Name Pronounced: Almira
Appearance: Almira has thick, chestnut hair that tends to curl, reaching to mid-back, and usually kept in a braid. Her skin tone is nicely tanned due always working outdoors in her family's small hold. Her eyes are light in color, being a very light grey. Her build is trim, though not overly thin, nor overly muscled. And she is of an average height, approximately 5'7".
Personality: Personality wise, Almira is the type who prefers to watch in silence rather than talk. She has found that she learns more by watching and listening. Almira will take charge if no one else does, but prefers to work in the background. She is also not at all afraid of hard work, and will jump in to help if she sees the need. One thing she does enjoy is working with very young children. Almira is not the most gregarious person, but is perfectly willing to take orders and carry them out to the best of her ability. She does enjoy spending time with her sister, who is her best friend.
History: Almira has lived all her life in Atoll Hold, with her parents and two siblings, one older sister and a younger brother. She is the middle child, and fills that niche perfectly. Her family makes a very good living from fishing, and the pearls they dive for. Her childhood was quiet and happy, full of hard work, though diving for pearls used to be great fun, almost a game, a challenge between siblings to see who could harvest the most. When Almira was 12, however, that changed. Her older sister was severely injured while she and Almira were gathering pearls one day. Almira is unable to recall just what happened, but it left her sister partially paralyzed, and Almira now has a terrible fear of any water deeper than waist high, or chest high if she really pushes it. Since that day, she had refused to gather pearls or go fishing, but spends most of her time working in and around the hold, and helping care for her sister.
Information about Almira's pets
Pet Name: Dahlia
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: This green flit is small, even for a green. She is slender and delicately built. But she's pretty, a light dappled fern green across most of her body, though her feet, all four of them are darker, making her look like she has on tiny gloves and socks.
Personality: Though tiny this green will have such a big personality. She absolutely loves people. Any one who is not actively mean to her, she will adore. This may lead to some problems as her pet tries to keep her from randomly cuddling with strangers. But for all that she is outgoing, she has a terribly soft heart. Anyone who so much as scolds her will earn plaintive chirps and whining until they relent, or she forgets why she was upset. Dahlia has also developed an obsession with shiny things, and unless they are fastened down, she is likely to take off with them.
Second Pet Name: Mystery
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Still very young, Mystery is an orange and yellow striped feline with eyes that match the darker stripes in his fur. His fur is short, though his tail is unusually long.
Personality: This tiny kitten is indeed a mystery, having appeared out of nowhere on Almira's cot, the day of the Pernquake. She had no idea how he got there, or who left him. The tiny yellow striped kitten barely had his eyes open, and Almira has spent a good share of time nursing him. Probably a bit too much time, truth be told. But she fell in love with his cute little tail and shiny orange eyes. He seems to be unusually afraid of flits, and tends to run and hide whenever one come near. This fear even extends to Dahlia, on a lesser scale, since the green flit also smells like Almira. So far, he has proven to be on the shy side around other humans as well, preferring to spend most of his time napping on Almira's cot, but that could change as he grows.
Third Pet Name: Pirdi
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Hatching out of a large egg, this blue is always going to be on the large size. He's a fairly uniform deep blue, like the deepest parts of the ocean, and like the sea, there's small lighter lines of blue, looking like the crests of waves scattered about his back and wings. He's well muscled and knows it.
Personality: He's got a calm personality, like his mother. He's smart enough to be trusted with messages, and even returns in a fairly timely matter. The only thing that might distract him being a flirty green. Because he knows he's a good looking fella, and is prone to making sure any pretty green knows it too.
Information about Almira's dragon
Dragon Name: Prometh
Wing (Weyrling Group): Night Glory
Appearance: From the moment he falls from his egg, Prometh is clearly a blue of proportions that will see him, eventually, on par with smaller browns and for a blue he will be considered practically ginormous. However, despite his size, Prometh seems... almost mismatched, a little as though along the way he was pieced together with an assortment of parts from dragons of different sizes and shades of blue - something that only seems to enhance the appearance of being put together from so many different pieces. He seems oddly uniform as well which just adds to it, fading abruptly from dark to light (or vice versa) precisely where the limb would end with heavy splotches of bright blue at the base of his neck.
Personality: For all he might seem almost a little... ugly in his appearance, it is clear that his personality is anything but. All he has wanted since the moment he cracked his shell was to bond with another sentient creature and Prometh values that bond with everything he has, happy to spend hours conversing with his Rider about every little thing from the complications of politics to the beauty of the sunset that day. Deeply compassionate, Prometh's abject desire is to find love and acceptance from those around him and can be prone to fits of huge and violent rage should he be judged for his peculiar appearance. His Rider will need to be the voice of reason until he understands the world a little better.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses:
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