Altair Amarok

Altair Amarok is the son of Kiara Amarok and Tharin Lupei, born and raised in New Dawn. He was born non-Luperci, but was forcibly converted in the summer of 2014 by his half-brother Kohaku Amarok. Altair is the mate of Fayne Gremory.

Altair Amarok

by Kitty

Player

X-tian

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Basics

Date of Birth

11 March 2013

Gender

Male

Heritage

Birth place

New Dawn

Species

Wolf

100% Canis lupus (Wolf)

Subspecies

50% Arctic Wolf
50% Mackenzie Valley Wolf

Luperci

No Verto

Current

Mate Fayne
Pack AniWaya
Rank Itse, Ayastigi

Previous

Mate Fayne
Pack New Dawn
Rank Puppy, Subord, Epsilon, Beta

Appearance


Reference by Nat

Coloration

  • Eyes: hazel, Fern Green (#688E46) and Sandal (#A68872).
  • Fur:
    • Primarily Pampas White (#F9F8F7)
    • Emperor (#504F50) guard hairs along his back, right forepaw.
    • Teak (#A4846D) right ear, left forepaw, forehead smudge, highlights.
  • Young reference by Nat

Altair is the largest of his litter, towering over his mother and siblings in height, and taking instead after his father's Mackenzie Valley Wolf build. Born with his mother's pure white pelt, he is beginning to develop fawn markings and black ticking along his back as his adult coat is starting to fill in. His eyes are hazel, a recessive trait that mottles his irises in earthy tones of brown and green. His right ear, forehead, and left forepaw are smudged in a tannish brown, while his right forepaw looks as if it as been dipped in coal black.

Early in his first winter, Altair became entangled in a mess of barbed wire snaking across Little River in New Dawn. The wire managed to bite into both his hind legs and right front leg. Lack of knowledge for healing, the Amarok youth thought he could simply "shake it off", suffering the consequences of his pride when all the lacerations became infected. Decker and Fayne patched him back up but not after having to remove the infected tissue. He now bears lattice work scarring on all three legs which will become more visible in the warmer months.

As of 01/17/14 Altair's face has been forever altered. He has three claw marks going through his right eye/cheek and a fourth clawed line at the edge of his left eye tribute of the bear (that killed both Augustus and Adonia) he defended his Alphess from. On 02/01/14 he will receive additional wounds from the same bear that will turn into a four clawed scar wrapping around his right shoulder and going down the center of his back.

Personality

Dominating in every aspect of his life, it is easy to assume Altair is unfeeling and cold, but he harbors true affectionate and love for his family. Like any bright eyed youth, he possesses a strong thirst for knowledge and adventure, but recent events have snuffed out dreams of venturing beyond New Dawn's borders anytime soon.

Highly competitive and proud, he's still learning how to work as a team and to "be more gentle" with others. While extremely loyal to his pack, he finds it hard to submit to other's ranked above him if they have not proven themselves in some way in his eyes. For him, respect is earned not given because of a title, a prideful sentiment which could become an issue as he reaches adulthood.

Extremely protective, Altair may come off as overbearing when it comes to his family and those he considers close (Augustus's remaining family). He likes to keep a watchful eye on everyone, becoming disapproving when his loved ones put themselves in harm's way. He'd much rather risk his own life and health than have a family member get hurt. His watch dog mentality has lead him to intense training, everyday presents new opportunities to increase his strength, agility, and endurance. He must always be at his prime to provide the best defense and protection for his family.

A bit brooding and secretive at the moment, Altair won't allow his true heartache to be seen especially outside of the communal den. He believes emotions are a waste of time, are for females, and they simply get in the way of what needs to be done. Altair has been forcing himself to acknowledge that Tharin and Augustus are gone and he simply needs pick himself up and carry on. He'll become uncharacteristically aggressive if their deaths are brought up in another's attempt at getting him to talk about it.

History

Altair spent a lot of his puphood growing up and training with the Beta's puppies. While other New Dawn adolescents have begun to experience shifting for the first time, Altair remains bound to all fours unaffected by the virus. His thoughts on Luperci are yet to be defined other than being "unnatural" although, he secretly envies and fears their ability to craft and use weapons. Tharin has instilled some sense of pride in him for not being able to shift and for being a "true wolf", but Altair recognizes the pros in becoming one of the infected.

Altair was different from the beginning. While he tussled and wrestled around with his litter mates and the rest of the New Dawn puppies, it became clear that these little games were more than just play for the hazel eyed youth, it was his opportunity to best his "competition" and assert his early on dominance. Because of this, many of his play fights ended in yelps of pain and hurt whimpers from the other youth while Altair received the stern chastising of his mother and a "be more gentle" warning. Tharin usually laughed it off, he was just being a boy, males were meant to be rough and stronger than the rest. It was these little arguments that helped shaped the warped ideals Altair developed for males and females. While he recognizes the latter for their strength and agility, he feels she wolves are clouded by their emotions, often times diminishing their abilities by being too sensitive. They are meant to be protected as they are needed for breeding, but in high power roles, they are unpredictable and dangerous, undeserving of a title meant for a male.

Tharin and Augustus shaped much of Altair's young life. The two dominant males made a huge impression on him, instilling the driving source for his need to dominate his litter mates and turn all sorts of pup wrestling into power displays. Altair idolized them for their abilities to provide and protect the pack. His mentors shaped his strong alpha male mentality, making him quite the serious and competitive wolf even at a young age.

The death of Augustus shortly followed by his father hit him hard. With their passing he took it upon himself to fill the roles left empty by their absence, a care taker, provider, and protector for both his family and the late Beta's. He seemingly grew up over night, finding all sources of past play as a waste of time now, as his training to be the best hunter and defender has exponentially increased. He's not yet properly grieved their deaths, becoming increasingly obsessed with the safety of his pack and family.

First Year: Now a yearling, Altair bares the scars belonging to an adult much older than his actual age. His stubborn determination and Guardian's heart has put him in the face of danger time and time again, but he is relentless, never backing down from a fight or buckling under pressure. He's matured fast under watchful eyes, admitting to himself and others that his closed-minded thoughts from before had been tragically flawed. His tolerance for luperci, greatly shifting after his sister Lucia was attacked. He's also realized feelings that have budded for Fayne are real and are not to be ignored. This troubles him as females have always been written off, but the Delta has begun to change him.

Blood Brothers: After his half-brother Kohaku attacked him, Altair was forced to face reality. He could very well contract the virus which terrified and disgusted him for most of his puphood. The sickness came swiftly and a fever tormented his body for days. A strong summer storm would change his life forever. Confused and on the brink of madness from the virus, Altair clung to his habitual ways, wishing to patrol their borders in a deluge of rain and lightening. Fayne sought him out to bring him back to safety, managing to coax an escort from the fevered youth, but at the flooded river, things got complicated. Resisting the itching drive to change, Altair soldiered through the torrent of water, but Fayne lost her grip on him and was washed away. The Delta screamed for him to change, the desperation in her voice, or the fact that he imagined losing her, was all it took for him to go through his first painful shift.

His new foreign body towered over the waters and washed away flotsam, he easily scooped her out of harm's way, but had to throw her to safety before a fallen tree trunk swept him further down the engorged Little River. Trapped underwater, reeling from his first shift, and the alien feeling of his limbs, Altair had to move or risk drowning beneath the flood. He erupted from the depths, tearing his shoulder, and collapsed on the bank.

New Life: Stuck in the body he'd feared from ignorance all his life, Altair must now make the necessary adjustments to adapt to his new way of life. Trapped as an optime until his shoulder heals, he's slowly starting to get back into his old routine while fighting the urge to allow his body to morph again. His first shift and the flood reminded him how short life truly is, this pushed him to revealing his unchanged feelings for the Delta. Truly terrified, he asked for her to become his mate, and Fayne surprised him by saying yes. The alphas approved, but their families are another story. His new life has just begun...

Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: TBD
  • Dislikes: TBD

Traits

TBD

Fears

  • TBD

Motivations

  • Family, goals.

Biases

  • Packs: New Dawn and Sangi'lak are home.
  • Species: Raised to trust wolves over other canines or creatures.
  • Non-Luperci: Most comfortable around non-shifters like him.
  • Gender: TBD
  • Color: TBD
  • Sexuality: TBD
  • Age: TBD

Sexuality

TBD, likely shaped by New Dawn culture encouraging mateship and procreation.

Substances

TBD

Spirituality

TBD

Interaction

Relationships

Key Relations

  • Fayne: His longtime crush, eventual mate!
  • Kiara: His mother, teacher, and source of comfort.
  • Marrok: Calm and patient brother; contrasting personalities.
  • Leela: Childish little sister; strives to protect her innocence.
  • Lucia: His big sister, babysitter, and backup caregiver. Disturbed by her conversion to Luperci Verto.
  • Saki: His foster sister and occasional babysitter when his parents went hunting.

Family: Amarok

Minor Relations

Former Relations

  • Tharin Lupei was Altair's father. They were close during the first six months of Altair's life, until Tharin's accidental death.
  • Augustus was a mentor and secondary father figure. His loss weighs heavily on Altair.

History

2013

  • March: Altair was born to mated pair Kiara Amarok and Tharin Lupei in New Dawn, alongside two live littermates, Marrok and Leela, and one stillborn.
  • April: Altair and his littermates are moved from the birthing den to the communal den, and meet their packmates for the first time.
  • September: Finally old enough to hunt with the pack, Altair and siblings are led by Lucia to join in a hunt in progress. Tragedy strikes when lightning sparks a wildfire, and though the puppies escape unscathed, their father Tharin dies.

Threads

2013

  1. (NPC) The cycle begins again. (11 March)
    Altair and his siblings are born to Kiara.
  2. (NPC) Helicopter Mom (7 April)
    Altair gets to meet his alpha, Zalen.
  3. (NPC) Introductions (16 April)
    Altair and siblings meet the pack for the first time, notably Kerrian and Fayne.
  4. (NPC) Super Moon (26 June)
    Altair and his siblings are taken for their first family hunt.
  5. (NPC) Into the river (5 August)
    Altair and his family play at the river, meeting packmate Yuna.
  6. (NPC) Hunting Fever (4 September)
    Chaperoned by Lucia, Altair and siblings attempt to join the pack hunt. Unfortunately, a wildfire separates the family, and Tharin perishes in the flames.
  7. (NPC) Maybe Friend or Maybe Foe (11 October)
    Altair and his family mourn Tharin's death.

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