Larunda Mellon

Larunda Mellon (luh-ROON-dah MEL-lun) is a member of Salsola, ranked as an Associate.

She is the daughter of two dog-hybrid Luperci living in the busy trade city of London, England. Her father was a doctor that went to the market alot, her mother was a merchant with scholarly talents who occasionally dabbled in thievery on the side when she was unable to get an unbelievable deal for the price she wanted. When her mother accidentally crossed the wrong Luperci, her father defended her and patched up her injuries. Their relationship began from there, and the pair eventually had Larunda. Adventure and a change of pace had the couple deciding to travel when Larunda was only a few months old, and the family eventually wound up in North America. They traveled and traded until Larunda finally struck out on her own. She arrived in Portland, Maine in the the summer of 2020, and remained there until an opportunity had her deciding to join Salsola in the early spring of 2021.

Currently, she strives to become a well-known merchant and scholar within the pack, and is sponsored by Argive Hemlock.

Larunda Mellon

by Songbird

Credit: Songbird

OOC Information

Creator Songbird

Overview

Biographical Information
  • Date of Birth: 02 January 2017
  • Date of Death: 05 June 2021
  • Birthplace: London, England
  • Etymology:
    • Larunda: To talk/chatter (Roman)
    • Mellon: Pleasant one (Irish)
  • Alias: Coin
Physical Description
  • Sex: Female
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: Dog-dominate hybrid
    • 85% Canis lupus familiaris (Dog) 1
    • 10% Canis lupus (Wolf) 2
    • 15% Canis latrans (Coyote) 3
Affiliations
  • Pack: Salsola
  • Rank: Associate (10 Mar 2021 – 05 Jun 2021)
NPC Information
Assumptions
  • NONE – Contact Songbird if you wish to make assumptions regarding this character.

Appearance

Physical Description

Larunda shares many characteristics of Spitz-type dogs: her ears are notably small and triangular; her fur is perfect for northern winters, double-coated and smooth rather than long or feathery; her eyes, while large and expressive, are almond-shaped; and her tail has a tendency to lightly curl over itself when held in a dominate manner (more noticeable while she's in Lupus/Secui). She has a petite face and overall build, and has complimenting curves that are often described as being "perfectly proportioned" for her size. She keeps her hair cropped short, and has noticeable bangs that frame her face. Larunda is quite pretty, and her alluring smile can be quite deadly for even the coldest of hearts.

Forms:

  • Lupus : 22 in (56 cm) ↔ 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Secui: 38 in (97 cm) ↔ 120 lbs (54 kg)
  • Optime: 5 ft 8 in (68 in / 173 cm) ↔ 150 lbs (68 kg) (Preferred)

Piercings:

Larunda has both of her ears pierced twice, and tends to favor dangly, pretty jewelry.

Gear

  • Clothing
    • Hooded poncho
    • Quarter-sleeve, button-up blouse
    • Sash
    • Pants
  • Weaponry
    • Knife

Interaction

  • Speech: Light, friendly, feminine, playful
    • Fluent in Spanish and French
  • Unique Scent: Leathers, wild flowers, mint
  • General Posture and Body Language: Friendly, confident

Coloration Palette

Fur

Taupe (#403A2D)
Kumera (#8F5425)
Antique Brass (#CA935E)
Pavlova (#DAC196)
Stark White (#EAE0CA)

Optime Hair

Kumera (#8F5425)

Eyes

Tabasco (#8C2B0D)

Scars, Nose/Pawpads/Claws

Mine Shaft (#353535)

Reference Images

by Songbird

Personality

Summarized: Upbeat, friendly, teasing/playful, funny, confident, proud, perceptive, caring

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  • Motivations: Friends and family, profitable deal/trade agreement
  • Fears: Being raped, dying alone
  • Likes: New clothes/fabrics, unique/odd/new things, adventure, a good bargain, horses and donkeys (Romeo), baby animals, teasing, spring, sunshine
  • Dislikes: Misogynists, rainy days, bad deals, brutish men, lack of manners, being bored

Skills & Hobbies

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.

  • Merchant, Trade (Master)
Description of skill
  • Scholar (Master)
Description of skill
  • Stealing
Description of skill
  • Medicine
Description of skill
  • Knives
Description of skill


NPCs

Romeo (Donkey) (Deceased) (Hide)

Basics

Active: Mar 2021 – 31 May 2021

Description
  • Sex: Jack
  • Species: Donkey
  • Date of Birth: Spring 2016
  • Size:
    • Height: 14 hands (56 in; 142 cm)
    • Weight: 500 lbs (480 kg)
  • Key Features: Scar across his nose
  • Coloration: Dark brown with cream around snout, eyes, and along stomach; dark brown eyes
About

OOC Assumptions:

  • None - Deceased

Skills & Abilities:

  • Labor & Cart trained
  • Can follow simple commands
  • Excellent endurance, moderate speed
  • Sure-footed and not easily spooked
  • Trained to guard supplies loaded on his back (will bite or kick) and will refuse to be led away by someone he doesn't know
  • Early alarm - will bray at intruders/suspicious-looking folk


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1 85% Spitz-type dog

2 10% Common Gray Wolf

3 5% Northeastern Coyote


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