Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Takenya has thick, black hair that curls naturally in those big, bouncy curls. Her eyes are a deep blue. Her complexion is a medium shade. Takenya has a small chin, full lips, and a defined cheekbones in a heart-shaped face. She is of average height, with a slim, athletic figure. She prefers to wear floor-length skirts of light-weight cotton and peasant blouses of the same material, but for convenience she usually wears cotton trousers. The length protects her skin from the sun, preventing burns, while the light weight of the material doesn't hinder airflow, and helps to keep her cool. She wears pale colors: cream, pale yellows, greens, blues, to reflect the light rather than absorb it.
Personality: Takenya is a people watcher and a natural introvert. She prefers to be in the background and observing. She dislikes being the center of attention and tries to avoid situations where she would be. She has a creative personality, having a knack for sketching and carving. She can entertain herself for candlemarks, all alone and daydreaming.
History: Takenya is the daughter of two dragonriders from Igen Weyr. She was fostered as soon as her mother could return to duty, and her foster family was extensive. Raised as any child of the Weyr, doing chores and attending the harper, her skills were tested to see where she'd best fit. She had a marked talent it the infirmaries and was splitting her time between the two until it could be decided where she was better off. Then Takenya began standing for Candidate and after a couple of turns Impressed green Lizeth. After her time as a weyrling, she graduated to a fighting wing and has been content to simply be a wingrider. During on Turnover, her father presented her with a tiny grey kitten, and Takenya fell immediately in love with the beast. A turn later, she transferred to Arolos Weyr, and her parents followed shortly afterwards.
Information about Takenya (deceased)'s pets
Pet Name: Cloud
Pet Type: Cat
Appearance: Cloud is a silvery grey female cat who's always producing litters of kittens. Her coat is faintly dappled. She has a slender, narrow build and bright green eyes.
Personality: Cloud is very possessive and affectionate with Takenya and dislikes everyone else. Her favorite perch is to be draped across Takenya's shoulders.
Information about Takenya (deceased)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Lizeth
Age: 6 turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Lizeth is a dark, forest green. She has a delicate build, and is quite petite for a dragon. Her hide lightens in color as she shades down to her chest and belly. Her wings have subtle green variations that are only really noticable when she holds them up in bright sun.
Personality: Lizeth is very affectionate and loving, with an eternally cheerful personality. She has a very poor memory, even for a dragon. She focuses on the moment, and takes simple joy and pleasure in it. She doesn't play favorites among the other dragons and is quite willing to share her company with whoever wishes it.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Lizeth is a sprinter, and has amazing agility. Her short-distance speed is impressive, but her stamina sucks. Her build prevents her from holding her own with blues, and even with many greens. But if it's fine flying you need, you couldn't find many better.
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