Character type: Dragonrider
Personality: Once upon a time, back when she was a Candidate, Riola was a wall flower. She'd been told all her life that she was the "smart, but awkward" one of the family, and that her sister was the one that got all the looks and the charm. Pudgy and plain and shy, she believed them and played the part. She'd hang back, until she got to know someone. Then, she'd be a faithful friend, and a good listener.
History: The dutiful middle daughter of a dutiful middling cotholder, Riola would probably have lived her entire life out dutifully and never attracted much notice. But instead, she was Searched for the first clutch of eggs on the Arolos Hatching sands. Calenth cracked the shell and made her a part of the Stormhearts, and a dragonrider forever. Riola left her old life and old persona behind with the discarded eggshell and has never looked back.
Information about Riola's pets
Pet Name: Speck
Pet Type: Firelizard
Appearance: Speck is, frankly, the ugly little runt of a wild green's clutch. She's skinny, very undersized, and of poor conformation, with limbs that seem far too long and spidery to support her. Her only visually redeeming feature is her color. Speck is a dark, even avocado green, shading to a deep lime-peel green on her wing sails. Riola keeps her impeccably groomed, and Speck, for all her ugliness, is perfectly healthy so her hide has a glimmer and glow to it.
Personality: Speck is sweet, openly affectionate, and has a roaring case of kleptomania. Speck is easily attracted/distracted by... oooh SHINY things!.... and is always swooping down and making off with some bit of glitter. She's been known to snatch spoons from bowls, and hair clips from the heads of visiting Lords and Ladies.
Information about Riola's dragon
Dragon Name: Calenth
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: Calenth is the achingly blue color of autumn skies in the Northern half of the planet. His color shades to a deeper, ultramarine only in the creases and folds of his hide. Calenth is built along solid blue lines. He's well-formed but not a lithe, graceful dragon. All male and a little on the chunky side.
Personality: Calenth is as quiet and as unassuming as his rider is extroverted, but shares her keen intelligence and basic optimistic outlook on life. He likes the greens and chases often, not really minding if he's not successful. The chase is its own reward at times, along with the flirting before and afterwards. He has a close friendship with his longtime ledgemate, B'noten's Luruth.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Calenth has the average abilities of his color, though his conformation compromises his agility more than more gracefully built blues. He can fly a full Fall, but it's a stretch for him.
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