Name Pronounced: vehr-AHL-ee-dayn
Appearance: Veralidaine stands at five feet six inches tall and has stopped growing, as all woman tend to do. She has thick black curls (which are often tamed by a headscarf) hanging past her thin shoulders. She has a soft, full mouth that says she is vulnerable; her chin though is entirely stubborn. She has blue gray eyes, a dreamer's eyes. Her skin is fair despite her years traveling luckily she knows how to protect herself from burns.
Personality: Daine has always had to be strong. She's learned how to defend herself against pain, both physical and mental. Daine isn't a trusting person, but will open up after she knows you aren't there just to hurt her. After you've gained her trust she sees becomes very loyal and will enjoy teasing those she feels close to.Daine is also a motherer. She can't help but care for others. Even when they are cruel to her, she cares. She is essentially stubborn yet vulnerable. She is friendly, charming, kind and a real animal lover.
History: Veralidaine was born in the northern part of Pern near Telgar hold, where she lived on a farm with her mother and grandfather, as well as many animals including poultry and other livestock. Veralidaine was an illegitimate child whose father was unknown and questioned her mother repeatedly about his identity. The most information Veralidaine would receive during her mother's lifetime was that she had met him at the nearby woodcraft hall and that he had not been married. Her mother was a midwife to the hold but had never gotten any techniques other than that. When Daine was thirteen, she was given a very young foal that she had rescued during a storm when she was out with the other animals. She gave him the name Godric unfortunately for her and her runner her mother and grandfather died one from old age the other from an accident. Since she had a knack with animals, she took up beast craft specializing in runners mostly at Telgar weyr. Finding there people who’d shared similar interests she stayed. She wanted to start racing her runner though it meant she had to stop crafting for a while so as hard as it was she began moving south to begin testing his skills as she went she heard about arolos and though it might be a good place to go so made her way there. Along the way she found herself search by a female greener named Vofali.
Information about Veralidaine (Daine)'s pets
Pet Name: Godric
Pet Type: Runner
Appearance: Godric has a beautifully shaped, well-proportioned head. His ears are small and alert, his neck is long, and well arched, with a smooth clean throatlatch. His brown eyes are bold, bright, and intelligent. Well-sloped shoulders and sharp withers well above the height of the hips is a nice characteristic. His croup is long and level with the tail coming out high, and the hindquarters are well muscled to the hocks. His back is short and strong; his long legs are straight with long sloping pasterns. He has shallow, full-sprung rib cage make the barrel more rounded. His height is 17 hands and weight 1200 pounds. The complete picture of Godric is one of refinement, smoothness and strength. Coloring that of the tan shade bordering on the more tawny side kind of close to a golden shade but not quite for there can never be a truly golden runner. A white mark on the forhead like a diamond and low white socks give him a unique look. Mane and tail are white. He looks like a horse built for endurance. About 3 turns 8 months
Personality: Godric is an adaptable horse, and was easily trained in his early years. For many years he carried the image of being high-strung, fire-breathing show horses, but just as every person is an individual, so is every horse. He is extremly intelligent and very people oriented. He will tolerate almost anything. He is a brave horse full of daring and nerve when he races. He is also very loyal to his master he doesn't like to be seperated from her but will tolerate it for her sake. He loves to race and be in shows and of course treats from his master. Techincally he's a bit onery liking to bite first and ask questions later unless he has his master to watch him.
Second Pet Name: Kitten
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Somehow Kitten manages to resemble in someways her namesake. For one just like a feline she is long and lithe. Two her coloring is reminscent of a tortoiseshell type cat with her dark green bands wrapping around a lighter green. Third she look like she kind of has whiskers on her muzzle which is a really light shade at one point of it.
Personality: Kitten is also like her namesake in that she is very inquisitive and playful. She loves chasing bits of ribbon and enjoys sunning. She has a dislike for water and enjoys cuddling close to her Daine. She can be very lazy or very active depending on her mood.
Information about Veralidaine (Daine)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Lottieth
Age: 11 m
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Lottieth is one of the smallest greens to grace Arolos. With a compact body and slim legs, she will almost always be lighter than most of her sisters. Her hide is a very deep hunter green with lighter streaks of green running down her legs. As a young dragonet, her legs will look almost spindly because they’re so long and thin for such a small body. She’ll grow into them, but she will always be a lanky looking green.
Personality: While Lottieth is small, she has a strength and wisdom in her that may make even the occasional gold perk up and listen. For a green, she is very calm and even tempered, enjoying long and thoughtful discussions with her fellows. She will actually appreciate the mechanics of lessons that don’t involve flying and flaming. She’s a fast learner. But that’s not to say she won’t enjoy flying. Her small size makes her seem to float on the wind, flying effortlessly and with high stamina for a green though she'll suffer somewhat in agility.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: She’s a fast learner. But that’s not to say she won’t enjoy flying. Her small size makes her seem to float on the wind, flying effortlessly and with high stamina for a green though she'll suffer somewhat in agility.
Information about Veralidaine (Daine)'s craft
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