Character: tyler (ratte)
A character created by Ratte.
[All character bios can be found here]
Race: Dilute faraden
Species: striped skunk
Hometown: Unknown (found in Des Riva, moved to Candor)
Home region: Faradus
- Hair and fur: short messy white hair, black topcoat with white face and front
- Markings: white stripe from nose to tail
- Eye color: grey-blue
- Other features: none
Clothing/Personal Style: simple and straightforward-- t-shirts, cargo shorts/cargo pants, hooded sweatshirts
Behavior and Personality: outgoing, happy-go-lucky, easily entertained
Skills: arts (ceramics), good with people/other kids, hardworking
Weaknesses: sitting still (or slowness in general), overly-serious people, headpats
Likes: painting, ceramics, taking care of animals
Dislikes: boring class lectures, being short
Favorite food: Monty's peach cobbler
Favorite drink: sweet tea
Favorite location: home
Favorite weather: warm and windy, few clouds
Favorite color: amber
History: Tyler traveled with his older sister Veran out and away from home about eight years prior to the start of the main canon (Veran is about 10 and Tyler is about 6 in "I'll Carry You"). Tyler does not remember much of anything about his original home life, including the name of his original hometown. He only knows that he and Veran left probably because of his inability to walk well, but that's about it. He doesn't let any of that bother him, however, always smiling and looking forward to tomorrow.
Tyler was asleep when Monty extended the offer for a place to live, but happily welcomed the idea and Monty himself with typical childlike excitement. He didn't understand Veran's apprehension until he was much older, not recognizing those details and concerns back then given his young age. Generally he was happy to go wherever his sister would go, though did feel a little bad that he always needed help with going to those places. Deep down he hopes that she doesn't hold any resentment towards him because of it.
Upon moving to Candor and into Monty's home, Monty fashioned him a very simple crutch from wood, giving him a newfound sense and means of independence for Tyler and Veran both.
It's safe to say that Tyler adjusted to the new living situation much easier than Veran, given his younger age much more simple understanding of the world. Unbeknownst to him, he helped relieve Veran of much of her worries about being there, helping her overcome the anxiety of being in a new place and surrounded by new people.
Shortly afterwards both he and Veran were enrolled in school and given some simple chores to aid the household, and Tyler soon discovered his enjoyment for the arts, especially ceramics and painting. He would often help Monty make medicine bottles to sell to Ruun for her shop and even earn money for what he made. He and Veran will often collaborate and sell potted ornamental plants for extra money, and they do so quite well.
Tyler later receives a mobile leg brace from Avalenna and Photon for his left leg to help build stamina in his affected knee and allow him to walk without his crutch. The two oversee the management of the brace as he grows so that it can be fixed or adjusted as needed.
Like his sister, he is quite fond of Beyle and Ruun, though likes pretty much everyone he meets. Beyle is especially protective over Tyler given his physical circumstances.