Name Pronounced: Reh-lau
Appearance: R'lau is a tall man that stands at a height of 6'0" and has a willowy build. His skin is mocha-colored and tends to tan when in the sun for extended periods of time. His hair is a dark mahogany brown in color that he keeps extremely short in the style of a buzz cut. R'low's eyebrows are a dark mahogany brown as well, arching only a few centimeters above his eyes. His eyes are the color of burnt sienna brown and seem to hold a calculating intelligence within them. His nose is of average size and rather plain with no distinguishing features. His lips are thin with the upper lip being thinner than the bottom one. He tends to like wearing leather or clothing of a light blue coloration.
Personality: R'lau hasn't completely lost his humorous nature he had back when he is a child, though he has more of an amusing sense of humor rather than a destructive one. He won't play pranks though and in fact he tends to be a little harsh with those who do. He tends to be very calm and can remain so even in tense situations thanks to his time spent as a Hold Guard trainee when he was younger. He has great respect for those in leadership positions and the responsibility they have, which is why he strives to cause as little trouble as possible to make things easier for them. He obeys orders well even if he doesn't always agree with them, but he accepts that he may have to do something that he does not like. He maintains a strict code of ethics, he wouldn't consider himself the chivalrous sort but he is very careful to treat other riders and especially women with respect. He is friendly and courteous when speaking with others but tends to hold himself somewhat aloof, which can sometimes be mistaken for arrogance or disinterest. Really he's just a bit hesitant to let anyone get overly close to him after what happened at Ista Weyr.
History: Ralau was born in Ista Weyr, the result of a flight between his father T'ryu's blue Seitokoth and his mother Mirrana's green Antioneth. A typical weyrbrat he was put in the creche at an early age, for his parents did not have time for a rambunctious young child. As for the lack of parental influence, it rather turned him into a ruffian and a prankster. He caused all manner of trouble for the creche workers and gained a reputation as a troublemaker. Oh he was lectured, and punished, and given the most disgusting chores to do but it still didn't change him. T'ryu got tired of hearing all the complaints about his son and decided to do something about it. When Ralau was 14 his father paid him a visit and told him to gather his things. Ralau was then marched over to blue Seitokoth in the bowl and told to get on. Having been on a few dragons before he wasn't afraid but he didn't know what his father had planned for him. His father and blue Seitokoth dropped him off at Ista Hold, leaving him in the company of a stern looking man who introduced himself as Jeren.
Information about R'lau's pets
Pet Name: Soraii
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: The moment this green emerges one will see that she is a beauty. Shades of emerald green will line her back, while lighter brighter shades will line her sides. The undersides of her wings glisten with the pale green of a new leaf the top side of the wings are almost black but still holds the green hue. The rest of her is a rich gray-green hue giving her a most unique look. She has a delicatley sculputed body, though she is of average size this delicacy will give her much grace and speed in the air. She will seem tiny at first but she will grow.
Personality: This green is rather magnetic and she tends to make friends very easily no matter where or who it is. She is kind hearted towards everyone and is eternally loyal to her friends especially her pet. She'd never leave a friend or her pet behind when there is danger she stand up for what she belives in and keeps on fighting even when all odds are against her. She is a little silly sometimes but she has a good heart.
Information about R'lau's dragon
Dragon Name: Seikonth
Age: 8 turns 2
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: Seikonth is a very large blue that is a total of 30 feet in length from muzzle to tail, even in size to a small brown. His muzzle is semi-broad with a wide range of speckles scattered across it. Thousands of tiny speckles make up the color of his muzzle and not all of them are the same shade. Some are a light cerulean blue in color, misted by electric blue and cobalt blue hues. A heavy concentration of peacock blue speckles runs up the center of his muzzle, edged by speckled streaks of navy blue. At the very end of his muzzle are two wide nostrils, which are rimmed around by azure blue speckles. His eyeridges are medium in size and are covered in pinpoint size midnight blue speckles that are so close they seem to blend together. His eyeridges are rather smooth for the most part, though they have a few jagged spots. His eyes are wide and roughly almond-shaped, holding within them the cunning intelligence of a predator. His eyes not only change colors depending on his mood but the color seems brighter the stronger the emotions are. Near the back of his head are two small head knobs that are thick at the base and narrow out near the end. The head knobs are showered by a wide variety of tiny speckles, shades of navy blue and royal blue that soon give way to twilight blue speckles on the outer edges.
Personality: Seikonth is a rather quiet blue who rarely speaks unless he thinks it is something important. He is a deep thinker and each decision is carefully reflected on before he chooses to act. Since his rider was betrayed by someone he loved, Seikonth is now overprotective of his rider and will give R'lau trouble if he attempts to associate with anyone the blue does not like. He tends to be rather independent and will make decisions on his own without caring whether or not R'lau approves of it. For some strange reason Seikonth dislikes being out in the open and can often be found beneath the shadows of a large skybroom tree or curled up on his couch just within his weyr but not out on the ledge. Seikonth isn't one of those dragons who will simply believe what he is told. He will refuse to believe anything until he's seen it for himself and will not take someone's word for it unless it is a gold. As long as it makes common sense he won't question it but he can be a bit difficult as he tends to like to know the reasons he is given a particular order. He is too intelligent to just follow someone blindly and hope for the best. He will treat other dragons with the proper respect as long as they show him some as well. Seikonth will not chase a green unless he is sure his rider has feelings for the green's rider or if he happens to know the green rather well. When it comes to fighting thread Seikonth is very passionate about it and will give it his best effort. His flame tends to be of medium length but also wide so he is good at picking off fair-sized patches of thread. Although he cannot dodge that well he has learned some valuable tactics for escaping thread.
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: For a blue he has a great amount of endurance, as much as that of a small brown. He is also fairly intelligent and can act on his own initiative. His passion at fighting thread can make him a useful addition to any wing. His greatest downfall is he tends to be extremely paranoid, especially where his rider is concerned. He does not like anyone associating with his rider that he does not approve of. He also tends to question orders on occasion, though only if he feels he has just cause to do so.
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