Name Pronounced: Nay-YARR-ree
Appearance: For Nayari, appearance is *everything*. She might not have the breeding of a Lady Holder, but she is a woman for whom the first impression is the most important one of all. Whether it’s the formal greeting for the Weyrwoman, the open welcome for an aspiring rider or demure acquiescence to the dominant Wingleader, Nayarii has learned that how you’re recieved means projecting the appropriate persona to the person standing in front of you. However, take a step back and take a proper look at the tall woman standing there. She is a woman who radiates a calm and cool pride, a self-assuredness in her own skin that surrounds her like a glowing aura. Her attire, be it her riding leathers or her best Gather gown will be impeccable and without an unruly mark or crease and it is apparent that Nayari takes great pride in her personal appearance and hygiene. Nayari has style and it shows with well cut tunics, carefully picked paintings and plush furs. She might not be the richest Lord Holder, but she would rather save for five turns and get the best, than cheap out and regret it.
Personality: Despite her stern appearance, Nayari is very much a Lady in her manner and demeanour. Just as much as visual appearances make the most of a first impression, what Nayari does and says is what gets taken away. Slouch in a chair, chew with your mouth open, pass wind, forget a rank? That’s what people remember and Nayari is determined to make sure that isn’t the impression that’s left behind of her, assuming the persona of the person that most fits whoever is standing front of her and she is a woman who is intelligent enough to be more than aware that the right approach brings the best results. Don’t expect to be reprimanded in front of your peers, public humiliation is just not her style. Instead the miscreant will find themselves ushered into a lavish office, offered klah, candies, biscuits and then looked at with disappointment in those suddenly sad grey eyes as she gently asks why you felt the need to make yourself look so terribly foolish.
History: Birthingday: 14th day of the Second month.
Information about Nayari's pets
Pet Name: Vecna
Pet Type: Gold Firelizard
Appearance: Dam: Gremlin (Callamere Gold, owner Fiaeldia)
Personality: Although as regal and tumultuously stubborn as every gold draconic that ever lived, Vecna will not be as outwardly demanding as some of the more vocal of her golden sisters. Whilst she will certainly have her moments, throwing the biggest of tantrums like the most furious of toddlers, hers is generally a more…. stealthy approach over vocal squeals and flailing claws. If ever found on the wrong side of this young lady, don’t be at all surprised to find an unexpected and unpleasant gift where you might least expect it. Dead fish in your boots, hoppers dumped unceremoniously in your bed and crawlers suddenly dropped in your hair will be the least of your worries should you incite her tiny, but formidable wrath.
Information about Nayari's dragon
Dragon Name: Marith
Wing (Weyrling Group): CandidateMasters
Appearance: A little longer than average for most greens, Marith is an echo of her rider in almost every way. Slim and elegant, there is an alluring aloofness to her as she proudly sits, with posture as impeccable as Nayari’s. If she wasn’t so small and of course, completely the wrong colour, it wouldn’t be too hard to think that maybe Marith thought she was meant to have been hatched with a much different colour hide. A beautiful shade of dark spring green that deepens across her belly, a rich shade of hunting green, but lightens as it comes up her chest, giving her an endearing ‘bib’ beneath her long, curved neck and elegantly petite head and muzzle. That wonderful expanse of green continues to lighten as it climbs her wingsails, smattered with bright splashes of lime green upon her wing’s spars and echoed upon her tailfins.
Personality: Unusually for a green, Marith has a more solemn outlook on life. No doubt influenced by her rider, she is a green that cares little for the frivolity that seems to plague the rest of her green brethren. Unfortunately though, she is still cursed by the same short memory as her green sisters and her rider is constantly forced to remind her of even the smallest thing.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Marith has the more limited stamina of most greens but the improved agility of most her size. Her quiet demeanour makes her a studious and intense listener but she can be forgetful.
Information about Nayari's craft
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