Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: She has dreamy blue-gray eyes that turn greenish in low light. Her hair is many different shades of brown, mainly chocolate brown with really light brown to extremely dark brown streaks in it. She is 5 feet, 6 inches, 130 pounds. Rotasta's skin is very light, though slightly tanned. Her hair falls to her elbows and normally wears it down, though when it gets really hot she puts in a ponytail. She's slim, not extremely thin. She has long legs that make up most of her height. One piercing in each ear; normally wears silver hoops in them that she once got as a gift. Generally wears a light green top and a long, dark green skirt. Overall looks dainty, but rest assured, she's far from that!
Personality: She is optimistic, and once you get to know her she's fun to be around. Though she's very shy of people. She doesn't do well in crowds, and it takes a while before she warms up to you and her true personality shows through. It takes a while to anger her, but when you do, beware! Rotasta, though shy, sticks up for what she believes in. If she thinks that someone should not be doing something, she'll scold them thoroughly. She loves all animals save for most bugs, especially spiders and centipedes. If Rotasta sees something get out of hand, she's quick to try and help put things get back together and take charge. Known at High Reaches for her intelligence, she loves to read and write. Rotasta's quick to laugh, and normally smiles. People who are always down in the dumps get on her nerves. She likes the dark, most of the time. She likes to be outside, alone at night. Though the cold she doesn't like that much, being raised in Telgar Hold. She also fears those random noises, when your trying to get to bed and that squeaky floorboard creaks...
History: Born in Telgar Hold to a small family of traders. Rotasta traveled across most of Pern with her loving family, selling goods to people in all the Holds. The people in Rotasta's family were tough people who could weather almost anything. But one day, when Rotasta was merely 5 turns, her family decided to move to the Southern Continent, where the safe places to travel were vaster. They set off across the sea for a life in the north. On the voyage, a terrible storm hit the ship. A wave capsized the boat and the only survivors were Rotasta, and a sailor, who saved her life. The sailor couldn't take care of her and gave her to his loving parents, who raised her at High Reaches Hold. She lived the rest of her childhood helping her stepparents harvest the crops there. Rotasta's friends were mostly boys, but she had one good friend that was a girl who recently died of the flu. When she was Searched, her step-parents gave her the silver hoop earrings as good luck, and a silver necklace with a big sapphire on it that was a family heirloom. Rotasta hasn’t many friends at the hold, where the kids thought her bad luck and said her family died because of her. After reaching High Reaches Weyr or so it seemed the clutch hatched and she impressed her beloved Kerynth. Feeling that the Weyr was getting overcrowded, Rotasta asked to transfer to Arolos. After arriving at Arolos Weyr she impressed two firelizards Ocean and Trilla.
Information about Rotasta's pets
Pet Name: Ocean
Pet Type: Firelizard
Appearance: Ocean is a very light blue almost like the sky. He is also smaller than most.
Personality: Ocean is a high-energy flitt, often 'pinging' around a room in an excited state. Rotasta found him right after he hatched during one of her walks on the beach after arriving at Arolos, and he has never left her since. When he finally calms down, he drapes himself across Rotasta's neck, often singing a duet while Rotasta either sings of plays.
Second Pet Name: Trilla
Pet Type: Firelizard
Appearance: Trilla is a dark green with a whiplike tail and oversized wings. Swirls of lighter green cover her wings and twine around her tail.
Personality: Trilla is very sweet and gentle. She won't attack anyone unless they are attacking Rotasta. She's also more reliable than the average green. Able to take notes, and Mostly keep Ocean outta trouble.
Information about Rotasta's dragon
Dragon Name: Kerynth
Age: 9 turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): InfernoStorm
Appearance: She is large and lanky, along with an unusual color of a pine green with ocean green overtones along her back and wings, looking like an odd sunburn. Some dragons love to fly, and she is no exception, in the air she's fast and agile, trying tricks that most dragons wouldn't dare.But she seems to enjoy walking most of all, plodding along headknobs first as she looks down to watch the ground as it goes past, often she ends up running into people, dragons or any unfriendly inanimate objects. Her wings seem a size to big for her, adding to her lanky look. Her facial features are arranged just so that it gives her a blank airy look.
Personality: Full of odd little sayings and advice which she is constantly bringing forth, it isn't so much the situation, so much as the sayings, often making no sense or not fit for the situation. Like hunting a Wherry in a barrel and thats worth two in...ah.. hmm.. two marks! or her famous.. Better then getting poked in the eye with a pointy stick! She seems to have not much of a memory other then sayings so she is constantly forgetting things, especially when confronted with shiny objects. And on the subject of shiny objects.. best to keep them out of sight.. Like a magpie she'll try to hoard them, or eat them to 'dispose of the evidence' if anyone gets suspicious as to where their jewelery is disappearing to.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Weeknesses:She has little memory for things that don't matter to her and likes to take shiney things.
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