Pierrat Benoît was a Serf of Salsola, freed former slave and confidant of Loki Helsi.
He is the only son of an Australian Shepherd dog named Gringoire Benoît Fauchelevent, and traveling wolf Din. He and his half-sisters were born mid-August 2011 on the southeastern coast of the United States, and were primarily raised by their French-speaking aunt Paquette.
A wanderer not unlike his mother, Piers left home immediately when he became of age and roved the coast of the States north into Canada. He fell into and stayed with many groups along the way, including Juniper Peace -- where he met Micah Lykoi, whom he followed when the coyote departed. Months after Micah, Pierrat reached Nova Scotia -- where an unlucky trespass into Salsola territory landed him as a slave. He was freed in the summer of 2015. Sharper than his station and behavior suggests, Pierrat acted as a confidant and tutor of magic in addition to housekeeper for his former master.
Salsola members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:
General conversations (e.g., greetings, chats about interests).
Seeing Pierrat around Salsola: accompanying Loki, cleaning his house, checking traps, relaxing, smoking. Basically, anything that's "usual" for him to be doing, it's cool.
Piers helping out with Salsolan projects.
PM to discuss:
Specific conversations, especially conversations which may later affect RP (e.g., arguments, revelations).
Piers helping with a character's personal projects.
Species: Despite being half wolf, Pierrat most resembles his dog father. Little but size and musculature suggests his wolf heritage. Because of his breed, he has no tail.
Fur: His fur is thick, wavy, and double-coated.
Optime Hair: His mane is long, thick, and wavy -- generally falling into his face if he does not tie it back.
Facial Features: His features are doggish and soft, with high but flopped-over ears. His expression is generally relaxed, generally surveying the world through half-lidded eyes and a small smile.
Build and Size: The large end of average for a wolf, Pierrat is not towering but is larger than his breeding suggests. His build is deceptively muscular and tough under all his ridiculous fur.
Humanization: Medium -- Pierrat wears little (especially now) but carries himself in a more human-like fashion.
Fur: Pierrat is primarily Cod Grey.
His cheeks, brows, inner ears, and hind stockings are Driftwood.
A stripe down to his muzzle, throat and chest, and front stockings are Swirl.
Eyes: English Walnut
Optime Hair: Cod Grey
Cod Grey (#090909)
English Walnut (#423225)
Small, curving scar on side of muzzle (dark, more of a nick)
Deeper gashes tangled along three legs, upper part hidden by fur
Septum piercing -- nose prone to bleeds from prior piercing.
Pierrat is not a heavy dresser and has no need of clothing for his thick pelt -- but he tends to adopt trinkets from the cultures he stumbles into.
Flower crowns often hanging lopsided over his ears
Once-colorful but now washed-out magician's scarf, worn wrapped about his person
Necklace of seashells sometimes hanging at throat or wrapped around wrist
Necklace with silver pendant hidden in fur at throat
Leather bag tooled with runes worn at hip
90 lbs (41 kg) — 34 in (86 cm)
Pierrat looks, for all intents and purposes, like an Australian Shepherd mongrel -- furry and tailless. He sticks to this form for travelling and hunting.
160 lbs (72.5 kg) — 46 in (117 cm)
His Secui form is unremarkable, if notable for an insane amount of hair. He almost never visits this form but will use it to fight.
260 lbs (118 kg) — 6 ft 9 in (81 in / 206 cm)
His Optime form is also rather average, if long-furred and feathered. It is his preferred form, and he is rather adept with it -- oddly dexterous for a Luperci.
Speech: Pierrat was raised speaking French and so speaks it the most comfortably and fluently. His English is marred with an accent and the occasional awkward grammatical mistake, though he is generally well understood.
Scent: Generally, he smells of Salsola and Loki -- which is often accented by flowery or smoky scents.
Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Pierrat talks with his hands, often with the purpose of redirecting attention. He also has a tendency to touch others when he speaks to them. Oddly, his face never seems to lose its hazy smile.
General Posture and Body Language: While not feral, Pierrat's posture is casual and often slumped; he looks relaxed at all times. He acts appropriately submissive among the general Salsolan populace, though his casual behavior with Loki is telling.
Obfuscating Stupidity, Erudite Stoner, Stage Magician, I See Dead People
A brief (1-3 paragraphs) personality description goes here. It'd probably be best to write this last, since you should pull key traits out of the rest of your information and then put it here. This section is good to stick in your forum profile as their "Personality" section.
Hedonism: Pierrat wants to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. While this means following his whims, it also means knowing when to quit -- because there's no point if he's going to be hurt. More than anything, he appreciates life and knows it can all vanish in a second; he might as well enjoy himself.
Chaos: On a much smaller level, Piers enjoys creating chaos and confusion. Magic is his way of dazzling and confounding others, but occasionally so are compulsive lies. He is definitely a trickster.
Teaching: Although he was initially forced into it, Pierrat enjoys teaching Loki (and others) about ghosts, magic tricks, etc.
Becoming crippled, especially losing use of his hands
Likes: Magic, sex, smoking, singing, wandering, tricks, trinkets, new cultures and frontiers, companionship
Dislikes: Pain, thorns and burrs and twigs, not having a smoke, people looking at his butt
Packs: Pierrat cares nothing at all for packs; he is more loyal to Loki than he is Salsola.
Non-Luperci: They are easier to swindle.
Age: Children are innocents.
Trysexual -- he will try anything once. ;3
Pierrat is more interested in pleasure than what he is stickin' his thang into. If he is the recipient of pleasurable affections, he enjoys himself; just don't ask him to do more than the minimum in return.
Romantically, he is only inclined toward women -- yet thinks them tricky.
Pierrat has extensive experience with various substances ranging from tobacco to cannabis to psychedelic 'shrooms. He quite enjoys a good smoke to relax and more or less acts like he's half-stoned regardless. Cravings are one of the few things that can make him mad.
Extended: Piers' grandparents are Euphrasie Fauchelevent, Brujon Benoît, Cercelee, and Slay. He has no knowledge of the prolific Sadira family and would be amazed at the number of wolf relatives in Nova Scotia.
Loki Helsi is Pierrat's former owner -- a young coywolf interested in magic that amuses the hell out of Pierrat. Loki was a nice-enough master (apart from the occasional violent outburst) and was quick to free him. However, Piers knows that he is "in Loki's debt" and that the Bard won't let him forget it. Piers tries to keep their relationship friendly and spends much of his time teasing Loki.
Gringoire Benoît Fauchelevent is a ghost who often surfaces in Piers' dreams. He is not an active ghost and does not interact with Piers or the world -- only emerges in the same vision, time and time again.
Quicksilver Lykoi & Hel Eternity are Loki's children whom Piers helped babysit when they were puppies. He had a good relationship with both when they were too young to understand slavery, and he is still fond of them -- though their attitude toward him might not be the same.
Micah Sunrise Lykoi is an acquaintance from Juniper Peace whom Pierrat appeared to take great interest in. In actuality, Piers was more keenly interested in the ghost that followed Micah.
Paquette Benoît Fauchelevent is his aunt, who took up the role of replacement mother. Piers loved her much like a mother but had no qualms about leaving when the time came.