Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Alsa looks like very little like the child she had been when she first came to the Weyr. Nor does she look much like her sister anymore. She is tall, standing at 5'8" and has developed a very curvy body. Once she wasn't particularly fond of those curves, but now as a young woman who appreciates the attractive, young men in the Weyr she rather appreciates them. To go along with the curves, her life as a dragonrider has toned her body and added muscles which, in her opinion, adds to her appearance.
Personality: Intelligent, hard-working, and funny are the words people often use to describe Alsa. At least when she's being good. When she is being not so good those words are often changed to cocky, disobedient, and impatient. They're all true, and good words to describe the young girl.
Information about Alsa's pets
Pet Name: Hopper
Pet Type: Canine
Appearance: Still a (German Shepherd) pup, Hopper is small, but one look at his giant paws leaves little doubt he'll grow to be rather large. His black and tan coat is thick and fuzzy. He has milky brown eyes and his ears are floppy for now, but as he reaches adulthood they will stand straight up.
Personality: Hopper is intelligent and learns to obey commands quickly. He has an abundance of energy and if he isn't exercised regularly he will find ways to use his energy himself, which more often than not will result in chewed up clothes and a rather big mess. Even young Hopper is very protective of Alsa and Calys, barking and snapping at people he doesn't know. As a pup it’s kind of cute, but if this habit is not broken soon, it may result in serious injury at some point.
Second Pet Name: Shoo
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Egg Name: The Essence of Dreams Egg
Personality: For the most part, Shoo is the perfect pet, well-mannered, obedient, quiet when she needs to be. Unfortunately, she also seems to be of a somewhat, well, nervous disposition - flinching away from strangers, jumping at shadows. Occasionally, she’ll descend into sudden, loud, and full-blown hysterics, all without obvious provocation.
Information about Alsa's dragon
Dragon Name: Shoobeth
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: Egg: Puppyspeckle Egg
Personality: She is a fearful little thing, with a huge imagination that has her picturing big nasties whenever she sees a likely hiding spot and if she does spot something out of the ordinary she'll likely exaggerate it until she's a quivering lump. In these cases she'll look to her Lifemate for protection, and they will likely spend time digging 'evil' trundlebugs out from under cots or convincing her that the fish in the lake do not have Shoobeth on the menu when its time to be bathed.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Shoobeth's biggest weakness is the fact that she is terrified of just about everything. It makes her inclined to panic and without Alsa and dragons that Shoobeth is close to calm her down there will be a number of times she comes close to going between. Due to her easily frightened nature though, she will have quick reflexes which will save her from being scored on numerous occasions.
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