Karona has light brown hair, bordering on red, that reaches to her shoulders. It starts out straight, but becomes wavy around the jawline, almost curly. Her eyes are dark green. She's of average height, and her build seems to have a tendency towards the slender end of the scale, but her work as a smith has given her muscles, muscles that almost look out of place on her frame.

Karona dresses very plainly, in neutral tones, browns, tans, creams. She always wears trousers and a long sleeved shirt, a sturdy pair of boots, and sometimes a warm coat, depending on the weather.

She's in her late twenties and wears the knot of a Journeyman Smith of Xanadu Weyr.


Karona was born in a northern Hold to travelling parents, her father was a journeyman Harper by the name of Karell, and her mother Leona was at the time working odd-jobs around Pern. As soon as she was old enough, she was sent to live with Leona's parents in Telgar Weyr, and she still considers that Weyr her birthplace. When she was just a toddler, her parents returned to Telgar, and took over caring for their daughter. It wasn't long before her mother was searched, impressing brown Lakareth. A few turns later, Karona and her parents moved to Ierne Weyrhold, as Leona wanted to be closer to the dragonhealing school, to see if anyone could help Lakareth's leg. Karona grew to like Ierne, she made friends there, and life was good.

After the birth of her little brother, when Karona was ten, Leona got antsy, and decided it was time to move again. They resettled in Ista Weyr, though Karona was not at all happy with this, and it drove a wedge between her and her mother. When Karona turned twelve, her father returned to the healer hall, as his own father had died just a couple of turns ago, and his mother had fallen ill. Karona seized her opportunity to leave as well, and applied to several crafts, joining the first that would take her, the smiths, and departing for the craft hall as soon as she was accepted.

Though she dislikes her mother, Karona shares the woman's work ethic, to an extent. She does work hard, and attained the rank of journeyman at a reasonable age, if not as young as she probably could have, but a part of her resents the fact that she even has to work, the spoilt little girl nurtured by her father's lavish gifts and adoring attention.

As a journeyman, she remained at the craft hall for a couple of turns, flat out resisting a posting as much as she could, though, eventually, a post opened up at Fort Weyr, and she jumped at the chance, because her father was posted to the harper hall, which was nearby. He could visit Fort Weyr, or she could visit him, either way, it seemed to work out.

Not long after being posted there, Karona was asked to stand, by B'ky, on behalf of his blue Avideth, with her father right there at the time, on a visit from the hall. Well, what choice did she have? She accepted, naturally. Time passed, the hatchling came, and the hatchling went. Karona was a little disappointed by the result, by being left standing, but it was not entirely unexpected. She simply went back to her craft, and continued her work, though she was beginning to see dragons in a new light, and only after being left standing has she really felt curious enough, or bold enough, to question dragons, and the dragonrider bond.

Curiosity drove her to distraction after that, as she spent more time wondering about riding, when not playing pool, than actually studying. She was recalled to the Smithcraft Hall, where she studied under the watchful eye of the Masters there, for several turns, adding another speciality to her portfolio. Eventually, a transfer left a vacancy at Xanadu, and Karona had earned enough esteem that she was chosen to fill it, on a probational basis.


Name Relation Location Position
Leona Mother Ista Weyr Rider - Brown Lakareth
Karell Harper Harper Hall Master
L'nel Younger Brother Ista Weyr Rider - Green Prisath
Milo Younger Half-Brother Xanadu Weyr Weyrbrat


Sculpture - "Love"

[Xanadu Weyr] Thea: Karona. You're asked to construct a metal sculpture of your own design for a Rider's garden titled, "Love". The payment offer is generous, but the stipulation: it needs to be 'sensuous'.

A large metal sculpture of some sort, two wavy sheets of metal, in different colours - different metals, one gold in colour and the other silver, though the exact alloys used are somewhat hardier - winding their way around one another, up into the sky. Well, not all the way up, it's only a couple of meters tall, but it's… impressive.

At the base of the sculpture, a tech has installed an electric light, with a switch. When turned on, there's an electric buzz, and then a beam of light erupts from the centre of the base, shooting straight up. The metal curves around this beam, nice and snug, just shy of touching it.

Commission Logs
Log OOC Date Cast
An Interesting Commission May 06, 2011 Iosas, Karona
Commissioned Awkwardness May 09, 2011 Eledri, Karona
Karona's Dilemma - Thea's Solution (Karona is Searched) May 10, 2011 Karona, Thea
A Commission Breakthrough May 13, 2011 K'ael, Karona
Friends? May 20, 2011 Karona, Landers
BWOWM! (A Commission Completed) May 24, 2011 Karona, T'more(NPC by Keziah)



Slit-Eyed Furry Demon Brown Kistane
The pelt of this dark, dark brown firelizard appears to be furred, soft and silky to the touch. Overly graceful for his color, his lithe and sinuous movements are reminiscient of a feline, and he tends to arch his back and flex his narrow wings to garner attention. The blackish brown is for the most part uninterrupted along his entire hide, although there are two exceptions: On his chest, there is a fiery red star surrounded by a circle that practically glows in the dark. Otherwise, he seems to have the attribute of a feline: One minute he's there, the next he's gone, only to reappear again, particularly when there's food involved. As a final feature, his talons are larger than necessary, and a pure alabaster to draw the eye. Watch out.


Frontier Justice Blue Shafe
Steel blue colors this little firelizard like the barrel of an Old Terran firearm. He has a broad stance to his legs, bowlegged some might even say, and the formation of his head is such that one eyeridge is slightly lower than the other so he's forever squinting. Atop his head and covering the knobs thereupon, is a baby blue splotch that for all the world looks like some form of hat. It almost pulls down to his eyeridges, in fact. He's a little stout, but nevertheless supple and agile somehow. Denim blue starts low on his hips to trail down his back legs, darkening to nearly black midway between hock and toes. His front feet are a darker cobalt blue, like gloves. His wings are long and supple, and a dark blue, somewhat irregular band encircles his waist, fading out towards the belly.


Mark of the Beast Brown Cane
This firelizard is slim and lithe in body, and his wings are proportioned well for his body. He is a light shade of sandy brown over most of his body. Along his sides, a pattern of darker, klah brown traces across the hide there. It almost looks as though his hide is scaled, like a reptile, because of the pattern there on his hide. And there's a strange pattern on his right back flank, there's a trio of brown-red marks, spaced the same distance apart from each other. Like…clawmarks?
The firelizard's tail is almost the same thickness all the way down, but eventually does begin to taper to an almost whiplike point. This means his tail is a little longer than the normal firelizard. His wingsails are dusted with a dark, steely gray that's almost blue, and his headknobs are almost pointed. Oddly, there's a pair of yellow marks right over his eyes that look almost like another pair of eyes.

Firelizard base-art by Rhasmir, coloured by Karona.



Log OOC Date Cast
Meltdown! June 04, 2011 Iessrien, Karona
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