Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Ar’tal is a big man; he is 6’6” tall. His body is muscled but not overtly so, nor is he lanky and slim by any means. He’s a strong man, hard steel under soft skin. He has long black hair, and dark blue eyes the color of sapphires or the midnight sky. He has a handsome enough face, though there is nothing girly about his features. He likes to dress in soft leather pants of any dark colors and his rider boots that buckle to above ankle height, and nothing else. Sure, when he’s on duty or the occasion calls for it, he’ll wear a shirt or tunic. But otherwise he’d rather have his smooth chest exposed, of course he’ll wear his flight jacket if he knows he’s going Between anywhere, but otherwise no clothing touches his upper chest. His jewelry of choice is leather and metal, maybe some strong bead accents.
Personality: Ar’tal is a man of leisure and luxury when he is not on duty; he likes to pamper himself and his dragon making sure that they are both clean and well oiled. He has a concentrated fragrance that he mixes with his dragon’s thick oil so that Lahoth always has a subtle spicy sweetness that blends well with his own musky scent. Ar’tal’s own oils complement his dragon’s scent and leave his skin soft to the touch for his current lover whether they are they male or female. The gender of his lover makes little difference to him, as he loves both genders equally. Ar’tal is a born lover, a starry eyed romantic. The problem being that everyone is prey *cough* worthy of his attentions, and he can be quite possessive of his lovers, no matter how many he has at one time.
History: Argotal was the sixth child and the second son born to Craftmaster Donargon in the noise and bustle of Gogara Cothold, a large beasthold beholden to Telgar Hold. Like everyone in the cothold he too had to pull his weight, but he so detested getting the beast smells on him and cleaning after their muck. However, much to his delight, he never got to fully start his apprenticeship in beastcrafting when he and his sister Alidona were searched. Argotal had just turned twelve when he was searched and Impressed at the Hatching later that Turn.
Information about Ar'tal's pets
Pet Name: Firestone Spark
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Selkirk Rex from Encecee's litter. Firestone Spark is a pretty little girl. She has a coat in shades of gray with short curly hair typical of her breed and big blue eyes.
Personality: Rambunctious and playful is the only way to describe Firestone Spark. However, this little attribute seems to play out late at night or in the wee hours before the dawn. She has been fixed and is an inside the weyr kitty.
Second Pet Name: Nuée Ardente
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Brother to Firestone Spark, Nuée Ardente could be her twin, if it wasn't for the coloring. He has the same identical coat, only his is white but with gray on the tips as though it rubbed off his sister when they tumble around. His eye coloring is also blue, and this little guy is also fixed and will always be an inside the weyr kitty with his sister.
Personality: This little guy is very mischievous and can be found everywhere where he should not be in the weyr. He's a hard player, but this little sweetie also likes to cuddle up with his sister and sleep with Ar'tal or on his cushy bedroom chair when he has company.
Third Pet Name: Naur Torrente
Pet Type: Bronze Firelizard
Appearance: Dam: Synne - Gold Callamere - Caeli
Personality: Naur Torrente is as mischievous as a flit can be. He likes to spend a lot of his time teasing Ar'tal's duo kitty terrors, Firestone Spark and Nuée Ardente. When he's not messing around in his weyr he is hanging around with either Ar'tal or Lahoth. Barring that, he's out playing or chasing, just to start all over again with the kitties, who he likes to take catnaps with since they are like sleeping furs to him.
Information about Ar'tal's dragon
Dragon Name: Lahoth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Skystrikers
Appearance: Lahoth is a huge brown dragon; his hide is as clear as amber with all the tones and cracked nuances of that gemstone. He is built much like his rider, well muscled but not bulgingly so. He is hard iron beneath soft hide. He has a long neck and tail, and his wingspan is broad and long enough to keep him in the chase for the golds. His face and muzzle are more equine, and his head knobs crown his head elegantly, for this brown dragon is a beauty among his own kind.
Personality: Lahoth is a flirt! Greens or golds, all the draconic ladies are worthy of his attentions. He, too, is possessive of his conquest although he sees nothing wrong with having many conquests and will even solo with a favorite. He is vain of his looks since he knows that looks go a long way to luring the ladies to him. He practices his movements much like his rider does and as a result he is very alluring and dashing in the skies with his aerodynamic that are perfected solely for the ladies enjoyments. He is long and lanky for a brown, which gives him a touch more agility then many of his brown brothers as well as cuts his stamina a bit.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Lahoth has great stamina when he isn't wasting his energies on aerodynamics, and a long sustained flame that sees him easily to the end of Threadfall. However, he is easily distracted by the green and gold ladies until his nemesis is upon them, at which time he becomes a fierce warrior concentrating on obliterating Thread with his rider.
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