Name Pronounced: ta-LAY-nah
Appearance: A short damoiselle, soft of appearance and demure of expression, Talena would be easily mistaken as a gentle and soft beauty. Slight of frame, she has nut-brown hair that falls straight to her shoulders and ochre skin from ancestors living in the hot and burning Igenian desert. Her skin itself is soft-looking and smooth like a wealthy holder’s who has never worked a day in their life, eyes standing out like gleaming emeralds. Talena’s frame appears slight under her riding leathers and only her blue knots prove that she’s not in fact a greenrider.
Personality: On her own, Talena is sweet and charming as well as rather smart. She has an easy sense of humor and will actually joke with those whom she trusts but will act almost cool to those she doesn’t. She has absolutely no tolerance for stupidity and will be quite harsh on someone in her charge who shows it. Sure, if someone actually needs help, she’ll help them, but if they refuse to learn, then Talena will not hesitate to enact punishment on them as her rank allows. In personal relationships, she bonds slowly but once she has a friend then they’re her friend for life. She’ll even tolerate stupidity from her good friends, though she won’t hesitate from bopping them upside their heads.
History: Born in Igen Weyr from a long line of people who had lived in that area since its founding. A good portion of her family have always been Riders and Talena always dreamed of following in their proud footsteps. She worked hard to stay in the proper physical and mental state to stay in the Candidate program and did her best to urge other candidates to do the same. Someone once snidely told her that she couldn’t impress a gold dragon who hadn’t been laid yet, and that just set Talena off. WIthout touching the other candidate, she went off on them for assuming that she was a “soft pussy willow tea princess” who just wanted to wait around for a queen dragon and then just look pretty while other people did all the hard work. She wanted to do the work herself, shardit.
Information about Talena's pets
Pet Name: Viggy
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Pale mint green and oh so very small, it makes no sense as to how Viggy survived her hatching. She’s the same color all over her body except the top of her head which is as dark as the rest of her is pale. She has small wings which allow her to be much more agile in flight and uses it to her advantage. She’s extremely fast in the air and hard to catch, using *between* to her advantage to quickly escape anything.
Personality: Viggy is so incredibly lively almost to the point of being utterly obnoxious. She wants to be in everything and know everything that’s going on and telling her to go away will fix nothing. It takes either a firm order from Talena, a gold firelizard, or a dragon to calm her down once she gets going.
Second Pet Name: Kohut
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Small and slim, Kohut is a dusky brown like wet tree bark. If he closes his eyes, then he’ll blend into the shadows and be stealthy and hidden. His wings are short and slim which allows him to fly swiftly and turn on an instant. He lacks muscular bulk which aids his speed. He does still have a very long tail which he likes to wrap around Talena’s neck when he’s perched on her.
Personality: Kohut is sneaky and quiet, not making a sound when he’s on the prowl for secrets for Talena. He’s a skilled stalker and will gladly sit in perfect silence and rigid nonmovement to gather any information for his human. When not on duty, he’s like a cat in wanting attention and praise from his beloved Talena.
Information about Talena's dragon
Dragon Name: Parath
Wing (Weyrling Group): CandidateMasters
Appearance: Striking sky blue covers Parath from head to tail except for two patches on his head and hips that are a darker shade reminiscent of a dark stormcloud. He’s long-limbed with wide wings, though his overall size is quite small for a blue. His head is wide with a particularly knobby nose and headknobs that stick out at a funny angle.
Personality: Gregarious, cheerful, and hopelessly optimistic, Parath sees the best in everything and everyone. Every Candidate that they train will obviously go on to Impress and every dragon he meets is kind and sweet. He’s never fake in his friendliness and thus often has the admiration of others who see his abilities as beyond when really, they’re just where they’re supposed to be. Brave enough to be firm with even the most imperious humans (save those who actually outrank him). He’s good at solving fights and arguments when people will listen to him, though oftentimes those older and bigger than him ignore his advice.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Parath is a fast flier and a sharp flamer, though his stamina has taken a very sharp hit as a result. He’s good at diffusing arguments and keeping the peace of those around him, but those of higher rank sometimes ignore him.
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