Palaydrian Soul is a descendant of Fawn, tying her to the Soul and Sadira families. She is the mother of Tyris, Taro, Dagr, Akara, Izrian, Ahti, and Sylven. Palaydrian is currently a high-ranking council member of Vinátta, and the mate of Bran Stormbringer. She is formerly of New Dawn, along with her once-mate Jiva Takekuro and the fox cub they adopted as a son, Leaf Darkfire.
|Date of Birth||February 4, 2011|
|Subspecies||93.75% Canis lupus (unknown subspecies) |
6.25% Canis latrans
|Joining date||October 02, 2012|
|Significance||Leader of the Vald tier|
|Co-Rank||Falconer, Apothecary, & Medic|
|Joining date||May 04, 2012|
|Rank||Subordinate, Epsilon, & Omega|
|Significance||met Jiva here|
|Co-Rank||Hunter & Medic|
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After being chased out of the lands she grew up in, Palaydrian's once carefree and spirited nature takes a bit of coaxing to come out. She does not trust females at all and has a hard time opening up to them. If patient with her though, one will find themselves a fiercely loyal friend and sister to the end. Her apprehensiveness with the same sex is borderline obsessive compulsive, but Drin tries to stay optimistic by giving them the benefit of the doubt. Her irrational fear makes her believe that females only befriend her in order to ultimately backstab her.
She is very much so the girl next door to any male, finding them the easier sex to talk to and relax around as she grew up with her two brothers. Her trust issues seem to melt away with guys as she's always considered herself somewhat of a tomboy or one of the gang because of her up bringing. Males are easier to understand as she has not experienced any of the passive aggressiveness females seem to always exude, or at least she convinces herself of this.
Soul, refusing to believe she's even remotely attractive, struggles with the attention she receives from males because she's ultimately afraid that a male's awareness will only be followed by the fury of another jealous she-wolf. She witnessed what acts of "love" were first hand through Kila's wrath, and is wary of encountering it again. Her lack of vanity is what makes her so beautiful and sincere. She has no idea what "sexy" is and often times becomes shy and embarrassed of herself if flirted with. She has always been her brothers's sister, not an object of affection, so any flirtatious/sexual attention makes her flustered and giddy.
Palaydrian is generally a very laid back and playful wolf. She abhors violence (unless she's hunting), and tries her hardest to avoid it. If she were to ever get into a fight or argument, she'd most likely submit or give up. Jealousy is not in her nature and she considers this an evil emotion belonging to females like Kila. However, she wears her heart on her sleeve allowing her to easily get hurt. When alone she writes and sings songs. Anyone would be lucky to catch her singing as she has the voice of an angel. She's a complete dreamer and romantic, though the latter she's just discovering.
The awakening of heat in her body is making her more so aware of her feminine ways, but she's scared of what the changes might mean. She's a very curious girl as she came from a somewhat sheltered life when it comes to matters of being Luperci. Her blood was looked down upon in the lands she was born, so she's still intimidated and reluctant to shift. However, now that she sees Luperci is practically celebrated in 'Souls, she longs to become exceptionally skilled with her hands in any type of craft and she hungers for the knowledge of reading and writing.
Living in the new lands of 'Souls, Palaydrian has come across a few canines who she has easily identified with as they have had an injustice forced upon them. Hearing their stories, has only stoked the flame burning inside her from the acts of violence that she experienced. The young Soul will no longer be a bystander for herself, her friends, or family when threatened with evil. Always the one to avoid violence, she will now contradict her old ways, and jump into the fray on a "crusader's" mission to right all the wrongs.
Family ties in Bleeding Souls are yet to be discovered, but a full genealogy can be found on the Soul and Sadira family pages. Drin is a 4th-generation Soul and a 5th-generation Sadira. She has an insignificant percentage of coyote blood that can be traced back to Mars.
- Mate —
Jiva TakekuroBran Stormbringer
- Adopted Offspring — Leaf Darkfire
- Daughter in Law (mates with Leaf Darkfire) —
- Offspring (by Jiva Takekuro) —
- Daughter in Law (mates with Taro Kurosoul) —
- Offspring (by Aedan de Valence) —
- Dagr Soul,
- Dagr Soul,
- Offspring (by Bran Stormbringer) —
- Grandchildren (by Taro Kurosoul & Chloé Moineau) —
- Maternal Grandparents — Fawn Darkfire x
- Parents — Tyris Rilyn x Izrian Darkfire
- Brothers — Sylven Darkfire, Taro Rilyn
Syliat Darkfire (Tigra Sunbound): great grandmother aka meemaw, unknown
Palaydrian Soul has the coloring much akin to a Siamese cat. Her coat ranges from a cream colored tawny hue to shades of blond. Her visage brings forth the typical seal points that a Siamese carries where the coolest points of her body are located. The seal points are located near her nose, ears, tail tip, and all but her back right legs. Drin's seal point markings range in colors from chocolate to lilac (pale warm grey) hues, painting her muzzle in a blaze shape and the backs of her ears. (see photo) Her limbs have a "just-dipped" appearance on her front two legs and back left leg just above her knees and fading into the tawny gold of the rest of her coat. Her right hind-leg remains untouched by the seal points. Think warm grey stockings.
Though no mix-breeding is in her blood, Drin's eyes are the perfect example of the genetic mutation called secular heterochromia. The right eye is completely sea-glass green flecked with scarlet red (from being attacked by Aram) while the left eye is predominantly gold. Her heterochromia is a splash of ocean just beneath her pupil.
Drin is well on her way to become a little taller than average she-wolf. The young adult is already 63lbs, 29' in wolf form, 124lbs, 34'' secui, and 159lbs, 6' 1" in her Optime form. In her more natural forms she is lean yet muscular in build and taller than most.
Though rarely in her Optime form at the moment, Drin's long locks of wavy blond hair are also touched by her seal points with streaks of the chocolate and lilac (warm grey) providing lowlights throughout. (Hair color in Optime drawing is darker than what it would be, think more light gold, brand would also be in the center of her chest) She usually pulls aside her naturally wavy hair into a thick fishtail braid to the side, but even tied up, her tresses reach below her breast line. Her lean yet muscular build carries over into her Optime form. Her features are petite, or "fun" sized if you will.
As a tradition passed down from Syliat's unknown religion/origin, Palaydrian received a branding of a crescent moon upon her upper body following her full day of survival after birth. The silver scar is not visible in her lupine or secui form, as it is covered by her thick main, but in Optime form it is worn like the scarlet letter "A" proudly on the middle of her chest.
Palaydrian was born to Tyris (father) and Izrian (mother), who was the offspring of Fawn (Acidica Lei), the pup stolen from Colibri Soul and Acid's brood. Fawn was loved and raised by the "demon" Syliat (Tigra Sunbound) from Chimera who had no true offspring of her own and whose whereabouts are unknown. Fawn was taken away from Bleeding Souls lands when she was still a pup, but passed along stories of her earliest days spent in the moaning woods with her mother. She spoke of Chimera and its members as if she had grown up with them, but as the daughter of the Beta, she would've known everyone in the pack. Unfortunately, that was as far as her memory went as Syliat insisted Fawn never leave the sanctuary of the emerald glen they called home before they left Bleeding Souls for good.
Fawn's curiosity could only grow on her journeys with Syliat when it dawned upon her that she looked nothing like her adoptive mother. "In time" was the response she always received from Syl as an explanation was avoided, but that day came when Fawn found a mate. Syliat left her with the name "Soul"as a tie to the past, but the demon was the only family Fawn knew and chose not to pursue it any further. These were the stories Fawn passed along to her children, in which they retold to their progeny.
Izrian was mystified by her grandmother's secrets and would sometimes embellish Fawn's stories of the Bleeding Souls lands to her pups before bedtime. One of the pups was the very impressionable Palaydrian, who swore to some day search for these fabled lands when she finally came of age. However, this day came earlier than expected. It seemed to be the norm for the younger wolves of her birth pack and neighboring packs to branch out and experience their own life adventures before taking their places within the hierarchy of the pack.
Drin and her brothers Sylven and Taro decided to join a band of youngsters both from their birth packs and neighboring packs in what was supposed to be a springtime of assimilating real pack life without elder supervision. A month went by and the females in the ragtag gang were beginning to experience their first encounters with heat. Of course hormones in teens and young adults created the perfect breeding grounds for trysts and little romances to form.
Sylven found lust disguised as love in the ice blue eyes of Kila, an overly jealous female who could have easily had any male in the group as a future potential mate, but chose Drin's brother. This only spelled trouble for Palaydrian for Kila's jealousy even spread to siblings. The ice queen could not stand the love and closeness Sylven shared with his sister so she secretly had her friends (mainly males) from her birth pack chase Drin out of their lands under the threat of having Taro killed in an "accident". Without looking back she put her family above her own wishes and set off for the lands described in her mother's stories and gave herself the surname "Soul".
Palaydrian's time in Souls has certainly been life changing. Gone are the old apprehensions of interacting with females. Her time in New Dawn made her realize she was able to find true friends and sisters in her fellow females and not all she-wolves in Souls were like Kila. The worries and doubts she carried of love had also been swept away in the bi-colored gaze of Jiva Takekuro. He was a male who stole her heart within hours of meeting her and soon after his own heart was stolen by her. The two became mates a few months following their first interaction, albeit there was some confusion and the usual drama surrounding any new relationship.
In New Dawn, Palaydrian gained friends and family who were proud of her accomplishments and urged her to do more. This was a complete change from her life before Souls. She ascended in the ranks, having gained the trust of her leaders. She grew more comfortable using her optime form whereas the virus had been a curse in her old life. Yet with all the ups she experienced in her new home, Drin was dealt major trials and heartbreaking blows. She was violently assaulted by a rogue hybrid named Aram who carved his crude initials into her thigh and was forced to spend months in her optime form to heal from broken bones and lacerations he had inflicted. During her healing period, she lost a beloved friend, Titania Moonsong. Grief and sadness supposedly driving her former Alphess mad. Once she was well enough again, she and her mate celebrated her first pregnancy, but lost the litter within the Glen Eyrie after falling she fell down into an old mine shaft.
Shortly after, the broken fae found solace and her second beginning in the form of an abandoned fox kit, Leaf. He was adopted into her life with Jiva though the mated pair feared his presence in their traditional pack would cause problems in the future. They chose to leave before any issues could arise, perhaps causing a few of their family members strife in their departure, but New Dawn would always be her first home and she still holds her old pack mates dear. Her time in the woods had come to an end. She and Jiva wanted to pursue a life more comfortable with luperci culture, leaving the sad memories behind them but always cherishing the happiest ones on their journey to a fresh start.
Vinátta had been calling to them for awhile. There they assimilated into the viking culture with ease. Jiva and Drin got into a lover's quarrel shortly after their arrival, but the news of her second pregnancy made their bond stronger than ever. Her first two months in the Jordheim were quite sheltered, Jiva wasn't taking any chances of jeopardizing his mate's health or his offspring growing in her belly. It was a difficult birth, but with helping hands, the twins; Tyris and Taro were born. Life was a whirlwind of activity after Drin's brief period of heightened security. She became a Vald of the pack and applied her natural skills of understanding Low Speech to becoming a Falconer.
However, trouble couldn't keep it's claws out of her family long enough. Leaf nearly drowned in the lake, Palaydrian became anemic, loosing her milk for a short time, Jiva was attacked by a drifter who claimed half of his tail as a trophy, and the Vald suffered from a nasty badger bite. Stability returned to their family after these hardships, but their time of bliss was short-lived. Soon after Leaf had discovered a new friend and his adoption was revealed, Jiva was swept out to sea on a day meant to be romantic and special for the mated pair. Palaydrian was beyond devastated, spending the entire evening and early morning on the beach desperately searching for her lover after she barely escaped the wrath of the ocean herself. There was no trace left behind of his existence and Jiva was presumed dead.
The following weeks were filled with bitter emptiness and depression as Palaydrian tried holding the pieces together, explaining to her children their father was on a quest for Luna/Freya and would not be returning to them. She allowed herself to fall under the deadly and additive spell of opium, spending her afternoons getting high instead of allowing herself to feel and properly heal. Only after having a slightly unsettling, yet erotic "dream" about a male (Aedan de Valence) she had met previously in the wilderness, did she realize she was falling apart at the seams and she needed to start making changes for her family and her pack. The period of mourning needed to come to an end and it was time for her to take control of her life again.
Withdrawal was a crippling process, but after eradicating Vinátta of the mysterious poppy plant, Palaydrian met the beast head on, scaring a pack mate in the process. She's now returned to normal state though perhaps more jaded than before. The Vald has accepted that Jiva is gone, but isn't ready to throw herself into another relationship anytime soon. Though she's become much more lax and open with her emotions, she won't allow herself to fall for another as easily as she did with Jiva...perhaps coming off as cruel or a tease if she's not careful doling out her lighthearted affections. At the moment, she's focused on being the best mother for her children, making up for the time she lost chasing the dragon, and focusing her efforts into her garden and providing for the pack. Time heals everything, and she's ready to make new memories.