Age: Older than the light, for he existed in that timeless dark before.
Species/Race: Celestial Force that often masquerades as a Frost Dragon
Height: Varies, but commonly about 3 meters from head to toe in humanoid form, and on average almost 1500 feet from tail tip to nose in full size dragon form.
Weight:Varies, but commonly about 500 kilograms in humanoid form
Build:Normally ShishiOsa appears as a mammoth dragon nearly a thousand feet long, strech your imagination to create a being which while appearing reptilian is actually something entirely different, which actually draws the warmth from the air and objects (including other beings) near by, with a lion like body and head, atopped with massive fennecish ears, and surrounded with a great mane which continues down atop his spinal area to the tip of his tail. His head and body are connected by a long giraffe-ish neck. His form also caries giant bat like wing and a massive alligatorish tail that ends with stegasaurian spikes and an anklyosaurian club. His arms and legs are similar to a chameleon's but much more muscular, ending in talon like hands with five digits and massive claws. While this might sound like a frankensteinish creation his body blends smoothly a naturally to demonstrate what a dragon truly is. He will often appear in a more humaniod form to better interact with others, where he keeps his attributes, but much more compact and corresponding to a more anthropoidian body.
Fur (hair, feather, scale, or skin) Color(s): His scales are generally a pale whiteish blue, much like very old ice...but they seem to have a aqquired a hint of gold tone from sleeping in his bed for too long. The hair of his mane is the purest of silver toned strands.
Eye Color(s): A crystaline gaze of white rimmed with blue surrounds his reptilian irises.
Clothing (armor): Typically he needs no clothing save his natural armor, but he will often clothe himself in fine silks when in humanoid form to meet the social conformities of others. Most recently he has taken a preference to fine tailor made suits of silvery grey silk which complement his scales, but he adds the most colorfully exuberant ties he can to the mix. This is attire is often covered from the elements by a long leather top coat and wide brimmed hat. Rather silly sounding, but actually quite stylish and helpful as it limits his heat intake ability when around others.
Accessories (weapons, jewelry, tools, magic items, vehicles, etc.): In his cave there exists an abundance of treasures, some enchanted, most are not. He does however have in his posession one of the finest collections of magic scrolls, which allow the reader to perform spells by merely reading the scroll aloud. He also has the legendary Blessed Three Wood in his collection as well.
Pets: Aside from the occasional fast food snack of a buffalo or other bovine, none. Unless you count the Yetagorn and their ilk...
Abilities/Skills & Power Level: As mentioned before ShishiOsa is a first rate shape shifter, able to adjust not only appearance but his actual mass as well. Some of his natural dragon attributes however remain inherent regardless of form, such as the nearly impenetrable skin, a keen vision which allows him to see the entire spectrum of light, from ultraviolet to infrared, hearing that can hear a mouse whisker brush a feather from 10 miles away, the sense of smell so refined that it can detect the scent of a single molecule if he focuses, the ice and flame breath with a venomous stench (which he finds actually refreshing as it clears many scents away when he is not focused), as well as claws and teeth that can pierce nearly anything, (which can sometimes allow one to recognize Shishi, even in disguise.) The dragon abilities that are hidden except when in his dragon form include the ability of flight from his powerful wings which can create hurricane-ish gusts, and a massive weapon of a tail.
Unique to ShishiOsa are the gifts of controlling temperature (due of course to his ability to draw the heat from objects he is near,) and ice and snow manipulation, and his ability to write magical spells onto paper which can be used by merely reading them aloud.
As to his level of power...he was one of the first beings of exisitence, you can merely guess as his limits as he's never reached them. However he has long been annoyed by flame, and has an aversion toward it, as well as artificial materials, such as plastic.
Special Effects: When he shifts his form there is a mild glow and and a frosting mist surrounds him. In any form his presence brings a mild chill as he absorbs some of the heat from a room and those within.
A brief and character revealing answer to the question, "What is your ambition?": ShishiOsa has been around a very long time and is happy to guide younger beings with his knowledge when asked, (he has an impressive litany of students, including the Morningstar, Shiva, and several other mischief makers and heroes of history,) but is very reclusive and must often be sought out. His mischievious nature unfortunately will draw him out to make chaos in the world for his own amusement as well as the growth from change the chaos inspires. In the back of his mind is the hope of an eventual return to an ice age where he can be comfortable everywhere once more as he prefers cooler climates.
SPECIAL NOTE: It has recently been revealed that ShishiOsa is in fact the Guardian of Existence. One of the major first creatures of existence, his main purpose is to guide and develop the rest of existence. If he interferes with it there must be something major involved as his main purpose is ensuring the survial of all things. especially from the threat of the Great Destroyer, Annammu.
I have also recently decided to use my h2g2 journal to ramble a bit these days, if you're curious to see what is running through a weird PG's head, check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/U222106
Age: Various, as there's oodles of them
Gender: They don't really have one, but they do have traits of them...see description
Height & Weight: This varies with the individual, some are up to 5000 feet tall and some are so small you can't see them at all
Description: Typically the species known as Yetagorn are bodies of ice, stone, blubber, muck, and such animated by the soul of a deceased being of the mortal plain. The souls are pretty much stuck in the goop by ShishiOsa when they end up in his possesion, only certain souls become Yetagorn, others become other things, but the Yetagorn are brutish, loyal and will fight to the end in total obedience to ShishiOsa.. If their souls are broken free from their forms they revert to inanimate glop that can be reanimated by another of the souls in Shishi's possesion. They are vunerable to heat and flame, but not so much that a single spell melts them down, and if they're in the presence of an Acoldice (one of the high ranking Yetagorn) they barely feel the effects of the heat, and with ShishiOsa around they can be refrozen on the spot and are hard to stop.
All Yetagorn seek to earn a name from ShishiOsa, for doing so insures them higher rank and comforts, (such as body features and control,) the more names the more dangerous. They can even evolve to become Acoldices.
Oh yes, they also have the annoying habit of speaking in rhyme, apparently ShishiOsa started this for his amusement and the Y'gorn think it is a tribute to him to do so. Only certain Yetagorn are forbiden to speak this way, mainly because they were REALLY bad at it.