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1 Alyena - Candidate App on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:20 pm


Gold Weyrling
Name: Alyena
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Craft: Bakecraft

What were your ambitions before being Searched or choosing to present yourself for Candidacy?
I grew up in Benden Hold, my parents are cooks there. I was able to get a position at the Weyr two Turns ago and hope to remain there. I'd like, one day, to be Headwoman, or at least one of the Stewards.

Why would you make a good dragonrider?
I really don't think I would. As much as I like dragons, they're just so large! I couldn't even sit on one of them without a special seat. I can command respect, which I think is a requirement of being a dragonrider, but I don't think I've got the stamina to be a rider.

If you are not accepted as a Candidate, what would you do?
I would stay at the Weyr as a cook and continue with my ambitions.

Were you Searched or are you presenting yourself for consideration?
Neither. I will do what I've always done - watch from the sidelines between cooking the food and laying it out for the post-Hatching Gather.

What is your Craft rank and specialty?
Bakecraft, Journeywoman. I specialize in confections.

Where were you born and raised?
Benden Hold

How many siblings/fellow fosterlings did you have?
None, although when I was very young, I spent time in the Hold's creche. I started learning to cook when I was 6 Turns of age.

What kind of tasks did you perform in your former residence?
At the Hold, I cooked. I like delicate work and apprenticed to the Head Confectioner there before transferring to the Weyr and bringing the skills I learned here.

How many times have you encountered a dragon and/or dragonrider (including what color/rank, if known)? A Lord and/or Lady Holder? A Craft Master and/or Craftmaster?
I've never actually met a dragon, rider, Lord Holder, or Master. I have met the Lady Holder once when she came to the kitchens to check on something. I was working on my flower-icing skills and she stopped to watch.

You see a Journeyman Crafter, apparently in his late teens, picking on a much younger, smaller Apprentice. What do you do?
I tell off the Journeyman and tell him if I ever catch him harassing an Apprentice again, I'll go straight to his Master.

You encounter a fellow Candidate in a nearly empty corridor; she's clearly distraught. You find out that she just received news that her parents were killed in a mining accident. What do you do?
I take her down to the kitchens and make her a sweet of some sort to help take her mind off things.

You're awakened in the middle of the night by a fellow Candidate sneaking out of your shared barracks. He confesses that he's going to play a prank on one of the Candidates. What do you do?
I tell him he better think again and go back to bed and if he persists in sneaking out, I let the Headwoman know.

During a stint in the livestock area, a group of herdbeasts stampedes when a dragon flies over. Three younglings running around in the fields are trampled. What do you do?
I instruct several others to go head off the herdbeasts and protect the injured younglings and start rounding up help to get them to the Infirmary.

You are given a week of restdays during which you can do absolutely anything you want. How do you spend them?
Most of it I would probably spend experimenting with new techniques and ingredients to perfect my art. I would probably take a day or two and go visit my parents at the Hold.

What are your sexual interests?
Well, I'm not really interested in anyone right now, but I sometimes find guys kind of cute.
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