Name Pronounced: Ah-NEE-trah
Appearance: Anitra stands 5’ 7”. Her build is curvy and a bit soft, long-limbed and large-busted, although she has some potential for muscularity. She is a pale creature, with cornflower-blue eyes and straight, light blonde hair, usually worn in a bun or braid for the sake of coolness and practicality. Her limpid eyes, slightly upturned nose, high cheekbones, and somewhat pointed chin have a delicate beauty to them, if one takes the time to actually look. There are a few minor flaws, however: her chin is just a bit too pointed, and her nose slightly too long. She can be easy to overlook though; she has long practiced making herself seem smaller and less than interesting. Her gait and movements all have an airy, floating quality, giving the impression (often false) that her mind is elsewhere, dreaming. Because she sunburns easily, she usually wears lightweight, body-covering clothing, loose-fitting for coolness, with a wide-brimmed straw hat for outside work. She generally chooses pastels or white. She has birthmarks on her upper back: a set of five ovalish, light-brown spots, each about the size of a thumbprint.
Personality: Anitra is woman whose personality has been much dampened by her environment; there is still much that is unformed about her. She has learned to make herself small and unassuming, to insulate herself in a world of unspoken dreams, in order to live peacefully within her family, and later in her brief marriage. This veneer of ordinariness is the face she shows to the world, but it is not all there is to her.
History: Birthdate: 126.96.36.199
Information about Anitra's dragon
Dragon Name: Xinspeth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Skystrikers
Appearance: The first thing you might notice about Xinspeth is her regal poise and demeanor. Every pose she takes seems carefully thought out, every footstep is placed with dignity and grace. She might seem a little stiff at times but if there's any discomfort, well, she doesn't show it. She is a well proportioned green, neither too large nor too small and she is comfortably average when it comes to physical skills.
Personality: Xinspeth is very sharp- intellectually speaking- for a green dragon and she will love nothing better than games that revolve around riddles and problems and other things that let her show off her considerable brain. Unfortunately she is a horrible snob when it comes to intellect and she will have absolutely no patience or compassion for those she considers to be dullards. On the flipside, she will not be particularly fond of those who outsmart her either.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: In most ways, Xinspeth is an average green with average abilities: high on agility and speed, low on endurance. Her flame is also average in every way, including efficiency and aim. Her Betweening coordinates are exceptionally clear, partly from her own intelligence and partly from her rider's skill at visualization. Because of her high brainpower (for a green) she sees formations and Threadfall patterns and such as marvelous puzzles to be worked in real time, and is quite good at solving them. This skill will make her an excellent "floater" or fill-in dragon. On the down side, her snotty superiority can become quite grating, and there will be the occasional struggle over a task being too "undignified" for her.
Information about Anitra's hold
Hold Name: Gaylfyrs Hold
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