Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Ro’nan stands at about six-foot-one to six-foot-two with a very masculine look. Turns as a smithcrafter and then as a dragonrider have given him a broad, muscular body. If he’d stayed as a smithcrafter he probably would have bordered on too muscular, but being a dragonrider has tapered him into a leaner, muscular body. His shoulders and chest are still broad, but they taper to a narrow waist, to long, muscled legs. He has an angular face, with a straight nose, and full lips. His grey-blue eyes always seem to be happy or amused, and his brown hair is close cropped, very short on the sides with a little longer on top. His skin seems tanned, all over, thought it’s hard to tell if that’s his natural color or if he likes to sun bathe au natural. On left side, starting at his hip bone and trailing down his thigh to his knee are some nasty threadscores that in some places look like they could have gone to the bone. When he’s pushed his limits physically he can develop a limp on that side.
Personality: Ro’nan is a fairly laid back individual, not really a leader unless he has to be, and more of a follower with helpful adduce. He get’s a long with just about everyone, or that’s what it seems, but he’s of the mind to keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. He’s loyal and protective of his friends, and more then willing to lend a helping hand if one of them is in trouble or is ill or injured. He’s also very devout to his family, they means a great deal to him, especially his children. They come right after his duties as a dragonrider and to his dragon. It’s hard to be a full time rider and a single parent, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. He knows he could just leave his son to the care for he crèche, but his parents had never done that to him or any of his other siblings so he doesn’t intend to do that his own child. Ro’nan does have a temper, though it tends to simmer just beneath the surface and never quite explodes; he’s not really the violent type unless some close to him is threatened.
History: Roenan, now Ro’nan, was born at Ista Weyr to a greenrider and a bluerider. He is the youngest out of nine siblings and all are girls except the oldest and the middle child and Ro’nan are boys. Like most Weyr brats he and his siblings were raised a good deal in the crèche but his parents made sure they were involved in their children’s lives. His father has been in the smith craft before Impressing to his blue, so when Ro’nan was of age he also went into the smith craft, taking a liking to creating jewelry along with knives. When he was eighteen he was searched to be a candidate. Five of his siblings had also been searched but only three of them had Impressed, but his parents were proud of all of them and they were all successful in some way. Ro’nan stood for a long time, clutch after clutch, and was beginning to think he was going to be the third sibling to not Impress as a candidate. Then on his 22nd birthday there was yet another clutch where Ro’nan finally Impressed to his brown Jardninth. Weyrling hood when by fairly normally and then right into a wing. It was probably the fourth or fifth threadfall he flew that he and his brown were scored, Ro’nan taking the brunt of the damage. The threadscores was so deep in his leg there was fear he might use the leg, but Ro’nan refused to think that and fought to recover. While recovering he met a lovely healer and over time she became his mate. She bore him two sons and that’s when real tragedy struck, the plague hit. His mate and his oldest son contracted the illness. Before the cure could reach them, his mate passed on followed by his son, leaving Ro’nan devastated and carrying for his youngest son, Rainier, who is barely two Turns. In an attempt to escape the heartache Ista held for him, Ro’nan transferred to Arolos with his son, looking to start a new life.
Information about Ro'nan's dragon
Dragon Name: Jardninth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: A big pot of klah looks like it was poured over this dragon. Jardninth's hide is a mix of deep swirls of brown with more frothy looking light tones. He has an almost slick looking hide that makes him look wet like the liquid really was poured over him. His body is decently proportional. He'll be a strong dragon but in no way oversized. Average isn't such a bad thing for him. Jardninth will make up for his size with looks and personality.
Personality: Jardninth is very similar in personality to his rider. he's very laid back, easy going, likes to be around people as much as dragons. He'll talk to just about anyone too, and he loves children, likes to play with them. But he's a very hard worker, when it's time for drills his mind is completely focused. Outside of drills, he's not adverse to playing tricks and pranks on his riders and other unsuspecting dragons and people.
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: He's strong, though his size, even average will make him slower then a green or blue, but he has great stamina.
All references to worlds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey's fiction are copyright© Anne McCaffrey 1967,2005, all rights reserved, and used by permission of the author.
The Dragonriders of Pern® is registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, by Anne McCaffrey, used here with permission. Use or reproduction without a license is strictly prohibited.