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Tikaya of Blue Tisk

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Tikaya of Blue Tisk

TIKAYA
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Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about

BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Character: Retire / Wher: Adopt
NAME: Tikaya
GENDER: Female
PRONOUNS: She/her/hers
ORIENTATION: Heterosexual

BIRTHDATE: Late Autmn, 2737
AGE: 30 as of Early Spring 2768
LOCATION: Fort Weyr
OCCUPATION: Squadsecond
WING: Dusk Squad

APPEARANCE
EYES: Grey
HAIR: Blonde
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 6', angular
PLAY-BY: Catherine Parkinson
FULL APPEARANCE:
'Coltish' often describes Tikaya in a word; she is angular and awkward in her movements, having never outgrown clumsiness; she is small-chested and tends to walk with her head turned down to minimize the height. Large spectacles are perpetually found perched upon her nose, as she can't do very much without them. Her hair is a straw blonde, long and straight, with tapered edges. Her skin is fair but freckled.

She tends to dress in light colors and flowing clothing, but aims for either flip-flop sandals in hot weather or practical boots in all other seasons. Having joined groundcrew, she's gained some upper body strength, but Tisk is very much still the brawn of this operation.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
Tikaya, for most of her life, was an academic above all things; studying history and culture and whatever other fascinations of a Harper-type that went past her. Language is a passion and a skill of hers -- she is fluent in PSL and talented at narrowing down people's origins based on accent (and sometmes picks up the ability to mimic said accents).

So essentially, she is a nerd, but she's proud of that nerd-dom. She's smart, she knows it, and while she downplays it she strives to keep up that intelligence. Impressing Tisk has also forced her to pay more attention to the activities of Threadfall than that of her craft and her academics; while Tisk is also a very valiant research partner, Tikaya has learned to care more about structure and camraderie since joining Dusk Squad. She has generally expanded her focus from just academics to the rest of the world mattering -- generally, but gradually -- since coming to Fort Weyr overall. Some of her nerd tendencies have become subsumed into squad-planning sorts of things like sketching out formations. She focuses to the point of hyperfocus very easily, and therefore is something of a workaholic when it comes to planning, always trying to take on another project when she's finished a previous one.

She's good natured and friendly without being too great at engaging people, an introvert who likes the idea of having several close friends but doesn't really want a lot of connections and is definitely afraid of being the center of attention. Doing her job right is very important to her, and getting things done, and ... well, she has a penchant for wanting to solve mysteries and poke her nose where it doesn't go just to solve puzzles and figure things out that hasn't been tempered as much by Impressing Tisk.

Actually, Tisk makes it a little bit worse.

They're quite a pair.

HISTORY
FAMILY: Mother Mela, father Loilon, cotholders; unnamed older and younger brothers, beastcrafter; nephew Lonaeo, child
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None
BIRTHPLACE: Ista Hold
HISTORY:
Tikaya was born at the family's farming cothold outside Ista, and had an unremarkable middle-child's childhood. She showed interest in puzzles and cryptograms and playing with words and letters early on, and didn't show much of a fitness for farming, between a thin-boned body and very poor eyesight. The decision to apprentice her off to Harper was therefore an easy one, and Tikaya moved to Harper Hall at twelve.

She excelled at just about every aspect of her education except music -- she has absolutely no singing voice to speak of and very little sense of pitch, and her only sense of rhythm is down to drumming and dancing, both of which she is average at -- showing prowess for the academic side of Harpering primarily. Tikaya would have made a bad legist because of shyness with public speaking no matter how hard they tried to train it out of her; she would have made a terrible spy because of being both clumsy and somewhat unaware of her surroundings hen focused on a particular thing.

But she made an excellent academic, and continued to study and write about and eventually teach history, language and basic mathematics. Her Journeyman's knot came at twenty, along with an engagement to a fellow Harper that was broken two turns later over petty academic competition. At this point Tikaya moved to the Weyr to teach history to its children and study Fort's archives -- and keep an eye on, and report back on, the Peacekeeper weyr's political upheavals.

Being at the Weyr had something of an impact on Tikaya's awareness of life going on around her, and the horrors of Thread that she'd remained highly oblivious to for most of her life due to her gift-slash-curse of hyperfocus. Something within her inspired her to volunteer to put herself forward for wher eggs; she never thought anything would come of it.

And then, one day, when she was twenty-seven, it did. The blue was small out of a small egg, and maybe a little stubby around the edges, but he was beautiful; his mind suited hers and as he licked blood from her palm she found that what others had told her was clearly a bad idea was far from it. Tisk, as he called himself, was perfect, and Tikaya threw herself into wherlinghood and handling with that same drive.
Last edited by Citrine on Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:51 am, edited 11 times in total.
Fort
Healer's A'ryti of brown Maltiroth
Dusk Tikaya of blue Tisk
Twilight Iscah of blue Goumath
Candidate Harrowhark
High Reaches
Firestorm K'aer of bronze Remponath
Candidate Sietske
Moonshot Wingleader Alizette of green Ysanith
Raindance Dashiel of green Eiraeyth
Starfall Constanter of blue Whith
Weyrling Clementine of brown Yslath
Semaca
Nocturne Yasmin of garnet Tenjouth
Chopin Tavrie and brown Dromeath
Wherling Rion and white Risk

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TISK
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BASICS

NAME: Tisk
BIRTHDATE Early Spring 2765
AGE: 3

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: 13 ft
HEIGHT: 5 ft
COLOR: Blue
HEX CODE: #54757E
FULL APPEARANCE: Overall, Tisk is an average sort of wher. Though his tail is a little short, given his height, and his wings are perhaps a bit stubby as well, you really have to squint to find something that takes him out of the average-shaped mid-range for a blue wher - at least in form. This blue is heavily marked, with a clean and striking pattern that might make even the most wher-hating aesthete grudgingly admit that he's a handsome fellow, for a wher.

The base color of Tisk's hide is a cool, almost steel-toned blue, or like a quiet cross between cornflowers and glacial ice. His face is masked with a hint of lavender, making this blue's expressive face stand out. Two dark teal bars divide his form: the first running sharp from his chest to the base of his wing before angling across the join of his wingsail to his body; the second coloring the bases of his ribs and turning to parallel the first to the base of his tail. Behind these bars is heavy mottling over his base blue, darkening to midnight at the tips of his tails, and brightened with bright ice-blue. His feet bear socks of the same midnight blue, with an abrupt cut-off, as if he had dipped each foot carefully into a bucket of paint.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Tisk is sweet as butterscotch pie - there is absolutely no doubt about it. Many would call him naive or innocent, but the truth is he just has a heart of pure gold. Truly a pacifist, he has a very hard time with the idea of violence at all, and is always willing to turn the other cheek in favor of working his problems and the problems of his friends out by any means necessary. Highly obedient, he is an excellent listener and is very good at teamwork and group efforts, always willing to listen and provide input when asked for it. He is extremely merciful, willing to forgive any wrong to himself in favor of developing and harboring friendship.

He is an outside-the-box thinker, one who looks for unique ways to problem solve. Often times his kindness makes him extremely compassionate and understanding to the plights of others, and he will go out of his way to find ways to uplift and assist in problems happening around him- even if they are things that would not normally be asked of him. This includes speak the harsh truths that are sometimes hard for others to hear. He is good at subtlety as well as the obvious. Full of determination, he will never quit once he's put his mind to something - he'll work through thick and thin to complete his objectives, no matter how hard things become.

Voice: Tisk rarely ever speaks; if they do, it is always with a pause in the beginning and at the end, and it is always kept brief.
Fort
Healer's A'ryti of brown Maltiroth
Dusk Tikaya of blue Tisk
Twilight Iscah of blue Goumath
Candidate Harrowhark
High Reaches
Firestorm K'aer of bronze Remponath
Candidate Sietske
Moonshot Wingleader Alizette of green Ysanith
Raindance Dashiel of green Eiraeyth
Starfall Constanter of blue Whith
Weyrling Clementine of brown Yslath
Semaca
Nocturne Yasmin of garnet Tenjouth
Chopin Tavrie and brown Dromeath
Wherling Rion and white Risk

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ASPECT
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BASICS

NAME: Aspect
BIRTHDATE Fall 2769
AGE: 0 as of Fall 2769

APPEARANCE
COLOR: Garnet
FULL APPEARANCE: Aspect is a pure deep red who may appear to be markingless in low light. In truth she has darker points on the undersides of her wings, and a darker splash of color curled around her tail, but it might require direct sunshine to really notice them. She is small for her color, with a slightly pointy snout and dainty paws.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Timid and cautious, Aspect tends to stay out of the way most of the time, sticking close to Tikaya whenever possible. This means she's underfoot -- or more often under hair -- for most things where she can get away with it. Tisk is fine too, but there's less of a way to hide from the world behind him unless she's hiding behind his feet.

Nevertheless she likes them both, and is reasonably social with other firelizards, just shy around humans. Her tail is a mood compass, and she's very expressive with it.
Fort
Healer's A'ryti of brown Maltiroth
Dusk Tikaya of blue Tisk
Twilight Iscah of blue Goumath
Candidate Harrowhark
High Reaches
Firestorm K'aer of bronze Remponath
Candidate Sietske
Moonshot Wingleader Alizette of green Ysanith
Raindance Dashiel of green Eiraeyth
Starfall Constanter of blue Whith
Weyrling Clementine of brown Yslath
Semaca
Nocturne Yasmin of garnet Tenjouth
Chopin Tavrie and brown Dromeath
Wherling Rion and white Risk

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