Character type: Candidate
Appearance: Norcia (pronounced "Norsha") is tall and slender. She has bright red hair which is somewhat wavy but spends most of its time in a long braid down her back. At the rare times she leaves it down, it's stunning. Her skin is pale and burns rather easily; she ignores that fact and is often outside with her animals. As a result, she has quite a few freckles on her arms and a few on her face. Her eyes are much like her brother G'rod's, except they have less green in them and tend more toward pale blue.
Personality: Despite her "fiery" appearance, Norcia is normally quiet. She looks with longing at social events like Gathers, but is too shy to join. She remains shy until she really knows someone. When she does open, up her natural perkiness comes to the front and her chattering can get annoying. Norcia has no temper to speak or but when she makes up her mind about something, she can be very stubborn (but in a quiet way). She is also an idealist. She has been a vegetarian since she was eight. When her brother G'rod asked her how she was going to be a dragonrider when dragons ate only meat, she shook her head stubbornly and ignored him. Norcia is very good at ignoring what she doesn't want to believe. Her view of life is somewhat unrealistic. *understatment alert!*
History: She was born in Forest Edge Hold to a Healer and a smithcrafter. Both she and her brother had a strong interest in animals, though he was more realistic about it and realized that it's natural for animals to die and you shouldn't name herdbeasts. Norcia was eight when she first witnessed the butchering of a herdbeast. The beast had been one she'd fed every day when it was a calf. Her parents tried to explain that it was part of life and they had to eat, but Norcia refused to listen. She didn't to speak to her father and brother for several days and never ate meat after that. She was never close to her father afterward, and began to hate him when he had to kill the runner she considered hers during the famine.
Information about Norcia's pets
Pet Name: Bant
Pet Type: Brown flit
Appearance: Bant is very large for a brown, competing with the smaller bronzes in size. The effect is increased by his reddish color, so much that he can be mistaken for a dirty bronze at times.
Personality: He is arrogant and bold, often getting into trouble and bragging about it to the other flits.
Second Pet Name: Saya
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Saya is tiny and bright, putting one in mind of
Personality: Saya is a little shy at times. She is very affectionate toward the people she knows,
Information about Norcia's craft
Norcia is a candidate. Her colour preference is Gold, Blue, Green
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