Character type: Trader
Appearance: Sandwum is quite short for a man at only 5ft 7inches. He is plump and round faced. His nose is thick and hooked. His lips are wide but thin. His eyes are bright grey-blue, and his hair is dark brown, short and thinning. His skin is white, but patchy and mottled after years of travelling Pern and being exposed to different climates.
Personality: Sandwum is and extremely friendly person, he doesn’t like to think bad thoughts of people, and prefers it if other people follow his example. He greets almost everyone with a smile and a handshake, and has a manor that attracts people and gets their trust. He is a devoted husband and father. He loves his daughter Myrlain dearly and takes any opportunity to shower affection on her. The only time this man becomes angry is when someone threatens his family, then he shows a side which usually remains buried deep within him.
History: His parents were unspeakably cruel to him, they gave him a name which, to them, suggested something like a Tunnel Snake. In the first few years of his existence he was beaten to within an inch of his life. Other parents tried to remove him from his parents care, but they fled with him. He spent many years after that in High Reaches Weyr, there he was usually left to fend for himself, a few couples took pity on him and would allow him to stay with them for a few hours every now and again.
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