Character type: Crafter
Appearance: She's a very plain woman that doesn't believe in cosmetics of any kind. Her face is a dusty brown color with royal blue eyes and a long, straight head of black hair that is usually kept in a tight braid. She's a well-built woman (that's not to say that she's packed with muscle) and well-tanned from her work outdoors. Her frame is thin, athletic, and built to last through her work. Her hands are usually very dry and her lips usually chapped.
Personality: She hates her full name, and would rather people call her Tesau instead. Only her parents call her by her full name, and anyone else who does so is risking a world of verbal torment. Her realistic, down-to-earth views and opinions are often confused for bitterness, and her humor is derived mostly from sarcastic remarks. She is very opinionated. Tesauqua tends to use already-known techniques rather than going off on some tangent and exploring possibilities; to her, the idea of failure is far greater than the idea that something good might happen. Better to use techniques she knows about than to risk anything or anyone. The famine has caused her to be a little protective of the crops she's grown and she may snap a little at some stranger come to take them.
History: Born and raised in Nerat Hold. After ten long years of happy childhood memories, Tesauqua and her parents moved South after tensions in the Hold grew too much for them to bear. They took up residence in Arolos Hold, where Tesauqua grew up in her father's footsteps and became a farmer. She spent several Turns up North training before she became a Journeywoman and only recently has she chosen to return to the South, and she took up occupation in Forest Edge Hold, where she worked as a farmcrafter. She's visited her parents once or twice since her return to the South, and once she had an argument with her father and she hasn't been back since then.
Information about Tesauqua's pets
Pet Name: Klonk
Pet Type: Runnerbeast
Appearance: Klonk is a broad, muscular type of runnerbeast, normally used for pulling Tesau's cart and doing heavy labor work. His coat is a lush, dark chocolate brown with a long, shaggy beige mane of hair that tends to hang over his eyes.
Personality: Like a majority of runners, Klonk tends to get incredibly skittish around dragons and whers, so Tesau makes it a point to keep him away from either or. Flitters seem to have no effect on him, though, unless they have a bone to pick with him. He's trained well and obeys Tesau's commands almost to the letter, though no one else can say anything to make him budge.
Information about Tesauqua's craft
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