Name Pronounced: Zuh-varl
Appearance: Z'vahl has a shaggy mop of raven black hair, dark enough to show blue highlights in certain lights, that falls messily to just above his shoulder blades. The ends are hacked off messily, slightly unevenly, since he cuts it himself with his belt knife. Bits of hair are always irritatingly falling into his large dark amethyst eyes. Dreamy eyes, that can change rapidly between soft and dreamy, staring off into another plane even when he’s looking straight at you, and being as sharp and hard as rock. His large eyes are set into a delicate, almost feminine, face with high cheek bones, a small, neat nose and very mobile, dark red lips and framed by unfairly long dark lashes.
Personality: Z'vahl is a rather complicated young man. In some ways, he can be very adult about things, yet at other times he acts like a spoiled brat. His mood swings quickly, and his flashfire temper is easily sparked ?especially if someone’s in his way.
History: The only son born to a vintner and a fisherman, Zihavahl had three older sisters, although he was always closest to his younger sister, Ziki, only a year younger than himself. His father, a fisherman, harboured dreams of ‘Vahl following him into the fishing business, and planned to train him up to take over from him. However, the boy got seasick just _looking_ at a boat, let alone sailing one. His father, bitterly disappointed, turned him over to his mother, and began ignoring him.
Information about Z'vahl's dragon
Dragon Name: Melnyth
Wing (Weyrling Group): StormHearts
Appearance: Melnyth is a rather pretty green. Lightly built, with wings a little longer than usual. The draconic equivalent of an arabian horse, with long limbs, and a broad forehead narrowing to small delicate muzzle, set with a pair of bright, intelligent eyes. In colour she’s a swirl of different greens, from a very pale mint through emerald all the way through to hunter green, each swirl distinct. She’s almost a magic eye dragon. If you look at her hide long enough, you can pick out just about any picture or pattern you wish.
Personality: Melnyth is not a particularly calm dragon, or even thoughtful. Her attention wanders constantly, and she can’t seem to keep still, ever. Direct orders from superiors work, but without direct, explicit orders, she’s likely to stop something the moment something more fun turns up or she gets distracted. She’s the dragon who stops flying in the middle of wing practice to watch the flock of wherrys flying past. She enjoys such games as “throwing fish at Z'vahl to watch the funny dance he does?and “bouncing off the lake floor while other dragons are bathing, totally soaking everyone in sight.?Then again, she’s reasonably easy to distr- ooh, shiny...
Weyr of Origin: Benden
Abilites and weaknesses: VERY easy to distract, but is good at following, direct, explicit instructions, as long as they leave no room for creative interpretations. Quite small, lacking in stamina, she is however very agile.
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