Character type: Harper
Appearance: Ronal is 5'9" tall, with dark-brown hair and brown eyes. He is tanned from an outdoor life. Formerly leggy, he has filled out since he was assigned to the Woodcrafters Hall. He generally has a happy-go-lucky expression, except when working on a new instrument, a serious undertaking.
Personality: Ronal enjoyed being at the Harper Hall. The food was good and plentiful, his cot was comfortable, and he got to make music. What more could he ask for? When it came to daily chores, he tended to skive off if he could. For a while he had quite the reputation as a prankster, egged on by his younger brother Jerro. But once he started specializing in instrument-making under Master Jeffern, he put away childish things.
History: Ronal's parents are cot-holders who came from a fruit-growing hold on Ista eight turns ago to try their luck at Reddan Hold after their trees were blighted by a fungal disease. On arriving at Arolos harbour they saw notices asking for Harper Hall apprentices and decided to leave their two youngest, Jerro and Ronal, at the Hall.
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