Finished this a while back and forgot to post it here. :>
Ipsír is very personal to me. Her design is based on a spirit guide that came to me in a waking vision when I was going through a very hard time in my life four years ago. Originally I saw her in her deer form towering over eight feet with a craning neck and a long mane, her deep black eyes staring into my very soul. She stayed with me for a while and helped open my eyes to what I needed to do to better myself. She hasn’t visited me since that time, but she holds a special place in my heart.
This character is a tribute to her. Her name and all her information is what she “told" me. Upon researching owl totems later on, all of her characteristics perfectly reflect my initial impressions of her which made the experience that much more compelling.
And yes, I mention she doesn't have a gender but she represents femininity so I address her as female.