Name Pronounced: TISS-lee-as
Appearance: Standing at a mere 5í8Ē, Tyslias has yet to really hit his growth spurt. Heís fairly thin and has little muscle tone because heís never done any work that would give him any. Southern-born and bred, heís tan as can be, and the deep bronze of his skin goes well with his black hair. Itís long enough to hang around his ears, and just a little curly. His eyes are a deep, dark brown and theyíre a little bit narrow and slanted. They make him seem older than he is, because they always seem to be narrowed in thought or concern.
Personality: Tysliasís main problem is that he thinks too much. When he was little, his parents actually thought he was brain damaged because he was so quiet, but really he was just watching and listening. He tends to be more of an observer than a participant, but heís been told time and again that itís not healthy and that he needs to participate in life, and so heís making a conscious effort to.
History: Born in Arolos Hold, Tyslias was noted for his intelligence at a young age, once people realized that he wasnít in fact retarded. When the other holdbrats were out playing he would be inside trying to learn as much as he could. He seemed to absorb his harper lessons. As he grew, other children would taunt him for being so introverted and for wanting to learn, and while he didnít let it phase him, it probably helped him become as shy as he is.
Information about Tyslias's pets
Pet Name: Kiff
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: Kiff, being a wild flit, is pretty small. He's more wiry than browns usually are and he has rather large wings in proportion to his body. He's a deep, dark muddy sort of brown, and is sort of splotchy in color.
Personality: Slow would be one way to describe Kiff. It's not that he's stupid, it's just that he's fairly lazy. He likes warm places to curl up and sleep in, and when he's not asleep he's usually on Tyslias's shoulder. He appears to be fairly smart, because he's usually watching whatever's going on around him, but really it's just a habit he got from his pet. He doesn't really learn anything from it.
Information about Tyslias's craft
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