Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: At 5' 8" she has a plumpness in hips and stomach due to heredity rather than laziness. Krystuh has dirty blond hair to the small of her back and prefers to wear it up in a braid. She has a ship fish tattoo on her right shoulder blade, and recently got a dragon tattoo above her left breast that is an identical image of her new blue Padraith intended to keep her dragon close to her heart at all times. She has hazel eyes bordering on grey which gleam and sparkle in even the dimmest of light, giving her a kindness that makes people want to introduce themselves.
Personality: She is very shy with strangers but is very open with close friends and acquaintances alike. She ikes to be considered smart, but is sometimes stressed with helping many people at a time with their problems. Krystuh tries to help people whenever possible and likes the feel of a job well done. She finds many things amusing and is almost always seen laughing and, although she can take things too personally from time to time, she generally manages to retain her objective point of view. Almost always in need of something to do, she finishes her work quickly due to total concentration. Due to the need to have something to do, she is always doing things with her hands whether its picking things up or just moving them from place to place.
History: Father, Randall, ran off with another woman upon learning of her mother's pregnancy leaving her mother to care for their herd of runnerbeasts. Mother, Kimby, died when Krystuh was 14 training a runner which Krystuh later trained and named after her mother. Shortly after the training of Kimby, Krystuh was fostered to a family where the father refused to acknowledge her at the age of 15. All she was allowed to do were the chores no one wanted to do and any people she tried to befriend were encouraged to ignore her. When she broke her arm after being carelessly pushed down a flight of stairs by her foster brother, her foster father refused to send her to have it mended by the healer and it healed slightly crooked. Krystuh ran away with Kimby not knowing what she would do, never even considering going to a weyr afraid that they'd just send her back to her foster family where she would be beaten for fleeing.
Information about Krystuh's pets
Pet Name: Zurga
Pet Type: green firelizard
Appearance: Zurga, being of dark forest green in shade, has a scar on her right wing from her traumatic first moments as a hatchling. She also has a part of a wing tip missing, presumably from a dive bomb attack by a wherry before Krystuh intervened. On top of the forest green is a lighter green that borders on brown as it descends down to the tip of her tail and feet.
Personality: Zurga hisses at any females(human)that come near her pet, but will croon piteously at any passing male(human)until he pats her or is quieted by Krystuh. She loves flying and doing acrobatic scenes in the air above Krystuh as she refuses to be alone. Zurga's eyes spin a lazy blue when she is happy and hums loudly in Krystuh's hair while her tail is wrapped around her throat. She loves to swim with her pet, and also loves to sing when Krystuh does.
Second Pet Name: Kimby
Pet Type: dunn runner beast
Appearance: A dunn color, light to medium tan with a black dorsal stripe. Kimby has a white strip down her nose and 2 white socks. Her black tail and mane end in white tips and she has a darker brown almost black spot on her right cheek, just below her ear.
Personality: She shies at many things but is extremely sure footed on a trail. Kimby likes to gallop and haul loads to a gather where she knows she won't be sold like the others.
Third Pet Name: Squirt
Pet Type: calico feline
Appearance: Like the regular calico felines, only she has grey instead of black and has a lighter shade of orange. She is mostly white with a grey nose and tail tip. She has an extra toe on her left front paw, a deformity that Krystuh loves.
Personality: Squirt climbs onto Krystuh's back and shoulders after she bathes and rubs her face and head into her wet hair. Every time someone she knows sneezes, she meows her sympathy. Every now and then, she'll pretend she's hunting wherries and will pounce on anything within range.
Information about Krystuh's dragon
Dragon Name: Padraith
Age: 5 turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): MountainStars
Appearance: Egg - Field Of Green Egg: 'Tis a fine soft spring day, laddie ... or at least that's what this egg suggests, with its green shell dappled with gold and looking like nothing so much as sun shining on a grassy field. Those who spend time looking at this egg get a sense of unity - of several things joining together to make a greater whole ... though it's perhaps beyond the ken of many people without a more thorough explanation. However, everybody can agree that this egg seems particularly lucky somehow.
Personality: Even more peaceful than most dragons, Padraith (Puh-drai-ith) would most likely try to talk Thread into not falling, if he thought it would do any good. In any case, he prefers to have his lifemate talk out problems, rather than resorting to fisticuffs, and is prone to get upset at violence. Unless, however, said violence is being inflicted upon tunnelsnakes, which Padraith has an almost pathological hatred of - he will not suffer one to live in his presence, doing everything he can to destroy it, or at the very least drive it out. His distaste of violence doesn't extend to herdbeasts, fortunately... though he does try to minimize the terror and pain inflicted upon it. For some reason, he tends to pause for a moment before eating, to give thanks to the creature who gave its life for him.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Padraith is a very understanding dragon. He will be a slow learner at first, but will catch on and excel quickly. His medium build will make him agile in flight and save his and his lifemate's hides from thread scoring many a time.
Information about Krystuh's craft
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