SalkaHuxley

Salka Huxley

Pack History

Heritage

NPCs

  • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Family: Huxley
    • Mother: Friga Huxley
    • Father: Flóki
    • Siblings: Sigríður Huxley
    • Mate: --
    • Offspring: --

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OOC Assumptions

  • New Caledonians may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:
    • Spotting Salka fiddling with trinkets, or regarding shiny objects.
    • Salka writing and scribbling symbols into a book, and etching them into various areas in small, discreet places.
    • Brief and nondescript social interactions, such as greetings or small talk.
  • For more specific assumptions, please reach out to Despi.

Basics

D.O.B.

05 Jan 2017

Species

Dog 1

Gender

Female

Luperci

Ortus

Synopsis

Salka Huxley is a reformed street urchin, now adjusting to pack-life in New Caledonia.

She comes from humble beginnings - conceived to a grifter named Flóki and religious missionary Friga Huxley after a one-night stand turned deeply tangled sordid affair, Salka and her sister were technically born en route to Reykjavik as the couple fled to start a new life away from prying and disapproving eyes. Stability was not something well-known in the fledgling household as the family bounced around Iceland to scratch out their living, until, at five months old, the litter was pawned off in Reykjavik to a troupe of musicians and acrobats. While amicable enough, the group could not maintain the additional mouths - Salka was traded hands yet again to a separate band - more specifically, the Warren's "Marm", an aging eunuch, to join his flock of wayward children turned cut-purses. The rest of her adolescence had been spent learning at the hands of other young Warren members and training in the fine art of thievery and speech craft, and took to it much as a fish would take to water.

Salka developed a pride for her craft, and helped to engineer a secret language2 for the other Warren members to follow and pass on her knowledge to the newer generations brought in by The Marm.

Orchestrating a grand scheme against a merchant and his small band, Salka spearheaded an effort to gain the trust for a long-haul con against the interloping foreigners in the streets of Reykjavik. Befriending the merchant leader, she discovered his "noble" origins, and stayed with the group for a time whilst feeding information to the Warren - things went south when a duo of younger Warren members tagged along, uninvited, to the operation. Consequently, the noble merchant broke Salka's hand as recompense. Crippled for the time, the Warren only maintained the thief, now seen as a liability, until she could passably use her hand again and sent her on her way. Homeless once again, Salka set out for greener pastures and sailed to Portland, where she picked up an injured fighter on the down-and-out, and drifted northward to join up with a band of refugees that later founded New Caledonia.

 

1 100% Dog, Landrace breeds, heavy sighthound heritage

2 Makeshift Thieves' cant

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