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Location: Southern Weyr
Position Assistant Headwoman
Birthplace Cothold, Telgar Region
Played-By Alexandra Breckenridge
Player kyri

Porcelain-fair, despite the Southern heat, Ariele is the very picture of efficiency, from the sharpness of her steps to the careful pinned-up coils that keep red-brown hair from her eyes. Her grey eyes tend more towards seriousness than fun, her lips more to a purse than a smile, but she's tall, slender and nicely built; a strong, determined woman.

Things you might know…

  • She Stood for Southern's clutches 10-21; did you? You may know each other!
  • She also Stood for at least one clutch at Telgar before that.
  • In between candidacies, she was one of Laeiva's assistants, and now holds that position more permanently.
  • Holdbred, but not overwhelmingly conservative.

Background

The eldest daughter of Telgari cotholders, Ariele was raised to a certain understanding of life: she would grow up, marry, have children, support her husband, and that would be the extent of it. It was a life she was neither enthusiastic nor unenthusiastic about: it was the way things were. A bright, organised girl, she looked forward to having her own home to care for, and would no doubt have been successful at the endeavour.

But.

She was in her teens still when searchriders arrived from Telgar Weyr, seeking candidates for the latest golden egg. With the Pass still in its first handful of turns, debts owed to the Weyr loomed large in her father's mind, and correspondingly he was not unwilling to lose one of his daughters to them. It was not what he had planned for her - but she might still bring honour to the family.

Ariele found herself surprisingly pleased with the change in circumstance, and indeed threw herself into Weyr life. She did not Impress the new queen on the sands that time, nor any other dragon (a fate she was undecided about); she did, however, choose to stay at Telgar afterwards, taking up work in the caverns.

Having come so far, however, the idea of Impression - to a queen, but honestly, to any dragon - had taken root within her thoughts. Telgar's relative conservatism, followed by an offer to Stand for the double clutch, then on the sands at Southern, led her to make the move south in turn six; she would then stand for every clutch until Khalyssrielth and Tsiroth's clutch of turn twelve.

Unfortunately, at none of these hatchings did Ariele Impress. Worse, she turned twenty-six a handful of months after the last one, signalling the end to her opportunities.

She went back to her substantive position with the headwoman's staff, a role she had performed diligently for several turns. After so long spent imagining her eventual Impression, it was difficult to adjust to the reality that it was simply not going to happen - that she'd spent the better part of ten turns chasing an impossible dream.

It was Laeiva's downfall that led to her decision. True, she's not the eldest of the assistants, nor the most experienced, but perhaps she's the most determined. Sooner or later, one of these days, she anticipates being Southern's Headwoman. At this, she does not intend to fail.

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Logs

Since May 2018, Arielle has been in:

  • 2 scenes; and
  • 1 vignettes.

Title OOC Date Characters Summary Com
Inevitable Candidates and Weyrlings 13 May 2018 23:00

Ariele, Rocio

Talk of candidates and weyrlings during a brisk, early-morning walk in the bowl.

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Success; Not Failure 13 May 2018 23:00

Ariele

Ariele reflects on where she is, and how she got there.

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Rocks 14 May 2018 23:00

Ariele, F'kan

F'kan clears rocks. Ariele attempts to be… manipulative, or something like it.

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