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Alizette of Green Ysanith

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Alizette of Green Ysanith

ALIZETTE
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I must become a lion-hearted girl
Ready for a fight


BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Adopt dragon / Retire character
NAME: Alizette
GENDER: Female
PRONOUNS: She/her/hers
ORIENTATION: Biromantic homosexual

BIRTHDATE: Late Summer 2725
AGE: 42 as of Early Spring 2768
LOCATION: High Reaches Weyr
OCCUPATION: Wingleader
WING: Moonshot

APPEARANCE
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Red
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 5'7, athletic
PLAY-BY: Jessica Chastain
FULL APPEARANCE:
When Alizette commands a room, it isn't because she's incredibly tall. (She isn't, any more than she is incredibly short.) It isn't because she's an elegantly-waifish Lady Holder, any more than it is because she could bench-press dragons, because both of those ideas are right out -- sure, she's strong enough to chuck firestone bags around with the best of them, but that doesn't mean she looks the sort to do that for pleasure. It might be the really-very-red hair, which at a bare minimum is going to provide an assist -- even though it's likely enough that it's either the absurdly-thorough boots she favors (because does anyone actually need their boots going up to their knees? Alizette's often do, regardless ) or the fancy Wingleader knot on her shoulder that actually does the trick.

Other than the boots, Alizette's style of clothing is almost painfully practical, albeit tempered by the occasional flash of color comprising one or another of her endless collection of durably-constructed blouses. Almost every pair of trousers she wears is a close-cut, sturdy, black-or-nearly-black type, which makes it easier to dress for Threadfall in a hurry, to cover up spills and pretend they never happened by changing pants, and to make it impossible for anyone to be able to tell just how many pairs she even owns. None of her sturdy, durable, practical clothing protects her face from the ink-smudge consequences of falling asleep with a pillow made of reports, any more than any of it keeps her perpetually-dry hands moisturized.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Alizette is responsibility personified -- if she were to only have the option to care about one thing, it wouldn't even require a moment's thought. Her responsibility first to her dragon, then wing, then Weyr and lastly to herself; it's likely why it has been a long time since she's had a lover and why she has never had a child, but neither of these things really bother her so long as that duty is met.

Which isn't to say that there's nothing to Alizette besides work -- far from it, she knows how to kick back and relax and have a good time, and especially appreciates good alcohol with good company. But she'll get buzzed, not drunk, just in case something comes up where she needs to be as on the ball as possible. Part of her is always prepared for that inevitability, for that emergency.

For much of her life Alizette has lived as someone with something to prove, and now she's learning to settle into being someone who has proven something instead. She tries to portray herself as someone worth trusting, as she values being kept close to others (though she currently does not keep any others close to herself -- it isn't due to refusing to by nature so much as that she doesn't have any tight-enough friends of late).

HISTORY
FAMILY: None she'll name - there are parents and two younger brothers at Bitra
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None currently
BIRTHPLACE: Bitra Hold
HISTORY: Alizette was a first child and a first daughter of Bitran cotholders; likely they expected she'd grow up and make them a good deal in a good marriage. But she was stubborn from the day she first spoke, and they probably should have known better.

Searched at fifteen, still a couple of turns away from betrotheable age, Alizette went to Benden Weyr and never looked back. Never mind that she didn't Impress the first time, or the second, or the third -- she worked in the Weyr's kitchens and felt that she got along fine. Communication with her family, who she had never been close to, was abandoned for her new 'family' of the lower caverns of Benden.

Until that fourth hatching, where green Ysanith found her.

Alizette became a weyrling in the midst of the Interval Wars; she was a good weyrling by all possible counts, though not top of the class and as a young woman on a green dragon far from the center of attention. She was tapped to a wing and continued in the best possible service as long as she could. When Alizette was thirty-three, the 10th Pass began in earnest, and she and Ysanith continued to prove their worth.

The pair made it without major injury until two turns into the Pass, and even those were met with more displeasure and derision than lessening either of the pair's drive. When Alizette was more seriously scored at thirty-seven, right around when gold Macath and her Danse left Benden for Fort, she ended up grounded for six months and spent most of her time reading wing tactic manuals and formations for fun, even coming up with ideas of her own.

The thing of it was, they were good ideas, and attempting to run them by just about anyone had her shrugged off. An injured greenrider; what did she know?

Alizette felt she knew a lot, and had anyone noticed that a greenrider had just become Weyrwoman of the formerly terrorized High Reaches? Surely they had, but if anything that made interest in Alizette even less. She could know her place and shut her mouth.

It wasn't until three turns after that, when the atrocities committed upon Alayna and Wyzeth came to first light, that Alizette finally shook loose the last vestige of feeling attached to home and put in to transfer to a new one -- the forward-thinking High Reaches, willing to give a greenrider a chance. She moved without much thought for what she was doing, but the even more level-headed Ysanith was confident.

While they were originally tapped into Starfall, heavy Thread losses a couple of turns after the transfer had the pair moved down to Moonshot Wing. After several months of working their hardest and showing their best, Alizette and Ysanith were awarded with the position of Wingleader for Moonshot: sure, Ysanith may have been a green, but she was a big one, and there weren't exactly hordes of experienced riders left to line up and volunteer for the job.

No matter that it was partially happenstance that brought her there, Alizette knew that the majority of it was grit and merit, and has been working even more to keep her wing up to shape and be able to avoid being hit so hard again.
Last edited by Citrine on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:46 pm, edited 12 times in total.
Fort
Healer's A'ryti of brown Maltiroth
Dusk Tikaya of blue Tisk
Weyrling Iscah of blue Goumath
High Reaches
Firestorm K'aer of bronze Remponath
Candidate Sietske
Moonshot Wingleader Alizette of green Ysanith
Firestorm Dashiel of green Eiraeyth
Weyrling Constanter of blue Whith
Semaca
Nocturne Yasmin of garnet Tenjouth
Chopin Tavrie and brown Dromeath

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YSANITH
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BASICS

NAME: Ysanith
BIRTHDATE Spring 2743
AGE: 26 as of Spring 2768

CLUTCHING

CLUTCHING: No
RUNS/FLIGHTS: 2

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: 31 ft
HEIGHT: 7.8 ft
WINGSPAN: 47 ft
COLOR: Green
HEX CODE: #7BB87C
FULL APPEARANCE:
Ysanith's build is on the large side; she is a strong, stamina dragon through and through with condensed musculature and a broad wingspan.

Her coloring is, really, a very-thoroughly-tarnished verdigris, with nearly all of her body the dusty silver-green of metal that hasn't been polished in decades. Her wings, though -- top and bottom they're speckled and dappled, freckled with different shades of green, as though Ysanith carries a shade tree with her wherever she goes; the top of her wings are a slightly-darker silver-green, still quite dusty, but the undersides are lit with a jewel-tone glow as if the sun is shining through them, even in the middle of the night.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
At first blush, Ysanith is nothing but charming and quintessentially light: the bubbly, distractible conversation, the preening, the flirtation, and so forth. It's only well afterward that a rider might realize just how much information their dragon innocently leaked in conversation with the green -- could she really have guided a conversation like that? On purpose? She seems so guileless and carefree. While she often carries the image of flighty and forgetful, she has a cunning tactical mind behind it all.

That, and a tendency toward collecting wall-hangings, because she may not actually be as flighty on the inside as she shows on the outside, but she does like pretty things.

Ysanith is proud to be a wingleader's green, that is, and one whose input in the matter of those wing tactics and formations, all the way back at Benden, had been part of what made those ideas so good that Alizette transferred to High Reaches rather than waste them. Ysanith has her own drive, her own ambitions for the pair of them -- and Wingleader is a pretty good spot, at least until she can figure out how to make the two of them Weyrleader. Or Flightleader. If only her rider wanted either of those things.
Last edited by Citrine on Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Fort
Healer's A'ryti of brown Maltiroth
Dusk Tikaya of blue Tisk
Weyrling Iscah of blue Goumath
High Reaches
Firestorm K'aer of bronze Remponath
Candidate Sietske
Moonshot Wingleader Alizette of green Ysanith
Firestorm Dashiel of green Eiraeyth
Weyrling Constanter of blue Whith
Semaca
Nocturne Yasmin of garnet Tenjouth
Chopin Tavrie and brown Dromeath

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SPLAT
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BASICS

NAME: Splat
BIRTHDATE Fall 2768
AGE: Newborn as of Fall 2768

APPEARANCE
COLOR: Bronze
FULL APPEARANCE:
Splat is a pointed firelizard: not in shape, where he is very average (if a little on the small side for a bronze) in where curved parts and pointed parts would be expected to be for a firelizard, but in his coloring. His base is a deeper bronze, which covers his whole torso, wings, neck and two legs. Splat's right foreleg and left hind leg are a brighter, sandy-bronze tone, as is are his head and the tip of his tail.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
He started his family life out loud, and will remain a cheerfully loud little guy for the rest of his life. Find something new and excited? Cheep loudly enough he might be screaming. But if he's frightened he goes stock silent, not understanding the use of noise as an alarm. No, Splat is only interested in alerting to good things. Or squeaking eagerly when he's happy. Or making little rumbles when he's settling in to sleep. Noise is his primary emote.

Splat likes flying in circles, likes rolling on soft things, and is always looking for a good place to sleep. He lightens the mood of the room he's in more often than not, because while he can't exactly sing, he usually has cheer to share.
Fort
Healer's A'ryti of brown Maltiroth
Dusk Tikaya of blue Tisk
Weyrling Iscah of blue Goumath
High Reaches
Firestorm K'aer of bronze Remponath
Candidate Sietske
Moonshot Wingleader Alizette of green Ysanith
Firestorm Dashiel of green Eiraeyth
Weyrling Constanter of blue Whith
Semaca
Nocturne Yasmin of garnet Tenjouth
Chopin Tavrie and brown Dromeath

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