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
    1.   4.1  Abilities

Cody Rhiannon is a loner who resides in Portland.

Cody Rhiannon was born in Cercatori d'Arte to Sky Rhiannon and Taliesin dir Rhiannon with his twin, Lena and littermate, Myrddin dir Rhiannon. Unfortunately, Lena was blind at birth and his mother, seeking a cure, took both outside of Cercatori in order find a cure. When none could be found, they returned to the animosity of the rest of the pack and moved on from there to New Dawn where they settled for nearly a year. During this time, Lena moved to Vinatta to be with family there. Cody, as a pup, faced much resentment and difficulties during this time that could have been avoided, that his mother and sister did not, because he mostly resembled the dog heritage in his blood with both his coloring, stature and ears that did not fit in very well with a mostly feral wolf pack.

In 2012, after the New Dawn Conflict, his mother was made Pariah of the pack after she disobeyed orders given by one of New Dawn's trackers. In response, the family packed up and began the move to Vinatta. On the way there, Cody met a young woman, Caboose, who he would later call his first love. When they made it to Vinatta, they learned that Lena had gone off on a journey of her own with Temeraire Stormbringer which made Cody sad because of their previous close sibling relationship. Shortly after they joined, Caboose found her way to Vinatta and joined herself and Cody and her were reunited until a short while later when she left the pack.

In early 2013, Cody ended up leaving Vinatta for a short while on an adventure of his own. He returned in late 2013 and took up his responsibilities again as a potential Vald of the pack and rose through the ranks at a relatively quick pace. He met Aspen during this time and when his cave-den collapsed on him, she was the one who saved him, though he managed to break a leg during this time. He developed a romantic attachment to Aspen when she stayed at his side. Unfortunately, their small romance was crushed a short while later when, one evening, Cody was out patrolling Vinatta's borders when a puppy, Tobias, who Cody would later adopt approached him, asking for help saving his parents.

Unable to leave the child by themselves, Cody left Vinatta without word to Aspen or leadership to help the boy's family. Unfortunately, he didn't make it back in time. A few months later, Cody returned to Vinatta with Tobias in tow, only to find out that she had been taken by Ascher Stormbringer. It did not take long for Cody, after the devastating blow, left Vinatta with Tobias to sort out his romantic feelings toward the woman. In late 2015, Cody returned once more after meeting Fionna Soulstorm in the woods a distance from Vinatta. It wasn't long before he asked the girl to move in with Tobias and himself.

After the disbanding of Vinatta, Cody, Tobias and Fionna went to Portland in order to find safe haven and a place to live. Already romantically involved, Fionna and Cody ended up kick-starting their relationship with one another and while Cody took jobs hunting, training falcons and other birds of prey and as a scout/guard for a few of the people in the area as a way to support his new, growing family, Tobias eventually parted ways with him to find his own calling in the world.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

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PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

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

Portland Travelers may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • All travelers located in Portland may assume and reference hiring him for odd jobs here and there.
  • Individual conversations regarding Cody may be discussed with the current owner (Dread).
  • Seeing Cody hanging out with Fionna or with his children.

Baubles

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)

By Despi!

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

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.

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: River or lake clay, fire, birds, Fionna
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Frowns a lot
  • General Posture and Body Language: Sort of meek, misunderstood. The strong silent type. A loner

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.
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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

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 Chloé Moineau and kill an assaulting loner on Vinatta's borders in the midst of an attack.
  • Swordsmanship (Advanced): 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.