Name Pronounced: Kay-Dah
Appearance: Kayda is a fairly tall young woman that stands at a height of 5'7". She has medium length sienna brown hair that she keeps in a layered style. Her sienna brown hair had a medium amount of volume, which helps to slightly enhance her looks. Just above her eyes are two sienna brown eyebrows that are thinned out around the edges. Her eyes are vivid emerald green in color that seem to hold a hint of cunning within them. Her eyes are framed by black lashes of medium thickness. Her nose is of medium size and has very little distinguishing features except for the fact the bridge of her nose is rather thin. She has lips of medium thickness that are a rosy pink in color. She has high cheekbones and a narrow chin, which may give her face a slightly longer look. Her shoulders are thin and angular, lacking in muscle. Her arms are slender and lanky with a thin silvery-white scar just below her left elbow. Her fingers are of medium length and are rather slender. Kayda has breasts that are of medium size but she wears clothing modest enough not to flaunt them. Her stomach has a slight curve to it but other than that it is relatively thin. Her legs are long and lanky with a slight bit of muscle to the upper legs but lacking down near the ankles. Her feet are thin and narrow and she usually wears a pair of brown leather riding boots upon them.
Personality: Kayda is initially shy when meeting people she doesn't know but soon warms up to people once she gets to know them. She tends to be a bit judgemental of people but only tends to voice her opinion on it if she feels it is important. Her social skills aren't bad once she's familiar with people and she tends to be confident among small crowds. She likes animals of almost any kinds except for runners. A childhood incident of being thrown by one has left her with feelings of resentment towards them and she will absolutely refuse to get on one. Due to a recent betrayal by someone she trusted she's a little more wary about who she gives her trust to, though she's determined not to let her recent experience ruin her desire for a relationship or just an occasional fling. She's stubborn and is liable to make her own decisions about things despite the advice of other people. Not that she doesn't heed advice but she pefers to do things her own way. Kayda is generally a friendly person to be around but she does tend to get a bit snippy early in the morning. She is not much of a morning person and finds it hard to get up earlier than dawn.
History: Kayda was born in Keroon Hold, the third child of a family of Beastcrafters. Her brother Kiriol was two turns older than her and Syndak was four turns older. Her mother Kaide worked as a Journeyman Beastcrafter while her father Syndil worked as a Sr. Journeyman Beastcrafter. Her family worked on breeding a type of runner that was known for it's endurance. Kayda was put to work at the age of eight turns old, hauling buckets of water and filling the troughs of the runners. Kayda worked as hard as her parents asked her to, knowing it was her brothers who had to do the much harder work. She made friends with a few other children but most of her time was taken up with chores. Kayda was ten turns old when she was presented with a young docile mare for her turnday. She named the runner Cinder because of the mare's reddish-brown coloration. Her father took the opportunity to give her riding lessons and she picked up on the lessons quickly. It was no surprise that by her 12th turnday she wanted to follow in the steps of her family as a Beastcrafter. Her father had her apprenticed to a Journeyman Beastcrafter by the name of Codel. Codel was a tough taskmaster but she learned quickly and not just about runners. He taught her the basics of every local pernese animals as well as there habits and behavior.
Information about Kayda (deceased)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Sunayith
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Sunayith is on the smaller side for a green at a total of 22 feet in length from muzzle to tail. Her muzzle is narrow and streamline and comes to a gently rounded tip. A smooth sheen of ivy green flows up her muzzle to stop just short of her eyeridges. Dark hunter green eyeridges overshadow her narrow almond-shaped eyes that change color depending on how she feels. Near the back of her head are two ivy green head knobs that are short and delicate. Her neck is long and slender, mostly an ivy green in color with light speckles of spring green along the sides. Running from the back of her head to the base of her shoulders is a set of small triangular neckridges that are ivy green in coloration. Her shoulders are narrow and slightly bony and are a solid sheen of ivy green with dark streaks of hunter green. Her front legs are long and slightly lanky with a light ivy green hue that flows from the top of the leg down past the ankles. Her front feet are a dark hunter green in coloration, both front feet sporting a set of razor sharp claws that have a slightly serrated edge. A smooth sheen of spring green can be seen upon her belly, though it soon lightens to a ivy green upon her sides. Her wings can be considered to be medium, falling in between being long and narrow and short and broad. The tops of her wings are a light ivy green in color, striped with bands of pine needle green along the trailing edges. The undersides of her wings are a plain pine needle green in color. Her hind legs are a light ivy green in color, speckled with spring green spots. Her hind feet sport a set of ivy green claws that have a jagged edge. Last but not least is her long tail, which is a little over half the length of her body. Her tail is a light ivy green in color, with a single pine needle green streak that runs for the base of her tail all the way to the very tip.
Personality: Sunayith may look like a meek quiet dragon from a distance, but those who spend any time with her know that is far from the truth. She's a spirited young green who has strict expectations of those around her. Usually the expectations are simple such as politely moving aside when she passes or a compliment from males. Those who do not meet her expectations are simply ignored. Sunayith obeys orders readily enough but often questions her rider as to why she must do certain things. She's not quite so trusting as her rider and tends to choose those she keeps company with more carefully. She has an unusual talent for reading the body language of other people and dragons and can usually tell how they are feeling by doing so. She will usually warn her rider if someone seems angry or upset with her. When it comes to flights she tends to favor male dragons of those her rider knows or have made themselves stand out from other males personality-wise.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Sunayith is a very agile little green that is very good at turning sharply, which helps to protect her when fighting thread. Like a lot of the smaller greens she does lack in endurance. Her flame is of medium length and intense, more than making up for her lack of endurance.
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