Name Pronounced: Eye-lah
Appearance: Aella's looks match her bold personality. She stands taller than many of the other young women in the Weyr; the manner in which she carries herself ensures that no one could miss her stature. She has a long neck that slopes into strong shoulders, but by and large, her figure lacks elegance. Her moderately-sized breasts soften the line of her short, powerful torso, and her legs—long and toned—lengthen her curves.
Personality: To know Aella is to become intensely familiar with duality—assuming the number can be limited to two. She has a fierce temper, and it may take the force of her entire will (some great thing) to quash the urge to vent her anger with violence. She manipulates so easily, she barely realizes she is doing it. She can, however, be patient beyond all reason, and her playful, clever sense of humor usually reigns, much to the relief of her friends. The face Aella usually presents features that good humor and a ready wit, which, in combination with an infectious smile, wins most people over on the basis of sheer charm.
History: Aella was born one more weyrbrat and bit of trouble underfoot at Ista Weyr. Her mother was kitchen staff, and her father was one dragonrider or another. As she understood it, her father’s identity was fairly unimportant. She grew up in the creche with a sea of children raised perhaps in part by one parent, and sorted out her personality for herself, using the frame of Weyr politics and social interaction as a rough guide. If she thought about it, Aella might realize that looking to weyrlife for instruction in morals, values, convictions, or anything else of the sort might indeed promote the apparent internal unsettlement Aella suffers from so acutely.
Information about Aella's pets
Pet Name: Squeaker
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Squeaker is painfully average. She is average in length, span, and weight, and is an indescribable mottled hue of medium green. She could blend in with grass, or a poorly-woven green Gather tunic.
Personality: The result of Aella's sternness with the flit is, not only Squeaker's incredible discipline (for a green firelizard, anyway), but also her complete and total devotion to her mistress. Every hard word, every sharp command only fuels the green's dizzy love for Aella. Squeaker is not very smart.
Information about Aella's dragon
Dragon Name: Cereforth
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: Egg - Marks in the Dirt Egg: Dirty leafy curls brown break up the otherwise lush green of the Marks in the Dirt Egg. It's not a vibrant green, but it's a live color, one you could almost imagine painting with. Maybe that's what it looks like, a painting of streaked lines, a painting of green grasses and distant fields, that someone's canine ran through while the paint was still wet.
Personality: It's not that she thinks she's better than everyone else. It's just that she has *such* delicate sensibilities that she has to be sure, all on her own, that no-one and nothing is going to offend them or interfere with them. She likes things to be just so, just as she wishes it to be, actually, and woe to the person who tries to tell her she's going at any thing, from drills to betweening, wrong.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Too young to tell.
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