Character type: SeaCrafter
Appearance: Astin is 5'11", having finally reached his full height. He has shoulder-length black hair and dark eyes. He's sturdy and tanned from an outdoor life. With 5 older brothers, most of his clothes have been hand-me-downs, and he was very happy to get new things from the store at Seacrafters' Hall when he grew out of them. Now he has to pay for his own clothes.
Personality: Astin is very practical. Though trained as a seacrafter, he can do most jobs around a beasthold that don't require adult strength. He's self-reliant from being sent out to guard the family's animals in the pastures. He can take loose wool from an ovine's back and spin it into a thread to sew a button back on, or improvise a snare to catch something for lunch --- in short, he's going to be a useful guy to have around. In the small cothold at Keroon, he was beginning to find the family togetherness a bit stifling. He's looking forward to starting a new career of his own as a seacrafter.
History: Astin's parents are Beastcrafters, and he was born and raised in a small runner-beast hold in Keroon. He has 5 older brothers, all beastholders, and he always expected to become one himself.
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