Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: I'pake is the type of man who looks like he really should be someone's grandfather. Despite the exercise dragonriding provides, he's somehow managed to gain a little weight around his stomach, and his cheeks and nose always tend to be rather red. The colouring combines with his almost-permanant smile to make him look rather jolly (though friends have been known to suggest that it's the effect of a little too much alcohol). He does keep himself tidy though, as is proper for a dragonrider. His clothes are neat (except for those times when they really *can't* be, such as straight after washing Paqueth) and he keeps his dark hair cropped very close to his head. He prefers it this way anyway - though he may *say* it's for neatness it also convieniently covers the fact he's going bald, thus soothing his pride.
Personality: "Never a lender or borrower be" they say, and that espiecially applies when discussing I'pake. He much prefers borrowing to purchasing things any other way - you end up with far more in the end that way. Be it Marks, a cup of sugar, or a wineskin, friends and green and blue wingmates will often find him at the door, smiling beguilingly and asking if he could just borrow... something. Just until he has a little more money, or time to go down to Stores. You wouldn't say no to a *friend* would you?
History: I'pake was fathered in flightlust - though neither he nor his mother ever knew *which* rider. She was young at the time, there had been a few occasions where riders had used her in flightlust, and as she'd known the names ofnone of them it could have been anybody.
Information about I'pake's dragon
Dragon Name: Paqueth
Wing (Weyrling Group):
Appearance: Paqueth is a vivid light blue in colour - a shade in fact that someone from Earth might well describe as an electric blue. I'pake has been known to comment fondly that his dragon almost glows in the dark, and with colour that bright it really does seem as if he should.
Personality: Paqueth is a flit, but he's a lazy one. If there are too many vying for a certain greens attention, or too many other dragons competing in a flight... he'll laugh and find another green. There's plenty of them out of there after all, and he sees very little difference in most of them. If one is too hard to get to it is far easier to look elsewhere than struggle to be noticed.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
Abilites and weaknesses:
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