The leaves that are falling will give rise to new life. Dance and be merry in this rebirth.
Animal Sanctuary in Camp Half Blood
Guardian of the Lynx's
Bane to the Falling Leaves
Personality and History
A caring individual Rihan does his best to keep the peace. But unfortunately he is easily deceived and overly trusting and can get dragged into trouble fairly often. But once in trouble he can usually talk his way out or fight as he has developed his combat skills after getting dragged into trouble a lot.
For years, the gods and goddesses have watched on while the humans developed through the years, as they advanced both personally and technologically. Lately, one thing has become quite clear to them; humans have a habit of being very irresponsible when it comes to their environment and the animals that reside within that environment. Fearing for the safety and longevity of their sacred animals, they came to a decision: they have decided to create a special group of nymphs to help protect their sacred animals.
These nymphs’ life forces are each attached to their designated animal; if that animal becomes extinct, the nymph will die. The gods considered the fact that there are thousands of animals and creatures that roam the earth, but not wanting to overextend their powers, they have decided to concern themselves only with the animals that are sacred to them.
When they aren't out in the world helping other nymphs and helping to protect their animals, these animal nymphs spend their time at camp.
They have a telepathic/empathetic connection with nature and other nymphs. They also have a special, stronger connection with other animal nymphs.
As they are nymphs they do not age, remaining eternally young.
Their senses of smell, sight and hearing are enhanced, enabling them to sniff out monsters, track down demigods, etc.
They are able to summon animals to aid them; they have the best control over their own animal type.
Specific to each Animal Type
Each type of animal nymph has its life force attached to that species, so if a species were to go extinct the nymphs would die.
Each nymph is able to change into the type of animal he/she is, and only that type. So the bear nymph could not turn into a mouse, but he/she could turn into a grizzly bear, black bear, polar bear, etc.
While in animal form they have all the normal abilities of their animals. So if the nymph is a hawk nymph he/she can fly.
While in regular nymph/person form, they only retain passive characteristics/traits from their animals. So if the nymph is a hawk nymph, perhaps he/she remains claustrophobic in enclosed spaces but cannot fly.