Name Pronounced: Pail ee tah
Appearance: Paleeta is still the lovely woman she was when she first caught the attention of Crestar, Holder of Waterfall Hold. She is very slender, with warm olive skin. Her hair, when she lets it out of its normal up do, reaches the floor in deep brown waves. Her eyes are large and black, framed by long, sooty lashes.
Personality: Paleeta seems at first glance to be a shallow society mama, living vicariously through her young son. In some ways, this estimation of her is true. After her marriage, she devoted herself to her husband and her child, putting all of her focus onto the image that the family projects. She puts entirely too much effort into thinking about what others think and that leaves her sharp and shrewish. She was not always this way, however. Before her marriage, when she still help onto her dreams, she was a sweet woman. Once she was told by her husband that she could not work, however, her forced shift of priories caused her to become bitter.
History: Paleeta was a skilled Journeywoman Harper in her own right, and had she not had Peetah might well have made Master. But she did have Peetah and her husband, a wealthy Holder, was reluctant for his wife to work. Unable to have more children, she devoted herself to nuturing the boy. Now that Peetah has gone away to train in the Weyr, she spends all of her time improving the image of her family. She works tirelessly to make the Hold look better to the other Holders, in the hopes that one day her husband will become a Lord.
Information about Paleeta's hold
Hold Name: Waterfall Hold
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