Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Talrand has always been tall for his age. Now that he's topped out around 6'4", he's still tall enough, though thankfully he's grown into his body and no longer looks like a bean pole. He's not overweight, but he's definitely taken on the broadness and strength necessary not to look ridiculously gangly given his height. He's not lacking in muscles, but neither does he have excess bulk in either weight or muscles.
Personality: Talrand is one of those guys who can't quite decide if he's allowed to have an ego or not. Part of him deep down feels he is destined to be a bronzerider (as his father was), or at least a brownrider. But the other part of him can't decide how much he needs to broadcast how proud he is of himself. This conflict often produces odd results where Talrand comes off cocky and arrogant and apologetic all in the same conversation. Unfortunately this attitude has carried over to conversations with rankers before and earned him a good few extra chores.
History: Talrand was born to a bronzerider, Randore, and a greenrider, Talmaea up at Ista. Although the two riders had nothing in common but Talrand, they both wanted to be involved in his life. Of course neither had the time to raise him, so he was fostered out to one of Randore's brothers. The brother and his family ran a small beastcraft hold, so although Talrand knew that his parents were riders, he came to think of himself as a beastcrafter.
Information about T'lrand's pets
Pet Name: Altam
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Altam is bay colored brown, a redness to the hue rather than a darker hue. He's of average size and weight. He has a way of holding himself with a certain dignity and superiority.
Personality: Altam is a dignified brown and one not easy ruffled. He's a bit on the quiet side as well, watching and taking everything in without causing much of a commotion himself. With anyone but Talrand he's quite aloof as well, but with his pet he's more easily affectionate.
Information about T'lrand's dragon
Dragon Name: Falgryth
Wing (Weyrling Group): CloudDancers
Personality: Falgryth starts out as a large bronze when he Hatches and doesn't get smaller from there. He'll always be on the larger, more intimidating size. Although he'll be a well put together, good looking bronze, he'll still seem to hulk and loom at times, though with a bit of a royal carriage. He'll be very well muscled and have larger wings than normal for his body. Because of the size of his wings he'll be apt to trip on them even as an adult if he doesn't hold them up a bit. As a result he'll prefer to sit there posing handsomely for everyone to admire or show off as he flies in the air. He'll walk only as far as necessity dictates and as an adult will have a strong distaste for moving about on land.
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