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SPECIES | COMPASSO

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 15, 2014, 2:41 PM


Compasso


Ever feel like you've lost direction in your life? Don't know where you are, where you're going, or where you're supposed to be? Then you are a perfect candidate for a Compasso!


The Basics



:bulletpink: What are Compasso?
Compasso are creatures born from those who are lost. Their one purpose is to help their host find what they need to find!

:bulletpink: What they need to find? Like a lost pair of shoes?
No!! Go find those yourself! Compasso are meant to find what a person may not even realize they need or are looking for. Things like a sense of purpose, friendship, love, revenge... You get the idea!

:bulletpink: Well how the hell do they do that?
Great question! Compasso are born with an innate sense of direction. While they may not realize what they are helping a person find, they do know the general idea of where to go to achieve it. Their job is to guide a person to that goal, so it involves a little give and take.

:bulletpink: What if they don't want to help?
IT'S THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE. Of course, there are some more rebellious Compasso--often ones that have already helped their first host find their purpose, and now have to try to find others that need their help (their innate sense of direction and need to follow it can get rather annoying for them, as after their first host it will try to compel them to another).

:bulletpink: You keep mentioning "host"...
Compasso are born from a deep sense of being lost, so initially appear to one person to help them. Specifically, they pop up from a magical rose that appear to those who are lost.

:bulletpink: And what happens after they finish their task of helping their host?
Once a Compasso has assisted their host in achieving what they need, they lose that sense of "direction" inside of them. Often they choose to stick around their original host, but at some point in time the sense of direction will awaken again within them and they will be compelled to find their next host. Some choose not to follow it, of course, but like I said the nagging of needing to go find something for them can really get to them.


Physical Traits


:bulletpink: What physical traits make a Compasso a Compasso?
Compasso have three traits that really define them. Those are:

:bulletpink: "Compass: eyes!
Not literally, but their eyes have a compass-like pupil. With these they are framed with a second color, so Compasso have multicolored eyes. This compass-pupil has a tendency to turn/rock back and forth when they are uncertain or confused, similar to a compass trying to focus.

:bulletpink: "Compass Rose" ears!
Unlike an actual Compass Rose, these are actual roses that bloom inside of a Compasso's ears. The closer a Compasso is to achieving their goal, the more the inner rose will bloom. After they've finished their goal, the rose blooms completely and falls out of their ears (however, a new bud will appear when they are supposed to find someone new to assist). However, if a Compasso goes too long without trying to actively help their host, the rose will start to wilt... Once it loses all of its petals, the Compasso often dies.

As a note, though, a Compasso's rose can not die if it's in bud form. It starts to bloom once a Compasso has found their new host and started to help them.

:bulletpink: "Spoon" tails!
Their tails have a noticeable dip in them, no matter the shape. It's to resemble the first version of the compass. If they're large enough, Compasso often like to sit in the dip in their tail or will even carry things in it.


Compasso are a closed species



I'll add shit here when I think of it or if more questions turn up! So if you have any questions, feel free to ask!



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Zumea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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2947 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are not mean to give/tell the host the straight answer/way but to guide? :3
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Kamki-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They sound so adorable and their purpose for existence is very unique. ; u;
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Teruko-san Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want one already omg these sound so beautiful :iconrlyplz:
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Narie920 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I already want one XD
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StyxLady Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These sound awesome!  I love the concept!
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lady-blackwings Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These do sound really interesting. Great concept!!
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TheLieutenant Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
These sound absolutely wonderful and so imaginative!!
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ReM-Swine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh man . . . I'm really lovin' the sound of these species already!
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whistlebIower Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh these sound awesome
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