Character type: SeaCrafter
Appearance: A handsome man standing at 5'9" with soft locks of brown hair spilling around his strong face. Flashing blue eyes and strong features that are quick with a smile. But not that tanned even from his years at sea but does turn red his body is muscular from his years of working. He has scars from his ship wrecks and calloused hands.His beard he keeps well clipped and is usually seen wearing lots of reds because any other color might be hard to see if he is out at sea.
Personality: Tortamalla is a stubborn fellow. He knows how to deal with shrewd people and can be quite persuasive. He is very intelligent and always up for a good laugh. He can take a joke but he can also be quite serious. He is very loving and can be quite the charmer. He is a hard worker and is both fair and just. He is quite sociable but has quite the wanderlust loves to be out at sea. He can be strict when it comes to disicpline. He is very fair in punishments. Yet he has a soft spot in his daugther he'd give his life for her.
History: Tortamalla was born from very humble beginnings at Seacrafters Hall to a fisherman and his wife. He loved the sea from the very beginnings and as soon as he was old enough he was apprenticed in Seacraft. His first love was of the sea but when he was thirty years of age a travelling caravan came into the Hall. There she was a gorgeous red headed woman Tortamalla fell in love with the woman a harper named Savania. He persued her but she left shortly after he had a roll in the furs with her. She returned about nine months later with a child his child a daugther named Elayne. She left Elayne with him and was never seen again. Tortamalla couldn't bear to leave the child just a few weeks old alone and he fell for the little girl luckily there was a nursing mother. He raised her and loved her deeply while continuing his craft. One day he set out to sea as usual carrying a picture of his then seven year old. There was a horrible storm the ship was wrecked and he lost his memory all he knew was his name and that he was good at seacraft. He washed up near Island View Hold and resumed his craft work. But something always was on his mind the strange picture he had found on his neck. Years later just before he was to be promoted he saw a picture of himself hanging up and looked at the name suddenly he remembered that he had a daugther named Elayne somewhere out there and she apparently was looking for him. So thus he set off to find his daugther and be reunited with her. He arrived at Arolos and with the help of Wygelle he was able to be reunited with his dauther.During the plague Tortamalla broke his leg trying to escape but other than that he lived. Life went on for the master seacrafter he listened to a song from a very young lady he instantly liked her name Parrova. He wants to know her more and she agrees but they both also agree it must be private for niether want their families to know. He had to go out to sea but was able to return to Parrova with a gift a small delicately made shell with a pearl necklase attacthed to it. He realizes he is falling in love with Parrova but can't tell her how he feels. He actually got himself a rescent bird he named Avorra. And he gets his first grandchild a boy named Garrune. plus a blade for 3 and one half marks called:
Information about Tortamalla's pets
Pet Name: Knot
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Knot is a handsome callamere brown it is very clear he is callamere. He is 18 inchs and prefectly balanced. Perfectly propotionate too. And his coloring..he is a goregous tawny shade of brown like dark brown honey melted all over his form. Simply a slended creature. He has a bronze knot on his body.
Personality: Knot is very dependable just like a callamere brown should be. He is very solid and strong he is not one to fail any task his pet gives him. He is much like a knot in that he holds to his breeding with single mindedness and strength.He definitely is the steady, quiet thinkir that he should be.
Second Pet Name: Anchor
Pet Type: Bronze Firelizard
Appearance: Anchor is a dark coppery bronze flit again his coloring shows his callamere heritage by being a gergeous shade. And with agai nhis perfect proportions and his size being 20 inchs long it is clear what he is. He has a bronze knot on his body.
Personality: Anchor really is kind of like an Anchor in that he is very stubborn. Once he wants to do something like chase for instance he will stubborn hold onto that idea it will be hard to shake him from any idea he has. It will take a strong willied pet to train him, not tha the isn't intielligent and can't learn it;s just he will have to be trained when he is young so his stubborness can be used for good. Faranth help us if he gets someone who can't train him because he just might cling to bad ideas. He also likes to stay close to his pet. And he will cling to a favorite gold or green.
Information about Tortamalla's craft
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