Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Perhaps P'riat had been handsome, once. If he ever was, it was a long time ago. Oh, he's healthy enough -- wiry and stronger than he looks -- and he has all of his black hair. He keeps that at a manageable length, brushed back from his face, but it gets a little unruly. And he'd honestly probably be doing people a favor if he combed it over his face. He looks at least half again his age, and his face looks ravaged from acne in his youth. That was before the thread-scorching he received during the first Fall of the pass, that burned the right side of his face and warped the muscles. His right eye sags a little, and the eyelid is heavy over his watery blue eye, but it doesn't effect his vision that he's ever admitted to. He was lucky that his helmet and flight goggles took the worst of the thread, or he wouldn't have a right eye to speak of.
Personality: It all depends on the level of trust that P'riat has with you, and even then, you're probably never going to know the real him. It's been so long that he doesn't know the real him anymore. There's no fixing that kind of deficiency, but P'riat's not a dead fish. He's merely conflicted, and he likes order in his life. To most people, he's polite, courteous, respectful. You treat him well, and he'll treat you well. Simper and try to get on his good side, and he'll hold you to it, grind you down into the dirt like the lesser person that you are. Loyalty is rewarded, if it's honest and true, but two facedness gets the person just what they expect and fear from P'riat. And for those few who can work their way into his life enough for him to trust them, P'riat can serve as a pillar of strength and dependability in their lives, rewarding devotion with the same given back twice fold. All he wants is honesty in people.
History: P'riat's past is a relatively quiet one. He was raised in High Reaches Weyr, the by product of a flight. He saw his father often enough to aspire to be a rider some day, and make his family proud, but his mother was the one who had the most hand in his upbringing. She was very controlling, factoring into his life much more than she should have, and perhaps that left a mark on him, or perhaps his trust issues stem from any number of bad relationships that most people experience when they're young.
Information about P'riat's dragon
Dragon Name: Iberith
Wing (Weyrling Group): Wind-dance Fury
Appearance: There are brassy bronzes and rich bronze colors and aged, dirty greenish bronze casts. Any metal smith knows that, knows the variations of the color, but where by Faranth a murky dull shade of Bronze like Iberith could come from, no-one knows. Most smiths would mutter about tempering heats too low, and that might be what explained Iberith. Maybe he wasn't kept warm enough on the hatching sands, but there's a gleam to his hide, over the murky bronze, that makes it impossible for anyone to doubt his color. Where thread has marred his hide, five times in his over 13 years of flying it, a lighter, cleaner shade of Bronze marks the well-kept hide. The most noticeable of those is the scarring on his back leg, and another along the trailing edge of his left wing.
Personality: If Iberith had been going to be anything other than a Bronze when the egg as laid, sheer force of will made him Bronze. He is arrogant, but in a paternalistic way that leads him towards attempting to mentor younger dragons because they *need* to know what's best for them. If P'riat were more personable, he would have made a remarkable dragon for training weyrling's dragonets. As it is, his natural curiosity still leads him into mentoring roles.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: His right back leg is weak from the thread score that almost bit down to the bone, and his size is unremarkable for a bronze, lending him neither speed or agility. What Iberith does have on his side is intelligence, and enough of a sense of forethought to keep track of more than just the thread immediately in front of him during a fall.
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