Name Pronounced: Airy-uh-lay
Appearance: Arialae is five feet seven inches tall, has waist-length red hair, and green eyes. She likes to wear boots, especially ones that either have small or medium heels. Most of the time she wears blue, green. black, or red clothes. She likes to wear formal or fancy things for no reason, yet when she is going to something really formal, for example Impression, then she really goes all-out. Now that she's Impressed her green Hugrith, she has to wear less fancy clothes, or risk them getting bloodied, wet, oiled, etc.
Personality: Arialae is the type of person who befriends everyone. She will go out of her way to talk to people whom others mark as outcasts of society, who think that they will never amount to anything. She gets along with and respects her superiors simply because she wants to and knows that it will be easier to live that way. She has a fierce determination to make the best of her life, especially now that she's Impressed. She is tolerant of most things, but when someone does something that really annoys her, say mistreats someone else, then she gets serious. She tries to make things right, but doesn't always suceed. Now that Hugrith is in her life though, she will try harder to set more things right in the Weyr, while trying to not act high and mighty, like everyone else is beneath her. In fact, she sees everyone else either as superiors, like her Weyrlingmaster and Weyrleaders, or as equals. Even the drudges!
History: Arialae was born in a small hold near Ista Hold on 126.96.36.199. She moved to Arolos Weyr right before her dragon hatched, and spent most of her time helping out wherever needed. She lived with her birth mother for about 13 Turns, her birth father having left when she was only two months old. In her hold, she was the only granddaughter of the Lord Holder for about twelve, thirteen Turns, and then another girl was born to one of her Aunties and Uncles. She admits that she has had her mishaps, but she is working on improving her self-control and discipline. Her family would say that she was getting better, but then her mother married an abusive man, and after the divorce, one of her Aunties took her in at the Weyr because her mother was having a hard time getting herself back together. She found her flit, Neko, on a beach one day after she had finished her chores.
Information about Arialae's pets
Pet Name: Neko
Pet Type: blue fire lizard
Appearance: Neko's hide is a charming cobalt blue. It sometimes shimmers like the sea Arialae found him next to, and other times it is as dark as the dusk sky.
Personality: Neko is normally calm and very well-behaved. However, he is very much a trickster. He loves to have fun, and is good for comfort. He chitters his opinion on almost every matter, whether it's called for or not.
Second Pet Name: Masquerade
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Masquerade's wings are sharply tapered and rather short for a green; she isn't a very good glider, but her agility is unmatched. She's small, even for her color, but well-proportioned. Her hide is the vibrant green of healthy grass, with vague lighter patches on the sails of her wings, giving the constant impression of light shining through the skin. On her face are a pair of very light green streaks curling up from her eyes, almost like a mask. This is what gave Masquerade her name.
Personality: Masquerade has two modes: on and off. If she's awake, she's in the air, either flying circuits or simply hovering nearby, when she isn't off playing tag. She never stays perched in one place for long. When she tires herself out, however, she sleeps like a rock.
Information about Arialae's dragon
Dragon Name: Hugrith (Huey)
Wing (Weyrling Group): InfernoStorm
Appearance: Hugrith is one of those dragons where it is hard to describe what excatly they look like. At times she can be a very dark green, at others, almost yellow. Hugrith is between being a small green and a medium one, yet to her rider, Hugrith seems to be bigger than a bronze when shoved out of bed by a large draconic nose. Hugrith's wings are the normal size for a dragon, and are mostly used to splash water on any unwary thing.
Personality: In the early morning, when the sun is just creeping up and her rider is just starting to wake up and trying not to... that's when Hugrith strikes. Every morning this little green's rider will find herself poked, prodded, and, if necessary, bounced on until she wakes up and feeds her, oils her and generally takes care of her. Once that's done she'll settle down a little, but just as mid-morning lessons are over Hugrith will strike again, and again will need to be fully taken care of before she'll quiet down and stop demanding attention. The good news is that by the time lunchtime comes, Hugrith will generally have worn herself out enough that she'll nap, or laze in the sun for most of the afternoon. The bad news is that for the morning she'll be so demanding and needy that it would take *three* riders to take care of her properly (so that she can silmultaneously be scratched, oiled and fed all at once). By the time it's lunchtime her rider may feel too exhausted to take advantage of the sudden peace, and if there are lessons Hugrith needs to be active for, or Thread to fight, good luck getting her to move!
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Hugrith is very playful, yet very demanding. She tends to act more like a *human* toddler rather than a draconic one. Yet, she knows when to quit, and is concerned when one of her kind, or a human, is hurt. Except for the eating incident at her Hatching, she gets along quite well with her clutchmates.
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