Name Pronounced: EYE - oh - LAWN - knee
Appearance: While clothed Iolani appears to be your average woman. Her face and neckline are smooth with creamy skin that dusted with a light copper tan. Her adjustment to Arolos weather has been long and painful; while she still does sunburn if she isn't careful, her skin has gotten used to the hotter weather. Even under the clothing you can tell that her frame is built for athletics: well-defined arms and legs, a toned abdomen, and a flexibility most would kill to possess. Her hair is a rich, short head of black hair that is usually tied back, though there is very little hair back there to keep tied! It just barely passes for a rattail of sorts. Her eyes are of different colours: the left is a greying blue colour, and the right is a very rich pine green.
Personality: Iolani knows what repression and hatred are really like.
History: Born and raised in Fort Weyr, Iolani was always expected to be nothing. Her life started into drudgery though by the time of her teens things would change. She was allowed the chance to Stand, but only as a Gold Candidate; though, she would Impress the farthest thing from a queen dragon. The strong pull and soothing voice she heard that day drew her to embrace a blue dragonet named Tzalth, and immediately the crowd went wild. And not the good kind of wild, either. A female Impressing a blue dragon in Fort was simply unheard of though there was little the Weyrleaders could do short of pure exile. Tzalth was too young at the time, so the Weyrleaders took on patient attitude and waited for Iolani to graduate.
Date Unknown: Iolani and Gabryel gradually fell apart, one of the possible outcomes of these tricky Weyr relationships. While Gabryel left the Weyr temporarily, Iolani slipped into an unmistakeable depression that eventually led to her decision to take some personal time of her own. She was out of the Weyr nearly two Turns before returning to take over her old job.
Information about Iolani's dragon
Dragon Name: Tzalth
Wing (Weyrling Group): CandidateMasters
Appearance: Tzalth is a wonderful gradient of blue that begins with a dark navy blue in the middle of his body and slowly fans out into a lighter shade on both ends of his body. His wingsails begin as the same dark blue at their base but as the color crawls up through the bones and wingsails it also lightens into a different shade of blue. The very tips of his wings are remarkably light, powdery blue. He is a lithe dragon possessing a nice limber frame, reflecting the agility and speed that he really does possess. Unfortunately, he's a bit lax in stamina and tries to make the best of both greenflights and Threadfall by pacing himself.
Personality: Tzalth was once very protective of his lifemate and refused to let anyone associate with her. He was her guiding light and the loving warmth that Iolani needed most in life, providing support in the worst of times for the bluerider. Now in his new home, he is slightly more laidback, but not by much. Even in Arolos, he is wary of males who approach Iolani. Though the blue dragon would never physically harm someone in his lifetime, he is ready to make sure that any offender gets what they deserve, even if he is not delivering the punishment. Luckily, he has never really had to grow too upset around any male. He has been reluctant to chase greens with male riders on Iolani's behalf, but the bluerider has assured him that here, in Arolos, she is safe to endure the heat of a flight with a man. "Arolos men are not like Fort men," Iolani has told him, but Tzalth has not completely come to believe this.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses: Because of his obvious lack of thick, powerful muscle, Tzalth needs a few extra seconds to get off the ground. He's not necessarily frail, just oddly thin. However, once in flight, he is superbly agile.
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