Her already-unstable mental health declined dramatically after she was rejected from her incestuous mateship with Kentaro, and Isolde began an ill-fated affair with Toshiro Ganesa while plotting to overthrow those who betrayed her. She kidnapped and tortured Domovoi Tarasova to invoke the ire of his daughter and Kentaro's mate Amorette Aston, but it backfired. Not only was Isolde killed by the Tarasovans, she dragged Toshiro to his demise as well.[M]
Lighter Pampas White (#EAE5E0) on underside, tail, facial markings.
Bull Shot Brown (#8A5120) and Coal Black (#0D0B09) patches, forming the asymmetrical calico pattern her mother was known for.
Paw Pads:Calico Pink (#DFB193).
Zoey is a hybrid of many things, but her wolf blood reigns dominant - ironically, this guaranteed that her coyote brothers outgrew her, since her mother is a very small wolf. She often appears younger than she actually is, thanks to her pixie proportions. Her mixed heritage does lend her some visible traits, however -- namely medium-tall ears, a skinny tail, and a long lean muzzle, more tapered and sloping than most canines. Her baby fangs are often visible poking from beneath her lips, and she may have a slight overbite. Her 5'5" Optime figure is thin and leggy, with underdeveloped curves. She often wears bone jewelry and hair ribbons.
Her soft fur is predominantly grey, a familiar shade for both the Sawtooth and Lykoi families. She has a black muzzle blaze and ear tips, offset with white pips over her eyes and white streaks beneath them -- one of the few traits that ties her directly to her biological father, Helotes. Otherwise, her markings strongly resemble her mother, Charm -- calico patches of black, brown, and white are daubed liberally along her pelt. She also has her mother's eyes, a lovely shade of lilac purple. Her pawpads are pink.
35 lbs (16 kg)
22 in (56 cm)
110 lbs (50 kg)
30 in (76 cm)
135 lbs (61 kg)
5ft 5in (65 in) (165.1 cm)
Petite and thin-coated, she is all legs and snout. Her tail is long and skinny, and her ears are large, making her coywolf heritage obvious.
Does not remain in this form; it is gangly and awkward, and makes her too self-conscious. Her fur becomes very spiky, with a lot more white.
Her Optime figure is thin and leggy, with underdeveloped curves. Ties her hair back with ribbons, and wears a jacket and skirt.
Piercings: left ear
violet hair ribbons, usually five at once
dangling weasel skull earring, handmade for ceremony.
Best described as a histrionic personality including hypomanic features. Isolde is usually chatty and bubbly, and is clever and observant underneath her talkative exterior. She is a thrill-seeker who is easily bored by routine and has low tolerance for delayed gratification. She can also be flighty, her moods and loyalties changing without warning. She is a bit irresponsible and juvenile, and not particularly ambitious. She is likely to blackmail or lie, though she does not want to get her hands dirty and dislikes physical activity. She rarely experiences fear for long, as it quickly translates to excitement and sometimes inappropriate flirting. She needs to be the center of attention, and as she matures this may lead her to polygamy like it did her parents (or simply an unwillingness to commit to romantic partners). She harbors a strong attraction toward her brothers in particular, since she cannot seem to distinguish platonic love from romantic.
Isolde craves companionship and will actively seek it anywhere, growing possessive and needy once someone fills that niche. She hates being alone, enough that she would rather spend time with someone she despises than be all by herself. Growing up, she was always surrounded by family: her birth mother, her step-mothers and step-father, her two coyote brothers, etc. It became a state of normalcy for her, and eventually the absence of such love makes her insecure and vulnerable. As she grows into adulthood, she has found a substitute in her crows, and even calls them her "babies". She is definitely spoiled by the luxury she was born into, and can be manipulative if she is threatened out of her comfort zone. Her compulsion to lie for attention falls under this category.
Isolde feels entitled thanks to her family's status, and usually believes she can get away with anything. Her vindictive nature is still doled out with a cheerful smile and a giggle. She believes it is her right to punish anyone who wrongs her in the slightest, but hypocritically she is always right and does not deserve any ill consequences. Anathema practices slavery, so from birth Isolde was immersed in a culture of superiority and dominance over lesser beings. She has a skewed concept of possessiveness and supremacy. This stems from her understanding of her mother Charm imprisoning Deuce as their house slave, for the "crime" of stealing Charm's former love interest. Isolde thinks that was the right thing to do, and she would do the same if anyone stood in her way or cheated on her. She fails to empathize with the feelings of others, making all of her decisions based on how they benefit her alone.
Generally optimistic that events will work in her favor.
Extroverted, as she craves attention and is very chatty.
Dominant internally, but often pretends to be shy or helpless so that others will handle any hard work.
Species: None, as she is a hybrid of everything, as are her family members.
Non-Luperci: Looks down on them, as though they are less-evolved than Luperci.
Gender: Surrounded by strong women, Isolde tends to think females are smarter and more successful than males. She flirts with males to get her way, and believes them all to be susceptible to her charms.
Color: None. She thinks her patchwork colors are the prettiest, though.
Sexuality: Everything is acceptable in Anathema! Her parents are polygamous and she loves them for it.
Age: Intensely loves puppies and wants to steal them for herself. Otherwise unbiased.
Hard to pin down, Isolde seems to revel in any kind of dangerous attention, male or female -- whether that is physical danger such as being threatened, or the danger of being caught and getting in trouble. (Since she also cannot distinguish between platonic and romantic love, Isolde is strongly attracted to her brothers and secretly wants to seduce them all.)
Has yet to show any interest in drugs or alcohol. Is aware of perception-altering drugs used for spiritual purposes, but hasn't tried them personally.
Loose beliefs in Anatheman "dark gods" and animism, growing knowledge of witchcraft. Believes curses and hexes are very real and is learning how to use them herself. As her pack begins implementing more Wiccan practices, Isolde fancies herself a novice witch. Animal sacrifice during pack rituals is a part of life to her, although she finds it distasteful and messy and would rather not bother.
Kentaro Lykoi: Her "true" mate and essentially her littermate, although she could never keep up with Kent's ambition. She is jealous of the attention he gets as leader and resents those he favors over her. Idolizes him to the point of romantic obsession.
Amorette Aston: Originally seen as a usurper for Kentaro's affection, Isolde has since developed a complicated relationship with the former AniWayan, and her mate Kohaku.
Charm Sawtooth: Her biological mother. She is most clingy and loyal to this parent because she can always get what she wants from Charm, and they have similar personalities. Gets jealous when Charm is busy, though.
Aeron Ganesa: Her other mother, the disciplinarian. She avoided Aeron's lessons when she was younger, but now has more interest seeing that they might have more in common. She can be intimidated by Aeron, and sucks up for approval.
Toshiro Ganesa: Essentially her littermate, Toshi is her special protector and the brother who sees her as truly innocent. She's very attached and even possessive of him. Tends to be handsy around him, lots of hugs, etc.
Personal perfume of lilac flower, vanilla oil, cinnamon spice.
Always high-pitched, occasionally whiny or wheedling in timbre. (Voice Claim: Judy Greer)
Has adopted "Valley Girl" affectations, including overuse of filler words such as "like" and "totally", and the high rising terminal that makes her statements sound like questions.
Sugary-sweet flirty tone when she wants something.
She used to mispronounce her name as "ee-zoe-whee" which is where her nickname "Zoey" originated.
Quirks, Gestures, Etc.:
Easily excited, and has a tendency to giggle uncontrollably.
Talks with her hands to exaggerate.
Occasionally lies just to see if she can get away with it.
General Posture and Body Language:
Confident and self-assured, often flirty body language.
May feign shyness or helplessness to her advantage.
Rarely displays (or experiences) true fear, even when threatened.
Difficult to discern when she is lying.
Isolde Sawtooth is the daughter of Charm Sawtooth and Helotes Lykoi, and was born in Anathema late December of 2012. Her birth was part of an arrangement between Helotes, Charm, and Charm's female mate Aeron Ganesa, so that the same-sex couple could both bear litters and raise them together. During the pregnancy, Aeron and Charm expand their mateship to include Panda Behr and Venom Trombetta, and these are the four polyamorous parents that Isolde grows up with. She was born two days after Aeron's sons Kentaro and Toshiro, so the trio are raised together as milk-siblings and littermates. Her childhood is easy thanks to her family's privileged status, and she is well-protected and spoiled.
She undergoes her first shift during the summer, and realizes that she will soon have to choose a career path and has done nothing to prepare herself. Isolde tries her hand at a variety of tasks and develops an interest in Anathema's crows, but is otherwise stumped as to what her future should hold. Aeron decides to give her a crow of her own to encourage her to follow the diplomat path. Her coming-of-age ceremony requires an animal sacrifice, and Isolde offers a weasel, to which Aeron prophesies: "...you hold the ability of stealth. That you hold a brilliant and cunning mind, you see things in ways others do not. I pray no one crosses you." She then moves into the Iblis rank, officially joining the adult ranks.
Viper is born to Aeron and Venom, giving Isolde a baby brother to fawn over. The birth is difficult and leaves Aeron too weak for Isolde's training, so she seeks instruction from Panda, Pride, and Bridget. Meanwhile puppies Pythius and Enya are adopted into her family. Feeling vaguely neglected, Isolde makes an attempt to seek out her biological father, but learns that he is absent from Inferni. Panda distracts her by taking her on a trip to The Outpost, and they return with a servant named Sixx that Isolde develops her first crush on. She is however disappointed when she returns home and finds Kentaro moved out into his own house.
Searching for excitement on her own, Isolde attempts to rob a loner, but she is caught and brutally beaten into unconsciousness. She limps home only to learn that Viper and Pythius were kidnapped and presumed dead, and Sixx was left in critical condition with no memory of the perpetrator. Seeking a distraction, Isolde begins learning dark witchcraft and performs a curse toward the loner who assaulted her. Her vindictive tendencies find an outlet, and she makes plans to move into Cantatrix Valley to spend more time with the witches Malefica and Mortifera. In progress.
July: Isolde undergoes her first shift to Optime form. Aeron gives her a crow to raise, and Isolde names him Henry. At the end of the month, the Rast ceremony is held for her and her brothers, inducting them into the adult ranks.
August:Viper is born to Aeron and Venom, giving Isolde a baby brother. The birth is difficult and leaves Aeron too weak for Isolde's training, so she seeks instruction from Panda, Pride, and Bridget. Meanwhile puppies Pythius and Enya are adopted into her family.
September: Isolde travels to Inferni to meet her father. She is disappointed to learn he is missing, and doubly disappointed when she returns home and finds Kentaro moved out into his own house.
November: Isolde attempts to rob a loner and is caught and beaten. She limps home and learns that Viper and Pythius are kidnapped and presumed dead. Seeking a distraction, Isolde begins learning dark witchcraft and performs a curse toward the loner who assaulted her.
December:Kentaro seeks Isolde's support in a potential coup; she recognizes the opportunity and decides to back him against their mother.
February:Kentaro forces Aeron to step down and grant him leadership of Anathema. Isolde basks in the success of the power grab and the newfound attention she gets from her brother. She takes in a servant, Avernus, after learning Ave is the unfortunate sister of the loner she cursed.
March:Viper and Pythius miraculously return home. Isolde snoops around and learns her little brothers are plotting to assassinate Kentaro. She weasels her way in, as does Kohaku.
April:Kentaro is poisoned by the traitors, but survives. Isolde's loyalty is called into question, and she pledges herself to Kentaro, realizing she would be bored if he actually died. She spies on the coup instead of actively participating, and they are soon banished. Catrin is executed as the ringleader, an act of brutality that Isolde finds darkly attractive.
June:Amorette joins Anathema as Kentaro's paramour. Isolde is livid when she finds out about the relationship, as she has desired her brother for too long to be ignored. Once pressed, Kentaro admits he was suppressing his incestuous desires for fear of rejection. The three negotiate a polygamous relationship.
September: A fledgling alliance with AniWaya results in celebration, culminating in the mateship ceremony of Isolde, Kentaro, and Amorette. Kohaku willingly joins their relationship later due to his requited feelings for Amorette.
November:Anathema leaves behind their mountain home and moves to a castle in the south; Isolde is furious about this transition, and by the fact that she has fallen pregnant. She makes life miserable for everyone around her.
January: Marceline Sawtooth and Evangeline Lykoi are born. Pregnancy and labor were difficult for Isolde, who chafed under the restrictions of motherhood. She is quick to pass the responsibilities of raising her daughters onto Amorette, Avernus, and anyone else who will deal with them, so that she can get her freedom back.
We need to unite (16 Oct) Anathema, Pack Thread. The Anathemans are building a wall, and Isolde grudgingly offers her help. She also learns Kent is moving out of the house, and considers following him to Cantatrix Valley.
[M] Grind me, try me, watch me finish (4 Nov) The Dampwoods, with Domovoi. Isolde attempts to steal from a loner's camp, but is chased down and caught. The male beats her in punishment, and she tries unsuccessfully to seduce him. She is knocked unconscious, and wakes alone with her crows.
Lay my heart bare (12 Sept) * Anathema, with Kohaku, Kentaro, Amorette. After the mateship ceremony concludes, Kohaku breaks down and admits he is in love with Amorette. Kentaro decides to expand their mateship to include him, much to Isolde's amusement.