Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: There are people in the world who through their 30s and 40s still look young in the face before the wrinkles really set in. When freshly shaved, even with a beard shadow, Y'jess is one of those people. Even at age 32, despite threadscore scars here and there on his body, Y'jess looks younger. His hair is a light shade of dark brown and fine in texture. His eyes are a deep blue and have a kind, youthful happiness to them. His skin appears to have a perpetual light tan, but then so does the skin of his mother. Y'jess has a softer appearance, but still is very male in his looks. He is a fit man and well built as a working dragonrider would be, but then there was always a slightness to his build and leanness, but as he has aged, taken on more healer duties, and had to recuperate from injuries that plague him, Y'jess has gained a little bit around the middle. Not a lot, but just enough to make him self-conscious around his peers when he compares himself to them. He is not tall either at 5 foot 10 inches as male height goes. There is a handsomeness to the man, but it is more seen after getting to know him. Otherwise, his face is just not that handsome. Is it his nose is too large, or maybe his eyes are too small for his face, maybe his ears are too large, it is hard to pin down.
Personality: This man enjoys the pleasures of life. Fun, Food, a little drinking, a little loving, even if it takes flightlust to get the loving for a one night stand. He does love food perhaps a little too much and can eat and drink to excess at times which may partly explain the little bit of extra middle he has. He is frustrated by it because it seems that just when he is back to heading toward getting rid of the extra middle, an injury sidelines him and it is makes his start all over again. Frustration makes him want to eat and his other problem is he can cook. He learned a lot from his step-father and mother. He is kind and caring and would give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He covers any little bit of his tendency toward liking males at all. He leans toward liking women more, but has learned to accept that the other tendency is even there. He does not feel quite right about that even though it is just part of life in Arolos Weyr. He is a healer from head to foot and has a wonderful caring and nurturing about him which gives him a good bedside manner. This man is a healer, but he is also a dragonrider and he takes those duties seriously as well.
History: Yijess was born and raised by an odd assortment of family. His mother is a green rider who lives with a Weyr bakercrafter who she had known from her own apprentice baker days. Yijess' biological father is a blue rider and a healer who also has a mate who is a male green rider. Yijess and his half-brother and half-sister lived with his mother and the man he regards as his step-father. His biological father made sure that he was in Yijess life having the boy over from time to time every week so Yijess has always been around dragons. Yijess interest in healer arts came naturally from knowing his father and having to visit a healer so often from childhood on since accidents seemed to find him no matter how careful he would be.
Information about Y'jess's pets
Pet Name: Stitch
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: The wild firelizard egg was given to Yjess as a gift 4 turns ago by his biological father at Ista Weyr as a birthday present. Stitch is a navy blue firelizard with lighter swirls of royal blue mixed in over his whole body. He couldn_t have been a better color since he almost matches Pomenth in color. His muzzle is just a little lighter navy blue in color. His name comes from one of the things his pet Y'jess does quite well as a healer. Y'jess has also received quite a few stitches on wounds in his life. The name just seemed natural. It got a laugh from the family when the flit finally hatched. Strangely little blue Stitch has not seemed to be plagued with accidents like his pet and his blue cousin.
Personality: Stitch is basically just your typical firelizard who will obey a few commands, bring items to Y'jess when asked to, make deliveries... usually. Stitch adores shinies and Y'jess has to keep what jewelry, or anything that shines for that matter including his belt knife, in drawers or Stitch takes it. Where Y'jess and/or Pomenth are blue Stitch will usually be as well, too, except for the times when Stitch has other agendas like the fingerfish in the lake or the green and gold flits that rise.
Information about Y'jess's dragon
Dragon Name: Pomenth
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: Pomenth is a little larger than the average blue. This is not in his bulk so much, but in his length. He seems streamlined. His color is navy blue with a lighter navy blue swirled in that gives the impression of shadows on him. For dragon and flit of one person to match is a little odd and one would not exactly notice Stitch sitting on Pomenth at first glance. Pomenth
Personality: Pomenth is a big sweetheart of a dragon. He adores his rider and tolerates Stitch though he doesn't mind the company of the blue flit at all. Pomenth likes to gently tease his rider just a little like what you might find between two friends even though one of them in this case is a dragon. Pomenth is fast, manueverable and gets the job done. He is a good thread fighter if it weren't for those little unburned tiny bits of thread that seem to
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: Abilities: Fast, manueverable, cautious, caring
Information about Y'jess's craft
Craft: Healer, Journeyman rank
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