Dirge Ostrega

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  1.   1.  Overview
    1.   1.1  Appearance
    2.   1.2  Personality
    3.   1.3  History
  2.   2.  Miscellaneous

Dirge Winterheart Ostrega is a high content wolf-coyote hybrid and a luperci from birth. Through one adventure or another, he has found his way to Souls holding allegiance to none but himself. Born April 18th, 2015 in the rolling valleys and towering vistas of the Sierra Nevada Mountain region, he is a descendent of both Ostrega and Winterheart lines though he claims neither.

1.  Overview

1.1  Appearance

Like his ancestors and relatives, Dirge bears signs of his Ostrega lineage in his large physique and gold eyes. He is tall and perpetually lean, dressed in earthy colors with agouti-patterning that darken hairs scattered along his brow, shoulders, spine, tail and tail-tip. These colors drape down along his sides like a saddle, meeting the lighter and sandier hues of his underside. He is built like a hunter—full of endurance and speed but not entirely lacking in strength either—and cants toward seeming rough along the edges, much like the wilds he was borne from.

His fur is coarse but plush enough to be soft, though its overall thickness varies by season—thicker in winter, thinner in summer—and some pains are taken to keep it orderly. Generally Dirge carries the scents of the wilderness, of towering pines and damp earth; occassionally sea salt and woodsmoke are present as well.

Some scars are likely to lie beneath his coat but they are lost and worn to time, and as such he has none that are visible. Obviously that is bound to change eventually. In all forms he sports four gold, small looped earrings—two on each ear. They fit snuggly and low against the curve of his ears and at times could almost hide if the fur was long enough.

Likewise, he carries himself confidently, a dominant creature that is surprisingly, if not confusingly relaxed bordering nonchalant. Often he has a complete expression of neutrality. Company dictates his body language greatly and it isn't too far outside the realm of perception to suggest he is intentionally guarded.

In his lupus form he is every bit a wolf and carries himself as such. Dirge prefers this form in long distance travel and for tracking, finding it easier to move swift and conceal his visual whereabouts in a pinch; some hunting is marginally easier in this form as well.
Dimensions: 35in (89cm) × 88lbs (40kg)

The secui form is his least used stage, though he has been known to utilize it more on his own... at some point this will get expanded. Maybe.
Dimensions: 48in (122cm) × 155lbs (70kg)

His optime form is his most common mode of presenting himself. It is here where his height plays an advantage by his words and suggestions of his mixed heritage present for the most perceptive of individuals. He is tall and angular from head to toe, long legged like a runner and lean, and distinctly masculine. Clear maintenance goes into keeping this form decently muscled but he is no means a bodybuilder either. His mane is kept cut short intentionally, leaving him to look wolfish and almost au natural, though his muzzle may be a bit more pointed than that of a wolf.
Dimensions: 6ft 10in (2m) × 215lbs (97kg)

Base by Chaoticcoon

Palette

Sisal (#CCC1B6)
Tan (#C7A37C)
Santa Fe (#B87A44)
Congo Brown (#583831)
Zeus (#1B1714)

Eye Color

Marigold (#BE9D2D)

Nose & Paw Pads

Black (#000000)

1.2  Personality

Sharp-witted and silver tongued he boasts a showman's bravado in flowery wordplay, knavishly playing a lascivious lead to make ends meet; the other side of this proverbial hidden coin displays the occasional brooding cynicism with a proclivity to anticipate the worst in others. In spite of the latter and former he is surprisingly genuine, his arrogance not unfounded in what promises he makes and keeps, and to close acquaintences and siblings he is a defacto protector and confidant. With wanderlust deep in his veins, he is also not one to remain in any place for too long, and thus makes the company he ultimately keeps a choosy affair.

His voice is smooth like honey but carries gravelly tones and it is rare that it is anything but confident. Dirge tends to be direct as an individual, often formal in his choice of words and somewhat tactful, as well as verbose where he needs to be. At times, he is a total ham where it's applicable and generally does not waste time in trying to charm those he believes he has a fair chance of tipping things in his favor.

Dirge considers himself a realist through and through, though it is also fair to say he errs on the side of being pessimistic too. He is a waivering ambivert as his personality prompts such; he is comfortable in the company of others to the point of seeking it out, though he has stints where he opts to be entirely on his own. He is more likely to pursue the company of those he likes or has some manner of business with as opposed to strangers—generally the latter has to do the approaching unless something interests him.

Keen on retaining his independence, Dirge will remain uninvolved with anything long term. Or so he thinks, as he is oft inclined to seek company during colder months because the threat of either perishing to the elements or starving to death do not quite appeal to him. As such, he can end up the most nonchalant participant in any number of things, unless of course it's time to act.

In regards to the avenue of spirituality, he could be categorized as atheist. Though an open-minded canine, he's content to let other schools of thought entertain him so long as it doesn't come bothersome. Dirge also partakes in substances socially and favors drinking above others, most of which at present time he hasn't dabbled in though he's none to keen on letting his perception and other faculities slip far. And of course, aiming to be a charmer and an otherwise promiscuous sort where it suits him, Dirge is heterosexual and again, doesn't particularly care what others prefer so long as it doesn't bother him.

1.3  History

The product of an unapproved pairing, Dirge is the only son born to Kelso Ostrega and Kasaka Winterheart. He was born alongside of four sisters — Grey, Lestra, Nyx, & Saor. From the moment of their birth, Dirge's life has been unpleasant. Though loved and nurtured by the majority in his natal pack, the open dislike and scathing treatment by his grandfather and alpha of the pack, Cross, has left a permanent mark on his psyche. Somewhere in the days before his second birthday, Dirge, no longer content to continually fight to keep his place within his natal pack, found himself ousted and subsequently free. Having set his sights on finding the next great thing out there, he set off only to have two of his sisters in tow.

By summer the trio of wolves had reached the Pacfic Northwest and the coast—it was there and along the way that they split from each other's company. Dirge spent weeks roaming mostly on his own, captivated by the coastline and it's dotted communities. The oncoming of winter drove him back inland to the mountains and on a chance meeting with a distant relative—not that he revealed that they were related—gave him the opportunity to stay with a small grouping of denizens that lived on the mountain and it's ranging forests. After several weeks of turmoil stirred up by neighboring packs, clans, and other transients, when the worst of winter seemed to be ebbing away towards spring, Dirge departed and headed back towards the coast before ultimately going east.

Joining up with some other roaming caravans and traders alike, he blazed a trail and learned snippets of their trade before reaching Portland. From there it's been a sharp trek north to where winter has yet to embrace spring, and now Dirge has found Souls. Oh no.

2.  Miscellaneous

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