Character type: Crafter
Appearance: Denzel is 5'11" and powerfully built. He has brownish-green eyes and short, fluffy reddish-brown hair. He wears a beard that he keeps neatly trimmed, to hide a scar on his chin. He has tattoos on both biceps, where they can be hidden on formal occasions: a brown dragon on the left, a blue dolphin on the right.
Personality: He's a cheerful type, whose life to date has been devoid of tragic events. He gets on well with apprentices but keeps them firmly under control. He won't stand for physical bullying. However, he's not always aware of the other kind of bullying, perhaps because he's never been subjected to it. He takes an intelligent interest in the way different marine species interact with and depend on one another. He spends hours of his free time examining the various creatures in tidal pools or kelp beds, and enjoys involving the apprentices in his research.
History: Born on the Arolos coast, Denzel grew up in a cot-hold west of Island View Hold. He has three younger sisters. His parents grew vegetables in their garden, caught fish from a small boat, and foraged along the coast for wild edibles, rare shells, and saleable flotsam. It wasn't a bad life in the days before Thread started falling, and Denzel had a happy childhood tagging along with his father.
Information about Denzel's pets
Pet Name: Chubby
Pet Type: Flit
Appearance: Chubby, a large brown flit, got his name because of how he looked after his first feeding. He's not fat now, but the name stuck.
Personality: Chubby is affectionate and very intelligent. He is being used to train the other Hall flits to watch for intruders and people lurking in the neighbourhood of the Hall.
Information about Denzel's craft
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