Name Pronounced: Nai-lah
Appearance: Nyla is 5' 9" and has a trim, athletic build. During weyrling training, she began packing on extra muscle, making her lean and strong. She has a light tan from being outside often, and is prone to sunburns on her face in the hottest months. There are several scars on her from various childhood incidents, the most prominent being a crescent-shaped scar on the inside of her left foot. Her hands are notably calloused and strong.
Personality: Nyla has had discipline driven into her from a young age. She values hard work and dedication, and will give one hundred and ten percent to any task assigned to her. While serious when working, she is quite easygoing and friendly, open to all people. There is definitely a good amount of cheer and playfulness in the woman, and she isn’t afraid to tease even strangers. Patient, loyal, and calm, she could make a good friend or teacher, and has a great capacity for love. While a bit of a flirt, she can be very faithful to any woman who captures her affection.
Information about Nyla's pets
Pet Name: Sprint
Pet Type: Runner
Appearance: Sprint is a runty, sad-looking white runnerbeast. He is rather ungainly to behold, with a large head, ratty tail, and tiny ears. Most would call him ugly, and that would be a correct description indeed. Nyla prefers to call him “unconventionally beautiful.” There is a splotch of pink on his nose, between his nostrils, and a faint sheen of silver in his mane and tail.
Personality: Sprint's personality matches his ugliness. He is ill-tempered and difficult to handle. It seems that Nyla is the only person he somewhat likes, and even she has to be careful of his teeth and hooves.
Second Pet Name: Snake
Pet Type: Canine
Appearance: Snake is an old mongrel herding canine, stocky and big. He has a shaggy brown coat and pointed ears. His eyes are mismatched blue and brown.
Personality: Snake is friendly and affectionate, and seems to have a special liking for Nyla, though he belongs to the Hold. He likes to run alongside Nyla and Sprint when they are working in the fields together.
Information about Nyla's dragon
Dragon Name: Mereeoth
Age: 11 Months
Wing (Weyrling Group): Death Defiers
Appearance: Is that a real blue or a brown with a blue hide? Mereeoth is a big blue, 30 meters long and 7.5 meters tall, with a wingspan of 45 meters. His body is nearly perfectly proportioned as well, not overly muscular and yet not skinny either. He has just the right amount of muscle on him, particularly in his chest and haunches. He has a lustrous, deep sapphire hide, with no markings. His wings are the lightest shade of his body, a dark sky blue. He is certainly a handsome fellow, and has yet to be marred by Threadfall and other accidents.
Personality: Mereeoth knows he’s an exceptional blue and he isn’t afraid to use his looks, combined with a healthy dose of charm, to woo the ladies. Composing love poems to their wings, to the way the light glimmers of their hide, Mereeoth is an expert at love... though not necessarily an expert at loyalty. He never sets out to break hearts, but he is always looking for the next lovely face. It will take an exceptional female to keep him devoted. His rider’s tendency to be loyal to one partner at a time seems to have no effect on him, though that might change if she finds a weyrmate someday.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Strengths: Mereeoth’s size makes him a powerful flier. He is agile and fairly fast, though maybe not as much as his smaller brothers and sisters. His courage is matched by few, and he is stubborn as all hell. If nobility is a strength, he has it. The blue is courteous and polite, and is of the opinion that all dragons deserve the same amount of initial respect, and must earn more. He is a loyal friend.
Information about Nyla's craft
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