Name Pronounced: zhe-KAR-ue
Appearance: His booming voice makes people expect someone giant so he'd match those lungs and once spotting Jekaru where it came from they continue their search, certain his average height couldn't produce such volume. Somewhere during his trader career he realized appearance wasn't attracting enough customers since then his voice became his most prominent feature. Across each limb are muscles carving their shape into what's an even more average complexion but, despite their slight nature indicating he's not in some labor intensive craft, they're experiences with some amounts of work. Nothing else's obvious as his oval face hasn't either sharp, nor soft, features about it so there's a mere set of azure eyes shining outward with everything topped in the mousy brown hair. He keeps those strands slicked back behind his ears where they're not in the way.
Personality: A Trader succeeds when they're noticeable and Jekaru makes sure his voice doesn't disappear into the background. Where his money comes from, however, isn't possible outside a Gather. The preparations alone leave him scarce amounts of free-time but he'll not stop unless whatever needs doing next can't be done yet. First comes planning a maze used in their games, putting it together months beforehand then their youngest members test it, revealing whatever may need adjusting. Jekaru boards on greed, does the necessary work out of greed, and hoards those marks either for himself or his children. Any suggestion he spend it on something not practical meets against him digging his feet stubbornly over the idea nor listening to whatever reasons a person might give. Since the presents he gave his children are socks, food or such they've learned to not expect anything else, nor has that changed for those grandchildren they've started making.
History: Jekaru spent his childhood around the Trader work done amongst his family. There's no major Gather he remembers missing or, eventually, the fact his parents always seemed to be counting marks, so him becoming a Trader didn't surprise anyone. For 24 Turns he focused on his life alone until that Gather introduced him to the woman who'd eventually become his wife, then met her again during the following Gathers around there. The day she Turned 19 saw them married with their first child soon to follow.
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