D'rick (Second Pass)
Name Pronounced: like trick with a d
Appearance: D'rick has always been a rugged and handsome man. His black hair and a smile in his hazel eyes could catch a female's eye. Add that young 6 foot tall muscled body and a female might melt in front of him, but aging changes all humans.
Personality: Dírick was the first Weyrleader of Sef Weyr, and even if Whelth is a little too old to be catching anyone now, heís proud of that. Heís still convinced of the value of the work they do at SEF; yes, there have been losses, but clutch sizes have increased since the beginning of the Pass and, to his eye, the Candidates have improved.
History: Derrick was born to two dragon riders, his dad rode a brown and his mom rode blue, during a time when no thread fell on Pern, but he grew up not doubting that thread would fall some day. Being the son of riders helped him to not doubt that thread would return during his lifetime.
Information about D'rick (Second Pass)'s pets
Pet Name: Stone
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: A brown with grey-brown highlights that remind a person of a brown mud-covered carved stone firelizard. A gift from Reneda from one of her more mild experiments in her search to create less stupid flits. He was from her second lab clutch and still monitored as #21. He's a muscular flit, well built seemingly perfectly average There is the little matter of those polydactyl forepaws and an extra flap in each wing. His wings work well, but it probably wouldn't have been good in a wild flit. Barely noticeable two extra digits and claw and the wing thing isn't all that noticeable, but are actually a little bit weird. Reneda had the vets check him and all was well and he seems to have no problem with them. She had warned D'rick that if more, uh, imperfections appeared, he might have
Personality: If Stone has any extra intelligence, he hides it well. He is D'rick's shadow and always is with or near the man or D'rick's bronze. He can get a good grip on a fish or something he wants with those extra claws. Stone seems to never chase females and D'rick wonders if that was a safety factor that Reneda added to those flits... just in case. He is a quiet flit mostly, but he will be there when he feels he should be. He can flame, but D'rick discourages it. Some images don't scare him at all. Makes you wonder what Geneticist Reneda did.
Information about D'rick (Second Pass)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Whelth
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: Whelthís medium bronze hide has a faint reddish tint or highlights that show best in sunlight. He was a big, handsome, smart, and strong bronze in his day and proved it in his accomplishments. His hide is marked with silver now and he has some scars. Aging has made him lazy, but he has is still muscular.
Personality: Old age has made Whelth lazy. Mostly his preference is to sleep through the day, except when something truly urgent demands his attention. You are as old as you think you are and when Whelth speaks to others, he can sound like an old southern gentlemen. Don't be fooled though because he is still sharp. At this age and after what he's seen and done, being retired feels kind of nice. As for chasing females, golds were a means to advancement so they get less to no attention from Whelth. The occasional older green, however, is still a possibility.
Weyr of Origin:
Abilites and weaknesses: Aging, but still strong
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