Name Pronounced: Ah-ree-AHN
Appearance: Ari's good looks have always served her well. She has all the beauty that a diva might need. Her long curls are a lush, honey-streaked chestnut, her skin soft and creamy - of course, her fair complexion is a terror to maintain in the overheated South. She goes to great lengths to try and avoid sunburns - after all, they darken the oh-so-light smattering of freckles across her nose and cheeks. Expressive ocean-colored eyes and a full mouth are set within an oval-shaped face, completed with a straight, elegant nose and carefully-groomed brows. Ari's face is lovely, but more girl-next-door-pretty than mindblowingly beautiful.
Personality: There's a sort of vivacious energy to Ariane, a breathless charm that seems to permeate everything she does. A highly emotional girl, it's a good thing that she's usually in very good spirits - everything she feels is written on her face, told in her actions. When she's happy, you'd think the whole world was a song... and when she's sad, you'll never find a more strikingly tragic girl.
History: Born to a woodcrafter in a decent-sized Northern Hold, Ariane was raised with a pack of siblings to keep her company. Their family lived a comfortable life, a happy one. If they'd stayed in the North, they might have been stable and happy forever - but Ari's father was a man of vision. He saw an opportunity in the balmy South, and moved his large family there to find better fortune.
Information about Ariane's pets
Pet Name: Vivace
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Vivace is small for a blue, as slender and maneuverable as most green firelizards. His wings seem to fit him perfectly, proportionately sized and quite strong, but his tail is very long and thick. This serves him well, though, and is exceptionally effective as a rudder in mid-air, making his turns delightfully sharp. His hide is a clear blue, like the sea in the early morning sunlight, and spreads over his hide evenly without unsightly patches of coloration.
Personality: Vivace (pronounced Viv-AH-chee) lives up to his name - he's lively and quite fast. He also seems to think that he's a green firelizard, no matter his coloring. Vivi's always flickering about with dizzying speed, he's unendingly flirtatious - luckily, he restrains himself from engaging in the kind of constant nagging chatter that marks most green flits. His small size is his true motivation for his flirty attitude - he considers himself just as delicate and worthy of attention as any *green* is!
Information about Ariane's craft
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