Telgari born, Rhikiad is a holder boy. His youth (up until about a turn and a half ago) is pretty much well something that the teen would rather forget, and probably won't bring it up at all. Bastard born, used by a manipulative mother to try to get herself a man, and discarded when it didn't work out, Rhikiad became just another nursery brat but overshadowed with the stigma of a mother that could care less and was known for being a bit of a manipulative tramp. If you put that with the teen's case of ADD and a touch of innocent kleptomania, he was an easy target for a lot of abuse. There are stories here that might never see the light of day.

At about fourteen turns of age, one of the Hold's male blooded took an interest in the easily manipulated teen that wasn't at all innocent. When they were discovered, Rhikiad was discarded once again. To avoid any embarrassments, he was taken out of Telgar lands and told not to return. He doesn't plan to, ever.

And so began his life at Ista Weyr. After having taken up with a trading caravan, and then a ship, he eventually ended up at the Weyr on a whim and chance. Having had no experience and any real intensive education concerning dragons or Weyrs, it was a fascinating experience for the teen. Since coming to the Weyr he's rode on dragons, betweened, watched flights, been to a Fort gather, learned to read and write, listened to stories of hurt and heartache, swum in an ocean, got lost in a jungle, found the joy of baked spiderclaws, became the local canine keeper, was lusted after, impressed a couple of firelizards, gave people tattoos, tried to build a sandhold in the hatching caverns, managed to get the highest bid for his bod during an auction, fell in love, fell under a runner, tried to rescue people from pirates, got caught in a snowstorm (at Fort), became marooned, was loved in return, and then a candidate.

Despite his own insistence at his inadequacy, Rhikiad stood upon those sands on the day of the hatching and impressed his own green lifemate, Atsuth. From that point on, the teen embarked upon a new chapter in his life, filled with a growing confidence and continues to be built upon to this day. So linked with his lifemate as he is with an amazingly close bonding, one's feelings are hard to be discerned from the other. If one is hungry, so is the other. If one is angry, so is the other.

During the midst of that weyrlinghood and soon after, Rh'iad came to understand what true love is, and has found it in his weyrmate, S'tao. He is still exploring all of the intricacies of weyrlife, life with loves, and just life in all of its splendor with the freedom of exploration.

Atsuth's Inspiration: [http://iw08.wikidot.com/rh-iad]
Rh'iad's Livejournal: [http://jadedpuck.livejournal.com/]

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