- Does your character have any noteworthy features? Freckles? Dimples? A scar somewhere unusual? etc.
Let’s see, the dragon’s front paws? talons? whatever they are, the scales are permanently blackened from sticking them into their kiln when they work. The dryad is basically a deer centaur with plants growing out of her, and the griffin’s skin is grey, which shows when he’s human shaped.
- Have they ever been so overwhelmed they had to stop and take a break from something?
The dragon doesn’t get overwhelmed by things often, though it happens occasionally when a lot of his glass baubles get broken at once and he has to clean up the mess. The dryad usually powers through things, though sometimes she is overwhelmed by the dumb things her friend does when he experiments with color formulas (“I don’t understand, how did you manage to melt part of your kiln, that shouldn’t have been possible.”). And every time the griffin has to do huge amounts of reorganizing his library he needs a few minutes alone because how can he possibly get all of that done in time, especially when he has to deal everyone moving his books from where he put them?
- Are they a leader, do they prefer to follow, or would they rather just stay on the sidelines altogether?
The dragon is usually a follower, too lazy to lead but too curious to ignore things, unless they’re very shiny things in which case he’s the first in line. The dryad is a leader, and tries to keep her friend in check. (“No, you can not go and steal the fishing buoys, if you want one make your own or buy it.”) She usually succeeds. And on the other hand the griffin is perfectly content to stay in his library and on the sidelines, where it is his domain.
- If your character was suddenly challenged, would they rather run away or stay and fight?
All three of them would stand their ground and fight, but the dragon would prefer to avoid conflicts in the first place.