Name Pronounced: Shall-yeah
Appearance: Shalia inherited her father's red hair (though several shades darker) and light green eyes, but lucked into her mother's skintone, a light klah color. Or possibly, growing up in the South simply gave her a permanent tan; either way, she almost never has to worry about a sunburn. She generally keeps her hair no longer than shoulder-length; any longer is simply too much work to deal with on a regular basis. Similarly, her preferred hairstyle is a simple ponytail. Her face, neck, and shoulders are liberally covered with freckles, which start to trail off going down her arms, stopping before reaching the elbows. Her chest and back are similarly dappled. Once the bane of her existance, she now accepts and even likes them... though she still wishes they weren't quite so prevalent.
Personality: Quieter and more contemplative than her father - she actually takes after "Daddy Lanick" in that way more than she does Sh'ain - she still manages to possess a mischevious streak a dragonlength wide. As a natural-born follower - she is her father's daughter, after all, and Lanick was an even worse example in this regard - she tends to stay in the background, letting others take the spotlight and, usually, the blame. Even when she steps in to take her share of the punishment, she often gets off lighter than her cohorts, simply because most people can't imagine her being the brains behind the operation, as it were. The truth is, however, she's often the one to come up with the idea that led to them getting into trouble, and then given it to somebody else to run with it. However, she's also just as often roped in by the words "C'mon, it'll be FUN!"
History: - Born: 8.08.07.16
Information about Shalia's pets
Pet Name: Buttons (deceased)
Pet Type: Canine
Appearance: The older half-brother of Sh'ain's Abatos, Buttons takes after his mother, rather than his father Maxel. A light brown coat gives way to even lighter fur on his muzzle, belly and paws, with darker fur on his ears and a "saddle" on his back. He's a large canine, with very soft fur. Buttons is about 14 Turns old.
Personality: Very much raised as a guard dog to protect Shalia when Sh'ain wasn't around to do so, Buttons is fiercely protective of her, and will defend his mistress in a fight. Friendly to those who don't try to harm Shalia, he still watches them with a guarded eye until he comes to trust them. Any strangers around his mistress, and he simply will NOT let his guard down. However, he still loves to play - as long as he knows everyone around!
Second Pet Name: Noctis
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Noctis is a medium-sized, stormy blue flit. There is very little variation in the color of his hide except for a couple of bands around his paws and on his head, framing the headknobs like flying goggles. Even though he is average size, somehow he seems smaller when sitting next to others, so he tends to push his way forward in order to stand out, though when he does, he often squints or seems to have a nervous tic that makes him lid his slightly-smaller-than-normal eyes.
Personality: The best - or worst - things about this little guy are his intelligence and strong will. His mind is far quicker than other flits and he seems to realize that his actions have consequences, some of which he might actually figure out ahead of time. Sometimes random happenstance gets in the way though, and when it does, things may go badly. Don't laugh at this little guy though... he WILL get you back for it, though only when it is deserved. As much as any flit can, he has reasons for what he does and likes having things his own way. He also can be a bit of a snob at times, looking down on everyone else for not being him and going along with the flow.
Third Pet Name: Regan Rose (Rose, Rosie, Ro-Ro)
Pet Type: Gold Firelizard
Appearance: Sun in Minature - This is one girl who clearly came from a large egg, and from a Callamere line as well. If there is a larger gold flit around, it is certainly going to be hard to prove and probably only by the edge of a windsail if they are. She has long limbs that make her look both more and less awkward than is usual for a non-wher draconic. She could move around on the ground and actually look rather like a runner in her gait instead of the odd sort of hop that is typical for her kind or dragons.
Personality: This is one girl who may look like royalty, but will treat you more like you are the royal. Maybe it is to counterbalance the fact that her looks were borrowed from a dragon such as Foreth or maybe just to make her her own, this girl is not one to play games. She is probably one of the best and most loyal friends you could ever ask for. And she will be your friend if you will give her a chance. It will take just that, though: a chance and probably some work on your part. She is oddly shy for a gold not minding if she is spending some time alone with her person in a dark room looking over books from her pet’s shoulder instead of gathering the fair so many of her color seem to. Indeed, any fair she gains will likely be acquired from those flits of her pet’s acquaintance. In truth she will be a bit of an odd loner for a gold, only having a select few that she likes to spend her time with instead of always trying to gain new attention. The poor gold will likely get picked on by others, especially greens with all their infinite flighty natures, or possibly humans other than hers, for her love of spending time just sitting in the archives or studying lessons with her pet. To her, the lessons they learn are important and she will be one to chide her pet if she thinks they are not doing enough studying. This is too important to not do, especially for the one she is Impressed to, and she isn’t going to allow not doing well in lessons to stand, not on her watch.
Information about Shalia's dragon
Dragon Name: Nireseth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Night Glory
Appearance: Egg - The Music in the Water Egg:
Personality: There are two words to describe Nireseth to a "T". Sensual and seductive. He is charming to a fault, oozing a quiet and confident allure that draws dragons and human alike to him. They just can't help themselves. And he *likes* drawing them to him. Those he wins in flight (and he will *like* to fly whenever he can) will find themselves with a tactile and attentive companion for days after and those he calls friends will find themselves groomed and nurtured like nobody else seems to know how to do.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses:
Information about Shalia's craft
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