Anders Holt

by Raze

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  1.   1.  Characteristics
    1.   1.1  Appearance
    2.   1.2  Personality
  2.   2.  History
  3.   3.  NPCs

Anders Holt is a member of Salsola.

Born in Portland, Anders enjoyed an idyllic childhood on the Holt ranch, but soon grew curious about the world beyond his close-knit family and farming neighbors. Upon meeting his mysterious aunt Katinka, whose strength of character and new wealthy lifestyle intrigued him, Anders began to wonder about the community that she had joined. Between chores on the ranch and volunteering at a small clinic under an old doctor's tutelage, he visited with Tink and learned bits and pieces about the mysterious pack she was a part of -- and sought it out, catching the attention of Eden de le Ulrich, who would sponsor him when he joined the Thistle Kingdom.


  • Date of Birth: 01 July 2021
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: Wolfdog
OOC Information

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

  • Seeing Anders…
    • …sorting and preparing herbal remedies at the Clinic.
    • …volunteering at Marrgerd, helping with the cattle and sheep.
    • …poking at wool with a needle and chatting to his cat.
  • Knowing that Anders is the nephew of Katinka Holt.
Plot Opportunities
  • Anders is a GOOD BOY! Need someone sweet to lend an ear or heal a hurt? What about a little bit of charity and kindness? Or maybe you just want to take advantage of this absolute sucker?? ;)
  • Constantly seeking knowledge, Anders is interested to learn about new plants and remedies, as well as first aid. He's also curious about crafts! Teach him something?
  • Everybody needs a little romance in their life, right...

1.  Characteristics

1.1  Appearance


A low-content hybrid, Anders is unmistakably doggish in coloration, sporting a merle tricolor coat. Most of his fur is warm grey, with darker grey streaks and flecks throughout his fur, while the creamy white of his underside is trimmed with shades of tan. His fur is shorter than his collie-heavy bloodline would suggest, but light feathering lines his limbs and fluffs his chest, and longer hair frames his face and tail. His coat is thick, too; he's a terrible shedder.

His features are more lupine, though the slope of his long muzzle is evidence of his breeding, if one looks closely. His ears are wolfish and small. The darker merle streaks unevenly accent his face, acting as eyeliner that is more thick and smudged on his right side. Soft, warm tan blushes his cheeks and dots his brows. His eyes exhibit partial heterochromia, with a chip of blue amid the brown of his left eye.

Anders keeps himself tidy, often tying his long cream-colored hair up out of his face to keep it from getting messy, with little ornamentation. While on the tall side of average, he is somewhat skinny though his thick coat fills him out. He wears little in the way of clothing, favoring vests that show off his uniquely patterned fur.


  • Lupus: 24 in (61 cm) ↔ 47 lbs (21 kg)
  • Secui: 39 in (99 cm) ↔ 136 lbs (62 kg)
  • Optime: 6ft 2in (74 in) (187 cm) ↔ 206 lbs (93 kg)
  • Speech: Youthful, gentle, tends to waver when impassioned.
  • Scent: Lavender, catnip, birch, fresh water, Usi
  • Physical Expression & Quirks: Wrings his hands a lot.


  • Vests :B
  • Pair of braided leather bracelets both worn on his left wrist

Palette · Lupus Color Ref

1.2  Personality

Summarized: Charitable, courageous, playful, passionate, humble, hard-worker

Amiable and compassionate, Anders gets along with all sorts—should they not seek to take advantage of him.

Raised in a family that valued hard work, humility, and moral values, Anders was shaped into a kindhearted and respectable individual, if absent of the ambition historically drove others in his family. Instead, he concerns himself more with the well-being of others, as evidenced by his occupation as a healer. Anders just wants to help, which is as much a vulnerability as it is a praiseworthy trait.

He is brave and passionate, which some might call reckless, refusing to stand down from threats or compromise his values. He recognizes that some might take advantage of his charity, but that it's important to provide what he can for others in spite of that. He can be fiery and outspoken when it comes to defending his views, but he would never dream of being underhanded in retaliation.

Anders is warm and friendly when meeting new people, and playful if he has a good rapport with them. He is curious and constantly seeking knowledge, especially within his field, but also enjoys picking up new hobbies that allow him to flex his creativity. When secluded from others, either physically or socially, he becomes terribly lonely—and so wants to do everything he can to avoid this.

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Biases (Below are just a few common examples! Add/remove biases that apply to your character!)
  • Packs: do they hate certain packs? think a certain one can do no wrong?
  • Species: do they think coyotes are the superior race? do they hate a certain species?
  • Non-Luperci: do they have something against non-Luperci? or maybe something against Luperci if they’re a non-Luperci?
  • Sex: do they dislike certain genders? think one is better?
  • Color: do they have a thing against certain colored Luperci?
  • Sexuality: are they a homophobe? do they look down on polygamous relationships?
  • Age: do they have something against elders/youths?

Describe your character's sexuality here -- sexual orientation (e.g., heterosexual) isn't enough of a descriptor, by the way! How about their libido (their desire for sexual activity)? How promiscuous are they? Are they monogamous or polygamous? How do they go about obtaining sexual partners (are they a nervous approacher, or a giant flirt)?


Describe your character's spirituality. What do they believe? Do they believe in (a) higher power(s)? Do they perform rituals? What do they believe after death? Do they have a creation myth?


What substances has your character tried? Are they highly experimental or not at all inclined to try? Do they have an opinion on those who do indulge in "illicit" substances?

2.  History

Duration: 17 January 2023 – Present
Ranks: Confidant (May 2023 - Present)
  • ''Family (Apr 2023)'
  • Associate (Jan-Feb 2023)
Anders was born into an extended family of cowherds in Westbrook, on the outskirts of Portland proper. The singular puppy of his litter, after a previous failed attempt by his parents to raise children, he was doted on but also watched carefully as he grew up. As a young child, of course, the ranch provided many adventures, as he chased chickens and pilfered cheese and was involved in other antics. It wasn't until he was near shifting age that the novelty wore off and he became more curious about the world beyond his close-knit family and farming neighbors.

His father finally brought him along on a trade venture into Portland, where Anders realized how diverse the world truly was. He began clamoring to go each time even a simple errand in the city needed done. One such occasion led him to meeting an aunt: Katinka.

Anders was enamored by this mysterious, wealthy relative right away; his father, Vincent, had always spoken fondly of his younger sister Tink, but since she joined a society of secretive Luperci, her visits to the family were few and far between. Tink was composed, strong of will, and yet also kind—the type of person Anders aspired to be.

The other important connection Anders made in his youth was a gruff old healer who visited the Holt ranch to tend to sick cattle; the boy latched onto him immediately, and when the interest he showed in the arts of medicine didn't seem like a fleeting, youthful whim, the healer agreed to apprentice him. Anders began to spend much of his time volunteering at a small clinic in Portland, occasionally meeting with his aunt when she traveled into the city and learning dribs and drabs about the society she was a part of. Eventually, he made the decision to seek them out.

3.  NPCs

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Usi (Hide)
picrew by tausune@instagram
  • Sex: Tom
  • Species: Domestic Cat
  • Date of Birth: March 2017
  • Key Features: Long feathery tail, skinny
  • Coloration: Solid grey fur, hazel eyes
OOC Assumptions

Salsola members may reference:

  • Seeing Usi accompanying Anders, perched up in a tree, hunting small prey, and other cat things.
  • Usi is timid and has a tendency to flee from strangers, though he might politely greet other cats.
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Skills & Abilities:

  • Hunting, Climbing, Cat Stuff
  • Basic High Speech Comprehension


Usi is a skittish cat, quick to flee at the first sign of danger and suspicious of strangers. He tends to be a wallflower, observing goings-on from a cautious distance (which is often draped over Anders' shoulders). He shows confidence only in his element of nighttime hunting and climbing. He has a notable fear of fire and angry Arabic speech.


Usi was born to Morcant and Laish, a pair of cats living in Inferni. During the mission to burn down the D'Neville Mansion during the Inferni-Salsola War, Khael Lykoi came across the young cat and, on a whim, decided to bring him home with her. He lived with Khael and Katinka Holt in Salsola for a few years, before the family moved to Fort Preble. Usi was eventually gifted to Anders by his aunt.
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