Character type: Harper
Appearance: Melody is 5ft 8inches tall. She has a very small frame, which makes her appear undernourished. She has large breasts, too large for her own liking. Her eyes are large and green, she has quite long eyelashes. She has a long pointy nose. She has 'rosebud' lips and a pointy chin. Overall her face is quite small. She has shoulder blade length hair that seems as though it can't decide what shade of red to be, it is also wavy and usually looks un-brushed, no matter what Melody does with it.
Personality: Melody is usually a happy sweet girl, something which has gotten her, and others, out of many disputes. She uses her charm, and other ‘assets,’ to their fullest effect, usually getting the desired outcome. Melody works hard, always taking her responsibilities seriously, but, she knows how to play hard to, Faranth help those caught in her temper, so explosive is this temper, that many of her original Hold seem to believe that this is what gave her red hair. Melody does take an interest in boys, but not if it interferes with her Harpering. She’s not yet ready to settle down and will tell anyone who makes that suggestion, in the firmest tones, that she’s not yet had her fun. Melody loves the Dragons of Pern, wishing she could have been a Rider, but knowing that she then wouldn’t have been a Harper, and not wishing that for anything. But you can catch her, out during Thread free skies, watching Dragon formations pass by, giggling at her Green Flit Peppermint as she dances and turns to regain her attention.
History: Melody was born at Crom Hold, to parents Shilta and Merait, both SmithCrafters. She has and older sister, Shiait, and a younger brother Merlta, both given names which were merges of their parents, Melody however, was given a name which had no relevance to any member of the family, her mother had simply blurted it out when she saw her for the first time.
Information about Melody's pets
Pet Name: Peppermint
Pet Type: Green Flitt
Appearance: Peppermint has an overly pale hide, and delicate looking face. Peppermint looks every bit the female Flit, her long and slender body, down to her agile and constantly moving tail
Personality: Peppermint is always fighting for Melody's attention, wanting it continuously. She spends most of her time on her shoulder, and even when Melody is required to perform her duties as a Harper Journeyman, Peppermint warbles along, mimicking the girlish squeak Melody never managed to remove from her voice.
Information about Melody's craft
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