Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: You can't really say much for O'cando in looks. He's just average, that's all that there is. Brown hair, cropped short and green eyes. And if it wasn't for all the hustle and bustle of weyrlife, O'cando probably wouldn't be in as good as shape as he is in, but because of all the work he does, he's a bit on the muscular side.
Personality: For the most part, O'cando is your average brown-rider. He's got a sort of calm demeanor and he doesn't let petty things get to him. O'cando's biggest flaw though? He's a horrendous slob. He lets his clothes fall as they will when he turns in for the night and makes no effort to pick them up the next morning. It's really no help that his weyrmate will pick up after him, either. He might have learned to be a bit tidier if he'd had to deal with a steadily increasing mess, but you know what they say... If wishes were dragons all of Pern would be flying.
History: Born and raised in a Weyr and never having to do without has made O'cando what he is today. His mother had worked in the kitchens of Telgar, while his father had been a bronzerider. His mother doted on him, slipping him snacks whenever she'd take him to the kitchens with her; and his father would spoil him on the rare occasions they got to see each other. With having everything basically given to him on a silver platter throughout his childhood, he's come to expect such behavior from everyone he associates with. He's not pompous or rude, it's just he's never been told no. It's no small wonder that the pillowcrafter he's taken as a weyrmate has stayed with such a high matinence weyrmate for such a long period of time, and even came with him when he made the transfer to Arolos. Suppose that love can overcome all. ((Weyrmate's profile to be sent in for approval by Zahra))
Information about O'cando's pets
Pet Name: Wakaba
Pet Type: Green Firelizard
Appearance: Wakaba could no doubt be one of the smallest greens on Pern. But what might be lost in size is gained back in attractivness, her hide a lovely shade of emerald.
Personality: Wakaba is probably one of the neediest greens arounding, delighting in any and all attention she recieves. While O'cando's emotions are all subtle, Wakaba displays them tenfold, so when anyone can't guess what sort of mood the brownrider is in, they merely need to look to Wakaba. O'cando had had to pay quite a few marks of Wakaba back at Telgar, and more than once he's thought that the man selling flit eggs probably got the better half of the deal.
Information about O'cando's dragon
Dragon Name: Manoth
Wing (Weyrling Group): Unforgettables (Adoptables Wing)
Appearance: Manoth is about average size for a brown. He's of sturdy stature and is a good flyer. His body was made more for endurance than speed, though. So, he has a tendency to win flights from time to time, only by hanging back until the other, quicker dragons are worn out.
Personality: Manoth is pretty laid back. He's content to leave things as they are. If it's not broken then why try to fix it? He does have a love for children though, and loves any attention he might also get from the greens of the Weyr. He also tends to baby little Wakaba, letting the little green do as she wants in his presence, never losing his patience with her silly anctics.
Weyr of Origin: Telgar
Abilites and weaknesses: Manoth can fly for long periods of time without tiring, but he's not as cautious as he could be at times and has a few scars on his wingtips to show for it.
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