Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Bryce is lanky with gangly legs and broad hips. She has long, brown hair that reaches halfway down her back and it is rather thin. She keeps it rolled into a neat bun on the back of her head. Her deep brown eyes are round and constantly open, observing everything around her. She has a long, high nose and thin lips, often pursed in thought. High cheekbones and a narrow jaw give her a pretty face, although she is far from a knock-out. Her bust and butt are small and look out of place on such a tall girl. Her arms and shoulders a well formed and very muscular from hauling supplies and laundry around. She is usually dressed in a sturdy pair of pants and simple tunic, as she doesn't care much for dresses. She wears no jewlery as her work would cause her to loose or break it. Overall, despite her good features, Bryce considers her looks to be more of a promblem then they're worth.
Personality: Painfully shy, Bryce has a hard time forming relationships with people. She was secretly jealous of the Weyr's candidates and weyrlings from an early age, because they seemed to enjoy such lasting friendships and relationships. Her position as a wallflower, however, means Bryce can go anywhere unnoticed. Consequently, she has developed a keen sense of observation and knows almost everything that goes on in the Weyr. She is extremly loyal and and determined and never leaves a task unfinished, a trait she picked up from her mother. A bit of a loner, Bryce's best friend is a firelizard. Or at least, it was until Bryce impressed Indivarth, because then everything changed. Gaining weryling status as well as a lifemate has given Bryce a boost of self esteem as she is happier than she has even been. But at the same time she is beginning to wonder what happened to the man who fathered her so long ago. Could this curiosity lead her into trouble?
History: Bryce was born in the in Arolos Hold to a cook named Ardine. Her father was a crafter who, having no real relationship with her or her mother, went to work in his brother's hall at Wabonel Hold. Bryce is close to most of the lower cavern's women and usually spent her time helping them handle the multitude of tasks that need to be accomplished. At 8, her mother gave birth to young Rea, Bryce's sister. Rea's father is a brown rider and is very close to the family, though Bryce wants little to do with him. When Arolos was established and L'rik (Rea's father) was transfered, the family moved to the weyr to be with him (Bryce was 12). At 13, Bryce was asked by Blue Illemth's rider, H'rad, to help him with a task. The task was keeping watch over a clutch of firelizard eggs he discovered and was caring for until the upcoming gather. When the gather came and went, H'rad still had 3 eggs left unchosen and allowed Bryce to keep one as a 'thank you' for helping him. Brown Lore consequently, became an inhabitant of the L.C. At 16, Bryce was encouraged by her mother and Green Sorinth's rider, Bessa, to stand as a candidate. And it seems Bessa was right because at the SandStormers hatching Bryce impressed to blue Indivarth.
Information about Bryce's pets
Pet Name: Lore
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: He is a rich brown all down his back. His narrow wings are a lighter shade with flecks of green. His tail is rather long for his stubby body, but it causes him no problems.
Personality: Loyal, Lore is seldom spotted away from Bryce. His favorite perch is her shoulder where he sits and wraps his long tail about her neck like an odd piece of jewlery. He is protective and willing to defend his mistress no matter what.
Information about Bryce's dragon
Dragon Name: Indivarth
Age: 3 Years
Wing (Weyrling Group): InfernoStorm
Appearance: Indivarth is possibly the smallest blue in the Clutch, the size of a large green, but his vibrant color makes him seem larger. His luminous hide is a mixture of pale sapphire on the underside of his wings and on his belly, and dark azurite on the rest of his stocky, small frame. The dark azurite darkens even more along the ridges of his spine, running from the top of his head between the whirling eyes to the tip of his tail in a dark, teasing stripe. The entire picture makes him seem like a fun-loving dragon who enjoys being on the dangerous side of thrills.
Personality: The small blue is definitely high-spirited. Demanding but good-natured about it, not pushy at all, he's just out to enjoy life, no matter what it throws at him, and he's determined everyone around him should have fun too. Clearly, this means his Bryce will often hear a cheerful, ((It's time for a water-fight!)) just before the mischievous blue launches a spray of water at an unsuspecting dragon. Unfortunately, Indivarth has no concept of danger or consequences, and so he'll often play a trick without informing his rider of what he had been planning. She will simply have to hope that Indivarth doesn't do anything too dangerous someday and get himself or others hurt. Especially during 'Fall.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Indivarth is a wonderful and cheerful companion who is on his way to helping Bryce overcome her debilitating shyness. On the other hand he is often mischevous and doesn't consider the consequences of his actions, which can get him into trouble. As a search dragon, he is very sensitive and often tries to guess at which color a new candidate will impress... it's hard to say how accurate he is about this, since every single one of his guesses are "blue". Is he only searching out blue candidates, or is he just egotistic? Only the hatchings will tell.
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