Name Pronounced: Kay-la
Appearance: This woman puts you in mind of a prowling panther. She has narrow, dark brown eyes that seem to be in constant motion as she surveys her surroundings. Her thick, naturally wavy amber hair is worn in a precise, practical style when she's drilling. Though long, it is usually twisted into a neat braid, out of the way and practical for the fighting helmet. When she's relaxing, however, the mass of waves often goes unchecked. She is short, only standing at 5'3", and has a wide-hipped build, which may make her appear heavier than she truly is. Her skin is naturally pale, which only burns in the sun since her arrival at Arolos. She has moderately shaped lips and small feet, and her wardrobe is classy and unconventional, with a mostly green color scheme. This is one rider who is not concerned with primping without a good cause.
Personality: Caela is a quiet person, not usually active in her interaction with fellow Weyr folk. Most of the time she is drug into conversation due to her need to apologize for her fire lizard, Orr. She injects equal amounts of apologetic charm and liveliness of tone and expression to pacify those wronged by her green menace. In her old Weyr this led to a few friendships, most of them casual and short-lived. For better or worse, this will probably be the same way she meets people at Arolos.
History: Caela came about from the chance meeting of a Telgar rider who lost a flight and a lowly drudge who was "just a pair of legs." The rider doesn't seem to know of Caela, or if he does, he ignores her. Caela's mother didn't want to have to raise a child, so as soon as she was able, Caela was fostered off to an assistant of the kitchen's head cook, Pennyde. She was raised well, as any weyrbrat would be, growing up rather normally except for her slight weakness. She is a bit frail. Combined with her accident-prone nature, she finds herself bruised much more than most other people. She also has fairly nonathletic tendencies.
Information about Caela's pets
Pet Name: Orr
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Orr is a pale blue-green color, with a few darker accents of deep leaf-green adorning her hide in odd spots. She has a band of the same dark green that covers the top half of her head and follows down her back in an inch wide stripe that reaches all the way to the tip of her tail, making her an incredibly distinctive looking fire liazrd.
Personality: Orr is relatively normal for a green, rather flirty with the male fire lizards and chittering chidingly at anything that wanders past her. She prefers bronzes over the lesser colors in flights. She has a fascination with shiny things, and when she finds something light enough, "borrows" it to play with. She has a deep appreciation for burrowing in laundry and spends much of her time sleeping underneath a pile of Caela's discarded clothing.
Second Pet Name: Amur
Pet Type: Bronze Wher
Appearance: This big boy is a bright burnt umber bronze with shades of a more pale bronze on the inside of his limbs, under belly, chest and face. He has curious markings of a deep brassy bronze in wide banding stripes from forehead, down his sides all the way to his tail tip. He will grow to a rather handsome beast of his species, and will be a touch more muscular than a lot of bronze whers.
Personality: This big boy knows he is something to look at and has and aloof manner to him. He's a touch conceited and it shows in his bearing. Why shouldn't he be, he deserves every admiring glance he gets from human and fellow wher alike. He'll turn the head of the greens looking to mate and any gold as well. There aren't many golds about but the few that are he'll try to impress and his charismatic behavior might just get him a clutch or two.
Information about Caela's dragon
Dragon Name: Delavith
Age: 5 turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Delavith has an elegant body. Her form is thin and long with a slender tail and neck. She is slightly larger than the average green dragon. Her hide is a dark pine-green, shading to lighter on her belly and on some random patches of her body. Delavith has short, thick limbs which look odd on her slender body and do away with any possibility of having a smooth, graceful landing without much concentration. Because of her shorter limbs she does prefer to land on a ledge, not on the flat ground. Her head is regularly wedge-shaped, with a small mouth and a slightly prounounced overbite. Her wings are average for her size.
Personality: Delavith is one of the few odd green dragons who doesn't fit into the normal mode. She has tendencies to stay by herself and doesn't really like to flirt, though when she flies, she is drastically opposite to her normal acts. She likes baths and oiling. Delavith is rather fond of fire lizards and enjoys it when they tell her picture-stories of what happens in the Weyr.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Delavith is quick and agile, though not quite as much so as an average green as she is larger. She is somewhat fragile, though, and she can get hurt rather more easily than other dragons. Her shorter limbs make for excellent swimming but poor landing, and after a few wing sprains Caela has taken to wearing light riding straps whenever flying so that Delavith may land however is most comfortable without jarring her joints or displacing her rider. Most of her weakness is due to easily-acquired muscle fatigue, though with her being in the south and thus addicted to swimming she's begin to gain some greater bulk and strength.
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