Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Kyrinal is a pretty girl. Long black silky hair, soft dark brown eyes, skin almost as dark, and a small, (just a tiny bit over 5' tall), slight figure. And it's a good job she's pretty.. because, well, she's an airhead.
Personality: It doesn't seem to be that she *couldn't* think. There's a brain in there, but even were someone to belt the urge to use it into her it would most
History: She's the daughter of a very minor Holder, and under normal circumstances would probably never have been allowed the time and leisure to develop such habits. However she was fostered to a second cousin, who owned a much larger, richer Hold. The couple had three sons of their own, and so when this pretty little girl came to them they smiled on her and spoilt her terribly. Too much for her actually to grow up much use to anyone in fact. Kyrinal's parents aren't rich enough to provide much of a dowry for their daughter, which means that as things go she should have ended up married as some cotholders wife. However, her foster-mother cried and wrung her hands at the thought of her spoilt little darling having to do work to keep the Hold going. I mean, washing and cooking and the like should be left to drudges not to her baby.
Information about Kyrinal's dragon
Dragon Name: Xubereth
Age: 18 Months
Wing (Weyrling Group): Direflame
Appearance: Xubereth will always be small and thin, sometimes too thin, unless the herds are fat and your mind attentive. She burns so much energy simply being herself that putting on extra weight would take a concerted effort. Despite this, her hide is healthy and her form good, though the size of her hands and feet at the end of her growth will hint that she might have been a bit larger-- or perhaps she just has large hands and feet. Her color is medium leaning towards dark, with constellations of pale green starbursts mapped across her body. Scars she acquires, and she'll manage quite a few, will add to nightscape as they fade from angry green, to pale, to silver. She'll be rather proud of them, though she'll soon cease to care how they came about, and she'll be similarly proud of the ones you'll carry after a taste of life with her. You don't mind a little pain, do you?
Personality: The life of a dragon and her rider during a Pass is often short and abruptly ended. Xubereth must have been born knowing this on some deep, unconscious level, for she is determined to live every moment of life as if it were her last. What happened yesterday is as inconsequential as what may happen the next day. There _is_ no tomorrow, as far as she's concerned, no plans to be made, nothing to save herself for. Every second must be met with love worthy of the precious thing it is, held onto and explored to his fullest measure. Eating is not something one does to live-- the experience itself is reason enough for life. Sleeping, flying, mating, breathing are all just
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Xubereth has a huge imagination for a dragon. Always she is full of 'what if', and leads Kyrinal a merry chase. At the same time, she is strong in her sense of joy, of the moment, and helps the other Weyrlings to enjoy life, just because *she* is doing it so much.
Information about Kyrinal's craft
Craft: Apprentice Harper
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