Khairan Süleiman Kartal

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Relationships
    1.   2.1  Family
  3.   3.  History
    1.   3.1  Pre-'Souls

Born in crowded Beirut, the son of a merchant and a former thief, Khairan Süleiman Kartal was raised aloof and vigilant. Granted some wealth, if not status, he functioned as a doctor of both Luperci and horses for his community -- while dealing with a rather tumultuous family dynamic.

His father Levent Kartal's various infidelities and predilections caught up with him eventually: first in the arrival of Khairan's young half-brother, Benjamin, and later in an awkward chance meeting with a wealthy merchant on the Athens trading route. These transgressions, as well as general family-related stress, led the Kartal children to seek a less densely populated home.

The Kartals departed for North America in winter of 2015, before the storm season, and enjoyed the east-to-west trade winds and warmer waters near the equator. They reached New Brunswick in March 2016 and sought shelter in Sapient in April after the meteor impact. They stayed throughout the spring and most of the summer, until a falling out between Faizel and Benjamin led the Beiruti Kartals to depart.







  • Date of Birth: 22 July 2013
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: Loner
  • Rank: --
  • Name Meaning:
    • Khairan: goodness
    • Süleiman: peace
    • Kartal: eagle
  • Origin:
    • Faizel: Arabic
    • Süleiman, Kartal: Turkish
  • Pronunciation: hai-rahn suyl-ay-MAHN kar-tahl

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics


  • Species: Khairan is a blend of all his wolf subspecies -- lean and somewhat small with desert blood, but muscled and strong-featured like the Common Gray Wolf -- though his jackal blood is not obvious.
  • Fur: His fur is somewhat short but very thick and shaggy.
    • Optime Hair: --
  • Facial Features: His face is masculine and strong, with a short, blunt muzzle and small ears.
  • Build and Size: Khairan is on the small size of average, though his lean build is compact with powerful muscle.
    • Secui: His fur is very thick and tangled in his mane, his paws massive; he looks like a wild animal.
    • Optime: Khairan is not very tall, but his muscle is evidently that of someone who works hard, lean and understated.
  • Humanization: High -- wears clothing and has humanized posture.


  • Fur: Khairan is mostly Jon.
  • Markings:
    • Night Rider ears, scruff, saddle, tail-tip
    • Night Rider muzzle ticks and markings above eyes
    • Tops of paws are Night Rider
    • Hurricane underside and leg lining
    • Hurricane "wings" on shoulders, overlaying Night Rider saddle
  • Optime Hair: ???
  • Eyes: Gull Grey
  • Skin: Night Rider


Night Rider (#180D0C)
Jon (#3C201D)
Hurricane (#837876)
Gull Grey (#94A0AF)
Night Rider (#0C0505)

1.2  Miscellaneous



71 lb (32 kg) — 27 in (68.5 cm)

Infrequent use. Khairan prefers this form for hunting and on-foot traveling.


135 lbs (61 kg) — 38 in (96.5 cm)

Rare use. He relies on this form to fight, hoping power and instinct will outweigh inexperience.


175 lbs (79.5 kg) — 6 ft 1 in (73 in) (182.5 cm)

Frequent use. Optime is the norm for his society, required for his professions.


  • Speech: Khairan has an even-toned, soft tenor voice. His Arabic accent is strong and occasionally mars his speech, but he rarely bothers speaking unless he needs to (whether that's actually needing to, or just needing to express an opinion; he speaks on his own terms).
  • Scent: Desert and scrubland, musty buildings, earth, blood, cloth, medicine, horse, cat, wolf, jackal.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: He makes frequent "hand-washing" motions, whether rubbing his fingers together or wiping them in a cloth. He usually stands with is head cocked.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Khairan has self-assured if understated body language. His posture is usually "expectant;" he stands in a way that suggests borderline impatience.

2.  Relationships

2.1  Family

3.  History

3.1  Pre-'Souls


  • July: Born in Beirut alongside two siblings to Daniyah bint Khairan and Levent Kartal.
  • December: Levent heads off on the trading routes.


  • July: Levent returns with a new son, Benjamin.