Name Pronounced: T-short a - yar (as in yard)
Appearance: Taayar's hair is black, fine, and straight. He still chooses to keep it cut very short during the summer and just a little longer during winter as he always has. It is a family tradition shared by his father and brothers.
Personality: Taayar is a talented artist, quiet, polite, serious, and a perfectionist. The desire for perfection often leaves him frustrated and irritable especially if he just can't get what he is doing perfect whether it is the first time or the hundreth try at whatever it is. He tries to hide his frustration, but anyone who knows him knows the signs well. For Taayar if it isn't perfect, it needs redoing until it is right. This has led him to become a little obsessive about things being just right and he will tidy up his sibling's cot before he can leave the room.
History: Family Group Information when Ta'yar was 12 turns.:
Information about Ta'yar's pets
Pet Name: Lee
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Lee is named in honor of Ta'yar's sister Taaylee since Lee is an offspring of Taaylee's gold flit Pattie. Lee is a fairly average blue flit size. His color is a a mix of pure blue and muddied blue with no real coherent describeable pattern a little like an over-stirred marble cake batter before baking. There are tiny bits of a little lighter blue visible in the mix, but overpowered by Lee's general blueness. He has a sturdy little muscled body that makes him look a little sahort in length or that his tail is too short. .
Personality: One could say Lee overacts a little in most any situation. Sqawking to anyone that will listen if something irritates him. Ta'yar says Lee reminds him of Taaylee. Lee adores green Iswanth and sends braggring images to flit friends about his own green dragon mate. Iswanth never knows whether she likes his attentions or not. Lee isn't quite brilliant, but has learned a few things Ta'yar has worked to train Lee. Iswanth has more luck with asking the flit to do something. Lee definitely has moments of mischief when he steals a tasty morsel anywhere he might find one sitting unguarded in the weyr or in the Weyr. When he first tried joining Iswanth when she fed on a fresh kill, Iswanth roared at him in warning with an image of her eating him, too. He'll learn..
Second Pet Name: Stripe
Pet Type: Feline
Appearance: Stripe is your average large domestic grey tabby. Black thick stripes weave their way around his body except for the light grey of his belly.
Personality: Lee is very vocal with his more bass meows, but good company for a busy green rider who lives alone with his green dragon and a blue flit. He drives Ta'yar a little crazy wanting to play with the weaving threads that get loose occasionally on Ta'yar's smaller hobby weaving loom. He chooses to sleep with Ta'yar at night despite nice bedding Ta'yar provided for him on the floor.
Information about Ta'yar's dragon
Dragon Name: Iswanth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: The fully grown green Iswanth has color-points. The major part of her hide is a pale green while her face has a darkgreen mask, along with dark green head knobs, tail, hind and fore legs, and wings. The dark green then blends uniformly into the pale green of the rest of her body. Her tail color continues up her back a bit and fades into the pale green. She has grown up to be a beautiful green dragon.
Personality: Iswanth is a danger when she's on the ground, she can't help being a bit of a klutz. She tends to stumble a lot and if you are in her way then you are going to be collateral damage. Bashing into rocks and walls comes naturally to her and her bonded may despair in the fact that they have a defective dragon. When she learns to fly though, she will shine in the air. Gracefully she will take to the skies as if she owns them. She is very sweet natured, she will always try and be diplomatic in her responses because she does not want to upset anyone. If you befriend her then you have a staunch friend, who will rush into danger with you at a moments notice. There comes a time though, when her temper gets the better of her. Sure she tries to be diplomatic and nice, but it comes at a price. That price is a temper that flashes like wildfire and then dies out. It may take a few days but she will forgive you and then she will come to you to apologize and beg for forgiveness. Most times it's granted, simply because overall she is a sweet little thing.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: Where Iswanth is concerned, it is a good thing dragons fly to fight thread rather than having to walk.
Information about Ta'yar's craft
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