Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Nixa is tall to the point of being gangling, wih long, wiry but strong limbs. She is a tad too thin - but not dangerously so, with quite a boyish figure. Her hair is of a soft, hazel brown, straighter than a ruler, cut to an elbow length bob, which is usually tied back. Her eyes are dark, dark blue, and pleasantly soulful, with a wicked twinkle. She is fair to look upon, but not remarkably beautiful - her eyes seem slightly too large for her heart-shaped face, and her feet are too large. Conversely, she has very small, dainty childlike hands. Almost always smiling, and this is the look that suits her best, especially teamed with the impish twinkle in her eyes, which can be quite alluring. To some at least (yes, N'cull, this means you!).
Personality: To many adults, Nixa seems old for her age, having spent a lot of time studying and reading before joining the weyr, and can sometimes astound people with her depth of perception. She strongly belives that hardwork pays off - even if she doesn't enjoy doing it! A terrible lier, she loves a joke, even when it is at someone elses expense, and she is also often very self depreciating. She can be very diplomatic at times, helping others to solve their problems, whilst ignoring her own, which can lead her into trouble sometimes. She gives compliments fast and free, but does not accept them well, often becoming shy. She does not take insults well either though, not being quick to anger, but on occasion, she has been known to snap suddenly into a fit of passionate rage...She has a lot of respect for authority (if a dragonrider were to ask her to jump, she would ask how high) and will do her best to carry out any request asked of her. Unfortunately, this makes her not a great leader, as she prefers to complete the orders of others given to her, rather than issuing them herself, though this makes her an excellent second in command in many a situation as she is very loyal. She is very gentle,loving and sweet generally speaking, protective over those she loves, but with a defensive sense of humour that can sometimes make her seem a little distant.
History: Nixa was born in Fort hold, to a journeyman harper and his wife, who she was named after. Sadly for Nixa and her father, her mother died in childbirth, and she grew up roving between holds and weyrs in the North with her father. He depserately wanted her to become a harper, like himself. However, Nixa has no sense of rhythm, and, though she loves singing, she has a terrible ear for pitch, and her father's wish never had a real chance of coming true. No matter how hard she tried, she had no skill with any of her father's instruments, and consequently, he became a little distant to her, more like a teacher than a father, and she began to retreat inside herself, preferring to read alone than play with the other children in hold and weyr. When she was fourteen turns old, she and her father passed through Arolos weyr, and she fell in love with the place (not to mention some of the more handsome dragonriders she saw whilst there!). Unbeknownst to her, it was Nixa's fate to return there two years later, not as the daughter of a travelling harper, but as a candidate. Life in the weyr has been very benifical to Nixa, and she has gradually begun to come out of her shell to adapt to the lifestyle of the weyr...More recently, Nixa's father died in an accident, falling from a runner, leaving her orphanned, with only an uncle in Fort Weyr and a cousin who has recently arrived in Arolos as family.
Information about Nixa's pets
Pet Name: Blythe
Pet Type: Firelizard
Appearance: Blythe is a happy-medium sized Callamere Green firelizard - she is not big, but she isn't small either! She is of a rich, grassy emerald green, wirey but strong.
Personality: Blythe is just that - blithe. She is as happy-go-lucky as it is possible to be, and will accept attention/food from anyone and everyone. She is quite energetic and lively - she can mve at a fair pace when she wants to, and she is quite intelligent for her colour. Very protective of those she knows, she is quite a sweet little flit!
Information about Nixa's dragon
Dragon Name: Amitolath
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: Amitolath's hide is a beautiful bright green, green as the grass after the first rains. She is a truly darling little green, tiny and dainty, suffering less from dry hide than the other dragonets, seeming practically perfect in every way. Occasional patterns of various green shades decorate her hide, giving it an effect that observers may occasionally stop just to stare at. She's an artist's dream of what a green
Personality: It's a shame that she seems to have been given that beauty in exchange for any brains. Amitolath isn't *lazy* - she really does try hard - but her brightness is all in her hide rather than her mind. The simplest things are
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: A little slow of wit, Amitolath's only fault is that she doesn't share her rider's mental agility! Otherwise, she is a little young to tell....
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