Taro Kurosoul

By Kitty

Taro Kurosoul is the son of Palaydrian Soul and Jiva Takekuro, born in Vinátta during December 2012. He is ranked Araedi, and is the mate of Chloé Moineau and the father of three children, Bjorn Moineau, Juno Kurosoul, and Robin Moineau.


Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • None at the moment, sorry!

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

  • Training birds
  • Patrolling
  • Being boyishly handsome and smiling

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Taro is very clearly wolf, very little of his mied heritage shoes through other than thick fur.
  • Fur: HIs fur is thick, soft, and luxurious.
    • Optime Hair: His hair naturally stands as a mohawk when it is hacked short enough, and that is how he wears it, like his father once did and his brother does.
  • Facial Features: He is boyishly handsome, not chiseled and hard like a seasoned veteran. He looks young.
  • Build and Size: He was once long and gangly, but after he passed a year, he began to fill in his frame. Taro is still rather light weighted, but he is sturdy, well built, and strong.
    • Lupus: Long legged, well filled out, and spritely almost.
    • Optime: Toned, looks like he works out and spars a lot.
  • Humanization: He is rather humanoid, but never gave much into clothes. His fur keeps him very warm and only dons a cloak in the harshest conditions. He mostly prefers human hobbies, such as brewing and falconry.

Coloration

  • Fur:
    • Sante Fe
  • Markings:
    • Whiskey points, hands, ears, nose and muzzle.
    • Occasionally lightened to Antique Brass.
  • Eyes: Sea Glass
  • Optime Hair: Whiskey
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Black

Palette

Sante Fe (#b3734f)
Whiskey (#d6af74)
Antique Brass (#c2825f)
Sea Glass (#48D680)

By Despi

1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars: Small scar on lip from rat attack.
  • Piercings:
    • None
  • Tattoos: None.
  • Jewelry and Accessories
    • The only thing Taro wears in terms of jewelry is his Frithr necklace which is always around his neck along with the various beads he has.
  • Clothing
    • Taro once wore deer skin pants, but now forgoes those for he would often get too warm with them on. He only wears a simple fur cloak when the weather is at its harshest or a leather glove while falconing.

Forms


107 lbs (48 kg)
31 in (78 cm)

Lupus

Taro often uses this form to relax and sleep. He feels very comfortable in it but often cannot use it due to the fact that many of his new hobbies require hands.


215 lbs (97 kg)
40 in (101 cm)

Secui

Taro uses this form to hunt and plow through snow if necessary. He enjoys the strength that it gives him and the added sturdiness. Though, it makes him feel unnecessarily war-like.


240 lbs (108 kg)
6 ft 8in (2 m)

Optime (Preferred)

Taro is most likely seen in this form. He is relatively tall, lean, and toned which can lead him to be vain around those that he is confident with. It also helps him style his hair into a mohawk. If he is wearing cloths at all, he wears simple deer skin trousers.

Interaction

  • Speech: Taro has a relaxed and quiet voice. Despite being a ‘warrior’ among his pack mates, he very rarely raises his voice. He is rather subdued in his language.
  • Scent: He smells of oats and barley and hops, with a distinct spice of rosemary. Taro has an overall herbal aroma.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: He is constantly running his hands through his hair and smiling when he’s nervous.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Relaxed, yet attentive, eyes always movng.

Images

2.  Personality

Taro, once skiddish and soft spoken as a child, grew into a brave adult. He is calm and focused through all of his endeavors and has a notoriously sweet charm to him. There is hardly a mean bone to him. He fights out of necessity and not from pleasure and practices diligently every day. The fear that once held him practically mute in the face of strangers has dissolved. With some trepidation, he can speak to others with a smile upon his face with no worries. His confidence was boosted by the loving Chloe Moineau, whom fell for him much like he fell for her. He still has a soft ego though, harsh words slicing through him. The thoughtfulness that makes him so sweet, is a double edged blade and makes him worry consistently about things that he could not possibly control. This behavior has been getting better, but occasionally he falls into spells of nervousness and confusion despite his blooming confidence. When things get stressful, he often needs to talk himself out of it and push himself into action. Taro has an affinity with animals and it is not uncommon for him to take in small creatures briefly and nurse them back into good health. He is embarrassed about this little habit because he believes some will not think he's wolf enough. He is occasionally foolishly brave though when it comes to the defense of his pack and family. A powerful, fierce side can come into him when family is in danger and he is willing to give his all to protect them. He isn't afraid to make harsh decisions in that scenario either. If killing is a required factor, Taro would be unafraid to commit it if it meant his family would be safe.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

  • Brave, gentle, soft-spoken, relaxed, and confident.
  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • 'Sociability:’ Introverted, Dominant
  • Expression: chill B)
  • Alignment: Good neutral

Motivations

  • family
  • love
  • commitment

Fears

  • fast, moving water
  • the death of loved ones
  • becoming truly lost

Biases

  • Packs: Thinks New Dawn is a little biased in thier belief system, but as never branched out much to have a negative opinion of other packs.
  • Species: Neutral, species doesn’t matter to him.
  • Non-Luperci: Wonders how they get by.
  • Gender: Raised by strong women, respects strong women
  • Color: Loves Chloe’s dark fur, but that’s probably situational
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual, really likes kissing and believes commitment is important. Definitely believes cheating should be a crime, spurring his ongoing dislike of Aedan de Valence.
  • Age: Loves children, but is perfectly aware that they are plotting little devils.

Sexuality

Taro is heterosexual and is very fond of commitment. He’s only loved one girl romantically and that is Chloe. He’s monogamous, flirty, and very fond of kissing. Taro happily and fully displays affection toward his mate in any scenario and is very touchy and enjoys being close to others.

Interests

  • Likes: Running, happiness, Chloé, Tobias, wrestling, sheep, snow, cool days, fog, and brewing beer.
  • Dislikes: Anger, insults, running water, unnecessary violence

Substances

Taro enjoys alcohol, but not as an intoxicant but rather an art form. He has only become wasted a time or two, but often consumes alcohol with meals and brews it artfully with his own array of spices.

Spirituality

Taro believes full heartedly in the Nordic gods. He was raised around them and happily worships and participates in ceremonies. When he is fogged down with doubt, he visits the grove and prays there until he finds closure or a solution.

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family: Sadira, Soul, Takekuro, Catori, and L Brothers

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • Chloé Moineau wowo, he loves chloe lots and lots. she’s his mate, best friend and lover if you know what i mean. bow chicka wow wow.

Positive Relations

  • Palaydrian Soul His mother is very important to him and he often visits her, especially now that he has more little siblings the same age as his own children.
  • Bran Stormbringer His step-father of sorts, Taro looks up to him in the absence of his own father and sees him as a mentor. He would fight all hell for Bran.
  • Tyris Kurosoul: Inseparable twin.

Neutral / Negative

  • Leaf Darkfire: Older, albeit smaller, brother, and it’s been awhile since he and Taro connected.

Minor Relations

  • Sex: Chloé Moineau
  • Friendly: Ascher Stormbringer, Aspen, Arno Rousseau
  • Enemies: --
  • Murders: --

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Falconry

  • Education and Learning: He picked up some of his knowledge from his mother, and some from his father before he disappeared. Though, much of it he had to learn on his own or through yellow paged books.
  • Taming (Journeyman): Taro has caught his own falcon before and raised her to trust luperci and become very polite.
  • Training (Master): He has adept at teaching his birds what to do once tamed. He had them hunt for him and scout for him as well.
  • ‘’’Low Speech’’’ (Apprentice): Taro knows enough to communicate key things such as danger and prey.
  • He often gets very short when his teaching methods are questioned though. Among very few falconers in the pack, he feels as though his knowledge should be respected.

Combat

  • Hand to Hand Combat (Master): Even without a weapon, he is good at disarming and immobilizing a combatant. He’s had many opportunities to show case this.
  • Feral Fighting (Master): Perhaps even better than his hand to hand, for he has been practicing longer. With just teeth, he knows how to defend himself and others very well.
  • Taro has never had an excess amount of skill with weapons beyond simple blunt objects.

5.  History

Taro Kurosoul was born December 1st, 2012, to Palaydrian Soul and Jiva Takekuro with his brother, Tyris Kurosoul within Vinatta. Initially, he was a timid thing keeping close to his parents with the oddness of being raised with a fox as a brother. Taro was strong though, despite his quiet attitude and soon received his Frithr necklace as he entered into a more active part of his pack. His simple family happiness stutters when his father is swept out to sea and disappears, he becomes more reserved and clings to his mother, who struggles with her own problems as she raises the boys.

Growing steadily, it looked as though his path was set into the quiet life of an Eljun. Though, once he received his adult rank he began to open up more. He found he only had eyes for Chloe Moineau and quickly became attached to her and her to him. Slowly, he grew in confidence and bravado eventually striking out to save his then pregnant mother from a supposedly rabid rogue. It is then when he realizes he wants to be an Araedi and defend his family from those that seek to harm them. He makes a mentor out of Bran Stormbringer and ascends to the rank of a warrior and protector.

He gains a little sibling later, Dagr Soul, whom he loves, though the boy’s father, Aedan de Valence, earns a dark spot in the warrior’s heart. Despite his light demeanor, the protector isn’t apt to forgive the Salsolan spy.

He continues to grow, shedding his cowardly shell and officially becomes mates with Chloe. It isn’t without spats and their romance blossoms. From this love, they have three pups that are the light of Taro’s life. Near the same time, his mother has another litter with his mentor, adding four siblings to his life. Taro is happy and content and reaching for more as he springs into his second year.

Timeline

2012

  • December: Taro was born alongside his brother Tyris on December 1st, 2012. [1] Leaf Darkfire the fox is raised as his older brother.

2013

  • February: He receives his Frithr necklace and a Norse blessing from the leaders of Vinátta in a public ceremony called the Ausa Vatni.[2]
  • March: Jiva, his father, is accidentally swept out to sea and presumed dead.[3] Palaydrian must raise the boys by herself, and struggles with a brief opium addiction.
  • June: Palaydrian fights in the Ironside Conflict after Leaf is attacked; she falls ill from infection, and Tyris and Taro nurse her back to health.
  • July: Taro receives his adult rank in the pack!

5.1  Threads

2012-13

  1. (NPC) precious love (1 Dec)
    Vinátta, with Palaydrian, Jiva, Saul. Taro's birth.
  2. (NPC) May the Gods have Mercy! (13 Feb)
    Vinátta, with Sky, Jiva. Taro witnesses the birth of Samual Dean Menue.
  3. (NPC) Nature's first green is gold (24 Feb)
    Vinátta, Pack Thread. Taro receives his Frithr pendant.
  4. (NPC) Luna's Request (18 Mar)
    New Dawn, with Palaydrian, Tyris, Leaf, Adonis Nero, Adonia Demos, Augustus. Taro and family deal with their father's death by visiting their mother's friends in New Dawn.
  5. (NPC) Throw open wide the gates of Spring! (31 Mar)
    Vinátta, Pack Thread. Taro paints eggs at the Ostara festival.
  6. (NPC) Pouncing Pups (1 May)
    Vinátta, with Leaf, Ascher Stormbringer. Tyris and Taro get a lesson in hunting.
  7. (NPC) just to bless the morning (20 May)
    Vinátta, Pack Thread. Taro and family celebrate the pack's first anniversary.
  8. (NPC) How bad we need each other (30 Jun)
    Jordheim, with Palaydrian, Ascher. Taro cares for his feverish mother after the Ironside Conflict.

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