Name Pronounced: MAH-din
Appearance: Standing at 5'9, Ma'din is muscular with very little fat on him. His muscles are well defined and compact and it is obvious he takes care in maintaining his physical fitness. He keeps his pale blond hair swept back from his brow, but it has a tendency to curl when in a disarray or when wet; he has darker brows that slash over dark, but compelling blue eyes. Ma'din has a strong jaw, high sculpted cheekbones and sensual lips that are usually twisted upwards in a smirk. A small threadscore scars his left brow, giving him a further rakish look.
Personality: Rebellion, thy name is Ma'din. Subversive, sarcastic, and often rude, Ma'din does not like playing by the rules. He is one of those rare men who truly do not care what others think of him; he knows who and what he is and makes no apologies for it. He dislikes authority and the irony of having to submit to it as a dragonrider is not lost on him. He's smart enough not to outright defy an order, but will follow it in his own time and manner; should there be any loopholes, he'll find them. He also has a knack for reading people and their body language; he uses it to get under their skin to push whatever buttons they may have if only to see how they may react. He is also unfailingly honest, sometimes brutally so; Ma'din has little regard for tact or for sweetening the truth with diplomacy.
History: Mahredin was born a weyrbrat at High Reaches Weyr, the only son of a Bronzerider. As such, he was expected to follow in his father's footsteps, gain rank and become a respectable rider. His father was exacting, strict and harsh in his expectations; Mahredin was never good enough, smart enough or proper enough and as Mahredin became a teen, he began to rebel against everything his father tried to force on him. It lead to a volatile and some times abusive relationship with his father. He did, however, stand for candidacy, not to please his father but in the hopes that if he Impressed it would finally shut the man up.
Information about Ma'din's dragon
Dragon Name: Aznith
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: Aznith is a large brown with a longer than average wing span. His head is blockier and more defined than most, echoing his riders
Personality: Aznith is a quiet but surprisingly intense dragon. He is stable and often soothes his more tempermental rider, but when focused on something that interests him, his attention doesn't waver. He prefers being active, not liking to sit idle. It is known that he will chase anything that flies in a mating flight, which greatly amuses his rider and keeps the man just as active.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Aznith is agile for his size and can bank extremely sharply, but lacks as much stamina as most browns.
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