Courtright Family

The Courtright Family
  • Species: Coydog 1
  • Origin: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Languages: Common
  • Name:
    • Pronunciation: kOHR-t-rITE
    • Etymology: Americanized form of Dutch Kortrijk, a habitational name from a place of this name in Flanders. Perhaps also a respelling of English Cartwright.

» Contact Point: Del Cenere Gang, Despi

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Family Crest

Credit: Despi

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Build & Defining Features
    2.   1.2  Palettes & Patterns
  2.   2.  Influences
  3.   3.  Genealogy
    1.   3.1  First Generation
    2.   3.2  Second Generation
  4.   4.  Icon

Descended from largely transient bands of mercenaries in the American Midwest, the Courtrights were a largely directionless splintering of groups, until brothers Josiah and Ulysses were conscripted by the Ardoix family of Palisade, and brought in on the basis that they would protect trade caravans in exchange for protection, food, and medicine. Over time, however, the Courtrights settled more comfortably in Palisade with their benefactors, and with their number of Wards, began production of armaments and tools now that they were fortunate enough to settle. They serve ultimately as the outposts enforcers and peacemakers, keeping the at times tumultuous families in line and in order.

In the midst of the Del Mar conflict, infighting lead to a fissure in the dynamics of the Courtright family between head of household and Patriarch, Josiah Courtright, and his brother Ulysses. Aiming to bring the Del Cenere Gang? to heel beneath Palisade, Ulysses set out on reconnaissance with his daughter, Marilyn, ultimately leading to the duos demise. In the wake of the loss, Josiah took his remaining nieces beneath his wing, and solidified the Courtright stance of impartiality between political juggernauts of the other families and their ventures abroad.


Combat specialists, spies, militaristic, enforcers, woodworkers, weaponsmiths, laborers


Coyote, dog, leather, cedar, pine resin, sage, oats

1.  Appearance

1.1  Build & Defining Features

1.2  Palettes & Patterns

Fur Colors
Eye Color

While there is certainly coyote aspects to the Courtright build, their coloration and variation is largely leaning more towards their dog bloodlines. Their patterns range from agouti, to sables, to blankets or saddles and masks, and are always broken up with piebalding patches of various degrees. Ticking is not uncommon. Courtrights, by blood, are never solid colored. Eyes range from brown to gold.

2.  Influences


Braithwaite: The Courtright family was regularly charged, at a point, with protecting trade envoys of the Braithwaite's family. The purely business dynamic has since shifted after Peony Braithwaite broke tradition to marry Hosea Courtright.

Del Mar: A begrudging and strictly business relationship - without the heel of the Del Mar patriarchs pressing into their backs anymore, they are re-establishing their relationships with the other families as a protector for all of Palisade, rather than just the most influential.

Ardoix: The Ardoix family approached the Courtright family for rights involving protection, in exchange for stability. It could be argued that their mutual relationship has, in the past, been the closest between any of the families. The Ardoix have also regularly supplied poisons for Courtright weapons, or medicinal aid.

Winthrop: The Courtrights, in the wake of the Del Mar conflict, have worked in tandem with the Ardoix in assisting the fledgling Winthrop house in taking over the defunct house of Del Mar and maintaining the peace.


Del Cenere Gang: The Courtright family was initially charged on behalf of the Del Mar to keep a watchful eye over trade exchanges, as well as to act as muscle - insurance to ensure tithing was paid. However, this did not pay off; Now, with the Del Mar more or less subdued, the Courtright have regained their own agency, and have risen through Del Cenere's ranks.

3.  Genealogy

  • Courtright contributing family members are denoted in bold.
  • Strikethrough indicates a deceased family member.
  • Italics indicates an adopted family member.
  • A bold, red & indicates a non-consensual litter.
  • Adoptable individuals will be marked with an asterisk*.
    • For details on how to adopt these individuals, please check their profiles for details!

3.1  First Generation

  • Josiah Courtright
& Melanie Roanoke (Mar 2018)
  • Ulysses Courtright
Rosalie Hayward (Dec 2017)

3.2  Second Generation

& Peony Braithwaite
  • Noelle Courtright
& Francis Briggs (Jun 2023)

4.  Icon

  • Icon can only be used if given permission by Despi.
    • Courtright that carry the icon must be a part of the Courtright family, either by birth or by adoption of a Courtright contributing parent.
    • Characters with this icon must carry the Courtright surname.
    • You must purchase your icon via game points, Word of the Day, the 'Souls Store, a contest, or something similar.
    • The icon must not be altered from its original state in any way.
    • The only acceptable hover for the Courtright family icon is the following:
      • Take flight

1 Northeastern Coyote, Plains Coyote, Mountain Coyote, Dog.

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