Cody Rhiannon

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Timeline

Cody Rhiannon is a Vald of Vinátta, having settled down after much travel and soul-searching.

He was born in Cercatori d'Arte in early 2012 alongside his littermates Lena Rhiannon and Myrddin dir Rhiannon, to his parents Sky Rhiannon and Taliesin dir Rhiannon. Because Lena was blind at birth, his mother took his sister and himself across Nova Scotia in search of a cure. Finding none, they settled in New Dawn where Cody grew up, having little contact with his father or brother, but remaining close with his sister and mother.

During the New Dawn Conflict against Amy Sunders, Cody and his family moved to Vinátta for protection. Cody eventually ranked up to Vald status and fell in love with Aspen, but was pulled away from the pack to assist Tobias Rhiannon, an orphaned youth he ultimately adopted as his son. When his love chose another over him, Cody and Tobias went on a long journey to do some growing up together. They finally returned to Vinátta in late 2015, where Cody decided to settle for good, and Tobias bid farewell to find his own place in the world.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 25 January 2012
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Vinatta
  • Mate: —
  • Pack: Vinatta (22 December 2015)
  • Rank: Vald
  • cNPC: —
  • yNPC: —

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OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Cody can usually be found patrolling or hunting; he prefers outdoors activities

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  • All VN members are free to use him in threads, reference seeing him, have their characters interact with him, or use him in minor plots.

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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Cody mainly favors his dog heritage, that of a Belgian Shepherd both in stature and size. He has mildly floppy ears that started with one straight and alert and eventually ended with both the same.
  • Fur: Cody's fur is like most dogs', soft to the touch at the downy but rough near the surface due to his wolf ancestry. His fur is long and often needs to be cut so that he can stay ahead of the game and stay cool. This, he has gained from his father's side of the family though much of his pelt's coloring is owed to the dog side of his family.
    • Optime Hair: If any particular style fits Cody, it's thin and lanky as far as hair goes, a cross between scene and spiky, though not truly styled in any particular manner. It falls to his shoulders and with his floppy ears, seems to cover more of his head than most other canines, coming down in front much like a human's.
  • Facial Features: Cody has a very expressive face. While most of his emotion is sort of lost to the world due to a life of contempt and self-consciousness, he can always be seen with a smile on it. Much of his face resembles his dog-heritage, domed forehead, a long squared muzzle
  • Build and Size: Cody is not intimidating or very tall. To most, it would seem at first that he is not a threat by any means. To those who look closer, Cody is compact and muscular, years of trained muscle built from hunting, scouting and training borne from his struggles growing up. He stands at a medium height, never really rising to a taller status of those born before him. He prefers to appear as a wolf, lupus, so as to not display his sometimes sloppy demeanor.
    • Lupus: As mentioned before, Cody is of medium size and does not look like much of a threat. Perhaps the more feral of his forms, he feels more at home in his lupus form when greeting people for the first time because he likes to seem as if he's a wolf in a dog's disguise so as to hide his sometimes sloppy actions. His fur is kept genuinely short, either by Tobias' hand or his own.
    • Optime: His second most used form, Cody employs this the most when he is fighting with another.
  • Humanization: Cody is only moderately humanized. Coming from New Dawn, he's learned to keep himself somewhat feral and thus likes the feeling of no clothes binding him. However, he does normally use a bear fur cloak that clasps in the front. His necklace is a Frithr pendant from Vinatta that he's never taken off, not even once.

Coloration

  • Fur:
    • Primarily Mongoose (#b6a17c).
    • Secondary coat color (tertiary etc. continue below)
  • Markings:
    • His ears and socks are all Brown Derby, some spots near his shoulders. His marking also has a spot that goes around his left eye.
    • His underside that stretches from his muzzle, chest, underbelly, and tail is a paler coral reef (#c9bba0).
  • Eyes: right eye smalt (#003ca2) & left eye supernova (#ffc800).
  • Optime Hair: Cedar (#3B1812)
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Skin color

Palette

Smalt (#003ca2)
Supernova (#ffc800)
Mongoose (#b6a17c)
Brown Derby (#422f15)
Coral Reef (#c9bba0)
Cedar (#3B1812)

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1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars: A triple lined claw scar over the right side of his chest that will eventually be three solid, dark and thin lines lost within his fur
  • Piercings:
    • Maybe your character
    • has a lot
    • of piercings
  • Tattoos:

Adornments

Cody is moderately humanized, having grown up with a mother who had to use her optime form in a land where sticking by natural means was a way of life.

Jewelry and Accessories

Kharma necklace Vesper necklace
  • something

Clothing

  • Cody wears a black and white speckled bear fur cloak that clasps on the front with light iron hooks.
  • He normally carries a weapon of some sort whenever he is out hunting or something to that nature.
    • Large cedar bow stained red with clay to protect the wood.
    • Dual blades that he keeps on himself at all times.

Forms


107 lbs (48 kg)
32 in (82 cm)

Lupus

Secondary form. Most preferred when hunting.


154 lbs (70 kg)
43 in (xx cm)

Secui

Least desired form. Hates it because he feels like a dog in it.


195 lbs (82 kg)
6ft 2in (74 in / xx cm)

Optime (Preferred)

Most used form.

Interaction

  • Speech: He lacks much of an accent, both parents being from or near the Nova Scotia area and such reflects his lack of foreign heritage. Whenever talking to someone unfamiliar, he is very quiet, and it would be a surprise if he was even conversing with a stranger in the first place. When talking to his sister or family and friends, he is typically a bit more spoken yet still reserved, for it is his nature. He can easily turn protective over Lena and his mother if the situation turns to something he doesn't like, and is pretty vocal when it comes to that.

While not as great as Sky or Lena, he does have his mother's and father's traits, and both were wonderful singers. He barely sings, but whenever he does it is usually where no one else can hear him, and not many people probably know his hidden talent.

  • Scent: Vinatta, forest, leaves, flowers, river water, clay
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Usually holds a frown at his lips.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Sort of meek, misunderstood. The strong silent type. A loner

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2.  Personality

Cody has come a long way since the days he was a pup inside of New Dawn. Though he still carries the silent strong type till the end, he is more or less comfortable with himself enough that he doesn't mind speaking to strangers if they are friendly though he will always be suspicious in nature of any stranger he comes across, whether it be packmate or loner or someone from another pack. He is very soft spoken and reserved most of the time and doesn't open up to just any other person. It takes someone special to get him to do that. Cody is more spoken with family, however, and if he feels that someone has gotten close enough to be family, he is more outwardly spoken but still reserved. He can easily switch from carefree to protective over those he considers as such and when this sort of situation takes place, he is more vocal. While not as great as Sky or Lena, Cody does have his mother's and father's singing trait, though he barely sings and when he does, it's when no one is around to listen so few people know of his hidden talent.

It is very easy for this wolf-dog to get down on himself as he has a history of poor self esteem brought on by his doggish appearance and growing up in a pack that did not care much for dogs and that was wolf-dominant. It makes him very self-aware of his image so he does his best to cater to the wolf inside him which often makes him take on his lupus form so that he is not as clumsy as he used to be in his optime form. He has a very genuine smile, though often it is not shown. But the few people who are gifted with it should consider themselves treated for it means he trusts them enough to show them his happy face

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Calm, collected, silent, observational, strong, Shoulder-to-cry-on, reliable

  • Outlook: Pessimistic
  • Sociability: Introverted, dominant
  • Expression: Dominant
  • Alignment: Neutral Good

Motivations

  • "...believes in goodness and right but has little use for laws and regulations."
  • "...views freedom and the randomness of actions as ultimate truths, but likewise place value on life and the welfare of each individual."
  • Rising above all else.
  • Making a home for himself.
  • Puppies and raising life.
  • Mateship.

Fears

  • Death: Cody fears death, much like every other canine. But he fears it worse because he never knows when he's gonna go. He's had three near-death experiences now.
  • Betrayal: Since he has a habit of making the wrong sorts of relationships, he often ends up being betrayed and it's taken its toll on the Rhiannon man. He fears betrayal worse than death because it means he has to live with it on a daily basis.
  • Punishment: He doesn't often do things that would get him in trouble. When he does, though, he's fearful of being caught or being punished for it.
  • Claustrophobic: Since his den collapsed, he has a fear of being deep under earth. The dens of Vinatta do not scare him like his personal one did though he does not like tight spaces.

Biases

  • Packs: Anathema has gotten on Cody's bad side since the New Dawn incident. He no longer trusts canines from there, probably including anyone from his family that is still living there themselves.
  • Species: While Cody doesn't really have any hatred toward himself, or dogs for that matter, he does somewhat retain some of the resentment of his dog nature and tries not to show that too often, especially around other dog hybrids or dogs themselves.
  • Non-Luperci: Has no ill will toward those of a Non-luperci nature. Has even been friends with more than one such individual though he does see the usefulness of being a luperci.
  • Gender: Loves women, though might be a little scared of them on the inside. Doesn't know how to react with them since he's been in one too many bad relationships.
  • Color: Loves luperci with heterochromia. Finds it a turn on. (Just kidding but he does like them)
  • Sexuality: Will reject most homosexual relationships due to New Dawn upbringing. Believes that wolves and canines should only become mates if they're going to have pups. If not, it's a companionship and nothing more.
  • Age: Believes the old must be respected, the young must be taught and those of standard age must protect, nurture and aspire to do great things within their pack.

Sexuality

Cody is primarily Heterosexual, though he has never had to deal with the advances of males. He is unsure of how he would feel if that were to happen.

Interests

  • Likes: Wood working, clay, girls, sheep, children (wants to be a parent really badly)
  • Dislikes: Dishonest individuals, adulterers, impatience, lack of morality

Substances

Cody has only ever drank once or twice in the company of older pack members in Vinatta. He showed a particular interest in his drink but other than that, has never displayed much else.

Spirituality

Cody is learning more about the Norse Mythos, yet he will probably speak with his father in the near future to discuss the family religion and incorporate both into his beliefs.

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Relations

Key Relations

  • Tobias Rhiannon is Cody's adopted son who he rescued after his dying mother came to him for help in saving her family. While he failed at protecting the mother and Tobias' real father and immediate family, he adopted the boy and has held him close at hand from the beginning. He does so even now that Tobias has gone blind. Cody is his protector and in return, Tobias listens to Cody when Cody needs someone to talk to.

Positive Relations

  • Fionna Soulstorm is the reason Cody came back to Vinatta. She met him in the wild and the two of them have known each other most of Fionna's life, minus the time that Cody has spent outside of Vinatta in general. She is a rather key figure in his mind currently and there is a budding friendship between the two.
  • Characters is also your character's buddy-old-pal-old-friend-of-mine

Neutral / Negative

  • Aspen is Cody's second love. The two of them were really close before Cody disappeared to save Tobias and his family. Unfortunately, the two split up after, or before, Cody returned to find that Ascher Stormbringer had moved in and was in a budding relationship with her. He left Vinatta to escape the pain of losing her and there is always the potential of pain being rekindled in their paths. Neutral.
  • Ascher Stormbringer is what Cody would like to call his nemesis though Ascher has only done one real thing to him that makes him think less of him. He swept in, in Cody's mind, and stole Aspen from him before he was able to really prove to the woman that he loved her. He envies him for being able to spend time with Aspen.

Minor Relations

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Scouting

  • Education and Learning: Cody learned most of this by personal experience, leaving the borders, patrolling the borders, finding new paths and tracking herds over the land.
  • Lupine Hunting (Master): Experienced hunter on both lupine and two-legged forms. Prefers to hunt in a group but is a perfectly good hunter otherwise.
  • Tracking (Master): Cody's mother taught him to track when he was very little. He is a better tracker than most and has a specialty when it comes to spotting prints on the ground or broken items along the path.
  • Cody is a little overzealous when it comes to scouting. Because he is clumsy, he loses track of himself sometimes and falls off the path, sometimes literally.

Fighting

  • Education and Learning: Cody was first taught how to fight as a pup in a pack of wolves. Due to New Dawn not being kind on a half-breed wolf-dog, he was taunted by other pups and adults, disciplined to a higher degree. It's fashioned a warrior who is sturdy, trained and hard pressed on any battlefield. He was trained in swordsplay, archery, staff fighting, and knife combat.
  • Feral fighting (Master): Cody can handle his own. As an ex fighter of both New Dawn and Vinatta, he's several years of experience with this particular aspect. It's helped him take down a bear with Chloe Moineau and kill an assaulting loner on Vinatta's borders in the midst of an attack.
  • Swordsmanship (Journeyman): He was trained in swordsmanship by Vinatta's own Palaydrian Soul in Amherst.
  • Blunt Weapons (Journeyman): He practiced for a little while with a staff. After learning he wasn't the best, he gave up on this skill to pursue better options such as knives and swords.
  • Archery (Journeyman): Cody is very good with a bow and arrow but lacks the experience behind it to use it quickly in a time of need.
  • Knifeplay (Master): He's used a knife since he was able to use one. Whether it's been carving, sculpting or fighting with it, he's always had one in his hands. He's good dual blade fighting but sometimes prefers the feeling of one blade rather than two.
  • When angered, Cody can be a bit rash. Especially when his family or friends are involved. He is a hero deep inside and wishes only to protect those he cares about. Anyone else is just a sidestory character in his opinion until they prove otherwise. He's weary of them and will display such weariness until they settle things with him.


5.  History

Cody was born to Sky Rhiannon and Taliesin dir Rhiannon outside of Cercatori d'Arte. When his twin, Lena, went blind, his parents didn't know what to do. His mother panicked and took both Cody and Lena Rhiannon outside of pack lands in search of a cure after Cody refused to stay home and away from Lena's side. Unable to find one, they returned shortly after the end of March 2012 where they did not receive a happy reunion with pack members. Cody and Lena stood up for their mother before a fight escalated and then they left to go join New Dawn at the bequest of Zalen. There, Cody grew up inside New Dawn territory as one of the only doggish wolf-dogs. He was not received very well by the others in the pack, therefore he gained a rather fierce determination to prove himself a loyal member of the pack before his mother participated in the Amy Sunders plot between New Dawn and her family.

Due to his mother's ignorance of following authority, she was demoted to pariah and Cody, along with his family, left for Vinatta shortly after. They found themselves a welcome home among its members. Cody fell for a girl by the name of Caboose who he met outside Vinatta borders a few months before. After a short relationship, the two parted ways after finding too much difference between themselves. Cody eventually joined the pack's Araedi ranks as a warrior and a guardian, hoping to protect the pack. However, after greeting a loner at the borders that ended with him taking her life, he decided that he wasn't strong enough to take the life of someone else. He switched over to the Vald ranks where he excelled for a while before leaving Vinatta. He rejoined a short while later only to meet Aspen and the two got very, very close in the short time he was back. His den collapsed shortly after meeting Aspen and he was saved by her, his only injury a broken leg that he recovered from for a couple weeks after.

He was close to confessing his love to Aspen when another interruption came to the borders in the form of Tobias Rhiannon who needed Cody to rescue his parents. Unfortunately, most members of the boy's family were killed by a band of murderers and thieves which prompted Cody to adopt the boy. When they returned, they found that Aspen had gotten really close to another member of the pack, Ascher Stormbringer due to the thought that he'd left her since he'd left the pack over a month before. They shared a very tough reunion that ended with Cody leaving the pack once again because he couldn't deal with the idea that she was with another individual and it no longer felt like home. They left to rejoin New Dawn but that didn't last long due to Cody noticing how Tobias was just as unwelcome as he had been when he was younger, even though he had good history with the pack and had even been considered as a potential mate for one of Zalen's daughters, Veyra Daimaichu. They ended up rejoining Vinatta again after returning from nearly a year away from the pack after a journey to the top most parts of America where Cody decided he wanted to be a Vald once more.

5.1  Timeline

2012

January

Whoa, he's born! [M] 1 He and his siblings are given Irish blessings by their father, and then rested with their mother.

February-March

Sky and the twins traveled around in search for a cure for Lena's blindness; Cody was not planned to go with his sister and his mother, but after insisting that he would not leave Lena's side, he came along. When coming up with no answer, they return to Nova Scotia.

April

  • He, Lena, and Sky go to Cercatori d'Arte for a visit, and while they expect a happy reunion, they were met with spite. 2 He and his sister stood up for their mother, but before a fight escalates they leave.
  • The three meet Zalen, where they request to stay in New Dawn for a while. 3. Later on, the kids visits their grandmother Deuce Rhiannon for the first time. 4
  • Lena sings for the first time, and soon after they meet Shandom Qi'Vaex who compliments on her singing. 5
  • They decided to remain in New Dawn! 6

November

  • Cody makes a friend within New Dawn in the form of Kaeli Blacksun and they share a meal together, sharing a swim right afterwards in hopes that their friendship can evolve. 1
  • Feeling angst over his sister having left the pack, Cody finds himself doubting that he'll be able to move on with pack life. His mother reassures him that Lena is fine, that she can make her choices in her own life in the way she see's fit and even tells him that he could make a perfect Omega or even an Epsilon. 2
  • Cody finds a sleeping Adonia Demos near her own den. Thinking that she is hurt, he races to make sure she's fine only to be attacked half way there and scolded for sneaking up on her because it was rude. He meets her pups and both decide that they want to be friends. Cody decides to visit more. 3
  • Cody meets up with Tharin who helped punish his mother. After some talk and some blatant disrespect thrown toward Tharin who may or may not have noticed it, Tharin explains that his mother's actions could have injured the pack as a whole. Though he still doesn't trust Tharin, Cody gives in to his explanation and walks away without another word said. 4
  • After trying to help his mother and the pack fight off Amy Sunders, despite his player's lack of knowledge of the thread, Cody is injured yet eventually patched up when his mother calls from the medical hut to tell him what she thinks. They should leave the pack and he should come with them. Especially because his dog heritage. Cody complies and announces his wish to meet back up with Lena. 5
  • Cody and the family leave from New Dawn on good terms, despite the disrespect shown. They may just be allowed to return in the future if that is their wish. 6
  • While on the way to Vinatta, Cody meets Caboose, a beautiful Loner who creates the first crush of his life. His confidence swells and he loses control of his actions, making a complete, love drunk fool of himself despite. He tells her about Vinatta and she promises to visit. 7
  • Cody, Sky, Fella and Shawchert show up on Vinatta's borders to meet with Jiva and Drin who give them the news that Lena isn't there anymore. Cody, in shock, attempts to race to the horse, asking which way they went and how long they've been gone, only to be publicly scolded by his mother. After this action, he remains quiet, even after Lilin Soulstorm comes to accept them into the pack. 8

December

  • Within his first weeks of being in Vinatta, Cody meets Alessandra Vin who races him. He saves her life and the two swear to be friends. 9
  • Cody has his first taste of freedom in the form of a wine bottle. Jiva catches him and the two talk about their futures, while Cody finds himself a friend in the most unlikeliest of places. 10
  • Cody meets Bran Stormbringer, an Irish Stormbringer who carries his flute and axe. Bran has a drink while speaking of the clan, offers Cody a few words and compliments, and in the end, Cody shocks Bran by offering to make him a bone flute after he is allowed to hold his instrument. In return, though, Cody sings and then promises to sing only with Bran when others aren't around. 11
  • Cody meets his match in a young, yet older Dawnbringer by the name of Shiloh. She startles him when he trips over a vine and ends up pouring clay all over her. After frustrations are loosed, she gives Cody his first insight on the Norse Pantheon. 12
  • Cody travels far out of Vinatta toward Anathema to meet Ayasha, quite by accident while hunting. During their meeting, he finds out he has a nephew and niece and in bewildered thoughts, he offers his protection for Ayasha and the children, along with a promise to destroy anyone who dare harm them. 13
  • Cody is on a hunting trip within Vinatta when a howl alerts him to the borders where there stands an Elody Lykoi with her horse. She explains Anathema to him while they share a meal and they create a friendship that could potentially last. 14
  • Cody is gathering clay and heading back to the Den at the Vineyard when suddenly a voice calls out from behind him. He reunites with his crush Caboose who has joined Vinatta and sought him out. 15
  • Cody is shocked by his mother with a proposed visit to Halifax. When they get there, she finds a shop where Cody picks out his first animal. A Gyrfalcon which he names Gwnyth. 16

January

  • Cody meets up with Caboose in order for them both to go to a campfire that he's set up. They spend the night together without touching one another to prove that what they have is special, that it could be love. They tell each other about their lives. 17
  • Taliesin and Myrrdin come to Vinatta borders while Cody is hunting and usher a howl that would have called his sister to the borders had she been there and not him. He meets them, only to his father's astonishment, gives him the cold shoulder at first because of his resentment of having to go through his first change without his father. 18
  • Cody finally moves to ask Saul to help him train Gwnyth. Considering he's the only one in Vinatta other then Jiva who has experience. There's also the chance that he might learn exactly who Teme is, the guy who took his twin and went out as longers. 19
  • Caught vividly wild with his thoughts and imagination, Cody makes his way to Caboose and the two share their first kiss as they ready themselves to go hunting. 20
  • While making his way to New Dawn in order to see and make his ties with his family there, the ones he left behind, Cody meets with Terra, a fiery female from Inferni who shares a lot in common with him. They become friends at the end with similar interests and though it tears him apart, he even gives her a kiss on the cheek. 21