Ichabod Bertram

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Images
  2.   2.  Personality
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Bertram
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Overview
    2.   5.2  Threads

By Despi

Ichabod Bertram is a coyote from Zion. He was born and raised within Scintilla, a highly militaristic, religious group. Blamed for a disastrous, fatal incident which occurred to his patrol, Ichabod was sent out what he quickly realized was meant to be a suicide-mission. He instead fled from his homeland with the assistance of his cousin, Goliath.

Ichabod and Goliath arrived at Inferni just in time for the Inferni-Salsola War and participated in a few skirmishes and battles. Goliath later perished when fire was set to the clan's mansion, leaving Ichabod without his cousin and closest friend.


Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 5 May 2015
  • Gender: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: --
  • Pack: Inferni
  • Immunes: --
  • Pronunciation: IK-ə-bahd
  • Etymology:
    • Ichabod: no glory
    • Bertram: bright raven
  • Minor NPC:
    • Rufus (chestnut mustang stallion)

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Hear any juicy bits of gossip floating around? Ichabod is always happy to lend an ear!
  • Wolves stink. >:^0 If your character wants to wreak havoc on some wolves, Ichabod's your guy!
  • Seeing Ichabod around Inferni (roaming, patrolling, wandering around with a map in hand)
  • General conversations (specific conversations should be discussed over PM before posting!)

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Coyote
  • Fur: Tawny, with notable darker points and a lighter underside. Purely coyote.
    • Optime Hair: Two-toned; Pale Oyster and Armadillo -- Scintilla encouraged short hair cuts but Ichabod may choose to grow his long in the future.
  • Facial Features: Narrow-muzzle, high cheekbones.
  • Build and Size: Lanky, of average height.
  • Scars:
    • Right Haunch: Triangular scar left by arrowhead removal.
    • Left Forearm: Faint scratch marks left by Aliyah's bobcat.
  • Tattoos:
    • --

Interaction

  • Speech: Raspy with an obvious Southern twang; has some knowledge of Latin along with a few snippets of basic Spanish.
  • Scent: Tobacco, coyote, charcoal, woodash
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Spits when heated, though he knows it's a bad habit. Tends to chew whatever is in his mouth absentmindedly, cigarettes and blunts included.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Wary; almost always on the lookout for something.
  • Humanization: Medium.

Forms

Lupus

35 lbs (15.8 kg)24 in (60.9 cm)

Secui

126 lbs (57 kg)40 in (101.6 cm)

Optime

143 lbs (64.8 kg)5ft 6in (66 in) (167.6 cm)

Palette

Fur

Armadillo (#433E37)
Pale Oyster (#988D77)
Pavlova (#D7C498)
Barley Corn (#A68B5B)

Eyes

Red Damask (#DA6A41)

1.2  Images

Images

2.  Personality

The RunawayWise Beyond Their YearsRun or DieGraying Morality

Traits

  • Outlook: Realist
  • Expression: Self-conscious, though tends to become arrogant regarding subjects he values
  • Sociability: Really just wants to fit in.
  • Alignment: True Neutral
    • "Will provide for friends, and expects to be repaid in some manner. "
    • "Fits in with their society."
    • "Will keep his word, generally. "
    • "Has few close friends and would never betray those he has, unless circumstances are dire."

Motivations

  • Finding a place to call home.
  • Spreading the Word

Fears

  • Death
  • Abandonment/exclusion
  • "Evil"

Interests

  • Likes: mapmaking, tobacco, horses, responsibility, socializing, war
  • Dislikes: wolves, Boreas, Salsolians, manual labor/farming, war

Biases

  • Wolves and wolf-heavy hybrids are met with terrible suspicion, and often violence.
  • Salsolians, once discovered, are usually met with open and immediate hostility.

Sexuality

  • Heterosexual
    • Ichabod was brought up in an area which imposed strict religious and moral values upon him, and this is reflected in his sexuality. He has been taught restraint and that sex should only be performed after a man and a woman are mated. He would equally perform as a leader instead of a partner in this matter, and would look for a subservient wife.
    • Good at unintentionally flirting?

Substances

  • Smokes tobacco & (occasionally) weed
  • Social drinker

Spirituality

  • Follows an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on Pentecostalism.
    • Special emphasis on a direct personal experience of God through the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
    • Belief in an overall powerful evil (The Devil) and his lesser influence (demons) in the world.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family: Bertram

  • Mother: Beulah Bertram
  • Father: Alan Bertram
  • Siblings
    • Elder Litter: Leonard, Alanis, Theresa
    • Same Litter: Riply, Tucker
  • Extended
    • Ichabod is related to Goliath Harland on his father's side -- his uncle married into the Harland family and carries their name.

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

  • --

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Scouting

  • Education and Learning: Ichabod has always been very good at finding and figuring things out. He excelled at this in his youth and was put to work as a scout by Scintilla.
  • Tracking (Journeyman)
  • Falconry (Apprentice): While by no means fluent in low-speech, Ichabod is capable of speaking/understanding simple conversations and giving commands.
  • Horseback Riding (Journeyman)
  • Cartography (Dabbler): Scintilla discouraged the use of writing, but Ichabod enjoys making simple (and sometimes very hard to understand) maps.
  • Ichabod is good at blending into the background -- both figuratively and literally. His ability to be overlooked is often used to his advantage.
  • Though he never managed to find one that suited him, Ichabod has worked with various scouting birds. He knows the basics of handling and feeding them.

Combat

  • Education and Learning: The law of the land was conflict, leading all its people -- like Ichabod -- to learn how to defend themselves. Ichabod was actively trained in his adolescence, though gained little experience during his time in service.
  • Archery (Apprentice)
  • Hand-to-Hand (Journeyman)
  • Feral (Journeyman)
  • No one ever really focused on finding what Ichabod was good at, which means he never found out himself! D:
  • Ichabod tends to become overwhelmed when he realizes he's losing a fight -- he goes a little super psycho.

5.  History

5.1  Overview

Previous Packs and Ranks

Scintilla, Zion
(5 May 2015 - 31 August 2016)
Puppy, Scout

Conflict has long been a part of Zion, and it was into this world that Ichabod was born. His parents had been born and raised within Scintilla, and already settled into the role of soldier-parents by the time their second litter was born. Ichabod had three elder brothers and two elder sisters who all outshown his own average, if not mediocre achievements.

Being “always picked last” never crushed his confidence, however, and Ichabod strove to be as close to perfect as he could manage. He went largely overlooked for most of his training, and was eventually assigned to a position with one of Scintilla's many scouting fire-teams. Though eager and willing to conform to his role and a model citizen, Ichabod just never fit in.

A few months into service, bad information sent his group into unsecured territory, where they were attacked by Boreas wolves. Owing to a series of lucky circumstances, Ichabod managed to escape. Though he managed to find help, by the time they returned it was already too late. As the only survivor of his team, Ichabod was questioned relentlessly. Traumatized by these events, and accused of somehow failing in his duty, Ichabod was given a “second chance” and a dangerous assignment.

He realized soon enough that this was meant to be a mission that he would not survive. Horrified by the implications, Ichabod panicked – and after telling his cousin Goliath about his intentions, fled Scintilla. They decided to travel north, following the stories of a coyote clan called Inferni...

5.2  Threads

Categories: 2015 Births | Coyote | Inferni | Mel | Zion