Esperanza Tejada

Esperanza Tejada

OOC Information

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  1.   1.  Appearance
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Details


  • Name: Esperanza Tejada
    • Pronunciation: ehs-p-eh-RAHN-zuhh teh-h-AA-daa
    • Nickname: Esper, Espe, Espie
  • Date of Birth: 3 Jul 2020
  • Species: Coyote (Luperci Ortus) 1
  • Sex: Female
    • Pronouns: She/Her



By Despi

OOC Assumptions

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

  • Seeing Esperanza...
    • ... having general non-specific conversation - "Hi, how are you" type conversations.
    • ... frequenting Communal Livestock areas or following her older sister around.
    • ... tending to her own horse, or the Gang's smaller hoofstock.
    • ... generally trying to be helpful about Irving.

Plot Opportunities

  • Esperanza wants to follow in her parents' footsteps - and is an eager little sponge, at that. Maybe teach her something new?
  • The Tejada household is... Tense, as of late, and Esperanza seems desperate to escape it.
  • She's very driven to prove herself - foist a task off onto her and see if she succeeds (or fails) at it! Legal Disclaimer: The Tejada Household will not be held liable for damaged or ruined goods.

1.  Appearance


  • Fur: True to coyote standard, her coat grows in thick and plush come winter, only to blow out in big, ugly patches and leave her all but sparse and sleek coated come summer. Thanks to her warmer-climate subspecies, her coat is somewhat thin for Nova Scotia's climate.
    • Optime Hair: Pale, dirty blonde and often wrangled into a messy up-do to keep it from her face.
  • Facial Features: Coyote, through and through, with dainty tapered features and large radar-disk ears.
    • Eyes: Large, keen, and very expressive.
  • Build and Size: Small, dainty, lean, and utterly gawky. Esperanza is all leg, and, frankly, all ears. She almost has a mousy appearance.
    • Lupus: xx lbs (xx kg) — xx in (xx cm)
    • Secui: xxx lbs (xx kg) — xx in (xxx cm)
    • Optime: x ft xx in (xx in) (xxx cm) — xxx lbs (xx kg)
  • Humanization: High - she wears her father's old and very baggy clothes to help stave off exposure, be that from the hot sun or cold wind.


  • Speech: Youthful, tentative, and excitable.
  • Scent: Coyote, horses, wheatgrass, juniper, Tejada, Del Cenere Gang
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Very emotive. Actively tries to be less emotive and make herself somehow impossibly smaller.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Unobtrusive and meek, but alert and interested. Has all the makings of a wallflower.



 Tuatara (#3D3C39)

 Santa Fe (#A3754E)

 Natural Gray (#89867E)

 Napa (#ADA496)

 Mongoose (#C0A181)

 Coral Reef (#C7B7A3)

 Ash (#C8BFB0)

 Westar (#DDDAD0)


 Twine (#BD9762)

Nose and Pawpads

 Rock (#4A3B38)

2.  Personality

2.1  Basics




  • Neutral Good
    • Based upon her alignment, Esperanza is most likely to:
      • Keep her word.
      • Take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so.
      • Value her family, but will not heed their requests necessarily.
      • Never betray a friend and enjoys having close friends.


Esperanza is a chronic worrier.

While pack-life is good, and secure, her home life has been far from such; The rapid-fire loss of a littermate, followed closely by her older sister of whom she was close with, have left Esperanza deeply in-tune with the morbid fascination and fear of death itself. She's the sort to rush and check on sleeping siblings, just to ensure they still draw breath, much to their annoyance.

Aside from this anxiety, she's warm and personable, if not a bit of a wallflower. Esperanza prefers the company of others to solitude, even if she does not contribute much to the conversation - and, when the company of her peers is scarce, she happily spends time with livestock.

Outwardly, the young Tejada expresses herself earnestly, and readily invests herself into social relationships. She attaches herself eagerly to others, and expresses love language through thoughtful actions and food or gift sharing. She tends to wring her hands or gesticulate while she speaks, outwardly exuberant and over-the-top with her self-expression despite her more reserved tonality and expression, as though withholding herself from being overwhelming.

Not overtly clever, Esperanza makes up for her shortcomings with inventiveness and intuition to compensate for the lack of guile or ability to read many people's social nuance, and defaults more often than not towards making herself as unobtrusive as possible to avoid being an irritant. She can be described as handy - though, she is inexperienced.

2.2  Details

► Interests

  • Likes: Horses, livestock, Del Cenere Gang, family, exploration
  • Dislikes: Solitude, quiet, separation

► Biases

  • Coyote Superiority: Falls in line with Del Cenere Gang's beliefs.
  • Substances: Esperanza has personal bias against the excessive consumption of mind-altering substances, more specifically, alcohol.

► Motivations and Fears

  • Motivation: Tejada, community, self-actualization through actions
  • Fears: Death, injury, starvation

► Sexuality

  • Unknown
    • Is young and impressionable, but has not examined/explored aspects of sexuality

► Substances

  • Does not Partake
    • Personal prejudice makes Esperanza wary to consume substances
    • Esperanza has an aversion to the consumption of alcohol, but is ambivalent towards its production/trade

► Spirituality

  • Agnostic
    • Interested in others' beliefs
    • Tentatively open to the idea of faith, but mildly deterred to invested belief systems


1 50% Mexican Coyote, 25% Plains Coyote, 25% Northeastern Coyote