Calrian Amaranthe

Calrian Amaranthe

Portrait


Credit: San

Basics

  • Name: Calrian Amaranthe
    • Pronunciation: cal-ree-un | a-mr-anth
    • Etymology: amaranthe — Unfading (Latin)
    • Nickname: Cal
  • Date of Birth: 25 January 2017
  • Sex: Male
    • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Family: Amaranthe, Revlis
  • Species: Hybrid (Luperci Ortus)

Affiliation

NPCs

OOC Information

Wiki Base Code: Mandi

OOC Assumptions

The following information can be assumed or referenced by these groups:

Troupe Members

  • Casual conversation (e.g. How's it goin?)
  • Calrian arranging gigs or putting your character up to odd tasks
  • Calrian meeting and trading with strangers

La Estrella Roja Guests

  • Casual conversation (e.g. How's it goin?)
  • Calrian serving your character drinks at the bar
  • Calrian dealing a house game for your character(s)

Plot Opportunities

  • Would you like to book the Troupe for your celebration? Make arrangements through the Broker!
  • Calrian is always down to clown/gamble his money away/trade for goods
  • Cal can be a bit of a rascal and flirt, maybe it gets him into trouble? :)
  • It would be fun to have a debonair rival for Calrian, someone who gets under his skin and is willing to get into silly pissing contests with him.


Introduction

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  1.   1.  Personality
    1.   1.1  Overview
    2.   1.2  Detail
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Gallery
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Familial Relationships
    3.   3.3  Troupe Relationships
    4.   3.4  Other Relationships
  4.   4.  NPCs
    1.   4.1  Animal NPCs
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Summary
    2.   5.2  Threads

Calrian Amaranthe is the roguish Broker of the The Troupe and one of the founding members of the entertainment parlor, La Estrella Roja. His other half is the soulful and beautiful musician Malik, who has been his partner-in-crime since their very first breath, and Lady Luck willing will be until their very last. The brothers Amaranthe are currently settled with members of The Troupe in old Inferni territory, running the establishment of their dreams.


1.  Personality

1.1  Overview

Summary

Calrian was born with the silver tongue of a Revlis and the effortless charm of an Amaranthe; his role as Broker of the Troupe was thus a natural one. He possesses an enterprising spirit, and is always on the lookout for unique and rare objects and opportunities. Calrian has a way of kindly commanding attention, whether to himself or to others, and can keep tensions light and spirits lifted even in the most challenging situations. He loves to take a gamble on new things and experiences - as long as it's new.

Although he is not prone to introspection, his keen observation of others has shaped him into a terribly clever businessman. At his worst, he can be a manipulator of people and self-serving, even if his heart is mostly in the right place. Most of his troubles can be traced to his own curiosity, typically a driving force behind his actions. He does have an impulse for heroics (thanks ma), especially when it comes to pretty ladies, but would rather flee with his prize than stick around and fight with honor. When the conditions call for it, Calrian can be serious, but it takes a lot to get there and even then one can expect him to crack a joke or two. Fearless, reckless, and an incorrigible scamp, he thrives in sticky situations. Much of his wisdom is hard-earned, mostly from digging his way out of his own mischief.

Traits

  • Demeanor: Friendly, Quick-witted, Clever, Cheerful, Confident
  • Speech: Calrian has a pleasant, honeyed voice that's easy to listen to, which is good, because he talks a lot. He is fluent in Common (English) and Spanish.
  • Scent: Varied — woodsmoke, forest, nomadic scents (The Troupe)
  • Outlook: Never down for long, Calrian is a by-the-books optimist
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Always looking for the best deal and will work with anyone to get it
Believes in luck and chance, rather than fate or destiny
Avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions

1.2  Detail

Interests

  • Likes: Malik, Malik's music, his family, spending time with friends, making new friends, trading, well-made objects, juicy drama and gossip, red hair, cuddling
  • Dislikes: Conflict, physical confrontations, threats, losing bets, being alone, being bored

Biases

He doesn't think anyone is truly bad, simply misguided. He assumes the "norm" in most cases (cisgender, heterosexual, etc) but does not have any preconceived notions about sexuality or gender, and will adopt new conventions of respect for those he encounters who fall outside the dominant trend. Calrian is kind of a basic bro with good intentions.

Motivations and Fears

His biggest motivation is his desire to acquire wealth and be loved. He also wants to take care of his brother and make his mom and pa proud. He's not very complicated in this way.

His fears are not entirely known to him, but they are, you can probably guess, being alone. Most of his plans involve creating a community with compelling reasons for others to stick around.

Sexuality

Calrian is heterosexual. He only experiences romantic feelings after developing a strong emotional connection with someone, but is prone to casual affairs because he can't differentiate between romantic interest and physical attraction. He becomes lonely easily and will accept most kinds of company over nothing. He does have a strict policy against mixing business and pleasure, thus his trysts often occur with those outside his immediate group.

Substances

Calrian won't say no to a drink or a smoke, but he does tend to operate in two modes (Business or Pleasure amirite) and thus may limit himself depending on the situation. Thankfully he did not inherit a certain love for alcohol that runs in his family, but he does like to let loose and enjoy what life has to offer. He is predictably a happy and amorous drunk, and will devolve into a cuddly, affectionate puppy if you give him the chance (please, don't).

Spirituality

Calrian is highly skeptical of religion and does not prescribe to any spiritual beliefs. Lady Luck is the only superstition he keeps, but it's mostly a belief in the chaos and unpredictability of the universe rather than a set of values tied to a deity. He does not reveal this about himself freely. For those who are deeply religious, he maintains a respectful curiosity and a neutral perspective.


2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Overview

Calrian is a self-proclaimed devilishly handsome scoundrel. In reality, he is proportionate — if not a little on the lanky side — and well groomed. His expressions can give off the impression that he's up to no good, and his smiles lean a little self-satisfied (maybe he thinks he's cute?) Overall, he does have a keen sense for presentation and doesn't hesitate to flex this skill.

Fur
True to his wolf and dog ancestry, Calrian's fur is plush, double-coated, and soft to the touch. In his Optime form, his hair is raven-black and often swept back in a look of breezy nonchalance. His brother helps him keep it short with frequent haircuts.

Humanization
Calrian grew up in a humanized household and feels most comfortable with clothing, tools, and shelter. His Revlis blood has given him a love of fine things, especially useless but aesthetically pleasing things. As a result, he is typically found in some manner of ostentatious attire.

Forms

  • Lupus: 31 in (12 cm) ↔ 82 lbs (37 kg)
  • Secui: 40 in (16 cm) ↔ 145 lbs (66 kg)
  • Optime: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) ↔ 195 lbs (88 kg)

Gear

Valuing quality over quantity, Calrian's wardrobe consists of only a few different outfits that he rotates or intermixes depending on the season. He is always looking to add to his small but budding collection.

Clothing

  • Collared leather vest (black)
  • 2x tunic (pale blue, white) — torn up, dirty
  • 2x fitted trousers (black, grey)
  • Wool cloak with embroidery (black)
  • Long leather jacket with claw clasps (brown)
  • Padded jerkin (black)

Accessories

  • Metal ring (silver)
  • Fox fur collar with gold buttons
  • 3x leather belts with belt bags
  • Linen scarf
  • Fur-lined leather gloves

Color Palette

Please note that Calrian's color palette may be artistically exaggerated in his depictions.

Fur and Optime Hair

 Haiti (#27212f)

 Cloudburst (#394055)

 Comet (#595f77)

 Mishka (#afb1bb)

 Silver Rust (#c9c0b6)

 Westar (#e3ded9)

Accents

 Millbrook (#5d3c31)

 Old Copper (#764a3e)

 Fallow (#c19067)

Eyes

 My Sin (#f9bb3c)

2.2  Gallery

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by Lin by San by San by San by Despi by Raze—OH HOW THE TURN TABLES... by San by San by San by San by San—he's a hot mess by Despi by Despi by Lin, resigned Cal dokidoki by Gen by Lin, BIG CHONK Secret Santa gift by Westy by San


3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

Immediate Family (Amaranthe, Revlis)

Unknown relations indicated by *

Littermate: Malik
  • Half Siblings:
Maternal: Tiamat, Lotan
  • Mate: None
  • Children: None

Extended Family (Amaranthe, Lykoi, Revlis)

Calrian belongs the Revlis, Amaranthe, and Lykoi families; as such, many of their members are directly and indirectly related to him.

Grand Aunts and Uncles: China Rose Lykoi*, Sage River Lykoi*, Micah Lykoi*
Half Aunt: Delfina Heiwa*

3.2  Familial Relationships

Immediate

  • Calrian both reveres and fears his mother Semini. She knew he was prone to mischief early on and did not hesitate to twist his ear whenever he dragged his brother into dangerously stupid stunts. Calrian perceived her attempts to protect Malik as favoritism and as a result, acted out in order to get her attention. When she wasn't exasperated with him, she was kind and loving, always seeking to instill positivity and nurture his better traits.
  • His father Lokr was a common but not consistent presence in his childhood, leading Calrian to develop an idolized image of him and covet interactions. While not withholding of love, Lokr had a commanding energy that brought out a more respectful side of Calrian. When he was of age, Lokr taught him how to hunt with a bow and arrow, and would sometimes allow him to accompany him on long hunting excursions. Calrian never learned about his father's true identity as Lord Commander of Salsola, but he suspects there was more than he let on.
  • Calrian's partner in life is his brother, Malik. Sticking together through hell or high water, Calrian can't imagine going anywhere or doing anything without him. Although not without their scruples, it is obvious that there is no one Calrian trusts or believes in more than Malik. He is in complete awe of Malik's brilliant artistry and is determined to ensure that his shy brother receives the recognition he deserves.

Extended

  • Tiamat and Lotan were mysterious figures of his childhood. He held them on a pedestal for much of his young life, until he crossed paths with Tiamat in Portland prior to the Troupe's founding. Calrian has harbored a secret resentment since then. He was content to keep out of their way, but the strange and random sibling reunion in the early spring of 2021 made that difficult.
  • Serafina popped up at La Roja in the early spring of 2021. Her arrival (and existence) was not an entirely unwelcome surprise, but her exuberance matches Calrian's own energy punch for punch. It's like taking a dose of his own medicine. Truly humbling. She is naive, well-intentioned, and a bit too nosy for her own good; Calrian is at a loss for what to do with her, but can at least provide her a place to crash while she figures it out.

3.3  Troupe Relationships

Current

The enigmatic Fortune Teller has earned the unfortunate attention of the Broker. Although she deals in the ethereal, her boundaries are very real and Calrian has stubbed his toe on them on more than one occasion. Despite the unrequited romantic feelings he has for her, Calrian genuinely cherishes their friendship. He can't help the doki of his heart.
The Troupe's Madam Adrianna has a keen business sense that Calrian admires and respects (and is a little intimidated by if we're being honest). He likes to involve her in his plans. He is also fond of the flirtatious Vivian Du Prix, who he jokingly cajoles whenever he gets the chance.
Equal parts fun uncle and cool grandpa, Sawyer is an absolute staple of Calrian's social diet. He loves the guy, loves his cooking, loves his whole vibe. Often accompanying Sawyer is the Troupe's Muscle Gaston Trouillefou, who Calrian thinks would get along with a certain Madam (although he is content to play the long game with this one).
Calrian did not have much of a relationship with Jethro or the Shark Marlowe de le Poer prior to the incident with Indis, but the events cast a new light on the enigmatic duo. Tensions between Malik and Jethro have since settled, much to Calrian's relief. Calrian prefers not to pry too deeply into Jethro's affairs, and might be a little afraid of what he'd find. For now, he's happy to keep things civil.
Honorary Trouper Clementine is Mateo's young niece and Calrian's cousin. Initially, Calrian wanted to protect her from the more unseemly aspects of their lifestyle. Instead, she grew into an adult and furthered her involvement by becoming a crucial benefactress to their operation. He is so proud.

Former

Their pious bonesetter Adina Inferni rescued Calrian from a life of literal basement dwelling, and while he is eternally grateful, another incident (involving Indis, Jethro, and Malik) has left their relationship in need of serious repair. It's unclear whether the broken bone of their relationship will ever heal right.
A welcome exciting energy to their group dynamic, the spitfire guard Galilee (Lee for short) is Calrian's first pick for any team (especially his ultimate frisbee team).
A kind and gentle soul, Indis appealed to Calrian's familial instincts. Formerly believed to be harmless and in need of serious R&R, after a bloody incident, her innocence was called into question. She left the Troupe a month later, perhaps for the Troupe's own good, although it really hurt Calrian's feelings.
An excellent gambler!
Mateo and Calrian have fun together. When Ruckus joins in, they can get goin' like the three musketeers (or stooges, give or take a drink). Over the summer of 2020, Mateo returned with a mysterious child nicknamed Orphan and subsequently lost him. He is currently out searching for his missing ward.
  • Nico (Muscle)
Left with Adrianna, didn't come back with Adrianna. Oops!
One night his brother dragged home the handsome and enigmatic thief O'Brien, and their lives were forever changed. He is a person of interest to Calrian, both because of his skills and his closeness with his brother. Following the earthquake of 2020, O'Brien left in search of his missing friend (or partner), leaving a hole in everyone's hearts (especially Malik's).

3.4  Other Relationships

Key

A beautiful lady-thief with whom Calrian has had a few secret dalliances.

Former

Served a brief stint as the Boozehound for the Troupe, Griffin eventually returned to Portland.

Notable

Minor


4.  NPCs

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  • Current: None
  • Previous: None

4.1  Animal NPCs

Idoia

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Basics

  • Name: Idoia
    • Meaning: Pond/Pool (Basque)
    • Pronunciation: ee-DOI-yah
  • Sex: Mare
  • Species: Svantevit Horse
  • D.O.B.: 2011

Summary

  • Height: 15 hands (60 in; 152 cm)
  • Weight: 890 lbs (404 kg)
  • Coloration: Warm brown with dark hair and dark eyes
  • Inventory: Krokar themed textile saddle blanket, leather saddle and reigns
  • Personality: Gentle, sweet, responsive

History

  • Acquired by Semini in 2015 from the trader Dalimil Kovachev
  • Given to Calrian in 2017 when Semini departed for Onuba
  • Currently being cared for by Cassia in Portland


5.  History

5.1  Summary

Youth

Born to Semini and Lokr Revlis one bright winter morning, Calrian and Malik had an idyllic childhood between the riverlands of Krokar and the forests of Mount Oromocto, where their parents kept a quaint and hidden cabin. Calrian grew up free of the influence of Salsola or his own dark lineage there, but he has heard many stories of his mother's homelands and his older siblings.

Adulthood

In the winter of 2017, Calrian's parents returned to Onuba following the inheritance of Semini's late father's ship. Deciding they had brighter futures elsewhere, Calrian and Malik declined to go with them. Together, they said their farewells to Krokar and left to make a new life for themselves in Portland. While there, they met many interesting characters, who upon realizing each other's talents, formed a group. Things were good for a time, until an incident involving rescuing an old man led to all of them getting the boot from the city.

Following this, the brothers Amaranthe traveled the country roads of Nova Scotia with The Troupe while picking up new faces along the way, and singing, sleeping, and doing (mostly) whatever they want. After a rough winter, they settled in a schoolhouse on old Inferni territory and began to make La Estrella Roja come alive.

5.2  Threads

2020

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February
Calrian hunkers down with the Troupe in Amherst during the Blizzard, but still manages to get lost. Adina finds him! The Troupe then moves their group to Inferni's old stomping grounds and fall in love with the hot springs. Calrian brings back a strange mystic to join their group.

Threads
  1. the sun is a flame, the dog’s teeth
    With Adina Inferni. Adina rescues Calrian from a basement after the blizzard.
  2. two moonshiners on the cusp of a breath
    With Indis. Calrian teaches Indis how to catch fireflies.
  3. at a certain level, you have to trust your gut
    With Sawyer Cook, Salem. Calrian brings back Salem to the group, and Cook helps the two of them feel better.
  4. out of bed and into the noise
    With Malik, Salem. Calrian and Salem enjoy the hot springs and Malik joins in. They share stories.

March
Things get into a rhythm for The Troupe as the winter finally starts to relent. Calrian tries to pull a heist with O'Brien to prove he's not such a nice guy, but gets a little banged up in the process. Adina helps him out with that, and with the word of the lord. Calrian also gets a lil excitement in his life in the hands of a pretty lady-thief. Adrianna and Vivian return from Portland, bearing goods and the best good of all, themselves! They throw a party in their honor, and friendships are made. Riding high, Calrian proposes La Estrella Roja.

Threads
  1. linen and smoke
    With Salem. Calrian tries to be nice to Salem and she calls him a NICE GUY. He also gets his cards read!
  2. thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird [M]
    With O'Brien, Symre Rask. Cal asks O'Brien to help him pull a robbery so he can prove he's not a "nice" guy.
  3. an unkindness of ravens
    With Adina Inferni. Calrian, bruised up after a certain incident, returns and runs into Adina.
  4. homeless siren sings Lasky
    With Salka Huxley. Calrian runs into Salka at a trader's market and helps her pull off a little heist. Adrenaline makes for a great kiss.
  5. drop it like it's hot
    With O'Brien, Malik, Salem. Adrianna and Vivian return from Portland!
  6. margaritaville [M]
    With The Troupe. Troupe Beach Party!!!
  7. searching for my long lost shaker of salt
    With Adrianna Julia. Calrian and Adri gossip on the beach.
  8. but I know it's nobody's fault
    With Indis. Calrian and Indis goof off while building a sandcastle.
  9. some people claim there's a woman to blame
    With Salem. As the night winds down, Calrian goes to bother Salem and they become friends.
  10. shine on in the hearts of men
    With The Troupe. With everyone in good spirits, Calrian proposes that they stay at the schoolhouse and make it into "La Estrella Roja".

April
As spring settles in, the Troupe gets comfortable. Calrian goes on a date with his new paramour, gets some plague remedies, and works with Clementine to help make his Dreams Come True. A nightmare happens instead: Indis murders some guys and causes a ruckus with the Troupe. Hurt feelings everywhere and a lot of guts. Calrian tries to be a big man like his papa but isn't exactly well suited for the role. At least he has Malik!

Threads
  1. all that I have is the river Lasky
    With Salka Huxley. Calrian goes on a date with Salka and they talk about the stars. They accidentally drink the worst booze in the world and Calrian passes out before anything can happen.
  2. a figure standing in the window
    With Capricorn Ziskid, ZuriAcidic-Trombetta. Calrian trades some birds for plague stuff!
  3. a circus in three rings
    With Clementine Salcedo. Clem comes to check out the renovations and establishes her role as Benefactress of La Roja.
  4. the other side [M]
    With Indis, O'Brien, Jethro Lykoi, Malik, Galilee Haskel, Marlowe de le Poer. Indis hulks out and murders some guys, Malik accidentally accuses Jeff, Lee protecc Indis, Obrien is around for eye candy, Calrian tries to be a big boy, Marlowe is like "look i get it, sometimes you just gotta murder a bitch"
  5. fools in the fetters
    With The Troupe. Calrian calls a disastrous family meeting after the Indis-cident.
  6. drawn to the blood
    With Malik. Calrian tries to console his brother who just got beat up by their medic.

May
With things having calmed down a little, the Troupe slowly but surely gets its footing again. That is, until the earthquake hits. Indis leaves at the end of the month, and Calrian is deeply hurt by it.

Threads
  1. headed where the sun can warm your skin
    With Calrian. Cal futzes around with Malik's lute.
  2. lead you back the way you came [M]
    With Salka Huxley. With things somewhat settled down, Calrian tries to have fun again. He and Salka visit the hot springs.
  3. given shape to the struggle
    With Salem. Earthquake!
  4. dry toes
    With Rocky Cortés. Calrian runs into a trader in Amherst.
  5. sweet child of mine
    With Mateo Salcedo, O'Brien, Malik. Mateo returns with a BABY?
  6. where I'm going
    With Indis. Indis tries to leave in the night, and Calrian begs her not to go.
  7. everything you have ever seen was just a mirror
    With Salem. Calrian goes to tell Salem that Indis left and gets a little emotional because baby no sleep last night.

June
Progress on La Roja is slow but steady. Everyone gradually recovers from their mishaps and mistakes, until Calrian bulldozes down any progress he made with Salem.

Threads
  1. a little bit comes bleeding through
    With Solomon Amaranthe. Calrian runs into his cousin Solomon. He does not know it's his cousin!
  2. the Flavourtown library
    With Sawyer Cook, Malik, Adina Inferni. Bacon times!
  3. your whole life sweating in an endless fever
    With Jethro Lykoi. Jeff and Calrian awkwardly catch up and exchange information about the Del Cenerans.
  4. planets, more than the planets
    With Malik. The brothers Amaranthe work on La Roja and discuss things. THINGS.
  5. easily torn and not easily mended
    With Adina Inferni. Calrian tries to help Adina investigate the fish plague.
  6. how does this close feel so far away
    With Salem. Calrian gets shitfaced drunk and Salem has to deal with it. Everyone's sorry.
  7. you go to heaven once you've been to hell
    With Salka Huxley. After making a fool of himself, Calrian decides to nurse his wounded pride by taking a trip to New Caledonia in the hopes of drumming up some interest in La Roja. He runs into the girl he forgot to call back after their hookup! Wooops!

July
Kicking off the new month with a journey to the Kingdom up north, Calrian continues to ensure that progress on La Roja goes without a hitch.

Threads
  1. dreams are the only thing that save you
    With Iomair Nartholiel. Calrian meets the King of New Caledonia and talks business, mostly trying to get him and his pack to come down to La Estrella Roja.
  2. take everything I've got
    With Calan Brecours. After his meeting with Iomair, Calrian meets the affable Calan of New Caledonia and trades some goods to help spruce up La Roja, and a gift for Salem.
  3. as the world caves in
    With Salem. Calrian tries to make it up to Salem.
  4. play their grisly blindfold games
    With Clementine Salcedo. The Benefactress comes to deliver spices and check in on Roja progress.
  5. running in circles
    With Sawyer Cook. Calrian gets to know Cook a little better, even if the old man is a bit cagey about his past.
  6. Our time is coming, if you're ready or not
    With Jethro Lykoi, Marlowe de le Poer, Adrianna Julia, Vivian du Prix. Some of the group gets together and plays a card game!

August
It's a big month! La Estrella Roja opens and the patrons start coming and they don't stop coming.

Threads
  1. the night is still young, and so are we
    With The Troupe. It's the night before opening, and the Troupers are having fun!
  2. Quid Pro Quo
    With Toraberā Tanaka. Calrian serves Tora a drink at the bar.
  3. a deal's a deal
    With Sanguine Valentine. Calrian meets Sanguine Valentine in the hall.
  4. In over your head
    With Kronin Massacre. Kronin seems to be having a tough time, and Calrian gets him a drink.
  5. the room just down the hall
    With Salem. Calrian tries to do a card reading for Salem.
  6. the only motto in life is don't lose
    With Lomasi Redfeather. A pretty young thing wants to dance, and who is Cal to say no?