Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: Of average height and stocky build, J'lar is well muscled and tanned from working at a seahold and at the Fishercrafthall for so long. He has black hair that looks a little shaggy around his ears, helping to cover the missing tip on his right one (which was cut off when he was younger). His eyes are the same blue-grey as the rest of his family, and his hands and arms bear several scars. He walked with a slight limp until just recently, when a regimen of exercises and massages helped him to get rid of it. He usually wears long sleeves and pants, even in the height of summer, to hide his scars, and even when swimming wears a light short-sleeved shirt. However, nothing can hide the scars on his face, especially the one across his mouth which prevents the left side from pulling into a smile.
Personality: J'lar is much of a loner, except when Rian or (less often) one of his wingmates gets him out in public; even then, he tends to hang onto the edge of the crowd, and disappear shortly for a breath of air and elbow space. He tends to shy away from physical contact, and even now occassionally slips back into an overly defensive state whenever somebody yells, though he rarely flinches anymore.
History: Born: 06.15, 10 years before current Pass started
Information about J'lar's pets
Pet Name: Argo
Pet Type: Flit (green)
Appearance: On the smallish side, even for a green - J'lar figures she was from a greenclutch that happened to get laid shortly before the goldclutch that produced Donn, and was thus protected from tunnelsnakes by his dam - Argo is dark green, with brilliant emerald streaks on her muzzle, ridge-tips, and wing-edges. Banded in light/dark brown checkerboard, bordered by silver and blue stripes.
Personality: A constant flirt, she still has only risen a few times in her several Turns of life, having been unconciously suppressed by J'lar. She is the more self-reliant of his flits, often slipping off for days at a time before returning - yet paradoxically, she's the one who craves his attention more when she's around.
Second Pet Name: Donn
Pet Type: Flit (brown)
Appearance: Quite large, with bronze highlights in his deep, rich brown hide. J'lar often jokes that he should've been a bronze, but didn't quite make it, while Donn's of the opinion that he actually *is* a bronze, whose hide simply has a brown base. Banded in a light/dark brown checkerboard bordered with silver and blue stripes
Personality: In a word: Lazy. Why expend energy flying - or even going ~between~ - when you can ride a shoulder? He occassionally gives chase to a rising gold, but that's about the extent of his activity. Donn is the one that Jolar leaned on for support before coming to Arolos, and he still sometimes nips J'lar in the ear when his pet isn't behaving in a manner he thinks is "proper" - usually when he's feeling sorry for or doubting himself.
Third Pet Name: Finn
Pet Type: Wher (brown)
Appearance: A medium-sized light brown Callamere, Finn has a dappled pattern down his back and haunches. J'lar makes sure he keeps in shape by taking him on a run around the Bowl every night.
Personality: Highly protective of his two-legs, as are all whers, Finn extends that protection to "Gentlefingers", as he refers to Tiponi, and her green wher Olanth. Actually, he's even more protective of those two than his own lifemate, who he considers generally able to take care of himself in most cases. Smart enough to know when a situation calls for "scary" rather than "bitey", he still occassionally ignores the difference when he's worked up; fortunately, not too many people risk upsetting a small draconic.
Information about J'lar's dragon
Dragon Name: Zeligeth
Age: 22 Turns
Wing (Weyrling Group): Swiftwind Blazers
Appearance: Zeligeth is klah-colored with darker spots on his head and spine. Definitely on the small side for browns, there are several blues who are his size or larger. So far, he's managed to avoid getting Threaded, so his hide is unblemished, save for a small scar on his flank after an excited wher pup tried scrambling up him to get to his two-legs.
Personality: SunsGlory – Arianth’s first clutch, hatched 8.05.07.01
Weyr of Origin: Arolos
Abilites and weaknesses: With his small size, Zeligeth has a commensurate quickness and agility in flight. However, he doesn't have a lot of stamina, and sometimes doesn't manage to last out an entire Fall, especially in windy conditions
Information about J'lar's craft
Craft: Healer Assistant
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