Name Pronounced: vidrel
Appearance: V'drel's flesh is a crisp red-bronze color thanks to the Arolos weather. His hair is a blend of color, primarily a blend of dark to medium brown with reddish tint that shows in the sun. His eyes are a deep blend dark blue and grey.
Personality: V'drel has the cockiness of a bronzer which was an attitude he adopted in his early years at Fort Weyr. His brown dragon balances and mellows V'drel out a bit more and he is more settled since living at Arolos Weyr.
History: Vandrel was Craftborn, within the Harper Hall at Fort Hold, the 2nd of twin sons delivered to Harper Vandel and his kitchen worker wife Dryka. Though the birth was difficult, both mother and sons survived and both sons have grown into healthy able men who are also both dragonriders.
Information about V'drel's pets
Pet Name: Striker
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: The color of milk chocolate with a bit darker face giving him a siamese colorpoint look on his face and making his glowing eyes show up even better. His wing color gradually spreads to match the brown of his facial coloring. He is sleekly muscled. There is a short scar on his flank from a fight to escape a wild canine on one of V'drel's hunting trips.
Personality: Striker is fairly smart, mostly reliable, usually brave, and very commanding. He is protective of his human pet And his brown dragon cousin Tandth except he has not got the size to back up his desire to protect anyone. He has avoided canines since the incident that left the scar.
Second Pet Name: Fargone
Pet Type: Runnerbeast Mare
Appearance: Fargone is a brown runnerbeast with white stockings on her front legs. A white blaze on her face working down to a white muzzle. She is built more like a ranch horse, sturdy, and strong. She was bought as a colt, V'drel worked to get her less skittish around Tandth. V'drel hopes to breed her and sell more dragon-friendly runnerbeasts. She is about 2 turns old yrs of age.
Personality: Fargone is still a bit skittish around other dragons, but has gotten used to Tandth. She has become somewhat accustomed to his flying about her when V'drel is riding her, but still bolts when dragons are near and she is not with V'drel although living in the Weyr has helped. Fargone is not thrilled with flit Striker's attempts to play other than an odd attempt at chase. She has shown a mild dislike of anyone trying to ride her other than V'drel. She has been known to not move. If she gets tired of their attempt to make her move, she will try to shake them off.oesn't buck them off chosing instead to try shaking them off her back. V'drel has tried racing her and likely will again.
Information about V'drel's dragon
Dragon Name: Tandth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: Tandth's main body color is dark chocolate with a lighter milk chocolate color on his wingflaps and belly. He is a well shaped regular sized brown dragon with strong musculature and strong wings. He is intelligent and strong.
Personality: Tandth's temperament is perfect for his rider. In fact Tandth has a calming influence on V'drel something no human can succeed in being. Where his rider has a quick temper, the brown has a slower temper. The one drawback is that Tandth is a more social soul which V'drel respects. Though a gentle soul by nature, Tandth is not afraid to make his own wishes clear to his beloved rider in very clear terms. For instance, when V'drel was shopping for a firelizard egg, Tandth ordered that the flit not be bronze. Tandth got his way.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses: Tandth is as good a dragon as a rider could ask for. V'drel and Tandth are a strong agile well-trained team. Tandth has high manueverability and strength. But if there is a weakness in Tandth it's that he is a social sweetheart and wears his draconic feelings on his sleeve.
Information about V'drel's craft
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