Name Pronounced: Mah-rah
Appearance: Medium brown hair with sun-bleached strands scattered throughout depending on the season and strength of the sun, usually held in a simple runnertail. It is almost the only thing you will see Mahraa do with her hair. She stands at a respectable height of 5'7" and has the lean, toned frame to match that marks her automatically as a dragonrider, even without her flight gear or knots.
Personality: Mahraa is a genuinely happy person. It is not a forced act, as she doesn't view her blindness as a disability or inhibitor in any way, shape, or form. If anything, she delights in shocking people with it. Through fire lizard and dragon, she has no troubles interpreting the people and happenings around her, which can be disconcerting to those not used to it. Her eyes do not focus, but she looks at someone when she speaks to them, finding it rude not to at least make the effort if she knows where they are in relation to herself.
History: Born in a small cot hold beholden to Telgar Hold proper, Mahraa grew up learning the ways of farming. She delighted in the few glimpses she caught of flaming dragons in the distance before she was pulled into the hold and the metal doors barred, and would often play as dragonriders with her siblings.
Information about Mahraa's pets
Pet Name: Sight
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Sight is a mid-sized brown of varying tones. He often blends in with the mellow tones of Mahraa's clothing, darker shades of deep chocolate brown moving smoothly into lighter areas. His wings and tail are well proportioned, and he almost always has his tail twined about Mahraa's neck while he clutches at his pad on her shoulder.
Personality: Sight is a faithful fire lizard, well trained and happy to act as another set of eyes to his friend. His steadfastness in his duty is odd for a brown lizard, but he would much rather hiss and scratch the hand of the Weyrwoman than detatch himself from Mahraa whilst she is inside and dependant on him.
Second Pet Name: Out of Sight
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Out'll be large for a green. Her length rivals that of a blue and her build smacks of a fat bellied blue. Her coloring ranges wildly over the spectrum of green. Her head alone is four different shades of the stuff.
Personality: Out is lazy beyond belief. She believes she is the Queen of All She Surveys and that it is every one's duty to cater to her. When she's grown she'll be so lazy that most of her time will be spent lying about, whether on her pet's bed, a sunny spot, or her pet's shoulder. Out will put up a fight any time she has to do any kind of actual work. She'll only wish to be left alone to her own devises.
Information about Mahraa's dragon
Dragon Name: Aetheoth
Wing (Weyrling Group): MountainStars
Appearance: Aetheoth is a very well-proportioned blue, having wings, tail, neck, and head all in proper lengths according to his torso. He is a rich harper blue, fading a bit around the classic color points of muzzle, tail fork, and wing tips. His muscles play well underneath his hide despite the lack of drills since he and Mahraa are always enjoying their time together through straight flights. One long threadscore puckers the hide from the top of his left haunch down a handspan or two from one of the pair's few outings into Fall to deliver firestone. Other signs of scoring over the years bear testimate to his stubborn fighting style.
Personality: Aetheoth is a sensitive blue, and would be good for Searching if his rider were up to it. More than anything holding them back is the tenseness non-weyrfolk seem to feel around his rider, though he doesn't understand why. He has a sensitive mind, and often spends time on the Rim people watching. Much of the rest of his time is spent in avid conversation with other dragons or in the enjoyment of fire lizard company. Aetheoth is an eager dragon, always ready to race or play. He is not particularly flirtacious and rarely chases, which Mahraa tells his is due to old age.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Aetheoth is a very determined dragon, no doubt influenced by his rider. He can be as stubborn as she is during a fall, though, and may not duck out for numbweed unless forced by the wingleader.
Information about Mahraa's craft
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