Basil Valentine Butler was the son of Aoves and Harvey Butler, born in Halifax. He was a Baronnet in Cour des Miracles and resided alone in a small stone house in Lunenburg before it's disbandment. He previously lived in Halifax as a loner with his best friend, Kofei McGreggor. He was formally involved with Valencia Catori romantically, but the two have seemed to have gone their separate ways.
Cour des Miracles members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:
Frequent presence in the library or Cathedral (especially to pray).
He's a brat.
Species: Basil is a mongrel, being a mix of mostly dogs and part wolf. Because of this, he most strongly resembles the shepherd/spaniel mutt that he predominately is.
Fur: His fur is much like that of his parents; lengthy and feathering at certain locations, such as his joints. It is relatively smooth and straight. Due to being heavily Australian Shepherd mix, he has a double coat.
Optime Hair: In his optime form, Basil's hair is trimmed and brushed back.
Facial Features: A small scar splits his flew on the right side.
Build and Size: His build is lithe, with lightly toned muscles. In all forms, due to being largely Australian shepherd, Basil was born without a full tail. It is naturally bobbed.
Lupus: In his lupus form, Basil appears smaller than most, with lanky limbs (due to his spaniel heritage).
Optime: Basil Butler is short and lean compared to most others, especially those of more feral descent. Despite his lack of height, he does little to compensate, and could be described as having poor posture; he slumps while standing or sitting.
Humanization: Basil is fairly humanized, as he will often wear clothing and accessories, enjoys reading/writing, and follows a religion.
White on undersides and limbs
Merle coating of Rebel and Old Copper
Eyes: Scorpion (top) and Fiord (bottom/sectoral heterochromia)
Optime Hair: White
Nose and Paw Pads: Brown Bramble spotted with Wood Bark
Basil uses this form very infrequently and usually reserves it for long-distance traveling and hunting occasionally.
28 lbs (58 kg)
38 in (96 cm)
He uses this form least of the three, only used during hunting larger prey.
157 lbs (71 kg)
6ft 0in (72 in / 183 cm)
Basil is most often in this form and behaves in a fairly humanized way (wearing clothes etc).
Speech: Basil has a noticeably English (specifically Cockney) accent, though it's not as heavy/thick as his father's. His voice is carried softly, and his tone is accompanied with a pleasant lilt. An example of what Basil sounds like can be heard in this video. (Adam Howden, voice actor for Dragon Age 2 character Anders).
Singing: Like his mother and siblings, Basil enjoys music, and especially singing. Like his usual speaking voice, his singing is smooth and slightly accented. While his singing is nothing exceptional, it isn't unpleasant.
Scent: Ash/smoke, sea-water and alcohol.
Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: May use the offensive "V-sign" as an insult.
General Posture and Body Language: Poor posture; slouches when rested, however walks with an air of confidence. Typically uses minimal hand motions when speaking.
Basil Butler is not an easy character to befriend; his actions are uncouth, he lacks consideration for others, and he is fairly narcissistic. The mongrel has no filter, and infrequently will keep comments (insulting or complimentary) to himself. He finds amusement in being purposely difficult, using overtly flirtatious behavior, obscenely inappropriate statements, or otherwise just downright rude gestures to elicit any sort of strong emotional response from an other. By influencing an emotional display, Basil feels like he has some control or significant impact on those he interacts with, which satisfies his dominating impulses and strokes his ego.
Though diluted some with age, maturation, and a closer relationship with his God, the mutt still has a tendency to use sarcasm and rarely feels any strong desire to form worthwhile friendships. He behaves rather childishly when given the chance.
Despite his bratty behavior and independent attitude, Basil is fearful of being alone and goes through occasional periods of depression. His outbursts are primarily used to keep people at a distance so he can prevent close relationships that would likely lead to him opening up, or the other party discovering his emotional struggle and illnesses.
He prefers only a couple close confidants, and is very particular on who he allows to see him on such a vulnerable level.
Obstreperous, bumptious, relentless
Outlook: Generally pessimistic.
Sociability: Extroverted, though typically condescending.
Expression: Often wears an expression of disinterest or disgust.
Incompetence: If Basil is unable to accomplish something, he feels inadequate, and this threatens his attempted dominant/superior stance.
Physical attack: Though tough in talk, Basil is all bark and no bite. He will grow nervous when faced with possibly violent confrontation.
Packs: Basil outwardly dislikes the basis behind any and all packs. He feels having a set list of rules and regulations, rankings, and imprinted opinion of others outside of the pack is oppressive and arrogant. Due to this, he feels the only way to feel entirely free and independent from enforced ideals crafted through assimilation to society is to live life as a loner, with company, but lacking a organized group.
Species: He isn't discriminatory toward any species in particular, especially being a mutt himself; Basil judges everybody to the same degree automatically.
Non-Luperci: While Basil is less familiar with anybody unable to shift, he treats them no worse (or better) than a Luperci.
Gender: Though he shows disrespect almost equally to either gender, Basil assumes females are considerately easier to manipulate and charm. Males are seen as competition.
Color: Colour leads to no particular bias from Basil; his discrimination is equal. However, he does find patterns pleasing to look at.
Sexuality: While a virgin, Basil had remained sexually abstinent due to egotism more than religious reasons or complete disgust; he considers himself a prize. He finds those who are promiscuous unclean and lacking standards. Pups born out of mateship are considered bastards. As far as the sexual preferences of others, as long as he is not directly involved or effected, it is regarded of none of his business.
Age: While he feels most comfortable around those who are in the same age range of himself, he will just as eagerly disrespect his elders. Young pups make him noticeably uncomfortable.
Basil Butler finds himself sexually attracted to both genders, fancying certain qualities of males and female alike, but lived the majority of his life so far celibate. Partially due to religious reasons, as well as a simple disinterest in intercourse, he found no desire to seek out sexual partners. He is, however, easily aroused and considers himself to have a high drive. If he were to find a potential partner that he felt a strong connection with physically and emotionally, hedonism could possibly overtake his practice of abstinence; his narcissistic personality leads to him considering an intimate relationship with him a prize for only those who are worthy, but he eventually felt deprived. He eventually found it foolish to consciously deprive himself of the pleasure and physical connection with a trusted partner, and since losing his virginity, has justified the act by claiming God intended for him to live as he pleases, as long as his faith remains.
Likes: Eliciting strong emotional responses in others, independence/self-control, music
Dislikes: Authority, admitting faults or lack of skills, asking for assistance
At a relatively young age, Basil began drinking alcohol and offering trades to gain possession of tobacco/cigarettes. Given the opportunity, the Butler son would very likely experiment with other drugs as well. He is fairly interested in the effects of cannabis and psychedelic mushrooms.
Despite his dislike of regulated communities and his tendency to challenge authority, Basil hypocritically considers himself to be Catholic. He actively practices the religion through prayer, readings, and visits to the church, and has gradually become more devout as his life proves more emotionally demanding. Seeking guidance from his God and Saints, Basil has decided to study well into Catholicism, as well as dabbling in various others, so that he may act as religious support to others who require or desire his spiritual advice. He may also offer himself as simply a listener to those in need of repentance, though his personality may prevent some from trusting his confidentiality.
Valencia Catori: Despite a mutual tension as pups, Basil finds himself oddly comfortable with Valencia's company. They played together as children, and even after the boy's departure to the city, the two have met up and conversed. While Basil believes she is somewhat condescending and lead blindly by pack rules, he sees potential in Valencia. During one of her visits, the two admitted mutual romantic feelings for each other and they decided to start a relationship. He rejoined the Court in hopes of becoming her mate, but the two have now gone their separate ways. However, Basil still cares for Valencia, and while he may be confused about his feelings, there is no doubt that he thinks highly of her.
Kofei McGreggor: Upon meeting the Irish coydog, Basil was instantly as insulting to Kofei as he was any other individual. Kofei, however, showed little discomfort with the Butler son's company, and appeared to be just as fun-loving and snarky as the merle mutt. Because of their similar interest in music, reading, and alcoholic beverages, the two have formed a strong bond. They previously lived together in Halifax as loners.
Aoves: Out of his entire family, Basil considers himself closest to his mother. Though they may not spend much time together, she has gained his respect and is one of very few who can get a polite word from the mutt. He is Catholic by Aoves' influence.
Vivienne Butler: Though Vivienne is one of his younger siblings, Basil finds himself closest to her than even his littermates. They bond over visits and her similar drive to constantly cause havoc (intentional or not). Basil is not excused from her antics, however, which causes the boy to come up with excuses to cancel visits on occasion.
Silvia Butler: Like with Vivienne, Basil feels a stronger bond with Silvia than most others of his family. He finds her pleasantly quite, though is often irritated by the nonchalance of her opinions (especially when they differ from his own). During her visits when he lived in Halifax, Basil was not above persuading the girl to leave the Court as he did and idolize his behavior. Now that he has returned, he refuses to talk about his attitude before.
Neutral / Negative
Harvey Butler: Basil and his father had a very unstable and dangerous relationship. He saw his father as a bumbling imbecile and had no problem insulting the guardian, no matter the circumstances. Though deep down, he did truly care for and love Harvey, the Butler son did little to show this. He feels regretful for his behavior after Harvey's death.
Samuel Butler: Due to Samuel's admiration of their father, Harvey, and Sam's reputation as the Butler's 'golden boy', Basil has grown to dislike his brother as well. The tension appears to be mutual.
Estella Butler: Basil has little against his littermate Estella, but can find himself easily annoyed by her success; inwardly, he is jealous of the positive attention she receives for independence, while he feels shamed by his family for similar accomplishments.
Reading (Master): Able to read on an advanced level in both English and French.
Writing (Master): Capable of writing legibly in both English and French.
Basil knows very little Latin, but is attempting to teach himself more of the language.
Basil suffers from idiopathic epilepsy. His seizures are mostly grand mal (generalized) and cause him to lose consciousness while his entire body jerks/twitches involuntarily. During these attacks, it is likely for him to display abnormal behavior such as gnashing of his jaws, drooling/salivation, disrupted vocalization, and/or involuntary urination. Afterward, Basil may appear disoriented. He is likely to have severe muscle pain and occasional temporary blindness.
14 February: Basil turns a year old. He and Kofei begin their open relationship 4.
27 March: Valencia Catori seeks Basil out in Halifax to warn him of a local murderer. He experiences subtle romantic interest in his former packmate 5.
03 September: Kofei and Basil argue and realize the lack of intimate feelings for one another, ending their romantic relationship but remaining friends [M]6.
03-04 September: He admits his romantic feelings for Valencia. The two start a relationship the following day [M]7.
14 February: Basil turns two years old.
24 February: Younger sister Silvia Butler visits Basil and Kofei in Halifax 8. This influences Basil to seek out some sort of relationship with his siblings, and he visits littermate Estella Butler four days later 9.
16 October: Basil runs into fellow courtier Rio Marino, realizing his partner's mother has returned finally after being assumed dead 11.
19 November: He admits his love for Valencia Catori after a period of seclusion and confused feelings 12.
29 December: Interested in becoming Chaplain for the pack, Basil offers Rio spiritual help despite their religious differences 13.
14 February: Basil turns three years old.
26 March: After witnessing the ceremony of her relatives, Basil and Valencia express a mutual interest in becoming mates 14.
01 December: He meets packmate Abigail Sadira, who despite Basil's initial playful flirting and ignorance of her relation to Valencia, agrees to help him learn to prepare meals 15.
14 February: Basil turns four years old.
21 October: After Rio's return, Valencia grows distant from Basil and he turns to his religious studies to cope. He finally accepts that it may be best for the two to go their separate ways so they can better grasp an understanding for their emotional wellbeing and desires for the future 16.
23 October: During an event of home improvement projects, Basil seeks out help to fix up his own personal residence, as the first step of his new path in life 17.
28 October: Basil finds a cat named Ophelia and the two decide to travel together 18.