Name Pronounced: Guh Rod
Appearance: G'rod is an exceptionally tall young man for his age. At 17 turns, he was already reaching a height of six-foot-two. He's gained 2 more inches since then. His tall height is accompanied by a skinny frame which makes him look like one of the more lanky guys in the Weyr. He only packs what muscle he feels he needs, never stretching himself over his limits to accomodate himself with more weight. Although, from wing training and fitness, he has started to become more defined underneath his tunics. He has slightly puffy-looking pink lips and very light, sea-green eyes. He has let his hair go since his Impression of Shenth (something the brown will often berate him for) and it has become shoulder-length, but those blonde strands still hold a curl to them. He has a flashy smile that he will put to use at any given opportunity, sometimes accidentally even.
Personality: G'rod is a headstrong, practical, and dedicated individual. Many of those qualities only came to him following his Impression of brown Shenth. He puts one-hundred-percent of himself into his Wing duties and aspires to only do his best, with Shenth cheering him on and pushing him forward all the way. His flirtatious tendencies have all but died now that he has Shenth to worry about. Though he doesn't dream of being Weyrleader someday as Shenth does, G'rod knows that only sheer effort and determination will get you anywhere in the life of a dragonrider and he has grown quite serious about his new life, even speaking to the candidates when he feels it's necessary.
History: Gharod was born in Forest Edge Hold. His mother is a Healer and his father is a smithcrafter. Gharod never really liked to do those things, although he tried. He found out that he was good working with animals, and so went into the beastcraft. Gharod was happy at the hold, but was even happier when a searchrider showed up on his doorstep one day, and told Gharod that he could be a candidate.
Information about G'rod's pets
Pet Name: Sparler
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: He is above average in size for a brown, not unlike his cousin, Shenth. His hide is a chocolatey brown, but has the appearance that it will change with age. He is very adamant about his owner keeping him freshly oiled when he needs it and so his hide usually gleams.
Personality: Hungry, tired, and eager to learn are the main things that can be used to describe this brown. He knows that by performing a task correctly, he can get fed, and therefore sleep, what's a better way to explain why he does what he does?
Information about G'rod's dragon
Dragon Name: Shenth
Age: 12 Turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Hatched 8.10.04.08
Personality: Though others might think that he wants to be a bronze, it's not true; he's a brown, and
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Shenth's confidence can sometimes get him into trouble. If he ever catches the eye of the Weyrleader's dragon, he'll surely get a talking to. However, this does make him try harder than most dragons, so most of the time he is entitled to his opinion that he works harder because he does.
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