Name Pronounced: Juh-DYE-uh
Appearance: J'diah is slimly built and of medium height with brown hair and green eyes. His nose has a slight bump where it was broken as a young man, and his mouth turns slightly down at the corners. Try as he might, he can never get a perfectly good shave and always has a bit of a shadow across the lower half of his face. He tries to make up for it by dressing smartly, even when relaxing, but he doesn't quite pull off the debonair look he hopes for. He has two thin Threadscore scars at his hairline which are barely visible, but the worst of the scarring that he has is across his shoulders and down his back. Both sides of his body are affected and to look at the scarring you can see it didn't all happen in one incident.
Personality: J'diah is not the most forceful of bronzeriders, he lacks a little in self-confidence - especially with the opposite sex. It took him some turns to accept that Jeroth saw something in him that he himself couldn't see. He doesn't get bouts of depression as such, but suffers from times of heavy introspection and tends to prefer to avoid company during these times. After the more recent Threadfall accident J'diah has become a bit more cynical in his outlook on life and a hint of bitterness colours his thoughts. He manages to carry out his duty well enough, but there's a wistful strand of homesickness that wishes he had "made it" back at Igen instead of choosing to come to Arolos and finding himself no better off.
History: J'diah comes from a family of riders, all at Igen Weyr. He was named Jerediahmin by his parents M'nver (brownrider) and Diahnah (greenrider) and has four siblings, two of whom are also riders.
Information about J'diah's pets
Pet Name: Bother
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Bother is not able to fly long distances due to the circumstances regarding his hatching. He was found by J'diah as a tunnelsnake tried to eat into his egg and therefore hatched a few days premature. His left wing is of tattered appearance and can't sustain him in flight for long. His colouring though is a perfect blend of summer sky and sea, darker below his belly and on the undersides of his wings and lighter above.
Personality: Bother is, as his name suggests, a bit of a nuisance. It's not his fault, but he's clumsy and frequently misjudges landings so objects in the way get knocked and broken, or he falls off things because his balance isn't perfect. He's always sorry, and that makes it even worse because he can't help it.
Information about J'diah's dragon
Dragon Name: Jeroth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Skystrikers
Appearance: Jeroth's a thickly-set dragon, giving the impression of a solid bulk, but is in fact quite small for a bronze. His wings, once broad and strong, are now a mass of scars and thinner patches. His scarring, almost equally bad on both sides, has leeched some of the greeny-bronze shade from his hide so he has a more dappled look. The scarring extends to his belly on the left side, but his neck and tail only have minor scars which you wouldn't notice at first glance.
Personality: Jeroth is a long-suffering patient intelligent bronze with plenty of common sense. He has a good memory and suffered from the same feelings of disappointment as his rider over the missed opportunity at Igen. Overall though, he seems to be coping better and has a more forward-looking attitude than his rider. He doesn't tend to chase very often as, with his stamina still somewhat uncertain, he would rather concentrate on their duty and conserve his strength for that. He's quite over-protective of J'diah a lot of the time but in most ways this proves to be beneficial.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Jeroth is still regaining his stamina after his most recent Threadfall injury, and also has some difficulty manoeuvring in tight turns. He's therefore more likely right now to pick up incidental scores and burns. He is, however, very accurate with his flaming and can hold a good burst with less firestone than average.
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