Practicing with his sword or riding one of the communal horses
Species: Oscar is a mix of several dogs, courtesy of mixed blood from both of his parents
Fur: Due to the Old English Sheepdog on his mother's side, his fur is thick and double coated. The undercoat is soft and fluffy, adding some poof to his fur. The topcoat is thick and textured, with hints of wiriness.
Optime Hair: As thick and unruly as his fur, Oscar has since sectioned his hair into dreadlocks for the easier maintenance. His dreads barely brush his shoulders, however they are rarely left to their own device. Often Oscar piles them into a ponytail or a bun to keep them away from his face.
Facial Features: Due to the Wirehaired and Schnauzer in his lineage, Oscar sports shaggy fur as well as a wiry beard sprouting from his chin, as well as equally thick eyebrows. His ears flop over in a Sheepdog fashion, and he sports a long muzzle framed by wiry tufts from his beard.
Build and Size:
Lupus: In this form, Oscar is a mutt through and through, for no one could mistake him for a wolf or coyote. Though his fur adds to his size, Oscar is thick and stoic in appearance, with broad shoulders and a domed chest housing a healthy set of lungs. Large paws and legs give him an increase in stamina, and a thickly furred tail slightly curls at the end.
Optime: Often seen in this preferred form, Oscar retains his solid build from his feral form. Broad shoulders carry over from his Lupus form, and once again his textured fur adds more girth to his appearance. Though his thick undercoat conceals his edges, the Morelli sports a defined muscle tone. Oscar's build conveys strength over speed.
Humanization: He will often wear a belt that holds whatever tools he's using, or a dagger if he has one.
120 lbs (54 kg) 27 in (68 cm)
150 lbs (68 kg) 38 in (96 cm)
205 lbs (95 kg) 6 ft 2 in (186 cm)
Fur: a mix of Arrowtown, Makara, and Coffee with Mongoose hilights
His beard is Malta
His tail and front paws are Mongoose.
His back paws are Arrowtown.
His nose and forehead are Makara.
The sides of his face have Mongoose streaks.
Eyes: Cocoa Brown
Optime Hair: the same general mix of colors like the rest of his fur
Lightening the Mood: Oscar likes it best when those surrounding him are laughing and generally being happy. He prefers to rub elbows rather than make enemies, and generally aims to stay in his packmate’s good graces. Of course, while they may have initially had a lighthearted intent, some of his jokes or pranks may push it too far and land him in trouble
Competition: While he can be all sunshine and rainbows, Oscar has a competitive side to him. It is easy to challenge him to a contest, no matter how bull headed, and he will eagerly accept the challenge. Even if said contest is for a skill Oscar lacks experience in, he will still enter thinking he will come out on top
Defender: Oscar is fiercely loyal to his packmates, especially those who have blood relations with him. One reason why he decided to pursue the Defenders tier was so that he could directly contribute to the safety and wellbeing of his family and Krokar.
Isolation: Above all, Oscar fears that he will one day find himself alone. Whether it is because he failed to protect his family and friends from some greater danger, or they all abandoned him, Oscar fears that his loved ones will become displaced due to something entirely out of his control. He finds comfort in a reliable, vast network of family and friends to secure himself in, and without that he is vulnerable.
Humiliation: Something that Oscar has struggled with is his ability to accept failure as a step towards growth. His struggled to laugh at himself is part of the reason why he has such an motiveless behavior, for if he doesn’t truly try to be good at a particular skill, then he hasn’t really failed. Though Oscar is slowly overcoming this fear as he progresses in his swordsmanship skills, he still finds it difficult to accept failure as a part of learning.
Packs: Unsurprisingly Oscar favors Krokar, as well as the packs they’re currently allied with
Species: Feels kinship with dogs and dog hybrids, however remains neutral towards other canines
Non-Luperci: Respects the alternative lifestyle, but doesn’t understand them
Gender: No bias
Color: No bias
Sexuality: No bias
Age: No bias
Though young and still figuring out his sexual preferences, Oscar has shown interest in women. That said, his sexuality is fluid and may change later on in his lifetime, depending on the individuals he comes across. Oscar is prone to flirting with women, and will likely reciprocate any flirtatious movements made towards him. He has yet to meet someone special enough to tie him down, the idea of a serious relationship rather intimidates him, though once he does he will prove to be a faithful and monogamous partner.
Likes: Sparring, sword mastery, horses, riding, driving, Krokar, Sapient, adventure, pranks, teasing his siblings, making others grin
Dislikes: Sitting still, uptight individuals, dishonor, threats to his family/Krokar, reading, writing, humiliation
After an addiction to tampered booze resulted in the kidnapping of himself and several others in late 2017, upon his rescue Oscar has since sworn off any form of alcohol.
Though not as superstitious as some of his fellow packmates, Oscar holds a loose belief in animism, similar to the majority of Krokar. He holds a basic level of respect for all living things as he was taught to do so by his parents. This mean that he will not take more than is needed, and kills his prey as swiftly and cleanly as possible. Occasionally Oscar may refer to the River Goddess when wishing luck upon others, though this is more from his observations of others using similar phrases rather than his spiritual belief in the River Goddess.
August Cormier: Gus is Oscar’s father, and remains as one of Oscar’s primary role models. Gus showed a great deal of affection towards Oscar, as he did with all of his children. Oscar learned sparring skills from his father, as well as the basics of fishing.
Lucille: Oscar’s mother, and is arguably closer to her out of his two parents. She proved to be a loving mother towards Oscar and the rest of his siblings, though she knows when to dish out the tough love and put Oscar in his place. Lucille is the one who taught Oscar the basics of riding when he showed interest in horses early on, as well as how to drive a horse drawn cart. Oscar learned early on not to play pranks on Lucille, lest he wishes to feel the wrath of her wooden spoon.
Nellie Cormier: Nellie is one of Oscar’s littermates, and has been dubbed as Oscar’s lifelong competitor. As both siblings are competitive, when these two clash it can be quite the show down. Many a sparring match have resulted in a bloody nose or a bruised ego, sometimes both. While Oscar and Nellie may butt heads at times, Oscar truly does have affection towards his wild haired sister. He just chooses to not outwardly display it most of the time.
Norah Morelli: Norah is Oscar’s other sister, and has been the unfortunate victim of many of Oscar’s pranks. Since the two were pups, Oscar knew how to get underneath Norah’s skin. And boy, does he take advantage of that! Although Oscar enjoys teasing Norah and getting a rise out of her, at the same time he remains protective over her. Oscar is the only one allowed to mess with Norah, and god help anyone who attempts to contradict that.
Remy Cormier: Remy is Oscar’s only brother, and this resulted in him being his partner in crime. If Oscar was a troublesome puppy on his own, when these two combined forces they were complete terrors! It was often boys against girls in the Morelli/Cormier household, and because of this Oscar knows he can depend on Remy 110%. The two have each others backs, whether it is during pranking or brawling.
Appearance: Adeline is a Belgian x Warmblood cross, standing at an impressive 16.7 hands. She displays large bones and a heavier body mass from the draft horse blood in her, and her muscles convey the strength she possesses. She has palomino coloring with a golden coat and white mane/tail. A white blaze runs down her face from the center of her forehead to her muzzle. She also has a singular white sock reaching the fetlock of her left front leg.
Personality: Despite her size, Adeline is a sweet tempered mare, if not a little lazy. Her gentle ground manners and relaxed behavior under the saddle makes her an ideal mount for those learning to ride, though a crop may be required to stop her from dragging her feet.
Appearance: From what can be guessed, Cracker is some sort of warm blooded cross, with some slight cold blood influence from her mother’s side. Standing at 15 hands, she is rather short standing next to her mother, but average across the scale. Cracker has a lighter build to her, and this combined with her sure footedness would make her an ideal mount for riding once she comes of age. She has a basic chestnut coloring, with her mane and tail being a shade darker than her coat, with a white star in the middle of her forehead.
Personality: As suggested by her name, Cracker is a spunky, reactive filly with loads of personality, however her dominant nature may be overwhelming to those unused to handling horses.
In-training to carry riders
In-training to develop more favorable ground manners
Appearance: Jackson is a grade horse of indeterminate breed. He is a very dark bay pinto, as to be near black -- however, darker points on his legs show that he is a bay.
Personality: A patient and experienced animal, Jackson is an obedient and hard worker. He is especially forgiving to Luperci unused to horses. He'll tolerate being sat on, but he isn't really trained for riding.
Pulling and plow trained
Was given to Krokar in October 2016 following AniWaya's disbandment
Originally named Jack, his name was changed to Jackson in order to avoid confusion with Krokar's caribou, Jack
Education and Learning: After showing interest in horses, Lucille and Hazel taught him the basics of riding and caring for horses.
Horse care: While not particularly interested in the maintenance aspect of horsemanship, Oscar recognizes the importance of learning basic husbandry skills
Can do basic grooming acts such as brushing, combing manes/tails, handling a pick to care for hooves, and bathing a horse
Can catch a horse in a field using a lead rope
Can tack up a horse when the horse is in cross ties and/or being held by lead rope
Can muck stalls, refill water troughs, and feed horses as needed during the winter months
Horseback riding: Oscar is a fairly good rider of calm horses, though he is working on improving his seat
Tends to tense up and squeeze his legs when a horse spooks, though he is working on breaking that poor habit
Can ride using tack or going bareback. Is learning how to neck rein
Has mastered the basics of walking, trotting, and cantering when upon a horse. Still needs improvement when it comes to galloping
Driving: Oscar knows the basics of driving a horse-drawn cart, and can do so when under supervision
Knows how to hitch a horse to a cart under instruction
Knows the basic cues of starting and stopping, as well as making slow turns
Education and Learning: Gavin taught him the basics of using a sword.
Broadsword He knows the basics and a couple of combinations
Knows how to safely handle a broadsword
Can do basic care when maintaining a broadsword or other bladed weaponry
Has nailed a few basic combinations, and is striving towards improving his sword handling knowledge
Can successfully use this weapon during sparring or mock fights
Hand to Hand Combat
Education and Learning: August Cormier has taught Oscar the correct fighting stance and some basic defense moves, Eros Damaichu has given him basic fighting tips and basic offense moves
Knows the proper fighting stance, as well as defensive moves and some offense moves
His right hook is adequate
Has power in his legs and can deliver a mean kick
Oscar Morelli was born in Krokar on January 9, 2016, along with his siblings, Nellie Cormier, Norah Morelli, and Remy Cormier. His young life as a pup was easy and fun: he played, he got scolded by his parents when he deserved it, and he chewed on many things that aren't supposed to be chewed on. Oscar's world was literally shaken several months after his birth. He was told that the Red Star fell, and while he did not understand exactly what that meant, he was fully aware of the effects: earthquakes, heat, and lots of destroyed trees.
He was also vaguely aware of what happened with the Austringer Cartel, although due to his youth, he avoided much of the conflict. The most he knew about was that his parents and the rest of the pack were upset. Then there were new faces around, and one other pack member, whose name he did not know, was no longer around.
As Oscar continued to grow, he eventually shifted and started learning from a few of Krokar's members. Lucille taught him about horses, which he continued to learn a bit from Hazel. He also learned a little bit about swords from Gavin. Despite his training with weapons, when Krokar sent aide to Sapient, Oscar remained behind. It was frustrating to him, but he also understood that he would not have been much good in any fights.
Oscar has begun to find his way in Krokar, deciding what he wants to do with his life.