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Candidate Koumori

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Candidate Koumori

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RETIRE INFO: Retire Character
NAME: Koumori
PRONOUNS: he/him/his
ORIENTATION: heterosexual

BIRTHDATE: Early Spring 2753
AGE: 17 as of Late Fall 2770
OCCUPATION: Wher Candidate

EYES: Green
HAIR: Dark Brown, short, mussy and tousled
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 6'0", scrawny
Koumori is a young man of middling height and incredibly light build, though his force of personality adds more to his presence and bearing than one might otherwise expect. Far from weak, he still looks like something the average wherhandler or dragonrider could break in two over their knee. His mouth is constantly turned up in a self-assured smirk, his eyes bright and full of mischief. He bears a tiny scar by his left eye whose origin story changes with every telling. It in no way impacts his ability to see.

Koumori prefers to wear leathers whenever feasible, even if it's not the most comfortable or practical choice. He thinks they make him look older, and that they afford him an added layer of protection he might find himself needing for... reasons. He carries the same sort of knife most dragonriders do.

Koumori is outwardly N'emi's opposite in almost every conceivable way. Where she is quiet, he is loud. Where she is shy, he is up in everyone's face, demanding to be at least acknowledged - if not the center of attention. He is almost always down for any stupid idea someone presents to him unless it would greatly harm someone else (Stealing an egg? Not harmless. Releasing live wherries into the kitchen? Inherently harmless). He loves poking at the quiet people to see how long it takes for them to finally snap and not be quiet, something he picked up from hanging around his sister in the creche.

In actuality he's a bit of a softy, and when he doesn't have to put up his wild boy facade, is incredibly fond and protective of his sister. Unfortunately, he's also incredibly used to her level head bailing him out of his antics, and tends to flounder when he's called out and has to actually face consequences for his actions.

Koumori also likes to tell stories, though not quite in the same way N'emi enjoys writing them. He tells stories of his exploits, expanded and exaggerated to glorious ridiculousness. While there is usually some vein of truth to them, he's usually not shy to admit that he may have embellished a detail or two.

FAMILY: Creche, Greenrider mother, N'emi of Blue Hallowneth
Koumori was born in Telgar Weyr, the son and second child of a greenrider and her weyrfolk beau. He never got a chance to meet his father, who moved out to another weyr before he was actually born, but he was never particularly bothered by it. He had the entire creche to rely upon, his sister to look out for him, and a weyr and a world to explore.

He got into absolutely everything he could as a child; from accidentally spilling whole sacks of grains all over the kitchens to setting up traps of snow to fall on any unfortunate sod that came through a particular doorway to dying an entire vat of numbweed vibrant blue. Someones he was convinced half of the problems Nezumi was asked to help solve, he initially caused. This helped him get away with most of them, though he was usually just dumb enough to brag about them turns later.

He ran with the crowd rather than isolating himself from it. He didn't always have to be the leader or the center of everyone's focus, but he at least had to be a part of it, seen and heard and acknowledged. Things got a little harder for him when Nezumi became a candidate, and became too busy to really keep an eye out on him. He saw her less and less, and he had to cut back on his antics, and own up to them when he did get caught.

Then the day came that she impressed and became N'emi - what kind of a stupid elide is that, it's not even in the right spot!? - and he barely saw her at all. She was way too busy with that blue of hers. A blue! He was supposed to become a Candidate now, but the only thing that scared Koumori than the idea of losing his sister was heights. There was absolutely no way you could pay him enough to get on dragonback regularly.

And then he was sort of on his own. N'emi was too busy, he rarely saw his mother to start with, he didn't have any desire to become a dragon candidate or take up any of the known crafts. He wanted to help out, he wanted to be important too! He drifted around the weyr for a while, taking up odd jobs and chores here and there, but not finding any one thing he really enjoyed until it finally hit him: Whers.

Whers didn't fly, but they were still useful, and they certainly helped during threadfall. Sure, they could be scary, but you weren't going to fall to your doom on top of one. But he needed to be 17 to become a candidate for Whers and start taking up their lessons.

The next turn-and-a-half was full of renewed focus for Koumori. His odd jobs were done with a purpose, money squirreled away so that just in case he couldn't impress a wher egg, he could buy one. He had to make sure he had the best leathers, the best knife. That he could put forward the best possible face. He became a Wher Candidate as soon as he turned seventeen, and threw everything he had into it - while still trying to remain glib and playful and up-to-no-good.

Things were thrown for another loop when N'emi declared she was going to Fort Weyr two seasons later, but there were small blessings hidden in the fact Koumori hadn't bonded yet. He held his breath, sucked in his fear, and only cried on the inside when he transferred with her to become a Candidate there, instead. One place was as good as another to him, but only one of them had his sister.
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IC Information
What type of candidate is your character: Wher

What color/s does your character want?: Any
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: He likes the idea of a fun-loving wher that'll keep things light
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: He's a little worried about really big whers. Not because he's afraid of THEM, but because riding on them is spooky.

OOC Information
What color(s) are you willing for your character to impress to?: Any
Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: No
Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: No
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: CHOMPY BABIES.

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: No.
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: Anything short of death.

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: No
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