Dustin "Dusty" Scarborough

OOC Information

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  1.   1.  Appearance
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Details
  3.   3.  History
    1.   3.1  Summary
    2.   3.2  Thread Archive

Signalment

  • Name: Dustin Scarborough
    • Pronunciation: d-usst-in s-kar-burr-oh
    • Nickname: Dusty
  • Date of Birth: 05 Mar 2015
    • Birthplace: Lake Champlain Islands, Vermont, USA
  • Species: Dog (Luperci Ortus) 1
  • Sex: Male
    • Pronouns: He/Him

Community

  • Family: Pembroke, Scarborough
  • Pack: Del Cenere Gang
    • Rank: Las Brasas
    • Occupation(s): Falconer
  • Residence: The Parish, DCG
  • NPCs:
    • cNPC: --
    • yNPC: --
    • Minor NPCs:
      • --

Portrait

By Despi

OOC Assumptions

Del Cenere Gang members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing Dusty...
    • ... having general non-specific conversation - "Hi, how are you" type conversations.
    • ... tending to Del Cenere's birds, as well as any wild ones that dare to come close.
    • ... scribbling away in notebooks with charcoal, and murmuring to himself.
    • ... assisting folks with their own avian companions.

Plot Opportunities

Allow Dusty to help with Livestock!

  • Dusty is plucky (and often times, plucked) - and loves to spend hours tending to the communal birds of Del Cenere. It's not out of the ordinary to hear him chattering to the flocks while they come to investigate him!
  • He regularly collects the dropped feathers of birds and flocks - and has become somewhat of an expert at identification. Need feathers for a project? Need to track a bird? He can help.
  • Dusty knows a lot about handling birds and can aid your character in the following tasks:
    • Safe Trapping
    • Bird Rearing
    • Training raptors
    • General Bird Knowledge (what a nerd)
  • For more specific plots and assumptions, please reach out to DCG Leadership.


1.  Appearance

Overview

  • Fur: Brindle points peek from his otherwise dark saddle and scraggly, long hair. Though the hair that grows on his forelimbs doesn't possess the full-bodied afghan length, it's no less thicker than that which is on his head - every so often, Dusty will make an effort to trim-back the mass amounts of hair he's got.
    • Optime Hair: The shaggy mop of his hair blends almost seamlessly into his mane and his ears, and it falls regularly into his gaunt face.
  • Facial Features: Dusty has a long, beakish nose and a narrow face with long, houndish ears that vanish into his hair.
    • Eyes: A rose-gold pink - they're kind, and very expensive.
  • Build and Size: Dustin Scarborough is a tall, blocky individual, looking the closest related to his Afghan heritage. He only has half of his whip-like tail.
    • Lupus: -- lbs (-- kg) — -- in (-- cm)
    • Secui: --- lbs (-- kg) — -- in (--- cm)
    • Optime: - ft -- in (-- in) (--- cm) — --- lbs (--- kg)
  • Humanization: Moderately humanized. He has a very straight posture, but doesn't have any scruples against silly things like 'nudity' or shifting between forms. Nimble fingers are often bandaged or riddled with little pick spots or bald marks from his regular dealing and handling of birds.

Interaction

  • Speech: Soft, mumbling and drawling baritone, but exuberant and brimming with restrained energy.
  • Scent: Dust, dirt, sunflowers, salt, dog, Del Cenere Gang
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: His thin hands are almost in perpetual motion, touching something or wringing or fidgeting. Dusty is rarely static.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Rigid and alert posture, though unimposing, kinda like a scrawny beanstalk.

Palette

Fur

 Zeus (#1B1612)

 Metallic Bronze (#4F3220)

 Pickled Bean (#6C3921)

 Red Robin (#7B3C23)

 Cumin (#925426)

 Antique Brass (#C89868)

 Gallery (#EFEEED)

Eyes

 Oriental Pink (#C69D8F)

Nose and Pawpads

 Taupe (#3A302A)


2.  Personality

2.1  Basics

Archetypes

Tropes

Alignment

  • Neutral Good
    • Based upon his alignment, Dusty is most likely to:
      • Support the law when advantageous to do so.
      • Never betray a friend and enjoys having close friends.
      • Take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so.
      • Feel guilt when he commits a wrongdoing and will seek to right his wrong.

Overview

Dustin Scarborough is nothing if not ridiculously adaptive.

He's been shaped by a largely mobile life, interacting with his tight-knit family that extended to his rather small community at large as well as the multitude of traders they did business with, always regarding everything with a basic level of respect and understanding of the nature of impermanence. As such, he's always conducted himself somewhat as a social chameleon, able to jump into different dynamics with relative ease and a winsome, amiable personality. However, even if unbeknownst to himself, this has made Dusty unbelievably shallow. He's eager to please, and wears his heart on his sleeve, but rarely digs deeper in his social interactions with others - and assumes other people are content to be the same. Open-minded as he is, he can also be unintentionally insensitive.

He is more than content to skate by on life and lacks drive and ambition to do little more than leave a positive impression.


2.2  Details

► Interests

  • Likes: Birds, sharing knowledge, sketching, scouting, company
  • Dislikes: Conflict, violence

► Biases

  • Does not Tolerate Intolerance: Dustin, all things considered, had a remarkably open-minded and well adjusted adolescence and early adulthood. As such, he's remarkably tolerant of a great deal of things - however, meek and friendly as he is, he will not hesitate to point out bigoted or intolerant behavior and will pointedly turn conversation elsewhere. Unfortunately, this may make him somewhat appear as a 'fair-weather' conversationalist.

► Motivations and Fears

  • Motivation: Del Cenere Gang, the pursuit of knowledge, bettering his community
  • Fears: Abandonment, injury, death

► Sexuality

  • Heterosexual
    • Fond of Tall Ladies
    • Is very openly a romantic
    • Unlikely to engage in polyamory - is strictly monogamous

► Substances

  • Does not partake in illicit substances, but doesn't shame others for indulging

► Spirituality

  • Agnostic
    • Doesn't believe in any single driving force.
    • Open to listening or discussing theology with others.
    • Believes in ghosts and supernatural entities.


3.  History

3.1  Summary

Dustin Scarborough is a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed bird fanatic who's given up a life on the road to help tend the flocks of avian friends in Del Cenere.

His affinity for his feathered brethren started at a young age - and parents Judy and Earl were more than happy to indulge their children's fascination with the world around them; the community of the Lake Champlain Islands was that of a traveling traders band, though also largely fit in line with the ideals of a hippie commune. The Scarborough brood grew with a deep appreciation for the earth - and all the little animals that skitter on it.

But they also learned the worth of those things, and how to scrutinize the health of animals that passed through their hands. Eventually, setting out on his own, Dusty started a soul-searching and world-trotting adventure with a different troupe of merchants where he met up with Dillon Harland. When she, and a duo of dogs decided to put down roots in Del Cenere, Dusty eagerly joined them.

3.2  Thread Archive

  • If you reference this pNPC in your thread, please adhere to Del Cenere's policies and add your thread to the archive!
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