Thyri was born in Vinátta on August 10th, 2014 to Shiloh Dawnbringer and Silvano Sadira alongside littermates Myrkr Stormbringer and Sagá Sadira. In stark contrast to Myrkr and Sagá, both of whom appeared to have suffered the affects of the poison Shiloh was exposed to during pregnancy, Thyri was born healthy and robust. Sadly, Sagá passed quietly away one beautiful summer's day before Thyri could develop reliable memories of her sister.
In the months preceding her birth, Vinátta saw an unprecedented season of growth with four litters totaling twelve puppies born between June and August. As a result, Thyri had no shortage of playmates with whom to engage and explore and, as summer gave way to winter, Thyri thrived.
Around 5 months of age, Thyri met a youngster from Casa di Cavalieri named Merlin Knight. He had wandered too far away from his pack and, after a series of fantastical adventures in which he met a jaguar and a bear, Merlin found his way to Vinátta. Thyri was immediately enamored with this young adventurer and the two became fast friends, promising to meet again when they were older and allowed more freedom to travel outside their respective packs.
Not long after meeting Merlin, Thyri was kidnapped by a loner while she was outside the pack with Carya Aston. She was brought to Mount Oromocto, where she was hogtied and held for ransom. While being untied so she could relieve herself, Thyri savagely bit him and managed to escape further up the mountain. The trauma from her ordeal brought on an early shift and, cold and alone, the young girl shifted for the first time. The next day, a search party located her and brought her back home to Vinátta.
While her kidnapping ordeal was harrowing and the months succeeding it were difficult to navigate, it was ultimately the catalyst for her decision to become an Araedi and Thyri started to train hard to work towards this goal. She was given lessons and tips from various members of her pack, both of the Araedi tier and others, and was even gifted a Dane axe from the Nordic woman Solveig Brynja Sørensen prior to her departure from Vinátta.
During the spring flooding in 2015, Thyri and her cousin, Izrian Firebringer fell into a sinkhole on their way back from the Sacred Grove. Suffering a concussion from the fall, her training was delayed while she healed and she started to focus her attention on medicinal herbs to keep herself occupied. Under the tutelage of Finch Moineau, Thyri began to compile a comprehensive list, complete with dried specimens, of all the plants that could be used for the creations of medicines, poisons, tisanes, salves, and other things.
Once fully healed, Thyri continued her physical training alongside her apothecary lessons with Finch, eventually being promoted to Araedi in September of 2015, just a month after her first birthday. She was also awarded the Apothecary co-rank not long afterwards.
As summer rolled into fall, a series of tumultuous events shook Thyri's quiet little life. She became smitten with a returning Vináttan named Ezra Vahn, who gently rejected her in favor of someone else. New Dawn was also attacked and subsequently disbanded, presumably by Anathema, leaving refugees in Vinátta and the entire area reeling from the violence. Still embarrassed from her rejection and feeling uneasy after New Dawn's fall, Thyri decided to brave the unrest in the Southern territories and visit her father in the Court, her cousin Sylven Firebringer joining her. Foolishly, she left only a note behind for her mother, fearing that if she asked her permission she would be prevented from leaving. Not long into her time in the Court, her mother joined her as well and confessed that she would not be returning to Vinátta.
Towards the end of the year, Thyri started to experience numbness and tingling in her right arm — possibly due to the poison she encountered before birth. To make matters worse, her friend and former crush, Ezra mysterious went missing and her brother, Myrkr, decided to depart from Vinátta as well into lands unknown, leaving her perfectly alone in a house that she had only ever known to be filled with family, cats, and love.
Thankfully, 2016 began with an upward swing: Thyri gained a roommate when Izrian moved in with her, followed by her promotion to Araedi Ríkr and Ezra's unexpected return to Vinátta. Things seemed to be going increasingly well until March, when Thyri learned from Sylven that she had inadvertently played a role in the Austringer Hostility. Thyri had encountered the woman responsible for the attacks on Krokar months earlier at the base of Mount Oromocto and, after unknowingly being lied to, let her pass.
Feeling angry, stupid, and ashamed, Thyri decided to do everything she could to track the woman down and, at the end of March, finally located her atop Mount Oromocto. With Sylven's help, Thyri attacked and killed Marcella Fauks — the first Luperci life that she had ever taken.
Thyri didn't have much time to reflect on her actions when, just a few days later, a meteor struck the ocean and caused considerable damage to Vinátta and the surrounding areas. Throughout the weeks that followed, however, the young warrior had plenty of time to contemplate the weight of her actions and began to consider the possibility that Vinátta no longer conformed to her ideals or goals. At the end of May, Thyri made the difficult decision to leave Vinátta and start a new life in Casa di Cavalieri.
Thyri joined Casa di Cavalieri at the end of May 2016, citing her desire to protect the defenseless all across the region and not just within her pack. She was accepted into the pack by the Lune, Luca Knight, and spent the next several months acquainting herself with the area and meeting her new pack mates. She was promoted to Bracciante Seconda in August after rigorously proving her worth to the pack and training extensively.
At the end of July, during a festival held by her father's pack, Cour des Miracles, Thyri was surprised to find her old childhood friend, Merlin there. Now living in Midnight Shores, Merlin had traveled down to the Court for the festival and was just as happy to see her as she was to see him. The pair spent the evening catching up and making future plans to meet up again in neutral lands.
In November, Casa di Cavalieri and Cour des Miracles held a tournament and Thyri joined the frey, trying her luck at the swimming contest and the horse race. Though she and Baldr didn't win the horse race, Thyri somehow out-swam her competition during the swimming contest and came in first place. Thyri was again promoted, this time to Bracciante Prima, and her confidence and pride soared despite another apparent snub from Merlin.
Unfortunately, everything took a violent nosedive in December, when Thyri found Merlin's donkey, Majestic Beast, with a belligerent pair of loners. Having met Majestic Beast during her father's festival, and seeing how proud her friend was of the jenny, Thyri refused to believe that Merlin would have willingly given her up and suspected foul play. The loners denied having anything to do with Merlin and insisted that they found the donkey. Thyri attacked them, gravely wounding one of them, and took the donkey from them before returning to her pack.
When weeks of inquiries and physical searching turned up no information about Merlin's whereabouts or what had happened to him, Thyri decided to leave Casa di Cavalieri and 'Souls entirely in order to find her friend.
Thyri spent months searching restlessly for Merlin, asking after him in Portland, Old Ironsides, and Trillium Hollow. She met and confronted many strangers in and around these areas, including twoLuperci from as far west as Mortimer. Sadly, her efforts were largely in vain and, with a heavy heart, Thyri began her journey home in February 2017 with an annoying youth in tow.
In the beginning of March 2017, Thyri arrived safely back in 'Souls with Reblin. They stopped in Krokar to pick up Merlin's donkey before making their way to the southern territories, intent on joining Cour des Miracles.
Cour des Miracles (Joining - L'hiver de l'Or Terni)
They traveled for days before finally reaching Cour des Miracles in the middle of March, covering great distances each day and stopping very little. With the failure of being unable to find her dear friend still forefront on her mind, Thyri's only goal was to get to the Court and surround herself with familiar faces.
She and Reblin were welcomed into the pack by both her mother and her father. Immersing herself easily into the culture of the Court, Thyri set to work establishing herself as a knowledgeable herbalist and apothecary as well as a formidable warrior, particularly with close-range weaponry. When not found practicing maneuvers with her staff or Dane axe on the training grounds, she spent much of her time throughout the spring and summer months foraging for medicinal plants and tending the herbs in the communal garden — something that Thyri, with encouragement from Kalypso Savoy, has decided to take on as a personal project.
New worries threatened her new state of normalcy toward the end of December 2017 when Thyri's niece and nephew went missing while in neutral territory with their mother. Days later, at the start of 2018, the puppies were returned along with a critically wounded Silvano, flanked by a short woman and several mercenaries. Naming herself the new Queen of Cour des Miracles, Mistral de l'Or denounced Silvano and took over the Court, marking the beginning of L'hiver de l'Or Terni and a new nightmare for Thyri and her family.
Defiant from the start, Thyri held her ground against Mistral and her mercenaries, engaging them fearlessly in arguments, skirmishes, and violent encounters. She confronted Mistral early in her reign and was met with insults and obstinance, ultimately resulting in her decision to join Kalypso Savoy's rebellion.
But before she could be of any significant use to Kalypso's cause, Mistral violently brutalized Thyri, nearly killing her. With damage to her face, several broken fingers, and significant bruising to her ribs, she was made entirely incapable of fighting in the rebellion. Some days later, her mother confronted the Queen and was savagely murdered with her own staff.
Thyri spent the days following Shiloh's death in relative seclusion, missing the performance Kalypso strategically put on for the Queen and the subsequent capture of Mistral and her confidant (and traitor to the Court), Linden Aatte. She emerged from her hotel room only to gather with her pack mates for the usurper's execution and Linden's exile from the Court... and the revelation of Kalypso's true identity as Silvano's daughter, and Thyri's half-sister, through Mara Savoy.
With Silvano formally stepping down as King, Kalypso took over the role as leader of Cour des Miracles and a new dawn rose over the Court.
After the traumatic and tragic events of the Winter of Tarnished Gold, Thyri spent much of her time healing from her wounds and regaining her strength, coming to terms with her father's infidelity, and accepting Kalypso Savoy not only as the new Reine, but also as family.
Once her wounds had healed and she was able to resume her normal activities, Thyri threw herself wholly into the construction of the Court's new village. Kalypso's inclusion of her in the planning of this, particularly with the future communal garden, allowed Thyri to develop more of a relationship with her half-sister and, slowly, she found herself accepting of Kalypso's status, both as the Queen and as a sister.
Of her father, however, Thyri remained distant. Though she tried to forgive him, his fast-diminishing memories created an obstacle that she was never able to overcome. Perhaps out of fear and shame, Thyri avoided her father's declining condition by focusing completely on the new village, a regret that she can't seem to reconcile with following his death in the spring of 2018.
Italics indicates an unknown relationship; they may be offboard or the relation is merely uncertain.
Key Family Relationships
Shiloh Dawnbringer: Thyri's loving and protective mother. Though Shiloh's solicitous tendencies annoyed and frustrated Thyri as a puppy, she has grown to understand and appreciate her mother's reasons for being how she is and no longer takes her relationship with Shiloh for granted. Now that she's an adult, Thyri appreciates her mother's advice and love more than she ever had before. Shiloh is always the first person she thinks about when faced with difficult decisions. Shiloh was brutally murdered by Mistral de l'Or during the Winter of Tarnished Gold, leaving an enormous void in Thyri's heart.
Silvano Sadira: King Silvano is Thyri's father and someone she holds in high esteem. When she was a young puppy, she went on many imaginary adventures in which her father was a key figure. Due in part to the distance between Vinátta and Cour des Miracles, she didn't see as much of her father as she would have liked. Despite this, Thyri thought very highly of her father and had somewhat grandiose ideas of him. At the close of the Winter of Tarnished Gold, when it was revealed that he had a child with another woman, Thyri felt a significant sense of disappointment and betrayal from her father. Much to her regret and remorse, these feelings remained up until his death in the spring of 2018.
Myrkr Stormbringer: Quirky and compulsive, Myrkr's antics oftentimes annoy Thyri but she loves him wholly. As children, she maybe bickered with and teased him a lot but she was always one of the first to come to his defense. Even though she was sad when he left Vinátta, she was proud of him for striking out on his own and is glad to see him happy in Krokar. He will always be her favorite brother.
Abigail Sadira: Though Abigail didn't play a significant part in Thyri's childhood, she quickly grew close with her older sister after she moved from Vinátta to Casa di Cavalieri. Thyri values Abi's opinions and looks up to her.
Extended Family: Thyri has a very large extended family. She is closest to her mother's Stormbringer and Dawnrunner relatives but also has far-reaching relatives in the Sadira and Marino families via her father.
Izrian Firebringer: Izzy and Thyri share a lot of the same interests and motivations, which makes them quite a force to be reckoned with... that is, when they agree! The pair share an almost sisterly bond and can often be seen bickering or competing against one another. Despite this, Thyri considers Izzy to be one of her best friends and most trusted confidants. She is deeply proud of her cousin's rise to Sannindi of Vinátta and has confidence she will make a good leader.
Sylven Firebringer: One of the more adventurous of Thyri's cousins. She and Sylven got into plenty of shenanigans as puppies and, though they grew more distant after he departed for Krokar, they still get together from time to time. After discovering her role in the Austringer Hostility, she and Sylven worked hard together to find Marcella Fauks and bring her to justice. Following this, Thyri feels closer to Sylven now than ever before.
Other Family Relationships
Pascal Sadira: Thyri's half-brother. He reminds her a little of Myrkr and though he's older, she feels protective of him.
Shore Stormbringer: One of Thyri's cousins. As a child, Thyri respected and often looked up to Shore.
Orvar Stormbringer: Another one of Thyri's cousins. Orvar and Thyri bonded after her abduction as a puppy.
Merlin Knight: Thyri became enamored with Merlin during his brief stay in Vinátta as a puppy. He shared with her the lengthy and grandiose story of his adventures that took him from his home in Casa di Cavalieri all the way up to Vinátta. Thyri felt that Merlin was very brave and she developed a little puppy crush on him. They made plans to get together when they were older but when Merlin never showed up again to see her, Thyri thought that something had happened to him. They were later reunited in Cour des Miracles in the summer of 2016 and again made plans to get together at a predetermined place and time. When Merlin again didn't show up, Thyri thought that he was avoiding her and became angry with him. Later, after finding his beloved donkey with a pair of loners, she came to terms with the very real possibility that he was either missing or dead. She devoted the next several months to searching for him but ultimately turned up nothing. Merlin is probably the closest thing that Thyri has come to finding love.
Reblin: Reblin is an annoying youth Thyri met in January 2017 while she was a guest in Viburnum. Obnoxiously cheerful and optimistic — a stark contrast to her own dour pessimism — Rebel seemed to take an almost immediately liking to her and Thyri has been unable to shake him off. After coming to terms with the realistic notion she would be unable to find Merlin, Thyri decided to return home from Trillium Hollow. Feeling sorry for the youngster, whose very existence was all but denied by his own mother, Thyri allowed Reblin to join her back to 'Souls. Though she's quick to complain about how freaking annoying Rebel is to be around, Thyri secretly appreciates him for keeping her mind off of the anger and depression she feels for failing to find Merlin.
Skoll Haskel: Skoll taught Thyri some hand-to-hand combat and while she likes the Courtier and admires his abilities as a fighter, she doesn't know him well enough to consider him a friend.
Ezra Vahn: Thyri took an intense liking to Ezra soon after he joined Vinátta, developing and maintaining her first adult crush on him until his confession to being devoted to another effectively put an end to it. Despite their awkward beginning, she still enjoys being in Ezra's company and the two have formed a strong friendship.
Finch Moineau: Finch filled a large hole in Thyri's life after Shiloh moved to Cour des Miracles and she spent a good portion of her time in the Moineau's company. Finch taught her all that she knows about herblore, which spanned months and involved extensive time and training. When she lived in Vinátta, the pair were often seen together. Thyri thinks about her often.
Solveig Brynja Sørensen: Solveig helped teach Thyri a little about self-defense using various weaponry, including javelins, axes, and spears. This helped to pull her out of her depression following her kidnapping.
Carya Aston: As a child, Thyri considered Carrie one of the coolest adults ever and would often follow her around. She was with Carya outside Vinátta when she was kidnapped and, though she still doesn't blame her for what happened, their relationship was always different after that.
Florina Soul: Thyri always looked up to Florina and admired her greatly, though the stoic woman did frighten her a little when she was a child. As an adult, she trusted Florina's guidance and worked hard under her leadership though Thyri never developed a particularly close relationship with her.
Xylia Napier: Xylia reminded Thyri a little of her mother, Shiloh, and she enjoyed being in the Napier's presence. She still thinks fondly of Xylia.
Harlequin Knight: Harlequin is a handsome, charming young man who was born and raised in New Dawn. He visited Vinátta frequently when they were kids but it wasn't until she was older that Thyri started to develop a crush on him. They have long since lost touch.
Mistral de l'Or: In the winter of 2017/18, Mistral de l'Or kidnapped Thyri's niece and nephew, maimed her father, claimed rule over Cour des Miracles, beat her to a bloody pulp, and killed her mother. And before that, she poisoned Shiloh while she was pregnant with Thyri, Myrkr, and Sága, resulting in Sága's death and permanent afflictions in Thyri and Myrkr. The woman was a tiny terror and Thyri spares no grief or remorse for supporting her execution.
Axelle Napier: Thyri met Axelle several months after Anathema's attack on New Dawn and in neutral territory. Though Axelle was no longer associated with Anathema, having departed from the pack some months before, Thyri responded angrily to the woman when she discovered she had been a member at the time of New Dawn's disbandment.
Marcella Fauks: A woman who Thyri had met at the southern base of Mount Oromocto with a group of other Luperci and horses. Thyri was told that she and her comrades were refugees searching for a place to call home so she let them pass. She later found out that they attacked Krokar afterwards and, guilt-ridden and angry, Thyri sought the woman out with Sylven's help and killed her.
Solas Justus: The cruel man who kidnapped Thyri while she and Carrie were practicing out to hunt outside of Vinátta's borders. Thinking he could hold her for ransom, Solas stuffed her in a sack and carried her to Mount Oromocto, where he bound her with rope through the evening. Thyri ultimately escaped by biting his hand after he untied her binds to allow her to relieve herself.
Existing in a crisis (30 Jan) [RO] Mount Oromocto. Escaping from Solas' cruel imprisonment, Thyri makes her way further up the mountain side in an attempt to get as far away from him as possible. Eventually the trauma catches up with her and she finds herself shifting early. Terrified, cold, and hungry, the youth spends a terrible night alone on the mountain.
I can stand my own ground (31 May) [Thread Prompt #3] Vinátta's borders with Aspen. Thyri decides to make a sweep of the borders on her own to ensure everything is secure and that the pack's scent markers are reinforced.
Entering a border (11 Aug) Vinátta's borders with Alex Brink. After having an especially difficult archery training session, Thyri decides to let off steam by patrolling the border and come across the loner Alex Brink
Man it feels good to feel this way (15 Aug) Vinátta with Ezra Vahn. Unable to stop thinking about her encounter with Ezra Vahn, Thyri realizes that she has a crush on him. Believing that it would help her regain control of her life by speaking to him about it, she finds him working on his paper mill and agrees to help.
I've tried but I couldn't find any warning of you (16 Nov) [RO] Jordheim. For much of autumn, Thyri experiences a tingling in the fingertips of her right hand and most recently deals with a deep pain in that arm and shoulder as well. This marks the beginning symptoms of what will become chronic idiopathic polyneuropathy.
I'll sail home again (18 Nov) Communal Garden with Fionna Soulstorm. Headed to the communal garden with mulch and pine boughs, Thyri intends to prepare the gardens for winter and unexpectedly meets Fionna there. She offers her a assistance and Thyri shows her what needs to be done.
Wanderer (11 Dec) Vinátta with Kota and Florina Soul. Thyri comes across a prospective new member named Kota and tells him about the pack while they wait for leadership.
Stepping in (12 Dec) Cape Hopewell with Abigail Smokey. Deciding to scout more distant territories for any potential threats to Vinátta, Thyri meets Abigail Smokey and tells her about Cour des Miracles.
I feel it in my bones [Operation Meteor] [Optional Pack Thread]. After the meteor strikes, Florina calls for the pack to seek refuge at Sveit Village Hall. Thyri and Tarina reunite with their pack mates there.
Hold me amongst all your cards [RO] The Dampwoods. Thyri unexpectedly discovers Merlin's beloved donkey, Majestic Beast, with the same pair of loners who she had previously engaged with when they got too close to Casa's borders. Knowing how much Merlin cherished donkey, she is struck with the possibility that something sinister has befallen him and attacks the women in order to reclaim Majestic Beast.
Carry on [Canon LASKY] Krokar with Milos Parhelion. After departing Casa with all of her sparse belongings and animal companions, including Merlin's donkey, Thyri asks Milos if he will watch after Majestic Beast while she leaves the area in order to find Merlin. Milos complies.
Walking past a threshold and into a change [Canon LASKY] [RO] Portland and Old Ironsides with Hazel and Nishan. Thyri arrives in Portland and asks around after Merlin without much luck. She later comes across Hazel, a Krokaran residing at their Old Ironsides depot, and agrees to stay there for a time. After hunting with Milos' half-brother, Nishan, Thyri agrees to join him back to his home territory, Trillium Hollow, in hopes that someone there might have heard something from Merlin.
Be the song Grand Lake with Auguste Aston. After a brief stop to pick up Merlin's donkey from Krokar, the pair continue through 'Souls towards Cour des Miracles. While near Vinátta, Thyri reunites with a friend and former pack mate.