Character type: Crafter
Appearance: Linaya is a petite woman at the diminuitive height of 5'1." Her husband and eldest son tower over her, with her younger sons in close persuit, though she tries to pretend otherwise as she dislikes the idea that she'll soon be shorter then children not even old enough to apprentice. She has rather ordinary brown eyes, a peachy complexion with a few lines and creases that hint at her tendency toward wide, unabashed grins and long, thick black hair she wears in a braid down her back or wound around her head since the re-introduction of chubby toddler hands into her life. Her hair is a vanity she refuses to admit to: it's a hassle, and certainly a pain if a baby gets ahold of it, but she still can't bring herself to cut it despite the inconvience. Instead, she silences questions with a Look, changes the subject, or claims her mate has a preference for her hair that way if she thinks it's the only way she'll get out of the conversation. Perhaps to counteract the impracticality of uncropped hair in the south, she chooses a no-nonsense style of dressing, uniformly wearing comfortable, unrestrictive clothes she's unlikely to trip on, since she's definately a multi-tasker and doesn't want complex garmets getting in the way of daily work. Or, more accurately, of recapturing an escaped twin while trying to accomplish daily work.
Personality: Linaya is one of those lucky few that is truly content with her lot in life. She managed to handfast a man she genuinely loves, and she revels her role of mother. She is, after all, maternal by nature, and she likes that it gives her a clearly defined place. Of course, she was always a happy child, and pleased with a craft as well; her satisfaction with her life could easily be an extension of a bustling, cheerful nature. She adores and is deeply devoted to her family, as she's a rather focused individual. She just can't bring herself to do anything by halves, whether it's a project for her craft or just wiping a child's face, though Lin is a confirmed multi-tasker. So much so, in fact, that she can't quite sit still; even during meals she's constantly jumping up to go grab something she's forgotten or that she's convinced someone at the table needs, despite assurances to the contrary. She has a tendency to ignore anyone's insistance that something is unneccessary: she's the type of woman who's convinced she knows what's best far more then anyone else possibly could, and is very difficult to sway once she's got something in her head. Really, she has a hard time seperating what's best for her loved ones from what she thinks is best for them, and often acts on her assumptions without consulting the persons in question. It's not that she's meaning to meddle. It's just that everything would work so very well if only people would obey her instructions. Linaya is also prone to being fiercly protective of those people that she considers "hers," unfortunately leading her to over-react in their defense, much to the defended one's embaressment.
History: Handfasted to Kadwin: Kadalin (15, male - apprenticed), Kyan (12, male), Wylin (9, male), Kadya and Wayn (4, female and male - twins)
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