female, 25 (28 when going exploring with the IceLandic Kids)
A muscled, blond-haired, blue-eyed female archer and knife-wielder. Rygha, though often ridiculed for her small size, is not a person you'd like to have against you in combat. Maybe because she was bullied and regarded as only "half a person", Rygha trained hard to get to where she is now. Only a few men can rival her skills with the bow and knives. She's loud-mouthed, proud and daring.

2. From Lantessama to Beyond
The South was not what they'd expected. A relatively short flight brought the 5 IceLanders to a moderate-climate island. The island was dominated by 3 mountains at it's heart and was covered in forest that dwindled to grasslands, dunes and sandy beaches. The trees in the forest were of a variety that Rygha hadn't seen before. Leaves in all shapes and sizes shaded the ground from a sun that shone with a warmth that she didn't recognise from even the hottest day in the middle of Summer. That first day was filled with wonder as they reconnected with the present IceLanders living on the Isle and heard the truth about dragons. It seems their deep-rooted fears were ungrounded. It was bitter to realise that the entire foundation of their lives was a lie.
A greater surprise was maybe that they were chosen to attend the winter clutch of that year and that they'd have a chance to bond a dragon of their own. As dragons could chose to mate for life and it wasn't wise to mate siblings, Saryn elected to wait for a later clutch. And to everyone's surprise, Rygha decided she would not attend the clutch either. When asked she couldn't give a specific reason, other than it didn't feel right for her. Maybe the others would have commented more if they didn't know that Rygha was often right about things she should not be right about. Or maybe it was just the declaration of Yvander, saying that he would take the chance to bond, that made them all forget about her beliefs.
The time of the hatching came and Yvander, Svyn and Sha'uny bonded the most amazing creatures. Sleak dragons with six limbs and 2 sets of feather-soft wings. Saryn eagerly awaited for the day that she would share in the feeling of the bond that had changed Svyn from a slightly insecure young man to a steadfast companion. All the while she learned more about the amazing places that existed outside of IceLand. Dragons came and went through portals, cracks or just winked in and out of existence. If you could imagine it, it was possible.
It was Sha'uny that spurred Saryn and Rygha into action. She had heard about an unusual place that hosted wolf adoptions. In IceLand wolves were enemies. At best you went unnoticed or they weren't hungry enough to bother with you. So the possibility of people forming a bod with these animals was a strange concept. Sha'uny wanted to see what they were like, her inquisitive nature only sharpened by the recent adventures.
So the other two women agreed and ventured to Sgiath Wolfkeep on a girl's day out...

Rygha descended from Suna Gote and knew she was where she needed to be. As if pulled, her legs hurried toward the litter of pups that were being cared for by their mother. Looking them over carefully, her eyes finally rested on one of the darkly coloured females. The young pup had a brightness to her eyes that showed she was quite intelligent and caring. Immediately Rygha felt a connection. She reached out her hand and waited, still a bit hesitant to trust her instincts.

Name: Verani Kethlar
Gender: Female
Breed: Reririan/Alskyrian Pernese
Litter: 6
Parents: Dark Brown Dyami Sirhaan & Red Athore Kethlar
Personality: suspicious, sensitive, and helpful

Verani grew up to be a trustworthy companion. Rygha and Verani often hunted in the forests or just walked and surveyed their domain. They too had made a little home for themselves in the forests around the base of the mountains, leaving the mountain caves to the dragons and their bonds.

Yvander - Svyn - Saryn - Rygha - Sha'uny

Story continued in part 3 of Icelandic Kids



Lantessama Isle - Sgiath Wolfkeep.