Character type: Crafter
Appearance: When it comes to height Kanna got the short end of the stick for she stands at a mere 5'2" much to her shame. Her skin is a creamy tan in color, almost a mocha brown. Her hair is an dull blonde in color, comparable to the color of dried wheat. Her wheat blonde hair flows down to end just past her shoulders and she usually keeps it tied in a runner tail (pony tail) though she will sometimes leave it loose. Her hair is completely straight and has very little volume to it, which annoys her to no end. She has wispy wheat blonde bangs that hang to about the middle of her forehead, and each strand is cut the same length since she's immaculate about her appearance. Above her eyes are two thin wheat blonde eyebrows that are just as dull in color as her hair. Her jade green eyes are rather unusual and are usually the first thing to catch attention when someone looks at her. Her dark jade green eyes are intense and yet they seem to have a vibrancy to them that offsets the dullness of her hair. Her nose is small and pert and is slightly upturned, though it's not overly pronounced. Her lips are a light pale pink in color with both upper and lower lip considered to be medium in thickness. Her shoulders are thin and bony and her medium length graceful arms have little in the way of muscle. Her breasts can be considered just shy of being medium and her belly is smooth and thin. Her legs are of medium length and have very little muscle to them much like her arms. The left side of her right leg is covered in long reddish scars from when she accidentally spilled hot klah on her leg and burned herself rather badly. She prefers to wear light colors such as yellow or tawny brown, though during gathers she prefers to wear a light blue dress.
Personality: Kanna is a friendly young woman once she opens up to people a bit, but she's a bit on the shy side due to her height. She also hates the dullness of her hair since it is exactly the color of dried wheat. Her lack of physical strength is of constant annoyance to her as well. Perhaps that is why she enjoys her craft as a baker so much since its more mentally demanding than physically demanding, even if she does have to be on her feet for most of the day. She is more of a wallflower and just hangs around in the background and listens rather than take part in anything. Ingredient hunting is something that she likes to do, especially if the ingredients she is using is harder to find. Some ingredients can be found in herb gardens while other herbs that can spice up a meal can only been found in the wilderness. It gives her a chance to see the local wildlife such as colorful avians and wild firelizards. She doesn't travel as far in the wilderness as she used to however, due to a scare when she saw a feline. Thankfully it had already eaten and left her alone since she was far enough away not to be considered a threat. She's a challenge seeker when it comes to recipes and she tends to test her limits when it comes to baking. Pies are a specialty and she makes a wide variety of pies using different types of fruits and berries. She's also gotten creative and has come up with deserts on her own as well too. When it comes to her baking she'll be slightly bolder and she'll sometimes tentatively ask people to try something she made to see what they think of it. She has a good sense of marks due to the fact that she sells a lot of pastries. She'll haggle a bit on the price and she'll sometimes sell herself a bit short because she has a hard time saying no to people.
History: Kanna was born into a large family at Forest Edge Hold. Her mother Mikora was a Journeyman Harper while her father Jorell was a Sr. Journeyman Beastcrafter. Kanna was the youngest of her siblings, of which there were 6 in total. Her sister Milsha was 10 turns older than her, her brother Riken was 8 turns older than her, and her sister Julsa was six turns older than her. Her two twin brothers Trakien and Jolkien were both 3 turns older than her. Growing up in a cothold with 5 other siblings wasn't easy, especially since her brother Riken and her sister Julsa enjoyed picking on her. Thankfully since she was the youngest she was the one spoiled by her parents the most. Kanna wasn't sure what she wanted to do in life and that caused her problems. First she tried to apprentice as a beastcrafter at the age of 12 but she wasn't physically strong enough to handle the runners, especially stallions. So she dropped out of that and for a while she just stayed home and helped her mother out with chores. A gather came up that same turn and they would be having a few aunts and uncles over as guests. Her mother had her help out with making supper and desert for the family. That's when Kanna discovered her true calling. Her mother noticed her talent to and told her to apprentice as a bakercrafter. So she apprenticed to bakercrafter by the name of Lanea. As the turns passed her talent only grew though she did find it challenging even for her at times. But as turns passed she worked up the ranks to Sr. Apprentice and then at the age of 22 she walked the tables as a Journeyman Bakercrafter. Kanna eventually moved to Arolos Hold because of its larger population and started selling various pies and other desserts locally. Her best recipes for deserts are saved for the gathers however.
Information about Kanna's craft
Craft: Journeyman Baker
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