Palia

Description

Honey gold drips down from Palia's pale, only lightly-weathered head in plain, unshapely locks, generating a length of hair down to her belly-button that, in the proper light, glows to a near sunshine yellow. Melodic gray eyes, rounder and brighter than even some youths' are centered on her round, but not-quite pudgy face, framed by light brows and a soft, crinkling matte of wrinkles that defy the lack of maturity the aged rider has picked up over the Turns. Her nose is petite, dappled with a few freckles; a crescent shaped scar bears the same length, tracing down her left, rosy cheek to edge of her full lips. Built like a rider, but only barely so, she is still thin even from childbirth, but with an ungainly bosum that, with her height of 5', seems almost disproportionate to her frame.
While certainly tamed down from her past turns, Palia's clothes are still brighter than any normal Pernese would dare wear. Bold azure colors the jacket of her riding leathers, which are high in the neck with fur poking out, and hang down to mid-thigh, belted over with her trademark lime-green riding belt. She keeps a pair of heavy wherhide gloves tucked into the back pocket of pale-beige riding pants, that tuck deep down into dark brown boots that reach almost to her knees, with brass buttons running up the sides.
With a double cord, double loop'd, and tassled, black and blue mixes with a silver and green thread to announce Palia as an Asst. Weyrlingmaster of High Reaches Weyr to her prized green Veriameth. So proud!

History

Palannia, fondly only known as Palia, was never one to be tied down; to family, certainly not, so at 16 she joined the Herdercraft for a new experience, new thrills. Strangely enough, she started out quiet the shy one, but over several Turns of intense experience β€” a sea-journey to Southern, a failed candidacy at High Reaches β€” she developed into quite the ball of enthusiastic energy.

Her sorrows were drowned in a Journeyman Herder knot, allowing her to practice the runner racing she loved; but the Firelizard Plague brought her duties back to 'Reaches, and after several confrontations with dragonriders, was given an ultimatum of suffering; she chose the lesser of two evils, and Stood for a second Clutch. It was there on the Sands she met green Veriameth, changing the course of her life for good.

Drama ensued over the prevailing Turns, with mislead love for a bronzerider X'ian, and becoming a downright annoyance in the Weyr with her whiny attitude and inability to shut up. It finally got to her, one season, when a drunken encounter with X'ian lead to the birth of her daughter, Denalia, named instead for Palia's other clutchmate D'nik, to hide the identity of the father from himself, and later on, herself as well.

Rannilos was born later after a mating flight to brownrider R'um, whence she completely disappeared from appearance. That is, until several Turns later, when the end of Thread was near, a nearly fatal fall and concussion began her on a path of forgetfulness, and what many believe to be insanity. For the safety of herself and the wing, she was made an assistant weyrlingmaster, or rather "moral support advisor", to ensure her shortcomings didn't lead to further trouble.

Under the aide of her supportive lifemate Veriameth, and the watchful eye of mindhealers, she has slowly been drifting away, but still maintains a sense of optimism and the youthful vigor she once was. Adding to such, at the ripe age of 42 she gave birth to another daughter; while it was T'ii's, as the result of a mating flight, her confusion lead her to believe it was bluerider Cr'ash's instead, so the girl was named Paleshia.

Thus, now with the family she never thought she'd have, and the abundant friendships that were thought to be impossible β€” especially her special heart-to-heart connection with bluerider Tye β€” the blonde aging woman is set to live out what days she has left. There were scares her mind might be lost forever (such as when Weyrwoman Frusha exploded at her), but the endless determination of her support group keep her the Palia the all have come to love and bemoan.


Family

Name Relation Location Position

Firelizards


Dragon

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