Octavia Ardoix

Octavia Ardoix


art by despi

Basic Info

NameOctavia Ardoix
Date of Birth19 Nov 2021


Subspecies50% Texas Plains coyote, 25% Plains coyote, 12.5% Mearns coyote, 12.5% Northeastern coyote




Octavia Ardoix was born alongside brother Olivier to the sitting Proprietor of Palisade, Sofia Ardoix. Since her arrival to Del Cenere Gang, she has taken it upon herself to climb in the ranks and prove her worth to the pack with her skills as a medic and provider of counsel.

OOC Prizes/Awards/Nominations

Pack History

Del Cenere Gang

Duration: 18 June 2022 – Present
Residence: Residence, Packs
Ranks: Los Linternas (01 September 2023 - Present)
  • Las Antorchas (01/08/2023 - 31/08/2023)
  • Las Piras (09/07/2023 - 31/07/2023)
  • Los Incendios (02/01/2023 - 08/07/2023)
  • Las Brasas (01/01/2023 - 30/01/2023)
  • Encender (18/06/2022 - 31/12/2022)
Jobs: Médica II

Sepulturera I


Rank out of Las Brasas
Rank out of El Probado
Rank out of El Elegido
Serve in the Enkindled Rank for Five Months
Serve in the Ashen Ring for Five Months
Play an Ashen for 12 Consecutive Months
Take a Mate
Raise a Child
Recruit a Friend
Thread with a member from every active Pack
Thread with a member from every active Loner Band
Create 5 AW threads in Del Cenere
Conduct a Pack Project
Coordinate a Pack Event
Adopt an Ashen
Earn Spotlight Soul
Contribute to DCG's Wiki
Exemplary Membership
Participated in Through The Valley
Participated in Born Unto Trouble
Participated in the 2021 Lancaster Stockshow

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OOC Info

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OOC Assumptions

Del Cenere Gang members can assume...

  • (As of October 2023) Seeing her in/around Casa Inadaptada
  • Seeing her in the Goldbrush Apothecary
  • Tending to the gardens
  • Looking generally very tense and uncomfortable

Plot Opportunity

  • Octavia's creepy cat skulks around eavesdropping on people to tell her all about it. Did he hear some private business of yours?
  • Do you need healing, therapy, or a funeral? Tia's a one-stop shop!



  • Speech: Tia has a disproportionately deep and gravelly voice for a girl, always sounding very rough and husky like she's just spoken for the first time in a very long time. She has a long, drawling accent reminiscent of a lilting Cajun meeting the more general American south. She is very deliberate with the way that she speaks and thinks through what she wants to say long before opening her mouth. She very rarely speaks rashly.
  • Scent: Del Cenere Gang, salt, herbs, ash, palo santo.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.:
  • General Posture and Body Language: Tia does everything with very proper posture and is often very self-contained, keeping her limbs close to herself and eyes downcast. That's not to say that she's overly submissive -- she knows her place whether it is above or below someone -- but she generally has very closed-off and aloof body language. She doesn't telegraph her intentions, and her body language is extremely uncommunicative.


art by despi

Color Palette


Log Cabin (#171914)
Heavy Metal (#373D32)
Bandicoot (#82846F)
Hillary (#ACA38C)
Ash (#C4BFB2)


Driftwood (#A68645)

Nose, Skin, Paw Pads

Cod Gray (#11100F)

Optime Hair

Log Cabin (#171914)

Physical Appearance


Octavia is coyote, through and through, with a sleek coat befitting more so her warmer-climate counterparts. Octavia's plush, dense coat is a creamy gray agouti with markings reminiscent to her father's, with a base of Hillary across her entire body. It darkens first into Bandicoot along her arms and legs, and then into Heavy Metal along her shoulders, hips, at the base of her tail, and a hood over her head. Right in between her ears, in between her shoulder blade, and the very base of her tail are accents of Log Cabin. In the center of her back, her stomach, and her chest up her neck her fur lightens into Ash. Her eyes, which are Driftwood, are outlined in that shade as well. Her hair, which is thick and has a full, loose bodywave, is the same Log Cabin shade as the darkest parts of her spine. Her nose and paw pads are both Cod Gray.

She has sharply tapered features and almond-shaped eyes that lend her face to naturally rest in a coy, fox-like expression. The natural playfulness of her expression is contrasted by her very proper, upright posture and well-contained demeanor. Her movements are purposeful and she puts as much care into the way she moves as she does the way she speaks, generally keeping very still. She does not fidget. While she is still somewhat young, and hasn't yet fully grown into adulthood, she has the beginnings of a leggy hourglass figure. She is petite otherwise, standing at only 5'1" (155cm).

Octavia has a large cautery scar stretching from the middle of the left side of her neck, down to just below the middle of her collarbones. At just under a year of having it, the scar is still the shiny pink of healing flesh, but no longer pains her.

Octavia generally wears one of her few dresses and finds her hair, which goes down to her shoulder blades and is near-luxuriously thick, difficult to manage, and often opts for tying it back in a loose bun.


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Octavia is very reserved and deliberate. The way she comports herself is a direct extension of her personality, which is one that is extremely withdrawn. She has a rich inner world with an active internal monologue and is very thoughtful and slow to anger. She never acts rashly and always takes time to consider options or figure out a plan -- even if she only has seconds to spare to think about something, she will take those seconds for consideration.

She is very slow to develop relationships with anyone, choosing to take her time and invest in people that will be genuine, lifelong friends. Once someone has grown close enough, they will find her to be a warm and inviting friend with an easy, throaty laugh. In social settings, she is more likely to cling to the wall and converse with one or two close companions, rather than seek people out. While she is reserved and tends to keep to herself, she does not mind chatting with acquaintances or friendly strangers, so long as she feels comfortable in the environment she's in.

In her studies and eventual work, however, she is entirely different. She is dedicated and studious and dislikes interruption. Tia has a strong work ethic and likes to buckle down and devote herself to her passions and her education. She is strongly motivated to learn and master medicine so as to not disappoint her family and to provide a need within her pack.


  • Some Personality Trait: Tell us what is good about your character (f.e. they are charismatic)


  • Some Personality Trait: Tell us what isn't as great about your character (f.e. they can be insensitive)



  • Emotional Disposition: Extremely remote and closed off.
  • Sociability: Extremely low and introverted.
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
    • Will keep her word.
    • Believes mostly everyone should be treated fairly and kindly.
    • Will take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so.
    • Considers the needs of the community in personal life.
    • Will take risks if the benefits are great.
  • Tropes:


  • Packs: Gang for life.
  • Species: Raised with anti-wolf values and believes coyotes to be the superior species.
  • Non-Luperci: Has never seen or met one, does not really believe they exist.
  • Gender: Believes women to be smarter, more reasonable, and easier to be around than men.
  • Color: n/a
  • Sexuality: Has no opinion.
  • Age: Respectful of elders, likes children, finds her peers difficult to relate to.


Tia is young, yet, and has only recently begun to have nascent feelings of attraction. She has, at this point, only found women appealing.


Tia is desperate for her mother's approval above all else. Nearly everything that she does is informed by her desire to make her mother proud - she has climbed in rank, integrated herself within the pack's hierarchy, and taken occupations, all with the hopes that word of her achievements makes it back to Palisade and her mother's ears. She has no personal goals beyond rank ascension, nor does she aspire to have any sort of happiness.


Octavia believes in a hodgepodge of Saints, spirits, and God, praying to each as necessary. She was raised believing in the power of spirituality in combination with herbalism, and is interested in exploring further aspects of the practices she was raised with.



  • Skill: Maybe your character is a skilled sailor?


  • Skill: Alternatively, maybe your character gets spectacularly seasick.

Familial Relationships


Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or the relation is merely uncertain.
* indicates character does not know this person by name.


  • Parents:
    • Octavia is desperate for her mother's approval. Raised more as an apprentice than a daughter, she feels the lack of maternal affection keenly and seeks out approval from older women subconsciously as a result. The only thing she wants in life is for Sofia to say that she is proud of her.
  • Siblings:
    • Octavia struggles with Olivier. Though she wants to be close and trust him, the competition of their childhood at Sofia's knee drove a wedge between them and created a chasm neither of them know how to cross. She worries that, because he is more cunning and sly than she is, that he looks down on her and would be willing to use or betray her. She isn't sure if she would let herself be used in order to potentially strengthen their bond or not. She isn't sure if she wants to know.

Other Relations


  • Calliandra Braithwaite is Octavia's best friend and frequently on her mind. She cannot properly put into words the depth of her feeling towards Calliandra, but they are vast and confusing and nearly all-consuming.


  • Mesquite del Bosque is a complicated figure in Octavia's life. His recklessness was the direct cause of her life-threatening injury and subsequent cautery. Brother to her closest friend and near to her in age, the two of them were friendly with each other until her arrival to Del Cenere and becoming a medic. He came to her frequently for treatment, and she felt obligated to provide care even though he was getting injured because he would not listen to her. She has begun to resent him for his role in her injury and for the excess stress and responsibility he has added to her life, but she still wishes for his health and safety.

Minor Relations

  • Sex:
  • Friendly: Salsola
  • Significant Positive Acquaintances:
    • Octavia met Camellia Braithwaite as a pup, and has since felt a soft spot for the girl and worries for her.
    • Briarblack is someone Octavia looks up to and considers a mentor figure and respected colleague.
  • Enemies:
  • Murders:
  • Significant Negative Acquaintances:

Past Relations:

Home & Inventory


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Animal NPCs


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  • Name: Oleander
    • Meaning: type of poisonous flower
    • Pronunciation: OH-lee-and-er
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Domestic cat
  • D.O.B.: 31 October 2021
  • Onboard?: Yes


  • Appearance: An almost absurdly long, slinky, all white cat with big green eyes.
  • Personality: Oleander comes by his name honestly. He is mean and angry and refuses to use High Speech except to gossip to Octavia. He loves to snoop and eavesdrop, and most importantly, gossip.
  • Skills: He is extremely good at snooping and ignoring people.


  • Oleander was a hissing, spitting monster when Octavia first rescued him when they were both six months, and he has not changed. He acts like he doesn't like her, but she's really the only person he likes. He's been with her since her first shift and is almost two months older than her.

Can be Referenced

  • Del Cenere members can freely reference him near them, but be aware that he tells Octavia everything he hears about or sees when he's not with her.



Duration: DAY MONTH YEAR – Present
Residence: Packs
Ranks: Current Rank (DAY MONTH YEAR - Present)
  • Corank 1
  • Corank 2

Following her mother's settling into her position as Proprietor of Palisade, it was not long until the birth of Octavia and her brother. Raised in relative luxury due to her mother's status, Octavia's life was still one of duty. She was expected to learn about herbalism, gardening, and the spiritual practices of her family's faith. She took on her solemn and staid demeanor over time spent with her mother as she trained. Even during her largely idyllic puppyhood, prior to her shifting, she was taught in the ways of plants, identifying what was safe and what was poison, as well as where and how to find them. Following her first shift, her training became more involved as she learned how to garden, repot plants, how to sprout leaf and stem from seed. She learned how to create basic tinctures and medicines, and as she learned the art of herbalism, she also learned to write and take careful notes of her knowledge. Octavia became studious and quiet, focusing only on the knowledge she needed to become a merchant and medic in the Ardoix fashion.

Shortly after Octavia's first shift, Octavia happened upon a young cat, trapped and injured, and took him home. He was a hissing, spitting, angry little beast, but she took care of his wound and nursed him back to full health, when he became only angrier. As they spent time together, though, and she named him Oleander, he became a loyal, if rude, friend and close companion.

Eventually, she began to desire for a change of scenery, and after speaking with her mother made the decision to move to Del Cenere Gang, the pack that her mother had been in and liaised with. There, she would be exposed to new faces and new knowledge, under the tutelage of someone other than her mother. She arrived in a humid, sultry June with her belongings and awful cat in tow, excited at the new prospects awaiting her.


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Pre 'Souls


  1. hissin & spittin & lookin so cute
    With Calliandra Braithwaite, Tia introduces her new cat to her best friend (-:

July 2022


  1. A little bit of elbow grease
    With Anya Southpaw, Tia helps clean up the Painted Pony Outfitters.
  2. ain't nothin to cry about
    With Willow Martel, Tia catches up with a friend and comforts him.
  3. from seed to root to stem to leaf
    With Sugabear Perrin du Lac, Tia helps out a fellow medic in his garden.
  4. sugar & spice gone rotten
    With Daphne Braithwaite, Tia makes a new friend.

August 2022


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September 2022


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October 2022


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