Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Trevyn is of non-descript medium height and medium build. Quick footed and graceful, he prefers agility to strength. His black hair is cut short, with bangs that brush to the left of his steel grey eyes. He has one scar, mid right cheek, that almost disguises as a dimple when he smiles.
Personality: A quiet and studious boy, he is known to find the quietest places to rest, relax and most of all to read. More likely to grin than to laugh, and to smile than to grin, he does have a wry sense of humor. He loves a good prank, as long as it never turns a tease into a taunt. He has a very long fuse. However, once triggered, he has a seething temper that turns his grey eyes even colder. Unlikely to take the first punch, he almost always gets the last.
History: Trevyn was raised in a small cothold near Thonet Hold. He spent most of his young days scouring the beach for non-existant fire lizard eggs, usually finding the nests greens had abandoned and snakes had long destroyed. When 9 turns old he began working on his father's boat. His first experience with a net left him with his facial scar. He tugged too hard and the weight flew up and left its mark. His second run in with a net caused a life long fascination with dolphins. A young dolphin was caught in one of his father's nets, and Trevyn dived in to cut him free. Years later, Trevyn thought he saw the same dolphin try to sace his father after the boat capsized. Regretfully, his father died in that boating accident when he was 12 turns old. His older brother, Travis, took over the cothold, and sent Trevyn to Thonet first to work the fisher boats then to the harper there to learn to read. Surviving being the favored pet of the sailors, Trevyn returned home and applied his learning to help Travis run the cothold. Last turn, Travis married Lysse, daughter of a neighboring cotholder, who took over the books from Trevyn. Unsure what was to become of him, both brothers were relieved when Trevyn was Searched. Within three months of his Search, his mother passed away. It caused him no end of heartache, which was eased by the blossoming romance with a fellow candidate, Oltarya. He has also discovered the craft of dolphineering and pursued it as candidacy time allowed, as a back up craft should he not Impress.
Information about Tr'vyn's dragon
Dragon Name: Barrith
Age: 18 months
Wing (Weyrling Group): Firedance
Appearance: He's a handsome male, born a tawny bronze with his hide gradually growing both redder and darker as he grows older. His large wings will flap out and make him a little ungainly during Weyrlinghood, but once he is old enough they will give him marvellous stamina that will let him easily last out a whole flight. He'll never see talking about how handsome and strong he is as
Personality: Barrith can see the good in anyone - and that isn't meant in the gentlest sense. He won't sit and pet someone in a self-pitying mood. He *will* tell them what they have to be grateful for. Everyone is born with gifts, from the sickliest green to the stupidest human. These are free gifts, with no strings attached, and everything that is given is given for a reason. Perhaps they might feel that these gifts are worth nothing because they have no friends, have no family, come from an evil and traumatised childhood? They are wrong. All the members of the Weyr are one huge family, and should give freely to help one another. Admittedly, that family may sometimes seem ungrateful, or seem to shut you out but they're still your family and as such you should love them.
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: He'll long to take his rider into being Wingleader, or even Weyrleader. As he sees it, he's *Hatched* specifically to show others how to help people, and how better to do it? He may make it, but if he does his rider will need to add a restraining hand if he doesn't want a Wing or Weyr full of fatalities. As far as Barrith is concerned there's nothing wrong at all with asking someone to give their life to save another, and charismatic as the bronze is this could easily result in a mortality rate far beyond any Arolos has ever known.
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