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Persona Profile: T'kala

Writer: Heather

Name: T'kala
Age: 22
Birthday: m12 d25
Rank: Wingrider, Skybroom Wing
Location: Barrier Lake Weyrhold
Craft: Tanner
Craft Rank: Junior Apprentice

Physical Description of Persona:
T'kala was small as a teenager, and hit his growth spurt later in his teen Turns, leading him to be only 5'9" now that he has stopped growing. His once boyish body has begun to thicken up with some rangy, lean muscle added from dragonriding. T'kala has dark brown eyes that are nearly black. His hair is also a dark mocha with natural black low lights and kept in a short cut. T'kala is graceful and nimble, leading him to be one of the best at recovery catches when the Wing practices.

Emotional Description of Persona:
T'kala is calm and steady. He's used to being part of a large group and takes orders well, although that doesn't mean he can't think for himself. T'kala likes to think through every single detail of his life and his work before making decisions. Being small growing up made him an easy target for bullies but after he Impressed Dagreth his blue gave him a confidence he didn't have before. Now five Turns later, T'kala knows exactly who he is and what he wants, and he's not ashamed of it.

History of Persona:
T'kala was born to a Tanner and his wife shortly before his father was transferred to River Bluff Weyrhold. He's grew up in the Weyrhold and hardly even noticed when people began calling his home a Weyr like in the old days. Even though he was raised with a family that believed in the traditional Craft Hall and Holder ways, T'kala, then known as Takala, always secretly wanted to be a dragonrider. It didn't take him long to figure out that he wasn't like other boys from the Holds and Halls. He knew he was gay and the only place where he could be safely what he wanted to be was at the Weyr.

Thankfully, Dagreth took care of that when he chose T'kala to be his lifemate when T'kala was sixteen. T'kala, being so small for his age, was drafted into the Queen's Wing once Weyrlinghood was over. It took him three Turns to work his way into a regular, low altitude Wing.

When River Bluff was decimated by an earthquake and tsunami, T'kala transferred with many in his Wing to Dolphin Cove Weyr.

Family and Friends
Talaeren, 50, JM Tanner (Father)
Kalen, 47, Lower caverns worker (Mother)
Kataera, 19, Candidate (Sister)
Talekar, 18, Candidate (Brother)

Dragon's Name: Dagreth
Dragon's Age: 7
Dragon's Colour: Blue
Description of Dragon:
Dagreth is a rich midnight blue with lighter hues of cobalt beneath his wingsails and belly. Dagreth is a very confident blue, and his stout personality has been what has given T'kala the strength to be his own person.

Approved: March 31st 2007
Last updated: March 10th 2021

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