Name Pronounced: ZHEN-ou
Appearance: Xhenao and her immediate family aren't known for their height. Since her tiny form won't ever bear more than petite, neat shaped curves that're easily hidden within her clothing, she could almost pass herself off as male. Although somewhat small in comparison against normal boys her compact form'll develop athletic muscles throughout her time Standing. Her face, however, is slender with features too delicate and distinctly female for anyone to consider her a male. The golden tan complexion and slanted dark eyes are exotic, being from what's an oriental background were she still on Earth... Framing this are dark reddish-mahogany strands with the tips curling backward from her face and angling downward to be kept around mid-neck length.
Personality: The temperamental Xhenao won't accept someone trampling her and would embarrass herself insuring the other person'd suffer too. If anyone expects outright obedience they'd find out quick her unimpressive appearance doesn't mean she'll do whatever people tell her. When pushed around she, unless outranked on said issue, objects with no time spent letting things rest. As far as she cares being straightforward, honest and ending a grudge before it can fester is best, even when it means pushing back against the offender. Her common sense'll protect her from getting into some situations but she can't sit around idle whenever she sees something going on. As fiery and desiring action as she is, there's an insatiable curiosity about those events making her come across as even more nosy. She'll have at least one question waiting for someone to answer it.
History: Although weyrborn, she's not from Arolos, being instead she born from a female greenrider, Xheni, at Telgar Weyr. Her mother shared a goldflight with her father, a male farmer named Ateo, then took her existence as reason for clinging onto him; someone she'd decided was safer than male dragonriders.. Now the farmer didn't like having this greenrider attached to him. He stomached it for several Turns since he wanted his daughter around but it became apparent the greenrider intended for Xhenao to be like herself.
Xhenao is a candidate. Her colour preference is Gold, Green, Blue
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