August "Gus" Cormier

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Forms
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
  5.   5.  NPCs
  6.   6.  History

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August "Gus" Cormier was one of four puppies: three boys and one girl. His family was very close despite how much traveling they did apart as traders. He grew up learning to fish, sail on rivers, and trade, but found that exploring was really his favorite thing to do. During his travels, he met his mate, Lucille.






  • Date of Birth: 01 Sep 2011
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Fiskebyn
  • Mate: Lucille
  • Pack: Krokar
  • Rank: Captain
  • Birthplace: New Brunswick
  • Species: Dog
  • Breeds:
    • 30% German Wirehaired Pointer
    • 30% Schnauzer
    • 30% Dutch Shepherd
    • 10% Bernese Mountain Dog



  • Gus is open for short and long-term plots.
  • Krokar members are free to reference seeing Gus out fishing by either one of the lakes with Squeaks or Lenny in tow.
  • If not out fishing with a net, spear, or pole, Gus might be seen around the pack territory with his vibrantly patched up satchel doing a bit of exploring and looting.
  • Rarely idle, members can reference Gus doing various repairs or hard labor around the pack territory with any of the pNPCs.
  • Pack members can assume finding Gus near Aster's Fields or Briar Patch to check up on his caribou Magnolia and her growing calf, Wren.
  • He can be freely referenced in Firelight Hollow chopping down trees for his barrel production.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

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  • Species: Gus looks mainly like a mix between a German Shorthaired Pointer and a Dutch Shepherd, although his large size comes from the Bernese Mountain Dog.
  • Fur: The texture is wiry from the pointer blood, but he is brindled like a Dutch Shepherd.
    • Optime Hair: His hair is still a bit wiry, and very dark. It is somewhat long, although it does not come down to his shoulders.
  • Facial Features: It is not uncommon for Gus to be frowning. He has a short muzzle, one floppy ear, and one ear that was bitten off. The missing ear stood up. The brindle stripes do not appear on his face.
    • Lupus: Gus is a large dog, but he is not overly bulky, nor would he be considered wiry.
    • Secui: For a dog, Gus is rather impressive, but no bigger than a large sized wolf in his secui form. He has broader shoulders in this form, but is not bulky.
    • Optime: Gus has a solid body that has been muscled through active and hard labor. He is tall for a dog, but just as agile and fast in this form as any of his others.


  • Fur: Gus's fur is a mixture of greys and tans.
  • Markings:
    • Brindle striping with a mixture of all the colors listed except brown.
    • Due to the fur texture, the stripes are not as defined as shorthaired brindle dogs.
  • Eyes: Woody Brown
  • Optime Hair: dark gray
  • Nose and Paw Pads: dark grey


Mid Gray (#636161)
Dark Grey (#353737)
Midtone 1 (#9f9da3)
Midtone 2 (#a09898)
Hilight (#d9d3c2)
Woody Brown (#3a2c28)

1.2  Forms

105lbs (48kg)
27 in (69 cm)


It is very clear that Gus is a dog. He looks mostly German Wirehaired Pointer, but with some added bulk of a Bernese Mountain Dog.

145lbs (66kg)
39 in (99 cm)


Gus does not often find himself in this form; if he does, it's mainly if he's hunting something large, or getting in a fight. He gains bulk, but loses dexterity.

190 lbs (86 kg)
6 ft, 1 in (73 in | 185 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

This is Gus's most common form. His hair grows to just above his shoulder, and looks a bit wild.

2.  Personality

Gus is stubborn, grumpy, and a bit crude. However, he’s also intelligent and loyal. When in the right mood or dealing with puppies and Lucille (sometimes), he can be very kind. Otherwise, he tends to be more no-nonsense. This doesn't mean he never jokes around or does things just for fun. He simply likes to make sure everything else is in order before letting loose.

Public displays of affection are usually small, and few and far between, again except with puppies, however he truly does love Lucille and as much as they butt heads, when push comes to shove he will stand by her side no matter what. Although Gus is not exactly a ‘people-person,’ he is organized and likes making sure everything is where it should be. It’s not uncommon for him to let Lucille do a fair amount of the talking.

Along with sailing, Gus is skilled in spear-fishing as well as fighting with the spear.

3.  Relationships

Family: Cormier

Key Relations

  • Lucille: the two met when Gus found Lucille washed up on the shore after her shipwreck. He thought she was dead and intended to see if she had anything valuable on her. After helping her heal, the two are practically inseparable. They are mates.

Minor Relations

  • None yet.

Former Relations

  • None yet.

4.  Skills and Inventory


Reading and Writing

Gus is able to read and write at a decent skill level. While he couldn't read an entire novel (and wouldn't want to) he can read basic directions and letters.

  • Reading and writing (Journeyman)


Before Gus's first shift, he was already helping his pack fish by pulling the nets. He is now also skilled at fishing with a rod and with a spear.

  • Fishing (Master)

Other Skills

  • Combat - spear (Master)
  • Scavenging (Master)
  • Trading (Journeyman)


Personal Items

These are the tools Gus uses regularly, like his spear and fishing supplies. And a lot of fish.

5.  NPCs




Magnolia "Maggy/Mags"

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  • NPC Type: Minor NPC
  • Species: Caribou
  • Gender: Cow
  • Birth Year: 2012
  • Onboard?: No

Magnolia is overly affectionate and mild mannered, also prone to hanging out with Tiro (Lucille's horse) over her own kind. Though she was originally purchased for breeding, Maggy can be coaxed into pulling things on a sled or small cart. She gave birth to her first male calf, Wren, mid June 2015 and her second male calf, Umiaktorvik in June 2017. She has become a calming soul to other young ones over the years and is often used by Taseko and August Cormier to help calves and more skittish caribou become more accustomed to Luperci.

  • Halter-trained
  • Harness-trained




Umiaktorvik "Umi"

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  • NPC Type: Minor NPC
  • Species: Caribou
  • Gender: Bull
  • Birth Year: 2017
  • Onboard?: No

Born to Magnolia in June 2017 and sired by Isku, Umi's name was given by Taseko, and means 'river', as the calf was immediately drawn to water. His personality is yet to make itself known.

  • Halter-trained
  • Harness-trained




Leonard "Lenny"

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  • NPC Type: Minor NPC
  • Species: Great blue heron
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Year: 2008

Lenny is a part-time NPC, migrating to the warmer climates during the winter, but always returning to Gus in the spring. He is fluent in understanding of high speech and can converse in a broken form of it. Oddly protective of Gus, he's often seen accompanying the Captain on fishing trips or beaking Gus's tail for attention. He's a skilled fisherman in his own way, trained to use a casting net with the help of Gus when not spearing fish on his own.





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  • NPC Type: Minor NPC
  • Species: Owl
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth Year: 2013

Squeaks was found as an owlet by Gus after taking a fall from her nest. Two failed attempts of putting her back, resulted in Gus realizing the mother wouldn't accept the chick after he'd handled her. Gus "reluctantly" raised the owlet who is now capable of understanding and speaking high speech. She's an excellent courier for delivering messages, but due to her small size, Squeaks must take rests often in the tall trees before completing her journeys.

6.  History


Gus was born to a family of fishermen. Like the rest of the group, he learned to sail on a river at a young age, having been in a canoe before he could shift. He was the third puppy born in a litter of four, and he still butts heads with his siblings at times. As a result, he enjoys traveling a lot. As he grew up, he became more and more independent, choosing mainly to explore and find new lands. During these explorations, he lost a chunk of his left ear during a fight over alcohol.

It was on one of these trips that he came across what looked like a dead canine washed up against some rocks. He decided to investigate anyway - maybe there was something he could pilfer for his pack to trade, but as it turned out, the sheepdog mix named Lucille was certainly not dead. In fact, while she was sick and injured, she was just as cranky as he was.

Against his better judgement, as he likes to say, he decided to nurse her back to health, if one could even call it that. His first aid skills were minimal, as was her willingness to let him help her, but eventually he found someone who could heal her, and the two have been together ever since. Sometimes they travel for trade across land using a horse and wagon Lucille traded for, and sometimes they travel by water. Either way, they bicker the whole time.



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