Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: L'rine is short. Period. At only five feet tall, he's given up protesting that he WILL grow, and hasn't hit his growth spurt yet. His lightly tanned complexion and delicately features don't help him look any older, or his large cat-green eyes and messy mop of sun-bleached blonde.
Personality: L'rine is almost always amused by something or another, except when it comes to his height. Hating the fact that he's so short, he is oft to poke fun at his height before anyone else has a chance to. L'rine loves conversation, and although he is a good listener, he is a much better talker. If someone doesn't stop him, he'll talk your ear off.
History: L'rine was born and bred a Trader, known as Leporine. He was adopted by the entire band of traders, even though he lived with his real family. He traveled with the traders until one day they stopped at Arolos. Imagine Leporine's surprise when he woke up one morning and learned his family had decided he should be a candidate, thinking a change of pace for the boy would be good. He had no idea how to react, but before he could protest, a Searchrider solved (or rather, added onto) his problem, and he was Searched.
Information about L'rine's dragon
Dragon Name: Derath
Age: 8 Turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): Weyrling Wing (Under 16)
Appearance: It's a question asked more by females than males, and more by humans than dragons, but Derath is an oddly proportioned brown. All of the fat in his body seems to have ended up at his rear end, which makes him look rather...odd. As he grew, the issue lessened somewhat, but even as an adult he has slightly bumpy landings and take-offs due to this problem. He's rather self-conscious about it too, and L'rine often finds himself having to give reassurance that Derath is *not* ugly.
Personality: Shiny things fascinated Derath as a hatchling and the fascination continues to this day. He learned for himself that some shiny things such as glasses *hurt* when grabbed in his mouth, though, and Lep has mostly convinced Derath not to eat jewelry.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Derath's unusual shape makes slightly bumpy landings and take-offs a fact of life, but he and Lep have learned to deal with it over the Turns.
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