Character type: Healer
Appearance: Nalva is 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a graceful, nicely rounded figure. She has her mother's dark curly hair, worn short since coming south, and soft brown eyes. Her skin tended to burn when she first moved to Arolos, but now she knows to take precautions against the sun. A simple, healthy diet all her life has left her teeth in excellent shape, and she has a charming smile.
Personality: Nalva's spent a lifetime being moved from one place to another with her family --- from Tillek to Arolos when she was a baby, then to various places along the coast in the family fishing boat, back to Tillek (various cot-holds), and finally back to Arolos. On arriving in Arolos 11 turns ago, she dug in her heels, took a job right away at the Healer Hall, and decided to stay there and get her journeyman's knots. She needs stability in her life, whether in the form of a craft or a permanent hold. She may settle for a husband eventually, but she's not needy like her Mom, not afraid to make decisions, and will surely be an equal partner in any marriage.
History: Nalva was born, and lived most of her life, at a seahold near Tillek.
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