Calhoun de la Cruz


  • Calhoun is a coyote born into the Del Cenere Gang, where he's currently on-board.
  • His personality is largely open to player expansion, but here are some things to consider:
    • Calhoun has previously been described as being curious, friendly, and very polite!
    • He endeavors to be useful and well-liked, so he helps around with basic tasks.
    • His aspirations to become a preacher have previously driven him to learn about God and religion through Resurrection de le Poer.
    • Two of Calhoun's siblings have died within the past year, causing increasing strain and grief on the family.
  • This adoptable does come with additional constraints:
    • Due to his family ties and warnings of prejudices against coyotes outside of Del Cenere, Calhoun is expected to remain in his birth pack indefinitely.
  • Calhoun has a Moderate term contract. More details about this can be found on Mandi's adoptables page.

Calhoun de la Cruz


Credit: Despi


  • Name: Calhoun de la Cruz
    • Pronunciation: cal-HOON
    • Etymology: narrow corner or wood (Scottish)
  • Date of Birth: 22 Jul 2019
  • Species: Coyote (Luperci Ortus) 1
  • Gender: Male


  • Family: Tejada, Escuella
  • Pack:
  • Rank: Las Brasas
    • Corank:
  • Residence: Old Charmingtown Mill
  • Canine NPC:
    • yNPCs:
  • Animal NPCs:

OOC Information

OOC Assumptions

Del Cenere Gang members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

Plot Opportunities

  • None at this time


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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
    2.   1.2  Gallery
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family Relationships

Calhoun de la Cruz is an aspiring preacher from the Del Cenere Gang, where she is currently ranked as Las Brasas.

One of three children born into Evelyn Escuella and Santiago Tejada's first litter, and raised alongside an adopted brother, Calhoun's early life was largely unremarkable and filled with happy memories. Named after his late uncle, he was gifted the surname "de la Cruz" as a nod to the man's title as "The Reverend" and has found a distinct interest in spirituality and religious studies. He spent much of his time learning about religion from Resurrection de le Poer, but there were changes afoot as his first birthday neared and he stepped into adulthood just in time to navigate the tragic loss of his sister, Luciana.

With the growing tension of a destabilizing family marred by stress and grief, Calhoun has appeared to double down in his aspiration to become a preacher and spends a great deal of time at The Parish, with or without Resurrection or his younger sisters. But whether his efforts come from to a true devotion to the lord or from a desire to hide his emotions behind a pious facade only Calhoun can say...

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials


  • Fur: He has a sandy-colored coat with streaks of light- to mid-grey, and hints of warmer clay on his muzzle and ears.
    • Optime Hair: Short but messy.
  • Facial Features: Typical coyote, with big ears and a long, tapered snout.
  • Build and Size: Calhoun is a large coyote, taller than the average, and filled out with broad shoulders and big paws. He has boyishly handsome features that will likely become classically "strong" or rugged as he ages. He has become muscular from time and labor.
    • Lupus: 45 lb (20 kg) — 27 in (68.5 cm)
    • Secui: 130 lb (59 kg) — 43 in (109 cm)
    • Optime: 220 lb (100 kg) — 6ft 7in (79 in) (201 cm)
  • Humanization: High. Calhoun is likely to wear simplistic clothes, like plain trousers or wool serapes, for warmth -- and to keep from chafing while riding. ;)


  • Speech: Low baritone, warm and genial, with a southern drawl. Calhoun is unerringly polite in his speech.
  • Scent: Horses, dust, herbs, water; Remy, Tejada, Del Cenere Gang (woodsmoke, dust, ash, horse, pine, coyotes and dogs)
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Up to adopter!
  • General Posture and Body Language: Up to adopter!



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1.2  Gallery

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by Despi by Raze

2.  Personality

Calhoun is sweet and earnest, but not the wisest of the bunch. While his even temperament and guileless nature are likely to make him popular, these traits might also make him easy to take advantage of. A people-pleaser, he is unerringly polite and usually assumes others are as well-intentioned as he is. While something of a scaredy-cat (at odds with the tall, broad build he’ll grow into), he’ll knuckle down when it comes to protecting his loved ones.

  • Expression: Submissive, sweet
  • Sociability: Extroverted, polite, interested in people

3.  Relationships

Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or the relation is merely uncertain.

3.1  Family Relationships

Family Tree: Escuella, Tejada

Adopted: Remy Debois
  • Extended: Calhoun was named after his late uncle, The Reverend.

Key Family Relationships

  • Evelyn Escuella: Calhoun's mother. She can be strict, holding her children to high standards, and she shows her love through actions rather than through words
  • Santiago Tejada: Calhoun's father. He is much warmer and gentler with the children than their mother is.
  • Rafaela Tejada: Calhoun's only surviving littermate. They have differing beliefs and interests but she remains an important member of his family.
  • Esperanza Tejada: One of Calhoun's younger siblings. He spends time with her whenever she wants.
  • Jimena Escuella: Another one of Calhoun's younger siblings. He lets her join him around the Gang often.
  • Remy Debois: Calhoun's adopted brother. Ever since he moved out of the family homestead he doesn't see him very often any more.


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