Sylvestre Acosta is a jack of all trades, master of none from Onuba. He was sent with Naenia Ortega to assist her in her search for the criminal, Rafael Salcedo, who murdered Naenia's brother along with his own sister. Officially, Sylvestre's job was to be Naenia's manservant and help in any way she needed, and upon her safe return, he was to be paid in pelts, furs, and other supplies, and be awarded a horse. Unofficially, he was to attempt to prevent Naenia from actually killing Rafael, whose mother was a, Acosta like Sylvestre's.
While traveling with Naenia, he became fond of her in a fatherly sort of way, and to his relief, she chose to let Rafael live when they found him. Sylvestre rushed Naenia to Sapient to recover from her injuries, where they decided to remain. When Naenia became had puppies with Nivosus Moineau, Sylvestre became a sort of father-figure to her daughters, having been stuck with puppy-sitting duty often when they were young.
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xxx lbs(xx kg) ↔ xx in(xx cm) He is almost never found in this form.
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Scars: he has a few scars from over the years, although they were from nothing major and are hidden by his fur.
Sylvestre is highly humanized; he is always wearing clothing of some sort, although it varies by season from lightweight shirts and pants to heavier fabrics, a cloak, and gloves.
Jewelry and Accessories
Speech: he speaks with a Spanish accent and sometimes his sentences are peppered with Spanish words.
Scent: the forest, horses, Naenia
Quirks, Gestures, Etc.:
General Posture and Body Language: it is common for Sylvestre to be in some state of annoyed, and his body language shows this.
Sylvestre is generally passive. He knows what he is good at and sticks to that. He is often annoyed by something Naenia or her daughters have done, or Nivosus's lack of involvement with them. However, his anger usually manifests as disappointment when presented with the reason for his current irritation. He will argue a point when necessary, but usually prefers to take direction.
Naenia Ortega is the daughter of Sylvestre's employer. After traveling from Onuba with Naenia, Sylvestre has become somewhat fond of her in a fatherly way, although their relationship is in an odd place, stuck between employer/employee and friends. When Naenia decided to stay in Sapient, Sylvestre decided to stay with her, despite having the opportunity to return home to Onuba when Thalia Amaranthe? of Onuba visited Nova Scotia.
Semini and Akantha are two females he knows of from the Onuban court and now from their packs in Nova Scotia, although he does not know them well.
Rafael Salcedo is Sylvestre's distant relative, whom he was sent by his own family to try to save, unbeknownst to the Ortega family, who paid him to be Naenia's manservant.
Nivosus Moineau is a leader of Sapient and Sylvestre is not overly fond of him. His opinion only grew worse when Naenia became pregnant with Nivosus's puppies.
Education and Learning: Sylvestre's skills were learned over time, with formal training in his younger years and sparring to keep up the skills.
Sword fighting (Journeyman): His sword of choice is a rapier, and he knows little of how to use any other blade.
Sylvestre would not consider himself an expert by any means. He can fight reasonably well, but he is most likely to be trying to escape or defend someone he cares about.
Horseback Riding and Horse Care
Education and Learning: He learned to ride and care for horses out of necessity soon after shifting because all of his family learned.
English Saddle (Journeyman): Sylvestre is most comfortable using an English-style saddle, although the reins he owns do not have a bit, so he steers by neck-reigning.
Horse Care (Apprentice): He knows the basic such as grooming and how to tack up.
Sylvestre can ride at any gate, but he requires a well-behaved horse. Horses that act up are a bit much for him.
If a horse needs more than the basic care, he will need to seek someone with more knowledge than he has.
Education and Learning: Naenia's mother thought she needed to learn something lady-like instead of just fighting. Naenia chose embroidery because it did not involve carrying around a large amount of supplies. She was also surprised to learn she enjoyed the process because it gave her something to do with her hands when she felt fidgety.
Embroidery (Journeyman): she can create rather intricate designs, although not all the stitches are perfect. This is more a skill that is fun to her than anything.
Mending (Apprentice): she is not too great at patching up clothes; she can do so, but the result is generally not pretty.
Despite liking embroidery, if the is not turning out how she wanted it to, Naenia will get very frustrated and not work on her project for a long time.
Naenia is not very good at sewing overall. She cannot create clothes from scratch or even mend them very well.
Naenia is not much of a trader, although she will not object if someone has something she likes.
Offering: cloth embroidered in various designs - she would also take requests, alcohol