Character type: Brat
Appearance: Gebrand is a cheerful little guy who's practically a carbon copy of his father at the same age. Dark chocolate-brown eyes peek out from underneath slightly overlong bangs. Overall his thick, coal black hair is kept relatively short, though often mussed up from playing with the other brats. All that activity means that often there is at least one scraped or slightly bruised place somewhere on his dark tanned skin, though his injuries are rarely serious enough to even need a bandage. He's not the cutest kid in the creche, but most hardly even notice that because of his attitude.
Personality: While Gebrand takes after his father in looks, somehow his personality resembles that of his mother more. It takes a lot to make him unhappy and then it's usually something that has come as a complete shock. Being the child of riders, especially Arolosian riders, means that he adapts to changing plans rather well. That's not saying that his dad is a bad parent - Gebrand thinks his dad is the best dad on all of Pern and Truenoth the best dragon - but things happen.
History: Gebrand is the child of two riders from Arolos and can barely imagine ever being anywhere else, despite his father's stories. His mother died when he was about a turn old, making N'shen a devoted single father. Or as single as a rider can be with a creche and friends to help out, while still managing to see his son almost everyday. Actually, Gebrand's never missed having a mother since his father tells him about that too. That's not to say that he wouldn't like one someday. And he quite possibly may be trying to help his dad in that area while trying to not seem like he is.
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