Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: B'sher stands at slightly over 6 feet, tall, lanky, and almost always in some stage of being sunburnt. His nose is prominent, and has been broken a couple of times, even if it was set well. He has blond hair that tends towards greasy, and shaves the sides to make it easier to care for. That and keeping clean shaven are about the limits of his personal grooming dedication. He alternates between looking perfectly impressive and frightening, and perfectly goofy, because he has a naturally mellow expression across the eyes. Over the years, B'sher's picked up a large handful of scars -- from petty fights, from thread scores.
Personality: Uncaring would be the wrong word for B'sher, but it's close to accurate. He cares about his dragon, and he cares about things that makes him happy, and he cares about his continued survival. He shrugs everything off, but can occasionally be a little hair trigger with his temper. He's very physical, and uses every inch of his over six feet in an openly threatening way. He's not a particularly excellent fighter, but he's vicious.
History: B'sher came of an excellent old Fort Hold family. His father was a master Harper, a brilliant wordsmith; his sister and brother both went into the Harpers, following in their father's footsteps. And then, there's B'sher. B'sher was the boy who never responded to punishment, who managed to impress by the skin of his teeth, who grew up to be a Rider with a list of disciplinary actions in his file that was particularly impressive.
Information about B'sher's dragon
Dragon Name: Morath
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: Morath is a smallish blue, whose absurdly tall, lanky rider makes him look even smaller. It's been a point of contention between the two for years, with Morath insisting that B'sher could perhaps do fine without legs. There's been a few thread scores on his hide, but given his age and the pair's risk-taking behavior, that's not unexpected. None of them are debilitating. He's always clean, always well tended -- because B'sher not only dotes on him but gives in to his every demand. Sitting and watching the dark blue sun himself, head bobbing slightly from side to side as he watches other dragons and humans pass by, one is reminded of the flits that picked cotholders' bones clean of meat during the famine.
Personality: For every fifty sweet dragons in the world, there's a dragon like Morath. He's mean, demanding, scathing, and hands down, unremorseful. B'sher made it worse by finding his dragon's attitude perfectly funny from the moment he was a hatchling. He should have been a bronze, and he would've made an *excellent* Bronze, but he's trapped in the body of a blue with all of the lack of power and status that comes with that. That he feels slighted by his color is obvious. Where most riders and dragon pairs temper each-other, or at least compliment each-other, Morath and B'sher occasionally make eachother worse. They're a match made in crackdust, even if they're excellent in Fall.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses: His actual size and stamina are at odds with Morath's self perceived abilities, and occasionally leaves both rider and dragon at risk.
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