Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: H’ratio doesn’t look like your average bronzerider. The first thing that people notice is that he is short, standing about 5’4 (although he will always say he’s 5’6). He is also built thin and lithe, making him look like a Pernese jockey. The second thing that people notice is that he isn’t exactly the classic sort of handsome. His face is very round, with a nose that sticks out in a rather bulbus sort of way. His eyes are dark and almond shaped and while his smile is usually very warm, it shows off extremely crooked teeth. He wears his long brown hair back usually, and he prefers to dred it into long stringy strands.
Personality: H’ratio, like most dragonriders, changed a lot on the inside since impressing to his dragon. Some people are pushed up on a pedestal and some are knocked down a few notches. He is one of the latter. While he still provides a proud and confident front, his jokes and speech have become more self effacing. He is apt to speak quieter and comment in a wry sort of tone about the goings on around him.
History: H'ratio (born Heratio) had a tough start in life. He was born very small and very early. His family was in a group of guards for hire that helped tithe's to the Weyrs, and so they only had a journeyman healer around. He didn't think that the very small baby would live, but Heratio was a little fighter from the onset and lived without any disability from his premature birth, although he was, and still is, a very small person. His mother and father split up soon afterwards, and his mother left her children to be raised by the guards.
Information about H'ratio's pets
Pet Name: Amrio (Am-ree-oh)
Appearance: Amrio is a newborn baby and H'ratio's newphew. His mother, Ampriss, loved H'ratio and made him promise to take care of Amrio as a son. He's 6 pounds, 3 ounces and as Yototh put it "sorta red and squished looking" as he is a newborn.
Personality: Nothing much to say about his personality except that he enjoys using those tiny lungs and can often be heard squalling in the middle of the night.
Information about H'ratio's dragon
Dragon Name: Yototh
Wing (Weyrling Group): Flamespires
Appearance: Egg - Molten Egg: Somewhere in the Clutch, there lies a large egg, larger than average anyway. It looks like molten lava with colors of angry reds and bright yellows. It's not an especially friendly egg. In fact it looks quite scary and dangerously hot to the touch. So much so that it's a wonder it doesn't give off heat or scorch the ground below it. If Foreth doesn't scare you away from the egg than maybe the egg itself will do the job.
Personality: Yototh is above all an aloof dragon. He much prefers being by himself, or with a choice few other dragons than with a large crowd of people or
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Yototh is a little... self involved. He is an excellent leader and more than willing to spur other's into action, but then he has the tendency to shamelessly self congratulate afterwards.
Information about H'ratio's craft
Craft: Apprentice Harper
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