Name Pronounced: Ah-KEE-ra
Appearance: Akiera is tall for a girl and slim, though working with animals has given her a wiry sort of strength that belies her size. A pleasant enough face with a pointed chin and a nose that would be a tad on the long side if it weren’t offset by large hazel/green eyes framed with thick dark lashes. Her naturally dark skin is a bonus for working long hours in the sun, and her long straight black hair – while beautiful – almost defies attempts to do anything with it except tie it back or let it hang loose.
Personality: Akiera is an introvert, having always gotten along better with animals than people. She is quick to judge people by how they treat their animals, and tends to not have much contact with those who have none. Even during her junior apprenticeship she was quietly studious, spending a lot of extra time around the animals (not minding doing the dirty jobs if it got her alone with them) rather than socialising. It is not that she dislikes people, or refuses to have conversations, but it does not come naturally to her. She *can* be outspoken if an animal is being mistreated.
History: Born and raised in a small holding outside of Ista Hold, Akiera lived a rather sheltered and simple life. As a young child she followed her father around the holding, taking in everything he did for the animals, soaking up the information like a sponge. He soon realised that she was more help than hindrance, and that chasing her back to do household chores didn’t stick, and put her to work. Not trained in Beastcraft or Healing himself, he made sure that Akiera was around whenever the animals needed any sort of specialist tending so that she could observe. Her family actively encouraged their tomboyish daughter to learn Beastcraft when she got to apprenticeship age, her mother already recognising that she would not make a holder’s wife out of her.
Information about Akiera's dragon
Dragon Name: Prinpeth
Wing (Weyrling Group): DreamKeepers
Personality: She’s so pretty! And little! And easily breakable, to be honest. Prinpeth is a petite green with delightful patches of shades of green, ranging from bright to dark, covering her hide. While small, there is something regal about her. Left to her own devices, she is rather graceful.
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Information about Akiera's craft
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