Name Pronounced: Ahna-keh-ssah
Appearance: Anakessa stands only 5’2” tall, but holds the proportions of a woman taller than herself. She is not buxom by any standards, being instead fairly small-chested. Her hair falls to mid-back in straight, dark auburn tones. Her light amber-brown eyes are large and expressive, constantly changing subtle tones depending on her mood, clothing, surroundings, and so forth-though this is not immediately apparent to most people. Her skin tone is slightly tanned from sun, more sheer brown than golden. Beneath the tan lies whiter skin, which tends to emerge during the colder months.
Personality: Kessa is not the most outgoing personality in the Weyr, nor is she by any means a meek creature. Sarcasm often acts as a shield against stronger personalities, which often causes strife between herself and others. Once she puts forth a firm “no” she is unmovable and bullying will only rouse irritation and strengthen her firm stance. She does have a slight confidence problem, however, and often questions herself. This does not extend to her dragon, for she has the utmost confidence in the beast. She is not as overtly amorous as her dragon, and likes to present a subtly attractive image rather than hang on the Weyr’s males and flow from one weyr to the other.
History: Anakessa was born of Weyrfolk, and grew up [uncomfortably] at Fort with the women of the lower caverns. Her sire was a brownrider, and her mother green-a transfer from Benden. A’nkol, her father, did manage to see her on a regular basis; however her dam avoided her at all costs.
Information about Anakessa's pets
Pet Name: Mikulas
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: An explosion of colors has splattered across A Pyrotechnic Dreams egg. Yellows, blues, reds, greens, whites! They blend together, spun around into what appears like a patternless wheel where each splash clashes against the others. It seems like an eyesore but, from the right angle, there almost seems to be something there. A motion of color? A ribbon meandering a path around the egg? Too bad whatever it was is gone in the next moment leaving just the vivid array for people to wonder about.
Personality: If her appearance is considered cheerful than her personality is even more so! Mikulas faces the world with a good heart and a complete selflessness that would put everyone else to shame. Like most greens shiny things attract her but she give them immediately to those who've been good toward her, and/or to Anakessa. Then she moves right onto the next shiny things. If given half the chance Mikulas would relocate every shiny object in the weyr.
Information about Anakessa's dragon
Dragon Name: Tapestreth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Tapestreth grew into a fine, large green, an interesting contrast to the slight frame of her rider. A gangly beast no more, she excels in games and training with other dragons concerning flight and stamina. Though not the powerhouse that a larger male is, and not the quick-turn artist of the smallest greens, Tap can hold her own in the air. Her general structure does echo the slender bones of Kessa, and her wings are perhaps a touch longer than most dragons, proportionately. This does not cause any problem when they are folded, but does make for an awesome display when she preens (which, true to green fashion, she does often). Her tail, too, is elegant, with a moderate circumference at the base tapering gradually into the slender fork. Tap’s color is a steady, solid moss green. The only variation in tone comes from the play of shadows over the dips and grooves of muscle and bone.
Personality: Tapestreth is a vocal green with the unusual-though not unpleasant habit of mimicking harper music. The habit was formed as a weyrling whenever Kessa would have a tune trapped in her mind, and she would trill along silently, projecting the tune as a firelizard might project an image. She is strong-willed and readily offers advice to her rider as best as she knows how. Tap is a green, and as such is flirty. Long sunny days are often spent sunning herself and fanning her pinions at the bathing lake or along her weyr ledge.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses: Tapestreth is very astute for a dragon, quite capable of learning music almost as easily as coordinate images. Though this is a fine talent, she does not usually “sing” for any but her rider. She is a jealous green when mating time comes ‘round, and would gladly horde as many fine males as possible before a flight.
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