Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: D'pan is relatively compact as dragonriders go, looking a little short amongsts his fellows at 5ft 9". His appearance however, exudes sexual attraction and he deliberately cultivates that. He has natural sandy blonde hair with a tendency to curl, but he frequently wears it tied back in a short ponytail. He has brown eyes, that are dark and definitely inviting people to come hither and rather large lips that break up the symmetry of his feature a little. His build is muscular and lean and he has the faint marks of scars that come with hardliving as a dragonrider.
Personality: D'pan has at once a seemingly simple personality whilst at the same time being complex. On the surface he appears to be the archetypal greenrider, and he revels in his weyrwide reputation. D'pan will try anyone or anything once, possibly twice if he was drunk the first time and then many times if he liked it! He has no qualms about giving anyone an enjoyable time.
History: D'pan Impressed Haith at Telgar Weyr when he was 16, and throughout weyrlinghood and beyond was besotted with a bluerider called B'ran. There then followed nearly 9 years of bliss for him as B'ran became his weyrmate and he felt his life was complete. When he was just coming up to 25, B'ran was killed in a tragic accident, for which D'pan blamed himself though rationally he knew it wasn't his fault. He began a downward spiral of seeking love through sex, but also deliberately putting himself in the way of abusive lovers and relationships as a way of trying to fulfill a need for punishment. In the end, one of his friends, a brown rider put himself in danger to "rescue" him from himself and the worst relationsip that was heading towards total self-destruction. He began to rethink what was happening and after seven years of tormenting himself made a fresh start at Arolos, still generous with his body, but at least not trying to punish himself anymore. It was here that he fell in love again with K'ligh, a bluerider 14 years younger than himself, something that he believed to be impossible. K'ligh has settled him down a great deal, but perhaps his most notable moment at Arolos was saving the Senior Queen by betweening to take a crossbow bolt in his leg, from the infamous weyrstalker, who was subsequently killed.
Information about D'pan's dragon
Dragon Name: Haith
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: Haith is a rather pretty medium sized green , with an elegant almost feline power to her curves and lines. Her colour is usually a light pure leaf green, bright and clear and she is very proud of the way she gleams in the sun
Personality: Haith is a bit of a sensualist, which suits her rider fine, as he shares the same trait. She relishes different sensations; flying, swimming, sunning, being oiled and massaged. Haith can be persuaded to try or do anything for a new experience.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Haith can be remarkably focused for a green, and has the usual agility and speed. However, flirt with her and her concentration is nigh on immediately broken. This could be a problem in flying Thread if someone complimented her at the wrong time. Whether it should be considered an ability or not, Haith rises on a rather short cycle but as such does not tend to get as irritable or proddy
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