Linden Aatte

Table of Contents (hide)

  1. 1. Appearance
    1. 1.1 Basics
  2. 2. Personality
    1. 2.1 Ideals
  3. 3. Relationships
    1. 3.1 Family:
    2. 3.2 Relations
  4. 4. Skills and Inventory
    1. 4.1 Abilities
    2. 4.2 Inventory
  5. 5. History
    1. 5.1 Overview
    2. 5.2 Threads

art by Mel

Linden Aatte was born to Haven Aatte and Princess Chance along with his sisters Robin Aatte and Felicity Chance, in Cour Des Miracles. He has lived there all his life, originally training to follow in his father's footsteps and become a knight.

Struggling with anxiety and largely introverted, Linden's true nature is often masked by his stoic front. A skilled warrior, Linden is usually armed. He favors long-distance combat from horseback and swordplay on the ground. Linden is very rarely seen without his horse, Gunther.

Over the winter of 2013-14, Linden spent an unexplained period of time away from his home.

He participated in defense of his home during the Inferni-CdM War, which prompted him to begin actively expanding the Court's Intel knowledge and membership. He currently leads this faction as Majordomo (Spymaster), and bases his operations out of the Shinshu Temple.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

  • Date of Birth: January 28 2011
  • Human Age: 41
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Shinshu Temple
  • Mate: --
  • Pack: Cour des Miracles (28 Jan 2011 - Present)
  • Rank: Majordomo (20 July 2016 - Present )
  • Pronunciation: LIN-dən ɔt-a
  • Etymology:
    • Linden: lime tree
    • Aatte: eight

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

Etc.

  • Linden is trying to build an information network for Cour des Miracles -- and he could always use some more friends willing to share. ;D
  • Experienced in horsemanship, sword combat, and archery, Linden is sometimes willing to train others in these skills.

Cour des Miracles members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing Linden around Cour des Miracles, esp. with his NPC companions.
  • General conversations (e.g., meet and greets). Specific conversations, especially conversations which may later affect RP, should be PMed before posting.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

He has a rounded face but pointed muzzle and ears. Small in stature as he is, intensive training has conditioned his body into a weapon. His muscles are apparent in his arms, and especially around his shoulders and chest.

In all forms, Linden has thick orange fur with broad white splashes, nearly mirroring his father perfectly in coloration. His eyes come from his mother, and are a bright, burnished gold. His pelt is kept exceptionally clean.

Linden often wears various gear, and very rarely leaves his Optime form.

Interaction

  • Scent: Cour Des Miracles, horses, leather, the sea.
  • Speech: Clear, strong voice. Linden lacks any sort of accent, though he tends to speak quickly when he talks.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Linden is left-handed. His right arm is significantly weaker.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Distant, disciplined, confident.

Forms

Lupus

60 lbs (27kg)24 in (61 cm)
Like most Timber wolves, Linden is lean and almost coyote like in appearance. This is most obvious in his lupus form.

Secui

120 lbs (54 kg)30 in (76 cm)
The addition of weight and muscle make Linden into a beast, taking a size and muscular definition similar in conformation to that of a cougar. He is longer than he is tall in this form.

Optime (Preferred)

155 lbs (48 kg)5ft 8in (68 in) (173 cm)
Though certainly not the largest wolf around, Linden carries himself well. His hair is long, streaked with white, and often tied back. He boasts a triangular shape, having strong shoulders and a lean waist.

By: Mel

Scars:

  • Linden's right shoulder boasts a large collection of faded scars.
  • There is an obvious bite mark directly beneath this.
  • Another jagged scar marks his right shin.
  • Humanization: High; Linden wears clothes, armor, and uses weapons. He prefers to be on horseback.
  • Gear
    • Armor: All of Linden's armor is thick leather, and of varying origin. He has a single pauldron and pair of bracers, as well as a leather chest piece.
    • Weapons: Linden uses a recurve bow, which is his preferred weapon. He often carries a Luperci-forged short sword.
    • Jewelry and Accessories: During colder months, Linden wears a pair of left-handed archery gloves.

Palette

Fur

Hawaiian Tan (#9D5616)
Raw Umber (#734A12)
White (#FFFFFF)

Eyes

Bright Sun (#FED33C)

Nose, Skin, Paw Pads

Oil (#281E15)

2.  Personality

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  • Hardworking, Impersonal, Fatalistic:
    • Throwing himself into whatever task is put forward, Linden is of the “all or nothing” school of thought. He is extremely diligent when it comes to follow-through, and often unsatisfied with what he perceives as anything less than perfection (both in himself and others).
    • By and large, Linden seems very distant from others. He is very friendly and often formal in his speech when he talks, but often very obviously loses his focus when it comes to conversation. At some times he can seem practically uppity, and at his worst, extremely judgmental.
    • Everything happens for a reason—and very often, these things are bad. Choosing to believe in the notion of fate as he does, Linden believes its easier to expect the worst. To Linden, there is one path—and regardless of what happens, where he is and what is happening now is what he is supposed to be doing.
  • Loyal, Solitary, Oppressed:
    • Linden has spent his entire life in his birthplace. He feels an obligation to Cour Des Miracles due to his family name and presence. More than that, Linden has an almost unrealistic (perhaps even legend-inspired) ideal for the Court and seems very eager to ensure this is met. Linden is almost fanatical in his devotion to the Kingdom and has been known to use both subversion and violence in the backing of this.
    • Despite his ability to socialize and to present himself well, Linden much prefers being alone. He avoids interactions when he can, though keeps selective company. Most commonly, this is his horse.
    • Rigid in his beliefs and self-discipline, Linden tends to “bottle up” his emotions. He expects his own behavior and image to reflect in a certain matter at all times. This sort of thing has bled over into all aspects of his life. Linden can often come across as frosty in his interactions, and on rare occasions, downright hostile.


2.1  Ideals

Traits

  • Expression: Stoic, disciplined
  • Sociability: Very social, though with periods of solitude between.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
    • "Will support their family even if it means personal discomfort. "
    • "Considers the needs of the community in personal life."
    • "Will give his life in defense of his community. "
    • "Believes everyone should be treated fairly and kindly. "

Motivations

Fears

  • Exile
  • Injury
  • Wildfires
  • Death

Biases

  • Linden endured the AniWaya Conflict as a child, and remembers it poorly. He tends to be uncharacteristically aggressive around members of AniWaya.
  • Drugs are bad mkay.

Sexuality

  • Heterosexual; extreme beliefs of monogamy and commitment.

Interests

  • Likes: Sword fighting, horseback riding, exploring.
  • Dislikes: Self-righteous behaviour, lack of discipline, AniWaya, bears

Substances

  • Nope

Spiritually

  • With a very loose grasp on Folk Shinto, Linden believes that spirits are real, and that there is an afterlife.
    • He is convinced that there are good and evil spirits, and considers AniWaya's Spirit Guides proof of this.
    • He believes in purification, and that one should try and keep their spirit and conscious clean.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family:

  • --

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • --
  • --

Positive Relations

  • --
  • --

Neutral/Negative

  • --
  • --

Minor Relations

  • Sex: --
  • Friendly: CdM
  • Enemies: --
  • Murders: NPC Loner

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Combat

  • Education and Learning: Trained by his father, Haven, Linden dedicated the first two years of his life to simply learning the art of combat.
  • Linden is a talented swordsman, and capable of dual-wielding as well as using a shield.
  • In spite of his dislike for the tribe, Linden recognized the power of AniWaya's archers and trained himself in such a manner. He is a skilled archer and has trained to be a horse archer as well.
  • Relying on finesse as opposed to brute strength, Linden picks his fights as best he can. He'd rather back down from a fight than be seriously injured.

Horsemanship

  • Education and Learning: Like his father, Linden learned quickly how to behave and work with horses. He has further helped and learned from his uncle.
  • Mounted combat
  • Basic training
  • Basic horse care
  • Linden likes horses and considers himself rather good with them.

Etc

  • Education and Learning: --
  • Tracking
  • Diplomacy
  • Dancing
  • These are not yet cool enough to get their own section ;D

4.2  Inventory

Trade

--

  • Offering: --
  • Accepting: --

5.  History

5.1  Overview

Previous Packs and Ranks

Cour des Miracles (28 January 2011 - Present)
Prince, Seigneur, Chevalier, Lord, Baron

Linden was born into Cour des Miracles and grew up the son of the packs first knight. This upbringing convinced him his path was to be the same, and so Linden decided to be the best he could be. Unfortunately, this meant he devoted much of his time to solo training, staying out of the politics and goings-on of the Court.

5.2  Threads

2013

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