Name Pronounced: new-ton
Appearance: Newton has dark auburn hair that he keeps relatively short depending on the season. In other words, the hotter the weather, the shorter his hair is cut. His skin color is almost a light beige that tans well. Since the accident, Newton is not as tanned as he once was during his and Copelanth's thread fighting days. His facial structure borders on a rugged handsomeness, but not what a women notices immediately. It is his expressive grey-blue eyes that most people notice. His eyes are kind, but can sparkle with a hint of mischief at a moments notice. Standing at 6'1" in stocking feet, Newton doesn't appear overly tall because of his stocky build. Other men will often underestimate the actual power and strength of Newton's soft, fatherly appearance. This is a man who is not afraid to do hard physical work and his body shows it. His life path, however, led him to a softer life as a harper and teacher. At the hold he is assigned to, Newton's clothing is non-descript these days. He does the best he can do on what he receives as compensation, but his appearance is always neat.
Personality: This is a man who nearly lost his lifemate and his own life. He has scars inside and out, but he is more quiet than he once was before the accident.
History: Born and raised to harper parents, Newton has spent his life moving from one new assignment to another with his parents. His apprenticeship was carried out under them on the move and here he is still moving from assignment to assignment. He became adept at creating musical instruments while young, but his writing of songs left a little to be desired during his apprenticeship. He excelled at the legal part of the harper craft and teaching. Through years of practice his teaching-song writing became better, but he won't compete in contest.
Information about N'wton's pets
Pet Name: Fiddler
Pet Type: Brown Firelizard
Appearance: If Fiddler sits in a darkwood tree, the brown firelizard will blend into the wood color of the tree quite nicely. His brown is swirled darks and lights like the bark of a tree. His body shape and size is fairly average.
Personality: Fiddler is most content with his pet Newton, however, Fiddler is not fond of most other people. He would be the hermit of the flit world if it were not for the fact that he loves his pet so deeply. He'll spend most of his time draped around Newton's neck until there is a gathered group of strangers and then Fiddler is out of sight instantly. He does a beautiful discant when he accompanies Newton and Newton has only gotten the flit to perform with him 2 times in public. However, there is one group the flit will hang around for and that is oddly those that Newton teaches.
Information about N'wton's dragon
Dragon Name: Copelanth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Direflame
Appearance: Copelanth is a rich medium brown color. He has a slightly darker pattern of brown that makes him look as if he is covered in tree bark. He is just slightly larger than average browns. He has the typical scars of a thread fighting dragon who has seen some rough threadfall.
Personality: Copelanth is a sweet natured dragon loving his Harper rider's students and being willing to protect them. Sadly, tragedy came in Copelanth's and his rider's life that ended their threadfighting days. Brain damage from a fall after a severe threadfall injury that he and his rider surprisingly survived robbed Copelanth of the ability to make rapid flight adjustments in threadfall. So Copelanth and his rider joined that exclusive group of dragons and riders who must find other ways to be of service to Pern citizens. Copelanth still flies and betweens quite well and loves to chase the greens. Just don't ask him to adjust his movements fast unless you want to see a dragon almost cry.
Weyr of Origin: Benden
Abilites and weaknesses: Strong flier, accurate in betweening, but lacks brain and muscle control for threadfighting manuvers after the threadfall accident..
Information about N'wton's craft
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