Character description and details
Io, despite being made by Ishtar, bears no resemblance to the late god, instead Ishtar chose the form it did to honor the mother of one of the nine precursors who valiantly sacrificed her life to save her son from certain doom. Despite being only 165 cm tall, (5'4) Io's large breasts, slim waist and full hips make for a pointedly hourglass figure, with her cream-colored skin and lightly tousled hair tying off the similarities between her and the mother. From there, Io's own physicality diverges considerably, her hair taking on an almost ethereal, moonlit, silver hue. In addition to her curvaceous form and silver hair, Io's bright, wide-eyed amber gaze is one of her most recognizable features. While she shares this same doe-eyed look with the mother she was made to mirror, Io's eyes stand out not only for their color, but the slightly weary, yet knowing look they often carry.
As an Attendant of a Successor, Io's uniform consist of a normally shimmering, backless white gown, drawn snug over her figure and sporting a partially ripped, plunging neckline. Highlighting her outfit are the various accessories and trinkets adorning her figure. On her pointer and middle finger are clasped two webbed, silver claws, while around her left forearm, she ties four white bracelets, each strung through a set of gold beads, with a much larger string of similar adornment resting gracefully on her hips. She also wears a necklace of the same style, a deep gold, teardrop shaped gem strung around a white lace and hanging just above her breastline. Completing her uniform are a set of intricately designed embroideries, the floral white pattern splayed over her left bicep and woven elegantly into her undergarments before finally breaking off and pattering itself around her right thigh.
While on the move, Io wears a custom Ivy-type Veil styled in a shape of a short, black and violet, hooded cloak adorned with various golden laces, jewels and protrusions. In addition to her veil, Io is able to summon an imposing polearm named Dammerung, this weapon is one of ishtars personal choices, the weapon the god used to destroy not only itself, but the rest of the gods as well. And as such is as devasting and powerful as a godlike weapon can be. Fitting for the protection of the successors. The weapon and uniform are all standard issue among the Attendants. Unlike her fellow Attendants, however, Io's gown is not as pristine, having lost most of its luster with the dust and dirt staining the front of her skirt portaying the struggles and hardships shes going through simply to find her Successor. In theme, Io wears around her right forearm a set of white claps, fastened in place by golden studs and a bandage that she keeps wrapped around her left leg, both relics of long since healed injuries, possibly still worn as a sign of penance for having lost her charge.
Io is a rather divergent identity when compared to her inspiration. As a result of losing her successor, which is considered failure among the attendants, her persona strays even further as she constantly searches for her own identity, her disposition betraying an apparent unassuming innocence alongside a stoic dedication to the vague sense of purpose in her heart. This would lead her to find her charge. Forging on through injury, selflessly searching the earth alone just to find and keep her successor safe.
While appearing very meek, reserved and generally introverted around most people, Io brazenly comes to the fore when matters involving her successor or their safety come to from. Able to take charge with an uncanny cool in the most chaotic and unprecedented of situations, even willing to step in to save the life of her successor even if it means injury. She will guide them through critical tipping points throughout their journey through life, teaching her successor about their powers and how to use them.
Despite the almost unaffected cool with which she carries out her duty and her innocently aloof countenance, Io's kind and caring, yet unsure and fragile nature are palpable in the incredibly tender and silently intimate relationship she and her successor share with one another. When alone with them, Io tends to speak on end for much longer than usual, sadness, relief or anxiety apparent on her face as she freely and vulnerably lays out her heart, revealing her many insecurities, concerns and desires to her successor, and in turn, comforting them in their most trying of times, allowing them to lean on her whether emotionally or physically, with tender caresses or steady words of encouragement.