Character type: Other
Appearance: With a receding hairline slowly taking over his dark russet locks, and his green eyes seeming to fade, E'lian certainly looks his age. Wrinkles dominate every inch of his dark-skinned face; perhaps not in an abundance, but his age can definitely be told by simply looking at him. He still carries himself well, though, standing at five-seven and weighing near one-ninety. His current disability is the loss of his left eye to Thread, and the slight limp in the leg on the same side; both have managed to keep him out of the higher altitude wings, though he's never cared.
Personality: In his younger years, E'lian has proved himself to be a crafty, flirtatious man, much like his son is today, and he believes that he's passed the characteristics on. In the present, he's become a much more down-to-earth kind of rider, with a policy that if he's survived this long without dying, what's a few more years? As long as he's doing something productive, then he can't really complain about being restricted to the Queens' Wing because of his disabilities. E'lian never bosses his son around, feeling that E'ssen can take of himself now, though if he should ever need paternal advice, E'lian would always be there as long as he could.
History: E'lian was born Enlian to a set of cotholder parents who owned a small cothold not far from Igen Weyr. At thirteen, he was Searched and taken to Igen to Stand for a chance at Impressing and twice he failed before he succeeded, Impressing young blue Vaderth. He stayed in Igen for many Turns. After a few years he met a greenrider, Arssei, and the two soon fell madly in love. Turns later, Arssei found herself pregnant and grounded herself in the hopes that she could carry the child full term and birth it, and she did. Young Eliarssen was born. Sadly, Arssei did not survive to see her child grow up to become what he is today, dying in a Thread-fighting practice shortly before Eliarssen's eighth Nameday.
Information about E'lian's pets
Pet Name: Nialla
Pet Type: Flit (green)
Appearance: Mid-green, slightly darker down the spine. Otherwise unmarked, so far; she was less than 3 days old at the time of the Tunnelsnake raid on the Weyr.
Personality: Bright and friendly. She sniffed chocolate on E'lian's fingers during Impression, and may be hard to handle when the sweetmeat is around! Since E'lian's death, she spends her time with the wild flits, but is trying to find a new human Pet (for company, since she obviously can't Impress again).
Information about E'lian's dragon
Dragon Name: Vaderth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Gold Spark
Appearance: At the time of the Tunnelsnake Raid when he went between with his dying rider, Vaderth was already showing his age. His hide, once a rich, royal blue hue, had faded into a shimmering steel blue and his body seemed to be fading just as fast.
Personality: He was not as agile as he used to be, and no longer bothered chasing greens, content with the fact that he had Arssei's Muterth for so many Turns. He enjoyed watching Liebenth, because it reminded him of his younger days and he knew that E'lian had raised a good son.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses:
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