Character type: Holder
Appearance: You can't be a cotholder - especially not in the swamps - and sit around all day. Segkal is a gruff man, broad-shouldered and strong. Shaggy brown hair and an untidy beard give him a rather fearsome look - and it's not something he discourages. As far as he's concerned people scared of him will be less likely to try and cheat him and more likely to do as he says.
Personality: Only determination, stubborness, hard work and a certain ruthless streak have allowed Segkal to survive and prosper out here in the swamps. He'll use anyone to get ahead, up to and including his own son. It hasn't only been cleverness and smart dealing that helped him to get ahead but the occasional under the counter deal - and he's not ashamed of that. As far as he's concerned it's every man for himself.
History: As Segkal is fond of telling his son, he was the younger son of a Northern cotholder and thus had nothing to inherit. So, determined to be a cotholder *somewhere*, he packed up his things and headed South. He headed for the swampy region where land could easily be claimed, despite being warned it was no good to build there. There he proceeded to build his cothold.
Information about Segkal's pets
Pet Name: Rusty
Pet Type: Canine
Appearance: Rusty is a formerly-brownish canine about 19 years old, now turning grey with age. He looks a bit like a bloodhound and has a good nose and, when younger, used to help retrieve the wherries Segkal shot.
Personality: Devoted to his master, Rusty is probably the only creature on Pern Segkal trusts. However, with his advancing age he's no longer much good for a hunting companion, and Segkal is looking for a replacement.
Information about Segkal's hold
Hold Name: Noxan Hold
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