Name Pronounced: Ash-er-an
Appearance: This young man is tall and lean, though his shoulders are broad and he's beginning to fill out with quite a bit of toned muscle. He has sandy brown hair that sits short and tousled on the top of his head, hanging over the tips of his ears. His eyes are a faded, grayish green that occasionally borders on hazel brown. He's currently sporting a trimmed, sandy-brown beard that (while not patchy or inconsiderable) cannot yet be described as full or thick. He has an uneven, dark tan.
Personality: Asheran is the loyal, dependable, family-minded sort - very much in the same vein as his father, though with more of a humorous streak than his old man. Still, he is often serious and practical, though it never really matures into thoughtful brooding. He is fiercely protective of his friends, and when relaxed can be quite the prankster. He gets defensive and awkward if teased about his uneducated upbringing - but given that he's been involved in learning Tannercraft now at the Weyr for several turns, and has learned to read and write during his 3 1/2 turn stay at the Weyr, his insecurities involving his lack of education are virtually gone.
History: Born into a simple farming family within one of the minor holds (let's say Forest Edge) Asheran spent his early childhood helping his father and brothers planting in the fields during the quiet days, and helping clear brush and dig firepits during the chaotic times during thread fall. As it became increasingly obvious that his eldest brother would follow their father and farm, positions were figured for the remaining children - the second eldest went to apprentice to the Harpers, the only daughter was married off to the son of a steward, and Asheran, the youngest, was to be apprenticed to follow his second brother and become a Harper. Unfortunately, he had no knack for poetry or song, and is more or less tone deaf. Fortunately, or not, his father was injured by a runner and he had to remain with his eldest brother (Tomlin) to help on the farm - where he may have become a permanent fixture if not for the Searchrider who sniffed him out and sent him to Arolos Weyr.
Asheran is a candidate. His colour preference is Bronze, Brown, Blue
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