Libertas - Chapter 0 Wake--------------
Libertas - Chapter 0: Wake
Dr. Adrian Nephram was mostly staring at his feet, because that's what everyone else was doing. It was a little awkward.
How was one supposed to react properly to the death of a colleague, he wondered. He certainly didn't know. Death customs weren't something that came up in casual conversation, and it wasn't something he could recall any of his professors ever teaching. Nothing thus far had really prepared him for a situation like this, and it made him slightly... what? Uncomfortable? No, not quite.
It was everyone else who was uncomfortable. He felt out of place because he wasn't.
Some of the others, from the microbiology department, where the deceased had worked, were standing in a group, drinking alcohol, reminiscing about mishaps on the job and the practical jokes in which the late doctor was a frequent participant. Every few sentences they'd lapse into silence and just sort of gaze off into the distance. Not that there was
Libertas - Dr. Adrian NephramDEMOGRAPHICS
Name: His human name is Dr. Adrian Nephram
Age: The doctor himself is roughly 42 Terran years old; his host body is 26.
Gender: The host body is male, so Adrian identifies as male for simplicity's sake. "He" doesn't actually know "his" gender yet, as larva of his kind are notoriously hard to differentiate. He would be more confused than upset if someone called him by female pronouns.
Species: Adrian is a Mo'an, the parasitic larval form of a species called the Naj'ma. He is living within a human host body. More on that below.
Primary Language: Adrian typically speaks the language of Terran Sector Two (the former USA), which is English. His native tongue is Rim'a're, and he speaks a few other Terran languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin) though not fluently.
Height: The host is 5'9"; Adrian himself is around three feet long when uncoiled.
Weight: The host probably weighs somewhere between 150