Nul'Aiana, a Floran officer for Solas Tempus

{{Character Box
|player=Ryū Ketsueki#1192
|fullname=Nul'Aiana Greenfinger
|alignment=Chaotic Good
|height=5'7" (170 cm)
|weight=150 lbs (68 kg)
|haircolor=Purple leaves with red petals
|eyecolor=Log brown
|age=66 summers old
|birthplace=Saiph Grasp One (Class M)
|universe=Starbound / Wargroove
|occ=Temporal Operative and Engineer
|org=Solas Tempus
|figure=Very plant like
|setting=Blazing Umbra

One of the most curious officers to be ever commissioned by Solas Tempus academy. Nul’Alana, is the first [[Greenfinger]] to enlist to Solas Tempus, if not the only one, to this day. Starting on Green Team, the engineering arm of Solas Tempus, she later gained respect and awe for her performance and creativity, as well as her kind and gentle attitude towards other, although it may come out as creepy whenever she smiles for others. Very feisty but still humble and friendly, although her wording may sometimes imply something totally different from what she intended to say. Her past as Greenfinger is what allows her to be so skilled with machinery, even if it is beyond her current knowledge. Because of this, she’s got a strong sense of curiosity.

== Biological Analysis ==
A floran is a humanoid plant-like creature, with some look-alike features of humans and other humanoid species but with a totally different internal structure.

They are totally genderless in the meaning of reproduction, not requiring sexual intercourse at all, instead simply sprouting, once a floran has been fertilized to drop a seed. But despite this reality, some florans may stereotypically look more masculine than feminine and vice versa. For Aiana, she resembles a female by human standards, having large hips and even fairly sizeable breast-like features

=== Skin and leaves ===
The skin is actually only the exterior of the stem, having texture similar to the one of leaves but much more smoothed out instead of groovy and irregular. Some places, such as the hands, feet and face, have rigid structure, like the stem of actual plants. This stiffness does not grant very good flexibility, limiting the kind of facial expressions that a floran can make, as well as the gestures that can be done with the mouth

=== Muscles ===
A very primitive form of muscles do exist in florans, although those are more similar to how carnivore plants are capable of closing their traps. They have a structure of muscular fibers that work for mobility, as well as giving a very strong structure for the floran, as they don’t have bones made of collagen and calcium. This is a form of pseudo exoskeleton and have a darker tint if compared to the skin, often being exposed on areas like the knees, fingers, feet and face, as those are very active joints.

=== Sap ===
The sap is the fluid circulating in the body, with a similar purpose as blood in other humanoid species. For “female” florans, the sap have a cycle of seven days, which is when it is expelled through the glands on the chest. After 28 days, the sap on the body is entirely new and the sap that used to circulate in the body before that 28 days period, was fully expelled. It is called the period of new sap, or new blood. The sap that was expelled is rich in the same nutrients that makes the rest of her body and can be extracted to be given to a floran sprout or to be used in products, such as in medicine treatments. Because of the potential of this sap, Aiana extracts and saves the sap on vessels to later give them to the medical team, as she does not have any sprouts of herself to take care of. The sap glands are the responsible for producing the sap, as well as expelling it through the nipple.

For “male” florans, the sap renovation cycle is much longer, usually following the seasonal cycle of the planet they were born. This is due the fact those florans don’t produce an excess of sap in the same rate as the other florans such as Aiana.

=== Head and Neck ===
Aiana’s hair have long foliage going as far as the upper back, with a natural purple tint and a red flower that sprouted from the right side of her head. Her eyes are dark brown and, while it works similarly to human eyes, the composition is different, resembling the outer part of an aged tree log but with a thin layer of a solidified resin that protects the inside of the eye. The pupils are big and can expand only horizontally, similar to how feline eyes work.

There is no nose, as the respiration is done on the entire skin and leaves, leaving only a place where the nose would be found on other humanoid species.

The mouth have no separation between lips and teeth, being one for both purposes and having no flexibility for sounding consonants, leaving that for the trachea, similar to how parrots make their sounds. This unique way of making sounds, makes the floran sound very distinguishable from other humanoid species, often sounding raspy and hissing, something that takes a lot of training for any floran to avoid.

Their hearing is notably different from other humanoids, having a different ear structure that may vary depending on the floran. For Alana, they look pointy, like elven ears.

Aiana’s voice is high pitched but with a bit of a bassy frequency in the middle, sounding very distinguishable. The raspy nature of the voice makes it hard to identify as humanoid by automatic systems but can change to a more natural and human-ish kind of voice with enough training and experience, which is how her voice sounds right now. High pitched and sounding more like it’s coming from a child instead of an adult.

=== Torso and Arms ===
Aiana’s overall body looks stereotypically feminine and her upper body is a visible evidence of this.

Her respiration is also different from humanoids, not requiring lungs, as she can simply extract the carbon dioxide from the environment through her skin, totally removing the respiratory cycle of inhalation and exhalation. The only exception, is for when she is talking. In that case, a large chamber on where would be the heart, inflates and deflates as required for talking. It is completely closed when Aiana is eating something. The space where the lungs would be, is taken by the sap glands, making the glands some of the largest organs in the floran biology for the “female” florans, with the glands many times growing to out of the ribcage, with the exposed extension taking shape of humanoid breasts in appearance, including the nipples. For “male” florans, those glands don’t grow as much and stay fully contained in the ribcage

There is a pump on each side of her torso, connected to the top of each sap gland. Those two pumps make the sap circulate in her body much like blood circulate in a humanoid body and have capillaries connecting to every limb in the body. This makes the sap flow from the glands, around the body and back to the glands in a cycle that takes seven days. The sap that returns to the glands is not pumped back to the body, instead being stored on the glands to be expelled at the end of the seven days cycle.

Her arms are made of the same stem as the rest of the body, with comparable form as to humanoid arms because of how the muscles are structured, giving the exact same mobility and agility on the joints and hand. The forearms also have some foliage around them, of the same color as the rest of the foliage, such as in her head

As for the hands, the fingers are pointy and can be sharpened because of their hard and stiff nature, working like claws if done so. Each of the hands have four digits and one opposing digit, working in the same way as fingers and thumb.

The lower torso has an organ responsible for breaking down the components of what is ingested and then filter between what the body will assimilate and circulate through sap, and what will be expelled as dust through the pores. This organ has the same purpose as the stomach and is full of a corrosive fluid, responsible for the digestion. In cases of self defense, a floran can spit this fluid to cause intoxication.

Covering the sap glands, there is a large leaf starting from the lower end of the neck and covering the entire upper body, being of the same length as the ribcage, including the volume made by the sap glands.

=== Pelvis and legs ===
Serving the same purpose as other humanoid legs but with the difference that the skin does not cover the knees, being one of the few areas of the body that have the muscles exposed. Buttcheeks have the same format, as well as the hips, thighs and calf. There is no urethra or anus, as it is not necessary to expel waste from the body in that way. All the nourishment is properly assimilated and what is not used, is stored on the chest glands instead in form of sap. The rest is broken down and expelled through the pores in form of dust.

The lower end of the shins have foliage in the same way as the forearms, also of the same coloration.

The feet are plantigrade shaped, having the same structure of five toes, heels and sole, allowing the florans to wear the same kind of footwear as humans. The toes have a similar shape as the fingers, being pointy and able to be sharpened.

=== General Appearance ===
Nul’Aiana is a floran of light brown skin and dark brown eyes. The foliage coming from her head is purple and there is a flower on the right side of her head, with red petals and yellow core. Over the years, after becoming a Greenfinger, two thorn-like spikes sprouted from the top of her head, pointing 50 degrees upwards and backwards. In 2386, they are 15 centimeters long, or six inches. The sap glands are fairly sized, comparable to 34DD size for a female human, and they are covered by a large leaf. The joints are not covered in the brown skin but still have a dark brown coloration of its own. Forearms and shins have foliage around them, also purple. The overall physiology allows Aiana to wear the same clothes as any human.

== Special Abilities ==
;Greenfinger: Nul’Aiana is capable of manipulating plant life, such as their growth, their shape, form and role, to the task she wants. This is often used to modify technology pieces and reverse engineer them, or make them more easy to handle for other florans;
;Venom spitting: A defense mechanism. Aiana can spit the corrosive fluid from her digestive organ to intoxicate the target;

== Special Skills ==
;High adaptability: Useful when finding solutions to problems, she can quickly adapt to a situation and continue her reasoning, not hesitating when there is a sudden change of events, assimilating the changes rather quickly after a good amount of observation;
;Greenfinger: Aiana is one of the most intelligent florans in existance, with a very high problem solving capability and free will to take thought out choices, going against the stereotype of florans being mindless savages;
;Engineering: Because of this ease to manipulate technology with her Greenfinger powers, Aiana acquired interest in the area, as well as the science behind everything.

== Special Equipment ==
;Matter Manipulator: A device capable of deconstructing matter by using the same principle of tractor beams. The power of the Matter Manipulator may vary depending on the power source it is using. If the portable power source that comes built-in the manipulator, it is able of deconstructing stone and iron at a relative speed. Stronger alloys and more hard and dense materials take longer. Stronger power sources, such as tethering the manipulator to a fusion or antimatter reactor, allow the matter manipulator to deconstruct anything in a matter of milliseconds, essentially drilling a way through where the beam hits. This beam is also configurable, able to take any shape and size desirable, for both precision and bulk deconstruction, although it is limited to a max of three square meters in bulk and a minimum of one milimeter squared;
;The Sacred Bone: It is a circular bone that granted Aiana, her Greenfinger powers. It is currently tied on strings and around her neck like a pendant jewel.

== Background ==
=== A sprout called Aiana ===
Born on the first planet of the Saiph Grasp star system, Nul’Aiana was one of the florans who closely observed the Greenfinger of her village. She learned to respect every life form, including the “fleshy beings” that she would eventually meet at some point in her life. Ever since a sprout, she trained and hunted to be one of the best hunters in the tribe, aiming to go to the Hunting Grounds someday as one of the contestants and earn the prize, the Sacred Bone. The Greenfinger noticed her dedication and started to train her in what she needed to know, as well as the best techniques.

=== Fire on the village ===
After Aiana completed sixteen summers of age, she saw something on the sky. It looked like a star, getting constantly bigger and bigger. She would constantly stare at it, at how pretty it was. But at some point, she noticed it wasn’t a star but actually a gigantic ball of fire. What is there to fear more, for a floran, than fire? You can’t stab it, you can’t kill it. You need to avoid it. And the sight of a gigantic ball of fire, heading for her village, was terrifying for her.

The other florans couldn’t do anything, much less Aiana. Fortunately, her tribe managed to run away from the crash zone. For their misfortune, the impact had set the village on fire. Their huts made out of straw and thatch would easily catch fire and spread it, burning everything. Those florans would need to rebuild elsewhere after that tragery. But thankfully, no one seem to be hurt. That was, until, everyone noticed that the Greenfinger was nowhere to be found. Aiana runs back to the village, to try find the only parental figure that she, and the rest of the tribe, has ever known.

After a few minutes, Aiana finds the Greenfinger near the debris of the ball of fire, cut in half and losing sap very fast. There was no way of saving her beloved Greenfinger from death but she still came close, only to get desperate at the cruel sight. But the Greenfinger still tried to calm Aiana down, saying that now the tribe would need a new leader, a new Greenfinger. He explains for Aiana that the ball of fire that just fell, wasn’t a random object that fell from space. It was a space vessel, capable of taking anyone, anywhere in space. And not just any space vessel either. He pointed at the symbols at the side, saying that this ship belonged to a member of the Terrene Protectorate, an interstellar organization that sought to unite the seven main species of the galaxy. Humans, Florans, Hylotls, Avians, Apexes, Glitches and Novakids, and keep the peace between them.

He also explained that each member of the Protectorate, had a tool called Matter Manipulator. He asked her to go locate it, which she did and brought it to the Greenfinger. He continued, saying that time is short and Aiana would need to figure everything out on her own but that she is intelligent enough for that. And to guarantee the order of the tribe, the Greenfinger takes a circular bone from his headdress and gives to Aiana, saying that this bone is the Sacred Bone she dreamt of acquiring as reward, and that the one in the Hunting Grounds was only a replica. With this bone, Aiana would be granted the powers of a Greenfinger, and use them to guide the tribe from now on. With those last words, the Greenfinger died.

=== A New Greenfinger ===
Per request of her former Greenfinger, Aiana takes the Sacred Bone with her and goes to be with the rest of her tribe again. She tells them what just happened and how the Greenfinger trusted her to become the new leader of the tribe. She also raises the Sacred Bone above her head, trying to inspire her kin to stay calm and trust her. In that moment, she could feel some energy flow from the bone to her arm and then flow through her entire body. It energized her like when someone is struck by a lightning but this didn’t hurt at all or was even harmful for her.

After that moment of transformation, Aiana noticed a flower sprout on her head, red petals and a yellow core. She then extended her other hand towards the plant life around her. The grass, the flowers, the trees, everything. She could feel them as if they were an extension of herself. And as such, she could control them like any limb of her body. This amazed the other florans, now calling her as Nul’Aiana, the new Greenfinger.

=== A New Experience ===
Wanting to study the Matter Manipulator, Aiana kept the Sacred Bone near her, wearing it as if it were the jewel of a pendant. After many weeks studying it, she finally understood the inner mechanics and how it worked. After configuring it to an area of action of half a cubic meter, she pressed down the trigger, expecting it to deconstruct a boulder that was in front of her. While it was working, she thought it wasn’t fast enough. The boulder was cracking, yes, but the chunks weren’t popping off yet. It is when she decided to modify it to try speed up the process at the cost of more energy.

At that moment, she noticed that storm clouds were approaching. If she could somehow use the energy gathering in the clouds, she would be able to achieve something. With that in mind, she started climbing a mountain that was close to the village. Wind blowing fiercely and the thunders sounding in the background. But after reaching the top, she saw something else. A wirl of clouds and wind started to form. It was reacting to a tear in the fabric of reality that was opening. While it was a fascinating event for Aiana, like how the gravity seemed weaker where she was standing, she noticed that this event was getting a little too dangerous.

When Aiana tried to go down the mountain, she noticed she was being pulled upwards, towards the center of the tear in the fabric of reality. She heard a deep cry, as if it came from a fleshy being. A pretty large one. So large, that the volume and bass of the cry was strong enough for Aiana to feel in her sap pumps. Then from the tear, a large, yellow eye, blinking at Aiana. She was terrified of what she just saw but even though she wanted to run away, she was already being dragged towards it by what seemed like one gravity fighting the other. Could this creature be so big that it had a gravity of its own, overpowering the gravity of Saiph Grasp One?

But as Aiana crossed the tear, everything went white for a moment, making her pass out. The next thing she noticed, she was in a totally different place. Perhaps another planet, even. She found herself in the forests of Soteria.

=== An unexpected greeting ===
Aiana was soon greeted by a group of humans, the so called fleshy beings. She couldn’t make a word of what they were saying but at least they seemed to have good intentions. She was handed over a device, to which she could speak as demonstrated by one of the humans. She did that, repeating what the human was saying, then exclaiming things in her own language, noticing how it was translating to theirs. And more interesting, is that now, it was also translating from their language to hers. It was a form of communication and Aiana sure appreciated the gesture, giving a big smile in return.

After that, the humans explained for Aiana, what just happened. Confused at first, she later understood that she just came through a splice, and that this could possibly be an entirely different universe, one where the Terrene Protectorate is now called United Federation of Planets. When she was explained that there is no possible way of sending her back, Aiana expressed her concern for her tribe but there wasn’t much they could do anyways. Accepting the reality, Aiana asked them to tell her more about this universe.

=== An unexpected cadet ===
Getting interested in what Solas Tempus does to track down the said splices, Aiana asked if she could join. It was when she was directed to the Solas Tempus Academy. She also spent some time on Blazing Umbra, the space station orbiting Soteria, occasionally visiting when she had the opportunity, until it met its end, but then she would visit Nimbus Station instead, which was the next best thing, in her head. Being the only floran around has made Aiana curious about everyone else, something that aided her in adapting to the new place.

After finishing the cadet course at the Academy, Aiana asked to join the engineering arm of Solas Tempus and work at Blazing Umbra. While she was granted the former, it took some time before she was granted the latter and actually work at the place she spent some time and got to meet everyone. When the operations were moved to Nimbus Station, she was excited the most to be able to work there.

=== New challenges ===
When openings for the Temporal Operative classes appeared, Aiana was the first to take a spot, wanting to learn more and get better at what she can do and service others. She is still learning the other areas required for an operative but she is learning everything at a good pace.

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== References for Floran appearance. None of them is Nul'Aiana's exact appearance ==



== The Matter Manipulator ==

== The Florans' Sacred Bone ==

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