Name Pronounced: Jeh-Cal
Appearance: J'kal is a fairly tall man that stands at a height of 6'0" with a medium build. He has dark auburn hair that sticks out wildy in every direction, always unruly no matter many times it is brushed. He tends to keep his hair swept to each side in an attempt to tame it, not that it has much effect. His eyebrows are a dark auburn the same as his hair, starting out thick at the front and thinning out near the ends. J'kal's eyes are a dark gray-blue in color that hold a mischievous glint to them. His nose is medium in size with a thin bridge that almost gives it a pinched look. Angular cheekbones and a narrow jaw make his face look longer than it really is. There's usually a bit of stubble on his jaw but otherwise he is clean-shaven. His neck is stocky and has a pattern of small silvery-white scars along the left side of it, mostly likely scars left by ash burn from charred thread. His shoulders are gently sloping and semi-muscular with his arms of medium length. His chest is flat and broad and his stomach is rippled with muscle. J'kal's legs are of medium length and lanky with a thin threadscore scar running just below the knee on his left leg. His skin is a dark tan in color as if he's spent too much time in the sun. He tends to wear brown clothing but it isn't uncommon to see him wear gray or black.
Personality: J'kal is a much more determined man than he used to be thanks to impressing to Dyloth. In fact his dragon has changed him into a much different person. He realized his error of giving up too soon and resolved never to make the same error again. He has a rather laid back attitude and tends to avoid conflict if at all possible. He doesn't like to get involved in what he considers 'troublesome' situations and will tend to walk away from them. He has a troublesome habit of withdrawing when he's feeling upset or emotionally vulnerable and that can sometimes give the wrong impression to others who might see him as arrogant. J'kal is very much like a dragon in the way that he lives entirely in the present moment and does not think about the future. He prefers to take things one day at a time instead of making long term commitments. J'kal is practical and won't believe anything unless there is factual evidence behind it. J'kal has a strong dislike for routine and strict schedules and tries to get out and do something new whenever he gets the chance. He pursues knowledge for the sake of his own interest and still is interested in medicine despite the fact he is no longer an apprentice healer.
History: Julkal was born in Igen Weyr, the result of a mating flight between Seiyra's green Varsith and V'lal's blue Wyrsath. Like most of Seiyra's children he ended up in the creche at an early age. He had several half-brothers and half-sisters but he didn't know their names. If one of the creche workers hadn't pointed out a resemblance he probably wouldn't have known one of the other kids in the creche was his half-brother Vatoron. Not that he cared much since he spent most of his time as a child playing with other weyrbrats and giving them all sorts of trouble.
Information about J'kal's dragon
Dragon Name: Dyloth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Dyloth is a very small blue that is 25 feet in length, maybe even an inch or two smaller. For such a small blue his build is surprisingly stocky and muscular. Dyloth's muzzle is both short and broad with a three inch long threadscore scar that trails right down the middle. His muzzle is a vibrant cobalt blue in color that flows up to sweep across his entire wedge-shaped head. His eyeridges are of medium size with a series of bony bumps along them that give them a serrated appearance. Dyloth's eyes are large and rounded and a contain the same curious look within them like that of a wide-eyed child. At the back of his head are two medium sized head knobs that are a vibrant cobalt blue with light streaks of electric blue overtop. His neck is thick and stocky with a solid sheen of cobalt blue that flows down to end near the base of his shoulders. A twisting silvery-white threadscore scar also flows down his neck with the edges of the scar fading into the cobalt blue background. His neckridges are of medium side and broad, quite visible with the marbled hues of cobalt blue and electric blue. His shoulders are thick with muscle and are a bright cobalt blue in color.
Personality: Dyloth is a happy go lucky blue with a very outgoing personality. He doesn't understand why his rider is so withdrawn and as such he often encourages him to get out among others. Dyloth likes to socialize with other dragons and will even talk to a gold without the slightest trace of fear. He tends to be very polite and is respectful of other dragons if they wish to be left alone. He doesn't like being left alone for long and will seek out the company of other dragons or even a wher if his rider isn't around. When it comes to fighting thread he is all business and will go after thread with a fierce determination that stems from the primal need to fight thread.
Weyr of Origin: Igen
Abilites and weaknesses: Dyloth is a very serious dragon that has a lot of speed and agility in flight, though he only has the endurance of a large green. His flame is of medium length and rather average. He can be easily distracted by a green and is rather naive...taking things literally that may have been intended only a a jest.
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