Athena Graves

Athena Graves is the daughter of Liliana Graves and Jonothan Haldwell. Born in Freetown, she was raised primarily by her mother due to her father often being away on trading excursions. From a young age, Athena was taught about the more humanized aspects of the world from her European father. She learned to read, write, and showed a natural talent for trading and sailing. Since the disappearance of her father, Athena had taken it upon herself to reunite with him and someday continue his legacy.

On the ship the Majesty, Athena met a non-Luperci coywolf named Rocky, who later became her best friend. After the ship ran aground on rocks in the Bay of Fundy, the two canines found themselves lost in the 'Souls region. Eventually, they decided to join a pack to better their survival and traveled north onto Prince Edward Island, where they were accepted into Midnight Shores.


The disbandment of Midnight Shores had a much stronger effect on Athena than the jackal mix led on. As the other canines of the pack seemed to move on from the loss and carry on with their lives, Athena's heart was left in pieces as she was unable to find peace with herself. Traveling around the isthmus with Rocky, the two eventually found asylum in Cour des Miracles, but even that did little to bring Athena out of her depression.

Eventually, the weight of the disbandment and the guilt she felt from being unable to help led Athena to travel back to her former home of Freetown. She was struck with a sudden wave of grief as she saw the wake of destruction left by the meteor the previous year, as her former house was no longer even above sea level. She left the 'Souls area in early 2017, saying goodbye to Rocky as well, and went on to travel west alone.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

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  • Date of Birth: 26 May, 2014
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Depends (wandering)
  • Mate: None
  • Pack: None (15 Dec, 2016)
  • Rank: Loner
  • Family: Graves, Haldwell
  • Birthplace: Freetown
  • Species: Primarily Jackal, with a mix of both dog and wolf.
  • Subspecies:
    • 50% European Jackal
    • 25% Eastern Timber Wolf
    • 25% Dog mix

Snowdust

  • Seal brown adult Appaloosa mare. Stands about 14 hands, and build suggests drought lineage.
  • Snow is quite picky, but she has a spirit and adventurous side that attracted Athena to the brown mare.
  • Rider-trained, somewhat. She likes to be difficult just for the fun of it.

cNPC: Rocky Ortiz

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Athena's really shaken up about MS's disbandment. Want to try to talk to her about it?
  • Athena and Rocky will soon join Cour des Miracles!

'Souls members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Athena and Rocky wandering the region
  • Either one of them hunting game

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Jackal-mix. Looks mostly like a jackal, but a bigger size and dappled hands and feet suggest a different heritage.
  • Fur: Short, fluffy fur.
    • Optime Hair: Long and naturally wavy. Athena mostly has it down in a low ponytail or up in a bun.
  • Facial Features: Narrow-ish, fox-like, although she has a more square snout than a pureblood jackal.
  • Build and Size: She is medium-sized, thin but not without muscles, and carries herself confidently, but not like "I'm better than you and I know it."
    • Lupus: Her jackal side shows the most in her Lupus form, with it's smaller size and lean, fox-like look.
    • Secui: She gains more fur around her neck and legs and grows taller and more lean in appearance.
    • Optime: Has a feminine physique, with long legs and arms and a slightly curvy torso.
  • Humanization: High. Is rarely seen without clothes and knows how to read and write.

Reference

Coloration

  • Fur:
    • Primary color is Casablanca.
    • Secondary color is Albescent White.
  • Markings:
    • Copper saddle on back.
    • Spots on arms and legs consisting of Antique bronze and Albescent White.
  • Eyes: Mainly Light Sky Blue with a West Coast patch on her right eye.
  • Optime Hair: Lightning Yellow, with lighter highlights.
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Melanie.

Palette

Casablanca (#f8b955)
Albescent White (#f6e6cd)
Lightning Yellow (#ffcf20)
Light Sky Blue (#87CEFA)
West Coast (#624a19)
Copper (#ac803b)
Antique Bronze (#663f07)
Melanie (e7b8ce)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars: None
  • Piercings:
    • None
  • Tattoos:
    • None

Adornments

Jewelry and Accessories

  • wears a teardrop necklace for fancy events
  • brown belt

Clothing

  • white off the shoulder blouse
  • rusty high low skirt
  • leather pants (occasionally)

Forms


20 lbs (9 kg)
17 in (43 cm)

Lupus

Rarely used, except for hunting and situations where being small would present an advantage. Athena looks the most like an European Jackal in this form.


110 lbs (50 kg)
36 in (91.5 cm)

Secui

Less used than Lupus, Athena does not like shifting into her Secui form. She gains some thicker fur around her neck, legs, and tail, and also grows in size.


136 lbs (62 kg)
5ft 8in (68 in / 173 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

Athena spends the most time in her Optime form. She has some muscle on her, and her arms and legs are thin but not lanky. She gains her golden,, naturally wavy hair in this form that she puts in a low ponytail or bun sometimes. She does put in up in fancier ways for ormal events, however she usually likes to keep it down.

Interaction

  • Speech: Athena has a very bright, feminine voice.
  • Scent: Salt water, lots and lots of salt water. Also traces of books, metal, and other human things.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Athena tends to talk a lot and be very friendly. When she has a lot of questions or is very excited about something, she stumbles over her words. She also usually stops mid-sentence and apologizes for talking too fast.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Athena carries herself confidently, although when faced with an authoritative figure she becomes very polite and somewhat submissive. When faced with a potential customer for trade she talks very professionally, yet retains her confident stance.

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2.  Personality

Bold Explorer, Spirited Young Lady, Skilled But Naive, Silk Hiding Steel, Go-Getter Girl

Confident, energetic, and optimistic, Athena is an extremely friendly jackal mix who has a habit of being quite scatter-brained. She does what she wants on a whim and sometimes doesn't think things through all the way. However, her quick mind can also come up with a solution to a problem with lightning speed. Her quick thinking and knack for trading and making deals have gotten her out of many close-calls before. She can be quite childish sometimes, playing pranks on others occasionally and having a short attention span. Athena likes to talk, especially about sailing. Boats are her passion, taking after her father, and has aspired to become like him one day and to sail around the world, visiting as many places as possible and meeting new people at every stop.

However, here is a hidden side to Athena that perhaps only the blonde jackal girl knows for herself. One must not mistake her friendliness for naivety or air-headedness; she watches everything with a careful eye and listens with large, attentive ears. She can also be professional, especially concerning trades. She considers every deal she makes, no matter how small, to be extremely important. She takes her trades very seriously, and has a keen eye for cons and fakes because of this.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Friendly, trusting, fun-loving, free-spirited.

  • Outlook: Optimistic, but not naive.
  • Sociability: Very extroverted, confident but not dominant.
  • Expression: Friendly and inviting.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good

Motivations

  • To someday sail around the world
  • To make as many friends as possible

Fears

  • Loss: Losing someone close to her is extremely terrifying to Athena.
  • Having to fight and/or kill: Raised by a passive mother, Athena was taught all her life that fighting and killing was wrong, except for food or if there was no other choice. Even then, Athena is very afraid of having to fight, and she usually lets Rocky do the hunting.

Biases

  • Packs: Athena has a bias against Salsola for keeping non-Luperci as slaves, and for slave practice in general.
  • Species: No bias. She dislikes specific people, not groups as a whole.
  • Non-Luperci: Has a friendly relationship with Rocky Ortiz so she has no bias against non-Luperci.
  • Gender: Is nervous of males larger than her, but women are okay.
  • Color: No bias. She wouldn't dislike something no one can control.
  • Sexuality: Athena does think incest is bad, and has some confusion of polygamous relationships. She does not have a bias against homosexuality, however.
  • Age: Pups are to be raised with the utmost care and affection, and old folks are to be listened to.

Sexuality

Kinsey scale: 3 Equally homosexual and heterosexual. Even though she naturally leans towards males as mates, Athena has a certain liking of females and enjoys their company more than a man's. She also has no desire for sex, but is willing to become mates with someone.

Interests

  • Likes: Talking, sailing, learning, fishing, swimming, playing around.
  • Dislikes: Hunting, fighting, general bad stuff.

Substances

Has tried a few alcoholic beverages in her life, but has not gotten used to the taste of it. She does not think poorly of people who do drink wine and smoke, but she wouldn't do those things herself.

Spirituality

Doesn't actively and publicly practice any belief system, although she does believe in most Greek mythology, including the gods.

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family: Graves, Haldwell

  • Mother: Liliana Graves
  • Father: Jonothan Haldwell
  • Siblings: None
  • Half-Siblings: Eliza Haldwell

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Rocky Ortiz met Athena on the Majesty, where the coywolf was working as a cabin boy. The two quickly bonded, and after the ship crashed, the duo found themselves on the banks of Nova Scotia in the region known as 'Souls. Athena and Rocky have since been inseparable, traveling all around the region together and sometimes getting into trouble.

Positive Relations

  • Avinalora has been a good friend of Athena since their meeting in Charlottetown.
  • Jarix is also a friend of hers, giving her a couple of traps for hunting.

Neutral / Negative

  • Leonardo Auditore was a wolf who Athena and Rocky had met accidentally while roaming the beach, although the conversation quickly turned hostile with the male expressing his dislike for non-Luperci. Athena had subsequently blown up over that fact, and left the scene feeling no better about Sapient's views, and perhaps even deepened.

Minor Relations

  • Enemies:
  • Murders: Hopefully none

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Sailing

  • Education and Learning: Athena learned everything she knows from her father who, originally hailing from Europe, has extensive knowledge of Luperci sailing technology.
  • Navigation (Master): Being a sailor means one must be able to identify their position in the sea, sometimes based solely on the sun, moon, and stars. And her father's compass.
  • Carpentry (Apprentice): Athena is able to mend minor holes in a boat's hull using various wood boards.
  • Sewing (Apprentice): Athena can mend small tears and rips in a ship's sail.

Weaknesses

  • Size and Strength: Since Athena is only average size for a jackal, she is considerably smaller than most wolves in Optime form and can easily be overpowered because of her lack of bodybuilding.
  • Fear of Fighting: Because she was mostly raised by her mother, Athena was taught not to fight unless absolutely necessary, so she hasn't put much time to practicing moves and can be overpowered by someone skilled in combat.

Trade

  • Education and Learning: Again, by her father, although her mother also helped her when Jonothan went missing.
  • Making Deals (Master): Athena knows how to get people what they want and to get what she wants. She has a silver tongue when it comes to making trades and takes every single deal very seriously.
  • Scavenging (Master): Athena has become quite skilled in acquiring various human objects and knows how to restore them enough to make trades.

4.2  Inventory

Trade

Athena is currently open for trade.

  • Offering: Seashells, bits of paper that hasn't completely rotted away, rabbit and deer pelts, assorted cloth scraps, fishing poles and hooks, and wood pieces of various sizes.
  • Accepting: Seashells, leather pieces, jewelry, clothing items, wood for ships, canvas, and any assorted trinket that happens to catch her eye.

Items

Messenger Bag

  • a compass her father gave her
  • seashells she finds
  • a small knife
  • small to medium-sized trade items (cloth, fishing hooks, and paper)

Ship Stuff

  • canvas sheets
  • wooden boards
  • natural rope and catgut

House Stuff

  • larger trade items (wood pieces, pelts, and antlers)
  • her journal and charcoal
  • various books she finds
  • scraps and things salvaged from human cities

5.  Residence

Athena lives with Rocky in an old two-level house in Sherwood near the harbors.

The house itself is largely dilapidated due to weather and time and sun, but Athena has taken it upon herself to fix it up as well as she can. It's located nearer to the harbors than other houses, but remains intact on old, broken, wooden legs. It's a surprise the house itself is still standing, as it's mainly made from wood with stone reinforcements in places. The rot is largely visible on the old house, the windows broken, and the metal accents a clear shade of seafoam green. Nevertheless, once Athena and Rocky came upon this place, the jackal woman immediately fell in love with it and has taken it on herself to fix up the old house.

The first story is mainly cleared out to house Athena's larger trade items, and is currently being renovated by said Luperci into a trade shop for people to gather and to make deals. It has places to sit around a stone fireplace, and a kitchen where Athena prepares meat that Rocky hunts. The second story is more broken down than the first, with cracks and mold in the walls and places where the sun shines through the roof on clear days. It has two bedrooms, one for Athena and one for Rocky, on the left side when facing the stairs up to the place, a bathroom that no one uses, and a study room where the two can sometimes be found. It stores old books on a weathered bookcase and a desk with an odd-looking rectangular-shaped human invention sitting in the middle. Athena has not yet found a use for the box.

6.  History

6.1  Achievements

Catacombs

go get yo' catacombs template, son

history overview here

Timeline

2014

  • 26 May: Athena Graves is born to Liliana graves and Jonothan Haldwell.

2015

  • DD Mon: Athena turned a year old.

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