Maethriel Cirith

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  1.   1.  Characteristics
    1.   1.1  Appearance
    2.   1.2  Personality
    3.   1.3  Skills
  2.   2.  Relationships

Maethriel Cirith is a strong-boned woman born to clan Aegas. She has one sister, Mirwen, and has been a part of Caledonia since she was a pup. Like her sister, she was initially born with something of a good voice and this attracted the attention of several others around her. When she was about a year old, she fell in with a bad crowd, some of whom found her voice to be something of a nuisance, especially since she sang on a regular basis. One night, she ran away from home with one of the boys from that bad group, only to find out that her naivety had been paid in the form of a knife and a rather bloody, brutal display of violence. Her father found her, took her to a local healer who was able to patch her up, though it left her with a hoarse voice after and the loss of her ability to sing. Naive tendencies gone for the most part due to PTSD and a newly found distrust for boys, she healed up rather well despite with a desire to make sure no one else ended up like her, her scar a reminder.

For several years between then and then war that ended with Old Caledonia's dissolution, she and her sister were near inseparable. Her sister was something like her inner conscience, ensuring that she didn't go too far. After the attack, she had seemingly lost her ability to be polite and uphold customs. She was not known for her decorum and instead, loudly voiced her opinion in most situations and cases, upholding family honor and her experiences while Mirwen was the more behaved and proper of the two. Both made use of their talents, a blacksmith team that helped to both mend and make weapons for their packmates.

When war finally brought about the surrender of their home, they left with one another and traveled for some time afterwards, exploring the world together. They eventually came upon a blacksmith who had far more experience than either of them. Her sister paid for training with her voice, singing while they worked, while Maethriel chose to use her own talents. Strong, she handled tasks the blacksmith couldn't.

In a few months time, the two left with a renewed knowledge in their trade along with a few new tricks and with a few small examples of their work and some tools and began making the trip back to New Caledonia.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

Pack Information

NPCs

OOC Information

  • Date of Birth: 20 March 2015
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Mate: —
  • Family: Cirith
  • Birthplace: Old Caledonia
  • Species: Australian Shepherd, Rottweiler, Wolf
    • 40% Rottweiler 1
    • 30% Australian Shepherd 2
    • 30% Wolf 3
  • Pack: New Caledonia
  • Residence: House 12
  • Rank: Privileged
  • Co-rank(s):
    • Ironpaw I

Assumptions and References

Plot Opportunities

New Caledonia members may assume and reference:

  • General interactions - can be referenced without permission being given.
    • Seeing Maethriel and Mirwen together throughout parts of New Caledonia.
    • Bringing small metal wares to Maethriel to repair.
  • Specific Conversations - must be brought to the player's attention so they can be referenced if need be.
  • Maethriel is good about making connections and keeping them going. Once apart of New Caledonia proper, she will be searching for new connections and reconnecting with old. Please feel free to pm to initiate the possibility of an old business relationship.
  • She wants to teach the new age to do what she does and she will go out of her way to help those who show interest, albeit the fact that she is not as patient as she thinks.
  • Maethriel speaks her mind, sometimes getting herself in trouble when her sister is not around to cover her. This could get her in trouble with your character, leading to a fight, argument, or the loss of a connection the two might have already established. Usually this is done in good light so she will be the one to apologize first if things lead that way.
  • Maethriel is a practitioner of her faith in the Iron God, Dúr. She will be searching for the highest place in New Caledonia and exploring the possibility of bringing more to the faith and offering gifts.

1.  Characteristics

1.1  Appearance

Overview

  • Species: Maethriel primarily takes after her rottweiler ancestry. She is mostly block headed with a longer snout and floppy ears. Her snout is somewhat tapered due to her Australian Shepherd heritage and the wolf part of her shows in both her size and coat texture. Her tail curls up but not in a loop and is fluffy due to her Aussie blood.
    • Optime Hair: Maethriel's hair is usually kept up in a bun or down and tied into braids. Primarily Rangoon Green (#171612), it has some streaks of Cioccolato (#612C0B) throughout. It is kept long, though usually is held up by bands of spare metal or leather ties.
  • Facial Features: Stern and strong-bodied with a tapered muzzle, floppy ears and a rather rottweiler exterior.
  • Build and Size: Her size is mostly a mixture of her rottweiler and wolf heritage. She is rather large and muscular, not only due to her canine species but also to the fact that she is a blacksmith and hammers away at metal most of the day, often lifting heavy things, squatting, and moving things from one place to another.
    • Lupus: 27 in (50.8 cm) — 80 lbs (36.3 kg)
    • Secui: 38 in (96.5 cm) — 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
    • Optime: 5 ft 8 in (175.2 cm) — 205 lbs (93 kg)
  • Humanization: Maethriel is moderately humanized, wearing what is necessary for doing her work and also what is comfortable. She could just as soon go without clothing, though everything she wears is simple and casual.

Palette

 Hawaiian Tan (#9D4B15)
 Korma (#82350C)
 Cod Gray (#1D1D1D)

Color Distribution

  • Fur: Primarily Cod Gray
  • Markings:
    • Korma, or rust, one mahogany dot above each eye on the inner brow ridge, on the cheeks, one strip on each side of the snout; cheek markings do not cross over the bridge of the nose. The markings on the face should move down onto her throat. On the chest, she has two downward-facing triangular marks. On each front leg, the marks stretch from the forearm to the toes. On the hind legs, the markings begin on the inside and move outward onto the stifle, then out onto the hock stretching to the toes as well. There is a patch of Korma, or rust, underneath the tail that resembles a triangle as well.
    • She has a scar of Abbey (4E5254) and Schooner (968883) at her throat/neck.
  • Optime Hair: Cod Gray with streaks of Korma
  • Eyes: Hawaiian Tan
  • Nose and Pawpads: Black

1.2  Personality

Summarized: Clever, Grumpy, Hardworking, Committed, Wary

Maethriel is not what you would typically call a friendly, humorous individual. For the most part, when looking at her, you wouldn't expect there to be any friendliness to her, based on her tight-lipped appearance and her rather stout build. Strong not only in appearance but also mentally, Maethriel is a woman who knows herself through and through and speaks up in regards to things she does not agree to. She is not violent but is disposed to calling things out as she sees it. She cares deeply for others, often going above and beyond what she should to make sure that they are cared for to a higher degree.

She is clever and learns rather quickly, despite believing the opposite. She respects those above her and will go out of her way to make them happy but also believes in her own happiness and doesn't do things that will skew the way she sees herself or those she cares for. She is something of a risk taker and is still just as naive as she was when she was younger, though she believes differently and that time has tempered that side to her. Wary of men, comforted by the presence of women, she tends to keep more friendships with women than men but has started to change in some regards to that as well, as long as they are friendly.

She has grown lonely through the years and has only just recently realized that she would enjoy the company of another, that she wants to have a larger family, and as such, has begun to show a motherly side to her that extends to the children of others rather than children of her own since she cannot see herself ever getting involved romantically with a man. She is hardworking, often going above and beyond what she needs to, and devotes most of her time to learning new techniques and furthering her current skills. She can be wary when first meeting others, especially men.

  • Motivations: Maethriel's primary motivation is ensuring that New Caledonia is made safe for the future generation. Her second is ensuring that the next generation has the skills they need in order to survive a world that is built to tear them down and rebuild them up in a worse, far harsher, version of themselves. She is made ambitious by her desire to help others and defend the weak or things she does not agree with.
  • Fears: She fears being taken advantage of by another man and being written off by her family and others.
  • Likes: Metal, The sight of the Ocean, Rain, fire, Hammer strikes, Practice fighting, Gambling, and Women.
  • Dislikes: Most Men, Flirting, Small talk, Ice, Beavers

Biases

  • Packs: She has respect for most pack values, even those that aren't her own, but tends to be more cautious of those who are not friendly.
  • Species: She has no particular ire toward any canine species but if asked about non-canine, most wildcats and beavers.
  • Non-Luperci: She doesn't understand a life without use of actual hands but probably wouldn't look at them with any less curiosity than she would any new individual she came across.
  • Sex: Females are much more useful in her experience and she is also wary of males because of a past trauma. While friendly with those who prove their worth and natures, she still can't get too close to them.
  • Color: Maethriel doesn't care about coloration.
  • Sexuality: Same sex relationships are cool but she has no precedent for them. Everyone around her has been heterosexual as much as she can remember. She doesn't hold anything against any sort of sexuality so long as there is no giant age difference. Leave pups alone.
  • Age: Gets along well with canines of all ages. Adores pups, respects those of her own age, and reveres elders for their wisdom and experience.

Sexuality

Predominantly bisexual with leans toward homosexuality. Maethriel has faced trauma in her life that has left her distrustful of males for the most part. She has solidified her interest in women. She is not a virgin (At least when it comes to women) and it has been shown that she is not against paying or bartering for intimate contact so long as both parties are willing. There is always a chance that a male may come along but she has given up hope that she'll be able to trust someone long enough for them to get that far without some sort of chemical agent. She may, one day, do so only out of a base desire for reproduction before her clock stops ticking.

Spirituality

Maethriel believes in the Caledonian pantheon with a primary focus on the New Caledonian God, Dúr. She is devout and follows most, if not all of his principles.

Substances

Maethriel does not believe in using mind altering substances, whether alcoholic or any other sort.

1.3  Skills

Note: Listed skills are those that the character has some significant talent or interest in to be noteworthy. Skills that have been mastered (and are best expressed as such) are marked.

Main Focus: Blacksmithing
  • Weapon Crafting and Repairs (Master):
Practiced several years within Old Caledonia, Maethriel along with her sister, Mirwen, learned from other members of the Aegas who taught them the basics to many forms of blacksmithing and how to use the tools of the trade. They have spent many years practicing and cultivating their skill and have obtained rank of master blacksmith based on experience and skill. They can repair weapons, make them, and have tested them to the full extent of their ability. They also took a long tourney where they worked under a master blacksmith to hone their skills in other forms of blacksmithing
  • Jewelry Making (Journeyman):
Practiced almost as long as she has been making weapons, Maethriel is talented enough that her wares sell rather quickly and with a passion. She is able to make bangles, arm bands, earrings, rings, and even other type of jewelry that is not mentioned thus far. She has, on occasion, worn such jewelry to show it off. This skill is more time consuming because most of the metal is rather small. As such, she has not had as much time to practice as she has in weapon creation and repairs.
  • Building Reinforcement (Journeyman):
Maethriel and her sister have helped on a regular basis in reinforcing old buildings with metal structures, nails, and spikes. As such, she has more than a base knowledge on which supports work the best and how to correctly achieve her goal when it comes to reinforcing old or new buildings as they are built. This practice does not earn her very much in regards to income or trade as it is mostly used within a pack setting.
Auxiliary Skills and Hobbies
  • Hunting and Trapping (Apprentice):
She has noticed that hunting and trapping are not necessarily her greatest skills and has taken it upon herself to get better at both. She will be learning how to make traps in the future and has been working with New Caledonia's The Dark Strider on bettering her skills at hunting in secui form. She is semi-talented on the level playing field as a secui hunter but not so much in optime form since she doesn't carry any ranged weapons on a regular basis. This may change in the future, depending on how her needs change.
  • Socialite (Dabbler):
Maethriel has always known how to talk to others but often finds herself a wallflower in intensive social functions as proven during her first participation in the Call to Court shown in New Caledonia. She maintains and builds each of her relationships and clientele with a devotion that rivals one building friendships and goes out of her way to make sure that everyone is happy and taken care of. She is good at following certain social cues but not others and this can get her in trouble but also makes her willing to speak up when others do not which earns her a modicum of respect.

2.  Relationships

Family
  • Parents: Maethriel's relationship with her parents was strained. Having gone through an ordeal that left her scarred to the point of fearing for her death, her mother was too scared to talk to Maethriel after the girl went through her accident but was a good mother otherwise until she passed away of an unseen illness. Her father, on the other hand, committed a grievous sin by murdering the boy who cut Maethriel's throat even though he was still a member of Caledonia. Without having gotten the permission to do so and because he took it into his own hands to be a judge and executioner, her father was exiled and she has not seen him in years and does not know whether he is still alive.
  • Mirwen Cirith: Mirwen is Maethriel's conscience and the reason that Maethriel has not overstepped her boundaries within New Caledonia or while both were traveling. The two were inseparable when they were younger and now spend most of their time together out of necessity than desire to be around one another but but are able to stand and be around one another so much because they have a mutual understanding. Despite this, they do need time apart and they take it upon themselves to seek such time out whenever they get a chance.
Other Relations

Key

  • Dorian Savoy is one of Maethriel's only friends within pack territory and she has grown accustomed to being near him. She thinks of him as a possible 'son', though she will not say so since he does not know she thinks of him that way and she will probably never tell him that. She trusts him, even though he seems naive to the world and a little peculiar and withdrawn. She encourages his attempt to polish his skillset and makes the effort to support him by being a model for his hairstyling. She is known to briskly chastise him when he talks too low or acts cowardly.

Notable

  • Calan Brecours saved her during a particularly bad situation with a herd of beavers who attacked Maethriel after she accidentally tripped and dislodged the beavers' dam. His quick thinking gave her time to dispatch the beavers attacking her and she found some appreciation in him for his rescue of her.
  • Toraberā Tanaka was one of the first members of New Caledonia to commission her and admonish Maethriel for not treating him with the respect he thought he deserved as a higher ranked member of the court. She respects him to some degree.
  • Hibiki is a fellow Ironpaw and higher ranked member of Caledonia who offered his support of her reaching her status within New Caledonia. She recognizes that he has a lot of skill and she also wants to help teach him some of the things she knows.
  • Smokecloud Ulrich? is a fellow Caledonian who wanted to learn more about blacksmithing. Maethriel was pleased to help out teach them some of the basics.

Minor Relations

Past Relations

  • Characters WAS something significant (positive OR negavitve), but they are now dead/left the pack or board/are otherwise no longer in contact with character.
  • Characters WAS something significant (positive OR negavitve), but they are now dead/left the pack or board/are otherwise no longer in contact with character.