Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Reide has hazel eyes and light brown hair which she keeps at chin length. She is 5'7" and average weight for her size. Reide has medium skin which has a slight tendency to freckle. She has a large mole on the back of her neck.
Personality: Reide is friendly but when she's in doubt about a person, she trusts her dragon's instincts. She has a tendency to babble about her dragon and flitts, whom not everyone is as enthralled by as she is. Reide will talk about her parents as holders in Ista's territory but rarely about the rest of her family. Her Impression of a green strained relations with an aunt who was determined that Reide go into the Weavercraft. The rest of her family has accepted her Impression, but her favorite aunt's sudden disapproval has made her reluctant to talk about her family. Reide still likes her aunt and is determined to reinstate good relations with her.
History: Reide was born to a small hold in Ista's territory. She had a normal childhood except for one special thing. Reide Impressed a green firelizard when she was twelve Turns old. She was searched for Ista Weyr at thirteen and stood until she Impressed. At the first Hatching, she was left standing, although a shamrock green dragonet had given her a long appraising look before moving on. At the next Hatching Reide was fourteen turns, Impressed Irenth, and began her life as a dragonrider. In their last Fall at Ista, Reide had gotten reckless and had Irenth flame some Thread very close to a bronze. The bronze went /between/ but was hit badly when he reentered. During that Fall, Irenth and Reide were hit by a large tangle. The pair was hit on Irenth's neck and Reide's right thigh badly. They stayed at Ista just long enough for the pair to heal and were sent on to Arolos as soon as possible. When she got to Arolos, Meira ate flitbane and got very sick. Once that was over, Reide got a blue flit egg from Jaklyn. The egg hatched into a little blue named Kier. At a Midsummer Gather, she bought a Callamere flit egg that hathced into the bronze Terko.
Information about Reide's pets
Pet Name: Meira
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Meira is a emerald green with yellow-green wingsails and wingspars brindled with her body and wingsail color. She is small for a firelizard because her egg nearly did not hatch. When Meira finally hatched, her mother had left the egg for dead, so she Impressed on Reide who was wandering the beach.
Personality: Meira is curious and that trait has landed her in hot water more than once. She also tries to help everyone around, but her help makes everything take twice as long. If she were human, Meira would be the one to take the most outrageous dares and do the riskiest things for the fun of it.
Second Pet Name: Kier
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Kier is a periwinkle blue with sky blue wingsails, deepening in color on his spars. He is a normal size for a blue and has a funny midnight patch over his right eye. Reide got his egg as a gift from Jaklyn after her green clutched.
Personality: Kier is playful and adores Meira; although he Impressed on Reide, he worships the adult green who dotes on him in return. Once he's old enough, Meira is going to have a hard time getting him to leave her alone. His calm attitude will balance Meia's curiousity.
Third Pet Name: Terko
Pet Type: Bronze Firelizard
Appearance: Terko is a largish bronze whose hide seems to have mingled patched of gold, green, and brown. At another look however, his hide is just bronze with patches that are slightly shaded with those colors. She bought his egg at the Mid-Summer Gather.
Personality: As the only metallic and Callamere among the three, he often tries to boss Kier around but gets reprimanded by Reide and Meira. Terko sometimes tries to flirt with the older green but is still to young for her to take seriously. He can be rather silly and tries to get all the attention.
Information about Reide's dragon
Dragon Name: Irenth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: Irenth is a twenty-five foot green. She is a soft spring green, paling to the color of mint chip ice cream on her belly and wingsails, darkening slightly on her spars. She has a few scars, all are the color of a mint milkshake. The major scar is on the right side of her neck from a large tangle in their last fall at Ista; it stops suddenly where Reide's leg took the hit. A minor scar trails down her tail, a relic of their first fall as a fighting pair. A last, very faint scar licks up her left hind leg from ferrying firestone to the wings and waiting to make sure the other pair caught the sack.
Personality: Irenth is very friendly and will talk to almost anyone or anything. She has been known to terrify the firelizards with images of her latest Fall exploits. Irenth has no Search abilities at all, which has made for some confusion when she speaks to hold children. She likes firelizards and would spoil them rotten if not watched carefully.
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: Irenth is a large green and so is clumsier than most. In fact, she was nicknamed "The Airborne Disaster" as a young dragon. She has more stamina, as if to make up for her lack of agility. In Fall, Irenth will last at maximum three-quarters of a fall.
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