Dareios Ahearne

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  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Forms
    3.   1.3  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Moineau, Brádaigh, Cuchulainn & Macmathan
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills
    1.   4.1  Abilities

The child of mated couple at the time, Tierney Brádaigh and Diarmid Ahearne, alongside his marginally younger litter-mate Kadir Ahearne, Dareios was born within the Government Estate, a claimed territory of the pack Sapient. During the first few weeks of life, he found himself in the constant company of his parents and older sibling, Ruari Ahearne and was subject to Kadir's dominant and feisty whims; or outright abuse and bullying, as he so likes to declare.

Unfortunately, this time of bliss was short-lived, for two months after their birth tragedy struck the pack. The consequences of Nivosus's actions reared their ugly head, resulting in the Dark Horse Conflict. Too young to truly comprehend what was happening around him, he witnessed as his once loving family was ripped apart; his father, Diarmid was killed in one of the initial attacks by loners Naya Griffon and Enzo Blackwood, his mother closing herself from the world and Ruari lost in a darkness that scared him on the best of days.

Now in a family divided and mourning, plagued by guilt over the fact he can barely recall his fathers voice or face, Dareios is attempting to carve out a path for himself and is driven by the desire to be strong; whilst strength cannot return what was lost, it may perhaps prevent someone else losing their father and experiencing that which his kin did.


Currently, Dareios is a member of Sapient, ranked Opus Summus, holder of the Bruiser Metier and is an aspiring warrior, with the intent to honor his father's memory. His boyfriend is Rowtag.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

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  • Date of Birth: 31st December 2015
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Government Estate, Sapient
  • Relationship: Rowtag
  • Pack: Sapient
  • Rank: Opus Summus
    • Co-Rank: Bruiser
    • Area of Study: —
    • Envoy: —
  • Pronunciation:
    • 'dah REY oss'
    • 'uh HURN'
  • Nickname: 'Dare'
  • Epithet: 'The Militant'
  • Etymology:

Paddington

  • He is estimated to be around 4 years old
  • Paddington is considered a grade horse with apparent draught horse heritage ties.
  • A hulking figure of a horse, Paddy is of a fickle nature on the best of days and is one to test his riders. A small slip in dominance and he is quick to take it a mile, requiring a firm, consistent and confident hand when ridden.

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

  • Dareios can be assumed training over in the Oxley training grounds during the day.
  • Morning to afternoon, Dare usually can be found patrolling the borders.

Sapient members may have IC knowledge of the following:

  • Dareios is dating Rowtag, although the specifics of their relationship are not clearly defined.
  • Common knowledge that he has a good relationship with: Norah Morelli, Nieve Ortega.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Comes across as a wolfdog, with very little of his coyote blood showing through. Dareios predominantly resembles his wolf heritage, although dog traits do show through in select areas - his tail, which curls tightly over his back and facial features, primarily his muzzle.
  • Fur: Incredibly thick, with a slight curl to it; can cause him to get uncomfortably hot in the summer.
    • Optime Hair: Untamable at the best of times, he usually keeps it up in a bun, secured with bones and leather strips. His hair is streaked through with different tones from his pelt colour and reaches down to his lower back when let down.
  • Facial Features: Doggish muzzle, making him very expressive from time to time. The rest of his features could be described as typical of a wolf, including his ears.
  • Build and Size: Due to his irish wolfhound blood, Dareios's is on the taller size and he's of average build -- perhaps slightly on the lighter side, with notable definition to his muscles.
  • Humanization: Very humanised, from posture, to how he dresses e.g.: Often wears Accessories. Rarely takes to lupus or secui form.

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Palette

Casper (#b2c1d6)
Horizon (#6683ab)
Swirl (#d5cac4)
Sandrift (#b39885)
Shadow (#806a55)
Old Copper (#795535)
Millbrook (#604a39)
English Walnut (#433528)
Rangitoto (#2c2922)

1.2  Forms

Lupus

90 lb (41 kg)35 in (89 cm)
Rarely used. Dareios has thick fur and appears to be a slightly slimmer than average wolf in size and body shape.

Secui

150 lb (68 kg)46 in (117 cm)
Never used, however if he were to use this form, his secui is pure fur and his build slims further, muscles becoming a little more distinct in the shorter or thinner fur sections.

Optime

218 lb (98.8 kg)6 ft 11 in (83 in) (210.8 cm)
Primary choice of form. Dareios is seldom not in optime form – slim and tall thanks to his dog heritage, he has defined muscles and has long, messy hair usually pulled back into a haphazard bun of sorts.

1.3  Other

Modifications

  • Scars:
    • Arms and legs sport various shred type scars
    • Cheeks and muzzle peppered with scars
    • Large flesh wound on left thigh.
  • Piercings:
    • Two studs on the right side of his right ear.
    • Bone bar through his left ear, upper section.
  • Tattoos:
    • An anchor on his inner, right thigh - hide by his fur. Given to him by Rowtag, to ensure their friendship doesn't float away.

Adornments

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Jewelry and Accessories

  • Always wears a bronze necklace. Reference.
  • Hair is tied up with brown leather strips and bones.
  • Primary weapon is an ax.

Clothing

  • Wears loose fit, typically brown colored, trousers.
  • Belt with pouches or small bags attached.

Interaction

  • Scent: Sapient, Moineau, Moineau, Ahearne, Brádaigh, Cuchulainn, Macmathan, Tierney Brádaigh.
  • Speech: Raised in a bilingual household, Dareios speaks both English and Gaelic fluently and swaps between the two without much conscious thought; often requiring him to be prompted to stick to one or the other.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Rubs the back of his neck when nervous, very tactile with others and is prone to making painfully cheesy comments.
  • General Posture and Body Language: do you have an imposing bro? or a meek and mild mouse?

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2.  Personality

One of the earliest lessons Dareios received in life was the strength of females; his sister playing rough, injuring him, leaving scars from their fights was soon followed by the strict and demanding expectations of his mother, who was just as quick to resort to violence to bring a lesson home. And so he learned to bend, learned to shove down his pride, curb his tongue and do what was necessary for his family. And when not under their thumb, he also learned to let loose and enjoy life to the fullest, to say what he thinks, when he thinks it, to do whatever pops into his head, displaying an almost blatant disregard to others in the process of his pursuit to have fun.

Quick to be goaded into a dumb idea, even when he knows better, the Ahearne male is all about winning, about proving he can do something better, no matter the cost and a lads lad through and through. As often an instigator as he is a participant, pranks, dares and generally very bad ideas are all common occurrences in his life. Living for the thrill, to party and to test how far he can go, his approach to life and every situation is utterly reckless and without much fore planning.

There had never been any question in regards to what he would do or what he'd become. A warrior – it was what everyone, not just his family, saw in him. Dislike of non-luperci was drilled into him, along with the belief that there was no such thing as overkill and that the only good feral is a dead feral, to which he blindly agrees with and cannot be swayed on these beliefs.

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2.1  Ideals

Traits

Assertive, Dedicated, Confident, Fun-loving, Cheeky, Party boy.

  • Outlook: Realistic
  • Expression: Amused, smirking, etc
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
    • Respects the authority figures in his family and obeys their mandates.
    • Will support their family even if it means personal discomfort.
    • Will never betray a friend and enjoys having close friends.
    • Will take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so.

Fears

  • His mother
    • Tierney's wrath is perhaps one of his biggest fears. It's no joke - his mother scares the shit out of him. He isn't 100% certain that she would not kill him in a fit of rage, thus he tries to stay clear when she's in a bad mood.
  • Death
    • Dareios does not fear his own death, believing it as his god's wills and something that isn't to be feared.
    • Death of those close to him, however, terrifies him. To be left behind and lose those he cares about; this often results in him being controlling and overprotective to those important to him.

Motivations

  • Living up to his dad's legacy
    • Due to his cultural background and the loss of his father early in his life, Dareios is heavily motivated to become a warrior that lives up to his dad's legacy, as well as to meet his mothers expectations and draw even with the example his older brother has set.

Spirituality

  • The Coisricthe Religion
    • Centred on the polytheistic worship of three gods: Morrígan, Dagda and Lugh; each representative of multiple facets of the lives of those dwelling in the region, but primarily noted for the themes of life, death and chaos.

Biases

  • Non-luperci / Feral
    • Dareios generally doesn't like those who prefer (or at limited to) lupus form. Typically he'll act hostile and almost cruel to such individuals, or at the very least show barely contained disgust to them.

Sexuality

  • Bisexual, Dareios has no gender preference.
    • Dareios is typically attracted to more dominant individuals: confidence, competence, independence, etc are all attractive traits to him. Snark and brush-offs grab his attention faster than those who instantly flatter him or give in to his courting attempts - suffice to say, he likes a challenge.
    • Naive, innocent or fragile personalities do nothing for him. He only considers relations with those he considers his equals or betters.

Interests

  • Likes: Fighting, parties, pranks, drinking, smoking, contests, stupid stuff, puns, hunting, horses, weapons, winning, sleeping, sex, freedom, the dark, water, war strategy.
  • Dislikes: Cleaning, chores, party poopers, goats, losing, patrolling, formal situations, winter, cooking, politics, conspiracy theories, heat, proper etiquette.

Substances

  • Alchol
    • Dareios's has party-boy tendencies - whilst on a day to day basis he doesn't drink, if there's something to celebrate or a party going on, Dareios will indulge and can quickly become drunk, showing a lack of self-restraint.
  • Smoking
    • Typically a stress smoker, he'll also social smoke with others

3.  Relationships

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3.1  Family: Moineau, Brádaigh, Cuchulainn & Macmathan

Familial Relations

  • Tierney Brádaigh has been a constant,terrifying figure in his life. Forcefull in how she wants him to be, he's often been shaped in her image against his will - despite this though, he does love his mother dearly, even if she drives him insane.
  • Ruari Ahearne the perfect son, at least accoding to his mother, which has bred rivarly and some hard feelings. For the most part he is jealous of his elder brother, feeling forever stuck in his shadow and unable to live up to his deeds.
  • Kadir Ahearne is the devil. The two of them have a relationship built upon chaotic and unhealthy level of competion, including fighting, pranks, etc.
  • Nivosus Moineau is a distance relative of Dare's and has been his pack leader since birth. Mostly Dareios feels mirth and exasperation towards his leader, although is blindly loyal, due to lack of reason to question his leadership.
  • Nieve Ortega another distant relative, the two are frenemies, often spending time hanging out together, but just as likely to screw the other over if the chance presents itself.
  • Diarmid Ahearne is mostly just a story to him, any memories he had once had are rapidly fading. Diarmid is who he tries to live up to be.

3.2  Relations

Positive Relations

Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

  • Rowtag originally was little more than a packmate and one night stand, although that one night acted as a catalst to an evergrowing friendship, with a lot of benefits. Dareios is protective towards Rowtag and a little bit controlling where his friend is concerned. Their relationship later evolved, the two dating eachother throughout 2018.
  • Lucian is quite simply Dare's Heterosexual Life-Partner; Lucian and Dare are Bash Brothers and actively engage in Body-Count Competitions or anything that they can make into a contest really.
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4.  Skills

4.1  Abilities

Sociopolitical

  • Education and Learning: Taught by his mother and older sibling Ruari, Dareios's was further educated by his pack-mates.
  • Reading and Writing (Journeyman): Having begun learning to read and later write upon shifting, Dareios is competent and can read and write basic literature competently, with a reasonable grasp of word variation and a fundamental grasp on grammar.
  • Trader (Apprentice): Possessing a solid understanding of material values, he knows what items are worth and can charm his way through trades.
  • In Gaelic, Dareios has a weaker grasp on reading and writing, although can usually understand and convey the gist of things.
  • His need to please and nurture others usually results in him making a poor trade, for he wants to ensure that everyone gets what they want from the transaction.

Combat

  • Axes (Journeyman): His primary choice of weapon, Dareios is confident with an ax. Familiar with stances, parries, and combination; typically to counter other swords or an unarmed luperci.
  • Hand-to-hand (Apprentice): Tierney Bradaigh has instructed him with the basics to disarm an opponent so that he can either escape, call for backup or arm himself.
  • Most of his experience is in sparring, although he has participated and killed in active combat.
  • He is not trained to fight purely unarmed; this skill is the basics to allow for him to buy time or open up other options.