Name Pronounced: Sah-REE-kah
Appearance: Petite, Sarika is as feminine looking as they come. At fifteen turns, this red head out does several riders in curviness. Still slightly awkward as puberty came a bit early for her, Sarika’s legs look a bit gangly for her but eventually, her proportions will work themselves out. Sarika possesses greenish brown eyes that light up whenever she is in a good mood. The once long, now shoulder length red hair that grows from her head is always kept up in a tiny runner tail to prevent it from getting in the way.
Personality: One could rarely describe her as shy, Sarika is quite the contrary; she would make friends easily if perhaps she wasn't so outgoing and bluntly honest at the same time. Despite this, she is a very loyal friend, who would do anything to help those she cares for, and would go quite out of her way for anyone else, if they're kind enough.
History: Originating in Bitra Hold, this young woman didn’t fit in well for any number of reasons that she didn’t understand when she was sent away to be apprenticed at the Dolphincraft Hall under the protection of Arolos Weyr. During her childhood, before being sent away, Sarika’s experiences were fairly normal; crushes, arguments, chores, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary happened to her until she was unexpectedly apprenticed to the Dolphincraft Hall. When she arrived and got to know some of the dolphins, she fell in love and her dream of becoming a dolphineer began.
Information about Sarika's pets
Pet Name: Nourin (Noor-reen)
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Nourin (or Ree for short) is, quite frankly, an adorable kitten. Not that kittens often come any other way, but he has mastered the “look” of pure innocence. He will likely grow up to be of average size, although his yellow eyes will always look big for his face. He is similar to his mother, with white fur and tawny stripes though his stripes are much bolder. Even when he moves into feline adulthood, his face will always retain a youthful, happy, almost comedic expression; just one more endearing feature to this otherwise fairly average feline.
Personality: Coward might not be the best word for Ree, but it’s not far off. He will never be the kitten to run into a mess. He’s very tentative, approaching a curious object, even if it’s just a sock, as if it might leap at him at any moment. When he’s stroked and he’s not looking right at you, he might jump as if he had no idea you were anywhere nearby. But for all his skittishness, Ree is a loving feline, though he likely won’t be very outgoing except with his owner. He isn’t a particularly loud feline, but he does have a deep meow.
Information about Sarika's dragon
Dragon Name: Jarth
Age: 1 month
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: Surreal Sky Egg - At first glance, the Surreal Sky Egg is the colour of a burnished summer sky and comforting in what seems to be it's ordinariness. Closer examination tells a different story. Far from being ordinary, a swirling pattern spins over it's surface in constant complex motion. Always something new, ever more intricate fractal designs weave and dance in mesmerizing motion. With alarming regularity these build to stormshapes and then rapidly collpase back to a quiet normal blue. Touch the Surreal Sky Egg and you will be filled with a sense of wonder as if the answers to everything lie within your reach. It could overwhelm the unwary, confuse and bemuse but to the sharp of mind it promises a challenge and endless interest as shapes shift in the Surreal Sky blue of its surface.
Personality: In terms of personality, he is not so much aloof as laid back, and relatively unflappable, even if he has a predisposition for getting into unusual situations.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Jarth is a laid back blue who will roll with the punches and misfortune life sends his way. His motto will be "That figures." He is a large blue and will have more stamina than his smaller brethren, but will trade that for less agility. He will have a strong flame, but less than great aim.
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