Background of my application.
Skinwalker (seascarred) druid. I'll do my best to get a sheet up for her ASAP.
Selachi was born in a small fishing community to a family well known for their impressive diving abilities, able to go deeper into the murky depths and for longer periods of time than any others, allowing them to salvage fishing boats that happened to meet with unfortunate accidents off the coast, rescue sailors, chase schools of fish with nets rather than casting them and most importantly extracting pearls from the ancient oysters that lay dormant in the ocean, allowing the village to get that little bit more income than their neighbours. It would be what Sel's father would have called a “well known secret” that the family had a little shark blood in them, known as the “Seascarred” by some.
As the girl grew, she learned from her family control over her body, how to let herself breathe in water as easily as air and in dire situations let herself release her shark blood to alter her form. Unlike the fierce kings of the ocean with which her family shared certain attributes, the Chondrichthyes were rather peaceful, content in their role within their community.
Well yearned for something different however, the call of the primordial ocean had a strong pull on her, as the moon does the tides. She would always try and swim farther away and faster than her kin, and on one such occasion met an elderly sea witch. The witch, who preferred to be called a Druid, after a bit of conversation revealed herself to hold many of the same views as young Sel, the ocean held a pull, and long had she seen an age of the deep coming. Perhaps not in her own lifetime but some day. Over the course of months and years she taught Sel certain aspects of magic, and the way to some day control the morphic abilities of her body even further as her body grew into adulthood, gaining height and muscle. She eventually would even introduce her to a pirate captain for whom she held some amount of respect, for there was no better teacher than experience out in the world, on the vast oceans.
So it was that on that day, several years past, Selachi began to voyage on the Gilded Lady.