Name Pronounced: Ak-ee-tah
Appearance: Akita is a woman that stands at a height of 5'4" and has a slim build. Her skin is a very light tan in shade. She has umber brown hair that flows down to end just past her shoulders. Her hair is slightly wavy and has a medium amount of volume. She has two thin eyebrows which are also umber brown in color. Her eyes are semi-almond in shape and are a light green in shade. She has high cheekbones and a small nose. Her rosy pink lips are of medium thickness. Her shoulders are narrow and angular and give way to narrow but limber arms. Her legs are on the lanky side with a long shallow scar across her left ankle. She seems to have a thing for leather and most of her clothing is made out of it.
Personality: Since Akita grew up in a Weyr she is very open-minded and can accept new concepts. She tries her best not to judge other people before getting to know them first as she has seen the effects it can have on other people. Ever since the death of her friend she seems driven by something, her worst fear being to lose those she cares for. For this reason she works very hard at drills and tries to keep herself in top shape. She would push herself to exhaustion or worse, if Zyaeth didn't act as her voice of reason. She tends to be very dependant on her dragon for advice, which isn't always a good thing. She follows orders well but isn't the best at forming relationships with others. She can work with people but she tries to keep everyone at arm's length, another result of her fear. She likes to draw as a sort of hobby and is rather good at it.
History: Akita was born as a result of a flight between her mother Zhara's green Nikirath and her father D'ro's brown Wauroth at Igen Weyr. Like many other weyrbrats it wasn't long before she was given over to the creche as her mother didn't have time to look after her. She was a rather quiet child and she had a few close friends but tended to be shy around others. Her best friend was the son of a bronzerider by the name of Liyok and they grew up together in the creche. When they were both twelve turns they immediately chose to stand as candidates. Neither of them impressed at their first hatching and to Akita it was a humbling experience. But both of them knew from what their parents told them and from other weyrbrats that it was not common to impress the first time.
Information about Akita's dragon
Dragon Name: Zyaeth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Zyaeth is large and a total of 25 feet long. Her entire build is stocky for a green and she is also bulky. Her malachite green muzzle is thick and broad. Her eyeridges are prominent and are also a malachite green. Her eyes are very large and oval in shape. Near the back of her head are two small headknobs that are mint green. Zyaeth's neck is short and stocky, a solid shade of malachite green all the way down. Along the back of her neck are several small neckridges. Her front legs are a malachite green in color. Her belly and sides are malachite green with some mint streaks. Her wings are rather short for her size but are muscular. Her hind legs are longer than the front and contain more muscle, both malachite green fading to mint green at the ankles. Her malachite green tail is rather short.
Personality: Zyaeth is fairly smart for a green and doesn't fall into the 'all brawn and no brains' category despite her size. Her memory is good for recalling large events, it's the smaller ones she forgets easily. She has much better manners though and tries to be as polite and courteous as she can. She enjoys the company of other dragons and it isn't uncommon to find her openly flirting with males. Zyaeth is as curious as a feline and she will eavesdrop for rumors to pass onto her rider.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Zyaeth is strong and has as much endurance as a small blue due to her size. She keeps in top shape and because of the strength of her wing muscles she's good at handling turbulent air currents. She has a good memory for large events, but not so good for small ones. She has good team-work skils that her rider seems to lack. Zyaeth lacks in agility and that is her greatest weakness and that fact she is stiff when turning. She also tends to make heavy landing, though at least they are steady.
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