Notch

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family:
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
    2.   4.2  Inventory
    3.   4.3  Residence
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Overview
    2.   5.2  Threads
  6.   6.  Catacombs & Pack Prompts

Notch was born to a large coyote clan whose ailing leadership quickly lost control. With all the fighting happening, Notch left as soon as he could and struck out learning to trade. He eventually met Auger de la Croix and the pair teamed up, sometimes joining other traveling groups for safety. Despite his fancy appearance with his hair done just so, Notch is no stranger to hard work. He pitches in whenever is needed, regardless of how dirty he may end up as a result. He is generally chatty and friendly, with a mischievous streak.


Notch currently lives in Del Cenere Gang with Auger de la Croix. He is ranked Las Brasas.

by Dark

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

  • Loom (Fjord horse/pony cross)

Etc.

Plot Opportunity!

  • None at the moment, sorry!
  • Feel free to suggest something!

OOC Assumptions

  • Del Cenere Gang members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:
    • Noticing him caring for and fussing over his unnecessarily fancy fjord horse
    • Seeing him with Auger de la Croix

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Palette

Cape Cod (#404141)

Yellow Metal (#806741)

Nevada (#6e6f71)

Domino (#8b7a5f)

Olive Haze (#8c8271)

Bison Hide (#c7bcac)

Swirl (#cdc7bf)

Eyes

Bull Shot (#7e451e)

Nose & Paw Pads

Black (#000000)

Essentials

  • Species: Notch is mostly coyote and this is apparent in his color and shape.
  • Fur: Notch's fur is thick and warm, and a mix of greys and tans.
    • Optime Hair: Notch likes to style his hair in a pompadour as best he can, sometimes using pine sap.
  • Facial Features: For the most part, Notch looks almost like a pure coyote with a pointy snout and large ears. Upon further inspection, his dog heritage becomes apparent; his muzzle is not quite as narrow as a pure coyote's would be, but still pointier than many dog breeds. He has brown eyes.
  • Build and Size: Notch is small and slender, though not to the point of being skinny. He has lean, compact muscle from hard work.
    • Lupus: 25lbs (11kg) & 24in (61cm)
    • Secui: 116lbs (52.6kg) & 37in (94cm)
    • Optime: 140lbs (63.5kg) & 5'6" (66in/167.7kg)
  • Humanization: While good condition clothes are difficult to come by, Notch wears whatever he can. He likes to feel fancy.

2.  Personality

Notch is outgoing and tactile with a flair for the dramatic. He likes pretty things that many would consider impractical. Despite his somewhat delicate appearance, Notch is willing to jump in and do any work that needs to get done.

The initial impression that someone might get from him is that he is happy and gregarious. On the inside, he is more tempered, often playing up the friendliness to help grease the wheels in trade and relationships with other pack members. While he is not necessarily false or fake, he is often a 'kill them with kindness' sort. Just because he is nice to someone doesn't mean he likes them; Notch simply thinks that being rude doesn't really help anyone.

Notch does have a temper, although it takes a while to trigger it. He is completely okay with Auger fighting his fights for him, partly because Auger is good at it.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Hardworking, protective

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Extroverted, dominant
  • Expression: Dominant
  • Alignment: Alignment?

Motivations

  • Something: something something
  • Something: something something

Fears

  • Getting into a fight that Auger can't win: trouble seems to follow Notch. His relatively small stature can make him appear vulnerable. Sometimes he just doesn't know when to shut his mouth. Either way, Auger has gotten him out of a fair number of situations, and Notch worries that someday he might not be able to.
  • Something: something something

Spirituality

Notch has no opinion on religion as long as followers don't use it as an excuse to bring harm to others.

Biases

  • Packs: Since Notch has not met any of the packs yet, he has no biases.
  • Species: none.
  • Non-Luperci: none.
  • Gender: none.
  • Color: none.
  • Sexuality: none.
  • Age: Notch adores puppies and the elderly, and thinks they should be coddled.

Sexuality

Notch is a solid 6 on the Kinsey scale, and he especially likes traditionally masculine lovers who are larger than he is. Flex and he'll swoon.

Interests

  • Likes: frivolity
  • Dislikes: drab colors

Substances

Notch will try anything once, although he has not really enjoyed any of the highs he has gotten from drugs. He enjoys drinking alcohol, sometimes to excess.

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family:

  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Cousins:
  • Extended:

3.2  Relations

Positive Relations

  • Auger de la Croix: Auger is has been Notch's companion for several years and they have done a lot of traveling together. They barely have to talk to communicate as they are very in tune with each other's body language. (This doesn't stop Notch from talking).

Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

Minor Relations

  • Sex:
  • Friendly:
  • Enemies: None.
  • Murders: None.

Combat Log

  • Win: None.
  • Draw: None.
  • Loss: None.

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Horse Husbandry

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

Tailoring

  • Education and Learning: how'd your character learn this?
  • Patchwork (Journeyman): describe skill
  • Alterations (Dabbler): describe skill
  • and over here go some weaknesses~

4.2  Inventory

Trade

blah blah blah

  • Offering: what kind of stuff does your character trade?
  • Accepting: what do they want?

4.3  Residence

5.  History

5.1  Overview

Pre-Souls

The family that Notch was born into were nomads who sometimes joined up with trade caravans and other times it was just his immediate family traveling. Sometimes they would stay in certain places for a few months before moving on, and other times they would decamp every day. Notch liked seeing all sorts of new places and meeting new canines. Well, the nice ones anyway. Once he could shift, he did whatever he could to trade for fancy things. They weren't practical, but he liked having jewelry and clothes. The clothes were sometimes difficult to come by, and he did his best to take care of what he did have.

At one point, some of his siblings decided they wanted to stay in a pack that they visited while they were out west somewhere. The group was much smaller and harder to defend this way, so they had to whittle down their supplies a bit. They joined up with another coyote family who traveled for trade. One of them had a horse that made Notch stop in his tracks. The pony's fur was cream colored, but his mane. His mane was two tone, a black stripe down the middle, and cut in a fancy way that showed it off. The pony was with a female coyote who seemed kind of sad, and Notch got to know her a bit. Apparently her great(-great-great-great)-aunt had died recently.

Eventually, the coyote suggested that Notch trade for the horse, Loom, since they seemed to have gotten attached to each other during the travels. Loom was a reminder of her great-aunt, and although she loved him, she had decided that it was time to let him go. They agreed on a trade and Loom became Notch's horse.

Notch soon split off from the rest of his family, wanting to check out an area that some of the others in the group were going to. They planned to meet up again later. A few days later, Notch got separated from the rest of the group during some bad weather. He eventually came across a small trading post where he could rest, but unfortunately, he had a fair amount of goods packed onto Loom's back. He didn't want to just dump the stuff, but he also knew that it made him a good target if someone was looking to steal from him.

Sure enough, a few canines did. He did his best to fight them off, but he was much smaller than them, and his scratching and biting at them got him nowhere. Then, he was saved by a very attractive (and very angry) dog mix. Like any self-respecting damsel in distress would, Notch promptly fainted. When he came to, he was disoriented and in pain, and the first thing he saw was someone stuffing his items into bags. It took a moment for his brain to catch up and in those couple of seconds, and he initially thought that his savior was trying to steal from him now. Wouldn't that be just his luck?

As it turned out, the male had decided that he was going to help Notch, who clearly couldn't take care of himself. It was high-handed, but Notch found that he didn't want to say no. He definitely didn't want to get attacked again. Notch joined up with the group that the male, Auger, was traveling with. They eventually met with Notch's family again, and then Notch continued traveling with Auger.

Loner

Loner (Drygrass Posse)

DurationApril 2019 - June 2019
RankThe Dandy

As nice as traveling was, Notch and Auger decided that they wanted to settle down, at least for a while. Having heard of some packs to the northwest of where they were, they decided to go there and see what they could find out. Things ended up not going so well, and they were bogged down in a swamp that they had no business trying to traverse. Another canine came along and helped them out, so they decided that they could stick with him and his group, which then called themselves the Drygrass Posse. It was an interesting couple of months, but Notch found himself growing attached to the group. Thankfully, Auger agreed.

5.2  Threads

2019

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April

  1. (NPC) At Least it's not Lightning Sand (Early Apr)
    While passing through Canaan Bog, Auger de la Croix gets stuck in the mud. Santiago Tejada helps Notch get him out.
  2. (NPC) Rye Whiskey (Mid Apr)
    Notch and Auger( de la Croix bond with other Drygrass Posse members around a campfire.
  3. (NPC) Her Room is Painted Heron Blue (Late Apr)
    Working with Nazario del Bosque of The Cartel and Jackdaw Huxley of the Drygrass Posse, Notch and Auger dig a hole for a bonfire for an inter-Band event. (Through the Valley event)

May

  1. [M] (NPC) And Storms Will Surely Come (May 5)
    Auger and Ceridwen Armistice are attacked while trying to make camp during a heavy storm. Notch and Rafael Armistice return and jump in to help. (Through the Valley event)
  2. [M] (NPC) Strange Hands Halted me, the Looming Shadows Danced (Mid May)
    The body of Calhoun Escuella shows up at the campsite tied to his horse. It's determined to be a warning from their wolf attackers. (Through the Valley event)

June

  1. (NPC) Sooner or Later God Will cut you Down (Early June)
    Drygrass Posse and Cartel members are rallied by Nazario del Bosque and Santiago Tejada to put an end to the conflict with the wolves. (Through the Valley event)
  2. [M] (NPC) I'll dig my Heels Into the Ground (Early June)
    Nazario del Bosque returns to the campsite with a wolf's body. The decision is made to turn it into an effigy, which makes Notch and Auger uneasy, but they don't object. (Through the Valley event)
  3. (NPC) Shake the Excess (June 14)
    Notch, Auger and Dahlia de le Poer clear brush from a trail.
  4. (NPC) I Wanna be a Warhol (June 20)
    While out traveling, Notch and Auger come across Helena Troy Lykoi going by her pseudonym, Diana. They trade with her to acquire some animals for the pack.
  5. (NPC) The fire of a Thousand Suns (June 24)
    Notch is busted after braiding the mane of Evelyn Escuella's horse. Auger avoids the ensuing argument while taking care of his horse.

2020

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June

  1. I'm Going to Where the Sun Burns (Mid Jul)
    Notch attends a feast with the rest of the pack.

July

  1. Hoof Hearted (Mid Jul)
    Notch takes time to groom and braid Peony's horse's hair while she grooms Loom.

August

  1. Now it's Party Time (Late Aug)
    Notch and Auger attend a party at Azade Feriqi's dwelling amidst the tension in the pack due to the Born Unto Trouble happenings.

September

  1. You Could be a Work of Art (Early Sept)
    Auger and Notch visit Azade Feriqi and Fernando. Notch grooms Fernando's hair while Azade shows him a saddle she's been working on.
  2. Snake Oil Tanker (Early Sept)
    Notch gets a cut on his foot and he learns how to treat it when he goes to Sugabear Perrin du Lac for help.
  3. [M] Didn't Have a Life but Surely Saved one (Sep 30)
    Notch and Sugabear treat some of the injured pack members, uncluding Peony Braithwaite who seems to be having trouble with her pregnancy. ''Born Unto Trouble event

October

  1. Movin' on out (Mid Oct)
    Notch comes across Waynescott Wyatt and helps him pack up his belongings to move to John's.

Month

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