Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Howell has straw straight, raven black hair, that is long enough to fall over his ears. He has light gray eyes that deepen in color when he is feeling a particularly strong emotion. His face, and form, are thin since they've yet to catch up to his size. His smile is sweet, and often tentative since it is used so rarely. Although he's a handsome boy, his face is all too often solemn he that he seems unapproachable.
Personality: Howell seems to be a solemn boy. It takes more than a few cups of Benden wine before he becomes silly. But he has a wicked sense of humor. Although he is polite and kind to strangers he has never sought out the company of others. He is adept at keeping himself entertained. But with those he becomes close with he is a loyal friend. He is an excellent listener, preferring to help others with problems rather than to speak or talk about his own.
History: Howell was the fourth, and final, child of Haig, a woodcrafter, and Eda of Lemos Hold. His older brothers were grown and gone during most of Howell's childhood, but his older sister Haru was only four turns his senior. During his early life Howell was rarely away from Haru, and they would play for hours together. Their oldest children starting their own families, Haig and Eda devoted themselves to their youngest children. They were warm and loving parents, and Haig quickly discovered Howell's skills in woodcrafting.
Information about H'well's pets
Pet Name: Cricket
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: A tiny kitten, most likely the runt of the litter, Cricket has more hair than she, or her master, knows what to do with. A light tawny color shrouds her back and head in uneven stripes. Cricket has a a throughly decadent white belly begging for strokes. Her ears are straight and hairy, and her eyes are a dark brown. She will be a handsome female in the future, but for now she is something of an indiscriminate fluff ball.
Personality: Cricket has yet to develop the personality of a spoiled female cat. Still an adventurous kitten she is constantly sticking her paws into things she shouldn't, and she still believes her master's toes beneath a blanket are a monster ready to pounce. She is friendly and an attention seeker. She promises to be a jealous female when it comes to her Howell.
Second Pet Name: Fir
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: (Twin Folly Egg) A rainbow of colors swirl together on this egg and their threads meander about, an eyesore from the amount of contrast. No one color stands out except for twin golden strands that zigzag wildly across the shell with no warning about where they'll head next.
Personality: This blue fancies himself a know-it-all. If there's a question, he'll be there and it doesn't matter that his answers are as simple as can be expected from a blue firelizard, they make sense to him. Or, should they not understand what he means, then that's no fault of his. They must be lacking something! He sees no faults in himself. He's the perfect, helpful blue. He faces adversity with bravery and won't back down from any challenge thrown his direction, so he must be perfect right? Though being of a prideful and arrogant nature he doesn't even seem aware of how his actions maybe taken by others.
Information about H'well's dragon
Dragon Name: Dath
Wing (Weyrling Group): Skystrikers
Appearance: Blue Logic Egg:
Personality: Everything is about logic and precision when it comes to Dath. He likes things to be in it's place, and he really likes things to make sense. When he sets his mind to a task he is not going to be budged from it easily. Although this will make him a good thread fighter, it can get frustrating for his rider if he's trying to get a stubborn white (brown) dragon to have a bath!
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses:
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