Ridpath, also known as Blake, was a member of Casa di Cavalieri for a short time in 2013. After his beloved Aspirin disappeared, he, too, vanished from the land of 'Souls. At times, he returned nearby the area in search of her, but never did find her again. His loyalty and preservence caught the eye of many, though his reluctance to have children drove most potential mates off: until he finally settled down with a man, a sailor known as Keith. The two of them sailed to Europe together, and lived a quiet and mostly uneventful life afterwards.
Eventually, Keith convinced Ridpath of having a child together through a surrogate. They had one child before Ridpath's death in early 2021, which Ridpath named after the canine he had spent so long searching for: Aspirin II.
75% Mackenzie Valley Wolf, 25% Belgian Shepherd Dog
Speech: Ridpath had a rough, coarse voice that only got more hoarse as he aged. Many people had to strain to understand what he was saying in the couple years before his death.
Scent: Forest, rust
General Posture and Body Language: Ridpath mainly tried to appear dignified rather than friendly during his lifetime. The only time he coiled in on himself was when he was preparing for a fight.
Fuscous Gray (#544D45)
Nose, Skin, Paw Pads
Mine Shaft (#232323)
Although Ridpath's appearance was harrowing to some, he always maintained a straightened posture and calm demeanor, until later in life when old age made him slouch. In this older age, he appeared to others as more tired than anything. He had many scars upon his body from various tussles both with enemies and with prey. He was never the biggest man in the room, but Ridpath had the powers of intimidation nonetheless, especially in his prime.
136 lbs (60 kg)
38 in (100 cm)
This was Ridpath's least favorite and least used form. He did not like how small it made him seem: it revealed too much of his flaws.
256 lbs (114 kg)
46 in (120 cm)
Ridpath used this form for hunting and traveling during his lifetime. It was a favorite of his.
271 lbs (121 kg)
7 ft 0 in (84 in / 216 cm)
Besides his straightened posture, Ridpath never did take to the trend of humanization, even in Europe. He left his mane unstyled and did not wear many clothes.
Ridpath during his prime was a cautious wolfdog, although he could be unpredictable at times due to his young age. The older he got, the more introverted and mellow he became. There were days he did not speak at all, especially after he reached eight years old. He always retained something of a fighting spirit, influenced by Casa di Cavalieri to keep the peace as a warrior. He did not like to see anyone mistreated, which earned him like-minded friends most places he went.
He feared raising children until he settled down with Keith, the man who became his partner for the rest of his life. Overtime, Keith broke down most of Ridpath's walls and convinced him to try to begin a family with him. Ridpath agreed to raise a child then, although he had no part in the process of finding a surrogate, and did not want to pass on his blood to another. He always felt self-conscious about doing so when the thought crossed his mind.
Overall, the man was a good warrior, and a supportive mate & father to his family. He was loyal until the end.
Emotional Disposition: Ridpath rarely displayed emotion to an extreme point. He tended to shutdown during highly emotional times.
Sociability: He was introverted, and did not always like to socialize with strangers.
Species: He had a tendency to treat coyotes and jackals differently without realizing it.
Non-Luperci: He remained unfamiliar and frightened of Non-Luperci until the end of his days.
Color: His heart ached whenever he met a canine with pelt coloration similar to Aspirin.
Age: He feared pups and taking care of them until he had Aspirin II and raised her with Keith.
Ridpath was bisexual. In his younger years, he had a strong preference for women, but this preference faded over the years. He was strictly monogamous, and sexually reserved. He could be considered to be on the asexual spectrum, likely grey-ace.
Peace, control, and freedom for all.
Ridpath was not ever religious. He did believe in ghosts and life after death, however.
Aspirin never really did cease having an influence on Ridpath's life. Despite how short their time was together in comparison to the long life he lived, he felt her to be an important part of him for all time. Although he came to have a mate in Keith he truly loved, it was a different love than the one he felt for Aspirin, and they held different places in Ridpath's heart.
Keith was Ridpath's mate during the later years of his life, and the one he raised a child with. Ridpath deeply cared for him, and supported him whenever possible. Keith, being younger than Ridpath, is still alive and is struggling to adjust to his death.
Aspirin II is Ridpath & Keith's child, born through Keith and a surrogate parent. She is alive and well in Europe with Keith.
In this scene Arriving at Casa di Cavalieri, Ridpath attempts to join the pack, and brings gifts to them. Neela Garcia, although in a grumpy mood, accepts his offerings and lets him become a member of the pack.
Close up camera one Ridpath has his first meeting with Aspirin: She in a starving state and he catches prey for her. The two share an immediate connection.