Tryslan - In progress



A slender reed Tryslan isn't, even though at first blush one would be forgiven for thinking such. Standing about average, this young man still seems nigh-ethereal with every inch of his 5'8 frame highlighting sleek swimmer's muscle. Fair skin is given to freckles, wherever t'is displayed; most particularly, they highlight facial features with sunkissed splendor. Blonde hair is artfully mussed, a shaggy length given to natural waves and curling about ears, mostly obscuring them from view. Narrow-built face is given to memorable features: high cheekbones made prominent by the hollows below, a lovely cupid's-bow mouth, bold chin and strong jaw-line balancing a broad nose. His eyes, a color just this side of swampwater, are murky green and settled well under dark-blonde eyebrows.

Tryslan is clothed in a way that could be considered out of his means. Stylishly cut dark slacks are well-tailored enough and they match the form fitted vest he wears over an off white button down. The shirt's sleeves are open and rolled to his elbows, the top buttons undone and showing off the pendent of the gold chain he wears; a small, stylized mark with dice carved into the face instead of any craft that actually makes marks.

Under construction.


1) Tell us about your character's background. Where did they grow up? What was their childhood like? Do they have siblings? Lots of extended family?

Born and raised in Bitra Hold, Tryslan is the youngest of four siblings. Between a father into runners, Tirarys, and a mother into healing, Rylene, it was more or less figured that Trys would lean one way or the other and follow in someone's footsteps. Healing was a no go but for awhile the boy did find himself a place in the stables. Or rather, on the racetrack. He jockeyed for his father's runners on more than one occasion and he even rode to wins on quite of few of them but it wasn't the runners Trys was interested in. It was the winning.

As soon as the big boys had let him sit at a table, even before the runners, Tryslan was a gambler. Of course he wasn't always very good. He was just humored in the earliest turns, but eventually he became a decent, sometimes even respected, player. Gambling became a way of life for him. When he wasn't riding or doing chores in between, he was finding some other way to take chances. Maybe it was being the baby of the family that urged on his rebellious nature.

When his older sister Ryli left Bitra to move closer to their older brother Tyrar in Ista territory, Tryslan wasn't happy to get left behind. So he followed her.

2) Who is your character close to now? Fellow crafters, residents, lots of people, or a few in particular?


Trys is closest to his siblings, though Ryli moreso than Tyrar even though it's Tyrar that knows things about him that he tries to keep from Ryli's innocent, uh, ness.

He's still new enough to the Weyr that he doesn't have anyone other than them that he's particularly close to. It's only a matter of time!

3) What personality trait or background element do you like most about your character? How would you like to build on that?

I think the thing that I like most about Tryslan is that he's not afraid of doing things. He's still at a point in his life where he's convinced he's impervious to harm, but in the end I think he might just be one of those 'live like you're dying' sorts of people.

4) What would you change about your character if you could? How might others help you do this?

At this point, there's not anything in particular that I'd change about Trys. The way I play, I don't tend to plan much out ahead of time and I prefer to just go with the flow of what happens through RP and vigs. If he changes, great! If he doesn't, also great!

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