Name Pronounced: Keer-an
Appearance: Kieran stands at a modest 5'9". He has dark brown hair almost black that compliments his dark brown eyes. He has an aquiline nose and long arms that end in long fingers. These are helpful in his craft. Kieran has a lot of scars on his hands from testing needlethorns accidentally during apprentice training as well.
Personality: A good bedside manner is essential for any successful healer, and Kieran is no different. He's a gentle sort of fellow and is very conscientious of his patients, learning their little quirks and habits to better customize their care. He's a quiet sort, though, tending to get deeply engrossed in his tasks, almost to the point where it seems he is ignoring people. And he can also turn on a surgeon's detachment when he needs to, sometimes to his detriment.
History: Kieran was born in a farmhold in the North. He started early on in the beastcraft but his parents saw that he wasn't happy with it. Instead, he began to collect different herbs and experiment with their usage. So at the age of 12, he was sent to the healer hall and trained. He decided to specialize in herbal remedies and walked the tables when he was 23. Kieran continually picks up other skills, though, while practicing his craft and hopefully he will earn his Master's knots someday. At the age of 27 turns, he came south to catalog uses of the local flora and was hired on at Forest Edge Hold on the condition that he could do his experiments on the side. And that's where he stayed for sometime.
Information about Kieran's pets
Pet Name: Terra (short for Terror)
Pet Type: Wild Pernese Feline
Appearance: Terra is now a full grown wild feline. She's sleek and beautiful in a wild sort of way like most of her ancestors before her. Her coat is tawny yellow, with brown spots. Her face is angular, with her black nose and white lips being circled by a white spot that ends on her forehead. Her paws are also white.
Personality: She's got loads of energy and playful attitude, though sometimes her roughhousing might mean Kieran or the victim gets toppled or is unable to move because of her lounging weight atop them when she's tired. She hops about all over the place, play pouncing and rubbing her hide up against things. Terra is fully trusting of humans now and is usually gentle to those she approaches or comes in contact with unless she feels that Kieran or his usual companions are being threatened or she smells something like her favorite foods or something equally strange.
Information about Kieran's craft
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