Head of red-haired girl.
Ginger
Location Southern Weyr
Position Jr. Weyrling
Craft Former Smithcraft Apprentice
Dragon brown Shokravanth
Wing Catmint
Birthplace Igen Weyr
Living Family Mother Lanevra, numerous siblings and half-siblings.
Played By Molly Ringwald
Player yranth

Description

The origin of Ginger's name is clear: her head is covered with short unruly curls whose colour can't be dignified with 'red' or 'auburn'. Her face, along with most other visible parts of her fair skin, is covered in freckles so dense that they almost run together. The face is thin, the nose slender and pointed and the chin almost sharp. Her chestnut eyes are perhaps her best feature; they're keen under well-shaped eyebrows. She's a skinny girl in her mid-teens, moderately tall, with modest curves above and none to speak of below, prominent elbows and knees, and wiry limbs with hard muscles.

Ginger is dressed - always - in grey trousers, hard-wearing and hard-worn, along with a skimpy sleeveless tunic for the heat, with a loose shirt slung over the top when she's in the caverns. Today's is checked in green and black, over a seafoam green cami. If it's cold, there'll also be a cable-knit sweater, or a flying jacket if she's managed to beg a ride.


Common Knowledge

  • Eldest child of a deceased brownrider and a seamstress; has a tribe of younger siblings and half-sibs.
  • As a child, was known as 'a bit of a handful' and claims to have been the despair of her harper teachers. Tended to escape trouble by climbing something.
  • Did odd jobs around the Weyr for a long while, but has now apprenticed to the Smithcraft.
  • Stood for several clutches, without success, but has Impressed brown Shokravanth from Zymuraith and Ravaith's clutch.
  • Has a firelizard, brown Walnut, who has exceptionally good lungs.
  • Likes to know what's going on.
  • Has little interest in clothes or other 'girly stuff'.

Relationships

Ainslee: One of the tribe of Ginger's Igen cousins, and a few turns older than Ginger. Her father is Lanevra's brother, greenrider G'vain, and she was a seamstress until she Impressed blue Keryth.


History

Brownrider R'gin was born at Igen; he transferred to Southern when it opened, taking his weyrmate and baby Ginger with him. Lanevra, a seamstress, was also weybred, and Ginger can tell you all the dragonriders in five generations of ancestors. Ginger herself was the result of a casual encounter, but her parents stayed more-or-less together after her conception and had four more children. R'gin wasn't exactly faithful to his weyrmate; he also provided Ginger with a selection of half-sibs before he and Rusath were lost Between coming back from Igen after a night at the Pit, when Ginger was ten. Ginger was heartbroken, because she adored her lively, funny, father. Lanevra grieved too, but was also quietly and guiltily relieved: though good-natured and devoted to his children, R'gin was rather feckless and drank too much. She has recently paired up with one of the Weyr's herdsmen and had another child.

Education and Ginger didn't entirely get on. She'd happily learn what she wanted to learn, but studiously avoided learning anything she didn't, though she'll go out of her way to pick up information that interests her. As a child she announced her intention of Impressing a fighting dragon and refused to contemplate another job. She appeared to be a magnet for mischief and was quite capable of leading her friends into it. She's gained enough sense to avoid serious trouble now, but it took her a long while to settle down to a regular job. She tried her hand at several roles, and would have settled to working with the handymen had the one she was assigned to not ditched her in favour employing a boy. Still she gained some useful skills. After that, she became frustrated and rather erratic, and supervisors tended to want to pass her on. And there was that incident in the kitchen…

After she stood unsuccessfully for a couple of clutches, and particularly after her best friend Pawla Impressed a green, Ginger started to understand why her mother wanted her to think about an alternative career. That career, after a lot of thought, turned out to be with the Smithcraft. Though a late starter, she settled in well as an apprentice, while still intending to Stand again at every opportunity. She found she had a particular talent for maths, which surprised her as much as anyone else. She also had a dilemma: she would soon have to choose a specialty in preparation for promotion to Senior Apprentice. She was interested in the design and engineering aspects of the craft, with emphasis on the maths, but was told that to choose this as a speciality, she'd need to continue her apprenticeship at the Smithcraft Hall. And that meant leaving the Weyr. Ginger dreaded the day, especially as she wanted to continue to Stand - which she did, twice more, without success. It was only on her fifth attempt, on day 28, month 5 of turn 14 of the Pass, that she Impressed Striking a Balance Brown Shokravanth.


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All Logs


Title OOC Date Characters Summary Com
Southern Culture to Learn 21 Aug 2018 23:00

Ginger, Idara

Ginger and Idara meet again. The Hold girl still has a lot to learn from the Weyr girl.

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Party in the Sun 24 Aug 2018 23:00

Amani, D'wane, Evka, F'kan, Ginger, Jaune, Khaylia, R'zel, Talya, Th'res, Va'os

A beach party to celebrate the progress of two groups of weyrlings - some of whom are surprised by the fancy knots that have come their way.
Thanks to Va'os for letting us NPC him!

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Getting the Basics Down 30 Aug 2018 23:00

Rocio, Ginger

Rocio checks up on Ginger.

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Teamwork vs Fear 04 Sep 2018 04:00

Ginger, F'kan

PT on the now infamous Obstacle Course helps Ginger stretch her Weryling Wingleader muscles while F'kan supervises.

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