Grievous Eternity is a wolf and a high ranking member of Salsola, where he was born and raised. He is engaged to Idrieus Eternity. With knowledge of equine care and training, herbalism, first aid, and experience as a combatant, his skills see Grievous thriving in support roles.
One of the four children of Bane D'Angelo and Basilaris Eternity, elite members within their pack, Grievous was born into a life of relative luxury and expectation. He proved his capabilities while acting in defense of Salsola during the Second Boreas Conflict, after which he gained independence, though remained at home to aid and support his parents following their retirements. Their departure that summer, alongside that of his brothers, left Grievous struggling with his sense of identity and purpose. He was soon given this when he became a sponsor for Luigi Benedetti. A participant in a conspiracy that led to the Inferni-Salsola War, Grievous fought for his pack until the end of the conflict.
When his cousins took control of Salsola, much of Grievous' role within the pack began to shift. He journeyed south to Chesapeake Bay during that summer, where he informed the Benedetti family as to the service provided by their sons during the wars. While uncomfortable as a trader, Grievous' experience with horses and driving proved extremely useful throughout the journey.
Friendly with Idrieus, his aunt's adopted daughter and Salsola's Paladin, Grievous found excused to put himself frequently in her company. What began as a mild infatuation grew over time as the mutual attraction between the pair intensified. Grievous asked for Idrieus to be his mate early into the new year, and the two formally announced their intentions to wed that spring.
Shortly after, Grievous was promoted to Ranger Apprentice, launching him into Salsola's Faction ranks.
His pale pelt is not uncommon for his species, though Grievous and his sister are both piebald like their father. This afflicts Grievous largely around his head and lower body, and is responsible for his heterochromia.
Likes: Fighting, exploring, the ocean, napping, horses, Salsola, Idrieus
Dislikes: Wasting time, laziness, Outsiders
Grievous entered his adolescence during the Second Boreas Conflict, and experienced first and second-hand the violence brought on by Boreas, a group of highly religious wolves. He has come to identify all Religious Monotheism in a negative way.
True to Salsola's teachings, Greivous considers non-Luperci inferior.
Women are superior, though this is a fact in female-led Salsola.
1 on the Kinsey scale: "Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual."
Demisexual; sexually attracted to people only after a strong emotional bond has been formed.
Grievous has taken hallucinogens as part of a Coven ritual.
He drinks socially and likes wine.
Knowledge of various gods, belief in superstitions. He is especially knowledgeable about Khalifism, the religious practice of his family line, and displays the most respect for it.
Keeps a religious altar and artifacts.
Practices Saslolan rituals, respects Salsola's religious order.
Firm believer in fate and destiny.
Combat: (Journeyman) Grievous was raised by Salsola's first Paladin, Basilaris Eternity, and spent much of his youth play-fighting with his siblings. He got his first taste of real combat during the Second Boreas Conflict, and began training more seriously after this.
Grievous is a notably fast shifter. He takes advantage of this and trains in all three of his forms.
Horsemanship: (Journeyman) Having shouldered much of the responsibility for his parent's horses, Grievous is able to provide basic care for equines as well as spot when things are "off" with a horse. He works with horses regularly, and trains many of them. Though too large to ride a horse, he has previously done so. He is capable of driving a cart.
First-Aid: (Journeyman) In the absence of other trained healers, Grievous has filled the role.
Herbalism: (Journeyman) Initially taught the basics by his mother, Grievous was later inspired by Asura Creo.
Cooking: (Apprentice) Grievous experiments with cooking food, which he prefers to eat.
Carpentry: (Apprentice) Capable of small repairs and construction.
Blind Loyalty: Extremely dedicated to his pack (and to certain individuals within), Grievous has no trouble overlooking and participating in the questionable acts done for Salsola's betterment.
Size: Grievous is large and has trouble getting into small places. He is too heavy to ride a horse, though has previously done so. His above-average size also requires more fuel, requiring Grievous to consume more food than average to maintain his weight.
A trader, Morgana Revlis, was friends with his father. Grievous traveled with her and a trade delegation to Chesapeake Bay. Aware of her supernatural powers, Grievous is wary of Morgana and does his best to stay on her good side.
For much of his childhood, then-Paladin Basilaris was a dutiful father. Grievous very much idolized the man, and was shaken when this vision of him was shattered during The Second Boreas Conflict. Basilaris' further abandonment and supposed favoritism has soured Grievous' memories of his father.
As a young man, Grievous was dedicated to his mother, Bane, whom he first learned herbalism and healing from. Her faith had a strong influence on Grievous, though he has his doubts as to its validity given his brother's condition.
People often joked that Grievous and his sister Misery were twins, and in many ways they were -- shadowing one another and ganging up on their brothers. Their behavior continued like this into adolescence, though following the departure of their family the two have drifted apart.
Scourge and Grievous got along, though this was not always the case. After being attacked by a Boreas wolf during the Second Boreas Conflict, Scourge's injury and his own role in his brother's defense saw Grievous warm up to his brother. This would not last, for Scourge soon departed alongside their parents.
The resentment towards Mandrake is no fault of his own, but being the reason that their parents departed Salsola has made Grievous bitter towards his "cursed" brother.
Horrified when his brother shifts and asks for his Cueponi ceremony before any of their siblings, Grievous is quick to follow up with his own request. His riddle ("Bring me a stone made from the living") proves to be complicated, but a chance encounter soon provides Grievous with the answer he eventually presents.
running like moths to the flame Aiming to help the pack in its defense, Grievous follows a patrol. When he finds them under attack, and witnesses his father being severely injured, he joins in the fray.
Granted his independence and made a member of the Family, Grievous spends much of his newfound free time doing very little of actual importance. He begins exploring outside of the pack territory, though does not travel very far, and tests his new authority on an Outsider-turned-slave.
Wanting to prove his usefulness to the pack, Grievous attempts to do just that.
Out of the mire we were torn from, remember A strange noise leads Grievous to Quicksilver Lykoi, one of his elder cousins. He defends her from a crazed feral cat, only for the pair to later find a collection of newly-orphaned kittens in the aftermath of this incident. Quicksilver assumes guardianship of the litter and patches up Grievous' wounds.
As the strange illness leaves Nova Scotia behind, it brings new changes to Grievous' life. His parents and brothers depart Salsola towards the end of the month, while he attends his first Last Supper alone.
Anxious about the fate of his family, Grievous begins to sink into a depression. He goes about his days without doing much beyond the norm, and generally avoids fellow Salsola members for fear of intrusion into the absence of his parents and brother.