Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Val stands about 5'5" tall, and is of average build. Some would even say *very* well-built. She has piercing blue-green eyes, and her hair is deep red, hanging in bouncing waves to just past her waist.
Personality: Once dour and mean-spirited, Val now is much happier, since her last-chance Impression to blue Seveglesth. She's more open, outgoing, friendly, and caring towards everyone she now considers her 'family' at Arolos. Most especially her weyrmate/husband, F'ation; her son Allek; her little blue Andante'; and of course, the two dragons that share her life.
History: Apprenticed to the Harper Hall very early in life, she was quickly thought of as a prodigy, catching on to everything with amazing speed and ability. She walked the tables to Senior Apprentice in record time, and helped other new apprentices for a while, while earning a reputation as a satirist of the finest calibur. Her talent with prose and wit, plus her almost masterful playing of the gitar, got everyone's attention....especially from a young Seacrafter named Duncan. They met secretly for trysts, and fell in love, finally consumating their feelings by making love. She was thrilled to learn of her advancement to Journeywoman, and walked the tables with pride, hoping that she would be given permission to marry her beloved Duncan shortly thereafter. But, she learned that she was pregnant! And so did her Master, who was infuriated. She was given the verbal talking to and lecture of her life, and then, reduced in rank to Sr. Apprentice as punishment for her dalliance. She had the child, and was told to foster it, since Apprentices were not allowed either marriage or children. This finally proved to be the last straw, and she became rebellious and very saddened at losing everything she loved. Finally, the Hall decided to get her away from her love, who was none too thrilled to learn of her pregnancy, or that she'd fostered his child ... and sent her to a Weyr..to learn discipline and be trained in respect, something they felt they'd failed at.
Information about Valeryna's pets
Pet Name: Andante
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Harper blue, well muscled, and fast in the air. He has lovely shading highlights long his wingsails, that make him appear to shimmer.
Personality: Protective! He loves Valeryna, dotes on Allek, and constantly annoys both Seveglesth and F'ations' green Pepereth by sleeping on their heads! He also loves to sing, often accompanying Valeryna when she entertains.
Information about Valeryna's dragon
Dragon Name: Seveglesth
Age: 18 Months
Wing (Weyrling Group): Thunder Flame
Appearance: Seveglesth is a medium-sized blue, more stocky than anything else, and yet there is a delicacy to him that will fool others into thinking he's younger than he actually is, no matter what age he might be. With a dark, dark indigo hide, his stocky frame seems quite awkward on the ground, something that will bother him to no end. His entire frame is very well-proportioned, however, making him seem like a perfect specimen of dragonkind once he's in the air. He'll build up much more endurance than most blues will, but he won't be the fastest blue of his Clutch.
Personality: Seveglesth is a pure romantic. Even at the Hatching, he'll entertain the notion that while His One is the perfect one for him, there's someone else out there, someone that he and his Chosen need to be even happier than they are now.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: I have no clue yet...
Information about Valeryna's craft
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