Name Pronounced: emphasis on the second through fourth letters and then ee- uh
Appearance: Kassia is about 5 foot 6, average height. She has goldish-auburn hair, an odd, but beautiful, combination. In the summer when she is outside most often the gold in her hair presents itself. The rest of the time her red highlights outweigh the gold. Both combinations, however, are amazingly striking on her.
Personality: Kassia has matured a whole lot since her Candidate, Weyrling, and early goldrider days. Her increase in age and turns of unfortunate circumstances that she has had to work through have done wonders on her behavior. Her tendecy toward major and scary mood swings and quite unpredictable, occasionally violent behavior seem to be almost completely behind her. For the most part the only time they raise their ugly head is when Foreth is proddy or she is pregnant (a circumstance very unlikely to happen again). She's still prone to periods of slight depression or excess giddiness, but they are much closer to what normal people experience. And her angry moments are few and far between and controllable. Over all a kinder, gentler, more productive Kassia has emerged.
History: Kassia's history is even longer and more confusing than her personality. Kassia was born to two loving parents at Fort Weyr. Well, they started out loving anyway.
Information about Kassia's pets
Pet Name: Brogan
Pet Type: Bronze Wher
Appearance: Brogan, a Callamere be a large bronze for a Callamere. He will not only be tall but bulky too. He is a burnished bronze with a reddish undertone that is more prominent along his back and the upper parts of his legs. His stomach and chest will be a lighter tone with a shade in between on the rest of his body.
Personality: Brogan is a bronze that, while a bit head strong at times, is actually relatively easy to train. He will be more friendly than a lot of bronzes but is still relatively aloof. As he grows older he will get more and more territorial of his home, Kassia's weyr and it will take more convincing to let strangers to visit for more than a short period of time. Outside of their weyr he is more accepting of strangers, but still wary and on guard as in protecting Kassia. He takes his job very seriously and keeps a close eye on anyone around her. When prevented from joining her and guarding her he can be quite destructive. Kassia's had to replace multiple couches over the turns.
Second Pet Name: Lady Holder of Pern
Pet Type: Runner
Appearance: Lady Holder of Pern is likely of Callamere descent, or at least partially. She was captured in the mountains from one of the bands that formed after so many runners were set free before the volcano erupted.
Personality: It is fitting that Lady is Kassia's runner. She is strong-willed and has, as they say, a lot of 'heart'. However she is also finicky and requires a very specific kind of rider or she refuses to perform. She also strongly prefers females. Rarely does a male earn her trust.
Information about Kassia's dragon
Dragon Name: Foreth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Gold Spark
Appearance: The biggest gold in the Weyr, just a hairs breadth larger than Ormanth. She is very tall and lithe without being too skinny. Her hide is a bright yellow gold starting at her belly and gradually reddening the farther up her body you go. The darkest part highlights her spine, the top of her wings, and the top of her head. Her headknobs are actually closer in color to belly making it look like she's wearing a crown. Over all it's almost reminiscent of the noon day sun moving to the setting sun. One more reason the nickname she shares with Kassia is well earned.
Personality: Foreth is the epitome of a Queen that very much knows she's a Queen and she expects everyone else to acknowledge that. To call her haughty is an understatement. She and Kassia are known as the Sun, though whether she specifically started that nickname is actually unknown. Whatever is the case, believes deep down that she rivals the sun and isn't afraid to make that known. She knows she is special, and she makes sure everyone else knows it too.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Foreth is a big dragon, that makes her strong and powerful, but a bit lacking in the agility area. The Sun has a tendency to tease the bronze and brown dragons which can make her unpopular.
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