Name Pronounced: (pell`TOR`an)
Appearance: Peltoran is a short and skinny-built kid, not the sort you would ever see bullying someone or picking fights but rather the one you might see on the other end getting pushed around and laughed at: he’s not much taller than 170cm (5’6”) and a real slender kid with just enough muscle to avoid looking malnourished. His black hair is usually scuffled and unkempt, just long enough in the back to start tickling at his neck. His eyes are bright and resemblant of a blue-green colour.
Personality: Peltoran has matured through the experiences he has witnessed firsthand at Arolos and his wild spirit has been tempered into something a lot more productive. He is an extreme extrovert and enjoys expanding his list of known people in the Weyr. It is not uncommon for Pel to strike up unusual conversation with complete strangers regardless of where he is. It doesn't matter if they know him or remember him if he comes away from the situation with a bit more knowledge than he had before, but having friends and acquaintances in such a large place as a Weyr is always an asset. Pel will strive to appease strangers and make friends but he will never stray from his usual behaviours or thoughts.
History: Peltoran was born in Fort Hold, named in the memory of Tobalt's dearest and departed friend Pelgram (who had Impressed and become P'gram) the last of Masterharper Tobalt's children. For the earlier years of his childhood he lived in the shadow of his older brother Toranalt who had already become a Harper and was making their father very proud. That only made Peltoran want to lash out and make himself independent, make himself known apart from his brother, but he did so in a lot of ways that were downright mischevious.
Father: Tobalt (52), Master Harper
Mother: Oranna (53), Kitchen worker
Siblings: Temirael (31), Aganna (29), Natoba (27), Toranalt (24)
Friends: D'kai (16), blue Dartanath; Lyrra (16), green Phinth; Kenzie (16), Apprentice Healer; Daya (16), Candidate
Lovers: Mylianne (13), Apprentice Harper
Acquaintances: F'lox (20), brown Baerth; Selia (25), Journeyman Healer; Ryeck (25), Journeyman Smith; Talshai (22), Journeyman Baker; Eransi (13), Candidate; Lanolel (17), Candidate; Kinyea (12), Candidate; E'lief (16), green Belagoth; Tyris (16), Candidate
Arolosian Timeline (T.M.D):
(13.4.5): Peltoran arrives at Arolos Weyr at his father's insistence and spends the first few sevendays hiding away in the Harper Haven. Adjusting to Weyrlife turns out not to be as easy as he thought it would be though he does manage to fare better than his father.
(16.4.10) Peltoran decides to join the Candidate program despite Tobalt's insistence that he remain dedicated to Harpering.
(16.12.4) Peltoran meets Dakarai and the two hit it off as friends; later he meets Dakarai's newest love interest, Apprentice Healer Kenzie.
(17.1.14) Peltoran, along with many other Candidates, are taken hostage by renegade Holders in the Barracks. The hostage situation lasts nearly a sevenday with few casualties/injuries.
(17.1.15) Ormanth and Heyoshath's clutch hatches while the Candidates are still being held hostage; they are rescued through the efforts of Weyrleader J'shar and fellis bombs. Despite rushing to the sands as quickly as possible, Peltoran's lifemate is nowhere to be found. His friends Dakarai and Lyrra do Impress though!
(17.1.16) The morning after the Hatching, Pel runs across D'kai in the weyrbowl near the Barracks. Though Peltoran is visibly upset and considering leaving, D'kai urges his friend to stay in the Weyr and Pel agrees. Best friends til the end! (post)
(17.1.20) After deciding that there is no room in his future for Harpering, Peltoran seeks out Apprentice Kenzie for some information on the Healercraft.
(17.1.25) Peltoran renounces his Harper Apprenticeship, sending his father Tobalt into a seething rage. Until he finds a new Craft to call his own, the youngster helps out where he can in the Weyr.
(17.2.4) Gold Wendeth rises to mate and instead of hiding away in the Haven, Peltoran ends up in the Infirmary with a familiar face to spend the effects of the goldflight-- Mylianne; she is the lucky girl who gets to take his virginity.
(17.2.6-17.2.13) Peltoran spends a sevenday with Apprentice Kenzie and Journeyman Selia helping as a Healer Assistant in the Infirmary.
(17.2.15-17.2.22) Peltoran's next journey takes him to the Smith weyrhall where he introduces himself to Journeyman Ryeck and undergoes a sevenday of instruction with him.
(17.3.3-17.3.11) Peltoran spends a sevenday learning about the Bakercraft under the careful supervision of Journeyman Talshai.
(17.6.17) Peltoran fails to Impress for a second time in the SandConquerors clutch. He remains a Candidate but returns to the Harpercraft with a well-composed apology for his father.
Information about Peltoran's pets
Pet Name: Cadence
Pet Type: Bronze Firelizard
Appearance: A dark bronze, the color of rust, that will grow into a large bronze.
Personality: Curious about everything, willing to poke his nose into anyplace to gather information. Has started a collection of trinkets around Peltoran's quarters. Hoards all sorts of things.
Information about Peltoran's craft
Peltoran is a candidate. His colour preference is Bronze, Brown, Blue, Green
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