Name Pronounced: nuh - KARE
Appearance: Nekaer is tall - having reached his adult height of six feet, two inches. He is slim, but not skinny, and his hands and feet are impressively large. His skin is a ruddy, dusty tan and seems somehow to always be dirty - even just after a bath. His eyes are soft green, and his hair is auburn and somewhat long and uneven, as he tends to make a stink about getting a haircut and can still scarcely be made to sit still for one. He is so frequently smiling that one could hardly describe him without mentioning his smile. Only one thing can stop him from smiling and frequently does - anger! And when he is angry, he balls up his fists, and his face turns red!
Personality: Nekaer has two settings: happy and proud, and angry and proud. When he is surrounded by his family and friends, he is excitable, cheerful, mirthful, and loud. He is not proud of himself, of course, but proud of his family. He wants to be just like his father, and he wants a dragon just like his! Nekaer has only just begun to realize that R'kyo is probably not his not his birth father, but the boy would never stop loving him. He is protective of his sister, only one Turn his junior, and is rarely seen without her on hand if he can help it. When anyone challenges him, be it an insult to brownriders or fishers or even a mere suggestion that bronzeriders are better, his hot-headedness takes over, and he turns red with anger. He is quick to defend his family - including his father's dragon and his father's mate, D'rak, and his dragon as well. He scarcely remembers his mother, but he holds her memory in as high a regard as he esteems his father, and insults to her are the most dire offense anyone could commit. These are the stuff of brawls - and Nekaer is not to be trifled with in a brawl. His firecracker personality and his larger-than-average size let him pit himself easily even against some men some Turns his senior. Any and all friends will be the beneficiaries of his full loyalty and dedication, and any and all enemies will be in constant danger of his youthful wrath.
History: Nekaer was born at Fort Weyr, the son of a Candidate girl named Jezabet and a guard as a result of a tryst. She had long been seeking love via sex, and he - well, he had long been seeking sex. As a result, she became pregnant. The guard wanted little to do with her after he impregnated her and even refused to claim the boy as his own. However, soon after he was born, his mother was back on the prowl, looking for another man to be her protector. She soon found herself with a boy who refused her. Not her, but sex with her. This confused Jezabet, and she thought, at first, that she had been rejected.
Information about N'kaer's dragon
Dragon Name: Mandath
Wing (Weyrling Group): Midsummer Dreamers (May 2020)
Appearance: Short, squat and stocky, Mandath isn't the biggest of bronzes but he's certainly not going to be the smallest either. There is a uniform precision to Mandath, from the chiseled jut of his jaw to the way he will, even from hatching, sit so poised and upright, like a soldier waiting to jump into action. As he gets older, he will have a tendency to enjoy the more sedentary side of things and if his Rider isn't careful, will end up with a rather noticeable pot belly.
Personality: In another human life, Mandath would have been a born soldier. Rules are rules and he knows the rule book upside down and back to front and you can be sure he's going to quote them at you more than once. But it's only because he knows they're there for a reason and even he can grudgingly admit that broken rules can be overlooked if it meant lives were save. He won't be quick to give open praise and when it comes it will be awkward and stilted... but heartfelt and genuine to be sure.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses:
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