Character type: Healer
Appearance: Namu is 5'10 and weighs 195. He has blond hair, which is almost white and blue eyes. His hair always looks windblown. He is a casual dresser and likes to wear shorts. He has a feminine looking face that gets him teased a lot. He walks with a slight limp that he got from being pushed down a flight of steps by some older boys at Forest Edge Hold when he was younger. He is slightly muscular and lightly tanned. When he was younger, he was very scrawny looking but that changed as he grew up, except for his face. He wears a jeweled beltknife, given to him by his parents when he went to the healer hall to train as a healer.
Personality: Namu is rather shy but this is due to the fact that from a young age, he was constantly teased and tormented by other lads of the hold. He thought that when he went to the healer hall that it would change but it seemed that the teasing and taunting followed him there as well. But he dealt with this at the healer hall and wasn't going to let it dissuade him from being a healer. He doesn't make friends easily, as he doesn't trust anyone because he fears that he will be teased and taunted again. For turns, he has been picked on and now he believes that he can't trust anyone to not pick on him. So, he has become somewhat of a loner. His only true friend is his brown firelizard, Java. Namu has tolerated the older lads of the Hold teasing him with their taunts of girlie face, sissy and other names just because his face looks more like a girl's face than a boy's face.
History: Namu was born the youngest son of 5 sons. He has 2 older brothers that are dragonriders, S'klo-28 who is a bronzerider and T'vol-25 who is a brownrider. His other 2 brothers, Nakis-26 is a harper and Kesvo-22 who is a dolphineer. Namu found a love for healing when his brother Kesvo fell and broke his left arm. Namu had been with him and Namu managed to make a splint for his brother's arm and made a sling out of his tunic. Then he helped his brother to the healer. Once he returned to Forest Edge Hold to learn from the hold healer, Namu had hoped that the teasing was finally over but it just got worse. So, he hopes to escape from the bullies and he hopes that a searchrider will come from Arolos and find him on search. When he is not learning from the hold healer, he spends most of his free time outside the hold. Namu spends most of his time with his brown firelizard, Java wandering around close to the Hold. But since he has been constantly picked on for turns, he doesn't go near any of the other lads of the hold and he avoids going swimming, even though he is a good swimmer.
Information about Namu's pets
Pet Name: Java
Pet Type: brown firelizard
Appearance: Java is a dark colored brown, like the color of klah or chocolate. He has different shades of brown on his wings. He is average size for a brown.
Personality: Java is very protective of Namu and is with him constantly. Namu got an egg from his brother Kesvo when Namu had helped him when Kesvo broke his arm. Namu thought it would hatch a blue and was greatly surprised when Java hatched to be a brown. Java got his name because of his coloring.
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