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Erian of Bronze Hammerloth

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Erian of Bronze Hammerloth

Erian
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“‘This is insanity!’
‘No, this is scholarship!’”
-Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance


TW: misgendering, implied abuse

BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Character - Retire, Dragon - Adopt
NAME: Erian
GENDER: 99.44% pure nonbinary (DFAB)
PRONOUNS: ze/hir/hirs
ORIENTATION: Positive, since the normal vectors to the surface are facing outward. ignore my math nerdery, ze's girl-romantic and cupiosexual

BIRTHDATE: Mid-fall 2742
AGE: 26 as of summer 2769
LOCATION: Fort Weyr
OCCUPATION: Wingrider/Journeyman Starcrafter
WING: Midnight

APPEARANCE
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black, slightly wavy, usually down to mid-back
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 5’ 4”, average
PLAY-BY: Jenna Ushkowitz
FULL APPEARANCE: Erian is decidedly paler than the Pern norm, though ze tans in the summer rather than burns. Hir greatest pride is hir hair, a deep, lustrous black, and ze keeps it immaculately groomed. Ze is well-dressed, preferring flattering tunics and dresses, but hir clothes are often rumpled due to staying up all night and forgetting to change back the next day, or by simply forgetting to change from one day to the next. Ze likes to wear bracelets, though they're sometimes mismatched, and ze regretfully knows that they really do get in the way. Hir face has delicate features, but the effect is ruined by hir permanently skeptical expression. Erian doesn't have much muscle on hir, though ze is fit enough to go through daily life.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: If it were completely up to Erian, ze would spend hir days traveling Pern, visiting the archives of every Hold and Weyr to see what they could offer hir, and observing the stars from every part of the Northern Continent’s land and sea. The unknown captivates hir, and the stars, so distant, so unknowable, are the perfect focus of hir overwhelming need to transcend the mundanity, as ze sees it, of everyday life, to become part of something greater than hirself.

Of course, things are not completely up to Erian, and hir childhood has driven this lesson home particularly hard, leading hir to develop a practical, independent side seemingly at odds with hir boundless curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Ze needs a steady source of marks, and ze is grudgingly willing to sacrifice some stargazing to get them. Erian has few scruples about doing dirty or unpleasant work in order to get by, though ze actively seeks out work more suited to hir temperament first.

Overall, Erian is friendly and well-mannered, a lingering result of hir training as a proper lady, though ze does have a propensity to...wax eloquent any time stars are mentioned. Ze loves the stars. A lot. Seriously, don’t get hir started on the stars, or the moons for that matter. Shards, don’t start hir on anything in the sky. You will regret it. Ze wastes no opportunities to show off what ze knows, and would probably have more actual friends if ze just shut up for a few minutes and listened.

Hir being recognized for hir intelligence has led to just a bit of a superiority complex, but this has toned down a little bit over the Turns, and ze is not as much of a prick as ze used to be whenever someone says something that ze thinks is misinformed or wrong. Oh, ze’s still sanctimonious and sarcastic about it, but ze has learned - the hard way - to mostly keep it to hirself. If someone presents a convincing argument, Erian is perfectly willing to accept their viewpoint, but hir definition of “convincing” would probably give the most meticulous scribers a headache.

Erian has an unfortunate tendency to complain about the most minor things to anyone who will listen, or at least not yell at hir to shut up, but ze shuts down completely when under more severe stress. It was how ze dealt with being called a girl, and ze has adapted it to be a personal form of rebellion - Erian won’t ever admit that you are right or that ze is wrong.

HISTORY
FAMILY: Kirise - mother (+25), Nalsam - father (+24), Selam - older brother (+5), Kurue - younger sister (-2)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None
BIRTHPLACE: Tosche Hold, a smallish Hold beholden to Fort

HISTORY: Kirise and Nalsam were, by heredity and marriage respectively, the rulers of Tosche Hold. Of course, heredity and marriage aren't the best way to determine who should be in charge, leaving the inept Kirise and bumbling Nalsam in charge of the lives of dozens of people. Thankfully, Tosche's long-suffering steward Aram was able to take care of the truly important work, leaving Kirise and Nalsam to muddle through making appearances and looking important.

The pair's incompetence extended to child-rearing, and they left their two younger children to their own devices. When Erian's older brother was born, Aram stepped in to raise him to be a proper heir, but being a staunch traditionalist, he thought little of Erian and Kurue besides foisting them off to his dowager sister, whom he trusted to raise them into proper little figurehead ladies.

Minara made Erian's life miserable. Though ze was more or less willing to go along with her expectations of behavior and appearance, ze was not at all willing to call hirself a girl or be called "she" like Minara wanted, and she was a harsh mistress. Eventually, Erian acquiesced to save hir skin, though ze hated it more than anything. Kurue and ze snuck off to play with Selam, saving him from turning into a younger version of the crusty old steward. Erian was seemingly saved by Minara's death when ze was nine, but then a new set of problems arose.

Tosche Hold was deep in debt, the ailing old steward having made several bad decisions and angered quite a few people before retiring and letting Selam take over. Whether out of increasing old age or a malicious desire to sabotage Kirise and Nalsam, Erian still doesn't know, but ze found herself and her siblings destitute and having to step up and assume responsibility for the Hold. Selam performed admirably, but there was only so much a fourteen-Turn-old could do, especially having to pretend that his parents were behind everything. He somehow got his parents to petition Fort for help, and in return for increased tithe amount, Fort bailed Tosche out.

Erian wanted out, and ze was going to get out. Kurue was a capable enough backup heir, and Erian had no desire to be involved in politics. Ze had shown a strong propensity for academics, one of hir few characteristics that pleased Minara, and apprenticed as a Starcrafter as soon as ze Turned twelve, moving to the Hall and leaving hir old life behind. Ze was one of the more talented apprentices in the Hall, and ze backed this up with hard work, quickly rising to the top of the pack. Erian didn’t have much of a competitive streak, learning for the love of the subject, but made sure to keep in the Masters’ good graces in order to secure hir advancement, earning hir a reputation as a teachers’ pet. It did rub off on hir. Ze acquired a pet of hir own as a present from hir siblings when ze was seventeen, a firelizard that ze predictably named after a celestial body.

At the ripe old age of nineteen and a half, Erian walked the tables, and was posted to Fort Weyr. To hir utter surprise, ze was Searched by a curious blue, and decided that being a dragon candidate would hopefully lead hir to a position from which ze could have the means to just do what ze wanted. Ze figures that if ze ages out, then being a journeyman starcrafter is a perfectly respectable position.

UPDATES
  • Summer 2763 - Erian Impresses to bronze Hammerloth, much to their mutual delight.
  • Fall 2764 - The pair graduate. Hammerloth's first Chase is gold Serapheth. To Erian's relief and Hammerloth's slight disappointment, he loses.
  • Winter 2764 - Kurue Impresses! Erian's sister joins hir at Fort.
  • Spring 2765 - Erian gets a moderate score on hir leg due to Hammerloth's ill-advised display to try to impress Serapheth and will make a full recovery.
  • Spring 2766 - Hammerloth's headknobs get scored, but he will make a full recovery.
  • Spring 2767 - Hammerloth is badly scored across his chest and wings, and Ellea and Nightengath help him land. Erian, panicking, didn't spend long enough between to kill all the Thread, and some of it got onto Ellea, killing her. Erian is devastated by guilt.
Last edited by Tortellini on Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Midnight Wingrider Erian of Bronze Hammerloth + Garnet Timori
Midnight Wingrider Jeremiah of Brown Cogeath + Garnet Villetta
Eclipse Wingsecond Kurue of Garnet Artesiath + Garnet Damaya
Eclipse Wingrider Rey of Blue Nuth + Brown Beebee
Daylight Wingrider Tikra of Green Everieth
Weyrling Ysayle of White Ebrietath
Daylight Wingrider Banagher of White Unicoth + Green Haro Two
Dragonless Gino + Gold Tristan
Moonshot Wingrider Amuro of Brown Casvath + Green Haro
Firestorm Wingrider Ryoma of Brown Zamth + Garnet Kagero
Moonshot Wingrider Suzaku of Brown Rath + Bronze Albion
Firestorm Wingrider Talien of Charoite Arellath
Starfall Wingleader Chekov of Blue Altieth + Bronze Wictor
Trouble Weyrling Honerva of Blue Aersth
Starfall Wingrider Anaiya of Green Adasheth + Feline Hobbes
Firestorm Wingrider A'ric of White Impath + Gold Adria
Sunburst Wherhandler Emaran of Brown Almarask and Brown Emarsk + Green Numa
Windsong Wherhandler Moriko of Green Morsk and White Morisk
Dragon Candidate Cid
Chopin Squadrider Liyanel of Gold Nebulaeth + Blue Fisher + White Tater
Chopin Squadrider Saji of Bronze Veototh
Nocturne Wingrider T'challa of Bronze Lockoth
Weyrleader Cornelia of Garnet Guiloth + Bronze Strudel
Mazurka Squadrider Shallan of Blue Ophoth + White Pattern
Healer's Wingrider Barriss of Green Moorith
Weyrhealer Chalay of Green Oshuth + Bronze Imagundi
Healer's Wingrider Elend of Green Antoth
Weyr Guard Mara of Gold Marsk and Green Marask + Bronze Talon
Weyr Guard Chirrut of Quartz Chirrusk and White Chirsk
Guard Lieutenant Ahsoka of Garnet Ahsosk and White Ahsk + Blue Rex
Weyr Guard Anakin of Blue Anask and Brown Anakisk + Brown Hondo
Wherleader Fartoo of Blue Fartosk and Brown Fartsk + White Detoo + Brass Threepio
Wher Candidate Thancred
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Hammerloth
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BASICS
NAME: Hammerloth
BIRTHDATE: Early summer 2763
AGE: 6 as of summer 2769

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: 53 ft
HEIGHT: 13.25 ft
WINGSPAN: 79.5 ft
COLOR: Bronze
HEX CODE: #c3674b
FULL APPEARANCE: A big, perfect sort of bronze. Hammerloth is a reddy-bronze with a strong chest and strong basically everything. He's got a keen eye and a good sense of direction even if he is not particularly fast. He looks silly, he'll be the first to admit it. On his face is a bold polished-shiney moustache that traces from his nose and right around his cheeks to his headknobs, and right over his eyebrows. He wears the look with pride. There's lighter, tarnished bronze colors splashed over his spines, and coloring in flickers over his wingsails and on his right foreleg as if the leg is mechanical. His hind legs are the more polished-bronze color, and there are tiny little hatch marks over his wing and leg markings, as if he's not a dragon and actually someone's big snuggly stuffed dragon toy.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Hammerloth may or may not introduce himself as Sir Hammerloth sometimes, and he is proud. However, for as regal as he carries himself, he is really just a big polite dork who loves animals and studying them. He is honestly polite to a fault, and does not speak ill of someone unless they really and truly deserve it. His bar for 'do they deserve it' fluctuates, and on a whole as long as someone doesn't insult his partner or himself, they're generally okay in his book. Kajth is the exception, he despises that brown with every part of his being. And Tunnelsnakes. He hates them a lot.

To his human, Hammerloth is a partner. He would never use the term 'soulmate', preferring to pretend this is a professional relationship that he can babble at about wherry nests or silly things after light's out. He is a dork. He gets excited about new things and going new places, and he can be quite the diplomat, being very good at reading situations and people. Hammerloth has a fondness for male dragons, enjoying their company more than females, though he does chase. He is quite picky, holding others to as high standards as he holds himself.

Voice: If there was a 'polite accent', Hammerloth would have it. His voice is a rich baritone, and he picks his words carefully. He doesn't come off stiff or trying too hard, the language feels very natural from him.

Why Erian?: With a healthy love of the outdoors and a polite professionalism, Hammerloth finds his perfect match in you, Erian. He thinks that perhaps this will be good, and he doesn't care if ze will be prickly some days, he'll happily sneak outside at night with hir to see the stars and talk about anything interesting. Also, hey, he's bronze, what's better than that?
Last edited by Tortellini on Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:32 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Midnight Wingrider Erian of Bronze Hammerloth + Garnet Timori
Midnight Wingrider Jeremiah of Brown Cogeath + Garnet Villetta
Eclipse Wingsecond Kurue of Garnet Artesiath + Garnet Damaya
Eclipse Wingrider Rey of Blue Nuth + Brown Beebee
Daylight Wingrider Tikra of Green Everieth
Weyrling Ysayle of White Ebrietath
Daylight Wingrider Banagher of White Unicoth + Green Haro Two
Dragonless Gino + Gold Tristan
Moonshot Wingrider Amuro of Brown Casvath + Green Haro
Firestorm Wingrider Ryoma of Brown Zamth + Garnet Kagero
Moonshot Wingrider Suzaku of Brown Rath + Bronze Albion
Firestorm Wingrider Talien of Charoite Arellath
Starfall Wingleader Chekov of Blue Altieth + Bronze Wictor
Trouble Weyrling Honerva of Blue Aersth
Starfall Wingrider Anaiya of Green Adasheth + Feline Hobbes
Firestorm Wingrider A'ric of White Impath + Gold Adria
Sunburst Wherhandler Emaran of Brown Almarask and Brown Emarsk + Green Numa
Windsong Wherhandler Moriko of Green Morsk and White Morisk
Dragon Candidate Cid
Chopin Squadrider Liyanel of Gold Nebulaeth + Blue Fisher + White Tater
Chopin Squadrider Saji of Bronze Veototh
Nocturne Wingrider T'challa of Bronze Lockoth
Weyrleader Cornelia of Garnet Guiloth + Bronze Strudel
Mazurka Squadrider Shallan of Blue Ophoth + White Pattern
Healer's Wingrider Barriss of Green Moorith
Weyrhealer Chalay of Green Oshuth + Bronze Imagundi
Healer's Wingrider Elend of Green Antoth
Weyr Guard Mara of Gold Marsk and Green Marask + Bronze Talon
Weyr Guard Chirrut of Quartz Chirrusk and White Chirsk
Guard Lieutenant Ahsoka of Garnet Ahsosk and White Ahsk + Blue Rex
Weyr Guard Anakin of Blue Anask and Brown Anakisk + Brown Hondo
Wherleader Fartoo of Blue Fartosk and Brown Fartsk + White Detoo + Brass Threepio
Wher Candidate Thancred
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Timori
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BASICS

NAME: Timori
BIRTHDATE: Early spring 2760
AGE: 9 as of summer 2769

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: Tiny
HEIGHT: Tiny
WINGSPAN: Tiny
COLOR: Garnet
HEX CODE: ff00cc
FULL APPEARANCE: Erian was expecting a sleek, mid-sized, blood-red firelizard. Timori is a tiny hot-pink puffball. She's naturally chubby and has only become more so with Erian's doting. Her neck and limbs are short for her length, increasing the general impression that Timori is less a noble dragonkin and more a brightly-colored ball of dough. She was named after a moon, and when she’s curled up, she strongly resembles a vividly colored version of her namesake.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Hear her roar! Despite her diminutive size and rotund build, Timori is a fierce, aggressive firelizard. Of course, she squeaks more than roars, and does little more than brandish claws at anyone she doesn't like, but she thinks of herself as a queen, and expects to be treated like one. She's needy and demanding, but shows affection readily to those she likes, which is anyone who spoils her with attention and food. Since only Erian has shown any willingness to do this thus far, she only likes Erian.
Midnight Wingrider Erian of Bronze Hammerloth + Garnet Timori
Midnight Wingrider Jeremiah of Brown Cogeath + Garnet Villetta
Eclipse Wingsecond Kurue of Garnet Artesiath + Garnet Damaya
Eclipse Wingrider Rey of Blue Nuth + Brown Beebee
Daylight Wingrider Tikra of Green Everieth
Weyrling Ysayle of White Ebrietath
Daylight Wingrider Banagher of White Unicoth + Green Haro Two
Dragonless Gino + Gold Tristan
Moonshot Wingrider Amuro of Brown Casvath + Green Haro
Firestorm Wingrider Ryoma of Brown Zamth + Garnet Kagero
Moonshot Wingrider Suzaku of Brown Rath + Bronze Albion
Firestorm Wingrider Talien of Charoite Arellath
Starfall Wingleader Chekov of Blue Altieth + Bronze Wictor
Trouble Weyrling Honerva of Blue Aersth
Starfall Wingrider Anaiya of Green Adasheth + Feline Hobbes
Firestorm Wingrider A'ric of White Impath + Gold Adria
Sunburst Wherhandler Emaran of Brown Almarask and Brown Emarsk + Green Numa
Windsong Wherhandler Moriko of Green Morsk and White Morisk
Dragon Candidate Cid
Chopin Squadrider Liyanel of Gold Nebulaeth + Blue Fisher + White Tater
Chopin Squadrider Saji of Bronze Veototh
Nocturne Wingrider T'challa of Bronze Lockoth
Weyrleader Cornelia of Garnet Guiloth + Bronze Strudel
Mazurka Squadrider Shallan of Blue Ophoth + White Pattern
Healer's Wingrider Barriss of Green Moorith
Weyrhealer Chalay of Green Oshuth + Bronze Imagundi
Healer's Wingrider Elend of Green Antoth
Weyr Guard Mara of Gold Marsk and Green Marask + Bronze Talon
Weyr Guard Chirrut of Quartz Chirrusk and White Chirsk
Guard Lieutenant Ahsoka of Garnet Ahsosk and White Ahsk + Blue Rex
Weyr Guard Anakin of Blue Anask and Brown Anakisk + Brown Hondo
Wherleader Fartoo of Blue Fartosk and Brown Fartsk + White Detoo + Brass Threepio
Wher Candidate Thancred
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