Character type: Harper
Appearance: Selvo is 5'10" tall, and sturdily built. He has brown hair and greenish eyes. He always wore hand-me-downs till he went to the Hall, but dresses better since becoming a journeyman. Still he hangs onto a few of his raggedy old clothes because he's in training to be a spy, and they come in handy as disguises. And he's saving his marks in case that special girl (Jackana) agrees to marry him.
Personality: Selvo's a happy, well-adjusted fellow. He lived through the Famine, and figures that's the worst life has to offer him. He's used to working together with his parents and brothers for the common good, knowing he'll get his fair share of whatever there is. But until he went to the Harper Hall he'd never been away from home before (not counting harper lessons at the Callamere Beasthold), or mixed with people from different walks of life. Everything about the Harper Hall was unfamiliar, though the music was some consolation. And the sea-shore was a whole new world for him, strange and exciting.
History: Selvo's parents have a cot-hold near the Callamere Beasthold. They grow hay for the Beasthold, vegetables for themselves, and nut-trees for a cash crop. To earn extra marks, they help round up the Callamere runners for birthing, ear-marking or sale. More recently their two eldest boys have become beastholders, and the family occasionally catches and tames wild mustangs for their own use or for sale.
Information about Selvo's pets
Pet Name: Kindo
Pet Type: Flit
Appearance: Kindo is a brown flit from a wild clutch about 12 turns old. He's big for a brown, growing fast, and requires a lot of oiling to keep his hide from cracking.
Personality: Kindo is the biggest of the six Impressed from the clutch-hunt. He tends to boss the other hatchlings around, given half a chance. And nobody dares push Selvo around if Kindo's within call.
Second Pet Name: Dusty
Pet Type: Runner
Appearance: Dusty is a rather nondescript brown runnerbeast with a small white mark on his neck, usually hidden by his mane. He's sturdy and a good sprinter.
Personality: Dusty's a gelding, about twelve turns old, and still has a lot of energy. His undistinguished appearance is a plus for Selvo, who as a still somewhat inexperienced harper spy needs to remain unnoticed.
Information about Selvo's craft
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