Ezekiel has a muscular body that is stocky for a coyote, and slightly larger than average. His eyes are amber, the exact shade of his father's. Though more than a quarter wolf, Ezekiel looks mostly like a coyote. His build and pelt, which is shade or two more vibrant than a regular coyote, are the most apparent signs of his mixed breeding. In all forms, he has a dark tuft of long at his chin.
With a a broad chest and strong shoulders, Ezekiel's strength is obviously in his upper body. He favors his Optime form for this reason, and is rarely found out of it.
Though previously a pack leader, Ezekiel does not carry himself in an overly dominant fashion. One would not mistake him for subordinate in any fashion, however--he has a tendency to look people in the eye, especially.
Humanization: Yes, moderate; Ezekiel regularly wears jewelry and other gear.
Fur: Ezekiel's fur is primarily Sundance, lightening to Straw along his underbelly.
Along his neck, shoulders, and tail tip, large patches of darker Mine Shaft can be found.
Accents of Rust flake his fur, but solidify on all four legs.
Desert is echoed again on his face, marking him as a Lykoi. His ears are this color as well.
Optime Hair: Sundance roots lightening to Hampton--his hair bleaches out from sun exposure.
Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Ezekiel says "eh" a lot because he is super Canadian.
General Posture and Body Language: Dominant, wary and hostile.
Though friendly and very charismatic, Ezekiel is prone to fits of anger when his family (especially his sister) is involved. He is fiercely defensive of his sister in particular to the point of aggression. However, he is also known to pick fights simply because he loves to fight--he considers himself a warrior first and foremost. Battling to him is the purest form of communication.
"Values flexible relationships with romantic partners."
"Will break any contract when he feels like it."
"Believes people deserve the treatment they are willing to endure."
"Will not harm others for profit. "
His family's madness, damnation, the fate of his children, dying without "Redemption".
Species: After leading Inferni, Ezekiel began developing an overall dislike of pure-blooded wolves. He is overly aggressive around them, often with the intent of provoking fights.
Kinsey 4: "Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual."
Ezekiel is kind of a stalker??
He gets hella jealous.
Likes: Horses, ravens, hunting, fighting, spiritual and deep conversation, this guy.
Dislikes: Talking about the past, talking about his family, ghosts, wolves, mental illness.
Having gone through several periods of abuse and dependence, Ezekiel rarely drinks alcohol.
He regularly smokes marijuana and clove-tobacco cigarettes.
Ezekiel believes in God and follows Scintilla’s version of Pentecostalism. A healthy knowledge of the supernatural, and specifically, demons, has led Ezekiel to look for them in everything. He does not consider evil to be any one source, though he will refer to it as such (ie; Lucifer, The devil) or use the term Legion. This concept has intermingled with Midewiwin, and many of their ideas when it comes to the spiritual world have merged with his own.
Gabriel, his father, had high expectations for his son. Ezekiel felt as if he fell short of these, and imagined a secret resentment. Even after assuming leadership over him, Ezekiel often deferred to Gabriel--he felt a great lack of independence around the man.
Talitha, his sister, was someone Ezekiel felt overwhelmingly protective of. He was obsessive as to her safety to the point of trying to enforce restrictions on her, though this ultimately backfired. Ezekiel loves her strongly, but thinks she has fallen victim to the madness of their family.
Sirius was very much Ezekiel's rival during their time as leaders. They were aggressive and even physically violent towards one another, yet always seemed to work out whatever issues rose--this is exactly how their romantic relationship has remained. Travelling companions, the two remain OTP4Life.
Kastra was one of the few females Ezekiel was romantically attracted to. He fell in love with her spirit and shares many beliefs with her. Their relationship ended on amicable terms, though he regrets leaving her and his children.
Tristan stepped up and was his second father, for a time.
Myrika is his favorite cousin, and he is very hopeful as to her place in Inferni.
Education and Learning: Having been trained by three different warriors, Ezekiel's combat style varies from situation to situation. He is an expert archer, but also has experience battling in his lupus form and with weapons. Ezekiel feels more comfortable fighting in his Optime form, and favors doing this unarmed.
Four-Legged (Journeyman): Ezekiel's father favored Lupus-form combat, and taught him extensively.
Hand-To-Hand (Master): Favoring his Optime form, Ezekiel was fast to take advantage of his size and speed.
Mongolian Bow (Master): Having been an archer since he was a boy, Ezekiel is a deadly marksman, surpassed only by his tutor Tristan .
Dagger (Master): Ezekiel uses a large hunting knife and is destructive with it.
Ezekiel fights dirty what a jerk.
Education and Learning: What a nerd lol
Language: Ezekiel is fluent in both high and low-speech as well as Latin, and is semi-fluent in Italian, Arabic, and Ojibwe.
Reading and Writing
Demonology & Religious Rites
Believing demons are real, Ezekiel considers himself an exorcist.
Education and Learning: Having functioned as a combat-medic, Ezekiel has basic herbal healing knowledge and first-aid skills.
First-Aid (Journeyman): Ezekiel can perform emergency medical tasks, including more delicate work like setting bones.
Herbal Medicine (Journeyman): Ezekiel is able to make simple medicines, like tea and poultices. He has an extensive knowledge as to wild plant life.
A handcrafted Mongolian Styled bow. It is short and does not offer the range of a long-bow, but is incredibly powerful.
A reclaimed combat knife found in an abandoned military facility.
Typically, Ezekiel carries 20 arrows. They are tipped with red feathers. These are carried in a quiver fashioned from a wolverine pelt--it still smells strongly, and masks his own scent rather well.
Ezekiel returned to Inferni in November of 2008 with a young girl, Siobhan Cavil, in tow. He began training under both his father and aunt in warfare and medicine, respectively. In late February, Ezekiel met and sparred with Cwmfen nic Graine, whom took the boy on as her apprentice. Two months later her father, Corvus Vendetta, attacked and nearly killed him. After a full recovery, an angry and upset Ezekiel vanished for a month during which a fruitless search for his sister was held. His return only solidified the need to find Talitha, and after words of encouragement from his grandmother, the boy left Inferni to do just that.
He missed Talitha’s trail by only several miles, and without any real sense of direction in mind, Ezekiel traveled north. He fell back on the skills he knew; how to hunt, track, and heal. For a year he wandered the wilderness alone, avoiding other canines as best he could, desperately hoping he might find a trail or a scent that would lead him to his sister. During this time, Ezekiel became fluent low-speech--he relied on birds, especially, for companionship instead of canines.
The route Ezekiel took was a strange one indeed; by the end of it he wound up in an area just outside of Baker Lake. As fall began to trail into winter, Ezekiel recognized he would struggle to survive alone. He journeyed closer to claimed territories, which eventually led to him being found by a scout of the Baswenaazhi?. A collection of hybrids too muddled to be called anything else, they accepted the young coyote based on his skills as a warrior and “animal-speaker”.
Ezekiel found many of the stories from the Baswenaazhi shared common traits with the faith he already knew, and he began to adopt them as the weeks and months went on. Taken by the young man’s eagerness to learn, the Baswenaazhi allowed him to go through the warrior ceremony with their own children. The wolverine he killed was fashioned into a quiver, and Ezekiel was formally "adopted" by the Baswenaazhi.
Spring was spent aiding the Baswenaazhi against desperate raiders who had fared ill during the winter. The attacks lasted several weeks before the leaders of the rag-tag group were killed in a skirmish. Their followers fled, leaving the Baswenaazhi in peace.
Summer brought a sharp and too-present bought of homesickness. Though happy with the Baswenaazhi, Ezekiel had never felt that it was his true home. He spoke to the elders and they advised him to do what his heart told him. The boy left that day, taking nothing but the quiver he had been gifted with.
April Having relocated with Inferni, Ezekiel is allowed to begin exploring the territory. He spends most of his younger days almost exclusively with his family--notably, Talitha and Rachias. The First Dahlian War begins.
May As the First Dahlian War begins to turn increasingly violent, Ezekiel and his sister are kept confined within Inferni.
June Fearful that his children will be harmed, Gabriel sends his mate and children away with Fatin Kali. Tristan Nakado joins them outside of New Brunswick.
JulyTalitha runs away, and Faolin follows her. Not long after this, Fatin leaves as well. Upset, Ezekiel elects to stay with Tristan and begins training under him.
August - October Ezekiel travels throughout the Canadian wilderness with Tristan, honing his tracking, hunting, and archery skills. Eventually, Ezekiel confides his wish to see his family and Tristan points him in the right direction, letting him go.
November starts with Ezekiel "rescuing" Siobhan from her abusive mother, effectively kidnapping her and bringing her back to Inferni with him. His father allows them both to stay, and Ezekiel settles into a now-peaceful Inferni
December Because he is useless, Ezekiel spent most of December hanging out, doing drugs, and reading.
la planete sauvage (28 May) Frustrated, Ezekiel takes his anger out on a new member of Inferni, only to have his father break up the fight.
The World Keeps Turning (28 May) A run winds up having Ezekiel come across Cwmfen--the two talk about her parents. Ezekiel admits that he believes her father is the demon Andras. He leaves when she questions him about his own mother.
a horse in the air (3 June) After finding Siobhan in the river, Ezekiel asks her about Haven, and tells her to leave Inferni.
fragile existence (5 July) Ezekiel finds Zana decorating her house with rattlesnake tails.
I cursed the sun (8 August) After spending a month looking for Talitha, Ezekiel returns home. His grandmother finds him hiding out during a storm and she reassures him his sister will one day return.
your father was a priest (4 March) To his surprise, Ezekiel finds that his father has (once again) sired children. He gives their mother, Alaine Winters, a copy of The Lorax and shares a meal with them, eventually agreeing to become her medical apprentice.
it falls on me (5 March) Upon returning to Inferni, Ezekiel informs Talitha of their siblings. She takes the news poorly, and throws a book at him.
the faith you prove (7 March) After being confronted by his sister, Ezekiel panics and runs to the Court in order to protect Alaine and his half-siblings. Alaine gifts him a young stallion, whom he names Viggo.
the light that fueled our fire then (11 March) While staying with Alaine, Ezekiel meets Haven again. This time, while they are wary of one-another, they seem to reach a point of mutual understanding and respect.
we last because we're colorful (9 April) After his father's accident, Ezekiel takes time out of his patrols to visit Alaine. She tells him, and his raven companions, a story. Ibsen decides to go back with Alaine to learn more about her.
gemini (27 April) Finally, Ezekiel and Talitha apologize to each other. She gives him a painting of them, and he admits that their father is stepping down from his position of Aquila--and has appointed him to the task.
the children of a lesser god (2 May) abriel calls Inferni together for the last time as Aquila. He announces Ezekiel's rise to the position, and Zeke announces his decision to promote Sage.
the dearly departed (8 May) A pair of hybrids attack Talitha and Makhesthai ; Ezekiel arrives in time to save his sister, but the boy dies. As a result, Inferni begins demanding more coyote blood in their new members.
lou dog went to the moon (6 July) Ezekiel discovers his cousin's home in the city. They whine about their various problems and smoke up, and Zeke starts quoting the bible and warns about the dangers of women before passing out.
Flint and Steel (25 November) A coyote approaches Inferni and Ezekiel ends up "hiring" him as a spy, though this is a temporary trial.
still the days stay the same (6 December) Following the death of Chapel, the leadership went through a period of unrest. Sage’s retreat to Ichika no Ho-en was not unnoticed by Ezekiel, and upon her return, he confronted her. Infuriated over the thought that she had betrayed the clan for weaker ideals, Zeke exiled Sage. He did not speak of this publicly for nearly a month, allowing her scent to fade gradually. This meeting was the announcement of such, as well as the warning to avoid Salsola.
thou shall not commit adultery (Jan 3)) In a decidedly deceptive move, Ezekiel informs Zana about Helotes' affair. He asks her to spend some time within Anathema as a spy, though warns if she does not return Inferni will not go after her.
boy with the blues (Jan 19) A young wolf from Anathema demands to see Gabriel. When he refuses to take no for an answer the Aquila chases him off.
Delight and conquer (Jan 25) The leaders of each pack are treated to a feast by their visiting merchants. Though he is totally a buzzkill, Zeke warms up once his boyfriend neighbor Sirius joins him.
the trivial sublime (Jan 26) While attempting to hide out from his annoying clanmates, Zeke literally runs into Lilin Soulstorm and the two end up getting their fortunes told.
blood bound (Feb 2) Following her visit to Ichika no Ho-en, Vesper informs Ezekiel of their new leader, of whom she has had previous dealings. While Zeke agrees that they should leave the wolves alone, he cautions her about their presumed peaceful ways.
can't ignore the train (Feb 8) Sore from training, Ezekiel spends some time at the hot springs and is joined by Angel.
Gonna get off this merry-go-round (Feb 28) Two wolves seriously injure Halo, and are killed by Myrika and Ithiel. The frantic aftermath involves bringing Halo back to Inferni's medic, though the situation looks grim.
monax (Feb 13) After catching himself a meal, Ezekiel talks with Wraith Creed, his cousin, about her position in the clan and what her job should be.
Excluded (Claimed): Whisper Beach, Commune of the Salmon, Dawn's Breath, The Sugarwoods, Musquodoboit Valley, Millstone Village, Phosphagos Foothills, Grandfather's Tears, Mersey Lagoon, Howling Caverns, Serene Sands, The Witch's Cauldron