Name Pronounced: Ix-ee-on
Appearance: Ixion is a tall lad who's still trying to fill out his tall frame. He stands at about six foot two with a body that's still developing it's muscular frame. His shoulders and arms have begun to fill out so he doesn't look quite as gangly as he did when he was sixteen. His skin is a sun bronzed color from spending a great deal of time out in the southern sun, and the bronze color extends everywhere on him. He has a strong, angular, masculine face with high cheek bones, full lips, and eyes that are such a dark brown they're almost black. His nose has a bump and is crooked from where it had been broken perhaps one time too many but that only adds to the rugged appeal of him. There's also a scar that runs from just beneath his right eye to just off the corner of his mouth. It's not smooth, jagged in some spots, wide and very noticeable. His black hair, which had been long, and straight to the small of his back which he cut once he was searched, is now cut short, nearly buzzed at the sides and spiky on top leaving the view of his face unobstructed. He has a silver hoop on his left ear, silver cuff bracelet on his right wrist.
Personality: Ixion is very laid back, kind of quiet individual. He enjoys watching people, it's a good way to learn things, ferret out information that can be used to his advantage. But he's also a huge flirt with both sexes which stems from his time as a pillow crafter. He enjoys the company of people, enjoys life, and intends to live it to the fullest. He's very patient, especially when it comes to getting something he wants. There isn't really a cruel bone in his body, he's more the willing to help out a friend in need, but he can have a mean streak if he or anyone he cares for gets crossed. Very flamboyant men or very girly girls tend to rub Ixion the wrong way. And those with the personality trait that they always have to be right as well. Ixion doesn't like dealing with them and often avoids them because dealing with them just agitates him and makes him snippy.
History: Ixion was born to a pillowcrafter that was part of a trader caravan in southern Pern. Ixion never knew who his father was, aware that he was just one of his mothers customers. His mother was a very vivacious individual and cared deeply for her only son. She made sure he was schooled while they traveled, but she would have rather he had not taken up the profession of pillowcrafter when he was sixteen, wanting bigger and better things for her boy. But Ixion seemed to enjoy the attention from both genders, especially when they attended Gathers. Rider were often big spenders and Ixion liked the money along with the attention. Though that was not to say they he didn't get in trouble with his profession, suffering a few broken noses when he was caught with a customer who had a mate, and one such occasion a knife was pulled on him. But that only added to the thrill of it all. During the last Gather Ixion was shocked to get himself searched by the blue dragon of one of his customers. He was given a search token for Arolos. However the moment was marred by his mother falling ill. She urged him to go to Arolos but he wouldn't leave her ill. So Ixion held onto the token and within a few sevendays his mother had passed on and Ixion found himself headed to the Weyr for a new and different adventure.
Information about I'xon (Ixion)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Zalricth
Wing (Weyrling Group): SecretKeepers
Appearance: Zalricth is unusually rugged for a blue. His dark blue body, though of normal length, is muscular. Almost overly so. As a result he lacks the speed of most blues and will always suffer in catching faster, more lithe greens. But those greens that have a larger than normal amount of stamina will be more accessible. Still, lacking the stamina of a bronze or brown, he will likely find himself seldom winning flights. Not that he doesn't try, especially when a green really catches his eye.
Personality: Zalricth is unusually rugged for a blue. His dark blue body, though of normal length, is muscular. Almost overly so. As a result he lacks the speed of most blues and will always suffer in catching faster, more lithe greens. But those greens that have a larger than normal amount of stamina will be more accessible. Still, lacking the stamina of a bronze or brown, he will likely find himself seldom winning flights. Not that he doesn't try, especially when a green really catches his eye.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Unfortunately his need for protecting others sometimes goes into overdrive. He'll want to 'rescue' another dragon in fall from thread, even if it's at the cost of others in his wing. He won't understand if dragons or people arguing, or just talking loudly, get mad at him for trying to separate them. And he'll have an overprotective streak for his lifemate that could easily out of control. His lifemate had best make sure that Zalricth understand not to interfere with their relationship with a lover or mate or risk finding Zlaricth butting in every time they argue, or make a lot of noise for other reasons...
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