Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: V'tess has short, light brown hair that is almost blond, but not quite. His wideset, large eyes are as blue as the sea in the middle of a storm. So almost gray. But still blue. He has dark skin, darkened further when he is in the sun long enough for it to tan. Being fairly lucky, he is not Threadscored, but still has scars from his days before Impression when he was an apprentice at the Minecrafthall. One of those scars marres his face, close enough to his eye to indicate the accident that caused it nearly took his right eye out. He retains the muscles he gained at the crafthall, although they have softened a bit. His fingers are long and quick, and he could of been a good Harper had he any musical talent whatsoever. His square face and jaw gives the impression that he is stubborn and such. Not much could be more wrong, excluding the stubborn part. His hearing is better than most, at expense of his sense of timing.
Personality: He is quick to tell a joke, but not so good at timing. Many a time he'll say something just as everyone else goes quiet for a moment, accidentally embarresing someone greatly. Despite that rather unendearing trait, he is the type of person to have a ton of friends of all genders and species. He sometimes goes too far with a joke or prank, and doesn't know when to stop occaisionally. He can be kind, when not tricking someone, honest, when his current joke is not at their expense and mistruths are not part of the joke, and smart, when his timing doesn't make him look like a complete idiot. His favourite jokes are usually aided by Tyeth, his Blue. He is stubborn on important things that greatly effect him or someone close to him, or have a long lasting effect.
History: Born to and raised by miners and apprenticed to the Masterminerhall, as he did not dislike mining at the time, he thought his life would be just that of a miner, until he was Searched to Ista. Lucky for him, because he absolutely hated mining by that point. Before Tyeth hatched for him, he swore (in front of his family come to watch the Hatching) that he would never go back to mining, even if he did not Impress. The accident scaring his face was that of a cave-in, which killed his older brother and his uncle, and injured several of his cousins and his other brother, as well as himself, just a few months before he was Searched. Shards of rock embedded themselves around his eye, and the healers were worried they might have to remove it, if there were some shards in the eye. When they cleaned off the blood, everyone was glad that the shards had missed his eye, although some did come very close. When he and Tyeth finished Weyrling training, they agreed that they would like to be Searchriders, in order to help those like himself who were in a craft they did not like, but their parents did not want them to leave or they were somehow unable to. So they entered the testing for Searchriding, and passed. He gained his blue firelizard Jest from a clutch he found on the shores near his Weyr. When he heard of the devastation at Arolos Weyr in the south, he was allowed to go in order to help refill its ranks, depleted from the Thread Tornado, which took grave amounts of riders and dragons.
Information about V'tess (Deceased)'s pets
Pet Name: Jest
Pet Type: Firelizard
Appearance: Jest is a dark blue firelizard. He has lighter streaks across his nose and wings.
Personality: He is not named Jest for nothing. Luckily for V'tess, he ended up with a firelizard who enjoys tricks and jokes as much as him.
Information about V'tess (Deceased)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Tyeth
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: Tyeth is rather small for a blue, but with large wings and a very long neck. He is the typical shade of blue. His eyes, like his rider's, are slightly larger than normal. They are also slightly farther back than most dragon's.
Personality: Tyeth picked V'tess for his rider for one very good reason: they're both jokers. They are generally found tricking someone or something, or making fools of themselves. Tyeth's sense of timing, as a dragon, is much better than V'tess', but he often 'forgets' to warn his rider that he is about to make a large mistake by opening his mouth. Others aren't the only ones he plays tricks on.
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: Tyeth, being small with large wings and a long neck, is fast but unbalanced from his head being so far from his body. His large wings also get caught in things when he is on land or in the water. He is an excellent searchdragon even though he's young.
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