Character type: Healer
Personality: Though Haidana is a beauty of a creature, she's insecure about people - as in, she distrusts them and fears them. Since she was small, Haidana was a shy child, but as she grew, so did her shyness. She avoids crowds and people whenever she can get solitude, and instead, spends time with Pacem. When she speaks, she speaks very softly and quietly, as if there's a sleeping baby or dragonet.
History: Her mother, Delia, was pregnant with Haidana after Aislin, her sister, was born. Her father, M'caus, only showed up in front of Delia when it suited him, so the child never got to know him - besides, he used to abuse her mother and used her for his own pleasure. For eight years she watched as men beat up and raped her mother, though she did try and comfort her mother. Before she was old enough, her mother sent her away so she wouldn't be used in the same way. Aislin had already been sent away when Haidana was five because of what M'caus had said he'd do to her, so she spent her childhood alone with her mother. Delia had Haidana fostered by a Healer in Telgar when she was eight, and Impressed Pacem when she was nine. Pacem stayed as her only friend as she was still afraid of people after what happened to her mother. When the threadfall problem occurred in Arolos Weyr, she was transferred to help. She was the one who did the 'grunt work' - laundry, changing bandages, feeding the patients and bathing them. She hasn't seen her mother in seven years. Only recently in Arolos was she reunited with both her mother and sister Aislin, and takes refuge in the Infirmary.
Information about Haidana's pets
Pet Name: Pacem
Pet Type: Blue fire lizard
Appearance: The sun seems to be absorbed by this little flit, making patterns like the sea. In fact, the patterns always seem to swirl - peacefully, like the sea, where his name comes from. He has odd patches of green here and there, though everywhere else, it's a calm aqua.
Personality: Pacem is extremely cautious, knowing what his friend and mistress was forced through for eight long years. Let's face it - people are _bad_, so if they get too close, bite 'em! It's the only way to be! Wait...that guy's big and scary...help! And he hides behind Haidana, hoping nothing bad will happen. But if they lay a hand on her...CHOMP! They're in for a surprise, pal! He's also like a human friend, somebody who'll snuggle down and comfort Haidana.
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