Name: Valing (Val for short)
Rank: Assistant Weyrling Master
Craft and Rank: Journeywoman Tailor/ Leather Crafter
Location: Northern Weyrling Academy
Sexuality: Hetero (?)
Val is quite the looker. Taking her looks from her mother, she is tall and moderately curvy. Raising her dragon having made her a little leaner then she would have been otherwise. Her frame is a delicate balance between soft curves and lean toned muscles, but they are visibly there. Her rich skin tone a gift from her fathers blood line.
Her hair is a deep obsidian black, straight and falling down to about mid back. Rarely does Val leave it to hang free, though; most of the time, for ease, she puts most of it into a braid. A few strands always escape eventually though, and hang about her soft face. Her eyes are a bright, glimmering Amber color, and her nose seems perfectly shaped.
She has a few scares on her sides and back from thread as well as the calluses on her fingers and hands from working with needles and the like while tailoring. The scares came from thread fall that caught her across her lower back and ribs on both sides. Thankfully she and her dragon got between fast or the damage would have been much worse. She also has a birthmark on her right shoulder in the shape of a crescent moon. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/silvaramoon/GoldenEyedMaiden.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/silvaramoon/Human%20Females/LadyIsis.jpghttp://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v103/silvaramoon/?action=view¤t=AsianWaterLady.jpg
She is something of a wild child and does not like to be told what to do unless she thinks it will be fun. She refuses to be called Ling as it was her parents pet name for her and she loathes it. She prefers Val and is not about to give it up even if their might be competition for the name. Dragons and good leather are her great loves. She loves making clothes that accent the body and show it off tho she is skilled in making anything she sets her mind to she loves working with leathers and furs the most. She has even extended her skills into saddles, bridles, hobbles, and anything else she can think of that uses leather just loving to work with it.
Before Chitath, Val never thought she’d so easily settle down to one place, loving to travel from hold to weyr to hold in search of the best materials to work with and to see the different types of clothes and climates those clothes were worn. This lady is a firecracker and can't stick with the same anything, has to have new clothes once a month, new friends, even trying to change her hair colors for the fun of it. Val certainly doesn't keep men around for very long, either. She's likes the chase and she likes the first exciting bits of a relationship, but she has yet to find somebody who can manage to hold her attention for very long. A heartbreaker, she is. One with zero plans to marry and one who absolutely doesn't want to have to worry about little brats running around her feet. Shards, if she ever did end up with kids she'd probably trade them around for new fosterlings once a month. Fortunately, greenriders don’t much worry about children if they don’t want to.
She's a fast-paced girl full of emotion and with determination to spare. The girl has a deep heart, and is quick to love, but she is also quick to anger and quick to tears. (what she isn't quick to do is hold grudges- those are long term and boring!) When she actually focuses on something she gets really focused on it.
Due to her parents death from an illness around the hall where she grew up, Valing has developed a bit of a phobia about sickness. If you are sick, stay away from her. She'll have a problem if you should anyone so much as sneeze.
As for hobbies, she's really much too busy lately with the weyrlings and her Leather Work to have time for much else (and does chasing boys even count as a hobby?) but she has a certain addiction to finding things out (think secrets). So if you don’t want her knowing don’t breath a word where she can hear you!
Val was born to pretty average parents in a small Craft Hall. She grew up around Tailors and seamstresses and tanners and leather workers. She really never dreamed she’d end up doing anything but join their number - though Val certainly planned to do that extravagantly. However, her family happened to be at the local major Hold one Search, and for some reason the bluerider thought she had spunk. Oh, what an understatement.
So Val ended up sitting on the Sands during a hatching. No golden egg, but a happy green lady thought Val was fine and dandy. That moment was, astonishingly enough, more exciting than anything she’d done so far. And after that, every other day was even more exciting. Feeding, flying, flaming, between… Shards, Val would have tried for this lifestyle long before if she had known it was so crazy! Darn sheltered Craft Hall!
Well she breezed through Weyrling lessons with only minor incidents (luckily Chitath puts a stop to most showoff attempts). After that, she realized that she could combine her Leather work knowledge and her love of dragons- and now she works at the Weyrling Academy, training weyrlings in the art of crafting the leather works to be good dragon riders. She also tends to help with the making of most of the clothes worn by those at the Academy.
Not long after she learned how to fly, she heard of an illness in her hall. Her parents did not make it out alive, and it hit her badly. She doesn’t like to talk about, and sick people make her very nervous.
No pets! Too many other things to take care of. (:
Chi is little. She barely reaches the average size for a green, and is probably a fair bit less than that. Her frame is slender from the soft tip of her nose down to the point of her whip-like tail, and her wings look so fragile that at times Val is surprised to see Chitath supporting even her own weight in the sky. But fly she does, from the moment she was old enough for it to be allowable. In the air she is as quick and agile as any noisy flitter, and she takes full advantage of it. Her soft hide is a rich, verdant jade green from toetip to wingtip. It changes shade only in circles underneath her eyes, lightening prettily, in a way reminiscent of old Terran eye shadow.
Chitath is pretty solid, personality wise. She grounds Val and prevents her from doing anything too crazy. Like many greens, she’s got a flirty side to her, but she is more of a steady romantic than a straight up flirt (something not that dragon-like, but she manages it in her own way). Chi keeps trying to tell Val that she should settle down with some handsome gentleman, but Val isn’t having much of it. How boring. Tiny Chi is a sweet, gentle green, as far as they go, and is pretty good with the weyrlings.
Parents are dead, no siblings of importance. (Unless you count the fact that she is the other Val’s doppelganger)