Character type: Dragonhealer
Appearance: Birthing day: 4th day of the 11th month
Personality: Kymanis used to be referred to as ‘cold’ or ‘distant’ as a younger woman. She never said anything unless she decided it was worth saying, so hardly said anything at all- at least to people she didn’t know very well. This gave the wrong impression of her being barely worth talking to, when in fact she was just a little quiet, thoughtful and reserved. She had a small group of friends who knew her well enough to see her true personality, and over the turns they encouraged her to become more friendly, confident and passionate.
History: Kymanis was born and raised in Ista Weyr. She soon came to consider her foster mother more of a parent than her mother and father by birth, a greenrider called Azkaryn and brownrider K’mis. Azkaryn was renowned for her promiscuous habits, and Kymanis was the oldest of nine siblings eventually born from the greenrider. Spending most of her time in the crèche, Kymanis developed a quiet, independent personality her playmates and siblings found hard to interact with. Subject to isolation from an early age, Kymanis turned to the creatures that seemed to love her- fire-lizards. She was never unhappy while she had fire-lizards to play with and talk to, and despite relations with the other children becoming almost non-existent, the child Kymanis was content.
Information about Kymanis's pets
Pet Name: Treau (pronounced Tray-ooh)
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Treau is a *very* big brown, rivaling small wild bronzes in size. He barely fits on Kymanis’ shoulder, but would never even dream of perching anywhere else. His hide is even more surprising than his size, as Treau is a dark tan colour that darkens to a light but rich walnut down his head, neck, wings and tail. This gives him the appearance of a brown that an artist decided to one day run his brush down. His belly darkens slightly too, but not with the same distinction.
Personality: This is a brown that actually *thinks* he’s a bronze- or at least he acts like one. Whether it’s a result of his size, or the effect of being the most loved of all the flits that adore his pet, is unknown. It’s just obvious, even on acquaintances, that Treau has decided he has authority typical of a bronze. He’s arrogant and courageous, yet has such adoration for Kymanis that he’ll do anything she asks without hesitation.
Second Pet Name: Gelfi (pronounced Gel-fee)
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Although Gelfi is a callamere blue he's very small for a flit of his breed, and is only the size of an average wild blue flit. His hide is mostly a baby blue colour, a shade which spreads from head to tail, but darkens at the tips of his wings to a cornflower blue shade.
Personality: Gelfi is also painfully adorable in personality. He's gentle, playful, perceptive and extremely tactile. He won't hesitate to welcome some one by fluttering over to them and rubbing his head against their cheek, whether they be a stranger or a familiar acquaintance. Most of the time Kymanis is examining a dragon or fellow firelizard, Gelfi makes a successful distraction without realising it, often seeking to covert the person's attention with many creels and much rubbing. A lover of caresses and a devotee to loving, any one would be hard pressed to find a more adorable and friendly flit than Gelfi.
Information about Kymanis's craft
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