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Talien of Charoite Arellath

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Talien of Charoite Arellath

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"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all."
-Clive James


BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Retire both
NAME: Talien
GENDER: Demigirl (DFAB)
PRONOUNS: she/her/hers
ORIENTATION: Biromantic bisexual

BIRTHDATE: Midwinter 2746
AGE: 22 as of summer 2769
LOCATION: High Reaches Weyr
OCCUPATION: Wingrider, journeyman harper
WING: Firestorm

APPEARANCE
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Brown, shoulder-length
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 5' 6", thinner side of average
PLAY-BY: Jessica Henwick
FULL APPEARANCE: Talien is pretty, though far from gorgeous. Her brown hair is kept to her shoulders, and she wears it down when she can, though she always keeps a simple ribbon on hand to tie it up. She has brown eyes, with nothing special about them. Her facial features are round, and she usually has a pleasant expression on her face. Pleasant enough to not draw negative attention, but not exuberant enough to have people wondering. She prefers clothing in solid colors, nothing fancy, but well-made and in good repair. She dislikes wearing skirts and dresses, but will wear them if necessary.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Talien's main goal is not to draw attention to herself. She's seen firsthand the effects of being in the spotlight all the time, in her parents and in some of her fellow apprentices at the Harper Hall, and wants no part of it. This isn't to say she's against social interaction. She enjoys having a few close friends as well as a select group of acquaintances. She just doesn't want to be popular or widely known for anything. After all, being a loner attracts a different sort of attention. As does underachieving. She strives to keep a happy medium in everything that she does, to the point of wariness whenever someone remembers her after meeting her just once. Attention is very unwanted.

Of course, having a unique dragon draws unavoidable attention. Just by merit of her Impression, Talien is beginning to accept attention, and all that it brings. It doesn't help that Arellath is an exuberant dragon who loves to introduce Talien to everyone he meets. She's beginning to find more of a balance and realize that maybe having a bit of a reputation isn't the worst thing in the world. It's partly because she can't find it in herself to repress Arellath's joy for her own sake, as much as she wants to.

Talien enjoys being a Harper, including the teaching aspects. Making people happy, teaching them what she knows, enjoying performance, she's all for it. She's beginning to harbor dreams of being an assistant weyrlingmaster some day. Weyrsinger is still too prominent a position for her to truly aspire to, but she's tossed the idea around in her head a bit. When she's overwhelmed by attention, she likes to play some music, and doesn't mind if she draws some interest for it. As long as it's not too much.

HISTORY
FAMILY: Talana (master smith) - mother, Lienar (master smith) - father, Ielan (candidate) - younger brother
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: N/A
BIRTHPLACE: Smithcraft Hall
HISTORY: Born as the child of two accomplished Smiths, a power couple of sorts, Talien had scrutiny on her from the beginning. Her parents were loving, but work increasingly swallowed them up. Talien and her brother were raised by the creche, with mixed results. Other children were jealous of their parents' success, and the pair were not-so-subtly pushed toward the Smithcraft by well-meaning creche workers.

Talien took to Harper lessons from an early age, wanting to produce music herself. She saw little appeal in the toil of Smithcraft, no matter how "useful" it might be, but music? That, she loved. As soon as she was old enough, she begged her parents to let her go to the Harper Hall to apprentice there.

Her parents were understanding, if a little disappointed. She didn't quite fit in at the Harper Hall either, at least once she explained her origins. Where she had shone among the children at the Smithcraft Hall, she found herself average among the self-selecting Harper apprentices. It was a hard adjustment for her, but she'd seen the pressures of being above average in her parents, and was glad for it in the end.

She turned out to be well-rounded, not excelling in any one area but being better at a greater number of things than average, and walked the tables around her eighteenth Turning-day. To her surprise, she was Searched for Telgar on a visit back home. She went along with it, wanting to un-disappoint her parents a little bit.

Where Talien had hoped to Impress a nice green or blue, maybe a brown, she instead found herself facing a bouncy purple-and-yellow dragon, who drew nearly all the attention that day. He insisted he was not a garnet and definitely not a gold, and that he was definitely a he, despite his coloring. Talien named his color after a rock she'd seen in her childhood. Charoite.

Tired of all the attention she and Arellath got, most of it unwanted on her part, she decided to transfer to High Reaches as soon as she graduated. She'd gotten word that her brother had also been Searched and had ended up as a candidate there. And High Reaches wouldn't care as much about her mutant dragon, right?

UPDATES
  • Summer 2767 - Arellath gets a case of the hiccups. Right after chewing firestone. The result is a fireball sneeze-hiccup-cough at an inopportune moment, burning his own chest and neck quite badly (Major) as well as scalding Talien's nose and cheeks (Mild).
  • Summer 2767 - Talien reunites with Ielan in typical awkward family fashion.
Last edited by Tortellini on Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Arellath
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BASICS

NAME: Arellath
BIRTHDATE Midsummer 2764
AGE: 5 as of summer 2769

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: 54 ft
HEIGHT: 13.5 ft
WINGSPAN: 81 ft
COLOR: Charoite (brown rank, bronze size)
HEX CODE: #421E47-#D2C282
FULL APPEARANCE: Arellath is a stunning dragon. There's no way around it. His hide is a myriad of purples, fading from a deep violet on his upper body and wings to a much paler violet on his underside. The backs of his wings have a pattern of bright yellow across their lower halves. The undersides of his wings are a stunning mix of streaked yellows, with hints of purple shining through. He's the size of a larger bronze, putting to rest most thoughts of him being a garnet. Also, he has no metallic sheen to his hide, despite the yellow.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Arellath is a cheerful, exuberant cinnamon roll. He loves attention and being told he's good-looking. Because he is, and why shouldn't he be proud of it? He's different, and that's a good thing. He approaches everything with a childlike wonder. Shiny objects? His. Colorful non-shiny objects? Also his. He's trying to convince Talien to get a firelizard, because shiny or colorful. His only regret is that he wishes he were shiny, because that would make him even more handsome.

He is a great friend to his rider, even if he doesn't understand her reluctance to be noticed. He loves her talent for music, even if he doesn't understand it as more than pretty noise. But he wants her to be proud of her pretty noise, and her passion for teaching, and everything about her. He loves her so much, why wouldn't he want her to be proud? He naively tries to get her to be the center of attention however possible. It'll be good for her, right? He's hurt when Talien isn't happy about it, but doesn't resent his rider. She'll understand...someday.
Midnight Wingrider Erian of Bronze Hammerloth + Garnet Timori
Midnight Wingrider Jeremiah of Brown Cogeath + Garnet Villetta
Midnight Wingrider Noa of Brown Argamath
Eclipse Wingsecond Kurue of Garnet Artesiath + Garnet Damaya
Eclipse Wingrider Rey of Blue Nuth + Brown Beebee
Aurora Wingrider Four of Green Marnith
Daylight Wingrider Leena of Green Verinth + White Nissa
Daylight Wingrider Tikra of Green Everieth
Aurora Wingrider Valkyrie of Green Ielleth
Weyrling Ysayle of White Ebrietath
Daylight Wingrider Banagher of White Unicoth + Green Haro Two
Dragonless Gino + Gold Tristan
Moonshot Wingrider Amuro of Brown Casvath + Green Haro
Firestorm Wingrider Ryoma of Brown Zamth + Garnet Kagero
Moonshot Wingrider Suzaku of Brown Rath + Bronze Albion
Firestorm Wingrider Talien of Charoite Arellath
Starfall Wingleader Chekov of Blue Altieth + Bronze Wictor
Trouble Weyrling Honerva of Blue Aersth
Starfall Wingrider Anaiya of Green Adasheth + Feline Hobbes
Starfall Wingrider Y'guys of Green Atropoth
Firestorm Wingrider A'ric of White Impath + Gold Adria
Sunburst Wherhandler Emaran of Brown Almarask and Brown Emarsk + Green Numa
Windsong Wherhandler Moriko of Green Morsk and White Morisk
Chopin Squadrider Liyanel of Gold Nebulaeth + Blue Fisher + White Tater
Chopin Squadrider Saji of Bronze Veototh
Nocturne Wingrider T'challa of Bronze Lockoth
Weyrleader Cornelia of Garnet Guiloth + Bronze Strudel
Mazurka Squadrider Shallan of Blue Ophoth + White Pattern
Healer's Wingrider Barriss of Green Moorith
Weyrhealer Chalay of Green Oshuth + Bronze Imagundi
Healer's Wingrider Elend of Green Antoth
Weyr Guard Mara of Gold Marsk and Green Marask + Bronze Talon
Weyr Guard Chirrut of Quartz Chirrusk and White Chirsk
Guard Lieutenant Ahsoka of Garnet Ahsosk and White Ahsk + Blue Rex
Weyr Guard Anakin of Blue Anask and Brown Anakisk + Brown Hondo
Wherleader Fartoo of Blue Fartosk and Brown Fartsk + White Detoo + Brass Threepio
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