Name Pronounced: MER-it
Appearance: Merritt is a handsome young man, 5' 10" with broad shoulders and narrow hips. He's not over-muscled, but it's clear that he can more than pull his own weight at any task.
Personality: Merritt is a friendly person, though experience has taught him that not all strangers are worth knowing past the first greeting. He has spent most of his life at Alonel Hold, and unlike his friend Ranusk, Merritt is quite content to stay right where he is.
History: Merritt, along with his mother Tiza and father Yarrin, were one of the first families to settle the newly-created Hold, after the first hurricane that devastated the fledgling settlements of the South. Since there were no other children his age at the time, and he showed a real interest in plants and an aptitude for working with them, Alonel took Merritt along on his meandering forays and daily tasks.
Information about Merritt's pets
Pet Name: Tumble
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: A wild brown, Tumble is large for his color, but by Callamere standards, he's too "snaky" to be considered of good confirmation. His wings are as long and slender as the rest of him, though he can fold himself up into a surprisingly small package when he goes to sleep on Merritt's pillow at night.
Personality: Tumble is a Good Flit. He makes up for his poor physique with a charming personality and a willingness to do whatever his Pet asks of him.
Information about Merritt's hold
Hold Name: Alonel Hold
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