Name Pronounced: Cam-foh
Appearance: He's growing older, but still in his prime. His hair is a sandy brown color that doesn't seem to match his steel gray eyes. Despite their color, the eyes are warm and welcoming. Most don't have to look up to him since he's only 5'7", a fact that makes it funny when he mounts his runner.
Personality: Starting with the basics, his early life in a seahold made him a pretty gentle man. This, compounded with a natural joy of living things and their complications, proves to make him an understanding teacher. Like most healers, Campho is very inquisitive. He likes to explore things. He's even been known to wander off with a few of his journeymen in the afternoons to search for new patches of needlethorn or other plants, muttering things about the animals seen on the way.
History: Campho was born at Atoll Hold which influenced him into a liking for the sea and water at an early age. He still believes in its healing qualities. He grew up watching people making their living from simple labor and really didn't realize what he was to do until he spoke with the harper in charge of his lessons and learned that he could apprentice anywhere he chose if they accepted him.
Information about Campho's pets
Pet Name: Femur
Pet Type: Callamere White runner
Appearance: Femur is named not only because of his Master's occupation, but because of his appearance. He has a white coat like almost all of his breed as well as dark eyes. His coat is smooth, although there are stray hairs near his hooves that curl out. His main and tail are a dark black, providing a startling contrast to his coat. Femur is fairly young and stands at 17 hands, a rather substantial horse indeed.
Personality: He's generally untemperamental, with a marked interest in travel and an affection for his owner. He doesn't mind the long trips he's required to make when a Hold or Hall requests his Master's presence or if there's a Gather. Of course, he can be depended on if there's an emergency as well. He's been stabled in many different beastholds as well so does pretty well with other animals of different persuasions whether they be wher, runner, or herdbeast.
Second Pet Name: Fractious
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Fractious is a blue firelizard. He's full grown and has a hide of cobalt. There are tiny flecks of periwinkle in his tail, though. The most distinct characteristic he bears, though, is his second neck ridge is torn half off. This is on account of him accidentally angering a wherry when he couldn't go between fast enough.
Personality: He's a very curious flit, almost to the point of seeming absent minded. He starts playing with one thing then heads to another. This is especially true if he's helping his Master. Sometimes Campho has to tell him twice to retrieve something just because he'll come back with something else he thought was better. When he is interested in something, though, he'll practically terrorize it. This includes people, runner beasts, trundle bugs, and anything else that moves.
Information about Campho's craft
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