Name Pronounced: Ah-REE-nah
Appearance: Arina stands at a decent height of 5’ 7”, but is often over-looked due to her shy and quiet demeanor. She is also on the thin side, often forgetting to eat at mealtimes when her sketchpad is at hand - which is almost 24/7. She has high cheekbones, and a thin, delicate nose. However, it is slightly arched at the tip, giving her a slightly snobbish appearance. Her lips are often pouting, her shoulders hunched in. She also has straight, very dark auburn hair that falls to her shoulders. Her hair appears a solid brown until the sun hits it, and the auburn highlights can be seen. Her eyes are a chocolate-caramel brown.
Personality: When you first meet Arina, ‘brave’, ‘outspoken’ and ‘brazen’ are not the words that automatically come in mind. She is the exact opposite. Quiet, submissive, and extremely shy when confronted with strangers, it is a miracle Arina has even made contact with the outside world. This timid girl is soft spoken – yes, she does talk, but rarely about personal subjects. She is easily embarrassed, and gets flustered at the smallest compliments, since she rarely hears them. Arina also has a distinct fear of thunder and lightening, becoming terrified when she hears or sees the thunderstorms, almost to the point of being paralyzed. She doesn’t turn down friendly ventures, but most people give up befriending the girl because it takes so long to earn her trust.
History: Arina was born to Vesa and Daimur, a drudge and a guard, in the main Hold in Ista. Her parents already had two older sons born seven Turns before, and a third, unwelcome girl-child such as Arina received casual attention at best, going completely ignored by her parents at other times. Her brothers, Nadrel and Kobinton, were the ones to take care of her during most of her childhood as best they could, from letting her play games with them to helping her learn her letters. Arina was fond of both, but like most boys, they liked to tease her, sometimes bringing her out into the fields and running away, only coming back for her when Arina threw a fit.
Information about Arina's pets
Pet Name: Ardor
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: [Age: 1 month] Ardor is a medium-sized blue, and is a rather handsome creature. He has a completely light, periwinkle blue shading to his hide, unblemished by the odd marks or splotches of color. His well-maintained claws are a pearly ivory. While he isn't as bulky as a brown or bronze flit, Ardor has enough muscle to fill out his lanky frame. His wings are extremely large, unproportional to the rest of his whipcord lean body, and his tail is extra long as well.
Personality: Ardor /knows/ he is handsome. The goof struts about showing off for any and all greens, making his ego almost as bad as a bronze's. He can be constantly seen grooming, finicky about keeping himself clean and handsome. Despite Ardor's ardor, he is always ready to protect his Pet from a perceived danger, and can be ferocious when he feels like it. At other times Ardor is flighty, curious about anything and everything. Although his name refers to his flirty personality overall, Ardor is also named for his intensity and spirit.
Arina is a candidate. Her colour preference is Gold, Green, Blue
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