Name Pronounced: Fee-ahl-dee-ah
Appearance: Fiaeldia is an attractive woman with bouncing locks of bright blonde hair and a set of the most gorgeous jade-green eyes. She stands five foot five, and is quite slight of build. Turns as a rider has toned her body, but she is still quite attractive in a dress. She favors greens that bring out her eyes. Her fair skin has become somewhat more resilient, but she still must be vigilant or she will burn. She has a Thread scar around her left wrist; although it curls and snakes a bit, it almost looks like a bracelet.
Personality: Fiaeldia never expected to have the life that she does now, though it's clear that even though times have been tough, she has the dedication and the courage needed to rise up from the past and start her life anew. She's young, but her being young makes for a lot of potential, and in Arolos she is guaranteed that her latent skills will be discovered and put to good use. Now that she is free of her once unshakable bonds, she is looking forward to starting anew with Xenibth. She rarely speaks of High Reaches and the time she spent there, and when she does, she risks growing emotional; even this is changing, however, as she finds new strength in the people around her, those that love her unhesitatingly, and those that respect her enough to make her a welcome part of their wing.
History: Fiaeldia is a product of how Hidebound tradition can ruin lives completely. Being a child of High Reaches Hold, her future choices were practically pounded into her brain since she was old enough to understand complete sentences. She was betrothed to a young lad when she was five and was forced to mingle with the youngster for Turns. And ended up hating him with all of her being. She ran away to avoid marrying this particular man and found a life at High Reaches Weyr, a life that wasn't much better from the one she ran away from. She was expected to Impress gold or take up drudgery, but things went far more awry than many had thought.
Information about Fiaeldia's pets
Pet Name: Tiny
Pet Type: Large canine
Appearance: Tiny is a large, black and tan shepherd dog, standing about 26 inches at the shoulder, and weighing roughly 100 pounds. Despite her size, she moves with grace, and tends to be rather dainty in her movements. She is about five Turns old, and still possesses the energy of a much younger dog.
Personality: Tiny is a cautious, intelligent dog who likes to take her time getting to know people and strange animals. Once she warms up to you, she'll forgive just about anything, but if you don't give her that time, she's likely to snub you. Well-mannered and not prone to biting, she is good with children despite her size. She knew basic obedience commands when Fiaeldia adopted her from the kennels, and Fiaeldia has taught her a few new things: to give one low, warning bark when someone approaches whom they do not know, for instance.
Second Pet Name: Hope
Pet Type: Green Callamere wher
Appearance: Hope is a bundle of lime green energy, with only her tail darkening to a minty green. Though she tumbled out of the egg small, she will spend her first few months making up for this lack, and by the time she is adult, will be an oversized green with a mindvoice as big as she is, and very little ability to quiet herself. She is 12 Turns old now.
Personality: Hope is very discerning, sharing observations she makes about people with Fiaeldia eagerly, and occasionally with Uya, too. She is quick to judge someone, and it is hard to shake the wher's first impression. With her family, she is playful and affectionate; with all others, she is cautious and guarded, the size of a green with the protectiveness of a bronze. Hope is a very discerning green wher, in both senses of the word. She speaks to few, except those closest to her, and will be indifferent to most. She also has a knack for reading people, and picking up on their emotions, on whether they'll smell good to a dragon, etc. She was disappointed to learn that human babies aren't born walking and talking, but she will try to be patient, waiting for Fiyales to be able to play with her. Once he is, they become very close friends, and get up to much mischief together.
Third Pet Name: Gremlin
Pet Type: Gold Callamere Firelizard
Appearance: A slightly more unusual Queen when it comes to colouring, Gremlin doesn't have what you could term a solid hue. Instead, her hide seems to have a somewhat mottled effect, a combination of many shades of gold as opposed to just one singular and more dominant hue starting from the palest of milky golds going all the way to the darkest of burnished gold.
Personality: Hatching just a few sevendays after Hope, you'd think this precocious bundle of golden flit might be subservient to the wher, or at least respectful. But no! She considers herself an equal in every way, and is quick to let Hope know it when she feels the wher has stepped out of line. When they're getting along, they're like a pair of mischievous children, at least in the early months, finding trouble or making it when none is available. Gremlin is as bright as a flit can be, and to her owner, subtle movements can speak volumes; Fiaeldia often anthropomorphizes her. Gremlin is not a terribly social flit thus far; she's proven herself to be very attached to Fiaeldia and Uya, but doesn't often bestow her affections on anyone else.
Information about Fiaeldia's dragon
Dragon Name: Xenibth
Age: 14 years
Wing (Weyrling Group): CandidateMasters
Appearance: Xenibth is of middling size for a blue, and mirrors all the colors of a beautiful blue sky. Iridescent bue across his back and sides, he shimmers and shines so brightly, like the sky beneath a summer sun. On his underside, he is a cloudy blue-grey, resembling the lowering hues of the sky on a rainy day. Beneath his chin is one tiny patch of turquoise, shaped vaguely like a four-leaf clover, which Fiaeldia calls his beauty mark.
Personality: Xenith is Fiaeldia's stalwart companion, loyal to a fault, and willing to defend her from those who would hurt her. He possesses a strong streak of independent thought, one that permitted him to carry her out of High Reaches shortly after their Weyrling training was completed. He loves to chase greens, but won't bother himself with golds, unperturbed by their shiny hues, or the allure to mate with them. The fire, he says, is within the greens. In flight, he is a very romantic suitor, favoring a combination of flowery words and aerial acrobatic displays, but his sultry words and images are his trademark.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Xenibth possesses greater speed and less stamina in a Fall, making it difficult for him to endure through the entire encounter, but making him less likely to get scored. He's an honorable sort, however, and has been known to take a glancing score to deflect a far worse attack for another dragonrider pair.
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