitive to the magick and influences of the next world, hearing whispers from those deceased, and can communicate for them. This overwhelms him, causing meltdowns and overloads.

He relies on his familiars, Taniir and Eizsaya to be his support when he is vulnerable- the Death Seeker is sensitive to the next world, and can tell when his bonded is becoming weak, and the Tracker always knows where to find Nikolai, should he flee when having a meltdown. They both act as emotional support when the neurodivergent spiral needs it.

Lauern has taken a shine to him and is sensitive to his emotional vulnerability, and he flees to her side often when upset lately, twisting himself in loops around her neck and front legs or under her wings, feeling a sense of calm in her presence as she tells him stories to soothe him, all the while shielding him from the world with her wings.


Perhaps as a defence mechanism, or perhaps cruel irony, Nikolai has developed extra eyes, which see in different senses and spectrums than his main eyes. The third eye on his forehead is able to see emotions and into the veil, taking the stress off his main eyes. He seems to function better with his new eyes- until he overloads with greater violence than he did before. He also acquired the clan's endemic speech patterns- the same subharmonics, guttural sounds, precise diction and prominent glottal stops that is so astutely particular to their small ecology.

A recent development when moving to the Southern Icefields, Nikolai found he was far more comfortable with Arihnda, Kearns and the Wendigo that the clan had made an alliance with, enjoying their company. It was the Wendigo who found him when during a final fit of emotional distress, he clawed his own flesh off his face in order to remove the third eye from his forehead that caused him so much distress, pain and misery. The Wendigo tended to him, and helped him heal, as much as the latent viruses brought from the Wastes would allow, and now Nikolai has some peace, but at a great cost to himself.

Art by Uropygid!


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