Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: P'rin is large. Very large. He'd not only be considered tall by most peoples standards (6'4") but he's got ridiculously broad shoulders as well. Picture the proverbial brick outhouse and you have some idea what we're talking about here. He's got deep brown eyes, and like-wise almost black hair. And he's grown a beard. Which, oddly, is actualy quite thick. And, even more strangely, seems to suit him.
Personality: People like P'rin don't just *happen* surely? Because whatever P'rin says people do just seem to pay attention to him. Not that he ever speaks very loudly, far from it. In fact because of his size P'rin is one of the quietest, most deliberate people you could hope to meet. He's not thick, just very, very careful incase he hurts something. Mind you he is a stubborn as a mule. It isn't that he's insubordinate, not really; after all if he's *asked* to do something, or cajoled into it, he'll go without complaint. He just doesn't like being ordered to do things. Especialy not by women. Anyone trying to give him orders, at least if they weren't along the lines of what he himself was planning, will soon find out just how hard a brownrider can dig in his heels.
History: Penrin was born the eldest of six children born to a Master Smith and his wife in Fort Hold. And to say the least his history waspretty uneventful. Partly because fights and bullying just never seemedto happen when he was around, somehow the other kids followed his example, and everyone got on. Well, at least everyone got on when he was around. Penrin became fast frinds with a boy of about the same age called Matalrim, and the two have been together since the age of 6. At 12 Penrin Apprenticed to his father as a Smith, and Matalrim started to follow his as a beastcrafter. They still saw each other, but no more was thought on it. Until one day, not that long ago, Mat made the mistake of getting too close to a blue that was delivering a message - and as Penrin ran out to stop his friend causing ay more damage (after all - Apprentices didn't talk to *riders*). Only the dragon noticed them. And before either could really think they were at Fort weyr and being inducted as candidates.
Information about P'rin's dragon
Dragon Name: Khepralth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: He may not be the largest brown Hatched, being only slightly larger than average, but Khepralth is undoubtedly strong, unquestionably solid. He was born with a sturdy, durable frame. Even Hatched prematurely, he entered the world packed with hard muscle. The ravages of infection and the strain of fighting for survival will surely burn through that muscle, leaving him bony and gaunt before he can reclaim good health, but those bones are strong, and promise to never to falter or weaken.
Personality: Khepralth will be a steady, enduring presence in the lives of all those he touches, none moreso than his rider. He is always there, always to be counted on. It might be tempting to take him for granted, to believe that he will always be there no matter what - it would almost be easier to believe the air we breathe could be stolen away than for Khepralth to go. More than just a dependable presence, Khepralth offers safety and shelter, guarding against that which would harm you, shielding and giving comfort when all else falls into chaos.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses: Despite his poor start in life Khep has matured into a dragon with enormous reserves of stamina - although agility is an almost foreign concept to him.
Information about P'rin's craft
Craft: Smith - Apprentice
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