MASTERHARPER JOLANI



Persona : Jolani
Writing Status : NPC/Free
Age : 37
Gender : Female
Rank/Craft : Master Harper (Hall Administrator)
Residence : Thread's End HarperCraft Hall

Physical Description : Jolani is nearly 6 foot tall of medium build. She has longish, straight black hair which she wears down most days, or in a thick braid. She has blue eyes and plain face, but her smile is infectious. She sings a rich contralto voice and has long, nimble fingers which are expert at playing the concert harp.

Personality : Jolani is smart, diplomatic and confident. She is proficient in every aspect of the harpercraft, but her first love is teaching. She is highly respected for her skill, is an excellent listener, and a fair witness, who has mastered the skill of arbitration. She often will listen in silence and is slow to offer her opinion, being careful to manipulate her words carefully, this often causes people to believe she is not willing to get involved or doesn t care to voice her opinion, but once they get to know her, they are aware she always thinks before she speaks. She has a light-hearted sense of humor, is an avid vegetarian, and seldom enjoys wines and spirits. She believes that it is important to finish a task, never leave anything only half done, and encourages this trait in others.

Life Story : Jolani was born at High Reaches Weyr, the daughter of a dragonrider and the weyr harper. She was never fostered, but spent much of her childhood with her mother learning the harper craft. She was presented on the sands as a dragonrider candidate at the age of 12 and did not impress, and shortly thereafter to applied to the harpercraft hall and was immediately accepted. At thirteen Jo began her formal study.

At 18 Jo walked the tables to Journeyman status and was posted to assist Master Ordan at Fort Seahold. It was there she developed her distaste of meat and began living as a vegetarian. After a few years she returned to the Harper Hall as an assistant instructor in instrument construction. She however spent many years helping the hall Masters in various tasks, and became proficient in every aspect of the craft.

At the age of 30 she was promoted to Master and was assigned to Telgar hold to replace the aging Master harper wishing to retire. She soon was married to Dessay, a Master Smith assigned as an instructor at the Smithcraft hall in Telgar, where they lived happily for several years.

In turn 38 Dessay contracted a fatal illness and was dead before turns end. Jolani then applied to be reassigned and was posted to Thread's End Harper Hall to replace the administrative hall master.

Pet Name : Motlei
Pet Species : Feline

Pet Description : A mottled black, white and orange cat, with long hair and green eyes. She is content to sleep on Jolani s shoulder when she is in her quarters but otherwise spends her days chasing insects and exploring the forests around the hall.

Last updated on 19-Nov-10.