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This section is devoted entirely to dæmon profiles. Tell us about yours! Feel free to email me the following information about your dæmon, and I'll put it up here as soon as possible: Name, Nicknames (optional), Most Common Forms, Less Common Forms (optional), Anime Forms (optional), Settled Form (put a * by it to denote a stable form), Personality, Likes and Dislikes (optional).

Note: You will occasionally see the terms hei, shei, and wei peppered throughout the submissions. These are out of use pronouns that specified a male dæmon, female dæmon, or human and their dæmon. The community encourages the use of regular pronouns nowadays, but I chose to leave these in for authenticity.



Okibi's Dæmon
Name:
Rannock

Nicknames:
Rookie, Rook, Rookster, Rookstar, teh Rookz0rs

Most Common Forms:
black coyote, peregrine falcon, black griffin, osprey, cheetah (king and regular), snow leopard, and various other wild cats

Less Common Forms:
miniature red dragon, silver dragon with amethyst eyes, red-tailed hawk, black cat, black rabbit w/ gray under cheeks and red eyes, black morph red fox, white griffin, black wolf, pine marten

Anime Forms:
Japoro, black Renamon (blue where Renamon's purple), male Tailmon (blue where Tailmon's purple and orange gloves), Vulpix, Heruga

Settled Form:
A black coyote with hints of gray in the coat, somewhat coarse and smoothed-down fur, and a wispier than usual tail. It is a wolf hybrid, but only shows these lupus genes in his rather muscular body and his upper back, where the coat is thick and feathery.

Personality:
"My dæmon Rannock (aka Rookie) is settled in the form of a black coyote with dark blue eyes. He has the wily face of a fox and the strong build of a wolf, but everything about him comes together to make for a handsome coyote. His secondary form is the anime ermine called Japoro, and I'm afraid that habit will be impossible to break. At least I can say the form 'feels' less and less like him as the years wear on.

Rookie is a singing, jiving machine. He's been singing along to tunes ever since I was a toddler. Probably half the time I project him it's because he's doing this. We just can't control the impulse. X3 Be it an angsty male or a love-stricken girl, Rookie can don the persona flawlessly. He loves to perform and I love to watch the play of different expressions on his canine face. Under those circumstances I can always project him well, because we've had years of practice. I'd say the best representation of his voice is that of Rob Thomas, but he adopts voices so well that everything seems right in its own way. So long as the song doesn't upset me or absolutely disgust me (Outkast), he's gonna be singing, whether prominently or in the back on my mind. I've said before that I have difficulty understanding how normal people enjoy music. What do they visualize? What are the feelings and associations?

Anyway, it's fair to say that Rookie started out being much different than the dæmon he is today. We've grown and matured together. Originally he was an emotion-driven, violent, foul-mouthed companion, but now he is certainly the more rational and calm of us two. His anger no longer burns like a wildlife, but is controlled and contained. I probably swear worse than he does. When I'm lost in the throes of despair, he no longer stares helplessly, but is actively comforting. If I just need time to calm down he'll be at my side with flattened ears and eyes full of sympathy, ready to offer loving licks and solace me with murmured promises. I will say awful, terrible things when I'm angry, but I find that Rookie will rarely if ever resort to low blows. If I'm going to deceive myself with sentiment, he will be straight-forward and speak that which is objective, whether or not I want to hear it. He is that bridge to reality - he is the devil's advocate that will show me where I went wrong. He helps me to swallow my pride... I may not always act on this, but it helps me to at least stabilize internally and collect my thoughts. He always gives the right amount of sympathy while not letting me lie to myself. Sometimes I'm wrong, and I just have to accept that and do what I can to make it right.

My dæmon no longer becomes furious at the drop of a hat. An aggressive Rookie means moral turmoil inside us, or the rage that comes with trying to swallow a harsh truth. He no longer screams any offense that comes to mind, but often will just stand still, every muscle quivering beneath his coat, ears flat and pupils constricted. But the most intense sight is his muzzle wrinkled by the curling of his lips to reveal rows of pointed teeth. His growls are loud, deep, and constant. He may not tell you how he feels, but the murderous look says everything. A depressed Rookie is even more silent. It's amazing how much self-pity this intangible being can display as he mopes. When it's a shared sorrow he might offer some encouraging words, but it's obvious when his heart isn't in it.

He is always supportive, or at least truthful in a way that doesn't sting. If I'm worried about a test unnecessarily he'll sigh and insist, "You'll do fine. Now shut up." If I'm really not prepared, he'll explain matter-of-factly, "Well, study some more and you'll be fine. But don't whine if you don't." When I do something well I get my own mini celebration in my head. He's all about singing my praises and congratulating me in his hyperactive way. If I fail, he doesn't wound me with meaningless solaces but just remains at my side silently, willing to give moral support if needed.

He is so very loving. On the outside you have toothy smiles and confident carriage, but that doesn't mean he isn't my precious love. He doesn't hesitate to remind me of his devotion. Sometimes it's when he's proud of me - often it's when I'm feeling lost and need the assurance of something - and other times it's merely out of nowhere. He loves me, and it always makes things a bit better to know that. Nothing in the world crushes him like my agonies. Sometimes when I'm hurting, it's clear he's hurting so much more for my pain. I hate doing that to him, but it proves how much he cares.

Rookie seems to be more talkative than most dæmons. I think within the context of an interactive dialogue. Often to organize my thoughts I word things in the form of a question, and Rookie is reliably the one who replies. In this sense he is always talking. When I'm bored and alone, a number of these discussions will go on tangents worth visualizing him for. He is not always funny or witty or thoughtful, but he speaks nonetheless. When he has a comment to share, it comes out unprovoked. Other times, though, I'll unconsciously project him even when we're not talking. Usually this is to gauge his reaction. I'll see him with head laid on paws, a grouchy look on his face, and skeptical brow raised, or grinning at something that amused him, or maybe sneering in agitation. As it's always done, these reactions are an outlet for my own. So long as he's rifled with feeling, I can behave as the situation requires without letting myself get carried away by a wave of emotion.

I think Rookie would like to have some fellow dæmon pals, but at the same time isn't willing to make the effort. Really, what would they talk about? But I know that around others he is distant, jokingly self-deprecating, and more an observer. If you can get him out of his shell, that's when his humor shines through. Around loved ones he tends to be more self-conscious, loving, and generally an open book. But with strangers none of that is likely to happen. Of course the Rookie I see is different from both. He need not fear my impression of him, or concern himself with word choice when conversing with me. He is laid-back, optimistic (we both are), and always absorbing the going-ons around him.

So yeah - aside from the occasional forced chatter, Rookie does not communicate with other dæmons. The only exception (indeed, the only dæmon he feels a real connection to) is that of my husband. Aside from me, only the lioness Parallax has the ability to consume his thoughts and heart strings so profoundly. Toward her he feels passionate, protective, and powerless in turns. He wants both to be her champion, but also to be nurtured as only a mother big cat knows how to dispense. She makes him feel called to be something greater than what he is. The weight of responsibility and duty is an amazing thing to see. I know his anxieties reflect my own in being someone's wife. But just as I swore to do, I know Rannock will always be true to her, and do whatever he can to make the lioness' every day brighter. They may be the very definition of soul mates.

Really, I'd like to edit this in the future, because nothing can adequately describe all that is my soul. There's a multitude of aspects of him, and they're each hard to convey with words. But there's an overview of what my dæmon's like."

Likes:
singing, a certain lioness dæmon, getting lost in a picturesque sunset, the sight of a full moon, autumn, winter, the holiday season, lighted candles, faith, the thought of strolling through a quiet woodland, the song "Mr. Jones," deciduous forests, when I'm feeling confident, having his heartfelt laughs make me laugh in return, supporting me, flying when it's warm outside with a cool breeze

Dislikes:
bullies, people who aren't concerned with true love - only physical relationships, shallow people, scary movies, awkward silences, when I'm doubting myself or depressed, when anyone interrupts a good song >O


Lee's Dæmon
Name:
Atremis

Nicknames:
Ari, Art, Temis, Shadowfax

Anime Forms:
That talking cat from Sailor Moon...grr...that damn cat's so annoying. I like the anime Sailor Moon though.

Settled Form:
leopard (wildcat)

Personality:
Temperamental to a fault. Very silent, except when he's telling me what he thinks is best for me. Always chiding me and nagging me if he knows I'm doing something wrong. When I'm bummed out or just really depressed, (Like I was when I was finishing up "The Amber Spyglass") he just curls up around me and lets me cry into his fur.


Mellisa's Dæmon
Name:
Hiroshi

Nicknames:
Hero

Most Common Forms:
white cat, wolf, snowy owl, snow leopard, horse, black cat, robin, mouse, phoenix, barn owl, squirrel

Less Common Forms:
snake, dog, turtle, insects, raccoon

Anime Forms:
Ryo-Ohki and Chibi-Totoro

Settled Form:
black panther*

Personality:
Very loving and affectionate, helpful, hyper, annoying, fearless, and sometimes a smart alec.

Likes:
Scary movies, music, anime, computer, books, sleeping, and food.

Dislikes:
Roller coasters, when I'm feeling sad, commercials, when I don't listen to him, sitting still.


Daniel's Dæmon
Name:
Parallax

Nicknames:
Pax, Paddax, Close to me, Klose

Most Common Forms:
Pax only switched forms for about two weeks before settling, as I was 17 when I met her for the first time. She kind of packed 17 years into two weeks all by herself, I think. When I first started talking to her she seemed younger than I was, but she matured very rapidly.

Less Common Forms:
She was a turtle one time O_o

Settled Form:
lioness (whoa, I just realized I'm a Leo!)

Personality:
Pax seems moody and occasionally reclusive, but she's always there when I need her. She loves God dearly, and our love triangle is unusual but very fulfilling. She says that she wants to see me good and upstanding in everything, and feels just as regretful as I do after I make stupid choices, though she never talks down to me. Pax is nothing if not overprotective of me, and she frequently dominates other people's dæmons when she thinks those people might be a threat. Kind of a preemptive self-defense gesture, I guess. She seems bold and courageous to everyone, like I do, but inside she knows just how shaky we get when put in the spotlight, even though everyone else just sees perfect composure and a winning smile. I'm the only person she trusts enough to expose that side to, and she's not happy that I'm sharing it here, but she knows that it's for the good of others.

All in all she is the heart of my heart, and she's told me many important things about myself. She loves to praise me, but won't lie, and is not afraid to be critical when it is constructive or necessary.

Likes:
Warm sunny days, reclining in the sun (like a normal kitty), (she just about turns into liquid while doing this), Everwood, and Smallville. Her favorite books are HDM, The Song of Albion trilogy, and Ender's Shadow. (Oh yes, and she's reminding me, the Bestiary Mountain trilogy also.)

Dislikes:
Pax does NOT like to be touched. She's okay with making contact with me, but prefers to remain aloof and by my side in public. Just this afternoon a guy on the bus sat down next to her, and when he started to put his hand on one of the seats she was occupying, she raised her head, bared her fangs, and growled in a way that just dripped "I dare you." I was amazed when he suddenly pulled his hand away, and I'm sure he wondered why he suddenly felt compelled to do so ;)

The look on his face was precious.

She dislikes people dense enough (from her point of view) to believe that matter could exist without a God... though I personally would rather have an honest conversation on the subject than a fierce argument. Pax hates all the cute girls I let my eyes linger on too long, though it's not jealousy (at least I hope not). She just doesn't want to get hurt. And she's told me that at least one of their dæmons is a venomous serpent. XD


Aitari's Dæmon
Name:
Caine

Nicknames:
Caine... just plain... Caine... but sometimes I call him Pan by mistake ^.~ Too much HDM!

Most Common Forms:
brown tabby, white-tiger, panther, dragon, butterfly, eagle, hawk, ermine

Less Common Forms:
squirrel

Anime Forms:
Japoro... Caine and Rook would get along!

Settled Form:
White tiger, tiger, panther, or other cat-like creature probably*

Personality:
kind, loving, caring, funny, brave, very wise, strong

Likes:
Fighting. He LOVES it and always tries to copy me in my TaeKwonDo classes... he also loves fries, the kind you get at fairs and loves video games and anime... He scares me when he copies Tony the Tiger and tries to do Kung Fu o.o

Dislikes:
SNOBS! He hates them with a passion! And all those girls that wander around school with their cell phones... or the ones that bend over and you see their thongs... or the guys whose pants are way too low... he made me pants my brother once :D I love my Caine! *Clings to her furry companion*


Toni's Dæmon
Name:
Sean

Settled Form:
red fox

Personality:
doesn't like to share, talkative/quiet, out-going, prefers taking charge, reserved, intelligent, antisocial, independent

Likes:
to travel, when Toni gets good grades, being by himself (but with Toni..), being around friends

Dislikes:
being rushed, when it's real sunny, cheerleaders, perfectionists


Alex's Dæmon
Name:
Celierra

Most Common Forms:
red fox, various other foxes

Less Common Forms:
dogs, non-mammals (birds, reptiles, etc.)

Settled Form:
red fox

Personality:
She's usually very shy, cautious, doesn't like to interrupt anything, very blunt, likes to explore (as long as she knows that it's safe). She always tries to look at things from a hypothetical "other people's" point of view. As a result, she's the one that stops me from doing something I'd regret later (i.e. if I'm being mean, she'll tell me), if she can catch me in time. She has a bit of envy for Lyra's world where we wouldn't have to hide her, where she's at least a little bit freer, where she can talk to other dæmons...

Likes:
zoning out and listening to New Age music, doing something constructive, reading "with" me, surfing HDM forums, being a nerd O.o, just talking, filling this thing out (she says it's "making me learn a lot about her"), "talking" to other dæmons online

Dislikes:
late nights awake doing homework, me being depressed, getting worked up over "fading of Pokémon", her nickname of Lerra (she thinks it sounds too much like "Lyra" O.o), the name of this page (we've read too many fanfics with dæmons getting separated)


Scottie's Dæmon
Name:
Villanorna

Nicknames:
Villa

Most Common Forms:
great-horned owl, centaur, bald eagle, barn owl

Less Common Forms:
serpent, horse, peregrine falcon

Settled Form:
great-horned owl

Personality:
A brave, wise, and warlike creature. Quite a showoff. Will keep proving until proven wrong or thought right. Lovable. And caring.

Likes:
Being right, exploring the night, and full moons

Dislikes:
Waking up, vermin, being wrong


Jackson's Dæmon
Name:
Roelani

Nicknames:
Ro

Most Common Forms:
tawny barn owl, stripy orange cat (that's mostly when he's sleeping for some reason he likes to be a cat when he sleeps), a very small dragon (dark brown with moss green wings), small black snake, black panther, cheetah

Less Common Forms:
He was only these things for a minute at the most: Irish wolfhound, hamster, beagle, rabbit, black dog, impala

Anime Forms:
Well he was Pikachu once.. for about 10 seconds

Settled Form:
something with wings*

Personality:
He's very quiet, doesn't say much, but very rude also. I find that all of his emotions are intense but shortlived. One second he'll be really annoyed then he'll feel sorry for being annoyed then he'll be indifferent. That's all I've noticed so far.

Likes:
to sleep, argue, just be beside me

Dislikes:
when I don't do things because I'm scared


Daniel's Dæmon
Name:
Zahariel

Nicknames:
Zel

Most Common Forms:
(from most common to least common when she settled, which is also approximately reverse chronological order of when they were most common): ocelot, leopard (various), cat, bird of prey (mostly golden eagle or osprey), squirrel, various weasel-like things

Settled Form:
ocelot

Personality:
Zahariel is generally quiet, and when she does have something to say she says it bluntly. Although we're rather private and introverted, she thinks that I should express what I feel, even if it means taking a risk, when I want to say something but I can't figure out how to word it. This means that I often find her telling me to "Just say it!" (or "Just press enter!"). Despite this "openness," Zel wouldn't dream of touching a human we weren't really close to, and even then only in an extremely special situation (which has yet to occur). This isn't because she doesn't care about other people, but she most likely wouldn't be what they needed--or even know what they needed.

Likes:
When we have a good idea, accomplishing something, thought experiments, reading, free time.

Dislikes:
Procrastination, when I blame myself for things that aren't my fault, when I put myself down, people who like to bother me (but not those who do it accidentally), people who think I'm crazy, and people who think I'm some kind of genius who's right about everything even if I tell them I'm not sure. Oh, and when I'm depressed--but I think that's a universal. (Zel: [It's a good sign when you think of that last.])




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