Isolda Lyashev

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  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
    1.   5.1  Achievements

Avater by Despi!

Born and raised in the western steppes of Russia by the Angara pack (named so for having prime territory near the Angara river in the area), Isolda was born to Svetlana and sired by Borya, a mated pair. From the same litter she has a brother, Vadik. She has another brother, Artyom, who was the only result of her mothers Svetlana's second birth. Feeling spurned by her birth pack and having heard of the lands across the sea from various Moscow residents on her pack's trade visits to the city, Isolda hatched a plan over the winter months to slip away from her family and pack the next time they came to Moscow in order to make her own way to these unseen lands.

Her brothers were kind enough to her as puppies, but the rest of the pack found her introverted and reserved ways to be odd. Living on the steppes, her pack was isolated from other packs for a large chunk of the year due to the severity of the cold winter months, requiring enthusiastic member involvement and socialization In order to survive. Isolda was aware of the pack mentality, even from her own parents, toward her personality and the threat they felt it posed to their survival long before her departure from the area.


Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

Etc

  • Date of Birth: 29 May 2015
  • Gender: Female
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Residence: Areas, Sapient
  • Mate: None
  • Pack: Sapient (18 June 2017)
  • Rank: Sodalis (5 August 2017)
  • Pronunciation: iss-UHL-dah, lie-uh-SHEHV
  • Nickname: 'Soldy (Does not usually appreciate being called this!)
  • Etymology: Isolda: "Fights the ice battle", Russian
    • Lyashev: "Intuition, enlightenment, dreams, incoherence, anxiety, charisma and a timid persona", from Russian
  • Family: Lyashev bloodline of Angara Pack (Western Russia)
  • Birthplace: Western Steppes of Russia
  • Species: 100% Caspian Sea Wolf

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • None at the moment, but there is a potential for Russian family drama in the future! (With possible adoptables) Contact me (Bri) for more info on this possible plot.

Sapient members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

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1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Isolda is a steppe wolf (Caspian Sea Wolf) through and through. No recessive genes or oddities that make her look anything but her species.
  • Fur: Her fur is coarse and and short. Even her guard hairs are shorter than most native North American wolves. In short, she is not impressively furred.
    • Optime Hair: In this form, her hair just barely reaches the middle of her should blades. It is straight with only a hint of a wave to it at the ends. Her hair is thick and coarse, and generally she only finger-combs it and leaves it alone. She will plait several braids into her hair for special occasions, possibly pulling those braids up into a simple updo if it is a spectacularly important event.
  • Facial Features: Her features are rather sharp and severe, though this could be due to temperament more than anything. Her ears are not over-large, and her cheekbones are well-defined if not exactly positioned high on her face. Her muzzle is rather narrow, and could be described as "long-ish".
  • Build and Size: She is pretty much the definition of "average" in size. Her build is on the thinner side, more athletic than lithe.
    • Lupus: Also average and generally unremarkable in shape or size.
    • Optime: She has slightly more sexuality in her Optime form. Well-proportioned and fit.
  • Humanization: New to 'Souls and to Sapient, she currently is usually wearing a simple leather loincloth with a pouch for small odds and ends, and carries a stone knife.

Coloration

  • Fur: She has an agouti coloration pattern.
    • Her back and shoulders are a mix of black and dark brown (70%CACAO), as well as the top of her neck, skull, and muzzle.
    • Her belly, flanks, legs and throat are a mix of rusty fawn (SANDYBROWN) and cream (NAVAJOWHITE) colors, with her lower legs being more heavily cream colored.
  • Eyes: Her eyes are yellow (AMBERGOLD), though can look quite golden in the right light.
  • Optime Hair: Dark brown (70%CACAO).
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Black.

Palette

NAVAJOWHITE (#FFDEAD)
SANDYBROWN (#F4A460)
70%CACAO (#371F03)
BLACK (#000000)
AMBERGOLD (#FEC100)

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1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars: None (at the moment).
  • Piercings:
    • Two pieces of bone jewelry, vaguely horseshoe-shaped, of roughly 8g thickness in her right ear near the base.
    • A metal of hoop, about 10g thickness, in her left ear near the base.
  • Tattoos:
    • No tattoos (at the moment).

Adornments

Since she has joined Sapient, she is almost always in her Optime form and tries to communicate mostly through speech, rather than relying entirely on body language to communicate with and interpret others.

Jewelry and Accessories

  • Beyond her ear piercings, she does not have any other jewelry at the moment.

Clothing

  • A simple, short loincloth more for utility than modesty.
  • A simple stone knife with a rough wooden haft.
  • A small leather drawstring pouch.

Forms


83 lbs (38 kg)
30 in (76 cm)

Lupus

She uses this form primarily for traveling, if traveling long distances.


143 lbs (65 kg)
3 ft 4 in (104 cm)

Secui

She uses this form almost exclusively for hunting, and in extreme circumstances, fighting.


160 lbs (173 kg)
5ft 7in (67 in / 170 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

She uses this form the most, since she is part of the Sapient pack and needs fingers to perform delicate medic work.

Interaction

  • Speech: Her words are often accented with Russian accents - the longer or the more often she has to speak in English, the more her words are accented. When she is angry or excited, her English speech can be heavily accented or dotted with Russian words, making her sometimes difficult to understand.
  • Scent: Salt, smoke, grass, dust.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: She often tilts her head, and plays with her claws.
  • General Posture and Body Language: She stands with a slight slouch, almost imperceptible, and her general body language speaks to being unnoticed. She is not keen on being noticed unless roused to true anger.

Images

Complete Gallery & Image Credits

Avatar sketch by Kitty!

2.  Personality

Isolda is a generally reserved character. She does not enjoy being the center of attention, and is uncertain when thrust into new social situations. Her social ineptitude often makes her appear to be quite chilly and withdrawn, even selfish, though this is only hiding her fear of taking a wrong step and humiliating herself or causing confrontation with groups she does not know. With both new people and new tasks, she prefers to work toward a complete understanding of that person, or total mastery of a skill, starting with careful observation and assessment. She does not react well when she is nagged or put under pressure she deems unnecessary, or when her judgement is questioned. These situations often spark an intense temper and she tends to hold onto grudges long past when they should be forgotten or settled.

Her reluctant nature is often misinterpreted as being self-absorbed, but friends will know that under her grudging and rough exterior, she is quite capable of fierce protectiveness and a willingness to put her well-being and even her life down before theirs. She can never be considered “outgoing”, but when she has developed a rapport with someone, she has been known to display bone-dry humor and crack the occasional scathing joke.

But it is difficult for Isolda to make friends, and unless or until someone is endeared to her, she has no qualms using them as a stepping-stone to gain what she wants. So others may be wary of any gestures that may seem friendly or considerate when they have only just met her.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Reserved, anxious, cautious, narcissistic.

  • Outlook: Pessimistic, distrusting.
  • Sociability: Introverted, submissive, sly.
  • Expression: Dismissive, submissive.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

Motivations

  • Becoming a medic - she wants to wield power of life and death.
  • Being respected, borderline feared.

Fears

  • Isolation: Fears being shunned without fear/respect.
  • Disaster: Losing everything she has worked for.

Biases

  • Packs: None really, insofar.
  • Species: She finds Luperci who are anything other than full-bred wolf or wolf hybrids a little odd, such as dogs, dog hybrids, and coyotes. Not full-blown prejudice necessarily, but she doesn't see them as quite on the same level as wolves.
  • Non-Luperci: She thinks non-Luperci are missing out, but while she is with Sapient - mostly just to learn - she doesn't really judge non-Luperci very harshly.
  • Gender: She is a little wary of men, but nothing extreme.
  • Color: She doesn't have much of an opinion on colors - it is what they were born with.
  • Sexuality: She doesn't really care much about other people's preferences.
  • Age: She abhors children. Puppies make her lip curl in disgust and annoyance, and she has no problem expressing her irritation loudly and directly if children invade what she considers her space. If she enters into a place with brats, she will leave as quickly as she is able.

Sexuality

Isolda has had very little experience with relationships or her own sexuality. In the little time she has spent thinking about these things, she's found that she does have an attraction to both genders. She is drawn to dominant individuals and clever individuals, who are driven and know what they want. She is not generally one to make the first move, but she will enjoy testing someone's patience and strength as part of courtship. She is unsure of how she feels about monogamy, as she has no desire for pups and mateship seems primarily for reproduction. But, as she has never physically consummated her feelings for anyone, the issue does not keep her up at night.

Interests

  • Likes: Medicine & healing, primarily herb-healing. Privacy, deep conversation. Birds.
  • Dislikes: Small talk, loud talkers, invaded personal space, horses. Swimming.
    • The ocean. She feels traumatized and maybe a little personally attacked by the ocean from her exodus from Russia to North America.

Substances

She enjoys alcohol, but prefers to imbibe alone and not often, as the motor- and thought-inhibiting effects are things she is uncomfortable to experience in the presence of others. She will judge those who get piss-drunk or otherwise intoxicated in the public eye and make a fool of themselves in front of everyone as being of lesser intelligence, but beyond that she does not particularly care what others do.

Spirituality

The pack Isolda was born to held a belief system loosely based off a Slavic idea of the "Tree of Life", with the branches, trunk, and roots representing three differences, or levels, of life and the world. Minor deities were worshipped, and "going across the water" was a phrase often used to mean "dying". While Isolda paid lip service to these pantheistic ideals as a pup (as to openly doubt or defy these gods was heavily frowned upon), the more time she spends in North America she is finding that she leans more toward agnosticism or flat-out atheism and has little patience for theological discussions.

3.  Relationships

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3.1  Family: Families

3.2  Relations

Key Relations

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Positive Relations

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Neutral / Negative

Minor Relations

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Skill

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4.2  Inventory

Trade

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  • Offering: what kind of stuff does your character trade?
  • Accepting: what do they want?

Items

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5.  History

5.1  Achievements

Catacombs

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history overview here

Timeline

2009

  • DD Mon: your character was born hooray!

2010

  • DD Mon: they turned a year old hooray!

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