Wing: Sun Sear
Weyr of Impression: Eastern
Anberth's coloring at first seems deceptively plain, though it is certainly a pleasing enough sight - this brown is hued an attractive but not overly striking shade of rich, warm tan, the healthy and well-saturated color drenching him from nose to tailtip. It won't be until this brown opens his wings that one particularly distinctive marking comes properly into view - there is a faint stain upon the underside of each wingsail, far from symmetrical but somehow in their random patterns each nevetheless giving the vague impression of the many delicate petals of a blooming flower, a subtle but surprising effect. This brown will always be small, among the smallest in the Weyr but never achieving that title himself - he will measure a full thirty-two and a half feet as his final growth. In terms of build this brown will be just a touch skinnier than average, always maintaining just a slight hint of a half-grown, youthful look to him, but both his small size and his structure will make him an exceptionally fast brown in Fall.
Anberth is one brown who, based upon first impression of personality alone, might be a bit more likely than his more comical or charming or exuberant brethren to be overlooked … but that would be a particular shame, because a complicated soul lies beneath the pleasant but slightly reserved exterior of this dragon. At first, he is quiet, polite, observant but reserved, clearly intelligent … but he has no alpha or entertainer instinct, and while he is quite capable of having just as much fun as anyone else, he will definitely be the one joining in on the game rather than starting it. There is something about this brown's approach to life that seems … careful, almost calculated, but it is only a mild trait, and it is a circumspection born of simple caution rather than any malicious intent. In fact, cruelty of any kind will be refreshingly absent within this brown - he is generous and kind-hearted, but in the directness of his straightforward solutions may not always consider every implication of his actions. But he does have a good, solid dose of common sense to him, and even if his methods may seem a little amateur, he has a beginner's luck and good natural instincts for problem-solving.
Also due to his steadfast but sanguine view of the world, Anberth will have a tendency to not consider more malicious possibilities in terms of other's intentions - though he will not necessarily be easily led, and will possess no particular tolerance for those that treat him badly. But if someone is truly a good actor with him … well, he may be as perceptive as any dragon is, but he does have a tendency to assume that people are being honest and good-natured unless the evidence proves otherwise, and will be more likely than someone more suspicious-minded to make excuses for other people's behavior - within reason, that is. 'Within reason' describes many things about Anberth's social behavior, for he possesses a well-adjusted, clement personality; he has no tendency towards temper and will seek non-confrontational solutions whenever possible, feeling no need to be sensitive about his pride unless the insults are both direct and severe - and even then, he is more likely to outwit his adversary with wit or scathing truth than stooping to anything more juvenile.
Though there is something innocent and almost a bit childlike to the simple clarity of this brown's worldview, he isn't entirely without some wisdom of his own. This appearance of a newfound maturity will appear most often in times of stress or turmoil - this brown is built to handle pressure surprisingly well, and will weather emotional storms with a particular reliability, feeling no less pain than anyone else but managing to not let it disarm him. His own tendency towards calm is lucky for him, because he particularly dislikes feeling out of control - and his usual method for feeling in control is to be supportive of others and work towards a solution. And so on the rare occasions when he feels completely helpless, the times when he can't fix it … well, he has difficulty dealing, and in those times will turn to others for support of his own. But even in good times Anberth never objects to accepting compassion when it's offered, and will be a surprising snuggler - with any color, as it happens, considering that he sees it as a completely platonic activity. It just makes sense to him, in an almost childlike way - who wouldn't want to fall asleep with the safety and warmth of someone you love beside you? Anberth will most likely get attached to a special few - and to those he grows close to, he can sometimes be just a little needy in his want for attention and company, though never intentionally so. It's just that he values the relationship so much that he's determined to keep it flourishing - and considering the tenacious loyalty and quiet affection he brings to every friendship, it is a small enough thing to overlook.