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Month 08, 742 AL
Late Summer


Benden: 24 C to 30 C
Fort: 13 C to 24 C
Ista: 30 C to 38 C
Telgar: 13 C to 20 C

Benden is still warmer than average, but the heatwave faded by late Month 7.

Month 07, 742 AL
Mid Summer


Benden: 32 C to 39 C
Fort: 15 C to 26 C
Ista: 37 C to 46 C
Telgar: 15 C to 26 C

Benden is hit with a heavy heatwave in the last week of Month Six, and first week of Month Seven, which carries through to the end of the month. Their weather will begin to cool in the last week of the month, dropping to the low 30s.

Ista Isle is amused by the weaklings of Benden, but at least their heat is dry. Benden is muggy and riddled with heavy thunderstorms and downpours.

Month 06, 742 AL
Early Summer


Benden: 14 C to 21 C
Fort: 7 C to 13 C
Ista: 33 C to 42 C
Telgar: 7 C to 13 C

Month 05, 742 AL
Late Spring


Benden: 10 C to 17 C
Fort: 5 C to 12 C
Ista: 27 C to 35 C
Telgar: 5 C to 12 C

Month 04, 742 AL
Mid Spring


Benden: 8 C to 15 C
Fort: 2 C to 9 C
Ista: 19 C to 30 C
Telgar: 2 C to 9 C

Month 03, 742 AL
Early Spring


Benden: 6 C to 13 C
Fort: 0 C to 7 C
Ista: 17 C to 28 C
Telgar: 0 C to 7 C

Month 02, 742 AL
Late Winter


Benden: 4 C to 10 C
Fort: −3 C to 3 C
Ista: 14 C to 26 C
Telgar: −3 C to 3 C

Month 01, 742 AL
Mid Winter


Benden: −2 C to 6 C
Fort: −6.7 C to −0.7 C
Ista: 12 C to 21 C
Telgar: −6.7 C to −0.7 C

Month 05, 741 AL

North: Late Spring | South: Late Autumn
9.9 C to 18.4 C | 13.7 C to 24.5 C

Ista is heating up swiftly, and preparing for a rough summer - hopefully nothing like the one from a couple turns before with the wildfires! The rest of Northern Pern is warming upsomewhat slower, but with no less gusto as summer begins to creep into the sky, keeping the sun awake longer, warming the ledges of the weyrs. Rainstorms are sporadic, but keep the world well watered, despite the heat of the days.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 12, 740 AL

Fort Boundaries:
Winter -3 - 2 C | 26 - 35 F
Fort is already home to snowfalls, though early in the month they fade away when the sun rises. As the month progresses, more snow stays on the ground, ending up with several feet of snow before the month is over. The areas around homes and populations has the snow shoveled away or trodden down. Icicles attached to Weyr ledges prove some danger and are routinely removed.

Ista Boundaries:
Winter, 9 - 21 C | 48 - 69 F
Generally warm enough to go about without a jacket on, Ista has low humidity but high chance of rain, generally in the form of vicious afternoon thunderstorms. The storms wash away any bite of heat the day had, and leave it feeling fresh for the night. The days are short, but grow bright quickly and the afternoons seem to be particularly short when heavy thunderstorms roll in and cover the sky.

Telgar Boundaries:
Winter, -5 - 0 C | 23 - 32 F
Bitterly cold, with icy winds constantly flowing down from the mountains. Freezing rain is almost constant; the sky always a murky grey and the ground slippery with slushy refrozen ice. The days are extremely short, with the nights dropping a good number below the daily average. Icicles attached to Weyr ledges prove a major danger, and are checked upon every day, with anything bigger than a fist being removed.


Month 07, 740 AL

Fort Boundaries:
Summer 27 - 38 C | 80 - 100 F
Light breezes down from the mountains tot he North keep the temperature comfortable, even when the sun can bake an egg on the edge of a weyr. Sunburn is common.

Ista Boundaries:
Summer, 34 - 43 C | 93 - 110 F
A very dry, dusty heat. Little to no rain, causing more than some to worry about the drought not breaking and the rest of the Isle being at risk of fires. Many seek the depths of weyr, hold or hall during the midday and early afternoon heat.

Telgar Boundaries:
Summer, 26 - 35 C | 79 - 95 F
Muggy, sticky and generally just plain humid. Thunder storms are regular occurances, often happening in the early afternoon or evening, with heavy rainfall before drying off sometime in the night. Mornings are usually crisp, but warm up swiftly.


Month 06, 740 AL

Fort Boundaries: Season, Low to High
Ista Boundaries: Season, Low to High
Telgar Boundaries: Season, Low to High

[[Update slowly in progress because ThistleProse is a slackarse :3 lmao ]]

Month 04, 740 AL
North: Early Spring | South: Early Autumn
−1.9 C to 4.7 C | 20.0 C to 29.0


Spring has sprung, with the snow slowly melting in much of the North, creating mushy grounds and greyish, icy snow piles that are doing their best to melt. In comparison, Ista finds itself naturally warmer, (~10C / 50) and many people who can find rides are making their way to the Island to spend some time in warmth and sunshine, away from the lingering touch of winter.

Katila is beginning to cool down to more reasonable temperature, but is no less muggy and uncomfortable to those who are not used to the seasons. It is still a good place to escape to when seeking a warm day or a nice swim at the lake, though.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 03, 740 AL
North: Early Spring | South: Early Autumn
−1.9 C to 4.7 C | 20.0 C to 29.0


Spring has sprung, with the snow slowly melting in much of the North, creating mushy grounds and greyish, icy snow piles that are doing their best to melt. In comparison, Ista finds itself naturally warmer, (~10C / 50) and many people who can find rides are making their way to the Island to spend some time in warmth and sunshine, away from the lingering touch of winter.

Katila is beginning to cool down to more reasonable temperature, but is no less muggy and uncomfortable to those who are not used to the seasons. It is still a good place to escape to when seeking a warm day or a nice swim at the lake, though.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 02, 740 AL
North: Late Winter| South: Late Summer
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C



Month 01, 740 AL
North: Mid Winter| South: Mid Summer
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C



Month 12, 739 AL
North: Early Winter| South: Early Summer
-3.1 to 2.1 C | 20.4 C to 29.4 C


Winter has come slowly to the Northern lands of Pern, with more rain and cold winds than snow. As the month progresses, more and more snow will fall, with frequent blizzard-like storms towards the very end of the month. Telgar and Fort will in particular become burried under mountains of snow, while Ista is sunjected to frequent icy rainstorms, and heavy winds coming in from across the ocean.
Month 11, 739 AL
North: Late Autumn| South: Late Spring
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C



Month 10, 739 AL
North: Mid Autumn| South: Mid Spring
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C




Month 09, 739 AL
North: Early Autumn| South: Early Spring
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C


Following the disastrous fires (sometime in around the 28th of Month 08), Ista Isle has found itself suddenly in the midst of constant rain; not enough to flood, but a steady, dreary downfall that seems to only take a time out for a couple of hours here and there, before coming back again. Its cast the entire sooty Isle into a sombre and depressed mood. Alongside the rain, the weather is muggy and while not hot, is not particularly cool, either.

The rest of Northern Pern is getting their usual weather, though they, too, have been called to action following the wildfires that savaged Ista. Many individuals who called Ista Island home have been relocated not just to Ista Weyr, Ista Hold or Sea Cliff Hold, but also to other areas of Pern, whether with family or friends.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 08, 739 AL
North: Late Summer | South: Late Winter
17.4 to 25.5 C | 10.8 C to 23.2 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm - 37 to 45 C - has resulted in an incredibly dry summer, with little to no rain. This was climaxed by a dry thunderstorm, the results of which caused three fires to start across the Island on the 24.07.739 in the early morning hours. While the results of this are yet to be played out, the events will no doubt leave more than just the scarring of the land.

The rest of Northern Pern is getting their usual weather, though they, too, have been called to action following the wildfires that savaged Ista. Many individuals who called Ista Island home have been relocated not just to Ista Weyr, Ista Hold or Sea Cliff Hold, but also to other areas of Pern, whether with family or friends.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 07, 739 AL
North: Mid Summer | South: Mid Winter
18.0 to 26.6 C | 10.2 C to 21.9 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the 37 to 45 C range, making it now a more than slightly undesirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the more enjoyable early summer weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind. Ista's limited farmlands and fields are dry and dusty, with golden straw instead of grass where there is any growth at all.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are still getting a lot of evening rain and the occasional thunderstorms, which cools down the populus and allows them to sleep easily without sweating their brains out like the Istans.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 06, 739 AL
North: Early Summer | South: Early Winter
14.9 C to 23.8 C | 11.8 C to 21.9 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the 37 to 45 C range, making it now a more than slightly undesirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the more enjoyable early summer weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind. Ista's limited farmlands and fields are dry and dusty, with golden straw instead of grass where there is any growth at all.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are still getting a lot of evening rain and the occasional thunderstorms, which cools down the populus and allows them to sleep easily without sweating their brains out like the Istans.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 05, 739 AL
North: Late Spring | South: Late Autumn
9.9 C to 18.4 C | 13.7 C to 24.5 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the 32 to 40 C range, making it a highly desirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the chilly mid-spring weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are getting a lot of rain, thunderstorms, and cloudy days. Grass is growing, flowers flowering, and baby animals popping up all over the place! Yay spring!

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 04, 739 AL
North: Mid Spring | South: Mid Autumn
4.1 C to 11.5 C | 10.0 C to 27.4 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the high 20s to low 30s C, making it a highly desirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the chilly mid-spring weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are getting a lot of rain, thunderstorms, and cloudy days. Grass is growing, flowers flowering, and baby animals popping up all over the place! Yay spring!

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 03, 739 AL
North: Early Spring | South: Early Autumn
−1.9 C to 4.7 C | 20.0 C to 29.0


Spring has sprung, with the snow slowly melting in much of the North, creating mushy grounds and greyish, icy snow piles that are doing their best to melt. In comparison, Ista finds itself uncommonly warm (~12C / 53.6) and many people who can find rides are making their way to the Island to spend some time in warmth and sunshine, away from the lingering touch of winter.

Katila is beginning to cool down to more reasonable temperature, but is no less muggy and uncomfortable to those who are not used to the seasons. It is still a good place to escape to when seeking a warm day or a nice swim at the lake, though.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 02, 739 AL
North: Late Winter | South: Late Summer
−5.6 C to 0.4 C | 21.3 C to 30.0


The late-season weather is settling, with much of the Northern hemisphere coated in snow (the exception being the much warmer Ista region) while Katila remains humid and sweltering in the height of Summer.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 01, 739 AL
North: Mid Winter | South: Mid Summer
−6.7 C to −0.7 C | 21.5 C to 30.3 C


Gold Nadioth of Vaeyla, of Ista's flight was won by bronze Rhezalth of N'mor. You can view the Flight Thread here! Gold Aradissicath of Fort has brought about a clutch of [TBA] eggs! The proud mother is jealously guarding the Sands from her fellow gold, and keeping her mate on his toes! The cautious are able to catch a glance, but best not be caught!

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 12, 738 AL
North: Early Winter | South: Early Summer
−3.1 C to 2.1 C | 20.4 C to 29.4 C


Gold Nadioth of Ista is set to take flight this month (though it'll be a surprise IC), while gold Aradissicath is preparing to take full command of the Fort Hatching Grounds as she lays her Clutch early in the month.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 11, 738 AL
North: Late Autumn | South: Late Spring


Autumn is coming to an end, with the days slowly becoming shorter still, with early nights and late mornings. The temperature is getting very cool, with jackets being more required, but it has yet to actually snow. Despite this, it is often raining and miserable.

The Southern contient is in full bloom, with flowers coming to life in the grasses and on the trees. The skies are bright blue with fluffy clouds, and occassional sunshowers bringing a dampness to the day. The nights are still crisp, but not cold. The ground is starting to dry up as water is absorbed by the blooming flora.

Month 10, 738 AL
North: Mid Autumn | South: Mid Spring


Autumn is in full tilt, with the leaves a shocking array of orange and red, and more of them on the ground than on the trees. The skies are often a clear and crisp blue, with a cool breeze flowing, shifting the leaves and sending them scattering. Rain is not common, but when it does roll in the skies are dark like night come early, and thunderstorms are not uncommon, though they don't last for long and the amount of rain that falls isn't too heavy.

The Southern contient is in full bloom, with flowers coming to life in the grasses and on the trees. The skies are bright blue with fluffy clouds, and occassional sunshowers bringing a dampness to the day. The nights are still crisp, but not cold. The ground is starting to dry up as water is absorbed by the blooming flora.

Month 09, 738 AL
North: Start Autumn | South: Start Spring


Nothern regions are entering into Autumn, with the trees beginning to change to their reds and oranges, while the air is beginning to feel more crips. There are still more warm days than cool, and the nights are mostly warm enough for light bedding still. Rain has faded away and most days are clear and bright.

The Southern contient finds itself heading into spring, with rain and flowers vying for attention. The ground is often muddy and squishy, while the skies are either bright and blue, or overcast wtih fluffy clouds.

Month 08, 738 AL
North: End Summer | South: End Winter


Summer is winding to an end in the Northern hemisphere, with the weather slowly cooling and the trees beginning to turn their leaves. The days are still long and bright, but the sun is beginning to lose some of its strength.

The coastal Weyrs are falling victim to coastal storms, strong winds and heavy rains with thunder and lightening.

The more inbound Weyrs and Holds find themselves drier, not getting nearly as much rain or storms, they find themselves on the end of a long drought.

Month 07, 738 AL
North: Mid Summer | South: Mid Winter


Summer is in full spring in the Nothern hemisphere, with the bulk of each day being unbearbly hot, followed by vicious thunderstorms and heavy humidity in the evenings and at night.

The coastal areas are experiencing monsoon like weather, and spend a lot of their time locked away in Hold, Hall or Weyr.

The more inner locations find themselves faced with more dry heat during the day, and horrible humidity in the evening and at night while the thunderstorms rage.
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Last Update: 2021.03.07


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02, 07 - Halomirth of F'drel
02, 07 - Tybalith of D'lyne
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02, 08 - Rilaleeyth of J'ver
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07 - Neryseth of Lassalla [Telgar]
08 - Siolilth of J'shom
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12 - Nadioth of Vaeyla [even years][Benden]


Xanthia
Gabriela Gabicardoss
Full Name:
Xanthia
Nicknames:
Xan
Date of Birth:
1st day of 6th month 724 AL
Place of Birth:
Gar Hold, Fort
Searched By:
Pronounced:
Zan-fee-ah
Rank:
worked as an embroidery seamtress
Primary Home:
Gar Hold, Fort
Searched Date:
Player:
Appearance
Eye Colour:
honey gold brown
Height:
5ft 41inches
Hair Colour:
reddish brown during cold months, bleaching to copper in summer
Build:
cuddly
General Description:
Despite being female with some pretty feminine features, nothing about this girl could ever really be mistaken for delicate and feminine, especially with how she holds herself and speaks. Xanthia's hair is dark reddish brown in 3 seasons of the year, in summer the sun bleaches it out to a bright copper. Her hair is also pin straight and currently rests half way down her back.

Her eyes are honeyed gold colour, until you look closely then you'll see the flecks of green and brown. Her skin is pretty smooth and almost white, only broken up a splattering of copper brown freckles that cover her cheeks, nose, chest and arms, she has a slightly crooked nose but not hugely apparent unless you look properly. She's a modest 5 foot 4 inches with a build carries a little extra weight around her middle and her thighs. She's pretty busty but she carries it in a deceptive way so its you don't realise she's got a generous bust until she's undressed or wears something that is skin tight.

She has a scar along her right index knuckle from trying to catch a tunnelsnake as a child and a scar on her forehead in the hairline where she managed to upset her mother.
General Dressing Style:
Xanthia isn't really one for fancy clothes, despite the fact she embroiders them. She prefers a plain, simple, baggy tunic and close fitting leggings with soft wher hide boots. Sure she'd love a proper set of leather boots, but there's expensive and having only recently escaped her mother, she's lacking the marks. She has a simple rope bracelet with a thimble on it that her father had made her for when she was younger.
Gabriela Gabicardoss
Personality
Likes:
Xanthia enjoys working with her hands, she embroiders and makes clothes. Although she can't seem to get her head around how to weave fabrics.

Strengths:
Quick Learner - “You literally only just started that today?! How are you almost done?!” - Xan has a knack for picking up things pretty quickly. Especially when it comes to something to do with her hands.

Pattern recognition - “Do you see it? It’s… beautiful.” She often will be one of the first to notice a pattern in someone’s behaviour if she also sees the cause.

Rigid Morals - “I live by three rules. No lying, no cheating, no stealing.” As it says in the blurb, she follows those three rules. Even if it means hurting someone’s feelings, she won’t lie. Cheating is just a bad idea in general and for thieves, she believes that thieves need to lose a finger.

Masking - “Why are you happy all the time?” ‘I’m not. I just figured you’d prefer to see a smile than a frown.’ Xan keeps her own emotions very close to her chest, she doesn’t reveal much, and what she does show emotionally, is usually by her own choice. She does usually look to be happy or at the very least content, just understand that most of the time, she’s probably masking so she doesn’t end up with RBF: resting bitch face.
Dislikes:
She very much dislikes the wilfully ignorant, after all there's no way some people are genuinely that stupid.

She hates it when people aren't straight up about what they'd like or they're after. She doesn't get a lot of the social ques so having someone dance around the proverbial bush about a topic just annoys the crap out of her.
Flaws:
Straight to the point - “As subtle and tactful as a brick to the face” - Subtlety and tact are NOT a part of her vocabulary or sentence structure. If something needs saying, she’ll say it, whether it hurts feelings or is just considered plain rude.

Holds a Grudge - “Got more chance of growing a second head.” She might be forgiving, but once you cross that line... There's no going back. Your name is now mud to her. Often it'll feel like you just exist around here.

No Filter - “YOU CAN’T SAY THAT, IT’S RUDE!” Even if it’s rude, someone needs something sayin’, just ask Xan. She’ll ask why first at least. It’s not mean spirited in any way, it’s just that she sees no point in mincing her words and risk being misunderstood.
Habits & Mannerisms:
Her voice tends to be very flat, matter of fact in tone. She'll cock her head when she's trying to understand a topic or person. She also has a habit of staring at the person intently until she's gotten a read on how they're likely to respond.

She tends to stick to a neutral expression that doesn't really show any emotionally. It takes a while for her to be comfortable enough to show what she's feeling.

If she does become overwhelmed, she'll find somewhere quiet, away from everyone to cry. If disturbed, her tears almost instantly dry up and she goes quiet, acting though she wasn't just crying her heart out.
General Personality:
She's pretty intelligent if social weird person. She takes pretty much everything at face value and has no filter, subtly or tact in regards to anything. She's more than pitch in and help when required and will stand in front of of who need protecting. She's got no objection to getting a kicking if it means it saves someone some pain.

Just because she's unsure how to express herself doesn't mean that she lacks empathy. She does understand it, but she can't express it fully. IE: a girl was crying at the loss of her mother, Xan awkwardly tapped her shoulder and in her usual flat tone told her that time would continue regardless of her pain and it'd be get better in time. Needless to say, this didn't go down well and she was called heartless with the emotional range of a spoon.
Gabriela Gabicardoss
History
Parents:
Xanthos [Father] - Decreased. Died aged 54, passed away when Xanthia was 16. He was a miner
Ruthia [Mother] - Living in Gar Hold beholden to Fort Hold 48 turns, embroiders at the hold, no official craft though.
Rutos [Brother] Living, 21, moved up to Fort Weyr, but cut all contact with the family, occupation unknown
Xahia [Sister] Died on the birthing bed.
Siblings:
She has a brother, but she only knows of him by his name. He was fostered out early.
Relationships:
A pretty nasty relationship with her mother, one which she escaped Gar Hold to get away from.
Offspring:
N/A
Secrets:
Known:
Important History:
-- 0-5 turns --
Xanthia has been born in Gar Hold, Fort during a summer storm, it had been so bad that her father had barred the windows and doors with what furniture they had to try and protect his wife and baby from the storm’s wrath. However, as Xanthia was not born a son, he grew angry and ended up ditching his wife and child for a few Turns whilst he came to terms with it. Xanthia was a difficult baby, one whom screamed upon being picked or cuddled. She was happiest when she was sat at the feet of the family and watching them. During the day, her mother would bring her outside, and let her watch as she washed clothes, noting that her child was a much more independent baby than the others in the Hold. She also seemed to completely unwilling to make eye contact or engage in physical contact such as cuddles or kisses. In a way, her mother had welcomed it as her husband leaving had meant her desire for physical contact was non-existent as well. As a baby, she seemed to prefer being sat up and as soon as she was able at 6 months, she would move herself around by bum shuffling, despite the other parents at the hold trying to teach her to crawl. At a Turn old, Xanthia grabbed a chair, stood up, wobbled a bit then moved to start walking. Her first attempts resulted in her landing bum first on the floor, so instead she took to walking around the furniture and if anyone were to try and hold her hands, she'd scream at them and refuse to stand. Barely a few months into being a Turn old, she was now walking unaided. It was as her father had left, that her brother, Rutos was fostered by one of the neighbours, so Xan had little to no interaction with him, only knowing his name. Ruthia had begged and pleaded with the neighbours to take him as she believed him not long for the Craft or even to be taken as a Harper, with a new baby and husband who had disappeared, she'd be able to give him 'the care' he needed as he was active boisterous boy and she was a tired new mother again. It was only be fortune that her neighbours had yet to be blessed by child that they took him in.


-- 5- to 10 turns --

Xanthia then attended the Hold school for learning and this is were she bloomed academically. She was much like a sponge, soaking up all the information she could, but when pressed to see if she would make apprentice, but her gender and instant refusal of the offer killed that notion off. When asked, she had simply stated that her place wasn't with the Harpers, Crafters or Holders. She didn't know where her place was, but she knew it wasn't here. Despite her apparently savant intelligence on most matters academically, her social skills floundered. She had no time to play in her mind, so she never tried to make friends and seemed happiest on her own. Her father returned to the house when she was aged 7, and quickly realised there was something abnormal but special about his child and so he made his lifelong job to help her. Her mother didn't take kindly to his return and began to cheat on him repeatedly, often leaving the duo alone for long hours whilst she flitted about, moving from one affair to another. Xanthia had asked her father why he was accepting of it and his words stuck with her. "She can't help herself, Xan. And if I were to go, who would look after you?" 'I can look after myself daddy.' "I'm sure you can, but there are things, even you can't do, that's my job. To help you with the things you can't do.


-- 10 to 15 turns --

Aged 10, she was brought in front of the class to explain how she had scored so high on a test, and this were she gained herself her life long bully, Krillian. She had stated that the test was pure common sense, this, of course did not land kindly with anyone of the class, Krillian especially who had failed the test. Her father after that day, had to tried very hard to explain to Xanthia why the students had reacted badly but quickly came the realisation that his beautifully intelligent daughter was emotionally stunted, maybe even emotionally dumb. He took her to a Healer, voicing his concerns of her mannerism and apparent lack of emotions. He hadn't thought to ask her. The healer had told him that she had a sickness of the mind that there was no cure for it and all he would be able to do is support her and hope her mind cured itself. Xanthia had been surprised when her mother took to the birthing bed again, but this time, there was no child born. She had had something the healers called a still birth, but her mother had insisted on naming the dead babe before they buried here.

He was in for a shock as after that meeting, Xanthia took his hand and pulled him aside in the house and told him out rightly. 'I understand that my lack of emotional responses scare you, dad. I'm not emotionally dead but I refuse to allow impulse and hedonism to rule my life.' "You speak in ways that are far older than your Turns, kid." 'I am aware, dad. Can you help with some emotional responses that been coming up? I'm not sure how to class them' "Of course, tell me what's going on. Xan spend that day, explaining the physical sensation of sadness, disappointment and anger to her father, who then tried his best to help her understand it. 'Its completely natural kiddo.' "I understand that its natural, dad. Its not comfortable though" 'These things rarely are.' From that point on, Xan grew quite good at describing the physical sensations and reactions she had from emotions, but this was not to last. There had been talk about getting her to see a MindHealer, but in the end, her father decided against it. He was sure it was just phase that she would grow out of and even it was dealing with his beloved daughter's mind, he didn't like the thought of a random stranger coming in there and messing with her head whilst she was so young.


-- 15 to 18 turns --


Aged 15, Xanthia had begun to notice her father's declining appearance and lack of energy and convinced him to see a Healer. The Healer said he had Wasting Sickness that was sucking all his strength out and that there was no cure for it. She then abandoned her studies and choose to live with her father in the Healerhall whilst he waited for death. He would only live until just past her 16th birthday. She stayed at his bedside, and watched him leave [I'll be doing a stand alone rp for this scene, once accepted]. She returned the home and took over maintaining the house as her mother was a terrible housekeeper.

At 16, her mother made it clear that Xanthia's life was now, all planned out. She would be married and making tons of heirs and heiress for her husband. By her mother's accounts, she would be kept pregnant and if Faranth were good, she'd die on the birthing bed. Xanthia then realised that without her father, if she didn't do something to escape, she would die here. She then took up embroidering to cover the marks needed for the house as her mother never paid anything to the place and stashed marks away for her escape. She had heard that her brother, Rutos, had gone to the Weyr and she did feel a little flush of envy that her brother had been selected for such a honourable duty. However, it was hard to envy someone whom she had never met.

During her work, she was chased into the Hold as Drill format. Sure she had been aware of it as a child but it was not something she was partially concerned with until she heard a noise that brought her attention to the skies. Her eyes took in the diving forms of green, blue, brown and bronze. Without even knowing, her heart reached out to the dragons before she shut up in the hold to wait the drill out. It was seeing the dragons that day that solidified her choice on where she'd go. She'd go to the Weyr, they were always looking for new people, and who knows, maybe she too could become a dragonrider like the women of legends.
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