Embla Soul

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
    3.   1.3  Images
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  History

Embla Soul is the daughter of Stjarna Helsi and Loki Helsi, the Crone of Salsola.

She was born shortly before the Inferni-Salsola War, during which her brother Ask was kidnapped by a slave and taken hostage in Inferni -- where he was (as far as the family knows) killed. As a result of this and her visual impairment, Embla was sheltered by her parents. She spent much of her childhood attempting to cheer up her despondent father after her mother went missing, meanwhile absorbing lessons in faith and trickery. Eventually, Loki could shelter her no more, and she became a full-fledged member of Salsola -- a handful of months before Loki's mysterious murder, a traumatizing event for Embla.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

OOC Links

  • Date of Birth: 23 August 2017
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: Salsola
  • Rank: Tradesman

RELATED ADOPTABLES

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

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

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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials


  • Species: Predominately wolf, only her overall slenderness hints at coyote or dog heritage; she could just as easily be mistaken as a timber wolf.
  • Fur: Thick and medium-long, with a plush undercoat.
    • Optime Hair: Thick, slightly wavy, feathered. Often braided.
  • Facial Features: Long, tapering, narrow muzzle. Large eyes. Ears betray hybrid heritage.
    • Embla's eyes are striking: small filaments cross clouded pupils, a defect from birth.
  • Build and Size: Average for a wolf. Slender, flexible, long-legged.
    • Lupus: 30 in (76 cm) — 80 lb (36 kg)
    • Secui: 40 in (102 cm) — 148 lb (67 kg)
    • Optime: 6 ft 2 in (74 in) (188 cm) — 190 lb (86 kg)
  • Humanization: Medium-high -- Embla adorns herself with accessories often, though she is found on four legs as often as two, and seems in tune with her wild side.

Reference


Palette


Fur

Flint (#726961)
Teak (#BA966C)
Bison Hide (#C4B6A8)
Sisal (#D6CABD)
Pampas (#F2EFEA)


Eyes, Skin, Leathers

Flax (#EDEB82)
Tundora (#4D4745)

1.2  Miscellaneous

Interaction

  • Speech: Mezzo-soprano, girlish, cheerful.
  • Scent: Meadowsweet, marsh, pine, fox, herbs, smoke, soap.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.:
    • Tends to rock/bounce on her toes.
    • Seemingly very bad at hiding her smiles.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Embla comes across as girlish and clumsy, always moving and often stumbling into things. However, she can stand prim and proper on a dime, and is more graceful than her usual behavior suggests.

Adornments

  • Lavender half-cloak with hare fur trimming and a twin-snake brooch
  • Dyed wool skirts, deerskin breeches, often worn with a belt for pouches
  • Frequently borrows Loki's jewelry and even his clothing

Other

  • Persistent pupillary membrane with cataracts; Embla has clouded, blurry vision, sensitivity to glare, and difficulty seeing in darkness. She can see shapes, but has difficulty recognizing expressions and cannot make out small details.

1.3  Images

2.  Personality

Embla is cheery, upbeat, and playful -- her pluckiness formed out of necessity to cope with a despondent home. She is loyal and loving to her family and friends, with a good heart deep down that sees her helping others, even strangers. Seemingly childish in her speech and mannerisms, as well as apparently very clumsy, she is not very easy to take seriously. That said, Embla has a mischievous streak. Inheriting the trickster tendencies of her father, she enjoys pranks and teasing -- and is far cleverer than she lets on. Embla actually plays up her disability and naivety, knowing that she holds the advantage if others underestimate her.

Tropes: Cute Witch, Bad Liar, Cloudcuckoolander, Daddy's Girl, Genki Girl, The Pollyanna, Cute Clumsy Girl, Blithe Spirit, Stepford Smiler, The Trickster

2.1  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: Playing tricks, family, music, herbalism, animals
  • Dislikes: --

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Sociability: Extroverted, very comfortable with others
  • Expression: Submissive, clumsy, naive
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
    • Values her family, but will not heed their requests necessarily.
    • Considers the needs of the community in personal life.
    • Believes everyone should be treated fairly and kindly.
  • Enneagram: The Helper, 2w3

Motivations

  • Service to Salsola, betterment of herself and her pack
  • Befriending others, supporting her friends, finding support for herself

Fears

  • Loki falling into depression, disappearing, dying

Biases

  • Packs: Salsola is her community, and its leaders' word is law.
  • Gender: Believes that it is a spectrum, and that magic is feminine.

Sexuality

  • Bisexual, equal preference sexually, potentially more inclined toward women romantically
  • Embla is all sweet and innocent but she's probably a covert pervert and you better know she's gonna use her clumsiness to set up some meet cute.

Substances

  • Inexperienced with tobacco, alcohol, etc.
  • Open to taking "potions," i.e. psychedelic drugs in order to commune with the gods.

Spirituality

  • Polytheistic with Norse flavor
  • Embla was raised on stories about the Hearg Njorth gods and spirits, and she usually invokes these when she prays. However, due to Salsola's polytheistic culture, she knows of and accepts other gods and rituals as well.
  • Like her father, she views magic as an ambiguous mix of deception and truth. She believes in visions, prayers, and miracles -- but also knows that "readings" can be influenced through things like sleight of hand.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

  • Loki Helsi: Embla's father and Salsola's Crone. Embla is a daddy's girl; she acts the sunshine child to cheer her father and distract him from his worries. She is utterly devoted to "taking care" of Loki, and believes that without her, he would be an utter wreck. (She isn't wrong.)
  • Stjarna Helsi: Mother. As a child, Embla tried to cheer the depressed woman, but Stjarna eventually disappeared while searching for Ask.
  • Ask Fylgja: Brother. She has little memory of Ask, but his "death" had a great impact on her family life.

3.2  Relations

Pack Relations

  • Jalda is an orphaned gray fox who was raised by Embla's parents. She is almost a sisterly figure to Embla, and does act as her partner on her escapades. Notably, Jalda acts as her "eyes" in a world of blur and color.
  • Corrine Pauva is a servant, but also a friend of Loki -- who has treated her very kindly in the past. Corrine used to babysit for Embla, and they are mutually fond of each other despite rank.

Outsider Relations

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Minor Relations

  • Enemies: --
  • Murders: --

4.  History

  1. blind eyes could blaze like meteors
  2. i feel a little foolish, am i floating?
  3. in due time their foot will slip
  4. daddy was dumb, said that I'd be something special
  5. green and gold under mantle of sun
  6. in my worst I'll do my best
  7. just a little black rain cloud hovering under the honey tree
  8. bones or a pearl button
  9. ask me in to tea and we can talk things over
  10. wrapped in evergreen
  11. you only take as much as you can grab with two hands
  12. catch a falling star
  13. the stars in the skies crushed carbon into diamonds
  14. roots spread all the way back to godless times
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