OOC Name: Jewel
Title: Journeyman Healer
30 | male | Healer
Jennal is tall, skinny, and all angles. He has a diamond shaped face with a pointed chin, sharp cheekbones, and a long, thin nose with a slight hook at the end. He can look rather stern when he's not smiling, which is often. His eyes are pale seafoam green. He is always well groomed, his light brown hair perfect and his face clean shaven. Jennal is typically dressed in neat, crisp clothing, nothing eye-catching but well tailored nonetheless.
Jennal is a workaholic. He lives, breathes, and eats Healercraft. He's perfectly happy being in the infirmary all day, and if he has an unusually difficult project to work on, all the better. Especially interested in research, he loves any medical case that is weird and new. The green star should give him plenty to study, especially all of the different plants.
A bit of a misanthrope, he's not great at socializing. Jennal is severe, and rarely drops his professional facade. Despite studying people deeply on a physical level, he just doesn't get them emotionally. With patients, he's distant, but not impolite. With everyone else in the world, he tends towards the prickly. Drudges, riders, fellow crafters--he treats them all the same, brusquely and, if they get on his nerves, downright rudely. He has major trust issues, as well. Jennal doesn't really believe he can rely on anyone but himself.
Politically, Jennal doesn't really take sides. If anything, he's a pacifist. He mostly came to the green star for his craft, but it's also nice to think that he might be able to escape the war. Fighting just stands in the way of progress.
Jennal was born in a cothold outside of Telgar Hold, in the middle of nowhere nearly on the edge of the frozen wastes. He was the first child, and a couple weeks premature. No one thought he would make it past the winter but he pulled through, and grew healthier as the months went on. His mother waited a few turns before having more, but then gave birth to two girls in quick succession.
Jennal was raised with the idea of hard times and hard work, and a good deal of responsibility. He helped look after his baby sisters, and he was always like a little adult, serious beyond his years. He spent more time studying than he did playing with his peers, reading any book he could get his hands on. Which wasn't many, being in such a remote location. Despite his sense of responsibility to his family, Jennal longed to learn more. When he was 12, he asked to go to the main Hold to study a craft.
Jennal really hasn't looked back since. He became a Healer apprentice and was a good student, and a little bit of a teacher's pet. When he first arrived, he felt out of his depth among the apprentices who came from the big Hold and seemed to know so much. Constantly brown nosing the Masters didn't get him any brownie points either.
As a teenager, he tried his best not to involve himself in the personal drama happening around him. The only exception was when he was 16, and one of his fellow apprentices invited him to a Gather. He accepted, mostly out of politeness, only to realize that she had asked him on a dare to see who could get the stuffy apprentice out on a date. He was so hurt he didn't even go to the Gather, and he removed himself further from the rest of the apprentices, who didn't deserve his attention anyway.
And for the next few turns that was how it was, Jennal increasingly engrossed in his work as a Healer. The Resource War broke out during his apprenticeship, and more of his studies turned towards injuries and wounds. Jennal was more interested in research than he was in the field, however. He developed a particular interest in herbology, learning how to raise medicinal plants and combine them in new ways for cures--and poisons too, although that was more of a recreational sort of research.
After walking the tables, he was content to continue studying at the Hall, not least because the outside world was becoming increasingly dangerous. Some were surprised, then, when he announced his desire to take his first real posting on the green star. Jennal wasn't very adventurous, but he was that devoted to his craft. Discovery Weyr would obviously need Healers, and there would be a lot to learn in a whole new setting.