Name Pronounced: ha kin (hoe kin)
Appearance: Híken looks basically like a smaller version of his father in truth. He stands at about five food ten inches tall and has become rather muscled due to his training though it is more like a swimmers muscles lean and long than a body builders. He hasnít and never will lose the built look he acquired in his early turns, the look that he got though his wide shoulders, long legs and arms, and a trim waist; In truth it has only become more pronounced as he got older and delved farther into training, first as a candidate and DragonHealer, then as a Weyrling. His hair is a black color that he has let grow out till it reaches just above the top of the neckline on his uniform, it was originally in defiance to his father and before he impressed he had let it get longer, but in the turns since heís just come to like it longer and plans to let it grow back out some more after he graduates. His eyes are a dark brown in color nearly looking as black as the hair on his head and hold a slated like almond look to them. His lips, ears, and nose are all smaller then what seems to fit his face and his ears and nose almost hold a pointed appearance too them, coupled with a sharply pointed chin this gives him a waifish, almost elfish look to his face which looks odd with the rest of his body. Truly the oddest thing about Híken though is that he is one of those that has somehow managed to remain almost painfully cute despite the changes brought on by height and more muscle to him which means somehow even when he has to look down at as many people as he had to look up at that with his slender features and eyes that appear disproportionately large for his face when he looks at you pleadingly from behind his hair it makes most peopleís hearts want to melt.
Personality: He is a curious little thing for the most part. He likes to explore and often gets into trouble on his explorations as he gets into places he really shouldn't and often times knows he shouldn't. Heís a bit cocky, his fatherís darling son and he knows how to manipulate the man somewhat. Despite that, he is not spoiled, at least not yet, just innocently self-confident in the way young children are, completely assured of his importance and his own place in the world. Heís mischevious, cocky, and somewhat ingenuous, believing that he can do anything, that he will never get hurt in the process, and that things will always turn out all right. This is probably what accounts for his exploring habits as he always believes he wonít get in trouble for it, itís impossible, after all! The realities of life havenít hit him yet and that also accounts for much of his behavior. Hoken is definitely not a bully, he is always considerate of his playmates, at least in a seven-year-oldís thoughtless way, though he does tend to take a dominant role in play. However instead of bossing the other children around he respects their wishes most of the time and tries to act responsible towards them.
History: Father: Kona, 46 (32 turns pre 8th pass.3.2), Senior Journeyman Smith at Forest Edge Hold
Information about H'ken (Hoken)'s pets
Pet Name: Oby
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Appearance: Caged Hunt Egg- A latticework of stripes run across the shell. Their orange coloration is bright on the blackened background, wherein shadowy forms can be made out. Not much defines one feature from another except where the bars confine them since several places has dark fingers clutched around the orange. Almost like something is trying to grasp it's way to freedom.
Personality: Oby is a sweet creature, being all affectionate and needy toward everyone around him. No matter how a person acts he wants to snuggle. His focus on getting attention won't leave room in his mind for fleeing from someone just because they're unpleasant. Somewhere deep inside he knows for certain that if he's persistent he can sweeten up even the grumpest of people. Or the grumpest of anything really. Oby would snuggle with a wherry should it be warm enough for him. Hoken might be all that stands between Oby and something that might want a flitter dinner.
Information about H'ken (Hoken)'s dragon
Dragon Name: Thordonth
Wing (Weyrling Group): FeastCrashers
Appearance: Egg - The Lightning Strikes Egg: The colour of this egg seems ominous. It's the deep black of a moonless night, a darkness impossible to see through. People get lost on nights like this. Sometimes people get lost permanantly on nights like this.
Personality: Thordonth will be given towards pride and, to go along with his size, will have an ego that matches some browns and most bronzes. After all, in a clutch lacking in either, *someone* has to step into that role. He'll think he's the best of the class, and destined to be one of the best in the Weyr. When reality finally knocks him down a peg or two, he'll find himself privately doubting himself and having to reconcile the fact that he's not perfect and superior to those around him.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: TBA
Information about H'ken (Hoken)'s craft
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