Slackjaw

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  1. 1. Appearance
  2. 2. Personality
  3. 3. History

Slackjaw is currently a Loner

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  • Date of Birth: 29 Apr 2014
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
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  • Pack: Loner
  • Rank: Loner
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  • Birthplace: ??
  • Species: wolf-dog mutt
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1.  Appearance

Slackjaw certainly is a peculiar looking mutt. He is a lean and scraggly young thing just shy of actually being considered scrawny. Luckily, his wiry musculature is highly deceptive so while he might look as skinny as a bean-pole, he still has a formidable strength to him. Despite this, there certainly is no question that the boy is built for speed and agility over sheer brute strength and power. He might be able to land a dozen sharp jabs on an opponent, but it would only take a couple good knocks to lay him out. Luckily, he's got a thick skull capable of withstanding quite a bit of abuse.

Due to his mixed heritage, Slackjaw does not have the impressive stature of the wolf. In fact, he stands a fair bit shorter than most in any of his three forms and his right ear staunchly refuses to stand erect. His pelt also bears the influence of his doggy ancestors. Instead of the noble wolf's markings and coloration, Slackjaw is a mottled mess of splotched browns, creams, and whites. That is, when you can even see his fur through the layer of muck and grime that he is so often coated with. He far more resembles a swamp-monster of legend than any respectable canine. Twigs and thorns often tangle in his shaggy, unkempt fur and he makes no attempt to free them. If they want to pal around with him, then who is he to say they can't?

The boy carries himself with a confident swagger that is nearly unfounded and completely undermined by his tendency for clumsiness. Slackjaw is forever and always tripping over or bumping into things. Many times it seems as though he is all thumbs for the way he can't seem to keep a hold on anything. It's a good thing his life doesn't depend on his butterfingers.

2.  Personality

Uneducated: Much like his mother, Slackjaw is not a smart creature. He is dimwitted and slow-minded. It is not only that he has lived his life in the thick of the swamp with little influence from the outside world and thus missed the opportunity to learn, but he also lacks the capability to learn and understand all but the most simplistic of things. Unlike his mother, however, he does seem to have some common sense, although he often fails to use it to his advantage.

Unbridled: Slackjaw might be an idiot by anyone's standards, but he riles quickly when anyone so much as insinuates as much. He has an innate sense of when he is being mocked, although that could only be because he thinks everyone is trying to. He would have be be right every now and then. His temper burns quickly and burns hot. It is as wild and uncontrolled as the swamp itself. He is quick to mouth off and fly into action, though there is no precision to any of the display.

Uncouth: The boy is a mess. He not only looks as though he crawled out of the swamp but he acts like it too. He is about as far from civilized and refined as a creature could possibly get. He is rough and his mouth is as filthy as the fur on his back. Chivalry is one of the many words he doesn't know the meaning of. Slackjaw is a loud oaf and lacks anything resembling tact or decorum.

Unconcerned: Despite the plethora of negative traits, Slackjaw is unconcerned with bettering himself. He likes himself just the way he is and sees no point in trying to change just for someone else's sake. He worries for himself first and foremost and all others come last, if they factor into his concerns at all. Slackjaw cares little for the goings on beyond the borders of the swamp where he was born. The trials and tribulations of others bore him.

Unexpected: Although he might not know it himself, Slackjaw is not all bad. Under all the muck and grime there is a heart that beats the same as any other. He is not immune to loneliness and he craves company, though it would take a patient sort to put up with him. While he is brusque, he is not often purposefully unkind.

3.  History

Slackjaw was the only surviving child of Mossback Swamprot and the addle-brained girl he had pulled from the mud. The well and truly lost girl either did not know or could not remember her own name, so Mossback had simply decided to call her Cicada. The space between her delicate ears might have been filled with nothing but swamp gas and mud but she had the voice of an angel.

Despite their drastic age difference and her rather obvious mental deficiencies, the two found a simple kind of love and brought Slackjaw into the world. He was barely weaned before his mother got herself lost and drowned in a mud. Mossback, who had started the story an aging man, was left to raise their simple-minded son all on his own.

It was not an easy task by any means. Slackjaw found a world of trouble within the treacherous swamp. Although Mossback had to bail him out more times than not, the boy did learn how to navigate the swamp. He learned tricks to survive and to even thrive within the unwelcoming territory. Those skills were put to the test when death claimed the old man and Slackjaw found himself all alone in the world.

Categories: 2014 Births | Dog | Loners | Stubs | Wolf | Wolfdog
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