Name Pronounced: SEE-dawl
Appearance: This young woman is somewhat shorter than average and lacks any sort of curves: narrow-hipped and relatively flat-chested, she has a skinny, boyish build. Her skin is a pale olive in tone, and her fingernails are short and well-kept. Her eyes are a dark brown colour, and one eye is very slightly lighter in shade than the other. Her hair is a rich russet brown, quite thick and unruly when let down, but she almost always keeps her hair done up in a tight bun or - when feeling lazy, which isn't often - a loose ponytail.
Personality: Sidyal is an organised, mousy young woman with her head in the clouds - figuratively, at least. She loves immersing herself in fantasies and day dreaming, especially as a form of escapism. She can be withdrawn and quiet, but around people she knows well, she is less introverted. When someone engages her about a topic she is interested in, she can talk at least, but she isn't assertive by any stretch and can be shouted down, or persuaded to agree with someone else if they just argue for long enough, even when she knows she's right. She enjoys routines and is something of a neat freak, and advocates for itemized lists of tasks to get through the day. She is not especially brave, and is not confident.
History: The only child of two Harpers (senior apprentice and journeyman) Sidyal was indulged as a child. She quickly fell in love with books and scrolls, much to her father's dismay (as he, senior apprentice, had hoped she wouldn't have followed so closely in her mother's shoes) but her mother was delighted and readily cultured her love of learning, as she herself was an archivist.
Information about Sidyal's dragon
Dragon Name: Belleth
Age: ~7 months
Wing (Weyrling Group): Forgotten of Foreth (Off-Screen Hatching)
Appearance: Belleth is an average-sized green dragon, or she will be when fully grown. She is an agile dragon capable of sharp, banking turns and sudden dives, with a slightly shorter than average wingspan and broader wings. Her neck is long and lean, as is her tail, and her hide is the colour of deep, glossy jade. The sail membranes between her wing joints is a matte basil, contrasting sharply with the rich jade elsewhere.
Personality: Belleth is an assertive, adventurous green dragon with a love of whimsy and story-telling. She has virtually no sense of propriety and will stick her nose where it doesn't belong without a second thought if there's a chance it will lead to a good yarn later. She is confident, unlike her rider, and fearless, very much unlike her rider, but the two of them both share a love of fantastical stories. Given her limited memory, Belleth lives more in the moment than her rider does, who is able to reminiscence more on past dramas. Belleth will willingly talk to anyone at all if there's a chance they'll tell her a story.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
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Information about Sidyal's craft
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