Paige: our character's storyline is based on their species having Light embedded in their body somehow - because they live in nice darkness. The Krad want to destroy the inhabitants so there is always eternal darkness.
The Hippocampus is a glamourous animal of the ocean. They were the pets of the sea and horse god, Poseidon and would draw his chariot across the sea. They have the upper-half of a horse and the lower-half of a fish or dolphin. They love being out at sea and are fairly strong creatures with lots of stamina. They are devotional to their god and like to spend time with their fellow Hippocampi.