Character type: Brat
Appearance: Jaden is an adorable boy with a head of strawberry blond curls; big, blue eyes and freckles. He's a little smaller than most twelve-year-old boys, but he doesn't mind. He's also skinny, but he spends so much time running that it's understandable. Jaden's one of those boys who can't keep still, he loves to be moving around, playing, learning, doing something. A very healthy young man, Jaden enjoys spending time climbing trees, or swimming, and his rare visits to Healers are more for injuries than for illness.
Personality: Jaden's a kid whose well liked, although he does have a take-charge attitude at times. He enjoys leading groups and getting his way, but he also listens to his group and keeps them organized. He's also smart, and knows a lot about dragons, and he's not afraid to ask questions. His favorite tactic is to ambush dragonriders while they're bathing their dragons, get them to let him help and ask questions, a lot of questions. One of the older 'brats, now a Candidate, has discribed Jaden as 'bossy, but has a good heart' and Jaden does. He doesn't exclude anyone from his group, instead, he takes the time to make sure that what ever game's been organized, every one can play.
History: Jaden's mom was a Candidate who loved a rider, when she became pregnant and dropped out of the program long enough to have her child, her rider lover decided to move to Arolos from Ista. Jaden's mother followed, with their child. Ladia, his mother, does work in the lower caverns, but spends most of her time with her weyrmate, Jaden's father, R'mis. Jaden has two younger brothers, Terrim and Ostin, both of whom are currently fostered to Ladia's parents. Jaden lived with them for a while after first Terrim and then Ostin were born, but he prefers the Weyr and really, really wants to be a dragonrider. That he's not going to be old enough for this clutch is a disappoinment, his birthing day being two sevendays after the Hatching.
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