Aine (Taline)
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Gender Female
Current Home Half Moon Bay Weyr
Place of Birth Igen Outlands
Occupation DOC Journeyman
Hair Brown
Eyes Grey

Taline stands about halfway past five feet tall, her wavy, cascading brown hair providing the last inch of height before tumbling down to her mid-back. Her slender frame — almost slight — has been toned with a swimmer's muscles. Vanity settles in only small parts of her; while her hair is kept clean and swept back, she isn’t one for elaborate styles or fancy work, although she will often enough have a carved or jeweled clip or comb in her hair, each a treasured gift. Neither does she wear makeup — but her fingernails are always kept impeccably manicured, as are her toenails.

The slightness of her frame is often obscured by the long, loose, flowing clothing she favors, whether dresses, blouses, trousers, or skirts; they, in turn, are occasionally obscured by her favorite bulky cardigans. Being thin of form makes her easy to underestimate; allowing her clothing to flow when not in swimming gear simply makes people occasionally less likely to consider her a child than they already do.


A child of the desert who ran to the sea.

Taline doesn't talk about where she came from, though either it actually is Igen area traders or that is what she allows people to assume. (Spoiler: it is. Her family are Igenite traders.) What caused her to join the Dolphincraft, of all things, is what she simply does not speak of. Her past before joining the crafthall aged thirteen is entirely off-limits. Those are her secrets, that is what she keeps secret: most of everything else she reveals.

She joined the Dolphincraft at thirteen, and stuck there, a proverbial fish out of literal water in the desert who found her skill in the sea. Her swimming went from mediocre to excellent, and her attitude went from constantly surly to the sort of carefree that is born of keeping one's time with dolphins. Dedicating herself to her craft and their interactions, Taline with her sharp vision and quick reaction time was directed toward working in Search & Rescue, where she specialized as a senior apprentice.

Life happened, as life is wont to do; time passed, studies continued, practicals taken, field experience obtained. Eventually Taline received her journeyman's knots, and just sevendays later was involved in the rescue efforts at Blue Fire Hold. Injured in the melee, Taline along with Alexryin was transferred to Half Moon Bay Weyr's infirmary, where she has remained since, recovering from a deep concussion. The plan is for her to remain at the Weyr until the Healers clear her to return to the waters. The practice is yet to be determined.


For now, to cut down on double posts: find Taline's logs at HMW.