Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Taking more after her father than her mother, Herina is taller than average for a girl her age at 5'9. She has a long thin build which fortunately for her makes her look graceful rather than gangly. Her wavy brown hair is long and hangs to the small of her back, though she often ties it back in a runner's tail or ties it up in a thick braid. Her eyes are a clear light blue and she often looks thoughtful even if its not the case. She is rarely seen without a smile, sincere or not and she takes pride in her appearance. Clothing wise, she prefers light cotton clothes in shades of blue or green, though she'll happily wear anything that she thinks will make her look good.
Personality: Herina likes to be the center of attention.. and even negative attention is better than none. She usually appears to be quite sweet natured and innocent but it is often an act. Even if she loathes a person she will be sweet to them... all the better to dig up information to be used for her own enjoyment later on. She loves gossip of all forms and has a talent for remembering -and embellishing- small details concerning the lives of others. As a result of being spoiled, she is willing to do almost anything to get her own way, pleading, crocodile tears, carefully planned remorse.. she's good at them all and one would think that she almost enjoys the opportunity to use such skills. Despite her flaws she's not really a *bad* person, she's just spoiled and hasn't really been taught the error of her ways. When she does have true friends she is very loyal to them and would do almost anything for them... even keep their secrets.
History: Herina is the youngest of three daughters, though she does have two younger brothers as well. Her parents are woodcrafters who specialise in paper making and she is an apprentice under them. She has a delicate touch and is often given tasks that require focus instead of ones that require heavier labour, she honestly enjoys her craft as long as she gets to do the parts that she likes. After her sister Elenerin left for the weyr when she was 15, Herina's parents took more notice of her and she saw it as an opportunity to get whatever she wanted out of them. She didn't quite believe the stories that were told about her disgraced sister, especially since the majority of them came from her cousin Tellef, but they made for some fine gossip. Unfortunately for her, after a couple of years her parents started to see through her behaviour and they began to go back to their old strict ways. Feeling the pull of teenage rebellion, she decided that the best way to *punish* her parents would be to leave home to live with her disgraced dragonriding sister Elenerin and she left with the next weyrbound caravan that happened by.
Information about Herina's pets
Pet Name: Dalfy
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Dalfy is quite an odd looking blue as his general build and colouration makes him look quite old for his age, he even appeared relatively venerable right out of the shell. Hes a long lean craggy looking creature, rather delicate in appearance though he is surprisingly agile. He is a muted grayish blue in colour which lightens dramatically around his muzzle, which only helps to add to his aged appearance.
Personality: Dalfy is rather intelligant for a blue flit and he likes to sit and work out situations to his advantage rather than being spontaneous as so many of his kind are. He is generally calm and composed, though he can explode into flitty rage at times when things don't go his way or if he's ignored.
Second Pet Name: Gikki
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Gikki is a dashing blue. He has a pretty hide the color of
Personality: Lots of the people in the weyr have troubles, and Gikki wants to solve them all. He is an extremely inquisitive flit who wants to know how people are doing. Others might call him nosy… but he is simply trying to help. It doesn’t hurt to entrust this little guy with little ‘problems’ such as finding a lost article, or finding the nerve to say hello to someone, just to keep him busy.
Information about Herina's dragon
Dragon Name: Civiforth
Wing (Weyrling Group): InfernoStorm
Personality: Civiforth looks almost like the map that covered her egg. Oh, she doesn't really look like she's covered in a map complete with landmarks, but she does have a patchwork of greens that make up her hide and look like a fuzzy map if you have a bit of an imagination. On the small side from the moment she hatches, she'll never be large or even medium sized, but what she lacks in size she'll make up in speed and grace in the sky. She'll be able to dance in the air in a way few other dragons manage and this will make her a great asset when she fights Thread.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Civiforth is a small, slight green and thus doesn't have the stamina of one of the larger dragons. She will need time to rest during the course of a threadfall. She makes up for it though by being fast and extremely agile in the air.
Information about Herina's craft
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