Name Pronounced: RAM-fihs
Appearance: Ramfis stands just over 6 feet, though his tendency to slouch makes him appear a little shorter. He is broad of shoulder, narrow of hip, long-limbed, with large and capable hands. His base skin tone is about that of light caramel, but with a coppery, almost burnished, sheen which does not darken much with sun exposure. His face is long and his features distinctive – narrow, squared-off chin, high cheekbones, full lips, and great blade of a nose, thin and high-bridged almost to the point of being hooked, with slightly flared nostrils. His eyes are dark brown and vaguely almond-shaped under thick black brows.
Personality: Birthdate: 19th day of the 11th month
History: Radames (father) 70, Journeyman Harper
Information about Ramfis's pets
Pet Name: Lunch
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Lunch is an average-sized brown of the wild type. His tail is a bit longer and more whip-like than the average flit’s, and his wings are also long and narrow. He is russet in color, with subtle sepia striping over the dorsal surfaces of his body. The stripes are thin enough, and close enough to his base color, that they are only visible close up or in good light. He bears a long, pale-brown scar down his back, a memento of his last-minute rescue from hungry wherries at his hatching.
Personality: Lunch is an inquisitive flit, sometimes even going so far as to be meddlesome. He has to poke his nose into everything, explore every cranny of a chamber, know what everyone around him is doing – then share those findings with his pet. He also loves to exchange images with other flits. Lunch is not particularly trusting of humans other than Ramfis, and thus tends to do his prying at arm’s length. He is fairly well-trained, however, and will focus on a task if his pet gives him one.
Second Pet Name: Pewter
Pet Type: Runner
Appearance: Pewter is a blue roan stallion of the darker variety often referred to as "black roan". He stands 16 hands. His head is large but refined, with small well-placed ears. He has a fairly short back, short strong coupling, and a long neck and sloping shoulder. His legs are long and clean-boned, and without feathering. His mane and tail grow in thick and wavy, his overall coat satiny and short. He possesses a natural ambling gait, which makes him very comfortable to ride over long distances, but not the best at speedy movement.
Personality: Despite being ungelded, Pewter is a calm and easy-going runner, who has proven to be easily trainable. He is gentle enough of disposition and smooth enough of gait that Ramfis has used him to transport patients. He is a bit of a ham, though, always ready to show off his elongated stride and fancy action for spectators or for the mares.
Information about Ramfis's craft
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