Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Birthing Day - (11-08)
Personality: Shalta likes to live on the dangerous side. Always into mischief, there is never a dull moment with her. Sort of a 'class clown', Shalta can turn anything into a joke. She enjoys making people laugh and prides herself for doing so. She tends to get annoying sometimes, okay, a lot of times, but her sense of humor and wild side usually get her through.
History: Shalta was born to a Trader mother and father. They both owned a trading caravan that roamed across the Northern Continent. It wasn't a very large, nor well known caravan, but they managed a living. They usually showed up at the major Gathers and such, with a wide variety of oddities. Clothes, fabrics, jewelry, some small furniture, some wines, boots, etc. were just some of the things they sold.
Information about Shalta's pets
Pet Name: Jade
Pet Type: Green Fire-lizard
Appearance: Jade has, you guessed it, jade colored hide. Although somewhat darker on her underside and wing membranes, the rest of her is the light, almost milky, green. She is a normal sized green, with a slighty bigger than average wingspan. Her tail is a bit long, but it goes well with her wings.
Personality: Just like her pet, Jade is very mischievous. She gets into all sorts of things and especially loves anything shiny. She is extremely attached to Shalta and rarely leaves her side unless told to. Life is all fun and games to Jade, and she doesn't take well to 'serious' situations.
Second Pet Name: Ziv
Pet Type: Callamere Bronze Fire-lizard
Appearance: Even though still young, Ziv is quite big. He's already as big as Jade and still growing. His hide is a very light bronze and almost looks gold. In the light, it shines with amazing radiance.
Personality: Ziv is a smart little fellow and though the younger one, usually has to keep Jade in line. He's quite shy and rarely goes anywhere without Shalta or Jade accompanying him.
Information about Shalta's dragon
Dragon Name: Wiquenth
Age: 18 months
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: There was never a more beautiful green hatchling to grace the Hatching sands at Arolos Weyr. She's breathtaking with her emerald green hide so richly green it rivals the most beautiful emerald gem in any jeweler's cache. Wiquenth unfolds herself from her shell and is a delicate beauty from the moment she uncurls her long tail, her long neck and brings forth her majestic wedge-shaped head. Opening her beautiful deep blue whirling eyes anyone watching this hatchling make her way into the world will be mesmerized by her incredible grace.
Personality: Wiquenth's beauty is truly only skin deep. She knows she is gorgeous and doesn't hesitate in the least to let anyone know it. In fact, Wiquenth will go out of her way to make sure others think she is the most beautiful green in all the land. She'll force her lifemate to bath her in the warmest waters using the softest soapsand- perfumed if you please. Only scented oil pleases her into contentment, though it's not easy coming by scented oil in the copious amounts she wants- especially for a Weyrling. While most dragons detest any sort of ~clothing~, their hide being all they need, Wiquenth actually doesn't mind adorning herself with a little shiny raiment. She likes shiny cloth and the first time she sees a shimmer gauzy gold cotton-silk dress she will inform her lifemate that she ~must~ have some.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: As she ages, Wiquenth may have a tendency to pick on the younger greens, especially if anyone dares to say one of them is fairer than she. She wants to be the prettiest of them all forever, and may go to great lengths to see to that end.
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