Eira (NPC of Myrika Tears)

Basics

Name

  • Pronunciation: ee-RAH
  • Etymology: mercy, Norwegian

Residence

Description

  • Size: 15.5 hands ( 5.16 ft / 62 inches / 157 cm)
  • Build: She is a stocky and medium-large sized horse. She is well-muscled and strong, though her small size disguises her strength.
  • Features: She has a small head, slightly convex of profile and strongly featured. Her mane and tail are always thoroughly brushed and sleek -- tangles are something Eira is never seen with.
  • Coloration:
    • Her coat is a mottled mix of colors -- at its lightest point, Silver Chalice (#ACACAC). At its darkest, Eira's color is Woodsmoke (#17171B). All four legs and her nose are dark; both mane and tail are also of the darkest color. Most of her fur is shaded somewhere between the two extremes, though -- she is mottled and patchy even for a blue roan.
    • Her eyes are an unremarkable dark Eternity (#1D120C).
  • Gear:
    • Saddle, blah blah blah
Eira

Personality

  • Even-tempered, calm, docile -- Eira is devoted to Myrika; the pair have been together for a long time. Eira understands most of Myrika's commands to the point that they are not apparent to an observer; Myrika's body language on Eira's back is usually sufficient.
  • The most apparent thing about her is pride -- Eira carries a rider well and seems to know it. This pride keeps her on her best behavior -- around Myrika, anyway. Strange canines do not intimidate or frighten her, but if her boundaries are crossed, she becomes defensive as any other creature.
  • She used to be more obstinate and stubborn, but this has not occurred since Eira was settled into the Great Village. Motherhood, too, caused her maturation.

Skills & Abilities

  • Eira makes an excellent riding horse, as her gait is ambling -- an intermediate gait ideal for long periods of riding. She is not extremely fast even at a gallop, but her gait is very sure-footed and very comfortable for the rider. Eira can sustain her ambling gait for a long period of time, making her an ideal distance traveling horse.
  • Myrika has trained her to answer to a particular tone of howl -- Eira will generally respond if in earshot.

Likes & Dislikes

  • Absolutely adores the taste of mint.
  • Likes Farai the donkey; spent a lot of time with him.
  • Likes the Inferni sheep, and will readily tolerate them in her corral. Is equally liked, at least by familiar ewes.

History

  • Eira was obtained in Thornloe by Myrika's father Kharma Asylum.
  • Myrika rode Eira east to 'Souls with her family; however, she was separated in a storm. Eira was thereafter recovered on a farm.
  • In July 2012, Eira bore a colt named Militades.
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