Character type: Harper
Appearance: Preller is a little taller than average, standing at about 6 foot tall. He likes his food perhaps a little more than he should - something that has resulted in him becoming a slightly plump young man. He has thick, short blonde hair, and blue eyes, and every chance of burning horribly now he's in the south. When he smiles properly - not his usual smirk or frown - he can in fact be a fairly good-looking young man, it's just not something many people ever get to see.
Personality: Every class has to have it's bully, and Praller is that bully. The world of the Harpers can occasionally be a competitive one. Praller works hard as he can to get ahead as fast as he can - but unfortunetly for the boy he has precious little talent. He works as hard as he can with that which he *does* have, but increasingly resents apprentices who are younger than him yet seem to easily complete work he struggles with.
History: It might have been better for Praller if he'd never been a Harper. Both father and mother *were* Harpers however - his father a Master, and his mother a journeywoman. Nothing would suit them but that their son followed in their footsteps, and indeed after growing up in the Northern Harper Hall he could hardly imagine doing anything else.
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