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Due to the lore we’ve created, Water Spirits are the only species that is transformative, meaning it follows a process of being a siren to transforming into a mermaid. This species requires you to be familiar with both sub-species and the overall lore in order to fully understand enough to create your own muse so please read everything.

The Lore & Their Shared Characteristics
The Lore & Their Shared Characteristics
This section provides background information of how this species came to be and also addresses both sub-species’ similarities. You are required to read both sections before creating your muse.
WATER SPIRITS ORIGINS & THE SUB-SPECIES SIMILARITIES
1. They are the adopted daughters of Atargatis, the original mermaid. She was a goddess that fell in love with a mortal that ultimately betrayed her. Overcome with grief, she attempted to drown herself, only to be saved by other deities that turned her into a mermaid. When she was a heavenly goddess, she ruled over astrology, divination, femininity, and fate. Some also referred to her as Goddess Of The Moon.

2. Mermaids and sirens are women Atargatis believes have met their untimely death. Due to Atargatis’ own story, she strongly believes in granting all women a second chance as long as they show potential. When Atargatis was a heavenly goddess, she guided her followers to face their fears and their darkest selves so that they can love and appreciate all that they are. With this core belief, she hopes to guide women to learn to overcome the emotions she once had to experience. Therefore, water spirits are selected by herβ€” they are her chosen ones; she will grant them a boon of second life and they will be resurrected as a siren or mermaid depending on their core values and personal history. (Please read the sirens and mermaid sections on how the differentiation for resurrection is decided. )

3. They will be resurrected at the same physical age and have the same physical appearance of when they perished. (To clarify, this means they are born at sea starting from the point in their timeline at which they perished, meaning there are no considerably young water spirits.) They will retain memories of their previous life. After they are resurrected, they will have full knowledge of Atargatis and understand they have been given a second chance of life by the goddess.

4. All water spirits are blessed with ethereal beauty.

5. All water spirits possess tails. Each water spirit’s tail has a design and is a color that is unique to her.

6. All water spirits have the ability to transform and have human legs at night when there is a visible moon out; this is said to be because Atargatis is watching over her daughters at night, protecting them. For the same reason, water spirits are most powerful during a full moon. Under the light of the full moon, they heal completely and are impossible to harm or overpower. Their powers are the strongest on a full moon night. On other nights, their bodies are as vulnerable as a human’s.

7. If they wish to have human legs during the day and during a new moon, they must acquire Moonlust Binds. (More information in The Black Market). If they do not have Moonlust Binds, they will only be able to acquire legs when there is a visible moon.

8. All water spirits can breathe underwater.

9. Their society is a theocracy. They worship Atargatis, the goddess of the moon, femininity, and the oceans.

10. All water spirits can communicate with sea creatures.

11. Water spirits can not give birth to other water spirits. Water spirits must be chosen by Atargatis herself. If they mate with other species, their child will be the same species as their partner. This excludes pixies; mating with a pixie will birth a human.

12. Heavy natural rain β€” rain that is not caused or manipulated by supernaturals β€” is symbolic for water spirits. It is Atargatis’ way of mourning for her lost child, whether that is a siren dissipating into seafoam or a mermaid traveling down to the deepest parts of the ocean to forever rest as a pearl.

13. Once a water spirit dies, they are gone forever. This was their last chance at life. Therefore, their soul will never be resurrected ever again.

14. Mermaids are water spirits that Atargatis believes have overcome their battles. As a reward, she will grant them a piece of herself, thus allowing them to become demi-goddesses. Atargatis will gift each mermaid a part of her essence, giving them the power to embody an element: water, air, fire, or earth.
about sirens
about sirens
sub-species guidelines
Information
1. Women who are chosen to be sirens are women that died while bearing emotions such as anger, malevolence, regret, hatred, etc in their last moments. Those who are rebirthed as sirens are women Atargatis wishes to give a second chance with the promise that they will learn to overcome said emotions.

2. Sirens are considered Atargatis’ children but are not considered demi-goddesses because they have not reached enlightenment yet. In order to reach enlightenment, they must learn to overcome all those emotions that made them a siren.

3. Sirens are undead spirits and age rapidly (rapidly aging = 50 years every 1 year). However, they can reverse their aging and remain young. To do so, they must feed off the souls of men. Sirens feed by kissing men on the lips. Feeding on a person's soul will not kill them unless the siren consumes too much at once. A siren’s kiss may leave the individual feeling fatigued, depressed, and looking pale/hollow. A small dose of a good, clean soul will last a siren longer than a large quantity of a wicked one.

4. If a siren does not feed on a soul, early signs will alert her; these signs include her tail’s scales losing their color, not being able to use her tail at its full potential, feeling weak in both forms, skin becoming brittle, and losing comprehension/track of time. If she does not feed, she will continue to quickly age and then dissipate into seafoam.

5. Unlike mermaids who have reached enlightenment, sirens are not gifted with the four elemental powers. Instead, Atargatis has gifted them the power to see every individual’s deepest/darkest regret/fear/saddest moment along with their happiest moment. Atargatis hopes that with this gift, sirens will be able to learn from studying other individuals to understand the depths of people’s emotions, leading them to interpret their own eventually.

6. To practice and maintain Atargatis’ gift, they must regularly consume dragon hearts. Dragons live in the sea while breathing fire, representing the two emotions sirens aim to understand and control for themselves. In order for a siren to see one of the two emotions, she must look into the individual’s eyes and sing. When she is singing, the person will be enthralled by her voice (this is similar to how vampires’ compel minds by staring). The person will not know the siren has discovered one of their storiesβ€” they will become absentminded until the siren finishes singing. This only works on one person at a time. If others surrounding the siren happen to hear the song, they will not be affected as the siren is not looking into their eyes.

7. Unlike mermaids who have become immortal, sirens age rapidly, therefore, are constantly battling time. Atargatis’ wish is for sirens to reach enlightenment and transform into a mermaid. To encourage this, sirens are reminded once a week of the experience that made them into a siren. This day depends on the day she died in her previous life. Each day is linked with an element she will embody once (if) she is able to become a demi-goddess mermaid. [More information on the days of the week coinciding with the four elements will be addressed in the section down below.] During the night before her death day, a nightmare will visit her, allowing her to relive the experience with vivid visuals. She will wake up only after she finishes reliving it. Because of this, sirens are weakest and most vulnerable on their death day.

8. Unlike mermaids, sirens have never lived in a pod. They always survive and exist by themselves.

9. When bitten by a vampire or vampire-werewolf hybrid, they will turn into the species that bit them. This is Atargatis’ kind reminder that they should not settle for being a siren and aim to become a mermaid. Thus, when they are overpowered by another species, time has run out for them and they have lost their emotions.

10. If a siren is able to reach enlightenment, she will transform into a mermaid demi-goddess. She will know she has reached enlightenment when she feels an emotional weight has been lifted from her. After her transformation, her death day will determine her elemental gift from Atargatis. She will lose her powers as a siren and gain new ones as a transformed mermaid demi-goddess. (You are required to inform base if your siren muse has transitioned into a mermaid demi-goddess.)
About mermaids
About mermaids
sub-species guidelines
Information
1. There are two ways mermaids come to be:

One: Although they experienced emotions such as anger, malevolence, regret, hatred during their previous life, they did not die feeling those emotions. Despite having lived most of their previous life experiencing those emotions, they learned to forgive before they passed away. This is considered enlightenment and Atargatis will resurrect women who go through this process as mermaids.

Two: They transform into a mermaid after battling their emotions as a siren.

2. Mermaids are considered demi-goddesses. The title is awarded by Atargatis for reaching enlightenment.

3. Atargatis rewards those who have overcome their emotional battles. As a gift, she shares her essence with these souls. The power or elemental gift a mermaid receives from Atargatis is determined by her death day in her previous lift. There are four sacred elements: earth, air, fire, and water. [More information on these powers will be addressed in the section down below.] These elements are believed to be key spiritual essences, bringing meaning and illumination to life. Each mermaid embodies one element which coincides with their death day; it is purposefully linked to their death day because Atargatis wants to remind them what killed them only made them stronger. In order to practice this power, they must acquire a crystal ore (More Information in the Black Market).

4. Mermaids’ tails are stronger and faster than sirens’. They can swim for longer periods of time at a much faster pace without losing too much energy.

5. Mermaids live in highly advanced underwater cities scattered all over the ocean. Before the darkness that overtook supernaturals by storm, mermaids used to live in pods. In their previous pod society, they would refer to one another as sisters and lived each day as a tight-knit community. However, because the darkness has destroyed their cities, they are forced to live in underwater caves near the shore of The Black Pearl. Their pods no longer exist as they fear residing in large numbers will bring greater danger and exposure to their kind.

6. Because they are demi-goddesses, mermaids are not affected by the cardinal sins demons embody. However, they are still vulnerable to vampires’ mental abilities/feeding, witches’ spells/potions, werewolves’ strength/bites, and pixies’ influences. They must protect themselves accordingly by acquiring the appropriate Black Market items if they wish to prevent this. (More details in the Black Market.) Nevertheless, mermaids can not be changed into another species after she is born as a mermaid or transforms into one post-siren.

7. Mermaids do not age. They remain young, blessed, and beautiful. If they happen to leave earth due to an unfortunate death, they become a beautiful pearl lost in the deep blue sea.

8. Mermaids do not treat sirens as their enemies. In fact, mermaids become empaths around sirens as they once shared the same emotions as sirens; they understand sirens are fighting to overcome their current battles.

9. When a mermaid genuinely tells another person that they love them, that person must not betray her love. An old tale says if they betray her love, they will die from drowning one day. The mermaid herself may not want nor cause the drowning/death but it is fate and Atargatis’ way of punishing those who play with mermaids’ hearts as those considered demi-goddesses have spent centuries patching their wounds to practice forgiveness.

10. Due to mermaids’ demi-goddess status, it is strongly frowned upon for mermaids to mate with demons, who are considered unholy. If a mermaid chooses to bear a child with a demon, she will be stripped of her demi-goddess status. Following this will be Atargatis revoking her gift to her daughter, meaning the mermaid will no longer be able to practice her elemental power and she will become mortal. Mermaids dethroned from her demi-goddess status are looked down upon by most in her community. A mermaid that chooses a demon over her enlightened status as a mermaid will greatly disappoint Atargatis. After she becomes a mortal, she would only be able to utilize her tail and nothing else. Once she passes, she will not descend to the ocean floors as a beautiful pearl but instead, becomes a kraken who brings terror to the oceans and sailors.
Death days
Death days
Death days & their elemental powers
please read the note first
You are highly advised to choose the day with the element you wish your muse to acquire once (if) they become a mermaid. You can not change later. For example, if you plan to progress your siren muse into a mermaid later, you should first consider what elemental power you’d like her to have then decide your siren’s death day to its corresponding element. If you want them to have air elemental power as a mermaid, choose Wednesday or if you want them to have fire elemental power, choose Tuesday or Sunday, and so forth. If you do not care/plan to progress your siren muse into a mermaid later on, you may simply choose whichever day you want. This list is curated based on corresponding planets and their elements according to astrology, however, you do not need to understand astrology to indulge in writing this species.

+ Monday: water
+ Tuesday: Fire
+ Wednesday: Air
+ Thursday: Earth
+ Friday: Water
+ Saturday: Earth
+ Sunday: Fire
ATARGATIS’ ELEMENTAL GIFTS
ATARGATIS’ ELEMENTAL GIFTS
Please pick one according to the muse's death day
Elemental powers
Each element has a corresponding region where mermaids are the most powerful if they reside or practice their powers in said region. These regions are based on astrology and the planets the elements are linked to. For example, the United States is in the western hemisphere, therefore, mermaids with water elemental power will be the strongest if they are residing in the United States.

Earth

Powers are stronger when practiced in the North region.

Earth Manipulation: The ability to manipulate all minerals regardless of their state (mountain, boulder, sand, dust, magma, dirt, soil, etc)

+Β Strengths: As long as supernaturals reside on earth, the world can be used as their weapon.

+ Weaknesses: They can only manipulate from existing sources. Distance, mass, precision must be taken into consideration when utilizing this skill.

Mineral Manipulation: The ability to manipulate all minerals.

+Β Strengths: They can manipulate the composition and characteristics such as color, size, and hardness.

+Β Weaknesses: They can not create or generate, only manipulate.

air

Powers are stronger when practiced in the East region.

Air Manipulation: The ability to manipulate air including breezes, squalls, gusts, whirlwinds, zephyrs, gales, tempests, and hurricanes.

+Β Strengths: Air is present everywhere except space, making this ability a very versatile and useful tool despite its invisibility.

+Β Weaknesses: While air may be present everywhere, it is also invisible, making this ability highly difficult to control for the user. It requires practiced skills and concentration as they are controlling something they may not be able to see with the eye.

Aerokinetic Flight: The ability to fly using air/wind

+Β Strengths: Can be utilized via manipulating air currents, wind storms, tornados, self-produced air/wind.

+Β Weaknesses: May only manipulate the air/wind for shorter periods of time. They must take their weight and surrounding obstacles into account. This ability also requires concentration to maintain their flight as this ability is completely dependent on their personal strengths and abilities, unlike demons and pixies who can fly with their wings.

fire

Powers are stronger when practiced in the South region.

Fire Manipulation: The ability to shape, control, and manipulate fire

+Β Strengths: Fire is present in many things, thus expanding this ability to firestorms, magma manipulation, and heat manipulation.

+Β Weaknesses: This power does not extend to hellfire. Additionally, they can not create fire; they can only manipulate existing flames, existing sources of fire are needed. This ability is extremely dependent on the user’s emotional control, meaning it is a dangerous practice if not controlled well. Distraction or overwhelming emotions during the process can either weaken or intensify the intended effect out of proportion.

Heat Manipulation: The ability to increase or decrease the temperature of heat.

+Β Strengths: This ability is used via controlling the kinetic energy of atoms, therefore, its powers extend to just about anything, including the body temperature of humans.

+Β Weaknesses: Their power is only applicable to heat, meaning they can only make things hotter or cooler while it is still warm to some degree. Once the object or environment is cool (and the atoms are lacking sufficient kinetic energy) the mermaid will no longer be able to manipulate the temperature of the heat. This ability requires extreme concentration and demands the user to directly look at the object/victim for their ability to work. Additionally, those surrounding the object/victim may feel affected by the power’s effects even if the user is not actively applying it to them. This means this ability is dangerous to practice in close proximity to large crowds.

water

Powers are stronger when practiced in the West region.

Water Manipulation: The ability to manipulate water in all variations (liquid, steam, water vapor, ice).

+Β Strengths: They can also control the temperature of the water during the manipulation.

+Β Weaknesses: Power does not extend to water-related weather such as blizzards and rainstorms. They also can not manipulate or control large bodies of water such as the sea, lakes, or oceans for long periods of time as it will greatly exhaust them mentally and physically.

Hydro-Telekinesis: The ability to mind control movement of water (push, move, lift, etc).

+Β Strengths: When combined with their water manipulation power, this allows them an upper hand in combat.

+Β Weaknesses: The ability does not extend to large bodies of water and it can not be used for long periods of time. This power requires extreme concentration on the user as the ability is completely dependent on their personal strengths and abilities. Distraction or overwhelming emotions during the process can either weaken or intensify the intended effect out of proportion.

note

You are not allowed to practice other powers that are not listed under the element.Β 
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