Estella Butler

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Families
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
    2.   4.2  Inventory
  5.   5.  History

Estella Butler is the daughter of Aoves and Harvey Butler, birthed alongside her brothers Basil and Samuel in the city of Halifax. A few months after her birth, the Butler family joined the Court and she was raised there for her entire childhood.

Due to her sickness as a child, she has a weakened physical body, and finds other means to better herself and the pack -- she was inspired to delve into politics and diplomacy and learn how society works to bend it for the advancement of her pack. However, stuff happened and she does stuff.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPC Info

Player Info

  • Date of Birth: 14 Feb 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: Wolfdog
    • 75% Dog: Australian Shepard, French Spaniel, Blue Picardy Spaniel
    • 25% Wolf: Common Gray
  • Family: Butler
  • Birthplace: Halifax
  • Name Meaning:
    • Estella: star
    • Butler: wine steward
  • Nickname(s): Stella
  • Pronunciation: es-STEL-ah
  • cNPC: —
  • Minor NPCs:

Pack Information

OOC Assumptions

  • Pack: Loner
  • Residence: —
  • Rank: —
  • Co-rank: —

Cour des Miracles members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • General conversations, including greetings, chats about interests, news, etc. Specific conversations, including arguments, revelations, etc. should be PMed for discussion.
  • Seeing Estella around the Court, esp. around the —.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Her species is very doggish -- Estella has only a fraction of wolf blood. This part of her heritage is largely invisible in her appearance, and appears to be a pure mutt with a mixture of shepherds and spaniels.
  • Fur: Taking after her parents, she has long, feathery fur on her ears, tail, joints, and chest. Estella keeps it well groomed and free of tangles.
    • Optime Hair: Wavy and reaches about mid-back. Usually kept up in a messy bun when outside of her house.
  • Facial Features: Her head is mostly slender while her her nose and muzzle is long and somewhat broad. Softly-angled and floppy ears that end to fold back.
  • Build and Size: Estella is somewhat small when compared to wolves. She is lean and very feminine with longs legs, small paws, and a deep chest.
  • Humanization: Medium expression -- carries self in a human fashion, will occasionally wear clothing.

Coloration

  • Eyes: Shakespeare
  • Fur: Estella is Treehouse with darker Ragoon Green markings and lighter Pampas underside with various other markings.
  • Markings:
    • Her face, muzzle, underside, and two back paws are Pampas.
    • Her legs and ears are Rangoon Green.
    • She has Rangoon Green ticking on her face, neck, chest, and belly.

Palette

Treehouse(#36221C)
Rangoon Green (#0E0C0A)
Pampas (#F2EDE9)
Spicy Mix (#7C4343)
Shakespeare (#65B4D5)

art by Despi

Adornments

  • Star circlet -- worn occasionally.

Clothing

  • Violet wrap -- worn occasionally, sometimes as a skirt or as a top.

Forms

Lupus

50 lbs (23 kg) — 23 in (58 cm)

Estella is long in the body and carries herself on slender legs. She is small but is capable of running at a decent speed for a short distance. She uses this form when traveling for prolonged periods.

Secui

110 lbs (50 kg) — 29 in (74 cm)

Her hair becomes wavy and thicker, and she gains a couple of inches to her height and more than doubles her weight, though it balances out along her body so that she remains slender-legged. Prefers this form when hunting.

Optime

140 lbs (64 kg) — 5 ft 6 in (142 cm)

Estella is short and seems a bit dainty. She has softer angles in this form, with somewhat wide hips and an ample chest. Her limbs remain slim and long.

Interaction

  • Speech: Flowery and accented with French from the influence of her mother. She speaks softly but often commands attention in this way. While she has good pronunciation and large vocabulary, she finds herself shortening her words when with familiars, a habit she picked up from her father.
  • Scent: Estella smells mainly of Cour des Miracles' shores, as well as soil, pine, and wild flowers.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: She tends to fold her ears back out of habit. Unless she is focusing on remaining stoic, she is open and readable with her gestures, such as tilting her head when confused or placing her hand on her hips when annoyed or in deep thought. Her tail sometimes curls when experiencing strong emotion.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Estella's posture is neutral by default, but will become slighly submissive out of respect when around higher ranking canines. She carries herself properly and has a calm confidence about her that doesn't leak into arrogance. Her body language is easily readable whenever she shows it and can be a good indicator of her emotions.

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2.  Personality

  • Loyal, Ambitious:
    • Estella is highly loyal to her family and to the Court. She feels that they have done so much for her, and refuses to betray them at any cost. She also does not stand for others who seem to be questionable about their feelings towards the pack, having a rather black and white view of it -- either you love the pack entirely, or you will eventually stray because of your indecision.
    • She will not trust new pack mates until they proven their loyalty to the pack either by contributions or outstanding acts. She can also be manipulated by the strength of her loyalty; if you threaten her family or the pack, she will act out in any way to protect them.
    • She is ambitious in the sense that she has a determination to reach her goals with seemingly unlimited drive. Her morals have never challenged, however, and she assumes that with enough "want" and hard work, she'll get whatever she is trying to achieve. Nevertheless, she is quite stubborn with her desires and others will find it difficult to derail her. Her motivation is one of her biggest strengths. She is driven to prove herself useful despite her physical incapability.
  • Compassionate, Open-minded:
    • She is amiable towards others, though she is reserved when meeting new people out of shyness and lady-like manners. She is easy to sympathize and has a natural compassion for others around her, especially for her family and pack mates. She will often try to act as consul to those who need advice or provide herself as peaceful company to those who are lonely. Being in tuned with others and how they think allows her be insightful towards different perspectives and leads her to have an open mind, though she remains rigid with her own beliefs and opinions.
  • Naïve, Innocent:
    • Estella had a sheltered upbringing, and she is rather childish because of this. She knows that not everything is good and peaceful in the world, but she feels like she is far removed from them and they aren't truly a part of her reality. While she isn't entirely easy to lie to, she is inexperienced with deceitfulness and it is hard for her to catch when someone is not being honest with her.
    • She never had to experience something extremely negative and thus has a positive view and expression. In a sense she is ignorant, but she is both unaware of it and denies that she childish or naïve. She believes that she knows enough about the world to know how it works and how to react to situations despite not having face them herself before.

Traits

  • Outlook: Optimistic and seeks the best in everything, refuses to give up until she gets her desired outcome
  • Sociability: Ambiverted. Estella is quite sociable and performs well in public situations, but she also enjoys to have small company in a quiet setting. She has no preference between the two.
  • Expression: Confident in herself, doesn't try to dominate the situation or others. She does not mind not being in charge as long as she has respect.
  • Alignment: True neutral

Motivations

  • Involving herself in politics and learning more about how packs and families socially work.
  • Obtaining knowledge to gain wisdom and to strength her mind.
  • Bettering Cour des Miracles and help it advance.
  • Protecting her family and providing what she can for them.

Fears

  • Death & Loss: Estella has never experienced a personal loss and is afraid of the subject, though it's out of childish ignorance. Because of a lack of spiritual belief, she does not know what happens to loved ones after they pass, and finds discomfort within this unknown.
  • Illness: Due to her weak immune system, she can easily obtain sicknesses. After a childhood spent sickly, she is afraid that a disease may render her incapable of living life how she wants to, and has become paranoid of sickness to the point of becoming a hypochondriac.

Spirituality

  • Agnostic
  • She hasn't any spiritual beliefs, and has little knowledge of religions.

Biases

  • Species: She feels more comfortable around dogs due to being around them most of her life. She finds coyotes to be naturally crafty and is usually wary of them. Jackals are foreigners to her and treated with more caution.
  • Size: She is somewhat intimidated by large individuals and is concerned about being physically overpowered by them when in a tense situation.
  • Gender: Estella had grown up with traditional gender roles -- men act, women think. While she does not think that males are less intelligent than females, she believes that they sometimes think with their muscles before they think with their minds. She has also observed that females in the Court are more inclined to domestic roles, and will view women who pursue physical occupations as "manly."

Sexuality

  • Bisexual and biromantic
    • Sexual preference for men.
  • She flirts and plays around, but she is usually not serious with these acts. She usually doesn't look for or pursue relationships.
  • She has high standards for herself and refuses nothing less than a serious relationship.
  • Romantic at heart and idealism affects her standards for others.

Substances

  • Estella has shown interested in alcohol, but hasn't had the opportunity or courage to try it.
  • She will refuse to try any other substance due to her already poor health.

Interests

  • Likes: Politics, family, social events, culture, fishing, collecting, jewelry, oceans, stars
  • Dislikes: Sicknesses, intimidating individuals, brutality, violence, disrespect, ignorance

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family: Families

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

Positive Relations

Neutral / Negative

Minor Relations

  • Sex:
  • Friendly:
  • Enemies:
  • Murders:

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

  • Sociopolitical (Apprentice): Estella has a natural talent for public speaking and diplomacy—her amiable nature allows her to be open minded to others and see their point of view. Paired with her desire to better the Cour des Miracles, she wishes to act as a representative of their good, courtly image.
    • She is rather inexperienced with the art of deception and in return it is difficult for her to tell when others are being dishonest.
    • She is overall lacking experience; while she has potential, it is untapped and needs to be refined.
  • Crafting (Journeyman): Estella has been making jewelry ever since she was able to shift and is proficient in crafting.
    • She specializes in simplistic (but charming), string-based necklaces and bracelets, and it is an art form within itself.
    • She shows desire to move to incorporating jewelry onto clothing and accessories.
  • Scavenging (Journeyman): She is proficient in collecting and searching for miscellaneous items.
    • Evident in her jewelry, Estella has an eye for things. She's tactful about where to find certain objects and hidden treasures just seem to be drawn to her—this is simply because she leaves no stone unturned and can read her environment for evidence some may overlook.
  • Swimming (Journeyman): She is proficient in swimming.
    • Estella was taught starting when she was a young pup how to swim. She is able to swim comfortably for periods of time, but is unable to swim far distances due to her weak body. She uses this as a form of exercise.
  • Fishing (Apprentice): She has some training with fishing.
    • While she cannot hunt well on land, she fares better in the water. She was taught to use a net and has attempted to teach herself how to use a spear.
  • Reading & Writing (Dabbler): She has little training in reading and writing.
    • She knows the basics of reading and writing, but lacks real proficiency and proper handwriting due to lack of interest.
  • Animal Care (Dabbler): She has little training in animal care.
    • Estella knows the minimal basics of taking care of horses, such as grooming and feeding. She, however, knows little else about their care and health.

4.2  Inventory

Residence

Lunenburg, Cour des Miracles

Trade

Estella usually trades her crafts to others. She will make more lenient deals with her pack mates or familiars, but is stingy with strangers about the value of her creations and refuses to be obviously swindled. However, she can be deceived about an object's usefulness if the description is convincing.

  • Offering: Hand-crafted jewelry
  • Accepting: Books, paper, goods for Cour des Miracles.

5.  History

Threads

2014

January

  1. To Bring The Pieces Back Together
    Harvey Butler visits Estella in her new home.
  2. Stormy Weather Can't Keep Me Here
    Rio Marino help Estella move things to her house during a storm.
  3. Stake A Claim
    King Silvano visits Estella.
  4. So Let Mercy Come
    Estella meets Alexander Knight.

2015

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