Kin Collins

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Forms
    3.   1.3  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: Itou, and Collins
    2.   3.2  Relations
  4.   4.  Skills
    1.   4.1  Abilities
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Timeline
    2.   5.2  Baubles

Of a somewhat tragic beginning, Kin Collins is the child of Alexander and Leonie; who acted as a surrogate for Alex and his mate Alaki. Born the youngest among littermates Kai, Kou and Ken. In late July 2013, her family was attacked due to her parents lifestyles catching up to them. The attack resulted in in Alaki's death and Alexander's presumed death. Captured by her elder half-brother Ren, who had led the attack, she and her siblings were given away without much care. A small act of unintentional kindness on her brothers part.

Luck clung to her like a second skin, for despite the turmoil up until that point, Kin was taken in by a loving family that raised her as her own. Unable to have children of their own, she had what was perhaps a dull and average pup hood, but it was undeniably a good upbringing wherein she has many the fond memory. Yet, not knowing much of her origin themselves aside from a family name, Kin's past was essentially withheld from her and as a result, she is fully ignorant of what happened when she was young and any relatives that may exist around her.

Reaching adulthood, Kin set out to establish herself in the world and with this in mind, in December 2014, she joined Sapient, ambitious to prove herself. Her efforts were quickly rewarded, the Collins girl apprenticed to Nivosus and working close with leadership, informing them of the comings and goings of other packs and any other information that she managed to unobtrusively gleam from loners and the like.

She remained in Sapient's main territory for quite some time, establishing herself within the ranks with the metiers, Ambassador, Librarian and Spy. When she reached Domus Faber in April of 2015, she began focusing on other things like her life in Sapient and holding her place. She did just that for a number of months before she fell to the rank of Cessavi.

Eager to prove herself to Nivosus Moineau as she did when she first joined, when the prospective new trade port University of New England came into play, she became concrete in her decision and the idea that if she helped to establish the place and provide her skills to the traders of the pack, she could return to her rank when she returned.

In late 2016, Kin, with her horse, returned to Sapient after her year long venture away to once again make the attempt at rising through


Kin is currently a member of Sapient and holds the rank of Novus. With her ambitious nature and current set of skills, she will most likely go for the Domus tiered ranks when she's able to.

Overview

Basics

Name

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

Domus Faber (2nd April 2015)
Domus Inter (4th December 2015)
Domus Summus (2nd January 2015)
  • Co-Rank(s): Ambassador, Librarian, Spy
  • Area of Study: Bioecology
  • Pronunciation:
    • 'keen'
    • 'COLL'-ins
  • Nickname: 'Niv'
  • Epithet: 'The Serpent'
  • Etymology:
    • "the violet" - Japanese
    • "Young Dog" - Gaelic

Osias

  • She is estimated to be around 9 years old
  • Osias is a standard grade horse.

PLOT OPPORTUNITY!

OOC ASSUMPTIONS!

  • Kin was apprenticed to Nivosus before she left for the university. Now, she doesn't know where she stands with him since it's been a very long time since she's seen him.
  • Kin doesn't know where she fits in with Sapient after her long stay in the University. She has family in Sapient but that's about it. Teach her something new or help her rise through the ranks?
  • Romance! Kin is getting older. At 4 years, she is almost at her prime as far as she's concerned and could easily settle down with someone in Sapient if approached that way.

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

  • Seeing Kin throughout Sapient in her old spots or traveling the outskirts.
  • Small gestures of hello being exchanged with Kin in passing. Please bring conversations directly to me for approval.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

  • Species: Heavy in wolf blood, Kin looks the part of her heritage with dog traits only subtly hinted towards, making it likely for her to be mistaken for a wolf rather than the hybrid that she is. Her paws are rounded, almost cat like, along with more muscular, straight boned legs than the typical wolf due to her English Foxhound blood.
  • Fur: Dense and soft to the touch, her fur is a fraction shorter than the norm.
    • Optime Hair: Long and silky to the touch, her hair is a point of vanity and is often styled in a variety of ways. Naturally straight, however can appear wavy due to wind or other external factors.
  • Facial Features: One of the few areas where her dog heritage shows, her muzzle is marginally broadened and longer than the average wolfs. Her skull is on the narrower side which further amplifies the subtle difference of her muzzle.
  • Build and Size: Kin is not quite what one would call a striking individual. Of your average wolf build and height, she makes up for what she may lack in physical appearance with attitude -- confident and proud, she has a hard to pin down type of charisma that makes her memorable over her actual physical traits.
    • Lupus: At a glance she appears to be a pure blooded wolf and of an average build; has a long and bushy tail of the great plains wolf.
    • Optime: Slim built with some muscle definition. She is neither elegant angles or luscious curves; average, middle ground build.
  • Humanization: High. Kin is an ambassador and representative of Sapient's culture -- as such everything from her mannerisms, to behaviour, posture and adornments are humanised.

Reference

Coloration

  • Fur:
    • Base coat of Silver Sand
    • Body is mainly a mix of Natural Gray and Masala
  • Markings:
    • Kabul legs and nose blaze
    • Lemon Grass around her eyes and across her lower stomach
    • All markings are broken up and tickled by lighter and darker tones, giving a grizzled like pattern.
  • Eyes: Bright Gray
  • Optime Hair: Makara
    • Nose and Paw Pads: Black

Palette

Bright Gray (#3c4058)
Silver Sand (#bbbebf)
Natural Gray (#898885)
Masala (#474240)
Rangitoto (#22211c)
Lemon Grass (#9f9d8f)
Makara (#827c6a)
Kabul (#615342)

1.2  Forms

Lupus

63 lb (28.5 kg)30 in (76 cm)
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Secui

124 lb (56.25 kg)35 in (89 cm)
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Optime

159 lbs (72.1 kg)6 ft 3 in (75 in) (190.5 cm)
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1.3  Other

Modifications

  • Piercings: —
  • Tattoos: —
  • Scars:
    • Right shoulder has several small scars from puncture wounds. Origin is unknown and assumed to have occurred prior or during attack as a pup.
    • Small, long line across the back of neck. Covered by hair in all forms, although does cause a notable split in the fur in lupus form, giving indication of location and presence.

Adornments

As a representative of Sapient's culture, Kin's adornments greatly vary and include different types of humanization. Below is a generalized outline of her day to day wardrobe, although is not necessarily what she is actually wearing.

Accessories

  • Silver necklace with small silver pendent attached -- blue stone in the centre; almost flower shaped in appearance .
  • Various dark coloured hats; often worn, tatty and notably adapted for luperci useage.

Clothes

  • Grey denim jacket composed of two salvaged jackets; inside is lined with luperci made leather.
  • Black cargo shorts made by luperci. Material is thick and coarse, with stitching uneven and large.
  • Camo Vest Top; moth bitten, thin from wear and generally tatty in nature.

Interaction

  • Scent: Sapient, Collins, Itou.
  • Speech: Kin has clear pronunciation. Her speech is typically unhurried and distinctly feminine, although her tone is firm and confident, not in the least bit shy.
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: With zero tolerance for insolence and lack of manners, it is not uncommon to see Kin rolling her eyes, raising an eyebrow or sighing in exasperation. She has a lot of sass and will happily prop a hand upon her hip and stare others down, using clear and sarcastic body language to express her displeasure or thoughts on a less than pleasing matter.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Very humanised and straight posture, Kin is a cofident female and is dominant in nature. Often her tail is raised and swaying confidently, although past this she does not impress her dominance much on others.

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2.  Personality

Kin can quite easily be summarised as laid back. It is hard to ruffle this female's feathers -- having spent a significant amount of her life in a male dominated pack, she has no issue putting the males in their place, making crude jokes and generally doesn't hold a grudge for long, accustomed to their antics. Confident and outspoken, she will happily engage in conversation with strangers, approach large groups and represent her pack and it's beliefs, striving in diplomatic roles, as well as those required to gather information. A natural social butterfly, her laughter is common place and she will happily drag wallflowers and socially awkward canines under her wing, to the point she can be perceived as pushy and meddling in the affairs of others. For the most part, she is most at ease around others and does not deal well with isolation or solitude.

With exceptionally good memory recall, she has a knack for names, faces, dates and a long mental database of hilarious stories, blackmail-worthy information and the like. Suffice to say, she possess a questionable set of morals. This Collins female is quick to manipulate situations if there is a profit or benefit in doing so and lacks the capacity to feel guilt for such actions; a predator to the core, she is a firm believer in survival of the fittest. Ambitious, she is an active rank climber and can be unintentionally dismissive to those who do not further her cause, putting a large emphasis on others based upon their connections, material worth, rank, etc.

Despite the darker traits within her heart, Kin is typically of good intentions, loyal and a kind heart towards close friends and pack mates; everyone else... well, that really does depend. Where plausible, she tries to make use of herself and is not a fan of laziness or incompetence, nor is she fond of those who constantly give excuses or petty reasons to justify themselves. A firm believer in luperci superiority, she lacks tolerance for those who cannot shift and can be cruel towards such individuals, conforming strongly to Sapient's beliefs on such individuals. Additionally, it is a pet peeve of her for females to be treated unfairly; to which she is quick to anger and correct the opinion of anyone who tries to impose such ridiculous cultural views upon her. Similarly, she lacks belief in the supernatural and religion.

2.1  Ideals

Traits

Confident, Sassy, Laid Back, Kind, Intelligent.

  • Sociability: Friendly and laid back; good sense of humour and socially competent.
  • Expression: Soft smile that reaches her eyes; very facially expressive.
  • Alignment: Lawful Evil
    • "Respects the laws and authority figures of the community and nation."
    • "Will use wealth to destroy others."
    • "Will seek to undermine her community and nation, if profitable and legal."
    • "Will betray law-breaking friends if profitable. Will not betray loyal friends."

Fears

  • Failure, mockery, powerlessness

Motivations

  • Power, control, friendships, love

Spirituality

Kin does not believe in any sort of pantheon. Growing up to be something of a realist, she doesn't believe in forcing one's opinion in the direction of believing in a god or a mystical being. This life is what she makes of it and she's going to make sure she pulls through it by her own hands.

Biases

  • Packs: She is fairly patient with all packs aside from Casa di Cavalieri though she is always the type to give second chances. She is wary of Inferni after a run in with Basilio Lykoi who mentioned that his clan was a clan of coyotes who were at war with Cour des Miracles.
  • Species: Kin has no problem with any species of canine. She believes that most are equal, as long as they can provide assistance to her.
  • Non-Luperci: Like many individuals within Sapient, Kin believes in everything to do with luperci benevolence and will inherently go after a non-luperci to infect them with the virus as dictated by Sapient beliefs and decrees.
  • Gender: Kin does not stand for bias against females or any sort of misogynist actions that occur before her. She is a feminist at heart and will stand proudly above any male who thinks they're better than her or females in general.
  • Color: Color means nothing to an individual who doesn't look at such things aside from clothing.
  • Sexuality: Maybe your character rejects anything but a m/f monogamous relationship as dirty and unclean.
  • Age: Pups are to be reared with the intention of rising to the top while elders are to be respected, even revered.

Sexuality

Kin is heterosexual. While she has no desire to interact with anyone sexually, even she has the urges to from time to time. She has been prone to flirt with a variety of people, from Max to Shaamah. She is not one to sleep around, however, once she finds a mate. Of course, if it benefits her situation, she will sleep with someone in order to boost her status in any particular manner. Leaves to question what the Collins girl wouldn't do in order to rise through the ranks.

Interests

  • Likes: Cheap wine made from home, manners minded within her company, a talker as silky smooth as herself, fashion, friendships, power
  • Dislikes: Rudeness, sexism, violence, adultery (when committed against her), losing face in front of her pack

Substances

Kin is something of an unanswered alcoholic. She loves the taste of liquor or hard alcohol. She is prone to keep her own stashes in case she needs some and can often be asked to provide others with a suitable volume of it. She also often frequents the bar in the Government Estate.

3.  Relationships

* Does not know this person by name.

3.1  Family: Itou, and Collins

3.2  Relations

Positive Relations

Neutral Relations

Negative Relations

  • Nivosus Moineau The reckless and lazy of her leaders, she works as Nivosus's apprentice and general busy body, thus giving her a unique insight to the male others miss. Manipulative and always up to something, she is often amused and intreguied by the work he does and how he integrates himself into the packs structure.
  • Austri Moineau A good friend of hers, Kin adores the strange Moineau female and will happily spend hours hanging out with Austri and has been subjugated to being the females fashion model many a time.
  • Miwa A surprisingly good friend of hers, Kin has started to think of Miwa as a sister, unaware that there may be truth to the mutual feeling the two share on an innate nature. They can rarely be seen hanging out around one another but when they do, whispers and gossip happen.
  • Ardoise Moineau The calmer of her leaders, she is unsure how to perceive the male; accustomed to Nivosus's methods, she is often frustrated by his sensible and rational attitude, believing him to be too cautious and not willing to take the necessary risks.
  • Akantha She and Akantha have a relatively decent working relationship; both working as diplomats of Sapient, she has a respect for the female and a budding friendship outside of working together.
  • Bartolv Moineau Often Kin has put Bartolv in place for his beliefs on females. Whilst she logically understands he is not responsible for his cultural upbringing, he is quick to test her patience and earn her ire.
  • Keir Greyson Dodgy. That essentially sums up her view on the male; that and she has had many a fine outfit ruined by the dogs goats, which does not make for the most amiable of starts to a relationship.

Minor Relations

Combat Log

4.  Skills

4.1  Abilities

Skill

  • Social Skills: Kin was a social butterfly to start off with. Venturing into society as a luperci with this is a wonderful thing. Most everything else was learned through in person meetings and events.
  • Manipulation (Master): This is one such thing she knew inherently, sort of like her social skills. She only brought out the best in it after studying under Nivosus who seemed to know a good bit about it himself.
  • Blackmail (Journeyman): There aren't too many within Sapient that she would blackmail but there are those she considers doing it to. She secretly holds this skill to herself, getting others to trust her with information before she sets in and strikes a deal.
  • Spying (Master): Kin took most of her skills and threw them all into one. She often ventures out without the intention of spying on another but comes back with information irregardless in one form or another. She isn't opposed to acting like she is someone else or lying to another pack's member to garner information.
  • Kin can be a bit judgmental if she isn't careful. If someone isn't respectful or courteous, she will call them out on it.
  • If someone doesn't abide by her beliefs in equality, she can get annoyed.

Skill 2

  • Librarian: She started working in Sapient's library. It taught her a variety of skills with both the books and members of the pack who worked with different things she needed.
  • Bookmending (Journeyman): Maire, one of the first members of the pack to come in on Kin sorting the library suggested learning this since, as a librarian, Kin should know how to. She then learned how to make the glue for leather from Vedetta and later on, how to use his leather to fix books with torn covers.
  • Research (Master): Most of Kin's side skills are taught through the use of books and research. One of the reasons she became a librarian is that it offered her a reason to spend more time in the library.
  • Organization (Master): Kin had to be organized to sort the library and she is very good at being organized. Part of this comes from being an apprentice to Nivosus and helping out Ardoise. The rest comes from knowing where she puts things and keeping other things very tidy.
  • Kin is very new at being a librarian but she sets the bar high. She can get upset if things in the library are messed up or if someone doesn't return a book.
  • Kin is prone to get annoyed if someone spills something or otherwise damages a book.

5.  History

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5.1  Timeline

2014

  • December: Was born.

5.2  Baubles