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Persona Profile: Dessa

Writer: Paula

Name: Dessa
Age: 19
Birthday: m11 d16
Rank: Wingrider, Volcano Wing
Location: Dolphin Cove Weyr
Craft: Harper
Craft Rank: Junior Journeyman
Face Claim: Maggie Q

Crayon Awards: Most Intriguing Female Persona (February 2019)
Crayon Awards: Most Intriguing Female Persona (February 2019)
Crayon Awards: Most Intriguing Female Persona (December 2017)

Physical Description of Persona:
Dessa is 5'6'' tall and very slender. Her hair is a dark, straight and long. She simply refuses to cut it, no matter how inconvenient it is. She has dark brown eyes, delicate features and brown skin. She is exotic beauty with an air of mystery around her. Her face is usually unreadable.

Emotional Description of Persona:
Dessa is unassuming and polite person. She was taught to respect those who are older or had more rank. She keeps her own emotions hidden, expressing them in small gestures, unless her father is involved. Then her temper gets out. That's why some people mistake her aloof and cold-blooded.

Deep down, Dessa is warmhearted, even passionate, with ironic sense of humour. She is also determined, strong-willed and intelligent. She only shows her passionate nature when her craft is involved, she's talented musician. She's always been closest to her oldest brother.

History of Persona:
Born in a cothold beholden to Emerald Falls Hold, Dessa is the youngest child to her parents Desskar and Elliwa. Her mother is actually minor member of Emerald Fall's Blood, making her Lord Corowal's cousin. Elliwa was however born outside of a marriage. She got the upbringing to match that background and passed that on to her children.
Dessa's parents were strict and taught all their children that modesty was a virtue and you shouldn't argue against your peers. That didn't prevent her butting heads with her father.
Dessa's musical talent came apparent from early age and at the age of twelve, she was allowed to enter the Harper Hall, first as a student, then later as an apprentice.
After walking the tables to journeyman, she returned to visit her home while waiting for her first assignment. A mistake, her father has planned a marriage for her.

Family and Friends
Desliw, 37, Hold resident (brother)
Elliwa, 51, Hold resident (mother)
Desskar, 55, Holder (father)

Dragon's Name: Santhiath
Dragon's Age: 0
Dragon's Colour: Gold
Next Mating Flight: m12 d15
Description of Dragon:
Santhiath medium sized and well-proportioned. Her colour is the basic gold with slightly darker, red-gold back ridges.
Her personality has two sides; the queen side: haughty, demanding, possessive, always aware of the appearances; the mother dragon side: motherly caring, loving, sometimes nervous and over-protective. Santhiath can switch between her two sides in a blink of an eye, which makes her somewhat difficult. She does love music, especially the one her rider makes. She is still young and can be drawn to youthful play and fooling around.

Approved: July 25th 2017
Last updated: June 16th 2019

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