Name Pronounced: TAH-vee
Appearance: At just under five and a half feet tall, Tavi is slender and compact. Her body is moderately curvy, but in a way that makes one think of a sleek feline rather than a graceful swan. She’s stronger than she looks, though, and has the Smithcraft knots to prove it. Tavi has quick, capable hands, with tapered fingers, suited to precise work. Her face might be quite pretty, with medium-brown eyes, rounded lines, and a shapely nose and mouth; however, her features are tempered by a look of perpetual guardedness. Her face is set in a neutral expression, while her eyes bore into a person, seeking to find out whether they are friend or foe. Her stance reflects readiness to fight or flee at any moment, should the need arise. She doesn’t talk much more than is necessary. Approaching Tavi, one gets the sense that she is evaluating you as a potential threat.
Personality: Although Tavi tends to come across as aloof or even hostile, the truth is that she’s just very shy. In spite of her prickly shell, she is intelligent and inquisitive, and has a dry, sardonic sense of humor. When not in defensive mode, she’s quite easygoing, with a philosophical, live-and-let-live outlook on life. She is also resourceful and very determined, however – some would say stubborn – and if provoked can display a cold fury that seems at odds with her otherwise quiet nature.
History: Tavi is the only child of Kelan and Brinsa, both from Ista. Brinsa was born in a cothold and Searched to Ista Weyr as a teen. She spent several years as a Candidate, and during that time met and fell in love with Kelan, a weyrbred boy apprenticed to a local woodcrafter. As Hatching after Hatching went by, Brinsa decided she’d be happier elsewhere. She and Kelan were handfasted, and the pair moved to Lemos, where he was to complete his apprenticeship at the Woodcrafthall. By the time Kelan walked the tables, they had a four-Turn-old daughter.
Information about Tavi's pets
Pet Name: Nalani
Pet Type: Gold Firelizard
Appearance: Nalani is a Callamere gold, and it shows. She is very well proportioned, with a deep chest; slender, supple body; and shapely limbs. Her neck and tail are both long, though not overly so, and her wings are almost perfectly balanced between length and breadth. Her coloration is a bright, classic gold: Imagine the sun striking gold coins through the water of a shallow lagoon, and you have the shade of Nalani's hide. This fades to a considerably paler color on the trailing edges of her wings and the last third of her tail, as well as an indistinct, roughly diamond-shaped patch on her chest, extending up the front of her neck.
Personality: Much like certain felines, Nalani sees herself as a sort of owner/ruler/mother to those around her, especially her bonded. While not truly spoiled, she has a definite sense of entitlement, and doesn't hesitate to make her wishes known. She is a queen, and she expects the reverence due her station. She loves to perch in sunny places, posed like a sphinx with her neck arched, showing herself off to anyone who passes by. She will deign to perform errands, but becomes quite huffy if her service isn't acknowledged with praise or a treat of some sort. Above all, she tries to maintain her dignity. Despite all this, she has a strong maternal and protective streak, and is very affectionate with the few people she considers worth the trouble. Her response to strangers ranges from uninterested to coldly tolerant, but she is rarely actually hostile unless she perceives a threat.
Information about Tavi's craft
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