Name Pronounced: FUR-lye
Appearance: Ferlai has long light brown hair which curls at the bottom with slight waves throughout. His chocolate brown eyes are generally alight with music and laughter but can quickly turn serious as needed. He stands at 5’10” and is very thin for his height. Ferlai’s muscles are hard but stringy, giving him the appearance of a too-tall Turnager. As he walks, his step will have a bounce in it as his hair falls into his face. Ferlai is usually seen without an instrument, but sometimes carries one for teaching purposes.
Personality: Ferlai is a fun man with a boy’s sense of humor. He enjoys light jokes right along with his wher and, like her, was a troublemaker in his youth. When he became an apprentice Harper and put a cold piece of coal on his instructor’s chair. This left a black mark on the man’s trousers, resulting in Ferlai being a semi-permanent implement in the copying room for the next three weeks. After that, he learned to keep his pranks under control, but he still plays them from time to time. Ferlai is a strong-spirited man with firm views on society’s structure. Like a dragon who knows his color, Ferlai believes that each person has their own place in society.
History: Ferlai was born in Benden Weyr to two weyrfolk in the lower caverns. From the start, he was a musical child, using any available surface as a drum and belting out tunes that really had no meaning. As he grew, he added words to the tunes that related to anything around him and would sing for hours at a time. Despite growing up in the weyr, Ferlai never showed any particular interest in being a dragonrider. He enjoyed watching the Hatchings and cheered when his friends Impressed, but never stood himself. His spare time was devoted to music and chores. When he learned to write, Ferlai started putting the words to his nonsense songs down on any surface he came to. Thus most of his time was spent washing walls that were covered in scribbled words.
Information about Ferlai's pets
Pet Name: Ferlaisk
Pet Type: Green Wher
Appearance: Ferlaisk has that natural look about her that says she’s just done something naughty. And she’s not sorry for it at all. Ferlaisk looks the part of the wher who just ate a flit and chased it down with a fat wherry. Her eyeridges shape her eyes to somehow look conniving and innocent at any moment, depending on the angle of her head. Her hide is a light green dappled with darker spots to help her blend into the shadows, allowing for a stealthier approach. Ferlaisk’s body is thinner than normal to allow her to squeeze into smaller places.
Personality: Ferlaisk was a troublemaker in her past, but Ferlai quickly had her trained out of it. Ferlaisk loves to play games, especially when it involves fetching things or hiding them. She’s adept at hiding things so that only she can find them, or so she thinks. Her favorite hiding spot always winds up being Ferlai’s bed.
Information about Ferlai's craft
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