Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: One would have to say that, yes; A’tonalli was attractive, downright handsome sometimes. Women would say, though, that his expression so often marred his lovely features. A’tonalli frequently has a contemplative frown on his brow, or a stern scowl, however, when he is not scowling or frowning, his features look like chiseled rock, firm and sharp. His dark brown hair is nothing to really remark upon, except that he wears it with a stray lock in his face, down on purpose for Faranth knows what reason. Matching a larger bronze, A’tonalli is a bit taller than average, at a nice 6 feet 1. There’s a scar upon his left cheek, starting at the corner of his eye and fading out towards his ear, a particularly haunting thread score that almost cost him an eye.
Personality: Power-hungry, charismatic, and unbearably arrogant at times, more so than many bronzes, A’tonalli believes without a shadow of a doubt that it his Faranth given right by birth and Impression to rule and lead. His utmost confidence inspires many people to listen to him, and his way with words and sharp intelligence makes them keep listening. He breeds dissent among his fellows so they may see the error in those in power, preying on their weakness so others may see their faults and rally behind him. Although able to hold his own in a duel, he is not a physical fighter, despite his height, having studied weyr politics and the behavior of his fellows, rather than pursue the physical skills as a youngster. He’s always had a yearning to know how people think and observes them carefully, able to manipulate people well with his talent to read them. He relies on his half-brother, A’rman, for protection if the going gets tough.
History: Dragonriders for as long back as A’tonalli’s sire could remember, he’d always say, that’s what made up their Bloodline. Not a single male Impressed lower than a brown, and no female left Candidacy. If they stepped on the Sands, they’d walk off with a lifemate eventually or die trying, true though, they didn’t have as many girls in the family. His grandsire once said that they’d had dragonrider blood since the fourth Pass, though the truth of that, A’tonalli could never say. Such strong ties gave him the backing to his arrogance and confidence over all, and the reinforcement that he was one of the few pure blooded riders, nobility in their own right, as his sire always said.
Information about A'tonalli's dragon
Dragon Name: Kith
Wing (Weyrling Group): None
Appearance: Slightly larger than average, but by no means a giant, at least for his color, Kith is an even bronze all over, except for his forehead and headknobs, which are just a shade or two lighter. The color of his bronze is duller, deeper bronze, like viewing a normal bronze in the dark at all times.
Personality: Similar to his rider in almost everyway. Arrogant, above and beyond the bronze call, and the ambition to lead a full Flight of dragons behind him. He, however, doesn't have the same clever means as his rider. He's more about showing his bravado so others may see and follow his shining example.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Doesn't always take the advantage with his rider, letting A'tonalli have the initiative. With his fellow dragons, he *will* think independently. He enjoys Thread-fighting as a way to rally others with his superb skills.
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