Keith

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Femisis
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Keith

KEITH
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"The amount of information in your brain could fit on a paper airplane."

BASICS

RETIRE INFO: Retire
NAME: Keith
GENDER: Male
PRONOUNS: He/Him/His
ORIENTATION: Romantic Homosexual

BIRTHDATE: Late Summer 2744
AGE: 23 as of Late Fall 2767
LOCATION: High Reaches Weyr
OCCUPATION: Candidate
WING: N/A

APPEARANCE
EYES: Grey
HAIR: Black
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 5' 11" Lean
PLAY-BY: Keith Kogane (Voltron Legendary Defender)
FULL APPEARANCE: Keith is of average height with a lean, athletic build. He has thick black hair with uneven bangs that fall in his face and curl slightly at his nape. He's on the pale side with eyes that are steely grey, particularly intense when he's focusing hard on something. He tends to keep a straight posture, though he's just as likely as anyone else to slouch when tired. Most of his clothing is practical and not particularly flashy, though he tends toward reds as that is his favorite color.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY:
At first glance, Keith comes across as a hotheaded loner, something he doesn't try to dispute. He has trouble opening up to others due to bullying he suffered as a child, and as such his first instinct is to push people away. Underneath that hardened exterior is a vibrant young man with a lot to offer. He's loyal to those he deems his friends and will go to the Red Star and back to keep them safe. He can be awkward around them if he misses social cues, such as confusing good-natured teasing for genuine insult and may lash out. He's not too proud to apologize, though, and will do so once he's simmered down and reflected on the situation.

Outside of personal social situations, Keith is rather perceptive, though this perception can be clouded by his emotions and cause him to miss things. This can lead to impulsive decisions that may not always be the right ones. When he takes a breath and focuses, he's quick on his feet and can read a situation to determine the right course of action. He's cautious when needed, but has the courage to dive into dangerous situations or knowing when not to act.

HISTORY
FAMILY:
Mother: Krolia of Green Marmoreth
Father: Taran
SIGNIFICANT OTHER:
BIRTHPLACE: High Reaches
HISTORY:
Born the one and only to Greenrider Krolia and herder as a result of a Flight, Keith spent his childhood in the creche. He was attached to his mother at the hip, spending as much time with her as her position allowed. He idolized her and Marmoreth even if the rest of the Weyr didn't. When he wasn't with his mother, he was 'helping' his father care for the Weyr's herdbeasts, though as a small child he was more in the way than anything. His father didn't mind, enjoying his little one's enthusiasm. He'd be able to help in his own way once he got bigger. Krolia tried to keep the harsh realities of Golre's reign from her boy, but it was abundantly clear where she stood in the hierarchy. Between the war and Golre and Vizeth's tyranny dragonback was the last place she wanted Keith, even if he wanted to if only to help her.

It only became worse when he began his lessons. Keith was defiant, prone to talking back to his instructors and had a hard time sitting still. He was outspoken as a child as to the injustices facing dragons who weren't Bronze or Gold. His reasoning was about as articulate as a young child could be ("It's wrong!"), but it still brought him scoldings and ridicule from his teachers and peers alike. It took many a talk from both parents before he grudgingly let things go, if only to keep himself from facing worse punishment than he already had. He withdrew and kept to himself for the most part, having alienated many of his classmates. The only place he stood out was during physical activities, preferring to be active to reading. Knife fighting became his favorite past time as soon as he was old enough to learn.

He was eleven turns when the war ended, though that meant little for the state of High Reaches. Golre was still Weyrwoman and it was business as usual. As soon as he was old enough to stand he became a candidate not entirely by choice even if that was a path he'd considered for himself, just maybe not at High Reaches. Still, he stood in earnest, because those dragons did nothing wrong and deserved to have people to pick from. It was a miserable in the beginning, but two turns after he'd begun standing Golre made one final attack on Fort where she and Vizeth were killed.

Things began to change after that, and being a candidate wasn't so terrible anymore. Keith actually began to look forward to hatchings, though he continued to be passed up time and time again. He started transferring to other weyrs to stand at their hatchings, his frustration mounting each time he wasn't picked. Not one to give up, he continued standing, hoping that soon he'd Impress and be able to be a proper rider.
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Fort Weyr
Uryuu of Bronze Frydrykth
Shigure of Blue Cyaleth
Akira of Green Auruth
Trowa of Green Yasogamith
High Reaches Weyr
Cesare of Brown Fuuth
Y'su of Blue Brenlosath
Candidate Keith
Semaca Weyr
Niriru of Bronze Ziodyneth
Crowe of White Eclith
Soran of White Qanth
Karaze of Blue Karask
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What type of candidate is your character: Dragon

What color/s are you willing to impress to?: Any
What color/s does your character want?: Anything that gets him out fighting Thread.
Do you/your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: Keith would prefer a tough dragon, but I'm sure there are plenty of other personality types that could work well with him.
Do you/your character have any other preferences or concerns?: I'd probably like to see Keith with a dragon that will help him grow as a person, whether that's into a leader or just someone who's comfortable with himself and with his friends.
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: He has a lot of potential, he just needs some help getting there.

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: Avoid impressing near the beginning
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: Non-permanent injuries are fine.

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: Nope.
Fort Weyr
Uryuu of Bronze Frydrykth
Shigure of Blue Cyaleth
Akira of Green Auruth
Trowa of Green Yasogamith
High Reaches Weyr
Cesare of Brown Fuuth
Y'su of Blue Brenlosath
Candidate Keith
Semaca Weyr
Niriru of Bronze Ziodyneth
Crowe of White Eclith
Soran of White Qanth
Karaze of Blue Karask
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