Brocade Valentine

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Personality
    1.   1.1  Summary
    2.   1.2  Traits
    3.   1.3  Ideals
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Miscellaneous
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Family Relationships
    2.   3.2  Family: Silevue
    3.   3.3  Key Relationships
    4.   3.4  Miscellaneous Relations
    5.   3.5  General Relations
    6.   3.6  Former Relationships
  4.   4.  Skills
  5.   5.  History

by Nina

Brocade Valentine is the Director of Salsola, holding the jobs of Milite and Vedetto. He currently lives with his wife-to-be, Morgana Revlis, in the Southern Watch Tower in The Ruins.


Brocade Valentine is the eldest son of Velveteen Silevue and Dirge Valentine, born in August 2014 alongside three of his siblings: Weaver, Hyacinth, and Calla.

He grew up within a nomadic gypsy-esque gang located in the French-speaking region of Toronto, Canada. Situated in hostile territory, as an adolescent Brocade became frequently involved in skirmishes with various rival gangs. Bearing the great responsibility of being the eldest sibling in his litter, Brocade grew up into a tough young man, scarred and militaristic from his many skirmishes. While his siblings began to learn other softer skills, Brocade honed his natural talent in hand-to-hand and close range combat with his trusty spear.

After his brother and middle sister departed from the group following Hyacinth's forced betrothal, Brocade felt torn between his loyalties to the gang and the life he had always known, and the desire to protect his own. He and his youngest sister ultimately decided to leave Ame Rouge after a particularly nasty bout of violence involving some of his closest friends in pursuit of their siblings. Following correspondence and word-of-mouth, the two eventually found their way to Salsola and were reunited with their kin.

Life in Salsola sat well with Brocade, who flourished alongside his kin and became a reputable member in his own right. After participating as a soldier in the second Boreas War, Brocade was hired by the then Lord Commander Lokr Revlis to keep an eye on his daughter, who had been harmed in a skirmish. War found the Kingdom for a second time in the fall of 2017, where Brocade acted as a soldier and a spy against Inferni.

In December 2017, he took on his first ward, PepsiCola, and in February 2018 took on Jacquard Lefevre and Etoile Montgomery as Associates - though in early July of 2018 Etoile disappeared without a trace.

In May 2019 Brocade became betrothed to Morgana Revlis at his Queens behest.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Player Info

  • Family: Silevue
  • Birthplace: Ame Rouge, Canada
  • Name Meaning:
    • First Name: an intricate fabric
    • Last Name: Latin valens for "worthy, strong, powerful"
  • Nicknames: None
  • Pronunciation: BRO-cay-d
  • Epithet: Perseus

Tonnerre

  • Photo Reference
  • Tonnerre is a high-percentage Gypsy Vanner stallion
  • His name means "thunder" in French
  • Boisterous and loud, responds well to calm confidence
  • Not aggressive, but will push his hefty weight around

Pack Information

OOC Assumptions

The Director

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

  • Brocade assisting your character with manual labor tasks
  • Brocade training or sparring with your character
  • Seeing Brocade following Elphaba or talking with Lokr
  • Any general use that does not go against the nature of his character, or conflict with his history

1.  Personality

1.1  Summary

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1.2  Traits

  • Demeanor:
  • Speech: Brocade's voice is gruff, low in tone and oftentimes militaristic. His vocabulary is somewhat limited and he is straight to the point when speaking.
    • As with his siblings, Brocade is fluent in French, Spanish and the common tongue.
    • While outside of Salsola, he takes the alias Bastian and speaks with a Spanish accent, using more descriptive and formal language.
  • Scent: Marsh, sea brine, oiled leather, Salsola, Silevue
    • When traveling outside of Salsola he will disguse his scent with pine needles and crushed bayberry leaves.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Carries his spear with him most always, and will shift it between his hands or lean on it casually when speaking. He often makes uncomfortably direct eye-contact when conversing.
  • General Posture and Body Language: His posture is dominant, although he will show submission when it is called for (primarily in the presence of higher-ups). He tends to be easily defensive (his legs are often placed slightly apart and his muscles are often tense) and closed-off (will often stand with his arms folded over his chest).
  • Myers Brigg: TYPE
  • Alignment: ALIGNMENT
Key Points of Alignment
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Key Points of Alignment

1.3  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: Horses, combat, order, his spear, Salsola
  • Dislikes: Unfairness, too much frivolity

Biases

  • Packs:
    • Salsola is vastly superior than the other packs within Nova Scotia.
    • He knows little of other packs besides Salsola and has little interest in learning about them unless it will benefit him in some way.
  • Non-Luperci: Useless and unintelligent because of how they cling to the past. While he has a tendency to be more feral than most, he does not sympathize with non-Luperci at all and sees the optime form as a huge benefit to daily life.
  • Gender: Salsola's ideals have begun to influence him as Brocade believes that females are, in a way, superior -- they have more general uses and capabilities than a male would and can potentially be equal in strength/skill.
  • Sexuality: Doesn't really see the point in same-sex couples (especially those comprised of males), but will tolerate anything so long as it doesn't cause trouble for him.

Motivations

  • His Family serves as a primary motivator. While once only consisting of his siblings and parents, the term Family now consists of his pack-mates.
  • Proving himself has swiftly arisen as a motivator as he entered life within Salsola. He desperately wants the pack to know that he is capable.

Fears

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Spirituality & Substances

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Sexuality

Heterosexual

  • Outwardly nonchalant toward the idea of romance, inwardly aware of his own shortcomings in the 'charm' department.

2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Whilst ultimately a hybrid, Brocade's wolf heritage seems to take precedence in his appearance, contributing to his size, coloring and bulk.
  • Fur: His fur is thick and plush to the touch, and grows somewhat heavier and bulkier during the cold winter months.
    • Optime Hair: His optime hair is long, dark, and has a slight wave to it. It is generally kept pulled away from his face in a poorly-twisted quick bun.
  • Facial Features: His ears are a bit more pointed than a full-blood wolf, a trait given by his hybrid heritage. Brocade's muzzle and jaw are square and blunt, typical of diluted dog ancestry.
  • Build and Size: Brocade is broad shouldered and well-muscled after years of combat training. Of average height and above-average bulk, he has the natural body type of a skirmisher/brawler. He walks with purposeful strides and an air of calm assertiveness.
  • Humanization: Has a moderate/high level of humanization, mainly in armor, weaponry and protective gear. Will normally only wear other accessories if they are practical, and is not given to sensitive trinkets.
Lupus: 102 lbs (46 kg) ↔ 34 in (86 cm)
  • Used primarily for hunting, Brocade rarely uses this form when he is around others.
Secui: 220 lbs (100 kg) ↔ 42 in (107 cm)
  • This form is used more frequently, primarily for border patrol.
Optime: 240 lbs (109 kg) ↔ 6 ft, 7 in (200 cm)
  • His most commonly used form, Brocade favors the dexterity of his hands and the wide array of weaponry they can wield.



Coloration and Palette

  • Nose and Paw Pads: Charcoal
  • Claws: Grey
Boulder (#787a7e)
Aluminium (#aaaeb3)
Concrete (#ededed)
Tuatara (#37383b)
Grullo (#ab9f81)
Gorse (#ffed52)

pixel by Despi, colored by Kite || optime chibi by Alaine

2.2  Miscellaneous

Scars

Brocade is liberally riddled with scars as a result of his extensive history of fighting. Most are well hidden by the thick wolfish fur of his body, though some are deep enough that no hair grows to conceal them.

  • Three distinct raged clawmarks over the left side of his face.
    • Luckily, they did not take his eye!
  • Four dark scars tear over his left shoulder, leading him to favor this side.
  • Countless minor scars across his arms and back, mostly concealed by his pelt or clothing.

Adornments

Has moderate humanization, increasing due to Salsola's civil influence. Prefers simplicity and practicality over luxury and appearance.

  • Accessory 1
  • Accessory 2
  • Accessory 3

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Family Relationships

  • Calla Valentine: As the smallest daughter born alongside him in their litter, Brocade has felt naturally protective of Calla for as long as he can remember. He accompanied her on the long voyage from Ame Rouge to Salsola, in an effort to find their other two litter-siblings; This journey and all of its hazards and tribulations seemed to cement the closeness of their bond. However, Salsola has had a strange effect on Calla, and since she has become a witch in her own right Brocade feels less certain in his cunning little sister.
  • Weaver Valentine: Though he considers romantic, easy-going Weaver to be a bit of a slacker and a hopeless dreamer, Brocade is secretly impressed with his brother's industriousness since joining Salsola. There is some tension between the brothers from the weight of their shared childhood, in which Brocade constantly pressured Weaver to take on more responsibility and leave such childish fancies - as music and poetry - behind. As with all his siblings, however, Brocade would do anything to keep Weaver from harm.
  • Hyacinth Silevue: His sister is, in truth, an enigma to Brocade. She left their perfectly comfortable life behind, and managed to drag all of her siblings along with her. He and Hyacinth were never particularly close - certainly not as close as she and Weaver were - but he still loves her, and wishes to see her happy.

3.2  Family: Silevue

3.3  Key Relationships

Elphaba Revlis

After the second Boreas War, Brocade was approached by Salsola's Lord Commander with a peculiar request - to keep an eye on his wayward daughter. As it turns out, this is a more difficult task than one might guess; Elphaba is a slippery thing, and seems to dislike being guarded. She unsettles Brocade, particularly when she disappears into the Blackwoods for hours on end.

Morgana Revlis

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3.4  Miscellaneous Relations

  • Sexual partners: Elphaba Revlis, Etoile Montgomery
  • Violent encounters: Multiple rival gangs in Ame Rouge; Combatants in the Second Boreas War
  • Murders: ---
  • Friendly: Salsola

3.5  General Relations

Positive

  • Emmett de le Poer: A good man, sensible and of a like mind. Brocade enjoys patrolling in his Secui form with Emmett, who shares an affinity for the more basic things in life.
  • Coaxoch: A strange, bright boy who could use some weaponry training. He somehow reminds Brocade of his own youth.

Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

3.6  Former Relationships

Positive

  • Stjarna Fylgja: Curious is as curious does. Stjarna is unlike anyone Brocade has ever met before, but from their brief meeting he found her company very pleasant.
  • Ondine Heiwa: His cousin was a strange and powerful woman. When she became head of her household in Salsola proper, her name bore a certain strength in the kingdom, and Brocade was content with the knowledge that their shared blood formed a connection between them. Before her untimely death, Brocade would on occasion drop by to see if she or her son require any handy-work.

Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

  • Lokr Revlis: The former Lord Commander was an intimidating and imposing man. It was he who originally accepted Brocade and Calla into the Thistle Kingdom, for which their family is grateful; However, it is not unknown to Brocade that a certain amount of tension exists between the Heiwa and Revlis bloodlines. Thus it came as a great surprise when, after the events of the second Boreas War, Lokr came to Brocade with an unusual assignment: For a humble allowance of coin, the Silevue man has been hired to keep an eye on the Lord Commander's daughter...

4.  Skills

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5.  History

Brocade Valentine is the eldest son of Velveteen Silevue and Dirge Valentine, born in August 2014 alongside three of his siblings: Weaver, Hyacinth, and Calla.

He grew up within a nomadic gypsy-esque gang located in the French-speaking region of Toronto, Canada. Situated in hostile territory, as an adolescent Brocade became frequently involved in skirmishes with various rival gangs. Bearing the great responsibility of being the eldest sibling in his litter, Brocade grew up into a tough young man, scarred and militaristic from his many skirmishes. While his siblings began to learn other softer skills, Brocade honed his natural talent in hand-to-hand and close range combat with his trusty spear.

After his brother and middle sister departed from the group following Hyacinth's forced betrothal, Brocade felt torn between his loyalties to the gang and the life he had always known, and the desire to protect his own. He and his youngest sister ultimately decided to leave Ame Rouge after a particularly nasty bout of violence involving some of his closest friends in pursuit of their siblings. Following correspondence and word-of-mouth, the two eventually found their way to Salsola and were reunited with their kin.

Life in Salsola sat well with Brocade, who flourished alongside his kin and became a reputable member in his own right. After participating as a soldier in the second Boreas War, Brocade was hired by the then Lord Commander Lokr Revlis to keep an eye on his daughter, who had been harmed in a skirmish. War found the Kingdom for a second time in the fall of 2017, where Brocade acted as a soldier and a spy against Inferni.

In December 2017, he took on his first ward, PepsiCola, and in February 2018 took on Jacquard Lefevre and Etoile Montgomery as Associates - though in early July of 2018 Etoile disappeared without a trace.