Degaré Ravencroft

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Skills
  4.   4.  Relationships
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Overview
    2.   5.2  Archive

by Mel

Degaré Ravencroft was a member of the Eyes of Omni. He traveled to 'Souls with his compatriots, seeking information about the Red Star and Strange Flora.

Throughout his time in the area, Degaré and his companion Talbot Kingsford explored the area and spread word of their beliefs. Throughout this time, a secondary, vengeful task drove Degaré. By chance, he encountered a woman from his past and set about a personal campaign against her.

In the days after a confrontation between another Omniscient and a member of Krokar, the group organized retaliation against the pack. The cult took advantage of Krokar's divided numbers to infiltrate the borders and set fire to the pack's village. During their attack, Degaré and Talbot took Captain Milos Parhelion and his daughter Daisy captive with the intent of forcibly converting them. They remained with the group as the Omniscients continued their work.

By happenstance, it would be Milos who eventually found Otilie. Trapped and wounded, she was brutally murdered by Degaré, who afterwards freed Milos and his daughter.

Following this, the Omniscients decided to split up. The decision would prove fatal for Degaré, who succumbed to the effects of kidney failure after years of infection, and died alone.


Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: August 2014
Human Age: 34
  • Pronunciation: De-Gə-ree
  • Etymology:
    • Degaré: lost one
    • Ravencroft: raven pasture
  • Origin: The name originates from the Middle English Breton Lay Sir Degaré, a verse romance.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Wolf
  • Fur: "Scruffy" looking.
    • Optime Hair: Grows a mane, generally cuts it short.
  • Facial Features: Constantly scowling. Degaré's right eye is a milky bluish-white.
  • Build and Size: Degaré looks slightly underfed; he is the larger average for a wolf, though skinny.
  • Forms:
    • Lupus: 78 lbs (35.3 kg)32 in (81.2 cm)
    • Secui: 142 lbs (64.4 kg)43 in (109.2 cm)
    • Optime: 179 lbs (81.1 kg)6ft 4in (76 in) (193 cm)
  • Scars:
    • Face: Claw marks on left cheek, over right eye.
    • Left Shoulder: Three large diagonal scars.
    • Right Forearm: Large diagonal scars.

Palette

Fur

Timberwolf (#D9D6CF)
Bison Hide (#C1B7A4)
Pablo (#776F61)
Judge Gray (#544333)
Masala (#403B38)

Eyes

Dodger Blue (#1E90FF)

Skin

Asphalt (#130A06)

Scars

 Malta (#BDB2A1)

2.  Personality

Traits

  • Tropes: Red Oni, Rebellious Spirit, Wild Card, Street Urchin
  • Expression: Defensive, cautious
  • Sociability: Antisocial; Degaré will generally only tolerate socializing when it is on his terms (ie; he can leave if he wants to).
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    • "Considers himself above the law."
    • "Believes those who seek to rule others are, by nature, corrupt."
    • "Will not betray a family member, unless the circumstances are dire."
    • "Believes people deserve the treatment they are willing to endure."

Interests

  • Likes: Sleeping, exploring
  • Dislikes: Cougars, large groups, confrontation

Motivations

  • Survival
  • Justice

Biases

  • Considers coyotes untrustworthy.
  • Is deeply confused about homosexuality and other "deviations" in what he considers a gender-norm.

Fears

  • Floods
  • Severe snowstorms
  • Diseases, illness

Sexuality

  • Asexual, though with an occasional sex-drive.

Substances

  • Degaré will smoke when the option is presented to him.
  • Having encountered alcohol rarely and sampled it infrequently, Degaré thinks this is generally ill-tasting.

Spirituality

  • Follows the teachings of The Eyes of Omni.
  • Raised with the beliefs of his Clan in Terchová; respect for nature, belief in afterlife.

3.  Skills

  • Hunting (Journeyman) Despite his handicap, early training and self-taught experience made Degaré a capable hunter. Medium-sized prey is his preferred target, though he is capable of working with and leading a group to bring down larger prey.
  • Tracking (Journeyman) Relying on his nose more than his eyes has put Degaré's nose to the test -- luckily, he's got a strong sense of smell.
  • Thievery (Apprentice) A reluctant thief, Degaré only steals when he's absolutely certain he can get away with it. He has sticky fingers nonetheless, especially around consumables.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Journeyman) Relying on his wits to survive has left Degaré with a sharp mind. He finds solutions to things very quickly, a skill which often seems more like a "sixth sense".

4.  Relationships

Family

Extended Family: de le Poer

Key Relations

  • Talbot Kingsford saved Degaré from certain death, and the two have continually traveled together since then. In many ways, Talbot has replaced the void left by his older brother's absence.
  • Emmett de le Poer, his elder brother, was someone Degaré idolized. He was struck by the injustice of Emmett's exile, and keenly remembers it.
  • Otilie Novak was one of the leaders of the group which assaulted and drove Degaré from familiar territory.
  • When Milos Parhelion became a captive, Degaré was one of his primary guards. It was Milos who led him to Otilie and ultimately allowed Degaré to fulfill his life's ambition.

5.  History

5.1  Overview

Previous Packs and Ranks

Tesák Clan (August 2014 - April 2015)
Puppy, Subordinate
The Eyes of Omni (March 2016 - 31 January 2019)
Omniscient

Degaré Ravencroft was born alongside one sister in the summer of 2014 to second-time parents Morana de le Poer and Vladan Ravencroft. Tragedy struck that winter when Degaré's elder sister Nikola vanished, and soon the family suffered for it. Degaré and Daciana grew up seeing these growing divides and adolesents young when their elder brother Emmett was exiled. Things continued to get rough from there on out, especially as youth violence escalated between Tráva and Tesák members. During one of these conflicts, Degaré was injured and driven off into unfamiliar territory. Deciding against returning home, he instead traveled southeast -- the way his brother had gone.

Lacking experience and driven by a need to survive, Degaré spent much of his travels trying to simply get by. He was very good at this at first, but his luck changed. After being attacked and seriously injured by a mountain lion, Degaré was lucky enough to be found by another wanderer who was able to nurse him back to health.

Determined to continue looking for his brother, but unsure where to go, Degaré accompanied Talbot on a journey that eventually brought them south. The pair found themselves caught by surprise during a particularly harsh season of storms and flooding, and after several mishaps and near-injuries, decided to find others.

Luckily, The Watchtower provided them aid.

5.2  Archive

2018

  1. adapt to the requirements of chaos instead (Early July)
    Degaré and Talbot hunt in The Borderlands. They are discovered by Ragna Eklund, who despite thinking poorly of them, joins them two for a hunt. She provides information about the surrounding area, which helps lead them to Krokar.
  2. integrity is the ability to stand by an idea (Mid July)
    A brief visit to Krokar's borders sees Degaré and Talbot meet two of the packs members, Ilse Verhoeven and Captain Milos Parhelion. They ask for further information about the nearby packs, and hint at their own "greater purpose".
  3. I've got a suspicion that your position is unsound (Late July)
    After a stop at Biff's Bar, Degaré and Talbot take the advice of patron and travel the long way around the Halcyon Mountain. While in Aelcrest Shore, they encounter someone Degaré recognizes...
  4. a swarming shroud of wings (Mid August)
    Despite losing Otilie Novak during his pursuit, Degaré feels revitalized in his faith. He and Talbot meet another loner while traveling through Fundy National Park.
  5. the anaesthesia of the everyday dulled our sight (Early October)
    Degaré and Talbot return to the Watchtower's campsite and share their catch.
  6. [M] this is the end, friend (Mid October)
    The Omniscients attack Krokar. Though Daisy Parhelion attempts to flee, she is caught by Degaré. Her father's desperate plea is answered by Talbot, and the pair are taken hostage.
  7. its selfish, angry present of masks and parodies (Early December)
    Degaré and Talbot discuss their plans moving forward with the captives, and what Degaré's intentions towards Otilie are.

2019

  1. [M] it was me who was discovered (Early January)
    Otilie Novak gets her leg caught in an old bear trap. She is discovered by Milos Parhelion, who recognizes her from the description provided by his captors, and confirms her identity before calling the men hunting her. While Degaré torments Otilie, Milos makes a plea for the woman's life. This sends Degaré into a rage, and he demands that Talbot force Milos to watch his brutal attack. Degaré kills Otilie and mutilates her corpse, which they leave exposed to the elements.
  2. Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world. (Early January)
    In the aftermath of the violent murder, Degaré sends Talbot to get Daisy. Left alone with Milos, the two men discuss their lives. In the end, after several weeks, he allows their captives to go free.
  3. Too many demons inside people claiming to believe in God (Late January)
    The remaining Omniscients gather and perform a ritual during the night of a lunar eclipse.
  4. Looking for something to help me burn out bright (Late January)
    Alone, Degaré travels to unfamiliar territory. There, his illness finally catches up to him. After roaming in circles for several days, he succumbs to the side effects of his kidney failure and dies.