Calan Brecours

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Traits
    2.   2.2  Skills
  3.   3.  Connections
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relationships
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Post Log & Archives

Calan Brecours [kal’ã / ‘kælən brə’kur] (born May 27, 2016) is a loner and new arrival to the land of ‘Souls. A native of the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec region, Calan is the son and only child of Gertrude and Milo Brecours, prominent local traders. After being disowned by his father, Calan travelled to Nova Scotia to find a new community willing to take him on. Calan has barely worked a day in his life, and it shows - but what he lacks in fighting or hunting skills, he makes up for with a keen eye for deals and a strong sense of diplomacy. If he can talk his way into it, he’ll be there.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 27 May 2016
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: None
  • Mate: None
  • cNPC: None
  • yNPC: None
  • Minor NPCs:
    • None

Pack Information

Plot Potential & OOC Assumptions

  • Pack: Loners
  • Join Date: N/A
  • Residence: N/A
  • Characters can assume that he’s never met them before - and they would be right!

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials

Basics

Lupus form: Normal (verging on tall) mixed breed, with white and yellowish-cream sable markings. His long fur makes him keen on temperate to colder climates, and he avoids heat at all possible. Bright blue eyes, soft pink nose and paw pads. The broadness of his chest and upper torso, plus the sharpness of his long, thin muzzle, implies some sort of majority sheltie background, though his dense spitz-like fur and his straight terrier-like posture show the generational offshoots. Whatever the exact mix is, he’s visibly less than 10 percent wolf. His body is lean and balanced, and he carries himself with a hell of a lot of confidence - chest puffed, hips swinging. His coat and attitude make him ill-suited for stealth. He lives in this form around 40-50% of the time.

Optime form: Taking great pride in standing fully upright, with his hair neatly brushed and braided into one, chest-length braid, Calan’s a pretty boy and he knows it. He takes an obscene amount of time to groom when in this form; any odd tufts of fur are neatly trimmed to match the length of the rest of his pelt, and you could swear his chest fur is back combed for volume. He feels very comfortable going around without clothing, but will often dress up in fine attire when he’s feeling flashy. Favourite colours: deep purple and gold. Up until very recently he wore a simple gold pendant, but this was conveniently ‘lost’ three months ago. He’s been dying to get his ears pierced for ages, but is too lazy to find someone willing to do it. He lives in this form around 50-60% of the time.

Palette

 Najavo White (#FFDEAD)
 Half and Half (#FFFFE4)
 Off White (#FFFFED)
 Black White (#FFFFFC)
 Sinbad (#9BCED1)
 Cherub (#F9DBE0)

Distribution

  • Fur: Primarily Off White
    • Markings: Half and Half sabling, with Najavo White sabling along spine and ears
    • Underbelly: Black White
  • Eyes: Sinbad
  • Optime Hair: Najavo White
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Cherub

73 lbs (33 kg)
34 in (86 cm)


163 lbs (74 kg)
6 ft 8 in (80 in / 203 cm)

Interaction

  • Speech: High lyric, sing-song tenor, with a haughty, WASP-like tone. His inflection can make him sound quite feminine. He carries no prominent French accent in his English speech or vice versa, having grown up in a bilingual community.
  • Scent: Patchouli, salt, marsh, and often a tinge of alcohol or sex.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: He has a tendency to play with his hair when in Optime form.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Though he may not be very tall, he makes up for with a peacock-like confidence; chest out (and often fluffed for effect), hip cocked, arms delicately crossed or hands resting at his hips. He is often touchy in a flirtatious or conspiratorial way.

2.  Personality

Personality

Spoiled: Calan is used to getting what he wants, whether from his friends, his family, or his lovers. He’s not ashamed of feeling materialistic. He draws the line at being greedy, however - he has seen how much an unstoppable hunger for more has corrupted those in his parents’ circle. In his opinion, greed only leads to bad choices. Just because Calan has a taste for the finer things in life doesn’t mean he’ll resort to stealing (or worse, begging).

Outwardly easy-going: Unafraid to be the life of the party or the punchline of a joke, Calan thinks disdainful comments are like flies - annoying, but easily swatted away. It takes effort to get under his skin, unless you’re really cruising to upset him. This free spirit might not always truly reflect his inner anxiety, but it’s a part of him all the same. Easy ways to tick him off: clinginess, pressure, insulting his mother.

Accepting of others: He couldn’t care less if you’re Luperci, non-Luperci, or you’ve got three eyeballs. Calan’s mingled them with them all, both in his younger years and since being on the road. It takes a lot to shock him.

Anxious: Having suffered from anxiety all of his life, mostly stemming from the impossibly high pressure his parents pushed on him, Calan can be terse, temperamental, selfish and snappy when under duress. His solutions for high-stress situations are to push everyone away from him, act petty and critical, and burn bridges.

Law-Abiding: Even if he procrastinates, sloughs off his duties to another, or genuinely just doesn’t seem to care, Calan’s not going to go out of his way to break rules. He just.... might fudge them to make them better work for him and his ideas, much like he did as a kid. No harm, no foul. And... yes, he may be a bit lazy too, but he’d never admit it.

Non-confrontational: If it’s not obvious by now, Calan’s not really much of a fighter. He relies on his words and his bribery to win him battles, not his hands. He’s a confident wordsmith with a silver tongue, but it’s clear from his pretty face that he‘s avoided brawling when possible. He’s got enough street sense to avoid getting himself killed (you don’t sleep around without getting in a few jealous fights here and there), but that’s about it.

Generous: Especially with his time and resources. Even if he’s not the golden boy any more, Calan‘s quick to give what he has to others around him. It’s his way of both giving and receiving love. This means, however, he has little sense of when he’s abusing the generosity of others.

Self-destructive: Picking up new lovers at a drop of a hat, drinking himself into a stupor, creating impossible standards for himself only to fail to meet them: Calan doesn’t know how to be kind to himself. This leads to him being unwilling to form deep attachments to others. He is known for quick hookups without wanting a serious relationship, and keeps his cards close to his chest.

2.1  Traits

Expression

  • Outlook: Optimistic, no matter how hard he tries not to be
  • Sociability: EXTREMELY extroverted, especially when drunk
  • Expression: He’ll be dominant or submissive - whatever you want from him, baby ;)
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
    • Shall follow the law unless breaking the law results in more good, as laws provide a base for an orderly life to rise from
    • Shall not harm the innocent, because the innocent don't deserve anything happening to them
    • Shall steal only to promote goodness...most of the time
    • May lie to advance yourself; the entire world's full of liars, so there's no reason not to lie
    • May betray others, because sometimes it's either you or them
  • Tropes:

Motivations

  • To find a new home, to spend the rest of his life not working, to never settle down

Fears

  • Disapproval, drowning, overdosing

Interests

  • Likes: Sex, drugs, and alcohol ~~ And peaches (seriously)
  • Dislikes: Cheap jewelry, clingy individuals, curfews, physical labor

Biases

  • Species: Calan doesn’t understand what all the hubbub is about with all of this species hate!
  • Non-Luperci: While he prefers the company of Luperci, he won’t be offended to be in the company of non-Luperci.
  • Gender: His closest friends are often female.
  • Ability: He’s unsure how to act around those who have some sort of physical disability that requires assistance, and is often uncomfortable with the terminally ill.
  • Sexuality: Anyone and everyone, baby!
  • Age: Children and elders annoy him for vastly different reasons, so he keeps his company limited with both.

Sexuality

Openly pansexual and promiscuous, Calan is willing to try everything at least once. Sex is a physical activity between two consenting partners, and carries none of the romantic connotations it does to others. He’s an enthusiastic and communicative partner, but runs away at the first sign of commitment. His openly flirtatious style has gotten him in trouble, but he’ll never push anyone to do anything they’re uncomfortable with.

Spirituality

Calan is mostly agnostic and definitely spiritual, but could be persuaded to be more religious by the right person. He’s put very little thought into what he believes about the afterlife, other than he hopes he doesn’t have to find out soon.

Substances

While alcohol is his drug of choice - his favourite drinks are anything strong and sparkling, like a whisky fizz - he’s tried a variety of recreational drugs in the past. He’s a huge fan of party drugs and stimulants, and fine with hallucinogenics. So far he’s avoided opioids and disassociatives, worrying he’d get too easily hooked (and he’s probably right).

2.2  Skills

Strengths

  • Valuation (Accomplished): Hand Calan anything that you want to sell, and he’ll be able to give you a fair assessment of its worth. His particular interest is in jewels, but he can also inspect precious metals, fabric, clothing, rugs, and pottery. He was in the process of learning more about rarer goods (ivory, fine leathers, pearls, spices) when he left home.
  • Negotiation (Accomplished): When general apathy isn’t holding him back, Calan can be quite a convincing haggler. He’s pretty confident in his ability to sell or trade... most of the time. He mostly uses this to ‘negotiate’ with others to come back to his bed.
  • Knife Skills (Basic): If you can call ‘knowing where to stab for maximum pain’ a skill.

Weaknesses

  • Laziness: His general desire to do as little as possible often aggravates those around him and leads to him getting yelled at by authority figures.
  • Stealth: If the white coat wasn’t enough, Calan’s not the best at sneaking up on people, or using subtlety to get what he wants in life.
  • Squeamish: While not afraid, seeing blood and guts makes him cringe.

3.  Connections

3.1  Family

  • Mother: Gertrude Brecours
  • Father: Milo Brecours
  • Littermates: None
  • Half-siblings: None that he knows of (open to younger siblings from other litters!)

3.2  Relationships

Key Relationships

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Positive Relationships

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Poor Relationships

Notable Associations


4.  History

Born the only child to an affluent family in what was once known as the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec region, Calan Brecours grew up knowing that he was the heir to his parent’s local trading company. While his parents - namely his mother - made sure to teach him the difference between right and wrong, Calan was utterly spoiled throughout his childhood. A bountiful territory and a lack of discipline at an early age meant anything was possible for the young canine, and he took advantage of this with gusto, gorging on life’s pleasures and eschewing all authority. As Calan grew older and his place in the community more important, his stern, all-business father tried to pressure him to take on more responsibility. Unwilling and unable to cope with this change, and after a lifetime of worrying that he wasn’t fit for the job, Calan dealt with this new stress by lashing out and disobeying his parents. He found partying easier than the responsibilities of valuing jewelry or negotiating deals, which often made him the talk of the town - the Brecours’ ‘spoiled brat’. His fears about messing up turned into a self-destructive realization, and his inability to handle high-pressure situations created a rift between him and his father. His family disapproved of his laissez-faire attitude, his petty attitude, his sexual freedom, and his selfishness, but his mother continued to chalk it up to young age. However, when his mother died, his father cut him off cold turkey and told him to find his own way in the world. He left his pack lands behind and meandered his way south-east, having heard rumors of a land called ‘Souls.

That was three months ago. As of now, he knows that he’s dead meat if he doesn’t join with some kind of pack soon. He doesn’t thrive being left alone, nor are his skills best used fighting for scraps. But it’s hard to drum up that motivation to commit; after all, he’s not interested in power or rank like others seem to be. At the end of the day, he just wants to survive with as little effort as possible. He hopes getting into a pack will prove to his father that he does have the skills to succeed in this world, even if his advancement is for purely selfish reasons. At the very back of his mind, he still believes that, just maybe, his father will take him back, and he can actually make him and his dead mother proud.

4.1  Post Log & Archives

Part One: Searching for a New Home

Having travelled south from Quebec, Calan, alone and aware of the fast-approaching winter, travels his way east in search of somewhere to call home. He encounters various loners along his trek, but none from any packs to which he has any interest. Along the way, Calan goes on his first hunt, and equips himself with some basic training and survival supplies. After meeting the introverted and resourceful Woodsmoke, the two make plans to travel north together, aiming for a pack Woodsmoke had heard of before: New Caledonia.

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