Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: There is really nothing special about T'mang, though his dark brown eyes do tend to scare the weak of mind into shying away from him. He seems to always have a sneer or a frown on his face in public, as if smiling would be the end of his life. One may be lucky to catch a honestly warm smile on him while he's fecking them, perhaps, and that's about the only time. His other smiles are just masks for evil and sexual thoughts while his eyes stare you down. He has shoulder-length, dark chocolate hair that he always keeps tied back (yes, even when he's asleep) and a short beard and moustache on his face. He looks very much the stereotypical villain in most movies. His skin is a light sepia tone, only making his eyes look even darker than they actually are. He's not tall, standing at five-foot-six, but whose needs height to intimidate weak minds? He doesn't need to be seven feet tall, he just needs to play his cards right to get what he wants. He wears his outfit properly fastened and loose enough to fit snugly; he seems to prefer darker colours.
Personality: Depending on who you ask, it may or may not be difficult to believe that T'mang will be able to peacefully exist in Arolos. After all, to some Arolos is just one big orgy with dragons and others think that it is a proper Weyr like the rest. T'mang is a dominating, realistic man with no tolerance for the optimistic or the dreaming. "What if"s are not for dragonriders. As a rider, he has a duty to fulfill and it only seems right that he may as well enjoy himself during the small interval between Threadfalls. He approaches subjects with a bit of apathy and sometimes put cynicism and sarcasm in along with it. Definitely not the man to be around if you want to have a good time. That is, of course, unless you're into rough sex. T'mang specializes in S&M and actively seeks riders to fulfill his needs upon. It is true that he is weyrmated, but to T'mang, K'ilra is as useful as a broken riding strap. He only seeks out K'ilra when he's bored or there's no one else to do. He much prefers men (mostly greenriders), as women can be fragile and end up pregnant; the last thing T'mang wants is a little brat running around that calls him Daddy. He doesn't need that kind of emotional attachment, though most would agree it would probably do him some good!
History: T'mang was born as Tolomang, the eldest son of four children to Miner Loman and his wife, Toraiga. His childhood was filled with happy memories up until after the birth of his youngest sister, where the happy occasion was soiled with Toraiga's death. The child, which would have been his second sister and fourth sibling, did not survive either. Loman was filled with grief and Tolomang at the time was a Candidate for Fort Weyr, a strapping and handsome eighteen-Turn-old one. The blow of Toraiga's death was only softened by Tolomang's Impression of blue Meth, and Loman praised Faranth for the new addition to their family. If his eldest son had Impressed, then surely the gene ran thick in his blood. Only T'mang's younger brother Railom would Impress and become R'lom to bronze Daxath at Benden Weyr, his other siblings finding their lives in Crafts all around Pern.
Information about T'mang's dragon
Dragon Name: Meth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Miscellaneous Riders
Appearance: Large in size for a blue, Meth is one powerful and intimidating looking dragon. He can command attention and inspire awe with his size, and he makes it a point to do that often. His hide is a dark midnight-blue color, with just enough of a bright sapphire sheen to make him blue instead of black. In the light, his freshly-oiled hide can glimmer and make it shine beautifully.
Personality: A bit like his rider, Meth can tend to be a bit apathetic regarding a lot of situations. Oh, Thread's falling, that's nice. Oh, there's a green rising...that's all nice, but there has to be something important you wanted to tell me. True, Meth can care when he wants to, and when he does open that cold heart of his to the flame, it melts completely. Just like his rider, inside that heart of stone is a big softie.
Weyr of Origin: Fort
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