Name Pronounced: bray-gan
Appearance: Braigan's beauty is more internal than it is external. Her body is not extremely curved or anything to be labeled as "sexy," but her intelligence and personality speak for themselves. She has shoulder-length curls of blonde hair and eyes that are an olive-green colour, with skin that has been marked with little tiny scars from a variety of things - knives, whips, fingernails...even some scarring from the harsh Arolos sun that she had to adjust to in the past. Her skin now is slightly tanned but will never get any darker than it is now. She's fairly average in height at 5'7".
Personality: Braigan has a very idealistic but passive outlook on life. She desires culture and all the refinements of life but she is inclined to live in her dreams. Although she would like to do many things, procrastination undermines her accomplishment and success in life. She does not like to create issues and will do anything to avoid a conflict. Making decisions is difficult for her without the support and approval of others. This gives her a very sensitive nature, making her feel much that she does not understand. Her feelings are easily hurt, at which times she is inclined to withdraw and become uncommunicative. Although she desires the friendship and association of others, she finds it difficult to express her thoughts through the spoken word, and others find her hard to get to know. It is much more natural for her to express her deeper thoughts in writing. Inner tension can deplete her physical vitality. She is inclined to indulge in rich foods that lack proper nourishment.
History: Many have heard the stories about girls who wished upon a star to be taken away to the Weyr so that they could Impress a dragon. They wanted escape; they didn't want to marry some boy or be left to a Craft.
Information about Braigan's pets
Pet Name: Sybil
Pet Type: feline
Appearance: Larger than a regular domestic feline. Siamese type markings. Gray-blue on cream. Svelte body with blue eyes. Long slender tale.
Personality: Loving to her person, but very independent. Playful, but distant toward Braigan's visitors which are few. Craves her person's attention. Loves Mniviath and will visit the green dragon in her weyr and sleeps with her when she has the chance. Acts indignant at flit Phlox's antics, but secretly enjoys the flit's company. They have even been known to share many a bowl of meat. Braigan keeps Sybil's claw points clipped since the feline prefers to remain indoors and uses a makeshift litter box. The feline is quite content to live indoors and only ventures as far out as Mniviath's weyr. A treelimb sits embedded into the floor that Sybil uses as a scratching post and Phlox uses as a perch.
Second Pet Name: Phlox
Pet Type: blue firelizard
Appearance: Royal blue body with swirl of almost navy blue on his wings. Roly-poly body that looks like his legs won't support him, but he is a muscular little flit though part of his heft is also from enjoying eating a little too much. His wing span is proportioned well to his bodies build and he has caught several flits before in rising.
Personality: A clown of a flit and a perfect match for his pet, Braigan. Where she and Mniviath are quiet, he is mischievious and delights in making both smile and happy. He grew up with feline Sybil and will hop around the floor following her. Picks on Sybil mercilessly, but in truth their games are their own and he enjoys Sybil's hunting and pouncing on him as much as he enjoys teasing her. In fact the flit and feline are most often found sleeping together or with Mniviath when she isn't flying. Phlox doesn't hang around his pet Braigan as much as most flits do their pets, but is always aware of her feelings and will appear on her shoulder suddenly if he or Mniviath pick up any distress from her which can be often. He can be a good messenger when he wants.
Information about Braigan's dragon
Dragon Name: Mniviath
Wing (Weyrling Group): WeyrlingMasters
Appearance: Mniviath is a very tiny dragon, even for a green. She's been picked on for it more than once and that has led to her being oddly defensive at times. Her wingspan looks as though it should belong to a much larger green.
Personality: Mniviath hatched as a tiny, lanky little green and grew up as one. Some dragons in Fort (even other greens) laughed at her tiny size and it's odd, considering dragon memory, that she still remembers it. Perhaps the defensive personality she developed just carried with her, but should a dragon make a *compliment* on her size she will still get defensive about it. She is fairly bossy and even worse so when she's proddy, so her flights may seem to last an eternity just because the males fail to live up to her standards. Most times, she is caught only because one of them is trickier than she is - otherwise, she could do without those pathetic excuses for dragons! Threadfighting is her favorite activity *EVER*.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses: Mniviath's wings allow her to get airborne quicker and also allow her to manuever much quicker. Her being small doesn't tarnish her agility, either. However, her size causes her to be fragile in the arms of much larger dragons, so her suitors have to be *very* carefully chosen. Mniviath's small size has made her able to actually help patrol the Weyrling Barracks and she has been able to assist in some difficult times where an adult dragon in the Barracks was needed.
Information about Braigan's hold
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