Name Pronounced: ZAY-lah
Appearance: Zaila is 4 ft, 6 inches tall and she has a slender build. Her figure is only just beginning to develop but is evident that she will not be lacking once she fills out. She has long, slender limbs and digits as well as very good posture. There are golden undertones to her fair smooth skin. Zaila has a very good complexion that is unblemished by freckles or scars. There is a small elliptical dark brown birth mark on the back of her left heel.
Personality: Zaila is very intelligent and has a good memory; she is an auditory learner. She is a quick study and loves learning. After all, you never know when a piece of knowledge will come in handy. Well-mannered and polite, she does her best to please others and make sure they are happy with her. Zaila is very compassionate and generous, willing to help whoever wherever whenever however she can.
History: Zaila never got the chance to know her father, who had been a simple cotholder, but her loving mother, who was a cotholder near High Reaches Hold, told her many stories; they had been deeply in love and married rather young but their life together had been cut short by his death. He sounded like a very good man. Though her mother wasn’t particularly wealthy, she was able to support herself and her daughter. Turns passed relatively uneventfully. The girl did fairly well during her classes with the Harper and was looking forward to becoming an Apprentice one day.
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