... now they must watch their abundance of luxuries fall away, making room for the tools of survival, and witness this time of relative peace wither into the same fears that harper's ballads had warned them about for generations.
 
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PostSubject: Weyrling Olivier   Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:09 pm


OOC Info:
Moniker: Melissa/Trouble
How did you find out about us?: JQ and Jess

Character Info:
Name: Olivier

Pronunciation: Ah-live-ah-ay

Title: Weyrling

Honourific: 'Liv

Age & Turn of Birth: 22, 12.07.478

Gender: Female

Place of Birth: Weaver Hall

Current Place of Residence: Fort Weyr

Craft: Former apprentice weaver

Rank/Occupation/Role Desired: Wingsecond

Character Aspirations:


    ✣ Overcome her fear and tell her classmate how she feels✣ Become the first female bluerider Wingsecond at Fort✣ Get tapped into a good wing with room for advancement



OOC Character Development Goals:


    ✣ Come to terms with her sexuality and stop feeling ashamed✣ Older rider as a mentor, for both her leadership development and feelings of shame✣ Win the object of her affections



Family:
Father: Master Weaver Itris at Weaver Hall - 59 04.12.441
Mother: Master Weaver Fionel at Weaver Hall - 58 09.30.442
Siblings:Journeyman Weaver Lissera at Weaver Hall - 33 10.21.467 ; Journeyman Weaver Horal at Weaver Hall - 29 09.14.471 ; Journeyman Weaver Verilla at Weaver Hall - 25 07.23.475
Children: None
Other Significant: Kitrisa, Journeyman Harper currently at Igen Hold, first and only love, 25 ; Joi, weyrling to green Loioith at Fort Weyr, deceased in training accident at age of 19

Appearance:
Face: Pink

Hair: Very, very blonde, and kept cut very short. It was the first thing she did upon arriving at the Weyr: chop off all that horrid, long hair
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'5"
Build: Muscular, but tightly packed. Lot of person in a small package.
Other Notable Physical Traits: She has a prominent beauty mark on her left cheek, about two inches from her nose. In her eyes her nose is too large, but she acknowledges she has large lips and has decided that they make up for the nose.
Style of Dress: As a weaver who was near to walking the tables, she is very particular about her clothing and the fit. Though there hasn't been time as a weyrling to make her own clothing, she was able to alter the pre-made clothes for herself and her classmates. She likes darker colors, most especially dark blue. It was her favorite color even before Nemeth hatched.
Possessions usually found on persona:


    ✣ Bit of worry wood that she keeps in her pocket✣ Needle and thread, you never know when you might need them✣ A simple belt knife, but sharpened to cut through almost any material. She's equipped to fix clothing on the run!



History: Olivier is the youngest child of two master weavers, and was easily forgettable. She seemed to only get attention from her parents when she was getting in trouble. It resulted in her being a very sullen, withdrawn young child. She had few friends and preferred to spend her time preparing for her inevitable craft choice, weaving. Her parents had made it clear that she had no choice in the matter starting at a young age, and she was resigned to that fate.

She entered the craft at 10 Turns old, somewhat of a prodigy because of her tendency to ignore other children and learn instead. Once in the craft she learned at a normal rate, though, making some wonder if they had been hasty in their decision to accept her as an apprentice so young. Her parents made it known they were disappointed in her, causing her to withdraw even more.

She didn't have many friends in the Hall, though she got along much better with the Harpers and Healers assigned to the Hall. When she was 15 she was caught kissing Kitrisa, an apprentice harper. Both girls were punished severely, with Kitrisa being sent back to the Harper Hall and Olivier receiving lashes.

Five turns later she was preparing for her journeyman exams, when a dragon from Fort Weyr came in Search. A gold egg was on the Sands and they needed female candidates. After Turns of bowing her head down to her family's every wish, she boldly approached the bronzerider and inquired about returning to the Weyr with him. At the time she didn't fully understand her own emotions: homosexuality was looked down upon in the Hall greatly, and aside from Kitrisa she had never met someone else like that. All she knew was this was her chance to escape. Impressed by her pluck and boldness, the bronzerider brought her back to Fort to Impress the queen. Of course the gold bypassed her, but blue Nemeth found her that day and her life changed.

At the Weyr things were different. Her inclinations were normal. She met other women who felt the same as she did, and for the first time in her life began to feel comfortable with herself. She opened up to her new family, her classmates, becoming somewhat of the class clown. Despite the joking, though, Olivier and Nemeth were dedicated to their training. Though Nemeth would never have the stamina of the larger dragons, the pair hoped to have a chance to show their skills and be trained in leadership. At every opportunity Olivier volunteered for extra duties to show their dedication, and she even asked for extra lessons. When they were split into groups during training, if she was not the head of the group she made certain she was the right hand of the one in charge.

In the training accident that claimed the life of more than half their class, Olivier was lucky enough to be following the class' goldrider. The loss suddenly left her and Nemeth as the third highest ranked in the class, something she had dreamed of but never thought would happen. Especially not in this way. Though she herself lost her best friend, Joi, in the accident, she counseled the others. Even Belisse, who couldn't handle all of it alone. She became closer to the others, always a shoulder to lean on.

She did, however, lose her best friend in that accident.  Since then she's been depressed and a little lost, searching for someone to fill that void. Worse, she now has no outlet for her secret crush. One of the green weyrlings in her class makes her heart skip a beat, but until the young woman makes her inclinations known Olivier plans on keeping her mouth shut.

Personality: People from Olivier's life at Weaver Hall wouldn't recognize her now: there she was quiet, withdrawn, sullen. She was thought to just be a dour person. But the Weyr and the acceptance she found there brought out the true Olivier: a loud, jovial young woman who enjoys practical jokes. She loves to tease her friends, always with a smile on her face.

In fact she is rarely seen without a smile, even in the months after the training accident. Though this louder personality is closer to the true Olivier than what was shown at her home Hall, she still hides her emotions. Though she appreciates that the Weyr is so open and accepting of different sexual orientations, her family and Hall shamed her so greatly as a child that the wounds aren't quite scarred over yet. She doesn't speak about her life at the Weaver Hall: the only people to know are Belisse, the class' goldrider who just inspires people to tell them their troubles, and her now dead friend Joi.

If her sexual orientation were different, the Hatching may have gone differently for her and Belisse. She has no problem taking control of situations, can stay calm under severe pressure, and issues commands as easily as breathing. She's studied hard since the moment she Impressed, intent on pushing herself and Nemeth as far as they could go. The accident only reinforced that: after all, the only survivor of that incident was a greenrider. She may dislike Lancelle but she respects her somewhat for surviving. She truly believes that the blue and green riders are just as capable of taking leadership positions as the metallic colors.

Shortcomings:


    ✣ Ashamed of her sexuality still, something that holds her back in personal growth and will prevent Nemeth from participating in flights until it is taken care of✣ Hides her true feelings behind jokes and laughter, and without Joi there is no one to pull the truth out anymore✣ Shy, though she overcompensates for it by, once again, being loud and joking



Mannerisms or Habits:


    ✣ Always carries a kit for small clothing fixes, and mends anyone's garments quickly and for free✣ Chews on her lip while thinking, to the point where it cracks and bleeds. Not good with going between✣ Runs her hand through her hair absently, quite often.



Skills/Likes:


    ✣[The sky]: Regardless of if she is flying on Nemeth in it or just looking up at a sunny day or a starry night, Olivier can often be found looking upwards with a little smile.✣[Quick tailoring]: She hated her craft, but it comes in handy, and she's quick to offer her help when someone has a torn knee or needs a hem✣[The tavern]: The home of any true jester, she loves the environment, the people, the games, the drinking... and she loves to treat the people she loves to a good time as well.✣[Leading]: It was a latent ability, something that she had never thought of before Impressing Nemeth, but she has actively developed her traits in this area. Her naturally cheerful demeanor is of great help, keeping her calm and collected in the face of disaster.



Dislikes:


    ✣[Her former craft]: She hated it when she was doing it, she hates everything related to it now. Even though she still fixes things for everyone she knows.✣[Clothing]: Because of her craft, she dislikes dealing with clothing. She wears what the Weyr provides her for the most part, with altering to make it fit well, but she'd live in her flight leathers if she could.✣[Her own shame]: Mixed in with the shame over her sexuality is the knowledge she shouldn't be ashamed, and anger at herself for still feeling it when she knows she shouldn't.



Fighting Style/Weapon of Choice: Her knife is mostly intended for quick tailoring, but it could be used for defense and she's been taught to use it for such. She's more likely to go hand-to-hand, though, what they trained on during her time as a weyrling. Weavers don't generally receive arms training, and she didn't learn any defense until she came to the Weyr.



Dragon Information:
Dragon Name: Nemeth

Year of Impression 498

Clutch Name:

Weyr of Hatching: Fort Weyr

Colouring: Blue, and a gorgeous shade at that. Almost sapphire blue, with streaks of aqua through his wings and swirled on his belly.

Size:
Length: 26
Height: 32

Other Physical Characteristics: A little squat looking, not quite proportional with his height.

Personality: Much like his rider, has a playful attitude with most things. Very focused on learning and pushing himself past his limits though. He gets a little jealous of the browns and bronzes, because he feels given the chance he and Olivier could do the job of Wingleader or Wingsecond or even Weyrleader just as well.

Voice: A light baritone, almost always dancing with amusement


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PostSubject: Re: Weyrling Olivier   Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: Weyrling Olivier   Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:24 am

She looks good. You did focus a lot on her sexuality so just be careful she doesn't become a flat character since you've based so many of her problems off of that one side of her.

Also you did not mention she was ambitious in her personality section but one of her goals is to be a Wingsecond. To get there you have to have some drive especially if you ride a blue and are a woman. There are going to be a lot of people who don't want her to have that kind of position. So I would like to see something about how she wants to advance as a rider in her personality. Is she hard working? Or does she prefer to joke around as being a jester would imply...






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PostSubject: Re: Weyrling Olivier   Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:42 pm

Hey Mel Smile

Still need to add something about her ambition in her personality (not Nemeth's as its clear in his personality he thinks of himself as able to achieve position). If she is a driven person, we need to see it where it belongs, under her personality. Mentioning in the history, being third in command of the Weyrling class is not enough for me Smile ( I know, picky picky picky... but you'll thank me later. And she is going to be rather rare being a female bluerider)

Also as a note, "In training both she and Nemeth took to assisting the greens, watching and learning from Jeneveth."

First, there are only 3 of them.
Second, it can be seen as rather demeaning for the players of the greens. (Nemeth is not a Bronze or a Gold or even a brown, he would not be much above them on the learning scale and some greens are more intelligent than others) And quite frankly by now the greens should not need much assistance. Only the best trained would have made it through Weyrling lessons (esp considering the number of losses)

I think it would be better if you had something along the lines of, Nemeth and Olivier offered their assistance to the other Weyrlings when needed.


don't forget to fill this in

Rank/Position/ Role Desired: Rank: Weyrling, Role Desired: Wingsecond

The Clutch name can be added when we've all decided...hahah. (Which might be never at this rate.)


I love her and will approve her as soon as these things are addressed.


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PostSubject: Re: Weyrling Olivier   Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:08 am

I'm going to approve her. Just don't forget to fill in her rank at some point Smile


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