Clementine Salcedo

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Summary
    2.   2.2  Traits
    3.   2.3  Details
    4.   2.4  Family
    5.   2.5  Other Relationships
  3.   3.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   3.1  Abilities
    2.   3.2  Residence
    3.   3.3  Trade
  4.   4.  History
  5.   5.  Thread Archive
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Clementine Salcedo is a hybrid raised alongside her siblings, Baltasar , Lyra , and Magnus Salcedo in Salsola's Portland Outpost. Her parents are Lilia Salcedo and Indra Winters, both veterans of the Inferni/Salsolan war who've pledged their swords to the Thistle Kingdom.

Shaped at a young age by both her parents' desires and the untimely death of her brother, Magnus (with whom she was very close), her departure from Fort Preble was a hasty retreat from the traumatic event. As her grief has waned to a bitter acceptance, in its wake came a growing, ravenous ambition: to defend her family (and her siblings in particular) as well as her own interests, it became clear that she would have to climb as high as possible.

Very quickly, her goals bore fruit: in addition to holding the Mercante job, she was named The Partisan shortly after her second birthday.

This was not without struggle, however. Almost immediately upon joining the secretive pack, she struck up a friendship with its militia head, Brocade Valentine, but made an enemy of his niece Symre Rask. This resulted in the older girl leaving odd occult symbols for Clementine to find and other, more generalized forms of harassment. This culminated in an early-Autumn usurpation, wherein Clementine proved once more that taking what you want is the surest way of achieving what you want in life.

Following the departure of Rafael Salcedo and his wife, Violeta Rose Soul, Clementine became the head of her House within Salsola, despite the fact that it probably should have been a title bestowed on her mother.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

OOC Info

  • Date of Birth: 4 Aug, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: Salsola
  • Rank: The Partisan (Aug '20 — Present)
    • Job: Mercante (Oct 19th, '19)
  • Residence: Salsola
  • Mate: —

Plot Opportunities

OOC Assumptions

Clementine is the behind-the-scenes benefactress of La Estrella Roja, which is (unbeknownst to her) run by her cousins, Calrian and Malik Amaranthe. Perhaps your character objects to the sort of business that goes on there, or they assume (rightfully) that she's the perfectly 'wealthy' sort of target to rob.

In addition to her so-called business ventures, Clementine does take part in quite a lot of trade... both underhanded and above-board. Does your character need something? Clem's your girl.

An aspiring diplomat, she's more than capable of settling disputes and assuages ruffled feathers.

Perhaps you've heard a certain song that seems to describe her...

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

  • Seeing Clementine...
    • ... around Salsola, especially going to and from the borders.
    • ... resuplying the pack's communal storage with basic necessities.
    • ... settling, mitigating, or otherwise mediating disputes.

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

  • Seeing or hearing of Clementine...
    • ... coming and going, sometimes with trade goods, sometimes without.
    • ... the occasional wanderer, drunkard, vagabond, or other unsavory type referring to Clementine as the person who directed them to La Estrella Roja (ie. 'the trader', 'the redhead').

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Physical

  • General Description:
Long-legged and lithe, Clementine effuses a certain fatalistic beauty not unlike the others of the Eternity family into which she has been adopted. Highly humanized thanks to both her upbringing and the overall culture of her pack, her posture is that of an upright patrician. Her hair, which is voluminous in its abundance, is most often pulled up in hasty buns or stabbed through with pins, drawing attention to her otherwise long, pale neck.
Pretty in a way that is reminiscent of her "grandmother" Osrath Eternity, but she resents the comparison.
  • Optime Hair: Waist-length and extreme in its abundance, she frequently pulls it up into hasty buns or braids it around the back of her head into a crown.
  • Humanization and Facial Features:
Will wear clothing and jewelry and is uncomfortable without it, though she can and will. Her face combines the Salcedo line's large but narrow, slender eyes with the angular facial features of the Revlis family, and lends Clementine a rather exotic look; chronic sufferer of 'resting bitch face' because of this.
  • Build, Size, and Forms:
Smaller than most wolves, but bulkier—around her shoulders, at least—than most dogs, Clementine's hybridization is very obvious. Sports what has become known as a ballerina build; a long neck, medium length torso, as well as long legs and arms. More suited to tasks of endurance or agility as opposed to brute strength.
  • Lupus: 75 lbs (34.01 kg)30 in (76.2 cm)
  • Secui: 145 lbs (65.77 kg)42 in (106.68 cm)
  • Optime: 195 lbs (88.45 kg)6ft (182.88 cm)
  • Other Features:
Puncture marks on her left ear.

Coloration

  • Note: Clementine's coloration — specifically her red tones — is often exaggerated artistically beyond 'Souls realism; if you have any questions, please ask me.

Fur

 Linen (#f9ede0)
 Just Right (#e7c8b1)
 Tan (#d1aa91)
 Brown Rust (#b26c44)
 Porsche (#e5a163)
 Mojo (#bb4d30)

Optime Hair

 Cognac (#9b351d)

Eyes

 Copper Rose (#8c626d)

Skin and Scars

 Cement (#927469)
 Clam Shell (#dbbeb3)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Interaction

  • Speech: Clementine is a mezzo-soprano with a deep, sultry sound that is naturally aclimated to both public speaking and private audiences. It becomes obvious upon meeting her that she has learned how to use her voice as a tool.
  • Scent: Evergreen, salt, marsh, Salcedo, Revlis, Winters.
    • Note: Clementine disguises her Salsolan scent (masking it with lavendar, lilac, and american gooseberry) when outside its borders.
  • Physical Expression and Quirks:
    • Clementine carries herself with the posture of an upright patrician; that is, carefully and well. She is open, polite, and engaging with others, but firm when it comes to displays of rank and status (given and received).
    • Frequently copies others body language, (having discovered along the way that strangers, acquaintinces, and friends are more likely to identify with her subconsciously) eg. touching her hair if someone else does.

Adornments

Born into a highly humanized and 'wealthy' family, Clementine does not break the mold in this regard. She favors—for the moment—anything that is pure white, ivory, or of a similar shade, though she values anything that is skillfully made. Although unafraid to get dirty literally or metaphorically, she incredibly clean, and takes great care to keep everything she owns immaculate. When visiting foreign dignitaries or packs, she often makes a great show of her wealth, wearing items she otherwise may not when in Salsola proper.

Garments:

  • Almost always seen in varying luperci-made white shifts (a loosely fitting dress that hangs straight).
  • A heavy burgundy scarf.
  • A painted (damask) white shawl.
  • Assorted sashes and belts, typically leather or fur.
  • A dense white winter cloak [1].

Accessories:

  • White hair tie/ribbon.
  • Wrought iron hair pin.
  • Gold wreath necklace.
  • One 'raw' (unpolished or crudely 'cut) morganite ring.
  • One luperci-smelted gold ring.

Gallery

2.  Personality

2.1  Summary

Clementine shifts easily—like smoke—from ambitious, to covetous, to delicate, often from one word to the next. A silver-tongued devil, she alternates between speaking concisely and practically with confidants or friends, and a richly detailed vocabulary that showcases not only her intelligence, but her status as someone of relatively 'high' birth. Often experiences shifting personal loyalties, but the bedrock of her personality and desires is rooted in the continuation and prosperity of herself and her family.

Beneath a rich and artfully crafted veneer mask of high spirits and a penchant for drama lies a surprisingly pragmatic, even blasé personal self that she keeps hidden for the sake of forging business and political relations. Outside of a few trusted family members or the occasional slip-up, it's unlikely that one would ever know that she possesses the ability to completely detach herself.

This does, however, make her a skilled trader who is uncompromised by a strangers' personal woes. Brutally efficient when on the hunt for a better deal, she frequently undercuts others to their detriment.

2.2  Traits

  • Expression: Open and inviting; genuinely fond of others.
  • Sociability: Extremely social with the occasional flair for drama.
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil (leans Chaotic Neutral)
    • "Believes in using society and its laws to benefit herself (or her family)."
    • "Will seek to increase her power over others within the hierarchy of the universe."
    • "Won't save the life of another at great risk to own self."
    • "Will betray law-breaking family members for personal gain. Will not betray family if loyal."

2.3  Details

Interests

  • Likes: Public speaking, writing, hunting, horseback riding, intellectual arguments, punctuality.
  • Dislikes: Solitude, anti-intellectualism, alcohol (and alcoholics), being manipulated, flattery, and unwarranted comparisons to relatives (particularly her "grandmother" Osrath).

Fears and Values

  • Fears: Following the death of her brother, Clementine now fears deep water, specifically water she cannot see the bottom of.
  • Values: Respect (given and received), the safety of her siblings, the growth and prosperity of her family.

Sexuality

Clementine is sexually attracted to men, but has—and will continue to have—flirtations with women, so while she's almost certainly heterosexual, she has strong biromantic tendencies. Due to her own parents being in a long-term homosexual relationship, she sometimes feels conflicted over her sexuality due to a need to emulate (what she thinks is) a harmonic relationship.

Though no one could ever call her forward, if Clementine suspects her romantic feelings are reciprocated she isn't afraid to make the first move, especially if the person in question tends to be on the shy side. In a relationship she values equanimity, and is neither dominant nor submissive.

Vices

  • Biases: Clementine adheres strictly to Salsola's cultural biases and considers non-luperci to be advocates for hostility against the growth of their own species. Without exception, she keeps any personal opinions that differ from the public norm to herself.
  • Substances: Strictly a social drinker, Clementine nonetheless tends to overindulge or underestimate her tolerance, especially when strange drink is involved. Prefers whiskey, brandy, and beer, and frequently trades away both cider and wine to obtain them.

Motivation(s)

Her family, particularly the well-being of her siblings, Baltasar and Lyra, are her number one motivation. This becomes increasing obvious following the untimely and unexpected loss of her brother, Magnus. Though not particularly violent, she would absolutely use every measure within Salsola's law to destroy anything or anyone that she thought was a danger to her nuclear family.

Salsola and it's future are an afterthought compared to her siblings.

Spirituality

More spiritual than religious, Clementine subscribes to Onuba's system of faith, The Lantern, with a considerable amount of thought given to the Coisricthe religion. She knows about Khalifism and some about monotheistic beliefs, such as the wolves of Boreas.

2.4  Family

* Clementine is unaware of the blood ties between them.
** Through adoption she may also claim non-blood kinship to the Winters family.

Nuclear

  • Lilia Salcedo: Lilia is the role model from whom she took her exuberance for life, though Clementine does not effuse the woman's calmness. There is no lack of love between them, though Clementine's needlessly sharp tongue and penchant for manipulation—and bullying—marks a sharp contrast between them.
  • Indra Winters: Much to their mutual disappointment, Clem lacks either the incentive or passion for violence that Indra so adores. With this in mind, they regard each other with as much fondness as possible, accepting each other for their perceived flaws (on both sides) and taking what is given without abhorrence or disappointment.
  • Baltasar Salcedo: They needle each other endlessly—usually at her instigation, for she feels she cannot give up opportunity—over his lack of drive or initiative, while he in turn is always quick to remark that she is overly enterprising and false.
  • Lyra Salcedo: Her brutally cold and endlessly efficient sister, Clementine greatly values Lyra for the way in which she interacts with the world; a transaction in which she rarely comes into the picture, a sum of parts in which (much to Clementine's personal amusement) others often come up short. Their relationship is not uncolored by a sense of rivalry, however.
  • Magnus Salcedo: Her best friend until the end of his days, which came far too soon for the both of them. Always eager to get into (and out of trouble) they often made a ruckus along Portland's seaside, and were rarely seen without one another. This closeness is undoubtedly what led him to try and save her from the icy lake she fell through during her youth.

2.5  Other Relationships

Key Relationships

Valan of Aegas

she's trying to play it cool but... lord...

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Characters

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  • Her 'aunt', Elphaba Revlis took her in as her ward initially, though they eventually developed something of a mentor-mentee relationship. Though she fears the depths of her ruthlessness—having witnessed it firsthand at both Delfina’s trial and during the Curse of the Sanctum—she does not respect her.
  • Brocade Valentine is something of a pseudo-uncle/father figure in her life, and through his marriage to her aunt, will eventually become father to her cousins. They're very friendly, and Clementine considers him a confidante of sorts... though there are limits to what she'd tell him.
  • Her aunt by blood, Morgana Revlis and Clementine are fairly similar in the way that they approach life. There is always something to gain; they are friendly, but wary due to these aforementioned similarities. Clem recognizes her as being dangerous, and assumes her aunt believes the same of her.
  • Unbeknownst (but perhaps suspected) to her, Odalis Amaranthe is her half-sister, but also the personal slave of her aunt, Elphaba. They have a complicated relationship; though she has tentatively agreed to help the woman escape, the servant desperately vies for her freedom and tests Salsola's boundaries at every turn, but Clementine (who is, by helping her, comitting treason) urges caution.
  • By some fluke of fate, Clementine has found a nemesis in Symre Rask, Brocade’s niece. Though of a similar age, the girls failed to get along from the start, and after multiple barbed words and a usurpation, are now plotting each other’s demise; one through witchcraft and curses, and the other through politics and subterfuge…
  • Evelyn de le Ulrich may have met Clementine completely by chance, but they've become quite friendly over time, with Clem recognizing some more-than-friendly glances that she politely ignores. For whatever reason, she has seen fit to help the slightly younger girl achieve her goals, though to what end is anyone's guess.
  • A fellow member of the Merchant tier, what made Sanguine Valentine stand apart from his siblings—for better or worse—made Clementine take an interest, though it’s currently a business relationship built on the foundation of mutual interest and the fact that she desires a quasi-ally in her vocational tier.
  • Calrian Amaranthe: This entrepreneurial spirit is—unbeknownst to her—a cousin on their shared Revlis side; though she harbored some childish feelings for him in her youth, as she has grown so too has their relationship… especially where business is concerned. When it became clear to her that he meant to establish a business of sorts in Drifter Bay, she took a keen interest, and she directs business to La Estrella Roja… for a modest price, of course.
  • Jethro Lykoi: Unsurprisingly, Clementine believes that Jethro dislikes her; why would he, when she so obviously seems to pity him? The reasoning for this is unclear, though it could be assumed that she feels he is ‘destitute’ or otherwise failing in some way to provide for himself… and it’s not as if her so-called charity towards him came without a cost. Unlike most members of the Troupe, Clementine believes that he is suspicious of her comings and goings.

3.  Skills and Inventory

3.1  Abilities

 

Key: Dabbler → Apprentice → Journeyman → Master

Main Focus: Political Mastermind

Diplomacy — Journeyman

The most notable of her family lines—Salcedo and Revlis in particular—have excelled in areas involving trade and guile, and Clementine is no exception. In addition to her innate talent, a formal education at the hands of her aunt, Salsola's boss, honed these skills to a sharp and deadly edge.

Charisma (Journeyman):

  • Natural charisma oozes off Clementine like honey, and she wields it at will, whether this be smooth lines or comments with a cutting edge.

Multilinguism (Journeyman):

English: Her native tongue, English (or common tongue) was the predominant language spoken in her household growing up.
Portugeuse: The merchant's tongue of Onuba, Clementine picked this up by-and-large due to excessive amounts of time spent with Lilia; she also speaks it in her own home and with her siblings.
Italian: Clementine was taught Italian starting at the age of ~7 months, usually by her aunt. She frequently dots her speech with a few words of it.
Gaelic: The tongue of Indra's overseas family, Clementine was taught to communicate broad concepts, but finer details escape her.

Debate (Journeyman):

  • Noted for her silver tongue and sharp mind, Clementine rarely misses a beat; coupled with a near-photographic memory and attention for detail, very little escapes her.

Merchantry — Journeyman

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Auxiliary Skills and Hobbies

General

Like almost all of her species, Clementine is more than capable of hunting in her feral form, and knows a few words of low speech.

  • It's worth noting, however, that she is a particularly poor combatant in her optime form.

Animal-Related — Apprentice

Equestrianship (Apprentice): Proper horseback riding lessons with her mothers began only days after she shifted, but long before that she watched them feed and care for their personal mounts. While not particularly talented, Clementine is a capable rider of completely ordinary ability.

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Hobby — Skill-Level

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3.2  Residence

  • Layout: Link
  • Though relatively small – with a downstairs capable of fitting only a table and chairs comfortably – and somewhat Frankenstein-esque in build, having seen some additions at various points throughout the age of humanity, it has likely been overlooked for exactly this reason.
  • The upstairs is spacious, with many windows (now devoid of glass following The Red Starfall) and therefore an abundance of natural light. Private due to the many old-growth trees that ring the small property while maintaining a central location within the Ruins themselves, recent additions include a firepit and woodcutters block.
  • Shortly after moving in she began drafting plans for a courtyard to be added.

Fingal

  • Species: High-content Andalusian
  • Age and DOB: 3.5 years / March 12th, 2016
  • Description: Pure white.
    • Gear includes a black leather bridle with copper pieces, which once belonged to her mother's mother, Osrath Eternity. A plush, black blanket padded with fur serves as a saddle.
  • Personality: For reasons unknown, Fingal is a mean horse; despite being gelded, he dislikes other horses — particularly stallions — and will frequently bite even familiar Luperci. Clementine is perhaps the single exception to this rule, and only because she knows he's a mean bastard. Loves to run more than anything else in the world, and is fond of carrots.
  • Skills:
    • Was trained briefly by Osrath Eternity, and was involved in her program to train warhorses. He is desensitized to blood and spooking, but not strong enough to carry an armed rider.
    • Shows great promise as a horse intended for swift travel or delivering messages.

Aberdeen

  • Species: Common Raven
  • Age and DOB: 5.5 years / March 3rd, 2014
  • Description: Black, but clearly experienced some abuse — malnutrition especially — and requires some attention. Nonetheless large due to his captivity.
  • Personality: A fast and agile flier, Aberdeen is a preener who comes off as arrogant or even presumptuous. He is nonetheless very food motivated, and expects to be rewarded for, well, just about everything.
  • Skills:
    • Has been trained to deliver and otherwise carry messages, but is easily confused when it comes to new recipients/locations and must meet them first.

3.3  Trade

Offered Goods

  • Bone needles.
  • Items her mom has 'acquired'.
  • Select items from Onuba
  • Salsolan trade items such as nose rings, assorted pelts, whale oil, etc.
  • In addition to physical goods, Clementine can teach Portugese and some Italian, though would be reluctant with the latter.

Requested Goods

  • Assorted favors or information (secrets, IOU's, trade intel, etc.).
  • Books for Salsola's Library.
  • Medicinal items, pots and pans, pine tar, pine pitch, weapons, farming equipment (hoes, scythes, etc.), horse gear, etc.

4.  History

 

Salsola

Duration:

Aug 4th, 2018 – Present

Ranks:

The Partisan (Aug 2020 – Present)

  • The Apprentice (Dec 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • The Arbiter (Oct 2019 – Dec 2019)
  • The Warden (Oct 2019 – Oct 2019)
  • The Tradesman (Apr 2019 – May 2019)
  • The Confidant (Mar 2019 – Apr 2019)
  • The Family (Feb 2019 – Mar 2019)
  • Bambino (Aug 2018 – Feb 2019)

Co-Ranks:

  • Mercante (Oct 2019 – Present)

I. An Idyllic Youth Interrupted

A spirited youth raised in Salsola’s Portland outpost during her formative months, much of Clementine’s time — and, by extension, her siblings’ — was spent causing minor mischief along the seaside, with Clem often acting as the group’s defacto ringleader. It was during this time that she also began learning some small skills, either by watching her parents or bothering others.

It was during her first winter that tragedy struck the Salcedo-Winters family. During a routine adventure with her littermate, Magnus, Clem fell through the ice of a nearby pond, nearly drowning. The stress of the situation forced her brother to shift, enabling him to save her at the cost of his own life. This, along with the departure of childhood friends (most notably Aurelion and his sister Wisteria) led to grief and depression, ultimately resulting in her mothers agreeing it would be beneficial for her to leave the Outpost for Salsola.

After being formally accepted by her 'aunt', Elphaba, the redhead became something of a ward to the older Revlis woman, as well as apprenticing underneath her in areas such as scholarship, manipulation, and other subjects.

II. Rising Ambitions

During the spring and summer months, Clementine spent much of her newfound freedom exploring not only Salsola, but the lands surrounding it, making only very infrequent trips back to Portland to see her family. During this time she rose fairly quickly through the ranks of her pack, swiftly entering the central ring and a place of relative trust. It was during mid-to-late summer that she discovered her uncle, Lilia’s brother, was a member of a local loner band, The Troupe, and began visiting them semi-frequently.

Due perhaps to the influence of her biological aunt, Morgana, it came as little surprise when she put her social skills to use and made it clear that her path forward would be as a merchant and ambassador, earning her the job of Mercante in early fall. It was around this time that Clem also made it known the lengths to which she was willing to go for status, for after a discussion with her friend — and the pack’s Director – Brocade that she usurped his niece, joining the elite upper class as an Arbiter.

Not long after, her mother came to Salsola to scold her for this, and made it clear she intended to stay.

5.  Thread Archive

2019

March

  1. relieved of birdsong and bouquets
    Clementine joins Salsola and meets her aunt, Elphaba Revlis for the first time.
  2. the split pomegranate, the clotted seeds
    While investigating the horses, Clem is yelled at by a slightly older boy, which she takes poorly.
  3. [m] once did she take of ambrosia and nectar
    With some help from a slave, she creates a replacement for the bone needles she traded for her Mafiosi gift.
  4. we’ve sipped their scorched gin with a sinful grin
    Clem meets Salsola's current Director for the first time.
  5. a mind, a spirit, a Promethean spark
    In the home they now share, Clementine pesters Elphaba.
  6. that raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling
    Clementine is reunited with a friend from the Outpost, Wisteria Valentine.
  7. i trust that my labor is holy
    A dísablót is held, and Clementine attends out of curiosity.
  8. heed, a Babel of despair
    Clem encounters Andrew Winthrop in Salsola's communal storage.
  9. when we all fall asleep where do we go
    Symre Rask investigates the pyre where Salsola's former Crone died and Clementine investigates her.
  10. stars, like watchfires, blazed among them
    Clementine and her aunt Morgana Revlis go on a pleasure jaunt to Salsola's Orchards, swapping tales the entire way.

April

  1. each man's mad desire becomes his god
    Clementine welcomes an early spring thunderstorm.
  2. as we rise, the slope grows less unkind
    Through Katinka, Clementine meets Khael Lykoi and they discuss trade.
  3. make this vision all brand new
    Making good on his promise, Brocade takes her on an adventure to the northern territories, along with Torin de le Poer .

May

  1. the thistle and the burr
    Clementine attends her first Last Supper after helping her friend Wisteria Valentine dress for the occasion.
  2. don't be cautious, don't be kind
    Clem encounters Symre Rask at the Last Supper and their relationship continues to deteriorate.
  3. in proportion to the importance
    Clem embarks on trade expedition to Mistfell Vale at the behest of her aunt, Morgana Revlis, along with Aidan Massacre.

June

  1. passed to the dank house of Hades
    Clem learns some knife skills from Idrieus Eternity.
  2. fell to the bottom of a wishing well
    After meeting a mysterious gambler at a bar in Portland, Clementine is introduced to his sister, and they haggle on the beach.

July

  1. the thistle and the burr
    Clementine attends her first Last Supper after helping her friend Wisteria Valentine dress for the occasion.

August

  1. empress of fire, in the reign of the lion
    Venturing to the north, Clem spends some time with her uncle Mateo, and a friend of his, Calrian.

September

  1. join the fray and swirl up the mountainside
    Feeling dutiful, Clementine checks in on Brocade.
  2. fire ascended first on high
    Turning her mind toward moving out of her aunt's home, Clementine explores Southern Watchtower, her grandmother's old residence.
  3. flameheart
    Traveling north to see the Troupe, Clementine meets the king of New Caledonia, Iomair.
  4. we love the lamentable works of Ares and deeds of violence
    While exploring the Grotto of Seven Sleepers, Clementine meets Evelyn de le Ulrich and they explore the caves.
  5. you, maker of contagion
    Meandering around the Pictou Delta, Clem encounters her aunt's slave, Odalis.

October

  1. [m] mizumono
    Spurred to action by her own ambition and other, unseen forces, Clementine issues Symre Rask a rank challenge and wins.
  2. [m] in the middle of an ocean no one's hands are dry
    Clementine hunts a wounded deer in the Dampwoods and encounters a stranger.
  3. [m] digging ditches so we never see the stars
    With new recruit Greed Lykoi accompanying her, Clementine visits Amherst on business.
  4. a forest on fire can pave the way to what becomes
    While looking for her uncle, Clementine instead encounters Jethro Lykoi.
  5. vines that round the thatch-eves run
    During an exploration of Millstone, Clementine finds cranberries and begins to gather some.
  6. jaunty as Cezanne's still-life reds and yellows
    On a foggy October morning, Clementine goes apple-picking!
  7. when hunter became the hunted
    Kamari Kaiser finds evidence of suspicious activity, and Clementine helps her investigate.
  8. face it, you're nothing special
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  9. to turn your tears to roses
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  10. sugar whirlpooling to the pitcher-bottom
    While visiting Biff's Bar, Clementine encounters a curious but compelling furniture maker.

November

  1. [m] reginam occidere
    Unexpectedly, Clementine's mother comes to visit.
  2. points of authority
    Returning to the Throne Room to retrieve the last of her belongings, things get awkward between her mother and aunt.
  3. oh, Lazarus, how did your debts get paid
    Partway through the month, Clementine visits Portland and — after a strange encounter — ends up taking a stroll with her sister Lyra.
  4. you love to judge strangers' karma
    Snowed in at Portland, Clementine brashly decides to go dancing at Mullen's Bar and ends up meeting a handsome refugee.
  5. [m] you'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen
    In Portland Clementine and Indra finally have it out; they part ways understanding one another a little better. Families, man.

December

  1. this is our salvation
    On her way to inspect the Bay horses, Evelyn is intercepted by Clem, who decides to come along.
  2. a sleepy conscience
    Morgana brings a snack for the guardsmen.
  3. your universal sun
    On a whim — or is it? — Clementine invites Sanguine Valentine over to discuss trade.
  4. sculpted by the sculptor
    In Salsola's communal gardens Clementine meets new recruit Argive Hemlock.
  5. [m] the killing joke
    While investigating rumors regarding a merchant with interesting goods for trade, Clementine discovers he has been killed.
  6. [m] oh, come on, hesitate, hesitate
    Finally catching up with The Troupe, Clementine hangs out with Jethro, Cookie, Gaston, Marlowe, and Malik.
  7. a word to the wise when the fire dies
    Caught by Odalis setting fire to one of Symre's magical creations, Clementine tests the waters.

2020

January

  1. [m] wrestled it from the pantheon
    While watching Indra train, Clementine pressures her mother into taking on a student, Spartacus Ulrich.
  2. [m] unsullied Eunomia, glory of the Puritans
    The conclusion of the Curse of Sanctum comes about with the The Cursebringer's Tribunal.
  3. [m] in these eyes the melody smolders
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  4. back and forth in its jaws
    With Krios' sister (and friend) missing, Clementine offers to help him look for her.
  5. it is inherently nonviolent
    Unsure what Salsola's communal storage can stand to lose, Clementine enlists Julius Valentine's help in choosing a gift for New Caledonia.
  6. composed only of reconcilable elements
    Grievous Eternity and Evelyn prepare the horses being brought to New Caledonia.
  7. be deceived with tales of false glory
    Clementine trades with a New Caledonian diplomat, Percival Parhelion.
  8. no accompaniment or brilliant arpeggios
    Meeting once more Iomair Nartholiel deduces that Clementine not only lied about her name during their last encounter, but her pack as well.
  9. cannibal class, killing the son
    Upon returning from New Caledonia, Clementine reports to O'Riley on her various encounters therein as well as the information she gleaned during her diplomatic trip.

February

  1. achilles come down
    During a 5.9 magnitude earthquake Brocade Valentine falls through the ice and—recalling the death of her brother—Clementine follows him into the water, saving his life.
  2. [m] start running, it's the rapture
    A little too drunk during Saturnalia, Clementine fetches up against Sanguine Valentine for support.
  3. sometimes you get distracted by vices
    Making good on his promise, Percival Parhelion gives Clementine a tour of New Caledonia while they discuss dipomacy, among other things.
  4. in the river reeds a lion dreams again
    Escorted into the presence of the High King, Iomair and Clem discuss how relations between their packs stand.
  5. we bought tulips from a push-cart florist
    (LASKY) Clementine encounters Valan again, and this time her allegiance becomes clear; after some initial confusion, he decides that what her name is and which pack she belongs to doesn't matter as much as he may have thought.

March

  1. a thousand suns
    While checking up on the bar in Amherst, Clementine encounters a lonely stranger, Fury Massacre.
  2. wars of faith
    Testing Salsola's limits—and Clem's—Odalis brings a bottle of wine beyond the pack's borders; after a stern warning, they stand on more honest (but uncertain) ground.

April

  1. this bitter earth
    Newly arrived in Salsola, Clem's brother Baltasar Salcedo makes her breakfast and she harasses him about getting a job.
  2. a circus in three rings
    Visiting the soon-to-be site of La Estrella Roja, Calrian and Clementine come to an agreement where she supplies them with what they need to get off the ground... for a fee, of course.
  3. arms of more than mortal grace
    With shedding season upon them, Clem complains to her aunt Morgana about it.
  4. bag packed tight, full of loose ends
    On a return trip from trading, Clementine encounters Galilee Haskel again, but this time she's fleeing from Salsola's borders.
  5. remnants of the fleet
    In which her sister Lyra is hungry and angry about it; Clementine harasses her brother, Baltasar, into quickly finishing their dinner.
  6. keep it all locked tight
    Recovered from his icy plunge, Brocade takes Clem on a trip north to spread some Salsolan propaganda.

May

  1. be the song everybody wanna sing
    A pair of traders, Rocky Cortés and his daughter, visit Salsola with interesting goods; Clementine introduces herself.
  2. throwing pennies in the well
    When Lyra encounters an industrious trader in the new Marketplace, their personalities clash; eager to soothe the tensions (and perhaps strike a deal in the bargain), Clementine intervenes.

June

  1. each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds
    Having invited him during her visit to New Caledonia, Valan and Clem go on a date!
  2. prying heroes from an ill-fated coup
    With La Estrella Roja on her mind, Clem visits Lyra to see if she'd be interested in investing with her.
  3. sent to the seventh mouth by Minos
    After spotting Kineret Lykoi at the training grounds, Clem tries to (wrongly) show her some knife skills, but Indra intervenes before too many bad habits can be passed along.
  4. hunger for the aristocracy
    Clementine attends the end-of-month Last Supper.

July

  1. [m] you are my poison, poseidon beside me
    Indra continues to train Spartacus, though to disastrous ends.
  2. i'll be good, i'll be good
    Morrow Larue, hell-bent on cooling off in Lake Ligeia, surprises Clem while she washes some of her clothes.