Character type: Harper
Appearance: Ashlyn is of average height - not tall, not short, and kind og average build too - she's not thin, but she isn't overweight. She's edging toward being slim, though. Her hair is elbow length, dark red and has a definite wave to it - not curly, but not straight. She's not exactly beautiful, but when she smiles, her eyes (which are quite a light grey in colour) light up the room. Her skin is very pale, she burns quite easily and often in southern, and she has freckles - not many, but enough.
Personality: Ashlyn (more usually called Ash) is an all round sweet pea. She's friendly, open and very honest - some times too much so, and she has been labled blunt on several occasions. She's good at keeping secrets, and can be trusted with (almost) anything. Rarely is she in a bad mood, but when she is, its not advisible to try and speak with her, lest you receive more than you bargained for. Like i said - she's genuinely nice, and does things for other people to make them happy, rather than for any advancement of herself, which has proved to be a failing of hers in the past...She isn't great at forming romantic attachments, though (see her history for why) and gets a little claustrophobic when relationships get too close for her liking. However, generally spekaing is popular amongst those who know her, and she is always ready to sit and listen to the problems of others, and to help them if she can, as well as being a generally nice person, despite what has happened to her in her 24 turns...
History: Ashlyn was born in Telgar weyr, to a green rider mother and a drudge for a father (he was an unwitting flight moth). her mother barely acknowledged her when she was born, and left her to the care of her father. He was not harsh with her, and cultivated the sweet individual that she is today. However, when she was 9 turns old, they left the weyr (to her disappointment - Ash had wanted to Stand) and lived in the Hold for some time. During this time, Ash became was taught by the Harper, and learned to play several instruments, on most of which she was profficient. It was then she became interested in becoming a harper, and was sent to the Hall to become an apprentice. She learned extremely quickly, and walked the tables several turns ago now. When she left the harper hall, she found herself a husband, who she was initially happy living with. However, he turned on her quickly, and he was very abusive toward her - beating her to the point of unconciousness and broken bones on several occasions. Being who she is, however, she did not have the heart to leave him, feeling that perhaps he might change in time. How wrong can a person be? A turn ago, however, he got into a brawl an was killed, and it upset Ash that she could not bring herself to grieve for him. Free once more, but still baring mental bruises, she came to southern in search of a new life, and has, she hopes, found it in Arolos...
Information about Ashlyn's pets
Pet Name: Tobias
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Tobias is an ugly brute of feline - he is huge for a cat, with only one brilliantly green eye, having lost the other in a fight with several others. He is ginger tom, and really very, very ugly.
Personality: He looks ugly, and has a personality to match. he is a violently aggressive beast, and will do damage to anyone he doesn't like...which is most people...
Information about Ashlyn's craft
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