Calandria (Calria)


The first thing one would notice about this otherwise rather ordinary teen is the Gatsby-style cap with pie-shaped panels of red, brown, tan, and olive green that sits upon her head. Spilling out from under the hat is jet black hair with the slightest hint of curl. It falls just past her shoulders, is layered, and helps soften the line of her jaw, which is too prominent to be considered pretty. Her best feature would have to be the almond shaped hazel eyes, which are framed by long eyelashes. These eyes are set in a squarish face decorated with a few sparse freckles. The nose is somewhat narrow, but otherwise unremarkable, and her skin is tanned. Her slim, athletic figure and long limbs make her seem taller than she really is, and she has very little in the way of curves.

Cal is dressed in warm brown pants with lined tan lace-up boots. A form-fitting sweater hugs her upper body. It is light grey, with green and purple embellishments. She often wears a leather jacket when outdoors; the black and brown knot upon the shoulder declaring her residence at Fort Weyr, the blue thread intertwined is for her lifemate.


Calandria was born behind the bar at the Sable Sands, the tavern and club located at Ista Weyr. Her mother Morandria was and still is a barmaid there, who just didn't know when to stop working. Her father is simply the bronzerider C'lesh who lost a flight once (okay fine, lots of times, but this is the only one that counts for Cal), and found solace in the arms of the barmaid. Morandria started up working again as soon after the birth as she could, so Cal pretty much grew up in the Sands.

Cal was a mischevious and rather outspoken child. By the time she was 8 she had decided the name Calandria was exceedingly dislikable, and so shortened it to Cal. At same time she also shortened her hair, with a kitchen knife. In fact, any time the girl's hair grew past her chin she grabbed a sharp object and fixed the problem. Her mother of course got exasperated by this and kept trying to dress her up like a proper girl, in stupid girly clothing like cute pink dresses. Luckily, Cal managed to rectify the situation every time by convincing her friend Erek to switch clothing for keeps. Needless to say her mother was not very pleased to see her back in boy's clothing, and Erek's mother was probably also not pleased to see her little boy in cute pink dresses.

For the next 4 turns the girl would terrorize the Sands' patrons with her antics, or be helpful in her own little way. She'd give drink suggestions, and even help out newly recruited bartenders with the recipes for mixed drinks. Of course, oftentimes she would make the recipes up out of thin air, and above the sound of customers spitting out her interesting concoctions could be heard a high-pitched giggle. She was also prone to getting into fights, regardless of the age, rank, or size of her target.

Eventually, Morandria grew tired of her daughter's behavior and had her sent off to the Weaver Craft hall to become an apprentice shortly after her 12th turnday. Cal wasn't too thrilled with this turn of events and never missed an opportunity to cause mischief which frequently got her in trouble. Alas, turning all of her creativeness to said mischief left little for her weaving projects; the most memorable occasion of her time at the hall would have to be when Cal was confronted by one of the masters about her poor and often incomplete work. The lecture that followed inspired the girl to create what was possibly the most intricate and well constructed piece produced by the younger apprentices that turn: a multi-colored woven wall hanging featuring a well proportioned hand making a rude gesture. The piece of art was hung up in the offending master's office well before the deadline, but this latest prank was not well received. Mere days after the event found Cal back at Ista Weyr, she had lasted as an apprentice all of 12 months.

The next turn at Ista passed rather uneventfully, well of course there were still pranks to be pulled, the particulars of which Cal would be happy to divulge to anyone willing to listen. But this period quickly passed. Mere days after turning 14 the teen was searched and wisked off to Xanadu. Most of her fellow candidates would remember Cal as rather moody and hard to get along with. During her stay at Xanadu she managed to get into a fight with one of the other candidates, and of course got in trouble. Hatching day came, and left Cal dragon-less. This didn't leave Cal disheartened however, she hadn't "gotten along" with any of the eggs and would swear she had known all along that she wasn't going to Impress. One amazing thing did happen at Xanadu however that had nothing to do with dragons and everything to do with being a teenager. At some point during the last turn she had developed a crush on her best friend, but he didn't seem to be interested in her. To try to prove to him that she was, in fact, female, she turned to one of her few candidate friends for advice and by the time Cal came home to Ista she was dressing like *gasp* a girl for the first time in 6 turns.

Unfortunately by the time Rhalin realized he had feelings for Cal the two of them were well into Candidacy at Fort Weyr. Not that that stopped the two from getting their /real/ first kiss. This second stint as a candidate went much better for the girl. There was less moodiness, and she was actually hoping to find her lifemate on Fort's golden sands. On hatching day, Cal was approached by a sea-blue hatchling, who carried himself like a lord but bowed at her feet as if she were the world. Celephath was his name, and he changed her life forever.


Name Relation Location Position
Morandria Mother Ista Weyr Barmaid
C'lesh Father Ista Weyr Bronzerider


Naive Pollyanna Green Naia
Spring green dances across the soft hide, mingling with hint's of yellow along the youthful appearance of this lithe and curveless firelizard. Curling vines of color spread across her sails, dappling them in varied shades before pooling into a soft shadowy green along the underside of her belly. Verdant ribbons bedeck her sleek and thin tail with a splash of impulsive color.


A Sea of Lust Blue Celephath


From a sea of dazzling tropical blues arises the spectacularly crafted form of a regal dragon. With all the grace of an esteemed lord he holds himself, his gently curved headnobs and long blunt muzzle kept aloft by a smoothly sloping neck held in a pose that suggests one surveying his domain. These graceful qualities are, however, merely the refinement of that natural ease and grace that dragons are bestowed with. Every inch of him appears to have been lovingly crafted by a fine sculpturist, then worn slightly smooth by the gentle action of warm waters. Even his tail has a gentle, rounded taper to it, and in the fine bones of his wings and the powerful muscles of hindquarters and shoulders there are no harsh lines to be found. Sprinkling over the bright azure of his hide are the faintest hints of gold and green, much as though a brilliant sunlight were being reflected from shallow waters. The pale, taut fabric of his wings is merely a bleached version of the rest of his body, a pale pastel blue through which are the subtle suggestions ichor-carrying veins. There is but one flaw in his coloration and this is a large patch of pale grey-blue at the junction of tail and body. Belying the peaceful and graceful appearance are the distinctly sharp alabastor talons on his feet, though even they have the appearance of hard stone and careful work.

*Image by Tarish


Title OOC Date Cast
Xanadu Hatching, April 20, 2008 April 20, 2008 Alara, Amarante, Andis, Arkoss, Calandria, Candia, Chaitra, Delenn, Delynni, Heeva, Hesketh, Kamari, Keziah, Laera, Lorena, Makri, M'iri, Myesha, Naliah, Nalkor, Niva, Orla, Pike, Rhelia, R'in, R'miel, Ryski, Serina, Tarish, Varien, Yezan, Ysa, Zevida, Z'kiel
Random Log: The First Egg Touching 2008 Amarante, Arkoss, Calandria, Chaitra, Delenn, Delynni, Keziah, L'alie, Lorena, M'iri, Nalkor, Pike, Zevida
Random Log: Trouble Causing Candidates 2008 Calandria, Nalkor, Rhalin, Rhelia, Ryski
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