Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Wykarden has a smooth, nearly unblemished face that requires no form of extra help except for tending occasional sunburn. It doesn’t convey the same thinness as the rest of her body and is pleasantly full, capable of sustaining a wide, bright smile. Her lips are full with a deep blush color when naked. Her eyes are big, their color a deep, even gray, and framed by dark slashing eyebrows and inky lashes. Her hair is overall a dirty blond, with bright, uneven sun streaks running through it. She keeps her hair short enough so that she doesn’t have to tend to it. But since it grows in wild waves she often has a cap of gold hair that falls into her eyes and makes her look a bit unkempt. When she remembers to she restrains it with leather thong.
Personality: Wyk is trying to grow up and grow independent. For most of her life she’s been desperate for the love of a few people, doing anything she could to fulfill their wants of her. Those people damaged her. But thankfully they are not at Arolos Weyr and so she must learn to please herself, and be her own master. She is wary of becoming too attached to people at her new home, afraid of depending on them. She has lost much of her carelessness and innocence.
History: The baby girl, fresh from her mother’s womb, was left at the crčche at High Reaches Weyr with no sign of who she came from. Although a search was made trying to find out the parents of the child, given the size of the Weyr and the inflow of people, who could know where to look? It seemed unlikely a female rider or crafter could have gotten away with being pregnant and having no child at the end of it, but it wasn’t unheard of for a drudge or someone similar to be unable to tend to a newborn. Therefore, no real fuss was made over her exact identity. If the crčche workers suspected anything, they kept it to themselves. They named her Wykarden, a mouthful, but a combination of the names of various riders they fancied.
Information about Wykarden (Wyk)'s pets
Pet Name: Bae
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Bae is a big, brawny firelizard who looks awkward on Wyk’s skinny shoulder. But he prefers her shoulder above all others. His hide is a deep brown, the color of wet soil. His wingspan is wide and generous, the only light color on his body. He is long as well, competing with small bronze firelizards.
Personality: Bae is a flit who lives on the attention of his pet. But his dominance was never on the level of Dem’gat’s. He prefersto ruthlessly protect her from anything he deems dangerous. He loves it when she sits quiet, playing her music, occasionally humming along though he isn’t gifted with the talent of singing. He feels his pet’s anxiety and so has taken it upon himself to smooth her way at Arolos… He may be more of a hindrance than a help.
Second Pet Name: Eirian (Eir)
Pet Type: Gold Firelizard
Appearance: (ayr YAHN) Eirian is a diminutive gold, although not the smallest of her golden sisters. There’s something nearly sweet about Eirian, but she avoids the word “cute” because her hide is a mature, beautiful gold, the color that would be lovingly polished, or passed down through the generations if it were a piece of jewelry. Instead, her Wyk takes care to oil her hide often, accentuating its beauty. The regal, heirloom-quality of Eirian makes her seem beyond her turns. Although young, she promises to be a very majestic gold.
Personality: (22.214.171.124) Born a Callamere, the prize at a Harper Open, Eirian lives up to her breeding. She is regal, graceful, and aware of her status among other flits. But Eirian is also young, and she is extremely curious. She wants to know everything she can. She is fussy and protective of those she deems “hers.” She tries to keep Bae out of trouble, and it is expected that once she has her first flight she’ll be a bit possessive of the winner as well. While not as pushy as Wyk’s brown Bae, she is determined to do good where she can, and her methods are a bit more practical. She’ll try to help Wyk with her playing by almost instinctively keeping in tune, and humming along when Wyk doesn’t want to sing. Instead of trying to force Wyk to make friends, she is friendly to those Wyk chooses to approach.
Information about Wykarden (Wyk)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Zivath
Wing (Weyrling Group): Gold Spark
Appearance: Golden Present Egg: Foreth's done it again! For the second clutch in a row Foreth has a laid a golden egg. This one, rather than being stormy, looks more like the finest, most luxurious spun thread. One can almost see the individual threads as it wraps right around the Wrapped in Gold Egg. Shades of gold ranging from a rich yellow gold to more orange-ish and reddish golds are present. In fact the colors mirror closely the dam's golden hide, as if she'd had the finest weavers on Pern create threads that perfectly matched the colors of her hide and wrap the egg of her newest daughter like a present to be opened on the day of the Hatching.
Personality: Even as a Hatchling, she will sleep less than other dragonets, and be rushing around investigating everything new that she can regardless of her poor lifemates need for sleep! And if they have a problem with that, well, too bad. She’s going to do it anyway and have no care what others think. And if she can make them join her, all the better.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
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