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. They came to a decision, fearing for the safety and longevity of their sacred animals, they have decided to create a special group of nymphs to help protect their sacred animals.
These nymphs’ life forces are each attached to the animal they are a nymph of; if that animal becomes extinct, the nymph will die. The gods considered the fact that here are thousands of animals and creatures that roam the earth, but not wanting to over extend their powers, they have decided to only concern themselves 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, they spend their time at camp.
If there's one thing people should know about Riley, it's that he always has a trick up his sleeve. Playful and extroverted, he likes going around Camp to bother demigods and other spirits with his pranks and tricks. He also has the tendency to meddle in things he shouldn't be meddling in, and thus, he finds himself in trouble a lot, if not all the time.
He's a kind spirit, though, deep inside, and he wouldn't do anything that would cause irreversible harm to anyone. He likes having people to talk to, and is very socially-capable, oftentimes without the aid of a brain-to-mouth filter, so he pretty much says whatever pops into his head. He's loving and care-free, and has great respect for nature, the earth, and all its creatures - especially because he's an animal spirit.
Overall, if there were three words that would accurately describe Riley, it would be: mischievous, crafty, and funny.
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.
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.
Riley - Animal Spirit/Guardian of Foxes mischievous trickster • kitsune wannabe -whatever they told you, it wasn't me, i swear