Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: 6'1'' in height, An'ser has a rather stocky build that would run to fat if it was not for the rigorous exercise he gets as a rider. He has curly dark blonde hair, with the occasional streak of grey, and brown eyes set under a heavy brow. He has a lantern jaw, and the old Threadscores that crisscross the lower half of his face give him a severe look, however this is usually offset by his typical cheeky smile. He has another, very dark score over his right eye that permanently seared off half his eyebrow, and hidden under his clothing even more scores cover his torso. Even without his scars he would not have been considered good looking, but this does not stop him from carrying himself with an easy confidence.
Personality: If An'ser were any more laid back, he would be dead. He takes every day as it comes with a lazy confidence that things will always work out. An'ser believes that life is meant to be enjoyed, and will treat everyone he meets as a friend he has not met yet. He loves to joke and tease, but above all he likes to make people laugh even if it means he ends up looking a fool. Besides, life is too short for regrets. Yet when it comes to fighting Thread the greenrider may surprise those who know him off duty with the seriousness and focus he shows during the deadly Falls.
History: An'ser was a Weyrbrat, born at High Reaches Weyr to a brown rider father and a drudge mother. Growing up quite happily alongside the other Weyrbrats, Antelaser would often see his father whenever his duties allowed it and his mother was a caring if somewhat distracted parent.
Information about An'ser's pets
Pet Name: Ripper
Pet Type: Green Wher
Appearance: A chubby little whelp, full grown she could be described as robust. Heavy set for a Callamere bred but of average height, and still not nearly as heavily built as an original bred wher. Despite this she is capable of a fair turn of speed, and anyone visiting her territory will often find themselves knocked flat on their back before they even have time to register her. She is sea green in colour, with olive coloured feet and muzzle.
Personality: Happy, happy, happy; Ripper loves everyone and everything. Where other whers will challenge strangers, Ripper will greet them with enthusiasm, which often extends to knocking them over and pinning them down in her excitement. However, she doesn't mean any harm, and as a bonded wher will chat quite happily to everyone and everything.
Second Pet Name: Shale
Pet Type: Bronze Firelizard
Appearance: Shale is a bit larger than the average bronze, well muscled without seeming too bulky, a well proportioned bronze with an alert face and confidant posture. His hide is rusty bronze in colour, with gold-greenish dapples covering the upper side of his wings and across his back.
Personality: He’s the leader, the boss, and perfectly confidant that such a fact is well known. Everything would be absolutely fine if everyone would just listen to him and realise that he is right, unfortunately some people need a stern telling off and a bit of mock dive bombing for good measure. He sees things in black and white, he’s the good guy doing his best to protect his family, those who get in his way are the bad guys. The only person he acknowledges as being more powerful than him is his pet An’ser, and that is because only a truly impressive individual could bond with Shale.
Information about An'ser's dragon
Dragon Name: Elzarath
Wing (Weyrling Group): CloudDancers
Appearance: She has a rather stocky build for a green, though she is average in size. Moss green in colour with lighter splotches on her belly and underside of her tail, and a few even lighter speckles on her muzzle. Like An'ser her body is covered in numerous Threadscores.
Personality: Elzarath is a very serious, calm and stoic character, and considers her duties to be the most important things in the world, these being to fight Thread and to keep An'ser in line. These she tackles with all her focus, and so tends to be somewhat single-minded until she reaches the limits of her dragon memory.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Due to her build she is not as fast or agile as most greens, but makes up for it with stamina that can usually last almost three quarters of a Threadfall. She is especially good at searing the most amount of Thread with only as much flame that is needed, making economical use of firestone.
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