Name Pronounced: bry`ANN`tee
Appearance: With wisps of short-cut blonde hair cut incredibly short, and arms packing on some serious muscle, Bryanti would pass off for a perfect boy if it weren't for the D-cup breasts and full-rounded hips that she developed. Her nose is a thick, crooked structure that hangs off slightly to the left--something that's been there since her birth--and a pair of pouty, rose-pink lips that are usually chapped and dry no matter what she does with them. She's a bit stocky, carrying a few extra pounds on those hips but it only gives her a nicer posterior for the guys to gawk at, is all. Her calves are thick with muscle, making her entire legs look fat and often she'll be taunted for it. Her fingers and toes, as well as feet and hands I suppose, are tiny but at least her hands are proportional to her forearms.
Personality: Bryanti is a warm, personable sort. She fell rather inadvertently into the motherly role that she struggled to escape so many Turns ago and has found herself buried in it neck-deep. She concerns herself with the personal well-being of all and goes that extra mile to be a shoulder to cry on or an ear to hear stories of heartbreak or joy. She is a completely empathic soul and often takes the feelings of others too close to heart, which can both help her provide assistance to the broken heart in question or keep her up at night wondering how said person is doing. Her heart belongs first and foremost to her beloved dragon Soyalath, who is both the unconditional love and lifemate for her and the one that she must nurture and protect the most.
History: Bryanti had her beginnings in Thonet Hold, the third child out of a total five. She was brought up in the midst of good, strong traditional family and for her early childhood she was a proper, well-behaved little girl. Adolescence brought out the single wild streak she seemed to possess. Day by day she dreamed of leaving Thonet Hold to experience the world for what it was through some sort of Apprenticeship or a trip to the Weyr. But her parents would have no such talk. They had set up an arranged marriage for her prior to her coming of age at fifteen. Her husband-to-be was Vestoll, the eldest son of a trade caravan leader, and the marriage would have brought great emotional and material wealth to both of their families. But Bryanti had her own ideas and none of them seemed to involve marrying that boy. She openly denied ever being betrothed to him, and on their first meeting she happily spat in his face and told him to go marry some other hussy. She was not going to settle down.
8.10.04.08: The tumultuous hatching of Foreth's clutch yielded the solution to that question. Inside the rolling, ragged Icecream Sandwich Egg, Soyalath cowered, worried now about the fact there might not be someone out there for her. Feeling sick and dizzy, the little green was so glad when she finally stopped rolling. Amazingly the egg hadn't shattered. There was just a little hole in the top and lots of cracks. It would be nothing for her to shrug off the shards and be free, but while she was there, there was something protecting her. The shell cracked enough just for the green to poke her head out and gaze at the Candidates, then retreat in fear! ((Go away!)) she shouted to the turbulent atmosphere. ((Go away, all of you. I want mine!)) Soyalath was not happy with this at all. It was all too scary, all too worrying for her and it made her very nervous. Bryanti had been too busy watching the antics of the other Impressed Candidates to notice, and was only drawn to the egg by the loud cry for help from a very scared green dragon.
((I'm not coming out!)) she called out to her lifemate. ((I'm not!)) She stayed tight inside her shell even though hunger pangs started to cut sharply into her belly. ((I'm not coming out, Bryanti! Its too scary out there!)) And the green stayed put, hoping her lifemate would come to her and then everything would be just fine.She was not surprised at all, instinctively drawn to the egg's side by the call of the dragon, and she coaxed poor, scared Soyalath out of her shell.
When her parents heard the news, they were devastated. In an outrage, her father had told her not to return to Thonet Hold. She was no longer welcome there, and she was no longer their daughter. Those hurtful words tore Bryanti apart enough to where it required the intervention of a goldrider to calm the both of them down. She only wanted her parents to be proud...
08.10.04.08 to 08.11.10.08: Throughout Weyrling training, Soyalath continued to be scared of everything. Everything. She even refused to fly when the Weyrlings finally grew old enough to learn, and she was mocked for it. A dragon afraid to fly! But just like everything else, Bryanti had to be very patient with her and gently push her into it, and she would learn with no problem.
188.8.131.52: Jenith rises, and the goldlust washes over Bryanti strongly. She begins to succumb to it when she hears Soyalath in the back of her mind, confused and frightened. Against all odds, Bryanti pulls through and remains with Soyalath, and the green learns to protect her rider just as much as her rider protects her.
08.11.08.09: Soyalath's first flight was remarkable and by that point Bryanti had developed strong feelings for G'rod of brown Shenth, another Weyrling in her class. But Soyalath was caught on her maiden flight by V'tan's blue Kypaith and that complicated things a little. Nothing that she couldn't find her way around as she professed her love for G'rod and they sealed their love in the furs.
8.11.05.04: G'rod begins his life as a wingsecond under Wingleader H'ntor. Naturally, Bryanti is more than excited that her weyrmate is coming up in the hierarchy; she's the weyrmate to someone of importance!
8.11.09.12: A trip to the dolphins confirms it - Bryanti is pregnant! Bryanti's parents catch wind of the news via Arolos Seahold way and write to her quickly. The letter contains a full written apology from her father and the insistence upon a visit. It remains to be seen how their relationship will unfold now that Bryanti is a full-fledged, Threadfighting (much to Soyalath's dismay) dragonrider.
8.12.04.12: She gave birth to a bouncing baby boy whom the two lovers have named Ghyan. Ghyan lives with Bryanti and G'rod; he walks and is beginning to talk and potty train. Bryanti couldn't be a more proud mother, though soon she will return to her duties as wingrider and leave him to be cared for in the creche.
8.13.09.08: When Flitbane was brought to Arolos, Bryanti was unable to get to her blue flit Ristin in time, and unfortunatly he went between.
8.13.10.05 to present: G'rod's reassignment to wingsecond beneath Weyrsecond J'shar only excited Bryanti at first. But the duties of Wingsecond keep G'rod and Shenth busy nearly all the day, affording them little time to one another. Though there is an understanding within her, Bryanti feels the strain it's putting on their relationship. She is determined to see it through, however, regardless of the circumstances. She sees G'rod as her one true love and her provider, just as Soyalath regards Shenth as her protector.
8.15.09.12: VOLCANO! These moments are Soyalath's finest and she shows remarkable bravery in facing both the dangers of Threadfall and the dangers of an erupting volcano, but alas in the end they are the pair's final undoing. A stroke of bad luck sends the pair plummeting to a most dangerous zone and Bryanti passes on, followed shortly by Soyalath, leaving behind her weyrmate G'rod and son Ghyan.
Stormhearts Wingsecond G'rod, brown Shenth (weyrmate)
Ghyan, her son
Information about Bryanti's pets
Pet Name: Diya
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: This average sized firelizard is unremarkable in color, a drab olive green like her dam. It is a uniform color, without the swirles, speckles or lighter tones of other firelizards. Plain olive, with a size typical of green firelizards. There isn't much that is eye catching about this little one.
Personality: This little one is smart, smarter than most of her color. She's alot like her dam in that way, smart, cunning and with tact, a rare hallmark in any firelizard. She's motherly toward her rider, an odd trait in a green. She'll be a good green mother when the time comes, though she will be picky about what males fly her.
Information about Bryanti's dragon
Dragon Name: Soyalath
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: Her hide is an odd, dappled sort of colour. The base is a dark green, but spots of lighter greens ripple out over it like light through a tree's branches.
Personality: Oh dear Faranth! It's a shadow! It's going to eat me! SAVE ME, RIDER, SAVE ME!
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: She is superb in flight (luckily her rider was able to get her off of the ground), possessing notable speed and manueverability, on top of slightly more stamina than others of her color.
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