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Severus of Green Verusk

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"The mind is a complex and many-layered thing – or at least, most minds are."
-Severus Snape, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix


BASICS

NAME: Severus
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNS: Masculine (he/him/his)
ORIENTATION: Romantic Heterosexual

BIRTHDATE: Late Winter 2744
AGE: 29 as of Late Autumn 2773
LOCATION: Fort Weyr
OCCUPATION: Wherhandler
WING: Dusk

APPEARANCE
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 5'9" || average
PLAY-BY: at the beach picrew
FULL APPEARANCE:
Severus is nothing special, in regard to his appearance. A little below average in height, being 5' 9" in total, with an average build to match. Severus' hair is a dark hue of pure black, cut short and styled neatly. Gone is the shagginess he sported in his younger years, replaced with an attractive cut and style. Severus' eyes are a warm brown color, almost chocolate in hue. A scar runs over one eye, a token of displeasure from a rather disgruntled wherry. In terms of his wardrobe, he tends to wear darker tones; earth tones are reserved for Gathers. Severus often wears sweaters or otherwise long-sleeved clothing, paired with practical slacks and sturdy boots.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
Severus is notably withdrawn from others, keeping his complicated emotions shuttered and hidden. Showing emotion is a sign of weakness, as he came to learn. Preferring solitude and quiet, he tends to avoid interaction that isn't mandatory. But when he does interact, he appears bitter and even cold, with a lot of cynicism and a sarcastic sense of humor. On occasion, it appears that Severus enjoys being outright malicious and cruel, for he is vengeful and holds grudges. Given the opportunity, he'd crush his rivals and humiliate them without hesitation, remorse, or mercy. Along with his tendency to hold grudges, Severus is terribly spiteful to those he dislikes, blatantly insulting them and questioning them in every circumstance. Interpersonal skills is something Severus lacks, though he doesn't appear bothered in the slightest.

In his youth, Severus sought to be accepted, adopting some Traditionalist aspects as a result. Severus has since grown to adopt his own understanding of Tradition. While he views himself as a Traditionalist, he doesn't look down on others for being not-Weyrbred or what others might find unacceptable. Severus is one who despises "being ordinary," striving to outshine others and prove himself as extraordinary. Lingering insecurity and vulnerabilities haunt him; he fears abandonment, but pretends he doesn't through standing alone. Yet he finds that making friends is difficult with his cold demeanor, bringing to him immense frustration; frustration he adeptly conceals, along with all other emotion. Though he conceals his feelings, it can explode from him, on occasion. During these outbursts, he is most vulnerable and open, these repressed emotions like a terrifying tidal wave to behold.

Severus demands perfection in himself and those around him. Accidents aren't the result of poor fortune, but rather the ineptitude and inability in those to blame. Severus is cunning and calculating, seeing logic as superior to luck. Under this exterior, he is actually brave and capable of such love, though he doesn't know how to express it. While he may be harsh and extremely demanding, he wants to see those he cares about succeed. Once his loyalty is earned, Severus proves a staunch and dependable ally. For Turns, Severus has held a deep affection for childhood friend Lily, though he expresses it poorly. The rift between them has left Severus confused and hurt, though he refuses to admit to it. In addition, Severus is talented in a variety of fields and a quick learner, rather fond of furthering his knowledge.

HISTORY
FAMILY:
Tobias - father - living; estranged
Eileen - mother - living; estranged
Siblings/Half-Siblings - none to Severus's knowledge - open tie(s)!
Lily of Garnet Eridieth - best friend - living; estranged (due to Severus' stupidity decisions)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None!
BIRTHPLACE: A Ruathan cothold
HISTORY: TW: neglect/abuse
Severus was born in an ordinary cothold to ordinary parents, though neither his father nor mother cared much for him. While his mother often saw fit to ignore him, his father was extraordinarily harsh; even cruel. As a result, Severus grew to be quiet and withdrawn, often fleeing into the scrubby forests to flee for but a moment. It was under a gnarled tree at the top of a hill that he met his best friend: a girl from the cothold, Lily. Lily brought a light to Severus' world that he didn't know existed; she drew him out of his shell, simply being at his side. All through childhood and into adolescence, he never strayed far from Lily's side.

It was an ordinary day for these ordinary people when a Searchdragon chanced upon the cothold. Severus presented himself quietly, along with Lily and Petunia - Lily's sister - though he was convinced he'd be overlooked. What he knew was that Lily would be Searched; brave and kind Lily. What dragon wouldn't choose her? Did Severus have a touch of an awkward crush on Lily at the point? Yes, he absolutely did. Perhaps. As an invitation to Fort Weyr was extended to Lily, Severus ducked his head and took a deep breath to stay the pain in his heart. How happy he was for her! But she'd be gone, while he would be here. Looking back up to congratulate Lily, he was surprised to see the Searchdragon's eyes on him. Severus was even more surprised when an invitation was extended to him next. Without hesitation, he accepted Search...to stay with Lily.

Candidacy was a fresh new start for Severus and Lily both. Free from the dullness of life in such an inconsequential cothold, they were free to blossom. But life in said cothold had left Severus ignorant to life in the Weyr. The first opinions he heard were the ones he accepted as true, much to his disadvantage. To him and his newfound friends, garnets were abominations that shouldn't exist. Ignoring these niggling feelings that this might be wrong, he elected to follow along and stay in favor with these Traditionalist Candidates. Rather soon after the Search that brought them, Lily Impressed...to a garnet. For his closest friend, he stayed his tongue and congratulated her for Impressing, despite her misfortune in attracting a garnet. But it wasn't long after that when Lily refused to speak to Severus. Severus was confused and hurt, which turned to pure anger.

Severus spoke words in the heat of his anger that he wishes he could've not said. Disgusted and upset, he dove into Candidacy to ignore his tangled emotions. Turns passed and Severus did not Impress. Lily had since graduated and entered Fort's wings. Frustrated and distraught, Severus applied for transfer to Ista Weyr. Perhaps he'd find more luck at Ista than he did at Fort. Without another word to Lily, he departed. More Turns passed with no contact from Lily or his Fortian Traditionalist comrades, until at last, Severus was chosen. In the warmth of Ista's jungles, a wher rolled an egg to Severus' feet. Though the path of the wherhandler wasn't his first selection, it was the sole option left to him. A green emerged, to whom Severus quickly bonded. Verusk was quite the wher, one most wherhandlers would be glad to be bonded. But Severus was uncertain of how he felt about his green. At last, he'd Impressed...but it wasn't to the dragon he and his Fortian friends had agreed upon. It took time, but Severus grew fond of Verusk, and she of him.

Time passed, time which Severus and Verusk spent in the squads of Ista. It was good...for a while. But time caught up with Severus, not only leaving him scarred over one eye from an incident with an angry bird on patrol - a bird Verusk promptly ate - but turning his thoughts to Lily as well. How had the Turns treated her and her garnet? While his duties were here, his heart lingered in Fort; with Lily. Verusk could sense such unease in her bonded's heart and urged him to follow his instincts; go to Fort Weyr and make things right. At some point, Severus elected to follow her advice and his own feelings, requesting transfer to Fort. One way or another, he'd settle the rift he'd left with Lily for his actions; he couldn't bear this weight forever.
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Verusk

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BASICS

NAME: Verusk
BIRTHDATE: Late Summer 2770
AGE: 3 as of Late Autumn 2773

CLUTCHING
CLUTCHING: YES
RUNS/FLIGHTS: 1

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: 12.5 ft.
HEIGHT: 4.5 ft.
COLOR: Green
HEX CODE: #078543
FULL APPEARANCE:
Verusk is a wher that is more long and lean than sturdy and muscular. Almost resembling a serpent with her sinuous build, she won’t find it difficult to be both agile and nimble in all situations; not to mention what ease it will be to squeeze into tight spaces. Verusk’s hide is stunning; a dark green base with jagged bolts forking across her body in lighter green. Markings that resemble feathers adorn her wings, the same lime-ish green as the others.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
Verusk a wher that has a varied vocabulary, but one that doesn't include "no" or "defeat." Verusk is a wher that will rise victorious in whatever she undertakes, no matter the cost; she is determined to succeed. Verusk is adaptable and resourceful, capable of using what she's got and continuing to thrive. In addition, she is very ambitious. A big thinker who knows no bounds, she would see herself and her bonded as Weyrleader, given the opportunity. But beneath these outward traits, Verusk prioritizes herself and her bonded above all. Little stops her from using every bit of leverage she can to get one-up on her rivals. Cunning and vengeful, she would see her enemies bow at her feet or broken. Yet she isn't fond of fighting with tooth and claw, rather preferring to match wits. Presented with a fight she cannot win, Verusk will weasel out of it with a speed that could match a charging wherry, beginning to plot her revenge and a way to regain her lost dignity immediately.

To her bonded, Verusk shows her softer side. While she holds Severus to as high a standard as herself and others, she strives to see him succeed, aiding him as a result. Perhaps she even holds a sense of fondness for him, though her love is displayed infrequently and could be seen as a sort of tough-love. The bond between them is very strong, but Verusk isn't above feeling jealous when someone or something else draws Severus' attention from her. Verusk is very protective of Severus, for it would be a slight to her pride to see him insulted or hurt. At the first sign of danger, she is first to hustle Severus away, using her teeth as a last resort. In fact, she'd much rather ooze words and observe conflict, so she might use it as leverage in the future. Yes, Verusk is rather prideful, to the point she is easily insulted. Seeing herself as a superior wher to others, she looks down on whers that hail from Holds or caravans, seeing them as inferior to be born outside of the Weyr, unlike herself.

Voice: Verusk’s voice is a voice of qualities. It often sounds like a low near-masculine rumble, but her voice can go high and whispery, even cackle-y, on occasion. Regardless which tone she uses, she has a lisp, like one might imagine a serpent would possess.
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IC Information
What type of Candidate is your character: Wher

What color/s does your character want?: Severus is open to all colors, though he'd prefer to avoid a second green, while he holds a minor and irrelevant interest for masculine colors (bronze/brown/blue).
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: None in particular, no. Severus isn’t sure if he should want a happier wher to mellow Verusk and himself out; perhaps one similar to Verusk and himself to strengthen them? Regardless, he’s resigned himself to adapting to whoever a clutchmother deigns to present.
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: Severus might be concerned to bond a second green, but nothing otherwise.

OOC Information
If your character is a dual Candidate IC, do you have a strong preference on whether they Impress dragon or wher?: N/A

What color(s) are you willing for your character to Impress to?: All!
Do you want your character to be eligible for gold?: Yes
Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: Nope.
Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: Nope!
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: shrugs Gib him baby or gib him greblin or gib him whatever’s in the middle; I trust you to make good matches, since I hold no preference!

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: No preferences!
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: Mess him up, with the exception of permanent limb-loss or death. >:D
Are you willing to Impress a creature with a mutation/oddity? Anything that should be avoided?: Forsk yeah to the first, nope to the second!

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: Nope!
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