Name Pronounced: Mad-ock
Appearance: Maddock is a tall and stately man. He wears his salt and pepper hair cut short and his white beard neat. He carries himself with great dignity. Maddock perpetually looks solemn, but when he smiles, usually at his daughters, it lights up his face.
Personality: Maddock is typically calm and reserved. He enjoys books and fine wines, but truly feels the weight of his responsibilities. He has a lot of patience and always keeps his head in a crisis. His biggest weakness is his three little girls. Though he was always a somewhat distant father, he truly loves them from the depths of his heart and would sacrifice anything for them. Because of that, he can be rather, harsh, in his dealings with young men who might potentially want to be with them romantically. As a healer at the weyr he might be... not exactly as gentle as possible, with male riders especially. He might yank a little harder than necessary to pop a dislocated shoulder into place, or wrap a wound just a tiny bit too tight. Nothing unprofessional, he just won't TRY to make things easier on them.
History: Like his oldest daughter Kalla, Maddock knew he wanted to be a healer at a very young age. He met the girls' mother when he was an apprentice, but they did not have children till later in life. He was 42 when his youngest, Mendl, was born. Because of his responsibilities, he was almost always distant from the three girls, but he ensured that they had everything they wanted. He might not have been the most affectionate of fathers, but after the earthquake and other disasters, he realized that he was getting old and that he had not spent as much time with them as he could have. When he made the decision to ask if he could go to Arolos in the Great Healer Shift, his wife threw a fit, afraid that it would damage their reputation. Maddock took a demotion from Master Healer to Senior Journeyman and has left her behind in order to hopefully get the chance to show his girls he is changing.
Information about Maddock's pets
Pet Name: Cogan
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Cogan is a very large brown with sleek caramel colored hide. He is not long, but he is broad, almost round. He almost resembles a piece of hard candy.
Personality: Cogan is a somewhat moody flit. Most of the time, he is a happy flit, but on occasion he descends into irrational grumpiness where he doesn't want to move. These usually pass once he has been feed.
Information about Maddock's craft
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