Norelli

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Norelli

NORELLI
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"Underestimate me at your peril. Also my mom is like...totally lame!"
TW: Mentions of abuse, victim blaming

BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Retire
NAME: Norelli, prefers to go by Norell to differentiate herself from her epically lame family, nickname Nor
GENDER: Female
PRONOUNS: She/her/hers
ORIENTATION: She's a kid...so, no

BIRTHDATE: Late fall, 2755
AGE: 12 as of Fall, 2767
LOCATION: Fort Weyr
OCCUPATION: Weyrbrat, mean girl, demon-child, Apprentice Harper (but in the usual weyrkid sense not like Rellor who's a total nerd)

APPEARANCE
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Brown
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 4'10, will be 5'4, soft and childish
PLAY-BY: Jena Malone
FULL APPEARANCE: Norell looks like many other weyrgirls, bright eyes, bouncing curls, flushed cheeks. Among her friends, she's just about always smiling and laughing, although adults are more likely to get a sullen scowl if she acknowledges them at all. She dresses in fashionable clothes that are far better than a cotholder girl should have, obtained from the weyr's storerooms or a friend's refurbished hand-me-downs or gifts she's guilted Essa into giving her. She speaks with a weyr accent most of the time, except when she's startled or sleepy and forgets to maintain her assumed mannerisms.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Norell is a survivor. She sees more than any kid her age should and doesn't hesitate to use it. She has a good eye for people and understands how power and social capital operate. She's also extremely bright for her age, but rarely demonstrates it. Her test scores and homeworks will always be solidly mediocre...Although a Harper or two might notice that said mediocrity? Comes strangely fast for an "average" student who arrived at the weyr entirely illiterate. But that's the way Norell likes it. She has no interest in impressing any teachers, but even less interest in looking like the ignorant rube from a backwater cothold. She'll catch up fast and catch up well...and then shirk off as much as she can to focus on what really matters.

She's also...not very nice. Status conscious and self-centered to the core, she refuses to associate with anyone she views as a liability. She doesn't care if it upsets them or hurts their feelings or makes them cry. Norell looks out for Norell. Which means her family of losers? Out. The only one worth acknowledging is Essa, who is a bronzerider and acts normal. But the rest of them? Totally lame!

It's easy to miss exactly how smart Norell is...because she masks it all beneath a whole lot of superficiality. She calls power "coolness" and liabilities "lame". She acts like the stereotypical bubble-headed popular girl. Because it's fun. And helps her fit in. And means that nobody will ever see that knife to the back coming until it's too late.

She's usually seen with at least one of her girlfriends. They're not terribly nice either and are almost all the children of riders with deep weyr roots. She doesn't hesitate to mock other weyrbrats if it helps enforce social cohesion. Her clique is her friends but they're also her allies, carefully hand-picked and brought into the fold of her slowly evolving group. They're not the types of girls who SHOULD want to be friends with the scion of a no-name cothold...but Norell has a way of making people forget where she came from. She doesn't trust adults at all, seeing them as pretty useless, and is not close with her mother, who she does at some level resent for leaving Norell to protect herself against her father.

Norell might have been born in the hold, but she's quickly lost all relics of hold custom. Because they're stupid and lame and holding her back. She's not a traditionalist, in any sense of the word, and plans on riding bronze or brown someday, because "goldriding is a cliche and she's better than that". Translation: Norell has no interest in being forced into a proscribed role but still wants power enough to ensure she is never at anybody else's mercy. Yes, Norell is a weird, vaguely unsettling child...and most people will never see it.

HISTORY
FAMILY:
Mother: Relli, garnet handler, Fort Weyr
Father: : Geronor, holder, cothold
Many, many siblings and half-siblings
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: N/A
BIRTHPLACE: A cothold beholden to Fort
HISTORY: People might want to blame Norell's upbringing for who she is. Norell would say those people are wrong. Yes, her father was an abusive asshole and her mother was a pushover and perennial victim. But Norell knew that before even they did. She might have been too young to put it into words...but Norell saw exactly what was going on and understood.

And when her father tried to turn that abuse on her? Ha. Norell was talking circles around him by the time she was six. The man was a bully, but he also wasn't all that bright. She learned quickly that the best way to get him to leave her alone? Let him yell and scream his little heart out...And then yawn, act bored and strike back. Hard. Nobody else might have known why his wine cellar flooded. Or how his wig had gotten eaten by those mice. Or where that rumor had come from that Relli was having an affair with the fishmonger. But Geronor always did. Norell ensured it. He wanted to call her stupid and worthless? Fine. Hope he enjoyed the coming public humiliation. He quickly learned that it was best to leave Norell be. And she never bestirred herself to save anyone else. If they couldn't figure out how to protect themselves, they didn't deserve to benefit from her efforts. Nobody had ever come to her rescue, why should she ride to theirs?

She was only four when Essanora robbed her ex-fiance and rode away into the night. So for most of her life she came from the "bad" family. She figured out through the next few turns how to turn that to her advantage, crafting herself into a rebellious, edgy figure who was above her lame, boring neighbors. Which meant even when G'er Impressed garnet? Eh. She'd worked out what her siblings and parents couldn't- if you couldn't change things, embrace them and use them. She was going to be that girl your parents warned you about...and you hung out with anyway, because what did parents know? It wasn't her favorite role to play, as she was always the outsider looking in...but it was the best she could do while burdened with her family, who never seemed to think very much about her at all.

When she was ten, Norell was finally plucked from her hovel of obscurity by Essanora of all people...who after running away, had actually become kind of cool. Or...at least cooler than the rest of Norell's epically lame family. She didn't entirely understand why they'd left NOW of all times, when they'd been dealing with her father for turns, but she was happy they had. She was going to build a new life at the weyr, where she would no longer be the "rebel" but an accepted part of the group. And she was going to have as little as she could to do with her family, to ensure they wouldn't ruin things again.
Fort
Essa of Bronze Gectusith
Wingleader S'bor of Bronze Yugoth
ACM Estelle of Brown Jaehaeryth
Faralyn of Brown Grooth
Ieyasu of Brown Ieyask
Weyrling P'pin of Brown Palath
T'rin of Brown Celeth
G'er of Garnet Neozeoth
Lily of Garnet Eridieth
Weyrling Ly'nk of Garnet Sakuyath
Relli of Garnet Rellivask and Blue Relsk
Weyrling Augury of Blue Velveth
Chrysanthe of Blue Bidath
Lord Consort Corleon of Blue Corleosk (Fort Hold)
Gellera of Blue Virtrath
Miryem of Blue Riwenth
Weyrling Thor of Blue Hinokath
Wingsecond L'ir of Green Byth
Numann of Green Rannath
Rhea of Green Rheask
S'atyl of Green Nineveth
Makoto of White Usakinth
Weyrling Riku of White Taissath
Wingsecond Tyrion of White Voluntauth
Candidate Quinn
Weyrbrat Norelli
High Reaches
Jr. Wherleader Elyron of Gold Elysk and Green Elyrosk
Hela of Bronze Helsk and Brown Hesk (W)
Jr. Weyrleader Schneizel of Bronze Damocleth
Di'a of Brown Kasshuth
Weyrling Dobby of Brown Kersuth
Wingleader Myalla of Brown Enarth
Weyrling Th'ou of Brown Pavith
Wingsecond D'ark of Garnet Masreith
Eliza of Garnet Riaath
Squadsecond Tomas of Garnet Tomask and White Tsk (W)
Allura of Blue Sendaith
Weyrling Master Camilla of Blue Kamuith
Jae of Blue Zappath
Sandy of Blue Rugrunth
Tamara of Blue Requeth
Zhuli of Blue Zhusk
Ailee of Green Suventh
Kanon of Green Kibeth
Kip of Green Amizuth
Sokka of Green Wintrath
Semaca Weyr
Arena of Void Oscamith
Alayna of Gold Wyzeth
Al'bus of Bronze Matanuth
Noor of Bronze Nuunieth
Weyrling Hermione of Brown Echoneth
Sage of Brown Wisketoth
Shuri of Brown Motath
Varda of Brown Magmeth
Wherling Maui of Garnet Mausk and Blue Mask
Uruk of Garnet Georsath
Anoni of Blue Cermurith
Artemis of Blue Phoebuth
Candidatemaster Naxen of Blue Anitoth
Point Rigel of Blue Cygneth
Ya'ra of Blue Dymrith
Ariel of Green Kshatriyath
Captain Vella of Green Vellask and Magma Vesk (W)
V'rell of Green Peridoth
Wyatt of Green Emilith
Aeris of White Tarth
Kowal of White Kowalsk
R'tan of White Mazath
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RAMALA
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BASICS

NAME: Ramala
BIRTHDATE Early Fall 2766
AGE: 1 as of 2767

APPEARANCE
COLOR: Green
FULL APPEARANCE: Ramala is a pretty flit, in a feral sort of way, all deep green hide and savage looking strips of neon green. She's long for a green and slender, but not so much in a pretty or delicate way as a wiry and strong sort of way. She is usually found sitting on Norell's shoulder, watching everyone around her with unblinking eyes.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY/HISTORY: Once upon a time, a greenrider's gold firelizard lay a clutch. The greenrider gave a few eggs to her daughter, who kept one for herself and distributed the rest to her friends. One of those friends was Norell, whose egg hatched a green she named Ramala.

Norell would carry the firelizard with her everywhere, in her arms until Ramala grew old enough to sit on her shoulder. The green was a sign of her status and belonging in the weyr and a potentially useful ally. The flit would always be a bit wild and retain that feral edge, even as Norell won her loyalty with treats and training. She would learn to mostly behave so long as Norell wishes her too but if Norell let her go? She remained a fighter to the core and very good at it.
Fort
Essa of Bronze Gectusith
Wingleader S'bor of Bronze Yugoth
ACM Estelle of Brown Jaehaeryth
Faralyn of Brown Grooth
Ieyasu of Brown Ieyask
Weyrling P'pin of Brown Palath
T'rin of Brown Celeth
G'er of Garnet Neozeoth
Lily of Garnet Eridieth
Weyrling Ly'nk of Garnet Sakuyath
Relli of Garnet Rellivask and Blue Relsk
Weyrling Augury of Blue Velveth
Chrysanthe of Blue Bidath
Lord Consort Corleon of Blue Corleosk (Fort Hold)
Gellera of Blue Virtrath
Miryem of Blue Riwenth
Weyrling Thor of Blue Hinokath
Wingsecond L'ir of Green Byth
Numann of Green Rannath
Rhea of Green Rheask
S'atyl of Green Nineveth
Makoto of White Usakinth
Weyrling Riku of White Taissath
Wingsecond Tyrion of White Voluntauth
Candidate Quinn
Weyrbrat Norelli
High Reaches
Jr. Wherleader Elyron of Gold Elysk and Green Elyrosk
Hela of Bronze Helsk and Brown Hesk (W)
Jr. Weyrleader Schneizel of Bronze Damocleth
Di'a of Brown Kasshuth
Weyrling Dobby of Brown Kersuth
Wingleader Myalla of Brown Enarth
Weyrling Th'ou of Brown Pavith
Wingsecond D'ark of Garnet Masreith
Eliza of Garnet Riaath
Squadsecond Tomas of Garnet Tomask and White Tsk (W)
Allura of Blue Sendaith
Weyrling Master Camilla of Blue Kamuith
Jae of Blue Zappath
Sandy of Blue Rugrunth
Tamara of Blue Requeth
Zhuli of Blue Zhusk
Ailee of Green Suventh
Kanon of Green Kibeth
Kip of Green Amizuth
Sokka of Green Wintrath
Semaca Weyr
Arena of Void Oscamith
Alayna of Gold Wyzeth
Al'bus of Bronze Matanuth
Noor of Bronze Nuunieth
Weyrling Hermione of Brown Echoneth
Sage of Brown Wisketoth
Shuri of Brown Motath
Varda of Brown Magmeth
Wherling Maui of Garnet Mausk and Blue Mask
Uruk of Garnet Georsath
Anoni of Blue Cermurith
Artemis of Blue Phoebuth
Candidatemaster Naxen of Blue Anitoth
Point Rigel of Blue Cygneth
Ya'ra of Blue Dymrith
Ariel of Green Kshatriyath
Captain Vella of Green Vellask and Magma Vesk (W)
V'rell of Green Peridoth
Wyatt of Green Emilith
Aeris of White Tarth
Kowal of White Kowalsk
R'tan of White Mazath
Steward Molly
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