Name Pronounced: Dee-THA
Appearance: Dytha is... well she's short. That's the long and short of it (no pun intended). She had no illusions of grandeur that she would be some towering warrior woman, the vast majority of her family are barely bigger than 5'2 with her tallest brother being a staggering 5'6. So it came as no surprise to Dytha that she stopped growing a good couple of inches shy of five foot. But on the inside she's at LEAST 5'10. It's all about perspective don'cha know. And a good sized pinch of wishful thinking to entertain those nights of boredom.
Personality: Dytha is stubborn. As stubborn as an old mule and sometimes, just as grumpy. A lot of this stubbornness has stemmed from Dytha's attitude of 'just deal with it' with regards to her disability and in truth, it DOES help her cope with the bad days, but it does also result in whoever is dealing with her sometimes wanting to just slap her upside the head and be done with it. 'I'm fine' can only be heard through gritted teeth enough times before someone has to tie her to a chair for a while. Generally she does refuse to let things pull her down (otherwise she would have no life to speak of at all) and this stubbornness (and a good dose of perfectionism) DOES give her a certain tenacity to 'get things DONE' because once she's set her mind to it, Dytha will have to be dragged 'Between' on a cold winter's day before she'll either finish the job or grudgingly, admit defeat. If it's the latter, then said project will be hurled petulantly into a corner and the failure never to be spoken of again.
History: Father: Dythernal (Beastcraft)
Information about Dytha's pets
Pet Name: Mimsi
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Ironically, Mimsi rolled out of her egg reflecting her new owner. She's a bit short and a bit fat. Her tail looks a little stumpy, her neck a bit too short for her round looking head with long, slightly curled head knobs and a short snout. Couple that with a rather round physique and you half expect Mimsi to roll into a ball and roll herself away rather than fly.
Personality: Greens aren't exactly known for their stoic mentality and Mimsi isn't any different. Shy, twitchy and as ditsy as they come, the most you'll see of her is generally a flash of colour as she either dives for cover or runs after the bug/dust ball/sparkly object that caught her attention in the first place.
Information about Dytha's dragon
Dragon Name: Ponth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Swiftwind Blazers
Appearance: If ever there was going to be a dragon who was more than happy to flaunt her curves, then Ponth was going to be it. She's pretty, she's shapely (or rather she will be when she grows up!) and with her slim, curvaceous frame, dainty wings and finely tapered tail, Ponth *knows* she's pretty. But when you're a tiny dragon from the 2nd Pass lineage, you need to have something to stand out in a crowd of monstrously huge dragons.
Personality: No-one could ever accuse Ponth of being overly submissive. The little green might be small but what she lacks in size she makes up for in spirit. She was practically Hatched to boss larger and milder-natured males around, and she's happy to fufil that role.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Significantly smaller size means less stamina and considerably shorter flying time. Agility and maneuverability significantly improved.
Information about Dytha's craft
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