Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Shendali, from the way she looks and carries herself, probably should have been born a man. She keeps her wavy, sunshine blonde hair in a semi-masculine haircut-- shaved in the back and gradually getting longer as it continues upward towards the top of her head. Her round, Caucasian eyes are a powerful color of navy blue, and her lips are a thin, powdery pink color. Her nose is a thin, but very prominent structure, almost a perfect right angle from her face. She usually has two silver rings in her left ear, and one in the right. Skin is a fair, lightly bronzed color. She walks fluently and with a certain style of grace that only professional dancers should know. She tends to wear white, long-sleeved, and nearly translucent shirts or simple vests of dark colors whenever not on duty, and rarely outside of fighting Thread or sweepriding will you find her in riding gear. She's very casual and loose-minded.
Personality: Shendali puts to rest the classic stereotype of most female blueriders. While she is indeed homosexual and loves Haliketh with all of her heart, she is not as "butch" as she is expected to be. She is actually very passionate and very feminine as far as her personality. Though her appearance may certain appear masculine, she is softer on the inside and very laidback with her views. Despite these qualities, she can be quite an intense woman who inadvertently flaunts her stronger side; the aura of dominance that she was meant to portray. She makes for quite an interesting lover to have, balancing her thoughts somewhere between good sex and true love, plus a dash of loyalty that cannot be denied of her. If Shendali had her way, her relationships would last forever. When she sets her mind to something it takes a lot to distract her or get her to see the reality of things; on the same note, getting her to change her mind about an idea or belief she feels strongly about requires quite a great deal of motivation.
History: Shendali was the product of a rape, though despite the circumstances, Shendali's mother Sheryse loved her with all of her heart. Shendali never met nor never knew her father, and she rather likes it that way; if she were ever to meet the man, she would probably give him her two cents and a face full of fist. She grew up in the hectic life in the arctic High Reaches Hold, one of the few places where Arolos Weyr is regarded as a mistake. At seventeen she was Searched by a bluerider who thought she had a pretty face, and after a night of rolling in the furs, Shendali received her Search token.
Information about Shendali's dragon
Dragon Name: Haliketh
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Haliketh is a prime example of how beautiful his color can really appear to be. His body is average-sized but his muscles are very well-developed, ripping underneath that shimmering cerulean hide of his. He is truly built to last longer than most blues in flight, but that kind of frame forces him to suffer a penalty to his agility. His wingsails are swirls of different shades of the cerulean hue, obvious to only those that are paying close attention to him. Just looking at him seems to calm you down at once.
Personality: Thankfully, Haliketh is not as stubborn as his rider makes herself out to be. The blue is actually quite the opposite of Shendali, providing her with an easygoing and carefree approach to situations, perhaps in a hope to keep her possible temper in check. Physically, he seems to do nothing but laze about but this blue is simply bounding with energy and it is shown clearly in greenflights.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses:
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