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Persona Profile: Gelira

Writer: Ames

Name: Gelira
Age: 21
Birthday: m7 d14
Rank: Wingrider, Cyan Wing
Location: Dragonsfall Weyr
Craft: Dragonhealer
Craft Rank: Senior Apprentice

Physical Description of Persona:
Her hair is dark brown with some gold or red highlights in the sun. It streaks blond when she’s spent some time in the outdoors but since she spends most of her time studying that is rare these days. Brown eyes seem to see more than just what meets the eye. Her face is round with a pert upturned nose and full lips. Her skin is simply... perfect like flower petals, softly cream with a touch of pink. She is careful in the sun for if she doesn’t protect it a light sprinkling of freckles dust her nose and arms.

At 5’5” she is a reflection of her mothers height, certainly not her giant of a father.

Emotional Description of Persona:
A bit of a fiery spirit, Gelira can hold her own in just about any argument (not that _she_ ever starts them, of course!). She can be opinionated and is very determined and stubborn at times, yet deep down she is really a gentle, caring, loving individual.

Gelira tends to put others above herself, especially the dragons she has come to know and love in her craft. She is open and friendly with others, yet has a depth to her that not many people get to see.

History of Persona:
Born to Y’gel and Liranet, Gelira enjoyed a rather happy childhood. Though weyr born and bred, she was lucky to be able to live a more ‘family’ like experience due to her parents. She spent many a candlemark roaming the weyr with the other weyrbrats but she always found herself safely tucked in bed back at home with her mother and father nearby.

Growing up she knew that dragons would always be a part of her life and she longed for the day that she would one day get to Stand and Impress a dragon of her own. All her dreams changed, however, the first day of Threadfall. Hearing the screams of dragons and riders and learning that one of them was her own sweet mother nearly crushed Gelira. At the tender age of 10, she decided she did _not_ wish to Stand, for she could not remove the horrific images of her mother and the others from her mind. She hid her reservations from the others for she knew beyond a doubt that she wanted to study the art of dragonhealing.

With the gentle, loving spirit of her father, however, Gelira soon rekindled a flicker of hope once more. She resolved, as she watched her father, and as she relived those painful memories, that she would do everything in her power to help the dragons, regardless of whether she ever had one of her own.

After studying the art of dragonhealing for some turns now, Gelira has finally come to terms with the past and has decided that she wants her childhood dream to come true. She never tried hard to truly Impress over the last few turns, but now her desires have changed. She is hopeful that one day her own dragon might call to her.

When news of a gold egg on the Dragonsfall Sands reached her in Turn 7, Gelira opted to take the chance and stand. While she didn't Impress gold, she did meet her lifemate, Charayoth.

Gelira was pregnant when she Impressed, carrying the child of Z'an. When news of his untimely death reached her during the last sevendays of her pregnancy, she went into early labor. Little Gelzan was born month 8 day 16 of Turn 7.

Gelira then took the next few months off training to care for her son. When it was time to return, Gelzan was fostered by Z'an's parents.

Gelira rejoined the weyrlings in month 11, but this time working with the new younger weyrlings to complete her training. She will graduate with this class in early Turn 8 instead of her original weyrling group.

Family and Friends
Y'gel, 54, Weyrdragonhealer, Dolphin Cove Weyr (Father)
Z'an, 33, Wingrider, Cyclone Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (Former Lover (Father of her child))
Liranet, 44, Greenrider (Mother (deceased))
Yondre, 51, Senior Journeyman Healer, Jade Harbor (Uncle)
Gelzan, 3, Resident (Son)

Dragon's Name: Charayoth
Dragon's Age: 3
Dragon's Colour: Green
Next Mating Flight: m3 d9
Description of Dragon:
Hatched month 6 day 6 of Turn 7

Charayoth has developed a rather tender, mothering side to her after having helped her rider care for the young baby that was born during her weyrlinghood. Rather than being jealous, Charayoth loves Gelzan for he makes Gelira very happy.

Charayoth has taken on a nurturing, mothering side towards other dragons as well. If a dragon is hurt or injured, she instantly wants to try and help or provide comfort in some way.


Buddy, Brown Firelizard: aged 9, hatched m11 d7
A gift from her father a few turns after her mother's loss, Gelira has become very attached to her flit. In turn, the brown has become very attuned to her as well.

Strong and dependable most of the time, Buddy also has a fun and fiery streak much like Gelira.

Approved: June 6th 2011
Last updated: March 20th 2019

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