Character type: Dragonhealer
Appearance: Fortrin is a tall young man, 6' 1'' in height, with black hair and gray eyes, the color of the sky just before it rains. His skin is very pale, almost cream-colored, with occasional freckling from living in the northern climes in Lemos. It is likely that adapting to the Southern climate will be a trial for Fortrin, for although his skin will eventually adapt, it will only do so after a good deal of burning. Fortrin has a strong chin, square and solid, and as he grows into his full manhood, has almost completely shed his somewhat gawky adolescent build for a solid, muscular adult one. His body is well-muscled, thick, and is already leaning towards heaviness and stoutness instead of the wiry grace that characterizes his brothers T'rin, Jagan, and Gerren. He has large, well-formed muscles from working with animals for many years and is quite fit and healthy, with a physique that is reminiscent of an athlete such as a wrestler or boxer. While not incredibly handsome, he is not ugly or plain either, though his features have already been roughened somewhat by hard work in an unyielding atmosphere.
Personality: Fortrin has a quiet manner about him, not a tender one, but one of distance and composure. He does not speak often, but patiently listens to whatever the person he is next to has to say, no matter how trivial it might be, until they are done. When he does speak, his voice is surprisingly soft and velvety.
Information about Fortrin's pets
Pet Name: Bulldog
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: This is a slightly larger brown. He appears somewhat chubby as a baby. While that impression will lessen as he reaches his full size, he will always be a solid flit. He is the rich color of klah swirled with cream. He is somewhat darker in the body, and a lighter creamy brown color appears more towards the leading edge of the wing, the wing tips, and the end of his tail.
Personality: He is a trusty little flit, and will stand sentry on his pet's shoulder. He is not overly aggressive, but likes to cultivate a blustery exterior, and though he is in fact a softie on the inside, he will react violently when he perceives a threat to his pet, and is always on guard for possible dangers to his Pet. Bulldog would make a good guard or sentry flit, if such a thing existed.
Second Pet Name: Green Twilight
Pet Type: Green Wher
Appearance: Oh my…it looks like this is the hatchling with the weirdest markings out of the whole clutch…but, they ARE beautiful! Strangely fascinating…who knew a wher's hide could be decorated so…sporadically, and yet be so enchanting? That's the word: enchanting. It's hard to take your eyes off this strangely beautiful green- especially that eye-catching little swirl of emerald green that contrasts so strikingly with the darker, racing green that sweeps over her petite form. This paler colour even covers one back leg, and makes up the other markings, including those on her forelegs and muzzle.
Personality: This little green make a mischievous entrance, coaxing anyone nearby into doing her a favour and accompanying her on a little quest. Just a little one, promise! Well, okay, you might have to cross mountains, explore forests, even journey through the bustling crowds of a Hold or two, but it's going to be worth it. Besides, with this cheeky green by your side, you can accomplish anything!
Information about Fortrin's craft
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