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Hakae

Hakae, by Magnus Fraser

Hakae by Magnus Fraser

Nelson College
Hakae is the guardian of the wild environments. He is deep in eternal slumber, far under the earth, only to be awoken if the environment is in danger of destruction. It is his personal job to intervene and protect it. His skin is like that of a kokopu, a fish native to New Zealand covered in hieroglyphs. His hair is the fire at the core of the earth. His legs are the wandering storms that traverse the planet. From his fingers he produces the most beautiful red flowers. He plants them and they release yellow dust into the atmosphere. This dust is like a magnet to carbon dioxide particles. It pulls them into a cluster and once they have attracted enough particles of carbon dioxide, the clusters return to the flowers. The flower eventually dies and rots returning the carbon to the soil. I hope you enjoy this character.

Rana

Rana by Nurani Kanzas

Rana by Nurani Kanzas

Hillcrest High School
Rana, the ocean, a mysterious protector of the earth dwells deep beneath the sea. She has never spoken, and never will, and all though very few humans have ever seen her, she still protects the earth with all her power. Her origin is unknown, but she was gifted with the powers of the ocean and watches over the human race from the depths of her home.

Earthger

Earthger by Leticia Liang

Earthger by Leticia Liang

Saint Kentigern College
Emerging from the Backwoods Hallow, she is the peculiar blend of tiger fur, spider eyes and rabbit ears. Earthger's luxurious fur consists of vibrant and dimmed greens that humbly camouflage her from living creatures, as Earthger prefers to be undetectable as she preserves our planet. She has compelling spider eyes that bewares of any wildness, whilst her razor-sharp teeth is lined with the strongest biological substance - spider silk. The teeth Earthger dominates has ability to suck herbicides and diseases from dying plants. Her elevated ears once again keeps her on watch for people and animals. Earthger's vines that loosely bind from her body has ability to wrap around decaying plants to restore them.

Earthger is Earth's most protected guardian, her powers rescuing humanity from fiasco, as she roams forests in ultimate silence.

Galdaios

Galdaios by Isabella Fausett

Galdaios by Isabella Fausett

John Paul College
Galdaios (pronounced Gal-day-os, a combination of Galdr {magic} and Engaios {in the earth}) is a magical snake-like being that was planted in the ground as a seed and grew into what they are now. Their job is to protect the environment of the planet from the greed of others, particularly from those who wish to steal nature's heart, the source of the environment's life force, for their own selfish purposes. Galdaios is an ambush creature, bursting forth from the ground to surprise thieves, then sinking back into the ground when danger has passed, the earth folding around them. They have a small lookout rock on their head that allows them to see when someone approaches. Their powers include: summoning and controlling vines from the ground that can form into huge arms, summoning thorns on the vines, and sensing if someone has negative intentions within a 100m radius.

Juno

Juno by Nina-Jade Ballard

Juno by Nina-Jade Ballard

Whanganui Girls College
They always asked why we spent so much time and money trying to reach the stars when only 5% of the world's oceans had been explored. What they didn't realise is that we were trying to escape the monsters we discovered down there...

The space crafts we had sent to a safe haven beyond reach of the seas failed and time was running out so in a moment of desperation scientists devised a plan to create a saviour. After many mistakes and trials Juno was created: an elemental guardian of earth and fire with pure magic coursing throughout her veins. When the creatures from the oceans came, she defended the humans with blind obedience until the monsters fled back to the sea. Once the danger was gone for good, humans selfishness and greed overcame them, seeking to create more like Juno. So now she hides, forever fearing what she started.

Te Ara Toroa — Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai
The flight of the albatross — Venturing into the unknown
Design by Ngataiharuru Taepa, Kaihautu Toi Māori—Director of Māori Arts

Toi Rauwhārangi
College of Creative Arts
Wellington, Aotearoa

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