Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: V'shan is long, tall, and gangly. He has a ready smile, albeit a crooked one, and his bright blue eyes always seem to have some kind of sparkle in them. His hair is thick and black, and sometimes a bit greasy. He is attractive, but not to the point of attracting everyone's attention. He's slim, but he seems to eat constantly with no effect. His hands are gentle, well suited to the dragonhealing he is learning.
Personality: V'shan is caring, and had he not been Searched and Impressed, he would have become a Healer. He has a major problem with people who argue with him when he knows he is right, like when he is trying to fix a wound. Generally he is very easy-going and actually listens to people when they speak to him. If there is anything he can do to help, he will go out of his way to do so.
History: V'shan, once Vashan, was craftbred, the second eldest of seven children. Proving himself to have an aptitude for healercraft had him transfered from weaving to healing as soon as he was old enough to be apprenticed. He was Searched when he was 15 turns at Telgar, but he stood for several Hatchings until his beautiful brown Iroth was shelled.
Information about V'shan's pets
Pet Name: Ip
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Ip is the color of klah, dappled with darker spots along his back and tail. His wings are just a bit larger than normal.
Personality: Ip sometimes appears shy, but usually this means he is up to something. He is very loyal to his pets (both dragon and man). If life were his way, no one would ever be tired or hurt and would always play with him--but this isn't his world. He learned that early, what with both his pets getting injured a few days after he was born. He also keeps a constant vigilance over them if he thinks either V'shan or Iroth could be in trouble. That way he can rush off to get friends if something is wrong.
Information about V'shan's dragon
Dragon Name: Iroth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: Iroth is of an average size. His hide is a dark chocolate, becoming lighter around his muzzle and his belly. He is riddled with scores and burns from his accident on the left side. His wings are often partially unfolded, usually in an effort to show off for greens or to maximize his sunning ability.
Personality: Iroth is a playful dragon, always willing to play in the lake or speak with his rider. He is able to calm panicked dragons when they or their riders are injured, helping the healers immensely. He enjoys the females of his species as much as his rider does those of his own.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Iroth is young and has more energy than older beasts. He is not as maneuverable as smaller dragons, and is sometimes reckless in his youth. If there is an option to play or he simply gets bored, he will often try to shirk his duty.
Information about V'shan's craft
Craft: Apprentice Dragonhealer
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