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"A barony of ivy in the trees
Expanding out its empire by degrees
And all the branches burst abloom
In the boom
Heaven sent this cardinal maroon
To decorate our living room"
- June Hymn, The Decemberists


NAME: Bopeep
GENDER: Female
PRONOUNS: She/her/hers
ORIENTATION: Bicurious, will age into bisexuality

BIRTHDATE: Late Spring 2757
AGE: 15 as of Late Fall 2772
LOCATION: Semaca Weyr

EYES: Blue
HAIR: Blonde
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 5'2", slender
Small and slender, with wide blue eyes and curly blonde hair, Bopeep is the picture of girlish innocence. She's not necessarily pretty, with a gap in her front teeth and thin, pale lips and fair skin heavily freckled by the sun, but she's cute. It's something that will follow her throughout her life, and will probably be more appreciated when she's older than when she's still in her youth.

For all her delicate looks though, Bopeep is anything but. She's strong for her size, though larger people are far stronger. She's rarely sick, and she bounces back quickly from injuries—evidenced by the several scars on her elbows and knees. Her clothing is simple, and even after coming to the Weyr, she'll favor simple dresses in pale colors or muted browns with hems around her calves, with hose underneath for modesty and sturdy boots. She's relentlessly practical, letting only her hair be a point of vanity. She loves her hair, letting it grow down almost to her waist, and she keeps it pinned up in a braid around the crown of her head while she works, lest it get chewed on.

Her voice is high and girlish, and won't fall much even when she reaches maturity. She has a strong, broad accent that makes her Keroon roots far more obvious than she'd like.

Bopeep is a rather self-sufficient girl. She's had to be, but she also likes herself that way; she's proud that she has the will and the resourcefulness to get by in almost any situation life throws at her. She sees the world as being primarily defined by problems that need solving, and she's convinced she has the answers to all of them, regardless of how unqualified she might be. She's a bit on the arrogant side in that way, and it takes a lot for her to admit that maybe she was wrong. Still, when in search of a creative solution or someone with the drive to see things through, she'll always be happy to provide that—even though she's not always successful. Failure devastates her briefly, and she's prone to crying over it, though she bounces back quickly.

She's a rather caring person overall, wanting to do good in the world but not always entirely certain how to do it. She loves animals and humans alike, and has a knack for inserting herself into just about any conversation that catches her interest. Maybe too good a knack. She talks a lot, yammering on about anything even tangentially related, and she seems to have no sense of when gossip shouldn't be passed along because it might be hurtful. She also has very little sense of personal space, liking to stand very close to others when speaking to them. This goes over much better with sheep than with people.

She loves being outdoors, and revels in the beauty of nature. All things are glorious and wonderful to her, from the leaves in the trees to little bugs that bite, with their delicate wings.

Bopeep's sense of humor is strangely morbid for one so young and apparently innocent. She jokes about death a lot, and she has a rather unsettling fascination with how efficiently spotties can kill. Luckily, it's only an idle, academic fascination; Bopeep actually hates violence, and occasionally faints at the sight of blood. She's learned to deal with seeing meat, accepting it as a simple fact of life (though she still hates handling it), but injuries still get her sometimes. She often talks about blood though, in hopes that making light of it will lessen its impact on her.

Mother, Peepessa
Father, Shanbonil
Older brother, Pessan
7 other older siblings
BIRTHPLACE: Cothold in the outlying land of Keroon
TW: mention of stillbirth, implied homophobia

Bopeep was the baby of her family, with eight siblings already born before her, plus two she later learned of who had been stillborn. With so many older siblings, she learned at a young age that expectations from her parents were high—they already knew very well how much even younger children were capable of. Bopeep didn't mind. She liked helping out on the farm, even if it was just picking up eggs and chasing lambs around.

Even as a very young child, she learned to approach death with a certain matter-of-factness. Sheep were lost every year: some to predators, some to disease and injury, some to the process of lambing. Others were simply slaughtered by her family for meat, a process she understood but hated to have to see in any way. Death was something that simply happened, and letting it bother her was out of the question. Still, she loved the sheep, and especially loved the lambs.

As she got older, her responsibilities grew. When she wasn't quite thirteen, one ewe Bopeep had grown rather fond of died trying to give birth, along with one of her lambs. The other survived, and her father brought the lamb to Bopeep to raise, as none of the other ewes were close enough to lambing to provide milk yet. The lamb was tiny, born early; Bopeep named her Ewelogy, a living memorial of her mother.

Her parents weren't quite sure what to think of the name, but they let the matter be. Ewelogy grew into a healthy ewe, though being hand-reared had led her to be far more attached to people than to other sheep. She was more a pet than a member of the herd, and Bopeep was perfectly happy with the arrangement.

She expected to do what her siblings were largely beginning to do (or had already done): marry another farmer. She'd bring her family's sheep to the marriage, and her future husband would have something else to offer. Both families would benefit, and if she was very lucky she'd even love the man. That was interrupted by another prospect entirely: Semaca Weyr. They needed people with farming skills, and one of her older brothers decided to go. She begged to go with him. She'd always gotten along well with Pessan, though she knew some people thought less of him because he showed no inclination toward marrying, or toward any women at all.

In the end, her parents relented. There was no objection from those who would travel to the south despite her age, as she had the skills they were looking for—and a few sheep to take with her. And so she left, eager to see this new land. And maybe if she was lucky, they'd even let her get close to a dragon.
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NAME: Ewelogy
BIRTHDATE Early Spring 2770
AGE: 2 as of Late Fall 2772

Rather on the small side for a full-grown sheep, Ewelogy otherwise looks like most others of her breed. She has short, cream-colored wool that largely sheds in the summer, with black legs and a black head. Her muzzle and a spot on the top of her head are white, and her nose is more pink than black.

Ewelogy loves people, especially Bopeep who she follows around like she's her mother—because she effectively is. She's often after treats, and is well aware of the fact that they're often found in people's pockets, and won't hesitate to try to chew through said pockets if she smells something there. She doesn't do well when left with only other sheep for long periods of time, and needs at least occasional human contact to be happy. She doesn't really seem to know how to be a member of her own species.
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IC Information
What type of candidate is your character: Dragon

What color/s does your character want?: She has no preference
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: She wants a dragon that can save the world! The protective, leaderly type. And a friend. They have to be a friend. Certainly nothing violent.
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: No

OOC Information
What color(s) are you willing for your character to impress to?: Any
Do you want your character to be eligible for gold?: No
Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: No violent dragons. They don't have to be good, just nothing violent.
Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: No.
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: Almost anything goes; the only objection I'd have is a dragon that would cause problems with Bopeep's aversion to blood.

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: No
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: Yes, however at a hatching where she's intended to Impress, I ask that there be nothing that breaks the skin; anything that doesn't draw blood is acceptable. If she's not Impressing that hatching, anything goes.

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: No
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