Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: K'len looks quite a bit younger than he is - as though he were seventeen or eighteen Turns rather than the 22 he is. Dishwater-blonde locks cascade about his boyish face and into those bright, dazzling blue eyes that seem to make him so attractive. He's of average height for a man, and his body is well-toned - not bulky, because his wiry frame won't allow it, but structured. Once-fair skin is now bronzed from all his time in the sun, and the faintest smile seems to forever linger upon his lips...
Personality: With what he's gone through, K'len has changed drastically in the recent months - no longer so giggly, but still just as much of a klutz, he tends to keep his thoughts to himself most of the time. Those that happen to make friends with him find that he's actually quite mature, though very hesitant to make any finalizing decisions. He's very quiet and thoughtful, watching what goes on around him. Anything he goes to learn, he does his best to learn well, and quickly, though he's been spending a lot of time with the Healers lately...
History: Born of parents in drudgery, Kerelen was never expected to become somebody important in his life, and that was fine for the young boy. He never stereotyped drudges or the work that they did, for his parents made certain to remind him what life would be like without people to clean and pick up after the dragonriders and the Holders. He never Apprenticed into anything, remaining with his parents to help them carry out the labors at his home Hold of Thonet. But his luck quickly took a turn for the better when dragonriders from Arolos came on Search, and though Kerelen made no attempt to try and get their attention to be Searched, he was found anyway and taken to the Weyr to be a Candidate.
Information about K'len's pets
Pet Name: Gadget
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Gadget is a light, honey-brown color, with a thick, russet-toned band encircling the base of his neck, almost like a collar. He's always going to be a little bit slender, for a flit; elongated limbs and a whiplike tail give the impression that the firelizard is almost underfed, though he eats like a runner.
Personality: Some call it nosey - but K'len proudly calls it 'curious', and Gadget most certainly is. If there is something to be known, he must know it! And if there's a mystery to solve, he will solve it! Of course, he generally goes about it in the exact wrong way, but....
Information about K'len's dragon
Dragon Name: Penth
Age: 8 turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): InfernoStorm
Appearance: Penth is a somewhat gangly green. She is long limbed and has a long tail, but in a manner that implies that a normal sized green dragon had been somewhat stretched. Her colour is a uniform silvery pale green like a forest in a moonlight haze.
Personality: It's frequently a mystery to all around her how she manages it but she does have the elusive quality of being in the right place at the right time. If the weyr had been searching for years for a lost far-viewer, for example, she would manage to find it by falling over a log into the lake, opening her mouth in shock as she banged her nose on the bottom of the lakebed and nearly swallowing it as she floundered back to the surface.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Her luck, I would think.
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