Antioch de le Poer
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Antioch was a coyote-heavy member of Inferni, holding a position on the Triumvirate until the time of his death.
One of Priest de le Poer and Symera Villisca's many children, Antioch was raised by his family to view wolves and high-percentage wolf hybrids as his enemy. Like many of his siblings, Antioch left home and traveled to Inferni, joining the clan in mid-summer of his first year. When the Inferi and Cour des Miracles War broke out, Antioch was quick to see an opportunity to make use of his abilities. He acted dutifully (and often fervently) for Inferni, accompanied by his friend Ferret, who was killed during the conflict by a loner. Antioch diligently performed as a combatant for the Clan until the war's climax.
The aftermath of the war and the wake of Ferret's death spurred a friendship between Antioch and Versace Inferni. While he initially acted as something of a bodyguard for her, the two regularly spent time together and grew to be close friends. Following the meteorite strike (and an unplanned pregnancy), Antioch and Versace officiated their relationship as mates. They had several children together.
During The Second Boreas Conflict, Antioch was an active participant in the defense of Inferni, and was notably responsible for the death of Boreas' second-in-command, Bethlehem Anders. He was struck by the Spring Sickness that followed during the next season, though made a full recovery by summer. During that time his sister was assaulted by a fellow clanmate, whom Antioch helped drive from Inferni after failing to kill him.
In the fall, Antioch's eldest son Omar was killed by a member of Salsola, and soon both packs launched into war. This brutal and bloody conflict would end with the burning of the D'Neville Mansion and Inferni's subsequent surrender and move eastward. There, Antioch attempted to continue his duties as best he could. Following the birth of his final child, and subsequent illness that plagued his wife, Antioch became desperate to provide in an increasingly unfavorable situation. Versace's death would propel him into a strange state, distancing himself from his children and the struggling Clan. He began hearing voices and grew increasingly paranoid.
Human Age at Death: 34
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Antioch arrives in Inferni. He is greeted by a lackluster Marlowe de le Poer, who directs him inward with little explination.
- you got to stick to your guns
One of Antioch's siblings, Covenant finds him first. He meets one of the clan's leaders, Vesper.
- ashes of your arms, hold these pieces of me
Nex, Antioch's brother, arrives at Inferni's borders.
- the system may survive or it may break down
Though Belial Massacre talks to himself, Antioch is friendly with the man and offers to train with him.
- these days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead
After waking up in an unfamiliar place near a stranger?, a shaken Antioch gives chase. Though he loses the dog in the streets of Amherst, where a scrappy coyote ends up tailing him instead. The two boys hit it off, and Ferret ends up returning to Inferni with him.
- Oi, Prick!
A lone wolf makes the mistake of crossing Inferni's borders and is assaulted by Kennedy Fisher. When Antioch and Ferret join the fray, it turns deadly.
- I’ll give it as fast and high as the flames will rise
Inferni is informed that tensions with Cour des Miracles are growing, and warned to be on alert.
- Arrows in our teeth
When their patrol comes across two of the highest ranking members of Cour des Miracles, Silvano Sadira and Mara Savoy, Antioch and Ferret engage them -- with uneager assistance from fellow Infernian Hal Everhart.
- after it his voice roars
Antioch and Ferret train together. They are joined by Daeva Lykoi, and Antioch insists on fighting the pair.
- how great the wickedness had become
Deciding to try and improve his scholarly talents, Ferret struggles with the information in some anti-coyote literature. Vicira Tears joins the boys and with some prompting reads them the detailed history of the clan.
- something some new world is here to seize
After attacking and chasing a dog up in the mountains, the two boys report the incident to Vesper, who is already discussing the conflict with Covenant. They don't get the response they were expecting.
- bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history
Taking matters into their own hands, Antioch and Ferret rally fellow Infernian's Daeva and Belial to join them in an assault on Cour des Miracles. Inspired, they set fire to the pack's northern forest.
- [M] Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.”
Having not seen Ferret for two days, Antioch reports his concern to Marlowe. The Bellator reluctantly joins him. They eventually find Ferret's apparently tortured remains hanging from a tree, as does a horrified Versace Inferni.
- people aren’t supposed to look back
Antioch buries Ferret, and informs Kennedy of his companions death -- and who he suspects is behind it.
- you mustn't disappoint them
Woken by disturbing dreams, Antioch is delighted to see his sister, though he becomes uncomfortable talking about the deaths of his friend and brothers and leaves abruptly.
- All warfare is based on deception
Marlowe de le Poer summons Inferni for a meeting, and announces a "final battle" will be launched against Cour des Miracles.
- The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves
Remaining behind to watch non-combatants in Clan while Marlowe takes Inferni's fighting force south, Antioch is surprised when Vesper and Vicira arrive "late"...only to find that they had no idea about their Bellator's actions.
- there's a light upon this house on a hill
Inferni members assist those returning from the battle in Halifax.
- you may know him by this sign
Alongside fellow Clanmates Daeva Lykoi and Nex de le Poer, Antioch hunts bighorn sheep.
- this doesn't hurt
Antioch takes Versace to Ferret's gravesite. Later, while the two relax near the Bay, Vesper stops by briefly to chat.
- we have to live, no matter how many skies have fallen
When Antioch and Versace go hunting, they run into Jehan de l'Or...with whom Versace takes offense.
- There's a place I know
Hearing a rumor from Conrad Nielssen regarding his sister, Antioch confronts Crucifix over the matter.
- Deep in the belly of the beast
On his sister's request, Antioch talks to Basilio about his intentions.
- The younger brother the better gentleman
Antioch and Cartier Inferni look for his sister Versace and talk about their faith.
- just listen, then we'll talk
While on a patrol, Antioch is trapped by a falling pile of branches, rocks, and snow. He is rescued by Vicira, Covenant, Clover, and Osprey Fleurine.
- the cycle repeated
More gossip surrounds Antioch's family, and he goes to see the truth for himself. To his shock, he finds his brother has not only brought a wolf into inferni, but had a child with her -- Elisabeth de le Poer.
- New Home?
Antioch meets two newcomers to the clan, Roman Cremini and Gypsy Chanterelle.
- Claw at my skin and gnash their teeth and shout
Vesper, Antioch, and Harosheth Kimaris bring a paranoid, irritable Denise back from the woods.
- sway the crowd with stone in hand
Antioch and Basilio bring the traitorous Osprey to stand trial before the clan.
- Killing snakes with a sharpened stick
Osprey's trial ends with a call for execution.
- Bow your head, they're pious here
Niamh Miroslav and her companion Rory join Inferni.
- Bird Brain
After his niece hides out in his cave to avoid being attacked by ravens, Antioch warns her against trepassing and reluctantly offers to watch her...though she refuses.
- Preparing for the worst
An injured Antioch has his sister treat his wound, and offers to act as her bodyguard outside of the Clan's lands.
- I wish upon a star that it might fill our dreams with dust
Inferni's Ceniza Valley coyotes host a bonfire party, and Antioch gets drunk.
- That is true sign of death, baby, that ain't no good [M]
When a wolf poaches from Inferni territory, Antioch, Clover, and Jehan de l'Or deal with him.
When Inferni's flock of ravens claims to have spotted an eagle, Antioch goes to "protect" them. When Vesper shows up, the two talk and Antioch informs her of Versace's pregnancy and his intentions to become her mate.
- Fine feathers make fine birds
Antioch and Versace inform Cartier of their intentions, and talk about plans for their families.
- a transitory enchanted moment
Versace gives birth to three healthy puppies, one of which belongs to Antioch.
- Don't dare step on toes this time 'round
With reluctance, Antioch helps Basilio and Crucifix move in together.
- our souls speak from across the miles
When Maddox manages to lure Versace out of her room, Antioch helps clean up the place. His sister Crucifix visits and meets his son, Omar.
- Nothing but a slow glowing dream
- the rhythms of the universe
At Versace's request, Antioch digs her a hole.
- beware of number one
Antioch and his son go swimming, and are joined by Vesper.
- we're children of the holocaust
Lucilla Key and her daughter River join Inferni.
- Bringing darkness from above
Shikoba Whiplash joins Antioch on a night patrol, and the two chase off a wolf.
- A Bloody Salute [M]
When he comes across Roman Cremini practicing with his knives, Antioch discusses the idea of training with him, and offers some information about Inferni's ravens.
- It can be a long time between meals. Someone offers you food, you say yes.
Versace prepares a large meal in the in-ground oven outside of the Mansion, and shares the spoils of it with Antioch, Omar, and Jehan.
- Now my watch begins
A depressed Elisabeth is found sulking in the rain near the borders by Antioch, who tries to convince her to return to the Mansion with him. When she refuses, the two argue.
- remember what you are
Antioch and Basilio cross paths while out, and talk briefly about Basilio's anger issues.
- shake up your bones, shake up your feet
Omar moves in with his father.