MC Name: MerlinsBeard
Character's Name: Onaena
Character's Age: 34
Character's Original Race (N/A if not applicable): Wood elf
Transformed form: Dryad (Plumeria Dryad)
Creator's MC Name: N/A
Creator's RP Name: N/A
Briefly explain the lore behind this construct or creature: A dryad is a wood elven woman (exclusively a purely wood elven woman, no other race or gender can become a dryad) who becomes connected to a tree both mentally and physically. It begins with the wood elven woman feeling an urge, which is more or less the call of her tree. She can choose to ignore it and it'll eventually pass, but if she doesn't follow the call, it'll never come again and she'll never be able to become a dryad. If she does follow it, the call will eventually lead her to her tree, at which point she'll feel an intense connection to the tree and know instantly that it is hers. She'll feel the need to stay by her tree's side, and this'll begin the process called 'blossoming'. This process takes two months, and the dryad is likely to feel a great deal of blossoming emotions during the change concerning her tree. If she attempts to leave her tree, these emotions will fade completely and instead she'll feel horribly nauseous. Leaving her tree for a long period and fighting through the nausea during this time will sever any growing connection, and she'll never get another shot at dryadism. Assuming she sticks by her tree, however, her physical appearance will begin to change during the second month. Her skin texture will become more like bark, and the colours of her hair and eyes will change to match her tree, to signify her deep rooted connection to it.
If the wood elf makes it through the blossoming stage, she'll become a fully fledged dryad, connected forever to her tree. She will have permanently changed her outlook on life, finding no desire to have a partner or have children (ftbing as a dryad is explicitly against the rules, since they'd find no interest in it.), instead shifting her purpose to caring for and protecting her tree. She can venture as far as she likes from her tree, but if she sleeps away from it, she'll gradually feel worse and worse, the symptoms of sleep deprivation taking over her whether she sleeps or not. She MUST regularly return and sleep beside her tree, or else she'll eventually die. Her connection to her tree will be so intense that she'll feel every part of it as if it were her own body, though she's unable to manipulate it's branches or effect its growth without being an attuned druid herself. If the dryad is slain, her tree will gradually die alongside her. If her tree is slain, the dryad will survive but fall into a deep depression, since her closest friend, a part of her even, has been killed. This effect will never truly fade, the sadness remaining until the dryad herself dies.
However, if a dryad's original tree is slain, it will leave behind an Amber Seed - A fist sized seed that contains the same magical connection that the dryad held with the tree. The Amber Seed can be replanted in biome where it will thrive and it will grow back to an exact replica of the original tree, with the very same attachment that the dryad felt to the first. A dryad's tree can only do this once, after that the tree will be gone forever. (Save for map changes and ooc tree cutting.) While the Seed is unplanted or still growing, the dryad will need to sleep at its side, or else she'll grow weary and die. The seed, if left unplanted for a year, will turn to ash and die. If it is planted, however, it'll grow at a magical pace, growing to its full size within just a few months rather than the years it takes a regular tree to grow. An Amber Seed also comes to be if a dryad actively tries to cut her connection with her tree, though this brings about intense mental and physical pain to the woman, and leaves her with a faint sense of sadness for the rest of her life. Just as before, this Seed will only last a year before it turns to ash and is gone forever, though this one doesn't require a place at the dryad's side since the connection is broken. It takes only a month for the connection to be willingly cut, and then the woman will return to her wood elven form.
Assuming the dryad stays connected and regularly visits and sleeps by her tree, she'll have made a (sort of) best friend for life! She'll still have the ability to wield magic and fight if she held these things as a wood elf, but it's doubtful that she'll want to use them, save for protecting her tree, of course. Holy magic will not effect her, and unlike bryophites, she won't be more flammable due to her dryadic change.
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