Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Drustan is a tall, lanky young man who still looks like he is growing into his feet and hands which speak of him filling out his height. At the moment he is mostly just arms and legs with whipcord muscles that will need considerably more time working out on the obstacle course before he gains true definition. Despite his height and lankiness he is rather graceful for a boy of his age, perhaps from all those candlemarks trying to conquer the obstacle course.
Personality: The status quo at Fort Weyr has almost always worked in Drustan’s favor, making him very conservative and rather sure that if people are miserable it’s their own fault. Despite the disasters both ordinary and unordinary that Fort has experienced, things keep trucking along and Drustan has found a comfort in that. Maybe, just maybe, things could be better, but drastic change was dangerous… look at Arolos. If people went back to the fundamentals that made dragonriders great, everyone would benefit.
History: Drustan was born to a female gold candidate and an aging bronzerider. Although his father had been too old to keep chasing after grand notions like becoming Weyrleader or even Wingleader, he was never too old to enjoy equally ambitious females. Drustan’s father wasn’t a bad man as men go, and his mother was willing. His father was delighted when he was born, the first boy child he had managed. While his mother might not have wanted the inconvenience of not standing, she was proud her first born was healthy, happy, a male, and a frequent resident of the crèche all at the same time! But when she failed to impress the last gold dragonet, her love of Drustan’s father and weyr life evaporated and she went back to her hold to make a rather successful marriage.
Information about D'rust's dragon
Dragon Name: Bruweth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Thunder Flame
Appearance: In the Dark of the Night Egg (Valkath's clutch): The egg may look inconspicuous at first. Arolos has seen far more colorful and bold eggs on her sands, and yet there is something captivating about the egg. It demands recognition even as it seems to blend into the night. The shadowy darkness is a strange combination of disturbing and hopeful. The black combined with the pearly white only accentuates the contrasts. The egg might remind the more optimistic about finding strange and familiar shapes in the clouds on a lazy day while others will insist that nothing good could come from finding shapes in the night’s darkness. Will the smoke reveal a new hope for a Weyr that has seen so much devastation, or will it bring only more darkness?
Personality: Bruweth gives the first impression of a spoiled, pretentious bronze who doesn’t think about anyone but himself and his lifemate. Some might even think he’s a bit of a dimglow. He’ll demand regular oiling and more food than he even wants to eat. While he’ll be very charismatic and playful with strangers, it will be extremely difficult for Bruweth to bond with anyone except his lifemate till he’s older. He has no trouble talking with other dragons, but if conversation strays into a sensitive topic, Bruweth will shut down and not reveal anything. Even those greens he flirts with and catches in flight will find it hard to get to know him. And persistence isn’t always rewarded. He tends to hold a grudge against nosy dragons who try to learn his “secrets.”
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
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