Antioch de le Poer

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
  4.   4.  Skills
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Threads

By Mel!

Antioch is a coyote-heavy member of Inferni where he holds a position on the Triumvirate. He is one of the clan's warriors.

One of Priest de le Poer and Symera Villisca's many children, Antioch was raised by his family to view wolves and high-percentage wolf hybrids as his enemy. Like many of his siblings, Antioch left home and traveled to Inferni, joining the clan in mid-summer of his first year. When the Inferi and Cour des Miracles War broke out, Antioch was quick to see an opportunity to make use of his abilities. He acted dutifully (and often fervently) for Inferni, accompanied by his friend Ferret, who was killed during the conflict by a loner. Antioch diligently performed as a combatant for the Clan until the war's climax.

The aftermath of the war and the wake of Ferret's death spurred a friendship between Antioch and Versace Inferni. While he initially acted as something of a bodyguard for her, the two regularly spent time together and grew to be close friends. Following the meteorite strike (and an unplanned pregnancy), Antioch and Versace officiated their relationship as mates. They have several children together.

During The Second Boreas Conflict, Antioch was an active participant in the defense of Inferni, and was notably responsible for the death of Boreas' second-in-command, Bethlehem Anders. He was struck by the Spring Sickness that followed during the next season, though made a full recovery by summer. During that time his sister was assaulted by a fellow clanmate, whom Antioch helped drive from Inferni after failing to kill him.

In the fall, Antioch's eldest son Omar was killed by a member of Salsola, and soon both packs launched into war. This brutal and bloody conflict would end with the burning of the D'Neville Mansion and Inferni's subsequent surrender and move eastward.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 7 June 2014
Human Age: 34
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Mate: Versace Inferni
  • Pack: Inferni (12 June 2015 - Present)
  • Rank: Bellator (20 April 2016 - Present)
    • Rex: III
    • Co-Rank: Chief, Falconer
  • Pronunciation: an-Ti-Ockh
  • Etymology:
    • Antioch: against support
    • de le Poer: of the poor
  • Significance: The ancient capital of Syria, founded c.300 B.C.E. by Seleucus I Nictor and named for his father, Antiochus, Antioch was called "the cradle of Christianity" as a result of its longevity and the pivotal role that it played in the emergence of both Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity.

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

RELATED ADOPTABLES

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • As a warrior of his clan, Antioch is always eager to engage in combat. He doesn't always need provocation either.

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

  • Seeing Antioch around Inferni with Scout, Versace and/or his children.
    • He frequents the borders, and often patrols with Sophie Horne.
  • General conversations. Specific conversations, especially conversations which may later affect RP, should be PMed before posting.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials

Basics

  • Species: Coyote; though he is a a hybrid, there is little to suggest this outright.
  • Fur: A plush, sable-colored coat.
    • Optime Hair: Slightly wavy, kept at shoulder length.
  • Facial Features: Antioch has the narrow face of a coyote. He has an overbite which makes his larger upper teeth stick over his gums and look snaggled.
  • Build and Size: Tall. Extremely fit, healthy looking.
    • Lupus: 50 lbs (22.5 kg) ↔ 26 in (66 cm)
    • Secui: 145 lbs (66 kg) ↔ 42 in (107 cm)
    • Optime: 220 lbs (100 kg) ↔ 6ft 6in (80 in) (198 cm)
  • Scars:
    • Two claw scars on right thigh.
    • Four bite scars on left leg.
    • Scar on upper left thigh from arrow wound.
    • Tear in left ear.
    • Two long knife scars across left side of face.
    • Knife scar across left side of muzzle.
  • Tattoos:
    • Fire Red (#AA0000) chaos star on left inner forearm.
  • Accessories:
    • Antioch wears his Rex collar to protect his neck. It is made of thick, red-dyed leather, with a single row of spikes lining it. The metal ring which is used to hold it closed has a smaller gold ring connected to it -- his "wedding" ring.

Interaction

  • Form: Unless otherwise noted, Antioch remains in his Secui form.
  • Speech: Antioch is extremely quiet; when he does talk he tends to do so sparingly. He has a deep, rough voice. (And idk maybe he sounds like Captain Holt.)
  • Scent: Inferni (salt, honeysuckle, marshes, horses, coyote), his nuclear family, dust, grass, cave.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Antioch will often repeat himself when he speaks, and is often very physical when he talks. He regularly uses religious metaphors in conversation.
  • General Posture and Body Language: By and large, Antioch often looks as if he's not paying attention to what's going on around him. He is extremely disengaged as a whole, unless he finds conversation or events particularly interesting.

Coloration

  • Pelt:
    • Primarily Clay Creek all over.
    • His underside, legs, inner-ear fur and eye-dots are all Bison Hide.
  • Markings:
    • Cinnamon fur runs up his legs and reaches to his shoulders and hips. His ears are this same color, which again appears on his muzzle to remind everyone he is a Lykoi.
    • Darker Mine Shaft runs along his spine, forming a broad saddle. This color is found throughout his fur, though occurs most heavily around his upper body, and tips his tail.
  • Optime Hair: Mine Shaft

Palette

Fur

 Bison Hide (#C1B7A4)
 Clay Creek (#8A8360)
 Cinnamon (#7B3F00)
 Mine Shaft (#323232)

Eyes

 Thunderbird (#C02B18)

Skin

 Night Rider (#211614)

Scars

 Hemp (#907874)

2.  Personality

  • Stoic, Forthright, Prejudiced
    • Stern-faced and quiet, Antioch is not lacking in emotions but very far removed from them. Some of this is due to trauma – incidents like the murder of his best friend and the betrayal of a superior officer have deeply wounded him. Unwilling to connect or properly open up with others, Antioch seems likewise focused on making sure he doesn't show any perceived emotional weakness.
    • In contrast, there seems to be no filter when it comes to how Antioch talks to others. He tends not to waste his breath and is not a very good liar – he would tell someone his honest opinion on a matter without worrying about their feelings, for example.
    • The rhetoric of Antioch's family has long been one of anti-wolf thought, and he is amongst its followers. He has unwavering thoughts on wolves, which include their perceived “impurity” on a spiritual level. Blanket opinions make up Antioch's perception on many other species.
  • Obedient, Erratic, Violent
    • Though his upbringing was not strict it was disciplined, and the nature of this aligned with Antioch's well. He does best in a structured setting, and when there are clear rules to follow – however, he enjoys his autonomy and tends to behave poorly under micro-management.
    • Some impulses are stronger than others. For all of his self-discipline, Antioch sometimes “snaps” – or does something he would not usually do.
    • Perhaps predictably, Antioch is quick to engage in confrontation. He likes fighting and his confidence in this skill leads him to be the aggressor in conflicts.

Traits

  • Tropes: Blood Knight, Smarter Than He Looks, War Hawk
  • Expression: Stern, gruff, closed-off
  • Sociability: Relatively social, though generally only as it relates to work (has few close friends, avoids crowds)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
    • "Respects the laws and authority figures of the community and nation."
    • "Considers public service in a leadership role an honor."
    • "Will give his life in defense of his community."
    • "Will take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so. "

Biases

Sexuality

  • Asexual
    • Antioch is not interested in and does not desire sexual activity, either within or outside of a relationship.
    • Emotional bonds are another matter, as is affection. In both cases, Antioch is extremely limited with his outward displays of these.

Spiritually

  • Follows an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on Catholicism.
    • Special emphasis on a direct personal duty to God by means of "saving" others.
    • Belief in an overall powerful evil (The Devil) and his lesser influence (demons) in the world.

Motivations

  • Inferni
  • His family
  • God
  • Coyote superiority

Fears

  • Violence against his family.
  • Disappointing his family/Inferni.
  • Damnation
  • Failing to fulfill his duty (wolf persecution).

Interests

  • Likes: Being alone, hunting, fighting.
  • Dislikes: Wolves, Salsola, disrespect to Inferni/his family.

Substances

  • Lives a completely sober life.
    • Antioch has drunk alcohol before, but is unlikely to do so again.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

4.  Skills

Strengths

  • Combat: Initially taught by his parents and elder siblings, Antioch refined his talents with experience. He has done more regular training within Inferni, and served during the war between Inferni and Cour des Miracles, The Second Boreas Conflict, and the Inferni-Salsola War.
    • Feral (Master)
    • Unarmed (Competent)
    • Armed
      • Small Weapons (Knives): (Apprentice)
      • Archery: (Competent)
  • Theology (Master): Antioch is exceptionally well-versed with both the Old and New Testaments of the Catholic Holy Bible. He recognizes that there are variations of his faith, though views them as less legitimate.
  • Falconry (Ravens) (Journeyman): "Chosen" by his partner Scout, Antioch began learning about ravens from the bird. Vesper and Cartier helped teach him the nuances of Low Speech, which he is fluent in.
  • Speleology (Competent): Having lived in a cave system for several years, Antioch is knowledgeable about these types of formations.

Weaknesses

  • Hostile: Due to personal experience and prejudice, Antioch is likely to engage in violence with little provocation.
  • Stubborn: Once his mind is made up, there's really nothing that can be done to change it.

5.  History

5.1  Threads

2015

June

  1. revival
    Antioch arrives in Inferni. He is greeted by a lackluster Marlowe de le Poer, who directs him inward with little explination.
  2. you got to stick to your guns
    One of Antioch's siblings, Covenant finds him first. He meets one of the clan's leaders, Vesper.
  3. ashes of your arms, hold these pieces of me
    Nex, Antioch's brother, arrives at Inferni's borders.
  4. the system may survive or it may break down
    Though Belial Massacre talks to himself, Antioch is friendly with the man and offers to train with him.

July

  1. these days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead
    After waking up in an unfamiliar place near a stranger, a shaken Antioch gives chase. Though he loses the dog in the streets of Amherst, where a scrappy coyote ends up tailing him instead. The two boys hit it off, and Ferret ends up returning to Inferni with him.
  2. Oi, Prick!
    A lone wolf makes the mistake of crossing Inferni's borders and is assaulted by Kennedy Fisher. When Antioch and Ferret join the fray, it turns deadly.
  3. I’ll give it as fast and high as the flames will rise
    Inferni is informed that tensions with Cour des Miracles are growing, and warned to be on alert.

August

  1. Arrows in our teeth
    When their patrol comes across two of the highest ranking members of Cour des Miracles, Silvano Sadira and Mara Savoy, Antioch and Ferret engage them -- with uneager assistance from fellow Infernian Hal Everhart.
  2. after it his voice roars
    Antioch and Ferret train together. They are joined by Daeva Lykoi, and Antioch insists on fighting the pair.
  3. how great the wickedness had become
    Deciding to try and improve his scholarly talents, Ferret struggles with the information in some anti-coyote literature. Vicira Tears joins the boys and with some prompting reads them the detailed history of the clan.

September

  1. something some new world is here to seize
    After attacking and chasing a dog up in the mountains, the two boys report the incident to Vesper, who is already discussing the conflict with Covenant. They don't get the response they were expecting.
  2. bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history
    Taking matters into their own hands, Antioch and Ferret rally fellow Infernian's Daeva and Belial to join them in an assault on Cour des Miracles. Inspired, they set fire to the pack's northern forest.

October

  1. [M] Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.”
    Having not seen Ferret for two days, Antioch reports his concern to Marlowe. The Bellator reluctantly joins him. They eventually find Ferret's apparently tortured remains hanging from a tree, as does a horrified Versace Inferni.
  2. people aren’t supposed to look back
    Antioch buries Ferret, and informs Kennedy of his companions death -- and who he suspects is behind it.
  3. you mustn't disappoint them
    Woken by disturbing dreams, Antioch is delighted to see his sister, though he becomes uncomfortable talking about the deaths of his friend and brothers and leaves abruptly.
  4. All warfare is based on deception
    Marlowe de le Poer summons Inferni for a meeting, and announces a "final battle" will be launched against Cour des Miracles.
  5. The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves
    Remaining behind to watch non-combatants in Clan while Marlowe takes Inferni's fighting force south, Antioch is surprised when Vesper and Vicira arrive "late"...only to find that they had no idea about their Bellator's actions.
  6. there's a light upon this house on a hill
    Inferni members assist those returning from the battle in Halifax.

November

  1. you may know him by this sign
    Alongside fellow Clanmates Daeva Lykoi and Nex de le Poer, Antioch hunts bighorn sheep.
  2. this doesn't hurt
    Antioch takes Versace to Ferret's gravesite. Later, while the two relax near the Bay, Vesper stops by briefly to chat.
  3. we have to live, no matter how many skies have fallen
    When Antioch and Versace go hunting, they run into Jehan de l'Or...with whom Versace takes offense.

December

  1. There's a place I know
    Hearing a rumor from Conrad Nielssen regarding his sister, Antioch confronts Crucifix over the matter.
  2. Deep in the belly of the beast
    On his sister's request, Antioch talks to Basilio about his intentions.
  3. The younger brother the better gentleman
    Antioch and Cartier Inferni look for his sister Versace and talk about their faith.

2016

January

  1. just listen, then we'll talk
    While on a patrol, Antioch is trapped by a falling pile of branches, rocks, and snow. He is rescued by Vicira, Covenant, Clover, and Osprey Fleurine.
  2. the cycle repeated
    More gossip surrounds Antioch's family, and he goes to see the truth for himself. To his shock, he finds his brother has not only brought a wolf into inferni, but had a child with her -- Elisabeth de le Poer.
  3. New Home?
    Antioch meets two newcomers to the clan, Roman Cremini and Gypsy Chanterelle.

February

  1. Claw at my skin and gnash their teeth and shout
    Vesper, Antioch, and Harosheth Kimaris bring a paranoid, irritable Denise back from the woods.
  2. sway the crowd with stone in hand
    Antioch and Basilio bring the traitorous Osprey to stand trial before the clan.
  3. Killing snakes with a sharpened stick
    Osprey's trial ends with a call for execution.

March

  1. Bow your head, they're pious here
    Niamh Miroslav and her companion Rory join Inferni.
  2. Bird Brain
    After his niece hides out in his cave to avoid being attacked by ravens, Antioch warns her against trepassing and reluctantly offers to watch her...though she refuses.
  3. Preparing for the worst
    An injured Antioch has his sister treat his wound, and offers to act as her bodyguard outside of the Clan's lands.
  4. I wish upon a star that it might fill our dreams with dust
    Inferni's Ceniza Valley coyotes host a bonfire party, and Antioch gets drunk.

April

  1. That is true sign of death, baby, that ain't no good [M]
    When a wolf poaches from Inferni territory, Antioch, Clover, and Jehan de l'Or deal with him.

May

  1. impigrity
    When Inferni's flock of ravens claims to have spotted an eagle, Antioch goes to "protect" them. When Vesper shows up, the two talk and Antioch informs her of Versace's pregnancy and his intentions to become her mate.
  2. Fine feathers make fine birds
    Antioch and Versace inform Cartier of their intentions, and talk about plans for their families.

June

  1. a transitory enchanted moment
    Versace gives birth to three healthy puppies, one of which belongs to Antioch.
  2. Don't dare step on toes this time 'round
    With reluctance, Antioch helps Basilio and Crucifix move in together.
  3. our souls speak from across the miles
    When Maddox manages to lure Versace out of her room, Antioch helps clean up the place. His sister Crucifix visits and meets his son, Omar.

July

  1. Nothing but a slow glowing dream
    Puppy playtime!

August

  1. the rhythms of the universe
    At Versace's request, Antioch digs her a hole.
  2. beware of number one
    Antioch and his son go swimming, and are joined by Vesper.
  3. we're children of the holocaust
    Lucilla Key and her daughter River join Inferni.
  4. Bringing darkness from above
    Shikoba Whiplash joins Antioch on a night patrol, and the two chase off a wolf.

September

  1. A Bloody Salute [M]
    When he comes across Roman Cremini practicing with his knives, Antioch discusses the idea of training with him, and offers some information about Inferni's ravens.
  2. It can be a long time between meals. Someone offers you food, you say yes.
    Versace prepares a large meal in the in-ground oven outside of the Mansion, and shares the spoils of it with Antioch, Omar, and Jehan.
  3. Now my watch begins
    A depressed Elisabeth is found sulking in the rain near the borders by Antioch, who tries to convince her to return to the Mansion with him. When she refuses, the two argue.
  4. remember what you are
    Antioch and Basilio cross paths while out, and talk briefly about Basilio's anger issues.
  5. shake up your bones, shake up your feet
    Omar moves in with his father.