Character type: Candidate
Appearance: She has long, brown hair and black eyes. She's rather small for her age, and pretty thin, but not petite. She has a generous smile, and cheeks that always seem to blush. She is pretty strong too, as she worked in a farm for 10 turns. Altough she's small and muscled, she has a well formed body. As she is a rather adult-looking, pretty woman, she gets a lot of attention from almost all straight men in the Weyr... She has some nice firm forms on her body, and a tight belly. A pretty sight to look at, though some people might find her a little too muscled for her posture... She has fine hands with sharp fingernails, and altough she tries to hide it, she has a thin skar on her right hand. She has 2 small birthmarks on her left cheek.
Personality: She is always very positive about everything, and she loves animals. She isn't shy and loves to meet new people. She also has a flit, Dark, which she impressed when she was only 5 turns old. He doesn't look much like her, as she isn't realy a person who lives to hang out with a lot of boys. She can gossip for hours, but when there's a boy around, she doesn't dare to say a thing: she has to really get to know a guy before she dares to confine in him for some reason unknown. It can take months for a man to win her trust. Because flits and dragons are her passion, she studied beasthealing to find out everything about them, but found out she had entered the wrong craft. She didn't give up though, and when she got a little Feline, she was more passionate about her craft than she had ever been... She likes to walk around with the light coloured feline, or play with it, as it's cudly and soft. Around the end of last turn, she impressed little green Dreamer, who has risen for the first time not so long ago. Ateacina cares a lot about Dreamer, since the young little green really sticks to her like glue and is really dependant. Somewhere she's a little scared, since she doesn't have all that much time left to Stand... But as an experienced Candidate, she does like to introduce the new Candidates to weyrlife, or just to some other Candidates. She can't stand the thought any newcomer has to be alone if there's something she can do about it. She also is very clean: she can't stand dust, and she prefers to ask for help rather than to make her hands dirty. She also has taken a liking to shiny things, and started a small collection of jewelry which she guards very possesively and polishes very often.
History: She was born in a farm near Arolos Hold. She was a very active child, and had many friends. As soon as she could work, she helped her mother on the fields or in the kitchen. When she was 5, she impressed a brown flit by accident, which she named Dark. He never realy became completly tame, because she didn't want him to, and because she actually was a little young to properly train a firelizard. He had to be wild enough to scare away the wherries. She was a Harper apprentice, but her teacher died one turn after she became a Harper student of old age. She couldn't take it anymore to walk around where her friend and teacher had walked too, so she went to Healer Hall to study healing. SHe wanted to learn all there is to know about dragons and firelizards, and subscribed to Beasthealing. Soon, she found out she had subscribed in the wrong lessons, but refused to give up.When she just was about to become 15, one of her friends, the brownrider S'rin, found her suitable for impression in Arolos Weyr. To celebrate, she got a little orphin feline, Light, as a 'congratulations'-gift from her parents. At Arolos Weyr, she stood for the first time, but didn't Impress. Just a few days after that, there was a flithatching at S'rin's, where she "Impressed" green Dreamer. She was happy to be in Arolos, and she had already made many friends, so a few days after she had Impressed little green Dreamer, one of her friends, asked her if they would go on a wandering-tour throughout the Southern continent. They wandered around for half a turn to return with a lot of stories... She also returned with a fine skar on her right hand, but she hasn't told anyone about how she got it... When she came back into the Weyr, she noticed many of her former friends had Impressed at Hatchings she hadn't attended, but now she's trying to recover some of the lost friendships and is, of course, always looking for more friends...
Information about Ateacina's pets
Pet Name: Dark
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: A brown, almost black firelizard, who could compete with a bronze in seize and measures... He has a small lightbrown spot on his chest. He has average sized wings and a well-toned chest. He has quite a lean body.
Personality: He's a real charmer. He likes to sit on his human's shoulder, but he's also partly wild, since he was trained to keep wherries away from the farm. He loves to hang out wherever you wouldn't expect him. He's quite lean because he doesn't like to get pampered, like most firelizards, except by Ateacina. He also dislikes male humans, because they make his human nervous.
Second Pet Name: Light
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: A gorgeous, female feline, only a few turns old with a blonde hide and green eyes. She has an almost white belly and cute, fluffy looking ears. Her tail has a white tip at the end, and also on her muzzle there are a few white dashes.
Personality: She acts like a big cat, and is very loyal to Ateacina, who she sees as her mother. She doesn't like Dark very much though, as he asks a lot of Ateacina's time. She likes to curl up near the fire, preferably on Ateacina's lap or her feet, as long as there is some physical contact, Light's okay with it. She is quite playful, and she can be found playing with a ball of string, or trying to catch a firelizard with her sharp claws.
Third Pet Name: Dreamer
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: A green, small flit. She is a lot smaller than her sisters, it is even possible she is the smallest flit in the weyr. She has a limegreen body, and her belly has a slight shade of cyan...Her little wings are almost see through, but they have a nice pearly shine to them that especially looks good when she has just been swimming and dries her tiny body in the sun.
Personality: She is extremely shy, and is very attached to Ateacina. She also tries to stay around Dark as much as she can, and he loves to be her mentor. She and Dark have a sort of a love relation going, and she likes to cuddle up close to him. She is very affection, to the extend it sometimes gets annoying.
Information about Ateacina's craft
Ateacina is a candidate. Her colour preference is Gold, Green, Blue
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