Name Pronounced: Val-er-ray-knee-a
Appearance: At the rather average height of five feet and eight inches tall, Valurania seems to have a lot going for her in her physical appearance. She is a rather skinny young girl and her breast are small to match her skinny frame. They barely come in at a medium sized B cup and can not be mistaken for anything bigger then that. While she was not blessed with her mothers large breast size, she was given her thick hips. There is no doubt that those hips were made for child bearing. What other purpose would hips that big be made for? She was also cursed with having a small rear. That's right, this young woman has very little in her rear just like in her breast, but she doesn't even pay any attention to that fact. While she is on the fairly skinny side, she does have everything she needs to get by though life. Though she does not have as much muscle as others in her age group, she does have just as much as she needs to get though her life. Across her nose, it shows the proper signs of having been broken once before. Even though it it not that obvious, it is easy to be seen that it has been broken before. It is not only her nose that is showing signs of having been broken before. If one was to feel her fingers, they would feel the knots of bones that had once been broken on eight of her fingers. Though the breaks were not bad enough to allow the mending of the bones be seen, where they mended is easily able to be felt.
Personality: Valurania is nice to a fault and possesses impeccable manners and taste. She has so much of the perfectionist in her that others may be inclined to perceive her as a snob, but this is a misconception. Valurania is simply possessed of a truly luxurious nature, one that delights in finery and riches (in surroundings, food, lovemaking and otherwise). This dragonrider believes in the best qualities of mankind and certainly doesn't consider herself to be superior. She also cares a great deal about friends and family and works hard to keep everyone in her life happy. Helping others is a true pleasure for Valurania, who feels best when everyone else is smiling.
History: Born on the fifteenth day of the eleventh month, Valurania was the first child to a newly wed couple. While they were not expecting to have conceived her so soon after their marriage, they were pleased with her all the same. Through the turns, she had a rather uneventful childhood that consisted of a number of normal childhood things. The birth of siblings, first childhood crushes, fight with other hold children, all of the normal things that happens to children. Her parents even made special arrangements so that there was always one of them home to take care of them.
Information about Valurania's pets
Pet Name: Chupa (Chew-PA)
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Coming in at the average length of seventeen inches long, Chupa obviously has some issues with food. It's not that the brown has food on him a lot (since he doesn't) or that he is oddly very skinny. It's that he is obvious obese! Oh yes! This firelizard is far from the stereotypical thin and 'in shape' firelizard that is found to be ideal among most owners. From the tip of his nose all they way down to the fat end of his tail, this brown has a little more for his owner to love then most firelizards do. With the fact that his is obese put aside, one can notice his other noticeable traits about him. Another physical difference that makes him stand out from others of his kind is his short tail. Though it is a fair bit shorter then what it should be, it is not a deformed kind of short as one would first think it would be when looking at it for the first time. Oh no. Everything that is suppose to be there, is there. Including the proper end of a tail. It's just short. The fact that his torso is longer then normal doesn't really help to make his tail even look longer either. From his shoulders down to his hips, his body is just a good deal longer then what would be 'ideal' for a Callamere brown. Especially one his size.
Personality: Being a firelizard who loves a few rather simple things, Chupa's biggest and most obvious love is actually the biggest cause of his rather round size. Food is a big dominating factor in his life and so long as he knows you, he would be trying to make you feel bad for him so that he could get a bite of food from you. He can be quite the hound when he is after a piece of food, no matter weather it is from his owner or one of her human companions. If he remembers a human that was associated with his owner in any way and they have food, you can bet that he would be trying to make them feel bad for him so he could get a bite. Especially if it happens to be the crust of a bubbly.
Information about Valurania's dragon
Dragon Name: Aliweth (Al-ee-weth)
Age: 2 Turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: If there was ever a green dragon that fit the description of feminine almost perfectly, it would have to be Aliweth. Coming in at the rather small length of twenty feet even, she is possibly one of the smallest greens in the Weyr! While she may be small on the smaller end of the scale, her body is very shapely and curvy in all of the right places. Especially in her rear, where her hips are just a little bit curvier than the rest of her. This is just from her bone structure though, not from having a little more fat or muscle in these areas than everywhere else on her body. On top of being rather feminine in appearance, she is also very delicate looking from her lack of masculine traits. Other than the areas on her body where she is very curvy and shapely, she is actually rather lean and what muscles exist are mere traces on each limb. Despite the long and shapely look of her legs as well, the lean muscles there even blend in very well with the rest of her. Some would even say that, if dragons were able to a dancer like humans are, then they would say that she is built just like a dancer.
Personality: From hatching onward, one thing that Aliweth will always stride for will be to have a closer bond with other greens. Though her desire to have a closer bond with other greens extends more in particular to her clutch sisters, she is one that is still eager to have a closer bond with other greens in her wing. Whether they be her clutch sister or her wingmate, she will always be very quick to provide them with any kind of support that they may need. If one of her green wingmates needs her assistance while they are fighting thread, she will be right there to provide her with the aide. Even when they are off duty, she will always be one that can be counted on to be there for her clutch sisters or her fellow green wingmates and will always be one to put the needs of a fellow green above those of any male that may strive to get her attention.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Though she may be one of the smallest greens in the Weyr, Aliweth knows that being small can also have it's advantages. With her body as small as it is, but yet being built very light, she has an astounding level of agility. Whether on the ground or in the air, it is very clear that she is very agile and is capable of making a full turn like it was nothing. Some could even wager that she could turn on a mark if she really put her mind to it! When her quick agility is added with her speed, there is no other sight to see in the air when she's in good form! Moving and weaving herself though the air, every movement she makes in the air is very nimble and precise. Almost as if she rehearses it all every night before she falls asleep. Her movements easily flow from one into the other as she puts on quite an amazing show no matter what she is doing.
Information about Valurania's craft
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