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Persona Profile: Meledei


Name: Meledei
Age: 22
Birthday: m1 d10
Rank: Wingrider, Volcano Wing
Location: Dolphin Cove Weyr
Craft: Beastcrafter
Craft Rank: Senior Apprentice

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Physical Description of Persona:
Long brown hair falls to mid back without even a hint of a wave or curl. She keeps it pulled back most of the time in a braid, tail, or bun, her working making it necessary to keep out of her face. She is of average height with long legs and womanly curves. Her face is heart-shaped and more people would call her 'cute' rather than pretty. Her dark, jade green eyes crinkle at the corners when she smiles and her nose turns up a bit at the end. There's a light dusting of freckles over her naturally flushed cheeks. Her skin is naturally tanned and merely darkens under the sun's influence.

Emotional Description of Persona:
Dedication makes up a large part of Mel's personality, whether it be to her friends, her craft, or her Weyr. She pushes herself hard and berates herself for any mistakes that she might make. She doesn't understand laziness and while she is sympathetic to people with problems, she doesn't like putting up with those who tend to wallow in self pity. She's the kind of person who keeps herself busy under trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, this means she has a tendency bottle things in and sometimes this can lead to an explosion.

History of Persona:
Mel's mother, Amele, was born in a hold and caught the attention of a brownrider when he was flagged down. He began to visit her, much to her father's disapproval. She began to sneak off to visit with him and eventually he asked her to come back to the Weyr with him. She did so, simply disappearing one night, her family merely finding an empty bed in the morning.

At Thayan Peak, the two Weyrmated and Amele became a foster mother, though she eventually went on to become pregnant and bear her own child, a daughter.

Mel's life was fairly uneventful for the most part. Early on she found a love not only for dragons but for beasts as well. It was obviously early on that she would apprentice to the beastcraft. She was constantly bringing home creatures in need, kittens, a stray puppy who had wandered too far from his owner, until her mother had to forbid her to bring home any more animals. During her free time, she could often be found around the Beastcrafters, observing and learning and reciting all sorts of interesting facts that she had learned to her mother.

Then disaster struck. The earthquake that killed Thayan's Lady Weyrholder also killed Mel's mother. She and her father survived, however, and the two helped one another through their grief and made the move to Dolphin Cove.

As soon as Mel was old enough, she apprenticed to the Beastcraft. She also began to Stand as soon as she was able and Stood at every hatching that occurred. Turns passed and Meledei didn't impress. She continued to craft for she knew that she wasn't guaranteed a dragon. Her patience was rewarded finally when Dolphin Cove's Weyrwoman laid a gold egg. Meledei Stood and gold Elleth hatched and chose Meledei as her own.

Weyrling life wasn't easy. Their schedule kept the pair busy and exhausted. They lost friends - but they survived. Now Meledei is a full dragonrider in the Weyrwoman's wing and looks forward to being a part of Pern's guardians for many turns to come.

Family and Friends
Cosani, 21, Wingrider, Cyclone Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (friend)
G'wen, 22, Wingrider, Sienna Wing, Dragonsfall Weyr (friend)
R'enh, 34, Wingleader, Cobalt Wing, Dragonsfall Weyr (friend)
N'vanik, 39, Weyrleader, Dolphin Cove Weyr (friend and mentor)
Cyradis, 45, Weyrwoman, Dolphin Cove Weyr (mentor)
Z'ku, 22, Wingrider, Cyclone Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (ex-friend)
T'nom, 27, Wingrider, Hurricane Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (ex-boyfriend)
F'gol, 22, Wingrider, Hurricane Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (ex-boyfriend)
D'mal, 46, Wingrider (father)

Dragon's Name: Elleth
Dragon's Age: 5
Dragon's Colour: Gold
Description of Dragon:
Elleth is tiny for a gold, more like the length of a mid-sized brown, but she is perfect in form. Her head tapers delicately at the muzzle, her eyes are large and expressive. Her hide is marvelous, a pale gold hue that when in the light takes a silvery glimmer too it, like golden sunshine turning the surface of the sea into molten metal. A trick to the eyes, but a glorious one.

Elleth herself is rather laid back for a gold and quite playful. She enjoys being around all sorts, people, dragons, and animals. She is quite curious and loves to explore.

Approved: December 13th 2008
Last updated: December 20th 2016

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