Ariel de le Poer

Born in 2013 in Scintilla to Alma and Ithiel de le Poer, Ariel was raised in the highly religious traditionalism of Scintilla. In the spring of 2014, when he and his siblings were a little over a year old, Ithiel decided to send Ariel and his sister, Zibiah, both off for seasoning. He instructed them to remain together and return after about a year in Inferni. Alma, however, told them to make their own way and decide whether they want to return or not.

He is currently an Inferni-bound loner.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

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  • Date of Birth: 8 Feb 2013
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: —
  • Mate: — (DD Mon YYYY)
  • Pack: Loner (DD Mon YYYY)
  • Rank: — (DD Mon YYYY)
  • Nickname: Ari
  • Meaning: "Lion of God"
  • Origin: Biblical, Hebrew
  • cNPC: —
  • yNPC: —

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Ariel is clearly coyote-dominant, though the most wolfish of his siblings for his size. He is identifiable as a hybrid, but he is coyote enough that he wasn't bothered in Scintilla.
  • Fur: Ariel is not a particularly fluffy coyote -- he has sparse fur, just a touch thicker than the average coyote. Befitting his name, however, it is especially thick around his neck -- giving him something of the appearance of a lion.
    • Optime Hair: Ariel has a thick head of hair, cropped near his nape. His bangs can be unruly, and feather the area just above his eyes.
  • Facial Features: Ariel has a fairly coyote face -- his muzzle is sharp and angled, his ears are large, and his nose is small and delicate.
  • Build and Size: Ariel leans wolf -- he is medium-large by coyote standards, and has a more wolfish body. His chest is deep and narrow, built more for wolfish endurance than coyote trotting.
  • Humanization: Though fairly humanized in terms of his skills and lifestyle, Ariel shirks most clothing, and does not accessorize for the sake of accessorizing. He will, however, outfit himself with practical items or trinkets that correspond with his faith.

Coloration

  • Fur:
    • Hawaiian Tan is his primary body color.
    • Heath colors much of the upper portions of his body.
  • Markings:
    • His ears are Red Robin.
    • Russet decorates each foreleg, stopping roughly ankle-high.
    • Birch colors the end of his tail.
  • Eyes: Amber
  • Optime Hair: Piper

Palette

Hawaiian Tan (#9D4719)
Heath (#683012)
Red Robin (#7A401F)
Russet (#833F19)
Harvest Gold (#DBAB71)
Birch (#352D1F)
Piper (#CA5E24)
Amber (#FFBF00)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars: —
  • Piercings: —
  • Tattoos: —

Adornments

Ari is not especially humanized -- in terms of clothing, he views it as a hinderance, but acknowledges that it has some practical use in certain instances. In terms of accessories, he deems impractical accessories as having little value. Ariel will, however, adorn himself with religious items, albeit sparsely.

Clothing

  • None.

Jewelry and Accessories

  • A dark brown cross necklace.

Forms


60 lbs (27 kg)
28 in (71 cm)

Lupus

Ariel is medium-large by coyote standards, and has a wolfish body. His chest is deep and narrow, built more for wolfish endurance than coyote trotting. Aside from in combat, Ari finds little usage out of this form.

No Pixel!
140 lbs (63 kg)
45 in (114 cm)

Secui

In this form, Ariel nearly doubles in size. He is much more heavy set, with a thick mane ridging up his nape. This is Ari's preferred form for combat -- but otherwise, as in the case with Lupus, he rarely utilizes it.

No Pixel!
240 lbs (108 kg)
6ft 8in (80 in) (203 cm)

Optime

This is his preferred form, valued for its increased mobility and overall practical usage. In this form, Ariel is lean but muscular, though not exceptionally so, with long, powerful legs giving him most of his height.

Interaction

  • Speech: A pleasant baritone on the mid range of the spectrum. He speaks clearly with distinct pronunciations, and has a decent singing voice.
  • Scent: Scintilla, Zibiah, strongly of coyote, de le Poer
  • General Posture and Body Language: Neutral-dominant, stiff and not overly expressive.

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2.  Personality

  • Although Ariel is typically thought of as a girl's name, he is male and will correct anyone who suggests otherwise. He endured some teasing because of his girlish namesake; some of it friendly, some of it not. Some of it came from his sisters, and Zibiah in particular. This is a sore point for him. The more devout of Scintilla would have been less likely to make fun of his name. Ariel sought refuge among them and became more religious.
  • Ariel thinks of himself as a strong protector, particular of his sisters (who do not necessarily think the same of him) and does his best to live up to his namesake; acting regal as a leader should. This does not necessarily means he’s good at it - just that he tries.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Questioning, curious, intelligent, religious, spiritual.

  • Outlook: Though he considers himself to be neither, Ariel is, and tends to be looked upon by others as, pessimistic.
  • Sociability: Mildly extroverted
  • Expression: Dominant

Motivations

  • Obedience, hierarchy, competition, being the best

Spirituality

  • Scintilla pentecostalism. Ariel is extremely devout in his religious beliefs. He believes the Divine Fire burns strongly within him, and that he is a protector to God. In religious ceremonies, he spoke in tongues and was "slain in the spirit." Unfortunately, this led him to a revelation something of a break in line with traditional Scintillan thought. He began to question and may begin to believe retreat from the wolves (i.e., finding a place coyotes won't be bothered) is the best answer.

Interests

  • Likes: Fire, religion, reading, night, studying, intellectual individuals
  • Dislikes: Ignorance, unmotivated/lazy beings, water, wolves, dogs

Fears

  • Harm befalling his family: After Moriah was attacked, Ariel became increasingly protective of kin family; especially of his sisters. For one of them to be seriously injured is one of his greatest fears, and would be one of his greatest failures.

Biases

  • Species: Wolves!
  • Religion: Ari is, for the most part, tolerant of those who do not share his beliefs, and is intrigued by other religions -- but in the way that a researcher would show interest in a madman's behavior. He generally pities those who do not share his faith, and views those who appear to truly believe in deities other than his own, or that there are none, as zealots and lesser beings; even as subjects to be monitored.

Sexuality

  • Ari is inexperienced with such things, but was raised to believe that heterosexual unions are the only 'true' unions and that homosexuality is a sin. As such, he is highly unlikely to engage in any such a relationship and is primarily heterosexual. Any attractions not of this nature he refuses to act on and would be ashamed of.

Substances & Vices

  • Ari has a strong dislike of mind altering substances, as he prefers to keep a clear head, and will only engage in the use of such vices for religious purpose.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family Heritage: Lykoi, de le Poer

3.2  Relations

* Does not know this person by name.

Key Relations

  • Zibiah de le Poer: Zibiah likes Ariel more than the reverse. He finds her obedience at times frightening, and hesitates to bring up anything questioning authority with her. Her occasional cruelty in their youth made him wary of her from a young age. He kind of seriously resents being sent off with her, and wishes she'd just go away and leave him in peace.
  • Dorcas de le Poer: Ariel looks at Dorcas as his sister to protect, though he knows this bothers her. He views protection of his sisters as his duty above all else.
  • Alma: Ariel views it as his duty to protect and serve his mother in all things. When she tells him to find his own way, he takes that to heart and believes he has her blessing to do as he pleases and disobey his father (i.e., not return to Scintilla if he finds it better elsewhere, etc.). He misses his mother, but loves her for the freedom she gave him above all.
  • Moriah de le Poer: Ariel looks at Moriah as his sister to protect, especially following her attack. He has the best relationship with any of his sisters with Moriah and misses her deeply.
  • Ithiel de le Poer: Ariel found his father frightening and imposing, a completely cold man. He withdrew from Ithiel from a young age, though he was always extremely respectful. Ithiel therefore viewed Ariel a lot more warmly than Ariel viewed him.

Positive Relations

Neutral / Negative

3.3  Minor Relations

  • Sex: None
  • Friendly: None
  • Enemies: None
  • Murders: None

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

  • Horse Care (Apprentice): Ariel learned some essentials about taking care of horses. He's not the most practiced, and he is inexperienced in terms of dental care, medical care, shoeing, and equipment, but he knows how to keep a horse, at least. He is expanding this skill.
  • Horseback Riding (Apprentice): Ariel is not the most experienced rider, but he can handle most easy-going horses. He is learning and expanding this skill.
  • Reading (Master): Ariel is very good at reading, primarily thanks to his extensive studies of the bible.

Combat

  • Education and Learning: Scintilla and training and stuff. Young and developing.
  • Combat (Apprentice): Ariel fought with his four-legged form, thanks to his size advantage over most. He also began learning the spear in his Optime form, but abandoned this pursuit following his being Slain in the Spirit.
  • Currently has no real combat experience.
  • Ariel was the least devoted to his training from childhood. His religious tendencies, too, distracted him.

4.2  Inventory

4.3  Residence

  • somewhere

4.4  NPCs

Ariel has no clue what to do with Zedekiah. He's generally weirded out by the bird, and his sister tends to him more frequently than Ariel does.

Species Turkey Vulture
Subspecies C. a. septentrionalis
Date of Birth 3 April 2011
Gender Male

Name

Pronunciation

ze-dah-KEE-ah

Nickname

Zede

Meaning

the lord is my justice

Origin

Biblical

Residence

He sleeps on rocks and trees and stuff.

Description

Zedekiah is a large black turkey vulture. He's pretty ugly, and very large -- his wingspan is approximately 69 inches (175 cm) and he weighs about four pounds. He cannot comfortably sit on Ithiel's shoulder; he commonly perches on his owner's arm.

Personality

He is simple as far as creatures go: he doesn't discuss things like dreams, hopes, or anything else. He also does not seem to have much in the way of a personality: the only enjoyment he shows is in reporting something particularly dangerous or interesting.

Though not pretty to look upon, Zede is quite smart. He is capable of extremely broken high speech, consisting of single words and phrases. His voice is very limited, as vultures do not make many sounds naturally. Some words are very garbled and heavily accented. He understands the vast majority of commands given, however broken his speech.

History

He was hand-raised in Scintilla to be a scouting bird -- that is, one who flies around looking for interesting or dangerous things to point out. Zedekiah is trained for scouting the skies to report information to his owner.

As with many birds, Zedekiah's relationship with his owner is certainly not based in sentimentality, loyalty, etc. Zedekiah remains with his owner due to his training and the knowledge that he lives an easy life being hand-fed from fresh kills rather than scavenging amongst hundreds of his brothers for food. Therefore, Ithiel does not treat Zedekiah anything like a pet or companion; their relationship is pure practicality on both ends.

Ithiel gave Zedekiah to Ariel upon their departure.

Trade

Ariel is not an avid trader, and will only trade for items out of necessity.

Items

Religious

  • Cross necklace (see Adornments).

Practical

  • something

Miscellaneous

  • something

5.  History

5.1  Achievements

Catacombs

haha you thought!

5.2  History

Overview

Former Ranks

Packs

some ranks here

Born in 2013 in Scintilla to Alma and Ithiel de le Poer, Ariel was raised in the highly religious traditionalism of Scintilla. Guerilla attacks from enemy wolves are a constant threat in Ariel's early life; although he is never directly endangered through her childhood, living within strict constraints and obeying are paramount in his childhood.

His sister Moriah slips beyond the outskirts of Scintilla's protection as a child, and is attacked. This instance impresses itself strongly onto Ariel's mind -- he views it as his duty to protect his sisters, his mother, and women in general from this point forward.

Although he begins training at a young age, he doesn't devote himself and is more interested in religious stuff. He is Slain in the Spirit shortly before his departure from Scintilla.

Cousins Marlowe de le Poer, Agrippa de le Poer, and Kali de le Poer lived within Scintilla with their mother Kastra Hunting. Precise relationship details can be worked out with these characters players by the adopter. During the end of their time in Scintilla, Kali, Agrippa, and Marlowe began experiencing troubles.

Although Ithiel was publicly agreeable to the hostility his nieces and nephew faced, he was privately sympathetic. He does not share this information with his daughters -- rather, he tells only Ariel, just before he and Zibiah depart.

In the spring of 2014, when the children are a little over a year old, Ithiel decides to send Ariel and Zibiah both off for seasoning. He instructs them to remain together and return after about a year in Inferni. Alma, however, tells them to make their own way and decide whether they want to return or not.

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