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Persona Profile: Delynn



Name: Delynn
Age: 35
Birthday: m8 d6
Rank: Hold Resident
Location: Emerald Falls Hold

Crayon Awards: Favorite New Female Persona (June 2015)

Physical Description of Persona:
Delynn is of average height with a very appealing feminine figure. Waves of glossy black hair are often pulled back or pinned up to be out of the way while she works. Dark, arched eyebrows and long lashes frame velvety deep brown eyes. She has a pleasant smile and tries to wear it often.

Emotional Description of Persona:
A passionate woman, Delynn has had to learn to curb a rather fiery temper. Extremely independent, she enjoys a challenge, and does not shy away from difficult situations. She loves putting her mind toward a problem and solving it and has no qualms getting her hands dirty if a job requires. Over the turns, she's learned what a time saver organization is and thus favor's having everything in its place

Adept at getting the most out of people, she's learned to balance the use of honest praise with stern recrimination. Equitable in her thinking, she will hear a person out, though becomes intolerant of whining or inane and repetitive grievances. She tends to think that if you have a problem you should fix it rather than spend time complaining about it. This isn't to say she has no compassion, but she's more apt to offer solutions than to sit and listen quietly for an extended period of time.

Thanks in part to being married to a Master Healer who was an Herbalist, Delynn is very knowledgeable when it comes to herbs. She has extended this use of herbs to the culinary arena and is an excellent cook. Actually she enjoys all types of growing things especially flowers and takes pleasure in nature in general.

History of Persona:
Delynn's grandfather had been forced to leave his minor Hold after it was completely devastated by the plague. Forced to take many a job to keep his family fed, her grandfather finally settled into a cothold on the lands of his original Hold of Merry Brook in hopes of beginning to rebuild what he had once had. Given her family's background, Delynn was raised with a dedication to family and hardwork. Though her independent nature often clashed with good Southern values, responsibility and obligation to family always persevered.

An attractive young woman, Delynn caught the eye of an influential merchant at one of the gathers and her father was only too happy to arrange the profitable match. As fortune would have it,the man died at the wedding feast having an extreme allergic reaction to one of the delicacies served. For some turns, Delynn was seen as unlucky by local suitors, but in time, her father was able to make another match, this time with a Master Healer in his sixty sixth turn.

Within months of the marriage, he moved them back to the Healer Hall. Master Weleon was good to his young wife, allowing her much independence and asking very little other than that she cook, help him with his herbs, and keep up their apartments. At first she was surprised that he wanted nothing else from her but after a visit from one of his old friends, a blue dragonrider, she better understood the situation.

As the turns progressed, and their relationship remained platonic, she realized that her desire for children was not going to be met. She started using her spare candlemarks to assist the Headwoman of the Hall and found fulfillment in the task. When Weleon died of a heart-attack, Delynn was honestly quite sad but picked herself up and accepted the position of assistant Headwoman. Upon learning that her parents were failing and needed additional care, she moved and accepted the position of Headwoman at one of the minor Holds beholden to Emerald Falls. To her father's tremendous pride the cothold had thrived and grown to the size of a minor hold, but to his regret he had no sons to name as heir. One of her cousins took charge so that her parents could move to a more comfortable setting. Once her parents died, she knew that she needed more of a challenge than the minor Hold and applied for the position of Headwoman at Emerald Falls Hold.

Family and Friends
R'taran, 26, Wingrider, Hurricane Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (Distant Cousin)
P'ton, 17, Wingrider, Cyclone Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (Distant Cousin)
Rizpaulen, 56, Minor Holder, Emerald Falls Hold (Distant Cousin)

Last updated: May 22nd 2017

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