Kieryn spent the first few years of life in High Reaches Weyr’s brat cave, looked after by the nannies. At age five, her mother moved from High Reaches to Telgar Weyr and brought little Kieryn with her. They only stayed at Telgar Weyr for some two turns before moving onto yet another weyr; Fort. Here Kieryn’s mother finally seem to settle down, weyrmating a greenrider and attaining the position of wingsecond after another five or so years.
Kieryn made her own friends and got into trouble more often than not, getting herself on the nannies’ blacklist and making quite a name of herself among her peers. One solution to the problem – thought her mother – was to have her Stand for a clutch. So when Kieryn was fourteen, she was offered a white knot, made it through candidacy without major trouble, got out on the Sands. And were left Standing. The experience left the girl depressed for some months after the Hatching and she denied any and all subsequent offerings of the white candidateknot.
The one thing Kieryn did learn from the experience was that hard work doesn’t necessarily have to be shirked, so she began attending Harper classes (which she’d done her best to shirk before) and getting her chores done on time. A few years later, she was ready to break ties with Fort and her mother and went off to High Reaches Weyr, where she joined the messengers, though she didn’t stay there long.
After she turned eighteen, she moved on again, this time to the Istan Smithcrafthall to become an apprentice and in her own words; “With the Pass ending, learning a craft might be a good idea.”