Petrichor

Overview

Portrait

by Pabs

Basics

Heritage

  • Family: Dead to him (mostly)
  • Birthplace: Somewhere in Quebec, Canada
  • Species: Dog, Wolf?
  • Subspecies:
    • 30% German Shepherd
    • 20% Belgian Tervuren
    • 20% Siberian Husky
    • 15% Alaskan Malamute
    • 10% Border Collie
    • 5% Wolf

NPCs

Plots and Assumptions

  • Casa di Cavalieri members may assume:
    • Knowing Petrichor's name, rank, and that he appears to be anxious/standoffish
    • Seeing him around doing groundskeeper type work
    • Knowing that he lives with Battle Symphony and has a porcupine companion named Spike

OOC

Introduction

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  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
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Overview
    2.   5.2  Threads

Petrichor is a furrier and cook from Canada with a porcupine companion that he can't get rid of (despite trying). Thank you, character generator, for that companion.

He hails from west of Souls, from a pack that is fairly humanized and specialized in a few trades. Unfortunately, his prickly nature caused a lot of trouble, and the last straw was when he yelled at a pack council member for what he saw as unfair treatment of his younger sister. The strongly suggested that he leave for a while, and implied that it would not be a good time for him if he stayed. He did so, setting off towards the east, intending on continuing until he found the ocean.


Currently, Petrichor is a member of Casa di Cavalieri, ranked First Cadet.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Palette

Shark (#2b2b2d)

Abbey (#4f5153)

Rolling Stone (#84837d)

Edward (#aeafaf)

Eyes

Slate Gray (#768d96)

Nose & Paw Pads and Claws

Black (#000000)

Alto (#dcdcdc)

by baying on dA

Essentials

  • Species: The little bit of wolf in Petrichor contributes to his thick fur. Otherwise he looks like the mutt he is.
  • Fur: His thick double coat keeps him plenty warm in the winter and sometimes too warm in the summer. The guard hairs are quite coarse, especially on his back and shoulders. Also he sheds. A lot.
    • Optime Hair: Petrichor's Optime hair tends to be scraggly because he does not really care to do anything with it beyond combing his fingers through it sometimes. It follows the fur colors on his head, leading to a dark gray top layer and a medium gray underlayer.
  • Facial Features: There is no one particular breed that shows most in his face shape or color. His face is framed by long, light gray fur, which could be attributed to his border collie or Belgian Tervuren ancestry. He has light blue eyes, which come from his husky genes.
  • Build and Size: His somewhat fluffy fur makes him look a bit larger than he us. Beneath the fur is a dog that is on the lean side, built for running more than things that require strength.
    • Lupus: 70lbs (32kg) & 25in (63.5cm)
    • Secui: 145lbs (66 g) & 38in (96.5cm)
    • Optime: 165lbs (73.5kg) & 5ft 7in (67in/171cm)
  • Humanization: Petrichor tends to wear furs as clothes rather than anything made from cloth, preferring white or gray furs that coordinate with his own fur. He also wears a necklace made of driftwood on leather cord that is knotted in a way that he can make it larger before shifting so it fits him no matter what form he takes.

Images

Lines by Kitty

By ErmArtist on dA

By Player?

By Player?

2.  Personality

2.1  Basics

At first, Petrichor seems a quiet individual. He doesn't talk much. He frowns a lot. If pushed... he is mean. Being isolated for a while has affected his social abilities, leading to anxiety when around too many canines in an enclosed space. Anxiety leads to snappishness and to lashing out with harsher words in an attempt to get others to leave him alone.

2.2  Ideals

Traits

Mean, standoffish, anxious

  • Outlook: Pessimistic
  • Sociability: Introverted, dominant
  • Expression: Dominant
  • Alignment: Alignment?

Motivations

  • Something: something something
  • Something: something something

Fears

  • Something: something something
  • Something: something something

Spirituality

Petrichor was raised without any particular religion, and his opinion of them is very low.

Sexuality

Petrichor is not all that interested in sex.

Interests

  • Likes: Spike, cooking
  • Dislikes: crowds

Substances

Info

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family:

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

3.2  Relations

Positive Relations

Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Fur dressing

  • Education and Learning: This is a skill that has been passed down in Petrichor's family for several generations. The majority of the family members with the skill are not also tanners--they do not process animal skins in a way that removes all the fur. Instead, their process is much more gentle to damage the fur as little as possible.
  • Skill (Level): Description
  • Skill (Level): Description
  • Skill (Level): Description
  • Weaknesses
  • Weaknesses
  • Weaknesses

Cooking

  • Education and Learning:
  • Skill (Level): Description
  • Skill (Level): Description
  • Skill (Level): Description
  • Weaknesses
  • Weaknesses
  • Weaknesses

4.2  Inventory

Trade

blah blah blah

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

5.  History

5.1  Overview

Pre-Souls

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Petrichor grew up in an average sized pack. There was a very strict expectation of the council of elders being respected simply because they're elders, which rubbed Petrichor the wrong way from the start. He never wanted to do what they told him, preferring to do what he wanted to do instead. As a pup, that meant running around avoiding everyone and snipping at anyone who talked to him. The attitude confused his parents, but they couldn't figure out what to do. When they had another litter, Petrichor heard them talking about their fears about what he might do to his younger siblings. Only one pup survived, a little female, who was about the only canine in the pack that Petrichor was nice to... sometimes, which started out as yet another way to be contrary. and later became genuine. He was her protector, which later got him into trouble.

As he grew, he learned how to treat fur pelts, though he did not learn how to tan them as leather. He also gained the skill to make very simple clothes from them. Petrichor also found that he liked to cook when he had a chance, experimenting with different ways to flavor meat.

The hold that the council of elders had on the pack slowly tightened. Each time it became more restrictive, Petrichor pushed back harder. It came to a head when the council was trying to arrange a mateship between his sister and another pack member that she didn't want. Petrichor fought that hard, especially because his sister was already planning to mate with a member of a neighboring pack that was not led by idiots.

For his trouble, Petrichor was told that he needed to leave under implied threats of harm. So, he left. He hung around just long enough to see that his sister moved safely to her new pack, and then he moved on. Soon after leaving, he came across a porcupine that decided to make his life hell by following him around and refusing to leave. Petrichor eventually felt bad trying to get rid of him, so he named him Spike and begrudgingly let him stay.

Near the end of the winter, Petrichor met Battle Symphony, a tough looking dog who had clearly fared much better than he did during the cold months. They had been sort of crossing paths for a while, but he had been avoiding her, and it seemed like she was doing the same. One night, she found him huddled in front of a fire and dropped a small deer next to him after informing him that he was clearly inept at taking care of himself. Petrichor disagreed, but he also was not stupid enough to turn down several free meals worth of meat.

After that, they would sometimes share a fire, and to his frustration, she continued to bring him food even though he didn't need it anymore. They even had some conversations that included more than single syllable words and could even be considered pleasant. He was pretty sure she was sticking around due mostly to stubbornness because when he tried to get her to leave, she just gave him a look and didn't.

Spring has made it somewhat easier for him now, but they're still sticking loosely together. Neither leaves an area completely without finding the other.

Loner

2021

Loner

DurationApril 2021 - July 2021
Rank--

Petrichor and Battle began traveling together more purposely and became friends of sorts. Petrichor admires her confidence and her presence usually helps him feel less anxious because he can follow her lead. Their friendship was not always smooth, though; sometimes they argued and ended up at separate camps for the night, and sometimes even for several days at a time.

During the summer of 2021, Battle began telling him about a pack she had heard of from some other loners. It was called Casa di Cavalieri and he could tell that she was keen to join it. He was not so sure, given how his life in his previous pack went. It eventually became clear that she was going to join with or without him, so Petrichor decided to give it a shot.

Casa di Cavalieri

2021

Casa di Cavalieri

DurationJuly 2021 - Present
ResidenceFort Kingsbury Courthouse L2
RankFirst Cadet (Jan 2022)
 Second Cadet (Sept 2021)
 Recruit (July 2018)
Professions

Upon joining Casa di Cavalieri, Petrichor felt immediately out of place. It wasn't anything specific that any of the pack members did or didn't do; he just felt awkward around everyone. For a little while, he barely left the room that he and Battle shared. That didn't last long, though, because it made him feel guilty, so he was soon spending time in the woods hunting so that he felt like he was being productive.

That was fine, but soon Battle started getting after him to start making friends. He just didn't know how to do that. Still, she challenged him to talk to people, so that was what he set out to do. Eventually he would have to become comfortable with someone, right?

5.2  Threads

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