Name Pronounced: LANN-in
Appearance: Lanyn is a very beautiful girl. That goes without saying. Her short hair is a healthy dark auburn colour and ends just at the base of her neck. The two pieces in the front curl to frame her face and she is repeatedly found tucking one or the other (or both) behind her ears. She wouldn't dare get them cut. Her eyes are a light caramel colour. She is very tall for her age (and for being female) standing at nearly 5'10". Her figure is very toned and athletic, as she has been pushed to keep it in shape if she is to keep her swimming skills sharp. Her skin is a light coffee colour and she has quite a few freckles on her cheeks just below her eyes. Not that it makes her look anything but cute. Her facial features are small and dainty, and her hands and feet look small compared to her height. She tends to wear as small an amount of clothing as possible. People have made fun of this and called her names that weren't true; she wears so little clothing for a completely puerile reason: if she ever wants to go swimming, she has less to take off. If she does have to wear "decent" clothing, she will usually wear underthings that she can swim in.
Personality: She is a very patient and calm girl, always taking things with a carefree approach. At first glance it always seems that nothing can ever make this girl mad but you'd be wrong there. Like everyone else, Lanyn has her buttons and if you press them, Faranth help you. When provoked or angered in any way, Lanyn can be a horrible person to be around and if you get on her bad side she will make sure that your life goes wrong at whatever you are going to do. The patient and calm girl can easily turn spiteful and bitter. In a sense, Lanyn is like the very element she loves most: water. Calm and peaceful one moment, and dangerously wild the next. This girl has a strong opinion on the difference between friends and acquaintances, and she will let you know it. It's not to hurt your feeling when she calls you "just an acquaintance," but for some reason she feels that friends are hard to come by and thus call very few people her friends. If you're lucky enough to be her "best friend", you are indeed very lucky. The same goes for relationships, too. It takes a lot out of any guy or girl to break through her barriers and get to her heart, so it's no wonder that few have ever been her lovers.
History: Lanyn was born in Atoll Hold, where she was raised primarily by her mother. Her father was a sailor on the Windgrass and so he spent a lot of time at sea during the fishing season. There were times when her father was around long enough for the two to spend time together but Lanyn and her mother bonded closest. Since she was little, she always admired her father and his love for sailing and wanted to follow in his footsteps but as she grew it was found that her talent was not for sailing but instead for swimming. The fine swimmer that she was, Lanyn was Apprenticed to the Dolphin Hall to be a Dolphineer. But, as her time as an Apprentice passed, she enjoying diving much more than she did spending time with pods of dolphins. She made a superb diver. As a Journeyman, she refused to be paired with a single dolphins and stuck to her diving. She mingled with entire pods of dolphins at a time and made friends with some of them, but never paired throughout the whole time she was at the Dolphin Hall. She moved back to Atoll Hold to dive for the plentiful corals and pearls there, but her life was quickly put back in reverse when she was Searched and taken to Arolos Weyr as a Candidate.
Information about Lanyn's pets
Pet Name: Ayre
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: A very dainty and graceful creature, Ayre is a ballet dancer amongst fire-lizard kind. Matching her owner in a sense, her movements are fluid regardless of what she's doing: flying, swimming, even eating. Her hide is a beautiful blue-green colour, though the green hues are dominant and allow her to be told apart from her bluer brethren.
Personality: Ayre is as peaceful as her owner. Nothing ever upsets the little creature and she can usually be found lazing about in the sun letting the warmth bake into her hide, but should you get into her space when she wants to be alone or should you do something that she doesn't like, she will let you know by nipping at you (and making sure it hurts) or hissing.
Second Pet Name: Mawi
Pet Type: Dolphin
Appearance: Mawi is a sleek, light silver color and has a long snout, but a short dorsal fin remains his most distinguishing feature.
Personality: Mawi is a mischief-maker, and his innate playful nature is still quite strong. He loves nothing more than playfully splashing at some near passersby and going for a swim with Lanyn.
Information about Lanyn's craft
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