Height (from head to ground): 140 FT.
Length (from head to tentacle tips): 220 FT.
Attire: slightly rip clothing with straps to keep the clothing together that her mother made for her.
Physical appearance: Mint is a 300 year old chlaena who looks about 25 in human terms, she even thinks of herself being that young sometimes, she has average skin color on the human half of her body while her tentacles and suction cups are a beautiful light green shade, she has long navy blue hair which she enjoys flowing in the water, she has mint green eyes which are the reason why she has her name, both her human and octopus body are very squishy and soft when touched, her figure is nice and slim she has beautiful eyes that sparkle in the night sky and she has a usually motherly voice.
She wears clothes her mother made for her as a gift, over the years those clothes have gotten ripped up to the point where her bellybutton is fully visible and her lover clothing has a series of rips in it that look like someone just ripped apart her clothes on purpose which odds are someone did, the upper half of her clothing is tied together by rope too keep it from just falling off, the middle of her shirt has a rip in it that was made from a battle she had from one of her few enemy's, she claims that her clothes were once a big long dress but after a few encounters with predators and unwilling prey as well as her few enemy's they got ripped up.
She will sometimes change her colors for the fun of it or to match her mood or when she's doing something else but she prefers to be in her natural colors.
Characteristics: Mint is a very truthful and honest chlaenas, due to how she was raised she will try to not tell a lie at all and isn't very good at keeping secrets, many people don't trust telling her a secret because they fear she might tell someone that secret. Her truthful and honest nature make her a bit weird to land people and some sea folk, unlike most of her kin she doesn't eat any race for any reason rather their giant or small, so in other words if she says "I have no plans to ever eat you at all" she means she won't eat you at all, but if she says "I feel tempted to eat you right now" she means that she's very hungry and could eat you but won't eat you because she knows better than that. Because of how squishy and flex-able her body is she can be very strange when moving her body around sometimes, one of her favorite things to do is to compress her body into tight places just for the fun of it she enjoys the feeling of having her body in a tight place where no one can get to her. Mint's train of thought is pretty unusual even among her kind, no one can really tell what's really on her mind at one moment or the next, but she is very truthful about what's commonly on her mind or what she is thinking about.
If there's one thing she is well known for next to her truthful nature it's the fact she likes to talk, however due to her childhood problem with and pirates she has been known to go out of her way to attack pirates and their ships even if they are human. After watching one of her friends get killed by pirates she will not let them go at all needless to say chasing pirates is her major weakness. Mint's most common questions when you meet her for the first time are usually "hello there, where did you come from" "are you a Felaryan" "are you from the mainland" "what's it like where you live" "how did you come all the way out here" "did you make those clothes" "are you looking for treasure" "do you love birds" etc
Needless to say she can be rather bothersome and un-trustful to many people or very cool and unusual to others. But all and all she is a good person and does mean well for the wellbeing of others, one of her many interests is adventuring, once she was old enough to fend for herself she left her village and started adventuring the Topazial sea the Shimmering sea a few times the Jewel river and some of the islands and mainland she could walk on before needing to return to the sea or a river big enough for her to fit in, she does like treasure in most of its forms but holds friendship above all other treasures in Felarya. She also enjoys it when a person wants to talk to her rather than her wanting to talk with the person, though sometimes she will forget how odd it is for a person to watch a head turn all the way around and will turn her head usually to face the person who wish's to chat with her even if their completely behind her. If a person tells her something she knows isn't true she will tell them right away that their not right, being around a long time she knows many things but can't quite recall what she needs to at times.
Every now and then if she sees a ship out at sea she will fallow the ship to make sure it reach's its destination safely, she will scare away any predators she comes across while fallowing the ship, she does this by either pretending to be bigger or by changing colors to look scary and given how mermaids normally react when their around chlaena it's easy to scare off mermaids however other sea races can be a big issue to deal with. One of the things she enjoys doing is sunbathing she'll walk or crawl onto land a beach or giant rock to sunbath for half an hour or two, but she is careful to not sunbath for too long or bath on hot days, she prefers to sunbath when its warm and the clouds are covering most of the sunlight so that way she can enjoy her fun time. One of the things she does commonly is go to a rock that she and the people who know her call Chlaenas Rock where she spends hours talking to her friends and telling story's and listening to story's from her many friends, Mint also loves the color green in most of its shades. One sure way to earn her friendship is to make lovely art for her or a friend, she became interested in art when an artist made a lovely drawing of her swimming in the sea a long time ago, she's held that person close to her heart ever since that day and will highly recommend that artist for people looking for art.
One of her childhood interests is jellyfish she enjoys playing around with jellyfish by usually pushing them around and just holding the tops of the brainless creatures, it interested her after she swam around a few schools of jellyfish as a child the colors and the simple floating about just interested her in them greatly.
One of the things that nearly never changes about Mint is her smile, unless she's very scared or angry she always keeps a calm and happy smile that people never forget after they see it. However this smile will change into a crazy somewhat evil looking grin when she's out on a hunt or hunting down an enemy. But for the most part her smile is perfectly normal most of the time, her eye brow movements help tell the kind of mood she's in even when she smiles. If she raises an eye brow it could mean many things one of them being she's interested in something, one of the things she thinks of to herself sometimes is the fact she thinks of herself as a giant human with an octopus body. Of course she knows this isn't true but hey a girl can have her dreams right?
One thing Mint enjoys doing every now and then is to just think, whenever she thinks she might move a tentacle underneath her chin (pretty much the same way a human puts a hand underneath their chin when thinking) while keeping another tentacle underneath the tentacle that's under her chin to help support that tentacle (though when underwater she doesn't really need to do this) she enjoys thinking this way. One thing to take note of is the fact Mint will blush every time she inks even if it's in the middle of danger and sometimes for fun she will ink herself just to blush though she try's not to do this around people. As for people Mint just enjoys the company of others and will spend hours days or on rare times days with that person, one of the few things she does while bored is sing to herself. She is surprisingly a good singer but mostly while underwater, not even she is sure why this is so. Even though she likes to sing to herself she prefers to listen to other people sing a lovely song rather it's to her or someone else it doesn't matter to Mint. But to sum her all up, she's an unusual chlaedas who makes a great lifelong friend who some people would enjoy being around.
Personality: Mint is an adventurous and very friendly chlaena who very much enjoys the company of others it almost doesn't matter what race they our (though she does prefer to not be in the company of selachis for some obvious reasons) she is just as fine talking with a naga or a mermaid as she is talking with a human or neko although she dislikes harpies because she was attacked by them while she was young but was saved by one of her siblings she can also not stand their language and because of the fact many of the seagull harpies tend to steal the local fishermen catch's. She will not stand being in their company at all unless of course a friend of hers is friends with said harpy but she herself will never be fully trustful or friends with harpies at all.
However being friendly doesn't mean that no one wants to eat Mint, there have been many predators who have tried to eat Mint but at worst she's lost some tentacles many times over because of predators. It should be noted she will not stand pirates or troublemakers of that nature because while she was little on the island she grew up with humans she last one of her close friends to a pirate. Later when she got bigger she has been known to sink pirate ships to prevent them from hurting people so in her mind no one will suffer how she did as a child.
She can be pretty cleaver and cunning but doesn't think of herself being cleaver, she is a very kindhearted and sweet women who's willing to stand up for her friends and her beliefs and pretty much is the kind of person you'd want to be around once you get to know her. Her mother and adopted human father taught her that the people you care for are the most precious treasure in your entire life and that if possible their worth dying for. Which means if anyone try's to kill or eat her friends (or at least people she sees as friends) she has been known to hunt down that person and either kill that evil person or just tell them to never show their face around her or her friends ever again (and a word to the wise it's better for one's heath to stay away from her or her friends when you become an enemy of hers).
But in spite of the fact she is unforgiving towards her enemy's (which vary in numbers) and greatly dislikes the harpy race she is an overall great person to be around who will gladly protect you once you're her friend (which is a somewhat easy task to do). She enjoys many things which are part of a giant mental list in her train of thought but at the top of that list the most special thing in life is having friends and being around non-bully type or harpy people to talk to or pirates as well. Mint may be a happy lady but there are a few things she fears nearly to death, she has great fear of being eaten dead or alive and will try to not get eaten.
But her biggest fear is the darkness of the Dark Claw Reef in the Topazial sea, she fears going down there in an area full of darkness where you may get eaten without knowing it. This fear mainly comes from the fact her father disappeared when he traveled to Dark Claw Reef and was never seen again, her mother told her scary story's about the reef to keep Mint from wanting to go down there.
Back-story: Mint is a chlaena from a village of chlaena living in the Topazial sea, she lived with her mother grandfather her siblings and a series of aunts uncles and cousins who looked after her. Her father's whereabouts are unknown but her mother claims he disappeared after going down to the Dark Claw Reef which is somewhere no chlaena has been to and survived before commonly. Ever since she was little she had a curious nature about the unknown much against her grandfather and most of her family's will.
When she was little she could only leave the village if her mother or one of her older siblings went with her, her mother is the ruler of the village she lives in which means she is a possible heir to the her village. Back when Mint was a little girl her curious nature got her into trouble when she got caught in a fishing net from a giant fishing ship from one of the islands above her village, caught confused and scared little Mint thought she was going to die until she woke up looking at the face of the ship's Captain. He was an old bearded Scottish man who was head of fishing for his island and was well known as a truly caring man. When he saw Mint he just was happy to see a little lassie with cute navy blue hair onboard his ship. At first when he saw her fall out of the net he only saw her human half, but as he lifted her up he soon learned that she wasn't human. A bit shocked he called his crew to have a look at Mint.
She pretty much liked looking at all the strange people who were bigger than her at the time, after the crew learned that Mint was a young chlaenas they thought it was best they looked for her parent or parents before things got ugly. Within a matter of minutes after Mint was brought onboard her mother appeared angry and ready to sink the ship and most likely eat the crew. However Mint's mother stopped when the captain willingly gave Mint back to her mother.
Mint of course just didn't want to leave the in her mind funny old man she wanted to play with him, of course a week after Mint met the funny old man she wanted to see him again and play with him. So she left her village and found her way onto the ship nearly falling off a few times due to the fact she was still learning how to stick to surfaces. Once the ship's captain spotted her he ran to rescue her from nearly falling off the ship, within the hour Mint's mother returned only to find her daughter left home again she found Mint playing with the fishing ship's captain which delighted Mint's mother.
About a week after that play time Mint was able to get back to the fishing ship, lucky for her one of her older brothers was watching her swim to the ship. After a little while he returned to the ship with one of his sisters and Mint's mother, at this point it became clear to Mint's mother that Mint wanted to be with the funny old man. So a deal and promise was made with Mint's mother and the ship captain that day. Little is known of the full details of the deal but it resulted in Mint being able to see live and learn with the ship's captain and his wife.
The captain had always wanted a child of his own but his wife couldn't have one which meant adopting one would be the only option for them. The captain named Mint after the color of her beautiful eyes and treated her like his own daughter, of course it was a surprise when he first brought Mint to the island but after a little while the people on the island saw Mint as one of them. Of course Mint needed to go to a body of water every few hours in order to keep herself from drying up, but she was able to spend a good long time period with humans while she grew up.
She pretty much saw the funny old man as a father, but Mint's childhood was mainly her living one week with her kin and another week with humans on land. This hard but possible life style made Mint see humans as a second kin for her, which is the reason why she doesn't eat humans at all. Thanks to the way the humans helped raised her she grew use to seeing people and enjoyed being able to meet new faces as long as their not pirates or harpies and thanks to this life style she was able to easily walk on land as if it were swimming so to speak.
As time went by Mint grew into a big lovely women, many people admired her for her looks and her developed abilities as well as her friendly nature towards just about anyone who isn't a harpy or pirate. She spent some of her free time learning how to make clothes since most of the people in her underwater village like to wear clothes, by the time she made her own clothes she felt it was time to move on with her life and see the great things the worlds had to offer a chlaenas. As a girt her mother made her a pair of clothes for her journey (which she wears to this day) and she was given a nice bag from the humans she lived with to carry any treasures she found with her (which she still uses every now and then to this day).
She had spent such a good long time adventuring that she became known among some of the islands of the Topazial sea, she's also been to the Shimmering sea and claims to have been in the Jewel river a few times. But this adventurous side of her does have a place she's settled and calls home and what better home than her birth home. She isn't seen around her village or the human island that was a part of her life all the time but she comes back every now and then to check up on everyone and make sure things are doing okay.
She enjoys visiting her grandfather who founded their village when he and his mate were young chlaena, he enjoys seeing Mint whenever she can visit but advises her to be careful around land people especially humans and pirates. She listens to his advises but tends not to worry too much, as for what go's on with most of her life she prefers to just go from one place to another. She is usually seen around a giant rock near the cost of the mainland called Chlaenas Rock which she and a few of her friends named. This rock is located on the cost of where the maintains of Frost peak are located right where the Jewel river and Topazial sea meet together.
Hunting-habits: Due to her early time with humans Mint doesn't Surprisingly enough doesn't eat giant or small races rather their land people or sea folk of some kind, her diet is mainly made up of the giant animals that live in the ocean that aren't too big of a problem to deal with.
But she also enjoys eating smaller prey just as much as bigger prey, she prefers to chew her food due to the way she was raised with humans. Therefor she usually won't eat something alive at all she'll kill it first, if it's small enough to fit in her mouth she'll just chew her prey to death. If it's a big meal she'll either chew off bites of it or will make her mouth big enough to swallow her prey whole. If she does eat her food whole she'll have a big bulge in her stomach for a few days before she eats something again.
Oddly enough she enjoys eating human food and doesn't mind being given some sweets even if there too small for her see or taste. Of course fruit is a part of her diet, commonly she will also eat some types of seaweed and just loves it when she can rap her food in seaweed. She also enjoys cooked food on the rare event she'll be able to have some.
When hunting for herself she will use her venom to help kill her prey she will also use her tentacles to hold her prey still while she bites them delivering the venom to her preys vital points. If she hunts for another person she won't use her venom to kill her prey, one of her favorite hunting methods when close to land of some kind is to wait for an animal to get close enough to the water so she can catch it with her tentacles. Then she'll chew her food and swallow it, however if the animal is giant she will keep her prey underwater until it dies from breathing water before eating it.
She is also known to use her tentacles as bait to draw in sea birds who think her tentacles are fish of some kind. But to sum it all up she'll pretty much eat anything that doesn't talk.