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Persona Profile: Sh'lua

Writer: Paula

Name: Sh'lua
Age: 42
Birthday: m8 d23
Rank: Wingrider, Azure Wing
Location: Dragonsfall Weyr
Craft: Mason
Craft Rank: Senior Journeyman

Crayon Awards: Favorite New Male Persona (March 2010)

Physical Description of Persona:
Sh’lua is 6’’ 2’ tall and has a muscular, sturdy build. He has dark brown, curly hair and dark brown eyes. His eyes are so dark brown that they look black (Especially in dim light). He usually wears open, honest and friendly expression on his face. Tropical sun has turned his skin nutty-brown. He is not handsome, yet most find him pleasant looking. His left leg is covered by large Thread-scar.

Emotional Description of Persona:
Sh’lua is one of those cheery people, that seem to be always happy and who radiate warmth of the heart. Even-tempered and genuinely friendly, he is well liked by most people. He is flirt who enjoys drink and game of cards in good company, not to mention good sex. He is a true bluerider: man or woman, he sees no difference. His son getting permanently injured has brought some seriousness to him, but nothing can dampen his sunny nature permanently!

History of Persona:
Sh’lua was born in Dragonsfall Weyrhold, and his childhood name was Shanlua. His father was brownrider Sh’dori, mother a lower cavern worker. He had normal weyrbrat’s childhood. He was fortunate to form a close bond with his father. At age of twelve he both apprenticed (not to his father’s craft but to his step-grandfather’s craft) and Impressed blue Galerith, becoming Sh’lua. Five turns later he fell in love and weyrmated with greenrider Cebene. They had two children together Ceblua (later C’lua) and Shaene. They eventually drifted apart and ended their relationship, but they still remained friends.

When the earthquake destroyed Thayan Peaks, Sh’lua was one of those who volunteered to help (along with large chuck of his kin). He transferred to the newly opened Dolphin Cove Weyr. In Dolphin Cove weyr, he sired three more children (all with different women). When the Pass began, he got Scored in one the first Falls. After that his live was without any remarkable happenings, until he got news that his son who lived in Dragonsfall Weyr had been severedly injured and fighting for his life. Sh'lua transferred to Dragonsfall Weyr to be closer at his son.

Family and Friends
Sh'dori, 58, Wingrider, Hurricane Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (father)
Cebene, 44, Rider of green Ullamith, DFW (ex-mate)
C'lua, 25, Injured rider of brown Tarth, DFW (son)
Shaene, 22, Rider of green Eleth, DFW (daughter)
Sh'low, 19, Rider of blue Kortith, DCW (son)
Lualle, 15, Weybrat, DCW (daughter)
Shamany, 8, Weyrbrat, DCW (daughter)

Dragon's Name: Galerith
Dragon's Age: 29
Dragon's Colour: Blue
Description of Dragon:
Galerith is larger than average and his hide’s colour is marine-blue, that lightens towards the belly and wings. He has couple of scars to show that he is a Thread-fighting dragon. He shares with his rider the cheery, easy-going personality and is quite a flirt among green dragons. He is also a Search dragon.

Approved: November 27th 2009
Last updated: February 12th 2010

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