Name Pronounced: Nih-Kawl
Appearance: N'kol stands at around 5'7" and has a lanky build. He's one of those dark and mysterious people. His hair is raven black in color and is kept cut short. His hair goes no further than mid-ear level and he keeps it combed close against his head. He has a short set of bangs that spike out a bit over his forehead and he has medium length sideburns in front of each ear. His dark obsidian eyebrows are of medium thickness and are relatively straight with a slight arch to them. His eyebrows overshadow intelligent dark brown eyes that seem to hold mysteries and secrets within. His nose is plain and relatively straight with not a sign of a single freckle on it. High cheekbones give his face an angular look to it, making him seem all the more mysterious. His lips are of medium thickness and are a pale pink in color. He has a small silvery-white scar just before his left ear, the remnants of a tiny threadscore that was soon resolved when Osuleth went /between/. His skin is a very dark tan in color, seemingly as if he has spent turns working in Rukbat's harsh rays. His build is thin and lanky but slightly muscular. His upper arms have a fair bit of muscle, though it is compacted and doesn't seem bulky at all. He has a large threadscore scar on his left shoulder where the thread burned into the flesh. His chest ripples with compact muscles, though across his chest is a long shallow scar that isn't consistent with threadscore. His legs are of medium length and well muscled, looking like they can carry him pretty well if he ever has to run. On his ankle is a small faded tattoo of a blue firelizard, which is so faded that the color is now more of a sky blue. Overall he's not a very imposing rider, but some might consider him attractive, though more would describe him as dark and mysterious.
Personality: N'kol isn't an easy person to get to know since he tends to keep people at arm's length. N'kol won't let anyone but his dragon truly get close to him. Although he won't let people get close to him, he will still allow himself a few friends, provided they don't try to get to know him too well. He does enjoy the company of others however and can be friendly when he wants to be. He is slow to anger and if he does get angry, instead of getting violent he simply gives people the silent treatment. He lives his life with the philosophy that you have to have a plan in order to get by. He likes to keep things organized and often plans his day around a schedule. He has a very strong bond with his dragon, and the two are never found far from each other. He has a self assured nature and confident manner, though deep inside he is very insecure and sometimes second guesses himself. He doesn't expect things from other people and he maintains that trust is something that must be earned. He tries to help out others when he can, but only those he thinks deserve his help. He dislikes flits and finds them annoying, though not to the point that he'll get out of control if he sees one. He tends to look at an argument from both sides, and takes the side that seems to be the most legitimate based on facts and evidence instead of merely opinion. N'kol is a very driven person and very determined, once he starts something, he will finish it, no matter how long it takes him. He never leaves anything left undone if he can help it. N'kol is not a very subtle person and tends to be blunt, which can sometimes drive people away. He is loyal to those he considers his friends, and he is steadfast in his loyalty, not willing to give it up for anything. He values people who aren't afraid to own up to their own responsibilities or to admit when they are wrong. Overall he's a rider who takes his responsibilities seriously and who is steadfastly loyal to all he cares for.
History: Nikol was born into a family of traders who often traveled to various holds in the south, never staying in one spot for too long. His mother Jarissa sold jewelry while his father Wolsan sold various furs which he gained by hunting felines and various other pernese wildlife. He didn't do it alone of course, he had his canines to help him. He would have a pack of canines tree the feline and then he would shoot it with a bow and arrow. Nikol turned out to be the youngest of his two brothers Ranton and Listar. Nikol was only a baby at the time so his mother and father decided to settle down in Estuary Hold for a while, at least until he was about two turns old. The family still made money by selling their wares locally but they found it hard to stay in one spot for that long, since they led a fairly nomadic way of life. The turns passed quickly though and soon Nikol was a sturdy young toddler.
Information about N'kol's dragon
Dragon Name: Osuleth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Light hues of mocha brown sweep over the muzzle of this medium sized brown dragon to encompass his large wedge-shaped head. A single horizontal streak of sienna brown makes its way across each cheek to end near the back of the head. A thin streak of sienna brown starts at the tip of his muzzle and makes its way up to end right between his eyeridges. Osuleth's eyeridges are slightly curved and narrow, giving his head a more streamline appearance. His bright whirling eyes change color depending on his mood and often seem to hold a crafty intelligence and cunning. Near the back of his head are two medium-sized headknobs that are mostly a mocha brown in color, with a slight spray of sienna brown speckles at the base. His neck is of medium length and sturdy, corded with well needed muscles. His neck is mostly a creamy mocha brown in color, with a light sprinkling of sienna brown speckles along the top of the neck. His neckridges really catch a lot of attention since they are thin and narrow, looking more like spikes than neckridges. They also stand out because each neckridge is a pure dark sienna brown in color, contrasting greatly with his light mocha brown coloration. His shoulders are mostly a light mocha brown in color, although his left shoulder is a silvery-white circle of scar tissue, which is the constant reminder to him of when he was hit by thread. His front legs are of medium length and well-muscled, being mostly a light mocha brown in color. Both ankles are silvery-white, making it look as if he is wearing silver cuffs. In truth it is just another threadscore scar, caused when several threads wrapped around his front legs at once. Probably would have caused serious damage if the dragon hadn't jumped /between/. Both of his front feet sport a set of razor sharp sienna brown talons, which make him look twice more fierce than he actually is. His belly and sides are sleek and thin, being a solid sheen of light mocha brown. His wings are long and narrow, allowing him more speed than usual for a brown. The tops of his wings are a light mocha brown, while the edges of his wings are darkened by patches of sienna brown. The underneath of his wings are a solid sheen of mocha brown and aren't that much to look at. His hind legs are a bit more heavily muscled in the front and they are a light mocha brown in color. Two solid bands of sienna brown encircle the lower part of each back leg, as well as each ankle. His large hind feet each sport a set of sharp sienna brown talons, which are even larger than those on his front feet. His tail is long and smooth, being completely mocha brown in color, except for a line of sienna brown that runs from the top of the tail to the very tip. Overall he's a rather handsome brown who has very few scars to speak of.
Personality: Osuleth is a rather clingy dragon, not liking to let his rider out of his sight for too long. This is because of an incident where his rider almost died from firehead when he was still a dragonet. Osuleth is a bit more friendly than his rider and not so serious and withdrawn. He's more than happy to talk to any other dragon, though he will rarely speak to any human other than his rider. He flat out refuses to speak to flits, though he will speak to the occasional wher. He likes to show off a bit, though only when its appropriate to do so. Like many browns, he is a hard worker and his duties he takes seriously. He dotes on other dragons, especially blues and greens. He makes sure they get proper rest during threafall and that they don't overtax themselves. Osuleth is very calm in most situations and he is intelligent for a brown, often acting on his own initiative if he thinks he needs to. Like his rider he is very confident in his own abilities, but unlike his rider he doesn't doubt himself. He knows his own strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to his advantage. While his rider takes a while to come to a decision on anything, Osuleth is one of those rare dragons who is good at making split-second decisions, and he usually makes the right decision too. Unlike some dragons, he's not a very picky dragon, whether it comes to flights or food. He has a strange like for eating fish, which annoys his rider to no end. Osuleth is unlike his rider in the fact that he doesn't feel he needs a plan to get by. He takes every day as it comes, living for the moment and not brooding about the past or worrying about the future. He's fond of little humans and candidates and those are who he is most likely to talk to, other than his rider. Osuleth loves swimming and is often the first one into the ocean if they have time off. He's a very active dragon and he can't stand staying in one spot for long, and he's about the last dragon you'll find on a ledge sunning. He feels like he has to be doing /something/ no matter what that something is. Osuleth insists on the finer things in life, such as a fancy riding harness for himself or a premium leather riding jacket for his rider. Of course, that seriously puts a dent in N'kol's pursestrings. Osuleth is a rather clever dragon and has good reasoning capabilities, though he has very little ambition. He has no wish to be any more than a wingrider and he doesn't often chase queens unless he feels he has a very good chance of winning. Osuleth is protective of those who cares for, and he doesn't take kindly to insults to those he considers his friends. He loves attention and praise however, and a little compliment goes a long way with him. Unlike his rider he's a fairly trusting dragon and he beleives that everyone should have a second chance, no matter what they do. Overall he's a friendly, cunning, and intelligent dragon who is his rider's better half.
Weyr of Origin: Ista
Abilites and weaknesses: Osuleth has fairly good stamina, though he lacks greatly in the agility department. He is much faster than many browns due to his narrow wings and streamline figure. He also is ver intelligent and has learned to act on his own initiative if necessary. He's also good at making split-second decisions. He's a bit naive however and can be too trusting at times.
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