Jasper

Jasper is a member of New Caledonia, ranked as a Peer.

A year after New Caledonia's founding the leadership happened upon on unlikely surprise, a haggard and gangly creature rearing its head out of the Underthing like a monster of legend. This creature came to be known as Jasper, a local of New Caledonia's cave systems gone entirely unnoticed owing to poor eyesight that keeps him underground by day. Initially caught unawares both parties came to an agreement, Jasper could stay, so long as he watched their backs by night.


Overview

Basics

  • Date of Birth: 14 September 2016
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: New Caledonia
    • Rank: Peer

Heritage

  • Family: Unknown
  • Birthplace: Cape Acadia, New Brunswick
  • Species: Low-content Coydog
  • Subspecies:

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Appearance

Overview

Born with vitiligo, Jasper's face and chest sport ragged white patches that give him a very motley and weathered appearance. His ears are nicked in several places and he's missing fur in a few others. Overall his coloration calls to mind a sable German Shepherd. His build is tall and long-limbed, affording him a gangly appearance.

  • Lupus: 27 in (68 cm) ↔ 40 lbs (18 kg)
  • Secui: 44 in (112cm) ↔ 120 lbs (54 kg)
  • Optime: 6 ft 8 in (82 in / 208 cm) ↔ 190 lbs (86 kg)
  • Humanization: Low to mid. Unlikely to wear much in the terms of clothing, Jasper does utilize a bone knife for defense. He finds his bi-pedal form useful for traversal in his cavernous home.
  • Clothing & Accessories:
    • Ragged and dirty white strip of cloth he wears like a blindfold to shield his sensitive eyes from bright light.
  • Interaction
    • Speech: Hoarse from disuse, average to higher-pitched male voice.
    • Scent: Stagnant water, moss, fungus, rock.
    • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Rubs and itches his "blindfold," tendency to bear his teeth in conversation. Snorts and huffs, growls softly.
    • General Posture and Body Language: Hunched posture owing to being lower on the spectrum of humanization and for practicality.

Reference

colored by Stormie, lineart by Despi

Palette

Fur

 Zeus (#26221C)

 Irish Coffee (#563F24)

 Cape Pallister (#A0733A)

 Tan (#CAA87B)

 Snuff (#E4E0F1)

Eyes

 Ship Cove (#8395C1)

Nose & Skin

 Zeus (#26221C)

 Oyster Pink (#E7C4CB)

Personality

Traits

Subjected to many a cruel word on account of his visage, Jasper is cynical and often reclusive, utilizing his scathing wit to shield himself from further emotional harm. Aloof at first, persistent and kind-hearted folk may just earn themselves a loyal friend in Jasper, who's more than willing to throw himself into harm's way for his newfound people. Beneath his weathered shell Jasper is a kind-hearted and emotional being, if lonely. He has a soft spot for the down-trodden and often acts the hero when placed in threatening circumstances, sometimes taking unnecessary risks.

Skills

  • Pathfinding: (Master) Born with poor eyesight cave-dwelling Jasper has had to rely on his other senses to survive. Navigating by scent and sound (and some help from his batty friends) not only has he mapped the Underthing extensively he can recall its every feature from memory.
  • Hand-to-hand: (Apprentice) Capable of holding his own until help arrives Jasper is a passable combatant. Using instinct to guide him, he uses his long limbs to maximum effect, grappling those who would threaten New Caledonia with wiry strength.


Threads

  1. even walls fall down (3 Jun 2020)
    New Caledonia, with Valan, Aidan Loch, and Hibiki.
    The trio of adventurers head into Goldvein Mine with Jasper showing them how to navigate the tunnels.
  2. Not Really That Tiny of a Dancer (4 Jan 2021)
    New Caledonia, with Hokori Tanaka.
    Young Hokori travels to the Underthing to convince Jasper to attend the Call to Court. Once there, she teaches him how to dance!
Categories: Coydog | NPC | New Caledonia