Name Pronounced: Kee-reh-shil
Appearance: Kireshil is 5'5" tall with long brown hair that she wears in a neat braid down her back. Her skin is fair, her eyes are brown, and she tends to freckle when she spends much time outside, which irritates her to no end. She is most often seen wearing simple, practical clothing that is always neat. On the occasions she does dress up, she dresses with simple elegance.
Personality: She is decidedly a perfectionist, both in work and the rest of life. She has a hard time letting go and relaxing with others and is very practical. She works fairly well with others, but has few close friends. She can be somewhat impatient with apprentices, candidates, and weyrlings, because she has little patience for actions that do not make sense, but is good at explaining concepts clearly and thoroughly. As a rider she is extremely exacting of herself, her dragon, and those she works with, which can sometimes cause tensions, because she has little patience for errors, especially when the same errors are made repeatedly. When she makes mistakes, she is very hard on herself and will not let it go until she has a solution to ensure it will not happen again.
History: Kireshil is the daughter of a journeyman smithcrafter and was born at the crafthall. She never knew her mother, and her father never spoke of her mother to her. He doted on her, and she adored him. When she was twelve, she became an apprentice, focusing on glasscrafting. Though she of course spent most of her time on more practical assignments, she discovered that her real passion was for the delicate art glass, which perplexed those who knew her to be typically quite practical. When she walked the tables at age 21, she was posted at Igen Weyr. She was searched within a year of being there and the first time she stood impressed blue Tholanth. She was an ideal student as a weyrling, never breaking rules or shirking duties, though Tholanth occasionally would convince her that they should do things in a "better" way that sometimes got them in trouble. In their first fall, Tholanth pushed himself past his endurance, became sluggish, and caught a thread tangle with his right wing. The dragonhealers saved Tholanth's life and he does fly, but it remains to be seen whether his recovery will be complete. Kireshil blames herself for not making him stop, and now often doubts herself when making decisions. She is determined, that if she has anything to say about it, Tholanth will recover, but walks the narrow line of encouraging him in his recovery and not allowing him to push himself too hard and risk further injuries. As soon as he was recovered enough to make the trip, they transferred to Arolos to attempt to start over, and hopefully, achieve further healing.
Information about Kireshil's dragon
Dragon Name: Tholanth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Tholanth is built slim all around. His body is narrow and his wings and tail appear to be longer than they ought, though neither really are. His hide is a medium blue that is a shade darker around his eyes and along the leading edge of his wings. His right wing was scored badly and is spider-webbed with scars.
Personality: Tholanth is relatively easygoing, until it comes to work, and then he requires a lot of himself. He is a hard worker and always looks for the best way to complete a task, and in his book, "best" means "most efficient." He will always take the time to do it right, but if it can be done right in less time, why shouldn't he do it that way instead? This will, of course, get him in trouble from time to time. In threadfall, he will push himself to his absolute limit if left to his own devices.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Tholanth was very fast and agile, however, it remains to be seen how he will fly once he heals fully after being scored. He will push himself far past his limits, given half a chance, and he's unfailingly reliable.
Information about Kireshil's craft
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