Birthing Date: 12.14.2741
Craft: Farmcraft (Sr. Apprentice)
Terikana towers over everyone. He stands at 6'8" tall, and build like a herdbeast. A crop of sandy blonde hair coats his head and a bit of fuzz that he thinks makes him look more grown up lies about his chin. His face still hasn't quite fleshed out as it will within a Turn or two, with a bit of baby fat on his cheeks all out of style with the beard he wants to have.
As for the rest of him, a lifetime of working in fields and with the animals of the farm have given him muscles. There will not be many physical tasks he won't be up to, because he does take pride in his strength and his ability to work out on a regular basis. Skin will be a dark tan from being outside all day, in the sun, and this includes when his tunic is off.
His oversized body carries to his extremities. His hands and his feet are both huge, in the case of the latter often causing tanners making footwear for him to glare and charge extra for the much greater amount of material they will need.
What to say about Terikana, or Teri as he likes to be called? Not a whole lot. Not because he's got an empty mind, oh no, but because this boy hardly says a word, and when he does he tries to keep it as succinct as possible. It's not modesty or shyness, but rather embarrassment. Teri has a very pronounced stutter that he doesn't want people to use against him to tease him as his siblings did as a child. As such he's usually on the side of a group, listening to what is being said and trying to convey what he wishes to add in looks and gestures.
Once you get past his silence and his stutters, you find out more about him. He's not the fastest to pick up on something but those things he does understand he can do and convey fairly well. Part of this too extends to an enjoyment of doing things with his hands. This can be anything from building something like a birdhouse or a fence, to carrying sacks and if he can get away with it, massage of a lucky lady.
That's his true passion you see, Teri loves the ladies. He can't help himself, they're just so darn good looking! He'll make a point to discretely (and sometimes not so discretely) pose just to attract their attention. It doesn't always work, but Teri has had enough success to be confident in continuing this habit.
Teri was born as the second son (and third child) of seven, to his parents Terin and Kanada. He barely made it and same with Kanada. He was a huge baby and only the skilled healer there for the birth was able to save both of them with an emergency c-section birth. That kept both of them alive. His parents were amazed and thought his size would mellow out as he grew but it did not. He maintained his amazing size all the way to current time.
It wasn't until he was nearly two when he started talking that they realized his stutter. At first his parents and siblings assumed it was solely a trait of how he learned. But as he learned more and more words the stutter did not go away. It was minor and only slightly awkward at first but it began to grow worse. Unbeknown to his parents, Teri's siblings were teasing him about it. His embarrassment about his stutter continued to grow which made it worse, because he unintentionally focused on it while talking. Worse, to avoid it, he stopped talking as much.
For all that he didn't mind working with his family or his siblings. They weren't being malicious, no, just teasing and made sure he knew but it still had the effect of silencing him. Over time his family grew to accept that.
On the farm he was at home. Teri loved nothing more than being busy with something to do, and he was great with the animals. When he received Last as an egg gift he was ecstatic. This signaled the beginning of a shift in how he communicated. He started to work with the flit to convey things for him. She has a track record of being able to convey an idea all right if he's there reinforcing it, but if she's gone it's likely to be misunderstood. But it did help Teri reach out to people more.
His whole family was surprised, not in the least Teri, when he had been chosen on search. They rarely had company on their secluded farm aside from traders, and dragonriders usually were less common. Additionally no one from their family had been a rider in living memory, and while his parents were sad to lose such a hard worker they are very proud of him.