Henry Sharpe

Profile History NPC Henry Sharpe
by Despi

Creator(s): Despi
Nickname(s): --
Birthplace: Brokeoff Mountains, New Mexico, USA
Date of Birth: 2 Apr 2021
Sex: Male

  • Pronouns: He/Him

Species: Coydog 1

Rank: Encender

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Residence: Trailside Inn, Del Cenere Gang
Animal NPC:

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

  • ... Having general non-specific conversation - "Hi, how are you" type conversations.
  • ... His tagging along closely after Calliandra.
  • ... Him helping out every so often at the Trailside Inn in the kitchens with Alonso.
  • ... Referencing his affinity for percussive instrumentation, either drumming on wood or fiddling with his coyote-gourd kashakas.
  • ... Hearing his infectious laughter around Charmingtown.
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  1.   1.  Synopsis
  2.   2.  Appearance
  3.   3.  Personality
  4.   4.  Relationships

1.  Synopsis

Henry (hen-rEE) Sharpe was born alongside two brothers and one sister to parents Lewis and Eula in a small community of coyotes that had settled within the American Southwest. They grew up in a land of extremes, and a land of little; the scrubby desert and uneven landscape gave precious few resources, but more than enough to support the small settlement, within reason.

Even so, Henry and his siblings learned how to make themselves smaller. While both parents were well-intentioned, Eula was largely passive, and a survivalist, a trait the likes of which extended to the handling of her husband's temper. Lewis was not one to spare the rod, much less when it came to imparting important lessons on his children, though it was an untouched topic within the household. In its own right, these rituals of harm followed by heal provided a learning session themselves: It was easiest to protect the self with concealing, with denial, than to address and unearth the rot of relationships therein; burdening others and disrupting the status quo welcomed misfortune. Every action resulted in reaction, and every wish took something in turn; life was a transmutable stage, and nothing given was not without the risk of taking elsewhere.

Henry, discontent with this knowledge, departed quietly in the dead of night, stowing away on a merchant hawker's cart. He befriended the aging man rather quickly once discovered, offering his help, and proving his resourcefulness time and again. When they finally ventured north, the duo parted ways in Palisade, where the trader felt the boy had the best chances; Henry quickly latched onto one of the recipients of the companion hawks, and she, in turn, humored his peculiarities, vouching for him and garnering him a proper place to stay. He considers this some insurmountable debt, and hasn't left her side to this day, determined to burrow beneath her frigid exterior and bring brevity to her life.

2.  Appearance


Henry is undeniably coyote in size and bodily shape, with tall ears, and a sharp, fox-like face, however, despite his southern, warm-weather wild counterparts, the dog breeds that muddle his genes have given him a tight corkscrew of a tail, and moderately plush coat with an Irish white collar and a white underbelly. His pattern, otherwise, is a disrupted and very dark agouti accented with a rusty, weathered red. His almond-shaped eyes are cheery and expressive, and the color of blooming sunflowers to match his rather sunny disposition. His optime hair is wavy, two-toned, and his dark bangs frame his face - and he regularly fusses with it to keep the loose curls from his gaze.

  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Drums his fingers on surfaces or taps his toes without thinking about it.
  • Posture and Body Language: Friendly and approachable, he moves often and tends to exaggerate his motions emphatically. Borderlines on bashful with his actions towards others.
  • Scent: Palo santo, linen, tobacco, horse
  • Scars: --
  • Gear
    • Clothing: Modestly, as far as frontier fashion goes - he likes neutral tones, and layers up well.
    • Accessories: A red bandana that has dulled with age, long enough in length that he can use it to cover his muzzle. A hat. Stamped leather belt. Gloves for cold weather.
Palette and Build
Fur Palette
(#1C1717) (#4D2F2D) (#413333)
(#584A49) (#9F948E) (#EFE8DE)
Eyes, Nose
(#ECC34D) (#14110F)

45 lbs (20.5 kg) — 25 in (63.5 cm)


135 lb (61 kg) — 46 in (117 cm)


215 lb (97.5 kg) — 6 ft 3 in (75 in) (190.5 cm)

3.  Personality


Summarized: Mischievous, attentive, unflappable

Henry toes the line of passivity and impulsion, but finds himself consistently falling to the former, and tends to let himself be ruled with logic over emotion. He is patient, and isn't one to cave to aggression or pressure, deferring when called for, and acting when needed; it takes great circumstance to push him to divulging temptations. His self-discipline is resolute.

However, this is not to say he is not often at the whim of his own emotion. His ability to rule with reason was a hard-won lesson, reinforced with more stick than carrot; While he may be easy to fluster, or push to anger, he rarely acts unless the outcomes of consequence are in his favor. Generally, Henry seeks to please others and diffuse conflict as a result, ever an affable joker or a friendly, reasonable figure to turn to when in trouble. He's thoughtful with his responses, and easy to get along with and exchange banter; as such, he knows a great many people, though does not consider many of them to be close friends, often keeping topics or knowledge revolving himself to a bare minimum and finding difficulty in opening up or expressing vulnerability. Reflexively, humor is very much utilized and brandished as a coping mechanism. While he may have his walls, Henry still very much enjoys other people and their company, and actively seeks out familiar faces in groups.

  • Demeanor: Bubbly and good-natured, friendly, shy, yet earnest.
  • Speech: Rambling, coy, sheepish and cheeky. He's easy to speak to. Easy to fluster, but has a good sense of humor about it.
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual
  • Outlook: Positive, constructive, and optimistic
  • Alignment: True Neutral
Honors those who honor him.
Advances himself without harming others.
Will keep his word, generally, and take risks if the benefits are great.
Has few close friends and would never betray those he has, unless circumstances are dire.

4.  Relationships

Immediate Family (Sharpe)

Unknown relations indicated by *

  • Mother: Eula Moody
  • Father: Lewis Sharpe
  • Siblings: Levi Sharpe, Cecil Sharpe, Etta Sharpe
  • Mate: None
  • Children: None
Extended Family

Henry belongs the Sharpe family; as such, many of their members are directly and indirectly related to him.

  • Grandparents: Orville Sharpe
  • Aunts & Uncles: Alta Hester, Marjorie Sharpe, Glenn Sharpe
  • Cousins: Mable Bird, Myrtle Bird, Loretta Sharpe

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1 12.5% Tiburon Island Coyote, 12.5% Southeastern Coyote, 25% Lower Rio Grande Coyote, 25% Mearns Coyote, 25% Dog (landrace breeds, spitz type, samoyed, keeshond, et al.)