Name Pronounced: DECKS-ah
Appearance: This is a tall, imposing looking woman who appears to be easily five or six turns older than she actually is. She has a no nonsense aura about her which is amplified by her near 6 feet in height. Her skin is the colour of chocolate and she has a strong build with well muscled arms and legs for a woman. Her broad shoulders allow her to carry off her mildly heavy chest and distract from her very large feet, well, when your arms and legs are long so will your feet be, and Dexa has a hard time with shoes, finding she has to go to the cobblers to have them specially made rather than just buying some at a Gather.
Personality: Dexa hates to admit when she is wrong or that she was lying. She'd much rather have someone else do it and even if the benefit far outweighs the cost of owning up she still finds it a tricky choice. Dexa is very good at lying. She's been doing it so long that it's become almost second nature to her and to not lie is actually quite hard for her as the fables simply spring to her lips when she talks, forcing her to beat them back. A positive side effect of this though is her almost unwavering confidence that can seem to radiate from her. When a job needs doing she gets it done and won't take excuses from anyone else if they've not done their part.
History: (Born: 8th Pass, 3rd Turn, 02nd month, 18th day) Dexa was a big baby right from the off, giving her mother, Delia, quite a bit of trouble even before she was born, the poor woman was huge. Her father, Enzan, had suspected twins from the size of his wife but only Dexa was there and only Dexa was born, which was quite the relief. Dexa was an early walker, talker, and her motor skills were above average and very quickly she gained a look that made many think she was older than she was. As Dexa got older she played on people's perceptions of her, always feeling that it was better for people to think you were older than you actually were. People treated her like an older child so she began acting like one in a genuine way and was always eager to try new things and achieve more.
Information about Dexa's dragon
Dragon Name: Sauntath
Wing (Weyrling Group): CloudDancers
Appearance: Sauntath is quite the large Green, nearing the size of some of her Blue brothers and has a 'thick' build, appearing very strong for a Green. If not careful she could get a bit of a belly on her, getting a tad overweight, but she's also quite active. Her colour is quite deep with lighter feet and head knobs, she looks a bit like she's wearing socks.
Personality: Sauntath (pronounced SAAN-tath, with a long 'a')is not a green to mess with. She has an internal meter of right and wrong that only she, and perhaps her Lifemate, will understand. She just *knows* that some people are nice and some people are naughty, and her definitions will change constantly. Neither group has it particularly easy. For those she considers nice and well-deserving she’s almost a compulsive gift giver, trying to share her food, or presenting them with gifts of other people’s belongings. At first it’s nice, even appreciated. But don’t make the mistake of trying to deny her gifts or you could find her behaviour dramatically changed. For those she thinks are naughty she constantly tells them what they need to do for improvement, even if it is just wipe their claws and tell them that she's never going to give them gifts. As a matter of fact, the dragons in the 'naughty' category are the ones who often find their own possessions being offered to the 'good' dragons.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Sauntath is very judgemental, despite Dexa's attempts to get her to give others more than half a chance and not take the first few seconds of interaction with someone as proof of what they are really like. To her credit she is an extremely hard worker.
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