19 Turns - Winter, 198th Turn, 10th IntervalSexuality:
Hetero/Demi-sexual [Potentially Poly with other Men only]Location:
Dalibor Weyr < High Reaches WeyrRank:
Dragon Candidate / Sr. Apprentice Smith [Gemcrafting]Age-Out Date:
Aur, as she's often called, is a shining example of not letting a pretty face fool you. Intelligent, ferocious, and ultimately the sort of young woman who takes no shards from anyone, her personality has been honed by what feels like ages - certainly turns - of hard work.
She has no problems telling it like it is, and won't hesitate to tell someone they're being a whiner, or lazy, or anything else; while she's relatively soft-spoken, that's just about the only soft thing about her. She has no respect for people who aren't willing to pull their own weight around a Weyr, and she's the first in line to roll up her sleeves, pull her hair back, and get down in the dirt to get a job done. Some of her best friends are Drudges and Weyrfolk; she has little patience, usually, for other Candidates. It's not because of what they are - after all, she's one herself - but because most of them are younger than her. She has no desire nor patience for children, which is in part why, though heterosexual, she has never slept with anyone. In her mind, nobody's warranted enough attraction for that to happen, and she has better things to do than lay up in someone's bed all day, let alone the risks of catching a case of the children, what with not being able to between without bothering a Rider. After all, the Weyr is still running, and she still has a job to do; becoming a Candidate was actually a blessing in disguise, because now she doesn't have to come up with excuses as to why she can't see someone after the day's work is done. [Please do not confuse her with being Asexual
- she is certainly not
, she simply will not just go to bed with anyone that bats their eyes at her and thinks themself some sort of proper suitor; potential bedmates will require work to sway her fancy on that end, but when her favor is earned, they will be the only ones to attend her during Flightlust, or otherwise. She is interested only in other men, not women, and will potentially humor a Poly relationship with other males.]
A jewelcrafter/gem specializing Smith, Aur's focus is the cut and setting of precious and semi-precious stones; it's her main love, and she's something of a magpie when it comes to anything shiny. That being said, she isn't fond of wearing an obscene amount of jewelry, as most of her pieces made are sold at Gathers to acquire new ore for prospecting. She's very territorial of her tools and her work (for obvious reasons, as they're very expensive).
Otherwise, she can be relatively kind, once people make the effort to get past the rough and snappy exterior. Aur has been hurt many times before when it comes to friendships, and a couple of 'relationships' (if one can even call them that), so she doesn't trust easily. People have to earn their way into her life, and it's a hard row to hoe, when she makes every effort not to let them in. In her mind, everyone at a Weyr serves a purpose, and hers - until the opportunity arises that she might Impress - is to work as a Smith and assist the Weyr as a Candidate doing chores and running/bagging Firestone during the Fall. The only real exception to her demeanor, is if someone's in need of help and she's around to assist. She doesn't hesitate to extend a hand if necessary, but in the same vein, those she helps out shouldn't expect an automatic designation of friends. That all being said, she can put on a nice face quite well for the sake of those she has to associate with on behalf of her craft; business-like first and foremost, when she's at a Gather, it's not a time for fun for her, it's a time to make Marks and further those sets of skills.
She has no real interest in pets, and usually sells every Firelizard (or otherwise) egg she comes across; in her mind, they take far too much time to look after, time she could be spending working either on chores or her craft. She doesn't really handle them well as far as them being around and annoying her, but the quiet ones don't bother her too terribly much.
Aur tries very hard to be as sociable as possible, without forming any sort of attachments or 'picking up strays'. Her craft, after all, has a considerable hinge on being approachable, and while she's outwardly friendly to just about anyone she meets, there's a definitive sense of 'don't waste my time, please' that comes across quite apparent to most people who are capable of picking up on it (those who aren't socially awkward as far as reading cues in tone and body language). She doesn't like to be idle, and if she's talking to anyone at all, it's while she's multitasking and doing something else.
It's very rare for her to be idle. She likes mental challenges, and even when sitting somewhere, she likes to be engaged in something to keep her mind busy; preferably not conversation, but she doesn't complain if people want to talk. She's prone to doodling designs for new pieces, and is a somewhat established artist where that sort of design-work is concerned. She tends to sit with a small work-kit with metal wires, twisting out small rings and pendants when she knows she's going to be there for a while (like when she's eating, or when she has 'free time' outside chores and lessons).Appearance:
The first thing a lot of people tend to notice, is Aurora's hair. A shock of white, it's statement-making in appearance alone, and people are sometimes thrown by the fact there isn't an elderly woman attached to it when she turns around. Her skin is paler than most of those from the Western Continent, given High Reaches' colder climate and less-direct sunlight.
She stands 5'5" tall, about average for a Pernese woman, with long legs and long, agile fingers deft enough for the small work required in her craft. Aur is always as clean as she can possibly get herself, beyond the times - of course - when she's working on chores or digging around in ore brought in from the mines. Her nails are edged, filed, and well-kept, and while some of her clothing is pricey and tailored well, most of her attire is more for function than form; she's not opposed to wearing patched pants and men's shirts, when she knows she's going to be down in the proverbial trenches, so to speak. She usually only breaks out the nicer clothing for Gathers, Feasts, and the like.
Her eyes are blue-gray, and set over a small nose and full lips. Her cheekbones are high, and she's been called conventionally attractive by more than a share of both men and women (though she doesn't go that way with the latter) in the past.
She tends towards only a minor amount of jewelry; particularly, a gold chain and pendant with a diamond gifted to her by her father a small amount of time ago, prior to her transfer to Dalibor. She wears rings on occasion, but never more than two at a time, and usually always on the same hand.Family:[All High Reaches Hold/Weyr]
Ar'o [orig. Arturo]
, Rider of Blue Luuth - Father, Master Miner, +51 Turns
Orava - Mother, Journeyman Smith, +35 Turns
Kuro - Twin Brother, -0 Turns
Aukaia - Sister, -4 Turns
Aeori - Sister, -4 Turns[Family are NPC only, not open to being played. Please do not ask.]Pets:
Aurora is the child of Flightlust; her parents were not espoused when she was conceived, but they did marry later on after she and her twin brother Kuro were born. The first of two sets of twins, both she and her brother have white hair, while Aukaia and Aeori are dark-haired; her father, Ar'o, was born with white hair, but it turned blonde as he aged. Whether this will be the case with Aurora, nobody can really say, but chances are it's going to stay that way for life.
Her childhood was relatively normal. Born 2 turns before the beginning of the Pass, she doesn't remember much of her first sight of her first Fall, only that there was a significant amount of fear within the Weyr proper. Of course, Riders died during the initial start of said Pass, but High Reaches continued life as it always had. New clutches were laid, new Riders and Handlers were forged, and the world continued to turn and hurtle through space as it had for eons before humans ever arrived upon it.
Aurora showed interest in her mother's craft by age 7, though she spent a large part of her childhood hanging around her parents as a whole. Her father took both herself and Kuro to the mines when he picked up ore, simply because both children liked to explore with their father, and because Aurora had such a piqued interest in where the shiny things her mother worked with, actually came from.
She wasn't prepared for the sight of Holdless and Exiles being confined to it, and in her discussions with one, she learned just how mistreated many of them were. How they were marked men, some without being actually marked, and it saddened her immensely. Of course, she had no way of getting back to speak to them without the assistance of a Rider, and thus, most of them weren't inclined to taking a very small, innocent little girl to speak to what amounted to criminals.
It's something that's bothered her since the day it happened, but ultimately the uselessness in concerning herself about it until she actually becomes a Rider and can do anything otherwise, forced her to dismiss it.
She officially apprenticed under Journeyman Igard at age 10, and he taught her alongside the things she'd picked up - and continued to pick up - from her parents. Though she had the right to Stand as the daughter of a Rider, Aurora seemed to have no interest in doing so until she was picked out by her father's own Blue at age 17. She stood, without incident or Impression, two different times for the Junior Weyrwoman's Copper in Spring of 15 and Orange Iruth's in Autumn of the same turn.
Across the span of her short life, Aurora has encountered her fair share of those who wanted to call her a friend, and yet, couldn't seem to get close enough to her; she encountered a strapping young man at High Reaches named U'lo, of Bronze Yvirith, who was formerly a Candidate while she was working on her craft. He'd just graduated in Summer 14, and Aurora was not yet Searched proper, when the pair of them ended up talking in the Dining Hall. She found him intriguing, and they ended up in his weyr, though ultimately he wanted more than she did. When Aurora stopped him before clothing came off, he became cross with her, and she ended up practically swearing off relationships of any sort at that point. It wasn't hard for her to become a Candidate, at that point, and having the premise of banned sexual contact and alcohol consumption was welcomed.
Dalibor was a well-known Weyr; Aurora had heard many gossips and Harpers relaying tales of what had gone on at the ill-fated place. The Impression of not one, but two of its Holders to dragons, then the subsequent assassination of the Lord at the hands of the former Weyrwoman, who was then dragonless because of murder, herself. The new mutant colors, the Palefolk, the Wastewanderers. It all sounded quite exciting, and after the creation of the new Hold(s) and Weyr, and the mass-exodus in transfers out to staff it, the call went out for a supplement of Candidates and Weyrfolk, Riders and Handlers, to refresh the proverbial ranks at the no-longer-newest-Weyr.
Aurora hopes that perhaps she can continue her training, obtain her Journeyman's knots, and maybe find a bonded here at Dalibor; with a proxy to a Mining Hold, the earliest of her memories isn't far from her mind, and she hopes that soon she might be able to push for better living conditions in the Mines themselves. Not only for those obligated to them, but for the Miners and willing tradesmen, themselves.Adoption Preference:
Transfer out to High Reaches Weyr. Do not ADO, do not kill, do not NPC.Cross-Impressionable:
Yes, though I doubt it will happen.Impression Preference: Desired Colors
Blue > Burgundy > Viridian > Brown > Yellow > White > Gray (MALE ONLY on the Sports, no Females!) I'm leaving Q/SQ off this list because I don't know precisely where on it to put them. I don't mind the potential, but I honestly don't think her chances are very high.Banned Colors
Anything Female outside Queens and SubQueens, Blacks (because I have 4 of them counting Jysk - three of them Impressed @ Dalibor. Please do not give me any more Blacks, I'm begging you).Preferred Personalities
Stoic, Calm, Level-Headed, Sense of Humor, Logic/Reasonable. Preferably something that is motivated to assist her with the whole 'not liking when people are mistreated' thing.Undesirable Personalities
:Hyperactive personality subtypes
, chatterboxes, 'childish' (read: Prone to getting into trouble, has trouble understanding things, bratty, etc). Cruel, mean-spirited (angry/embittered/curmudgeon is okay, I'm talking about 'likes to hurt people for the sake of hurting people' types).In-Character Considerations
Aurora has a serious issue with Flightsex - this character needs a dragon who will not chase anything-and-everything, and who will 'protect her' or otherwise keep men from coming on too strong to her. I would strongly prefer something territorial that will require any potential love interests to not only earn the trust of her, but of her dragon as well, and a dragon that will be inclined to only Chase one or two other females, not one of those 'anything that moves' sorts. I am including Viridian/Brown mostly only as a comparison for personality types - I understand cross-Impressions here are incredibly rare, and very unlikely to happen, but hopefully it helps Hatching runners get a feel for where I'm going with her.Mauling Preferences
Nothing that prevents her from Threadfighting, nothing that prevents her from practicing her craft. Scars are fine.