Ink Trovato

Ink Trovato

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Date of Birth

25 December 2011

Gender

Male

Alignment

Neutral Good

Name

Pronunciation

Inkh Troh-Vah-Toe

Nickname

None yet.

Meaning

a fluid or viscous substance used for writing or printing.
a well known family in Italy

Origin

English
Italian

Heritage

Family

Trovato

Birth place

Ontario

Species

Hybrid

Subspecies

25% Plains Coyote
50% Dog
25% Arabian Wolf

Luperci

Ortus

Currently

Current pack Vinatta
Current rank Risna

Previously

Pack Ranks
Loner (I) Rogue

Ink is the son of Matteo Trovato and the NPC Illusion. He is a mutt, born into Ontario. He arrived in 'Souls to search for his lost father. On the way, he made some friends and eventually found himself heading to the Vinatta to join in July, 2012.

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Lifestyle
    1.   1.1  Speech
    2.   1.2  Abilities
    3.   1.3  Residence
    4.   1.4  NPCs
    5.   1.5  Inventory
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Forms
    2.   2.2  Build & Species
    3.   2.3  Coloration & Fur
    4.   2.4  Modifications
    5.   2.5  Accessories
  3.   3.  Personality
    1.   3.1  Demeanor
    2.   3.2  Outlook
    3.   3.3  Ideals
  4.   4.  Relationships
    1.   4.1  Key Relations
    2.   4.2  Groups
    3.   4.3  Family
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Timeline
    2.   5.2  Threads

1.  Lifestyle

1.1  Speech

Ink speaks with a typical mainlanders accent. He's soft spoken and due to his ages sounds young too. Ink tends to quote things, like Shakespeare or a song he's heard recently.

1.2  Abilities

Strengths

Strength

  • Horse Care - Expert - The caravan Ink grew up with had a herd of horses for sale, work and riding. It was Ink's job, as the youngest member, to do most of the work in taking care of them. He learned at an early age how to clean, feed, groom and tend to horses of all types and personalities. This is his primary skill.
  • Guitar & Flute - Journeyman - Ink is equally skilled in playing both Guitar and Flute. He's very good at both, having taken up an interest in them before he could shift and learning from the day he could. He makes up songs more often than he replays them but most of his music is entertaining and moving to listen to. His favorite use of this skill is blending music into his stories, to add a little emotional response.
  • Story Telling - Journeyman - Ink's a pretty damn good story teller. He can weave a tale from nothing more than a stick in the grass and make it exciting. His usual tales are folklore and stories of grande adventure, though sometimes he'll take one from history. Every story he tells has a lesson in it- it's up to the person listening to decide what that lesson is.
  • Democracy - Apprentice - Actually, because he's shy, this is probably his least notable skill. Ink does have the ability to solve disputes and make arrangements everyone can agree on. He's a fair guy with a good sense of principle so many arguments that he solves often never arise again- unless of course, the offending parties are dead set on hating each other. He can't help that. Still, when he's not being shy, he's pretty good at solving wars.

Weaknesses

Weakness

  • Hunting - Novice - Ink never really learned to hunt. He has an interest in it and prefers to use his lupus form for this. He's learning, but he's not a natural talent in the least, so it's a slow, up-hill climb for him and whoever's giving him lessons.
  • Combat - Unarmed - Novice - Ink knows that his best form for being combative is his Secui form. Other than this, he's clueless.
  • Combat - Armed - Novice - With a dagger in hand, Ink's a little more capable. He's still far from good, but at least now he's got a chance to make a break for it if things get rough.
  • Social Interaction - Apprentice - Ink? Being social? Only around certain friends. Strangers receive an overly polite and formal face from the boy, if he even talks at all. Ink's extremely shy, bordering on social anxiety. Still, he's getting better every day and has no problems helping strangers if they ask him to. He's a relatively open book, too- the boy has few secrets and no real need for them.

1.3  Residence

Ink has a home in Vinatta territory, in a small house (see map) on the edge of Jordheim. A large main room takes up the majority of the building. The main room has a fire pit on the far wall, with a vent above it for the smoke. Around the edges of the room, away from the doors, are various pelts, furs, blankets and pillows that Ink has collected during his travels. Inside his bedroom, he has a makeshift bed made up off furs, pelts and more blankets and pillows- all piled together and wrapped in a sheet. Across from that, a hammock hangs from an pair of tree trunks, nailed into the floor and ceiling for support. There are various chests in his room to hold his belongings and plenty of shelf space for everything else. A smaller fire pit and chimney has been built into his room, for light and heat. He generally only lights it in the evening or during the winter. Most of the windows in his house are covered with thick curtains for privacy, except for the ones in the back of the house which are covered with thin curtains made of lace or linen.

Since Ink adopted Sura, the room beside his became hers. He set up up with two of the makeshift beds, one for her to sleep in, the other for general relaxing and play. She was given a chest to keep her belongings in and promised a hammock of her own later on- he keeps it tucked away in his own room until she's shifted. Only when she has an optime form will he set it up for her. On the wall shared with the spare room is a small firepit, one with dual openings but a grate in the center for privacy. This fire pit has a cover on it, to prevent Sura from getting hurt when it's lit or dirty when it's not. The door to her room has a dog door installed, so she can get in and out without help. Sura's is one of the only rooms with windows in the house, with two on either side of the chest on the wall across from the door.

The third room is a spare, though currently occupied by Roland Malone until the man can find his own place to live in Jordheim. There's a thick pelt hammock strung up much the same as Ink's and the shared fire pit. A chest is situated there for a temporary storage area as well. This is the only other room with windows, one beside the hammock, the other beside the chest.

The front door of Ink's house is rather hard to open at times. The back door leads into a fully fenced in yard, with a gate to the side of the house that latched with a bolt lock.

1.4  NPCs

Jericho

Jericho is a five year old mare Ink inherited from his mother, who in turn inherited it from Matteo. She's afraid of water but is otherwise a brave animal with few worries other than finding food and keeping track of her boy. She takes great pleasure in listening to Ink playing his guitar and doesn't mind him riding her for long distances. She spooks easily if approached by a stranger and refuses to let anyone else ride her. Jericho is often called Jerri or Jay, by Ink.

Kipp

Kipp is a cat. Kipp likes to chase birds. Kipp is beautiful. Ink found the strange little kitten when he ran into Sira in Northern Tides (1). The female cat started off pretty average- until he got her home. Kipp learned High Speech very quickly and took to Ink like a partner in crime. She's friendly and curious, but a touch skittish.

1.5  Inventory

Blue GuitarHunting KnifeSapphire Ring Necklace
Wooden FluteJournalQuill

Carried Items

  • Blue Guitar - This is generally carried in a leather carrying case on his back. Ink takes great pride in his guitar and can play it well.
  • Hunting Knives - One is carved out of bone, the other has a wooden handle. Bone is his first knife, given to him by his mother. The wooden-handled knife is a gift from Saul Stormbringer as a part of a welcome package when Ink joined Vinatta.
  • Sapphire Ring Necklace - A silver chain with a silver sapphire ring looped onto it. He wears it at all times. It was his father's before his, and was an engagement ring for Gemma Rhiannon Sawtooth.
  • Wooden Flute - Sometimes he leaves this at home. He's had it all his shifting life. A gift from his mother- he doesn't play it much anymore, preferring to use his guitar, but he keeps it around as a keepsake from his mum.
  • Journal and Quill - Ink likes to keep track of his time away from home. He writes in his journal whenever something happens that's worth writing down. It's written in English.
Frithr NecklaceWineDagger

Other Items

  • Frithr Necklace - An intricate wooden carving of Thor's Hammar, strung onto a leather string. Ink wears it at all times.
  • Wine - He keeps this at home. It's waiting patiently for the day that Ink will actually take his first drink of alcohol.
  • Dagger - Another part of the welcome pack. He keeps this on his belt, sheathed in leather, on the opposite side of his Hunting Knives.

2.  Appearance

In his Lupus form, Ink is a long-legged, scraggly looking thing. His ears and tall legs keep him well above his peers in height, while his narrow frame and slender build makes him an easy target in battle. He wears a mixture of Coyote and Arabian Wolf features with the size of his domestic heritage. The black of his hair disappears under his coat, making the crown of his head appear almost peppered in the summer- the black seems to vanish completely during the winter months, when his fur grows thick and full. In his Optime form, Ink is a completely different canine. He still stands taller than many of his peers but now he's got some actual attraction points to add to it. With those long legs and slender frame, he's got an almost athletic build- save for the show of ribs should he ever go without a meal. His hair is the most noticeable new feature- jet black, framing his face and curving into a short-cut V down the back of his neck. His hair fades to white near the roots, though it's hardly noticeable at all. He keeps himself clean and relatively well-dressed and never goes out without at least pants on. He's also never seen without his Frithr necklace, which was given to him in his Vinatta welcoming pack. A charm is a small token of Thor's hammer.

Sizing Chart

Form

Weight

Height

Lupus

50 lbs
(22 kg)

42 in
(120 cm)

Secui

110 lbs
(49 kg)

38 in
(96 cm)

Optime

180 lbs
(82 kg)

5ft 11in (71 in)
(180 cm)

Prefers Optime form.

2.1  Forms

Lupus

In his Lupus form, Ink is a long-legged scraggly looking thing. His ears and tall legs keep him well above his peers in height, while his narrow frame and slender build makes him an easy target in battle. He wears a mixture of Coyote and Arabian Wolf features with the size of his domestic heritage. The black of his hair disappears under his coat, making the crown of his head appear almost peppered in the summer- the black seems to vanish completely during the winter months, when his fur grows thick and full.

Secui

Ink is much like his Lupus form in Optime.

Optime

In his Optime form, Ink is a completely different canine. He still stands taller than many of his peers but now he's got some actual attraction points to add to it. With those long legs and slender frame, he's got an almost athletic build- save for the show of ribs should he ever go without a meal. His hair is the most noticeable new feature- jet black, framing his face and curving into a short-cut V down the back of his neck. His hair fades to white near the roots, though it's hardly noticeable at all. He keeps himself clean and relatively well-dressed and never goes out without at least pants on.

2.2  Build & Species

Ink is a long-legged scraggly looking thing. His ears and tall legs keep him well above his peers in height, while his narrow frame and slender build makes him an easy target in battle. He wears a mixture of Coyote and Arabian Wolf features with the size of his domestic heritage.

If they're a hybrid, you can talk about what species your character most resembles, and how the different species play into their appearance -- e.g., doggish build, wolfish undercoat, coyote muzzle, etc.

2.3  Coloration & Fur

Coat- Athen's Grey, Mine Shaft and Cod Grey Eyes- Onahau and Bright Red

The black of his hair disappears under his coat, making the crown of his head appear almost peppered in the summer- the black seems to vanish completely during the winter months, when his fur grows thick and full.

2.4  Modifications

  • Scars:
    • None yet~
  • Tattoos:
    • None yet~
  • Piercings:
    • None yet~
  • Other:
    • None yet~

2.5  Accessories

  • The Frithr necklace given to him on his arrival to Vinatta. It is a replica of Thor's hammer.
  • The silver Sapphire ring on a silver chain, given to him by his mother, which had been his father's before that.

3.  Personality

Ink is first and foremost a curious creature. Smart and well educated, he's not about to run into danger head-first. Still, he hasn't yet passed up an opportunity to learn something new. He's constantly looking to expand his knowledge of the world around him and himself and takes great pleasure in hearing peoples' life stories. Maybe, someday, it'll be worth telling the kids. Ink's shy, though. He's a fantastic listener and a great story-teller, but he can't handle social interaction all too well. There are, of course, a select few who get to see the boy act normally but most times, especially when meeting new people, Ink is a soft-spoken individual with little to say but plenty a listening ear. He warms up to people quickly enough, though- putting the spotlight on his talents is a good way to gain his friendship quicker. Despite the good parts of Ink, there are also the bad. Like any Trovato, he does have a temper. And like any with gypsy blood, he has a habit of pocketing things that may not be his- usually, though, he'll give it back if asked or confronted about it. He rarely takes anything that looks valuable and generally pockets trinkets above all else. His temper's the problem, though- though the boy is patient with a long fuse and few dislikes, when he does snap, it can get ugly. He doesn't get physical unless he's hit first but he's got a surprisingly sharp tongue and vicious vocabulary of insults and put-downs that could make a grown man cry in shame.

  • Fears:
    • Crowds, Public Speaking, Feeling Pressured
  • Motivations:
    • Knowledge, Family, Home
  • Traits
    • Intuitive, Talented Musician, Quick Learner, Shy, Dedicated
  • Alignment: Neutral Good

3.1  Demeanor

Ink is shy, but friendly and nurturing.

3.2  Outlook

Optimist/pessimist? Submissive/dominant? Introvert/extrovert? A character who is more introverted might cross his or her arms while talking or avoid eye contact more often. This can also assist others in “reading between the lines” of your posts. While you may not take the time to detail how your character presents him or herself every time they make a move, having a general idea stated in your profile can help players fill in the blanks if they don't know your character so well.

3.3  Ideals

Biases

Big Bias

A big bias goes here, discussed in paragraph form

Other Biases

  • Species: How do they feel about different species, perhaps? Maybe not just coyotes versus wolves, but how they feel about pets, how they feel about prey, etc.
  • Non-Luperci: How do they feel about non-Luperci?
  • Human Behaviors: How do they feel about human behaviors?

Sexuality

Heterosexual/homosexual? How do they approach sex and issues of such? Some information about romances may also be pertinent under this section.

Substances

How do they feel about the use of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, etc.? Would they use them?

Spirituality

Discuss the character's spirituality and religion under this section -- a brief overview goes here.

Specific Beliefs

  • Short points go here, or subheaders -- whatevs; depends how religious your character is! c:

4.  Relationships

Fair

Temeraire Stormbringer

OMG BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE~

Neutral

Name

BRIEF description of relationship. If more than three sentences, consider moving to "Key Relationships" -- don't forget to reference threads, either. [1]

Various Minor Aquaintences

A list of relations to which there is no great meaning for your character (e.g., meet and greets or unfinished threads)

Poor

Name

BRIEF description of relationship. If more than three sentences, consider moving to "Key Relationships" -- don't forget to reference threads, either. [2]

Does your character have many friends and acquaintences? How do they treat them?

4.1  Key Relations

Name

Character and Character Name's relationship is FAIR/NEUTRAL/POOR.

4.2  Groups

Pack

Describe how they relate to their pack here -- why did they join in the first place?

  • Packmate: A description of someone within the pack your character has interacted with might go here.

Pack

Maybe a different pack -- how do they feel about this pack?

  • Foreigner: A description of someone within the pack your character has interacted with might go here.

4.3  Family

What's their relationship like with their family? Do they like being part of it, are they indifferent, or do they dislike it?

Immediate Family

Maternal Ancestry

  • Great Grandparents: Illia & Grant (NPCs)
    • Grandmother: Cinnamon
  • Great Grandparents: Oveera & Loki (NPCs)
    • Grandfather: Astor (NPC)
  • Mother: Illusion (NPC)

Paternal Ancestry

Extended Family

5.  History

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5.1  Timeline

2012

August

  • Ink finds Sura and adopts her as his baby sister, her previous guardians having left the pack and abandoned her there.

5.2  Threads

2012

  • Ink meets Eclipse in Seabreeze Brink. { Straight Shot (25 July)
  • Ink lands in AniWaya and meets Gemma and . The scarred white woman admits that she had once been his father's beloved, and tells him that her two children are his half-siblings. { Next to Nothing (30 July)
  • Ink meets Temeraire and learns of the pack Vinatta. After a tour of Jordheim and some socializing between the two, Ink decides that Vinatta is the right pack for him... { the river runs rapid (31 July)
  • ...and he joins up later that evening, finally able to meet Tem's father, Saul Stormbringer. Saul ranks Ink as a Risna and Ink moves into Jordheim. { More Changes (31 July)
  • Ink meets Harvey in Halifax while searching for things to furnish his house with! { The Good Life (6 August)
  • Ink meets Andy, thus introducing the third member of the group! { And that's why I smile! (7 August)
  • Ink meets Colibri and the two go hunting together. This is Ink's first real hunt! { Want you to hold my hand (8 August)
  • Thanks to Jericho having a fit, Ink ends up meeting yet another member of d'Arte, a man called Levent. { so starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage (8 August)
  • Ink takes Tem out for some riding lessons, and later they go hunting together. Good brotherly bonding times! { Let's go for a picnic, friend! (9 August)
  • Ink meets Honrin and the two share some awkward conversation before going their separate ways. { Tonight, explore. (9 August)
  • Ink meets Niernan and the two share advice about horses and the care of them. { A heavy horse and a tumbling sky (10 August)
  • Ink meets Cassia, who teaches him a few things about using a bow and arrow. { I shot an arrow in the air (15 August)
  • Ink meets another packmate, Erza, a man who strangely prefers to use his Secui form above all else! { what does it take to be lonesome? (20 August)
  • Ink stumbles upon a puppy, Sura, trying to do stupid things with fire. The situation becomes intense but after some soothing songs, Ink calms her down. She's been abandoned. He swears himself to her as a new big brother and takes her home to live with him, officially adopting the pup as his own family. { Abandoned! (20 August)
  • Ink meets a strange wolf named Roland. After some strange first impressions, Ink extends an invitation to the man to return to Vinatta for supplies and assistance whenever needed. { There's a stanger here, (20 August)
  • Ink answers a border call and greets Roland, who's come to join Vinatta! { Afternoon Introduction (23 August)
  • Ink takes Sura and Jericho to Casa di Cavalieri, where he calls upon Jazper to work out a trade- he looks to find a stud to cover Jericho and Jazper's stallion is the perfect match. He explains that the resulting foal will be for Sura and a trade is made. They settle down for a few days to wait until the deed is done. { Horses. (23 August)
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