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Persona Profile: Lanniya

Writer: Miriah

Lanniya

Name: Lanniya
Age: 16
Birthday: m5 d16
Rank: Wingrider, Volcano Wing
Location: Dolphin Cove Weyr
Job: Hears All Dragons

Awards
Crayon Awards: Favorite Romantic Couple (July 2016)
Crayon Awards: Favorite New Female Persona (August 2014)

Physical Description of Persona:
At 5'7", willowy and sylph-like Lanniya is tall for her age. Though still round with youth, her facial features show promise of adult beauty. Her wide smile reveals dimples in her cheeks and her pale freckled skin is currently more cute than lovely. Lanniya's best physical assets are her straight strawberry blonde hair and bright blue eyes.

Emotional Description of Persona:
Simply, Lanniya loves life. Often seen as a flighty dreamer, the young woman seems to be constantly bubbly whether it involves studying or dancing to her own inner music (which happens often). She’s intelligent, but isn't as interested in any scholarly pursuits; she’d much rather be outside and enjoying every moment she can. As such, it'll be difficult to get her to pay attention to lessons. She'd rather be daydreaming. Often during lessons she'll be seen with her eyes either closed or obviously unfocused; she'll be speaking to dragons or off in her own little world.

There is an air of optimistic joy and innocence around her that is often infectious. Lanniya relishes her gift, has absolutely no fear of dragons and will approach any with an eager greeting. Unfortunately, Lanniya tends towards naivety; she doesn't want to see anything negative in anyone. She also has difficulty taking things seriously; confidence in her abilities trends to overshadow any thoughts of danger or injury.

Lanniya is also surprisingly stubborn about what she wants and it's difficult to change her mind about anything.

History of Persona:
One would think that Lanniya would be more sober with the tragedy that she's seen. Part of a Seacrafter family, three of her family members were lost in a violent storm when she was only ten turns old. Lanniya had not been on the ship, as she had been ill and staying with her grandparents until her family's return. Despite the loss and the grief it was her grandparents who made sure that it didn't overwhelm their only remaining grandchild. Lanniya rebounded well and though she missed them greatly, she treasured life even more.

The only worry her grandparents ever had with the child was that when taking shelter during a Threadfall, Lanniya seemed to cope by speaking to imaginary friends. Though they often wondered if the loss of her parents had cracked the child's sanity, after Threadfall was over she'd return to normal and there was no mention of the "friends" until the next Fall. They decided it was simply her response to a stressful situation and left it alone.

It wasn't until they took a trade route to the Weyr that it was discovered that her "friends" were not imaginary at all. She was almost immediately Searched and her grandparents were convinced to stay.

At her first Hatching, Lanniya Impressed Gold Anaeryth, whose sweet and calm nature seemed to match Lanniya's perfectly.

After learning that dragons can go /between/ times, Lanniya risked everything. Studying the land and sea charts, she plotted the path that her parent's ship may have gone and took Anaeryth back to time before her parents were lost in the storm, she found them, but not without causing Anaeryth some injuries. Because of her recklessness, the Weyr's leadership demoted her back down to work with the Weyrlings until she learned some responsibility.

Family and Friends
Pierka, 17, Wingrider, Hurricane Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (Sister)
F'lin, 24, Wingsecond, Rapids Wing, River Bluff Weyr (friend)
K'ale, 23, Wingrider, Azure Wing, Dragonsfall Weyr (Friend)
Yendon, 58, Trader (Grandfather)
Annileri, 56, Trader (Grandmother)
Kandreya, 36, Trader (Mother)
Pierlin, 37, Trader (Father)

Dragon's Name: Anaeryth
Dragon's Age: 1
Dragon's Colour: Gold
Description of Dragon:
Anaeryth is sleek and willowy, a dusky shade of metallic gold that glistens and dapples slightly along her legs. Long legs, slightly crooked head knobs, and delicate bone structure lend the little gold a quirky, waifish beauty.

Anaeryth is well matched to her life-mate. Overall a calm natured gold, she is surprisingly sweet but already has a core of steel in her spine when stating her desires. She is instinctively well-mannered, but isn't above being stubborn or defiant if she feels she isn't getting what she needs.

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Last updated: December 20th 2016


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