Name Pronounced: Mark-ell
Appearance: About 6’8” tall, 250 lbs, dark, almost black hair, blue eyes. Full lips, celestial nose, square face. Has the look of an Earth football linebacker – a hot football linebacker. Keeps his dark hair short and wavy.
Personality: You couldn’t want for a nicer guy on your side. The man wouldn’t hurt a fly, even though he is very strong – which is why he went into the Smithcraft. However, he’s also not the sharpest crayon in the box – kind of Jethro Clampett meets L’il Abner. He likes everyone, and doesn’t understand why people don’t always like him. He never holds a grudge, even when people play tricks on him. Very focused – basically, he doesn’t multitask. When he works on something, he puts his whole attention to what he’s working on.
History: Markel grew up at Arolos Hold with his sisters Roenne and Shenna. Even though he was the eldest, his sisters ended up keeping an eye on him once they were old enough, because he just wasn’t very smart. He wasn’t necessarily stupid, just a little bit slow. But he had a cheerful nature and didn’t let that get him down.
Information about Markel's dragon
Dragon Name: Errolth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Tiny Travellers
Appearance: There are some dragons only a rider can call beautiful. Blue Errolth is ugly to the point of turning around and ending up cute again. His eyeridges are huge, his nose is too long, his nostrils are enormous - he looks as though someone randomly picked facial features from a chart without realising that they were all going on the same dragon. It's his large eyes that turn hideous into cute however, Errolth is very good at leveraging an appealing look that makes it very difficult to resist giving him anything he asks for.
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Information about Markel's craft
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