Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Mariah is a fiery redhead, with bright green eyes that do nothing to hide her emotions. She tends to keep her hair shoulder length, long enough to be tied or braided back, but short enough that it isn’t a pain to take care of. Standing at 5’8” with a frame that can only be described as lithe, she stands with a confidence in her abilities that hasn’t been shaken by the number of times she has ended up in the infirmary. She has an impressive number of scars for a rider who has thus far managed to avoid getting scored, and she tends keeps most of them covered, the one on her forehead on one on her cheekbone there isn’t much she can, or is willing, to do, to hide those but most are on her arms and torso.
Personality: Mariah has a temper to match her hair. She is the most loyal friend or most dedicated enemy you could make and never forgets a face. Due to a slight perfectionist streak, she takes insults, direct, implied, or imaginary much too seriously and feels very guilty if she believes that she has failed to meet the expectations or needs of a friend. She is one of the best swordswomen around and knows at least a little about most other common weapons. She is not one to shy away from a fight, and instead tends to meet them with a “Bring it” attitude. She does tend to get a little twitchy in crowds or alone in the dark and it is not uncommon for her to wake up from nightmares.
History: Mariah was born at the Harper Hall to a master Harper and master Healer. She had two younger sisters and an older brother. She always was the troublemaker of the family but always owned up to her actions no matter what punishment was given.... including the time when she had led some of the other younger kids on a quest to make a brown dragon "more prettyful". Her parents when told she wanted to take up the blade decided that that was preferable to boxing or racing and started her on that when she was 8 little knowing that she had inserted herself into the other activities already. After a while she became more mature and responsible. Mariah became an apprentice in the Harper crafthall and was searched just a few short turns before she was able to become a journeywoman.
Information about Mariah's dragon
Dragon Name: Quineth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Quineth has a forest green hide that seems to lighten out towards, and on her wings so that if the light hits them just right they are almost a dark teal. She is also a bit small compared to the other clutchmates of her color. But she holds the view that they are just too big.
Personality: Quineth has a loving and forgiving personality. She is, Like Mariah, very loyal but tends to control her temper better. Quineth takes the more relaxed view towards life...unless she's playing...then she's extremely hyperactive...but it takes a lot to get her stressed. As she's gotten older she's developed a bit of a matenal attitude towards Mariah, especially when the rider is feeling down or overwhelmed. She'd probably extend this mothering attitude to any weyrling pair that needed it, though she's more likely to play with the babies than spend a lot of time succoring them.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Due to her small size Quineth is graceful in the air but she also has to take more breaks because she has less stamina. Quineth also has the slight embarrassment of being nearly mute...so her bugles sound more like squeaks as she's gotten older, she's compensated for this by being more expressive with her speech, she will add the triumphant or angered emotions to her thoughts rather than relying on sound to convey them for her.
Information about Mariah's craft
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