Liam del Morte


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☉ Liam del Morte

Profile

by Viktory System

Basic Info

Full nameLiam del Morte
Date of BirthNov 15 2016
SexMale
GenderMale (He/him)

Heritage

Familydel Morte
BirthplaceNewfoundland
SpeciesWolf hybrid
SubspeciesEastern Timberwolf & Mackenzie Valley wolf

NPCs

cNPCNone
yNPCsSphinx del Morte
mNPCs

 

Dragoon III, Merchant II, Brewmaster IIIA fellowship everlastingStay with me, my blood

About

Liam del Morte is a strangely hopeful man despite all the pain life has given him. A tireless optimist, he relies on looking on the bright side of things. If he doesn't, he quickly falls apart.

He is the second son of the late Wolfram and Tori del Morte, younger brother to Silas del Morte in the once non-Luperci branch of their family. He currently resides in New Caledonia as a High Lord of Dawn with the co-ranks of Dragoon, Merchant and Brewmaster. He lives with his son, Sphinx del Morte.

Once a non-Luperci, Liam evolved into an expert merchant, passionate Dragoon and avid partygoer. Though he has found much of what he was looking for in Nova Scotia, his brother and new family among them, this strange new land is more than he bargained for. Though the story continues to advance, it's a crooked rhyme left unfinished thus far.

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Pack History

New Caledonia

Duration: 28 November 2021 – Present
Residence: The King's Bastion, New Caledonia, Room 11
Ranks: High Lord of Dawn (2 July 2022 - Present)
  • Commoner (28 November 2021 - 1 January 2022)
  • Privileged (1 January 2022 - 1 February 2022)
  • Distinguished (1 February - 1 March 2022)
  • Aear (3 March 2022 - 2 April 2022)
  • Tavar (2 April 2022 - 1 May 2022)
  • Oeglir (1 May 2022 - 6 June 2022)
  • Escal (6 June 2022 - 2 July 2022)
Co-Ranks: Dragoon (III), Merchant (II), Brewmaster (III)

OOC Info

PlayerViktory Pack
CreatorSalena
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Overview

Plot Opportunity

  • As a Merchant, Liam is interested in most IC trading. If your character has some goods to move, he's your guy!
  • Need some combat training? He's a member of the Wraith's Teeth Guild and a Dragoon, so he's happy to help teach.
  • Life can be hard, so if your character needs to drink to forget, Liam is often found in the Brass Potato trying to do the same. He also trades a lot of alcohol, so he can supply as well.

OOC Assumptions

New Caledonia members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing Liam brewing alcohol, sparring and combat training, trading his goods, etc. Just performing any of his skills!
  • Talking to/walking with Sphinx del Morte in his arms.
  • Hearing pretty much anything news-wise in New Caledonia or neighboring areas. He's not a gossip, but he gets around and talks a lot.

Appearance

Basics

The del Morte family is most usually taller and more lean or muscular. Liam is no exception to this. He is quite tall from his family's genetics and is muscular as well. This is from transporting goods for trading, working sometimes as a longshoreman and also from archery. Archery has caused his arms to be especially muscled.

He prefers his Optime form over his Lupus form. In it, he has brown hair styled into a mohawk that he keeps cut shorter. He avoids growing it out, as he prefers his hair to be out of the way during trading and other activities, but long enough to have an alluring look to add to his charisma for selling. During the siege, it had grown out somewhat however. It has begun to curl at the ends. He may or may not stick with this new length.

He wraps each of his limbs in white bandages and had pierced his ears to hold gold earrings. However, half of his left ear was torn off by a mercenary during a war for New Caledonia, so he can only wear earrings in his right ear now.

He has two sets of scars, one set over his heart and one along his arms. These are both a result of the attack when he was a pup, having them last this long. Most recently, he has a horizontal scar laying across the bridge of his muzzle from the war.

His unique mixture of earthy colors helps him to pop out among any crowd. His fur is predominantly coffee brown, with the tip of his tail and his underbelly being grayer.

  • Speech: Persuasive, laidback, confident
  • Scent: New Caledonia (Salt, ocean, leather, pine, earth, natural dyes, horse.), alcohol.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Gesticulates with his hands often when he speaks. Absentmindedly adjusts his bandages.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Usually assumes a more confident and friendly disposition.
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Color Palette

Fur

Irish Coffee (#58423A)
Walnut (#6e401e)
Zorba (#a29387)
Yellow Metal (#7c5b3a)
Potter's Clay (#8d6132)

Eyes

Fawn (#6d5139)

Nose, Skin, Paw Pads

Marshland (#2c2c2b)


Lupus


38 in (96.5 cm)
Liam rarely chooses to use this form consciously. When he shifts into Lupus, it is most often because he is recalling the traumatic event that was losing his parents before he was infected and turned. Very rarely he can remain calm enough to shift into Lupus, but he usually sticks with Secui.

Secui


46 in (122 cm)
Secui is a form that Liam passes through when having his episodes of losing touch with reality and lapsing into hallucinations. Sometimes the shifting is slowed enough for him to remain in Secui for longer than would be considered natural. This is the only two legged form Liam can shift into without experiencing the intense discomfort that Lupus brings.

Optime


7 ft (84 in / 213 cm)
His most frequented form by a wide margin. He finds that Optime is the most suitable for a great majority of whatever he could be doing.

Personality

Overview

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Summary: Optimistic, determined, charismatic, brave, friendly, loyal, talkative, bleeding heart, impulsive, coarse, unstable

Life is a glass half full, if you ask Liam, and there are plenty of opportunities to work to overflow that cup. He is optimistic, and tends to be less swayed by pessimism and nihilism. While he does not always assume the best in others, and can be paranoid about unknown intentions, he is realistic about expectations, and has the will and determination to improve the outcome of most situations.

He is extremely charismatic, often using a silver tongue to haggle or persuade others. He does not keep to corners and is not softly spoken. He is quite brave and amiable, and is unafraid to put himself out there to meet others as an extrovert. He shares much empathy for those around him, and this often is most focused on those that are down on their luck... Or also grieving for someone missing from their life. He is focused when he trades, but is not cruel with his career, and is resolutely loyal to those he loves. He has quite the moral compass (for now), and rarely approves of underhanded actions and intentions that hurt others. His heart hurts too much when he sees others suffering, and greatly dislikes being the cause for that.

Liam is relaxed and laidback. He was energetic when he was a pup, but through the years he has been alive, he has mellowed out. He takes it easy when he can, avoids neglecting himself, and values his free time. Despite being an extrovert that is the life of the party, he likes to decompress eventually, and can be seen meditating among quieter spaces.

Strengths

Dabbler -> Journeyman -> Master

  • Trading and bartering: Master
    • Liam has been trained in the ways of trading by the Luperci branch of his family since he was taken in by them. He had a natural talent for it given the charisma he has innately. He can haggle and persuade for deals that most would not bother for or think about.
  • Archery and hunting: Journeyman
    • In order to procure things to sell, Liam has taken up the skill of archery. While he could just use his claws and teeth to hunt, Liam dislikes close combat and being in his Secui and Lupus forms, so he prefers long-range killing. By extension, he is quite good at cleaning, skinning and tanning and trades the resulting leather and furs. Finally, he has a more minor skill in crafting arrows and will trade them from his quiver for other goods.
  • Alcohol brewing: Master
    • Another skill he picked up to create trading goods, Liam has developed this skill quite well. He has a greater knack for it than archery even. He makes the most of beer and mead since this takes less time, but he favors brewing wine and spirits like moonshine and vodka.
  • Cooking: Dabbler
    • He has a taste for the finer things in life. He usually cooks the game he shoots with his bow and will sometimes take odd jobs as a chef. He will create jerky and salt meats for longer shelf lives during travel as well.
  • Heavy lifting: Journeyman
    • Being a trader means carrying your own stuff. He has grown quite physically fit from carrying everything, especially the liquid from brewing alcohol.
  • Fishing: Dabbler
    • This is a lesser skill compared to hunting for Liam, but he knows enough to hook a small amount of fish for trading and cooking. He definitely likes the taste of red meat more so he has prioritized shooting red meat. However, enough canines have traded for his fish that he has caught and he does not totally turn his nose up at the leftover, so he has maintained this skill.
  • Horseback riding & combat: Journeyman
    • Since obtaining his horse Lili, Liam has been hard at work training to become a better dragoon for his pack.
  • Multilingual: Master
    • As part of his upbringing to become a trader, Liam had to learn many languages to conduct business with more canines. The languages he is most fluent in are English, Spanish, French, and German. He is learning Toki Pona as a dabbler.

Weaknesses

  • Phobias: Liam has a fear of knives that goes down to his very bones. His memory is damaged and fuzzy around the time of his parents' deaths, but his body has not forgotten. He responds physically to the appearance of knives, including heart palpitations and sweating.
  • Psychosis: Like his fear of knives, this issue has been plaguing him since puphood. He will suffer from hallucinations that often involve visualizations of himself bleeding, tactile sensations of him growing cold and freezing up, seeing his loved ones killed while fighting for him and more. He rarely experiences significant delusions but this could change with any growing onset of this condition. However, episodes can sometimes cause him to shift absentmindedly into his Lupus or Secui forms as his mind recalls when he was not a Luperci.
  • Alcoholism: While he started brewing alcohol for the purpose of creating goods to trade, Liam has had to drink the leftovers that he has not managed to trade away pretty often in the past and present. As a result, it has become a habit that significantly affects him. He is functional enough while drunk, but his inebriation can cause him to be a little reckless with his impulses.
  • Close combat: Due to his past trauma, Liam dislikes close combat, which is part of why he prefers archery. When he is caught up in a close quarters fight, he can hold his own for a few moments against opponents that are not too much bigger than he is, but he does not always last due to his hesitation.
  • Mercy: Liam has a good heart. He will spare canines even when there is a high likelihood they could come after him again. He refuses to kill and reserves this for when the lives of his loved ones are concerned... In which case, he will not hold back due to his extreme loyalty. Otherwise, he will talk things out and will do his best not to resort to ending anyone's life. He has only done so once before out of extreme necessity.
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Traits

Sociability

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  • Emotional Disposition: Amiable and warm. He can make friends with most anyone.
  • Sociability: Ambivert. Mostly extroverted, but sometimes needs time to himself.
  • Alignment: Lawful good.

Biases

  • Packs: New Caledonia is Liam's favorite as a member of the pack. He is loyal to his pack and has fought to defend it, putting his tears and blood into keeping his pack-mates safe. He respects Del Cenere Gang and Casa di Cavalieri, but favors Salsola much more, as it is his brother's pack.
  • Species: Liam believes wolves are the best of all. His family are (mostly) wolves, and they taught him everything he knows. He does not hate any species.
  • Non-Luperci: Being a Luperci is much better than not being one. His Optime form is what he is in most of the time. He has complicated feelings about being Luperci, however, due to how it was forced on him through tragedy.
  • Gender: Liam has a subconscious bias that males are stronger than females, and that females are smarter than males.


Familial Relationships

Family

Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or they don't know that they are actually related.
* indicates character does not know this person by name.
Strikethrough indicates a dead character.

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  • Parents:
    • iam doesn't remember a whole lot about them given the short time they were able to spend together before their murder at the hands of Rabenuhr attackers. What he does remember is their gentle and caring nature, and their determination to defend him with their lives before being left to die alone.
  • Siblings:
    • Silas was the one thing that kept him going aside from his work in the trade business. He had a great desire to find the older sibling he had been told so much about when he was growing up with his family, only to have been kidnapped before he was even born. Now that he knows he's in Salsola, Liam's admiration for him has returned and he wishes to visit often as he can.
  • Children:
    • Sphinx is Liam's only child and the only other left after his failed marriage. He is somewhat protective of Sphinx and is careful to teach him kindness and love. He has been raising Sphinx with as little influence from gender possible, using they/them pronouns for Sphinx and will not deny them whatever way they wind up wanting to express themself.

Other Relations

Key

  • Willow Martel: Willow is quickly becoming closer to Liam. At current, they are just friends. So far Liam has taught him how to brew alcohol after catching Willow stealing some of it from Liam.
  • Woodsmoke: Woodsmoke is Liam's close friend and his child's milk mother in the absence of their birth parent. Liam trusts her and sees her as someone wise.
  • Jonk: Jonk is also a trusted friend of Liam's. They can often be seen hanging out together doing things like hunting. Liam really enjoys Jonk's company and has relied on him in the past for emotional matters.

Notable

  • Concepta Driscoll: A young girl that Liam and Kule took in for a time. She was the reason they sought out shelter in New Caledonia. After the war, she departed from the pack with the thought that she may return someday. She saw Kule and Liam as parental figures of sorts.
  • Kule del Morte: is Liam's ex-mate. They left recently to return to their childhood home, the Kulupu, after breaking up with him and giving birth to Sphinx del Morte.
  • Émeraude Brecours: It's complicated. Emeraude has hurt liam in the past, but they have decided to remain good friends.

Minor Relations

  • Enemies: Tears of Nin, Eyes of Omni, Ghosts of the North
  • Murders: Alanis Longriver
  • Significant Negative Acquaintances: Llewelyn Nest, Éna Lanthir

Past Relations:


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Home, Trade, & Inventory

Home

The Homey Room

A large residence that has a very high ceiling. Liam has put effort into decorating it into having a homey vibe. A bed covered in blankets and soft furs occupies the far left corner of the room, sectioned off by a pair of wooden partitions. There are shelves upon shelves of alcohol and brewmastery supplies behind a makeshift bar. There are a few barrels of alcohol and goods as trading fodder lining the wall next to the door. A coat rack and shoes sit on the other side of the door. A desk and soft chair sits against the right wall functioning as a study. A wooden bar that hangs clothing has been fixed above the desk. A large window decorated with rustic brown curtains illuminates the room behind it. A table with seating sits in the middle for entertaining guests. Various curios from many places dot the walls, ceiling and floors. This includes golden windchimes hung from the high ceiling, a rack of mounted horns on the wall and decorative paperweights.

Trade

What he's offering:

  • Alcohol
  • Arrows
  • Meats
  • Pelts
  • Fish
  • Services transporting things over long and short distances, (mostly goods, sometimes other Luperci, animals and letters)
  • Odds and ends
  • Make a request? He's a skilled merchant, so he can often find what's asked for

What he wants:

  • Blank books and writing supplies
  • Jewelry
  • Drugs (shrooms, opium, weed etc.)
  • Another high speech capable bird of any type (to replace his last one)


NPCs

Image

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Profile

  • Name: Lil Boy.
    • Meaning: He is a littol boy.
    • Pronunciation: (Lil boi)
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Palamino horse
  • D.O.B.: Est. 2016 or '17
  • Onboard?: Yes

Summary

  • Appearance: Lil' Boy is a golden coated horse with a light and fluffy mane.
  • Personality: He's very sweet and affectionate.
  • Skills: Pulling carts and etc., just a pack animal in general.

History

  • Obtained by Toraberā Tanaka by stealing him from merchant loners.
  • Traded to Liam for drugs, jewelry, etc.

Image

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Profile

  • Name: Lili
    • Meaning: Toki Pona for 'little'. Meant to be an ironic name given her large size.
    • Pronunciation: (Lee-lee)
  • Gender: Female
  • Species: Shire horse
  • D.O.B.: Unknown month and day in 2016
  • Onboard?: Yes

Summary

  • Appearance: Lili is a large, black horse with minimal white markings.
  • Personality: She is calm and coolheaded. She trusts Liam but rarely trusts others aside from that, however. She can grow aggressive and lash out if cornered by strangers she perceives to be threatening.
  • Skills: Riding horse, warhorse, endurance.

History

  • Liam received Lili in a trade with a coydog named Anwen between DCG and NC borders.

History

 

Hailing from Portland, Liam arrived in Nova Scotia on a trading trip in search of his long lost brother.

More details

Liam is the second son of the late Wolfram and Tori del Morte, younger brother to Silas del Morte. Shortly after he was born, a couple of strangers turned up their home, threatening his parents to act as if they were happy and content raising their new son. Complying with the strangers threats, this was a ploy used to convince Silas that he was forgotten about by his family. Once the charade was over, the strangers fought to murder the family.

Liam had been greatly injured, his parents fighting hard to protect him before meeting their end. Believing them all to be dead, the strangers left. The mixture of his own blood and blood from the strangers caused little Liam to catch the luperci virus. He was found later by other members of his family, his wounds treated, and surviving the attack.

Liam was raised by the rest of his family, growing used to his low-legged form as he became six months of age. When he became old enough to travel, he set out with members of the luperci branch of his family to Portland, observing and learning trading tactics from them. In his time at home, he had been told about his older brother, whom had been kidnapped before he was born. Believing his brother to be alive somewhere, he has spent his time living in Portland, assisting his extended family with trading while trying to gather information about Silas' whereabouts.

Once old enough, he was allowed to travel out farther with a couple family members to Nova Scotia. When he arrived in Freetown with them, he separated from them as he was swept up in the spirit of adventure in a strange new land.

He has met many new canines, one of which being Kule Pana. Kule was originally a non-Luperci when they first met, but after a certain encounter with them, Liam turned Kule on accident.

Along the way, they met Concepta Driscoll, an upper class girl from Dublin. She was abandoned by those that took her to Nova Scotia by ship and begged Kule and Liam for help, for she would not survive the coming winter alone. Taking pity on the girl, they took her to New Caledonia where the three of them joined the pack as official members. They were met with unexpected chaos and uncertainty within the pack and faced the closing of the borders in the face of an impending war.

Now Kule has discovered some mistakes Liam has made along the way, and has thusly left him and ended their marriage to return home to Kulupu. Liam is left to raise Sphinx with the help of Woodsmoke and Jonk.

On-board History Summary

2021

October 2021

  • Joins the game as a character

November 2021

  • Meets Kule, his ex
  • Meets Concepta Driscoll, takes her to the nearest pack with Kule
  • Joins New Caledonia, his current pack

December 2021

  • Obtains Lili, his horse
  • Interviews Delphine La Weir, a youth lured away from the pack by unknown strangers
  • Attends pack-meeting to discuss strange happenings
  • Travels to Del Cenere Gang, meets Peony Braithwaite, exchanges information about present situation


2021

January 2022

February 2022

  • Licks his wounds, helps clean up post war, and earns more co-ranks

March 2022

  • Joins the nobility as an Aear
  • Takes out a loan from Hoko
  • Leaves on a trip to Salsola to visit his brother, Silas
  • Is forced to stay for longer due to the flood & learns of NC's debt to SL from Aidan Blacksun
  • Contacts Tora upon his return to ask about the debt
  • Buries a man Baelfire killed to protect Valkyrie

April 2022

  • Becomes a Tavar
  • Emeraude begins manipulating Liam more

May 2022

  • Becomes an Oeglir
  • Grows closer to Inara before things turn awkward

June 2022

  • Becomes an Escal
  • Trading trip to La Estrella Roja!
  • Has a child with Kule
  • Kule leaves, leaving Sphinx to be raised by Liam
  • Liam grows closer to Willow and decides to amicably remain friends with Emeraude

July 2022

  • Becomes a High Lord of Dawn
  • Moves from Residence 2 in the Othas District to Room 11 in the King's Bastion