Character type: Other
Appearance: Standing at about 5 feet and 7 inches, Mougrar is a burly young man dressed in aging rags that are tattered from years of use. He has tangly, oily black hair that seems to have never been washed (although he tries to get it under control when he's not busy). There are a few burn scars on his lower arms and hands- probably from little kitchen accidents.
Personality: Mougrar's main trait is that he is dedicated to what he does. Though it might not occur to him that it is something mundane like say.. cleaning dishes, or carrying painfully heavy stacks of trays from the cavern to the kitchens to be cleaned. Ok, so he's not as smart as let's say a harper... or most regular Weyrbrats.. however, he does seem to be trying to learn, and has more intelligence than a dimglow- thankfully. He tries to be helpful and outgoing, but can sometimes become a nuisance due to his stupidity.
History: Mougrar was born to two of workers from Pyran Hold - Moue, a young woman who worked mainly in the deepest glow caverns, supplying the Weyr with glows, and Ingrar, a middle-aged man who was a kitchen drudge. When Mougrar was born, his parents knew that he was probably destined to be a half-wit drudge, so they began teaching him how to work at a young age. At about 12, he did become a drudge at Arolos- by then, his father had died a premature death. Mougrar was never really able to learn things, so when he spoke, it was in muttered phrases that made no sense, and he seemed about as bright as a burnt-out glow. However, Moue felt sorry for the boy, and began to instill into Mougrar a quest for knowledge. The boy, whenever he could, tried to get another person to study with, and to this day, he isn't exactly a stereotyped halfwit drudge- but he isn't the brightest glow in the hatching cavern either.
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