Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: At 5'4", J'zat's a bit shorter than average. He has a lean, wiry build rather than overtly muscular, hinting at long years as a rider. J'zat's hair is cut short to his head, giving him an almost shaved appearance, and his skin is dark, tanned by a lifetime spent in the Southern sun. J’zat’s almost always ready with a friendly grin and a companionable handshake. So far, he’s avoided any sort of major Thread scoring.
Personality: J’zat tends to be calm and easygoing, with a deep-rooted playful nature. He’s matured out of pranking, but he's still fond of a good joke, and he enjoys seeing others be happy. Growing up in a large extended family required both patience and affection, after all. He doesn't necessarily enjoy conflict, but rather than backing away, he's more likely to step in and attempt to mediate. And if he sees someone being bullied, he'll step in to take their side and make the bully back off. He'll take responsibility- and take it seriously- if it's given to him, but he's not the sort to actively seek it out.
History: Born to a healthy, happy, if large, extended family of Traders, Jaazat grew up with more siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles than the Trader brat knew what to do with. He grew up traveling all over Pern, often watching his older relatives at work at Gathers, and eventually learning tricks of his own to earn Marks for his family- at first minding the stall, and then eventually getting good enough with his guitar to perform and earn Marks that way. With his cousins to accompany, they made a regular band!
Information about J'zat's pets
Pet Name: Rizo
Pet Type: Blue Firelizard
Personality: Rizo is a very friendly, playful, flit, darting this way and that, intent on making friends with whatever or whoever he can. To his owner, however, he'll always return, and will prefer to sleep draped around his owner's neck, or nestled on top of his head, if he can.
Information about J'zat's dragon
Dragon Name: Meisteth
Wing (Weyrling Group): WeyrlingMasters
Appearance: Meisteth is just a little on the small side for a blue, though neatly proportioned. Well, all except for his wings, which are wider and longer than average, enabling Meisteth to glide for longer periods and result in being able to keep up with blues larger than he.
Personality: Meisteth is, simply put, a happy dragon. Nothing can keep this blue down, and he’s remarkably empathetic to those he thinks are sad, doing his best to engage with them and cheer them up. He’ll chatter to anyone in range, not just his rider, and will contentedly accept all attention directed his way. He’s a clever blue, however, and is observant past the chatter and bounce, and will direct his rider to step in if he thinks something’s truly off. Smaller creatures of any breed will fascinate him, anything from runners to draconics, and he’ll absolutely adore flits
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: Fast and sturdy blue he might be, but Meisteth is still just a blue. He just doesn't have the staying power of a brown or bronze.
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