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|Iantine called Ian|
Iantine is Drawing the setting of the Star Stone at Telgar Wyer
|Era|| First Interval |
|Affiliation|| Benden Hold |
College / Hall Domaize
|First appearance||Dragonseye / Red Star Rising|
Iantine was raised in a mountain sheephold in Benden Hold. At an early age he showed great talent for academics and sketching, and as a result was sent to the College despite his family's limited resources. His abilities in drawing portraits were immediately recognized by Master Clisser and Master Domaize, with whom he completed his diploma. While Benden’s Lord and Lady Holder had been willing to pay more than half his fees, Iantine's family had to sacrifice to pay the rest, including transfer fees associated with his family's land. In order to repay his family, Iantine accepted a commission to create miniatures of Lord Chalkin's children, despite dire warnings he received about the Bitran leader and his Hold. As he was warned, Iantine was treated badly at Bitra and barely escaped with his due payment. After spending three nights in a Bitran woodsman’s hold, he contracted mountain fever. He was rescued by P'tero and nursed back to health at Telgar Weyr.
He stayed on at Telgar Weyr after K'vin and Zulaya decided to have him paint portraits of themselves. Leopol, a young weyrbrat, was tasked with helping Iantine. Iantine soon became acquainted with a new young greenrider, Debera, with whom he became romantically involved.
Iantine traded with Master Jol for ink, pens, pencils and paper.
Iantine's drawings and sketches were instrumental in the trials related to the atrocities committed on the refugees from Bitra, as well as in the impeachment of Lord Chalkin. Since he had learned the basics of architect drawing, and was able to make a map of Bitra hold, with input from the teacher Issony, his map allowed the dragonriders and Lord Holders to locate Chalkin and proceed with the impeachment.
Personality and traits
During his classes at Hall Domaize, he studied the glossary of pigments available from indigenous materials that had been created by Lesnour while he was designing and executing Benden Hold’s murals. Iantine created colors from this glossary while waiting for the children at Bitra Hold to get over their childhood illness.