Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: At a lofty height of 6'5", one would expect D'jan to be a beanpole, just for life to be a little more fair. But he's not; he's an unfairly broad-shouldered man with equally unfair - but hard earned - muscles. He has a thick head of slightly wavy black hair, and dark brown eyes that are capable of smouldering stares of the best kind. He's not the most handsome man in the world, but neither is he plain. His dark coloring and hooded eyes give the impression of a man you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley, or at all, really, but the laugh lines around his eyes give reassurance, though the ones around his mouth are hidden by a neatly kept goatee. Both his ears are pierced; the right one usually holds a tiny silver stud, while a miniature silver dagger, around two inches long, dangles from his left ear.
Personality: Before his accident, despite his hulking build and intimidating looks, D'jan was a perfectly nice man with a goofy sense of humor. That was before. Now, D'jan rarely laughs for humor's sake, and takes offense far more easily. He's particularly sensitive of people referring to his handicap in any way; D'jan doesn't need, nor does he want, anyone's pity. A fierce temper has made itself known since the accident, though he has more sense to attack the people who incur his anger, and there have been more than one instance where D'jan has stormed out of a public place to his personal weyr and thrown a few of his things at the walls. Also, due to the circumstances that led to his handicap, he is quite unwilling to help people now - they shouldn't have been stupid enough to take on such a big task in the first place, and it's no business of his. He's taken to hiding behind formality, a defensive reaction to how awkwardly people were treating him back at Telgar. When he's alone, D'jan is quite broody - moody, as well - and he's a little in mourning of the person he used to be. Although he's still courteous to people, he's lost that charismatic quality he used to have that made people like him instantly.
History: Birthing Day - 18th Day of the 3rd Month
Information about D'jan's dragon
Dragon Name: Areth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Thunder Flame
Appearance: A handsome creature by birth, Areth is dark navy, highly polished looking, with cobalt undertones on the wings and his belly, and the more normal blue around his muzzle and tail. The only marr on his hide is an insidious patch of burn scar encompassing his left shoulder and partly on the neck. Like his rider, Areth is large, and though he's not the largest blue there is, there are small browns he's easily as big as, and even a rare one that he's actually bigger than. Every inch of him packed with steel-like muscles, a strength he displays openly, though not particularly proudly. It's just there, a part of him.
Personality: There's a quiet dignity to him, a stillness that is sometimes unsettling to people, though he's painstakingly considerate and polite. A solemn dragon, he is mystified by the ways of humans, but accepts their idiosyncracies as a part of their entire package. Thoughtful, it takes a lot to get a rise out of Areth in any way, for he has a composure and a respectable air to him that Master crafters and Lord Holders would probably kill for. Since the accident, Areth has been a bit more anxious about his rider, always keeping one part of his attention with D'jan, periodically checking in and such.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: The same strengths and weakness founded in your average blue, with a little less agility and a little more stamina and strength. Worry for his rider limits him, for Areth remembers what it felt like to be unable to reach his lifemate, and, because of this, will often double check if some fancy flying is necessary. It's not his own health he fears for - that memory is gone already - but D'jan's health.
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