Nieve Ortega

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Forms
    3.   1.3  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Moineau, Ortega
    2.   3.2  Pack Relations
    3.   3.3  General Relations
  4.   4.  Skills
    1.   4.1  Abilities

By Nina

The result of an accidental, unwanted pregnancy, Nieve and her sister, Sloan Ortega were born in Sapient's Government Estate to Naenia Ortega and Nivosus Moineau. Because neither of her parents, especially Nivosus, really wanted to raise puppies, her mother's manservant, Sylvestre Acosta did much of the work himself. Nieve grew to share a close bond with him and began to call him Dad early on.

As Nieve grew up, she felt a bit like she was in her mother's shadow, due partly to her attitude and probably also because of the brindle pattern they share. Seeking to distance herself from this, Nieve tried a different style of fighting from her mother's well-known sword mastery. After a disastrous attempt at defending the pack that ended up with Sylvestre nearly dying, Nieve turned instead to creating jewelry rather than combat.

Nieve resides within Sapient, with no real desire to permanently leave her home. She has been branching out a bit as her skills in creating jewelry have grown, prompting her to want to trade her creations. She holds an apprentice level Blacksmith metier.







  • Date of Birth: 23rd April 2016
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Government Estate, Sapient
  • Mate: —
  • Pack: Sapient
  • Rank: Sodalis
  • Co-Ranks:
    • Blacksmith (Apprentice)
    • Jeweler (Apprentice) in progress
  • Area of Study: —
  • Pronunciation:
    • 'Nee-ay-vah'
    • 'oh r - t eh - g ah'
  • Nickname: —
  • Epithet: —
  • Etymology:
    • "Snowy" - Spanish
    • "Nettle" - Spanish

Art by Songbird


  • Common Raccoon
  • Curious troublemaker who likes to bring Nieve stolen objects that she then has to put back.



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

  • Characters may know Nieve's name as well as who her parents and sister are.
    • Nieve will often refer to Sylvestre Acosta as her father because he helped raise her.
  • Her skills in making jewelry, as well as her blacksmith apprenticeship with Leonardo are considered common knowledge.
  • Nieve is often around the Government Estate or Oxley.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics


  • Species: Nieve's borzoi heritage shows in the length and shape of her snout, as well as the rest of her body, although the features are not pronounced enough to make her appear to be a purebred borzoi. She takes her coloration from her father, Nivosus Moineau and her brindle pattern from her mother, Naenia Ortega.
  • Fur: Nieve's fur is thinner than a wolf, though it does keep her warm. It is soft, almost silky, and a little bit shaggy at the upper backs of her legs and around her neck.
    • Optime Hair: Nieve's hair is long with a wave to it. She often pulls it up in a ponytail, sometimes with a braid on the side that joins it at the hair tie.
  • Facial Features: Nieve's snout is long and thin with an elegance to it, though this is not as pronounced as a purebred borzoi. Her ears are typical of the borzoi breed as well.
  • Build and Size: Although not tiny by any means, Nieve is shorter than many of the canines she knows. She is thin and somewhat willowy with small curves, enough that she does not appear boyish. Her posture depends on the situation; in large group situations, she tends to be a little standoffish and could sometimes appear grouchy or cold, but when she is comfortable she is open and expressive.
  • Humanization: Due to her upbringing in Sapient, Nieve is highly humanized. She is always wearing clothes of some sort; most often a blue top and gray pants. Her jewelry changes based on what she has made recently.



Cararra (#e8e4de)
Bison Hide (#c9c0ae)
Coffee (#716450)
Yellow Metal (#83653c)
Bistre (#412e20)
Coffee Bean (#27170e)

Eyes & Skin

Moss Green (#a7d6b1)
Sepia Skin (#9c633c)

1.2  Forms


78 lbs (35 kg)35 in (89 cm)
Nieve rarely uses this form, as it is frowned upon in Sapient. Even while traveling, she prefers not to use it, seeing it as unnecessary since she is able to ride a horse, and her Lupus form does not offer much in the way of carrying supplies.


130 lbs (59 kg)48 in (122 cm)
As with her Lupus form, Nieve rarely takes this form. She is more likely to use it for hunting because of its quickness and because she does not know how to use a bow or other weapon that would be useful for Optime hunting. Otherwise she avoids it.


180 lbs (81.6 kg)5ft 9in (69 in) (175 cm)
This is the form Nieve spends the vast majority of her time in. Her hobbies and skills all require the use of hands. She considers it the best form, and silently judges those who use their other forms too often.

1.3  Other


  • Scars: Nieve has a few scars from minor injuries while growing up, though they are nothing unusual and are hidden by her fur.
  • Hairstyle: Usually Nieve pulls her hair back into a ponytail to keep it out of the way. This is always the case when she is working at the forge. Sometimes she has a french braid in her hair as well, similar to this. Less commonly, she will braid her hair over her shoulder, like this.


you can stick more description about their humanization and how they practice it here. or don't! by the way, you might want to adjust the cell widths here: 33/33/33 gives you even columns etc. do the math out of 100% of course :D

Jewelry and Accessories

Kharma necklace Vesper necklace
  • something


  • something
  • something
  • and another something


  • Scent: Sapient, Moineau, Ortega, Nivosus, Naenia.
  • Speech: how does your dude talk, son?
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: oh man what a weirdo
  • General Posture and Body Language: do you have an imposing bro? or a meek and mild mouse?


2.  Personality

Nieve is a bit of a brat, and she inherited her mother's temper and willingness to speak her mind, although she also gets annoyed when others call her a carbon copy of Naenia. The attitude has its uses, though because she tends to hold others at arm's length, especially males that aren't her relatives because she doesn't want any sort of romantic relationship. She has not had any good examples of one, with her main example being her mother and father, who fight all the time.

She cares about what others think about her and will sometimes give in to peer pressure to seem 'cool,' especially when it comes to drinking.

2.1  Ideals



  • Outlook: Something
  • Expression: Something
  • Alignment: True Neutral
    • Concerned with her own well-being and that of the group or organization which aids her.
    • Will follow the law unless breaking it is in her best interest and she's reasonably sure that she will not be caught.
    • Diplomatic, judgmental, aloof, distant


  • Romantic Relationships: because of the examples she has seen, Nieve is afraid of realizing that she has feelings for someone. She does not want to end up in a relationship where much of the interaction is arguments and fighting. It was not until she started interacting with more Krokaran that she even realized that mateships could come without that sort of behavior.


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  • Practical atheism
    • From her mother, Nieve has learned about the religion practiced in Onuba, however she was taught it more as 'this is how they think' rather than 'this is how we will live' and as such, does not see it as her own religion.
    • Nieve is generally disinterested in religion, both the idea of practicing it herself, and learning about what others believe.


  • Non-Luperci
    • Following her pack's views on those who use their feral forms, or those who are not Luperci, Nieve will judge those who fit into one of these groups. Depending on the situation, the judgement may be silent, or she may voice her opinions. This is generally determined by who is with her, who the feral canine is, and how likely they are to successfully retaliate.
  • Krokar Members
    • Since the packs are strong allies, Nieve likes Krokar members. She is likely to assume one is being honest if she is trading, and generally feels that they would help her if she needed something.


  • Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual.
  • Nieve has had no experience with relationships or sex. Her examples have not been good ones: her mother and father fighting all the time, for instance. Although she has more recently been exposed to healthier relationships in other packs, she still does not currently want a relationship for herself. She is afraid that she will end up like Naenia and Nivosus.


  • Likes: Stuff
  • Dislikes: Stuff


  • Alcohol: Nieve will drink in social situations, mostly so that others don't think that she's a prude or something. She already has a bit of a reputation for being standoffish, and she is afraid of making that worse. She wants others to see her as 'cool' and drinking is one think she thinks could help with that.
  • Other Substances: while Nieve has not tried anything else, she would likely do so if it was offered to her. She would not seek out other drugs, though.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family: Moineau, Ortega

Key Family Relationships

  • Naenia Ortega: Despite all the signs telling her it will never happen, Nieve wants Naenia to be proud of her, even though she is not learning to fight with a sword or even to make weaponry. They generally get along okay, with their relationship improving as Nieve continues to get older. She sometimes thinks that her mother just isn't a 'puppy person' and she finds this understandable because sometimes puppies can be difficult to handle. Still, she resents feeling unwanted
  • Nivosus Moineau:
  • Sylvestre Acosta:
  • Sloan Ortega:

Family Tree

Minor Family Relationships

3.2  Pack Relations

Key Pack Relationships

Minor Pack Relationships

3.3  General Relations


Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

Minor Relations

  • Sex:
  • Fights:
  • Acquaintances:

Former Relations

4.  Skills

4.1  Abilities


  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Skill (Master): describe skill
  • Skill (Master): describe skill
  • and over here go some weaknesses~

Skill 2

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  • Skill (Master): describe skill
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  • and over here go some weaknesses~


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