Teal

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Teal1[TEE·uhl] is a young adult on an ‘adventure’ away from her home in the Forest of Silence. She works in The Dripping Pen as a typesetter, when not tangled up in Anna’s travels and misadventures.

Early life

Aaptil Chiu2[AH·teel SHA·oh] was born in a village on the edge of Miracle in the Forest of Silence. Raised by her grandmother, Joean3[SHO·en] Chiu, she recalls hearing very few stories of her parents, and only one or two offhand mentions of her ‘absent-minded professor4Translated from the original regionalism for clarity. of a brother.’

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Relationships

Anna [by @SoupIGuess on ArtFight]

Anna (partner)

The feelings between Teal and Anna are occasionally tumultuous, and they have split several times,5The nature and formality of ‘split’ as the correct term for this separation is unclear. though they always end up returning to each other, usually sooner rather than later. They consider themselves friends; their bond most closely resembles a queerplatonic relationship.

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Quotes

I never knew how our forest got its name…until the day I left.

Trivia

  • She cannot speak verbally outside of the Forest of Silence.
  • Chose not to learn sign language for a long time as a misguided attempt to ‘rebel’ against the curse, but has started recently on the fundamentals.6Certain fundamentals of sign are thwarted by the curse, as it works partially on intentionality, so her conversational structure is occasionally strange.
  • In a queerplatonic relationship with Anna, which is on-and-off due to both of them having difficulties with openness and empathy.
    • Teal considers Anna ‘family.’7A nebulous term, which frustrates Anna.

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    [TEE·uhl]
  • 2
    [AH·teel SHA·oh]
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    [SHO·en]
  • 4
    Translated from the original regionalism for clarity.
  • 5
    The nature and formality of ‘split’ as the correct term for this separation is unclear.
  • 6
    Certain fundamentals of sign are thwarted by the curse, as it works partially on intentionality, so her conversational structure is occasionally strange.
  • 7
    A nebulous term, which frustrates Anna.
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