Overview NPC

YAGA (yah-gah) is a member of Salsola, currently ranked as one of The Family.

A eerie figure, Yaga first began haunting Salsola in the early harvest season, October 2021. Her arrival was heralded with the leaving of strange and sometimes downright spooky 'gifts' along the Eastern border, which proved to be a great source of suspicion and intrigue to locals at the time. After finally revealing her strange offerings as the courtship of a potential joiner, Yaga was hesitantly welcomed into the Thistle Kingdom - largely because she had the apparent support and patronage of the powerful Helsi House.

Yaga's connections to the Helsi family remain shrouded in mystery, but are likely tied to their common interest in the occult. Yaga seems particulaly affectionate and inspired when in the presence of (or simply talking about) one Víborg Helsi, whom she apparently befriended at the Fort Preble Outpost in Portland.

Since her arrival in Salsola, Yaga has been cagey about discussing her past. Her odd mannerisms and eccentricities may make her somewhat of a social pariah, or conversely, they may gain her a cult-like following. For now she is being tutored in the ways of Salsola by her new Sponsor, the very-reluctant and easily-unsettled Morrow Larue, whom she takes a particular delight in creeping out.


Credit: Alaine

OOC Information


Biographical Information
  • Date of Birth: 31 October 2019
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Nickname: Baba
  • Alias: TBD
  • Epithet: Баба-Яга
Physical Description
  • Sex: Female
  • Pronouns: She/Her, They/Them
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: See Species
    • 50% Canis lupus halstromi (New Guinea Singing Dog) 1
    • 50% Canis lupus familiaris (Shikoku dog, mixed Spitz breeds) 2
  • Family: Unknown?
  • Pack/Loner Band: Salsola
  • Rank: The Associate (October 2021 – Present)
    • Additional:
      • Co-Rank, Co-Rank
NPC Information

Salsolan members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing Yaga…
    • Walking around with Tsar under her arm like a woman with a docile handbag-chihuahua.
    • Singing to herself in a lovely but haunted voice (usually in Russian).
    • Chasing annoyances away with her broom, which is alternatively used for a good head-bopping.
  • Morrow seems obviously unsettled by her, and she appears to take enjoyment from his discomfort.
  • She does soothsaying via a number of methods, and may have done this for your character (no need to ask)!
  • She sells woven wares (baskets, rugs, tapestries, ornamental adornment) from her home in Millstone, and also via Mirte Haumann's stall in the Marketplace, and may have sold items to your character (no need to ask)!
Plot Opportunities
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Physical Description

On first glance, Yaga appears far older than her young years belie. Her bristly grey and tan-pointed fur, long white whiskers and gnobbly well-worked hands, in combination with the heavy bagginess of her many-layered clothing, might suggest a woman of middling age or older. But, when stripped back of all adornments and affectations, Yaga is startlingly younger than first impressions might make her seem.

She is a relatively short and compactly built woman. Owing to her mixed dog genetics she has a dense, wiry pelt. She sometimes uses a mixture of charcoal and water to paint areas of her fur. Her hands and fingers are often stained darker than the rest of her body, owing to pigments and processes used in her craft. In her predominantly-used Optime form, Yaga's dark hair has a naturally very tight curl pattern, which keeps it bunched around her head and ears.

It is rare to see Yaga without some form of clothing. She most often wears heavy cloaks that conceal the majority of her body's shape and figure, again painting the image of a much older crone-like individual rather than the young woman hidden beneath. Within the comfort of a pack, where she need not hunt for her dinners, Yaga may wear ceremonial or ornamental clothing that enhances her image as a witch, or displays the artfullness of her weaving skill.



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  • Secui: --- in (--- cm) ↔ --- lbs (--- kg)
  • Optime: -- ft -- in (--- in / --- cm) ↔ --- lbs (--- kg) (Preferred)


  • Speech: Thick Russian accent, smoky and deep in tone.
  • Unique Scent:
  • General Posture and Body Language: Somewhat hunched beneath their costumery, though spry and quick to move when the moment calls for it.
Coloration Palette


IRON (#ced5d9)
SCHOONER (#858382)
TUNDORA (#403d40)
THUNDER (#292425)
TEAK (#b88e6b)

Optime Hair

THUNDER (#292425)


BUD (#a8ae96)

Scars, Nose/Pawpads/Claws

WOODSMOKE (#181819)
Reference Images



Due to her unusual mannerisms, foreign beliefs and intimidating zealousness toward the occult, Yaga is not always considered the most pleasant conversationalist. Where her passions are concerned, she can be surprisingly eloquent and candid. But should you catch her in the wrong turn of mood, she may be blunt to the point of rudeness. It would seem she favors direct and pragmatic interactions over polite small-talk, and it appears that she does not suffer fools or time-wasters lightly.

Given to oddities such as singing strange, lonesome songs in an unknown tongue, or muttering fervently to herself under her breath, Yaga's eccentricities may be offputting for the mild of heart and disposition. But those with a little more cunning to their step might spot a kindred spirit in the sharp cleverness of her gaze, or the surprising astuteness of her observations.

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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.

  • Weaving (Master)
Description of skill
  • Soothsaying
Description of skill
  • Singing
Owing in large part to her New Guinea Singing Dog ancestry, Yaga has a uniquely haunting voice that sounds most unlike any other Luperci in Salsola.


TSAR (Black Rooster) (Hide)


Active: October 2021 – Present

  • Sex: Male
  • Species: Domestic Chicken
  • Date of Birth: Unknown
  • Size: Large, for a rooster!
  • Key Features: Red wattle and comb. Beady yellow dinosaur eye. Big wicked-looking spurs.
  • Coloration: Beautiful glossy black feathering, which has a blue-green sheen under sunlight.
OOC Assumptions

Salsola members may reference:

  • Assumption
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Skills & Abilities:

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  • Gear: For mounts; do they have special tack?







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1 50% New Guinea Singing Dog

2 50% Dog

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