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Wherling Mackenzie of Spectrolite Kenziesk

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Wherling Mackenzie of Spectrolite Kenziesk

Mackenzie

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BASICS

NAME: Mackenzie, nicknamed Mack (he hates this nickname) or Kenzie (he accepts this nickname)
GENDER: Genderqueer, born male
PRONOUNS: he/him/his, they/them/their
ORIENTATION: Panromantic (open to polyamory)

BIRTHDATE: Late Summer 2751
AGE: 21 as of Late Summer 2772
LOCATION: Fort Weyr
OCCUPATION: Apprentice Scribe, wherling
WING: N/A

APPEARANCE
EYES: Bright blue, like a pure pool of water
HAIR: Blonde, trimmed nicely at the back, bangs hanging in the front
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 6' 2", awkward, some muscle
PLAY-BY: Art by Ryon picrew
FULL APPEARANCE: Mackenzie stands at 6' 2", a normally solid height, with a little musculature. With a high metabolism, he remains more slender than muscular, and moves quite awkwardly as a result. Their blonde hair is kept trimmed neatly, the bangs swept into their eyes more often than not. His eyes are large and round, bright blue and often filled with wonder and curiosity. He wears a set of large round glasses that help him to see clearly, though his sight isn't the absolute worst without them; the world and objects around him appear only mostly blurry when far away from him. Their preferred clothing tends to be sweaters and turtlenecks, even in warm weather, though they ditch the sweaters so they don't sweat like crazy. He tends to wear a dark turtleneck under a light heather-colored sweater, with simple shoes and a pair of beige slacks. Mackenzie is almost always seen carrying around his beloved journal and a writing implement of some kind to take notes about the various things they encounter in their day.


PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Mackenzie is a gentle giant. With his 6’ 2" mass, he moves awkwardly and can be quite clumsy, though he never lets that get him down too much. People can't help the way they were born, after all. He loves to cuddle and be physically affectionate with friends and loved ones, but scared he'll accidentally hurt them.

Mackenzie has a fondness for several things in life, including klah, reading, and the study of whers and dragons, whers in particular. Dragons seem to get all the attention, in their opinion. Why not shower whers with love and adoration too? Thus, Mackenzie is often discovered deep in thought on whers, drinking klah under a blanket. For some reason, they feel cold quite often, and are thus fond of fluffy sweaters and blankets. Even Mackenzie can't explain why.

As a side hobby, Mackenzie enjoys cooking and sketching whers, dragons, and people, in that order. After years of this, they are quite good, though they refuse to admit this. Knowing that dragons are an uncommon sight in the Hold, he jumps at the chance to draw them, often hiding away in a corner to sketch in secret while observing the subject of his art. Unlike his written and mental knowledge of dragons and whers, Mackenzie is very shy about showing any of the sketches in his sketchbook (he carries both a journal for his notes and a sketchbook for drawing) to anyone.

No matter who you are, where you come from, or how you identify, Mackenzie will love and accept you. Like a big blonde Great Dane, no matter how harshly you yell at him, Mackenzie will always absorb the words and offer you a hug to make you feel better. He has no temper whatsoever, and will never yell at anyone, unless it's to defend someone's feelings. If you hurt someone's feelings around Mackenzie, you better start running, because Mackenzie's about to school your butt.

However, underneath his easygoing nature, gentle temper, and willingness to listen, Mackenzie is a mess of anxiety and hang-ups. They suffer occasional bouts of depression, and is almost always terribly anxious under his kind smile. Once Mackenzie takes all the hurt he can from himself and others, he crashes. Simply shuts down. They will hide away, refusing visitors, drinking too much klah than what’s healthy, sleeping very little, and contemplating why life can be so cruel.

All in all, Mackenzie is a good person, with a love of books and hugs and soft things. He is sensitive to the feelings of others and won't hesitate to come to their aid, but will also happily let people release their pain by venting to him, no matter how hurtful it may be. Mackenzie has no sign of a mean temper, but will always scold a bully and teach them the error of their ways. With an intense love of whers, they will gladly share their knowledge with those who wish to learn about Mackenzie’s favorite creatures.


HISTORY
FAMILY:
Unknown biological father, died shortly after Mackenzie's birth
Unknown biological mother, died in childbirth
Daemon (foster father, Journeyman Harper, 59)
Lillian (foster mother, Journeyman Scribe, 55)
Raymond (older foster brother, 22)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None, but open!
BIRTHPLACE: Southern Boll
HISTORY: Mackenzie does not know whether he was born out of love or by a passing moment of passion, and feels he should not know. His mother died bearing him into this world, while his father, supposedly a Miner, disappeared shortly after his birth, and is presumed dead. Mackenzie was taken in at infancy by a loving family with a son of their own, and has been raised by them in Southern Boll.

Mackenzie knew he wasn't biologically related to his foster family from the start, as his parents never kept anything from him, not believing in hiding the truth of Mackenzie's previous circumstances. Mackenzie, however, feels no different toward his family. He loves them deeply, with all his heart, body, and soul. He and his older brother Raymond are very close, despite Raymond being three inches taller than Mackenzie and at least 50 pounds heavier in muscle. Mackenzie especially has a soft spot for his mother, the pale and frail woman she is, taking great pains to prepare good foods for her to keep her strength up.

Mackenzie developed an interest for dragons and whers when they were lucky enough to witness a Search occur near their home, at the tender age of 7 Turns. After telling his parents in delight, he immediately began to draw his best rendition of the dragon and rider he saw. Disgusted with the poor quality of the drawing, Mackenzie trashed it and began again. Frustrated time and time again with the sketches, they worked hard until, finally, an accurate and good-looking sketch of the dragon and rider appeared on the page. It had taken them the entirety of a Turn of furious work to accomplish it, but they succeeded in the end, and an artist and a wher/dragon enthusiast was born.

Mackenzie expressed an interest and talent for the Scribecraft and began Apprenticing as soon as he was eligible. In between their Scribe studies, they worked at their sketching, turning into a hobby they were very skilled in. He also came across books on whers and dragons during his years of Apprenticing, happily absorbing the contents and adding the knowledge to his repertoire.

It was only recently, within the last couple of Turns, that Mackenzie felt the need to explore more of himself. So absorbed in their work, they had completely ignored the need and want to learn more about themself. Only a slight push from his mother managed to get Mackenzie out the door and onto the invisible, but ever-present, road of self-discovery. Now, Mackenzie is happily 'in between', as they put it, always glad at the pun regarding the ability of dragons to go between.

Even after he became an adult in the eyes of law, Mackenzie remained with his foster family in Southern Boll, reasonably content enough to stay and aid in the care of his mother, who's been degrading slowly as time wears on. It was only recently that Mackenzie finally made the choice to follow their dreams, thanks to their mother's gentle nudging. Swallowing down any anxieties or fears of rejection, he made the journey to Fort Weyr, bypassing the Hold entirely, except to briefly stop and look around. After all, he'd heard many stories of what had happened over Fort Hold's long history, and wanted to see for himself. Finally, they have arrived at the Weyr, hoping they have what it takes to be a wherhandler.


UPDATES
  • Late Fall 2772: Mackenzie happens upon a flit egg while walking and Impresses white Yuki!
  • Late Fall 2772: Mackenzie stands for the Dream Team clutch of Gold Zansk and Bronze Reinsk and is left Standing. But all is not lost! Despite Mackenzie's sadness and disappointment at being left behind, those he elected to stand by were selected to Impress!
  • Late Winter 2772: By sheer chance, Mackenzie encounters dual-Candidates Cole and Benedict one evening, the former on her way to Southern Boll to purchase a wher egg. Already venturing to Southern Boll to visit his family, Mackenzie accompanies her, as does Benedict, to offer advice regarding wher eggs. Mackenzie subsequently witnesses the hatching and Impression of both garnets Colsk and Benesk! The trio have become close friends in the days and sevendays following. Wher Squad, baby.
  • Early Summer 2773: Mackenzie stands for the March of Change clutch of Garnet Tamisk and Garnet-Blue Relsk and is left Standing. Despite feeling crushed at being passed up a second time, Mackenzie had the opportunity to watch his roommate and best friend Cassandra be chosen and Impress her brown Cassask! Additionally, Mackenzie finds a friend in fellow whercandidate Miilo. Whoops.
  • Early Summer 2773: Cole and Benedict successfully surprise both Mackenzie and Miilo with wher eggs! From the first egg emerges a blue, which Impresses to Miilo to become Miilsk! From the second emerges...a unique wherlet. A unique! Mackenzie bonds to his Spectrolite Kenziesk among his dear friends...and sheds many tears in his joy, heart full.
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Kenziesk

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Am your Kenziesk. Chin up. Much to do. Much to teach. Much to learn too, with time.

BASICS

NAME: Kenziesk
BIRTHDATE Early Summer 2773
AGE: Newborn as of Early Summer 2773

CLUTCHING
CLUTCHING: NO
RUNS/FLIGHTS: 2

APPEARANCE
LENGTH: 14 ft.
HEIGHT: 5 ft.
COLOR: Spectrolite
HEX CODE: #8279a6-#ed96f4-#71f4cd
FULL APPEARANCE:
A primarily deep purple wher, Kenziesk stands out just about anywhere. Her hide fades to a bright pink along her legs and the back of her tail. Bright turquoise streaks dash across her hide, making it clear she is not the garnet she may appear on superficial examination, but a unique. From a young age, Kenziesk will be rather weak, possessing neither strength nor speed; however, she's not any more sickly or injury-prone than other whers, she simply lacks the physical abilities expected of most whers.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
Kenziesk somehow seems like a wher well beyond her Turns. From the very time she hatches, she'll be rather more like an old woman than a young one. She believes she has a great deal of wisdom to share, and furthermore that it's her duty to educate those around her about what's proper. She believes that hard work is a virtue, and is willing to put in her fair share--but not to cover for those who shirk their duties.

She has a vast store of sayings that she probably made up, and can recite one of those aphorisms appropriate to almost any occasion. "Not think about thorn not make it hurt foot less." "Full belly at midday make head slow in evening." "Only dimglow kiss wherry or bite fire." Most are an attempt at teaching, though sometimes they seem to simply be a commentary on a situation.

Toward her handler, Kenziesk is a rather nurturing, motherly sort. She cares for them, but she's also determined to steer them along the right path. She has little tolerance for self-pity, and won't hesitate to nip when she thinks they're being melodramatic. She has a tendency to nag when they do something she disagrees with.

Voice: Kenziesk's voice is high-pitched and slightly raspy, as though belonging to an old woman.

Why Me?: Mackenzie likes to learn, Kenziesk wants to teach. They'll take good care of each other as they find their place in the world together.

(Based on Lini from The Wheel of Time)
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IC Information
What type of candidate is your character: Wher

What color/s does your character want?: Mackenzie doesn't classify whers (or dragons) by color, necessarily. All they want is a friend, regardless of color, though a white might be interesting. :3
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: Mackenzie would enjoy a partner with similar intelligence to himself, with a love of discovering new things as well. If not, just a companion to ramble to floats his boat. A must is that they mesh well with Kenziesk. Mackenzie would rather not have to constantly mediate between Kenziesk and a second wher, but he will if he must.
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: Mackenzie has no preferences or concerns that have not been already mentioned. c:

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?: I'm good with all colors.
Do you want your character to be eligible for gold?: Yes, please!
Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: None, for the most part. c:
Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: Mackenzie is not a leader, at all. But I think he'd be an OK fit with a wher with a leading personality, as he'd rather follow someone else and work hard than lead…but I feel he should get pushed out of being so quiet and into the spotlight. It’ll be good for him. :3
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: I hope to see Mackenzie grow with both Kenziesk and a second partner, eventually. I trust you to make the best match for Mackenzie! <3

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: None!
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: Pretty much all levels of injury are acceptable, with the exception of major scarring/limb-loss/death.
Are you willing to Impress a creature with a mutation/oddity? Anything that should be avoided?: All the yes! It would be very interesting (not to mention heartwrenching) to watch Mackenzie bond an odd wher, if the match is the right one! <3

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: Nope! Mackenzie is just chill. xD
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Yuki

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BASICS

NAME: Yuki
BIRTHDATE Early Fall 2772
AGE: Newborn as of Early Fall 2772

APPEARANCE
COLOR: White
FULL APPEARANCE:
Yuki is a delicate-looking flit, but very agile and speedy. Don't underestimate this white simply because she's small. Even at full growth, while she'll always be small and dainty, her ease and grace will only grow with time. Color-wise, she is an ashy grey all over her body, with large white dots that float down her wings and into her side like snowflakes, like heavy flakes snow falling on an grey overcast night.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
Yuki is a caring and helpful creature, always eager to please people around her, though she is most concerned for her person. If spirits are low, she'll do her best to cheer everyone around her up with tricks and humorous antics, though she's more likely to fall over than successfully somersault. Deep inside, Yuki is an insecure lizard, always sticking close to her human and watching over things. She is notoriously indecisive and always puts blame on herself if something goes wrong. She forms strong attachments to humans other than her person, though she is eternally devoted to Mackenzie. Yuki is prone to worrying overmuch about Mackenzie, nearly driving herself to exhaustion with her ceaseless fluttering.
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