Esk (human before transformation)
Teenager during transformation, been Esk for under a year
Gender- and sexless, though seems more feminine than masculine
Those Who Went Missing
Origin: Traveler | Nature: Conflicted | Boundary: Mangrove swamp | Size: Lithe
Species: Esk | Collection: MYO | Designer: hitodama89
Uncommon traits: Stripes, flecks, foot tufts
Rare traits: Iridescence, bright eyes, flexible tail
Nature features: Poison ivy
Familiars: Firefly swarm, Betta splendens (enchanted)
Enchantments: Illuminating touch
Elementals: Aurora borealis
Blessings: Guiding winds (mountain biome)
Biome: Fresh waters
Boundary: Mangrove swamp
Haunt: Small lake
- can gift, swap (esk only)
- cannot trade (non-esk), resell
Owner history: Created via transformation by hitodama89
Someone Else, or Elsie for short, is an Esk with a restless soul. Her peculiar name was given to her by The Weary Eyed One, the Esk who transformed Elsie. It comes from her desire to be someone completely else than who she was as a human before turning into an Esk. At first she didn't really fancy the name at all, but even more she detested Weary's habit of calling every Esk an "it". Even though Elsie doesn't really feel like she has any sort of clear gender identity anymore, she prefers to be called "she" over other options.
By personality Elsie is like a spoiled housecat: most of the time she is unsure of what she really wants, but she still wants it so badly! She is full of questions and insecurities, feeling like she couldn't be more far from understanding her place and purpose in the universe. Sometimes it makes her depressed, while on other occasions she is bursting with desperate energy to solve everything at once. When interacting with other Esk Elsie often seems pretty shy and even feels like she doesn't belong to their company. That comes from the fact that she still remembers her past life pretty clearly by Esk standards, which makes her feel like she isn't somehow a proper Esk, but just someone who pretends to be one. Remembering many of her past life experiences also has made her to be afraid of humans, so she doesn't feel like home with them either. But as troubled as poor Elsie is, she is still Traveler instead of Trespasser: she is very thankful for being transformed, and whenever something is endangering her boundary, she gets drowned into an all-consuming feel of dread. Maybe someday she learns to treasure those aspects of life she finds valuable instead of always chasing something she is missing, but that day has yet to come.
Elsie's outward appearance resembles night sky a lot. She has lush, dark blue fur with white flecks and mesmerizingly glowing eyes, paws and enchantment orbs. The enchantment she has, Illuminating touch, makes everything she touches with her paws glow for a little while. The orbs also seemingly attract fireflies that can often be seen circling around them, but in reality they are Elsie's familiars instead of real, natural bugs. She also has a Betta fish familiar, but that one she only manifests in her own haunt. The Esk's build as well as size is pretty close to those of a maned wolf, both having slender bodies, long legs and delicate heads. Elsie's tail is extremely long and would likely be impossible to keep untangled if she wasn't an ethereal being. Her nature feature consists of two vines of poison ivy that twist around her forelegs. There are also three rather large feathers attached to her mane.
The already hinted past of Elsie wasn't indeed a happy one. At the time of her transformation she was a young human whose home had always been an unsteady and unsafe environment to grow in. She was constantly scared and lonely, and after a particularly horrible day she finally ran away. She had no plan though, or any place to go to, so she ended up wandering into the swamp. She didn't have the courage to take her own life, but she didn't want to go back home either - she was very much emotionally lost. After a cold, miserable night Weary ended up finding the youngster and offering her a way out of her otherwise impossible situation. The human agreed, as any solution sounded better than returning to her old life, and so she was transformed into an Esk.
- Elsie's "voice" (Esk use telepathy) is faint and wavering. When she's scared she also stutters.
About the character
- Created in 2017.
- Elsie's theme songs are Running by Kállay-Saunders and Fireflies by Technicolour.
- Esk is a closed species created by witherlings.
- Original character info can be found here.
- Masterlist entry can be found here.
- Everyone can draw this Esk mostly without needing to ask permission first!
Permission is only required if you want to show this Esk:
- Interacting with another character
- Doing something that might permanently affect her life
- Doing things that might be against her nature.
- Currently Elsie is looking for a way to help Weary whose energy has started to shift
from a traveler to a trespasser.