in the spirit of “wow why haven’t I touched this character in a while”
I touched this character again.
Arian is a half-blood, human mother, balnian nobleman father. He suffers from an odd birth defect where half of his upper body lack follicle pigmentation and the skin appears reddened and badly marred. His left eye is deformed (completely lacking a pupil), and so he’s only able to see out of the right. The horn on that side is also severely stunted.
Half-bloods usually lack the blood-red iris, ranging anywhere from maroon to muddled brown instead. (the more human in their blood, the rarer the colors (blue, green, gold). The horns and ears are very dominant, but become smaller with each generation of human breeding.) In some cases, strawberry blond and black hair is possible depending on the generation and human genes. Half bloods immediately lack the dark pseudo-claw nails, and have more human like anatomy in regards to neck musculature, making larger horns an issue.
Arian himself is very self-conscious and distrusting, often seeking shelter behind his older brother who acted as his only parent his whole life. He’s about 13, and works in the little back-alley potion shop he and Eder own together in the Blanian quarter of Ralea City.
He’s a fairly talented chemist, the main producer of the tonics and tinctures sold. He prefers to hide in the back room working, while Eder mans the front of the store.