\\ Player Information //
Player Name // Reprise
Character Number // #1
\\ General Information //
Character Name // Vittra
Name Pronunciation // VEET - rah
Age // Eighteen Turns
Birth Season // Winter
Gender // Female
Sexuality // Demisexual
Status // Healthy
Rank // Dragon Candidate
\\ Appearance //
Height // 5’7”
Weight & Build // 150lb, Lean
Eye Color // Grey
Hair Color // Black
Skin Color // Light Tan
Vittra is shaped rather like a ruler – that is, slim, and straight up and down. Her breasts and hips are modest at best, but she rather prefers it that way; at least they’re not always getting in the way of things or drawing her any unwanted attention... though she supposes that no woman is really 100% safe from that, whether or not they’re attractive or particularly blessed (cursed?) in the curves department. She is not overly muscular, but chores and those combat classes that all candidates attend have toned her up a bit; the smooth curves of muscle are especially obvious in her arms. Though this young woman is not always the most vocal about her emotions, a truly observant person would just have to look at her face to tell what she’s really thinking – no matter how she tries to suppress her feelings, little ticks in her expression give her away quite readily.
\\ Personality //
Positive Traits // Sociable; humanitarian; loyal; problem-solver.
Neutral Traits // Group-oriented; open minded; objective; private.
Negative Traits // Stubborn; impatient; impersonal; some commitment issues.
Vittra is very aware of herself – what she is and what she is not. She was quite a self-conscious thing, still is to an extent, and it doesn’t help her introverted nature much at all. As time goes on, though, she is developing more confidence in herself and slowly learning not to worry too much about what others are saying. She is clever for her age with a quick, almost aggressive intelligence and logic, though obviously not possessing the true wisdom that only age and experience can bring, and she is keenly aware of that... sometimes to the point of being slightly smug about it. She is a solid thinker, but sometimes given to rambling or disjointed thoughts when asked to express herself out loud; and this is usually where her old sense of shyness and self-consciousness will kick in, trailing off into an awkward and somewhat embarrassed silence and deflating whatever sense of ego she might have developed earlier on. Oddly enough, she seems to do better when she isn’t so sure of herself, and she has actually come to notice this and pay heed to it – if she finds something particularly easy then she’ll be convinced she’s done something wrong at the end of it.
She can come across as quite unemotional at times, even cold, and to an extent that might be true. She’s a sympathetic person at heart, in full support of any development that benefits mankind and its welfare; but at the same time she is often quite detached in her dealings with other humans. If you were to ask her, she would find it difficult and rather frustrating to describe, but the basic gist of it is that while she loves the idea of society as a whole, the individuals can sometimes be difficult to deal with, with all their emotional and personal issues that she can’t fully empathise with because she’s never experienced this or that first-hand. Vittra is not unsociable... on the contrary; she likes to people-watch and can be surprisingly outgoing so long as the atmosphere is kept light and friendly. She is very understanding of human nature, with an intuitive sense for the correlations between surface phenomena and inner motivation. She decides how to treat others based on how they treat her, and is generally willing to live and let live on a lot of issues... but don’t try to move her on an issue she feels strongly about, if you’re not prepared to sit in for a long rant and debate. Vittra is, for the most part,willing to listen to and consider other viewpoints, but if your views are harmful or disingenuous and you keep attempting pushing them on her as absolute “fact” then she will swiftly lose all patience with you.
Though you might not think it to look at her, she’s surprisingly impulsive at times as well. Or at other times, she may become a notorious procrastinator. It all depends on the mood she’s in and the task at hand; like plenty of people, Vittra works best at something she is interested in... and what she finds tedious and unnecessary will quickly be pushed to the bottom of her “To Do” list and attempted at the last possible hour. She could do well with learning a bit of patience, then, or perhaps just a stronger will to do things that need to be done, whether or not they are particularly stimulating to the mind. With a project she is enthusiastic about, though, she will always throw herself into the effort one-hundred-and-ten percent. These commitment issues extend past her work, too; Vittra fundamentally desires independence and self-expression. She doesn’t much like the feeling of being “tied down” and the idea of being in a relationship frankly intimidates her a bit. If she starts to feel trapped, she’ll run a mile and “Let’s just be friends,” is a common mantra for her. She is fundamentally loyal though, and the general idea is that if you leave the door open, she will wander in as she pleases and never stray too far from the hearth. Give the girl her space, and she’ll forgive you anything.
\\ History //
Vittra wasn’t brought up in the most demonstrative of families. Taravell was a gruff and practical sort of man, hardened by the years and embittered by his struggle to eke out an existence in Perpetua, and though he had nothing but love in his heart for his weyrmate and their children... he was hardly fluffy or prone to coddling. Illani was a prim and proper thing, not really the mothering “sort” and no less Holdbred and hidebound than the day she’d been searched from Messis. Vittra took after them to an extent, it seemed, and she was never particularly outgoing as a youngster. She was talkative enough when comfortable, though, and curious as any other child... she just wasn’t particularly sociable. So her early years were spent mostly in the company of her older brother Renaalt – there was a seven-year age gap between the two of them, but Ren was more patient and kindly than many teenage boys often were, and let his sister tag along with him on those days where she wasn’t content to sit and read or amuse herself in some other fashion.
Renaalt took to an Apprenticeship in the Healercraft soon after a third child, Lena, was born – and some said he was trying to model himself after his father, although the boy was always quick to deny that and insist that he only wanted to do some good in the world, try to fix the broken things because there was little else he could do; he’d never been fighter material and the dragons had never looked twice at him. This struck a chord with his sister most of all. Vittra was too young, perhaps, to understand the full implications of the conflict between the Guardians and the Flight... but to her mind things seemed simple enough. This fighting business was awful and silly, of course, and she’d rather have nothing to do with it at all, but the Flight Riders would do well to stop being so selfish and “rule or ruin” about things. Obviously the Guardians were in the Right, if going about it the wrong way, and since a huge exploding device going off above their heads would affect her whether or not she stayed impartial to the fighting... she eventually flung her lot in with Perpetua and decided to go into Candidacy at thirteen.
Since then, her views haven’t actually changed all that much... and although she has a greater knowledge of democracy and general politics now, and although she is aware that shades of grey exist and not all of the Flight Riders are terrible awful souls, nor all of the Guardian Riders so noble as their own numbers make them out to be... she still fundamentally believes that the Flight are in the wrong here. No-one should be murdered for speaking out against a corrupt system; high ranking riders should not constantly have to watch their backs for the glint of a sharpened blade; Biqual is no more a goddess than she is a stone statue. Something in her sickens and turns at the thought and she looks forward to the day when their opposite numbers see sense and return to the true way of things; to the Weyrs of tradition that have long defended the people of Pern. So far, she hasn’t had much luck in Impressing, though for the most part she’s been lucky enough to avoid any gravely serious mauling. Having seen the damage a newborn dragon can do to soft flesh, she is more than grateful for this, and content to wait until her day (hopefully) comes.
\\ Family – Relationships //
Father: Taravell, 53, Master Healer [Retiring]
Mother: Illani, 44, Journeywoman Weaver
Brother: Renaalt, 25, Journeyman Healer
Sister: Lena, 14, Candidate
None So Far