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Persona Profile: D'ren

Writer: Devin

Name: D'ren
Age: 23
Birthday: m9 d12
Rank: Wingrider, Ash Wing
Location: Barrier Lake Weyrhold
Craft: Harper
Craft Rank: Junior Apprentice
Face Claim: Tyler Posey

Physical Description of Persona:
Where he was once a bit skinny, dragonriding has bulked him up a bit. He has dark hair which he keeps short and hazel eyes that can sometimes appear green or brown.

Emotional Description of Persona:
Imaginative and prone to daydreaming, D'ren also has a definite serious streak which has strengthened over the last few Turns. He has a strong sense of fairness and wishes that everyone were free to choose their own path in life. He has a love of music and often hums or sings quietly while working. D'ren has been more inwardly drawn lately and he's trying to be more outgoing.

History of Persona:
D'ren was born Doren, the third son of a small holder father. His mother has a beautiful voice, but was forbidden from joining Harper Hall. This, among other things, has influenced D'ren's belief that viewing women as little more than child bearers is unjust. D'ren's intelligence, curiosity, love of music and decent voice earned him an offer of apprenticeship at Harper Hall. His mother was thrilled, and his father, with three other sons to work in the hold, agreed to send him. He went happily enough, but still held tight to his true dream: dragonriding. All his life he had dreamt of being a rider, never growing out of the 'phase' as most boys did.

Each time a dragon came on Search he held his breath, and each time he was passed over. As his fifteenth birthingday passed, he began to wonder if his hopes were in vain. Then, at last a Searchrider gave him the invitation he had been waiting for his whole life.

He was left standing at his first hatching, but Menanth found him at his second. The bronze was the last to hatch and made straight for his lifemate, giving D'ren more than he ever hoped for.

He lost a young friend to Threadfall and he hasn't quite been the same since. Although the worst of his depression is gone, he decided it was time for a change and transferred to River Bluff.

Due to the destruction of River Bluff he moved to Dragonsfall, though it never felt like home. When the new Weyrhold at Barrier Lake began taking on more riders, D'ren requested a transfer, hoping the work of building something new would distract him from the shadows that darken his mind.

Family and Friends
Dysali, 22, Wingrider, Hurricane Wing, Dolphin Cove Weyr (ex-lover)
Dover, 50, Holder (Father)
Renala, 45, Holder's wife (Mother)
Dovral, 27, Hold resident (Brother)
Denek, 25, Hold resident (Brother)
Renil, 18, Apprentice Harper (Sister)
Dennever, 13, Hold resident (Brother)

Dragon's Name: Menanth
Dragon's Age: 7
Dragon's Colour: Bronze
Description of Dragon:
Mid-sized for a bronze, his hide has a darker brownish hue. He is very curious, asking questions not only of his rider, but other dragons as well. Confident and bold, he doesn't understand why his rider sometimes hesitates. Menanth is not rash, however. He wants to do everything correctly in order to prove that he is the best.

Approved: September 20th 2006
Last updated: January 15th 2021

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