by Pabs



  • 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


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



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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


Shark (#2b2b2d)

Abbey (#4f5153)

Rolling Stone (#84837d)

Edward (#aeafaf)


Slate Gray (#768d96)

Nose & Paw Pads and Claws

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Alto (#dcdcdc)

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  • 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.


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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.

Despite this prickliness, Petrichor does care about his pack mates. He secretly enjoys taking care of them, sometimes by cooking for them, and otherwise making sure they have things they need. Still, he feels like he lacks the opportunity to do this much because he kind of keeps most of them at arms' length due to not really knowing what to do with them. See: his sky-high level social awkwardness.

While he doesn't necessarily seek others out for interaction, he makes sure he's contributing to the pack even if it's not too noticeable. Petrichor doesn't need recognition though, as long as the members who matter know that he's not just a freeloader. For example, he enjoys using his skills as a furrier to donate pelts to the pack stores to use for cloaks. He may not be the canine that others think of first to ask for help, but he does always come through when he offers or is asked.

2.2  Ideals


Mean, standoffish, anxious

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


  • Being useful: His skills didn't stop him from being cast aside by his family, but he hopes that they will let Casa members see his value.
  • Improving his skills: While Petrichor is very good at creating things from pelts, he knows he could always improve. If someone has tips, he wants to hear them (even if it seems like he doesn't) and he's always interested in learning new or different ways to do things. He also likes to learn to make new and different clothing designs from the pelts he creates, even though none of it will be fancy because that's not how he is.


  • Being kicked out: even though he is an established pack member, Petrichor worries about being told to leave because he's not overly friendly. He had many problems in his birth pack and despite being related to a lot of the members, they still asked him to leave. He doesn't have that familial connection to anyone in Casa.


Petrichor is not all that interested in sex.


  • Likes: Spike, cooking
  • Dislikes: crowds


While Petrichor doesn't seek out any sort of drugs, he would be likely to try something offered to him. This is partly because he would feel awkward saying no and partly because maybe it would help him feel less awkward. Alcohol doesn't help a lot in this regard because it tends to only make the word vomit worse. Maybe something else would help him just chill out.


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

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family:

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

3.2  Relations

Positive Relations

  • Battle Symphony: Petrichor's best friend, who feels like an older sister. She has more confidence in him than he does and often encourages him to talk to others and to not be a hermit. Her presense is a comfort and her general, calm dominance means that he can follow her lead rather than feel like he has to fill that role. Almost from the beginning of their friendship, she offered a stability that he hadn't felt in his life before and that feeling strengthened when she refused to be driven away by his unpleasant demeanor.
  • Tegan Wolfe-Denahlii: although Petrichor frequently finds her annoying, it's in a little sister sort of way, and he likely won't easily admit that he looks forward to when she barges into the back of his shop to bug/help him. He also won't admit that he likes it when she brings her little sister, Jayce Knight around, too, because they bring a livliness to his shop that's often missing. It's also different from when there are loners in his shop to trade because that activity lacks familiarity.
  • Pontifex Troy Lykoi: Petrichor had a bit of a crush on Ponti at first, and he finds it easy to be around her. In fact, he can usually manage full sentences, often without oversharing. While she was away from the pack, he made a little fur vest for her chicken as a surprie and later he got to help her decide on a house in Wolfville.
  • Ezra Vahn: although Petrichor doesn't know Ezra too well, he enjoyed the interactions they've had, especially when he got to make a fur shawl for Ezra to give to his daughter. Even though Petrichor is still awkward when talking to Ezra, he doesn't feel bad about it because he doesn't feel like Ezra is judging him.

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.
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  • Weaknesses
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4.2  Inventory


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

5.  History

5.1  Overview


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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.




DurationApril 2021 - July 2021

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


Casa di Cavalieri

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

Casa di Cavalieri Swords

Be a member of CdC for 6 consecutive months.
Be a member of CdC for 1 consecutive year.
Mother/father a litter of pups within CdC.
Successfully mentor 2 pups as per CdC's culture and traditions.
Join the Brotherhood ranks.
Participate in 5 threads involving a member of the Leadership.
Complete 5 threads with different members of one pack (not including CdC).
Deliver a gift to another pack's leader.
Do 3 good deeds for canines outside of CdC.
Awarded for adoption a Casa adoptable!

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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?

Petrichor slowly settled in. It took a while because of the difficulty he had making new friends. He was well aware that his social awkwardness and anxiety often led to snappishness and he was afraid of making the wrong pack member upset. Having Battle around helped. She was always calm in the face of his annoyance and she began to feel like the big sister he never had.

Still, he wasn't comfortable around large groups and in October, that may very well have saved his life. He made only a brief appearance at the pack's Feast and Battle felt a little unwell, so she didn't attend at all. Many pack members at the feast were poisoned, and more than one of them died. He felt on the outside of that situation, looking in, unsure of how to help in the aftermath and for a long time he looked back, wishing he had pushed through his own issues and done more.


During some parts of the year, Petrichor tried to put himself out there more and socialize. He hosted the Tag Quest event for the Youth Fair and also tried learning a bit about fighting. He found a friend in Pontifex Troy Lykoi and managed to be friendly with other pack mates, too, and not just completely awkward.

In October, Petrichor and Battle attended a pack meeting that left him feeling unsettled. Apparently a ghost of the pack member was hanging around, feeling guilty over accidentally poisoning pack members at the feast the year prior. He wasn't sure what to make of that whole thing, but many other Cavaliers had strong opinions on whether to forgive him.


Petrichor and Battle spent the first part of 2023 considering whether they wanted to remain in the Fort or move. Their single room was more than a little cramped with the two of them and Spike, and they started spending a bit of time in Wolfville to see what it was like there. They even helped Parzival prevent a few loners from getting away with stolen goods. Petrichor also sort of befriended Tegan Wolfe-Denahlii when she rescued him from an embarrassing situation where he fell headfirst into a hollow stump.

In February, after Petrichor had been promoted to a rank that allowed them to choose a shop, they ultimately decided to move to Wolfville. They chose a shop across from the marketplace so that Petrichor could trade his furs and fur goods while having some separation from the hustle and bustle. There were two rooms and a living space upstairs, giving them each some much needed privacy.

May found Petrichor outside the pack lands to help rescue Orca Munroe, the long lost brother of Tegan. He wanted to help a pack member as well as help keep Tegan safe because she reminded him of his own sister.

As the year continued, Petrichor also found himself tolerating Tegan's new younger sister, Jayce Knight even though she was even more annoying than Tegan. Once she was able to shift, she became less annoying and showed a little interest in the furs he created.

5.2  Threads


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  1. [M] With the Dancing Reaper (Oct 2020 - LASKY)
    Petrichor meets a porcupine, who wanders into the cave Petrichor is staying in. Petrichor ends up with quills in his leg and the porcupine steals his blanket after Petrichor throws it as a distraction while trying to escape.
  2. [M] With the Dancing Reaper (Oct 2020 - LASKY)
    Petrichor has moved from the cave to a dilapidated cabin. The porcupine comes in and starts eating some bark Petrichor is keeping before ambling off into the night.

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  1. Galaxies Full of Nobodies (Late Mar)
    Petrichor and Spike spend time at La Estrella Roja where they meet Sawyer Cook and his skunk, Babs.


  1. Blanket War (Mid Apr)
    Spike has stolen Petrichor's blanket and he tries to get it back.


  1. As the Ruin Falls (Late Jul)
    Petrichor, Battle Symphony and Spike join Casa di Cavalieri, accepted by Cedric Stryder.


  1. Child With a Lion's Heart (Mid Aug)
    Along with the rest of the pack, Petrichor and Battle attend a mentor ceremony for Artoia Denahlii.


  1. When Evening Falls :: Ceremony of Stones (03 Sep)
    The pack holds a funeral for Veri Secanti, and while Petrichor didn't know her, he attends in support of his pack.


  1. Whittling, Neigh, Sculpting (Late Oct)
    Petrichor awkwardly tries to make friends with Ezra Vahn.


  1. Two Swords Rise to the sky (Early Dec)
    Battle Symphony and Petrichor join the pack for the Brotherhood Ceremony of Zetsubou and Pushok.

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  1. Cooking Wine (Early Jan)
    Petrichor puts together a stew for Caspian Knight, who has an injured wrist.
  2. Josephine (Early Jan)
    While doing some groundskeeping work, Petrichor listens to Risa Rivera vent a little about a tough situation he's experiencing.
  3. Their Legacy, Within Your Eyes (Late Jan)
    Battle Symphony and Petrichor join the pack for the Brotherhood Ceremony of Nilda Catori and Lucian Marino.
  4. To be Prepared (Late Jan)
    Petrichor spends time in the library with Artoia Denahlii.


  1. Tag Quest (Mid Apr)
    Petrichor finds himself overseeing a game of Tag Quest for the Youth Fair.
  2. Illusion Never Turned Into Something Real (Late April)
    Petrichor awkwardly asks Temnota Hushhowl for a little training with a spear.


  1. Demon and Division (Early Aug)
    While carving bone into needles, Petrichor has a conversation with Zetsubou.


  1. This Time We're in Charge (Late Sep)
    While walking along the beach, Petrichor meets Pontifex Troy Lykoi.


  1. [M] Fate of the Fallen (Mid Oct)
    Heeding the call of the Lune, Petrichor and Battle Symphony join a pack meeting to decide whether to forgive the spirit of a pack member who poisoned and killed multiple pack members the year before.
  2. Shine Like White Flowers in Moonlight (30 Oct)
    Petrichor and Battle attend the wedding of Cedric Stryder and Kai Wolfe-Denahlii.


  1. Tamer of the Wilds (Early Nov)
    Petrichor and Battle attend Jacelyn Denahlii's Brotherhood Oath.


  1. All on Black (Early Dec)
    Petrichor creates a fur shawl for Ezra Vahn to give to his daughter.

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  1. Charting a Maze (Mid Jan)
    Petrichor and Asterope Seadance organize the books in the library.
  2. Pine Needles and Seaweed (Mid Jan)
    Petrichor helps Arrow Lee collect supplies for their professions, including seaweed for Arrow, which nearly makes Petrichor vomit.
  3. Over and Out (Mid Jan)
    Joined by Manitou King, Petrichor experiments with spices in the communal kitchen.
  4. [M] They Never Learn to Stop and Wait (Mid Jan)
    Petrichor and Battle Symphony help Parzival stop a pair of thieves.
  5. Get Back Here! (Mid Jan)
    Petrichor accidentally drops a piece of leather cord. Spike takes it and runs off, so Petrichor gives chase.
  6. Over and Out (Mid Jan)
    While chasing rabbits in lupus form, Petrichor falls face first into a hollow stump that was hidden by snow. Tegan Wolfe-Denahlii finds him and pulls him out, then comments on his butt.
  7. She's the Cat's Pajamas (Late Jan)
    Petrichor helps rescue a kitten found by Horus Lykoi and they take it to get medical treatment.


  1. Whiskers in a Crystal jar (Early Feb)
    Petrichor and Battle attend Parzival's Brotherhood Oath.


  1. 'Till the Sunlight Cracks (Early Mar)
    Petrichor helps Pontifex Troy Lykoi decide between two houses.


  1. Interior Design Rescue Needed (Early Apr)
    Petrichor has no idea how to effectively arrange the goods in his shop, so he begrudginly accepts help from Tegan Wolfe-Denahlii.


  1. [M] One Shot, One Moment, One Opportunity (Early Apr)
    Petrichor goes with Kai Wolfe-Denahlii, Dagon Knight, Pandora Knight, and Tegan Wolfe-Denahlii to rescue their family member, Orca Munroe, and some loners being held captive.


  1. No Touchy (Late Oct)
    Petrichor catches Jayce Knight looking at and trying to touch a drying pelt.

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