Character type: Harper
Appearance: Sariya, at first glance, appears to be no more than twelve. Upon closer inspection, however, one would see that Sariya is indeed older. She is a thin, quiet sort of girl, with a snub nose and gray eyes that dance with merriment at a good joke. Her brunette hair falls just below her shoulders and is very thick. Sariya has a birthmark in the middle of her right palm, which she usually hides from other people because she is ashamed of her "defect", as she calls it.
Personality: Sariya is of a shy demeanor, and she usually speaks only to people she trusts. She loves to learn and write songs, especially songs from the sea. As a girl, Sariya was told wonderful stories of the sea from her sea-faring brother, who began training as a harper, but ran away from the Hall, fearing failure. He told Sariya that if she went to the Hall, she would be sent back immediately. Itching to prove to her brother that she DID have talent, Sariya began her training at the age of 16, easily becoming one of the best in her classes, although she has yet to see the rank of senior apprentice. She hopes to be promoted soon.
History: When Sariya was 13, her parents were murdered by evil Tunnelsnakes. She and her surviving siblings were taken in by their aunt at a neighboring hold. Ever since, Sariya has been very suspicious of all strangers. On a rare visit from her brother when Sariya was 15, he gave her something that she treasured: a green fire lizard egg that he had found in a coastal clutch. He had given the rest to the Lord Holder, but he managed to procure one for Sariya. When the egg hatched and Impression occurred, Sariya found herself in charge of a mischevious fire lizard that she named Twitter. Twitter is Sariya's constant companion, and reminds her of her brother, who loved to play pranks on her.
Information about Sariya's pets
Pet Name: Twitter (MIA)
Pet Type: Green Flit
Appearance: Twitter is a small, emerald green flit. She has a rather long tail and is very proud of it.
Personality: Twitter adores Sariya to death, and would probably give her life up to save her pet if she had to. But Twitter is full of life and loves to play tricks on her, such as stealing her food.
Second Pet Name: Amenia
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Amenia is a scrawny little feline that Sariya purchased at a recent Gather. She is a gorgeous shade of gray, with some tabby ghostmarkings.
Personality: Amenia is small but spunky, and adores her owner. She is careful to stay out of the way of other apprentices, but when she is alone with Twitter and Sariya, Amenia will be quick to lie on Sariya's lap, purring. When Sariya is away taking lessons, Twitter will be her chosen "pillow".
Information about Sariya's craft
Craft: Harper (apprentice)
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