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Chrysalis of garnet Moirath

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Chrysalis of garnet Moirath

C H R Y S A L I S

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You know, you can say it backwards, which is docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus, but that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think?

BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Retire
NAME: Chrysalis
GENDER: female
PRONOUNS: she/her/hers
ORIENTATION: aromantic asexual

BIRTHDATE: Summer 2746
AGE: twenty-four as of Late Summer 2770
LOCATION: Semaca Weyr
OCCUPATION: wingsecond, rider, handyman
WING: Chopin

APPEARANCE
EYES: grey, often tired with several days old cosmetics
HAIR: vivid red, wavy but usually pulled back
HEIGHT AND BUILD: five feet and ten inches
PLAY-BY: Katherine McNamara
FULL APPEARANCE: Chrysalis has the misfortune of looking several Turns older than she really is. Not in a more mature sort of way, but in a worn out and probably done with everything sort of way. Her eyes are always tired, and the corners of her mouth are always tugged just a little bit down. She is a slender stick of a woman who must rely on help to deal with heavy things. It isn't that her strength is lacking - no, that's about it. Chrysalis has been the sheltered only daughter of a bronze handler and a lady's maid her entire life, so while the concept of work is by no means new to her, the actuality of hard labor is foreign.

She doesn't have fancy tastes in clothes like her mother, nor is she as perfectly pressed and presentable as her father. Chrysalis has been wearing the same few sets of clothes since she was fifteen - yellow tunic, black breeches, tan dress, red skirt, white blouse. And they look it - the stains are faded, but present, and all of them have been patched more than once. Parts have been let out a time or two, but Chrysalis never developed much in the way of curves. She doesn't emphasis anything, either, preferring to stay covered from neck to wrists to ankles. Modesty comes easily to Chrysalis, who has always watched her friends fall in love and do silly - stupid - things in the 'throes of passion' with a perplexed look and a shrug.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: What do you need, and how can I help you get it? Chrysalis is an organized person with a nearly impeccable memory and a silver tongue. She will do best in charge of supplies, where she can put those things to use. Her talents involve spinning tales of woe where none exist, remembering seemingly unimportant minutiae, and connecting the dots faster than most people. This sometimes leads to incorrect conclusions, particularly when she insists that an unrelated event must have caused x, when reality is quite different. This doesn't happen often, and will get more rare as she ages.

She spent the first part of her life without a purpose, but once she was taken as apprentice by Igen's steward, Chrysalis grew quickly. She thrives on praise - who doesn't? - and she actively considers her options to make the best choice possible. That doesn't mean she necessarily always succeeds - she is young, after all, and youth means inexperience. Not, however, incompetence. Let Chrysalis learn something properly, and she will always remember. Whether it be washing a wher - a task she started doing at seven - or mending a torn sleeve, Chrysalis isn't content until she knows the best way to do something.

HISTORY
FAMILY: bronze handler father, lady's maid mother, no siblings
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Um, no, no thank you.
BIRTHPLACE: Igen Hold
HISTORY:

Chrysalis was an improbable birth born to an improbable couple. She was a late pregnancy for a couple told that they might never reproduce naturally. And, Pern's in vitro technology being as it is, that would be never, period. So when her mother became pregnant, she didn't recognize the symptoms. And with such an easy pregnancy - no cravings, no sickness, hardly any swelling - she went completely unaware until Chrysalis was eight months along!

Her birth was considered such a miracle that neither father nor mother would let her do anything dangerous or interesting until after she was ten. Even sewing was deemed unsafe, and Chrysalis was given the dullest needles available to practice with. Possibly safer for her finger tips, but Chrysalis was amazed at just how quickly seams went the first time she was given a sharp needle! It was Igen's steward, a no-nonsense older woman with a firm hand and ironclad expectations, that coaxed Chrysalis out from under her parent's protection. Chrysalis was informally apprenticed to the steward at the age of eleven.

And she was so curious! Chrysalis proved to have a nearly perfect memory, so she caught numerical discrepancies that less exact memories might miss. She was eager to learn everything, and so never argued the need for or structure of lessons. She already knew her letters and basic sums, but under the steward's tutelage, Chrysalis became a voracious reader. She could have quite happily stayed with Igen's steward for many more Turns, but two things happened in close succession. First, she was formally Searched. A white came to the Hold on Search, and picked Chrysalis along with two lads. And second, Semaca Weyr was opened.

Chrysalis went to the new weyr as a candidate, and as a spare pair of hands. She has a good grasp of organization and requisition, which are both valuable assets for a fledgling weyr. Will she Impress? Only time will tell.
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UPDATES
  • Late Winter 2765 - A mystery egg left on Semaca's sands hatches and leaves Semaca without a steward. Chrysalis tries to step up more, but lacks the knowledge, the support, and the ability to take over as steward. Not to mention that no one would promote a nineteen Turn old to the position.
  • Spring 2766 - Despite high hopes, Chrysalis is left standing at the Defenders of Sol clutch. She hadn't gotten any particularly strong reactions one way or another from the eggs before the brawl silenced the lot, but it was still an unhappy occasion.
  • Late Fall 2766 - Chrysalis is a dragon candidate, but she managed to attend garnet Temask's maiden clutch. She doesn't manage to attach a wher, either.
  • Early Spring 2767 - A surprise gift left Chrysalis bonded to a blue fire lizard. Dazzle turns out to be a self-centered fiend.
  • Late Spring 2767 - Semaca has a new Steward! The mother of several of Semaca's dragon riders transfers down to keep an eye on her children, and ends up taking the reins of the weyr. Chrysalis is relieved to have a proper steward to answer to.
  • Late Summer 2767 - Chrysalis attends the High Tensions hatching, looking a veritable mess. Her luck means that she meets her Moirath looking like a bedraggled wherry.
  • Winter 2768 - After a more or less uneventful weyrlinghood, Chrysalis and Moirath graduate to become full riders. Chrysalis is a little bewildered to belong to a rider's schedule.
  • Winter 2769 - Semaca floods! In the aftermath, a new squad is formed - Chopin. Instead of being charged with protecting the weyr or exploring the southern continent, Chopin is dedicated to rebuilding and improving the weyr. Chrysalis transfers to where she might do more good.
  • Late Summer 2770 - Chopin has been without a wingsecond for some time, and Chrysalis takes on extra duties. Moirath is deemed old enough, at three, to hold the position of second. The pair is promoted.
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M O I R A T H
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Why, miss Chrysalis, you poor thing. You're a mess. Moirath will simply have to clean you up. Come then, dear.

BASICS

NAME: Moirath
BIRTHDATE Late Summer 2767
AGE: three Turns as of Late Summer 2770

CLUTCHING

CLUTCHING: NO
RUNS/FLIGHTS: 2

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: forty feet
HEIGHT: ten feet
WINGSPAN: sixty-five feet
COLOR: garnet
HEX CODE: #522D4B
FULL APPEARANCE: Moirath is a true garnet, her hide a mix of red and purple, her size middling, her build elegant and lean. But to leave it at that would be to understate her. While Moirath doesn't have the striking, sharply drawn markings of some other dragons, she has a subtler magic all her own. The rich medley of garnets dancing along her hide trace delicate, entrancing, almost glittering patterns. And when she moves- she's stunning, an ethereal, enchanting creature of light and shadow and hidden secrets.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Moirath is a complex creature. On the surface, she is very professional and believes strongly in each dragon 'having their place'. She is more submissive than most garnets, seeing herself as someone who is meant to serve and assist instead of lead. She is wise in her own ways, and often has excellent pieces of advice to offer to those who would seek it, but it is not generally openly offered to those she does not know well. She does everything in her power to make sure she is serving and helping those around her, because she believes that to be her life's work.

Many other dragons will often find her behavior coy and flirty, and perceive her to be flighty or lustful, but this could not be further from the truth. She can't help that sometimes her wording comes out suggestively - she'll be plagued with accidental innuendo from time to time - but really she'll always have a hint of youth to her; she yearns for happiness, a weyrmate, and a settled, content life with those around her. Some may find her off putting and snippy, but really she just wishes for the best for those around her.

Voice: Her voice is thin and withered, but still lovely and proud.

HATCHING

Clutch: High Tensions
Dam: Garnet Guiloth (Cornelia)
Sire: Blue Phoebuth (Artemis)
Hatching Number: one of two
Impression Number: one of two
Details: Despite an easy hatching, it took Moirath some time to locate Chrysalis. This would be in part because Chrysalis was late to the Hollow, thanks to Dazzle's shenanigans.

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Altered View Egg

Beware of seeing too much, my child.
A medium sized egg of white and scarlet with an eye on it. It's very withdrawn and quiet.


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D A Z Z L E
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BASICS

NAME: Dazzle
BIRTHDATE Early Spring 2767
AGE: three Turns as of Late Summer 2770

APPEARANCE
COLOR: blue
HEX CODE: #4E91DF
FULL APPEARANCE: Dazzle looks like an artist tried to teach a small child calligraphy with brushes far too big. He is a medium blue shade in the background, with crazy loops and swirls written across his hide in a lighter hue that aims more for the purplish end of the spectrum. His wings are somewhat stubby, and his purple-stained nose is blunt.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Isn't he wonderful? There is no blue in this world as fabulous as Dazzle, and he knows it. Why, he's so sure of the notion that he'll throw elaborate tantrums the moment he thinks someone is not paying attention to him. During these tantrums, he can and will destroy property without caring a whim for whose property is getting damaged. He makes life difficult and lively for Chrysalis.
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