Name Pronounced: Cheh-zeen
Appearance: Chezine's a drab little thing. He stands at 5'3 and there's a distinctly underfed look about him. Grubby brown hair, grubby brown skin, grubby brown clothes - he's much of a muchness all over. He's not overly keen on baths which means he can occasionally have a bit of a whiff about him as well.
Personality: Is there pride in ignorance? There can be, if you wear it fiercely enough. Chezine holds stupidity to himself as though it's a protection. Stupid boys don't get ambitious. He doesn't *want* to be ambitious. Get too smart and you might end up on a dragon's back and then people expect things from you. He's quiet, and he holds his tongue, and that way no-one will ever wrench him from the cozy safe world of the lower caverns.
History: Unusually for Fort, Chezine was raised by his parents - a guard and a drudge. Neither had ever learnt to read, write or sum - and his father, at least, wore that proudly. Guards don't need to be too smart, he always said, smart interferes with obeying orders. And when Chezine came home, full of teaching songs from the Harpers, he was told to stop acting so smart, as if he were better than his parents.
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