Axle - pNPC of Vinátta

Axle is a pack NPC of Vinátta. This means all VN members are free to use him in threads, reference seeing him, have their characters interact with him, or use him in minor plots. If you have any questions about him or would like permission to use him in a major plot (anything with permanent consequences), send us a PM!


Axle, by Zero
PlayerPack NPC
Date of Birth12 December 2005
Subspecies100% Canis lupus familiaris, Rottweiler
Birth placeUnited States midwest
Current packVinátta

Archive Profile

Current Pack


Joining date04 Nov 2012[1]
RankVald, formerly Frjáls
SignificanceBorder Patrol and Security


Many creatures seem to interpret Axle as the all brawn and no brain sort of canine. And Axle lets this happen, in fact, he enjoys playing the dumb part. It offers little challenge, no watchful eyes, and no particular connections with those around him. Axle goes through life pretending as though his body is all he can offer, when in reality he's more intelligent than he lets on. He is certainly no Einstein, but he has a fully functioning mind, a mind that is more calculating than he lets on. He's hard to understand, or perhaps it is simply that no one has ever tried.

In Axle and Grit's travels, Axle was always the "brains" of the operation. The dog is smarter than he lets on, but he's not the brightest crayon in the box, either. Barry's taught him about basic mechanical principles so he can do more work around the property, but Axle's true ability lies in his "street smarts" -- he can sniff out a lie a mile away and is an excellent judge of character. Despite being rather physically intimidating, he's a fairly easy-going guy. He likes to tell tall tales and relax with a stiff drink.

  • Skills: Security . Mechanical Knowledge . Good Judge of Character . Physical Intimidation
  • Traits: Loyal . Tough . Shrewd . Streetsmart . Easygoing


Up until spring 2014, Axle resided in Jordheim along with his companion, Grit. Recently the pair decided the village was getting too crowded for their taste, and they chose to move into the quiet streets of Amherst. When not on patrol, they can be found lounging in a garage they fixed up (not unlike their old haunt in Halifax). A shelving unit on the back wall is stocked with dried meats, bottles of liquor, and an assortment of human tools.



  • ParentsAtel x Mauren
  • Littermates: Rek, Grease, Tea, Unnamed
  • Adopted: Grit


Axle is both intimidating and handsome in appearance. A true rottweiler, Axle is nearly as wide as he is tall, and a walking hunk of muscle. His pelt color has allowed his species to thrive despite their lack of domestication, a mixture of black and tans which allow them to blend well with their surroundings. Big brown eyes give off an eerie false sense of comfort, adding to his intimidation factor.

Axle feels far more comfortable in his Optime form, where he stands at six feet, eight inches and bulges muscle on every inch of his body. He wears no clothes, though does often wear a maroon strip of t-shirt tied around his right arm, which he ripped off the body of the single soul he has killed in all his life. He has a full-length tail and floppy ears.


When Atel and Mauren, two coincidentally pureblooded rottweilers ran into each other in what was once the midwestern United States, they hit it off immediately and soon after Mauren found herself delivering five puppies, four of which survived the birth. Axle, Rek, Grease, and Tea were all the pureblooded products who found themselves thrust into the world of loners. Axle immediately asserted himself as the dominant puppy, fighting his way to be the first to drink from his mother's milk and lead the other pups in their childhood adventures. Axle worshiped his father greatly and it was his father who taught him how to be handy with tools and later how to enjoy a good smoke or drink. The family was together for nearly a year before Axle found himself eager to move on in life, alone.

However, he would not be alone for long. About a year deep into his travels, Axle came across a wounded puppy, struggling for life, tangled in a rosebush. He bandaged the bleeding child and carried the Presa Canario whom he named Grit to the nearest village, where he stayed for some time helping with maintenance in exchange for a recent mother willingly providing milk to Grit. When his tiny companion was weaned and able to thrive on solid foods, Axle decided to leave, with Grit accompanying him. For the next three years, the two remained inseparable, Axle leading the way as the older and wiser canine, with Grit following blindly. These travels have led them to 'Souls territory in the recent months, more specifically Halifax.

They were not in the city long before they ran into Anselm de le Poer, forming a partnership to guard his garage.[2] They loyally protect the garage even as it changes hands to Maserati, Anselm's daughter, and years later to Barrett Poer de Aika XIII, Anselm's grandson[3]. It was under Barry's watch that the Hilsburn group founded -- notably Saul Stormbringer, Lilin Soulstorm, Ezra Rosen, and the puppies Temeraire and Elias. Axle and Grit become close friends with the group and they enjoy each others' company, until the day Barry packs up and leaves. The group disbands, and Axle and Grit find themselves alone again. Months later they receive a letter from Barry explaining that he is happy where is and won't be returning, and this is the final push for the dogs to leave the city.[4] They seek out Lilin to the north in Amherst and she welcomes them to Vinátta.

NPC Threads

  1. Zzyzx Rd. (04 Nov 2012) Axle and Grit come to find Lilin Soulstorm and join Vinátta.
  2. saint in cain's mask (18 Nov 2012) Lilin shows Axle and Grit the territory expansion.
  3. million dollar man (18 Nov 2012) Axle and Grit recommend Tayui Aston seek out Temeraire Stormbringer for training.
  4. Rubber ducky you're the one... (01 Jan 2013) Axle and Grit beckon Lilin away, leaving Lund Stormbringer under Thorn Russo's supervision.
  5. hearts wrought with iron and oak (02 Jan 2013) Axle and Grit patrol with Shiloh Dawnbringer.
  6. lifeblood (28 Feb 2013) Axle hunts with Tayui Aston.
  7. Follow as the time flows in everlasting waves (24 Mar 2013) Lilin is intercepted by Axle and Grit before her travels south.
  8. Throw open wide the gates of Spring! (31 Mar 2013) Axle hides painted eggs for puppies to search for at the Ostara Spring festival.
  9. I thought i could fly (13 Apr 2013) Axle teaches Valérian Coeur how to hunt and they come across Maxen Ganesa. Tayui Aston watches from a distance.
  10. steeped in blackened holes (25 Jun 2013) Axle and Grit vow to protect Jordheim during the Ironside Conflict.
  11. a shadow of the humbling city (27 Aug 2013) Axle and Grit discuss a recent mountain lion attack with Shiloh.
  12. Oh, the Places You'll Go! (29 Sep 2013) At the Ausa Vatni for Alessan, Abigail, and Dreyma, Axle and Grit contributed by setting up the tables and chairs.
  13. Culling the Herd (15 Nov 2013) Axle and Grit participate in a pack hunt organized by the new leader of the Vald tier, Palaydrian Soul.
  14. the lost will be found (5 Dec 2013) Axle and Grit join in the search party for Aspen led by Palaydrian and Cody.
  1. We can't close the door on this broken home (8 Jan 2014) Abigail Sadira announces her intentions to travel to Cour des Miracles, and Axle and Grit pledge to escort her.
  2. Counting the ways to where you are (8 Jan 2014) Abigail arrives at the kingdom of Cour des Miracles, accompanied by Axle and Grit, and meet Valencia Catori.
  3. With the brightest of hopes (31 Jan 2014) At the Ausa Vatni for Orvar, Bel, Russano, Fionna, Ninian, and Dagr, Axle and Grit contribute an elk roast.
  4. This could be the start of something good, don't you agree? (12 Mar 2014) Axle and Grit escort Abigail Sadira on her final trip to Cour des Miracles, and leave her to join the pack.
  5. Deep roots are not reached by the frost (15 Apr 2014) Axle and Grit set up tents and man a roasting spit for the Ostara Spring festival. Axle also hides painted eggs for the puppies.
  6. Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning (20 May 2014) Vinátta celebrates the second anniversary of the pack's foundation. Axle and Grit bring venison to the table before leaving to patrol.
  7. Knee deep in the medium. (5 Sep 2014) Axle accompanies Tayui Aston to Inferni when she goes to speak with a leader.
  8. I was born on the highway in a trainwreck (6 Sep 2014) Axle accompanies Tayui Aston back to Vinátta after their meeting with Myrika. Along the way, they encounter Lokr Revlis.
  9. Time to say goodbye (23 Jan 2015) Axle assists with the funeral of Aimée Rousseau, building up her pyre and being bitten by Arno while prying him away from the body.