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Ailie Morgan was born on August 11th, 2014 into the Cuaileanach clan of Eilean Cù, Scotland. The events surrounding her birth were tragic and unpleasant, resulting in her mother's death and driving the clan's matriarch to demand that Ailie be culled. Elionoira Morgan, her aunt, quickly took over her care and eventually fled the island in order to save her life. They traveled by ship to North America where they joined Cour des Miracles in February of 2015. They remained in the pack only briefly before Nelle took Ailie out of the area again in search of a smaller, quieter community. But after moving around for several weeks without success, Elionoira decided to risk traveling back home to reunite with their family.
They embarked from Freetown at the end of May 2015, returning to Barbados where they set out by ship for home. Before they finally arrived home, where their family accepted them back without contention, their vessel docked for a short time in Cap-Vert to deliver a shipment. Ailie found the sights and sounds of Africa awe-inspiring and exciting and, though brief, the stop ignited her curiosity for the culture and the ecology. She was disappointed that they weren't able to stay longer and vowed to return one day to explore the foreign land and meet its unique people.
In late fall of 2015 Ailie left Eilean Cù again to travel, making Cap-Vert her first stop. She remained in the coastal city until the middle of February 2016, making friends and learning about Africa. While there, she met a young, nameless boy she later called Malcolm who had been forced to fend for himself after escaping from a slave ship. After satisfying her curiosity and itching for travel, she and Malcolm boarded a ship headed for Barbados with the intention of returning to 'Souls.
Though she has come from a past steeped in grief and superstition, Ailie has known only the love, gentleness, and hope that her aunt bestowed upon her. Either because of this or because of some innate maternal instinct, she is very affectionate toward, and protective of, all matters of neonates, youngsters, and disabled animals.
Ailie and Malcolm joined Krokar in April 2016 and, for a time, things seemed good. She welcomed two children into the pack on January 12th, 2017 (Elise Morgan and Fionnlagh Cormier), fathered by Finlay Cormier, and worked hard to rise through the ranks. She disappeared in the summer of 2017 while on a trading trip with Bramble Parhelion after being abducted by a former lover-turned-stalker, Marty. She was held against her will for nearly 9 months, finally breaking free in March 2018 and returning home to Krokar in April 2018.
After failing to settle back into the pack, and being unsuccessful in repairing her relationship with her children, Ailie decides to return to Eilean Cù with her best friend and greatest confidant, Elias Blueridge, at her side.
By most accounts, Ailie looks like a water dog, with tight curls covering her body in a single-layered coat, and has very few features to suggest she has any wolf in her blood. She has the lean, lanky body of a sighthound and the long nose of a collie. She wears her shoulder-length hair in dreads and in part due to this, she is exclusively seen in Optime form. She wears a tattered sheepskin skirt and a faded blue bandana in various styles around her head, neck, or upper arms.
Gray Suit (#D7D5D8)
Potters Clay (#93643E)
Sepia Skin (#A26A3A)
Santas Gray (#9C9CA7)
Ailie is a maternal, protective, and benevolent woman, eager to defend those who she feels are being treated unfairly and taking in others who could use nurturing. Curious and free-spirited, Ailie lives to travel and yearns to see the world. She uses trade to fulfill this itch to wander, interacting with all sorts and types of Luperci.
Silly and sometimes excitable, Ailie can occasionally be a bit much for some, particularly when she lets her superstitions get the better of her, but she always means well and tries to leave good in the world.
Since her abduction, and the months of torment that she endured, Ailie has become considerably more cautious, quiet, and subdued. Sometimes, though, that old passion burns through and those who knew her before can catch a glimpse of the woman she used to be.
Freedom and independence are as important to life and happiness.
Will not tread on others to get her own way.
Values flexible relationships with romantic partners.
Will not take action that could unnecessarily jeopardize the lives of others.
Believes everyone should be treated fairly and kindly.
Will seek to right any wrongdoings she may commit.
Ailie is a social drinker and will gladly share a bottle with someone, so long as she's confident that the location is safe and she's in the company of friends. She will not drink enough to get drunk, but likes the feeling of being buzzed. Prefers whisky to most other liquor. She has no experience with any other substances.
Ailie fondly believes in the religion of her heritage, which resembles that of traditional Gaelic paganism. She is polytheistic, animistic, and also quite superstitious. Many of the myths and folktales originating from her homeland were passed down to her from her aunt, Nelle, and she is happy to recite them to anyone who will listen.
Key Family Relationships
Family Tree: Morgan
Nieces & Nephews: —
Aunts & Uncles: Elionoira Morgan,
Maternal: Glenna Morgan & Muirfinn Nairn-Morgan
Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or the relation is merely uncertain.
Birth and Exile
After a hard and lengthy labor, Aileen delivers a single puppy: a girl. Unable to deliver the other puppies, she dies in childbirth along with her remaining brood. Having lost her own children to illness just days before, Elionoira adopts her niece and immediately begins to care for the child.
Enraged by the entire situation and the fact that the birth of one living puppy lead to Aileen's untimely death, Glenna, the matriarch of the Morgan family, demands that the newborn be culled. With a great deal of effort, Elionoira is able to fight this ruling, though tensions only continue grow within Saobhaid-Onn. Driven to keep her niece safe, Nelle fears that she may have to make the difficult decision to leave her clan until the tempers cool.
The following day, with her mate, Iomhair's, support, the pair flee from Cuaileanach with the pup at Nelle's breast. They arrive in the mainland with stashes of sheepskin, fishcakes, and dried waterfowl meat. After locating a suitable place to stay until the pup is old enough to safely travel, the small family hunkers down.
The Dangerous Journey
|Duration||August 2014 - February 2015|
Roughly two weeks after the child's birth, Nelle finally names the girl "Ailie," after the pup's mother, and Nelle's sister, Aileen. The girl continues to thrive. Feeling hopeful, Iomhair tries to convince his mate to return back home but Nelle refuses, afraid that her clan hasn't had enough time to cool down. Unbeknownst to her mate, Nelle feels that time away from the clan will help soothe the grief of losing her young sons.
So the pair devote the next two months to making useful items they can use to trade away for passage across the sea to a place they've heard mention of on more than one occasion: Nova Scotia. They find a ship that will take them to Barbados and depart aboard this ship in mid-October, arriving in Barbados about a month later.
Once in Barbados, the little family finds passage aboard a smaller vessel to carry them north toward Nova Scotia. As part of their bargain agreement, Elionoira and Iomhair must assist the crew during the journey, which they agree to with little hesitation.
Approximately two weeks after their vessel set sail, tragedy befalls them when they hit rough seas. During his efforts to help the crew, Nelle's mate, Iomhair, goes overboard and is lost to the wind and waves, leaving Nelle a widow and now a single parent to young Ailie. Grief grips her once more and her hard grows hard from all the recent loss, though she remains a dutiful and loving parent to her niece.
Beaten and worn, their vessel arrives in Freetown toward the end of December. Still grieving the loss of her mate, Nelle lies low in Freetown with Ailie for a month before the pair continue their trek North by foot.
Cour des Miracles
|Duration||February 2015 - April 2015|
|Rank||Princess (14 February 2015)|
After many months of travel, Nelle and Ailie finally reach their destination. They decide to join Cour des Miracles and are accepted into the ranks by Linden Aatte and King Silvano Sadira. They aren't allowed much time to settle in before spring floods ravage the area. Though the two waterdogs are comfortable in such weather, the rains cause problems within the Court. After Linden is injured after a tree falls on his house, Elionoira, with Ailie watching on, helps him get his horse to safety so that he can care for his injuries.
Nelle tries to make connections and friends within the Court, but finds the pack too busy and has difficulty with their customs. Less than two months after joining, Elionoira and Ailie decide to leave Cour des Miracles and try to find a smaller, quieter place to call home.
|Duration||April 2015 - August 2015|
Nelle and Ailie spend weeks after leaving the Court looking for a place to fit in but are largely unsuccessful. Feeling worn down and tired, Nelle accepts that she misses home and decides to return to Freetown with the intention of returning to Cuaileanach with her Niece. Their ship docks briefly at Cap-Vert on the coast of West Africa before setting sail again to Dublin, Ireland. Cap-Vert ignites excitement and curiosity in Ailie and she dreams of returning to this place some day.
At the beginning of August, their ship successfully reaches Dublin and the pair set out toward Scotland, making it to Eilean Cù near the end of the month. Much to Elionoira's relief, her clan accepts both of them back without malice, though Ailie is regarded with caution and uncertainty.
|Duration||August 2015 - October 2015|
While Ailie grows accustomed to life in her birth pack, her aunt develops a brief, but passionate, courship and quickly claims another mate: Fionnlagh Kendrick. Surrounded by family she doesn't know, and who seem to regard her with superstition, Ailie begins to grow restless. To occupy her mind, she reminisces about the places that she's been and daydreams about the places that she'll go. As the days turn to weeks, her desire to explore becomes too much to bear.
Over a year old now, and with all the life skills her aunt taught her about survival, Ailie decides to depart from the clan to start her own journey around the world. With Elionoira's blessing, she leaves Eilean Cù and eventually sets sail for Cap-Vert.
From Cap-Vert to Nova Scotia
|Duration||October 2015 - April 2016|
Near the end of December, Ailie finally makes it back to Cap-Vert. She is quick to soak in the unique culture and curious animals that made the West African territory so fascinating to her. She meets many locals, and makes many friends, all the while learning about this place in Africa. During her time bustling little port town, she meets a young and nameless urchin who escaped a slave ship some time earlier and was now fending for himself. The boy is mistrusting and skittish and Ailie immediately vows to make him her friend.
After a great deal of patience and persistence, Ailie finally gains his trust and, after realizing he has no name, names him Malcolm. She promises to take care of Mal and continues to explore West Africa with him in tow. After nearly two months of exploration and education of Cap-Vert and the surrounding lands, Ailie's curiosity is satisfied and she decides to move on with her sights on Nova Scotia. She and Mal board a ship to Barbados and return to Nova Scotia toward in mid-April.
|Duration||April 2016 - August 2018|
|Residence||Fiskebyn cottage #10|
|Rank||Greenhorn (22 Apr 2018)|
|Wayfarer (27 Feb 2017)|
|Outrigger (9 Jan 2017)|
|Greenhorn (14 Apr 2016)|
Shortly after arriving in Nova Scotia, Ailie and Malcolm meet a merchant named Tybalt Cormier and join him on his travels. He talks of a pack that his family had formed, named Krokar, that lived by the rivers and lakes further north. Intrigued by this, Ailie expresses desire to see Krokar and Tybalt agrees to take her there. After many more days of travel, the trio arrive on the borders of Krokar and join the pack in mid-April of 2016.
Ailie spends the next several months in Krokar meeting her pack mates and settling into a more stationary lifestyle. She becomes fast friends with Elias Blueridge, defending him against those within the pack who have looked down on him for his part in the Austringer Hostility. She also develops intimate relations with several Luperci – both within and without Krokar – most notably with Sylven Firebringer and Finlay Cormier. When she becomes pregnant in November 2016, Ailie suspects that Sylven is the father and tells him as much, drawing the two of them closer together.
During the Familia Sugit conflict in January 2017, Ailie can only play a very minor role before giving birth to her children in the middle of this altercation. With Sylven at her side, she brings Elise Morgan and Fionnlagh Cormier into the world... and discovers who their true father actually is: Finlay Cormier. The realization that Sylven would not be a father, and that it is actually Finlay who holds that title, drives a wedge between them that never completely improves.
But Ailie raises her children with Finlay's help and life seems well for a time. She starts a relationship with a loner woman named Marty a couple of months later. Passionate though it is, there are things about Marty that concern Ailie – such as her controlling nature and arrogance – that ultimately leads to her break things off with the loner. Marty refuses to accept that their relationship is over but seemingly vanishes. Unbeknownst to Ailie, however, Marty is beginning to stalk the woman.
When Ailie leaves on a trading trip in the summer of 2017, bringing the young Bramble Parhelion with her, Marty uses the opportunity to stage an abduction. Knocking Bramble unconscious, Marty subdues Ailie and abducts her, taking her off into the Halcyon Mountains where she keeps her tied up and confined for months. After enduring physical and psychological torment and sexual assault throughout these long months, Ailie fights back when the opportunity presents itself, murdering Marty in March 2018 and ending their relationship for good.
Fleeing the mountains, Ailie finds herself in Biff's Bar where she is care for, cleaned up, and given refuge. She remains there for a little over a month, regaining her strength and tending to her physical and psychological wounds, and finally returns home to Krokar near the end of April 2018.
Sadly, her disappearance has torn a rift in her little family. She learns that Malcolm had departed from Krokar in search of her, his whereabouts painfully unknown. Her daughter – now named Elle Cormier in an attempt to distance herself from her mother – has grown belligerent and callous while her son – her sweet, little Fionny – is now angry and distant. Though she tries to reconnect with her children, Elle and Fionnlagh ended up leaving the pack for Mistfell Vale a short time after her return, their actions speaking louder than their words ever could.
With her children moved away and Mal gone, Ailie finds herself feeling a distinct loss of belonging in Krokar. She yearns for the affection, camaraderie, and familiarity that she had before she was abducted. She thinks more and more of Eilean Cù, and of the aunt who raised her, and begins to imagine a fresh start – away from her failures and her woes.
Elias has remained her closest friend, and she talks of this place across the sea often and with longing. It never used to be a place she felt that she belonged, but when she thinks of it now it is only with fondness and hope. Eventually, it becomes less like a dream and more like a necessity. Elias is the first person Ailie tells when she decides she will be leaving, returning back to the Scottish isles. With little else left for himself in Krokar, and intent on keeping her safe (or is there something more?), Elias asks to join her.
They leave after Krokar's annual Celebration of Achievements, the desire for a fresh start, away from judgment, worry, and shame, beating in chorus within their hearts.