Calrian Amaranthe

Calrian Amaranthe

Portrait


Credit: Alaine

Basics

  • Name: Calrian Amaranthe
    • Pronunciation: cal-ree-in | a-mr-anth
    • Etymology: none | 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

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
    3.   1.3  Skills
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Gallery
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relationships
  4.   4.  Animal NPCs
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Summary
    2.   5.2  Thread Log

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

Lady Luck is the only superstition Calrian keeps. For those who are deeply religious, he maintains a respectful curiosity and a neutral perspective.

1.3  Skills

Note: Listed skills are those that the character has some significant talent or interest in to be noteworthy. Skills that have been mastered (and are best expressed as such) are marked.

Main Focus: Rogue/Broker

  • Persuasion
    • Charming (Experience Level): Description
    • Lying (Experience Level): Description
  • Trade
    • Barter (Experience Level): Description
    • Appraisal (Experience Level): Description
  • Gambling
    • Sleight of Hand (Experience Level): Description
    • Card Tricks (Experience Level): Description

Auxiliary Skills and Hobbies

  • Language and Literacy
Calrian can read and write in Spanish and Common (English).
  • Memorization
Most would be surprised to learn that Calrian has a superb memory. He plays dumb, but when he's got his wits about him, he can keep track of quite a few details. This is more of a practical result than a natural one — being too poor to afford writing implements for most of his young life, he had to rely on his mind to keep his ducks in a row. He uses strange techniques to help him with this.
  • Handyman
Thanks to a difficult nomadic life, Calrian has become a resourceful person. He has a range of basic and moderate skills from tailoring to basic woodworking and tending livestock. He has enough experience and know-how to tackle fixing new problems; however, he is more "results" based than doing things the "right" way. It may look ugly, but it'll work.
  • Other
    • Swimming, dancing, skipping stones

2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Reference

Credit: San

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.

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.

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. 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.

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

Forms

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

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

For the full gallery, click here. Hover for image credit!

by Alaine By San by Gen by Lin by Westy by Despi

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)

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

3.2  Relationships

Family Relationships

  • 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.
  • 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. Thankfully, she and her friend moved on to greener pastures in the summer of 2021.

The Troupe Relationships

TBD: I need to figure this out layout-wise when I have more time :I

Former Relationships

TBD: I need to figure this out layout-wise when I have more time. :I

Other Relationships

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

Former

Character Name
Description

Minor Relationships

4.  Animal NPCs

Idoia

Picture

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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
  • Was cared for by Cassia in Portland for a while
  • Was returned some time in the spring/summer of 2021. She now resides with other livestock at La Roja

5.  History

5.1  Summary

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.

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  Thread Log

2021

2020

2019

Autumn

September

  • Nothing of note happens!

October

  • Nothing of note happens!

November

  • Nothing of note happens!

2018

Winter

December (2017)

  • The boys Amaranthe move to Portland!

January

  • Calrian turns 1 year old.

February

  • Nothing significant happens.

Spring

March

  • Nothing significant happens.

April

  • Nothing significant happens.

May

  • Nothing significant happens.

Summer

June

  • Nothing significant happens.

July

  • Nothing significant happens.

August

  • Nothing significant happens.

Autumn

September

  • Nothing significant happens.

October

  • Nothing significant happens.

November

  1. [M] do not let your spirit wane — Lasky
    With Malik.
  2. [M] I still feel alive — Lasky
    With Leander Sadira.
  3. there's magic in our bones — Lasky
    With Mateo Salcedo.
  4. [M] there's a thunder in our hearts — Lasky
    With Adrianna Julia.

2017

Winter

December (2016)

  • Cal and Mal were but two lil seeds in their mama's belly.

January

  • Calrian and Malik were born!

February

  • Calrian turned 1 month.

Spring

March

  • Calrian turned 2 months.

April

  • Calrian turned 3 months.

May

  • Calrian turned 4 months.

Autumn

September

  • Calrian turned 8 months.

October

  • Calrian turned 9 months.

November

  • Calrian turned 10 months.