Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: L'rant is a tall boy, like his father and his brothers, standing between 6'4 and 6'6 depending on what he's wearing for boots. He's not really bulky though for all his size. He's muscular as befit a rider, but the musculature is similar to that of a runner or more likely a swimmer. He's fit and trim with a narrow waist that leads to long legs. His skin is pale, befitting of someone who grew up in the north and didn't see all that much sun, and it's pale enough that it would most likely burn then ever tan. His hair is black, not dark brown, but raven's wing black and it falls straight past his shoulders to almost the middle of his back. He usually keeps it pulled back in a tight braid that give the illusion that's it's close cropped. During the colder weather in the north his long hair wasn't much of a problem, but now that he'd in the south the long hair might have to go. His face is slender, though well formed and very masculine appearing, even with high prominant cheek bones. There's a slight bend to his nose where it's been broken and not healed straight. He has full, lush lips, and dark eyelashes that any woman would envy surounding grey-blue eyes. Beneath his clothes he hides a thread score that starts near his left shoulder and runs diagonally down his back and looks rather recent.
Personality: L'rant tends to be a quiet individual. Very mellow. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot that can get him riled up. There doesn't even seem to be a hint of the temper he'd had as an adult and that's mostly likely because he can be who he really is now. He moves with a fluid ease, seems confident and comfortable with himself. He's not like a lot of greenrider's that will flirt with just about anything walking on two feet, he's not a fur hopper, but if he sees a person of intereste to him he'll persue it but if anything develops he tends to keep the other individual at arms length, clearly fearing any reall strong or close bond. Being hurt badly enough in the past he's just not ready yet to try that kind of relationship again, his heart woulnd't be able to take it, for no matter how masculine L'rant appears he's a strong romantic at heart. He'll have plenty of friends though, and will be very loyal and protective of them. He's also a very hard worker and takes being a rider a little too seriously sometimes. His sexual preference is a touchy subject for him, he's glad he doesn't have to hide it anymore but he's not quiet comfortable yet being openly flirtacious or physcial with a male outside of the furs or outside of a flight, but he's managed to be able to control his reactions now to advances on him.
History: L'rant was born Laurent in a Hold in the North, near High Reaches. He was the youngest son to a family with five boys. When he turned 12 he apprenticed in the minecraft having been fascinated with jewelry and wanted to learn how to make it. His life was rather uneventful till he hit puberty and he started noticing things that he was sure were different, and knew most people felt was wrong. Sure, he liked girls, was attracted to them, but he was also attracted the guys as well, equally if not more so. He was horrified by the realization because his father and siblings seemed very against that and they sneared about the riders of green dragons and there comments were crude and very hurtful. So L'rant kept his preferences to himself, burying it deep down inside him. Keeping himself in check and hiding who he really was caused L'rant to develope a rather angry, tempramental side. But his family put it off as growing pains. To try and steer clear of his family as much as possible and to hide his own misery he burried himself in his craft, working with jewels a creating intriciate pieces of jewelry. One day, which he never told his parents about, a blue dragon searched him out while he was working. L'rant quickly declined the offer, no matter how tempting it was to become a rider and truely be free of his family, the North was not all that tolerant to male loving males and L'rant did not want his secret outed if per chance a green dragon Impressed him. After that his self loathing grew until during a trip home he met a very lovely young woman and thus L'rant knew love for the first time. Shortly after walking the tables for his journeyman's knotts when he turned 23, L'rant asked his love to handfast him which she agreed. At about the same time she asked him to accompnay him to High Reaches Weyr to watch her younger sister stand for a clutch there. And then L'rant's life changes for all time. As they stood in the rows, watching the eggs hatch and the young pairs leave the sands, L'rant heard a soft, femine voice in his head, calling him insecently. He thought he was going crazy until his gaze meant the whirling eyes of a little green standing just at the base of the rows, keening to him. Her name was Sinnath and she was despertaly in need of him. At that moment his world as he knew it came crashing down, but in that moment it didn't matter because he had Sinnath. As he expected his father and brother's were horrified that he'd Impressed a green, no matter that he Impressed a dragon at all, but a green. They turned their backs on his, disgusted by it. But what hurt the most was his lady love turning her back on him. She'd promised the day Sinnath found him that she would wait, but 12 months into his weyrling hood she learned she'd given up on him and handfasted another. L'rant was devistated and hurt, though he'll never admit it out loud part of him was relieved that his secret was out of the bad though he never verbally voiced it. After he burried himself in his training and then into being a rider after that. Any Just recently though he suffered a bad threadscore to his back that had him laid up for sometime. Once he was able to get up and around he and the healers noticed the cold weather seemed to aggrivate the pain in his back making it hard to fly or do much of anything. So per request of the healers for medical reasons, L'rant was transferred to the south, and now finds himself standing on Arolos soil.
Information about L'rant's dragon
Dragon Name: Sinnath
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Sin is an average sized green, which is good considering his rider is rather big. But she'd slender which adds to her speed and her agility. Her hide is a sparkling jade color which seems to glint when the sun catches it just right. Along the top of her neck, right where her rider usually sits she has a thick bundle of threadscores, though they appear mostly healed now.
Personality: Sin is as bright as the sun when it comes to describing her personality. She is sociable and friendly, and just gets along with other dragons. Even when she's proddy and ready to rise she seems to always hold an element of sweetness in her. And like her rider she's really rather mellow and not high strung or high maintence, which pleases her rider a great deal.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Because of her slender form she's very quick and agile and has great stamina.
Information about L'rant's craft
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