Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Medium brown hair kept short graces this young twelve turn olds head. He has hazel blue eyes with thick dark eyelashes and dark eyebrows. He has the potential to be a striking young man some day soon but for now he's just cute. He only stands five feet three inches tall and weighs maybe 95 lbs. He'll pack on the weight and muscle as he grows but until those puberty hormones kick in, he's gonna stay a bit on the puny side.
Personality: A sweet boy, Dandokk has always had a rather tender disposition. He was a good, quiet babe and he grew into a quiet, well behaved young boy. Not that he didn't have his fits of pique because he did and still does, it's just that he's very easy going. He's not very outgoing for all that he's an introvert and he has a tendency to look to fantasy rather than reality, but he's a hard worker. He might open up some in the future as he matures, but he'll always be a touch odd compared to others. He's a calming, soothing force for those around him mostly, so they don't really mind when he pouts a little.
History: Born in the tall mountains of High Reaches, Dandokk's parents were both riders. His mother a greenrider, his father a brownrider. The two tried to make a go of their relationship, staying together even through Dandokk's father's had a drinking problem and a nasty temper when he was drinking. When Dandokk was six turns old, his father died in threadfall and his mother went on to raise him, using the creche quite a bit. At ten turns his mother transferred to Arolos Weyr and just recently Dandokk was told he could be a Candidate should he want to. Sensing it was what his mother wanted him to do the boy joined the Candidate program just days before Ormanth's clutch. Dandokk has never been outgoing and as such never made many friends. He did however take on an imaginary friend when he was five and he's never lost him, oddly enough. He's used to keeping his imaginary friend Tni a secret though and how he'll deal with him now that he's impressed should be very interesting. Impressing the strange blue will keep D'okk on his toes and he'll be a very calming influence for Nichsonth.
Information about D'okk's pets
Pet Name: Niblet
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Neither small nor large, not lanky nor stocky, this flit is a nice shade of deep sea green, a lovely frothy aqua with highlights of bright cheery mint.
Personality: One might imagine this green had gotten some seaweed or kelp type of plant permanently stuck all over her body. Though is obviously not the case, one would still have to wonder at this green's intense desire to swim. When unable to, this little lady desires that she is in constant sight of the lake or ocean, so attached to the element as she is. In time, she may out-grow this obsession...or its possible that the fish in the lake will be better acquainted with her than her own pet is.
Information about D'okk's dragon
Dragon Name: Nichsonth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Skystrikers
Appearance: You'd never really expect to see a devious expression on a dragon's face, but with one eye ridge higher than the other and his muzzle seemingly twisted to one side that's the impression you get of this fine blue. Almost like you expect him to be mocking you behind your back. Medium sized for a blue, his head is the only thing that really distinguishes him from anything other than the norm for his colour. Neither large nor small, he nevertheless has a solidity which gives you the opinion that there is plenty of muscle in his bulk. His wings are a decent size for the rest of him and the majority of his hide is a uniform, slightly steely blue.
Personality: This dragon is somewhat odd. He doesn't sleep very much and in his interactions with others he'll become impatient and irritable with only the barest reasoning behind it. There'll be a large degree of trust between himself and his lifemate but any others are likely to encounter his temper at one point or another. He's devoted to his duty - even obsessed by it - but not just to Threadfighting which is the antipathy of so many dragons. His obsession will encompass drills, sweeps and any form of flying or routine activity. He would possibly make a good search dragon in future, rigorously pursuing any likely candidate to ensure that their chance of refusal is very slight. Don't turn your back on him, or ignore what he wants, you may well come to regret it. Yep, definitely an oddball dragon.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Nichsonth is a great thread fighter and an asset to his wing in that regard. He is punctual, vigilant and always fights his best. He has a bad temper though and tends to get easily irritated, especially with other dragons no matter their rank. He'll follow orders without question but generally makes it clear that he doesn't want to be friends.
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