Name Pronounced: da-kye
Appearance: Dak is a rather handsome boy - although he doesn't appear to be aware of it, looking more and more similar to the young man he is becoming. The features of his face, while still retaining a bit of boyish charm, are clearly in the development stage, the sharper angles of adulthood mixed with the sloping planes of youth - though he's not hard on the eyes, he has some distance to go before being considered "devilishly handsome". Time will tell if he will ever fit that profile!
Personality: D'kai is a growing, young teenager, constantly learning from his experiences and adapting to new changes that come with the introduction to adulthood. Add to that the rather violent new beginning to Weyrlinghood, and Dak is going through a strange period in his life. He's a kind boy, keenly empathetic toward those close to him - an emotional bond that has only intensified by Impression to Dartanath, and it is the dragon's influence that has made the once shy and unsure boy a bit more extroverted. He's more likely to speak his mind and express himself, but D'kai will always be a sweet and genuine boy - just a bit more forward!
History: A young farmcrafting couple at Fargan Hold, a minor hold within the Benden protectorate was blessed with fraternal twins: a boy Dakarai and a girl Daya. While raising twins was a difficult experience for both parents, the children were raised well. Daya was very much a delicate and dainty girl, so Dak adopted the role of protective brother with vigor.
Birthing Day: 07.01
Mother: Voseri, Plains Wind Hold (38)
Father: Demlan, Plains Wind Hold (40)
Sister: Daya (twin), Plains Wind Hold (17)
Love Interest: Kenzie, Healer (16)
Friend: Peltoran, Candidate (16); Lyrra of green Phinth (16); F'lox of brown Baerth (20); M'ros, of brown Hyjeketh (17)
Specialty: Medicinal Flora, General Medicine
Years of Instruction: 5
Notes: Coming soon.
22.214.171.124 - Dakarai is Searched by T'don of blue Jolenth at the docks!
126.96.36.199 - Dakarai arrives at the Weyr for candidacy. Nerric helps him find his way around.
8.16.12.?? - Dakarai meets Peltoran and the two become fast friends.
188.8.131.52 - Dakarai meets fellow Healer and Candidate Karosa for his Pre-Hatching Physical.
184.108.40.206 - Meeting Healer Kenzie in the infirmary quickly turned into an impromptu swimming outing in the lake and flirting ensues until her brother Fenelox finds them and interrupts!
220.127.116.11 - Dak seeks out Kenzie only to bump into her and find she's looking for him! They go up to the Rim to enjoy the sights, bribing Kenzie's traitorous little blue Prinz in order to remain undetected by ever-watchful brothers.
18.104.22.168 - Against better judgment, Dakarai seeks out Fenelox in order to patch things up - unsuccessfully!
22.214.171.124 - Dak introduces Pel and Kenzie over a short dinner, then the two of them go on a walk to the Weyrlake and share their first kiss near the falls. And then a second.
126.96.36.199 - Dakarai and Kenzie meet for the Turn's End Gather! He gives her a small quartz butterfly pendant and the two sneak away from the Gather for some 'quality' time.
8.17.01.02 - Dakarai makes a mess of his Candidate's Robes and Kenzie comes to the rescue!
8.17.01.13 - Dakarai interrupts Fenelox and Lyrra in the common area of the Barracks and gains a new ally in Lyrra!
8.17.01.14 - The Candidate barracks are held hostage! Dak patches up fellow Candidate Mikah's stabwound and comforts young Bekorn, managing to stay away from the knife-end of the renegades.
8.17.01.15 - The Hatching! The eggs begin to hatch while the Candidates are still trapped! Five hatchlings don't survive along with numerous Candidates slaughtered near the end. Shoved out onto the sands, groggy from the fellis bombs, Dakarai Impresses to regal blue Dartanath, becoming D'kai! Weyrlinghood, here we come!
8.17.01.15 - On the way back to the Barracks from the hatching, D'kai meets M'ros, rider of the erratic Hyjeketh. After a hostile meeting, the two dragonets befriend each other, thus binding their riders similarly.
8.17.01.15 - D'kai bandages fellow weyrling F'lox's knife-wound and discovers F'lox DOES bleed!
8.17.01.16 - Weyrwoman Wygelle speaks with D'kai to make sure everything is alright after the trauma of the previous day.
8.17.01.16 - During oiling and bathing, D'kai and Dartanath meet A'thol and Averonath.
8.17.01.16 - D'kai runs into Pel just before breakfast and the two converse very briefly about where life is taking them, deciding to remain friends until the end.
8.17.01.16 - During the Introductions lesson by AWLM J'zre, F'lox steps on a bug Phinth was watching, causing her to keen in distress; Dartanath charges to Phinth's rescuse, and Baerth gets dragged along when J'zre rounds on all three of them for the commotion.
8.17.01.18 - D'kai finds the boys' klah pot empty and sneaks over to the girls' side to steal a cup, only to be discovered by Keistra and her green Katicarth.
8.17.02.?? - Weyrling haircuts. D'kai's jaw-length hair is sheared to only an inch or so long! It's difficult to manage, but Fen says he'll be thankful for it's shortness under a helmet. Lyrra's hair is far shorter, but Dak decides she looks good in a bob; Fen's hair only had a trim, but you can't beat a free haircut.
Information about D'kai's dragon
Dragon Name: Dartanath
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: Hatched 8.17.01.15
Personality: His personality is a far cry from most blues however as he has a tendency to passion and recklessness that is most unlike his fellow blues. He will worship golds from afar and if given a task from one will perform it no matter the cost!...even if it is just watching paint dry. However, his own affections will be definitely with the greens and he will be quite a charmer when he grows up and rises to mate. He has a very high opinion of himself and his abilities because Dartanath will be one of the best deadly accurate firebreathers the weyr has ever seen. He will have an natural knack of producing a long focused flame that with his speed and agility allow him to tackle thread usually the realms of larger dragons. As such he'll be a little full of himself and arrogant at times, though his heart is in the right place and he adores coming to the rescue.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Very reckless, arrogant and prone to passion, but will be one of the best deadly accurate firebreathers the Weyr has ever seen.
Information about D'kai's craft
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