In the mean time, here is my primary character, please feel free to draw inspiration from her. If any of the ladies would like pre-existing relationships, let me know...
Oh and by the way, Ren Faire photos are ideal, costume-wise. We aren't going to be too picky, and if my OCD gets the better of me I'm sure Sweet will slap me!
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Shamar's red hair and freckled complexion comes from the fact that she is a direct female line descendent of one Sorka Hanrahan and Sean Connell - Both Redheads! Red hair being a genetic recessive it only shows up when the gene combination is right and so the fact that both her parents are blonde should not be a surprise. She is 5'2" tall and weighs 178 Lbs. Her freckles go all the way down to her feet. Position and/or Rank:
Headwoman of Igen Weyr Lower CavernsDragon:
Cooking, eating, keeping order, Inventory, proper tithes, roast wherry, Benden wine, dragons, warmth, women, well woven garments, other people's children, the smell of fine leather.Dislikes:
Numbweed, Cold, The Master Weaver (for personal reasons), Firelizards, People who spread gossip, mess, laziness, pushy men.Personality:
Shamar is the sort of person best described as "A force to be reckoned with". If she had ever impressed, it would have been a Gold and she would have become The Weyrwoman with ease. It is her opinion that she never did impress because a green, blue or brown dragon could not abide her forcefulness, but she would not have tolerated the duties of a gold rider. Of course this was all speculation on her part: The dragons choose whom they choose and that is the end of the matter. And none of them chose her!
She rules the Weyr's lower caverns with a rod of iron, and has been know to raise her hand to the youngsters working there whether of high or low birth with equal impunity. Shamar is only afraid of one thing and that is the rumoured imminent return of Thread. She has absolutely no issue with standing up to Weyrleaders, Weyrwomen, Lord and Lady Holders, or Master Crafters in order to get her own way. She has a temper on her, and has been known to have shouting matches with anyone from the Weyrleaders on down! Her loyalty is to Igen Weyr and Pern, and her presence in the Lower caverns is something that Dtagon riders and weyrfold alike can rely on to be solid.
In spite of all her faults or perhaps even because of them, Shamar is compassionate when needed, caring, big hearted and warm. Those who respect her are wise, those who love her are few.History:
Shamar is Weyrbred, the daughter of Sh'leram and Maralonie, Bronze and Gold riders respectively. She was fostered to the Weaver hall when she was eight, only to have a bitter fight with an apprentice Weaver several turns later and returned to the Weyr in some disgrace. The enmity between the two has lasted ever since.
Shamar likes Weyr life, she enjoys the freedom she has here to enjoy the girls who work for her - even in these enlightened times such activity would be no more than tolerated in Hold and Hall. But while she enjoys the life she never really wanted to become a dragon rider. She was made to stand for impression as a candidate at every hatching from her sixteenth birthday to her twenty fourth, at which point, to her everlasting relief, her parents reluctantly concluded that she would not impress.
In the mean time, Shamar had been learning everything she could from the then Headwoman, on how to keep the Weyr running. She would often suggest improvements and innovations, and over the turns has earn the respect - if not the love - of successive Weyr Leaders. When the preceding Headwoman retired five turns ago, she immediately and unhesitatingly nominated Shamar as her successor, a nomination which none dared challenge. Since then, Shamar has ruled Igen Weyr as the power behind
the Weyrleaders.Any Other Info:
The dispute between Shamar and the MasterWeaver goes back to when they were both young women and Shamar made a pass at the older girl...