Evelyn Escuella

Evelyn Escuella

Signalment

Name Identification

Heritage

Portrait

  • Date of Birth: 12 February 2015
    • Rattler's Gulch
  • Species: Coyote 1
    • Luperci: Ortus
  • Gender: Female
  • Etymology:
    • Forename: Desired (English)
    • Surname: School (Spanish)
  • Pronunciation: EHV-ah-lin, es-QUAY-ah (or es-QUAIL-ah)
  • Nickname: Miss Escuella, Evie (family only)
  • Alias: The Vicar

Credit: Despi

Pack

NPCs

OOC Information

OOC Assumptions

Plot Opportunities

  • Seeing Evelyn out and around Charmingtown with her children.
  • Spotting Evelyn caring for or riding one of her horses.
  • Passively interacting with her in passing.
  • Knowing that Evelyn makes and peddles moonshine.
  • Drinking one of her latest batches of moonshine.
  • Seeing Evelyn taking stock of the communal stores.
  • Evelyn is the Gang's resident Maestro Cervecero! Are you interested in being a guinea pig for a new batch of moonshine? Or would like to learn her trade? Evelyn might be willing to help!
  • An avid merchant, Evelyn has her sights on becoming a Comerciante for the Gang. She would be very interested in making a lasting trade connection with another pack and/or loaning something out to your character!
  • Evelyn is also looking become the Gang's Quartermaster and could use some help keeping stock on the communal stores, considering which livestock to trade off or cull, and/or working with others to help ensure other members are taken care of.

Introduction

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
    2.   1.2  Gallery
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Notable Relationships
  4.   4.  NPCs
  5.   5.  Inventory
  6.   6.  Residence
  7.   7.  History
    1.   7.1  Thread Archive

Evelyn Escuella is a member of Del Cenere, where she presently serves as the Gang's resident moonshine distiller.

A stern and diligent woman, Evelyn demands a certain amount of respect and a great deal of control within her life – a desire that had been far beyond her reach for a great long time following the destruction of her homestead and community at the hands of wolves, and the subsequent necessity to keep moving in order to flee from the foes that continued to dog them.

In the winter of 2018, after their wagon had broken down, Evelyn and her two companions sought refuge among a band of other coyotes before helping to form their own band, the Drygrass Posse in April 2019. When a common (and familiar) enemy found them later that spring, the two bands joined forces, neutralizing the threat against them and forming a brand new pack in June 2019: Del Cenere Gang.

Since its formation, Evelyn has managed to regain some sense of control and stability over her life. Now that her copper still is operational again, she has been working endlessly to produce new and interesting infusions of her classic moonshine recipe while also helping Santiago repair the old mill in Charmingtown the now serves as the small family's home. Towards the end of July 2019, Evelyn gave birth to three children: Rafaela, Calhoun, and Luciana and also took her childhood friend, Santiago, as her mate. Later in the year, in November, Evelyn found an orphaned child named Remy and took him in, bringing the total number of children the pair are raising to four.

Though her life has stabilized some now, however, Evelyn remains a busy and industrious woman, continuing to form new moonshine concoctions, keeping tabs on the Gang's inventory, and venturing outside the territory in order to trade her goods.


I've been traveling on this land where my feet don't understand, The red rising ripples of the sea, and In this place I call home the sky is Always painted gold with the help of a brush and a sycamore tree.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials

Overview

  • Species: Entirely, and very obviously, coyote with no evidence of hybridization.
  • Fur: Straight and dense, except for where the various places her fur is missing due to burn scars.
    • Optime Hair: Her hair does not grow evenly from her injuries - and she typically keeps it short cropped, or at the very least attempts an extreme asymmetric style; not that it's often seen, beneath her almost ever-present hood.
  • Facial Features: The right side of her face is covered in scarring, and the hair grows in patchy and uneven, if at all.
  • Build and Size: Thin, waifish, and unassuming in build. She has a slim, tapering muzzle, and wilting, long fingers, with large, though deeply apathetic eyes. Ears are rough and ratty, though the scars are tough.
    • Lupus: xx in (xx cm) — 25 lb (11.5 kg)
    • Secui: xx in (xx cm) — xx lbs (xx kg)
    • Optime: 5 ft 4 in (64 in) (162.5 cm) — 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • Humanization: High. Her scars are sensitive to sun exposure and fire-side heat, and as such, she keeps well bundled up for her own comfort.

Palette

 Cod Gray (#1f1d1d)
 Masala(#4c4743)
 Cement (#826c5b)
 Schooner (#89837d)
 Potters Clay (#915b33)
 Muesli (#ab825f)
 Mongoose (#b89680)
 Hillary (#ad9d83)
 Soft Amber(#cebfaf)
 Tuscany (#b2682b)
 Catskill White (#dde8ee)
 Thunder (#1c141a)
 Hemp (#8d7675)

Color Distribution

  • Fur: Primarily Cement and Schooner, ticked with Masala
    • Markings: Cod Gray points at the shoulders and tail-tip, and hocks. Potters Clay legs, ears. Potters Clay snip on muzzle, lined by Masala, with Masala cheeks. Muesli inner legs, and face. Mongoose toes.
    • Underbelly: Mongoose and Soft Amber
  • Eyes: Tuscany. The right eye is blind, and fully Catskill White.
  • Optime Hair: Hillary
    • Nose, Scars and Paw Pads: Thunder nose and paw pads, Hemp burn scars

1.2  Gallery

by Despi

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2.  Personality

Inspiration and Tropes

Inspiration

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Tropes

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Apathetic, expressionless, and critical, Evelyn is not a particularly pleasant individual and that fact stands out just as clearly as do her scars. Due in part to her upbringing, which regularly exposed her to the troubles of gambling, the thrills of thievery, and the elation of a successful lie, Evelyn's demeanor had always teetered on severe, ignoble, and, at times, even disagreeable. But after the decimation of her community that forced her onto the trails to flee for her life, what little warmth, cheer, or optimism she had was hidden away in order to harden her heart.

Since she has regained some stability and structure in her life, and has taken on the role of motherhood, Evelyn has loosened up a little and has begun to forge new relationships, but she remains a cautious and mistrustful individual.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Notable Relationships

Family Relationships

  • Santiago Tejada: Is her childhood friend and the only other surviving member from the original posse that fled Rattler's Gulch. During their time on the run, Evelyn's feelings for Santiago gradually morphed and expanded into more affectionate territory. After her brother's death in 2019, the pair sought comfort from their grief in one another, a decision that culminated in the birth of their first litter that July and the quiet matrimony that has bound them in mateship. Despite lacking in anything even remotely romantic (and her tendency to remind him how much of an idiot he can be), she truly loves her Santiago and their partnership is one founded in, and strengthened by, compromise, endurance, and trust.
  • Rafaela Tejada: is one of Evelyn's daughters. Though she minds her parents well enough, Rafaela seems to have picked up on a fair amount of their less wholesome traits and Evelyn has caught her in a lie more than once. Rafa tends to take after herself in terms of her personality, which puts a little bit of a strain on their relationship.
  • Calhoun de la Cruz: is Evelyn's only son and the apple of her eye (not that she outwardly shows it much). Named after her late brother, Evelyn often finds herself picking up on similarities between them, though whether they're real or imagined she can't say. Regardless, she is sometimes apt to let Calhoun get away with more than her other children.
  • Luciana Escuella: is another of Evelyn's daughters, and, perhaps because of the difference in their personalities or because Luciana reminds her much of Santiago, the one she finds more agreeable than Rafaela. Luci is an adored child and Evelyn is eager to see what kind of person she becomes.
  • Remy Debois: is a child that Evelyn found alongside the body of his dead mother at the beginning of November 2019 when she was returning from a brief trip. Thinking of her own young children back home and recognizing the unlikelihood that he would survive without her intervention, Evelyn took pity on the child and integrated him into the Gang. She and Santiago later adopted him into their family.

Pack Relationships

  • Paninya: is a young, little coydog who [M] helped them rescue Waynescott Wyatt when he was hanged by nefarious wolves. A former Infernian, Paninya was happy to join the bands of coyotes and became a founding member of the Del Cenere Gang. Evelyn doesn't care much for the woman's tendency to pull pranks or jokes, but she appreciates her skills in thievery and stealth.
  • Ronald Winthrop: is the Gang's resident Gaucho and Leñador, and a man who Evelyn has developed a great deal of respect and liking toward since the pack's formation. More laidback than his brother, and with a certain charm and gambling skill that is reminiscent of her own dear brother, Ronnie has somehow managed to make it into Evelyn's very short, limited list of people she actually likes.

4.  NPCs

Basics

Summary

Additional Information

Blackjack (grade horse)

art by Despi

  • Gender: Stallion
  • Species: Grade horse
  • Date of Birth: May 2012
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Size: Use this for conversions
    • Height: --- in (--- cm)
    • Weight: --- lbs (--- oz; --- kg)
  • Key Features: Blackjack has a long mane and tail, as well as an adorable pink nose.
  • Coloration: Smoky black with a white face.

Del Cenere Gang members may assume:

  • Assumption
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Skills & Abilities:

  • Rider-trained.

Description:

Smoky black, with a white face ending in a soft, pink nose. He has a long mane and tail.

Personality:

Quiet, but not complacent. Generally well-mannered and patient, but can be stubborn when he wants to be.

History:

  • 2012: Bred and Trained by Santiago Tejada's family in Rattler's Gulch.
    • Blackjack is one of the few, remaining horses alive from the original settlement of Rattler's Gulch.
  • 2019: Bred to Vegas.
  • 2020:
    • Sired Saratoga by Vegas.
    • Bred to Hell's Bells, Imrah, and Wynona.

Vegas (grade horse)

art by Despi

  • Gender: Mare
  • Species: Grade horse
  • Date of Birth: June 2013
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Size: Use this for conversions
    • Height: --- in (--- cm)
    • Weight: --- lbs (--- oz; --- kg)
  • Key Features: ---
  • Coloration: ---

Del Cenere Gang members may assume:

  • Assumption
  • More Information »

Skills & Abilities:

  • Rider-trained.

Description:

A dusty silver dapple, tall and slender built. She has a white snip on her nose, and one white sock on her rear right hoof.

Personality:

Fast, strong, and foolhardy. Little deters this determined horse, and even less scares her. This can, however, make her a nightmare to deal with.
Haughty and stubborn. While not outwardly aggressive, Vegas readily and eagerly pushes her limits with her riders, and is hard to motivate. She's curious and generally unafraid, which can get her into some trouble if not supervised. A habitual Houdini if given enough roam without restriction. She is particularly fond of Santiago and Evelyn.

History:

  • 2013: Bred and Trained by Santiago Tejada's family in Rattler's Gulch.
    • Vegas is one of the few, remaining horses alive from the original settlement of Rattler's Gulch.
  • 2019:
  • 2020:
  • Bore Saratoga by Blackjack.
  • Bred to Bairre.

Saratoga (grade horse)

art by Despi

  • Gender: Filly
  • Species: Grade horse
  • Date of Birth: June 2020
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Size: Use this for conversions
    • Height: --- in (--- cm)
    • Weight: --- lbs (--- oz; --- kg)
  • Key Features: Silvery mane and tail and long, pale eyelashes. She sports a blaze and white markings on all four of her legs.
  • Coloration: Silver smoky black with faint dappling.

Del Cenere Gang members may assume:

  • Seeing Saratoga out in the Tejada family pasture with her mama.
  • More Information »

Skills & Abilities:

  • None yet! She just a bab.

Description:

Personality:

TBD!

History:

  • June 2020: Born to Vegas by Blackjack.

5.  Inventory

Trade

How do their trade deals go? Are they super stingy? Very relaxed? Easily duped? Anything in particular that they’re always on the lookout for/will trade anything for?

Offering

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Accepting

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Personal Inventory

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6.  Residence

DESCRIPTION TBA


7.  History

Born as the local Preacher's daughter, she and her brothers, Calhoun Escuella and Lawrence Escuella lived a modest life in their youth, despite their father's penchant for gambling regularly tracking trouble back home. Evelyn picked up her father's charisma early on, and often played devil's advocate and, on more than one occassion, used her speechcraft to talk her and her family out of any trouble they got up to.

The trio of siblings helped to support their parents' ranch until a band of wolves, the Deadcreek Revivalists, swept through the region and razed the coyote settlements to the ground. The Escuella Estate was reduced to rubble, and Evelyn was trapped inside, suffering injury; a falling support beam permanently marred her arms, and the right side of her face, partially blinding her. Her brothers aided in rescuing her, though Lawrence succumbed to his injuries shortly after. With their home destroyed, and family gone, Evelyn and Calhoun scattered into the desert, where they ran into a fellow neighbor, and friend, Santiago Tejada, the trio in bad shape, but alive.

After wandering the desert, the trio were found, and picked up, by a modest gang of coyote outlaws known as the Drygrass Posse, where they were cared for and nursed back to health, only to join up in their ranks.

After run-ins with rival wolf gangs, and self-proclaimed regional law, the Posse fled north to escape their hunting, until only the trio from Rattler's Gulch remained.

7.1  Thread Archive

December 2018

While on the run from a group of murderous wolves, the last of a small group of refugees from Rattler's Gulch find themselves in New Brunswick in an attempt at escaping their enemies. But when snow starts to fall and covers their trail, their wagon hits a hole and they end up breaking a wheel. But fortune shines on them for once and they're found by a band of like-minded coyotes who take them to nearby Searsport, where they agree to hide out until their wheel is repaired and the weather improves.

Threads

  1. Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land [M]
    With Santiago Tejada, Calhoun Escuella, Boone Winthrop, Tamara de le Poer, Johnathan Winthrop. Evelyn, Santiago, and Calhoun are approached by a band of coyotes after their wagon breaks down.
  2. Sitting still is harder than any kind of work
    With Waynescott Wyatt, Santiago Tejada, Calhoun Escuella. A new face appears in Searsport, and the three Rattler's Gulch refugees greet him.
  3. We were dreamers not so long ago
    With Santiago Tejada. Evelyn and Santiago share a rare tender moment as they contemplate their current situation.

January 2019

While still holed up in Searsport, Evelyn decides to try and make the best of it by setting up a small trade stall within the little community in an attempt to peddle some of her goods for things that will help then survive the brutal Canadian winter. In doing so, she meets a number of new faces and unusual people while also starting to get a feel for the culture and the whims of this new territory. Evelyn also begins to develop some new relationships within her small band of coyotes.

Threads

  1. Bury me smilin' next to my darlin'
    With Waynescott Wyatt. Evelyn trades a useless "cure-all" to an unsuspecting client and Waynescott doesn't like what he sees.
  2. Play with fire, you end up burned
    With Laurentius Astora. Evelyn attempts to burglarize an unattended camp at the precise moment that its occupant returns.
  3. You don't like being second, I don't like being wrong
    With Ragna Eklund. While tending to her small shop in Searsport, an unwelcome customer approaches her stall.
  4. In hell I'll be in good company
    With Mateo Salcedo. Evelyn attempts to trade some useless goods off to a seemingly sweet and unsuspecting young man.
  5. False gods
    With Dahlia de le Poer. Evelyn finds a young coyote who appears to be down on her luck and decides to offer her some wisdom.
  6. We burn bright and broil in our crusades
    With Miriette Hatzi. Evelyn comes across a strange woman while passing through Searsport.

February 2019

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Threads

March 2019

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