Tiamat Amaranthe

Tiamat Amaranthe

Portrait

Credit: San

Basics

  • Name: Tiamat Amaranthe
    • Pronunciation: tee-yuh-maht | a-mr-anth
    • Etymology: primordial ocean goddess (Mesopotamian) | unfading (Latin)
    • Nickname: Tia
  • Date of Birth: 01 Jan 2016
  • Sex: Female
    • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Family: Amaranthe, Volkov
  • Species: Wolfdog Hybrid (Luperci Ortus)

Former Affiliations

OOC Information


Introduction

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  1.   1.  Personality
    1.   1.1  Overview
    2.   1.2  Detail
    3.   1.3  Skills
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Gallery
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relationships
  4.   4.  Animal NPCs
    1.   4.1  Current
    2.   4.2  Former
  5.   5.  Residence
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Summary
    2.   6.2  Thread Log

Tiamat and her brother Lotan were born to Semini and Nikita Volkov in Krokar on a cold winter's morning in 2016. With the dissolution of her parents' mateship, Tiamat's childhood was fraught with tension and emotional hardship, especially with her mother. She would ultimately flee Krokar at a year old to look for her absent father, accompanied by the witch Laevisa Arena and Scarlett Arena.

Although she never did reach her father, Tiamat became a skilled fighter in her journeys, reunited with her brother, and found a family in her friendships. Ultimately she landed in Portland, where she began a family with Griffin Winsor. Her children, Landon Winsor, Rosemary Winsor, and Owen Winsor, were born in the late summer of 2020.

The following winter, Tiamat abruptly left her home and family behind. She launched an attack on Salsolan civilians, and was pursued on and off by O'Riley Eternity for the better part of the year. Their fighting culminated in a final stand, wherein Tiamat was brought close to death and subsequently rescued by her brother Lotan and friends Rahab de le Poer and Pazuzu Lykoi. She was returned to Portland in dire conditions, and is now recovering with the help of Griffin.


1.  Personality

1.1  Overview

Summary

Following an anguished and confused childhood, Tiamat became a resolute woman willing to do what is necessary to create what she believes is a more just and humane world. Like iron, she can seem cold and intractable, but past her well-guarded front is a fiercely loyal and compassionate person. She will be the first to speak up or defend others, and never hesitates to do what she thinks is the morally "right" thing to do. Though Tiamat can be humorless when conflicts are ongoing, she is unshakable when plans go awry and rarely looses her cool under pressure. She can have a sharp tongue when it comes to problems and rarely will she withhold an opinion in such situations, however her preference is to act before speaking.

She lives a highly regimented lifestyle and can sometimes be uncompromising with others because of it. She seems to suffer no foolishness or meekness, and she expects others to be forthright with her as she is with them. It can be difficult to get Tiamat to change her mind once it's been made. In times of peace, she is more willing to lighten up and engage in less serious activities such as swimming, poetry, and reading the stars.

Traits

  • Demeanor: Brave, determined, candid
  • Speech: Her voice has a low, gentle pitch, something like this.
  • Scent: Sea salt, forest, Griffin, various plant oils that are used to tame her unruly hair
  • Quirks: Will occasionally tie back her long ears like her mother
  • Outlook: Pragmatic
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good / Lawful Evil
Believes freedom as the only means by which each creature can achieve true satisfaction and happiness
Believes in all the virtues of goodness and right; has little use for laws and regulations
Will attack and kill an unarmed foe, but never for pleasure
Will define terms and live by them, whether anyone else likes it or not


1.2  Detail

Interests

  • Likes: Justice, family, fighting, poetry, stories, hunting
  • Dislikes: Injustice, cults, Salsola, witches, anything exploitative/restricts freedoms of others

Biases

Tiamat fondly recalls Krokar and has an affinity for old members or anyone that reminds her of her home. She feels deep sympathy for the downtrodden, poor, sickly, infirm, and elderly, and will help anyone who seems to be in need. She is more skeptical of people who appear either privileged or wealthy, but will not refuse helping them if they ask it.

She has animosity for certain members of Erie and everyone in Salsola. She will aggress them without provocation if she learns of their allegiance..

Motivations & Fears

Tiamat desires to create a more just and humane world. Since she has the power to do so, she has made it her mission to fight for those who cannot. Her primary fear as a person is failing the ones who count on her.

Sexuality

Tiamat is heterosexual, although she can be attracted romantically to anyone regardless of gender/expression without a sexual element. Once settled on a partner, Tiamat is strictly monogamous and takes her commitments seriously.

Substances

Tiamat is a teetotaler. She does not drink anything other than water (or tea that she deems safe) and will not accept drugs if offered. She is paranoid about substances.

Spirituality

Due to extremely negative experiences with witches and their ilk in the past, Tiamat is suspicious of religious or spiritual individuals. She won't discount a person solely because of their beliefs, but she will avoid them if they've made it a core part of their identity or livelihood.


1.3  Skills

Note: Listed skills are those that the character has some significant talent or interest in to be noteworthy. Skills that have been mastered (and are best expressed as such) are marked.

Main Focus: Combat

  • Armed (High Level of Experience)
Related Skills: weapons care, weapons appraisal
At close range, Tiamat is a veritable force of nature. Her ferocity and agility quickly overwhelms opponents. She has a creative combative style, and will often use her environment and found objects as weapons when necessary. More sprinter than endurance fighter, Tiamat does have a limit that if surpassed can quickly stagger her. She is familiar with a variety of short-ranged weapons as well, including daggers, short swords, and knives—however, none of these are as dangerous in her hand as an axe.
  • Hand to Hand (Medium Level of Experience)
Tiamat likes to box/wrestle for sport. She was a regular participant in cage-style matches in Portland.
  • Feral (Medium Level of Experience)
Tiamat feels natural in a four-legged form, and it is her preferred one for hunting. Her increased speed and agility can make her a formidable opponent. She tends to do "herding" techniques, such as snapping at the backs of heels and flanks, and makes use of her smaller size to weave between the legs to trip and upend her adversaries.

Auxiliary Skills & Hobbies

  • Language and Literacy
Tiamat is fluent in Spanish, English (Common tongue), and Portuguese and knows basic Arabic, Russian, and Turkish. She can read and write in her fluent languages, and has an appreciation for poetry. She keeps a journal.
  • Hunting
While most Luperci more or less know how to hunt in their feral forms, in addition to this Tiamat was taught how to track prey and dress kills to make the most of prey materials. As she sustains herself through hunting (prey and people), she has greatly honed this skill.
  • Animal Care
She was familiarized with the day to day care for Krokar's animals growing up, and learned in depth care for horses while traveling abroad. She later cared for her own horse and ensured that Ningal always had something to eat, even if she'd brought home her own meals.


2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Reference

Credit: San

Overview

Tiamat maintains her appearance more out of necessity than vanity, as her dense and curly fur coat makes a quick mess if left untouched. She carries herself with a calm, confident air that one might expect from a seasoned warrior.

A feature of note are her spaniel ears, signature of her Amaranthine blood. While ordinarily left down, she has taken in recent times to tying them back like her mother.

Accustomed to a nomadic lifestyle, Tiamat has learned to keep only what is useful and spare the rest. She has traded off most of her spoils of war from Bedaya, although she does have a few keepsakes.

Accessories and Forms

Forms

  • Lupus: 26 in (66 cm) ↔ 80 lbs (36 kg)
  • Secui: 38 in (97 cm) ↔ 150 lbs (68 kg)
  • Optime: 5 ft 6 in (167 cm) ↔ 190 lbs (86 kg)

Clothing

  • Decorated leather chest band
  • Wool cloak (white)
  • Pleated leather skirt
  • Asymmetrical dress (white with blue decoration)
  • Leather armor (vambraces, tassets, greaves)

Accessories

  • 2x decorated leather belts
  • 3x leather belt bags
  • Rope belt
  • Sash (orange)
  • Pearl Bands (worn in hair)
  • Hemp rope

Weapons

The axe is a holdover from the old world, passed on to Tiamat following her victory in Bedaya. It was named Godslayer after she used it to vanquish a a Demon God. This axe is her pride and joy, and she does all she can to take care of it.
  • 11in fixed blade hunting knife (luperci crafted)

Color Palette

Please note that Tiamat's color palette may be artistically exaggerated in her depictions.

Fur and Optime Hair

 Black Pearl (#1a202a)

 Fjord (#3a4150)

 Comet (#5d6371)

 Slate Gray (#66738c)

 Cloud (#C3C2BF)

 Quill Gray (#cccac4)

 Black Haze (#eef1f1)

Eyes

 Boston Blue (#3982b6)

2.2  Gallery

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by Mandi By Libri by Nat by Lorraine by San by San


3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

Immediate Family (Amaranthe, Volkov)

Extended Family (Amaranthe, Volkov)

Tiamat belongs the Amaranthe, Volkov, and Russo families; as such, many of their members are directly and indirectly related to her.


3.2  Relationships

Family Relationships

Parents

  • Tiamat was at odds with her mother Semini for much of her young life. At an early age, she witnessed her mother's emotional breakdown following her breakup with her father and it impacted her deeply. This event drove Tiamat to look for guidance in other less trustworthy places. She always resented her mother for pushing her father out of her life, believing that he would be present more if not for her. After learning that Nikita moved on quickly from her half-brother, Tiamat abandoned her dreams of finding him. She still has a soft place in her heart for her father and would like to see him again, but she no longer idealizes his role in her life.

Siblings

  • Lotan is her twin, the yin to her yang, and for the longest time he was the only person in the world she could trust. When they are together, they have a relaxed and teasing rapport, and she has an intuitive understanding of his moods (and vice versa). She regrets certain decisions that she made when she was young and hurting that led her to abandon him at times they needed each other. Yet even while they were separate, she felt as if he was with her.

Children

  • Tiamat had complicated feelings for her children Mosie, Owen, and Landon, unwittingly due to postpartum depression. Feeling as if she'd failed them as a mother, she left suddenly late one night in the winter of 2020. Since then, she has come to regret her decisions, but she feels that she cannot redeem herself to them and struggled to return home. By the time she was brought back, her children were gone.

Calrian, Malik, Serafina

  • Initially resentful of Calrian and Malik's existence because of their father, Tiamat eventually came to terms with her maternal half-siblings after finding them as adults. She thinks they got the raw end of the deal as well, maybe less than herself. She is not close to any of her younger siblings by any stretch of the imagination, but she found their company tolerable enough for that summer of 2021, when she and Lotan made camp by La Estrella Roja.

Odalis, Solomon, Lucian

  • Tiamat was somewhat close with her cousins Odalis, Lucian, and Solomon growing up, but became estranged once she left Krokar. In the summer of 2021, she encountered both Odalis and Solomon at different points, and was satisfied to find them supposedly healthy and well.

Key Relationships

Griffin Winsor

  • Blurb here

Mateo Salcedo

  • Blurb here

Rahab de le Poer

  • Blurb here

O'Riley Eternity

  • Enemies 5 lyfe

Former Relationships


4.  Animal NPCs

4.1  Current

Ningal

Picture

Credit: San

Basics

  • Name: Ningal
  • Sex: Female
  • Species: Serval
  • D.O.B.: Unknown

Summary

  • Height: 22 in (55 cm)
  • Weight: 30 lbs (14 kg)
  • Coloration: Gold fur with spots
  • Personality: Haughty, feral, has her "chosen" people and doesn't care about the rest

History

  • Captured by Arena traders. Her leg was injured.
  • She traded hands a few times.
  • Was acquired by Laevisa Arena and given as a gift to Tiamat.
  • Was set free by Tiamat immediately. She decided stick around, figuring it's too late to go back to her old life and she didn't think it was very interesting anyway.
  • Lives in Portland with Tiamat and family. She spends her "retirement" babysitting (read: swatting puppies on the head) and on occasion, hunting.


4.2  Former

Baroness

Picture

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Basics

  • Name: Ningal
    • Etymology: Noble Title (French)
    • Pronunciation: bair-on-ess
  • Sex: Mare
  • Species: Sable Island Horse
  • D.O.B.: 2017

Summary

  • Height: 15.2 Hands (62in — 158cm)
  • Weight: 950 lbs (430 kg)
  • Coloration: Palomino with white markings and mane
  • Inventory: Basic tack (does have a bitless bridle)
  • Personality: Sure-footed, docile, hardy

History

  • Born and raised in Portland
  • Was traded to Tiamat in 2019
  • In a fit of madness, Tiamat set Baroness loose somewhere about the Isthmus of Chignecto.

Anzu

Picture

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Basics

  • Name: Anzu
    • Etymology: Mighty Cloud (Mesopotamian)
    • Pronunciation: ahn-zoo
  • Sex: Female
  • Species: Fruit bat
  • Date of Birth: Unknown
  • Date of Death: 2018

Summary

  • Height: Small
  • Weight: Light
  • Coloration: White-furred
  • Personality: Sweet, curious

History

  • Rescued by Tiamat in 2016
  • Brought from overseas to Freetown in 2018, but the cold weather quickly killed her.


5.  Residence

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Location

Portland

Occupants

Tiamat, Griffin Winsor

Former Occupants

Landon, Mosie, Owen

Description

Following her return from Erie, Tiamat settled into the ruins of a stone church. Most of the area has been reclaimed by the wilderness, providing ample shade during the summer months and plenty of seclusion from curious travelers. It is uphill from a small river and the field and stable of a local farmer, with whom she has an arrangement to keep her horse.

The structure lacks a roof but is otherwise sound. She has amended this herself by fastening wood and canvas taken from an old ship sail over the gaping ceiling. It remains drafty and needs constant maintenance, but her solution keeps the snow off during the winter. Additionally, the gaps allow the smoke from the fire to escape. Over the doorway and windows are a patchwork of deer and various animal pelts. Around the corner is a small overhang covering firewood, a chopping block, and a rope used to hang dressed kills.

The interior consists of a bed of pelts and packed hay (and when the season allows, flowers and soft grasses), a lop-sided wooden table, a stone hearth where a fire is kept going, and antler hangers from which various clothes, belts, and other accoutrements are stored. There are flowers growing from the walls, filling the home with a naturally perfumed air. A large patterned textile hangs over the back entrance, one of the few remaining keepsakes from Tiamat's time in Bedaya. The space itself is not very large, accommodating around four to five others, but the high "ceiling" makes it feel bigger.

Tiamat doesn't keep a tidy house and will leave her belongings scattered all around (much to Griffin's chagrin). Despite this, she never seems to lose anything and claims to "know where everything is."


6.  History

6.1  Summary

Tiamat is the daughter of Semini Amaranthe and Nikita Volkov and was raised along with her brother Lotan in Krokar until they were a year old. After discovering her mother's affair with Lokr Revlis, she left home in pursuit of her absent father. She was accompanied by her mentor, the mysterious Laevisa Arena and her supposedly immortal companion, Mafdet.

It was on her voyage across the Atlantic that she first encountered Griffin Winsor and his nefarious father Declan, the captain of the ship. She assisted Griffin in organizing a mutiny, and was then betrayed herself by the new captain. Upon landfall, Tiamat fled into the deserts of Bedaya at the urging of her mentor, who had once made a home of the tribes (unbeknownst to Tiamat, however, Laevisa had been exiled).

She was quickly embroiled in the Arena-Bedaya war, joining the side of the tribes of Bedaya. Together with Rahab de le Poer, Naji of the Shams Tribe and Tsolin Himaa, Tiamat helped turn the tides in favor of the Bedayans. Ultimately it was the arrival of her brother Lotan and his mentor, Pazuzu Lykoi that pushed them to victory.

They traced the origins of the conflict back to Onuba and infiltrated the city with the intent to bring the Arena family to justice. It was here that their ragtag group of mercenaries expanded, enlisting the help of Mateo Salcedo and Griffin. Their coup was successful and the Arena family fell, launching Onuba into a period of discord and peace thereafter. Tiamat and company did not stay to see the aftermath. They made a quick getaway on the ship of Rahab's mothers, Mara Savoy and Agrippa de le Poer.

Tiamat returned to Nova Scotia in late 2018 with the intention of righting wrongs and settling old debts. She discovered that Krokar had mysteriously fallen and with her mother nowhere to be found, she returned to Portland. She then accompanied a trading envoy consisting of Rahab, Lotan, Pazuzu, Jethro Lykoi, and Rahab's uncle Marlowe de le Poer to Erie?. This mission concluded with disastrous consequences. Despite this, they are able to escape and make their way back to Portland.

While settled in the outskirts of the trading port, Tiamat began investigating crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice. She became mates with Griffin Winsor and they had three children together: Owen, Mosie, and Landon. In the early months of 2021, Tiamat returned to Nova Scotia alone.


6.2  Thread Log

2021

Winter

With Character?.

Spring

With Character?.

Summer

With Character?.

Fall

With Character?.


2020

Winter

With Character?.

Spring

With Character?.

Summer

With Character?.

Fall

With Character?.


2019

Winter

With Character?.

Spring

With Character?.

Summer

With Character?.

Fall

With Character?.


2018

Winter

Spring

With Character?.

Summer

With Character?.

Fall

With Character?.


2017

Winter

With Lucian. On a diplomatic visit to Sapient, Tiamat and cousin Lucian meet up and are mean to each other.
With Lokr Revlis. Tiamat finds the cabin in Mount Oromocto.
With Lotan. Tiamat runs away from home, and Lotan catches her. She leaves him behind. ;_;
With Laevisa Arena. Tiamat and Laevisa embark on the voyage across the sea, and Tiamat meets Griffin Winsor for the first time. This was written hastily for SoSu so please don't...read it......lmao.

Spring

With Character?.

Summer

With Rahab de le Poer. Tia and Ray meet for the first time.

Fall

With Mateo Salcedo. Tia and Mateo meet for the first time.
With Mateo Salcedo. Tia and Mateo share a dance in the Onuban courts. Oo-la-la!
With Mateo Salcedo, Griffin Winsor. On the way across the sea to Freetown, Griff is a turd and Tia is confused and Mat breaks it up lol.


2016

Winter

With Character?.

Spring

With Character?.

Summer

With Lotan. Tia and Lotan play tag. ;_; they are babies.....

Fall

With Ailie Morgan. Ailie teaches Tia how to make a reed basket along with her ward Malcolm.
With Finlay Cormier. Tiamat chops wood and thinks about things.
With Willow Cormier. Laevisa Arena makes the girls compete for a silly potion.
With Petra Damaichu. Tiamat encounters the young girl in the woods.
With Semini. Tiamat is sick and her mom comes to help.
With Iroquois. Iroquois catches Tiamat in the middle of mischief-making.
With Lucille. Tiamat and Captain Lucille gather herbs for Pepper.
With Lotan. Tiamat contrives to spend time with her brother.
With Ailie Morgan. Tiamat and Ailie ain't afraid of no ghosts.