Clay came to the ward as a crafter's child. She had the potential of being imprinted. Her parents gladly apprenticed her to the Wing Warden as a Scale, until such time she became a Ryder. That was 50 years ago and she has never bonded with a dragon. She has never regretted the decision of her parents, nor regretting not being choosen. She has a childless marriage to a wing leader. Once he died, she never remarried. (Rumor has it that she was once the prettiest girl in the Warren). Since then every Ryder and Scale became her child. She mothers them all, scolding them when they need it. (It is quite admusing to watch grown men turn into little boys when she wags her fingers at them.) She is constantly matchmaking her charges to make sure everyone is happy.
This southern beauty does not live up to her name. She has a haunted look that actually adds to her beauty. Joy is a highblood from a free cluster and was the child of the Prime. Hers was a happy and privliged childhood. Unfortunately one hot summer day changed that. One summer thunderstorm rained Zhan on the cluster and the area about it. The Ryders arrived, but a bit late and the number of Zhan was almost unheard of. As the Huge Zhani Saurian ripped through the cluster wall, human zhani began to take to the streets. Between the monsters and the Dragon flames there was no cluster and no cluster folk left... except for Joy. The Ryders took her to the Ward and she has stayed there ever since.
Shell is a warren born young woman. Her father was a Ryder, her mother the crafter he married. Both are still alive and active in warren. She is happy, helpful, and painfully cheerful. Not the most pretty scale, she is the nicest. When she was young, she wanted to be helpful, and after the doctor made it clear that she did not want her help, she began helping the scales and wing warden with their work. She has been a scale ever since. She is the next in line to be a wing warden.
Wiggles is a young warren born child, who is growing into an awkward teen. She has been a scale, like her mother before her, since she was old enough to carry a dragon feed bucket. Being so bouncy and happy, the dragons named her wiggles and it has stuck ever since. She may need to move to a new warren to escape her childhood nickname.
Wing Warden: Seattle
Seattle was a young warren girl who became a scale to get close to a Ryder. Quite unexpectedly, she found she had a talent for caring for Dragons. She did find her Ryder husband a few years later. He was skilled and quite dashing. While he never became wing leader, a few years later she became the wing's warden. That was twenty happy years ago. Still in love, the two of them look to being happily retired from active duty.
Zori is an outlander girl with a unique talent, the ability to "hear" dragons. With her three Chirper (mini-dragons) pets (imprinted not bonded), she was whisked to the Ward. While excellent at her job, she constantly struggles with insider and warren ways and the odd way people look at her.
Potter was a crafter teen with the strong potential of being imprinted upon a dragon when he first came to the Ward. Since there was a shortage of canidates that year, he was brought to the warren. When he did not bond, he had the choice to return home or stay and try again. He decided to be a scale and try again. That was five years ago. Potter is now a young man with serious problems. He has had no luck with the ladies, since he is a male scale. If he does not imprint soon, he will be asked to leave the warren. He is a crafter without a craft or an apprenticeship. He is almost too old to be apprenticed now. All of these issues have been building up inside of him. Eating away at him more accurately. He is currently curt, sullen, and occasionally rude.
Scale: Hawk (Her father wanted a boy)
Hawk is a firey and intelligent young woman who is ill suited to the calming demeanor of a scale. She is a warren born girl who, like many, is looking for a Ryder mate. However, she is more shrew than hawk.
Pierre inherited his healer training from his mother. He had a great aptitude for healing both body and mind, so his mother encouraged him. (His father had died under a Zhan's fang years before.) When she died, he stepped into her place. Despite the occasional snide comments, he has been accepted as the Healer of the Ward and the Cluster below. Only recently he has begun a friendship with a younger lady. She is not only a Ryder, she has been promoted to Wing Leader.