Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Br'ian is a medium build boy, he's a little shorter than some of the other boys his age, but he is broader than most as well. His body show's the years of work he's already put in hauling timber. He has sandy red hair, with blue eyes and a fair complexion. He's 5'8" and 155 lbs right now, but he'll probably keep growing some.
Personality: Br'ian is a man's man, he like to fish, he likes to boat, he's an outdoors person in every sense of the word. He is somewhat reclusive, but those who gain his trust are friends forever. He might not see someone for years, but if they showed up and needed a favor he'd be there for them. He has a sister, Melyn, who he thinks the world of, and is very protective of. The big brother syndrome is amplified by his fathers former abuse of them, and the fact that he has sole custody and responsibiliy for her at Arolos. He is methodically obsessive compulsive, everything has a place, and a time, and it needs to be done on time, and in place. His room isn't ever a mess, and if someone moves something he knows about it immediatly.
History: Br'ian was born Bredian at Ista hold. His father owned a tiny shipyard business and he was put to work as soon as he could hold nails for his father, and he gradually worked larger and larger parts of the business.
Information about Br'ian's pets
Pet Name: Shimmer
Pet Type: Bronze Flit
Appearance: Shimmer is a brilliantly colored bronze flit. He is a shining mettalic color that seems almost a cross between bronze and gold.
Personality: Shimmer is a wonderful friend, and at times, the only friend that Br'ian had. He is always faithful, remembering things Br'ian forgets, watching things he's protective of, and often fetching something Bredian needs or running an errand for him. He's a little workhorse sometimes, but he loves it and love Br'ian, they've been through thick and thin together and will be bonded for life.
Second Pet Name: Netel
Pet Type: Small feline
Appearance: Netel is a white cat with black boots, black tips of her ears and a black tip on her tail. She is a small cat, not much more than the size of an average shoe.
Personality: Netel is one of those rare cats that remain a kitten for life. She was abandoned and managed to make her way to Bredian's project boat, where he found her while working. After months of sneaking food to her and playing and talking with her, she truly became Bredian's first true friend.
Information about Br'ian's dragon
Dragon Name: Arkerth
Age: 5 Turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Arkerth is a handsome young bronze, and he'll not let you forget it. Even in times of plenty, you'll find that fat won't stick to his sleek frame no matter how much he eats. He'll never be the largest bronze in the Weyr, remaining about average in size, but that won't do anything to upset his vanity. Marks on that bronze hide, though, might just accomplish what his lack of stature fails to do; his rider may expect to spend a great deal of time keeping it scrubbed clean, and the first Thread score to mar it will be cause for an unholy tantrum.
Personality: Even from a young age, Arkerth fairly oozes confidence from every metallic pore. You won't find him trying to gather followers, or to persuade people to do as he says. He knows deep down that those people who are worth it will follow him without such persuasion, and those who don't are simply inferior. His attitude is an infectious one, and dragons may find themselves following him simply because he tells them to. Somehow, it's easy to believe that if you do what Arkerth tells you, everything will be alright. Your reward is his company, and the punishment for those who displease him is his silence and scorn.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Br'ian often faces some problems exerting his own will over such a determined personality. He must be made clear to Arkerth that he does not always know best on, or else he will try to dominate the bond. Like any baby, Arkerth is prone to making stupid mistakes - but persuading him that he shouldn't do something is be hard.
Information about Br'ian's craft
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