Character type: Crafter
Appearance: Bettani is a stunning brunette with dusky skin, tawny brown eyes, a dainty nose, and slender figure. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall. She looks her best in dark red. Her movements are always graceful, whether walking or dancing.
Personality: Despite the evidence of her mirror and the assurances of her sweetheart Jesper, Bettani grew up thinking she would be prettier if she were a blonde. She could get quite jealous if she saw Jesper with a blonde girl. Her usual modus operandi was to be extra sweet and charming and try to pass the girl off to her brother Brand. Sometimes she was surprised to find she actually liked the girl.
History: Bettani is the eldest daughter and second child of cotholder Brettan and his wife Berandi, a journeywoman tailor. She has two younger sisters and two brothers. The family has a cothold between the Harper Hall and the Seacrafters' Hall. They live on the food they grow, and go fishing with Brettan's brother to supplement their diet.
Information about Bettani's pets
Pet Name: Jonto
Pet Type: Canine
Appearance: Black and tan mixed breed, with good tracking abilities. About 1 foot high at shoulder.
Personality: Jesper found him running loose near the Seacrafters' Hall. Not being allowed to keep a pet at the Hall, he asked Bettani's family to look after him, shooting the occasional wherry to feed him. Now both Bettani and Jesper have left, Jonto is very protective of Bettani's younger siblings. He may have been abused in the past --- some people make him cringe or run and hide for no apparent reason. About 16 turns old but still in fair shape.
Second Pet Name: Tomba
Pet Type: Flit
Appearance: Tomba is a blue Callamere flit. At 15 turns old, he's quite big but not pushy.
Personality: Tomba is a friendly and affectionate flit, and a reliable messenger. He's been particularly useful to Bettani as a means of keeping in touch with her family, and can be counted on to appear at the cot-hold at birthing-days and Turns End.
Information about Bettani's craft
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