Character type: Other
Appearance: Asera has long dark brown hair and bright brown eyes with full lips. She has a slightly plump but attractive figure. Asera is a tall 5'8" and doesn't really care for it. However, despite her height she really is quite pretty and takes many glances with her wherever she goes. She has a long scar down her left arm.
Personality: Despite Asera's beauty she is kind of shy but has lots of friends, few enemies, and takes the chance to talk to guys as long as they acknowledge her first. The people in the weyr that know her, love having her as a friend. In times of trouble she takes charge of the situation and handles it wonderfully. Asera is loyal to her friends and would never do anything on purpose to hurt them. Although at first Asera is shy once you get to know her she has a great sense of humor and forwardness, but sometimes she is down when reminded of the death of her brother. Also she tries to keep her temper in check but sometimes she can't overcome it and feels guilty about it later. Her favorite thing in the world is to read books and scrolls thats she finds and receives.
History: As a young girl in the Beastcraft Hall her parents knew that she was special and brought her up as an only child but instilled the qualities that she has now. She was an only child until her little brother was born. Her father, a herder, made sure that she knew how to keep animals (later when she became fifteen she became a herder alongside her father) while her mother made sure she knew how to act like a lady. She grew up doing the same things, never complaining, all the while her friends are coming and going. One day Asera's brother was playing in the aisle outside the stall she was working in when all of a sudden a loud sound crashed and an animal got loose. Before Asera could do anything the animal came crashing down the aisle trampling her brother right before her eyes. Then, the animal turned on her, while she was trying to calm it, and torn the skin off her arm with a claw. after the disaster Asera carried her brother to her father crying hard. They grieved for the lost child for a month, but Asera still had nightmares about the insidant and could not be consoled, until one day when her father brought home a surprise for her, a brown flit egg. When the egg hatched a few days later Asera named it Garric after her brother. The flit was a daredevil and got hurt doing one of his dives and didn't swoop in time before he hit the ground and broke his wing. Despite their best efforts the wing didn't heal straight, but he could still fly with grace. Days went on much the same and Asera slowly healed until the day when she was almost the same as before the accident. However, all that changed in Asera's sixteenth year when a searchrider came to the hold. The searchrider immediately went to Asera's father and talked to him. When Asera's parents told her that she was to go to Arolos Weyr as a candidate she almost fainted with surprise. Never in her wildess dreams did she think that she, a mere herder, could be a candidate for a dragon. With her parents proudly waving her goodbye and goodluck she went with the searchrider back to the Arolos Weyr.
Information about Asera's pets
Pet Name: Garric
Pet Type: flit
Appearance: Garric has a bright, shiny brown hide and large eyes. One of his arms is slightly deformed but overwise he is attractive for a firelizard. Garric is of average height and weight for a flit. The flit also has a look of a smirk in his face that gives him a mysterious air.
Personality: Garric is overall a good firelizard but tends to get into trouble. Most of the time his curiosity gets the better of him, but he always stays true to Asera. When meeting new people Garric is protective of Asera and snaps at people who get too close. If Garric gets up too early he stays grumpy all day until he takes a nap in a secluded sunny spot somewhere.
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