Name: Radiia (ray-dee-uh)
Bright and smiling, Radiia is one of few Theta Frags who has accepted the opening of its borders with fully-welcoming arms. Where his peers have clung to the safety of Theta's many winding hallways and rooms, nestled in its labyrinthine core, Radiia has always been drawn to the light - to the vast fields of wilderness across its Universe Core, where no one dares build civilization. Here, his assigned job is surveying the land for potential expansions, bringing back his and his small teams' findings to Vuaria himself.
But, in his heart, Radiia is here for the sun and moon, the stars and clouds. Enamoured with the sky - a taboo within Theta - he struggles to convince his research team of the merits of not having a ceiling over their heads. They all think he's biased, citing the fact that his magic resonates with the celestial bodies, that he has control over their movements - of course he loves them. He never presses, never proselytises. But he does hope, maybe with too naive of a wistful thought, that one day he might find his people, and convince Theta to start building some little houses... outside.
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♥♥♥♥♥ His Research Team
Relationship: Good Friends
Though his teams are small - and mortals come and go - Radiia adores his research partners. They're paid well from Theta's coffers and willingly explore the great outer world with him! Only people genuinely interested in the sky and the land outside would sign up for work like this, and if he ever had to suggest a starting population for his 'outsider' community, it would be his former team members.
Relationship: The Boss!
Vuaria's calm about everything. Even stuff, like, hey, one of my mortals just busted that really elaborate enchanted auto-mapmaker it took you three weeks to come up with, can I have another?. Radiia admires and respects his leadership and strives to emulate it when directing his research teams, though he generally can't quite match Vuaria's stoicness.
Relationship: Best Friends!
Mortie is chaotic, but Radiia's a manager - he's used to chaotic. They see a lot of each other, both being outsiders, and Mortie usually has to confirm that an area's safe before the teams are allowed in it. It was also Mortie who helped Radiia kick his addiction to raw magic, and still provides support whenever he gets (now rare, thankfully) cravings. Plus, he's just a cool guy in general.
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Szeretet's kind of everywhere at once - it's hard to miss him. Radiia has noticed some of the spybugs hitching rides on his team members' backpacks or his own pockets, though, and the idea of Szeretet seeing the sky through him is heartwarming. He's kind of a firecracker, though, so offering to take him outside is out of the question.
Relationship: Right, Szeretet's Boyfriend
Sorry, Ciro. He knows you do a lot of important work around Theta, and that a lot of mortals think you're very attractive and that you get tons of fanmail and also you and Szeretet aren't together anymore. But Radiia still hasn't stopped thinking of you as, like, an accessory to Szeretet. He's sorry, man.
Meyp is a nice person at his core. It sucks he and Szeretet always end up fighting during board meetings, because they're actually both really nice and dedicated people. Their fights always end up being consistently the worst part of returning to Theta's indoors and handling the admin part of his work... not that he'd tell either of them that. It sucks he doesn't have the time to develop real friendships with either of them and help them get over their conflicts.
Not someone he talks to often - Auroza's always on their laptop or doing some weird arts and crafts - but he's always friendly and listens with wide eyes when Radiia talks about the sky outside. Still hasn't managed to get him to come out and see it for himself yet, but everything takes time, Radiia supposes.
Relationship: The Basement Guy
Look, it's not that he dislikes the Basement. It's just - the epitome of hiding away within the bowels of Theta. He gets why it has to be separate from the rest of their civilization, and gets that Vivi's happy there. But he just doesn't like being in such a dark, enclosed space, so Radiia simply doesn't see enough of Vivi to get a real impression on him.
Relationship: Vivi's Guy
He sees even less of Heera than he does Vivi. Not like he's ever heard anything bad about Heera, though - just that they're a shy sort of person, which isn't really a character flaw in Radiia's books. So they're probably fine.
Relationship: Everyone's Boyfriend?
He hasn't seen much of Zirconia, but has thanked him in person for helping open Theta's borders. He's... a little surprised that, somehow, everyone fell for him so quickly? It... sort of concerns Radiia, but he hasn't detected any mind-altering magic used on his peers and Zirc seems like too affectionate of a person to do that?
- Had an addiction to consuming raw magic when he was younger. Kicked it when he got the researching job, is terribly embarrassed by it now.
- Usually sets the celestial bodies on autopilot, so not to scare his research team. Sometimes lets the sun hang out for an hour or so late to get a little extra time outdoors, though.
- One halo corresponds to the sun, the other the moon. They spark like fires when in use.
- Extremely interested in other Universe Core's celestial bodies. Really wants to visit the Main Timeline and see theirs. Was terribly sad (but not all that shocked) that the COR did not grant him a passport into the MT.
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- Legs are like a satyr's. No brown patterning on them at all.
- Has two halos, and they sparkle.
- Cloak-thing covers his left side, but not his right at all (drapes behind it).
- Doesn't have a left arm unless he needs to carry things with both hands.
- Can be depicted carrying a book. If he's writing in it, he levitates the book with magic and uses his right hand to inscribe.
Generic Anatomy Notes
- Muzzles are small and boxy, and they don't have a kitty or dog nose.
- Eyes can be stylized as you'd normally draw.
- Please note that they have four fingers and three toes.
- If the character has glasses, don't omit them!