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Candidate Quensere

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Candidate Quensere

Candidate Quensere

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BASICS

NAME: Quensere (pronounced 'quinn-sare-ray'); accepts Quinn for simplicity
GENDER: Non-binary, born male
PRONOUNS: they/them/their, accepts he/him/his or she/her/hers
ORIENTATION: Demiromantic Demisexual

BIRTHDATE: Late Summer 2748
AGE: 24 as of Early Spring 2772
LOCATION: Semaca Weyr
OCCUPATION: Journeyman Harper, Candidate
WING: N/A

APPEARANCE
EYES: Bright blue
HAIR: Bright auburn; kept long and held back in a neat ponytail or braid
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 6'0", lean and lightly built, but not pathetic or wimpy
PLAY-BY: N/A; art credits go to picrew.me
FULL APPEARANCE:
Quensere can be described as pretty. They stand at an even 6' tall, with a lithe body structure and long slender limbs. Their hair is a bright auburn red, silky smooth, flowing to their rump when left to flow loose, though they usually keep it tamed in a neat ponytail. Their eyes are a bright blue, a lovely sight, like a lagoon in summer. Their skin is a pale ivory color, creamy and blemish-free; their lips thin and almost always curved in a gentle smile. Their wardrobe consists of simple, yet fashionable garments; light turtlenecks and matching slacks with stylish, but practical, boots.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
Quensere is a gentle soul, through and through. Trained as a diplomat and a teacher the arts, they seek to bring understanding to all of Pern. They loathe conflict of any kind, and always attempts to defuse a fight with calm reason. When all else fails, they sigh, throw up their hands, and quietly slip away to inform a superior of the dratted incident. They love their work as a Harper, viewing their duty as the first priority over everything, except perhaps true love.

Yes, true love. Quensere is a complete hopeless romantic. They believe wholeheartedly that true love exists, see Exhibit A: their parents, considering the way they met one another. Love brings light into an otherwise dark and cruel world; a beacon of hope for everyone everywhere. They refuse to engage with anyone who doesn't have that spark, feeling they have to save themselves for 'the one'.

Quensere is extremely intelligent and clever, with a wonderful sense of humor. That said, Quensere just isn't the joking type themselves. Sure, make a joke, you'll get a positive reaction from this Harper. Play a prank, and they'll brush themselves off and laugh good-humoredly. They simply don't engage in such conduct themselves. They additionally love experiencing new things, and cooking and eating foods with exotic spices.

Despite all this, Quensere is still human, and thus far from being perfect. They are quite honorable, so much so that they will stand up to defend a soul in need, becoming a perhaps unwanted champion. On the other side of the coin, they will flee a fight if no reasonable ending can be agreed upon, unable to tolerate the conflict. They are also completely devoted to their work as a Harper, to the point of running themselves ragged from overwork. Occasionally, this overworking will result in Quensere falling ill, requiring strict bedrest until fully recovered. Shockingly, they can also be ridiculously stubborn on matters of great importance, especially toward people they aren't overly fond of.

A flaw that Quensere will deny until the day they die: they are bossy. If there are several ways to do something, Quensere will select what they believe is the most efficient method and absolutely refuse to go another way. They'll try to present the merit their own method with logic before getting bossy, but they'll still stick by their ways. Quensere is also a stickler for efficiency in everything that goes on around them. If possible, every task around them must be completed with speed, grace and no waste. Ever.

In short, Quensere favors peace over violence, and strives to be a good example for all. He is smart and both quick- and eager to learn, with a firm belief in true love and the heart of a romantic. When they make a promise, they will see it through to the end, no matter what. They are good-tempered and good-humored, and though they aren't one for jokes or pranks themselves, they love a good laugh, preferably at their own expense. However, Quensere has the tendency to overwork themselves, leading to additional stress, exhaustion, and even illness.

HISTORY
FAMILY:
Queneth - father - living, Ruatha Hold
Elesere - mother - woodcarver - living, Ruatha Hold
Siblings - none
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None, but open!
BIRTHPLACE: Nerat Hold
HISTORY:
Quensere had a quiet and simple upbringing. Their mother was a simple woodcarver with no particular training, and their father a sort of lost soul, having just arrived from a bad place. The two of them met when Elesere spilled her basket of market goods, Queneth stopping to help pick it up. He met the fair maid Elaine, and the two immediately hit it off, spending time together quite often. They grew close, and eventually became intimate. It was about a season after that Elesere realized she was with child; Queneth's child. Nine months later, she brought forth her child: a son. After much deliberation, she settled on a name, a blended name: Quensere.

Quensere was a quiet and gentle child from the start, always standing up for those who couldn't stand for themselves and working hard to cheer up the crestfallen. Quinn grew up with the love of their amazing parents. Such a lovely life inspired the child to make many stories and fanciful imaginations in their head, never curbed by their mother or other outside influences. Quensere showed promise with their intellect and love of learning, displaying a talent for the Harpercraft from a young age. The Craft interested the child quite a bit, and Quensere thus applied for Apprenticeship as soon as they were of age. They were accepted, much to their parents' pride, and began tutelage immediately.

Quensere was around 15 Turns old when they decided to request they/them pronouns. Sure, being male was fine...kind of. Something didn't quite sit right with Quensere as they grew older, and things settled once they made this decision. They still accept he/him pronouns, but prefers they/them, and has begun to accept she/her as well. So what if you're born one gender? Quensere made their choice, and hasn't looked back ever since.

Quensere developed into a bright young person, their talent for Harping shining through as they ascended quickly through Apprenticeship. They graduated into Journeyman rank at 22 Turns, much to their joy, and began to walk the tables and teach others the wonders of Harping. In celebration, their mother gave them a gift: a firelizard egg. Quensere was delighted, and became even more so when the egg hatched out their little gold Serena.

They were a Journeyman Harper! All their hard work was finally paying off! They should be content and perfectly happy...right? However, something was tugging at Quensere. Something deep, that couldn't be ignored. They figured out what it was when a Searchrider descended on Nerat and discovered that Quensere had a chance at Istan Candidacy.

Despite this amazing opportunity, Quensere was torn. What about their parents, and their place as a Journeyman Harper? In the end, it was their mother who finally persuaded them to go with her near constant urging. If they decided Candidacy wasn't for them, the world would still be waiting when they got back. With gratitude and excitement, Quensere accepted the Search, packed their bags, and said their farewells before returning with the rider to Ista Weyr.

Candidacy was tiring a tiring endeavor from the start. A pair of Candidates were embroiled in their own little world of drama, and Quensere began to miss the calm of home. They tried to mediate the conflict, but it was no use; the fight escalated, and Quensere gave up. They heard of the developing Semaca Weyr of the Southern Continent and requested transfer, becoming hopeful and eager for this next step. They had been selected once by dragonriders, and they would not waste this chance. If Semaca needed more Candidates, Quensere would happily, faithfully oblige.
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IC Information
What type of candidate is your character: Dragon

What color/s does your character want?: Quensere doesn't really care what color their dragon is, just as long as the dragon supports them in their goals.
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: Quensere would appreciate a dragon who aids and supports them in their goals, and doesn't attempt to usurp their work or just cause random violence. All in all, however, Quensere would be happy with any dragon. :3
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: None that I can think of!

OOC Information
If your character is a dual candidate IC, do you have a strong preference on whether they Impress dragon or wher?: N/A

What color(s) are you willing for your character to impress to?: Any.
Do you want your character to be eligible for gold?: Gold-preferred, but any dragon will make me happy! ^^
Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: Maybe avoid pairing Quensere with a dragon with an outright violent or chaotic personality? Or not. Surprise me!
Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: Not really? I should probably explain my chaotic brain-movements.
Quensere may make a good gold-rider from a practicality angle, but Dorian (another gold-preferred character of mine) would make a good gold-rider from a story angle? I hope that makes sense. Essentially, Quensere would fit right into the leadership role, and Dorian would need a little nudge to get good. Just consider Dorian before Quensere, please. Or not. Up to you!
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: I feel Quensere would make a good gold-rider with their desire for peace everywhere, diplomatic skills, and soft-spoken ways. However, they'd make an awesome dragonrider as a whole for the same reasons, in my mind.

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: No preferences. Whatever floats your boat!
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: All levels of injury are acceptable, excluding loss of limbs, major scarring, and death. :)

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: Hmmm... That'd be a no. xD
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Serena

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BASICS

NAME: Serena
BIRTHDATE Late Autumn 2767
AGE: 5 as of Late Spring 2772

APPEARANCE
COLOR: Gold
FULL APPEARANCE: Serena is a simple gold in coloration. Her head and chest are a pale gold color, which deepens to a bright burnished gold the further one looks down her body. She is of average size and stature, and flies gracefully with little to no showiness or inefficiency.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Serena is the perfect example of a gold. She is a queen through and through, fair and kind and gentle and just. She stays close to Quensere’s side, often perched on their shoulder like a regal sphinx, surveying all her eye can see. Serena isn’t perfect, however. She is prone to fits, often caused by petty events such as seeing a pepper shaker out of place and not being able to put it back perfectly, or even triggered by bigger, more consequential events, like seeing a cat torment a cornered mouse. All in all, Serena is a good lizard, but flawed just like everyone else.
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