Crooler, is a very peculiar member of the Crocodile Tribe, she was one of the few crocodilian magicians and the brother of King Cragger the First. For a prief period, she herself was queen, but was exiled from the tribe several months afterwards for being responsible for several major crimes leading to the Fifth Chimian Civil War. However, she shockingly returned to her tribe seven years later.
Crooler was well known for further uncovering several new properties of the Persuader Plant.
Crooler was hatched from a nest of two eggs during the Wet Season of 2302 of the Fifth Period to King Crominous the Eight and Queen Crunket the Sixth. Her brother, Cragger, soon gained much popularity among the Crocodile people as the royal heir to the tribe, this being before the Six Great Ones where installed. For most of her early childhood, Crooler received far less attention than her younger-by-two-minutes brother. At the age of five, she stumbled into her parent's garden and found a patch of Persuader Plants. Where Crominous quickly led her away from the plants and their hypnotic pollen.
After Her and her brother's maturity ceremony at the age of 12. In which they received their life's weapons and clothing. Crooler, still having little attention given by her parents, traveled to the eastern mangroves to practice shooting with the two chi-pistols she received. When she was found nearly 10 hours later, Crooler was deemed untrustable and had her weapons taken away until she reached the age of 15. Additionally, she couldn't leave the central woods around Jade Lake, where the crocodilian capital city stood. In 2317, when Crooler was officially granted the ability to use her weapons. Prince Cragger had become a regionally-famous swordsman and even had been labeled the "future guardian of Crocodilekind" while she herself was more commonly known as a the brother of Cragger and the future Queen, and nothing else.
Crooler decided to prove her capabilities and practice magic, a force which had largely been forgotten after the eagles began using solid orbs of chi as a power-source. She studied in particular, the various uses of the persuader plant across history. She herself, out of pure jealously, planned to use a plant to mind-control her own brother to follow her every command. Though it took several months before she saw her chance. And, as a simple test, managed to get her brother to send up a war flare during a speedor ride. This however, led to a far larger issue, for Crooler remained largely unaware at the time, of Cragger's recent theft from the lion tribe.
Crooler, had officially started the fifth Civil War.
A great battle was then fought in the desert. Ultimately leading to the supposed death of Cromious and Crunket, the king and queen of the tribe. This, thus led to Cragger and Crooler, the heirs to the throne, becoming the next tribal rulers far sooner than expected.
One Year later, the tribe had officially become the main target and enemy of the lion tribe. To seek allies, the crocodiles aligned with the ravens and wolves. Cragger made odd, random, and highly out of character choices when commanding his army and citizens, this, of course, all being Crooler's work. It took months for anyone to find out of Crooler's mind control, additionally, the persuader plant had already been destroyed during the course of the war. Leading Crooler to uncover new forms of control and magic. She attempted to use the roots of her dead plant to mind-control a mass group of Chimians. And later grew a new crop of the magic flowers. However, while doing this, Cragger was attempted to do all that he could to end the war he had been largely unaware of. The conflict, after three years of fighting, ended while Crooler desperately searched for a way to continue her mind-controlling.
Upon the black cloud incident resulting in the end of the war as well as the return of Queen Crunket. The possibility of Crooler's arrest was quickly diminished. For the several months while her brother and several other warriors representing the eight tribes traveled to the outlands in the northwest. She remained with her tribe in the south. Harvesting Chi crystals from the river-water to supply in secret to the rest of the country under the threat of it being stolen by the outlandish hunters.
However, in an attempt to earn dozens of gold coins, she stole from the Crocodilian ammunition supply, giving several canisters of chi-fluid to the Spider Tribe to power their weaponry. No guards took notice of her, and she escaped unnoticed. She showed little sign of emotion when her father was brought back home alive, but soon grew fearful under the growing possibility of arrest, or exile.
Several weeks before the undead Ice-hunters attacked from the underground, Crooler was officially exiled from the Crocodile tribe. She left without a word and wouldn't be seen again for seven years. Eventually, she built a raft out a logs and sailed from the mountains of the Outlands back into Chima. When Crooler returned to civilization, she was 30 years old, and somewhat insane. She gradually grew back into the society she left behind, and never committed another crime in her life, she never managed to resume her title as queen however, and was never trusted by anyone except her brother. When Cragger's children took the throne to the tribe, the two siblings took separate paths, while Cragger raised the young crocodiles into the next prince and princess, Crooler spent the text eight years as a tribe huntress before retiring at the age of 39. Cragger gave her a magnificent green robe and she then lived alone in a small but pleasant shack on the edge of the river for the rest of her life
Crooler died at the age of 68, and was sent adrift into the seas of Chima on a wooden raft, along with her brother and parents before her..
Physical Description Edit
For much of her life, Crooler was a slender average-looking female crocodile with the typical deep-green-head scales of the Crominous Line. Most of her rough body-scales are the average lime green color of most Jade-Lake crocodiles, and they form a pattern of square-shaped scales across her sides and back, apart from her legs below the knees, which are smoother and not as hard. Her stomach-region is a lighter color and coated in tan ridge-like scales leading from her chin to the tip of her tail, they are the softest parts of Crooler's body. Crooler's head is a deep green, with pinkish ridges, typical among female crocodiles, appearing along the top and back of it. Several olive stripes run down her long forehead and snout. From which extend multiple sharp white teeth. Crooler has several olive scales gathered around her eyes, like most crocs, although her's are dyed pink with the pollen of river plants. And her eyes themselves, are a fiery orange with thin brown reptilian pupils.
Crooler is one of the few crocodiles in Chima to have a tail, another trait of the Crominous line which she shares with her brother and parents. Said tail extends from base in the the upper regions of her back, just below the neck, which travels down along her spine to her backside, from which the tail leads. Her tail, (as well as her shoulders) are coated in extremely hard scales, which small spike-like extends lining it, which are primarily used for self defense.
Crooler's claws are kept short and harmless at most times. (Except for when she was banished, during which they basically grew into natural daggers.) They are a pure white color and extend from her scaly fingers and toes. (As well as from the back of her feet.) The many types of Crocodilian weaponry, however, has led Crooler, like most crocs, to not commonly use their claws for defense purposes.
Clothing-wise, Crooler, despite being royalty, preferred to to clothe herself in traditional dress for Crocodilian females. To put it simply, a simple lavender bikini-like garment. Her mother Crunket had it personally weaved by the royal tailor to fit her royal heritage. As lavender wasn't a common color in average crocodile attire, as it was reserved for royalty. Although her outfit has been badly torn and damaged over the years. She, like most crocodiles, wore it continually to show that it was her possession. Crooler's bikini top was of a basic, unadorned design, made from pure lavender cloth made waterproof and with a knot at the back to keep it held on securely. Where she was young, tone of the straps broke off during an incident with a rosebush Though she managed to repair it with some rope before anyone saw her. When she turned 10, Crooler was granted a tooth-adorned necklace, which she wore ever since. Additionally, it served as a makeshift chi-plug for her to use. Crooler's bikini bottom is large and covering. It too, is made from the same cloth as her top. But also, the interior is weaved with sungrass from the fields outside the swamp, used to keep her warm while swimming, though Crooler dislikes it, as it makes the bikini bottom rather uncomfortable to wear, because of this she tended to sleep bottomless, though not before spending at least a half-hour scratching at her lower body, as the sungrass would tend to make her badly itch after she wore it all day. The undergarment is held on with a crimson belt of traditional crocodilian cloth, dangling from it, is a small, tooth adorned bit of string. The bottom consisted of two triangular pieces of lavender cloth, tied together at the sides with small knots of red cloth, a small grass knot holds the pieces together between the legs. Her bikini bottom keeps her scaly rear end well covered, as a female leaving her backside uncovered is still considered immodest even among the nearly-unclad crocodiles.
About a year into her outland survival. Crooler's bikini became too damaged and ultimately fell apart from use. She had to go unclad for most of her time in exile, though she started painting her body with mud and later, primitive dye, she stopped bathing when she did this, and started to "tell a story with her body" as she said. When she returned to the tribe, she covered herself with leaves. When she became a huntress. She was given the traditional costume for her career. A sleeveless blue shirt with a pair of straps for holding tools. Along with a comfortable blue loincloth nearly identical to her old bikini bottom, and she wore it as an undergarment for the rest of her life. When she was given a robe at the age of 40. It was a vibrant green, for it was woven from palm-tree leaves. It fit her well and was adorned with gold. When she died, she wore it on her raft journey to the seas.
Crooler was always jealous of her younger brother Cragger, ever since the day she hatched, when her egg was pushed out of the nest, as would be said in folksongs hundreds of years after her death. Despite what the songs said, she truly did envy Cragger, to the point that when his parents were "killed" in the bottomless gorge and started off the fifth Civil War, it was she who grew a crop of persuader plants in the royal garden, which she then used to control Cragger's mind, and bring her desires to reality. However, at this point in her life, she was so determined to gain some form of attention, that she forced Cragger to ally with the untrustworthy Wolves and Ravens of Chima and attack the Chimaian Alliance. (of the Lions, Eagles, Gorillas, Beavers, and so on) Eventually Cragger overcame his mind-control and did all that he could to end the war that he had unknowingly caused. Though Crooler would continue to