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Winter, 18th Turn, 11th Pass
Winter is in full swing as the Northwest reaches the middle stages of the cold month, and Dalibor, taking full advantage of a crackdust filled break in Threadfall, is back at it again. Delving into the Southern ice and snow, they have paired with Grove Weyr to fully explore the lands they only slightly uncovered the previous turn during the Jungle Expedition. This, however, will not be a warm and relaxing waltz through the woods; although was it ever that to begin with?
Rayna of Gold Couineth - Boo
Z'dyn of Iron Baihujinth - Rhia
Jali of Copper Laanasuth - Rii
Os'nin of Blue Alwanath - Aerona
Norla of Bronze Norsk - Ives
Oreanda of Bronze Osk & Blue Oresk - Ruin
Der of Grey Desk - Rii
K'ton of Blue Ironth- Jenn
S'vor of Green Absinth - Ruriko
Nia of Pink Koeneth - Catsitta
Ijo of Brown Isk - Rhia
Pavir of Blue Pavisk - Captain
Swithin of Blue Swisk - Ives
Ulian of White Rivath - Ruin
Zanii of Black Zansk - Leo
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Lu'ka of Iron Selath
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17 turns (SU)
Lueka is normally a very cheery, friendly sort of person. He makes friends easily enough, is very social, and likes to talk--a lot. Maybe too much. He has always been fairly clumsy and often awkward. He tends to ramble and going into un-needed explanations, rather than keeping things simple and to the point. His curiosity can get him into trouble. He hates not knowing things. To the point that he is overly curious, and perhaps a bit nosy. He always wants to help--to the point of over-helping. His innate sense of justice and a bit of a hero complex sees him stepping in to offer aid, wanted or not. Things are especially bad after the death of his long-time crush Lunari. Now he feels the need to try and save everyone. As though it will make up for the fact that he couldn't save her.
Lueka tends to take responsibility very seriously. He doesn't slack, and he works hard. He takes too much on himself, sometimes pushing himself until he is exhausted. He needs to learn to let others help him. It's not that he isn't a team player. It's just that he tends to be used to being at the front lines, doing as much as he can to hold things up himself. His grandma never put up with slacking. At the Weyr, he'd be a runner the same as he was for his caravan. His love of running is such that he does it just for the sake of it. He loves the feel, the way his mind can just get lost, the blood pumping in his veins...everything about running. He is an intellectual young man who likes to solve problems. Any and all kinds of problems. Inventive, he tends to think quickly and use his mind to get things done efficiently. He tends to like to experiment with things and makes up all kinds of ways to get things done better, and faster. He loves a challenge as much as he loves good, deep conversations.
A bleeding heart to the core, he always does what he can to help others. He is easily used because of his strong desire to help. He makes for a solid, loyal friend. When he loves, it's with everything he's got. However, his shyness and awkwardness see him unable to express romantic feelings. He always holds himself back. It's not that he's not confident in himself. He's just afraid of being hurt or rejected, because realistically, he knows it happens all the time to people. He does have pride, and is very impulsive, even though he does always have a plan of action and what seems like a lot of luck. He also loves children and animals. He seems to have no end of patience and babies and baby animals are especially a soft spot for him. He is, however, not a fan of insects. To the point that he may or may not admit that if one lands on him, he loses it a bit.
He loves to dance, and music, and to talk and meet new people. As such, Gathers or social events like hatching feasts are a joy to him. He also loves swimming. He is a strong and fast swimmer, and a fish out of water. Only running is loved more in terms of activities. Because he's lithe and agile, activities that require maneuverability and endurance seem to be what he's best at. He's fairly good at climbing, but not fantastic at carrying heavy loads, for instance. As an active person, he gets bored easily and his attention span isn't the best for boring things. He likes to be busy, or doing something. He does best when there's a person to chat with while doing said thing. He has a very strong moral compass and always tries to do what he perceives as being right. It's not always right, but if he feels it is, he will do his best to stand by it. He isn't a coward. Even if it means he'll be hurt or risk his life, he will put himself out there to protect another person. He tends to take on blame for things and blame himself if something goes wrong, even if it's not his fault. That has always been a bad habit of his. He doesn't always feel he knows what he wants or who he is. Yet this is part of life: figuring it all out.
Standing at 6'2", Lueka is a tall lad. He won't grow any taller at his age, though he worries he might. At this point he is all height, and leanness. He will sport decent muscles as he grows older and works on it. At this age, however, he is lean and wiry. Running has lent a lean, fit build to him. Boyish looking, with his spiky and rather unkempt looking hair, he has a lot of growing into himself to do. His hair is a medium shade of brown, though the sun lightens it and brings out the blond highlights considerably. His eyes are the color of a stormy southern sea, with a darker rim around the iris. His jaw is square and angular, his brows a darker shade of brown and thick enough without being too thick. He has quite a pale complexion. It is surprising that he has a harder time tanning, and only tends towards a lighter tan.
Lueka loves clothing. He tends to dress extremely well, and loves accessories such as scarves, necklaces, bracelets and belts. His clothing tends to be more form-fitting, and besides the fact that his hair presents itself as spiky and mussed, he is very well groomed. He has a necklace his mother gave him that was his father's that he prefers: a blue turquoise stone on a leather thong, wrapped with gold wire at the top. He wears this as often as he can. He loves well made boots made of black leather or wher-hide.
Lurin (Mother, 34 turns)
D'rian (Father, Bluerider, Deceased)
Saerin (Grandmother, 55 turns)
When Lueka was born, his father had already passed away in a weyrling training accident. He had gotten Lueka's mother pregnant, been Searched, and Impressed a mere two months afterwards. So Lueka never knew his father, though there were enough people to tell stories about him among the trader's. He was raised by his grandmother Saerin and his mother, Lurin. His grandmother was the trader's matriarch. She had lost her husband in a brawl many turns ago, and she was a tough, no nonsense woman with a good heart who cared for all the people she oversaw. Being raised by women, Lueka came to respect them even more than he already would have.
He was always a helpful, cheerful child. Bright and with a love of people, he was very social even if a bit awkward at times. He made friends very easily, and never had a problem with talking to anyone, no matter who they are. He has an innate sense of justice--he believes everyone is equal and plays an important role in the world. As such, he was never able to keep his mouth closed when someone was being wronged. Even though he wasn't really the strongest, he used his quick thinking and wits to come out on top of things time and again. His mother was always his biggest advocate. His grandmother was tough on him, since she expected that one day the responsibility might fall to him to lead their trader group. Still, it was a tough love, and Lueka understood that.
Lueka had always been a bit clumsy and very shy around people he's interested in, though there has only been two thus far. One was a boy whose parents traveled with them for a few months. It never really went anywhere, since that boy was always going to leave. They have stayed friends and kept in touch through letters. They've even met a few times at different locations. The boy's family formed their own group of traders. His long-time crush was also his best friend. At first Lunari was more like a sister to him, but his feelings changed. Before he got the chance to tell her, she was already with someone else when she turned fifteen. He never really told her how he felt...he ended up regretting it. It seemed to be working out between her and the other guy she was with, so he never did. Despite that, he can't help but feel jealous. Loving someone who is also your best friend is hard when you see them with someone else all the time.
As a trader, he only needed the basic harper-taught lessons. Traders learned many skills necessary for their survival and well-being. Hunting, bartering, and how to make several kinds of things for trade. Mending clothing, or making it. Making belts, jewelry, acquisition of goods...many things. Lueka was often sent as a runner, as he loved to run and is great at covering long distances--and fast! He would scout the land up ahead with his friend, who ran with him. The same friend he has loved for turns. It was during those times he was faced with moral guilt over whether or not to tell her how he felt. He argued that he owed her and himself that chance...but he never could. He didn't want the person she was with to be hurt. Or to ruin what they had. He never got to tell her.
On one of the runs while they were very far South during landfall, they wandered too close to the den of a lone wild feline with cubs. He couldn't save her. He tried, managing to avoid more than torn clothes and a few superficial wounds. She was the one the feline set upon initially. She was the one who paid with her life. Lueka was sixteen when it happened, and never quite able to forgive himself for it. Ruarke, the young man she'd been with instead of him, never did either. He was blaming Lueka for everything. No one blamed him more than he blamed himself. He replayed the scenario over and over again in his mind. What could he have done differently? Why wasn't he able to save her? If only he'd moved faster. If only...it was too late.
Having to face her parents, and see her younger sister and the guy she'd been with day in and out took a toll on him. The once bright and cheery young man was losing his spark. It was his grandma who suggested he stay a while at the next Weyr they were to stop at. Dalibor. He agreed. The change of scenery and pacing might allow some time to heal. Not being faced with Lunari's family, and her beloved and his blame, would allow him to heal. So he arrives at Dalibor, pondering what his future holds.
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0 turns (9mths) - SU:17Color: IronHex:
Couineth x Baihujinth
In the case of irons, many are known for being relatively stoic. Selath is known for being reasonably loud and trumpeting to other dragons. This behaviour can be irritating at times particularly when he does it to wake someone up in the morning. His vocalisations are a way of more communicating as he may not always choose to speak to others as his first preference. Once he has communicated loudly, he will then deign to bespeak them with his mind. This will certainly be something Selath and his partner will have to work towards.
He can, at times, be a little unreasonable and yell at others to get out of his space. He will do this loudly and will gladly pick a fight with another if he perceives that they are getting in his way. He would not be opposed to leadership in the slightest and can certainly inspire others to great feats but he also likes his space. Selath believes everyone can learn and everyone has the ability to be better and this is something he will always seek to encourage in individuals.
He can have a rather playful sense of humour and may, on occasion be encouraged into games. However, it has to be with the right type of dragon of course. His preferred games are in the water and in the sky. Any game on land will result in Selath choosing to sun himself. This is one of Selath’s past times, there is no better day than a day spent relaxing in the sun. He loves playing games with his bonded in particular, encouraging them. These games do have the effect of strengthening Selath’s physical abilities as he is always finding new ways to do things. Selath is also willing to perform and show off in front of people as well as trying to get amongst the ‘action’ as it were. He has a serious side, though, and does consider the feelings of others but also believes strongly in ‘you can’t change the past’. Everyone needs to work together to move on and he would be happy to provide that service if necessary. Therefore, Selath also believes strongly in teamwork which is what would make him a superb wingleader someday.
Selath also has a love of food. The average herdbeast or wherry is not OK by his standard when he hears that His is able to eat things like pastries and sweets (whatever they are) and would love nothing better than to integrate such food options into his own diet. He would call himself a patron of the arts in this sense. He will demand only the best from His and complain almost continuously when he has not received it, being prone to tantrums similar to his mother when she was much younger.
Selath will grow to be superb in the air but will always remain rather awkward and clumsy looking on the ground. In some instances, he will be seen to drag his back half across land (mainly due to a weird laziness, requesting that His carry him) and therefore has a particularly muscular build. When he does move faster, it is with a strange hop. Selath likes to have food pieces thrown to him to catch or catch fishes in the lake. When this happens he will usually spin around in a way that almost seems as though he is performing tricks.
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