Name: Aleandra Desage
Race: Avian Royal Hawk
What can not be seen in this photo is the collection of hawk-feathers at the nape of her neck, beneath the silken mane of her dark brown hair. When she is angry or flustered the feathers there are ruffled, much like a bird's would. Her eyes are also a liquid gold, like any great hawk. She can change at will into a hawk form, but there is no inbetween shifting(i.e. she can not have wings while in human form).
Bio: Aleandra was born the eldest daughter of the Avian Royal family. Groomed from the nest to rule as the Tuli Thea, Aleandra has always had a strict, serious upbringing. There was a great amount of things expected of her, even as a hatchling. It was the night of a special cermony that the invaders had attacked, the night she was to choose her mate. The man that would serve as her Protector and stand at her side when she was Tuli Thea. Her mother was sick, and it was only a matter of time before she would have stepped down, leaving Aleandra as head of the Avian court.
The Avians never thought that the invaders would come to their golden city in the sky. None of them could imagine the devestation they would bring down on the once prestine city. They had not been prepared, and so their fall was swift. Aleandra's newly picked mate was slain in her defense, and she was captured.
Most nights she can still hear the screams of the others as their feathers were sheared from their bodies and they were mutilated and murdered by their enemies. She expected to die that night, but she was not granted that honor, instead she was brought to the King's stronghold and told that she would serve as his whore.