Birthing Date: 07.15.2740
Craft: Healer (Journeyman)
S'mer stands at the average height of 5'8. Even at nineteen he still has a slender form and he is unlikely to broaden out any more. Wiry would be the term that describes him.
He has dark blond hair with highlights from the sun streaked throughout it. His hair is untameable and when it gets windy his hair tends to stick up at odd angles. If the Pernese knew who Harry Potter was they would be comparing S'mer's hair to him, but in blond form. Because of this he always tries to keep it cut short.
Although he most certainly doesn't keep up with the latest styles, S'mer does try to look presentable. This is offset badly, though, by his messy hair.
S'mer's eyes are hazel, that could almost be green in certain lightings. His skin is pale, but since he's come to Eastern it has tanned a bit.
S'mer is definitely an introverted fellow. It's not that he doesn't enjoy hanging out with others at times; it's just that he likes his alone time to think. Of course it might also have to do with his social awkwardness. He never seems to be able to make the right comments at the right time and he also has the habit of going off on tangents on subjects most people care little for, like the political situations in various holds. These kinds of things are usually met with the blank stares of others. This has led to him being a quiet guy who only rarely interjects with sarcastic comments.
To earn his friendship, a person has to really reach out to him. Once he realizes that they actually want to be friends, he'll eagerly reciprocate the attention. Unfortunately this doesn't happen all that often.
The lack of socialization leaves him with a lot of time to himself. Oftentimes he can be found reading in the records or pouring over some old medical tome. Now, unlike what some think this isn't evidence of good working habits, it's really just his curiosity showing itself. If S'mer wants to know about something he'll find every source he can find on it and read it intently. However if a master were to give the task of studying up on some subject he finds dull, he is far less likely to delve into it with such fervor, if at all. This has left certain gaps in his education. S'mer might not be able to tell you the exact process of making numbweed, but he could certainly enlighten you on more facts about Moreta's ride and that pandemic than any teaching ballad.
Although it seems that all of his knowledge is secondhand, S'mer could be quite capable of innovative discoveries and he can be quick thinking when it is called for. It might take some drastic measures to pull him out of his dusty books and scrolls though.
Seymer is a product of a mating flight at Telgar Weyr. His father, Emers, was a Healer Journeyman and was just starting to work under the Master Healer at the Weyr when a goldflight occurred. Being fairly new to Weyr life, he was unprepared for the intense emotions. That day left a young bluerider, Ceafel, pregnant with Seymer. Like many women in this situation Ceafel would have been willing to hand Seymer over to a foster mother. Emers insisted on taking Seymer with him back to the Healer Hall though.
Seymer caught on to what he was taught by the harpers with little effort. When it came time to choose where to apprentice he naturally chose the Healer Hall. He was determined to follow in his father's footsteps, which made Emers a very proud father.
It was around this time that Ceafel died from bone cancer. By the time she chose to visit the healers complaining of pain, it was too late for them to do anything. Although Seymer only saw his mother a few times a year, he was devastated by this event. His grief led to him burying himself within his books, and he hasn't emerged much since then.
When Seymer was ten, Emers married a harper named Tora. Within that year they had a baby girl they named Emra. Two years later a boy, Teomar, was born. Unlike in some cases where a new family would have alienated father and son from each other, Emers made sure to keep a strong connection with his son. Although he tried, he was unable to draw Seymer completely away from his obsessive studying to socialize with the family. Although Seymer comes out rarely, he does adore his younger siblings and enjoys reading to them.
Just a few months before Seymer was Searched he was promoted to journeyman. He was at his first post at Flax Hold when he was searched. It was a major surprise to him, after all for the majority of his life he's been focusing on the craft of healing. After some major thought he decided to accept the offer. After all, who hasn't dreamed of becoming a dragonrider?