Name Pronounced: Rah-vell-an
Appearance: Ravelan is a thin, stork-like man. He's tall, all legs really, and stands at 6'5". He has a narrow face framed by curly black hair that falls to his shoulders. Ravelan's eyes are large and round, and a medium blue in color. His nose is a bit on the longish size, sort of giving him a hawkish face. He's a well-kept young man, always tidily dressed and groomed. One expects a harper to look tidy, otherwise how could they be taken seriously? For all he's thin, Ravelan is fit, and has the healthy tan of someone who has spent a lot of time in the Summer sun.
Personality: Ravelan is a laid-back sort of fellow. He enjoys watching the flow of people and events going on around him, sometimes venturing out into them, other times just sitting back and watching everything unfold. There's a keen mind in him, with a memory to match. There's a good deal of patience as well, though not the kind of patience needed to handle young children. No, his is the sort of patience better suited to handle long watches in the Drum Heights, or traveling from hold to hold passing on new information or carrying messages. Adults he can handle, even some of the older apprentices, but younger children just grate on his nerves.
History: Ravelan was born in the Harper Hall, to parents who were both Harpers themselves. Surrounded as he was by music and learning, neither parent was suprised when Ravelan apprenticed to the Hall once he was old enough to do so. Throughout his apprenticeship, Ravelan was a slightly better than average student. Though by not a genius by any standards, he showed a definite apptitude for a variety of skills, his favorite being the Drums. Learning all the different codes intrigued the young man, and his patience for standing and listening for messages for long stretches of time made him particularly suited for that corner of the Harper profession.
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