Name Pronounced: Akk-ay-Dee-Ah
Appearance: Akkadia is a fairly tall woman that stands at a height of 5'7" with a willowy build. Her skin is a light tan in color due to exposure from the sun. Her hair is a dark mahogany brown that flows down to end at the middle of her back. Her hair has a fair amount of volume to it and is slightly wavy. Her mahogany brown eyebrows are of medium thickness but thin out towards the ends. She has long dark brown eyelashes that accentuate her feminine looks. Her eyes are a vivid sea green in color that hold a cunning intelligence within them. Her face itself is rather plain with a hawkish nose and angular cheekbones. Her lips are on the thin side with the bottom lip being slightly thicker than the top. She tends to wear leather often and her clothing is almost always tan or dark brown in color.
Personality: Akkadia is a fairly confident person who has an outgoing personality. She isn't hesitant to talk to people she doesn't know and generally accepts people for who they are. She is completely dedicated to her craft and more specifically to the continuation on the Phero Hound her family has been breeding for generations. She is more than happy to answer any questions people have about them and what makes them a unique breed. In fact canines are one of her most knowledgeable subjects, though from her previous studies she also knows a fair bit about the behavior and habits of other animals. She is rather selective of who she'll sell the hounds to, after all she wants to make sure they get a good home. She is a hard working woman and will get up early to feed the hounds, train the older ones, and check in on young pups. She is a good conversationalist when it comes to talking about animals but if it comes to other subjects she can often tend to seem naive. She does have a quick wit when it comes to bargaining and she has good sense when it comes to monetary earnings.
History: Akkadia was born in Igen Hold as the third child out of four children. Her brothers Kemek and Auream were older than her and her sister Akama a few turns younger. Her parents Aryama and Shekamin were both Journeyman beastcrafters. Her parents specialized on breeding a type of canine adapted to the desert conditions of Igen. The particular breed of canines was originally started by her great great grandfather Tyrok who called the canines 'Phero Hounds'. The breeding of these specialized hounds was basically a family business that had been passed on the past few generations. These hounds were medium-sized canines that were mostly a tan color with a pointed muzzle and rounded ears. Basically it is a Pernese version of the terran Pharaoh Hound.
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