|Name Origin||Savina: Savina is an Italian variant of the name Sabina. This is what Sabina means-Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. Marino: of the sea|
|Date of Birth||May 1, 2006|
|Age||> 3 years|
|Current pack||Crimson Dreams|
|Joining date||September 21, 2008|
|Previous Rank||Lieutenant General|
|Joining date||June 18, 2008|
|Joining date||June 8, 2008|
Savina Marino is a founder and the former leader of Crimson Dreams and the head of the Marino family. She initially joined Insieme when she arrived in Nova Scotia, but later joined Twilight Vale after Insieme disbanded. With her mate Kansas Sadira, she had five children, all of whom lived in Crimson Dreams for a majority of their lives.
After many years leading Crimson Dreams, Savina chose to gather her family and sail back to Italy, leaving the pack to Anu who chose to disband it soon after.
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Savina was born to a small pack in the wilderness of Italy. Unlike most of the European luperci, this pack lived as normal wolves, not dealing with any human artifacts and never shifting. Serge, the wolf that sired Savina and her siblings wanted nothing to do with them or their mother Amata, so he disowned them all. Despite the tough blow this was to Amata, she did a wonderful job raising the trio of pups and they were a very close happy family. When they were just over a year old, Ehno, Savina's brother decided to go on a personal journey and left the pack. About half way through their second year, her sister Ghita miscarried her first litter of pups and disappeared. For a long time it was just Savina and her mother. But then in late May of 2008 they had an accidental run in with a bear which ended in Amata's death. Serge tried to comfort her after the accident, but being so distraught and the rage at his treatment of her her whole life, Savina turned and attacked him. She did no serious harm, but she knew that the pack would throw her out. She took to wondering and came across a luperci port town. She snuck onto one of the ships to explore, but got trapped inside when the ship set sail. A while into the journey a horrible storm came up and sunk the boat, washing Savina out to sea. The next thing she remembers was washing up on the Quartz Shoreline of 'Souls.
After washing up on the Quartz Shoreline, Savina was discovered by Giuseppe Agapito, the leader of Insieme. While in fairly good shape considering her ordeal, her left back leg was injured. He helped her to shelter and offered her a place to stay. However, one day when she woke up, she couldn't find anyone in the lands. With her leg still injured, she couldn't fend for herself, so she headed to the west to find another pack. After a few days travel she came across the borders of Twilight Vale and was accepted into the pack by Naniko D'Angelo. Naniko helped tend to her sprained leg and they became fast friends.
She quickly made many more friends while living in the Vale (such as Apollo Haddon, Jazper Rhiannon, and Khaden Aatte). Amazingly enough, her brother Ehno Marino ended up at the borders of Twilight Vale on the coast and the two were reunited. She also met Kansas Sadira and began to develop strong feelings for him. However things were not to last. In July, 2008, Conri Church beat and raped his mate Naniko D'Angelo. Before fleeing the lands, he woke Savina to help Naniko. A few weeks later the former alpha attempted to return to the lands, but Savina found him first and the monster inside of her came out and she beat him. She almost killed him, but came back to her senses at the last minute, warning him to never come near the lands or Naniko again.
- Soul grade: Neutral-Good
Most often she is happy, good-natured being. She is fiercely loyal to those she loves and will protect them at all costs. Savina is very kind and gentle for the most part, but that is far from saying she is weak. Having become used to and comfortable in her role as the pack's Commander, she exudes and air of confidence and strength. She is fiercely loyal to her those she cares for and will not do anything to betray their trust and love in her. If anyone ever threatens her pack or family she is quick to become defensive and even angry. It is wise not to raise her ire too much, for a darkness lurks within her that comes out when her anger becomes too great. When this happens, she transforms instinctively into secui form (the only time it is used) and little is left that resembles her as she turns into a savage beast lusting for blood.
Puppies, family, the ocean
Those who have hurt her loved ones
Savina is a good person to talk to about problems. She is a good listener and attempts to give the best advice that she can. She is very accepting for the most part and doesn't hold many prejudices. She loves puppies and is very good at taking care of them and teaching them. She is fluent in both Italian and English.
Savina's major flaw is her anger. Once someone or something has raised it, it sort of "takes over" her and she finds it hard to control it. The best way to describe it is a "Bruce Banner/Hulk" situation. Once she loses control she basically just has to wait it out while it runs its course. During these times she does things that she would not normally do.
Savina speaks with a distinct Italian accent coloring her words. It gives her a hint of the exotic (seeing as she is in Nova Scotia), but it does not impair her use of the English language at all.
- Parents —
Amata Marinoand Serge Russo
- Siblings — Ehno Marino, Ghita Marino
- Children with Kansas Sadira — Amata Sadira, Cambria Marino, Gotham Phoenix, Parker Sadira, Silvano Sadira, and Artemis Marino
A slender female with a black coat, though patches of dark brown can be seen in the sunlight. She has piercing green eyes and an intelligent face. When shifted her mane is a cascade of long wavy hair that reaches her mid back. It is parted on the far right of her head and there are sideswept bangs that fall across her face. She also wears a silver chained necklace with a pink-tinted shell, given to her by Kansas.
While she usually forgoes any kind of human clothing, in the winter months she can often be seen wearing a white pea coat and a scarf that is striped in neapolitan colors.
Savina is an average-sized wolf, though her body is very sleek and slender. She is built more for speed and agility than for strength and stamina. However that is not to say that she can't hold her own in a fight if need be.
There are not drastic changes in her look when shifted into her bipedal form. Her pelt remains black and her eyes green. Her "mane" is a flow of long, wavy hair that reaches down to the small of her back; and there are some shorter "bangs" that fall across her face. Her body type would still be considered slender, though she is a bit curvier in this form.