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Candidate Saekri

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Candidate Saekri

Candidate Saekri

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"Step out of the dark into better light
And carry your scars like a badge of pride
You’ve come so far
You know who you are
And all this time you’ve had the will inside
To stand your ground the day that hell arrives"
~ Unbreakable by Birds of Tokyo


BASICS

NAME: Saekri
GENDER: female
PRONOUNS: she/her/hers
ORIENTATION: ???? To Be Discovered

BIRTHDATE: Early Fall, Turn 2753
AGE: 17 as of Late Winter Turn 2770
LOCATION: Semaca Weyr
OCCUPATION: Candidate
WING: N/A

APPEARANCE
EYES: ice blue
HAIR: black
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 6’10ft tall, slender build
FULL APPEARANCE:

TW - description of scars

Standing ridiculously tall at a slender yet strong 6’10ft, Saekri has long waist-length black hair with a slightly windswept fringe, held back with a bright red bandanna covered with white polka dots wrapped atop her crown, as well as a pair of equally black eyebrows. She has dark brown skin (with freckles on her rounded oval-shaped face from the sun), a small, soft mouth and a pert nose, as well as one piercing ice-blue eye.

What’s left of her other eye is permanently hidden from view, scored beneath large and vividly pink-skin-coloured claw-mark shaped scars bestowed from a spotty attack. The uglily raised and ragged lines stretched from above her right eyebrow, slicing through it and down over the destroyed remnants of her closed eye, almost curving across her cheek to where her jawline began. As a result, the right side of her face is a bit stiff and not quite as mobile as the rest of her otherwise lovely face, giving her a slightly rakish visage.

Saekri tends to prefer tunics and leggings, though she can often be found wearing skirts and dresses a lot, due to the constant warmth of hot-weather climates such as Ista and Semaca. She also owns pants and long-sleeved clothing in case of rarely-experienced cold weather, and will probably add the leathers and other general dragonrider gear to her wardrobe choices if/when she Impresses. Saekri also has a good-quality belt hung with all the usual odds and ends - such as a marks pouch and her favourite small knife in its sheath - fitted snugly around her hips.

Saekri carries herself with pride, although Depth Perception is hard with one working eye, so she can be seen occasionally tripping over or bumping into (or misjudging the distances/nearness of) random things & people. She is also often found strolling about with her loyal, fierce-looking big feline by her side.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:

Saekri is a fighter and a survivor through and through; a tall iron-willed young woman with nerves of steel. She is very determined and frankly, quite the stubborn gal, though she is cunning enough to roll with the punches. She’s gutsy enough to stand her ground in the face of danger, even if it means standing on her own.

Saekri is quite confident in herself for her age, giving off the appearance of a young woman who knows exactly who she is; although she still feels somewhat unsettled on the inside, as she is continually learning how to navigate her world with only one working eye (& her other senses in tandem) instead of the two-eyed vision she was used to. She really dislikes having difficulties with properly judging the distance/nearness of other people, creatures and objects accurately, as well as always being easily startled or blindsided by anything approaching from her right side; though she can begrudgingly live with it.

(Her Depth Perception abilities’ll improve with time, fortunately, though she believes it’ll probably never be as good as it once was.)

Interestingly, instead of being filled with rage or hatred toward the spotties because of her scars, she still finds herself liking - and treating with respect - the big felines; tending to observe them with compassionate admiration. Saekri’s still reasonably wary around the spotties of course (she’s not dumb enough to make the same mistake twice), but she doesn’t really blame the spotties in general for the loss of her eye.

(Well, ok, apart from maybe the one that attacked her, but yeah. That one has vendetta written all over it. Anyway, she definitely has a soft spot for all felines!)

Speaking of felines. Saekri enjoys the company of her own feline pet - Felida - and will absolutely admire any felines belonging to others in her vicinity.

As an average Istan, she clearly relished in the heat of hot-weather climates - practically thriving in the perpetual warmth of Semaca Weyr - where most candidates hailing from the much-colder northern continent would probably wilt.

Saekri is also literate, with an desire to learn new things, to dream of new horizons, and experience as much of everything she can. That includes possibly being a dragonrider (or wherhandler) herself one day...


HISTORY

FAMILY:

- Lord Holder father
- Holder? Mother
- Elder sibling
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SIGNIFICANT OTHER: none yet, but it’s open xD

BIRTHPLACE: Ista

HISTORY:

TW: Plague & mention of death, spotty attack (mentions of blood, mauling, injury etc), brief mention of Semaca flooding

The secondborn daughter to Holder parents in Turn 2753, Saekri spent much of her childhood roaming around her hot tropical island home of Ista. She had never known a life without Thread; as the Interval War ended and the 10th Pass began, she had been little more than a playful 2-to-5-Turns-old toddler - with no memory of what life had been like before - as she played constant games of make-believe and lived within imaginary worlds only existing in her mind (and in the minds of all young children).

As Saekri grew older, she became more and more aware of the world around her; learning of other parts of Pern that existed beyond the sea-girdled shores of Ista through her Teaching Ballads and the Harper lessons in her family’s Hold. At 10/11 Turns, the Plague of Summer 2764 struck the entirety of Pern, causing widespread death and chaos. Her family was among those fortunate enough to survive, though the population of their Holding was severely decimated. Eventually, upon the finally receding plague’s heels that Turn, news of the summerlands’ discovery came as a very welcome distraction.

The following Turn, the young Weyr established there was officially recognised - “Semaca Weyr!” was often said with wonder - and Saekri’s family began the process of having their request to move to Semaca by the next Turn approved through official channels.

Eventually, they were able to move by the time she was 13, and the first thing that had struck her upon arriving in Semaca from between adragonback, was how similar the heat felt to the warm climate of her old Istan home. The second thing, was how drastically different the mostly unexplored and uncharted Semacan scenery was - desert and jungle and sea - from Ista’s tropical-island scenery. Saekri would find herself falling more and more in love with Semaca as the Turns rolled on by.

A mere season before she turned fifteen, a small foraging party - herself included in its numbers - fell victim to a spotty attack. Saekri, being the stubborn and gutsy gal she was, risked her own life as she determinedly stood her ground and did her best to defend the group. The skirmish was swift and bloody - leaving a third of her party injured at various levels, despite their best efforts - before the spotties suddenly slinked away into the trees in pursuit of something else. Saekri was among the badly injured - she had been mauled across her face and part of her torso, and subconsciously knew she had probably just lost an eye to spotty claws - and was drifting in and out of awareness as she tried to deal with the intense pain.

Fortunately, they were able to collectively limp home without further incident, and all were promptly sent into the care of the nearest people with even a shred of Healer abilities. Saekri spent several sevendays recovering - nothing could be done for her eye, save for the Healers doing their best to prevent infection; her face left permanently scarred, though the wounds on the rest of her body were able to slowly fade away with time - and she managed to pull through with a newfound survivor’s attitude.

By the time she had healed enough to leave her makeshift Healer’s Ward, now-15-Turns-old Saekri was sitting outside in the sunshine when a rider happened to land nearby with his dragon. To her astonishment, the dragon told her that she had the Candidate spark (or whatever it was that made one eligible for Candidacy), and, to her family’s even greater surprise, Saekri accepted the offer.

Her family acquiesced to the inevitable - it was known that once Saekri set her mind on something, it was often so extremely difficult as to be near-impossible (though not truly impossible!) to divert her. One day, she was outside the Weyr on a numbweed-gathering mission when she came upon the most tiniest, scruffiest - and apparently abandoned - blue-eyed feline kitten she’d ever seen mewling pitifully by the roadside barely three dragon-lengths away from the Weyr. Poor creature! Saekri’s heart went out to the little scruffy kitten, and - forgetting for a few moments her unsettled uneasiness borne from losing her eye so recently - made the snap decision to keep her.

Saekri christened the little feline ‘Felida’, and thus named, carried her back in her arms into their new lives. For the next Turn, she learned as much as she could in Candidacy, and did her best to care for the growing kitten with all the devotion of a parent rearing their young. Over time, as Felida continued to grow - the spots and rings and other patterns slowly disappearing from her reddish brown fur - and grow and grow until she was no longer a tiny scrap of a kitten, but quite a large feline indeed; it slowly dawned on a slightly-chagrined Saekri that her Felida was no ordinary domestic feline... Felida now stood nearly as tall as Saekri’s hips, and before long there were rumours of the gutsy one-eyed candidate with her large and fiercely loyal feline companion by her side spreading like wildfire through the Weyr’s rumour mill, alongside the rumours of pirates and the like.

Like everyone else, the pair did their part to help their understaffed and struggling Weyr survive and overcome the challenges presented by the severe floods of Turns 2768 - 2769, and by the time she turned 17, a new gold clutch sat upon Semacan sands. It would be the first clutch she’d ever Stand for.. Saekri often found herself beginning to wonder in the occasional quiet moments she had in between lessons and chores and social interactions - Would she Impress a dragon from one of those nine eggs?

That was a hope shared by all the Candidates here for this clutch, she was sure.

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FORT WEYR

Kreta of Blue Eseath (firelizard Leirath)


Weyrling Xinia of Blue Yhargulth (firelizard Moonshine; originally HR, Impressed @ Fort)

HIGH REACHES WEYR

Viela of Green Oveceth (fire-lizard Treble; originally Fortian, Impressed @ HR)

Weyrling L’ana of Brown Jomuroreth (firelizard Smoke)

Candidate Palindrome (firelizard Terret)


SEMACA WEYR

Trewyra of Green Orbith (originally of Igen; Impressed in Semaca. Firelizard Nexus)

Candidate Saekri (originally of Ista; feline Felida)

Weyrling Palico of White Himuroth (originally of High Reaches)
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IC Information
What type of candidate is your character: Dragon

What color/s does your character want?:
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: nah, anything should be fine.. maybe not one of those overtly murderous jerk-dragons, but otherwise? Any personality-type’s good XD
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: Just asked - she says no, but you can ask her again later in case she changes her mind XD

OOC Information

What color(s) are you willing for your character to impress to?: any

Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: I’m open to any personalities that works!

Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: Not that I can think of...

Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: *shrug* well, whatever works! I leave her in the capable hands of our dragon-matchmakers XD

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?:

Whenever and wherever works!

Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: yep, up to moderate as usual. Bear in mind she’s already received scarring on her face (and lost an eye) so..

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: You know my feelings already re death & overly murderous dergs so.. :D
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FORT WEYR

Kreta of Blue Eseath (firelizard Leirath)


Weyrling Xinia of Blue Yhargulth (firelizard Moonshine; originally HR, Impressed @ Fort)

HIGH REACHES WEYR

Viela of Green Oveceth (fire-lizard Treble; originally Fortian, Impressed @ HR)

Weyrling L’ana of Brown Jomuroreth (firelizard Smoke)

Candidate Palindrome (firelizard Terret)


SEMACA WEYR

Trewyra of Green Orbith (originally of Igen; Impressed in Semaca. Firelizard Nexus)

Candidate Saekri (originally of Ista; feline Felida)

Weyrling Palico of White Himuroth (originally of High Reaches)
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FELIDA

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BASICS

NAME: Felida
Gender: Female
BIRTHDATE Autumn 2768
AGE: 02 as of 2770

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: about 6.7ft in length from nose to tail
HEIGHT: Easily about 3ft tall at the shoulder - Felida nearly comes up to Saekri’s hips.
COLOR: reddish brown with lighter patches
FULL APPEARANCE:

Felida is much, much larger than an ordinary domestic feline.

Shells, she’s probably even bigger than any big ol’ spotty! (By barely a foot taller xD)

It is probably quite obvious now of what lineage she had belonged to; frankly, if her soft plain reddish brown fur with lighter patches on the underbody, jaws, in the area around her eyes and her white chin and throat, AND her sheer size hadn’t clued you in yet, I don’t know what else would. Full-grown Felida is very clearly a puma/cougar/large feline of some kind, though just as clearly tamed; that is, if one could at least look past her fearsome size long enough to notice the slightly loose makeshift collar in Semacan colours gently but firmly clasped around her neck.

She is also quite the hefty gal, probably clocking in at something like a whooping 55 kilograms (or about 117 pounds) if our modern-day weight-reading devices to record such things still existed!

Felida’s black-rimmed slowly-turning-yellow blue eyes are set above a soft pink nose (and gently tapering muzzle) in the centre of an round face that bore the typical trademark of feline grace. Her long whiskers are white, and her slightly triangle-shaped ears are softly rounded at their tips. Her agile feline body is lean and well-built, muscled, carried upon a set of four large paws (which were probably all saucer-sized, if anyone was brave enough to check!) and very large hind legs. She has sharp and dangerous-looking teeth - well, ‘feline fangs’ are probably a better phrase - and retractable needlepoint claws (five on each forepaw and four each on the hind paws).

All in all, Felida has a very proud regal bearing, and an commandeering presence that seemed to demand respect from all who laid eyes upon her.


PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:

Felida is a regal guardian - she’s quite the intelligent Guard-Feline-In-Training; being clever enough to recognise/sense Good or Bad People through their body language and thus act/behave accordingly. Following that, she is very protective and capable of instantly turning into an dangerous muscled blur of fur, teeth and claws if necessary. She is also too fiercely independent to take orders from anyone other than Saekri - in fact, it will seem as if her feline face has a very particular scornful expression - seemingly calculated to deliver maximum burn to such unfortunate persons placed under her scrutiny - reserved for whenever someone-who-is-not-Saekri-or-Saekri-family tries to give her a command without Saekri’s permission.

However, Felida is also a gigantic softie at heart, beneath her tough exterior; she can be often found behaving like a cheeky and sometimes playful ordinary feline in the privacy of their quarters. She’d probably even attempt to sleep on Saekri’s bed with her, even if there wasn’t quite enough room for both of them! The large feline clearly has a soft spot for Saekri. She loves receiving ear rubs and chin skritches from her mistress and those she trusts.

Felida can and will relax in the company of those beings both human and feline know they can trust; she will even go so far as to rest her head or a paw on their laps - or any random body parts - (or even giving them a lick!) and/or purring at them. The rest of the time she will usually be sitting or standing guard by her mistress’s side. (The only times they are apart are probably occasions like bathing, candidate lessons, and Touchings/Hatchings where Saekri has to Stand, for instance..)

She often communicates in low-pitched hisses, growls and purrs, as well as chirps and whistles, many of which sounds quite similar to an ordinary feline’s. Every so occasionally, she can and will sometimes give the most fearsomespine-chilling scream you’ve ever heard, common only to others of her kind.
FORT WEYR

Kreta of Blue Eseath (firelizard Leirath)


Weyrling Xinia of Blue Yhargulth (firelizard Moonshine; originally HR, Impressed @ Fort)

HIGH REACHES WEYR

Viela of Green Oveceth (fire-lizard Treble; originally Fortian, Impressed @ HR)

Weyrling L’ana of Brown Jomuroreth (firelizard Smoke)

Candidate Palindrome (firelizard Terret)


SEMACA WEYR

Trewyra of Green Orbith (originally of Igen; Impressed in Semaca. Firelizard Nexus)

Candidate Saekri (originally of Ista; feline Felida)

Weyrling Palico of White Himuroth (originally of High Reaches)
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