Character type: Dragonrider
Appearance: With his short stature, easy smile and positive attitude, it's not easy to guess Ta'san's age. But then again, Ta'san also doesn't feel like he should be as old as he is. Living with Kemurath though encourages him to be neat and tidy, with his hair short and his clothes unrumpled - his dragon doesn't always pick out what he wears though sometimes they come close and there are times that Kemurath acts like he does. His hair may be a dark brown and his eyes may be a dark blue colour, but he shares a lot of facial features with his younger cousins, making it easy for anyone to tell that they are related.
Personality: Ta'san has always leaned towards being idealistic, selfless and laid back - and impressing Kemurath has never changed that. Occasionally he displays a wicked or sarcastic sense of humour, but for the most part Ta'san is the type of person who is willing to help someone else out even when his dragon grumbles about it being a waste of time. If he does help out though, he is the sort who often needs direction while doing it. The things he attempts on his own do not necessarily always turn out well, either because of a lack of knowledge or just not being able to follow through on it.
History: Tamarsarsan was a normal child growing up in Sef Weyr, playing with other children and getting into trouble. He also liked being with his mother and the other adults, especially when they praised him - or helped him when he just couldn't do something. He was also allowed to help with his baby cousin Aycel and enjoyed it enough that he considered studying medicine. His average test scores wouldn' let him be a doctor, but he could be an aide. However, when he was added to the list of candidates, he quickly discarded that idea, and at 14, he got his dragon.
Information about Ta'san's dragon
Dragon Name: Kemurath
Wing (Weyrling Group): CloudDancers
Appearance: Kemurath likes thinking that he picked Tam partially because they match so well - Tam's eyes are nearly a perfect match for the very dark, shadowy blue colour of his hide. If only Tam's hair was closer to black, then they would fit even better. Kemurath is a very attractive blue, shading darker on his long wings and tail and down his back. If Kemurath were a green, he'd be stunning and if his personality didn't drive them away, he likely would have many admirers with his graceful, careful movements and love of flying. But he is a blue and perfectly happy to be what he is, even if he is a little vain over how he looks. Purely for his own benefit however; he cares little for what other dragons think of him.
Personality: Kemurath is many things and most of what can be seen on the surface is "good" - he tends to be calm, to take his time, and he rarely loses his temper. If he is learning something new or working with new dragonpairs, he is serious and focused, practicing things over and over and over again until it is perfect. He is not a quick learner, but dedicated. He is definitely not a chatty dragon, preferring to be by himself, and sometimes that comes across as arrogance.
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Abilites and weaknesses: Kemurath is a good flyer with excellent control over his flame and an uncanny ability to between - in 12 years, he has not had a single score that has not healed cleanly.
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