Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Tumali is of medium height but she looks very out of proportion with herself because of her long legs. She has silvery ash-blond hair, now cut to her jaw, and blue-green eyes. Her face, strangely, is tanned. She is striking rather than pretty and has quite a sweet singing voice which is usually very light whether she is speaking or singing. She half-smiles most of the time and rarely ever grins openly. Her high cheekbones make her look reserved. She likes move quickly most of the time and gets bored just walking from place to place but she is not clumsy enough to fall over things or bump into people more than very occasionally.
Personality: Despite her reserved look she is not really dignified and although she doesn't talk much she will always listen to what someone else is saying. She is almost fanatically loyal to her friends and family and she sometimes feels disorientated if there is no one she knows well around her. She worries almost constantly about her family unless she knows that they are somewhere completely safe. She has an understated sense of humour and is normally optimistic to the point of near insanity as long as she knows where she is and who she is with quite well! People that don't know her sometimes take her more silly comments seriously and get offended so she tries to be careful.
History: She was born to a brownrider(F'larn) from Telgar and a weaver(Corana) from the Hall at Telgar. Although she rarely saw her father and her mother's unmarried status caused a lot of gossip at first(she didn't let it be openly known that Tumali's father was a dragonrider for a long time) it has never bothered Tumali and she thinks that if someone does not want to be her friend because her mother does not seem respectable enough then they aren't worth it. This is partly where her mild 'anti-popular person' view came from. Her mother was a very skilled weaver but Tumali had very little aptitude for the Craft and her mother didn't push her. She was also told to go to the Harper Hall but that didn't work out either as one of the Masters was, for no apparent reason, prejudiced against her. Her firelizard was given to her as a Birthday present from her father and she is very fond of the little green that hatched. She was Searched for Telgar where she Stood twice and then asked if she could move to Arolos as her and her father were beginning to argue when ever they saw each other, rare as that was. She hoped that moving would stop their relationship from being completely destroyed as she was still very fond of him and she was his only child.
Information about Tumali's pets
Pet Name: Maera
Pet Type: Green firelizard
Appearance: Green firelizard
Personality: She is quite smart and very loyal to Tumali. She won't normally leave Tumali if she can help it. She can be trusted to carry most messages safely. She loves to flirt as long as it does not mean going far away from her pet and what she lacks in size she definitly makes up for in attitude! She is terrified of pillows and intensely dislikes lightning which sometimes quite upsets Tumali when she wants to watch it. She is still pretending to be jealous of Sacagath although she is now becoming very fond of the dragon, she just doesn't want to show it.
Information about Tumali's dragon
Dragon Name: Sacagath
Age: 18 months
Wing (Weyrling Group): MountainStars
Appearance: Sacagath is a large, sturdy green but with small wing sails. They aren't small enough to stop her flying at all but, nevertheless, she will still probably have difficulty in keeping up with her better-proportioned clutch mates in the sky. She is pine-needle green but with lighter, more grass green feet. Tumali thinks that she is, without doubt, the most beautiful dragon in the clutch but then she would anyway
Personality: Sacagath dislikes putting herself forward and is not very likely to show off to people other than her rider but she would almost always be willing to help another dragon if necessary. She prefers to support others rather than leading herself and dislikes confrontations between anyone. She likes to be familiar with her surroundings and will be aware, asleep or not, of any change. She finds sleeping difficult anyway with something unknown nearby. This also makes her very curious!
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Very little stamina, quite agile
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