Name Pronounced: duh-COOL
Appearance: Ignoring the bronzerider knots on his shoulder, D’cul at first glance looks more like a blue or maybe even green rider. He’s tall, almost 5’9”, but he is quite lean weighing in at 145 pounds. His skin in a pale shade due to his Northern home’s lack of strong sunlight and his hair is almost a pale enough blonde to match. D’cul’s hair is a messy flyaway and remains so no matter what he tries to do with it. The only solution he’s found so far is to cut it short, but then he just looks… bald. So flyaway three inches of blonde hair it is. It doesn’t really help his appearance that his face was rather fine-formed, either: gracefully arching cheekbones, slightly angled green eyes, a gentle slope to the jaw, and a delicately pointed chin all make him look nearly feminine in the face.
Personality: D’cul has been described as quiet and reserved by many who meet him at their first encounter. Some believe he is benevolent while others call him competitive, hotheaded, and extremely impulsive. While it is true that D’cul can display a ferocious temper at times he very rarely shows it. He is loyal to his leaders and is a good leader himself when necessity calls upon as it frequently does for a bronzerider. In his Weyrlinghood, D’cul was haughty and arrogant due to the color of dragon he had Impressed but was quickly called to order by his Weyrlingmasters and their own dragons.
History: Dacul was born 188.8.131.52, a winter child in a winter Weyr which was reflected in his pale appearance. Raised like a normal Weyr child, he had a noticeably strong personality from a young age. He would try to control his peers and manipulate them into doing what he wanted. This didn’t go so well due to adult interference so by the time he was seven Dacul had given up this particular venture. He took a young interest into Smithcraft and spent his time equally divided between watching smiths work and watching the dragonriders. Unlike most children with dreams of dragons, Dacul was acutely aware of the very military aspect of the Weyrs. Thread was coming soon and he’d damn well be ready to fight an ancient enemy if he expected to be worth his salt. Such tender and loving knowledge came from his bronzeriding sire whom he met at two and who thus had a profound impact on his life. Let other dumbasses preen and boast about how shiny their dragons are, when Thread falls the Weyr will see just what they’re made of.
Information about D'cul's pets
Pet Name: Ducar
Pet Type: Brown Wher
Appearance: For being a Callamere, Ducar is a big boy. Between being able to match sizes with some bronzes and his near-black coloration, Ducar seems to be a big threat. But watch him move and you'll see a wher that's slow and carefully plans each step to make sure that it's safe. He's a hulking mess but in a sweet way. His tail wags slowly at everyone he sees, assuming everyone is a good person until they show they're a bad man.
Personality: Ducar is possibly the biggest sweetheart of a wher possible. True to gentle Callamere breeding, he's an ideal of a pet wher. He wouldn't be comfortable attacking anyone unless it was life or death for himself or possibly D'cul. He's alright with daylight with the help of goggles, but night time is perfect for him. Starlight is magical with this boy, a true wonder that he could just stare at forever.
Second Pet Name: Pompey
Pet Type: Bronze Firelizard
Appearance: A large yet slim bronze, Pompey is large in wing and long in tail with a glorious glittering pale hide. He's the bright bronze of a fresh-cast statue from nose to tail with just one patch of darker bronze on his head that almost looks like a swath of hair.
Personality: Pompey the Great, one might see if they looked in Pompey’s little head. He thinks that everything he does deserves the best treat and the most praise that he can receive. Small greens are his favorite thing to chase and he’ll always chase the youngest and smallest who rise, never chasing the same one twice. He’s not quite lazy since he can’t get awards from doing stuff when not doing stuff, but there’s just something that Pompey finds so dang attractive about laying out in the sun all dang day.
Information about D'cul's dragon
Dragon Name: Seteieth
Wing (Weyrling Group): WeyrlingMasters
Appearance: Wings, wings far as the eye can see! Not really, but that’s how Seteieth appears at first. He has very large wings with equally pronounced fingers that extend slightly past the sail. His hide is a very bright and shining bronze no matter its state and oiling it will make him just that much more brilliant. Seteieth’s headknobs, neck and back ridges, joints, and just his general bone structure are quite pointed and give him an almost stern feature. The bronze won’t do anything to counter that but will instead use it to his advantage when it comes to directing others to do what needs to be done.
Personality: Seteieth is taciturn and introverted. If it wasn’t for his overwhelming sense of duty and genetic makeup, he would also be against fighting Thread. A dragon of ideals, he sees Thread as the biggest disturbance of the world’s harmony and peace, which it truthfully is. He doesn’t have much tolerance for people or dragons who would rather just sit about and talk their ears (physical or otherwise) off about how best to fight Thread- he’s more interested in the doing of the thing. He took his rider’s Threadscoring as a personal insult, thinking that it should have been himself who was scored since he is larger. Instead of never wanting to fly Fall again, Seteieth flies it with a bit of a vengeance now as if his flame could undo D’cul’s scar. Seteieth is a traditionalist as far as the Weyr’s social life goes- he will respect greens but the majority of his attention goes to the golds nearby. Like most if not all dragons, he would gladly take a clump of Thread for a queen.
Weyr of Origin: High Reaches
Abilites and weaknesses: Seteieth is a fantastic flyer and an even better flamer. He has nowhere near the dexterity and agility of a blue or a green or even a brown, but he’s still nimble for a bronze. He has uncanny control over his flame but at the cost of a much higher need of firestone. His agility gives him a low amount of stamina for a bronze, to the point of where he sometimes has to push himself to last an entire Fall.
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