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Persona Profile: F'lin

Writer: Yvonne

Name: F'lin
Age: 26
Birthday: m2 d6
Rank: Wingsecond, Ash Wing
Location: Barrier Lake Weyrhold
Job: Carpenter

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Physical Description of Persona:
F'lin is over six feet in height, and although he's slim he's certainly not skinny. His dark brown hair is not quite long enough to tie back, his eyes are a friendly hazel, and his smile is wide-- but not as frequent as it used to be. The events at River Bluff Weyr aged him and he’s now got faint lines around his eyes and mouth. There’s a scar on his left ankle from when he scraped up against coral swimming as a child, and both sets of knuckles are scarred up from carpentry - and fighting. He also snores loud enough to wake the dead.

Emotional Description of Persona:
Before, F’lin was outgoing, ambitious, confident and always up for a challenge, however the loss of River Bluff Weyr has sobered him and shaken his confidence, both in himself and his future. The bronzerider used to define himself by his Weyr and his duty, but now his Weyr is gone, his friends scattered across Pern, and he’s not sure if he’ll be able to keep his knots. At River Bluff he started thinking beyond the end of the Pass and what sort of dragonmen will be needed to set the Weyrs up for the next Interval, but the disaster has left him feeling directionless and and lost.

History of Persona:
Although born at Topaz Sea Hold, F'lin (born Felarin) has spent his entire life around dragons. When not visiting his Weyrwoman grandmother at River Bluff, he was being entertained by his dragonriding aunt and uncle from his mother's side. A dragonrider's life seemed very glamorous to the young Felarin - and to the older Felarin as well, much to his mother's horror.

F'lin was never Searched, and for the longest time that stopped him from thinking about Standing. Then the hurricane at Topaz Sea Hold took his father, and the helplessness he felt at his own inability to protect his family led him to write to his grandmother and beg for a chance to Stand. His mother was heartbroken and begged him to stay, but he refused. By fighting Thread he hoped to find redemption for his inability to save his father.

F'lin's Impression caused a rift between his mother and himself. His mother hasn't forgiven him for leaving her, and her grudge has caused him to carry one of his own. His grandmother advised him to wait it out, but the longer that they go without contact, the less he's sure that he wants to make up with his mother.

When Tabanirth didn't rise and Tsaera retired, F'lin found himself saying goodbye to his mentor and only family at the Weyr. Her departure made him realize that he wanted to walk in her footsteps as Weyrleader at River Bluff. At twenty-four he approached Weyrleader K’sedel to ask for mentorship, and K’sedel surprised him by giving him a temporary position as Wingsecond in the Weyrleader’s Wing. F’lin worked hard to be worthy of the promotion, enough so that when the Senior Queen rose and chose a different Weyrleader, F’lin kept his knots and was made permanent. He knew he was extraordinarily young for the position and he worked hard, learned quickly, and did his best to prove himself worthy.

In month 12 of the eighth Turn of the Pass, an earthquake and tsunami leveled River Bluff Weyr and buried the Senior Queen in the Hatching Caverns. The Weyr was disbanded, the territory appropriated, and the Wings scattered across Pern. The loss of the Weyr meant the loss of F’lin’s home and future in one day. Rapids Wing was relocated to Dolphin Cove Weyr, but F’lin isn't confident in the Wing's future.

Family and Friends
Tsaera, 73, Wingrider, Cascade Wing, River Bluff Weyr (Grandmother)
Lanniya, 18, Wingrider, Sienna Wing, Dragonsfall Weyr (Friend/Lover)
Everlyin, 46, Holder's wife (TSH) (Mother)

Dragon's Name: Seneth
Dragon's Age: 6
Dragon's Colour: Bronze
Description of Dragon:
A dusky bronze, Seneth is of average size and wingspan. He is curious and likes to figure things out, but can be somewhat ponderous and serious.

Approved: July 27th 2007
Last updated: November 22nd 2020

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