Name Pronounced: Nat ahn yel
Appearance: Natanyel is not a terribly impressive specimen of youth and beauty. He's of medium height for his age, with mousy brown hair, a thin face and a somewhat weak chin. Large hazel eyes do give him a somewhat waif-like appearance, and unfortunately he was cursed with fair skin that will burn easily under the Southern sun. He'ss fairly scrawny, a child unused to eating regular and consistent meals until fairly recently.
Personality: Natanyel's major passion in life is music. though largely not formally trained, he plays the violin surprisingly well. Outside of that, he's an earnest young man, always willing to please others. He is not always terribly honest, a fact that has gotten him into trouble on more than one occasion. He's very conscious of his status as someone the Weyr is basically putting up with, especially because now, stuck 2000 turns away from his own home and time, it's not like he can go back. Perhaps in time, given the right set of friends, he'll find a niche.
History: Natanyel was born in the Second Pass. His father was a trader, something of a rogue and scoundrel, but he loved Nat fiercely. the man was also a violinist, playing the fiddle for holds and halls that would have him, and usually getting drunk off the money he was paid for his efforts. Eventually, the man's drinking and carousing caught up with him, and he was killed when Nat was twelve. With no place else to go, Nat stuck with a Trader caravan which stopped at Sef Weyr. The Weyr seemed like as good a place as any, so he remained, though he never got further in life than being a drudge that wasn't considered to amount to much, since he didn't have the genetics required for Sef's great Dragonriding experiment.
Natanyel is a candidate. His colour preference is Bronze, Brown, Blue
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