Fennore

by Gobbo

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Essentials
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Traits
    2.   2.2  Skills
  3.   3.  Connections
    1.   3.1  Current Relationships
    2.   3.2  Past Relationships

Proclaimed by her parents and her clansmen as the physical manifestation of their highest goddess, Mórrígan, Fennore O'Hartigan believes she is anything but; the ritualistic grooming following her birth came to a head when she was branded against her will with a rune meant to protect her, but this was the final straw. The young wolfess stole away in the dead of night, leaving behind the only family she had ever known, and weeks of traveling led her to 'Souls.

A chance meeting with a Caledonian scout brought her into contact with the refugees of a fallen kingdom, and together, this rag-tag band of canines gathered together under the banner of New Caledonia, where Fennore fancies herself as the Moonwraith. Although her courtly airs aid her well in this new Realm where she acts as a diplomat as well as an intellectual, she is plagued by ghosts of her past and an insatiable desire to prove herself worthy of honor and recognition.

While deeply assured in her own abilities, Fennore still struggles with a newfound sense of doubt that is creeping into various aspects of her personal life, whether through her professional career or personal relationships. She deeply fears not having control over her own life, and though making a name for herself amongst this newly-found Kingdom has filled a void left vacant by her fanatical family, she still craves more — but playing with fire has its cost.


no matter where you are, i can still hear you when you dream

OVERVIEW

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: April 11, 2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Pack: New Caledonia
  • Family: O'Hartigan
    • Mother: Ithilwen
    • Father: Aidan
    • Littermate: Eesold
  • Birthplace: Colorado
  • Species: 100% Canius lupus lycaon
  • Name Meaning: white ghost (celtic)
  • Amon is her bodyguard, every bit as dark and mysterious as he seems. They have a strange relationship, one neither can really define. Usually where Fennore goes, he will follow, if only to put strangers in place with his intimidating presence and his massive battle-axe. He is the embodiment of loyalty, even in the face of Fennore's sometimes nonsensical interpersonal choices.
  • Macha, a very happy kitty that Fennore met in Amherst. She comes and goes as she pleases and sometimes gets on Fennore's nerves because she is affectionate and begs, but overtime, they will become attached at the hip. She's knows bits of High Speech and will learn more from Fennore.
  • Thalion, Fennore's newest toy: he originally belonged to Amon's 'master,' but he escaped the attack upon Amon unscathed and wandered near NC territory for sometime before being found and wrangled in by Fennore and Amon. He's a proud, older stallion, but with time, he has grown comfortable under Fennore's care.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Essentials

Basics

  • slender build, 5’6, generous assets
  • sharp face and eyes, wavy hair with braids, floofy tail; very clearly wolf, through and through
  • two medium-sized hoops in each ear
  • messy thurisaz brand/tattoo on the left side of her torso
  • superficial scars on her palms from a previous altercation; once infected, they healed and scarred over, but are not entirely noticeable
  • respectable, diplomatic air; carries her head high; perfect and poised in every way
  • Wardrobe:

Palette

 ALABASTER (#FAFAFA)
 SEANCE (#961ba8)
 GOLDENROD (#db8e1b)
 SUN (#db8e1b)
 MISTY ROSE (#ffd3da)
 GOLD (#ffd700)
 EGGPLANT (#997683)

Distribution

  • Fur: a flawless, brilliant ALABASTER; accents of GOLDENROD near her eyes, the insides of her ears, and the back of her head
  • Eyes: SEANCE
  • Optime Hair: GOLDENROD with SUN highlights
  • Nose, Skin, and Paw Pads: MISTY ROSE
  • Brand: EGGPLANT, surrounded with scarred MISTY ROSE flesh
  • Earrings: GOLD
by Gobbo. lmao she not usually dis blu
by Gobbo

Interaction

  • Speech: Typical, if not slightly overdone American accent with a calm, even-toned voice; raised to speak with an Irish accent, and though she broke this habit a while ago, it sometimes slips through.
  • Scent: Earth, forest, flowers, spices, tea; Amon, cat, horse, charcoal (pencil), papyrus
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Flicking her ears to get her earrings to jingle; RBF
  • General Posture and Body Language: Holds herself with a lot of confidence, puts her hands on her hips, etc.

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by Becky by Abby by Nat by Despi (NOTE: missing thurisaz rune) by Kiri by Nat!!

2.  Personality

2.1  Traits

Expression

  • Outlook: Equally optimistic and pessimistic; depends wholly on the situation
  • Sociability: Polite and respectful; craves attention so will often initiate conversation
  • Expression: Confident, imposing; can come across as icy

Motivations

  • Learning of the world, climbing the social ladder, securing her future

Fears

  • Losing control of her own life; losing relevance/respect of her peers; further physical deformities. Dying alone.

Interests

  • Likes: Flowers, her hair, traveling, reading/writing, tea
  • Dislikes: Rain, her hair getting messed up, her tattoo, Athras

Spirituality

Her culture and religion are a smorgasbord of Celtic and pre-Christian beliefs, either historical or stereotypical, none of which Fennore takes at all seriously; her clan followed their frivolous wills to a concerning degree, and after suffering through a branding ceremony in the name of her patron goddess, Fennore has completely written off these beliefs as utter absurdity. While she does have a very cynical view of religion and spirituality as a whole, she still will respect the views of others, even if she finds them completely foolish or nonsensical. Some of her clan's gods include:

  • Mórrígan, the Goddess of War and the "Phantom Queen." She is the primary deity of her clan, seen as their protector. Fennore, at birth, was believed to be the reincarnation of her, for she possessed ghostly features not otherwise found in the clan. Therefore, because of the personal hell this connection has put her through, Mórrígan is regarded with the upmost contempt.
  • Cernunnos, the horned God of fertility. He is seen as the father of all animals and the primary reason why canines were gifted with the ability to shift, despite how backwards the reasoning is to Fennore.
  • Lugh, a sun God (along with Belenus). Also deals with the arts, trades, and a festival thrown for his namesake, Lughnasadh. She believes he was an excuse for the clan to party (they have festivals very frequently).

Biases

  • Packs: Respects most of the packs; Salsola is not held in very high regard, however, especially after their "alliance" with Caledonia
  • Species: The coyotes of The Ashen seem to suggest their species as a whole operate in such a rambunctious manner... but this is purely speculation. Otherwise, she has no strong feelings about other races.
  • Non-Luperci: Grew up with only Luperci; those that aren't really puzzle her. Fen cannot imagine not having hands.
  • Gender: Sees different genders more useful for certain tasks; but, generally, sees females as a lot more capable than they're given credit for
  • Color: N/A
  • Sexuality: Used to heterosexual relationships, hasn't considered much else but probably wouldn't be opposed
  • Age: Puppies are annoying; the elderly are spent; she is in her prime and cringes to think of growing old

Sexuality

She is strictly attracted to men and sees other women (in certain contexts) as competition, even when she isn't trying to attract the attention of the opposite sex. However, Fennore is quite naive about the act of sex itself, and she has never gotten physically close with a man; confident though she is in herself, the idea makes her nervous. This is perpetuated by the fact that she has had romantic connections that did not pan out well; notably, her relationship with Tamlin has colored her view of future connections in a negative light, and she is under the impression that she will never find another man that speaks to her on the same level as the scout had. She doesn't believe in as silly a notion as soulmates or true love, but recent events have convinced her she will never find anyone that can accept the entirety of her person.

Substances

She is familiar with alcohol and a notorious lightweight; while ordinarily she will avoid drinking altogether, special occasions see to it that she is completely and utterly wasted. It's notable that, whilst intoxicated, her Irish accent bleeds into her words. Fennore regards herbs such as marijuana a bit more cynically, finding the smell atrocious and the effects laughable; she is likely to not dabble in drugs.

2.2  Skills

Strengths

  • Literacy: Once a voracious reader, Fennore was involved with rewriting all of her clan's traditions, religious practices, and history down after their previous books deteriorated with age. As such, her vocabulary is vast, and she is quite a capable writer. Nowadays these skills are put forth to construct New Caledonia's "history book," in which she is detailing the history of the Old Caledonian kingdom, their principal gods, as well as the new traditions she and others brought into the new Realm. (Also has an unfinished transcript of Lord of the Rings that is not entirely accurate to the original work, but it's something.)
  • Diplomacy: Possessing a steady hand and an even steadier tongue is a virtue, and Fennore has a mastery over words. Eloquent and level-headed, she can usually talk her way into any deal or out of any situation.
  • Equine Husbandry: This is a budding skill, but Fennore is becoming more and more comfortable with her horse, Thalion; she can ride him well enough and was taught by Arran how to groom and saddle him.
  • Archery: Another talent that is lacking finesse, mostly because her teacher disappeared without a trace. Since Tamlin's departure, Fennore has had to teach herself and hold herself accountable. She is okay with her bow, but nowhere near where she wants to be. Her lack of skill in this area frustrates her, but she will keep at it even if progress is painfully slow.
  • Grooming: She is a master hair stylist/braider and has a keen eye for physical beauty. While she cannot construct her own clothes, she can sew small holes or tears effectively enough. She would like to learn how to dye fur and pierce ears one day, but she hasn't the skills nor the teacher for such tasks.

Weaknesses

  • Vanity: There is only one flaw on Fennore's body, and it's the ugly tattoo her family so lovingly blessed her with. Everything else is perfect. This arrogance often prevents Fennore from engaging in physical activity or fights that have a chance of ruining any part of her appearance (attempting to take down a particularly large mammal, fighting another Luperci), not to mention pride is one of the worse vices.
  • Stoicism: Fennore has a pretty hard time trying to convey emotions aside from anger. Even when she's not mad she tends to appear as such. She can smile out of politeness with little issue, but genuine feelings are not as easy for her — unless one really speaks to her heart, that is. Otherwise, she's an icy biiiiiiitch, there's really no other way to put it.
  • Combat: She would much rather diffuse a situation verbally or just turn tail and run than fight and risk scarring her ivory fur. While it can be perceived as cowardice, it is really no secret that Fennore is not strongly-built nor physically capable of handling herself. Luckily, Amon covers this base for her.

3.  Connections

3.1  Current Relationships

Key Relationships

  • Amon appeared at the Caledonian borders, battered and bleeding, and Fennore could not just leave him there to die; he recovered in her own home, and afterwards decided to stay in Caledonia to repay his "debt" to her. Much of Amon's past was shrouded in mystery and cryptic words, but eventually, the two grew close enough for him to answer only a few of the woman's questions. She knows that he used to be a slave, which would explain his unwavering loyalty to her, though Fennore sincerely hopes she is not his new stand-in master. They broke in her horse, Thalion, together, as he coincidentally used to belong to Amon's previous "employer". They have a strange working relationship, wherein at times one or both of them entertained the idea of a relationship, but ultimately they are too different for it to ever work out. Instead, he is her closest luperci friend, and he knows most of her secrets and history; and, in spite of this knowledge, he continues to put work into her house and protect her on trips abroad.
  • Macha is the best kitty, but Fennore would be hard-pressed to show her affections out in the open so willingly. The feline is very near and dear to her heart, even if she's somewhat annoying and irritating at times; but she is prime company and quite the accomplished cuddler. When Fennore found her in an abandoned building in Amherst, Macha could barely speak anything but her native tongue; however, her time with the wolfess has expanded her vocabulary in High Speech, and the cat is quite proud of herself when she can speak full sentences. It's still an on-going process, though.

Positive/Neutral Relationships

  • King Iomair is held in the highest regard, and she trusts him fully in his decisions and ideals for the Realm. Her respect for Iomair was tested, however, the night of the Caledonian Court when they engaged in a dangerous game; fueled by wine and forbidden desire, they shared a drunken kiss, not unlike the one she shared with Tamlin months prior, but this one stirred within her an insatiable desire that has yet to be quelled. While Fennore is not physically attracted to Iomair (or really at all whilst sober), there is a new, uncertain air between them that is hard to ignore. Their secret has only been shared with one person, Amon, and between the three of them, none are likely to tell of Iomair's infidelity.
  • Calan Brecours, a newcomer to the Realm, piques Fennore's interest. He is quite handsome and flirty, which speaks to Fennore's vanity, but at the same time, she cannot see herself pining after him for any actual romantic relationship; namely because he is rather loose with his sexuality as it is. Nonetheless, they share an amicable relationship, one that she is interested to see blossom further.
  • Bellad Songthorn was initially a wayward healer and nothing more to her; however, he (and his bed-ridden brother, as she would find out later) surprised Fennore by joining their loner band, eventually sticking around after the banner of New Caledonia flew properly over their claim. Recently, Fennore has found herself seeking Bellad's company moreso than in the past, and they tend to favor each other personality-wise rather well, with some obvious differences. Often times they share awkward silences and thoughtful words, but overall, she is more or less fond of the Starseeker.

Poor Relationships

  • Athras Eryn is a royal pain in the ass. The druid subverts her expectations frequently and it is hard to predict his motives; she also despises the fact he allowed Caledonia to ally itself with the wretched Salsola, and she wants to understand why he acts as he does — with, so far, little success.

3.2  Past Relationships

Key Relationships

  • Tamlin Anor was her closest friend in Caledonia before he disappeared. There was an unspoken attraction between them, one that culminated in a late night of drinking and dancing — and, eventually, a kiss that was never repeated. Soon after this event Tamlin departed from the group for unknown reasons, and for many months after, Fennore agonized over what she should have done differently. Perhaps she could have kept him from leaving. Nowadays, though, she has moved on from this failed relationship, though their broken bond has left her with a bit of anxiety when initiating new connections with potential romantic partners.

Positive/Neutral Relationships

  • Eesold was her entire world when she still lived with her clan; even though Fennore chastised her sister for her blind beliefs in the coven, she still cared for the mousy female dearly. However, following her traumatic branding ritual, Fennore was disappointed and enraged that her sister, her closest confident, did nothing to help her. She abandoned Eesold and her family, believing they turned their backs on her in the name of their religion, and even though she can never bring herself to hate Eesold, the damage has been done.

Poor Relationships

  • Her family as a whole. She never could understand why they were so indoctrinated and blindly believed, but when they forced her to undergo her branding ritual to "connect" with Mórrígan, her love for them had run out. She abandoned them soon after, never to look back, and she does not think highly of them in the slightest for their transgressions. She will not stand idly by to submit to their ludicrous whims.